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Chapter 6 Note- this chapter contains a sexual scene. You have been warned. Skim it if you can't handle it, kay?

Loud music started to blare from downstairs. Justin moaned and looked over at the clock. "Two AM? Are they crazy. Their gonna get me kicked out of my house."

Kim started to stir near him. "Justin, what's going on?"

He got about of bed and grabbed a t-shirt to put on. "Oh nothing Kim. It just means Joey, Chris and Lance are here. They make me sick when they do stuff like this." He put the shirt over his head and walked out of the room.

He walked into the living room and saw all four of his best-friends sitting on the couch sharing a bag of cheese doodles.

"Hey J." Everyone echoed.

"Hey! Don't you think you better cut that music down a little? Kim is tryin' to sleep." He walked over to the stereo and manually cut the volume down.

"Your so lame Justin." Lance told him chewing on a doodle. "Thats the best song."

"Yeah besides, it's not like you and KIM were really sleeping anyway." Chris added giggling.

Justin sat on the couch across from everyone else. "Chris why don't you just zip it? You never have any idea what your talkin' about. And Lance your the lame one. You can't call anyone LAME."

"You think your bad Justin?" Chris asked playfully. He stood up and stared Justin down.

"Oh no! Not this again. I'm SO afraid of you Chris." He said sarcastically. He stood up.

The only thing that was keeping them from each other was the coffee table.

"Man, ya'll aren't gonna start fighting again are you?" Joey asked crossing his legs for comfort.

"No. I would never fight little ole Justy!" Chris said slapping Justin's face. JC started to laugh in the background. Justin pushed Chris and Chris stepped back about three times. "My, My Justy is growin' up." He jumped over the table and tackled Justin to the ground. It was a struggled but Chris managed to get Justin in a head lock.

All the guys crowded around the two of them. "Get off of me Chris." Justin shouted.

"I will. All you have to do is say sorry."

"I'm not sorry for anything! NEVER!" HE squirmed and tried to get his arm from around his neck.

"Fine Justin. Then it's the sleeper for you." Chris tightened his grip around his neck and Justin gasped.

"Get off me." He whimpered.

"Hey man, you should let him go." JC spoke up.

"I will. If he just says sorry."

"Never!" Justin gasped. "Oh my God I can't breath." Chris even tightened his grip and Justin's eyes started to close.

"He's going to pass out." Lance blurted.

"Ahh Chris! I can't breath. Please man, I'm begging you! Let me go." Justin's body was crying for oxygen.

Chris just squeezed harder and lifted Justin's upper body off of the ground. "Just say sorry."

"No! I hate you Chris..." His eyes started to shut.

"Dude he's so red. Let him go." JC told Chris.

Justin's eyes closed and his head started to hang helplessly.

"You killed him." Joey smirked.

JC hit Joey in the back of the head. "He did not kill him you dummy! He's asleep."

Chris let Justin go and his limp body hit the floor. "YEAAAHH! Wooo! This is the third time I got him in the sleeper."

"Yup." Lance said just looking at his pathetic friend.

"Haha yeah, and what's real funny is how he wakes up and doesn't remember what happened." Chris laughed.

"So, what do we do with him?" JC asked looking at Justin, knocked out cold on the floor.

"Let's just put him on the couch." Lance told everyone. They all picked up one of Justin limbs and carried him to the couch.

They heard a noise coming from the top of the stairs .

"Oh no, Kim's coming." Chris whispered.

"Oh yes. Kim is coming." Joey added.

Quickly they put a pillow under Justin's head and they all went and sat down at the other couch and they tried to act like nothing had happened.

Kim came into their view. "Hey guys!" They all waved at her. She approached the couch and looked down and seen Justin sleeping peacefully. "Justin's sleep?" They all nodded. "He looks a little discolored don't you think? Is he okay?"

Chris got up and immediately joined her side. "Yeah, he's uh fine...right guys?" Everyone shook there heads. "See, he's fine. Nothings wrong with him."

"Kim your FINE!" Joey told her.

"Come on Kim, let us show you the Birthday cake we got you." Chris pulled her arm and tugged her into the kitchen. Everyone else followed.

He opened up a huge box, and inside of it was a huge cake. It didn't have happy birthday on it. But it was the most beautiful cake she ever saw. It was covered in real living flowers. So covered, the white butter cream frosting couldn't be seen.

"I hope you like it. The cake woman said it was eatable as long as you remove the flowers first." Lance told her.

"Thank you so much guys. You know I love you right?" She heard a series of 'yeah's'. "It's a beautiful cake, absolutely beautiful."

