How We MetHow We Met
It was bright, almost blinding when I first arrived in that field, the sun glaring down on me making the golden wheat shimmer. The light was so intense it made me dizzy, my eyes unfocused and uncertain; I couldn’t make sense of this new land that stood before me, bright, full of an unending opportunity of peace and prosperity, hope. I was an adventurer, having crossed vast seas in the hopes of finding something new, something amazing and here it was, I found it. When my eyes had adjusted to the brightness and I could finally see, the soft waving wheat of the large field, they whispered softly to one another as they swayed. A soft sound that resembled shushing, it was as though everything was alive. My hair messily whipped around my head and brushed into my eyes, I looked up at the sky and I swear it had never been so blue. Such an endless blue that lay before me.
The sound of the wind blowing through my ears wasn’t harsh and unyielding, but soft, almost like a so
US x UK: The Demon WithinHe forced his lips against mine, pushing them harder against my own soft ones, causing them to become sore and swollen. I couldn't push him away, he was too strong and I was only pathetic and weak. My wrists were sore and bruising from being held tightly together above my head with one of his hands, the other was pushing forcibly against my chest. God! I was going to be raped wasn't I? The hand on my chest slowly worked its way downwards, reaching the rim of my shirt and he pushed his cold hand onto my warm body, causing me to shiver with the chill. What the hell did he want with me? Why did he have to target me out of all the other students walking back from college, I was weak and ugly and yet he chose me to torment.US x UK: The Demon Within3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I felt my eyes water in realisation that I was probably going to get raped and die today, I would never see my family again, never get to tell my mum I'm sorry for shouting. Never tell my best friend I was sorry for being rude, it had been one heck of a bad day, and this
US x UKThey walk home was long and arduous, Arthur hated it but his parents said they wouldn't waste money on a bus or train ticket when he could just as easily walk home, at least that way he got exercise, they said. He wouldn't have minded too much but it was the same way that most of the jocks and popular kids walked, he always waited around a while after school so that he didn't have to walk with them. It made him get home a lot later but he would rather get home much later than encounter those that so mercilessly teased him.US x UK3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Today's walk was cold and dreary; he was just glad it wasn't raining. Yet. He shoved his hands deep into his pockets and pulled the scarf tight around his neck, burying his face deep into the warmth, trying to keep his nose from freezing. He always looked at the houses that were closer to the school, just imagining he lived there because that way he would have been inside and warm already. Maybe he would have been drinking a nice warm cup of tea and reading a good bo
US x UK: The Demon Within 7I looked in the mirror and brushed my hair trying to make it look presentable; I couldn't believe I was even fussing about this. I was being forced into this and now I was worrying how my hair looked! Oh no I felt so stupid; my little kitten tottered into the bathroom and looked at me curiously. I smiled and picked him up holding him close in my arms. "I guess I am just being silly. He used to terrify me so much Alfie, now I guess" I paused unsure what I was going to say and Alfie looked at me with a quizzical look on his face, as though he was questioning. "I guess I'm not so afraid anymore" I walked with Alfie in my arms and dropped onto my bed. "I have a secret to tell you" I whispered to my little friend. I laughed a little when his eyes widened in curiosity. "You see the thing about Alfred is that once I looked into his eyes, I wasn't afraid anymore. There was something different behind them that I can't explain but it completely relaxed me"US x UK: The Demon Within 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I threw my head backwards looking up at
US x UK: The Demon Within 9"Ok me first" Alfred said contemplatively. "What's your favourite colour?" He was asking me like an excited school girl and it made me smile.US x UK: The Demon Within 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"It's blue, all kinds of blue"
"That's nice, I like blue too but personally my favourite of all time has to be green" He smiled at me, always ever smiling, he never seemed to lose it. Maybe he was just always happy.
"How old are you?" I asked him without really thinking about it.
"To everyone else, I am twenty, but to you I am 2315. Yes I know there is a bit of an age gap but I am fine with it" his grin was devilish and dastardly I just gawped at him in shock.
"What are you?"
"Ah it is my turn to ask the question. So I have met your mother what about your father" Talk about killing a good mood, my body slumped and I felt a little dejected. Did he really have to ask that question?
