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 anymore.A muffled ringing pulled me from the bed and I searched for the crappy phone Melissa had gotten me.Our social worker practically demanded Melissa provide me with a cellphone. So Melissa being Melissa, she got me the lowest quality phone possible. I didn't even know they made those chunky flip phones anymore. The only thing this phone was good for is calling people."Hello?" I sighed, already knowing who was on the other end.The only person who called this phone was the social worker."Hello, Aurora." Jenny, my social worked for the last couple years chuckled. "Just calling to check up on you and to see how everything's going.""Everything is the same." I shrugged, "Not bad, just the same.""I'm sorry to hear that, Aurora." Jenny sighed, it was no secret Melissa never wanted me. "We've actually just gotten word your Father's been sending checks written out for you, and I wanted to see how they were helping."I snickered, "It's been years and you just got word now?""Your Father's a pretty private person it seems." Jenny chuckled. "They should fill up your college fund pretty fast.""Yeah, if I had gotten any of them." I scoffed, rolling my eyes.Melissa was expecting the next check any day now. No doubt she'd make some snide comment once she received it.There was a pause on the other end, "You haven't gotten any of the checks?""Melissa's gotten them just fine." I shrugged. I had long ago given up on receiving any of the checks, not that I'd want anything from an absentee sperm donor.Another long pause."I see." Jenny sounded irritated, "Thanks for the info, Aurora. I'll see what I can do to fix that.""Don't bother." I shook my head, "I haven't gotten any since Grandma died and I really don't feel like hearing Melissa yell at me.""If you say so." Jenny sounded unconvinced.Sleep didn't come easy that night. The twin's plagued my dreams as though tormenting me in real life wasn't enough.I woke from sleep with a couple ragged breaths. My dream was set at school, where the twins hurled cruel insults my way. After the insults they dragged me into a closet and picked up where they had left off in real life, leaving me even more confused.I was jolted from my bed as a crack of lightning split the air. Rain hammered down against the house, and what I once found calming now sounded sinister.I flicked my lamp on and pulled myself from bed. The chill of my room did nothing to cool my heated skin. I could practically feel the goosebumps under the twin's rough touches, as if my dream had been real.Leaning my head against the cool window in my bedroom, I peered out into the rain. We lived in a part of California that was horribly dry for most of the year. Everything about Georgia was green and wet, and I wasn't sure if I found it unsettling or comforting.Another crack of lightning sounded, and I watched entranced at how the lightning sent a flash of yellow across the forest beside the house. Everything was completely dark under the pale light of the moon, but the lightning spotlighted everything before it sent the forest plunging into darkness.I stood with my forehead against the cool glass, my eyes reflecting the brilliant flashes of lightning. Every now and again the deafening crack of thunder would sound and make me jump a little.I squinted my eyes harder at the forest below me. I couldn't tell if it was the bustling wind, or if something else was rustling the branches below. The lightning only provided seconds of clarity before the darkness returned.I leaped back from the window in shock. The lightning has crashed down, illuminating the forest and I wasn't sure what I had just seen.Two very large, furry heads poked from the forest. The fur surrounding their intelligent eyes was dark as night. I had only a glimpse at the elongated snouts, but if I had to guess I would've said they were wolves or a black bear. Did wolves and bears even live in Georgia?What was most unsettling was hoe the two wolves seemed to be staring directly at my bedroom window.I stayed home from school the next day, feigning sickness. In all honesty, I wasn't mentally prepared for school today. The relentless dreams had woke me up and the sight of the strange animals had kept me up for the remainder of the night.I knew Melissa wouldn't notice if I stayed home from school. As usual, Frank was the one to look out for. I was determined to spend the entire day in my room, only sneaking out for the occasional bathroom break.I clicked the lock on my door and curled back up in bed. I wasn't sure how long I had slept, but I was beyond grateful it was a peaceful nap. My dreams weren't plagued with Kade and Alec.The day passed quickly and effortlessly, and once 2 o'clock came around, I got dressed for work. It wasn't a long shift, thankfully.I wasn't entirely sure if Tori would show up to take me to work, especially with me missing school today. Surprisingly Tori's car pulled into the driveway and I crept downstairs.Frank had his attention on some football game re-run, and I darted from the house."Where the hell were you today?" Tori frowned, "I wasn't sure if I should pick you up for work or not."I frowned, "Sorry, had a rough night.""Did the storm bother you?" Tori frowned, curling a lock of fire kissed hair around her finger.I shrugged, "Yeah, it woke me up. I had a hard time falling back asleep. Just needed a break is all.""Next time let a girl know!" Tori scoffed and shook her head."I don't exactly have a phone." I pursed my lips. There was no way I planned on pulling out my chunky flip phone. Better no phone than this one.Tori frowned, "You don't have a phone? Can't you just get your own plan?""I'm not eighteen yet." I frowned, "Besides, I need to replenish my savings."Tori seemed perplexed, and it had never occurred to me that she might be one of the many wealthier families in town."Why do you need to replenish it?" Tori frowned.I chuckled at her confusion, "I've already spent too much money on food, school supplies and clothes.""Um, isn't that stuff your parents should help with?" Tori grimaced, confirming my assumption about her.I sighed, "It's a long story, but I take care of myself.""That doesn't sound very nice." Tori shook her head."Not everyone is." I shrugged, hopping out of her car.Thankfully, Tori dropped the topic of conversation and started a new one. Complaining