I'm Falling -A Kellin Quinn Love Story- Chapter 6A bunch of things happen in this.. So there's no real good short way to explain it. Anyway, I need to know how I'm doing on this story so please rate this or send a message to let me know! If you catch a mistake, also let me know please. I don't fix them all sometimes and it bugs me. -Thanks, TeamUnicorn.
Next Day at School
I walked home, eating the apple Taylor brought me for lunch for no reason. She just brought and it said “Here, my mom wants you to have this” and I saved it. I guess her mom doesn’t think I’m healthy enough.
I met two guys- Chris and Ryan- and another girl- Morgan- at lunch when Taylor decided to introduce me to them. Morgan and Ryan have been dating for going on two years, which I thought was great, but Morgan seemed like a girl jerk. Chris said he’d been dating the same girl on and off for a couple months but I don’t remember her name. It was a new name, one that you don’t hear often. And I also found out that Taylor has a girlfriend and they’ve been dating for only six weeks but they’ve been friends and talking for over a year.
I was walking up the driveway when I noticed the neighbor’s kids outside playing. There was a little girl and two older-looking boys. The girl looked to be about four and the two boys looked to be about nine and seventeen. I wanted to go over and talk to the seventeen-looking one but I was afraid he was either annoyed or just not very friendly because he was sitting on the porch staring at the two littler kids. Finally, I worked up the strength to go over and talk to him. I dropped my schoolbag on the driveway beside the porch step and took my jacket off and threw it down, too, because it was getting warm.
“Hey,” I said, reaching the guy who was now looking up at me with the two clearest blue eyes I’ve ever seen. There was a small, handsome grin on his lips as he scooted over and offered a seat next to him. I sat down beside him and watched the two little kids run around, screaming and playing tag.
“You new around here?” he asked, turning his attention back to me.
I nodded but kept my eyes on the kids. “Yeah. Moved in with a friend,” I answered.
“You’re friends with Kellin?” he asked.
I finally looked at him and nodded again. “Sorta.”
“He told me the story, you don’t need to lie,” he chuckled, moving hair from his eyes. He leaned back on one arm while the other arm sat in his lap.
“You, too?” I asked, letting out a sigh. “It seems he told everyone in town about it.” I glanced over at the house, seeing Kellin’s truck pull in the driveway. He got out, along with Gabe, and picked up my stuff.
“Well, news like this gets around… Anyway, it looks like he’s home and you’re gonna run off now,” he chuckled, sending me a smile to let me know he was joking.
“No. Honestly, I’m not really in the mood to be around him right now.” I sighed and watched as Gabe and Kellin went inside with my stuff.
The guy stood up and looked down at me, holding out a hand. “Wanna take a walk and get to know each other since you’ll be my neighbor for a while?” I smiled and took his hand, standing up.
“So what’s your name?” I asked before taking another bite of the apple.
“Ricky. Most people call me Rick, though. I don’t see why since it’s only one letter shorter and takes the same amount of time to say.” He shrugged and chuckled.
“Same way with mine. My real name is Lacy but people call me Lace. It doesn’t make sense. They’re only wasting their own time coming up with a name shorter than Lacy.”
Right then, my cell phone vibrated from my side pocket and I wiped on of my hands off to get it. Once I got it, I saw I had two messages- one from Kellin, one from Taylor- and read them aloud.
“Kellin said hey,” I told Rick. He rolled his eyes and smiled. “Tell him hey back, I guess. I don’t see why he said that to you instead of me.”
“Well he’s dumb sometimes,” I chuckled.
“Sometimes?” he joked as I read the other message in my mind.
Taylor- Dude, Morgan likes u.
Me- What do you mean?
Taylor- I mean she LIKES u. Like like.
Me- Eh, whatever. Too bad for her.
Taylor- Lol, ikr?
After that conversation ended, Rick took my phone and put his number in my contacts and made me text it before we got to my house so he could have my number, too.
“See ya around,” he called over his shoulder, jogging across the street to his house. I smiled and walked up the porch steps and went inside, taking my shoes off at the door.
“Anyone home?” I called, although I knew people were. I was greeted by a dog licking my hand. Not just any dog. A Dalmatian dog- a dog I’ve always dreamed of having since I was a little kid watching 101 Dalmatians.
We don’t have a dog. So where’d this come from?
Kellin came from upstairs and smiled when he saw me bending down next to the dog. “I see you’ve met your new pet.”
“My new pet?” I repeated, petting the dog’s back. It licked my hand as I stood up straight again. “What do you want then?” I asked when Kellin nodded, confirming it was mine.
