I clocked out of work after making quite a bit of money from tips alone. It would definitely help replenish some of the money I had spent on clothes and necessities.While I was happy to be free from work, going home was another situation entirely.When Tori dropped me off, Melissa was still at work for another hour. That left me alone with Frank.I knew he was completely shit-faced the second I walked through the front door.He sat in the recliner watching some fuzzy football match on the TV. His face contorted in anger and I sighed."Where the fuck have you been?" He spat, struggling to lift himself off the recliner.I tried not to roll my eyes, knowing it only pissed him off more."Working, Frank." I repeated myself for the hundredth time.I turned to walk up the stairs and escape his drunken tirade when something he said had me turning back around."Working?" He scoffed, wobbling as he stood from the recliner. "You were out whoring around like your fucking mother."This time I did roll my eyes. If he wasn't drunk all of the time he'd remember that Melissa made me pay for everything myself. I didn't have time to 'whore around' when I was busy supporting myself and going to high school."Melissa isn't my mother." I snapped, turning to walk up the stairs.His hand wrapped around my wrist and yanked me backwards.While I didn't fall, I did stumble back a few steps."Get off of me, Frank." I mumbled, my body tensing in fear.The few times he had managed to get this close to me weren't pretty. Frank was always handsy when he was drunk, whether it be abusive or sexual."Fucking whore." He spat, his alcohol tinged breath invading my sensitive nose. He yanked me closer to him and I nearly gagged at the sight of his sweat stained shirt.My entire body felt cold with fear. He was much too close for comfort.I grimaced at the disgusting smell of stale beer and body odor.His grip was tightening around my wrist, and I gritted my teeth against the pain."I said get off!" I screeched, bringing my knee up in between his stubby legs.Frank let out a hiss of pain as his hand dropped my wrist. I could hear his drunken yelling as I ran to my bedroom and slammed the door behind me.I fumbled with the lock through the tears that had sprung up in my eyes.Once the door was successfully locked, I flopped down on my bed and let a few tears trail down my face.Some days were harder than others, but it would all be worth it when I left this place.Over the years, I had quickly lost hope that Melissa would treat me like her own daughter and instead looked forward to escaping the moment I turned 18.I sat on the bed for hours, not daring to move until I heard the front door open and Melissa come inside.It was then I pulled myself off the bed and trudged into the shower. The steaming water hid the tears as they fell from my eyes, and I gave up and let them run freely.I was always extremely aware of Frank's movements in the house, and always needed to be on guard around him. That fact alone was tiring and put me in a perpetual state of paranoia.I hopped out of the shower feeling completely exhausted, and fell into bed.The morning came around much too quickly. After a few hours of restless sleep, I woke up and changed for school.I put on one of the outfits I had recently bought, a pair of skinny jeans and an off-shoulder long sleeve shirt.I grimaced down at the handprint bruise left on my porcelain skin and yanked my sleeve down over it.As usual, my first and second class of the day was with Tori. We sat and talked while working on our assignments. My next class was the one I was worried about.Kade's comment about cologne at the restaurant had me confused, but I let it flit from my mind shortly after it had happened. Apparently the two of them did not.Kade and Alec both looked equally irresistible. Both of the twins' hair were tousled and had that messy look that other guys struggled to achieve. Kade wore a dark blue button down shirt, while Alec had on a simple black t-shirt.Kade and Alec sat at our normal table, only this time Alec sat across from Kade. I grimaced to myself, realizing I'd have to sit next to one of them.Kade seemed to be more serious than Alec and sometimes scarier, so I plopped down in the seat beside Alec.Alec smirked at Kade, as if he had won some bet. I kept my eyes averted from the sinfully attractive twins and pretended to be interested in what the teacher was saying."Did the little doll finish our group project?" Alec teased, his hot breath curling around my ear.A shudder wracked through my body and Alec snickered. I clamped my lips shut and ignored him. Of course I finished the project. I couldn't let the troublesome twins