A week later~
I woke up due to the sun creeping in through the curtains. I'm still in the hospital, I look over to see Austin sprawled out on the couch with his hand hanging and the other over his forehead and his mouth opening while drooling a bit. I rolled my eyes and chuckled, then I heard a loud knock on the door which made Austin jump up.
"IM UP! WHAT HAPPENED?"
I laughed. "Come in!"
The doctor came in with a clipboard. "Alright Princess, you're free to go today. You have to take it easy for a while and also walk on crutches."
"We don't have any right now, so if there's someone to help you around then that would work the same."
Austin grinned. "I'll help her." Oh no..
"Great, so anything you need or if you have problems, come right back here."
"Okay, thank you doctor." I smiled as he left.
Austin looked at me. "So.. I'm helping you while you're crippled."
"Shut up." I sat up. "I need to get changed so that we can leave this place."
"Oooh..." He said looking at my clothing that Issac brought in last night. "Nice." He held up a pair of my underwear. ...Damn it Issac.
"Gimme my clothes!" I said.
He laughed. "Alright alright, Smiley face underwear."
"Fuck off." I said hopping to the bathroom. So much for Austin helping. I closed the door and pull the stupid hospital gown off, this thing is really annoying sometimes. My foot hurt terribly, I tried so hard to not move it as I changed.
The door opened. "Are you ok-...." Said Austin while I was putting on my bra. We literally stood there frozen while staring at each other. I can't believe I forgot to lock the door....
"....HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO STAND THERE?!" I yelled throwing the hospital gown at him.
He quickly closed the door. I could tell he was grinning from ear to ear from the other side. I finished changing and limped out. I looked at Austin who was avoiding eye contact, I saw a hint of pink on his cheeks.
"Thanks for the help." I said sarcastically.
"Oh yeah." He picked me up bridal style and walked out of the room.
"Not like that!" I laughed.
He set me down on a chair. "Stay there, I'll sign you out."
Austin wheel chaired me out then helped me into his car.
"Yeah. I need breakfast or something."
"Alright, we'll stop by at McDonald's."
"Yay!" I smiled. It's been a while since I've had fast food, it's usually been home made meals or we go to fancy restaurants.
"Okay, wait here I'll go and get something for you." He said when we sat down at a table.
"Pancakes!" I yelled out as he walked towards to the cashier.
He gave me a thumbs up and waited in line. I looked at my phone and decided to continue writing my next chapter so that I can post it in a few days or so. Issac does the editing and grammar corrections for me since he's more advanced in that kind of stuff. As I was typing, I didn't realize the guy that was sitting by the window was staring at me. He walked over and sat down on my side of the booth.
"Hi there." He spoke which caused me to jump.
"Oh hi. You scared me." I said.
"Sorry.. I couldn't help but notice your face, it's on a magazine all the time."
"Well.. I am royalty."
"I know that." He chuckled. "Riley right?"
I nodded. "And you are...?"
"I'm Devon." Devon... He's a tall Lynx like Austin, probably... My age maybe? Or older. Black hair and white-blueish hair... His eyes were purple.
"You here by yourself?" He asked me.
"Oh no, I'm here with a friend. He's over there buying food." I pointed to Austin and he shined a smirk.
I waited in line for a while. McDonald's employees in the early afternoon are so slow. I felt a tap on my shoulder and I turned around to see 2 teenage girls.
"Hi there." I said, half knowing that they were either fans or just wanted to ask something.
"H-H-hi..!" One of the two squeaked out. "I'm sorry, I'm just a huge fan of you and I didn't expect to see you here!"
Yep, I knew it. "It's okay." I said. "What's up?"
"D-do you think you can sign this for me?" She held out a hat with the name I call my fans on it.
"Sure." I smiled and took it. I signed it with my emergency secret sharpie and handed it back.
"Next." I heard the lady behind me.
"Hi, can I have the two pancakes meal with hashbrown and two small hot chocolate."
She nodded. "Anything else?"
