Sunday, April 25, 2010

Chapter 23

*Told ya I'd get another one in here for you. It's got some more Kris in it ; ) Oh ! and how about those Pens eh? Second rounnndd babbyyy !!! Anyways, enjoy this chapter :) Commments pleassseee:)*

*P.S. I know it's kinda short again...forgive me. But I did get two chapters up in less than 24 hours. So that should keep you happy til my creativity starts flowing again...my mind is clouded with sickness I'm afraid :(..okay, enjoy now !*

*Max's POV*

We were doing warm-ups before the game and Kris subtly skated over to me.

“How is she?” he asked.

I just sighed. Why was I helping him? I loved Julie, and don't want the two of them back together. But as I look up in the box, and remember how miserable she is without him, I just want for her to be happy, “You should ask her yourself”

“She’s here?”

“Yah, she asked to come to the game tonight”

“Oh…”

“Kris, she misses you…as much as I hate to say it…” I replied, “she said so herself”

He just sighed, “I need to talk to her”

“She’ll likely be around the dressing room later, I’m her ride…”

“Thank you, for taking care of her. I’ve been such an idiot” he said shaking his head.

“We’re guys Kris, we’re not perfect” I joked.

“Still, thank you”

“Not a problem, nothing happens to her under my watch”

*Julie’s POV*

I watched from the box and saw Kris and Max talking. It looked somewhat civilized, which made me feel a bit better. I just hoped it stayed that way, and that this whole thing would start to blow over.

The Pens ended up winning the game of course, not by much though, 5-4. Kris and Max actually scored too, which got me a little too excited. I went down to the dressing room to see Max, he was my ride, but I pretty much just wanted to see Kris. I just hoped he wanted to see me too…

“Hey” I smiled giving Max a quick hug, “Congrats, I knew that goal was coming”

He just laughed, “Thanks, but I think there is someone else you should be congratulating”

“He doesn’t want to talk to me” I said quietly.

“Just go see him” he said practically shoving me in his direction. My heart started to race the moment I saw him. I just bit my lip as his eyes met mine.

“Hey” I said quietly, “Congrats on the goal”

“Thanks” he said.

It was silent for a moment, I felt like running out of the dressing room at that very moment, but he spoke, and I couldn’t help but listen.

“I’m sorry” he said, “I’ve been such an idiot. I’ve realized that my life completely sucks without you. We’ve been through too much to throw it all away Jules. If you are willing to try this again, I want to”

I was caught off guard, I thought I was going to be the one begging. I was speechless, staring at him.

“Jules?” he said gently touching my cheek, “say…something?”

“I want to” I said quickly, “I miss you like crazy”

“Really?”

“Yes” I sighed with relief, “I’m sorry, I haven’t been the most amazing girlfriend either…”

“Don’t you dare change a thing” he said.

I just smiled, “Can I come home tonight?”

“Of course” he said, “There’s nothing I’d want more”

I just wrapped my arms around his neck and felt his strong arms wrap around me. I have never felt more safe then I did right then, how I missed those arms around me.

I just heard a few “aw’s” around the dressing room and I just smirked to myself and kissed his neck, “I love you” I whispered.

“I love you too”

“I guess the next time I have a fight with my girlfriend, I should just score a goal” Jordan laughed as he patted Kris on the back.

I just shook my head smirked at Jordan’s attempt. Let’s just say he meant well. My head was spinning, but in a good way. I was completely happy at this moment, and nothing and no one could rain on my parade, or so I thought. The look on Max’s face as I made up with Kris, was enough to break anyone’s heart. How in the hell was I supposed to fix this?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Chapter 22

*Don't hate me, I know it's been ages since I updated this, but in honor of Kris' birthday today, I thought I would put this up. You might even get another one tonight, if not, tomorrow : ) Enjoy !*


The last few days I haven’t spoken to Kris. He hasn’t tried to call me, and I haven’t tried to call him. Maybe right now it’s for the best that we just take a break from each other. I love the boy, but, maybe some time is all we need to get ourselves back on track.

The kiss with Max…well that could pose a problem. I will tell you that I don’t love Max. I love Kris. Yet, that one moment with Max was just something I’ve never felt before. The kiss was in the moment. It means nothing to me now.

Now, I feel like a bitch. I know how Max feels, and now I feel like I’m stringing him along. I think I need to tell him how I feel. There is nothing between us, it may hurt, but the longer I wait, the worse it will be if he falls in love with me.

“Max, we need to talk” I texted him.

“Okay, just leaving Mellon, be home soon”

I was still staying at Max’s, and nothing else had happened. Max has been busy anyways, not that I want anything to happen.

I sat on the couch as I waited to hear the door open. I was a bit jumpy. Every sound made me look at the door. I was nervous, no doubt, I wasn’t ready to see his reaction. I don’t like hurting people, who does?

“Hey” finally he came through the door with his million dollar smile.

“Hi”

“You ok?” he asked.

“I need to tell you something”

“Ok” he looked nervous. I could feel it in the pit of my stomach.

“Max…with everything that’s happened, you need to know the truth about something”

“Ok…”

“I know I kissed you the other night, after Kris left. But I know in my heart, that I don’t feel the same thing you feel for me. I love him”

He just sighed and fiddled with the backwards Penguin hat on his head, “I guess I should have expected this” he sighed.

“Max, I’m sorry”

“It’s really okay Julie, I was na├»ve to think you felt anything for me” he half laughed.

I sighed, feeling like such an idiot, “Max, yell at me, get mad or something, you’re killing me. I feel terrible”

“Why?”

