The day goes smoothly and then it's lunch. I take one look at the food and I want to throw up. I look around in the cafeteria and notice Jace and Alex sitting in their own groups clearly having made friends already. There were times where I could have just walked over to one of them and started talking but not anymore.
"BRAZE!" I jump and turn around immediately and see Sammy waving her hand while the entire cafeteria is watching. Grateful for snapping me out of those haunting memories but still embarrassed beyond belief I walk over to her. Seriously does the sophomores have a secret competition on "Who can make the new kid's face reddest?" because it's freaking working.
Sammy is sitting with a redheaded girl and a pale boy. Oh no..now I have to socialize. I take off my earbuds and sit down next to Sammy.
"Hi" I mumble.
Thankfully Sammy, always my savior, takes over.
"Guys this is Braze he's new. Braze this is Ash and Clare." she introduces and points.
The redheaded girl Clare smiles at me and says:
"Hi Braze, Sammy talked about you. I'm so sorry about what happened with Hodge but.." She didn't get any further because the pale boy Ash opens his mouth totally interrupting her.
"I'm gay but not I am single"
My blood is starting to run cold and my eyes widen because has Ash already figured it out? The secret only my family know about and maybe thought that I was interested in him?
But maybe this school don't have anything against homosexuals? I mean the most popular guy in the school, (I can't get his name right), is bisexual and being gay is not that different right? Right? But Clare and Sammy just start laughing. Sammy explains:
"Sorry Braze it's just that Ash boyfriend is really possessive and to avoid trouble Ash lets everyone new know that he is taken. His boyfriend is seriously scary and if he sees Ash talking to someone new especially if it's a guy..he takes them to a corner to have a little chat"
"Y-you're gay?" I ask Ash.
"Yes I am and my boyfriend's name is Alexander. He sits at the first table from that door. Third seat to the right" Ash answers and points.
Over there seven people are sitting and eating and..wait a minute isn't that?..
"Sammy isn't that the popular guy you told me about in English?" I ask.
"Yes, Alexander is best friends with Mr Popular. Him and two other People: Elven and Nia, and three other boys: Mork , Kan and Team. Kan and Team are a couple and we all have our suspicions about Elven and Nia but nothing is confirmed. Mark is single and Alexander is with Ash" Sammy answers.
Wow a lot of people here aren't heterosexual. That's kind of comforting because it wasn't like that at my old school but maybe here I don't have to hide who I really am.
Again, The King has his back turned against me so I can't see his face and I can't help the next question that comes out of my big mouth.
"Is His Highness single?" Everyone at the table laughs and I blush. If it's about the question or the nickname I'll never know. Ash answers while still laughing.
"No the king has no queen and I doubt he will. He has never gone further than the first date then he just tosses and swipes Right to the next person. He rarely even does that. Dates I mean. You really have to be interesting if he goes on one date with you but no more than that. And he's never had a legitimate girlfriend or boyfriend but that doesn't stop people from trying"
"Oh.." I answer at the same time as the Group of Seven walk out of the cafeteria with their backs turned towards me.
What a douche.
I hate players more than anything because it's like they don't realise what they're doing when they practically hold someone else's heart in their hands and the next thing they do is break it. The thing about breaking a thing is that it will never be completely repaired. For example If you break a glass and then start glueing all the pieces together you'll still be able to see cracks everywhere. It can never go back to being a flat smooth surface.
I can't use only happen with love or crushes but also with other things. I learned that the hard way. My stomach starts to flip and I start to breath faster. I try to calm down and turn to look around in the cafeteria.
Conveniently that's when I spot her in all her evil glory. Jia Baycort. I will never be able to forget that face. The face that destroyed everything. She goes here?! Oh yeah she did say she isn't from the area when we were in America! Thankfully she hasn't spotted me and I sneak a glance at Alex who also hasn't seen her. But then she turns her head and looks straight at me with surprise and then she starts smirking.
I need to get out of here because everything is starting to spin. I quickly plug in my earbuds hoping music will help and then stand up starting to speed out of here.
"Braze are you okay? Where are you going?" I don't even know who asks that and they probably think I'm a total freak by now but I don't care because I really need to escape.