"So you have your cake. You got your surprise. Now it's time to party!" Chris ran out of the kitchen and turned the stereo up loudly. "I'll be the first to dance with Kim. Come on girl."

Kim hesitantly walked over to the hyper Chris and they walked to the front of the living room. What was playing was Toni Broxton's 'He wasn't man enough for me'. All the other guys except Justin cheered them on as they goofily danced with each other.

"I'm dancing with her next." Joey said to the two guys by his side.

"Damn." Lance said wishing he made the offer first. "That girl is something. She is so hot. Justin is so very lucky."

"Yeah, but don't tell Justin that. He totally told me off when I told him she was hot."

"I would be overprotective too if I had a girl like Kim." Joey told them.

"Yeah, IF you had a girl like her. You don't." JC said. Him and Lance both started laughing.

"Thats wrong of you guys. Why does everyone have to pick on me ALL the time?" He asked watching Kim get down with Chris.

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After dancing with everyone in the room, Kim sat down on the edge of the couch Justin was resting on. She noticed He had not moved since she came downstairs, even if the music was extremely loud. Something just didn't look right about him. "CUT THE MUSIC DOWN." Kim shouted though the noise.

JC responded to her request and turned the music down to a soothing level.

She took the pillow from under Justin's head and placed it in her lap. She then pulled his body upward a little and placed his head on the pillow. She stroked his hair softly.

"Justin you feeling okay?" She asked bending down and whispering in his ear.

He shivered a little bit, and his eyes twitched, but he didn't awake.

"Justin...are you sick?" His eyes opened and he smiled at the sight of her. Kim stroked his arms when she saw his sparkling blue pools for eyes. "You okay?" She asked again.

He smiled and closed his eyes. "Yes, baby I'm fine. Could you get me a glass of water? My throat hurts."

She placed her silky lips upon his. "Of course I will."

"Umm your too good to me." He moaned.

She gently lifted his head and walked into the kitchen.

"Hey Justin. How are you feelin'?" Chris asked chuckling along with all the guys.

"I feel fine why? My throat hurts a little..."

"Oh really? That sucks." Chris said trying to be serious and he cut on the TV.

Kim walked back into the living room and Justin sat up so she could sit by him. She sat the glass of water on the coffee table. His head had a sharp pain in it and he became so light headed he thought he would faint or throw up, which ever came first. "Damn, I feel like shit." He mumbled. "I'm going to go to bed. And please don't eat all my food ya'll!" He stumbled a few times when he got up before he caught his balance.

After Justin left, Kim picked up the glass of water. "I'm going with him. Good night guys. It's real late anyway. You all need to get some sleep!"

All of them yelled good night to her.

"We understand." JC said winking at her as she walked up the stairs.

When she walked into the semi-dark bedroom. She saw Justin comfortably under the covers, his eyes were closed.

She pressed power on the TV and cut it off and she placed the glass of water on the nightstand on her side.

She was happy to put her body under the warm covers, because it was freezing all throughout the house from the air-conditioning. She moved really close the Justin, until she could feel his nose to her nose. Once she got a feel to where his face was. She kissed him on what she guessed was his cheek. She couldn't tell because it was so dark. When she closed her eyes and started to fall asleep, she felt Justin's lips crush against hers and then he placed his cheek against hers.

"I love you Kim." He whispered.

"I love you too Justin." She giggled as he began kissing her neck passionately. "I had a feeling you knew I was coming up here after you."

"Yeah I knew you would come because you are so sweet." He continued to kiss her in the crease of her neck.

She turned her head to the side when he started to use his tongue to outline her neck. "Justin. J-Justin." She swallowed hard. "I uh brought you some water."

"I don't need any water." He said continuing at what he was doing.

"Oh Okay. I thought maybe tomorrow morning we could go to the coffee shop. We haven't been in a while."

"I know." He said moving closer to her.

"Well if you want to go, we have to get some sleep."

He kissed her up her neck, up her chin and kissed her square on the lips. His tongue broke it's way through her lips. "Okay." He told her while breaking away.

Kim sighed in frustration. He was such a tease and he knew it. She laid flat on her back and seconds later she felt Justin's head lay across her chest and flat stomach.

"Your heart is beating fast." He told her.

She ran her fingers through his soft hair. "Yeah. If you want an honest answer, it's because of you."

"How come it's because of me?" He asked. His words vibrated through her body because the side of his mouth was against her.

"Because I love you so much and I am so happy to be with you. You make my heart race."

