Part 8 of 8
I heard someone wake up and shuffle about slightly, when I looked over it was Alex who now sat up and glanced around. He checked the clock and then immediately turned to me to see if I was awake. "Sammi, it's one in the morning. You've been on the lookout for five hours, why didn't you wake any of us up?" He whisper yelled. "I can't sleep, and I couldn't bring myself to do it." I whispered, gazing out the window once more. "Is it because of what happened at Walmart?" He asked. That hit me; tears welled up in my eyes. Alex motioned for me to move next to him and when I did, he pulled me into a tight hug.
"Remember a while ago... When I asked you if I was- if I was heartless..?" I said through soft tears. "Yes, I do." He answered. "Do you think I'm heartless now?" I asked. "No. And I never will." He replied, reassuring me. I felt so much better after he said this; he always had the knack for making my mood brighten after talking to him. Another person was at least semi-awake and moving around. This time it was Jayden and he stared at us in the darkness. Alex and I quickly and awkwardly separated, then stared at Jayden. Out of the three of us, I was the only one with glasses on when we all have glasses. "What time is it?" Jayden grunted. "One..." Alex and I said in harmony. "Ugh..." Jayden grumbled; he laid back down and rolled over to face his back towards us.
"Think about it... What're we supposed to do through all this?" I asked Alex. "I dunno Sammi. I don't know a lot of things that I wish I did." Alex responded. "Like what?" I whispered. "How everything went this way. How we're gonna survive it all. How everybody feels about me." Alex whispered back. My heart raced. Should I actually tell him? I was so uncertain of myself at this point. "Especially you, Sammi." Alex added. My heart immediately jumped down into my stomach and back into its place. "I uh- well Alex you're really important to me."
"You're my emotional support and I always felt bad putting you through my drama, but now it's one hundred times worse."
"You're really sweet and intelligent."
"How long are you going to make me do this?" I asked. "Until you admit that you like me." Alex answered with a small smirk starting on his left cheek. Oh no.