"That's not a full answer, c'mon Artie, you are mine now and I want to know everything" I glared at him. He was a little surprised but that stupid smile neve
US x UK: The Demon Within 4I cried myself to sleep that night, the sound of flapping had been there again and I knew he was out there watching and listening. It only made me cry louder. I knew he could hear me but I didn't care, I just wanted to be left alone. I woke with red eyes and my body reeking of sweat and his legs were entangled in the sheets. I pulled myself out and climbed into the shower to get the smell off of my body, I just wanted to be clean again.US x UK: The Demon Within 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was Friday today, I only had a lesson of Law in the afternoon and English right after, so I didn't need to get out of the house straight away. I decided I would watch T.V. for a while dragging my quilt downstairs with my bunny under my arm I switched it onto BBC One, I wasn't really interested in what I watched I just wanted to waste time before I had to leave for college. I found myself drifting into an uneasy sleep on the sofa and was woken with a jolt by my phone buzzing in my ear. I saw three messages and two missed calls.
US x UK: The Demon Within 3I walked to school the next day with my head low and my hands quivering. I had become afraid of walking to school now, I knew the attack had affected my terribly. Soon the sun came out from behind the clouds and a devilish smile appeared on my face. If he was a vampire, then he couldn't come out in the sun right? So I was ok for today, I would be free from torment. I sighed in relief and walked on with my head higher in the air, and soon enough I was even whistling. I made it to the gates without anyone or anything interrupting me and I felt a little calmer. Walking towards my first class and saw Matt moodily trudging towards me, a grim look on his face. Before he could even say anything I said quickly, "I'm sorry, I was really rude yesterday. Forgiven?" I asked with an innocent look on my face, he looked up and grinned.US x UK: The Demon Within 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Sure, but don't be rude to me again alright?" I nodded with a smile on my face and then we turned to head towards our English Literature class, we were studying Macbe
US x UK: The Demon Within 14I jumped into my new car with the biggest grin on my face and turned the key to listen to her purr. I giggled ecstatically jumping a little in my seat; I fit so perfectly into this tiny car. Alfred climbed into the passenger seat his long legs not fitting in as comfortably as mine but I was honestly too happy to make a fuss. As soon as he was in safely I checked all my mirrors and made sure I was ready to go, adjusting the seat to make everything visible and then we set off.US x UK: The Demon Within 143 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh my goodness Alfred, you are the best person in the entire world" I exclaimed as we turned into the next street. I wasn't even sure where to go so I decided to just drive where I felt like. Alfred was sitting with a small smile on his face as he hummed along to a song on the radio; he was quite content to watch me with that cute smile on his face. Then it gave me an idea. Of all the times Alfred had surprised me I was going to surprise him, and for one I wanted to make him happy. I turned onto the dual carriage
US x UK: Chapter 14Arthur felt as though he was walking on air, the moment Alfred whispered those words to him he felt his face burn and his mouth smiled. He looked at Alfred then threw himself into his arms and Alfred laughed at him, but Arthur was too happy to care. He felt Alfred hold him close to him and gently stroke his hair then he pulled him gently away so he could look at Arthur's face. His hand gently stroked his cheek making Arthur's red again. "Ya so cute Artie, and now ya mine" He said with a devilish grin which made Arthur's heart race. Alfred leaned forwards again and kissed Arthur making him feel weak and disorientated. Arthur moaned with the pleasure of the kiss and he felt Alfred's smile on his lips. Alfred's heart was racing from the adrenaline of the kiss, it was so luxurious, and he couldn't believe he felt this from kissing a boy. But this was Arthur, who made his heart hurt with passion, his mind confused with unknowing longing made his stomach ache with butterflies. He really loveUS x UK: Chapter 143 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
US x UK: The Demon Within 2"Arthur!" My mother gasped as I ran into the house and practically jumped on her. I was seventeen and was acting like a baby, but I was so scared that I couldn't care less.US x UK: The Demon Within 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I'm sorry mum" I said, I was nearly weeping in her arms. She laughed lightly.
"Are you ok Artie?" She asked softly, I nodded my head and let go of her.
"Sorry mum, just wanted to apologise, and tell you I love you. You know that don't you" She smiled a wide smile at me.
