CAYDEN:

CHAPTER 14:

DESTINY

I felt like I was going to throw up. I paced around the reception hall waiting for it to be over. It had only been a short ten minutes since it happened but it felt like ages. The reception was just about over but it felt like it was taking years to end. I just wanted it to be over so I could go figure out what was going on. I went to the bathroom and looked in the mirror. I looked like shit. I splashed some water on my face. There was a couch in the corner so I sat down for a minute and tried to recollect my thoughts. I thought about what had just happened ten short minutes ago.


I danced the father/daughter dance with Kylie, gave a toast to them, and was having a great time. Evie disappeared towards the end of the reception and when she reappeared she looked like she had been crying so I pulled her aside.

"What's wrong?"

"I'm sorry I've been trying to hold this in all week, I wanted to wait until the wedding was over so there wouldn't be any problems, but I can't do it anymore its eating me alive." She eyes started to form tears.

"What?" I asked urgently. I had never seen Evie like this before, ever. And I was scared.

"Its about that night"

I knew she was referring to the night with Demi and the others.

"What about it?" I asked

"Come on Cayden, are you really that thick?"

I was a little offended but I was more worried at where this was going and I still didn't understand. When I didn't respond she continued.

"Camilla jumped in front of something that was sure to kill her, for you"

"Evie, she pushed you out of the way to save you"

"It wasn't for me. The girl hated me for crying out loud. She pushed me out of the way for you."

I felt like I had just been smacked in the face. It made sense. And I had never really thought about it. "But what does that have to do with us?"

"Cayden I can't be with you"

Now I felt like I had just received a deathly blow to the chest.

"Why?"

"Because, she's in love with you. She was willing to give up her life to make you happy. She cares about you that much, and you couldn't even see that. I know how she feels about you, but I don't know how you feel about her."

I opened my mouth to speak and she cut me off.

"And until you can confront it and speak to her about it," she grabbed my hand and closed hers in mine. "I can't be with you. I don't want an answer now. I want you to think about it and figure out what you want, and set it right for good. And if you do choose to be with her, that's fine. Just make sure your decision is what you truly want"

Tears were coming down her face and mine as well. She leant in to me and gave me a soft kiss on the cheek. She let go of my hand and before I could say another word she ran off out the doors. I looked in my hand and there was her promise ring.

I couldn't help it. More tears fell down my cheeks. The love of my life just left me because she thought I may love someone else. And she didn't want to speak to me and until Cam and me had a heart to heart and figured out what we were once and for all.

There was no way Cam could still be in love with me. And I wasn't still in love with her. Was I? I had never been so confused in my life. I sat in the corner for a few minutes and when I finally gathered myself together I went over to find Cam. I told her to wait up for me and that I had to talk to her as soon as I was done helping out here.


I got up off the couch and went back to the reception hall. Nate came walking up to me and looked concerned.

"What's going on Cayden?" He asked

"Nothing I want to talk about right now"

"Okay, well go take care of it" he added sympathetically.

"No, I have to finish up here" I replied stubbornly.

"Kylie and Dom have gone off to their honeymoon. Me, Vince, and Ty can stay here to clean up. We can take care of it… Go" He urged

I nodded graciously and bolted out the door. My foot was pressed down on the pedal to the floor the whole way home. I had to talk to Cam. I had to figure out what was going on here.

If Evie was right, why would Cam hide her feeling from me? Why would she risk her life to save Evie for me. I bolted through the door but Cam wasn't in the living room. I sped to the kitchen praying she was awake.

Cam was standing in the kitchen but was facing the patio door so she couldn't see me. She was smiling but I was wondering what at. I went to say her name but then I was abruptly stopped.

Jay came from the patio door and pulled her closer to him and kissed her. She smiled as she looked back at him and my jaw felt like it had just hit the ground.

How could he do that to me? Wasn't once enough? I flew at him and he didn't see me coming until I smashed him through the patio door. We both went tumbling out and down the stairs onto the patio by the pool. He got up and looked at me shocked. I jumped at him again and fell into the pool.

He came up from the water "What the hell is your problem?!" I could hear Cam screaming but I couldn't make out any of the words. Jay ran out of the pool at full speed and I was right behind him. I tackled him once more and punched him a few times in the face.

He pushed me off of him with full force and I flew up in the air but landed on my feet. Jay was running and this time I used my power. With a movement of my hand he was floating in the air and with a other movement he was turned towards me. I squeezed my hand and he clutched his neck and gasped for breath.

"How could you do this again? Wasn't once enough? You really had to mess with her head again?!"

Cam was screaming at the top of her lungs and finally caught my attention by what she said. "Cayden STOP! I know that's Jay!"

Unsure of what I just head my focus left me and Jay fell to the ground. "What?" I asked confused.

In four short breaths she said the last thing I expected to hear.

I.. know ..that's ..Jay

THE END