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You Really Love Me?
My fingers clutched at the tiny, paper note. These weren't the kind of words you would expect Chloe to write. It was a cry for help. I read them over and over again, staring in disbelief. In one corner of the paper there were blood stains and you could see where the paper had been wet from her tears. I stared at it just a little longer and then shoved it away and ran quickly to the bus stop.
After I got home, I ran to my bedroom and slammed the door. I quickly got out my cell phone to ask Chloe what's up.
"Hey. Wat was that note all about"
"Jasmine. Last night my parents got in a fight. They were screaming, swearing and breaking things."
"What happened after that?"
"They split up. I was looking out the window and I saw my day's car driving away. He never came back."
I was speechless
"R u still there?"
"Yea sorry. Hey do u want to come over?"
"Yea sure! I'll be there in an hour"
The door bell rang and it was Chloe.
I opened the door and she smiled shyly.
"Hi" she said
I hugged her.
"How are you?" I asked
She shook her head and sighed.
"Let's go to my room and we'll talk about it, Okay?"
I led her up stairs to my bedroom and sat down with her. I took out the note.
"Why is there blood on here?" I asked
"Ummm..I don't know"
"Come on. Tell me"
"Well I just..I felt..you know.."
"Like..I don't know."
"Is this your blood?" I asked
"Why were you bleeding?"
"Well because I just..you know"
she said while she rolled up her shirt sleeve revealing about twenty-something small cuts on her wrist.
"I knew it" I sighed.
"Jasmine, I just can't take the pain!" She said, nearly crying.
"Everything will be okay! You just have to give it time."
She was crying now and sighed.
"You don't understand"
"Why so?" I asked
"Jasmine, my dad can't stand to live with me. He didn't love me and he was my dad! If my dad couldn't love me then who else can?!"
"I understand how you feel. But that's not true."
"How do you even know?!" She cried
"Because they're a bunch of people who love and care about you, Chloe!"
"You're just saying that."
No I am not!" I argued
"Fine then! Who does?! Who loves me?!"
"No you don't" she mumbled
"Chloe, I love you!"
"Prove it! Prove to me how far you would go to love me!"
"You can't see love! You feel it!"
"So? You can still prove to me that you love me!"
I stared at her for a while. She had tears streaming down her face and they weren't slowing down anytime soon
I sighed. Was I really going to do this? She was so upset and she needs it but what if she took it the wrong way? I sighed again and decided it had to happen.
"It's okay." I whispered as I wiped away her tears and while my hands were still on her cheeks I pulled her in for a kiss. I kissed her lips tenderly and she kissed back the same way. I ran my hands down her back as we kissed. It lasted for a while until I gently pulled away.
"I love you too" she said
She started to relax in my arms.
"Sweetie, your beautiful" I said to her
"Thanks. You are too"
"I'm not a lesbian by the way. I just did that for you."
"Well I'm not in either."
"Yeah I know" I replied
"It's okay to love each other...and kiss on occasion. Your closer to me than any other person on this earth" Chloe said
"If that's the case then, it shall be." I said
"I'm so tired." Chloe sighed
"We should go to sleep" I replied
"I'm okay with that"
I changed into my pajamas and let Chloe borrow an extra set. I pulled back the bed cover and climbed in. Chloe cuddled up next to me
"So you really love me?" She asked
"Yes I do"
"I'll believe it now" she sighed happily. We laid face to face together. I put my arm around her and caressed her hair. See gently grabbed my hip and pulled me closer to her. I grabbed her other hand with mine.
"I love you too" Chloe whispered