"Of course I know that my angel, now go upstairs and do your homework or whatever, you're messing up my kitchen" She playfully bopped me on the head and pushed me out of her kitchen, I traipsed up the stairs and flopped onto my bed. Oh this bed felt so warm and so safe, I snuggled my head into my pillow and reached under it with my hand, clutching tightly at the toy rabbit underneath. I pulled him out and hugged him close to me and then I began to weep. I honestly had no idea what was going to happen to me, what that man had wanted with me. I was te
US x UK: The Demon Within 15I haven't seen Alfred in nearly two weeks ever since he left extremely ubruptly that day. What makes matters worse? My kitten has gone too. Now I believe there is some correlation between the two events and I am beginning to wonder about who Alfred is. What he is. And why that has something to do with my little Alfie cat. I was sitting rather moodily in my room at the end of the second week when a light tapping interrupted my thoughts.US x UK: The Demon Within 153 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Come in" I said tersely. None other than Alfred F. Jones walks through the door, with a shy smile on his face. I scowl and jump to my feet, pointing my finger at his chest in frustration. "Where have you been!" I said yelling at my guilty counterpart. "I have been alone for two weeks and not even a text from you, I don't know where you live so I can't go over. So I had to sit here and wait around for your lazy ass Alfred and I think you have something to do with my kitten going missing!" I said my rant power increasing. "What was I supposed to know happ
US x UK: Chapter 3"Arthur .Arthur My mum is here to take you home. C'mon ya can sleep when you get in" It was Alfred, talking from somewhere far away in the distance.US x UK: Chapter 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Go away" Arthur mumbled softly in his sleep. Alfred laughed.
"I guess I'll be the hero" He said and Arthur was swiftly but gently pulled into his arms and the wind seemed to rouse Arthur a little more.
"Close the window, it's cold" He muttered softly. A small laugh from Alfred, why was he always laughing at me Arthur thought suspiciously. He heard the sound of a car door opening and he was set down again somewhere warm, then he felt a warm blanket wrap around him.
"There ya go Artie. I'll see ya tonight after school. I'll see ya later mum"
"Go on get back to school, I'll see you at home" A woman's voice said from beside him, he still hadn't opened his eyes and he wasn't going to, he was finally feeling a little better, this sleep was doing him wonders. The car started up and he felt the beginnings of motion as the car drove swif
US x UK: The Demon Within 8"I do love the night sky" Alfred said from the driver's seat, he was concentrating on where he was going but he had glanced at me as I was staring at the stars.US x UK: The Demon Within 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Me too, it's so beautiful and there are just so many of them" I replied quietly.
"I know something far more beautiful than a few lights in the sky" I looked over at him and he winked at me, oh god I was going to be red faced forever. "But I agree it is beautiful. Mind you it is only recently that I have been able to appreciate them, I have been so negligent in my life. Not taking in the wonders of the known world"
"How come? I mean when we first met, you kind of said you were-well you-you were-um old" My stuttering had returned again, oh for pity sakes.
"Well let's just say I realised things aren't always as terrible as they seem. I have things now that make the world seem brighter" Alfred was so cute. Oh my goodness I couldn't believe how stupid that thought was.
"T-That's good then. So what else do you like?" I asked him ten
US x UK: chapter 2Arthur tried to ignore their comments but they were so hurtful. Nobody else seemed to have a problem with his sexuality, in fact the school was very tolerant about his sexual orientation, but those few students teased him endlessly about it. It was just his bad luck that they happened to be the most popular people in college, making it almost impossible for him to make friends. He had his friends from his classes and they all enjoyed his company while in classes but outside they weren't so friendly. They were never directly mean to him, but their ignorance showed all the care they had for him. Arthur found he was often lonely, sitting alone during lunch, somewhere in a corner whilst his friends, or who called themselves his friends, sat laughing and happy together. None of them wanted to be under the torment of the few popular guys who showed anger towards him.US x UK: chapter 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He pushed past the boys and walked into the school building, trying to get as far away from them as he could; he reached his l
US x UK: Chapter 4Arthur returned home that morning, he still wasn't well enough to go back to school but felt well enough to go to his own home, he thanked Alfred's mother profusely and was picked up by his mother her dropped him home and then left for work. It was incredibly lonely in the house, no noises at all. He mostly slept in bed and read a little to occupy himself a little better. It was nearly seven before his mother and father finally slipped through the door and began to make dinner downstairs.US x UK: Chapter 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She came up to the room with a tray of food which Arthur ate with gusto after losing his breakfast yesterday morning he hadn't eaten anything. She smiled and was glad to see him better. "I'll go back to school tomorrow Mum; I don't want to miss too much with my exams coming up and everything"
"Good idea Arthur, I'm just glad you're ok now" She kissed the top of his head and left his room. Once again Arthur found himself feeling incredibly lonely.