"That's it." I swiped my card and signed the pad. I waited on the side for my order. I looked back to where Riley was sitting, she was playing on her phone. Probably her anime rhythm game, someone caught my eye though... A guy sitting next to her as he looked impatient. Don't jump to conclusion Austin... He might be sitting there while waiting for someone. I looked away for a second to pick up the order and then when I looked back I saw something that almost made me drop the tray. Riley was about to kiss some random stranger?!
As happy as I was playing my tap tap anime game, the guy next to me was tapping his foot as if he was waiting for me to finish. Once I was, he leaned in towards my face; I didn't realize what he was doing until I looked up from my phone. What the fuck...?
"RILEY SALLY AMBERLY ACORN!" I heard a booming voice. I looked to see Austin standing there with a scary expression on his face, he was obviously angry but it looked more like dangerously angry.
"What the fuck are you doing?!" He asked.
"Nothing! I swear!"
"Didn't look like nothing!" Austin looked at Devon while he growled.
"Austin I swear, I just looked up from playing on my phone and he was already in front of my face."
"Dude, you need to chill. She says that you two are friends, always believe what a princess says." Devon tried to calm him down. Worst mistake... Austin growled even more and his eyes were almost black instead of dark blue. I was beginning to get scared as I slowly backed away from him, fearing that he would lash out on me.
"I thought you liked me." He said coldly. "You said you did, and then I turn my back for a minute and I see you about to kiss some other guy?"
"I said I LIKED you, we're not even dating! I can like guys whenever I want."
"You're such a fucking whore..." He scoffed.
I got angry. He has no right to call me that. "Why are you so possessive over me?!"
He slammed the tray on the table, everyone in the room turned their heads to look at us. "You don't get it do you?! Riley, I'm IN LOVE with you! There! I said it! Big secrets out! Now you can kiss that bastard and forget about me. I don't care anymore!"
He's in love with me...? He only said he liked me.. Not in love with me. "Austin I-"
He cut me off. "Save it. I don't even want to hear you speak. It's like I poured my heart out on top of the Ferris wheel that night for nothing; that ring and the dress that I got for you means nothing to you anymore does it?" He stormed out of McDonald's, leaving me alone at the booth with the tray that he slammed down. My heart felt like it was breaking slowly, my stomach felt queasy and I felt super nauseous... I buried my head in my arms and just cried. Everything that happened just now, was replaying in my head... Austin's anger, the hurt in his eyes and his tone of voice. It just hurts so much to know that I did that...
Ah... I fucked up again. I yelled at Riley for the most stupid reason, I didn't let her explain to me what actually happened. I slammed the door to the car and banged my head on the steering wheel. I told her that I love her and left, so stupid of me... I can't leave her here by herself. She's crying there because of me, she has cried before because of me, whenever she's sad and often because of me. I couldn't go back instead and bring her out, I caused a bigger scene than I should have; if I were to go back, it'd be weird. She's right, we're not dating, we're just friends and yet I let my jealousy and anger get to me. I really am stupid. It's just so stupid that she just met someone and she was about to kiss him, yet I had to wait almost two fucking months to kiss her. That asshole doesn't deserve her and neither do I. Fuck it... I'm going home. I doubt I was doing the right thing; she's pretty much stranded there with an injured foot. When I got home, a voice literally scared me on how angry it sounded.
"Where's Riley?!" Issac asked me. "She just gave me a call." He grabbed me by my sweater. "WHAT DID YOU DO?!"
"NOTHING!" I pushed him away. "I did nothing!" That was a lie... I did do something. Do I want to admit it? ...not really? I mean we were both in the wrong.
"Where is she." Growled Issac.
"McDonald's by the hospital."
"I'm going to get her. When I get back, you better fucking apologize and then you stay away from her."
"Alright listen, I didn't do anything! You can blame me for everything that happens to Riley, I don't fucking care; but I'm telling you now, I didn't do anything! I left for a minute and when I came back I found her almost to kiss some other guy that she JUST met."
