Episode Thirty Three
I paid no heed to his flimsy threat and focused on finding Vanessa. If I'm right, once she tells me the truth about Don and his threats, I can help her. I just have to find her, she won't have to go to Jackson for help anymore.
She might just be in class but if she wasn't, she'll definately be in the garden. I'll check there before going to class and waiting for lunch break to talk to her.
I headed in the direction of the garden hoping she was there.
My suspicions were confirmed, she laid on the garden with her bowed. Her shoulders pumped up and down, it was clear she was sobbing lightly. I hesistantly walked towards her, crouched down to her level and buried my face in my palms. She sniffled lightly, raised her head. Surprise was clearly visible on her face, she moved back immediately cleaning her eyes thoroughly and standing up.
"Nessa wait please."
"Why are you here."
I could tell she's been crying for a while, her voice was low and hoarse barely audible although we were feets apart.
"Firstly, I want to say am sorry. For hurting you with Sasha and anything else I did. I'm sorry." I pleaded honestly.
"Ok Skylar, I hear you. Please leave me alone now."
She's clearly trying to keep her voice steady although she's breaking apart.
"Vanessa, it's okay. You don't have to hide anything from me anymore. I'm sorry I was blind to the truth, I know now why you did it. I know about Don and I can help if you let me." Her eyes twinkled a little before she frowned her face.
"You can't help me Skylar, and I don't know what you think you've found out but you don't know anything."
Her voice cracked at the end, she's this close to loosing it. I can tell.
"I know Don has the most to gain if I loose the game, I know he's threatening you to do it. I know you backed out because you didn't want me to get hurt and that's why he yelled at you. I also know you wanted to open up to me but he did something. I can help Nessa, just let me please."
I stretched my hand forward hoping she would take it. Instead, she slapped it off and wiped the tears spilling.
"You just focused on banging Sasha and having the best time of your life with the game. I'll handle my own problems. This is so much bigger than you and Don, he brought my family into this." She clenched her teeth.
"Then let me help..."
She said firmly, planning to walk away.
"I'm doing all this for Zac." I say sadly.
"The prize when I win, Zac benefits. Not me. I gain nothing."
She turned around clearly surprised.
"When you dropped out, I didn't want to play anymore but then I remembered Zac has been there for me through the crazy things I've done. This is the least I could do. If I had seen you, I wouldn't have picked Sasha Vanessa. You made out with Jackson as a distraction, I had sex with her. It's not the same but I'm sorry." Her face softened and she smiled.
"Now let me help you Nessa. Please...." She exhaled calming down before finally speaking up.
"Everything started two weeks before the game begun..."
I listened keenly trying to keep my anger at Bay. By the time I'm done with him, he'll regret his entire existence.....