Love in a thousand pieces

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Chapter 5: Unlikely of Friends

-Damian-

About a week after the incident with Halo, we were finally able to leave the hospital. I was more than happy to leave since I absolutely hated hospitals.

“Finally! We can leave this damned place for good!” I said with a grin, helping Halo get dressed. She had a cast that stretched down her arm and around her shoulder.

“I know, I wanna go home,” Halo said, putting on her shirt with my help and then looking up at me. I smiled slightly at her.

“I’m sorry people are such assholes,” I said in a sympathetic tone as I looked down, biting the inside of my cheek.

“It’s not your fault…” she replied. She looked over at the door, and then at me with a pleading look.

“Yes, we can go, come on!” I said, feeling more than happy to leave. I took her good hand, leading her out of the room and beginning to walk out of the hospital.

“Wait! Before you guys leave…” I heard a voice say from behind, causing me to groan and turn around.

A nurse walked over while holding a clipboard, looking at the two of us as she stopped right in front of us.

“You have to sign there before you guys leave,” she said as she held out the clipboard.

“Why both of us?” I asked confused, looking between her and Halo.

“Because of your relation to her,” she said as she looked between the two of us.

“What relation-” Halo started in a confused tone as she looked at me. I intercepted quickly as an anxious smile took over my face.

“It’s fine! I’ll just...sign the papers…” I said, taking the clipboard and signing it, then helping Halo sign it since she could only use one hand.

“Thank you,” the nurse spoke with a warm smile, turning on her heel and walking away.

“Okay, let’s go,” I said anxiously, taking her good hand and leading her out of the building. I was nervous that she’d ask what that nurse meant by our relation to each other...I really didn’t feel like saying anything…

“So...what’d that nurse mean by your relation to me?” Halo asked, causing me to close my eyes in nervousness...damn you, god…

“Er...it’s nothing. We should just get home and stuff so…” I said quickly, maneuvering my way over to the car and helping her into the passenger seat.

“No, I wanna know,” Halo said confused, looking at me anxiously as I closed the passenger door and went around to the front. I got into the driver’s seat, sitting down as I nervously bit the inside of my cheek.

“It’s nothing, it doesn’t matter,” I responded, attempting to deflect the conversation.

“Damian, please tell me!” Halo said in a pleading voice, looking at me with a hurt expression. I glanced over at her as she looked at me, biting the inside of my cheek.

“It’s nothing just...can we at least get home first?” I asked, looking at her guiltily and then back at the road. She sighed, leaning her head on the window.

“I guess…” she said quietly. I knew she was upset at me but...I didn’t know how to explain it...I didn’t know how to explain myself…

I pulled into the apartment parking lot, sighing at the memories of what happened the last time we were here. I pulled into a parking space, looking down as my heartbeat heavily against my chest. I got out of the car and walked over to Halo’s side, seeing her struggling to get out.

“Halo let me just help y-” I started as she interrupted me. I stopped in my place as she hit me with a glare.

“I’m fine,” she spoke angrily, stumbling as she fell out of the car. I sighed and bent down to her, helping her up.

“Why are you mad at me?” I asked after I helped her up. She started to walk away, ignoring my question. “Halo?” I asked confused...I hope she’s not mad at me for not telling her about the whole relationship thing.

I followed her as she walked into the apartment complex, shutting the door before I came in. I stumbled back, looking down and opening the door again, and following her. I slipped my hands into my hoodie pockets and then walking towards the apartment. I walked in, seeing Halo sitting on the couch as she stared in front of her with an angered look.

“Halo…” I started, looking down as I began to fumble with my fingers.

“What did that nurse mean?” she asked flatly, turning her attention towards me.

“I er…” I started, not really knowing how to explain it...she’d hate me...she’s gonna hate me…

“Tell me!” she snapped, causing me to step back slightly. I looked down, feeling like she was gonna flip out on me.

“Well...after they admitted you and you were asleep...they asked me some questions about us and well...they asked my relation to you and me er…” I started to say, feeling a giant knot whelm in my stomach, causing me to feel nauseated from the anxiety. “...I kinda...er...said you were my er...girlfriend…” I said quietly.

“Why didn’t you just tell me?” she asked after a second. I looked up, seeing a small smile on her face. I looked back down, feeling nervous still.

“I didn’t know if you’d be mad,” I spoke quietly as I continued to fumble with my fingers.

“Why would I be mad about that?” she asked as she stood up. I looked up slightly, seeing her walk over with a smile on her face. I looked back down, starting to bite the inside of my cheek.

