Barakat, Jack Barakat
“I shouldn’t have said it. I shouldn’t have slept with her. Honestly, I didn’t even know anything had happened until I woke up with her in my bed the next morning. I fucked up bad. Jack is my best friend, and he probably hates my guts right now” Alex sighed, holding an ice pack to his jaw. Amy just sat and let him vent to her. She couldn’t find the right words to say, she wanted to be there for him though.
“Skip going for food then. Go to Jack’s and apologise. Plus, he hates me just as much as he hates you right now” Amy let out a slight laugh, but inside she was hurting. This was her first major argument with Jack since getting together. She knew arguments were healthy for a relationship, but when he told her to leave, it cut right through her. Had he meant his apartment, or did he want her to leave him completely? When he said that he didn’t care anymore, Amy could’ve sworn she had been stabbed right in the chest. Maybe she shouldn’t have sided with Alex. Should she have just run to Jack to calm him down, stroking his back and kissing him?
“Amy?” she snapped out of her thoughts, seeing Alex about to leave her apartment.
“Once again, I’m going to Jack’s to sort things out”
“Good. If things work out, tell me immediately. Then ask him if it’s okay if I visit him later on?” She said, chewing on her lip nervously. The thought of facing him later on petrified her. She had no idea how he would react when she showed up. Would he understand completely, or would he tell her everything was over between the two. Maybe she should just end things herself. Yes. She would have to leave him. She was just getting between the two friends, ruining their friendship. Ever since that night she kissed Alex, she had caused Jack so much pain. Now siding with Alex just made things worse. She was horrible to him. A horrible girlfriend. Plus, when Holly gives birth, neither Alex or Jack would be interested in boring old Amy. Amy went into her bedroom, pulling out a pen and paper, writing down her message to Jack.
“Hey” Alex said sheepishly as Jack opened the door.
“What do you want?”
“I’ve came to apologise, this time, you’re going to listen to me” He started.
“I am not blaming the alcohol. I only have myself to blame. I shouldn’t have slept with her. Sleeping with your best friend’s ex girlfriend? Who did I think I was? I was disgusted with myself when it happened. And what I said before about where your priorities lie, I wasn’t thinking straight. I was panicking and angry. I didn’t mean a word I said. With Holly just appearing from nowhere, telling us that one of us are the father of her unborn baby, to Amy collapsed in my lap, everything just got to me. I am so sorry. I don’t expect you to forgive me, but I just want you to know how sorry I am” Alex finished. He hadn’t even registered that Jack had pulled him into a hug until he began to pat his back.
“Thank you, Alex. That’s probably the sincerest apology you’ve ever given me.” Jack laughed slightly.
“So, are we good?” Alex asked, looking at his best friend.
“Of course we are, I couldn’t stay mad at you, the fans would catch on too easily” Jack laughed, causing Alex to laugh.
“Anyway, I gotta get going. Amy wants to know if it’s okay if she stops by later?”
“I suppose” Jack said.
Jack wasn’t sure what time to expect Amy. It was now 6:15pm. He sat waiting for a knock, a text, a call, anything. But nothing. He walked out into the front hall seeing a letter posted through his front door. He eyed it curiously before picking it up, taking it into the living room and opening it.
I want to start this letter off with an apology. I feel like a lot of people have owed you a lot of apologies lately, it must get tiring. Anyway, I am sorry for siding with Alex earlier. I was in shock at the previous events. I wasn’t sure how to react to the situation. My first instinct is to help a friend in need, which Alex seemed like. Alex came back to my apartment upset at what had happened. He completely blamed himself. He truly believed that you would never want to speak to him ever again, and it killed him inside. You are his best friend, and I don’t want to come between the special bond between you two. That is why I have decided to end things between us. I am so sorry, Jack. All I have done is cause you so much pain since we first met. I have been such an awful girlfriend. No wonder my ex boyfriend left me after 3 months. You probably would’ve done the same after getting sick of me. I don’t want to interfere with the prospect of you being a father either. If you are the father, then I hope you and Holly can work things out, and you will be an amazing father. And even if you’re not, I’m sure as hell that you will be a cool uncle. I love you so much, Jack. I really do. I will not stop loving you, please don’t forget that. But I am ending things because I love you. Farewell.