Wrecking Ball .:1:.Buttoning up his white, long sleeved shirt, he slipped on his best shoes and headed out the door after making sure it was locked. The day would be like any other, go to work, come home, eat, sleep. He was getting tired of it, but at least the bills were paid and he had food in his stomach. The job wasn't so bad after all, there usually weren't any dull moments, it was just that, he had always hated being repetitive. He hated being predictable, but, maybe someday that would change and he would go back to being unpredictable. As for now, however, he had his office job and was, to some degree, content.Wrecking Ball .:1:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He drove his black Mercedes to the building where he would spend most of his day. It was a tall building set with many large windows and was placed near the harbor, an absolutely stunning view. But, to him, it was just a view now, no more holding anything magical as it used to in his earlier years. Once inside the comfy, air conditioned building, he took the elevator to the ninth floor and
Storm .:2:.Zacky got a call to go visit Dr. Lane in his office, when he got there, there was a man seated in front of Dr. Lane's desk that looked like an older version of Brian.Storm .:2:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Mr. Baker, this is Mr. Haner, Brian's dad. Mr. Haner, this is one of my right hand men, Mr. Baker. He's been looking after Brian for a couple of days and will help him in rehabilitation."
Zacky held out his hand to the man, smiling welcomingly. "Your son's doing great in his recovery process. Would you like to see him?" he said, giving a sideways glance to Dr. Lane as if asking for approval.
Dr. Lane gave a reassuring smile, saying, "I'm sure Brian would love visitors..."
"Thank you...I've been very anxious to see him..." Mr. Haner said, standing slowly, taking Zacky's hand, shaking it firmly yet gently.
"Great." Zacky said smiling to Dr. Lane before leading him to Brian's room. "I'll let you two talk one-on-one...just let me know if you need anything alright?"
"Thank you." he repeated with a slight bow of his head and a
As Daylight Dies .:Nine:.The moon warmed his golden brown fur, and he gave it a good shake. He knew it would take a few times to get used to the way it felt being a beast like this, but he loved the power under his paws. Tonight had been a little rough since his body was not yet used to shifting, but Jimmy and Brian and Zacky had been there to lend a paw. The night air was crisp, and all his senses seemed to have grown, everything was louder, brighter, had a more unique smell.As Daylight Dies .:Nine:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Johnny ran in a small circle before giving a delighted howl, is adrenaline was still running.
Brian rolled his yellow eyes, giving a smirk. Calm down there, pup.
Jimmy, the largest and blackest of the four gave a slightly wheezy laugh. That's m'boi!"
Johnny trotted up to them before standing and stretching on his hind legs. It feels so different!
Brian snorted, pushing him back down as he took the standing position. Runt of the litter.
Jimmy gave a teasing growl as he pushed Brian over to where he fell on his
Always Yours .:Six:.An exorcism. That was what it would take for Brian to regain what was rightfully his. They had to cast out the spirit, and Brian would have to quickly embed himself back into his body.Always Yours .:Six:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
At first, the priest had looked at Zacky as if he were crazy, but after some explaining (and some information was not told) the priest believed him. Brian also made an appearance to help with the understanding.
"Well, yes," Father O 'Riley folded his stubby fingers over his round belly. "An exorcism is the only way for you to get your body back, Mr. Haner."
Brian looked at Zacky and then back to Father O' Riley, saying, "And...How will we...?"
"First, we must find your body...I'll do the research. After that, we'll make a trip and get your body back," he smiled at Zacky and Brian. "Wait for my call, it shouldn't take long...Until then, try to be patient."
Brian nodded and sighed. I've been patient this long, what's another few days?
"Thank you, Father...See you later," Brian waved and left the roo
Storm .:3:.Dr. Lane talked with a few of the physical therapists as he watched Brian painstakingly move his legs forward as he held onto hand rails that were set up to keep a patient balanced when using their legs for the first time in a few months.Storm .:3:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Brian knew he had a determined face as he forced his legs forward, putting all his strength in his calves, legs, ankles, feet, toes...He pushed himself to keep going as he panted quietly, knuckles white from gripping the rails so tight.
Zacky was the one who stood beside him, offering encouragement every time he would have to slow down. When it seemed that Brian couldn't move anymore, Zacky would support him, letting him rest.
When he reached the end, he stumbled slightly and fell onto Zacky.