“So er...do you…er...wanna be?” I asked nervously. My heart began to race and beat heavily against my chest. The knot inside my stomach grew and tightened. I continued to bite the inside of my cheek, keeping my gaze on the ground.

“Like as in…?” she started, getting what I meant. I swallowed hard, looking up at her slightly, avoiding all eye-contact.

“Y-Yeah…” I spoke quietly and nervously, looking back down again as I continued to mess with my fingers.

I felt her grab my face with her good hand, pulling me into a kiss. My eyes widened slightly, then after a minute kissing her back. She started to smile, moving her hand to my neck as she wrapped it around the back of my neck. I moved my arms around her waist and picked her up. I held her on my hip tightly, but careful enough to not end up hurting her arm and shoulder.

“I love you,” she said in my mouth with a smile...I think I have her answer. A small smile formed on my face, not being able to hold it in.

“I love you too,” I replied while still holding her. A bigger smile formed on her face as she held me as tightly as she could with her good arm, deepening the kiss.

I started walking over to the couch, sitting down as I sat her on my lap. My grip around her waist remained tight, kissing her deeply still. Her smile turned into a smirk, her hands moving down to my hoodie and starting to take it off.

I broke the kiss, helping her take it off. I tossed it to the side, starting to get off her shirt that I somehow easily managed to do with her giant cast. She leaned back over and kissed me again, her arm around my neck.

“I think we should take this to the bedroom,” she said in my mouth as she moved closer to me. I nodded, getting up while still holding her and walking into the bedroom.

I shut the door as I continued to hold her in my arms, going over to the bed and laying her down. I crawled onto the bed and hovered over top of her on my knees, kissing her again as I moved my arms around her waist tightly. She moved her arm over to my t-shirt and started to pull it off. I broke the kiss and helped her take it off, kissing her again as I moved my hands to her waist again, just lightly brushing against her pants line.

She kissed me back, her hand moving to my pants and pulling them down as far as she could. I kicked them off, moving my hands to her pants, and pulled them down completely, tossing them to the side. She moved her hand behind her, starting to take off her bra and breaking the kiss to toss it to the side. I kissed her again, moving my hands to her waist.

She moved her hands to my underwear line, opening her eyes and giving me a look of: Can I? I nodded while still kissing her, a small smile forming on her face as she started to pull them down. I kicked them off, then moved my hands to her underwear and giving her the same look. She nodded as I did, starting to pull them down and tossing them to the side.

I pulled her closer to me slightly, kissing her intensely and deeply as I held her waist tightly. She moved a bit closer, causing myself to go inside her. I moved forward and backward, thrusting my cock in her at a steady pace while still kissing her. Her arm moved from my neck down, gripping the sheets underneath her. I went just slightly harder and faster, my heart beating fast against my chest as I held onto her waist.

She let out a soft moan, leaning her head back and breaking the kiss. She bit her lip as I went faster and harder, my grip around her waist tightening. She moaned even louder at every thrust, my breathing starting to grow heavy and fast. I went even harder, my dick beginning to throb inside of her. I struggled to keep noise in as I came into her wet cunt. I bit my lip hard, leaning my head back and trying not to make any noise...good god this felt good.

Her moans and whimpers grew louder, gripping the sheets below even tighter as she leaned her head back even more into the pillow underneath. I continued to rock my hips back and forth inside her, my head leaned back still as I felt more semen bust out.

After about ten minutes, I finally pulled out of her after getting soft and laid on the bed. My breathing was heavy as I stared at the ceiling.

“That...was amazing…” I heard Halo say. I looked over, seeing a smile on her face. I nodded, looking back at the ceiling as I continued to breathe heavily.

“We should er...get dressed now…” I said, starting to get up and putting on a pair of black sweatpants and a black t-shirt that in white wrote AC/DC. She got up after me, putting on some short shorts and one of my hoodies. She laid back on the bed, looking over at me and smiling. I smiled back, laying back on the bed beside her and turning over.

“You know...when we first moved in here...I never thought this would happen…” I stated in a breathy tone, turning on my back and looking up.

“Me either,” she said as she looked at me. A smile still formed on her face. She turned so her body was facing me, her head resting on her hand as she continued to smile. She moved closer to me and laid beside me, looking up at me as she began to cuddle me.

I smiled as I wrapped my arm around her, leaning down slightly and pecking her lips. She turned around so her back was against my stomach, her arm tightly around mine. I pulled her closer to me, holding her warmly as I started to close my eyes.

I can’t believe I just did it...with her...I just did it...oh my god I can’t believe I just did it...my mind echoed in thoughts that I couldn’t believe. I was still caught up on what happened, my mind not being able to grasp what happened.

