thesunsetsinthenight

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Hello Lovelies! I'm Charlotte, I'm 17, and I live in Southern Maine. I'm a true city girl and I can't wait to go back to Boston! I've succesfully wrote one story, with a sequeal, and I'm currently working on another one. I'm a Junior in high school and I'm so excited for this year. Need advice, need to chat, let me know!

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Married in High School? - Chapter Twenty-Five

"What the hell are you doing?!" I said, pushing him away. I quickly got out of the car, as Jesse protested. He tried to grab my arm but I snatched it back. I unlocked my car and slammed the door hard. 

"Wait!" He said, standing in front of my car. I rolled down my window, and gave him the dirtiest glare I could manage. 

"Get it through your head Jessse, I.am.not.interested. How dare you kiss me when I made it perfectly clear!"

"I'm sorry! But you have to understand-"

"I don't have to understand anything. Get out of the f/cking way." I yelled, shifting into drive.

"Please!"

"NO!" I yelled, and when he sighed and moved, I took out of the parking lot, screeching along the way. Maybe that wasn't needed, but I was so angry. I don't want Jesse. At all, in any way, shape or form. I love Collin, and that's that. I'm not going to flush 3 years of a relationship down the drain.

I didn't know where to go, or what to do. I was confused and I didn't know who to talk to or what to say. After driving around for an hour, I thought it would be best to talk to Jesse. Storming off like that wasn't neccasary. I drove past his house, and his car wasn't there. I knew he was at the hospital, and it was only a short drive over. 

As luck would have it, I caught him in the parking lot. I was glad that I didn't have to walk through the hospital, it would have added emotions I didn't want to deal with. I pulled up next to him, and he looked surprised when I got out of the car. "We need to talk," I said, crossing my arms. 

"I didn't expect to hear from you for a while, much less see you." He said, running his hands through his hair. I could tell he was nervous. 

"You had no right to do that," I started, taking a deep breath, "but I was the immature one running away like that."

"Okay," he said, waiting for me to go on.

"I think the easiest way to go about this is lay everything out on the table. We won't be able to get over this until we do. Do you want to go grab coffee? This feels too confrentational."

"Yeah," he said, nodding. "I'll meet you at Grounds."

"Okay," I said, getting into my car. I had a double edged sword here, I wanted to collect my thoughts during the drive, but I was also telling the truth when I said it was too confrentational. But the drive wasn't quite long enough, because when we both pulled into a parking spot, I still didn't know what I was going to say. 

"So, where should we start?" Jesse asked. 
Married in High School? - Chapter Twenty-Four

It was funny to tease Collin about Jesse asking me to the dance until it actually happened. The Wednesday after Thanksgiving Break, we had worked at the hospital and we were on our way back to the school where my car was. It was quiet, the music was playing softly in the background. Jesse cleared his throat and my thoughts were redirected on him. 

"So, are you going to the Winter Ball?" He clearly doesn't beat around the bush. 

"Uh, yeah, I'm probably going dress shopping with Lila on Friday."

"Why so soon?" 

"Well the dance is a week from friday, and we need to coordinate colors with our dates, gets accesories, et cetera." He nodded his head, and I knew he was thinking. I stayed quiet, we were only a minute away from the school.

The tension was looming over our heads as he parked next to my car. I knew what the next question would be, and I didn't want to answer it. 

"Who are you going to coordinate colors with?"

"I'm going with Collin, Jesse. I'm going with Collin, because he's my boyfriend, and I love him." This was it, the grand speech I had been planning for weeks. I turned to look at him directly. "I'm glad that we were paired, because you've taught me not to judge people based on rumors, and I appreciate that. You're a really great guy, but I have a boyfriend, and I'm not interested....in changing that right now."

He sighed and looked away. "I'm really sorry Jesse. I never meant to hurt you."

"Ahh!" he yelled, slamming his hand down on the steering wheel. 

I jumped, a little afraid, "I think I should go-"

"No," he said grabbing my arm. "I'm sorry, I'm just frusterated. How do you not see it? You spend more time with me than him, Olivia. What does that say?"

"That you're my partner for a required project, and we've had to work on it. Since school comes first, Collin and I haven't seen each a lot lately."

"That's bullshit. You haven't seen him because you feel something between us too. There's no way you haven't."

"I haven't Jesse, because I have a boyfriend. I've only felt that we've been friends." Suddenly he leaned over, and was very very close to me. 

"Tell me you don't feel something right now," he whispered, staring into my eyes.

I was frozen, I couldn't move. I gulped, "the only thing I feel is you in my personal space." 

"You're lying, I can tell. Because I know you better than you know yourself," He whispered, and then he closed that inch of space between us. It took my brain a few minutes to realize what had happened.

