So here's chapter 74... a little twist... some people might get mad at
me, because everything seemed to be going soooo well for Ash and K, but if
you know me and my fics well enough, you knew this was coming. LoL
Gotta thank everyone that corrected the grammar for me on this chapter:
Shauna, Taryn, Alexandria, Angel, Hannah and Thea. Thanks so much, girls!
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~*~ Chapter 74 ~*~
NEW YORK CITY, NY APR.16th, 2002 TUESDAY
Kirstin had just left Tom at his work and was now on her way to
Ashleys hotel. A little red box with a silver ribbon wrapped around it sat
on the passengers seat and Kirstin looked at it tenderly when she hit a red
light. She smiled for a while and then turned her gaze and kept driving.
NEW YORK CITY, NY HOTEL APR.16th, 2002 TUESDAY
Kirstin stopped her car in a parking garage and headed for the
Hi. she smiled to the receptionist.
Hello, Miss Addams. the young and handsome receptionist
answered her. His name was John and he was already used to Kirstins visits,
because she had been there during the weekend and visited Ashley often due
to their wedding arrangements.
Hey, John. Ashleys not here, is he? she bit her bottom lip.
Im afraid hes not, Miss Addams. The band left almost an hour
Kirstin pouted That sucks.
Yes, I guess it does. the guy showed a little smile.
can you do me a favor? she asked.
Of course! he exclaimed, almost too excitedly.
I didnt want to, but
she placed the small package on the
counter Can I leave this with you and you give it to him as soon as he
Sure. he smiled again and took the package Ill give it to
Great. Thanks so much, John. she smiled big and the young guy
blushed a little.
No problem, miss.
Bye, John. Kirstin said and turned to the main entrance.
Oh, my God! was the phrase Kirstin heard from behind her just
a few steps before reaching the exit and suddenly, recognizing the
high-pitched voice, her heart ached with anger.
What are you doing here? Kirstin asked between her teeth
without turning around to look at Cindy.
What do you think? Ashley invited me, of course! Cindy lied.
What? Kirstin turned to face her, frowning.
Thats exactly what you heard. Ashley invited me here.
youre lying. Kirstin couldnt believe the girl.
No, thats really it. And what did you think it would happen
after I told him you cheated on him with Jared? After you left the ball, he
came running after me. I said to him it was wrong, we shouldnt be together,
but I guess his will to have me was bigger than my will to stop him. But can
you blame him? I mean
she smiled sarcastically.
Kirstins frown wouldnt leave her face. Did Ashley really
go running after Cindy after that charity ball in Redding? Thats not true.
Youre what? Cindy still wore the sarcastic smile, pretending
not to know what Kirstin was going to say next.
Were getting married. she whispered.
Im sorry, what? Cindy pretended this time not to have
Nothing. Kirstin turned without saying another word and left
NEW YORK CITY, NY KIRSTINS LOFT APR.16th, 2002 TUESDAY
It was almost 8 p.m. when Kirstin entered her loft. She had been
driving for a while, trying to put her thoughts into place, but nothing
seemed to fit.
How could Ashley have run after Cindy and then showed up at Graces party?
And how could he still be planning his wedding with Kirstin when Cindy was
in the same building? And she was invited there by Ashley himself? Things
just didnt fit. At all. It was
She headed straight to her room and collapsed onto her bed. She had to think
She had to come up with a logical solution for all that.
Shes lying. Kirstin said out loud. But she didnt believe her words and
she didnt know why. It was probably right; Cindy must have been lying, but
if she was lying, then why was she there, and at the exact same hotel as
Nothing fit! Kirstin was driving herself insane with her own thoughts. Some
tears started to drop as she couldnt find the answers to this than the one
that Ashley was cheating on her. She was so absorbed in her own thoughts
that she didnt even hear her door being unlocked and the footsteps heading
to her room.
There you are! a cheerful voice came from behind her. She turned abruptly
What are you doing here? she said with some anger in her voice and wiped
the tears away from her face.
Have you been crying? Ashley said calmly and stepped closer to her.
You stay there. Stay away! she almost yelled.
Whats going on, K? Ashley had a puzzled look on his face.
You thought Id never find out, didnt you? Kirstin asked him.
What are you talking about? Ashley tried to get closer to her, but she was
moving away from him.
You thought you could hide her forever, didnt you? the anger was starting
to build up Kirstins body.
Kirstin, for the love of God, what are you talking about?
How stupid do you think I am?
Oh, my God, youre scaring me. Whats going on? Ashley asked with a
demanding tone of voice.
I went to the hotel today, Ashley. Kirstin informed.
I know. I got the package. Ashley smiled Thats why Im here. I just
loved it and
Kirstin had just realized that Ashley was holding her tape
and her letter in his hands.
I saw her! Kirstin snapped.
You saw who? Ashley frowned.
Her! You thought your plan would be so perfect that Id never see her,
didnt you, Ashley? Hiding her at the same hotel youre staying at? That
wasnt such a perfect plan, I have to tell you.
Ashley frowned. That didnt sound like Kirstin at all. The words
didnt sound like Kirstins, the anger didnt seem like hers, the angry
it just didnt seem like Kirstin. Something was definitely wrong Who
is she? Who are you talking about? Tell me! Ashley ordered.
Cindy! Who else?
Oh, God. Ashley couldnt help but let out a little laugh.
Oh, so its funny now, isnt it?
Kirstin, what are you saying?
She told me everything.
What did she tell you? now Ashley sounded worried.
About you going after her after you dismissed me at the charity ball. About
you asking her to come to New York with you. You
What? Ashley asked incredulously.
Thats right. She told me everything. You thought Id never figure it out,
Kirstin, dont tell me you believed a word she said. Ashley placed the
tape and the letter on the bed and got Kirstins wrist.
Let go of me. Kirstin tried to pull herself out of Ashleys grip, but
wasnt able to.
Answer me, Kirstin, do you really believe her? Ashley now gripped both her
Why shouldnt I? Kirstin snapped.
Why should you? Ashley snapped right back.
I dont know. Kirstin looked down.
You cant. You cant believe her and you know it. But somehow youre
forcing yourself to believe her, Kirstin. You know this is not true, but you
still believe her words.
I havent heard you deny it. Kirstin stared deep into his eyes.
Do I really have to? Do I have to deny it for you not to believe her words?
For Christ sake, Kirstin. You of all people should know better. You cant
believe a word that bitch says! now Ashley was the one angry, and he had
all the motives to be. Kirstin would now believe a girl that hated her since
ever more than her fiancée?
Yes! I do have to hear you deny it. Kirstin still stared at him.
Are you serious?
I believe I am. Kirstin sounded confident.
You have to listen to me deny it to believe me when I say I have nothing to
do with that girl? Ashley asked.
Then forget it. Ashley stated and turned around, heading for the steps.
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