Zacky caught him, holding him close, not seeming to mind that Brian was using him as a large pillow. "How are you?" he decided to ask, able to carry him over to a wheel chair, looking at him.
Although he was panting, he wore a victory smile. "I'm great! Just a li
Always Yours .:1:.Zacky sighed deeply as he set his last box down onto the floor of his new house. Matt and Johnny had only lived there for a few days before claiming it was haunted, but Zacky believed in no such thing. Ghosts were just a ridiculous, moronic concept to him. He wiped his hands of the work for the day, grabbing only a few necessities from his boxes for the night before getting everything set up so that he could climb into bed after a nice hot shower and unwind to take his mind off things. He finally was done unpacking and went to lie down for a moment so that he could catch his breath, then he would get in the shower.Always Yours .:1:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Unseen by the man lying on the bed, he smirked at the man's shape on the bed.
He was gorgeous, hazel eyes tinted gold, and raven black hair that was sexily unruly. This newcomer was single and much quieter than the other two men who seemed to have only had a honeymoon here because they never came back.
This unseen man watching the angel on the bed was not a ghost per say. He
By Your Side .:Two:.Johnny sat his tray down by Zacky at their table in the school cafeteria. He smiled at his friend, asking, "Get your car fixed yet, Zacky?"By Your Side .:Two:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Zacky smiled. "Well..." He took a moment before saying, "It's...running. Barely." He chuckled. "How've you been lately?"
"Eh, good I guess. A little lonely," Johnny said with a sigh. Zacky knew he was telling the truth, not just wanting sympathy. Johnny was one of those people who told it how it was, he cared and was one of the nicest people you could ever meet, but he never lied about how he felt about something or the mood he was in. They had been great friends since fourth grade when they had fought off a few of the school bullies together. They knew that the other wasn't straight, and also knew that they could never be more than friends. It would be like dating a brother.
Zacky frowned. "I know how you feel, bro..." He patted his back gently, thinking. "We need a way to get us a few men..." He suddenly began thinking back to that mysterious boy
Golden Slumbers .:8:.Relief gripped Johnny's heart, and he noticeably relaxed. "...I see...Is it me? Did do or say anything?" He only asked because if it was him, his aunt would more than likely beat him to a bloody pulp.Golden Slumbers .:8:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"No! No...It's just...I came here to see what making love feels like...but I just realized...me being slow, that you have to love the person you're making love to...otherwise it's just a lustful moment of two people...well...doing the deed." He said with a shrug. He continued frowning, seeming deep in thought.
Johnny looked at the Jimmy for the first time since he had gotten there. His skin was a fair color, his eyes ocean blue. The raven hair was spiked and fashioned in a sexy style. His body was slender and long, his hands large and free from calluses. His clothes fit him almost too perfectly, showing off his not overly muscled body.
Everything Johnny wanted in a man was sitting right beside him, and he suddenly had an act of conscience and was not going to do what he paid for.
You're Everything .:16:.~About 14 Years Later~You're Everything .:16:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ben was now a full fifteen year old, attending high school. He didn't have angst, and he didn't fight with his parents often.
His dad and his uncles still got together and played music, none of them really having much signs of aging except the occasional white hair that popped up every now and then. A few wrinkles pressed into their skin, but all of them were still very agile. His mom was barely looked her age, still being an amazing cook.
Brian, Zacky, and Johnny had all cut smoking, knowing it was better to quit than to smoke until they were really old men. They all still shared a beer, but their drunk days were over.
His dad and uncles ran their own music store that had four floors, going on five. His mom had her own beauty/flower shop. She also helped her friend at the dance studio.
All of the adults in his life had helped him get to this point in his life, and he was thankful for every single one of them.
Val slipped out of bed, her hair a little more faded
Golden Slumbers .:2:.As Zacky typed on his computer, trying to forget the two bitch coworkers who seemed to have a lot of fun fucking with him in what kind of coffee they wanted and how he got it wrong every time, his boss wandered in and dropped files full of paperwork onto his desk. "Baker. You did these all wrong."Golden Slumbers .:2:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Zacky could only stare at them before bringing his eyes up to his boss. "How so, sir?" he asked, grinding his teeth as he began to look through them.
"I said name, and then date when you sign. You put the date and then your name. And did I ever say your last name? No, I don't think I did. So, get these fixed and into my office by five." The balding, lanky man checked his watch. "That gives you thirty minutes, plenty of time."
