Chapter 5 – Antics and Two Cents “STOP!” The voice echoed loudly in the hallway as the crowd gathered in a circle around us, “What is going on here?!” I crawled to the wall and leant against it, my hand trying helplessly to nurse the contusion on my stomach. Before Max had time to react, Nathan pushed him off to the ground. He stood up and took a few steps back. “Sir, look at him! He wanted to kiss me and when I refused, he pinned me down and straddled me!” he exclaimed innocently. The students burst out in laughter, but the teacher wasn’t taken in by the lie. “That’s what happened, really? Can you explain your bruises to me? Please tell me how he ended up with those… stains?” “He… he doesn’t seem to have a gift at kissing, sir,” he continued, flashing me a complicit gaze. He wasn’t buying it any more than the crowd was, but it must have been an entertaining show for they keptContinue reading »

Chapter 4 – Sweet Reality I never wanted to leave his embrace, but I didn’t have a choice. It was almost midnight, and as flexible as Rosa was, she was still in charge of me and couldn’t let me stay out any later. Fortunately for me, Nate was a bit more responsible than I was, and when the driver arrived at his door, he literally dragged the sad and pouting boy from the bed. “Your coach awaits you, sir,” he told me amusedly. “But I don’t want to go!” I pouted, looking for comfort in his eyes. “It’s not as if you have a choice, sweetheart,” he said as I finished getting dressed. He leant in, gave me a peck on the cheek and turned me toward the door. “Go, now,” he added, giving me a slap on the ass. Being a teen sucks! I wish I had my own flat and that I didn’t have to comply with these stupid rules… Wearing my best pout, I used my puppyContinue reading »

Chapter 3 – Quartz, Onyx and Ruby “Wait!” He hopped to my side as I was heading home. “You can’t wander in the streets like that. You’ve got blood all over your clothes and on your face” As annoying as it was, he had a point. The punctures were still dripping blood and it was obvious that I wouldn’t even walk one kilometre before getting stopped by police and most likely arrested. But still… he’s the one who put me in this situation! And where the hell is he going with that? “Maybe you should have thought about it beforehand” I said harshly. “Look… I’m really sorry, ok? I mean it. I still think you’re an ass, but I didn’t want to harm you.” “Why, thanks!” I rolled my eyes and started walking again, but he hopped ahead of me and stopped me. “C’mon, just let me make it up to you. We’ll disinfect your cuts, and I’ll find you some clean clothes to wear instead of those bloody ones.Continue reading »

  I was lying on my bed, my red and swollen eyes staring blankly at the ceiling. The night had fallen already, but my guilt made a point of preventing me from sleeping. Every time I closed my eyes, flashes of what happened would invade my vision. The feelings would overwhelm me and tears would flow again. My tears-soaked pillow was the concrete proof that no matter how much I ran, how much I wished, everything happened. I can’t remember when I found sleep that night, but the town was slowly coming to life when it happened. When I woke up, the sun was already high in the sky and the birds had stopped chirping long ago. I was still exhausted from the emotional drain I went through the day before. So exhausted that it was a real struggle to keep my eyes open; and leaving the comfort of my bed was a terrible ordeal. I still can’t believe what happened… What a bunch of assholes! I hope… I hopeContinue reading »

This has probably been the longest day of school I’ve ever experienced. I swear, by the end of the day I was surprised I had not melted with my own chair! You can easily imagine the relief I felt when I heard the final bell free me from this prison. Plus, this was the weekend! And who says Friday says… fun at Michael’s place! I was waiting outside the gates, leaning casually on the school’s fence. Peeking at my watch, I knew Max had probably been held back by his teacher again. Maybe if he behaved a bit, we wouldn’t be as late as we usually are. I decided to make the most of the wait and let my eyes wander over the new faces crossing the gates. Among the dozens of teens, my eyes laid on a short, slender blonde girl I had never noticed before. Damn she was pretty. Not a single hair was out of place, her emerald eyes had this mesmerizing glow that would make youContinue reading »