:Forbidden- AJxCain [Part 1]:
AJ and Cain [Part 1]
An idiot! That's all he is.
AJ grimaced to himself, pulling his hood over his head to keep the icy wind from stinging his pale skin and checked his phone.
He didn't even apologize! What the hell is wrong with him? Kissing me and then saying he didn't mean it. That makes absolutely no sense!
The blue-haired teen walked along the sidewalk, turning and ducking into the music store Gage always went to, to escape the crisp air. His eyes perused the room, it consisting of many rows and tables of soundtracks, DVD's, and even some vinyl records. The walls were heavily adorned in posters of famous r
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I didn't want to be here anymore. I just felt like I should shrivel up and die; cease to exist. What was wrong with me? I hadn't left my room for days. Even my parents were beginning to worry, which meant that this was a pretty serious problem.
When was this torment going to end? I stared at my phone and just laid there, wrapped in my blanket, watching my blank screen that occasionally lit up and vibrated because of a concerned AJ. Every time AJ texted me though, it got my hopes up thinking it might be him. But I knew it was no use. He wasn't going to text me or call me. He didn't want me in his life an
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"What's going on?" AJ asked, an eyebrow rising in confusion. "Why are we going to Cain's? I thought you and Talen"
"I want to get him back," I interrupted, putting my hands to my temples and rubbing slowly. "I realized how much he meant to me when I left him."
"What were you doing for the past two weeks that kept you from calling or texting me? You could have at least told me you were okay!"
"Nothing," I laughed dryly and stared at my hands. "Literally."
"You don't know how worried I was. I'm serious."
I glanced over at AJ, his blue hair was disheveled and dark bags were under his eyes, making
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I hesitated a moment before turning and running back into the house. AJ was already trying to push his way between the quarreling brothers.
"Cain!" The blue-haired teen screamed, his fist tightening around the man's shirt. "You need to calm down!"
Cain ignored AJ, pushing him aside to swing his fist toward Talen's face. Cain's sibling dodged it and retaliated with a right hook of his own but instead of his brother, Talen's knuckles struck AJ's face, the dark-eyed boy staggering backwards and lifting his hands to his eye. He whimpered for a moment before shaking off the pain and re-centering himself be
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Even though I was frozen in place on the seat of the Ferris wheel, my mouth curved into a warm grin.
"You like me?" My voice quivered and I licked my lips, hoping to get a taste of Talen's Chap Stick from them.
"Yeah," Talen chuckled a bit, rubbing the back of his head. "I thought I was straight before I met you."
My eyes widened and I straightened up a bit.
"Seriously? I... I turned you?!"
Talen laughed and wrapped his arm around me as the Ferris wheel came to a stop part way to the ground.
"Well, when I first met you, you were just so cute, what with the red cheeks and the way you were so terribl
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"Ugh! It's hot! How can you wear that thing? It's like 100 degrees!"
AJ fanned himself and stuck his tongue out, panting heavily like a dog would. I shook my head, smiling as I zipped up my sweatshirt.
"It's 60 out and perfect for a sweatshirt."
"What? It's boiling!"
"You are so over-dramatic." I laughed and stared down the road, my eyebrows furrowing.
"What time did they say they were picking us up?" AJ asked, mimicking me as I stared towards the corner.
"Talen said he'd be here around 5:00. It's 5:30 now."
"Of course, he'd be late," the blue-haired boy scoffed and crossed his arms, sticking out
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"Yes!" AJ turned to me, smiling brightly. "It'll be a blast!"
"Well " I rubbed my hands on my legs nervously beneath the table, looking away. "I don't know if I'll be able to get through my parents."
My blue-haired friend raised an eyebrow at me and crossed his arms.
"It never stopped you before."
"I- I know but "
"I know what it is."
I suddenly became rigid all over.
"Y- You do?'
"Yep," AJ leaned forward, smiling slyly. "You're already going with someone, aren't you?"
My face burned red and I closed my eyes, exhaling slowly.
"HA!" AJ jumped up, pointing to me. "I KNE
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I sat at the bar, staring straight ahead, my thoughts pounding. I placed my fingers gently above my ears and dragged then in small circles, slowly as the bartender set a beer in my peripheral vision atop a painfully white napkin. A sigh escaped me as I took a long swig, closing my eyes as the alcohol made my taste buds dance.
I opened my eyes and peeked over my glass at the bartender staring at me with brown, curious eyes. The name, 'Dustin', was written out in black sharpie on a plastic square pinned to his shirt. I shrugged and set the beer down in front of me, laughing dryly.