After a few minutes, I heard faint snoring in front of me. I opened my eyes and looked down, a smile forming on my face as I saw her sleeping peacefully. I closed my eyes again, drifting off into a deep sleep.

In the morning I felt someone shaking me and my name being called. I opened my eyes slightly and turned a bit, looking over at Halo sitting on the bed.

“Damian, there’s something at the door and I’m scared to open it…” she said as she looked at me a bit scared.

“What?” I asked tiredly and confused, sitting up and rubbing my eyes. I looked at her with my head tilted slightly, trying to see her through my tired vision.

“Just….go look…” Halo said as she got off of the bed, looking at me and then towards the front door which was visible through the open bedroom door. I rubbed my eyes again and started to get up, stumbling slightly as I walked towards the door.

I opened the door, seeing a box in front of the door. I raised my eyebrow as I stared at it confused, not knowing if I should trust it or not. I slowly bent down on my heels, leaning over and sliding the box over in a careful manner. I looked at a folded paper taped to the front of it, in black bold letters it wrote: HALO

I continued to look at it confused, taking the paper off of the box and opening it.

Halo

I’m really sorry about what happened a few days ago. I don’t know what got into me and I feel very bad about it. I dropped those friends I had that forced me to go that far, hoping that you might maybe forgive me. If not, then I’m giving you this gift in hopes that maybe this will help show my guilt for what I did. Please accept this, I really am sorry. I hope that your arm heals.

- Justin

I sighed at who wrote the letter, standing up and holding it tightly in my hand. I turned around and walked over to the bedroom, handing Halo the folded note from Justin.

“It’s for you,” I said, feeling annoyed that this guy has the guts to break Halo’s arm and shoulder to the point her shoulder had to be replaced, and then act like a sorry note and some box will help it.

“...Should I open the box then?” Halo asked nervously, looking between me and the unopened box in the doorway.

“If it were me, I wouldn’t, but it’s for you so…” I spoke quietly, looking down and staring at the floor. I heard Halo start getting up, causing me to turn my attention towards her.

She walked over to the box hesitantly, staring down at it nervously. She bent down and started opening the box. I turned to look at the box, walking into the living room slowly as she finally opened the box.

A head poked out of it, looking around at both me and Halo...it wasn’t just a normal head…

“Oh my god did he-” I started when Halo stood up suddenly and looked between me and the small dog in the box that got out wagged its tail towards Halo and me. It went over to Halo and started licking her ankles, looking up at Halo with a curious look as it panted.

“You know...I really don’t like this guy but...I do really like this dog,” she said as she bent down and started to pet the dog. A smile on her face as she continued to pet it.

The dog looked like a tiny version of a pug, which wasn’t my favorite dog but...if Halo’s happy then I am too.

“What should we name him?” Halo asked with anticipation, looking quickly between the dog and me.

“Whatever you want to name him, I mean...he’s technically your dog,” I said as I moved my hands into my pants pockets.

“…How about Taco?” she suggested as she gazed up at me while petting the dog.

“Sure,” I said with a shrug, mainly since I didn’t want to argue with her since it was her dog…even though I didn’t really trust this dog since it had a connection to that Justin kid.

“Okay, then Taco…” Halo started as she stood up, looking at the small dog and then me with a smile. “We need to get him some pet stuff since we don’t have anything,” she said to me.

“Yeah, we do...you wanna go now or wait a minute?” I asked, rubbing my eyes again since I had just gotten up.

“Well, we should probably go now since it’s like noon and I don’t know how long Taco’s been outside,” Halo stated as she looked at my tired expression. “It’s not my fault you slept in.”

“Okay fine...just let me get dressed…” I said, rubbing my eyes again and walking into the bedroom. I cracked the door slightly, going over to the duffle bag I hadn’t unpacked yet and grabbing some black jeans and a black t-shirt that said ‘Nirvana’ on the front of it. I ran my fingers through my longish hair, walking out of the bedroom and into the living room.

“Dang, you already got dressed?” Halo asked, seeing her in some blue jeans and a bra, walking around, and trying to find a shirt. I shrugged.

“It doesn’t take me very long,” I said as I sat on the couch. She threw on a regular blue t-shirt, putting her hair in a ponytail.

“Okay you ready?” she asked as she started to put on her shoes.

“Yep,” I said, putting my shoes on after her and then grabbing my keys. “Wait what do we do with him?” I asked, nodding to Taco.

“We’ll have one of the neighbor’s look after him while we’re out. I’m sure they will. Come on,” she said excitedly, walking out the door. I sighed and shrugged, walking out the door and closing it behind me.