Jesse had kissed me.
Married in High School? - Chapter Twenty-Three

"Mom, Dad, this is Olivia. Olivia, these are my parents, Margaret and Steve," he said, as I shook hand with his parents. 

"It's nice to meet you Mrs. and Mr. Harrison." I know what you're thinking, Collin and I have been together for two years, but we had only been seriously dating for the past year, so I had met his parents in passing, but not formally like this.

"Oh call me Margaret dear," his mother said, smiling at me. She had dark hair, and kind eyes with the wrinkled edges. She seemed really nice. 

"And I'm Steve," his father said, shaking my hand as well. It had snow white hair, but a young face. He was taller than Collin, who must get his height from his mother's side. 

It was a normal dinner with normal food, chicken and broccoli and rice. I was grilled with the usual questions from the parents: "Do you like school? What do you want to do after you graduate? Do you have a job?" et cetera et cetera. The highlight of the evening was going out to icecream with Collin after that. 

"I'm sorry, but that cake tasted like cardboard," he laughed, referring to the cake his mother served as dessert.

"I didn't want to be rude so I took some," I giggled. "Do you think they liked me?" I asked quietly, almost hesitant to ask. Collin took a turn, almost to the icecream place.

"Of course they did babe," he pulled into the parking spot. "And even if they didn't, I love you, and that's all that matters." We smiled at each other, before I leaned in for a kiss. We got our usuals, moosetracks for me, coffee oreo for Collin. I tried to pay, but Collin insisted that he would. I appreciated that he wanted to be a gentleman and pay for everything, but I wish he would let me pay for the little things. That's why I usually got him a coffee when I was driving over to see him. 

Behind the building were some picnick benches and we sat down, facing each other. We talked about the weather, about school, about random things. The sun was just starting to set, and it was breathtakingly beautiful. "Have you heard the sailor's saying?" Collin asked me, and I shook my head. "Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor's warning."

"I guess it's full speed ahead captain," I smiled, and he laughed. 

"Full speed ahead first mate." We were quiet for a while, before Collin started to fill the silence again. "We should go see the sunrise sometime, on the beach. How awesome would that be?"

"That's a great idea!" I said, and in my excitment I flung icecream at myself. "Oops," I giggled. "I'll be right back." I walked quickly around to the front side of the building to get some napkins, and I nearly ran into Jesse.

"Hey princess, watch where you're going," he teased, laughing. 

"Sorry Jesse," I smiled, trying to make it a friendly smile instead of a flirty smile. I walked by him to grab the napkins and he turned towards me. 

"Hey I was thinking we could do something tomorrow, maybe catch a movie or grab something to eat," he suggested, trying to sound casual. 

"I'm actually working tomorrow at the daycare," I lied, trying to avoid his gaze. I didn't want to lead him on, and going on a date was definitely going in the wrong direction. 

"Oh cool, what about now? What are you doing?"

"Eating icecream," I laughed awkwardly, and he shook his head. 

"I mean after this," he laughed. 

"I'm...I'm here with-"

"Hey, did you get lost?" I heard Collin's voice behind me. I saw a brief flicker of hurt in Jesse's eyes before I turned to Collin.

"Hey I ran into Jesse. We're paired for the marriage...thing." I finished lamely, because I knew they were sizing each other and not paying attention to me. I put my hand on Collin's arm to get his attention. "Collin, this is Jesse, Jesse this is Collin," I said introducing them. 

"Hey man," Collin said, holding out his hand. "Nice to meet you."

"You too," Jesse said, and then cleared his throat. "I should probably get going, see you later." He turned and left quickly. I shook my head, not knowing what to do with either of them.

Feedback????
So I know everyone has noticed my lack of posting chapter for Married In Highschool?
and I have recently been inspired to write an original story based on a local college student's death. Here's the teaser:

I looked down at the boy who's neck was twisted to the side. I leaned to down to check his pulse which was faint. No one else had heard him fall, no one seemed to be in the building. I was losing precious time, and I had to decide quickly. Bring him to the hospital, or bring him to the people who could fix him in mere seconds with their blood?

For anyone who doesn't know I live in Southern Maine, and a boy named Troy died last week after a tragic fall down the stair well. He died from severe head trauma among other complications. It has really hit all of the communities hard and my heart goes out to his friends and family. 

So should I continue with Married in Highschool? or should I start this new story?


I understand if your comfortable with being gay, all the power to you for having the strength to not let society judge you, but I find it uncomfortable and inappropriate when you purposely dress to look different. For example it was our homecoming day so everyone dressed in our school colors, and there is this one sophomore who is openly gay, but he came to school today in fishnets and short shorts. Like, really? It doesn't bother me that you're gay, but it bothers me when you dress like a girl.