The silence in the room was deafening and Sky struggled to form words. Her eyes were wide as she stared up at Axel. He hadn’t said anything after his sudden confession and he let out a sigh, sitting next to her.
“Wow,” He said shaking his head, “I was expecting a better reaction than that. I guess you weren’t expecting that,”
Sky shook her head, “N-no. I...I wasn’t,”
“Well there you have it,” Axel said, “My emotions on a fucking plate in front of you. Do what you want with them but I don’t want to see you in Zeke's room again unless you ask permission from me first,”
“Axel, if you love me then stop treating me like I’m a possession,” Sky said quietly, “If you want my respect then start treating me with it,”
“I’m trying,” Axel muttered, running his hands through his hair, “I’ve never been in this situation before so I want the control and I want you to belong to me. Can’t you understand that?”
Sky nodded but didn’t say anything. She sat up and rubbed the top of her arm not sure about what to say. She wasn’t expecting that to come out of his mouth no matter how many times Jake told her that he liked her. Not only that, she was originally sent there to bring the gang down for everything which included being major suspect of the murder of Dexter.
“I’ll try to share you,” Axel said and Sky looked at him, “I know that you aren’t a possession and I know that Blake wants a go. I sort of owe Zeke as well,”
“Excuse me?” Sky said, “Am I a fucking toy?”
“Shut up, Sky,” Axel got to his feet, “I’m done with this conversation. Just think about it ok?”
“What’s there to think about?”
Axel narrowed his eyes and grabbed her face tightly, “Don’t test me, Sky. I’m not in the best of moods and I just told you I love you. I’m ready to snap,”
“Why?” Sky asked, knowing why he was in a bad mood.
“It has nothing to do with you,” He said, “Just don’t make me regret telling you how I feel. You won’t need to wake me up tomorrow. I have something to do and you have the day off,”
“To do what? Why are you up?”
“Why are you asking me so many fucking questions?” Axel exclaimed, “Is this because I told you that I love you?”
Sky found herself smiling, “What if it was?”
“You are pissing me off already,” He said pushing her back on the bed by her face, “I knew I should have kept my mouth shut,”
“Do you regret telling me?” Sky asked as he walked towards the door, “Oh, I see. You’re just going to ignore me now,”
Axel scoffed and opened the door and turned to look at her, “Since you have the day off tomorrow, you can do what you want. See that girl in hospital, talk to your hooker friends or even sleep,”
“And how am I meant to visit my friend without a car?”
Axel didn’t say anything and left her room, leaving the door open. She tutted and grabbed a hoody before following him out of the room. He looked over his shoulder and sighed, but carried on walking. Sky was pushing his buttons and she was enjoying it.
“You walked away before answering me,” Sky said catching up with him as he walked down the stairs, “Are you going to answer?”
“I don’t need to,”
“Well, it doesn’t work like that,” She said, “You said I can do what I want, so why not answer my question and I might be able to respond to your confession,”
“What confession?” Axel said looking down at her, “You must be hearing things,”
Sky smirked as he walked into the main room where his friends were sitting. Axel dropped onto the armchair and Sky walked over to him, folding her arms.
“What do you want now?” Axel muttered, not looking up from his phone.
“I want you to answer my question and I will leave you alone,”
“I don’t remember you asking me a question,”
“So you’re going to play like that?” Sky said, “Ok. That’s fine. I guess I won’t remember you confessing your love to me,”
Axel's eyes went wide and his cheeks pink as he looked up at her, “What is your problem?”
“I can always ask someone else,” She said with a shrug, “That’s fine. Zeke, how can I visit my friend at the hospital tomorrow if I-”
Axel's hand slapped over her mouth and he yanked her back so she sat on his lap. Her heart jumped into her throat as he wrapped his arm around her waist keeping her back tight against his chest.
“What is going on?” Riley asked.
“None of your business,” Axel snapped.
“Right,” Riley said shaking his head, “Look, if you’re going to do this lovey-dovey shit, can you not do it in front of my face?”
“You can always leave,” Blake said, shooting him a look.
Zeke held back a smirk and looked up at Sky, “To answer your question, you can use one of our cars,”
“Stop talking, Dixon,” Axel said.
“Although, if you ride a motorbike, you can use one of those,” He said, “I think you would look good straddling one of those,”
“I agree,” Blake said turning his attention to Axel, “Still willing to share her with me?”
Axel's grip tightened on me and he lowered his hand from my mouth, “Yes. I mean she isn’t a...a possession,”
“I’m not-” Sky started but he covered her mouth again.
“You can borrow one of the cars tomorrow,” Axel said, “We will be out all day and won’t be back until late, so don’t ruin it,”
“What is she going to do about dinner?” Jake asked, “She can’t cook for herself,”
“For fuck sake,” Axel said, “I don’t care if she is cooking for herself. She can always cook for the other girls,”
“I’d poison them,” Sky said underneath his hand and he smirked.
“Don’t you have a brother?” Riley said and Sky’s heart dropped into her stomach and he smirked at her, “Did you think we couldn’t find that out?”