Chapter tune: Thunder – Don’t wait for me

A/N: Hello! πŸ˜€ Yep, it’s me, I’ve returned from the shadows and I bring you a whole new story update! I know it’s super late and that I’ve been very unproductive these past weeks, but please don’t hate me! 😭 Sooo *ahem* Skye’s backstory is over and now we’re back to the present days – finally! Thank you so much for reading! ❀

Jesse’s parents had not heard that Skye knew the man that suddenly took over their tv screen. With just one glance from her, Jesse knew she preferred it that way so he promptly took her out of there to be alone.

“Baby, are you okay? You’ve been silent since we left my parents’ house and well… I’m worried about you. Who was that guy?” he asked her as soon as they entered her apartment. 

She once again stayed silent. “Shit… you know what” Jesse told her tenderly “let me go fix you a bath. It’ll calm you down from whatever it was that upset you.”

He stretched that last part of his words, in an attempt to let Skye know that he still waited for her to open up. It probably went unnoticed on the surface, but somehow got her to finally talk.

“No it’s… it’s alright. Will you sit with me for a while?”

“Sure…” Jesse replied. He suddenly felt bad about pushing her, although they both knew she would have to come clean about her past eventually.

Skye sat on the floor and Jesse followed her lead, gently pulling her closer to him.

“Are you sure you’re ready?” he asked her in a protective way.

“I might never be ready… but I want to tell you.” she muttered. 

Jesse’s emotions took a wild ride while Skye told him everything, from miserable to disgusted to enraged. But she did leave three “small” details out. The one that hurt the most – strangely not the abuse part, but being betrayed by the only person she thought she could truly trust -, the one that could make Jesse crazy – which was the flash drive part – and the one she didn’t want to deal with in the present day, which was the fact that she helped the police arrest her step father and now he was probably out on a rampage looking for her.

“Fuck… baby…” Jesse muttered, not sure how he should react. He figured he had to remain calm on the outside, although his real feelings had settled to distressed and furious – mainly the last one. He could not believe that the woman he loved had to go through all this shit in her life alone. Alone…, he thought to himself. But there was that ex-boyfriend too. I wonder what happened to him. Shit, I shouldn’t think about that! She’s with me now and she needs me!

“It’s okay…” she said “it’s better now actually… I’m better. It’s over now.”

“But could he be out there looking for you now that he’s out?”

“No… I don’t think so. I was just shaken that I saw him again like that, that’s all” she lied.

“Fuck… are you sure baby? Before we left tonight, my dad told me that he met him once. I mean, he just got in a bar fight with him – and kicked his ass – but the guy and his gang found him later and beat him up, almost to death. That’s why he reacted like he did when he saw the news.”

“He did that to your dad? Well… that’s Sinbad alright, the apple of everyone’s eye” Skye said, almost to herself.

“So… that guy. The one you were dating” Jesse started talking after a short pause.

“What about him?”

“Didn’t he do anything after… you know… after what happened?”

“He… well, he didn’t know” Skye lied again “I guess he took off too after the trial, or went to juvie. He was way more involved than I was.”

“Did you love him?”

“At the time… I think so. But we were just kids and well, it’s all in the past” she whispered. “Jesse… why are you asking me this?” 

Normally, a question like that would make her angry for being interrogated, but she was feeling too exhausted, too defeated to even care.

“I’m sorry baby… shit. I have no idea. That’s not what I should be asking you. In fact, I shouldn’t be asking you anything more. You’ve had enough for one day. What I should be doing is fixing you this bath, and then go find that fucking son of a bitch and kill him with my own hands” he muttered while clenching his fists.

“No… Jesse… please don’t do anything stupid. You don’t know what he’s capable of.”

“Are you saying I can’t do it?” Jesse’s eyes sparkled with fury and the delight of a possible upcoming challenge.

“Well, I’m not going to let you make a bet on it, if that’s what you’re thinking” Skye half heartedly smiled.

“But” she added “I could agree to get into that bath if you agree to join me”

“Are you sure? Baby, you know I rarely say no to propositions like that but I really think you need to rest.”