A smile spread across his face and he closed his eye. "Thats what I love to hear. I feel the same way about you."

They were both silent and then there was a knock on the door.

"What the hell?" Justin asked looking in the area of the door.

Joey opened the door and hit the light switch. "Justin. Whoa never mind I didn't mean to interrupt you two." He saw Justin's head was against Kim's stomach and with her hands in his hair, he thought they had something going on. "I am so sorry." He started to close the door.

Justin shot up feeling a wave of pain as he did so. "No Joey, you weren't interrupting anything." He accidentally pulled the covers off of Kim in the process.

He peeked his head back in the door way. "Sure I wasn't!" He said sarcastically. "Man, I only came up here to bother you because I have a question."

Justin remain on his knees and nodded. "Well you see, I know you have four bedrooms. But this is one of the four. And another one of the rooms is filled with Kim's flowers. So that leaves two rooms for us four guys. I was going at ask you where are the other two remaining guys going to sleep?"

Kim giggled at Joey and Justin sighed. "Joey, you need to start thinking and using your head man! What do you think couches are for?"

"Oh yeah! That's right. Once again sorry for interrupting you."

"You weren't interrupting ANYTHING!" He shouted as Joey cut the light off and closed the door.

When the door was closed and the room was dark again. Justin grabbed the covers position himself on top of Kim. She wrapped her legs around him as he kissed her lips. "They might be able to interrupt something now." She moaned.

Justin placed his hand on her leg and eased it from around him. He then laid on the side of her and kissed her lips slowly once more. "Get some sleep sweetheart." He told her rubbing her leg.

"Okay." She whispered. And slowly...they both fell asleep.

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Next Morning.

"Justin. JJJJJJJUUUUUUUUUUSSSSTTTTTTIIIIIIINNN!" Kim shouted. "GET OFF OF ME. YOUR CRUSHING ME."

His eyes popped opened and the sound of her shouting voice scared him to death. It interrupted his very good dream. His leg was laying across her. His arm was laying across her and that is what he assumed she was shouting about.

"I didn't mean to be all over you like that." He mumbled turning over.

"It's okay. " She replied looking at the ceiling. Her eyes carried themselves to the clock.

"No way. It's ten o'clock? I have to hurry if I am going to make the coffee shop. I've got to have that delicious chocolate coffee." She got out of bed and took off her thin strapped t-shirt. She walked into the bathroom and tugged at her bra. She quickly brushed her teeth and washed her face. She then went into the closet to find an outfit.

"Pure hotness."

Kim turned around and seen Justin's eyes wide open.

"What's your problem?" She asked grabbing a pink shirt with little pink jewels and sequences sewed on it. Her eyes caught black jeans that had pink stones glistening on them. She grabbed them too.

"You look extra hot this morning." He said being honest. Kim quickly buttoned up the pink shirt. Next she took off her drawstring night pants and pulled on the black jeans.

 

"They fit you perfectly." He said with his eyes shining as if they had glitter in them

She laughed. "You act like you have nothing better to do, than look at me."

He stretched his arms. "Well, I don't."

She slipped her feet in a pair of black opened toed shoes. "Well I'm about to go get some yummy chocolate coffee. And don't worry about me if I don't get home by noon. It just means I've stopped somewhere."

Justin threw the covers back and forced himself up. "Kim, I'm going too. Just give me a few minutes..."

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"I told you I only needed a few minutes." Justin said adjusting his hat in the mirror.

"Yeah? Well lets go, alright?"

Kim already had her keys and money in hand. Her and Justin made their way past sleeping bodies on the couch, and quietly crept out the door. They got into Kim's car and she pulled out of the driveway.

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"Haha Justin. I'm like that too. When it comes to expressing myself, most of the time I mess up what I want to say."

Justin intensely stared into her eyes. "Guess what?" He asked.

"What?" She asked smiling.

"Tonight I'm taking you to dinner. I have the reservations already made."

"Aw thats so cool. But why?" She asked taking a sip of her coffee.

"To make up for your Birthday." He took a sip of his hot coffee. "This is really good. It's the first time I ever tried the cinnamon coffee."

"That's gross. I don't drink any other type of coffee except chocolate. I've always drunk chocolate and always will drink it."

"Let me taste it." He told her staring at the coffee cup in her hand.

She pushed it over to him and he took a sip of the drink and looked at it, and took another swallow.

"Give it back, Justin." She said non-jokingly.

He moved the cup back over to her and licked his lips. "Thats really good."

