Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chapter 6

"Brie honey? Are you going to come out of this room for dinner tonight?" Margot Laroche asked her daughter.
"No, leave me alone."
"Brie, you haven't left your room for three days. You haven't eaten anything, you haven't even showered. What is going on with you?"
Brie rolled over and pulled the covers up over her head.
"Nothing, just leave me alone maman."
Margot moved closer to her daughter and sat down on the bed beside her.
"Does your mood have something to do with a certain young man from next door and the fact that he hasn't been around the last three days?"
"Not everything in life is about Kris mother," Brie's muffled voice replied from under the covers.
Margot laughed out loud.
"Everything in your life does my dear. Just tell me what's going on. I thought you'd want to spend as much time with him as possible before he leaves. Did you have a fight?"
"He hates me mom! I told him something I shouldn't have and now he hates me!"
"Nonsense Brie! You are his best friend, he could never hate you."
"Well he does, and frankly, I don't blame him! I'd hate me too after what I did."
"I think you're being a tad overdramatic Brie. Why don't you tell me what happened."
"I am NOT being overdramatic mother. Kris hasn't talked to me in three days! Have you ever known that to happen?"
"Well...no, but it can't be as bad as you think."
"I told him I was pissed off at him for leaving. That I gave up everything for him and now he was leaving. I said he was hurting me by leaving and I wanted to hurt him as much as he was hurting me. And I did mom; I did hurt him and now he hates me! There. Are you satisfied?" Brie asked her mother in between sobs. "How are you going to put a positive spin on that mother?"
"Oh Brie," Margot sighed. "People say things out of anger that they don't really mean; Kris knows that. He's probably just giving you some time to cool off."
"I don't think so mom. You didn't see the look in his eyes; I hurt him deeply and I don't think he will ever be able to forgive me."
"Well let me ask you this: did you really mean those things you said? Are you really mad at Kristopher or are you mad at yourself?"
"Why would I be mad at myself? I'm not the one leaving!"
"Aren't you? Isn't it you going to university next month? So it's okay for you to go off to school and leave Kris behind, but it's not okay for him to go to Val d'Or to live his dream; a dream that you want for him as much as he wants it for himself? How do you think Kris is feeling about you going to school?"
"It's not the same thing. I have to go to school if I'm ever going to have the life that I want."
"That's precisely my point dear. You're going to school to get the life that you want and Kristopher is going to play junior hockey so he can get the life that he wants. There is no difference; it's the natural progression of life. People grow up and go their separate ways."
"But not us maman. We are Brielle and Kristopher. We are meant to be together...ALWAYS."
"And now the truth comes out."
"What do you mean...what truth?"
"Come on Brielle. All this is not about Kris going off to juniors, you knew it was coming and that is not what you're mad about. You are mad at yourself for not telling him the truth."
"WHAT DAMN TRUTH? I have no idea what you're talking about mother!"
"Brie, I have watched you and Kris grow up right before my eyes. I've been there for every game, every tournament, every fight, every broken heart, every award, every triumph, every defeat. Everything you have experienced, you've experienced together, and now that you're going seperate ways, you're scared. Scared of having experiences without him by your side; but that's not the real reason you don't want him to leave and it's so obvious to everyone but you."
"Because I'm scared to be without him?"
"No dear. Because you're in love with him."
Brie started laughing hysterically and her mother just watched with a look of sadness on her delicate features.
"Oh my god mother!" Brie said gasping for air. "That is the funniest thing I've heard in a long time! You think I'm in love with Kristopher? That's absurd!"
"Is it?"
"Of course it is! Kris is my best friend. I am NOT in love with him!"
"Okay, let me ask you this...who is the first person you think about when you wake up in the morning?"
Brie was silent.
"Who's the last person you think about before you go to sleep?"
"When you have good news, who is the first person you share it with?"
"When you are sad or upset, who do you go to for comfort?"
"Who can make you laugh even when you want to cry?"
"Who makes you light up like the sun when he walks into a room?"
"Would you rather be at a party with kids from school or be at home on the couch watching movies with Kristopher?"
"Watching movies with Kristopher."
"If he asked you to give up school to go with him to Val d'Or would you?"
"Who's happiness and success is more important to you, yours or Kristopher's?"
"I hate to tell you this my dear, but that is not just friendship, that is love."
"No, no, no, no, no, no, no," Brie repeated over and over. "I can't be in love with him maman. I just can't! Not now."
"Love doesn't have a timeline sweetheart. It happens whether you want it to or not, whether it's good timing or bad."
"Well the timing couldn't be worse! He hates me and he's leaving in less than a month. I can't believe this is happening to me," Brie said burying her head in a pillow. "How could I be so selfish? How could I have been so mean to him?"
"Because you were hurting and you did what you always do...you lashed out. Kris knows that; he knows you better than anyone. But it's going to be up to you to fix this Brie."
"How do I do that maman?"
"Tell him the truth. Tell him you're in love with him."

With his hand on the door knob, Kris closed his eyes and took a deep breath. He was about to push the door open when he heard voices.
"How could I be so selfish? How could I have been so mean to him?"
"Because you were hurting and you did what you always do...you lashed out. Kris knows that; he knows you better than anyone."
Kris smiled at the words Margot was telling her daughter. Words of truth. He did know her better than anyone; even better than her own mother.
"But it's going to be up to you to fix this Brie."
"How do I do that maman?"
"Tell him the truth. Tell him you're in love with him."

Kris' hand slipped of the doorknob. What did he just hear? No, his mind had to be playing tricks on him.
'She's in love with me?' he thought. 'No, this cannot be happening. Not now.'
Kris turned to leave when he heard that angelic voice.
"Kristopher? How long have you been here?"


  1. great update....o I cant wait to see what happens

  2. ohh boy!
    i could've cried during this chapter.
    but i'll save my tears until she tells him she loves him.
    which WILL happen :]

  3. Ratted out by Mamman, maybe. Great update.

  4. ahhh I cant believe he heard that!!
    I cant wait till you update again!!