“What I need is you… in that tub with me” she whispered suggestively and gave him a loving kiss.

Her kisses went from gentle to hungry, almost desparate. Jesse had learned that side of her now, and although mad about what he had just found out, he was also glad she had finally let him in. If this was what she needed to cope, he would always be the one to help her cope.

Their burning lust for each other didn’t let them to even make it past the bathroom door. 

The next day, Jesse had to leave Skye’s apartment for the day. Apparently Dylan needed him to talk about the future of the band. Despite his hesitation to leave Skye alone, she reassured him that she would be fine, that she was way past her initial shock. 

Jesse and Dylan finally decided to not give up on the band yet and, since Vito was still out of town, try to set up a few auditions on their own. It was just like they had first started out anyway, even if that sounded a bit sad after all this time.

After some hard work, they were finally ready to call it a day. Jesse was psyched about the prospect of starting fresh and couldn’t wait to go to Skye’s apartment and tell her all about it. He rang the bell but there was no reply. When he tried to call her, her cellphone was off.

After a couple of more tries, he went downstairs, where he spotted Mrs White.

“Hey you!” she yelled at him “Are you the one that comes and goes in and out of blondie’s apartment?”

“Yeah… hi Mrs White. We’ve met actually, my name is Jesse. Is she in there?”

Mrs White ignored his question.

“Do you know what she did? She didn’t pay this month’s rent, and she told me to give you this envelope! Do I look like a goddamn mailman?”

“What..? She gave you a letter… for me?”

“Do I?”

“Mrs White… Glenda. You look nothing like a mailman. Now if you could give me that letter and let me inside her apartment for a while, I can pay you for the month.”

“Ah, then why didn’t you just say so love? You gotta pay for two months though, this is how it goes around here. Okay?”

When Jesse entered the apartment, he felt terrified. There was nothing he wanted to do less than read that letter and yet, the only thing his hands seemed to be able to do was rip that envelope apart and bring it straight to his sight.

Dear Jesse,

When you read this, I’ll already be away. Last night’s events and our talk made me realize that Travis is the one I’ve always loved. I don’t think I would have acted on it, but he contacted me today and we’re moving away together. I’m sorry that I lead you on and that it had to happen this way. You still owe me three favors, but I’m going to ask for just two. One, don’t look for me and two, forget me. Good luck with your band. 


Jesse suddenly felt like he had flown out of his own body and watched all this happen to somebody else. He couldn’t believe it. He didn’t know what to believe. No, something was off. This couldn’t possibly be real.

Almost short of breath, he once again rushed downstairs.

“Hey um… Mrs White! Can I ask you something?”

“What do you want?” she sneered “Can’t you see I’m busy?”

“Please Glenda, just one question. Did Skye… um, you know… blondie, did she say anything else before she left? Did she look scared or something like that”

“How would I know? Do I look like a goddamn detective?”

“Please Glenda, you gotta help me out here. I have to know what happened!” Jesse desperately cried.

“She left with that boy, didn’t you read the letter? I knew she was no good!”

“What? You… you read it? And what boy?”

“Of course I read it! She could have been taking drugs from you, how would I know? And I don’t want no drugs in my building!”

Jesse was starting to lose his temper, but figured he shouldn’t show it if he wanted answers.

“What boy are you talking about Mrs White?”

“That man she left with, about your age – he was looking like a junkie if you ask me!”

My age…, Jesse thought. It couldn’t be her step father, no way. That guy looked old.

“Did it look like he forced her to go with him?”

“How should I know? I’m no goddamn-”

“Please Mrs White, it’s important!”

“Well all I know is that she was holding his arm when they left! Of course she would, I bet she couldn’t stand straight cause she was high or whatever it is you people call it!”

Jesse hearing this, ran upstairs fast – despite Mrs White yelling that he should pay her again to enter the apartment one more time.

He started searching frantically her closets and drawers, throwing everything on the floor and making a mess in that place, just to find something, anything that would hint that what he was living right now wasn’t true. That it was a bad dream. That she would soon come back. 

