Chapter 1 ~ Meeting Old Flames
"That one is even worse than the last, you little slut." I rolled my eyes and returned to my bedroom.
Staring in the mirror, I examined the outfit. I was wearing black, high- waisted, ripped jeans with a red, long-sleeved shirt.
My shirt was cropped, but only revealed about an inch of my stomach and went down to show a peak of my cleavage.
I sighed and pulled my shirt over my head. I opened my wardrobe and pulled a blue sequinned, v-neck dress that went down to my knees.
The last time I wore it was at my mum and dad's anniversary party.
I let my hair down out of the messy bun it was in before and brushed out my wavy chocolate- coloured curls. I paired it with my white louboutins and walked back out.
You're probably wondering why I'm changing for the fourth time just to please my jackass boyfriend.
Me and Noah have been dating for two years. When we first met, I hated him and was dating Zach who I guess you could say was my high school romance.
Noah was the typical bad boy, and I hated him. He was rude, arrogant and selfish.
He didn't care about anyone really and hurt whoever he wanted to get his way. He was dating three girls at a time, doing drugs and even went to juvie for a while.
Whilst I was into the golden boy, captain of the football team and straight A's. Over time though I realised that Zach wanted the one thing I wasn't ready to give. He was even willing to force me.
I eventually broke up with him and started to hang out with Noah's group, due to my cousin and his best friend dating. I hated it at first.
Being around Noah twenty-four seven was my worst nightmare. I tried to ignore him but every time we went out to a club or the park, he would be there right beside me.
Eventually our friendship blossomed and it wasn't long till I finally gave him a chance and went out with him.
The date was the best day of my life. I never felt like I belong to someone before and with him I did.
It's like I need him to breathe.
I'm in love with him and he loves me. I admit we have are fair share of fights, but what couple doesn't.
Over these past couple months, he has become more and more possessive but I guess that part of being in a loving relationship.
I would probably lose my mind if Noah walked out bare-chested and all the girls ogled him.
Not that they don't already, with his chestnut spiralled hair and bright blue eyes, they all fall on knees and worship him like a god. I love how he just ignores them though and stares at me like I'm the only girl there.
I walk out and push past him, completely ignoring his voice calling for me. I grab my clutch and open the door.
As I'm about to walk into the elevator, a hand stops me from entering. I look up to see Noah with a guilty look on his face. He pushes me onto the wall beside the elevator.
I look away from him, knowing that if I continue to look at his face all my anger would disappear and I wouldn't be able to stop myself from kissing his soft lips.
"Baby, look at me please. I can't bare it when you're angry at me." He whispers into my ear, softly.
Reluctantly, I turned my head and saw his face brighten slightly. He puts his head into my neck and places a gentle kiss in my soft spot.
"I shouldn't have you called you a slut. You're far from it. I know what a slut is. It's just I don't like you dressing that, baby. I should be the only one seeing your body." His sweet words are like music to my ears.
I pull his head from out of my neck and place my lips on his. His tongue slips in and I feel him smile against my mouth.
"I know you didn't mean it. I was angry because we're late and I had to change so many times. I'll try to stop wearing clothes like that next time. I love you, baby."
"I love you too, Scarlet." He goes back in to kiss me and pulls my body closer into him.
I know that if we continue, then it would end up in him taking me right here in the hallway of my apartment building.
I pulled away and turned my head but it didn't stop him, instead he continued to places kisses all down my neck.
"Baby, we're late and anyone could see us."
"I don't care. I want you now."
"You can have me later." I say detaching myself from his grip and running into the elevator.
As soon as I enter, he picks me and I wrap my legs around his waist. His kiss gets more intense and our tongues both fight for dominance.
"Ahem." We both turned our head to see Mrs Bridges and her pet dog Rosie.
"This is a public area. Not a place for you delinquents to... hookup"
I just laugh and Noah mumbles profanities under his breathe as he places me onto the floor.
Rosie runs towards me and I bend down to stroke her soft fur. Mrs Bridges is my neighbour and she doesn't particularly like me because the walls are really thin.
She can hear everything me and Noah do, and I mean everything.
Once when me and Noah got to the 'good point' of sex, the whole thing was disrupted by Mrs Bridges using her broomstick to bash on the walls. Ever since then, Noah can't stand to be around her.