ruin my grade.When I didn't answer Alec's fingers danced over my shoulder and tickled my collar bone. I sucked in a sharp breath at the tingles that bubbled against my skin under his touch."Stop." I hissed, keeping my gaze on the teacher.I could hear a weird rumbling sound coming from Alec, and the urge to look became overwhelming.My eyes flickered over to Alec who had a strange glint hidden in his dark orbs.I couldn't understand these insanely gorgeous twins. First, the two of them chose me to pick on. Second, they wanted a reaction from me. Third, when they finally got a reaction, they seemed pissed."Why don't you make me stop, doll?" Alec gave me a sly grin, his thick fingers running along my exposed collar bone.Just then, the teacher walked around the room collecting the group project we were supposed to complete.Alec's wandering hand retreated to his own body and I rifled through my binder in search of the project.After handing our project to the teacher, I nearly jumped from my seat as a large hand grasped my thigh.Alec smirked down at me and I felt my body stiffen."Where's that feisty little attitude, doll?" His gruff voice was quiet and much too close to my ear.I clamped my teeth down on the side of my cheek, determined not to feed into their bullshit. I wasn't sure if they got off on acting this way, but I wasn't planning on encouraging it.And that's how I sat for the remainder of class.Sucking in sharp breaths when Alec's hand traveled where it shouldn't. At one point his fingers found a strand of my hair and tugged playfully.I had to turn my head to hide the aggressive blush that formed on my cheeks.I quickly noticed that Kade was the quiet one of the two. His eyes were glued on me the entire class.When his blank stare wasn't on me, his eyes flickered to his brother. I swore I could see jealousy burning in his eyes.Such a shame, they wanted to take turns tormenting me.
My next class featured Alec, Tori, and Grace.I was beginning to have a love hate relationship with this particular class.It wasn't all bad because I got to sit next to Tori, which kept Alec from tormenting me. The downside was Grace and her friends would constantly throw insults my way. For someone who acts like their bulletproof, her insults sure hurt a lot.I had been dreading Gym class all day. We were split between Volleyball and Basketball for the next month or so.Sports have always been challenging for me. And as funny as it sounds, the ball always seemed attracted to my face.I chose the option that didn't include Alec or Kade, which was Volleyball. Much to my dismay Grace happened to choose Volleyball as well.My options weren't looking too great. Pick Basketball and suffer the intruding touches of the twins, or Volleyball and suffer mean comments from Grace.I'd choose mean comments any day.While the medium sized g
The car ride was awkward and silent as Tori flashed me suspicious glances."You were awful red when I found you in the hall." Tori raised her eyebrow at me.I wanted to tell her the truth, but I knew nothing would come of it. If these twins were really as 'untouchable' as everyone claimed, what good would it come?I was still completely torn about what actually happened. They had touched me against my will, kissed me against my will. If it was all against my will then why did I enjoy it so much? Why did some part of me want this to happen again?I chalked it up to reasonable insanity and due to the fact the twins were irresistibly hot.After claiming innocence a million and one times, Tori reluctantly stopped interrogating me.I navigated the house carefully, nearly jumping for joy when I saw Frank snoring on the recliner.I flopped down on my bed after finishing some homework and touched my head angrily.It wasn't even sore an
"What the fuck is this?" Kade snarled, his rough hand wrapped around my wrist.I leaned over the table uncomfortably while Kade and Alec glowered at the fading yellow bruise that stained my pale skin."It's a bruise." I snapped, trying to yank my arm away from the two of them.Kade's eyes hardened at my defiance and a yelp escaped my lips as Kade roughly pulled me onto his lap."What are you doing?" I hissed, feeling my face flush under the glances of the other customers. "I'm at work!"I'm at work? Was that really the best I could come up with. I pushed my embarrassing comment to the side, knowing it would keep me up at night."Our family owns this place, no one cares doll." Alec's full lips turned up in a smirk but his eyes remained hard."Get off of me, Kade." I hissed, trying to squirm out of his ironclad grip."You might want to stop doing that, sweetheart." Kade chuckled lowly in my heart.A deep rumble emerged fro
