The Taylor Brothers

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Chapter 12

I woke up the next morning all alone. There was a note on my nightstand.

Good morning, I didn't want your family to find me in your bed. I'll see you later, Cannon.

I smiled to myself. Cannon was really growing on me. I think my heart and body were turning towards him. I really liked Cody and Connor, but I think my heart wanted Cannon. I needed to talk to Cannon and find out how he really felt about me. I got up and got ready for school. I went down to where I found my mother and grams in the kitchen. "What are you doing?" My mother said.

"What do you mean? I'm going to school." I said.

"I don't think so young lady." She said. I crossed my arms and looked at her.

"Mom, I'm not going to hide out in my house for the rest of my life. I'm going to school and I'm driving myself." I said as my mother looked passed me. I turned to see Cody and Connor both pull up out front. I turned and looked back at my mother. "See I have all the protection that I need," I said to her and rolled my eyes. Both boys just walked right inside the house and my grams just smiled.

"I made muffins." My grams announced.

"Trader," I whispered out. She just smiled at me as she set a huge tray down full of muffins. The guys didn't hesitate as they took a seat and started to eat. I just smiled and shook my head at them. "What are you doing here?" I said to them. Cody smiled at me with a mouth full of food.

"We're here to make sure you get to school safely," Connor said.

"Is that right?" I said and they both nodded at me. "Well just so you know. I'm driving myself." I said. Both guys looked at me. "What? I have a new car. I'm driving the bitch."

"April, language." My mother said. I rolled my eyes.

"That's fine but we are following you," Cody said.

"You two planning on being up my butt all day?" I asked. They both nodded at me. "You guys only have one class with me. What do you plan on doing all day long?" I asked.

"We have that covered. One of us will always be at one of your classes at all times." Connor said.

"Jesus you two," I said. "It's not like someone is going to hurt me in the middle of school," I said. "Besides thanks to my father, there will be cops outside at all times."

"Get over it April. We're watching you." Connor said in his demanding voice. I gave in and started to walk to my car.

"Hey, where are you going?" Cody yelled out.

"I'm going to school," I yelled back.

"But we're still eating," Cody said.

"Then stay and eat," I said as I got in my car. Both guys came flying out of the house.

"Your not playing fair," Connor said.

"If you two plan on playing my shadow. Then you had better fall in line. I wait for no one." I said and started my car with a huge smile on my face. Both of them stayed right on my tail as I made my way to school. Just like they said they followed me everywhere. We found Rosey and Bradly sitting under a tree and we all went and took a seat.

"What's with the police and your shadows here?" Rosey said. Cody spoke up and told them about my text messages. "That's so scary. Who the hell is so upset with you?" Bradly asked.

"I have no idea." I simply said.

"This is getting crazy," Rosey said.

"Hey by the way. It's my birthday next weekend." I said and everyone looked at me. I smiled, "My dad wants to do a cookout and I was wondering if you all would like to come?" I said trying to change the subject.

"Really your birthday?" Cody said. I nodded at him.

"Hell yeah, I'm there," Connor said.

"Yeah sounds like a blast," Rosey said. I don't know if it was just me or if Rosey just sounded like she was off some.

"Hey, is everything okay?" I asked her. The guys were lost in conversation.

"Yeah, why?" She said.

"Have I done anything to upset you?" I asked her.

"No, I'm sorry. I was up late last night studying. I'm just pooped today." She said and smiled at me. I smiled back at her. I really did like Rosey and I wanted us to be good friends. I didn't want her upset with me for any reason. "So what's going on with Cody and Connor?" She asked me.

"Let's talk later," I said and winked at her. She smiled and we both started to giggle.

"What's so funny?" Cody asked us.

"Your face," Rosey said.

"Burn," Bradly said. We all started to laugh.

"Hey damn it, we have the same face thank you, and that hurt," Connor spoke up with a smile on his face.

"I disagree, you both may be twins, but I see the differences with you two and you are both very handsome," I said and they both grinned at me. I giggled and shook my head. The bell rang and we all headed off to class. Lucky for the guys we all had the first period together. I was smiling because I was going to get to see Cannon. Just as I thought, there he was sitting at his normal spot. I walked in with the twins and we made our way over to him. Cannon looked up and smiled at me and then looked back at his book. I took the seat next to him and the twins sat behind us. "Morning," I whispered to him. He looked over at me and winked. Yep, just melted away. Boy, I've got it bad.