Zacky gave a groan as he threw the papers away, opening up the file on his computer, beginning to correct everything as he frantically typed.
Something strutted into his office with loud high-heels, and a nasally voice said, "Mr. Garrison wants you." The person standing
Scars .:Three:.Brian's arms were stretched above his head, lying next to Zacky on a mattress that felt like a cloud. The night was growing late, and both of them would fall asleep soon, but Brian fought his eye lids from closing as he looked at Zacky. "...You're an awesome person, Zee."Scars .:Three:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Zacky laughed. "Thanks?" he said, not sure what to say. "You're awesome, too."
He chuckled and closed his eyes. Brian lost the war with his eye lids, and his head lulled slightly to where his chin touched Zacky's shoulder as his breathing deepened and slowed.
Zacky looked over at him with a smile, kissing the top of Brian's head playfully. "Night..." he said quietly before wiggling his feet carefully under the covers as to not disturb Brian. It wasn't long before he fell asleep, his body seeming magnetized towards Brian's warm one, his limbs wrapping lovingly around Brian's middle.
Johnny stood as still as a board, the wind only moving his hair slightly. His feet were planted on the front porch, and he held up his a
Beats Your Name .:17:.Beats Your Name .:17:.6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a clear night, the moon casting it's reflection down into the lazy water of the big pond. Ducks and geese lined the bank, sleeping side by side to keep warm in case a breeze blew through. Lily pads floated over the surface; every now and then a fish came up to the water to have a midnight snack of water bugs. Unseen frogs and crickets sang their lungs out in their nightly serenade, and Val simply listened, leaning against the railing as she tried to spot specific constellations in the night sky.
"Alright, Ben, time to go searching for Mommy!" Matt said in a high-pitched, sing-song voice that he was using to disguise his panic that he felt on the inside. He quickly secured his son in his car seat before jumping in the car, driving out of the driveway before his mind began racing through a list of all the possible places his missing wife could be.
Ben rubbed his eyes, yawning big, his cheeks stretching before jiggling slightly as he smacked his lips. "Where we gewin, Dattie?"
You're Everything .:2:.Val was running late, the main reason was Michelle hogging the bathroom. But, she finally was walked over to Matt's house that was only a few paces away.You're Everything .:2:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was clear that Jimmy was there before she even got in the house because bellowing shouts of random noises were coming from behind the closed door. Good thing Mr. and Mrs. Sanders weren't home.
She opened the door and watched as Jimmy and Brian wrestled, Jimmy shouting out curses.
Matt simply stared at them after hearing the door open before smiling up at her before mouthing, "Run!"
"Now, boys," she mused, seeing Johnny and Zacky already digging into the popcorn. "Let's all be civilized. And...Not eat all the popcorn." She gave a teasing smirk to Zacky and Johnny before going over and sitting by Matt. "What movie are we putting in?"
"We were actually waiting on you to choose...'cause if we men chose, it would be something full of people blowing up buildings and shooting people and punching babies."
Four boys rushed over, figh
Scars .:Five:.The air was full of low chatter, every pew was full of family and friends as they gazed up at Zacky who stood tall on the altar. He wore a black suit, his hair fashioned combed. Matt, Jimmy, and Johnny stood up with him, standing a little to the side as they too waited on the bride. None of the bridal party was standing on the altar yet.Scars .:Five:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Brian stepped into the Church, wearing black suit as well. His hair was jelled up in the front in his usual spiky way. He reverently made his way up and stood behind Zacky, taking his place as best man.
This surprised all four of the men standing on the altar, they didn't think Brian would come.
"Sorry I'm late," Brian murmured to all of them. "Traffic."
Zacky turned and smiled to Brian, uncrossing his hands to give Brian a hug. "This means so much, Bri..."
He hugged him back, feeling the weight of the world on his shoulders. "...That's why I came."
Just then, Matt saw Val taking a call, and she stepped out of the Church in a hurry. Ben was left sittin
If You Only Knew .:12:.Jimmy stretched slightly as he made his way upstairs to the bedroom where he and Johnny now shared their nights. Jimmy had living there for a few months now, and everything was so comfortable, his life had made a turn around.If You Only Knew .:12:.4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Now he found himself entering their bedroom that was pitch black, causing him to freak out for a moment before walking in casually. "Jay, you in here?" he asked.
There wasn't an answer.