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Stopping a block away from my house, Talen put the car in park and stared out the windshield. I turned in the passenger's seat to stare at him one last time, his hazel eyes shifting to me as I smiled a bit.
"I don't want this night to end," I whispered, staring at my hands in my lap.
"Me neither," The black-haired man whispered, caressing my face in his hands. "But I had a really good time. I'm glad you like me back."
Talen leaned forward and let his fingers sift through my hair as his lips gently brushed mine, bringing me into a tender kiss. I closed my eyes and brought my hand up, tracing Tale
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"I'm going on my jog!"
I zipped up my sweatshirt, as I thumped down the stairs, coming face to face with my mom at the last step. Her arms were crossed and her eyes were fixed on me with a stern glare.
"You're not going to meet up with that emo kid again are you?"
I exhaled with aggravation as I recalled the occurrence that happened a few nights ago. I had lied to my mom about who I went out with and got home late, causing my parent's suspicions to rise and their trust to diminish like leaves in the wind. It was difficult now to even take a step onto the front porch without them sticking their noses i
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Caleb grabbed his mask back from the receptionist after she had checked the mesh and bib, running his thumb along the new blue stamp on its side amidst the many other, older, ones.
"Are you all checked?" Delacruz asked him when he found the boy stretching in the men's locker room.
"Yep," The fencer replied, switching legs.
"Alright then get your stuff on. I'll help you warm up."
"m'kay." The brunette nodded, looking over at Delacruz knowingly, "Gonna show off for all the sponsors, eh?"
The Asian man smirked before leaving Caleb to suit up.
Alec sat up from where he'd been lying on the bed and st
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Alec opened his eyes slowly, blinking away the last fragments of his dreams. He rolled to his side and regarded the lump under the covers there, smiling softly. The blonde scooted himself closer to Caleb's sleeping form, brushing strands of brown hair from his closed eyelids. The fencer stirred under Alec's fingertips, burying himself deeper into the sheets.
A grin stretched across the blonde's face and he leaned close to Caleb's ear, his hand slowly traveling down the boy's arm and under the covers.
"Wakey, wakey " He whispered seductively, shaking Caleb at the hip. The brunette opened his eyes and
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Caleb sat back in his seat, cradling his new bowl of ice cream protectively in both hands. Alec watched him with amusement as the brunette shoved a spoonful of the Dippin' Dots into his mouth. His eyes suddenly widened in alarm and he opened his mouth wide, waving his hand frantically as if trying to scoop in the air.
"Dude it's cold." Alec chuckled as Caleb fought off the brain freeze, his hands on his temples and his eyes squeezed shut.
"No! Really?!" Caleb retaliated, his words dripping with sarcasm.
"Yeah, that's why you don't put a huge spoonful of it in your mouth, smart one." Alec rolled hi
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"So where are we going?"
AJ gave me an odd look as we left the club and I shrugged, looking around for Talen. It had taken me twenty minutes to lure my blue-haired friend away from the girls and 10 extra minutes to persuade him into leaving the club. My patience was running out as we walked into the crisp, night air.
Inside the club, I had checked my phone as AJ dramatically came up with an excuse for his new fan club, only to find 3 missed calls all from my mom. She found out, I just knew she must have. She must have tried to reach me at Dan's. For some reason, my mother finding out wasn't the b
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Hey! Are you free? Alec stared at his phone hopefully until Caleb responded:
Sorry I'm on my way to practice… ):
Alec frowned, flipping his phone shut and throwing it on his bed. He hadn't seen Caleb for weeks and it was starting to make him depressed. The last time he'd dropped Danni off at practice, Caleb had been passed out in the locker room. One of the instructors had told him it was the prodigy's hour break and that he'd been training there since 7 in the morning, so Alec hadn't woken him.
Alec looked up when someone knocked on the door to his room, breaking his train of thought.
"Alec? Can you t
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Alec climbed out of the car as Danni opened the trunk and grabbed a handful of shopping bags filled with new sports equipment. She gathered the five bags in her hands and staggered away from the car so Alec could close the trunk. Alec ran ahead of her and opened the door to the house, wedging his foot against it and the floor. He took his cell phone from his pocket and opened it, the mechanism reporting a recent message from Caleb. Without thinking, he stood up, releasing the wood and it swung back on its hinges, crashing against Danni's forehead, creased with rage.
"DUDE!" Danni shouted, grinding the hee
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My mother looked up from her book and raised her eyebrows at me expectantly as I rubbed the back of my head.
"Do you mind if I go out tonight?"
"And where do you plan on going?"
