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   Chapter 6 Emmett Comes Home.

Survivor: Where We Were By Yumna Mahmood Characters: 14092

Updated: 2019-12-25 01:20


The time passed slowly for Leah as she had to witness Emmett and Donna together. It was painful for her to see both of them happy with each other. It was night time already and some people were gathered around the bonfire while some were in the beach house – dancing and drinking and others were in the water – having a good time and Leah – she was sitting on the rooftop – looking at her crush and his girlfriend having so much fun. She should have listened to Austin and Alesha – what was she thinking? Why did she think that she will be okay? Leah deep down was expecting that maybe – just maybe Emmett with a look at her like she sees him – but whom was she kidding? Emmett never saw her in any way more than just his best friend's little sister. She felt a lump in her throat as she saw the couple laughing and kissing. She sighed and looked away from them. It was too difficult for her. She couldn't wait for the morning so that she could go home.

"Don't you want to go down and party with all of them?" Leah was shuddered by the sudden male voice from behind her. She wiped her head around to see that it was Milo – her brother's other best friend with a cigarette between his lips and a bottle of beer in his hand. Leah chuckled nervously, "You scared me, " she told him. He chuckled and shook his head, "I am sorry about that." He said she shrugged, "It is alright." She replied. Milo puffed out the smoke and asked, "Can I join you?" He asked. Leah smiled and tapped the space beside her with a smile, "Sure, " she said. She has known Milo, Reuben, and Emmett since she was a kid – they have around a lot since the three of them have always been best friends with her brother.

Milo smiled softly before he walked closer and sat beside her – he looked down at the party and sniggered, "I swear I have never seen freaks like these people before in my life, " he commented. Leah couldn't help but titter. Milo grinned and looked at her, "No, seriously – I mean look at them – they are all going crazy down there. It is as if this is the last party they will ever attend, " He added. Milo or any of his best friends has never been party people – not even Emmett but since he met Donna – everything changed. Leah chuckled and shrugged, "Well, they are Donna's friend – what else are you expecting from them?" She said. Milo smoked the cigarette as the smile on his face disappeared and he looked up at the sky and released the smoke, "Ah – Donna. I swear I hate that girl." Milo said before he looked at Leah – who didn't reply but kept looking down at the party – she didn't want to look at Emmett but she couldn't move her eyes off him.

After a brief pause Milo continued with a sigh, "I know it must be hard for you to be here, " Milo said. Leah smashed her lips together – she was embarrassed. She felt pathetic that everyone knew about her feelings and were showing her pity. "Life is hard, girl. We don't always get what we want." He added. Leah quietly listened to Milo – she was embarrassed – she has been so obvious about her feelings that she believes that by now Donna must have known about her feelings for her boyfriend as well. "Sometimes you have to use the force to get what you want, " He added to which Leah looked at him and narrowed her eyes, "Use force?" She asked. Milo smiled and nodded, "Yes, " he replied short. Leah smiled, "I disagree. I think sometimes we should just let the things as they are – maybe this will turn out to be a good thing for us in the future, " She replied. Milo sniggered and smoked once again – he took his time to reply, "Future is too far away for us to care for, Leah." He replied before he drank his beer and look into the ocean. Leah didn't get what he was trying to say and she didn't even bother to ask – sometimes are better left unsaid. She could tell that he was also going through some emotional difficulties – he never used to talk like this. He has always been the funny one – also cracking jokes – always having a smile on his face and always trying to put one of the others' faces as well.

After almost half an hour, Milo excused himself and once again Leah was alone on the rooftop. A few minutes ago – she saw Emmett and Donna walking inside th

ropped. It was humiliating for her. "I am sorry, Leah – I know I am hurting you but maybe this way you will stop liking me. I am sure a great guy is waiting for you out there – it is just not me, " he said with a sigh. Leah slowly opened her eyes filled with tears – she dared to look at Emmett who had his eyebrows knitted together, "I am sorry, Leah, but you need to stop hurting you. I can never be yours, " he spoke softly as Leah sobbed. It was painful for him to see her like this – he might not love her but he cares for her but it was the only thing he thought was left to do.

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Emmett walked out of the New Orleans's airport after five long years – he let out a shaky breath as he felt the air of his home. His eyes turned glossy – it has been so long since he smelled the smell of his hometown. He didn't ask his mother to come to pick him up – he didn't want to bother her, so he booked a taxi and drove to his home. He couldn't stop smiling – he was back at home. It could feel knots in his stomach. He had so much to do but before that, he had to see his mother and then maybe try to talk to his old friend. He doesn't know if Austin will be happy to see him – after all he left him alone when he probably needed him the most. They haven't talked since and he would love to catch with him. He missed his friend during these past five years – he was hoping that Austin will forgive him. Leah gasped for air as she was once again woken up by the same nightmare. She choked on the sudden drawing in of air and coughed. She heard his footsteps and smelled his sweet scent before she heard him, "Hey, easy – are you alright?" Raymond asked. Leah was here for her weekly session and she doesn't know why she fell asleep – maybe last sleepless night was tiring her out. Raymond hand Leah a glass full of water and slowly rubbed her back, "It is okay, Leah – drink the water and just breath, " he spoke softly.

Leah drank the water and cleared her throat before she nodded, "I am okay." She told him. Raymond took the glass from her hand and she heard his footsteps moving, "You fell asleep while I went to take a call, " She sensed humor in his voice. She smiled, "Yes, I am so sorry, Raymond – I was really tired. I didn't get much sleep last night." She told him. Raymond smiled and turned to look at her, "What made you anxious enough that you couldn't sleep?" he asked. Leah let a small smile stretch on her lips, "It is nothing – just thinking about the past kept me up all night, " she said. Raymond was silent for a few seconds before he hummed, "Hmm, and what about the nightmare you were having right now? You were mumbling in your sleep. Do you want to talk about it?" He asked. Leah was silent before she spoke, "It wasn't a nightmare, Raymond, it was a memory, " she said as she gulped.

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