Jimmy walked in a little further to reach for the light switch, which was a string on the ceiling fan. "Johnny?" he asked, struggling to catch the runaway string.
Then, something attacked him from behind.
Arms wrapped around Jimmy's shoulders, and short legs wrapped around his middle.
"BOO!!!" A familiar voice cackled next to Jimmy's ear.
Jimmy instantly screamed and dropped to the floor in a heap, gripping Johnny's hands. "Johnny!" he yelled into the carpet that muffled his voice.
Johnny laughed into Jimmy's back, his body jerking hard. "I scared you!" He teased, smiling proudly.
Golden Slumbers .:4:.After a few days of work shopping and trying to forget Brian, Zacky gave in and drove towards the building that he hadn't visited in nearly a week. He figured that he should tell Brian good-bye and that he was finished with being lied to. At least it would make him feel a little better...Or he hoped it would. He took his time going in, letting the night's darkness hug his body with a cold chill.Golden Slumbers .:4:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As usual, he went to the receptionist's desk with his hands in his pockets. He was nervous, but knew this had to be done. He was stopped short by the sight at the desk.
A lady in her mid thirties stood in front of the receptionist, the way she composed herself and dressed told him she was the head mistress. Her black, clingy dress showed too much of her body, and the small, scared receptionist looked up at her with a forced respect that only Zacky knew.
"Get that man's name off the telecom and rip it out of the key drawer. He works here no longer." The head mistress spat, tapping her high-heele
Golden Slumbers .:10:.Jimmy was able to find the building easily. He approached the secretary with a small wave before saying, "I'm here for my appointment with Mr. Seward."Golden Slumbers .:10:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She smiled and collected his name before handing him Johnny's key. "Nice to see you again. Enjoy your time!"
"Thank you!" He said before bounding up to Johnny's room, knowing he looked like an extreme goon.
Johnny tapped the antique truck back and forth over the table, his chin resting on the table's top as he gazed at the wooden vehicle. His eyes seemed a little emptier than earlier that day when Jimmy had last seen him.
"Jay...?" Jimmy asked softly, closing the door behind him, looking at him gently.
With a small twitch, Johnny's eyes looked up at Jimmy. He frowned some and then looked back at the truck that sat still now. "Hey, Jimmy..."
"What's wrong?" Jimmy asked, sitting on the bed slowly, stroking Johnny's hair carefully.
Johnny brokenly sighed. "Same old things..." His lips deepened the frown as he started to barely tap the truc
Hearts Alice looked up from her typewriter when she heard Dr. Cates's angry voice sound from behind the closed door. Her eyes fell to the piece of wood that led to the laboratory of Jervis Tetch. The redhead supervisor had stormed into the lab and slammed the door shut a little over fifteen minutes ago, and she had yet to hear Jervis's voice.Hearts6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
When the angry shouts of Dr. Cates had lowered again, the secretary continued her work, her fingers moving nimbly across the keys as she typed up his notes. She could just imagine the conversation the two were having, Dr. Cates talking in that low, hostile voice that seemed to grate on anyone's nerves after an amount of time had passed. The redhead had a way of ticking people off
The young blonde's eyes rose to the door again when yelling could be heard again. She fiddled nervously with her hands, her blue eyes never leaving the threshold. Why did she always have to yell at Jervis the way she di
By Your Side .:Nine:.It took a few months for Jimmy to recover completely, but he was strong and got through it with a smile and a strong stride. He also had Johnny and his brothers and sister beside him the whole way. The hearing went as planned, the cops had caught Vince and he was to be put in prison for fifty years and no chance of probation for all of the crimes he had committed. Brian and Jimmy were off the hook, because it had been self defense. Everything was how it should be; even Brian's foster sister had gotten that well waited surgery. Brian worked with Jimmy, saving up his money to get an apartment for himself. He and Zacky were on their eighth month of being together, and they couldn't be happier.By Your Side .:Nine:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Brian was fixing lunch for his foster siblings while Mrs. Faulkner was out in a meeting with someone. Once he made them all a sandwich and some drinks, he got himself one and sat up on the counter, watching over the kids as they talked and made jokes. He heard the door open, and the familiar sound
Scars .:Four:."And why the hell are you marrying her again?" Brian asked, becoming suddenly blunt.Scars .:Four:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Johnny looked down, not wanting to be sitting right in the middle of this.