Halo went over to the door to the apartment next to ours, knocking on it. A German-looking man opened it, holding a bowl of sauerkraut.

“Can I help you?” the German guy spoke in a thick accent.

“Hi er, I’m Halo. I’m new here and um...we’re going out for the day, and we need someone to watch over our dog to make sure he doesn’t get hurt or anything...so if you could be so kind…?” Halo spoke in a bit of an awkward tone.

“Oh, no problem. I’ll check on him every so often for you. My treat!” he replied in a happy tone. “Just let me know when you’re back so I don’t accidentally come in at the wrong time.”

“Oh my gosh, thank you so much!” Halo said happily with a smile. She turned around as the German guy closed the door, looking at me with a smile.

“You see? Problem solved!” Halo said with a smile, walking in front of me and down the apartment stairs.

“I never knew about that guy…” I said quietly, turning around and following her down the apartment stairs.

I know Halo seems to like this dog and everything...but I don’t know if that’s gonna be enough to forgive what he did to Halo...no...it won’t be...not for me at least.

He may think he can buy his friendship with Halo and me, but that’s not gonna happen. I hope Halo sees it the same way I do...I just…

I don’t see us becoming friends….it’s too unlikely…

...I don’t like this guy…

At all…

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We started walking down the sidewalk and into the main part of the town. There were a lot of people, which in a lot of ways freaked me out but I knew I had to suck it up. I kept my attention on the ground, biting the inside of my cheek nervously.

“Damian, relax no one’s gonna hurt you,” Halo said as she walked next to me, looking up at me as we began to approach the pet store.

“I know...I just get nervous that’s all…” I spoke quietly, fumbling with my fingers as I continued to look down.

“It’s okay, I’m right here for you,” Halo said with a smile, giving my arm a quick hug and then walking into the pet store. It was smaller than what pet stores normally look like, but it was still a decent size.

We were walking around, Halo gazing at everything in amazement and picking up everything that she thought would be good for Taco. I couldn’t help but smile at her excitement and enthusiasm for taking care of this dog...even if it was from Justin…

We started to walk in line when a guy walked up behind us. I didn’t think anything of it until I heard a yelp and Halo almost jump into my arms. I whipped my head around, seeing Halo looking at the guy behind us petrified while latched onto my arm. The guy had chestnut brown hair and brown eyes, looking at Halo with a smirk.

“What? You’ve got a cute butt,” he said casually with a smirk. I felt a bubble of rage begin to boil inside me, causing me to let go of Halo and start walking towards this guy.

“What the hell did you do to her?” I asked angrily, my fists starting to clench. Halo stood behind me terrified while holding the stuff we were getting for Taco.

“Oh what’re you gonna do?” he asked with a smirk. My eye started to twitch, feeling this overwhelming rage start to flood over me. I grabbed his arm tightly, yanking him out of the store and shoving him down the sidewalk. There was a window on the side of the pet shop, so everything I was doing was completely visible to everyone in the store, including Halo.

“Don’t even try anything you emo bitch,” the guy spat as he stumbled.

“Don’t touch girls sexually and maybe things will be different,” I replied venomously, grabbing his arm again and yanking it behind him. I forced him on his knees, holding him down as I yanked his arm up more.

“I have every right to…she’s not your property,” he spat painfully as I continued to move his arm up.

“DAMIAN STOP!” I heard Halo yell from behind me, running out of the store and looking at me as she stared at me while still scared of the guy.

“Yeah, Damian, listen to fine ass over there,” the guy said with a smirk.

“That’s it you fuck!” I almost yelled, yanking his arm up to where his arm snapped. He cried out in pain, curling up on the ground. “And before I forget…” I started, bending down and taking his good wrist and snapping it in half. He cried more, curling up and glaring at me through the pain.

“YOU’RE GONNA PAY FOR THIS!” he screamed as he tried holding both his broken arm and wrist. I glared at him, then turning away and starting to walk towards Halo.

“Come on, let’s just go home,” I said in a calmer tone, starting to walk away,

“I told you to stop!” Halo said a bit angrily but also terrified from the guy I just hurt.

“He hurt you, so I hurt him,” I said as we continued to walk away from the guy. She shook her head at me, starting to speed walk in front of me as she held the bags of animal products.

What I did wasn’t wrong. He hurt her, and I don’t regret that...freaking people...I hate them with a passion…

And great, not we have to deal with the whole Justin’s weird dog gift thing when we get home…

I hate that guy…I hate Justin...why do people have to be such assholes? Oh yeah, I’m gonna pay for that. Pfft, yeah right.

I hate people…

...I hate them with a passion.

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