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I managed to pull myself up on my quivering knees, only to land on the couch. As I broke into a fresh wave of tears, I heard a key turning. Danni and PJ walked through the door, giggling and holding each others hands. I quickly stood up and ran out the living room, hoping that they wouldn't see me crying. They did.
"Cassie?" Danni called out to me. "Cassie are you ok?"
I closed and locked the door of the spare bedroom. Flopping down onto the bed I shouted back to her.
"Yeah, I'm fine." But my voice was shaky and anybody could tell I had been crying.
"You clearly aren't." I heard Danni trying to turn the handle. "Come on Cass, what's happened? You can talk to me about anything."
I paused for a moment. I knew that I could always talk to Danni and Devon about what was bothering me, but this time I wasn't sure. From behind the door Pj was whispering to Danni.
"I think its best I just leave you alone with her." He said under his breath.
"Ok." She replied. "I'll call you tonight." After a moment of what I assumed was their goodbye kiss, PJ's footsteps shuffled away.
"Alright Cass, open the door now." Danni's voice was gentle but still ordering me to talk to her. "Is this about a guy?"
I still said nothing. "Do you want me to call Dan?" She asked, knowing that he was always the person to call when I'm upset.
"No!" I said almost immediately.
"So it is about a guy then. Otherwise you would want Dan here straight away." Danni was right. She knew that I couldn't tell Dan about anything involving me being in a relationship with someone. Especially if that someone was his best friend. I got up from my bed and opened the door. Danni gave me a small smile and pulled me into a hug. She lead me back into the living room and made us both mugs of hot chocolate.
"Ok, what's going on Cass?" She said.
I explained the situation with me and Phil, but without mentioning his name. I told her about Ash kissing me right in front of Phil and the argument that occured afterwards. She seemed stunned once I told her what Phil had said about me sleeping around.
"So this guy you're seeing, saw Ash kissing you and assumed you were playing him?" She asked, draining her mug.
I nodded. "Now he basically hates me and I hate him for calling me a slut." I looked down at my hands for a moment. Pulling the sleeves of my hoodie over my hands as I always do when I'm insecure. I then wiped my face with my sleeves and continued sobbing. "But he means too much to me. I can't lose him Danni."
She put her arm around me and my head dropped onto her shoulder. "Clearly he doesn't deserve you if he was capable of saying something like that. Just forget about him Cass, he's not worth it if he makes you feel like shit."
"I really thought he was...different." Danni pulled her phone out of the pocket of her jeans. "What are you doing?" I asked.
"I'm going to call Dan." She replied.
I jumped away from her. "Danni, what the fuck? You can't do that!"
"Cassie if a guy has made you this upset then Dan should know. He's your brother, he's meant to look after you."
"I can't tell him because he will want to know who it is!" I protested. "You know what Dan is like, he will try to kill him."
Danni paused for a moment. "Well who is it then?"
She stared straight into my eyes, almost begging me to tell her. "It...it's Phil." I choked out.
"Phil?" She repeated out of sheer amazement. "Shit."
"This is why you can't tell Dan." I said. "He will go fucking insane."
"But, is it over between you two?" Danni asked. "I mean after what happened with Ash, are you still going to be together?"
That was a question I still didn't know the answer to. I had no idea if our relationship could continue after what had happened.
"If you are going to keep seeing each other then Dan needs to know."
I was lost for words. "I don't want Dan to end this relationship. Because it means he also loses one of his best friends." Danni took one of my hands as I continued. "But I don't even know if Phil would want me back now. After all he thinks I'm a slut. I threw him out the house for saying so. Oh god Danni I don't know what to do."
She sighed. "You need to decide whether you want to stay in a relationship with Phil or not. Dan obviously won't react well to you dating his best friend, but you need to know if Phil is worth another boyfriend argument with Dan. And If this relationship could be the first one to get through Dans possessive brother ways."
At that moment my phone began to play Let the Flames Begin and Phil's name flashed on the screen. Danni squeezed my hand. "Its your decision Cass." She stood up and left me by myself. My phone still ringing.