The elevator dings and the door opens. I hold Noah's hand and drag him out, as he was still scowling at Mrs Bridges. It was raining so we ran towards his blue Mercedes.
I quickly touched up my makeup and reapplied my nude lipstick. I was thankful that I decided to wear my waterproof mascara since if I wasn't wearing it, I would probably look like the walking dead.
The club was only ten minutes away and we got in immediately, thanks to Noah's connections. I looked around and saw my cousin Poppy and her boyfriend Josh grinding on the dance floor.
I dragged Noah over to the bar and they soon joined us. Noah and Josh went to get our drinks whilst me and Poppy talked.
"Your so fucking late. We said seven, not bloody half-eight." She complained. I rolled my eyes.
Poppy had a tendency to over dramatize every situation.
"First I'm sorry and it wasn't my fault okay, it was Noah. Second it's only twenty to eight."
"Whatever, lets just have fun now." The boys returned and Noah passed me my mojito.
I drank it and the fruity taste mixed with alcohol tingled on my taste buds. Noah and Josh were talking in hushed tone in the corner.
I found it slightly suspicious but didn't question it because they couldn't really do much harm together.
He came up to me and pecked my lips. "I need to get some air, okay? Stay with Poppy." I simply nodded and continued sucking the straw in my drink. I danced with Poppy for a while and then went back to the bar for a refill.
Noah was taking unusually long and I was about to go look for him when I felt a hand snake around my waist and someone kiss my cheek. I giggled and pushed my body further into him.
"Hey baby, miss me?" I say stroking his hand which is on my stomach.
"Of course I missed you. Did you miss me?" I immediately recognise the voice and pushed him away from me harshly.
"What the fuck do you think you're doing Zach?"
"Woah baby girl, calm." I just scoffed at him and started to walk away.
He grabbed my arm and pulled me back towards him.
"Let go of me, Zach." I started to hit him but no matter what, he still held a tight grip on my wrist.
"Look I'm not going to hurt you. I just wanna talk." He said in genuine tone.
"Fine but you're already hurting me. Can you let go of my wrist?" He realised what he was doing and let go. I rubbed my red wrist and took a step back from him.
"What do you want to say then?" I ask, impatiently. He looks down and runs his hand through his messy dirty blonde hair.
"I wanted to apologise. I have for a long time and when I saw you here tonight, I figured that it was the right time to do it. I just had to wait for your bodyguard to leave." He said the last part with a snide tone and I just ignored him.
"Anyway, I'm really sorry for everything that happened. I shouldn't have tried to force you to sleep with me. I should have waited and maybe you be still be with me right now. I really did love you Scarlet. You were my first love and I know you're with Noah now and I don't want to get in the way of that. Bottom line, I was a jerk and a dick to you. I'm sorry, can you please forgive me."
I was speechless. He was such a stubborn person and never apologised to anyone, even when he was in the wrong.
"It's fine. We all make mistakes." I said, smiling at him.
He returned the smile and offered to buy me a drink.
I accepted and I was too engaged in the deep conversation we were having, I don't notice the furious figure heading straight towards us.
Josh informed me of that the dealer was waiting outside. I quickly made an excuse for Scarlet and left the club.
I went through the back door, which led to a dark alleyway.
Scott was there as usual. His long ginger hair tied into a ponytail at the back of his head and his eyes bright red from all the smoking and drugs he has been doing.
God I missed that. When I was free to get high whenever I want but now I have to be extra careful when I'm around Scarlet.
I normally just tell her I'm going out with Josh or the boys and then go to Scott's.
Scott's been my dealer since I was thirteen and I owe him a lot since every time I got caught he was the one to bail me out.
I quickly pulled out the money from my wallet and looked to make sure no-one was there. I handed him the money whilst he gave me the weed.
I checked to make sure it was good quality and then walked back in.
I saw Poppy with Josh making out, but Scarlet was no-where in sight. I headed towards the bar and the sight in front of me made my blood boil with anger.
She was sat there with him. The one guy I hate most in the world. She was laughing at his words and he was touching her hand.
He was fucking touching her.
She was mine and no-one touches what's mine.