"I know." She said smiling and drinking more of it. "So babe, you are taking me out to dinner tonight...what about meeting your mother?"

He reached over and tried to steal her coffee cup but was not quick enough. "We are going over her house tomorrow. You can finally meet her."

"Justin, I can't go. She's going to think I'm a weirdo or something."

"No she won't Kim. She will love you."

"Whatever you say Justin...whatever you say."

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Later that night.

"Come on Kim. You've been in that bathroom for FOREVER! We have to go!"

"Justin, I'm not going to dinner wearing this dress. It's too revealing. It makes me seem sleazy."

"IT DOES NOT!"

"Justin, it splits all the way down to my navel."

"And?"

She opened up the door and his mouth dropped. He grabbed her by the waist and pulled her close to him. "You stop the nonsense! You look breath taking in that dress. And for once you put your hair up. You look like a goddess." He kissed her on the cheek.

She looked down at her black dress and sighed. "Well you sure know how to make a girl feel good."

"Wait until tonight. Honey, you ain't seen nothin' yet."

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A driver took Justin's two seater BMW and Justin use his arm to lead Kim into the restaurant. When a waiter directed them to their table, they sat down.

"This restaurant is very beautiful." Kim told him looking around. "I've never been here before."

"Yeah, it is nice." He responded, tasting the water in a glass near him. They both picked menus and browsed through them.

"That was also very wrong of you to kick your friends out of your house."

"They deserved it. It's not like I haven't done it before. They ate up almost all my food, now I'm going to have to call Cathy."

"Cathy? Who is Cathy?"

"Cathy is an assistant that does my shopping for me, because I am not able to go into a grocery store without getting mobbed."

"Oh I see. Well I can go shopping for you. Just give me a list and I'll go."

A waiter came up to them. "Are you ready to place your order?"

"Yes." Kim began. "I'll have the baked chicken with lemon and pepper."

"And I'll have the rigatoni with crab meat."

"Very well. Coming right up." The waiter took their menus, nodded, and left.

"Kim you are so beautiful. I had to tell you that. You don't know just how sexy and elegant you look. Even the people at the table across from us can't keep their eyes off you."

She turned around to look at the table he was speaking of. When she saw the people. She felt sick to her stomach. She felt like passing out. Her body started to shake all over and she formed a tight grip on the table cloth.

"Kim what's wrong? You look like you've saw a ghost."

She was breathing so fast she thought she was hyperventilating.

"JUSTIN. The people at that table are my parents!"

He leaned in closer to her and glared at the people that was staring at them "What? Okay, I know this is a terrible situation to be in, but you should stay calm honey. Just ignore them." He rubbed her hand reassuringly.

She took a deep breath and nodded. "You right. But they're staring at me Justin."

"Just ignore it." He whispered

She tried to be strong about the whole thing, but thinking about her past hurt. She started to cry. "Justin, I can't do this."

"Kim, please, don't cry. If you are too uncomfortable we can leave."

She covered her face with her hands. "And ruin the amazing dinner? No! Excuse me for one moment." She got up to go to the ladies room.

She got into the bathroom and cried in a stall for about five minutes. She didn't want to embarrass Justin by crying at the table but she had to get the tears out.

She wiped her eyes one final time with her hands and walked out of the stall. She felt a brush of death come by her when she saw her mother leaning against the wall. She was obviously waiting for her.

She looked her mother coldly in the eyes and was prepared for whatever was bound to happen.

"Do you have something to say? Yes I'm here with my boyfriend and I love him, and I'm happy! YES HAPPY!" Kim put her hands on her waist, waiting for a reply.

Her mother looked at her in disgust. "Excuse me, do I know you?"

Kim smiled happy with her answer. "No ma'am .You don't know me at all!" And she stormed out of the bathroom feeling great.

Her plate was at the table when she sat down.

"You okay?" Justin asked.

"Yeah fine!" She said excitedly as she picked up her fork.

"That's kind of strange, because you walked away from here crying and now your okay?" He looked at her incredible face and his eyes searched for some sort of understanding, they landed on her lips and he shook his head at the beauty of her smile.

"You know, this lemon or whatever chicken is really good. Yes, and I'm fine now Justin."

He started to eat his pasta "Isn't the food here great?"

She nodded and swallowed. "Wow. I really really like this chicken."

His eyes lit up. "Wow. I'm like really really happy you like, like the chicken." He said in a 'like duh' girly voice.

Kim gave him a look and chuckled. "Justin, are you making fun of me?"

