" 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 you. He is way too cocky and way too full of himself. Not that I'm not any different but the difference between me and him is that I actually do it right and I'm not a total dick. No offence."
I can't help it. I start laughing and I can't stop. Then Brandon starts laughing with me. When we both finish laughing I look up at him.
"Um, they're not in our year how do you know them and how did you know we're siblings?"
"As you already have so specifically declared, I kind of am the King and I know who everyone at TH is."
I bite my lower lip.
"N-no offence but how could you be any different than Alex?" I mumble.
"What do you mean?"
"H-how many people have you been with? Y-you can round them down." I asked unsure if I'm trespassing a territory I shouldn't be in.
"Well I lost count at seventeen but in my defence, it's rare that I'm the one taking the first step. It's always them coming to me and I can't help it. I like to flirt and it's incredibly easy then one thing leads to another." He answers and winks.
The girl that serves our table is finally on her way to our table and I wonder what took her so long and I'm just about to comment on it when Brandon says something that spikes my interest.
"For example, I can easily pull that girl in with a cheesy line. I consider myself gifted at the art of flirting and come on, I also do have the looks for it." He says while smiling teasingly.
I usually never do this but I want to see him in action so curiosity takes over and just before she puts our orders on the table I can't help but whisper:
"Prove it" and I'm not sure he heard me until I see him look up in surprise but then he starts to smirk at me and I can feel my heart skip a beat at that smirk.
Don't get too close Braze.
Well, come on show me how you woo the girl, Brandon.
But somehow, I feel powerful hate towards the girl and I try to tell myself that it's because she's clearly not doing her job as a barista and treats customers unfairly based on looks because Brandon hasn't even said a word to her the whole time. I should be complaining but instead, I just feel angry and uncomfortable like I don't belong when Brandon looks up at her and meets her smile. Then I feel him kick my leg under the table as if he's saying pay attention now. Like I can not pay attention when he is smiling like that.
"Thank you, darling".
"Anytime. Tell me if you need me to put in something more in your drink" She answers and winks at him. I'm pretty sure if you put in something more the plastic will burst and you'll get a table filled with..whatever that is to clean up.
"No I'm good I don't want to trouble you." Brandon answers. Then: "You don't look so well."Brandon states while looking concerned.
"Yeah, I do have an aching headache. Long day but I'm fine." Then she leans closer to Brandon and looks into his eyes seductively. "I'm more than fine"
I wish I never challenged Brandon because now I'm not only feeling angry and uncomfortable but also strangely..disgusted.
Brandon pushes some hair off her face and smirks.
"I can imagine. It must have hurt pretty badly when you fell from heaven huh?"Brandon says like he's actually asking a question like it really happened and winks.
"I can imagine. It must have hurt pretty badly when you fell from heaven huh?" Brandon says like he's actually asking a question like it really happened and winks.
Oh. Wow. It took all I have not to burst out laughing because did he just say that?! I know I asked for cheesy but no girl would fall for that! At least that's what I thought because the girl starts to blush furiously and I wonder for a brief second if that's how I have been looking like the entire I've been sitting here talking to Brandon. Then she smiles awkwardly and sprints away.
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
I feel the shaking arms around me let go and Mel rushes out of the room at the same time as I tumble on the ground struggling to breathe. Aldertree starts to stand but doesn't really succeed and Brandon uses the same voice he used on Mel that sends shivers down my entire body "Leave..and for your sake, I hope you know what will happen if you ever touch my Braze again."Aldertree nods desperately and starts to stand up while limping his way out of here however when he was about to go through the door Alexander stretches out one of his legs where Aldertree is just about to walk causing Aldertree to stumble and fall on the other side of the door that Alexander closes while showing his middle finger. Brandon rushes over to my trembling panting body and carefully lifts up my face."They didn't hurt your face huh? Smart. Are you okay Flower? Where does it hurt to tell me."
Brandon takes one step forward with a face that hides all possible emotions and it gives me goose bumps."Braze. Why were they beating you up? Don't bother lying those guys usually don't meddle with other people's business unless they have a reason to. So tell me and be honest."He says firmly and looks at me with a stone serious face. I start to panic because what am I supposed to say? I definitely can't say anything about Jia and her reasons because that's off limits. But I could tell him about Aldertree and Mel but how am I supposed to tell him that he is the reason. I bite my lip and stay quiet. Then Brandon nods."It's because of me isn't it?" he states and I start to protest but he holds up a hand silencing me. He walks over to me."Lift up your shirt"I blush because A) my body is covered in bruises and I don't want him to see that because then he'll feel guilty B) I don't want him seeing my disgusting bruises C) THE Brandon is gonna see me shirtless and I've been around enough t
After taking to Brandon and basically not telling him anything to him,I follow him silently through the empty hallways to the school nurse. But if the school nurse sees me won't she know?Brandon didn't pressurised me to say anything if I don't want to which is kind of good thing but school nurse going to know everything after she look my injuries.And what if my family know about this, I bring another shame for them, ok Braze you have to tell Brandon not to open his mouth. Or maybe it is ok if we don't go their,yea I think it's a best idea.I'm just about to tell Brandon to not open the door to her office but it's too late and he enters. I gulp and follow after him angrily. After all she can't force me to take off my sweater right?Yea, I will make sure she will not see my nacked body.Yea and if she didn't listen to me I will punch and then run away.Ok,ok Br
I can't believe my eyes they all are standing for me. Someone like me."But he...." Alex tries to say something but Ash gare him."We don't want to know" he hissed."But you have to know everything" Jace try to talk.Wow, my siblings really want to tell them everything just because of their ego."And we don't want to know anything believe me, what do you think about your own brother is none of our business but don't you dare to insult him or I will tell my boyfriend to make your life living hell" Ash threaten them which I found kind of cute because his whole face is red and he is pouting.Alexander who has been standing quietly takes one look at a very annoyed Ash and then looks at my siblings who flinch under his piercing gaze. What is it with Group S that makes them so damn intimidating especially Brandon, Alexander and Kan?Well, it looks like Alexander