A weird sound came from his lips but before I could identify it, Raine was talking again. “Look, I’m sorry. I know me liking Ella last year got in the way of what … we had.”
“And what exactly did we have?” I snapped back.
“We had … we had well I don’t know.”
“We had you using me to get Ella. That’s what the f*ck we had!” I raised my voice at the last line.
“Shush.” He ran down the steps to stand on one right in front of me. I took a step back. “Ugh, stop doing that.”
“Running away from me damnit. I’m not gonna hurt you!”
“Anymore you mean?!” I was challenging him ... just to see if he would lie to me.
“You know I had some problems with my … anger and sh*t back then.”
“That was the least of your problems! You used me; you assaulted me, you—”
“Let me.” He cut me off in mid-rant. “You let me do those things.”
That stopped me up short for a second but then I recovered quickly. “No, you took advantage of me and did whatever the h*ll you wanted. Just so you could get ... whatever it was you wanted,” my voice dropped to a whisper, “Never asking me what I wanted.”
“Well what do you want?”
“For you to leave me alone. But I know you never will so there’s no use.”
“Because you really don’t want me to leave?” I didn’t answer that.
Only shoved away from him and said, “I have to get back to class.”
“No wait.” His hands grabbed my hands and I didn’t resist him like I knew I should. “I … how about we hang out after school? My place,” he backtracked at my expression, “Or … or … at the coffee place down the street. I’ll give you a ride.”
It was tempting. “Fine.” I grumbled before ambling away as the bell for second period rang. Well what happened? Where did all the time go? Or was it just speeding by because I was talking to Raine?