Something We Thought Would Never Happen is the seventy-second chapter of Zak Saturday's Immortal Love Life. It was first published on March 12, 2016.
This was bullshit.
Beeman, apparently, has a niece that is very powerful, and she looked so familiar, but she wouldn’t show us her powers or admit that she had any, though she and I both know that she does. And Zak was being an idiot for getting so mesmerized by her that he doesn’t see how dangerous she was.
“Somebody’s jealous,” Zack said.
“Oh, shut up,” I said.
“He’s right, Sarah,” Mom said. “You’re letting your emotions get the best of you.”
“No, I’m not. I’m trying to protect Zak from that bitch who’s hiding her true colors.”
“Calling her a bitch just proves my point. And I don’t think she means any harm to Zak, she just likes hanging out with him a lot.”
“Yeah, so that she can take him from me, and Zak’s allowing her to. I mean, we haven’t spent any time alone together since she came into the picture.”
“Sarah, you know Zak would never let anyone come between you two. And even if he is, it’s only because you’re making him.”
“How the hell am I making him?” I asked.
“You haven’t been treating her nicely at all because you’re jealous. You’re letting it get the best of you, and Zak doesn’t like it,” Mom replied. “That’s how you’re making him.”
“Well, she’s hitting on my boyfriend. I can’t let her do that.”
“You have to.”
“What? No, I don’t.”
“Yes, you do.”
“For two reasons: one, if Amber is hitting on Zak, and you’re jealous about it, and you’re treating her badly because of it, which you are, and Zak doesn’t like you for doing that, you need to let her, or it’s only going to make your relationship with Zak worse; and two, it’s a way to prove to you the kind of person that Zak really is. How faithful he is of your relationship.”
“Well, he doesn’t seem to be that faithful of it,” I said.
“Only because you don’t trust him to be,” Mom said. “The more you let your jealousy get the best of you, the more unfaithful to you he becomes, and that wouldn’t exactly be his fault.”
“Have you ever done that?”
“I’ve only had seven boyfriends in my whole life, and I don’t think there was ever a time where a girl hit on him while we were dating—Well, except for that one time with Nick after we were married. I left him to deal with it, and it worked out well.”
I turned toward Zack. “What about you?”
“There’s been a few times, yes,” he replied. “But I listened to what Mom told me, which was hard, but not impossible, and dealt with it. Selena didn’t like the attention either, and she handled it as much as she could. When they took it too far, like by touching her, then I did something about it, but Selena didn’t mind.”
“Ok,” I said. “But I think you’re wrong about this, Mom. I know Amber from somewhere. I know that she is something, and whatever that is, I intend to find out. I need to make Zak see that she’s not just an innocent girl. She’s out to get him from me and maybe get rid of him if she does. I can’t let that happen.”
Mom sighed. “And I can’t stop you. Well, I probably could, but it’s best that you find this out on your own.”
Honestly, I had a sudden déjà vu moment there, though I didn’t know what. Well, whatever it was, it doesn’t matter now.
“Wow. That’s beautiful, Zak,” Amber said, amazed at the gold piece I was showing her for Sarah.
“Thanks,” I said. “I hope she’ll like it too. I’ve been thinking about giving her one for a while now, and I don’t want to wait any longer.”
“‘Forever & Always’. You must really love her to want to spend the rest of your life with her already.”
“Yeah. Yeah, I do. I just hope she feels the same way. In fact, I know she does.”
“Who wouldn’t about you? You’re quite the catch.” She bumped her shoulder against mine.
“Zak?” a voice called.
Sarah was watching us from across the room.
“Oh, hi, Sarah,” I said, quickly shoving my gift for her in my pocket. “What’s up?”
“We need to talk.”
“Ok. About what?”
“Just come here.” She left the room.
“Ok. I’ll be right back.”
“Ok,” Amber said. “Take your time.”
I followed Sarah all the way outside.
“Sarah, what’s going on?” I asked when I reached her.
She took a deep breath and faced me with a disapproving look. “Zak, why are you being such an idiot?”
“What do you mean?”
“Amber is flirting with you, in front of me, and you’re letting her. Do you really not see that she’s out to get you?”
“What? No, she’s not.”
“Yes, she is. Zak, she knows that I don’t like her and that I know that she’s not human. She’s trying to keep me from finding out what she really is.”
“Maybe it’s nothing you need to worry about.”
“Oh, you mean like that she’s taking my boyfriend away from me? Yeah, that is something I have to worry about.”
“She’s not taking me away from you, Sarah.”
“Yes, she is, Zak. And you’re being so stupid for falling for her innocent charm.”
“Did you just call me stupid?”
“Yes, because that’s how you’re being. You’re letting her use you to her advantage.”
“She isn’t using me for anything. And even if she was, I can’t believe you don’t trust me to handle her on my own.”
“I do trust you, Zak.”
“Really? Because you have a funny way of showing it. And I also can’t believe that you would think that I would ever be so unfaithful to you.”
“I don’t think that at all.”
“Well, apparently, you do. But I would never do anything like that to you. Ever. I’d kill myself first before I even think of doing any of that.”
“I know, but—”
“No, you don’t know,” I said. “At least, not anymore.”
“Zak, I didn’t come here to argue with you,” Sarah said.
“Then why did you come?”
“To warn you about Amber. She’s bad news.”
“I don’t know yet, but—”
“Stop. You don’t have any proof that she’s ‘bad news’, and whatever is ‘bad’ about her, if there’s anything at all, I’ll find out on my own.”
“What are you saying?”
“I’m saying that—” I sighed. “Sarah, you obviously don’t trust me anymore. You’re overreacting about someone you hardly know at all, and because of that, I think we should break up.”
As soon as I said that, I wanted to take it back, but I bit my tongue. Sarah had just taken it too far this time.
She looked heart-broken. “You want to break up?”
“Yes,” I replied. “I’m sorry. But I can’t take this anymore.”
A tear streaked down her face. Then she teleported away without saying another word.
My heart felt like it was breaking apart. Literally. There was a lot of pain in my chest, but I didn’t care. I couldn’t help it any longer.
My pocket felt heavy. I pulled out the ring and looked down at it.
Forever & Always.
Not anymore. I went outside to the edge of the cliff and threw it as far as I could into the ocean. My relationship with Sarah was over.
Aww. They broke up again, but Sarah had that coming. What do you guys think that gold piece was that Zak was going to give to Sarah, and do you think she's right about Amber?
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