“You to be happy. Valerie said you’ve always wanted a dog so I went out and got you one that Valerie said you’d like.”
Valerie. Of course, I thought. I shook my head and chuckled because I knew she’d do something like that.
“According to her, it’s your favorite breed and you’ve always wanted one.”
“I have,” I said, walking over to him. I wrapped my arms around his neck and smiled up at him. “Thank you.” He rested his hands on my sides and placed his lips on mine.
“You’re welcome,” he said, taking my hand and walking me to the living room’s couch. We sat down and waited for Gabe to get out of the shower.
“Why’s he taking one in the middle of the day like this?” I asked, leaning against his shoulder.
I had my legs pulled up to my chest and my arms wrapped around them but my head was rested on his shoulder. He sat normally, both feet on the ground, and was watching some football game on TV. And the dog, which I named Jelly Bean because I love jelly beans, was asleep in a dog bed Kellin had got.
“He found out what dogs do when they get too excited and happy,” he said with a smirk.
“Wag their tail and lick?” I asked, confused.
He shook his head. “Not quite.”
“Then what happens?”
“Pee,” he whispered for no reason since we were the only two in the room, except for Jelly Bean.
I chuckled. “That makes sense.”
Two Hours Later
I sat on our bed and watched YouTube videos while Kellin was rehearsing with the guys. I finally got to meet Justin and Jack but I soon found out Jack wasn’t in a very good mood so I left him alone.
I typed in ‘sleeping with sirens’ and found one of their chat streams or whatever they’re called- where they do a video of them being normal- and watched it until Justin came to the door and knocked, making me jump.
“The door’s open,” I yelled after pausing the video.
He opened it up and smiled. “Kellin wants you.”
“I know he does,” I joked.
He chuckled. “No, he really wants you.”
I looked at him and his expression turned serious and he nodded, motioning me to get up and follow him. I groaned but followed him to their big studio-looking room anyway.
“I don’t see why he needs ME when you’re in the middle of practicing,” I said before we got to the door that was still open.
“Go see,” he answered with a little grin.
I walked into the room and my eyes landed on Kellin instantly. He holding a microphone but put it on its stand when he saw me. He walked over and took my hand and started walking back towards the microphone but I found out what he was trying to do. He was trying to get me to sing.
I tried to pull my hand away but as soon as I did, he turned and caught my arm. “No,” he said firmly.
“No, you no,” I said back, trying to get away.
“I wouldn’t fight if I were you. We both know I’m stronger,” he said, still holding my arm as I struggled to get away.
“No,” I repeated, falling to the ground, hoping he’d give up and let me go. His hand slipped away from my arm for a split-second and I tried to crawl to the door but he picked me up. “Let me go,” I yelled.
“Stand and stay,” he said, putting me back on the ground in front of the microphone. “And sing,” he whispered finally.
“N-O,” I whispered back with an innocent smile. I started to walk away but he grabbed my arm and stopped me.
“Please? You know you want to.”
“Actually, I wanna get back to listening to you guys on the computer.”
“YouTube… Your interviews with people,” I answered.
“You watch YouTube videos of us? When you could be hanging around the real us?”
“Well, yeah. Some of them are funny.”
“You’re weird,” Jesse joked, coming up beside me.
“That ship sailed away a long time ago,” Justin joked back.
“Hey,” I interrupted. “I’ll do ONE song if you promise to let me go.”
Justin and Jesse both agreed and so did the rest. But Kellin said I had to do two then he’d let me go.
“Only one,” I whined. “I hate singing and, anyway, I suck at it. Can’t you get, like, some other girl in here?”
“We could get A LOT of girls in here,” Justin answered. “But Kellin only wants you so…”
“You have tons of GOOD singers and you want a terrible one to practice with you?”
Kellin looked at Jesse and they stared at each other for a few seconds with smiles on their faces. And I noticed that Justin was also smiling. “Actually,” Jesse started.
“We don’t want you to just PRACTICE with us,” Kellin said.
I gave him a confused look then Justin added, “We want you to RECORD with us.”
I shook my head. “Not happenin’… I refuse.”
“How do you know you’re not being recorded now?” Jack asked from the back of the room. He was sitting in a chair, holding a guitar with one hand and a water bottle with the other.
I glanced at him, worried because of his question. “I’m not.”
He smiled and shrugged. “I don’t know.”
