"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 now." I sob and Ash lets go of me and try to look me in the eye. His own eyes are filled with tears and I feel so bad.
"Braze I'm so so so sorry. We knew something was going on with you but we never...please can you forgive us?" All I can do is nod because this isn't their fault. I am the one that didn't say anything and they were just being nice may be thinking there are problems in the family or something and they simply didn't want to pry. Not that there aren't any problems in the family.
"Braze I'm so sorry. We are so sorry. I'm going to make them pay one way or another! Stay here!" Ash commands and starts to head out angry but I grab his hand.
"N-no Ash, please! I don't want you getting hurt please!" I cry panicked and Ash looks me in the eyes again. His own eyes are red now.
"Braze do you trust me?" He simply asks his eyes pleading to say yes.
I don't trust easily but I've been such an ignoring asshole for the past seven weeks but they still stick with me. They didn't leave me out of anything. They go out every weekend and every weekend they ask me if I want to come and I'm always the one rejecting. But they never rejected me. So yes I do trust that they care about me which I find surprising because I haven't exactly been the most welcoming person and haven't done anything to earn it.
"Y-yes" I whisper hoarsely.
"Good" Ash smiles sadly and hugs me again. "I'm so so sorry Braze" he whispers. Then he pulls away. "I'm going to fix this don't worry okay?" Then he leaves.
I pull on my shirt and try to ease my breathing but I'm so worried and I wanna punch myself. People always get hurt because of me! Haven't I learned anything yet? Apparently not because here I am telling Ash and I might have put him in danger as well. Now we're both screwed. But if he can fix it.
However, Ash didn't do anything because on my way out of the locker room I get cornered again but I'm already used to it so I just standstill as they do their routine. Mel grabs me with one strong hand over both of my wrists firmly keeping them on my back and Aldertree positions himself.
You know, when something new happens to you, you get overwhelmed. It's like when you get a new phone. You become super happy and excited but after one week or two you've already gotten used to it and you don't feel any of those emotions anymore when you look at your phone. It's because it's not something new anymore instead it's something that's always there and you've simply gotten used to that.
The daily beatings from Aldertree and Mel are the same. At first, it was painful and overwhelming but now it's not that out of the ordinary. That's why I barely squirm anymore because pain and I have become friends.
But then I open one eye and see light reflecting on something and I see Aldertree holding somethings. It looks like a stick but it's metal and now I'm actually starting to get scared. Are they going to hit me with that?!
I feel my eyes widen and see Aldertree grinning like a high murderous maniac and I close my eyes because this is something new and it is gonna hurt like a bitch because I'm pretty sure he'll break something. Involuntarily I start to tremble and I can almost see his grin getting wider and wider. What if he kills me?
I can hear the sound of the metal being swung in the air and soon I am going to feel it...
I hear a sound of metal connecting with skin and a loud cry. Was that me? But why can't I feel anything? Or..have I got used to this so much that even metal can't get me to scream? But that's physically impossible! Then I feel something shake around me and I would have guessed it was me because I'm shaking like hell right now but this shaking is going in another rhythm. Mel. But why is he trembling?
I slowly open my eyes but instead of finding Aldertree standing there grinning with a blood-soaked metal stick-like in action movies, I see him in the quite the opposite position. Laying on the ground whimpering in pain with no bloody metal stick. I look up and see no other than Alexander holding it instead with a seriously pissed off looking face. Behind him I see Brandon. He is looking equally as pissed off and my eyes widen at the sight.
Brandon looks above me at Mel and with a voice full of hatred he hisses "Go..."
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
"Panda, you're literally the cosiest person I've ever met you're like our cute little brother!" Clare exclaims and I duck my head embarrassed."I'm not even gonna say anything. You already know how I feel about you man. Sorry about that by the way" Ash declares and he's talking about what happened to my siblings. I want to tell him that it's nobody faltu, not his and not my siblings it's all my fault because I am like this.An ugly and pathetic creature who is nobody.I shook all those thoughts and I smile and I nod making everyone start cheering for some reason and start doing preparations for the movie. And I wonder why they haven't asked me anything about my bruises. They've literally spent every minute of the week asking if I'm in pain but maybe they didn't want to remind me of it today? Maybe they
Ok, Braze you can do it, remember Ash help you so much it's your time to help your stupid friend.I still remember before all this happen Jace used to tell me that I'm an amazing actor and with my talents, in archery, he always used to say I would fit perfectly in some action series, he even tries to take me some audition which is kind of funny because I got so scared and got a panic attack. Jace got eyers full scolding from Alex and mom. And I was laughing my ass off when he is pouting.But when Jace become serious he told me that this serious matter and If only I were comfortable around other people's that is. So let's hope he was right.Because I really need my acting skill now."Alexander um it's me Braze. I-I don't know what's happening to Ash he won't talk to me. He's mad for some reason and I-I don't know. I figured maybe I'd call you..." I say faking panicked and I was about to continue when
I take a deep breath and try to answer him but I can't, it's like I am mute."Lost your voice little rose?" He teases his voice still challenging and I clear my throat.He such a tease."H-hey Brandon." I stutter as I try to eliminate any possible suspicions of my previous crying. I don't want him to know that I cry like some crazy person.Damn it Braze I know you're a stuttering idiot face to face but you've always had it easier to talk on the phone but apparently, Brandon does something to you that you shouldn't let him do!I hear a chuckle from the other end.He is laughing at me? what a mean"I think you've already said that darling..""W-What?""My name sweetheart"I curse myself and I can hear him chuckle again."But it's ok little rose I like to hear my name into your beautiful mout
"Tell me Bree are you going to confess," Ash asked and I look towards him."Ash there is no way okay? Like you said he has never dated anyone seriously and someone like me doesn't stand a chance...he is famous and I am nothing but newbie" I mumble. Ash sighs and then smiles gently at me."I think same about Alexander before that night Ash I know it's difficult I can understand your situation, you know a nerd guy's like us never even dream about date some famous student, but I tell you one truth Bree listen carefully we all are just a Highschool students nothing more nothing less after 10 years many nerds like us become a billionaire and millionaire and many famous students like them earn 1000$ per month or they will work under the nerd students like us""Why are you telling me all those shit Ash and we are not a character's of some fictional Stories it's a real-life" I gare for him he is talking nonsense.