Exhausted, he threw himself on her couch, still holding on to that letter that ended it all just like that.

The loud noices of his beating heart echoed through the silence like a drumroll, finally making him realize the ugly truth: It was over. It was all a lie.

“How did you even find me?” Skye asked Travis as they were heading towards the town’s end.

“I always knew where you were, since Bridgeport, back then. Ever since… what I did to you, I made it my mission to protect you. But now, as I already told you, word was you were in Sunset Valley. It was only a matter of time until he’d find you. The place I’m taking you is safe though… for now”

“Don’t even think that this will make me forgive you, just so you know. I just don’t want him or his family to get hurt because of me…” Skye said and a tear streamed down her cheek.

“I know… I know.” Travis muttered as his car took the last turn out of Sunset Valley.

37 thoughts on “2.16 – All a lie

  1. Yay, you’re back! I’m so happy!
    What?! Can Travis be trusted after what he did to her? I wouldn’t believe the guy. He betrayed her once, he might do that again! And how can she expect Jesse to follow her words? He is in love, girl, a knight in a shining armor who’s there to save you from the SINful, BAD step father. Well, almost. Jesse, save the princess, I order you to do the task!

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    1. Hehe, I’m back!! πŸ˜€ And it feels good to be back, lol!
      Hmmm, he might be trusted… maybe until Sinbad finds and threatens him again, but we can only hope it won’t come to that!
      Jesse might try to find her… but will he try to save her? Hmmm, I wouldn’t be so sure! πŸ˜₯
      Thank you so much for your comment! ❀

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  2. You’re back! ❀ Just when I thought Skye was finally going to tell Jesse everything she held back and then Travis shows up and promises to keep her safe! Ugh….don't give up so easy Jesse! Dang it! I agree with Loladiamond – get on your ass on the white horse and get the hell after her! LMAO!

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    1. Yes!! Finally! πŸ˜„ I’m so glad to be back! ❀
      The timing was the worst! But Travis wouldn't have showed up if Sinbad hadn't escaped, and Skye probably wouldn't have shared her story with Jesse just yet..!
      Hmmm fate (and me, lol) has other plans for him first πŸ˜‰ But let's hope he'll get on that white horse eventually! πŸ˜€

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  3. Jesse, ya silly bugger – you shouldn’t believe that letter at all. She just told you about her past and you think she leaves just like that… Naaaah!
    Oh but Skye, what are you doing?! That is some Vittoria-level decision making right there, girl… though at least she didn’t almost have him killed so that’s good xD Can’t imagine Jesse will be happy, though, since he apparently believes in the letter…
    It’s really great to have you back and posting, but don’t worry about being away. Some like to have schedules and stuff – others don’t. You’ve gotta write and post in a way that makes sense for you, and we’re always happy to wait for more of this πŸ™‚ ❀ Great chapter as always!

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    1. That’s a tricky situation they both found themselves in, you’re right..! Skye could have told him the truth but maybe she didn’t want to hold him back..? Jesse is definitely not happy right now! We’ll see how he copes in the next chapter! πŸ˜‰
      The truth is I had a huge writer’s block those past two weeks and this weekend I couldn’t find the time to write… but I finally did it, lol! And I hope that next week I’ll have the next chapter ready! πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much! ❀

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  4. Ughhhhh Jesse no, don’t believe that letter. He knows Skye, and hopefully will realize that she wouldn’t do that to him. And she should know that he will definitely chase after her. I hope she stays safe from Sinbad and that Travis doesn’t hurt her again.