"Actually no. I'm playing with ya." He leaned in close to her and put one of her long bangs behind her ear. "Your hair was in your eyes."

"Thank you." She told him eating another piece of chicken. She looked over at the table across from her and her parents were still staring in her direction. She rose from her seat. "Excuse me Justin." She got up and walked over to the older couple. "I think it's highly RUDE to stare at someone. Don't you have anything better to do? I want to know what your problem is, because honestly I don't want you looking at me. Please stop staring at me interrupting our dinner. Especially you sir." She said pointing to her father. "Keep your eyes at your own table. Thank you very much." Her parents eyes were wide with shock and they were absolutely speechless.


She grabbed her lengthy gown and walked back to her seat. Justin was cracking up. He had his hand covering her mouth trying not to make a scene. "You are so cute Kim. You just walked over there so causally and sweetly told them off." His laugher loudened a notch.

"I did not tell them off...well...yeah I did tell them off." She started to laugh with him

The laughing stopped when they looked into each others eyes. Both of them were stunned by the other.

"Thank you very much for this wonderful evening Justin."

"Like anytime or whatever because the chicken is like really really good." He said in the girly voice again.

A waiter walked by and Justin stopped him "Excuse me. I need the bill please." The man nodded and walked away.

"Sorry Kim. At my house I have wine because of Chris. But I'm not old enough to get wine here." He ate the last of his pasta.

"Hey, I didn't say I wanted wine. Water is fine."

A man placed a booklet on the table and Justin picked it up. "Two hundred and sixty dollars. Not bad."

Kim pushed her plate away from her. "What? Three hundred bucks for two freakin' meals?"

He took money out of his wallet and placed it in the booklet leaving a more than fair tip. "I've had worse. I told you this was a nice restaurant." He smiled. "You ready to go babe?"

"Yeah." She sighed.

Justin was the first to stand and he put his hand to her back as she led the way out.

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When they entered the house Kim walked into the kitchen and looked into the refrigerator to see how much damage had been done. "Dang Justin, they cleaned you out. You have very little food in here."

He took off his jacket and laid it across the couch. "I know. They always do."

"Well you still have popsicles and ice-cream."

"Oh no! Not the popsicles again..."

She grabbed a Edy's chocolate cream bar. "Whoa these things look good. I'm a chocolate FREAK."

Justin joined her in the kitchen and opened a bottle of red wine. He poured a very small amount of it in two glasses. "Here Kim." He said handing her a glass.

She smiled and licked it at her ice-cream before she gulped down the wine in one swallow.

"Whoa slow down girl."

She snatched his glass out of his hand and drunk his wine in one swallow too. "I want more." She demanded.

"What the hell are you doing?" He asked taking his empty glass back.

"I wanna get drunk Justin. I've had a long day. I just want to drink it all away."

She brushed past him and picked up the wine bottle and started to drink strait from it. "Give me that." Justin told her trying to snatch it away from her. "You shouldn't be drinking like this. Give it..." And he took it from her hands.

"Justin! Justin, give it back. Give it back to me!" She purposely dropped her ice-cream in the sink. "GIVE ME THE WINE DAMMIT!"

Justin stepped away from her and was cornered by a dead end wall. "No, I will not have you drinking like this. It's not healthy."

"YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!" She shouted stomping her feet. "I NEED IT. I JUST SAW MY PARENTS AND THEY DON'T EVEN CLAIM ME AS A CHILD. I'M HAPPY TO BE WITH YOU, BUT DON'T YOU SEE? YOU ARE TAKING CARE OF ME! I'M LIVING OFF OF YOU. I HAVE NO MONEY. I HAVE NO JOB. I HAVE NO COLLEGE TO GO TO. WHERE AM I GOING TO GET IN LIFE? YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S LIKE TO GO FROM RICHER THAN RICH TO NOTHING." She fell to the ground and laid her head in the length of her dress, crying.

Justin was breathing quickly as a result of shock.

"Give me the wine, Justin! JUST GIVE ME THE FUCKING WINE!"

A million thoughts were running through his head, but he managed to realize that Kim's feelings must have been building inside of her for some time, because she had a huge outburst of mixed emotions.

He swallowed hard and set the bottle of wine by her side. Dealing with the outburst and crying was getting to be too much for him and he had to walk away from her. "Here Kim."

She looked at the bottle of wine and she put it to her lips and took a big swallow of it. Then she forcefully hit the bottle against the kitchen tile.

Justin cringed at the sound, when he had just walked out of the kitchen. He walked back over to her and he saw Kim mumbling with her head down. Glass and wine was everywhere but it was clear, her finger was bleeding on her right hand.

