Love Happens

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Chapter 54

Break ups are the worst.

I sit on the edge of my bed contemplating what just happened and then I breakdown. Into a million tiny pieces.

“It hurts!” I yell.


I lay down in bed crying my eyes out.

I don’t know how long it takes me to fall asleep but eventually during my mental and physical breakdown, I go to sleep.

I wake up during noon. I know I had an extra day in school today but my head is throbbing. For a moment I feel completely dizzy. I can’t contemplate what is happening around me.

I close my eyes for a minute and take deep breaths and that is when realization hits me hard. Everything that happened earlier flushes right back into my mind. It is like I cannot breathe.

I feel like somebody is punching me in the gut. The pain feels surreal.

I feel the tears forming in my eyes again, but I hold myself together. I cannot cry.

I am not gonna cry. I have to set things straight. I wont be like the others. No more crying over a boy. I am going to end this today. Right now.

I furiously wipe my tears and pick my phone up.

I text Reece, “Reece, I am breaking up with you.” And press send.

I then go to my contacts and remove the heart eyes emoji and the red heart emoji from his name. I kind of tear up while doing this but I hold my shit together.

Now that this has been done, I feel I should fresh up and get some fresh air. I really need to clear my mind and be alone for some time.

So that is exactly what I am going to do. I get up and go to the bathroom.


“Reece. Reece! MAN! Back up.” Someone tries to pull me off of Mike.

“Go away!” I yell and throw another punch.

“Reece you are creating a scene here man” I think it is Tyler trying to stop me.

“Shut up.” I yell again.

“Why Mike. WHY?!” I yell pulling his collar.

There is blood dripping from his nose and bloody on my knuckles too.

“Back up.” He says in a calm voice.

“Do not tell me what to do you asshole.” I push him once more.

“Look I don’t want to fight you.” Mike says again.

“She’s gone now. Because of you!” I pull his collar once more and this time he does the same. I form a tight fist with my hand and I am right about to punch his gut when

“Drop it both of you. Right now!” I hear the principal.

“Mr. Clark and Mr. Samuel, in my office right about now.” She says and walks away with both of us following suit.

“Sit down.” She calmly says, crossing her legs.

We both reluctantly sit down.

“What was that about? Do you care to explain Mr. Clark?” She asks me.

“We had a fight.” I say rolling my eyes.

“Do not roll your eyes at me. And elaborate.”

“It was just a small fight ma’am, nothing to worry about.” Mike says.

“Small fight? Really? Then what is the reason both of you are bleeding? Care to explain Mr. Samuel?”

“Okay it was not a small fight, but it was just a regular fight madam.”

“Who started it and why?” She asks furiously.

“I did. Because I was angry about some personal reason.” I say with a poker face.

“You both have to serve detention for two hours tomorrow and on Wednesday. And that is final!” She says and gets back to her work.

“We are both sorry.” Mike says.

“You both may please leave now.” She says without looking up from her computer.

We both leave and go our different paths.

I reach my locker and check what period I have next. Both my school and Haley’s have decided to keep an extra day of school today for some reason I don’t know. I sigh and take the book I need out when my phone buzzes. I take it out of my pocket to see that I have one new message.

I unlock my phone and check to see that Haley sent a message to me which says, “Reece, I am breaking up with you.”

My eyes widen when I read that. I read it once again. And again. And again.

I don’t know when but I absent mindedly, punch my locker with my bleeding knuckles which leaves a big thud and a huge dent on it.

Furiously, I pick up my bag from the ground and drive home.

So many thoughts are going on in my mind. Flashbacks from today morning flash in my mind.


“You have already ruined this Reece.” I shut my eyes.

“Haley please just listen to me-”

“Listen to what huh? Listen to what?! Listen to the fact that you played with my feelings?! That you betrayed my trust Reece? That all this while you were fake to me? That you had a facade on and were fooling around with my innocence? HUH? Tell me! Is this what you wanted? To see me break in front of you like this? Tell me Reece. Tell me!”

I was so stupid to do such a thing to her.

“Don’t! Don’t you dare touch me. Get away from me you filth. I cannot believe you would do such a thing. I thought you were different, obviously I was wrong.”

I feel my hold getting stronger on the steering wheel.

“Haley. I am so sorry. I know I have been a jerk to you but please forgive me.” I say after explaining the whole story to her.

“I have nothing to say to you Reece. You have let me down. You have broken my heart. You deserve to be unforgivable. Goodbye.”

I press the breaks and the car jerks to a stop. A tear falls down my cheek.

I let her down. Just because of a stupid childish bet.

Her red eyes with tears falling down and her puffed cheeks is constantly flashing in my eyes. I can see her furiously going out of my room to her house.


I let her go. I let my whole world shatter in front of my eyes and I did not do anything to stop it.

I have to set things right. I cannot let her go so easily.

I dial her number but she does not answer. And I try again and again and again. But she never answers. But I am not going to give up so easily. I take a u turn and head straight to her house.

I ring the doorbell but no one opens the door so I try again. I turn the knob to find the door to be unlocked. I go in.

“Haley? Are you there?” I say whilst heading to her room.

When I enter the room, no one is inside. I check the bathroom and there is no on in there too.

Where are you?

“What the fuck are you doing here?” I hear someone say.

I quickly turn around to see Haley standing behind me with her arms folded.

“Haley, let me explain...”


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