Faith Of You

Chapter 67

Hearing the sound of the door click open, Emily couldn't bare to look up from the book she cradled in her lap. "Right on time," she whispered, knowing that it was her girlfriend walking through the door.

Jennifer frowned at the sight of the ebony haired girl sitting on the couch, the book that she had bought her for her birthday sitting atop her legs. "Emily?"

The brunette sniffled before turning her head to look to the younger girl, flipping her hair out of her eyes so she could actually lay her dark eyes on her blond form. "Hey honey."

Jennifer quickly made her way over to the living room and sat herself down beside her girlfriend, taking her ivory face between the palms of her hands to see her more clearly. "Emily what happened?"

Emily did her best to smile before shaking her head, her tongue coming out to swipe across her bottom lip. "Heather's a very nice girl," she whispered brokenly.

The Christian girl bit her lip to keep herself from crying at the look in Emily's doe eyes. "Sweetheart, what happened?" Her thumbs whipped away the tears that hadn't even had the chance to dry on the brunette's alabaster cheeks. "Emily why are you crying? Did Sage do something?"

Shaking her head, a dull chuckle escaped her lips. "No, Sage is a sweetheart. She tried to save me."

Don't get mad, Jen. "What happened? Who did this?"

Emily flicked the tip of her tongue over her two front teeth before looking up into those sparkling blue eyes that pleaded for her to tell what had happened. "Sage and I were on our way out of the hospital because Heather had to take her medication, and I ran into your mother."

Jennifer's jaw dropped. "My mother made you cry?"

"She blamed me for ruining her visit to a friend of hers in the hospital," she whispered, her head shaking. "If I knew she was going to be there then I wouldn't have gone."

How could you be such a bitch? Jennifer quickly took her girlfriend into her arms and rocked her gently, letting her cry those last few tears that she knew needed to come out. The French girl was sobbing her eyes out because of Amielle and all Jennifer was doing at the time was moping around the school because she was furious at Sage and her spending time with Emily? Fucking bitch. "Honey I'm so sorry," she cooed. "I should have been there with you."

Emily immediately shook her head. "I'm glad you weren't." Sitting up, she wiped the fresh tears that had spilled from her eyes. "She would have completely tore into you. It's good you didn't come."

She knew it wasn't supposed to be a jab, but those words still made the Christian girl wince. Glad she wasn't there? While her girlfriend was there alone with that rich girl that just seemed to have everything? Jennifer almost sighed. Emily had date her before, who says she wouldn't date her again? "So it was better for me not to go?"

The brunette hesitated, sensing the tense nature her girlfriend now held. "I just thought it was better for you not be there to get hurt."

"I would have wanted to be there for you."

Emily's brows furrowed as she looked at the blond whose arms had tightened around her. "I'm sorry," she shrugged. "I didn't mean to say something wrong."

Jennifer refused to roll her eyes, her arms unwrapping themselves from the older girl's body so she could run her hand down her face. "No Emily, you didn't say anything."

"I'm just happy that you were busy," she laughed lightly. "She would have ripped into you just as she did to me. Probably even worse."

The blond quickly shook her head, her lips curling into a cynical smirk. "You're glad that I was busy?"

Emily's lips parted slightly. "What is wrong with you?"

"What do you mean what's wrong with me?" The Christian girl angrily stood from the couch. "You're saying that you're glad I wasn't there with you to try and help you, like you know I would have. You're my girlfriend!"

Emily watched as the younger girl ran her fingers through her hair, noticing her fingers clenching when her hands dropped back down by her sides. "I'm not trying to insinuate that you wouldn't have done that, Jen. I do know you would have. I'm just trying to tell you that I'm glad you weren't present so she wouldn't have hurt you like she did me."

Jennifer rolled her eyes. "You say that, but you also mean that you didn't need me there because you had Sage."

The brunette's jaw dropped, her eyes connecting with those angry ones of the Christian girl. "When did those words ever leave my mouth, Jen?"

"They didn't have to!"

Emily stood, her teeth gritting as anger began to take over the sadness that she had inside of her. "You're jealous of my ex girlfriend for protecting me when you weren't there? It's not like she was trying to replace you," she seethed. "She was being a good friend."

Jennifer let out a small scoff, her hands going to her hips. "A good friend?"

"Yes! She was being a good friend to me! Is it really that hard to believe that a girl, even if she is my ex, is not trying to get into my pants but be there for me like I can be there for her?"

"She told me to take care of you and now she thinks that I can't do it anymore, so she's trying to take you back!"

Emily's eyes grew wide. "Do you hear what you're saying?"

Jennifer let out a frustrated sigh. What was she doing? "I'm not trying to blame her," she laughed. "I mean look at you!"

The French girl held up a hand. "Jennifer stop it. You do not need to be upset because of her being there, nothing happened."

Jennifer's eyes filled with tears. "I'm sorry," she whispered. "I don't mean to get worked up and I'm sorry, but it just drives me a little crazy when you talk about her like that."

Emily shook her head, her eyes stinging once again. "Jennifer you can't get angry every time I talk about her. She's my friend, and if you're my girlfriend then you have to deal with that. I can't just throw her away because I'm with you now."

"I'm not asking you to do that."

Wiping the tears from her cheeks, the brown eyed girl shook her head. "Sage likes me for me, and I hadn't had that since Mattie. Then it was you and Aaron and everyone else, and Sage continued to stand out," she smiled. "She wanted to be there for me, and I wanted her to be there for me. I know you want to do the same thing, and I would love it if I could have both of you beside me without any of this hostility."

Jennifer held her hand over her mouth before she nodded slowly. "I can't guarantee you that it'll happen right away, but I can really try. I don't want to be mad at her."

Emily smiled her best, letting the younger girl gently wrap her up in a hug. "I don't want us to fight," she whispered, leaning down to share a kiss with the Christian girl. "I love you too much to hate you."

Jennifer laughed, feeling Emily nuzzle her nose into the crook of her warm neck. "I love you too, sweetheart."


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