“Because I kissed you, I totally just strung you along”

“Jules, don’t be so hard on yourself, telling you how I felt when you were in that state didn’t help”

“I guess”

“How about we just put it behind us? Keep our friendship alive. Plus, I’m sure Kris will be coming around soon”

I just smiled, “Okay, I can do that”

“Good” he smiled, “How about lunch then? Get your mind off of all of this”

“I like that idea”

How was he so understanding? Either that, or he’s just really good at hiding his anger and disappointment. I want to keep my friendship with Max intact.

We decided on the Cheesecake Factory for lunch. I ended up getting pasta, but I wasn’t even that hungry, and didn’t end up eating it all.

“You okay?” he asked as I played with the food on my plate.

“Not hungry” I simply said as the waitress set the check in front of us.

“Come on Jules, don’t let this get to you”

“It’s hard not to…I miss him”

He just sighed, “Is there anything that will get your mind off of him, even for a little bit?”

“I doubt it Max” I replied.

“You want to go home?” it was weird to refer to his place as home, but I’ve gotten so used to it.

I just nodded as he fished out his wallet from his pocket, left a tip and went to pay for the check.

“I’ll pay you back”

“No don’t worry about it” he said, “A lady should never have to pay for dinner”

I couldn’t help but smile at the stupid joke. He just laughed as we walked out to the car.

“Can I come to the game tonight?” I asked him.

I think he was caught off guard, “Well of course”

“Okay, I miss Mellon, it’s been a while since I’ve seen a game”

He just smiled, “Well it should be a good one, it’s against the Caps”

“Well I expect you to score a goal”

He just laughed, “I’ll see what I can do”

Friday, April 2, 2010

Chapter 21

*I know this should have been up ages ago. But better late than never right? Comments are appreciated : ) actually, they're encouraged : ). Oh and go check out a story, Heartbreak Warfare, that I'm writing with a friend of mine. Okays, enjoy:)*


I wrapped my arms around him the moment he opened the door. He hesitated but pulled me in tight and shut the door behind me. I didn’t want to let go, but he did.

“What’s wrong?” he asked.

“I told him”

He swallowed a lump in his throat and stepped back, “what did he say?”

“He said we’ve hurt each other too much, and that we’re not right for one another”

“I’m sorry sweetie” he said, “but I’m surprised you came here…after what happened”

I just sighed and ran my hand through my hair, “you were the first person that popped into my head. You’ve been an amazing friend this last little while”

He just smiled, “well I’ll be here for however long you need me”

“Thank you. Do you have a drink? I need one”

I heard a knock on the door but I ignored it and went for a drink and Max went to answer it. I heard raised voices, but it was muffled enough to not know who was at the door or what they were even saying. I cracked open the drink and took a peek around the corner, Kris.

I stepped out, took a sip and just stared at him. Kris saw me over Max’s shoulder, Max just turned to face me. I just crossed my arms over my chest and kept my eyes on Kris.

“What?” I asked.

“You wouldn’t let me finish” he said.

“You don’t want me, I get it, I’m fine with that”

He walked over to me and tried to pull my arms away from my chest. I kept them glued to my chest, bottle still hanging from my hand. He pulled it away and set it on the coffee table, and finally he released my arms from my chest and took my hands.

“You are the love of my life. There is no one else I would rather spend my life with”

“Then why the hell did you just say “we need time apart”” I snapped.

“Because we do”

“Then don’t fucking come here and tell me how much you love me. Unless you want me now, I’m staying here”

“Why here?”

“He’s been my friend”

“That is not what I fucking heard” he said

“Don’t start”

“I know you want more than friends” he said turning to Max.

“Kris, there is nothing happening between us okay? There never was and there never will be” I said grabbing his arm. You could tell he was fuming.

“Kris I wouldn’t do that to you” Max said.

“He’s just being a friend” I said, “So please just go, and when you’re ready for me, you give me a call”

“Fine” he muttered.

He left the apartment and I just grabbed the bottle off the table and almost drank it all at once right there. He stopped me and pulled it away from my face, “Jules, drinking won’t help anything”

I just sighed and wrapped my arms around him, it was all I could do at this point.

*Max’s POV*

She was frustrated more than anything and I had no idea what I was supposed to do at this point. Her arms around me was all I wanted, and she had no idea how much I wanted to take advantage of this moment, but I couldn’t do that to her, or to Kris.

I pulled away from her avoiding eye contact, her blue eyes drew me in every time and I wasn’t going to fall for it. I turned away from her immediately and considered getting a drink for myself.

“You ok?” she asked. As if she didn’t know.

“Not really” I said, “I think you know that”

“If this is about how you feel Max, I--”

“Don’t” I said quietly, “I’m not going back to that again”

“So what, you just want to avoid it? Avoid the fact that you’re in love with me?”

“What does it matter Julie?” I snapped turning around, “You don’t feel the same way”

She just sighed, and I watched to see if she would respond. I knew I had her with that. It’s Kris, it always has been and always will be.

“You know something” I said, “This may not help anything, but I’m going to tell you anyways”

“What?”

“The moment you first stepped into that dressing room, when you first started working for us, you had me. I had no idea how I would even tell you because I knew I couldn’t do anything to jeopardize your job, and when Kris came along, I saw how you looked at him and I knew that I had no chance anymore…”

“Max…”

“I guess I’ll just have to get over it” he half laughed, “can it really be that difficult?”

She didn’t say anything and I knew I had ruined everything by telling her that. I just sighed and finally gave in to getting myself a drink. Before I could do anything I felt her hand on my arm and she spun me around.

“You don’t get the last word”

“What?”

“Stop talking” she said. I didn’t say anything and she just took my face in her hands and kissed me. She pulled back and I was in a complete daze.

“Wow…”

“No one has ever said anything like that to me before, Kris never even talked like that…”

“It’s the truth”

She just smiled and my heart started to race. I felt different around her, she made me a different person, a different me. A me that I liked. A me that I never even realized I had.