Kai's POV - Epilogue Pt. 1
Something woke me up early in the morning. I had no freaking clue whether it was my phone, a car honking outside my house or the rock hitting my window. Try to guess.
I was annoyed as I lazily got up from my bed, actually bothering to check out what was happening.
Connor was standing outside, arms raised as if to say: “What are you doing, man?!”
Then I looked at the clock. Oh crap. First period started in fifteen minutes and I was standing in my bedroom half naked.
Oh well, skip the shower, fuck breakfast, get dressed and take a notebook with you just so it seems like you’re trying.
I said goodbye to Mom and Dad, who were in the kitchen with Hannah. I kissed her cheek as she wished me a good day at school. I smiled at her before I left.
We got to school five minutes early and it was clear everybody was talking about something. Something major had happened.
The air was buzzing with people whispering. I turned to a guy whose name I didn’t bother to remember and ask him what was going on. He became pale and ran - ran - away from me.
What the fuck?
I looked around and found a girl but she was also left without an answer as she had no clue herself.
When Delilah finally came into view, she said to ask Diana and Adelaide as they knew the best.
I hated those two backstabbers and I hated both of their attitudes.
Still, as much as I hated my girlfriend’s former best friends, I had to know what was going on. When I walked into the cafeteria, people either became really quiet or congratulated me.
“What’s going on?” I asked Diana with great displeasure.
“Your girlfriend,” she spat out the word. “Had a little photo shoot. Would you like to see?” Diana looked absolutely angry and almost jealous but of what? I knew as soon as she turned her laptop around that this was the reason.
She took my breath away. Wow. I knew she was gorgeous but still. I knew she looked like a model but had little confidence in herself. But seeing her here, she looked stunning, self-assured and nothing like she used to.
I had no idea what to think. I was simply speechless.
She was beautiful, but at the same time I couldn’t recognize her.
I loved her with all my heart and seeing her like this... well, it certainly woke up another part of my body if you know what I mean.
She wasn’t here, but she still managed to be the talk of the school. That’s how much of an impact she has had on everyone.
Astrid was like a star that could never really stop shining.
Throughout this whole day, she was what everybody was talking about. I couldn’t stop staring at those freaking gorgeous pictures but I wished she was here even more.
When Connor found out, he freaked. He really, really, really did freak. Also, he kind of didn’t want to see his sister in every single ad everywhere he looked.
Unlike him, Beck was happier to stare at her.
It got me so pissed off because she was mine. And only mine.
I had to threaten a few guys to stop staring at her pictures and I had to remind a few people that she was my girlfriend, no matter what she did.
At the end of the day, I got really possessive and I knew that was something Astrid wouldn’t have totally appreciated. Too bad she wasn’t here.
And it was bad. See, here I was, missing her again.
It always got like this. I kept thinking about her. My days revolved around her. Hearing her laugh over the phone, or the way she talked when she was tired. I liked to see her when she scrunched up her nose when she heard something she didn’t like. Or the first few months after the accident, every time she saw me.
I loved the way her lips felt against mine.
Oh yes, she was mine.
Mine to appreciate and mine to love. Just as in the same way, I was hers.
When Astrid and I talked, I told her I was fully supportive of her because I could hear the passion in her voice. But I made it clear that even with her new job keeping her busy, I would like for her to come home next week when she got another break or I’ll come and see her.
There are things you can’t avoid. One of them is love.
Because I, Kai Asher, am hopelessly, utterly, completely, absolutely, madly in love with Astrid Ella Bailey.
As cheesy as that sounded.