The rest of the day went by slowly. As the guys promised they were waiting by all my classes to walk me to the next one. I didn't see Cannon for the rest of the day. The twins had football practice for their last period and after school. They left me about four doors away from my next class and asked me to come to practice. I agreed and started to head to my last class. An arm reached out and pulled me into a side closest. I tried to yell out but a hand went over my mouth. I looked into his eyes and my heart started to calm down. "Cannon? What the hell?" I said. "You scared the crap out of me." He just smiled at me.

Then his lips found mine. His kiss was deep and intense as my body melted into him. He pulled away while our foreheads stayed together. "I wanted to do that all day." He said.

"Good, don't stop," I said and our lips went together again. I felt his hand go under my shirt and run down my back. My arms were around his neck keeping him close to me.

"You're driving me crazy April." I heard him say.

"Yeah me too," I said. We both stopped when we heard the bell go off and we were late for our next class.

"Your a bad girl making me late. I'm never late." He said. I just bit my lip.

"You pulled me in here," I said. He smiled at me and kissed my neck. "My birthday is next weekend at my house. Will you come?" I asked him. He nodded at me. I smiled.

"You had better move your sexy ass and get to class." He said. I opened the door and looked out into the empty hallway. Then I felt him smack my ass. I turned and ran into his arms for one last kiss. He kissed me and then I took off to class. After school, I asked Rosey if she wanted to go with me to the twin's practice. She said she had things to do so, I was on my own. I found a shaded place on the bleaches and decided to just work on some makeup work I had been given.

I heard some laughing close by me and I just glanced up to see who it was. Of course, it was Layla and her group of airhead followers. I just looked back down at my work. "You got a problem?" I heard her say. I just rolled my eyes and ignored her. "Roadrash, I'm talking to you." I heard her say again. That pissed me off. I sat my pen down and looked right at her. I know I shouldn't have said a word, but my mouth overran my brain.

"You know Layla, it's really sad how you feel the need to be upset with me about Connor dumping your dumb fucking ass, but in all honesty. You did him a favor by helping him not to have to hear that annoying ass squeaky voice of yours any longer. Now, why don't you shut the fuck up, before I shut you up." I snapped. Her friend's mouths all dropped and that's when Layla jumped at me. We both fell back into the bleachers and I punched her right in her face. She had ahold of my hair and now we were both screaming. The next thing I knew I was lifted right off of her and still trying to go at her, I watched Connor grab ahold of her and I was being moved away fast. I looked and it was Cannon who had ahold of me. "Let me go!" I yelled.

"Fuck you April!" I heard Layla yelling.

"No fuck you! You dumb bitch!" I yelled back. Cannon walked me all the way out to the parking lot. He sat me down, by my car.

"Stop it!" He hollered out as he took both sides of my face. When I get really upset I cry. I always have, not because I'm sad it just upsets me so much that I cry. The tears started to fall down my face and all I could see was anger. My back was killing me and I knew I was going to bruise from smacking into the bleachers and that just pissed me off more. Cannon wrapped his arms around me and held me close to him. I just closed my eyes and tried to breathe. Cody came running up to us.

"What the hell happened?" He asked as Cannon let me go.

"What do you think?" I snapped. Cody shook his head.

"The coach and the principal are looking for you. They have Layla, but they're looking for you now." Cody said. I took a deep breath. I started to walk towards Cody.

"Go home April. You can talk to him tomorrow." Cannon said. I looked at him and could tell he was upset.

"I had better just get this over with," I said. He nodded at me and I walked back with Cody. Cannon followed us. I walked around the building where I saw Layla and her friends standing around the principal.

"There she is." One of her friends pointed out. Cody crossed his arms as the principal walked up to us.

"Mr. Taylor, why don't you and Cannon go wait for her over there while I talk with her." He said.

"Sorry, sir no can do. We have to keep an eye on her since someone is trying to hurt her." Cody said and looked straight at Layla. She looked appalled.

"You think I ran her over?" Layla spoke up.

"Well, no one else seems to have a problem with April but you!" Cannon snaped.

"Please, I have better things to do than to try and hurt her," Layla said. I just crossed my arms and I felt Cannon's arm go around my waist. Layla just looked at us. Then she stood back and crossed her arms. "So you're just fucking all three of them now?" Layla said. My mouth fell open.

"Layla!" The principal snapped.

"What! Look at her. How the hell did you get Cannon to fall for your sick ways? Do they all know you're a whore?" She said. I then again saw black and I went for her face. I was able to grab her when I felt someone grab me.

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