I looked at Gabe, who was sitting in the back, too. He seemed to be acting lonely and quiet for some reason. When I looked at him, he caught my eyes for a second then looked away quickly. Suddenly, a wave of guilt flew over me and I felt like I was obligated to talk to him and see what was wrong. I was quiet for a while, I guessed, because Kellin was waving his hands in front of my face before long.
“Are you still on earth?” he questioned, giving me a confused look.
I smacked his hands away and tore my stare from Gabe. I was worried about him but I didn’t know what to do. He wasn’t usually like this. He was the fun, energetic one in the interview I was watching. Maybe interviews were different than real life.
“Yeah, let’s just get this over with,” I sighed.
Why am I doing this? I kept asking myself. Because Kellin wants me to… Anyway, maybe after he hears how bad I am, he’ll never ask me to sing with him again.
I hoped I’d do so terrible that he’d send me out of the room as soon as we started and I could go back to our room.
Jesse and Justin went to where they were supposed to be and Kellin stayed beside me. I guessed he was either going to make sure I didn’t leave or he was going to sing with me. I hoped he would sing with me to cover up the terribleness I sang.
Luckily, it was one of the songs I knew well and I didn’t need the lyrics in front of me to be able to sing it without messing up the words. It was the acoustic version of ‘James Dean and Audrey Hepburn’. At least, that’s what I always called it. I didn’t know the actual name they had for it when it first came out so I stuck with what everyone else called it.
“Stay for tonight if you want to. I can show you what my dreams are made of. As I’m dreaming of your face. I’ve been away for a long time. Such a long time and I miss you there. I can’t imagine being anywhere else. I can’t imagine being anywhere else but here,” we sang together.
I thought we sounded amazing together, honestly. He made me sound better by sounding so great.
Five Hours Later
Still Lacy’s P.O.V
For some reason, when Kellin was singing, I got extremely turned on. I don’t even know why. It was just so adorable, the way he sang with so much energy and the cute faces he made. But after I told him the oddness of me being turned on by him singing, he simply stared at me for the longest time then asked me what would happen if he kissed me. So I decided to be mean.
I got really close to kissing him, with our faces just a few inches apart, then moved back real fast and ran upstairs. Let’s just say that didn’t turn out so well in the end and he made me wish I didn’t mess with him like that.
He chased me up the stairs, all the way into the bedroom, and then I found out the only place I had left to go was the closet because he had me cornered. So I ran into the closet, only to find out I couldn’t lock it… Because there was no lock on it.
I sat there and watched as he opened the door and drug me by my feet out of the closet and into his arms. Then he threw me on the bed and held my shoulders down so I couldn’t get up. But that wasn’t the worst part. The worst part was when he practically stuck his tongue down my throat and choked me. That was called his ‘revenge’.
He was still holding me down while I coughed my lungs out, too! He didn’t try to even help me. He pretty much ignored my coughing and kissed me again while I was still choking. I was out of breath and had to shove his head away to stop coughing and regain my breath.
“Your way of revenge is awful,” I told him after ‘my lesson’ and we had laid down to go to bed.
“But it was funny. And you seemed to enjoy it.”
“I was choking to death and you didn’t even care.”
“You’re right. Because I know CPR.”
“That doesn’t always work, you know.”
“If you were out of breath, I’d make sure it worked and you were alive. Trust me.”
I took that as a cue to end the conversation. I closed my eyes and started to fall asleep when Kellin asked a question.
“Do you want kids? Or was that first night just the drink talking?”
I was actually kind of surprised he’d bring it up again. But at the same time, wondering if he wanted kids.
He probably doesn’t. He’s got other things to worry about, I thought before I turned to face him.
“I guess a little of both,” I answered.
He smiled. “Alright.”
“I was wondering,” he answered.
“I know you don’t. And that’s fine. So whatever plan you’re trying to make up to tell me you don’t want kids, I already know,” I said before yawning.
“It’s not that. I was just asking to see which it was. I want kids. Especially if it’s with you.” He got that cute little grin on his lips again.
I could tell by now that he loved making sweet remarks like that. He’s been doing it to me since we met. And he did it to Taylor and Valerie a lot when he met them. It must be a thing he only does with girls, though, because he never says stuff like that to the guys… Which I’m more than happy for.
But now that he told me he wants kids, it changes things a little bit. It also tells me if he wants those bad enough, he’ll wait until I’m out of school and hopefully, if I’m lucky, a few months after we get married. I’ve always been one to judge the girls who got pregnant before they graduated so I wasn’t about to BECOME one of them.
