The reason behind it all.
You know that feeling, when you know you’re in big trouble, and you don’t even know how they’re gonna punish you. Yeah… we were feeling like that every single step we took towards that goddamn door
( wink, wink)
As soon as we reached the door Brendon opened it for us, and led us all to the car. Nobody said a word; Brendon’s face was enough to scare me for life. We all got in, even if we originally came in Ryan’s car, which was nowhere in sight. The drive was as awkward as possible. Even Sam didn’t know what the hell was going on, she just kept looking at Ryan and me with a questioning glance, which I could only answer with my “Brendon’sgonnafuckingkillyouifyoukeeplookingatuslikethatbitch” look.
We were in the shit for sure.
Oh, I seem to have forgotten a tiny bit of information from the past.
A few years ago the guys were hanging out in our living room back home in Vegas while Caitlin and I were upstairs getting ready for the ultimate sleepover.
“Mel, you know Ryan’s gonna find out sooner or later” she said wearing a grin.
“I hope later is the answer” I said getting kind of pissed off at her for talking about it.
You see Ryan was my dirty little secret, nobody but Cait and I knew that I liked him.
We snuck downstairs to infiltrate the boy’s sleepover, cause we’re just bitches like that.
The guys were in a circle holding hands, which crept us out because we had no idea what was going on.
“This promise is sacred, do you all agree to it?” Brendon said
“What promise?” said Spencer
“Oh, sorry, I was getting to that Spencer” Brendon said obviously forgetting that he was supposed to say the pact
“You all have to promise that under no circumstances none of you can hurt my sister or [Caitlin, those girls are my life, and if anything ever happened to them, I don’t know what I’d do” Brendon said]
“Awwwwwwwww” Cait and I silently whispered to each other.
“Yeah man, of course we promise, we would never hurt those girls, they’re like sisters to us” Ryan said
Yep, that felt like a slap to the face, we can’t have incest. This felt just like the time I had a crush on Brendon when we were younger. Don’t judge me I was little and he was cute. He used to wear little suits and suspenders and- Not the point.
The promise was agreed by all and they went to the kitchen. Cait and I went there as well to get our chocolate covered strawberries. When we reached them, there was one missing; I turned slightly to the fridge only to find Ryan eating it.
“Hey that’s mine” I said
“Oh, sorry, I didn’t know that” He said while smiling showing his now chocolate covered teeth.
It didn’t really matter because I just wanted to talk to him. The guys went back leaving Ryan, Cait and I in the kitchen.
“ I know how you can pay me back, how about a movie” I said referring to one from his precious horror collection.
“Mel, listen, I really don’t like you that way, Brendon’s my best friend and if you’re his sister you’re my sister too, it’s kind of wrong also because I’m older, and what would people think. Your just not my type, you’re not lady like, you’re kind of immature, you’re not pretty, and you have nothing I would ever want in a girl.” Ryan said with no emotion
I just died.
“Listen you dick, when I said movie I was referring to one of yours from your collection, also you’re the immature one since you think everything is about you, you think I like you, well I don’t anymore, because you are the worst type of guy that can ever exist, you know what that type is, not the mean type, but the type that breaks promises, you fucking broke Brendon’s promise right now, you hurt me” I yelled at him.
By that point everyone was looking at us
“Don’t ever talk to me again Ross” I said while crying. I grabbed Cait’s hand and we rushed back to my room.
“Ryan what the hell is wrong with you?” Was the last thing I heard Brendon yell at Ryan before I cried my eyes out.
After that Ryan tried everything to make me forgive him, he apologized and we resumed our friendship, but to me, it was never the same.
He hurt me, and Brendon knew that.
He had hurt me, who’s to say he won’t do it again?
End of flashback
We reached the house, Brendon turned around, kissed Sam and then uttered the following words to her:
“Get the hell out of my house”
Yeah, we were gonna get it.