The Taylor Brothers

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Chapter 13

I think I was more upset about the fact that Layla called me out when it came to the Taylor brothers. Of course, I wasn't a whore. I wasn't sleeping with all three of them. I mean I wasn't sleeping with any of them, but you could say I had all three of their hearts and I was kind of juggling them around. I think she pissed me off enough to realize I needed to figure out if I wanted to be with one of them like that or not.

I sat there in the principal's office right next to her. She had a bloody nose and I had a cut on my lip. We were not looking at each other, but we were left alone. "Can I ask you a question?" I asked her. She turned and looked at me.

"What?" She said.

"Why do you hate me so much? I mean what did I ever do to you?" She looked at me for a moment. Then she crossed her arms and took a deep breath.

"You took Connor away." She said.

"But Layla, I didn't do that," I said.

"I know." She said. "I can't believe I'm going to say this." She paused for a moment. "I know you didn't come here and take them on purpose, but you showed up and just mesmerized all three of them and they follow you around like puppy dogs. You have no idea how long people here have tried to get their attention, I mean I had Connor, but I think I only had him part-time as it was. Then you walk in, ugh it's jealousy, okay? Then I see Cannon put his arm around you. I didn't even know he was straight and I have known the brothers all my life. How did you even pull that one off?" I couldn't even believe what I was hearing. I never thought in a million years that Layla would open up to me. Much less be telling me the truth.

"You know I never did any of that to hurt anyone," I said.

"I know, but it still sucks." She said. I knew at that moment it was not Layla who ran me off the road that day. I mean yeah she is a bitch, but I just don't believe it was her.

"I'm sorry Layla. I never meant to come in and step on your toes." I said to her. She took a deep breath.

"I'm sorry too. I should not have called your road rash. I'm sorry someone tried to hurt you." She said we both smiled at each other. "Ouch." We both said and grab our face's. The principal ended up letting us go on the fact that we made up on our own and that we were cool with each other. I mean we weren't going to run out and become the best of friends, but we were cool.

"I still can't get over the fact that she even talked to you like a human let alone said she was sorry," Cody said.

"Yeah, you got to see the side of her that she used to show me most of the time, but she is still a bitch," Connor said. I just smiled at him. I was sitting on my front porch with everyone. Everyone meaning Cody, Connor and yes Cannon. Also Rosey and my mother. Cannon sat very close to me.

"I don't believe Layla had anything to do with my accident," I said. Everyone looked over at me. "I just don't, call it a hunch, but I don't believe it was her," I said and I looked to the ground. I felt Cannon's arm around my waist. My mom, I know she was upset with me about fighting. Even though we handled it. I know she was upset with me. She got up and went inside.

"Well guys I'm going to get going," Rosey said and got up. We all told her goodbye. I was alone with all three of the brothers.

"I need to talk to the three of you," I said and they all looked at me. "I want the three of you to understand what you all mean to me. I don't want any of you thinking in any way that I'm using you." I said.

"April, don't listen to the things that Layla said," Cody spoke up. I smiled at Cody. This was hard but I had to do what I had to do.

"You all mean the world to me. Your friendship is everything. But I know you all feel something deeper for me than just friendship and I know I feel that way with all three of you. I have kissed all of you and now I feel like I'm leading you all on." I felt Cannon's arm tighten around me. Cody and Connor came and sat closer to me. I could see the sympathy in all their eyes. It broke my heart that they all cared so much and I was about to hurt two of them. I just hoped somewhere in their hearts that they would understand that I can't have them all and I had to choose one or have none. "I can't have you all but my heart is falling for one of you and I need to be honest," I said and took a deep breath.

"It's okay April. We all understand and we all can't have you. We appreciate your honesty and no matter what you decided we will all still be friends." Connor said. I stood up and hugged him.

"You have no idea what that means to me," I said. They all smiled at me. I took a deep breath and sat back down. "My heart is with Cannon," I said. Even though they said they would still be my friends. The look on Cody and Connor's face killed me. I don't think they thought that's where this would go. Cannon wrapped his arms around me.

"Me?" He said in my ear. Like he didn't believe I would ever pick him. I nodded at him. His arms went around my body and he pulled me even closer to him. I just smiled but My heart hurt for Cody and Connor. Cody came close to me.

"I respect your choice. Cannon is lucky to have you April. He needs someone like you." Cody said. I smiled at him and hugged him. I looked up at Connor and you could tell he was having a harder time with this then he was letting on.

"You guys are my best friends and I don't want to lose any of you over this," I said. Connor gave me a small smile and I knew he needed some time to deal.

"We're not going anywhere, besides we all still have to be your shadow," Cody said. I just laughed at him. After a few minutes of talking. Cody and Connor left. I took a deep breath and walked back over to Cannon. Before I could reach him. He stood up and took me in his arms.

"I never thought it would be me." He whispered in my ear. I just shook my head.

"I think it has always been you. Even when I ran into you." I said.

"So now your admitting you ran into me." He said.

"Shut up," I said.

"Make me shut up April." He said. I just looked up at him and crashed my lips to his. I loved kissing Cannon. I could kiss him all day long. I also knew I wanted him badly and it was only going to be a matter of time before I knew what his naked body felt like wrapped up in mine. Our kisses were always so intense and hot. I knew we wouldn't be able to hold off for very long. Cannon stayed most of the evening with me and even had dinner with my family. He was acting completely different. A difference that I loved. He was talkative and outgoing and smiling and laughing. I was eating it all up. It was starting to get late and we all had school the next day. Even with Cannon opening up. He still had his hard side. "You need to go to bed. We have school tomorrow." He said to me.

"Okay, Dad," I said smiling at him.

"I'm serious April and watch out calling me dad. I might like it." He said and winked at me. I just shook my head. He kissed me one more time and left. I walked back inside to find my grams sitting on the couch. I closed the door behind me.

"Okay grams, what is it now?" I asked her.

"Nothing at all dear." She said with a smile.

"I picked Cannon," I said as I took a seat next to her. She nodded at me.

"And do the other young men know this?' She asked.

"Yes, I really want to be with Cannon," I said.

"That's good." She said and she yawned. "I'm glad you choose and let them all know how you felt. It's good to stay honest, that's how you keep your friends." She said and she kissed the top of my head and went off to bed.

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