Chapter 9 – Grand Central Station

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When Rachel heard Emma swear, and the sound of a female voice she turned around. “Good God. Leave it to Ben,” she said disgusted.

Emma swore under her breath. “Dayum Rachael, I’m goin’ home. This was a bad idea,” she with an air of disappointment.

Rachael crossed her arms and looked the girl dead in the eye and asked, “Does Nick have someone in there with him too?”

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Rayn shrugged. “He left the bar with Austin, I think it was his name, and some other guys. Maybe he’s with them,” she said.

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“He’s in so damn much trouble!” bellowed Rachael and stomped out of the apartment slamming the door behind her.

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Ben woke up to yelling, followed by the sound of the door slamming. The bed next to him was empty. Good, he thought, Rayanne, no Rain, whatever her name was, she was gone. But what the hell was all the yelling about? Did Nick and Rachael have a fight?

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He walked out of the bedroom and was greeted by the site of the sexy purple-haired girl still there, in her underwear, and a furious Emma staring at each other. Oh Fuck, thought Ben.

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“Oh God Ben, get dressed!” pleaded Emma.

Ben looked down. He had on underwear. He grinned at Emma. “Aww, Em, don’t like the view?”

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“You have some nerve! I’m leaving!” exclaimed Rayn.

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Ben casually motioned towards the door which only served to infuriate her even more. She walked past Ben in huff and into his bedroom. The door slammed behind her making him jump and leaving him standing there alone with Emma – still in his underwear.

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Ben felt terrible. “I’m sorry Em, I didn’t mean for you to see that.”

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Before Emma could respond, Ryan rushed out of the bedroom, now dressed, and left, once again slamming the apartment door. Emma jumped this time and Ben winced.

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“Well, she’s gone now,” said Ben sheepishly, “Please stay and have coffee?”

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“Why Ben? Why should I? You will never change,” she said sadly, “A tiger can’t change his stripes.”

Just then the door opened and Rachael and Nick walked in hand in hand.

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“Geez! Is this Grand Central Station?” asked Ben rolling his eyes.

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“Excuse me,” said Emma as she maneuvered around the couple, “I’m leaving.”

“Nooo….Emmaaa!” said Ben and started to go after her.

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Rachael put her hand out to stop him. “Dude, put some clothes on first.”

Ben looked down at himself again and sighed and decided to let Emma leave.

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He walked over and sank down into the chair in defeat. He wasn’t sure why he wanted to go after her anyway. “Why the fuck is she mad at me?” he said to no one in particular, “She doesn’t want to be with me so why does she care if I’m with someone else?”

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Rachael and Nick followed him and sat down on the couch. It was Rachael that answered. “She likes you, you dumb shit,” said Racheal obviously fed up with Ben,
“but she needs what you aren’t willing to give her. A chance at a real relationship.”

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“I don’t do relationships Rachael. Only friends. And you know she is one of my best friends. Please, tell her I’m sorry.”

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“Tell her yourself asshole – and please put some fucking clothes on!” demanded Rachael. She softened her tone and turned to Nick and gave him a kiss on the cheek. “I’m gonna check on Emma. She probably needs a ‘real’ friend right now,” she said cutting her eyes over to Ben, “I will call you later Nick.”

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44 thoughts on “Chapter 9 – Grand Central Station

  1. Pingback: Chapter 8 – Breakfast | New Beginnings

  2. ~ Ooh no, he gone & done it this time, I knew things would not go well, poor Emma, I hope things turn out,but I have a feeling things are only going to get worse!
    ~ Loved it!♥

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    • Yes. He did mess up. Eventually he’s gonna need to learn to keep it in his pants!!!! 😂 I felt really sorry for Emma. He felt bad too, but he should have! Next chapter he will try to talk to Emma – with clothes on! 🙄

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  3. Ben is so clueless, as always… And he was such a jerk to Rayn! Haha like “Oh, there’s the door”. But of course, he wouldn’t be Ben if he wasn’t a clueless jerk, so it’s okay 😛

    And don’t worry, Ben… *I* certainly enjoyed the view, at least 😉

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  4. I don’t know how it happened, but I saw on FB that this chapter was out and I was wondering why it wasn’t in my reader. Then I came here and saw I wasn’t subscribed. But I WAS subscribed and WordPress did me wrong because I didn’t unsubscribe. *deep cleansing breath!* Sorry that happened. 😥 I love your story and I think it’s so good. ❤

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    • Oh my! You are so sweet to say that! No need to apologize! I never thought you unsubscribed. I am still figuring out WordPress! I like to get email notifications and the same thing happened to me on another story I was following. I stopped getting emails and assumed they hadn’t updated. I missed about 5 chapters before I realized differently. It’s all sorted out now.

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  6. Oh, Ben, always with the ”I’m always going to be single!” talk, but deep down, i’m sure you want someone to love….( Might be a bit messed up what i’m about to say, but maybe finding true love will fill the hole that his family supposedly left?)

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    • Very insightful. If he can let himself find love. Emma definitely could be that for him but he keeps telling her no. He is afraid of opening himself up to more rejection. He feels hurt by those that were supposed to love him. I think the last straw was finding out his father did abuse his mother. He had painted this image of his father as someone that would provide the love and attention he felt he was missing from his mother. He could never reconcile that that with the man he knew. He seemed ‘normal’ for lack of a better way to describe it and the anger he feels inside makes him think he might become his father. So, yes, he is trying to fill the hole in his heart with ‘safe’ one night stands…and never having a relationship that goes beyond that. In high school, it was normalish. People date around pretty regularly. But once out of high school, hooking up became more of an addiction for him. That temporary high of sex helps fill the void. Sorry for the super long reply. But you are so right that he is truly lonely.

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  7. Ben seems really happy to be a bachelor and player but he really does care about Emma. Poor Rayn though. But with his rep both girls shouldn’t be surprised this kind of thing happened. Also, as clueless as Ben might be, Emma doesn’t REALLY have a reason to be mad at him. He was honest with her from the start.

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    • A bit of jerk for sure, but an honest one? Maybe a small redeeming quality? He definitely has a lot growing up to do. But I’m glad you understand why he is behaving like he is.

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  8. Oy, what a mess..! maybe Ben isn’t what Emma is looking for after all… he doesn’t seem to be willing to change, even now!
    I laughed so hard when everyone kept pleading with him to put some clothes on… reminded me a bit of Jared, lol!

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  9. Sad when you see someone so damaged by their parents and the life they lived as a child that they don’t know which way is up! Question becomes, will he figure out who he really is and what he really wants before his time is up? Or will he walk this rickety path to the very end?

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  10. Oh, Ben…You were with so many women and you still don’t get them at all, do you? One would think he’s already learnt, but he still is a little lost boy inside…That’s kinda sad, but he probably needs to learn it the hard way before he realizes things.

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  11. Well okay, I’m not fan of Ben’s attitude towards women and relationships, but to be fair, Emma doesn’t own him, and it’s his business what he does with his body.

    That said, I feel for her 😥
    Aww, c’mere girl, GUYS, amirite?

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  12. Emma was really hoping that Ben would settle down I think. And the breakfast was her attempt at maybe moving in that direction. She should have known. But she really needs a hug. 😢

    Ben is a stubborn ass sometimes.

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  13. “I don’t do relationships” … yeah yeah yeah … I am calling BS. Currently making bets with myself whom. Got my favorite, let’s see if I get my wish. 😉

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  14. Ben simply fails time and time again to do right by all the women – neither has Rayn deserved him coquetting with Emma, or Emma to see that he ditches Rayn so easily. What does he think she will learn from that? It could only be that he treats her exactly like the rest of “his” women!

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