Akira still held me by the hair. It reminded me of Carrie. How she dragged me by my hair, people surrounding me and whispering. I snapped.
I elbowed him in the dick and pulled him to the ground with my legs and kicked away his gun. I could see the others aiming out the corner of my eyes, but I turned my attention back to Akira.
I quickly stood up as Akira did as well. He pulled out a knife twirling it, “Come on little girl you can't do shit.” Akira taunted.
He lunged at me trying to slice at me, but I somersaulted under him and put my arms under his, and locked my hands behind his head and bent his head forward until I heard a sickening ‘snap’. I killed him. I killed Akira with my bare hands.
I backed up from his unmoving body. I went into shock. I never thought I would actually kill someone. The whispers were back then sounded judgemental and it hurt to hear it. The room felt like it was spinning as I sunk to the ground holding myself. I took deep breathes and closed my eyes in an attempt to calm down, to stop bearing the whispers. To stop feeling the stares that everyone was giving me. I got up and ran out of the house and started walking back to Rowan’s house. I felt like a zombie as I stumbled back to the house.
Rowan might get mad but I don't care. I was so lost in my head I didn't notice a car pulling up next to me. It's like Carrie, but I actually killed this time.
“... Princess? Bell? Bella look at me. Bella look at me, please?” it was Rowan, standing with me in the rain. I didn't even realize that it started raining. When did it start raining? I said nothing, but looked at him anyways.
“It was self-defense-”
“Please don't finish that sentence.” I pleaded, “It was but, in my mind right now it's not. Just don't say those words.” He nodded wordlessly.
“Let's go home, before we catch a cold.”
“Catch me first.” Rowan looked at me confused so I continued, “Race me to the house. It'll be fun.” And for the first time, since I started living with Rowan he smiled, a sincere one.
“You're on Bella. Don't fall too far behind.”
I could only roll my eyes as I started running in the rain leaving him behind me.
“You're cheating!” I kept running anyway.
We were neck and neck even with my head start. We reached the house and we were shoving one another trying to get in first. He ended up picking up bridal style and we entered together.
“Guess it's a tie princess.” He whispered into my ear.
I looked into his beautiful eyes and smiled, saying nothing. He looked at me with an unfamiliar look in his eyes before putting me down and clearing his throat.
“You should take a bath. It made me feel better when I took a bath. I'll see you in the room? If you'd like to stay that is?” I grabbed his hand, held it, nodding yes.
We both walked upstairs him still holding my hand as he did so. I didn't want to say anything. It felt nice and comfortable. It felt right in a weird way.
I grabbed my fluffy pajamas and hopped into the bathtub and stayed there, thinking about varied topics. From Akira to Rowan. Mostly Rowan. My opinion of him has somewhat shifted but I still think he's a dick. I let myself become submerged in the tub and let myself sort myself out.