"Kim, look at what you've done to yourself." He picked her up off the floor. His shoes cracked on the broken glass as he made his way out of the kitchen.

He carried her upstairs and into his bathroom and sat her on the sink. He gently ran her cut finger under running water. "You have to stop this shit Kim. It's not cool at all." Her finger was not cut very deep, but cut enough to need a band aid. He held a towel around it and squeezed it to put pressure on it. "Kim look at me." He said raising her head with his free hand.

"I'm so ashamed of myself Justin. I don't know what happens to me sometimes. I just loose control. "

He took her finger out of the towel and carefully placed a band aid around it. He brought the finger to his lips and kissed it. "All better."

"How are you able to cope? How are you able to stand me Justin?"

"Easy. I love you." He kissed her on the cheek. And before things got hot and heavy, he walked into the bedroom.

Kim walked into the bedroom to see Justin who had taken off his dress shirt. And was walking around in his wife beater.

"Thank you." She told him. 

She instantly caught his attention and he turned around to face her. "Your welcome." He said.

"Justin, I was wondering if you could unzip my dress for me." She walked very close to him and turned her back to him.

"My pleasure." He slowly pulled the zipper down as low as it would go.

She slowly turned around, when he was finished. She let the straps on her shoulders fall and the whole dress just crumbled to the floor.

It would usually be inappropriate to observe a woman while she was in her underwear, but Kim was his girlfriend, and she was beautiful. "Uh Kim I see all the cuts and bruises you had are gone."

"Yeah. All gone." She laughed nervously. She looked down at the place where Justin's eyes were. She straightened up her strapless bra. "You like? Victoria Secret."

He nodded and cursed himself for viewing her so lucidly. "Kim why are you teasing me like this?" He asked frustrated.

She walked up to him and placed a kiss over the area of his heart. "Because Justin...I want you to make love to me."

It was raining heavily outside of the windows in the bedroom. Justin gently laid Kim back on the bed. He kissed her bare shoulders and she moaned as he slipped his hands behind her back.

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"OH JUSTIN." Kim screamed as she squeezed the muscles in his back. She wrapped her arms around him in comfort. "Wow, now that was awesome. Much, much better then the first time."

Justin ran his hands over his face and hair. "Wow. Your amazing. Thats all I've got to say."

Kim kissed him on the lips. She then placed his head to her chest. "Justin?"

"Huh?" He asked sitting up to take the pins out of her hair, letting it completely down.

"I don't want to live off of you like this..." She told him, running her hand up and down the spine of his back.

"Kim please, don't disrupt this perfect moment. You have no choice at this point. And to tell you the truth I don't have a problem with taking care of you."

"Yeah...but I have a problem with it." She told him looking up at him.

"Smile." He said stroking her soft face.

"Why?" She asked doing as he asked and smiling.

"Because you have the most perfect smile...and lips."

"Haha, I do NOT have the most perfect smile. It's fake. I had braces." He was concentrating so hard on her plump lips he didn't hear a word she was saying. It was as if her mouth was moving in slow motion.

"Huh? What did you say? I didn't hear you." He shook his head to clear his thoughts.

"I said my smile is fake. I had braces." Justin started to laugh she could feel his muscles in his stomach harden because of it.

"And? Like I said you have the most perfect smile." 

She forced his head back down against her chest.

"Kim can I ask you something?"  His hand glided up and down one of her legs.

"Ask away."

"Your hair smells really good. What I wanted to ask you is, do you think we were made for each other? I mean, I love you, I love everything about you. There is no one I'd rather be with except you. You make me really happy."

"Yeah. I feel the exact some way. It was faith too. Remember how we first met? You spilled coffee on me. Now that is faith. Look at where we are now. We were made for each other. It's loud and clear we were made for each other."

"Your right. It was faith too..."

"And I want you to know that I love you Justin. And I really do appreciate all you've done for me." She told him closing her eyes.

"And I appreciate you." He closed his eyes too. His whole body relaxed on top of her. "I really appreciate you."

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Justin woke up in the middle of the night. It was pitch black and FREEZING. "I need to cut the air off. It feels like it's below zero in here."

He threw his legs over the side of the bed and walked into the closet to put on some sweatpants and a t-shirt.

He then walked over to the temperature control. "Thirty degrees in here? It's freezing!" He set it to off and made his way back to bed. He used his hand to search for Kim, but she was not in is reach. She was not in bed at all.