I run down the hallway to find the school bathroom turning my head left and right. Then when I turn left again I see the Group of Seven and Oh. My. God. What. Is. What?!. And I run into a trashcan.To keep me from actually falling into the trashcan, I push with my hands in front of me trying to balance myself but end up falling on the floor.A lot of people start to laugh and I look up at them. Or more specifically I look up at one guy because how can I not? He is gorgeous. He is mesmerizing. He is basically shining the light of beauty into my eyes. Mr Popular has smile applied to his face but it's not too much and it's not too little. It's fucking perfect. His eyes are so flawlessly drawn and his face is just as flawless and his styled black hair matches everything and his skin is goals and..."Are you okay in there?" A girl next to His majesty asks and I think it's either Nee? Nia?My cheeks tur
I spend the last three days studying my ass off because not only is Hodge’s mouth big but also his homework so I haven’t been able to watch the Fast and Furious films. So here I am on my way to our meeting place outside Starbucks with no clue as to what we’re going to watch because I didn’t watch the trailer either. Not only that but Ash texted us yesterday saying something that almost made me cancel.Ash:GUYS I'm SO SORRY BUT I KIND OF TOLD ALEXANDER THAT WE’RE GOING AND HE IS STILL SUSPICIOUS OF BRAZE AND CLARE SO HE ALSO WANTS TO COME. HE AND THE REST OF THE GANG I AM SO SORRY.First I didn’t understand why only me and Clare and not Sammy as well. Turns out Sammy is in love with Mark but Clare don't have any crush. Wow, good thing Alexander doesn’
“...just breath with me. In and out. Inhale. Exhale. Slowly. Focus on my eyes and only my eyes and don’t think about anything else."Brandon.I do as I’m told and it’s starting to get better because now I finally see his eyes. That eye. Are they even real eyes? I know they’re dark brown because I’ve seen them before but in this light, they are golden green-like even though it’s impossible. They are so fascinating that all I can do is stare.“Good. Really good. You’re doing great Little Flower. Now count down from ten with me..10...9...8…”Brandon continues and what did he just call me?I do as I’m told again and after a few minutes it’s over and reality kicks in and I start to blush because Mr Sexy just saw me in this state and now I’m noticing the hand he has on my back and the hand he has o
Thankfully I don't have to think about food anymore because Brandon enters Starbucks instead and I just follow him silently. Did he sense my panic when he said that we should go out and eat? He did say his mother is a psychologist maybe he got some of her observing talents? Or I'm just overanalyzing things but I really don't want to be an inconvenience to him or be the reason that he's having the most boring day in his life.We sit down at an empty table and a girl comes over to take our order. So, what would a normal growing teenage boy order?" I will take a grande chocolate chip cream frappuccino. And with blended cream of course." Brandon says and winks at the girl. The girl smiles and winks back and then she looks at me with an almost annoyed expression. He ordered what now?
" You know what I like about you? You're honest and say what's in your mind like the first time we met. I don't think I've ever heard someone get my name wrong or call me "His Majesty" straight to my face. That's what makes you so fun to be with. You're straight up when it comes to things."I smile at that because me blurting things out has always gotten me into trouble before with mostly my parents. And then I remember our first meeting. Our first horrible meeting and I can feel panic starting to build up and I open my mouth to explain myself but Brandon beats me to it and changes the subject:"Your siblings huh? Alex and Jace? I must say I enjoy Jace because come on, his style is not to compete with! Of course, that applies to everyone except for me I could easily win because I'm fabulous, but that Alex though? No thank
The girl probably going to go around all day or week expecting a phone call and will she get it? Maybe, maybe not. And if she doesn't get it maybe she'll get sad, disappointed or angry and all because she fancied the boy laughing in front of me that called her an angel.But still, I laugh and not because of what he did to the girl but because of the cheesy pickup line but still, I feel extremely guilty afterwards. He really is a total asshole but somehow. I really enjoy being with him and I don't think I've ever laughed this much in a really long time.Then Brandon starts to talk about his group of friends while we drink our frappuccinos and I briefly comment on how much I ship Alexander and Ash. Brandon entire face lits up and he starts to talk about how much he also loves them together and how much they love each other i
"Braze?" Brandon snaps me back to reality and I realise I've been silent for a long time. I'm about to answer all of his questions when he beats me to it like always. "Are you tired? I suppose we have been sitting here for long. Let's go" Brandon goes up and I start to collect my things.Then I look up and I see him talking to the male barista who is smiling at him with a blush clear on his face. Brandon turns around and discreetly winks at me to come. I head over there."...suppose you're tired," Brandon tells the barista. Oh, no same pickup line?! "But well you should be," Brandon says while smirking seductively. " Because you've been running through my mind all day." He says and winks again. The barista blushes harder and Brandon still smirking exits the store.God he really is a player and that pick up line sucked more than the other one. I smile at the barista who looks like he doesn't kn
I just stand there and take it to punch after punch recalling all the horrible things I've done and I'm almost glad that this is happening. I know it's weird but I'm almost relieved that I'm finally facing the consequences I deserve. I almost smile at that.Suddenly Aldertree stops and I look up slowly my body trembling and see Jia holding up her hand but Mel is still holding me firmly. She approaches me with a smirk and I flinch."First Alex and now Brandon, Braze? You can't seem to back off."Wait for what?! What does Brandon have to do with anything? Is it because of the smiles? But they're only greetings!"W-what-what?" I manage to say because I still can't breathe properly and I'm standing there panting for my life after the many hits to my stomach and my whole body is shaking and I would probably fall on the ground if it weren't for Mel strong arms. Then Aldertree grabs my collar and puts his face so