Zacky stared, blinking slowly. "We've been dating for a while, Brian..." He seemed to be confused, and slowly getting mad at Brian.
"That's not what I asked, Captain Obvious." Brian pulled out a cigarette, lighting it up and taking a drag. "I asked why're you marrying her. Only God knows why you've dated her for this long. So, why're you letting her put a ball and chain around your ankle? I mean, she's already dragging you around by the balls."
Johnny was instantly up on his feet, knowing something might be thrown. He hurriedly pulled Jimmy up, giving him a look like deer in headlights.
Jimmy looked between the two fighting men before following Johnny out of the room quickly, knowing they needed time to talk things out...hopefully.
"She doesn't drag me around!" Zacky spat, offended. "I thought you, of all people, would be happy
Golden Slumbers .:9:.Johnny sighed sadly as he watched the sun come up over a tall building. It had been three days since Jimmy had kissed him, Johnny figured that it was only a onetime thing and that Jimmy had no interest of coming back. He wasn't mad about it, just a little disappointed. The days following had been rough as usual, the customers were sex addicts. As usual. But, now, he had a face he could picture on the jerk's shoulders.Golden Slumbers .:9:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The little time he had with Jimmy would always be close to his heart, and as long as he thought about the kiss, he could smile and feel a little warmer inside.
He wasn't permitted to ever leave the building unless it was an emergency, but he was longing to see the outside world without glass in between.
Older employees were allowed out every other day, and today was a shopping day for them. Johnny aimed to sneak in the crowd and blend in until they were away from the building. Then, he would go his separate way and be back before the head mistress even thought about her n
Beats Your Name .:14:.Matt flipped open his newly purchased laptop that had high quality and speed as he quickly turned it on, clicking on to his webcam program, bouncing a little in excitement, waiting for the screen to load. "I'm here!" he said proudly, letting Val know he was awaiting the picture.Beats Your Name .:14:.6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He heard a chuckle from Val, and his son say, "Momma, I have to potty."
"Really? Right now?" She asked, clearly wanting to talk with her husband.
"Matt, hold on a second, we'll be right back," she said, and then it got quiet before the screen clicked on to show his empty living room.
Matt laughed, shaking his head. "Okay," he replied, just a few moments too late, itching his overly scruffy face.
A few minutes passed by before he saw the most heartwarming thing he could ever see. Ben toddled into the room, hands clasped over his mouth to stifle his mischievous giggles; looked back at the doorway once before continuing his wobbly journey into the living room. Something told Matt that his son didn't know
You're Everything .:End:.~Months Later~You're Everything .:End:.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ben held Sophie's hand, giving her a small peck on cheek. He had confessed his love to her a month or two ago, turns out she felt the same way.
As they got into Matt's car, Matt saw Mr. Klog stop dead in his tracks and star at Matt. Then, the principal hurried back into the building.
Matt blinked rapidly before saying, "I'll be back in a minute," before rushing after Mr. Klog.
Mr. Klog was striding down the halls, his feet seeming not to touch the ground.
"Excuse me, Mr. Kocknut," Matt said in a booming voice, catching up to him with more powerful strides, grabbing his shoulder and turning him around.
Mr. Klog gasped, saying, "It's Klog, Mr. Sanders. Klog. And what do you want?"
Matt blinked. "I believe you owe me and my son an apology."
"For what?" He asked in disbelief as if he didn't already know. Matt knew he would put up this hard of a fight to say sorry.
"Because of your laziness and lack of actually doing your job. My son, Ben, in case you forgot, ended up
Life Must Go On Pt. 1The hood was pulled up around his black and white hair, a few strands breaking loose, blowing gently over his cheeks. The only light he had were streetlights that lashed out ugly, harsh glows in his eyes. The light would spill over him, and then he would walking into the darkness, unseen by passing cars.Life Must Go On Pt. 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Johnny occasionally watched them speeding by in a blur, going in their own direction for their own destinations.
The bridge wasn't much farther.
He felt his phone vibrating against his thigh nearly nonstop, but he never picked it up to talk to whoever was calling. He knew there were two people who definitely weren't calling, the last time he'd seen them they were watching TV or reading a book as he made himself supper consisting of whatever was in the fridge. The only sound they ever made when he was in the room were occasionally clearing of throats. He always felt like he could cut the tension with a knife.
He thought bitterly about the way they would just cast their eyes up at him wh