US x UK: The Demon Within 6College again. I was hoping today would be normal, the last two days I had been shunted by quite a few of Matt's friends, most of them giving me evils as they passed. I didn't even know half of them but I guess Matt was seriously popular. I woke with the kitten sitting on top of my chest looking down at me with curious eyes; I groaned and pulled my covers over my head.US x UK: The Demon Within 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I don't want to go to college Alfie" I muttered to him. "It sucks lately, ever since I told Matt I didn't like him" I sat up and Alfie looked at me with gleeful eyes. "What's made you so happy huh?" I asked him with a smile on my face, as if I expected an answer, he replied by licking my hand and rubbing his head into my palm. "Ok, I better get going"
It had been five days since I last saw Alfred, although I had become paranoid, as if he was always watching me. It made me nervous whenever I left the house but I was feeling better now that he wasn't always there, not even the bat had returned to outside my window which m
Us x UK: One ShotI silently watched as he picked at the food on his plate. He had barely eaten anything, I couldn't remember the last time he had eaten anything properly. He would pick at breakfast and dinner here and there, and he would drink so much water. He was getting thinner, his cheeks had become hollowed and sunken, his eyes looked haunted, the once glistening green had turned to a faded emerald. That over sized shirt clung to him with his collar bones jutting out and his ribs poking through his stretched flesh, he had become weak reduced to nothing.Us x UK: One Shot3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I sighed and walked up to him and ruffled my hand through his thin hair, his shivered with the cold and wrapped the shirt closer to him. He stood up and walked past me heading to the kitchen to dispose what was left of his dinner, which turned out to be most of it. He worried me so much but I felt there was nothing I could do, he was so stubborn. He returned to the front room licking his dry cracked lips and looked around the room looking lost. Tea
US x UK: The Demon Within 5"Arthur!" Matt called to me from across the road, I waved to him and he checked the road until it was clear than ran over to me. "Are you ok? I haven't heard from you all weekend I thought you were kidnapped by that guy! But when I go to your house your mum say you don't want to see anyone. What the hell happened? Who is that guy?" His stream of questions flew at me as soon as he reached my side. I was a little lost for what to say.US x UK: The Demon Within 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I don't know" I replied, it was all I could muster to say. I was so confused about everything, even after I spent the entire weekend holed up in my room with my bunny held close to me, and all I did was think about Alfred. Think about what to do to get me to leave him alone, I tried to think about why he had picked me; I spent my entire weekend thinking and wondering about what he was. The way he spoke to me and told me not to be afraid, it made chills run down my spine, I was still afraid of him. How could I not be?
"Arthur you can't just say you don't kn
US x UK: The Demon Within 13I returned home the next day and was greeted by a very affectionate little kitten, I guess he missed me. He even seemed to sense how upset I had been, I was feeling a little better but the nightmares continued but every time I woke in a fit of terror my little kitten was right there next to me. Looking at me with affectionate eyes and he would like me and nuzzle my face then I would fall back to sleep often without any dreams at all.US x UK: The Demon Within 133 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Alfie was certainly an odd kitten, he would follow me out of the house and walk with me to school, and when I finally emerged from the building he would be sitting there patiently waiting for me to walk home. I was used to the perplexed looks I would get whenever I greeted Alfie at the end of the day; soon I had a few people waiting next to him if I was out late. He seemed to have a smirk in his face when all the girls molly-coddled him, I would just laugh at his little expressions. However, the minute he saw me the girls would become obsolete and he would
US x UK: Chapter 11After a week or so Arthur had to talk to the police and he didn't enjoy talking to the them; he had to sit in the room with his parents so he refused to tell them about his sexuality, the reason behind his attacks. His parents were frustrated and just wanted him to tell them, Arthur just hung his head low and refused absolutely. Eventually he agreed to tell the police whilst his parents waited outside, they were frustrated but just wanted Arthur to be happy. The policemen looked at him with a smile on their face and gently asked him why they were bullying him in the first place. Arthur blushed brightly but slowly found his voice.US x UK: Chapter 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Well-" His voice was still quiet. "Sam doesn't like me because-" This was so much harder than he thought, he swallowed the lump that was rising in his throat. "It's because-because-"
"It's alright, just take your time" The officer said softly.
