The Opposite Of Attraction

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Chapter 29


“Hey Garrett.” I said into my phone a little while after school.

“Hey Soph!” Garrett replied in his usual happy tone.

“So I was wondering if you wanted to hang out with Alex, Damon and I?” I asked.

“Sure, that Alex guy sure is cute.” Garrett replied.

I silently laughed for a few seconds, “Ya sure, and we don’t know when we’re hanging out yet but I’ll text you when we do.” I told him.

“Sure thing girly. Well I gotta run, swim practice.”

I rolled my eyes, when was this guy not in the water?

“Okie dokie, talk to you later, bye.” I said.

“Bye.” he replied and hung up.

Well now to text Damon.

To: Badass Bunny

Garrett agreed to hang out.

Once the message was sent I couldn’t hold back my laugh. I forgot Damon’s name was Badass Bunny in my phone.

I remember putting that in now though. Since he thinks he’s so tough and scary and badass, I put the first part of the contact name Badass, but he’s really as badass as a pink fluffy bunny, so I put the second part Bunny.

Soon after I sent the text my phone buzzed.

From: Badass Bunny

Cool, so what are the plans?

I giggled at his contact name and replied.

To: Badass Bunny

This weekend? Saturday, at noon?

Moments after the text was sent my phone buzzed with Damon’s reply.

From: Badass Bunny

Sounds good. Should we all meet at Tea Leaves Café?

Hmm, who would have though that Damon liked Tea Leaves? That’s the best coffee shop in town and tons of people from our school go there but with Damon’s ‘badass-ness’, I wouldn’t have though he went there.

To: Badass Bunny

Sounds good :)

I pressed send, flopped down onto my bed, and looked over at Antonio.

He hasn’t grown at all since we got him, but he looks healthy so I must be doing something right.

My phone buzzed and I opened the text from Damon.

From: Badass Bunny

So about that third date. Friday good?

I smiled at the text but didn’t get the chance to answer it because my mom barged into my room.

“You got mail.” she said, tossed it to me, then exited my room.

Well alright then.

I looked at who sent it and my blood ran cold.

To: Sophia Mackenzie

From: David Martin

It was from him.

My hands were shaking as I opened the letter.

My dearest star

Living so happy and free

With the mistakes you’ve made

That will never be me

I know what you’ve done,

Brushed me under the rug

I’d do that to you

But you’re like my drug.

So my love

I’ll come for you soon,

And don’t run or hide

Because I’ll always find you.

Yours truly,


Oh god.

What he said was right, about me brushing him under the rug. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing.

I haven’t really thought about him much, Damon does a damn good job of making me forget.

But now after this letter, reality was hitting me hard. I couldn’t just forget him and brush him under the rug. He would always be a part of my life, a bad part that I’ll always have to live with.

He’s never going to go away. He’ll always haunt me.

But could he really break out of jail? What if he really does come after me?

My phone buzzed, breaking me out of my pre break down state.

I opened the new text from Damon.

From: Badass Bunny

You there?

I tried to reply to him but my hands were shaking so bad that I couldn’t type out anything, so I threw my phone in anger.

Then I stumbled over to Antonio and started rambling to him.

“I don’t know what I’m suppose to do. Is he really going to break out and come for me? What if he finds out about Tori and does something bad? What about Damon? He’ll surly kill Damon.

“Oh god, I can’t put Damon in danger. And I can’t put Tori in danger either. But what am I suppose to do? I can’t just suddenly ditch Damon, he’ll know something’s up.

“Antonio, what do I do?” I sobbed.

I can’t handle all this, I’m just a teenage girl, what am I suppose to do? Why does all this happen to me? This isn’t fair!

Whoever said everything happens for a reason was painfully mistaken. That’s just an excuse to feel better about all the bad stuff going on at the time.

What reason does my crazy ex killing my parents, getting me pregnant and then almost killing me, have?

I’d pay anyone a lot of money to answer that question.

I crawled back to my bed and put my head in my hands. Then I did something I’ve never really done before.

God, please if you’re somewhere out there, give me an answer. What am I suppose to do? How am I suppose to help the people I care about? Please, please help me. Please.

I repeated that three times and was about to a fourth time when my phone buzzed, breaking me from whatever the hell I was doing.

Really, what was I doing? Praying? I must be really desperate if I’m praying to a god that doesn’t exist.

How could there just be some greater being that made everyone and controls everything? It just doesn’t make sense.

And I’m sure if there was a god they wouldn’t put a person through what I’ve been through.

I sighed at my negative thoughts and picked up my phone and read the new text from Damon.

From: Badass Bunny

Are you okay? If you don’t reply I’m coming over.

His concern made me crack the smallest of small smiles.

I started typing out my reply, happy that my hands weren’t shaking too much anymore.

To: Badass Bunny

I’m fine. Sorry I didn’t reply, I got busy doing something.

My reply was short and vague but it did the trick hopefully.

