(Re)learning How to Fly, One Day at a Time: Day SeventeenMature

DAY SEVENTEEN

Adam:

"I still can't believe you kneed him!"  I said, chuckling at the thought of Wyatt curled up in a ball on the ground. 

"I still can't believe he freaking kissed me, and you didn't punch him!"  She said in disbelief, but giggled with me. 

I swung the hand that held hers as we walked up to the school.  "Well, Naomi, I think you did enough damage already... You're a lot stronger than you think.  It's amazing that I don't have massive brain damage, at the rate you and Addie slap the back of my head."  Just as I finished my sentence, I felt a slap on the back of my head. 

"Morning, lovebirds."  Addie said beside me. 

"Well, I can tell which one of you that was."  I said sarcastically, and both of the girls cracked up. 

"You laugh at that and not my jokes..."

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Naomi was leaning against me at lunch, her head against her shoulder.  She started to lean more and more against me, to the point where I almost fell over.  I could tell from Addie's lip-biting grin and the slow, steady breathing of the girl beside me that she had fallen asleep. 

"Naomi."  I nudged her a little.  "Naomi?"  Her head moved a little. 

"Just move, Adam."  Addison suggested. 

"She'll fall!"

"Yeah, you're point being?  She'll wake up!" 

"I have a better idea...."  I said, beginning to tickle her. 

Naomi woke up immediately and slapped my hand. 

"Eh, she's awake now..."  Addie laughed silently, looking away. 

"What is the matter with you?  Falling asleep at lunch?"  I teased her. 

"I'm tired.  It took forever for me to fall asleep last night." 

"I could tell.  Are you okay?"  I asked, concerned now. 

"I'm fine, Adam.  Just a touch of insomnia.  A dreamer's curse, a writer's blessing."  She said, though it obviously wasn't the whole truth. 

"Okay, then.  I think the bell is about to ring.  We should probably head to our lockers..."

 

Naomi:

I felt awful lying to Adam as I had, but he just didn't need to know why I couldn't get any sleep.  I had had a massive headache since the party on Friday, and I was more stressed out because of Wyatt. 

When I kneed him, I hadn't really meant to hurt him, though he had hurt me so much more.  I just wanted him to get off of me.  And to know why he was drunk, but more to get him off of me.  I did still want to be friends, I just wanted to get over him first.  Which I had.  I think.  And it was going to take even longer now that I hurt him.  Because I know for a fact guys do not take kindly to that. 

I didn't want to hurt anybody.  My friends, my ex... Even Victoria.  Okay, I wanted to hurt her a little, but not a whole lot.  Just enough to make her regret stealing Wyatt.  And I was going to screw all of that up.  Because, someone always has to get hurt, it's pretty much inevitable.  And if I try to protect everyone else... I'm going to get hurt for everyone. 

And that was what kept me up all night.  I hadn't just had a little bit of insomnia.  I didn't get any sleep what-so-ever. 

I was walking home from school alone, so I put in my earbuds, turning it to a song that somehow fit my mood. 

Seems the only one who doesn't see your beauty
Is the face in the mirror looking back at you
You walk around here thinking you're not pretty
But that's not true, cuz I know you

Hold on baby you're losing it
The water's high you're jumping in to it
And letting go and no one knows
That you cry but you don't tell anyone
That you might not be the golden one
And you're tied together with a smile but you're coming undone

Guess its true that love is all you wanted
Cuz you're giving it away like it's extra change
Hoping it will end up in his pocket
But he leaves you out like a penny in the rain
Oh cuz it's not his price to pay
It's not his price to pay

Hold on baby you're losing it
The water's high you're jumping in to it
And letting go and no one knows
That you cry but you don't tell anyone
That you might not be the golden one
And you're tied together with a smile but you're coming undone

oh oh oh oh
Hold on baby you're losing it
The water's high you're jumping in to it
And letting go and no one knows
That you cry but you don't tell anyone
That you might not be the golden one
And you're tied together with a smile but you're coming undone

oh oh oh oh
You're tied together with a smile but you're coming undone

I was hurting for some unknown reason, but I wasn't going to let anyone see.  Only I would know, and I would live through it.  I was strong enough for that.

 

The End

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