My next class featured Alec, Tori, and Grace.I was beginning to have a love hate relationship with this particular class.It wasn't all bad because I got to sit next to Tori, which kept Alec from tormenting me. The downside was Grace and her friends would constantly throw insults my way. For someone who acts like their bulletproof, her insults sure hurt a lot.I had been dreading Gym class all day. We were split between Volleyball and Basketball for the next month or so.Sports have always been challenging for me. And as funny as it sounds, the ball always seemed attracted to my face.I chose the option that didn't include Alec or Kade, which was Volleyball. Much to my dismay Grace happened to choose Volleyball as well.My options weren't looking too great. Pick Basketball and suffer the intruding touches of the twins, or Volleyball and suffer mean comments from Grace.I'd choose mean comments any day.While the medium sized gym shirt fit me comfortably, they only had a size small in the shorts. I was naturally slim, but my hips flared out along with a full bottom. The shorts constantly rid up my thighs, and in my opinion looked as though they were going to tear at any moment. Thankfully, that weird mesh material gym shorts were made from was typically strong.I somehow managed to survive fifteen minutes of dodging the Volleyball when something had to happen.Grace had served the ball and someone on the other team had hit it back. The ball was heading straight for my face, and I braced myself for the impact.Instead of getting hit in the face, I was abruptly knocked to the ground. My head bounced against the linoleum floor with a sickening crack. A dazed whimper escaped my lips as my teeth clicked together."Shit, Aurora. You okay?" Autumn's familiar voice spoke from over me.She had her hand out and I gratefully took it as she pulled me to my feet.The Earth wobbled a little and I knew I was going to have a killer headache tomorrow, but I'd survive."What the hell happened?" I groaned, my fingers grazing the side of my head for any traces of blood.I turned my attention to Autumn's gaze and looked into the smug eyes of Grace. She was snickering with another one of the girls and when she caught me looking, she gave me a taunting wave."Grace happened." I gritted my teeth, answering my own question.I noticed the rest of the class had stopped playing Basketball, and decided to gawk at what just happened.My eyes scanned the other kids until they landed on Alec and Kade.My heart nearly dropped as I took in their sweaty physiques and tousled hair. What made my blood run cold was the murderous glares they were throwing in my direction."Autumn, take Aurora to the nurse." The gym teacher snapped, "Everyone else get back to playing!"A couple whistle blows later and it was as if nothing had happened.Autumn walked me to the nurses office where we both sat waiting."I'll be back in a jiffy honey. Some poor kid threw up in Science class." The Nurse shuddered and zipped from the room."At least you're not the only one having a bad day?" Autumn's comment was phrased as a question and she let out a little giggle."Fair point." I chuckled dryly, the side of my head beginning to throb. "At least everyone else saw her knock me to the ground.""It's not like anything will happen to her." Autumn grimaced, her lips pressed tightly together.I frowned, "Why the hell not? Everyone saw her knock me down, since when is that okay?""Since she's Grace, favorite toy to Kade." Autumn laughed humorlessly.I shook my head, "What the hell is up with these people. How can they not get in trouble?""Their parents like to own the town or something." Autumn shrugged, genuinely looking confused, "No one wants to get on their bad side, especially the twins.""That needs to change." I muttered, "You don't have to sit here with me y'know.""Any excuse to miss out on Gym is fine with me." Autumn chuckled, "How's your head feeling?""Like I need a new one." I shook my head. Hopefully the nurse would give me some Advil."Oh that reminds me, there's a party this Saturday and I want you to come with me. I'll invite Tori too after school." Autumn grinned, showing a set of white teeth.I shook my head, "How did that remind you of a party?"Autumn shrugged, "No clue, but are you interested?"Autumn was one of those girls who seemed to fit into every social group. A lot of her friends were the athletic kids, but Autumn tended to fit in everywhere."I suppose." I shrugged. I only worked 8 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon. That would give me plenty of time to take a shower and get dressed."Great!" Autumn grinned, "Wear a dress or something. I've got these heels I've been dying to wear."I pursed my lips together, not wanting to interrupt her monologue on shoes. "I don't have any dresses, besides I'd rather be comfortable." I shruggedThere would be no drinking or smoking for me, I was simply going for a friend. And the last thing I wanted was to stand out."Wait, will the twins be there?" I scowled. I definitely wasn't going to show if they were going to come."They never come to our parties." Autumn scoffed, "They must think theirs are better or something. Who even