My phone buzzed again almost instantly with a new text from Damon.

From: Badass Bunny

Okay you’re off the hook this time. Now about our third date.....?

Again a cracked a small smile, Damon just had that effect on me no matter the situation.

To: Badass Bunny

Friday’s perfect :)

I hit send and let out a sigh. Should I really go on this date with Damon? As much as I want to, every second I’m with Damon puts him in more danger.

But it’s not like I can just leave him, he’ll know something up and it will hurt the both of us.

My phone buzzed again and I opened the new text.

From: Badass Bunny

Looking forward to it sweetheart :)

My heart skipped at beat when I read his nickname for me. Why did he have to have such an effect on me?

I decided not to text him back but I sent a quick text to Garrett telling him the plans to hang out, then I went to sleep.

Even though it was really early, I knew I would need all the sleep I could get because I had a feeling I would have some pretty bad nightmares.

The last thing I remember thinking about before I fell asleep was that I couldn’t let Damon go even if it could save him. I wasn’t strong enough to let go of the one person I needed, to save them.

“You can’t keep me down there! My family will know I’m missing, they’ll call the police!” I screamed at David.

He can’t just keep me hostage in his basement!

“Oh I highly doubt they’ll be calling anyone.” David shot back.

“They love me, of course they’ll call the police.” I said slowly, like he was a child and I was explaining something really complicated.

“They’re dead.” he said coldly.

“W-what!? No they’re not!” I screamed in disbelief. How could he say something like that?

“I was there. So I can assure you, they’re dead.” David told me, crouching down beside my beaten body that was sitting on his cold concrete floor.

“What do you mean you were there?” I hissed. I knew it was stupid to be talking to him like that and I would regret it later, but I was pissed.

“I killed them. First I tied your dad down in a chair and did lots of fun stuff to your mom as he watched. Then I slit her throat.

“Your dad was rather angry, get put up a bit of a fight, unlike your useless mother. But I took care of him easily, all I had to do was stab him a few times and he was dead.” David explained harshly, with a cold sadistic smile on his face.

“You’re lying! Why would you say something like that?” I accused.

“Oh I’m lying am I?” he said, laughing humourlessly as he took out his phone and showed it to me.

Pictures, so many pictures of my parents bleeding out in our living room, dead.

My stomach lurched and I leaned over to empty the little contents in my stomach.

This was sick, he was sick. This has to be a nightmare.

Please be a nightmare.

David started laughing his cold sadistic laugh as he grabbed my shoulders and started shaking me violently.

“Wake up Sophia! Wake up!” he yelled over and over.

“Stop.” I whispered and clamped my eyes shut tightly.

“Wake up!” he yelled again.

My eyes shot open at the sound of Damon’s voice.

“Thank god.” Damon breathed as he stopped shaking me and let go of my shoulders.

“W-what are you doing here?” I whispered with a scratchy voice from all the screaming I must have been doing.

“I could hear you yelling from my room. I got really worried and rushed over here.” Damon explained as he brought his hands to my face to wipe the tears off my cheeks.

“I’m such a mess.” I choke out between pathetic sobs.

“No you’re not. Its not your fault you had a nightmare.” he told me sternly.

I shook my head, “Its my fault for dating him in the first place.”

This time Damon shook his head, “You didn’t know he would do the things he did. No one could have known what that guy was going to do to you.”

“I should have known.” I argued.

“You can’t see the future.” he replied gently.

I stared into his eyes and he stared back.

We stayed like that until I calmed down a bit, then I felt awkward and guilty when I realized the situation we were in at the moment.

“Sorry for waking you.” I apologized, sniffling away the rest of my tears.

“Don’t worry about it. It’s fine.” he assured me in a soft voice, his eyes shining with concern and something else I couldn’t put my finger on.

“No it’s not fine. I woke you up because of my nightmare about my crazy ex! He already ruins my sleep and now he’s gonna ruin yours too.” I exclaimed, running a frustrated hand through my rats nest hair.

“It’s really no big deal, its only an hour before I would have gotten up anyways.” Damon said, sitting down beside me and taking my hand.

I shook my head sadly, it will be more than just some sleep that he’ll have to worry about my crazy ex ruining if he stays by my side.

Of course I couldn’t tell Damon that though.

I know I should tell someone about the letters I’ve received from him but those letters feel like something I shouldn’t share. It’s like if people know about the letters, they would get hurt. And I don’t want to be responsible for that.

Damon let out a sigh and laid down on my bed, making himself comfy before saying “Hey why don’t we lay down and try to get a bit more sleep before school. You must be exhausted.” Then he tugged on my hand so I was laying down beside him with my head resting on his chest.

“As long as you stay.” I whispered, closing my eyes.

“I wouldn’t dream of leaving.” he said sincerely, and I had a feeling he wasn’t just talking about leaving my room right now.

I smiled into his chest and listened to his fast heartbeat to help lull me back to sleep.

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