I absolutely love babies and having one and helping it grow up would be an amazing experience. Especially when they look so cute trying to drink its bottle for the first time or when its face is covered in baby food because they can’t swallow it all. And when its bath time and they don’t like the water… That can become a bit tricky, and sometimes messy.
I babysat for my neighbors as much as I could for two reasons; to get the extra money to help pay for things- such as clothes, phone bills, etc. - and just to be able to help out. Plus, the kids loved telling me silly stories at nighttime before I read them their bedtime stories. I soon realized that I’d miss those kids growing up and facing problems I’ve been through. I almost cried before I left because of it.
“So I’m guessing you have an idea now?” I asked, judging by the way he was looking at me.
His grin grew a little then faded. “Actually, no. I just love doing that to you.”
“Making you confused. And making you think I have a secret to tell you.”
I rolled my eyes and sighed. “You’re awkward. Now go to sleep.”
“Yes, master,” he muttered before pulling me closer to him and kissing my nose.
Before long, he had me wrapped up in the covers and had his arms around me, as if he were afraid someone would try to steal me in the middle of the night. Slowly, I fell asleep. I didn’t want to sleep because I honestly wasn’t tired. I would have gotten up and wandered around for a while until I got sleepy but it seemed like I wasn’t allowed to get up until in the morning. If it wasn’t because of school tomorrow, he’d probably keep me locked up in his little dungeon longer.
At that moment, I thanked school for existing. I know, stupid move because when I got up the next morning for school, I would have loved to stay home for the day. I actually thought about skipping school and spending the day with Kellin instead. But I decided not to ruin my long streak of being at school. I’ve never missed a day of school unless it was because of a health-related thing- doctor’s office, dentist, me being sick- and I wasn’t about to throw all that hard work of dragging myself to school every morning away, even if it was to hang out with him.
But I wouldn’t let him drive me to school. One, because I could walk. Two, because I wasn’t really ready for all that publicity yet. Three, because everyone in school would be talking to me all day. And four, because I promised Taylor I’d meet her at the end of the street and walk with her.
On the walk with Taylor, I told her about what Kellin said the night before and how he wanted kids. She was rambling on about good baby names and whatnot while I was blocking half of her words out. I only heard a few names I liked- such as Benjamin, Bradley and Xavier for the boy’s names and Aubrey, Chloe and Chelsea for the girl’s names.
I started to think about what two names Kellin would like out of the bunch of names she’d said until she brought me from my thoughts by slapping my shoulder with the back of her hand.
“Hey,” she said, pointing a guy standing by the school door with a group of people. He was laughing with everyone else then started talking about something. Probably something no one actually cared about by the way people started to wave and walk away and go into the building. “That’s Marcus.”
“Ah. Well Marcus looks very… Un-interesting.”
“Oh, come on. At least talk to him,” she whined, pushing me in his direction.
“What’s in it for me?”
She smiled then. “Maybe he’ll like you.”
I stared at her for a few seconds then lifted an eyebrow. “I’m still not seeing what’s good for me in this.”
“He’s the drummer for Still And Silence.”
“What’s that?” I asked, glancing over at her then back to the guy.
“The band that plays at the carnival every year… The band that he drums for,” she answered, as if the answer was obvious. She twirled a lump of her hair in between her fingers, watching the guy talk.
“Something tells me you should talk to him instead… Anyway, I can’t be dating people here… I’m kinda already involved in someone else.”
At that point, it was starting to get warmer outside and the run was rising, making the use of a jacket stupid. So I slipped out of my black Blood On The Dancefloor jacket and shoved it into my bag. I pushed her towards the guy and he glanced over at us for a split-second then waved at the group of people and walked over to us. She instantly stood behind me and tried to hide when she noticed him coming over to us.
When he got to us, I moved and pulled her in front of me. “Oh, hey,” she said, getting down on her knees and rubbing her hands on the ground. “I dropped a penny.” She looked up at me and glared then put her head down and stood up. “No luck,” she whispered.
I shook my head and sighed. “You’re not making that story believable,” I said in a hushed whisper.
She halfway smiled at me then noticed the guy still standing there, watching us. “Anyway,” she said, looking at the guy now. “This is my lovely, single and weird friend, Lacy.”
I glared at her but managed a small smile, even though he could probably already knew I wasn’t single. Actually, I don’t know what I am. Single still or engaged without having a relationship with Kellin. Either one’s fine with me. All I know is I’m sticking to him since we have to marry soon. Plus, I really like him and I’m guessing he likes me, too. At least that’s what he’s showing me…
We talked for a few minutes and as we were walking away, I stopped and said “Everything she said was right… Except single.” I could almost feel him watching us walk away because I got the weird feeling that someone was looking at me.