throws parties out in the middle of the woods. Weirdo's."I raised my eyebrow, "That is weird, and slightly murderish."Autumn was forced to go back to class once the Nurse returned. She brought a rather green looking kid into the room and shooed him towards the bathroom.After looking me over for a moment and giving me a couple Advil (thankfully), she told me I could head home."No thanks." I shook my head, "A friend drives me home, and I really don't feel like walking.""I can always call your Momma, hon." The plump nurse gave me a soft smile.I shook my head a little too vigorously, wincing at the pain. "No, no. Not necessary. She's working and won't be happy if she gets a call.""Well- Alright dear. Just take it easy and drink lots of water. Wouldn't hurt ya to have a doctor check you out." The nurse gave me a weird look but smiled politely.I nodded my head, really wanting to leave. "Yup, sure. I'll have a doctor check me out."There wasn't a chance in hell I'd be going to a doctor any time soon. One, I had no idea where the closest doctor was and two, I'm fairly sure I don't have any insurance.I left the Nurses office before she could say anything else and headed to my locker.I sat in the hallway for another half hour before I found the motivation to pull myself from the floor.Going home early simply wasn't an option. Frank would likely be home and he'd go straight to Melissa if he saw me home early.The bell signaling the end of class rang when I finally stood from the floor.I moved slowly as I flung my locker open and stuffed my books into the ratty backpack I owned. Once the second bell sounded, kids would begin flooding from class.The familiar yet intoxicating scent of cologne and male sweat filled my nose. I resisted the urge to sigh and slammed my locker shut."Looks like the little doll is having a bad day." Alec smirked, his dark eyes flickering to his brother and finally back to my face. Alec stood on one side of me, much too close I might add.Kade stood on the other side, his dark eyes looking down at my head."How's your head, sweetheart?" Kade's voice was rough but the corners of his lips turned down.Their mind games had my head throbbing all over again, and I swore I was going to get whiplash from their mood swings. One minute they're calling me names, insulting me. The next minute Alec won't keep his damn hands away from me. Then they hurl death glares my way, only to care about my stupid head later on.Before I could say anything Kade's rough hand gripped my chin, turning my face to his own. His touch sent a strange shiver down my spine and I shuddered as Alec's breath hit my ear.Kade's other hand was much more gentle than I would've anticipated, only leaving me more confused.His hand reached out gently and touched the spot I had slammed into the Gym floor.A hiss of pain left my lips under his touch and I cringed away, pressing my backside closer to Alec."Poor little doll is hurt." Alec murmured in my ear. "You know what that means, Kade.""We'll make you feel better, sweetheart." Kade's voice was a rough murmur as his fingers held tight on my chin.My heart was hammering in my chest and the urge to run was ever so present in my mind. I was at war with myself. On one hand I wanted to run, and on the other I was basking in their gentle touch, in the attention they were giving to me.A yelp of surprise left my lips as Alec's hands grasped my waist. His fingers teased the end of my shirt, grazing the soft skin beneath it."S-Stop." I muttered, using my hands to push his away.My hands were swatted away effortlessly as Kade tilted my head to the side."Shh." His mint filled breath wafted across my face enticingly.Kade tilted my head to the side with ease and I visibly jumped as a pair of soft lips collided with my neck."What are you doing!" I yelped as his lips moved down my neck.To say it felt good would be an understatement. Some hidden part of me wanted to stay in this empty hallway with the two of them forever, no longer plagued with life outside of our little bubble. A life where they'd go back to tormenting me at first chance."Making you feel better, doll." Alec murmured in my ear, his fingers tracing patterns on my bare stomach.Kade was skilled with his mouth. He left little pecks and nibbles down my neck and shoulder, making me gasp in both pain and pleasure."Aurora?" Tori's familiar voice echoed down the hall, along with her pattering footsteps.The clock on the far wall showed 2:12 in the afternoon, two minutes past the second bell.Faster than I would mentally handle, Kade and Alec retracted themselves from me."Until next time, sweetheart." Kade murmured in my ear, the light stubble on his face tickling my cheek. I visibly shivered from his rough voice. My eyes were plastered on the smirk his full lips formed.I wanted to kiss the two of them, but I also wanted to shove them both away and run. What kind of mind games were they playing? I was beginning to think we should've stayed in California.The two of them turned and left me alone in the hall. Tori came into view only a second later, a strange look gracing her face.Well, the twins were right about one thing. My headache was a fading memory.