Issac was taken aback. I don't think he ever expected this from Riley, especially Riley. "I'm going to get her right now. Do not leave this house." He said grabbing the keys and slamming the front door behind him.
I'm angry as all hell. Of course Issac blames me for everything, I'm so sick of getting blamed for whatever happens to Riley. I stomped up the stairs and had a brilliant idea. Two can play at this game Riley, two can play...
It started to rain and here I am still, I looked out the window and waited for Issac to pull up in the parking lot. I just want to give him a huge hug and maybe let it out more. I knew I shouldn't have fallen for him but something about him makes me... Feel safe and loved I guess? He said he's in love with me... Those words repeating in my head as I saw the hurt in his eyes; but it wasn't my fault. I just happened to look up right when he leaned in. I saw Issac's car pull up, I was about to limp out but he motioned for me to stay there. The door opened and in he came.
"Are you okay?" He asked me. I nodded silently and he picked me up. My foot hurts like a bitch, I did the opposite of what the doctor told me. I'm stressing myself out by crying and feeling over emotional. Damn it. Issac put me in the car and got in the drivers seat.
He sighed and put his head on the steering wheel. "What happened?" He asked.
"I don't know."
"You obviously do know Riley. Austin told me that you were close to kissing a guy you just met, you're not like that Riley so I want to know what really happened." His voice was strict.
"I honestly don't know. I was playing my anime game, I didn't realize that he was even leaning in to kiss me and when I looked up, he was right in my face. Austin thought that I was really going to kiss him but hell no I'm not."
"That bastard..." He growled. "He should know well enough to not fuck around with you."
"Um.. No he doesn't know. He knew I was royalty and I guess he wanted 5 second fame or something." I sighed.
"Well, he got the opposite of that."
I laughed but when I looked at Issac... He was not laughing at all. I can tell that he was upset with both me and Austin.
"You do know how serious this is right?"
"You were lucky that there weren't any paps around. One picture of that, and it would have caused serious trouble. Especially since you and Austin are all over the papers nowadays, they took that picture and make up even more lies than there already is."
I looked down at my hands in my lap. "You need to start paying attention to who you're with/meet. One move and it's all over unless your parents clear it from the media."
I thought his lecture would go on and on, we finally pulled up to the house where I quickly limped inside and up the stairs. I heard Austin's voice from our room.... Austin... Fucking asshole.
He was laughing. "Hah! That's a good one babe." Who the hell... He's over me already, isn't he? I expected as much coming from a player like him.
"Oh.. I get it, she's home isn't she?" I heard his laptop say.
I walked in the room and avoided looking at him. I didn't want to see him nor even hear his voice. I grabbed my pillow and blanket and left the room slamming the door.
"You gonna be okay?" Issac asked me.
I nodded. "I'll be okay." That is such a lie. I won't be okay at all. I'll probably be a wreck... I put my pillow and blanket in Issac's room and laid down on the extra bed, crying to myself and falling asleep after an hour. When I woke up, it was almost 2 in the morning; I sighed and had a headache. Issac was sleeping soundly in his bed which I found adorable. I quietly got up and left the room. I decided to go in the music room to play piano in order or calm my nerves. I ran my fingers against the keys and began to play.
After a call with a friend of mine, who I asked to pretend to be my girlfriend just to get back at Riley, I fell asleep. I was awoken by a very toned and angelic voice coming from the music room, I peeked in to see Riley playing piano and singing.
"Addicted to the love I found. Heavy heart now a weightless cloud. Making time for the ones that count... I'll spend the rest of my time." She sang.
Chills running through my body as my ears took in her voice. I thought it was too late to even be playing piano and singing.
I heard her sigh and rested her head on the keys. She sounded really sad... I feel like a big asshole now. She got up and walked towards me, shit.. I better go and hide before she realizes that I'm watching her. I ran back to our room and slipped into my bed, acting like I was fast asleep. I heard the door open a little and she whispered.
"Night you asshole.." She closed the door and walked to Issac's room.