When we got to first period, Mrs. Dawn told one half of the class to draw grass and other things that were on the ground and the other, more experienced, half to draw a sky filled with birds and clouds and the sunlight. Sadly, I was one of the more experienced drawers so I had to actually take my time on it and make it as good as I could.
Lunch came and went quickly and so did the end of the day. I walked Taylor to her house then continued down the street to mine and found Ricky going back into his house when I was walking up the driveway. When I got inside and took my shoes off, Jelly Bean came running up to me and I bent down to pet him before Kellin came walking out of the kitchen with Gabe and Justin following.
“Good afternoon,” Justin said, walking towards me and giving me a hug, which wasn’t what I’d call normal. But I hugged him back anyway because I love hugs.
“Wonderful day,” I sighed as I flopped on the couch and watched the three guys sit on the floor around me.
“Something bad happen?” Gabe asked.
“Other than Taylor trying to set me up with some drummer kid, no.”
“Drummer kid?” Gabe repeated, lifting an eyebrow.
“Still And Silence or whatever the band was called,” I answered, gazing at the backdoor. It opened and in came Jack carrying a small box.
He waved at me when he caught my eyes and walked into the kitchen.
“Oh, yeah. The neighborhood band,” Justin said, nodding his head. “Didn’t they preform-”
“At the carnival? Yeah,” I finished for him.
He chuckled. “You know a lot about your new friend.”
“I’d rather not talk to this guy. He seems awkward. Like, he wears tight-fitting clothing and he doesn’t even have anything to show off.”
Justin and Kellin started laughing and Gabe kept talking to me. “So you don’t like the guy?”
I shook my head. “Not really, no.”
He rolled his eyes at me. “What do you like then?”
The room got quiet then and they looked at me for an answer. “I like a lot of things. Just not this guy,” I said, getting up and walking into the kitchen, only to be followed.
I grabbed a cup from the cabinet and poured myself a glass of sweet tea and put a few ice cubes in it. The four of us gathered around the island and sat there, talking, until the doorbell rang and Gabe went to answer the door. A tall man followed Gabe back into the kitchen.
I looked at the man and shrugged to myself, taking another drink of the tea. I sat there for about a minute before the man finally recognized me being there. I was reading an article in some random magazine about the way teens dress in bright-colored, tight-fitted clothing. He first noticed I was there when I started to laugh at the picture of the older lady wearing what teens wear.
The article said clothes that are tight and colorful make teens look more attractive to each other and people were wanting to know if it worked on the older generations as well so they did an experiment to find out.
“Not working very well on you,” I whispered to the picture before turning to the next page and taking another drink. I heard the room fall quiet and I glanced up to see if they were gone, only to find the man sitting in front of me and the guys watching me. I shrugged again and continued reading the magazine until Kellin started talking.
“This is Lacy. She’s the girl I was telling you about last week.”
I finally shut the magazine and tossed it to the counter behind me and took another drink before taking the man’s outstretched hand.
I’ve gotten a lot of handshakes this week, I thought to myself.
“So how’s everyone doing today?” I asked. I didn’t know what else to say. I didn’t even know if I was supposed to say anything at all. I just thought I’d be nice and ask.
I heard either Gabe or Justin whisper “Good lord” but I couldn’t figure out who it was. I took that as a clue I wasn’t supposed to say anything so I decided to watch the ice cubes in the cup instead.
Kellin started laughing from behind me, making me feel weird. I just to get up but he put his hand on my arm and made me sit back down.
“She’s always like this,” he told the man. I shrugged again, not knowing how to answer. I didn’t want to answer. I wanted to go to sleep.
The man started talking about something else, thank God, while I sat and waited for Kellin to stop staring at me. I figured he was supposed to be listening to what the man was saying but instead, he was having a weird staring contest thing with me. We were still blinking but he wouldn’t stop staring at me until I threw an ice cube at him and hit him in the cheek with it. We both started laughing, which made the room fall silent again except for me and Kellin’s laughter.
The man chuckled and turned to let himself out of the house. After he was gone, I went over and picked the ice cube up, tossing it into the sink.
“Well you guys have a good day. I’m taking a nap,” I said before walking away from them and into the living room. I cuddled with Jelly Bean and listened to my I-Pod until I started to fall asleep to If It Means A Lot To You from A Day To Remember.
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