Justin sighed and got out of the warm bed and when he made his way to the door to exit the room, he heard a faint sound coming out of the bathroom.

When he stepped foot on the bathroom tile, he felt something strange under his feet. The room was lit up with the moonlight coming from the bathroom window. He was stepping in hair. There was hair everywhere."

That's when he saw Kim tucked in a corner by the tub, rocking back and forth. She had scissors next to her feet.

"Kim? You cut your hair? What did you do?" The light proved she had only cut about three inches off, but still...what was she thinking? He didn't know what to do. She looked kind of...crazy.

"I told her to kill me. I told her to kill me. I told her to kill me. I TOLD HER TO KILL ME AND SHE DIDN'T. SHE DIDN'T FINISH ME! WHY DIDN'T SHE FINISH ME?"

"Kim are you okay?" Justin asked taking a step closer to her.

"STAY AWAY FROM ME, JUSTIN. STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME!"

"I didn't do anything to you. You have no right to talk to me that way." He pointed out, stopping dead in his tracks.

"SHE SAW ME TODAY. DADDY SAW ME TOO, AND THEY DON'T EVEN CLAIM ME AS A CHILD. WHEN I WAS LIVING THERE I GOT ANYTHING I WANTED. ANYTHING! AT LEAST I HAD SOME SORT OF STABILITY AND CONFIDENCE, BUT NOW I'M LIVING OFF OF JUSTIN?"

"Kim what's gotten into you?" He asked talking a step closer to her.

"I WARNED YOU. STAY AWAY FROM ME JUSTIN, JUST LEAVE ME ALONE. GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE." She slammed her fist against the tile.

"Your just a little worked up Kim. Calm down." He took a step closer to her.

She got up in rage and pushed him. "WHAT DID I TELL YOU? HUH? I SAID TO LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE. DIDN'T I JUSTIN? BUT NO. YOU WON'T LISTEN TO ME." She pushed him again and he stepped back once. "WHAT HAVE I TOLD YOU ABOUT NOT OBEYING ME? YOU HAVE TO BE PUNISHED FOR THIS." She slapped him across the face. "YOU SHOULD HAVE LISTENED." She slapped him across the face again.

Justin held her arms and gripped them tight but not too tight. "KIM STOP. DON'T HIT ME IN MY FACE AGAIN. YOU UNDERSTAND? I KNOW YOU HAVE PROBLEMS, BUT DON'T BEAT UP ON ME FOR NO REASON. DON'T BLAME YOUR ANGER ON ME!"

She snatched her arms away from his grip. "COME ON, JUSTIN! HIT ME YOU BASTARD!" She violently pushed him and he slammed against the wall. He rubbed his hurt side. "COME ON JUSTIN! GET IT OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM! HIT ME!" She slapped him in the face again.

Tears came out of his eyes and in the moonlight they were glistening like disco-balls. "Are you happy now? I'm hurt." He whispered looking her in the eyes for a slight bit of hope. "I'm hurt."

She was not the normal sweet and loving Kim. She had lost it. She didn't see the pain Justin was seeking, and the tears dripping from his face onto the floor. Her cold eyes saw him as the person who didn't listen to her, when he should have.

She pushed him again and his head banged against the wall. She had him pinned. "HIT ME MAN! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!" She slapped him in the face again.

"Kim. You need help. I thought you loved me? I do everything I possibly can to make you happy and you act like I'm not good enough for you. You walk around talking about your living off of me, like your not happy. If you want to leave me, then leave me if you are not happy. I don't know how much more of this shit I can take. We've been through more in one week than some people who have been together for years. God only know what will happen a month from now. Please stop hitting me."

"JUST SHUT UP YOU BASTARD."

"I am not a bastard."

"YOUR RIGHT. YOUR A BITCH. IT WAS THREE MINUTES. JUST THREE LOUSY MINUTES. I SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN PUNISHED FOR THAT. YOU HIT ME FOR BEING THREE MINUTES LATE?. HOW COULD YOU?" She pointed her finger in Justin's face as she spoke.

"You really need some serious help. Tomorrow we are going to get you some help."

"YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH. I DON'T WANT YOUR FUCKING  HELP. I WANT YOU TO GET OUT OF MY FUCKING FACE. GET OUT OF THE DAMN BATHROOM JUSTIN."

"What happened to my baby Kim?"

She slapped him in the face. "GET OUT!"

"Don't hit me again I'm not kidding."

"YOU AREN'T GOING TO DO ANYTHING. YOU BITCH!" She slapped him in his face so hard that tears tossed off of his face and splattered against the window like rain drops.

