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   Chapter 16 Coffee Shop Girl

The Gang Leader's Girl By Makayla Scott Characters: 13443

Updated: 2018-06-21 05:08

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."

- Oscar Wilde


The walk home was long, the fact that Axel was following behind me in his car made it longer. At first, he was trying to hide it but now he was just creeping right behind me. Occasionally there was a frustrated honk from the people behind him but he would just honk right back, not giving a single care in the world.

It was frustrating, I wish he would just leave me alone. I can't handle the constant change in behaviors and feelings, it was just too much. If you like someone tell them, show them. If you hate someone, push them off a really high cliff. It's so simple.

But for Axel, he rather leave me hanging off the cliff, dangling helplessly. But that doesn't matter because I'm done with him, utterly and unbelievably done with them. If I ever saw him again it would be too soon, but unfortunately for me, I live right across the hall from him.

I tried to ignore him, totally block out his entire existence but every once in awhile he would honk at me which would make me almost jump out of my skin and of course it was the funniest thing in the world to him.

After the third time of scaring me, I was furious. I huffed out and turned around to face him. He was laughing uncontrollably and I'm pretty sure his face was turning red.

"Axel!" I shouted when he rolled down the window.

"Mia." He chuckled.

"What's your problem?" I look at him bewildered.

"What do you mean." He gave me a look.

"I can't handle your identity crisis!" I shouted, throwing my hands up in the air, I can't believe this kid.

"Look, I know I was jerk-"

"A jerk? Try a raging asshole." I spat.

"Just get in the car and let me take you home." He sighed.

"Kiss my ass!" I shouted at him.

"Excuse me?" Axel looked at me amused.

"Kiss. My. Ass." I repeat slowly.

"I mean if you insist." He laughed loudly.

"I can't stand you, " I told him.

"Then sit." He smiled cheekily, patting the passenger's seat.

"I'm done with this, " I whispered more to myself than to him.

"You know you're kinda hot when you're mad." He smirked.

His words made me sick.

"What happened to being less than average?" I repeated his words, I couldn't help the hurt that came out along with them.

"Angel I didn't mea-" He started.

"You know what? Just forget it. I'm over it, I just want you to leave me alone. That shouldn't bother you since you wish you never met me, right?" I forced a laugh, trying not to let his words affect me.

I didn't bother waiting for a reply, I'm tired of feeling like this. I began walking down the sidewalk trying to stop myself from kicking Axel's stupid expensive car which he probably got from the drugs he sold.

I was still following the GPS on my phone and as of right now it has me walking through downtown, I'm pretty sure I was a couple blocks away from where I paint the portrait of my mom, a couple blocks away from where I felt like I came alive again.

I couldn't help but think of what my mother would say about the choices I've made, would she be proud? I doubt it, I haven't done anything to make her proud. Sometimes I wish I was the one that died, I would have gladly given my life for hers.

The last words my mom had said to me was I'm sorry. She was laying in a hospital bed dying and she told me she was sorry. Even to this day, that memory breaks my heart. I should had been the one to say sorry, I couldn't save her or make her pain go away. I could only watch as she suffered.

I remember that day like it was yesterday. She called me over her bed and weakly grabbed my hand. I remember her telling me out of all her many blessing I was her best and brightest. I remember the look in her eyes when she told me she loved me. I remember being so angry that she left me here, alone.

The breeze hitting my wet cheeks made me realize I was crying. I quickly shook my head and wiped

n. I knew he wouldn't try to put me in harm's way and maybe there are things that I don't know yet, but his words didn't change my mind about Axel.

When we finally reached home I felt exhausted, even though I didn't really do anything all day. I just wanted to go upstairs and take a nice hot bath and go to sleep.

I lazily started climbing the flights of stairs as I saw Rylan disappear down the hallway towards his room. I was silently praying that Axel wouldn't be home, I didn't want to see him, I don't think I had any more energy to argue with him.

When I made it to my room I notice my bedroom door was slightly cracked open, that was weird because I know I shut the door all the way when I left for school.

I slowly swung my door open, the only light in the room was coming from the open bay window where the moonlight was creeping in.

It took a moment for my eyes to adjust to the darkness, I even blinked multiple times to make sure I wasn't seeing things.

An uncontrollable scream left my lips when I realized the black figure that was rummaging through my dresser wasn't a figment of my imagination. I'm pretty sure I scared them as much they scared me because the person dropped everything and ran towards the window.

My room was on the third floor how did they get up here?

"Angel?" I heard Axel's panicky voice swing his bedroom door open.

I watch as the unknown person climbed down the side of the house with a thick piece of rope that was connected to my windowsill. I tried to make out what the person was wearing but it was just black clothing with a ski mask to match.

My heart was racing and felt my body start shaking, I couldn't even bring myself to speak when Axel's face appeared in front of mine, asking me what was wrong.

I just simply pointed at the window where the rope was still connected. I felt tears threatening to come out and my breathing was unsteady. I could feel my body become numb, something it usually does when I was about to have a panic attack.

"Mia it's okay, deep breaths." Axel coached me, noticing my panic state.

"Listen to me Angel, just focus on my voice." He coo'd, bring my head to his chest. I wanted to back away from him, tell him to stop touching me but something about the sound of his heart thumping in my ear was relaxing, so I concentrated on that instead.

I'm not sure how long we stayed like that, standing in the hallway with my head on his chest and his arms wrapped protectively around me but despite everything Axel has done to me, I was thankful for him in this moment.

And for the first time since I moved in, I was grateful his room was right across the hall from mine.

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