Chapter 7- Naliyah POV

I sat on the counter staring at Aiden while thinking about what I just agreed to. "Im an idiot." I muttered. And to be honest I truly was. I mean seriously what was the point of my hour lecture if I was just going to cave and agree anyway.

Idiot was an understatement I was a complete and utter moron.

I watched as Aiden advanced forward and grabbed my hands. "Naliyah listen, I promise I won't hurt you. I'll make sure this relationship is absolutely perfect." He swore rubbing my hands softly.

Relationship.

Wow this is the first time I've actually been in one. And to think my first relationship is with the guy I had a crush on since I first got here.

This all seems so surreal. I mean this is the same guy that I dreamt about every night. The guy who most of my songs and poems are written about.

And here I am holding hands with him, agreeing to a secret relationship.

But for some reason as I stand here looking into his eyes. I begin to feel I'm keeping way to many secrets from Amaris. First it was my past, then it's Derrick's attempted rape, all the little things, and now it's this 'relationship' with Aiden.

All these secrets are not making me a very good best friend. Best friend's are suppose to tell each other everything. But no, I'm keeping most of my stuff to myself. Which I normally do anyway but this is all getting out of control.

"I'm telling Amaris." I whispered biting my bottom lip.

"What?! Do you want to end this relationship before it starts?" He asked angrily.

"First you need to calm down, second, that's not what I was talking about I was talking about telling her the details of my past and what happened between me and Derrick. That way I don't really have anymore secrets to keep from her except this one." I replied motioning between me and him.

I saw in his eyes that it dawned on him what I meant and rolled my eyes as his mouth formed an 'o'.

"Say sorry for being an ass." I said with a little scowl.

"I'm sorry." He muttered as he leaned forward and kissed my lips. "Let's spend the rest of the day getting to know each other." He suggested with a smirk.

"Alright, I'll tell you some thing's about me, but my past is for another day. A day when we know each other better. Deal?"

"Deal, Now come on lets go somewhere more private." He said grinning like an idiot.

I raised my brow at him and twisted my mouth to the side as I tried to figure out what was the meaning behind the grin.

"How much more private are we talking cause as far as I could tell nothing's more private than the emptiness of your own house." I said arching my back as it began to hurt from it's lack of support.

I was waiting for Aiden to reply but was caught of guard when he buried his face between my breast and covered it with kisses. I tried to bite back a moan as I dug my fingers into his blonde hair and pulled him up.

"Arching my back wasn't an invitation for you to attack my breast. It was signaling that my back is hurting. God you're a typical guy." I said annoyed as I pushed him away. "One more move like that and you will spend the rest of the afternoon getting better aquatinted with my fist, got it?" I asked jumping off the counter.

Don't get me wrong it felt good and the parts he kissed still burned from the touch of his lips, but I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't be so quick to sleep with him, (If I ever got the chance). So if I would of let his kisses continue, I would of threw that promise right out the window. Besides I don't think Im quiet ready to handle the 'sex' part of our relationship yet.

"Alright, alright Im sorry it's just that the shirt your wearing made your chest just so tempting and I couldn't control myself." He replied smiling sheepishly at me. "Well now that I know Im not getting any today, How about we sit in the living room and talk."

I nodded and allowed him to grab my hand, leading me into the living room. We sat down on the couch and face each other before Aiden spoke.

"Alright. First question, Do you love sports?" He asked his eyes sparkling with excitement as he hoped my answer would be a yes. I smiled a little because he knew I was. I mean after all I was completely torn when the Yankees lost Bernie Williams. And I didn't blame him for turning down the offer. After all who would want a one year contract with less money and have to fight for a spot on the roster. Bernie was in his right mind to say 'Fuck the Yankees'. And I was behind his decision 100.

"Yeah, I love Baseball. And my all time favorite team is the New York Yankees. But of course you knew that because I sometimes wear a Yankee fitted (hat) when I know they're playing." I replied with a smile.

And that's how we spent the rest of the afternoon. Questioning each other and learning things we never knew before.

For instance I found out Aiden was in love once, he was going to propose to her but found out she slept with Conner. Yeah huge shocker there. Mind you I'm being sarcastic.

But anyway, I also found out he loves the color blue, his favorite sport is basketball, he loves WWE wrestling although he knows it's fake. He was going to have a baby when he was 17 but the girl up and had an abortion without even telling or consulting him. He told me he was completely devastated by that and cried on his mother's shoulder for hours. He also mentioned he had a bit of a drug problem after Arianna (his pregnant girlfriend) killed his child.

He told me all these things about himself and I felt bad because I wasn't planning on tell him anything personal about me.

After he spoke I felt obligated to tell him some things about me, so I did. I told him I love to write music and poetry, I told him my favorite colors were black and red, I told him about my obsession with him (which he thought was so cute), I told him about how Derrick tried to rape me which pissed him off so much. I told him I killed someone, but the explanation would be left for another day, and my final confession was that I was a cutter. I completed it by showing him my arms.

"I already knew." He whispered to me as his fingers trailed over my scars. Immediately I yanked my arms back and became defensive.

"How? How do you know?" I asked shaking slightly.

"Because I saw your scars the day we were on the beach, and you are always so pale even though we live in the city of sun." He said smiling softly at me. "Tell me why you do it." He pleaded caressing my cheek. "Please"

At first I was hesitant but I knew he would figure it out eventually, so with a deep breath I opened my mouth and began to explain.

"When I feel like I can't control my life or when my past gets too much to bare I cut myself. I do it to try to stop the pain that's inside my heart. To stop the voices that are in my head and the faces that are in my memory. I do it to try and kill myself and I do it because of guilt." I told him looking everywhere else but at him.

"I want you to promise me something." He said shakily causing me to snap my head up and look at him. "I want you to promise that when ever you feel like you need to put a razor to your skin to release some pain, that you'll pick up the phone and call me, It doesn't matter what time of day it is. It doesn't matter what Im in the middle of as long as you call me so I can help."

I looked at him deep in the eyes, trying to figure out if he was serious or not. And when I realized he was, tears formed in my eyes. "I think I'll be able to do that. I'm not promising though because it takes quiet a bit of time to trust people, but I'll try." I whispered wiping my eyes.

"That's all I ask for." He replied before taking my face into his hands and kissing me softly on the lips.


A/N: Ok end of chapter 7 and the end of the Naliyah/Aiden interaction. I did this in Naliyah's POV so you guys can get a little peak of what was going on in her head.

Now to answer a question that was in one of my reviews.

darkgurl92- I have a question does Conner like her too..I got confused on that..

Response: Yeah he does, He just like Aiden has had feelings for her since she first got there two years ago.

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