about Kyle was one of her favorite things to do. At one point I almost thought she had some strange crush on him. Tori reluctantly confessed she had dated Kyle two years ago, and learned the hard way when he left her for another girl.The first half of my shift went on perfectly. Around the four hour mark I managed to run into another waitress and splatter alfredo sauce all over my dark shirt. The manager working at the time gave me another to change into, but unfortunately it was short sleeved. The bruise I had received days ago was already healing, but now it was an ugly yellow color.I slipped the short sleeve, black t-shirt on in the bathroom, tying my apron around my waist.As I left the bathroom I slammed into something hard. That something emitted a familiar intoxicating smell and I stumbled as I tried to stay on my feet.A pair of warm and rough hands held my shoulders, steadying me.Alec's stern face looked down on me, his full eyebrow cocked as I had ran into him for the second time."Well, if it isn't the little doll." Alec smirked down at me, his hands falling to his sides. His unruly and tousled hair hung on his head, a strand falling down to just reach his eyes. He looked like the typical bad boy you'd see in all of the movies, a type of guy I had never been interested in. Until now."Sorry." I cleared my throat and tried to keep my voice even.Alec and Kade held some unseen power that made me act like a blundering idiot whenever I was around them."You weren't in school today." Alec pointed out, a serious look on his handsome face.Anger and irritation flashed inside of me. Alec and his brother tormented me and now he wanted to act concerned? It was clear that the approach I was taking held no affect on their behavior. They wanted me to have a reaction? Fine. Maybe that would bore them and end their strange fixation on me."I don't see how that's any of your business." I growled at him, glaring into his dark eyes.I was sure I seemed like a defensive kitten in comparison to Alec's large build, but I didn't care. Everything was beginning to weigh on me, and I wasn't sure how long it would be until my sanity had left me completely.I stepped around Alec and hastily made my way to the kitchens, not daring to search the room for Kade's intense gaze.I was in the kitchen for a total of six minutes when the waitress I had ran into stormed over to me."What's so special about you?" The waitress snapped.I stared at her dumbfounded. Sure, I had ran into her by accident but I apologized for that.She looked me up and down with a sour look on her face. Her hazel eyes pierced my skin with their judge mental gaze."What?" I scoffed, reacting much too slowly for her liking.The waitress crossed her arms over her chest, "You must think you're so fucking great huh?""I literally have no idea what you're talking about." I snapped back at her, grateful when I saw Tori rushing up to us."Woah, what the hell Cameron?" Tori barked at the caramel haired waitress. "What's going on?""I have no clue." I shrugged, trying not to shrink under Cameron's glare."This is the second time the twin's have come in here asking for her specifically." Cameron snapped, "As if she's fucking special or something."My mouth ran dry as she said that, and my heart hammered unhappily."By all means, be their waitress." I forced the words out of my mouth.A look of surprise followed by suspicion crossed over Cameron's face, "I've already tried. They want you."For a split second I contemplated quitting my job all together, but that wouldn't solve anything. Was I really going to let two guys force me from my job? From school? Not a chance.I left the kitchen with a grumble, my stomach doing flips and my heart racing. I took a moment to collect myself."Hello sweetheart." Kade smirked as I walked up to their table. Alec sat on the other side, an identical smirk on his face.I gritted my teeth together, "What can I get you to drink?"The two of them ordered soda's and I stormed away before they could say any more.It took me only a minute, as we weren't very busy today.It was always much easier having tables of three or less. I hated using those huge trays to carry drinks on. One little misstep and all your drinks would go tumbling over. It was much easier to keep food balanced. Most of my accidents involved drinks.I set both of their drinks in front of them when Kade's rough hand reached out and snatched my arm."What the fuck is this?"
"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
Tori drove deep into the woods and I watched the trees pass by in silence. We drove about ten minutes into the forest until spotting another paved road.I let my fingers wander up to my cheek, wincing at the soreness that radiated across my face. Frank had never hit me in the face before, and I wondered how long it would take until my face began to swell and bruise. Hopefully it could wait until I made it safely home. I didn't bother letting Melissa know where I was. I didn't have her number anyway.Tori turned down another road and I felt my jaw drop as a mini town came into view. A small town nestled in the middle of the forest, and it looked all shiny and new. A sprinkling fountain sat in the middle of the small town square. Hell, they even had a few shops lingering around. I instantly spotted a coffee shop and and a little diner type restaurant."Wow." I gaped, looking around the town square.People were out and about, walking down the
I followed Tori into her house, my ankle absolutely screaming in protest. I could in the short time I'd been hanging out with Tori, my ankle had swelled up considerably.I tried to cover my horrendous limp, but the sharp pain shooting up my leg made it difficult."Are you limping?" Tori frowned, her eyes locked on my injured ankle."It's nothing." I shrugged, "I fell earlier and must've twisted it."I hadn't much experience with lying, but I hoped I had enough skill to fool Tori. My heart was thundering in my chest from the simple lie and Tori stood quietly for a few moments. The more seconds that passed in silence, the faster my heart began to beat."You should let me wrap it." Tori pursed her lips, she didn't look fooled, "It'll hurt less to walk on."I contemplated that for a few moments and nodded in defeat. I could easily cover up a twisted ankle. A simple fall would be the perfect excuse. She knew how clumbsy I