"I'm gay" Arthur said barely audible even to himself.
"Sorry?" They asked, they hadn't heard.
"I'm gay" He said a lit
US x UK: Chapter 6Arthur didn't wait to see whether Alfred waited behind or walked off, he had hoped that by now he got the idea and left him alone. Arthur felt a pang in his chest. He knew he didn't really want that but what other option did he have? He didn't want to drag anyone else into his sorrow. He walked to the bathroom and pulled off his shirt to inspect his chest. It was severely bruised, as was his shoulder dark blues, blacks and yellows were covering his body. His face wasn't any better. One more day and then it's the weekend, Arthur thought and tried to put a smile on his face. However, he found himself looking and a sad, bruised and broken person in the mirror. His face sagged in a sadly and he just wished then that he could end it, and when that thought crept into his mind he felt terrified. Had he really just thought about taking his own life? How selfish am I! Arthur yelled in his head. How selfish he would be if he took his own life, hurting his parents and his family, they would be deUS x UK: Chapter 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
US x UK: Chapter 5Arthur's hand was shaking as he pressed the damp tissue to his swollen face, his eyebrow had split open and the blood had poured down his face. He skipped his first class and was in the toilets washing the wound on his head, his eye was now swollen and bruised making his eye close a little with the swelling, it felt as painful as it looked. He went to his second class and the teacher had exclaimed at his face. "What happened!" She sounded really worried Arthur thought.US x UK: Chapter 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Well um what happened was " He glanced at Sam sitting at the back and then an excuse flew into his head. "It was the silliest thing, very embarrassing really. I was about to go through a door but my phone was ringing so I stopped to get it out of my bag and someone came running through the door and it hit me on the head. Nothing, honestly, I already reported to the nurse" Arthur showed her a fake smile and then sat down at an empty desk. His shoulder was hurting really badly, but he daren't say anything about
US x UK: Chapter 7Monday.US x UK: Chapter 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Oh God. Arthur thought with fear. He didn't want to go in today, not just to see those hurtful faces. Arthur took a deep breath and left his house, he walked confidently, proudly. Soon he realised he was being stupid and proceeded to bow his head into his scarf and walk slumped and looking down. This time, there was no Alfred to meet him, he smiled to himself, and it was better this way. Arthur walked past Sam and his friends at the gate. "Fag" They laughed and then stuck their leg out and Arthur found himself flying towards the concrete floor. His hands were still in his pocket and he'd only freed one before it scraped along the hard gritty floor, slowly tearing away the flesh on his palm. His other hand had stayed trapped in this pocket so the other half of his body landed with a crash, smashing his already bruised shoulder into the floor. His knees dragged along, causing damage to his trousers during the impact; his knees were bloody and raw. He landed with a slump and great
US x UK: Chapter 8Arthur got his books and waited by his locker, just as he always did so that Alfred would meet him and they would walk home together. They had been walking home together and going to each other's houses for a few weeks now. Alfred respected Arthur's wishes and left him alone during school, however, Alfred was now getting annoyed that Jack was allowed to sit with him. Arthur just didn't want to hurt Alfred, he wanted to keep him happy and protected. But Alfred didn't see it that way; it hurt him and made him a little sad.US x UK: Chapter 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Arthur waited and waited but Alfred never came. It made his small smile turn to a deep frown and made his heart hurt in his chest. He went to leave only to walk into Sam and his friends, just as they had finished football practice. "Ew don't touch me you queer" He said hastily and pushed me further away from him. Arthur was angry, Alfred had failed to show up and he was hurt. However, he was far angrier at himself for the way he had been treating his friend and Sam was