    Glad to see you back!! I’ve missed your story ❀

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    1. For some reason, Jesse gets a bit insecure with Skye sometimes – and he certainly can’t think straight right now! We’ll see if he believes the letter or not in the next chapter πŸ˜‰
      I’m so glad to be back! Thank you so much for your comment! ❀

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  5. I have missed you and your story. Glad to have you back. Having Rose in my story is not the same!!
    Hopefully Jesse will realize that the letter was a lie. He needs to go find her, and get her back!!! ❀ ❀ ❀

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    1. I’m so happy to be back – finally! πŸ˜€
      Hmmm… but I just want to make my characters suffer a bit more, lol! You’ll soon see what Jesse is going to make of that letter πŸ˜‰
      Oh, and I wanted to add that I realized that I forgot to add Mrs White’s mouth cigarette on her while I was writing this chapter… whichwas too late! How silly of me, lol!
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀

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      1. I’m sure Jesse will do the right thing. You don’t give up on love so easily. I just don’t know how he is going to find her???
        And I almost didn’t recognize Mrs White without her cigarette. LOL πŸ™‚

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          1. It happens. One time I had my character wear one outfit for a scene. Came back later and realized that they were all wearing the wrong outfits. Halfway though the scene he changed, and I didn’t realize it until later.
            And I can’t tell you how many times I accidentally had the pose player clapboard in the background.
            So, don’t stress. We’ve all been there.

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  6. Aww yay! Welcome back πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• The three β€œlittle” details Skye left out were the most important ones πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ How is Jesse supposed to get the gravity of the situation if she did that 😒 I thought Skye was lying about Travis showing up, since she’s obviously lying about the true love part, but to actually see him surprised me. I get that she wants to protect Jesse and his family but I don’t know if leaving with Travis will be that much safer… I hope Jesse doesn’t get heartbroken and has faith in Skye, but I guess we have to see how things unfold as he’s probably caught up in his emotions at the moment. This was a great chapter! πŸ˜„β€οΈ

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    1. Hehe, I’m back!! πŸ˜„ Thank you so much!! ❀ ❀
      Well, to tell you the truth, I thought it was maybe *too* convenient to have Skye lie about those particular things and then have them come in handy for her escape, but I couldn't think of anything better, lol!
      Hmmm we will see if Travis is to be trusted – although I can tell you that he does, in fact, regret what he did, he's also a coward so I can't really say what will happen if Sinbad tracks him down..!
      As for Jesse… he's very emotional right now, you're right! In the next chapter we will see his reaction after this first shock..! πŸ˜•
      Thank you so much for your comment! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  7. I know that Skye is just trying to protect Jesse, but it’s very surprising that she trusts Travis right now. He could still be loyal to Sinbad, and she told him about Jesse.

    Little bit disappointed that Jesse got so preoccupied by hearing about her ex. Did he think she’s never been with anyone else? XD And that wasn’t even the point of the story. But on the other hand he was being very gentle offering to draw a bath and such.

    Oh and thanks for the closeup of Mrs. White. Are you trying to traumatize us? XD

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    1. It is a bit weird, you’re right! I suppose I didn’t do a decent job of showing Skye’s reaction when Travis showed up at her place, but she probably panicked when she found out that Sinbad knew she was in Sunset Valley – and she knew that Jared and him knew each other, so one more reason for Sinbad to hurt them! I guess I should have shown that… oh well!
      I was waiting for someone to comment of about that! πŸ˜€ Jesse totally focused on the wrong thing here – which is why it was so easy for him to believe that letter..! There’s still plenty of room for him to grow up!
      Lmao!! I couldn’t resist. She’s just sooo… I can’t find the words! πŸ˜‚
      Thank you so much for your comment! πŸ˜„

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    1. Well, Skye doesn’t want Sinbad to hurt Jesse and she also wants him to move on with his life, which means living without her. 😒
      Jesse is shocked too! We’ll see in the next chapter how he reacts, poor thing!
      Thank you so much for your comment! ❀

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      1. You are welcome I am glad you are back. And don’t worry about how “late” you are, nobody is !

        I really couldn’t imagine together an end like that . Jesse is very too much in love with her. I can’t imagine right now him with an other girl.
        Of course Skye got too much good intention I don’t doubt of that.
        Yep poor Jesse and poor Skye as well.

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  8. Oof, I loved these screenshots — Skye looks so tired and sad, just weary, when she and Jesse are talking.