"DAMMIT!" He shouted. He stormed out of the bathroom letting her have her request. He paced the floors in the bedroom rubbing his face, trying to sooth the intense burning. "Ow it hurts. It hurts. It hurts."

"Aww did I do that?"

He turned around and Kim was standing in the bathroom doorway laughing at him. It wasn't a cute laugh. It was a laugh of pure madness.

Justin froze when she walked up to him. "You told me to get out if the bathroom. Well I did. I left you alone, now leave me alone. You've done enough for one night, I think." He continued to rub his red and irritated face.

"Does it hurt?" She asked laughing and running her hand over his cheek once. "I want to know what your limits are Justin. How much abuse can YOU take?"

He took a step back away from her. "All hell is going to brake loose if you hit me again. I'm not taking anymore of your shit. The situation is going to get worse than it already is, if you hit me one more time."

She laughed a few times and with out any hesitation she slapped him in the face once more.

Justin kept his head in the position it ended from the slapping. He closed his eyes and clenched his teeth, waiting for the floating burning sensation to go away.

"That was the last straw." He said very calmly with a smile.

He grabbed her by the shoulders and gently forced her onto the bed. Stomach down, he placed her arms behind her back and held them tight.

"Now I'm going to keep you like this until you learn how to keep your hands to yourself. It is not fair of you to slap me that many times for NOTHING."

She began laughing as if it was all a game. "Cool Justin. I've always wanted it up the ass."

"JUST BE QUIET!" He shook his head at her comment. "Your language is completely uncalled for."

She was silent for a moment, but then she started screaming and kicking. "I'm sorry Daddy. I didn't mean to take your CD out of the stereo and not put it back. I'm so sorry. Please don't hit me." She started to scream louder. PLEASE DON'T HIT ME. MOM LOST HER NECKLACE AND BLAMED IT ON ME. I'M INNOCENT. DON'T HIT ME...PLEASE."

Justin was horrified. She had freaked. He didn't know how much more he could take of her behavior. "Kim what are we going to do with you?"

"Justin? Justin? Help me, Justin. They're everywhere. They're after me."

She was talking in a baby-like tone and she sounded so helpless. Like she needed him. He let her arms go, but backed far away from her.

Kim instantly turned on her back and sat up. When she saw Justin, she jumped on him. He was frightened because there was no telling what she was going to do next, but she was clinging to him and quivering like he was all she had.

He sat down on the edge of the bed with her wrapped around his waist. He rubbed her back for comfort. "Daddy don't touch me in such ways, what would Mom think?"

"What?" Your father touched you? The wrong way?" He tried to look at her face but she kept avoiding his eyes.

"JUSTIN? YOU DON'T KNOW A DAMN THING! YOU...YOU MAKE ME FEEL WORSE BY CONTINUOUSLY SHOWING ME HOW MUCH I HAVE IN THE WORLD. NOTHING! IT HURTS, AND YOU JUST HAVE TO KEEP ON PROVING TO ME HOW MUCH I NEED YOU, AND HOW MUCH SHIT I DON'T HAVE." She jumped off of him. "JUST LEAVE ME ALONE. STAY AWAY FROM ME! DON'T TOUCH ME EITHER. YOU ARE THE REASON I'M A MONSTER!"

"Fine! I CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE OF THIS. I've tried Kim. I've tried. There is nothing more I can do for you. Just stay away from ME you God damn PSYCHO. You don't need me! You have yourself and your craziness. Never, would I have ever thought you would FREAK OUT like this. You need some mental help and that ain't no lie! IF I AM THE CAUSE OF 'ALL' YOUR PROBLEMS THEN JUST LEAVE!" He walked into the closet and grabbed a t-shirt and walked back over to her. "It's cold in here." He threw the shirt on the floor, by her feet. "Put some fucking clothes on! You shouldn't be walking around in your underwear like that! I don't know you anymore Kim. I do know that my heart can't take this ANYMORE! And I'm not going to have sleepless nights because you choose to act like a fool and beat me up. It just doesn't work that way anymore! I've tried to understand your need for comfort and help. YOU JUST BLAME ALL YOUR PROBLEMS AND ANGER ON ME! THATS NOT RIGHT! AND I WON'T TOLERATE IT. I'LL JUST MOVE ON. I HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN FIGHT WITH YOUR CRAZY ASS ALL NIGHT!"

He rolled his eyes at her and climbed back into bed. He closed his eyes forcing himself to go to sleep.


Chapter 7

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