After my pointless conversation with Melissa, I hopped in the shower.My body refused to put me out of my misery and allow me some restful sleep.Instead, I laid awake staring at the chipped ceiling mulling over what Alec and Kade had said to me.How could they possibly think I belonged to them? I had just started school here, and I hardly even knew them. Yet they claimed I belonged to them, as if they had known me forever.It would've been easier to ignore the twins if I wasn't feeling this annoyingly strange connection to the two of them. Sure, they were drop dead gorgeous but some innate part of me wanted to be around them. It was as if my instincts were pushing me closer to them while the logical side of me pulled away. Nonetheless, my body seemed to react on it's own under the twins touches as if it wanted to be claimed by them.I had no choice but to go to school the next day. Melissa had a day off and the last thing I wanted was to be stuck
Gym class was last, and I was completely dreading it. The Volleyball and Basketball lesson was still going at full force.Luckily, I was placed on Autumn's team."Just stay close to me, and when the ball comes run the other way." Autumn chuckled, slamming her locker shut as we walked out into the gym."I appreciate that." I nodded gratefully."And keep away from Grace, not that I think she'll be a problem anymore." Autumn shrugged.My brows furrowed in response, "What do you mean?""You didn't hear?" Autumn smirked, her eyes flickering over to Alec and Kade.The two of them were in the middle of playing basketball, outrunning the other guys on the team with ease."Um, no." I stared at Autumn impatiently."Apparently Alec flipped out on Grace." Autumn shrugged, "And she went to Kade all upset."I ignored the strange pang that went through me. It felt oddly similar to jealousy. What was there to be jealous of? I did
"Those perfect little lips say stop, but your body is saying something else entirely." Kade murmured roughly in my ear, turning my head so my face was inches from his own.Kade's hot breath fanned across my face, smelling strongly of mint and something sweet.I had little time to collect my thoughts as plush lips fell on my own. Kade's hand rested behind my head, holding my lips against his.For just a moment, I was completely dazzled. Kade's lips were soft and firm, melting with my own in a way that showed ferocity and experience. It was as if Kade was pouring his heart out, making his desires and thoughts known against my lips. His mouth moved feverishly against my own, moving in their own written language I could not decipher.Once the initial shock of losing my first kiss wore off, I struggled against his grip.My body pushed closer to Kade, while my mind protested the very thought of him touching me.I was all to
The final bell pulled me from my hectic thoughts. I pulled myself from the empty teachers desk and wobbled over to the door. My legs felt shaky, and the sensitive spot between my legs was slightly sore.It was a short walk to Tori's locker and much to my surprise she was already there.Tori's first words had me nearly falling over."Woah, what the hell happened to your neck?" Tori gaped, her eyes locked on something I couldn't see."W-What?" I gasped and Tori stepped aside, gesturing to the mirror hanging on her locker door.I stood on my tiptoes and peered into the mirror, choking on my own breath at the dark bruise-like spots that ran down my neck.The fucking twins had left hickeys all over me. There was no way I'd be able to hide this from Melissa, or the people at work. I never had hickeys before, but I knew they didn't go away in 24 hours.Tori pursed her lips and eyed me knowingly, "The twins?"
I went to bed early that night, hoping to get some decent sleep for a change. The twin's lingered in my waking and sleeping moments. I thought about them a minimum of three hundred and twenty nine times a day. I'm not sure how that's possible, but you'd think that would keep them from lingering around in my dreams.I tossed and turned for half the night, finally falling sleep around three in the morning. I didn't bother setting an alarm, I wanted to sleep through as much of the day as possible.I woke around one in the afternoon, noticing a voicemail on the flip phone Melissa had gotten me.The social worker had got my message and sent it along. She told me to expect the next check in the mail any day now. Melissa would be thrilled. I wonder how long it'll take her to revert back to her usual self. Hopefully she'll keep to her word and give me half of the money.I trudged down the hall quietly, slipping into the bathroom when I thought the