    I hope Travis has grown up and developed a backbone since they were together last and he’s not leading her into a trap. But mostly I hope Jesse hurries up and finds them!

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜„ That’s exactly how she felt – but now poor Jesse feels this way too 😦
      Travis is telling the truth, but he still remains a coward… so let’s hope Sinbad doesn’t track him down!
      Thank you so much for your comment! πŸ˜€

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  9. I’m happy to see another chapter from you πŸ˜€
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh boy. What a messy situation. Firstly, I am really questioning Skye’s decision to leave out that detail about Sinbad probably being out on a rampage looking for her. That’s something she really should have told Jesse.
    Speaking of Jesse, I am very impressed with the way he acted in this chapter. He was really considerate of Skye, especially when he said she needed to rest. He has grown to actually care for her emotional wellbeing which is great to see. And he surprisingly didn’t lose his temper with Mrs. White- all in all, Jesse handled the situation in quite a mature manner, I approve. I just hope he won’t believe Skye’s letter, because I feel her going off with Travis won’t end up well. I don’t trust that guy to keep her safe.
    I like how the pictures showed Skye’s weariness so well, by the way. Poor girl, I feel like she needs a very long vacation πŸ˜›
    Awesome chapter ❀

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    1. Yay!! ❀ I'm so happy to be posting again – and I have the next chapter almost ready, so if everything goes well, it should be posted before the weekend! πŸ˜€
      Yeah, Skye handled everything so terribly – it shouldn't be a surprise if Jesse believes the letter (and not his common sense)! Although he's matured since the beginning of his generation, he's still a little childish and thoughtless sometimes, so these traits could cloud his judgement… let's hope Skye stays safe! πŸ˜₯ (but I can confirm that Travis's intentions are good)
      Thank you so much! πŸ˜„ ❀ ❀

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  10. I’m so glad you’re back! Skye is really so beautiful… yet, I wish she’d told the truth about everything that happened. It would help Jesse to know exactly how it all went down. Anyway, I loved the chapter and I love the complexities of your characters, too.

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    1. Yeah, such a shame she didn’t tell him everything, it would have helped indeed..! πŸ˜• And how is Jesse going to believe her if she tells him the truth eventually? So many lies *smh*
      Thank you so much! πŸ˜„ It means a lot that you’d say that! ❀

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  11. Jesse, you know her better than that! Of course she wouldn’t write that and be honest about it! *swats his head (lightly)* If only she told him everything though…
    Skye was especially pretty in this chapter! And those poses are really good.
    She’s oddly calm when she was with Travis. Maybe it’s because she used to love him so she doesn’t feel frightened, but he seems very very dodgy, even if he’s taking her to a safe place. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s working with Sinbad, considering what he did all those years ago.
    Great chapter ❀

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    1. Jesse does not have a clear head right now, that’s for sure! He should know better but unfortunately he just let his insecurity take over…
      She is really pretty ❀ And most of those poses are from here (if you hadn't discovered them already πŸ˜‰ ):
      That's a very interesting observation! You are right about that, despite of what he did she is not afraid of him – maybe because she loved him and he was always kind to her (before he betrayed her of course)!
      But he has good intentions, I can confirm that!
      Thank you so much! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  12. ohh my gooooooodddddd
    I first assumed that Sinbad had turned up, but it’s Travis instead? Can he be trusted? I don’t know why Skye thinks she has to keep Jesse in the dark (well, I can imagine she has reasons that she believes are good ones) but she knows him. It’s not like he’s going to take that for an answer right? Then again, he can pile on the self pity on occasion!

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    1. Yup! It’s Travis – and he is telling the truth, although whether he’s to be trusted (considering he’s a coward and all) still waits to be revealed..!
      I think Skye hasn’t dealt with everything yet, at least not the way she’s supposed to – maybe that’s why she couldn’t bring herself to say everything out loud?
      And hmmm… you just might be on point with Jesse’s self pitying! πŸ˜‰
      Thank you for your comment! ❀ πŸ˜€

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