Without You I'm Nothing
I pulled up to Selena's house and sent her a text saying I was here. I sat back drumming my fingers on the steering wheel, after about 5 minutes Remi came walking out of the house. I smiled and she pushed her hair back. She left her hair in a more natural wavy curly state with a minimal amount of makeup. She was wearing a pair of black leggings with an over sized black sweater and a pair of brown boots. She looked pretty dam cute.
"Sorry if I kept you waiting." she wiped under her eyes as she got into the car. "It's fine, are you okay?" she nodded "Yea i'm fine just family stuff." I nodded "Do you want to talk about it?" she shook her head "Let's just go to the movie." I nodded again and pulled into the street and began driving towards the movies.
After getting tickets and a bag of popcorn we were sitting in the back row of some action movie Remi and I had agreed on seeing. It was pretty bad, about half way through the movie I finally worked up the courage to put my arm around Remi's shoulders. She was a bit tense at first but ended up relaxing into me and put her head on my shoulder.
When the movie was over Remi started laughing. "That was terrible." I laughed "It really was." we walked side by side until we got to my car. "It's still kinda early if you wanna go do something else." Remi shrugged "I kinda want to go home." I nodded "Well I'll take you home." I smiled. She blushed slightly and got into the car.
I pulled up to Remi's house and she tensed. "You okay Remi?" she shook her head "Drive." she said. "What?" "Drive." I nodded and started driving up the road, I looked over at Remi who looked like she was about to break down. I pulled up to a random hill and turned the car off. "Remi are you okay?" she shook her head and I pushed her bangs out of her face. "What's wrong?" tears were rolling down her cheeks "My dad was in the house." she answered me. "What did he do?" she swallowed and looked up at the roof blinking a few times. "2 years ago he got arrested. He got out this morning and I guess he thinks everything is gonna go back to the way it was before he got taken away. It's not the same, I mean my mom divorced him so nothing is ever going to be the same." she looked into my eyes and the tears didn't stop. "What did he do? You don't have to say if you don't want to." Remi scoffed "What didn't he do would be easier to answer. He was dealing and using coke, selling illegal weapons, domestic violence, driving under the influence. The only thing he didn't do was hurt his daughter." she pushed her bangs back and put her back against the seat. "Did he ever hurt you?" Remi shook his head. "He's a terrible person but he's a good father let me tell you that. He beat up my grandma. THE WOMAN WHO FUCKING RAISED ME. It was all because she called him out on using coke, I hate him so much Austin." we were both silent for a minute. "We all have family problems Remi." "I know but, I feel like when ever he's around people know he's a convict and than they judge me even more." I nodded "I'd say I could relate but I don't think I can." Remi turned to face me "What's your big family drama Carlile?" I sighed "My mom has Marfan Syndrome. Right now she's in the hospital and the doctors have been telling me and my dad that she only has a few more weeks." "I'm so sorry Austin." I shrugged "I think i'm okay with my mom's impending death." "What makes you say that?" I thought for a moment. "I see everything she's accomplished in her life, even after she started getting more sick, she always tries really hard. She taught me I can do anything I set my mind to." Remi wiped her tears away. "She sounds like a good person." I nodded "She is, even if she has bad genes." "What makes you say that?" "Last night I went to go see my mom at the hospital and her doctor told me he walked to do a blood test to see if I had the same condition. He called me during second today and told me the test came back positive." "What does that mean for your future?" I shrugged "He told me I could start getting as sick as my mom in 50 years or next year."
Remi leaned over and wrapped her arms around my shoulders. "You should go see your mom again." I nodded "Last night was the first time I've seen her for 2 months." "Go see your mom." "What about you?" "I need to face my dad sooner or later." Remi shrugged "You're really strong Remi. Never forget that about yourself." Remi kissed my cheek and ended the hug. "Want me to take you home?" Remi nodded and wiped under her eyes again.
"Thanks for listening Austin." Remi smiled at me as I walked her to the front door. "No problem Remi" I smiled back. "We also need to start the next Physics project." she added in I groaned "Ok-" the front door swung open to reveal a tall man with black hair and brown eyes. He had the same nose, lips and eye brows as Remi. This must be her father. "Remi where have you been?" he was worried about her. Remi rolled her eyes "With my friend Austin." she answered him coldly. He looked me up and down, "Hello. I'm Mr.Kyle, nice to meet you." he put his hand out and I shook it. Remi smiled at me "Bye Austin. You should be going to dad." she pushed past him into the house and he walked out. "She's a feisty one let me tell you that." I heard the front door lock. Mr. Kyle chuckled "Good night Austin." he walked across the street to a somewhat shitty car. I shrugged and got back into my car. Remi was pretty feisty and I did really like it.....
Sorry it took so long to update.... but what do you guys think?