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 turn bright red and I quickly stand up facing the Group Seven and then I see Ash boyfriend.
"Ash is single!" I blurt out without thinking heeding Sammy warning and my blush deepens. The entire group starts to laugh and I want to cry. And yet I don't because the sound of His Royalness laughing is magic and totally worth the embarrassment. Probably seeing my state they try to stop laughing.
"Yeah I think we know that but that wasn't my question," The same girl says with a grin.
Oh yeah. But why was she asking if I'm okay?...right I almost fell into a...FUUUCKK!! I ALMOST FELL INTO A TRASHCAN IN FRONT OF THE HOTTEST GUY IN THE UNIVERSE!!! I swear to god this can only happen to me! Now I really wanna cry but all I can do is just stare at the idiotic trash can gaping. And the group start laughing again at my expression and seriously that goddamn blush on my cheeks never stops shining brighter. And then they start to introduce themselves.
"I'm Nia ." The girl introduces themselves happily. Then the grumpy guys are next Alexander being one of them.
"I'm Kan." " You clearly already know who I am"
"I'm Mark."" And I'm Team" These two guys are really enthusiastic. Only Elven left. But the Bad Boy just stands there smirking and oh that smirk can do things. It can make people melt, it can make people bolt for their lives and it can start wars. Nia answers instead.
"You probably already know this is Brandon," She says and gestures towards him. And again without thinking my stupid not-used-to socializing big fucking mouth opens and blurts out:
"O-oh I thought your name was either Ban or Bon b-but I was unsure so I-I just referred to you as ''His Majesty'' so I-I..." Then I finally manage to stop myself from talking because what the actual hell am I saying??!!!
They all stare at me dumbstruck. Even Brandon. And then as if someone pushed a button they all start to laugh uncontrollably.
Mark and In are on the ground and the girl is leaning against the wall trying to hold themselves up. Even grumpy Elven and Alexander are laughing. Brandon is holding himself up by using Kan's shoulder and I've officially humiliated myself and I should be banned from ever speaking to a human being ever again because besides my siblings I just don't know how to. So I do the only thing I can do. The thing I almost did during the first lesson: run like ten hellhounds are chasing me.
"Hey! Wait a minute!" Again I don't know which person asks it but this is the second group today that probably thinks I'm a freak.
I finally find a bathroom and I start to wash my face attempting to cool it down because god I am red. My cheeks are seriously sticking out like two tomatoes. Oh god what have I done...*PING*
I glance down at my phone that managed to survive the humiliating fall and see a text from. Sammy? And it's from a group chat with Ash, Clare, Sammy and..me. I stare totally confused and then open the text.
Hey Braze! You looked really sick when you left I hope you're okay. If you're not then you should go home because you seriously didn't look well. Btw I added our phone numbers and added you to our group when you were what looked like really deep in thought because I told you but when I wanted to hand back your phone you didn't react and then you suddenly took it and left. Just so you don't think I took your phone without permission.
Oh. Then I get another text from the group.
We also wanted to ask you if we could hang out this weekend. Watch a movie or something?
Yeah man, we're thinking Sunday? Fast and Furious 8?
Whoa.. wait they're asking me out? They don't think I'm weird for just bolting? Wow, I guess this school is really open-minded but what should I answer? I mean if I go I'll have no idea what to talk about and as you can see I'm really bad at talking. Then again they're probably already aware of that so they know I won't say much right? Plus they can't be asking me out, out of pity because I'm new, because then they would only hang out with me in school and not outside. And I seriously need to change my lifestyle so I quickly text a "yeah sure" before changing my mind.
Now just what the hell is Fast and Furious 8?
I walk out of the bathroom trying to block all thoughts of Jia but I do remember the Group Seven so I avoid taking the same route while I google Fast and Furious. Well, if I'm not going to be clueless at Sunday I have to binge-watch this film series.
I manage to avoid seeing Jia and meeting Group Seven for the rest of the day and instead I focus on Sammy, Clare and Ash who are actually pretty fun to be with. We even stay a bit in the hallway after school and start to talk about whatever. Even I participate a little and I can slowly feel myself getting used to these three people. When I come home Alex and Jace are already there and they're eating dinner without me. I sit down at the table and then mum starts asking about our day. Correction. She starts asking Alex and Jace about their day and just nods once in my direction.
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
"Hey Braze, man have you seen my...OH MY GOD WHAT HAPPENED?!" Ash screams and I pull him in and lock the door before anyone comes."P-please be quiet please" I plead as I try to cover my body. I start to pull on my shirt but Ash stops me his eyes wide and swallows."Braze who did this to you? A-an-and when? An-and for how long? And where were we the whole time?" Ash asks faintly fighting his tears but I can no longer fight my own and I start to cry. Ash puts his shaking arm around me and hugs me."Braze listens, please answer the questions I need to know. Please"And I do it because I can't fight anymore. Because I'm pathetic." I-It's A-Aldertree a-an-and M-Mel. F-for a-about s-seven w-weeks