"Over to Dan's."
"Oh, but of course! That Daniel is such a nice boy," My mother picked her book back up and smiled to herself. "If only you were more like him."
I frowned and ran upstairs to my bedroom to change. Before I stripped, I stared at myself in the floor-length mirror on my closet door. My black hair needed a trim to keep it from falling over my icy, blue eyes. My skin was white as a sheet
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The whole family stared at Caleb in alarm, Alec furrowing his eyebrows in confusion.
Didn't he just tell me I was his first friend? He thought to himself. How does he get a girlfriend when he's so busy with fencing?
"Um," Caleb looked down, his cheeks burning with embarrassment. "Yeah, I met her through my parents. Her name's Haley."
Danni and Elaine glanced over at Alec, who was glaring at his plate, his fist clenched tightly around his napkin, his knuckles turning white. They noticed his eyes becoming glossy with the threat of tears. He quickly pushed himself away from the table and stood up, his hair
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I was speechless. That was the reason Amir attacked me because I resemble Kieran's dad? Why did that make my stomach twist into a knot? I looked like someone Kieran had been terrified of for the past 3 years? I stared at Kieran, my mouth agape. What could I say?
"So now you know," Kieran whispered. "You know what happened and that it's all my fault"
The blonde's voice cracked and he burst into tears, right in front of me. That was so weird, seeing him like that. It made my heart contract. I crawled, on my hands and knees, over to Kieran and wrapped my arms around him without hesitation.
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"Carson, you don't understand "
"What is there to understand? That there's a reason for doing this?! You're an idiot!"
"You'll never understand "
"It doesn't matter if I'll understand! Noah, don't do this! Please!"
" Carson we can't talk anymore. We can't be friends."
"You heard me."
"Are you serious? Noah, what the hell is wrong with you? You're leaving me? But you're my best friend."
"Like I said, you don't understand."
"Then explain it to me! Explain to me why, why you're doing this!"
"It's too complicated. Just get out of my sight."
" N- Noah?"
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"W- What?" I stared at the blonde boy with wide eyes as he looked down at me with tear-filled ones.
"My dad became extremely abusive after my mom died," Kieran began. "Before, he was a really great dad. He never laid a finger on me. Would never make me do things I didn't want to. But things changed. My mom was hit by a drunk driver while she was crossing the street when I turned 16. My dad was so traumatized by the whole thing; he just snapped under the stress. He started getting into drugs and alcohol. We were pretty good with money. He owned a huge company but it didn't stop him from gettin
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"En Garde, ready? Fence!" The referee shouted, bringing his hands together.
Ethan rushed forward, surprisingly quick for his size, and Caleb advanced as if he planned to meet him in the middle of the platform. The brunette saw him sink down, a motion he had noted in the last match as preceding an attack for the larger fencer.
The prodigy scrambled backwards as Bradford lunged towards him, the blade rushing past Caleb's mask, so close he could hear it whistle through the air as he reached out and tapped the black haired boy on the shoulder. They stayed frozen like that for a second after the buzzer went
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"A baseball game? Why would I go to a baseball game? I don't watch baseball I don't know anything about it." Caleb complained to himself. "Why did I say yes? Alec and I don't have anything in common. I know it won't work out between us. I don't even know if I... go that way. But I promised him a chance"
Without warning, Caleb felt his legs suddenly get caught and he fell forward over a low coffee table, his shins throbbing.
"AH FUCK IT ALL!" He shouted, kicking the table and then cradling his now sore toes. His head shot up when he heard the doorbell ring. His heart immediately beat fas
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I took a step back, gripping my chest. It felt as if the room was spinning a hundred miles a minute.
No. Absolutely not. Impossible! It was impossible! My dad was not abusive! He never hurt me! He never hit me at least. He well he had always acted like he wanted to hit me but always held back. He had tried to only once because he was drunk. But since it was that once, I forgave him. He couldn't have seriously thrown a bookshelf on top of Kieran. Kieran couldn't have been my brother! Wouldn't I have known if I had a brother? And we looked nothing alike! This made n
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I backed up slowly, tears blurring my vision. How could he have done this to me? Doesn't he remember the promise he made not even a week ago? I came all this way for him and this is what I found in return.
"Tye!" I heard Jaiden shriek, his voice filled with panic. My whole body shook with anger as I felt a heavy weight at the pit of my stomach.
"Tye, please! Let me explain!" His voice was pleading and rough but distant as I turned and moved away from the room, feeling completely and utterly dejected. One half of my mind told me to turn around and let him explain. But no, there was no need to