We all had exams coming up over the next few days and decided we would get together at Ryan's to study, relax, order some takeout, and maybe watch a movie later. I told Dez not to wait up when Ryan came to pick me up that morning, but I knew he would, he always did.
Ryan drove us all straight to his house after school, his parents were out of town for the weekend so I was thankful that Jane and Matt were here with us. We all spent a few hours studying and quizzing each other back and forth before the pizza arrived and prompted a well-needed break.
Ryan and Matt followed it up by playing some game on his Playstation, while Jane was telling me about this guy she's into at school and her plan to catch his attention before the winter formal. It didn't surprise me much to learn that he had a girlfriend already, Jane was one of those girls who thought t
I could feel my tears forming in my eyes, thinking he would do this again and it actually happening were so different. He assumed I didn’t know how to fight back when in reality I could have laid him out flat by now and left him a sobbing mess, but I didn’t want to be that person. "Get off me before I break your face Ryan," I spat through my teeth at him with a tensed jaw, I didn’t want this to escalate but he was taking things too far. He hadn’t noticed or didn’t care that I was giving clear signs I didn’t want him to touch me. “Before you what?” He grabbed my chin in one of his hands as his eyes darted back and forth over mine. I had never spoken to him like that, and he didn’t know what to do. “I want to go home,” was all I said back to him. “No one’s
The next morning was exhausting, the exam really drained me more than I thought it would, although it’s possible that this looming conversation with Ryan was the culprit. When I turned the corner to the field Ryan was already sitting on the bleachers, running his hand through his blonde hair, which he never did. He was looking at the ground, and I felt guilty for a second for how rough he looked. “Hey,” I squeaked out as I climbed up to him. “You came!” He jumped up and pulled me into him. “I said I would,” I pushed him back a bit and sat down, “what did you want to talk about?” “You know I’m sorry,” he started, “but I just don’t understand babe, like why you won’t have sex with me anymore, why yo
Dez ended up finding us a place fairly quickly, said he found a smaller city that needed another gym but they wanted someone in the space ASAP. We ended up moving just after Halloween, it was a full day of driving but as soon as we left I felt lighter. Dez looked happy, and I was glad that we could do this, we both needed a fresh start. Our new place was on the edge of the city, the houses were spaced out a bit more and it was surrounded by a beautiful tree line. The house itself was amazing, the driveway was large enough for two vehicles, and when you walked in the front there was a large entranceway with another set of doors that led into the house. There were stairs that led both up and down, where if you went up to the left you would find the living room, and if you went right there was a hallway that led you to the kitchen and dining room and then carried on to the bathroom and two bedrooms. The base
"I'm, I'm so sorry," I stuttered as I realized the thing I ran into was actually a person. I looked up to see a tall man in a suit with brown eyes so light in the middle it was almost golden. "It's fine," his voice was monotone as it ripped me from my embarrassing trance and he stepped to the side and kept walking completely unphased. I found their building not too far from where I was, the front was basically a giant window, which would be awesome for them in terms of advertising what they are, and drawing people in. Dez and Nathan seemed deep in conversation, I paused and debated going in at all, but I couldn't help wondering if all the men here were going to be this handsome. Nathan was no exception with his bright blue eyes, strong jawline, and dirty blonde hair that was short on the sides, but long enough to swoop slightly over on top.
“I promised Dez,” I started as I put my hands in between us and gently pushed on his chest, backing him up. “Ugh,” he sighed, taking another step back and running his hands through his hair, “me too.” I was glad for Dez’s interference at this moment because I don’t know what I’d be doing if he hadn’t said anything to us. It was different with Nathan, it seemed easier to feel attracted to him and he never got upset when I pulled away, he just accepted it. We went back inside for a bit before Lilly, the only one of us who chose to stay sober, offered to drive some of us home. Lilly always looked serious and intimidating with how gorgeous she was, she truly looked like a model, flawless and edgy, you’d never know how sweet she was. She acted like she was the one who was intimidated by me, handing me comp
“Yea, well, my last relationship ended kinda messy before we moved,” I started before Savannah could push the Nathan subject more, “I don’t think I want to jump into another one, and Nathan’s nice, but he’s also Dez’s business partner. Plus, Dez already gave both of us the talk about not starting anything with each other, soooo… that’s not happening.”“Nathan is pretty obsessed with you,” she started as she looked half sympathetic over the whole messy situation but crushed my hopes that she would drop the subject, “I don’t think a talk from Dez is gonna stop him. Him and Mike have been friends forever, and Mike told me that every conversation leads back to you.”“Exactly,” I said, “imagine things not going well, it would mess up friendships, their work,
The next couple of days seemed to fly by, Dez was so busy at the gym and I had a bunch of papers due soon for school that I was laser-focused on until they were done. I was in town on and off to go into work, I had to do some filing in the office and pick up a laptop to be able to remote in from home when needed. Savannah had tried to message me a few times just to hang out, but I pushed her off hoping she would understand, and it wouldn’t ruin how things were going between us.I was trying to put the finishing touches on a paper when there was a knock at the door, but when I opened it, I wished I wouldn’t have. Connor was leaning against the door frame, in much more casual attir
When I went upstairs, Dez was looking pretty sharp, “Going out?” I questioned him.“Maybe,” he shrugged, “Nathan suggested I come out with him tonight, is that where you’re going?”“Mmm-hmm, Savannah is picking me up right away, but you should come, it’ll do you good,” I smiled at him.“Well, if I come it’ll be a bit later, but have fun, be careful,” he said as he nodded out the front window to Savannah’s vehicle pulling up.“Love ya!” I shouted as I closed the door behind me and made my way to the vehicle, climbing into the back with Lilly, thankfully the guys were all going separately later.