When darkness sweeps you under, you can either fight to get to the top, or let it drag you to the bottom.
The past is behind me, and now it’s time to enjoy life, or that’s what I tell myself. That’s what I’m trying to do.
And then he sweeps into my life like a tornado. But he doesn’t destroy me…he helps heal me.
Until Adrian I was content to let it pull me to the bottom.
Until Adrian I was content enough to keep moving through life.
But I’m done pretending that I’m happy with who I am, with where I’m at. I want to let Adrian show me that living doesn’t have to be toeing the line. And I don’t care what anyone says, not Alex, my brother, and certainly not my childhood crush, Holden.
I’ve never let my past dictate who I am. Fighting has been the only solid thing that keeps me grounded, that lets me get out the self-hatred and pain I keep buried deep down.
But then I see Skylar. She’s the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen.
She has her own darkness, her own heaviness that weighs on her. With her I feel like the world is right, that things make sense.
She says I’m helping heal her, but she’s the one who makes me feel complete.
I’ll go to any lengths to keep her by my side, even if that’s going up against the two people that have been a constant in her life… the two people who know I’m not good enough for her.