Add this post to your list of favorites! I was supposed to hang out with my group at the Pizza Galley, but I begged off to see my boyfriend- only to find out that he had basketball practice. So I bought her ice cream, and while we sat together, she told me stuff about herself and instantly we became friends.
She came from the middle school at the other block. She talked and thought like a grown-up: Her name was Emma. They thought I was crazy. It was hard picturing out the campus hottie together with a little girl. I told them to say whatever they want. Emma might want my opinion for fashion and dating tips; she might grow up into a lovely chick.
We were near the basketball court, arguing again. He grasped my shoulders with both hands. I threw my hands up and whisked his hands away. Are you out of your mind? Go out with Jake. Go with him and let him screw you.
He left without even looking back. I slapped my forehead and ran my fingers down my hair in surrender. He thought he owned me.
We have already discussed this a million times before, but now look at us. I headed for the garden, my sanctuary. And I needed someone to talk to. A hand tugged my tank top. She crossed her arms. She looked really cute. We settled down the bench. I buried my face into my hands, and for a while we were silent.
I let out a long sigh. I did not see Jagger the next day. I just hated to admit it. I missed him, and I wanted so much to see him. Just a glimpse of his damn, mesmerizing face. My prayer was granted just before I stepped out the classroom at the end of last period. Farren, our Math teacher, called. He held out two sheets of paper.
I took them, and saw that it was homework for tomorrow. I climbed down my Porsche and drove through Parkside Drive. I guess I just wanted to think about what to say when I get there.
He might still be angry. She might be waiting for me the whole afternoon. Where was she, anyway? If I had, I would not have forgotten to tell. I nervously walked towards his house. My hands were cold. They probably had a business trip. I pressed the doorbell and waited. My hands clutched the papers carefully, tightly, that it ached. After several minutes that no one answered, I went in myself. Nor in the kitchen or in the pool. The sound of cold water was crisp, absolutely clear.
So he was in the shower. I knocked twice at the bathroom door and got in. The shower curtain was closed. I looked good, perfectly stunning. He still did not answer. Typical of Jagger, and we do play a lot. A chill shriek escaped my throat. Jagger was lying on his back.
Blood was all over him, the water slowly washing it away. His throat was open. I saw flaps of butchered skin in his chest, his abdomen. He was all cut up.
And there was a stump of blood clot and a grayish mass above his head, as if a sharp, heavy object had smashed it. But I stepped back, scared. Hot tears fell down my cheeks. I felt like throwing up, so I clamped a hand on my mouth. Or was it blood? Right there on the wall beside the shower. I saw my name, and it caught my attention. I read the words, slowly, trying to absorb everything: So did you get my point, bastard?
I warned you before. I told you not to hurt her. I love her so much. But you hurt her. Call me a maniac. But I love Summer. I felt so sick. Who had written it? A loud crash followed. I spun around, shocked. Little Emma, blood all over her clothes — the ones we shopped together last Christmas — a knife in her hand, her eyes staring menacingly at me. The police never believed me; instead, I was the one who went to jail and spent the rest of my adolescent years there, when I should have been falling in love again, skinnydipping with friends, partying, enjoying youth.
Instead, I was plagued with nightmares, and the worst of all, I was plagued with her. She would visit me in my dreams, in my jail cell, outside my apartment, just waiting for me to come with her. And she never grew up. Still nine years old, still with her big brown eyes. Oh my god, there she is again, outside my window as I am typing this story.
Maybe I should come with her now, just to end. Or I can put a bullet inside my brain. You have been warned. If you see a nine-year-old girl with jet black hair and brown eyes and…..