The car ride was awkward and silent as Tori flashed me suspicious glances."You were awful red when I found you in the hall." Tori raised her eyebrow at me.I wanted to tell her the truth, but I knew nothing would come of it. If these twins were really as 'untouchable' as everyone claimed, what good would it come?I was still completely torn about what actually happened. They had touched me against my will, kissed me against my will. If it was all against my will then why did I enjoy it so much? Why did some part of me want this to happen again?I chalked it up to reasonable insanity and due to the fact the twins were irresistibly hot.After claiming innocence a million and one times, Tori reluctantly stopped interrogating me.I navigated the house carefully, nearly jumping for joy when I saw Frank snoring on the recliner.I flopped down on my bed after finishing some homework and touched my head angrily.It wasn't even sore an
"What the fuck is this?" Kade snarled, his rough hand wrapped around my wrist.I leaned over the table uncomfortably while Kade and Alec glowered at the fading yellow bruise that stained my pale skin."It's a bruise." I snapped, trying to yank my arm away from the two of them.Kade's eyes hardened at my defiance and a yelp escaped my lips as Kade roughly pulled me onto his lap."What are you doing?" I hissed, feeling my face flush under the glances of the other customers. "I'm at work!"I'm at work? Was that really the best I could come up with. I pushed my embarrassing comment to the side, knowing it would keep me up at night."Our family owns this place, no one cares doll." Alec's full lips turned up in a smirk but his eyes remained hard."Get off of me, Kade." I hissed, trying to squirm out of his ironclad grip."You might want to stop doing that, sweetheart." Kade chuckled lowly in my heart.A deep rumble emerged fro
After my pointless conversation with Melissa, I hopped in the shower.My body refused to put me out of my misery and allow me some restful sleep.Instead, I laid awake staring at the chipped ceiling mulling over what Alec and Kade had said to me.How could they possibly think I belonged to them? I had just started school here, and I hardly even knew them. Yet they claimed I belonged to them, as if they had known me forever.It would've been easier to ignore the twins if I wasn't feeling this annoyingly strange connection to the two of them. Sure, they were drop dead gorgeous but some innate part of me wanted to be around them. It was as if my instincts were pushing me closer to them while the logical side of me pulled away. Nonetheless, my body seemed to react on it's own under the twins touches as if it wanted to be claimed by them.I had no choice but to go to school the next day. Melissa had a day off and the last thing I wanted was to be stuck
Gym class was last, and I was completely dreading it. The Volleyball and Basketball lesson was still going at full force.Luckily, I was placed on Autumn's team."Just stay close to me, and when the ball comes run the other way." Autumn chuckled, slamming her locker shut as we walked out into the gym."I appreciate that." I nodded gratefully."And keep away from Grace, not that I think she'll be a problem anymore." Autumn shrugged.My brows furrowed in response, "What do you mean?""You didn't hear?" Autumn smirked, her eyes flickering over to Alec and Kade.The two of them were in the middle of playing basketball, outrunning the other guys on the team with ease."Um, no." I stared at Autumn impatiently."Apparently Alec flipped out on Grace." Autumn shrugged, "And she went to Kade all upset."I ignored the strange pang that went through me. It felt oddly similar to jealousy. What was there to be jealous of? I did
"Those perfect little lips say stop, but your body is saying something else entirely." Kade murmured roughly in my ear, turning my head so my face was inches from his own.Kade's hot breath fanned across my face, smelling strongly of mint and something sweet.I had little time to collect my thoughts as plush lips fell on my own. Kade's hand rested behind my head, holding my lips against his.For just a moment, I was completely dazzled. Kade's lips were soft and firm, melting with my own in a way that showed ferocity and experience. It was as if Kade was pouring his heart out, making his desires and thoughts known against my lips. His mouth moved feverishly against my own, moving in their own written language I could not decipher.Once the initial shock of losing my first kiss wore off, I struggled against his grip.My body pushed closer to Kade, while my mind protested the very thought of him touching me.I was all to
The final bell pulled me from my hectic thoughts. I pulled myself from the empty teachers desk and wobbled over to the door. My legs felt shaky, and the sensitive spot between my legs was slightly sore.It was a short walk to Tori's locker and much to my surprise she was already there.Tori's first words had me nearly falling over."Woah, what the hell happened to your neck?" Tori gaped, her eyes locked on something I couldn't see."W-What?" I gasped and Tori stepped aside, gesturing to the mirror hanging on her locker door.I stood on my tiptoes and peered into the mirror, choking on my own breath at the dark bruise-like spots that ran down my neck.The fucking twins had left hickeys all over me. There was no way I'd be able to hide this from Melissa, or the people at work. I never had hickeys before, but I knew they didn't go away in 24 hours.Tori pursed her lips and eyed me knowingly, "The twins?"
I went to bed early that night, hoping to get some decent sleep for a change. The twin's lingered in my waking and sleeping moments. I thought about them a minimum of three hundred and twenty nine times a day. I'm not sure how that's possible, but you'd think that would keep them from lingering around in my dreams.I tossed and turned for half the night, finally falling sleep around three in the morning. I didn't bother setting an alarm, I wanted to sleep through as much of the day as possible.I woke around one in the afternoon, noticing a voicemail on the flip phone Melissa had gotten me.The social worker had got my message and sent it along. She told me to expect the next check in the mail any day now. Melissa would be thrilled. I wonder how long it'll take her to revert back to her usual self. Hopefully she'll keep to her word and give me half of the money.I trudged down the hall quietly, slipping into the bathroom when I thought the
Tori drove deep into the woods and I watched the trees pass by in silence. We drove about ten minutes into the forest until spotting another paved road.I let my fingers wander up to my cheek, wincing at the soreness that radiated across my face. Frank had never hit me in the face before, and I wondered how long it would take until my face began to swell and bruise. Hopefully it could wait until I made it safely home. I didn't bother letting Melissa know where I was. I didn't have her number anyway.Tori turned down another road and I felt my jaw drop as a mini town came into view. A small town nestled in the middle of the forest, and it looked all shiny and new. A sprinkling fountain sat in the middle of the small town square. Hell, they even had a few shops lingering around. I instantly spotted a coffee shop and and a little diner type restaurant."Wow." I gaped, looking around the town square.People were out and about, walking down the