It doesn’t seem real, after 4 years in which I forced myself into a life that wasn’t really mine, I’m ready to go home. I just need to put a big fat end to what lately made me miserable and after that...I’m ready to go home to my brothers and the twins...God, I haven’t seen those boys in almost 3 years, I wonder how they are...
With these thoughts in mind, Madison was moving around her dorm like a tornado, the excitement of finally living in this place and the faces that lived there pumped her up like adrenaline. One box after the other she slowly packed away her college life and now, separating her from a complete and total “end” was only one more thing, her so-called boyfriend, Daniel.
Madison in fact for the last month has kept promising herself that she will, one day. break up with him and today was finally that day.
“Sis I’m sorry I can’t make it! Ethan is going to pick you up! Should be there around 3pm! Sorry, again xx love you!”
What she didn’t really need right now was to know that her brother, Liam, couldn’t make it and, on top of that as if today wasn’t already a fucked up day, Ethan was going to pick her up. Ethan Thomposn, evil twin number 1.
“ Great, just great. Thanks, Bro…” She answered pretty quickly, she still had things to pack and, besides, in about 15 minutes she was supposed to meet Daniel, for the breakup.
“ I’m sorry...besides, You haven’t seen the twins in forever, it will be good. Love you x”
Right, I knew that. And sometimes I’ve wished they actually find the time to come and visit me with my brother, but they never did. Although I’ve never talked to them so much in my life, they called almost every day.
Right, focus Madison. The twins indeed always had this power, destabilizing her, but today she needed to be focused, at least for the next 30 minutes. Daniel needed to be out of her life as soon as possible, and not only because things weren’t going well but because she knew he was a cheater. Let alone the fact that they were and are two worlds apart.
Madison for instance is the classic girl next door, genuine, gentle, funny, ready to help… very proactive and you know, integrated with college life. Part of the sports team and all, that still doesn’t mean that she is a bore, in fact, she also goes partying every chance she gets.
Of course, what attracts at first people, before her constant smile and her bright personality it’s her looks. Her icy big eyes, the cascade of white pearls curly hair ( a peculiarity that only now she started to appreciate), legs that go for days and a toned body that makes jealous the most beautiful models.
Daniel, on the other hand, is the classic football team member, womaniser and not committed to anything apart from that. Sure he was beautiful and sure, at first, he was a real charm, but things got different and weird after the first few months, reason why truth to be told, Madison never felt to give her full self to him. There was no engagement between them and surely not love, so she was still a virgin, at 21 years old.
Checking the clock, which right now pointed at 2.15, with the adrenaline running through her body Madison left her room and, walking all the way to the opposite dorm, she reached Daniel floor, no one was around. Many people in fact had already left the day before.
“ Here we are…” she whispered to herself approaching the room, but a few steps away she stopped. The door was slightly open and the noises coming from inside were all but the noises of people packing, those were the noise of people fucking. Walking a little closer and taking a perk in the room, she saw what she already knew: Daniel was happily immersed in Joanna’s body, the same Joanna who swore to be her closest friend, sure. But it was all stuff that she already knew, so there was no shock there, just a lot of haste to end this thing, so, snapping a picture of them she wrote the following message attached to it.
-Thanks for making things so easy. Don’t bother to come to look for me, both of you, enjoy the rest of the summer-
With a smile and an immense feeling of satisfaction, she pressed “send”, ready to be out of this place. Once back in her room, she went straight to finishing her packing and when a message popped on her screen, sure of who it would be, she sighed. For once, she was happy to be wrong, it wasn’t Daniel, instead is Ethan.
“ I’m here, can’t wait to see your ugly face x “
And for the first time, she was super happy to see him. Not that she didn’t like him eh, on the contrary, he and Levi were like an extension of her brothers, it was mainly that since Madison was the last of her siblings and the only daughter, all the boys in the house felt very protective. Of course, when they weren’t annoying the shit out of her or making her life a living hell. Let alone the fact that she basically didn’t have a personal life or a boyfriend until she left for college, why? Because they prevented her from it.
“Come up than lazy ass!”
And not even a minute after she pressed send, the door of her room slightly opened with an audible crick.
“I thought once you knew “I” was coming you were going to run away…”
She would recognise his husky voice out of thousands, and so turning her head in his direction she is taken back for a second. He is indeed and handsome...man now. Not before he wasn’t it’s just now, it’s a man and not a boy. It’s at least 6.3 feet of God’s work. Dishevelled dark hair framed his manly face perfectly giving his bright green eyes a show-up spot as the only bright thing on his face. A layer of thin black beard that only defined his strong jaw giving it an even sexier look; wide shoulders and defined muscles so defined that the clothes can’t even hide them...and those perfect lips, curved into a smirk that really speaks for himself.
“Trust me, the thought to run away was there ... but I had too many boxes to do it all by myself “
She smiles and pointing at the ten and more boxes on the floor, she slowly walks in his direction. The moment he opens her arms, in fact, she sinks herself in it, letting her body relax at his warm embrace, although, the way he stares at her makes her bite the inside of her mouth.
“Uhm… I didn’t expect you to be so..grown up”
His voice rumbles through his chest and, squeezing her a little against his body, he kisses the top of her head, like he used to do when she was a kid. An action that only makes her inhale better his scent, that, over the year has only matured. A musky scent with an inch of spicy mint.
“Well.. I can’t be a kid forever now can I?”
Just as she pulls away to lock eyes with him, her door slams open and a very distressed Daniel walks in, followed by a very irritated and half naked Joanna.
“ Madison, let me explain... “
He muffles within gasps, he must have been running. His jaw, however, drops open the moment his eyes land on Ethan a few steps away from Madison and not too far from him. With his arms crossed and his usual dark expression on, he can be quite intimidating.
“ All good, Flake?”
Ethan’s ask looking at Madison, his firm and protective stare is something that, weirdly enough, she missed. “ No...all good” she mouths back at him before stepping a little closer to Daniel, if there is any emotion in her, you can’t really tell.
“I don’t think there is much to explain here. You are a cheater and to prove that, you were having sex with her, a few mnutes ago. “ Her cold and almost deathly tone as Ethan smirk, she is indeed a new person.
“So, let’s just make things easier. We’ve never been compatible and surely we can’t be...you are a cheater and also a very low standard one…” Her eyes move from him to Joanna in a slow-motion as she speaks, still stone cold.
“ And you know...I get that. Why would you try harder to get something if you can get to win the game in an e a s y way ? I wouldn’t have sex with you so you find someone that actually would, so what there is there to explain?
Madison’s eyes are locked on Daniel, who at the moment seems to have lost any will power to react.
“Plus...since we are here and the truth is being said... if you are good in bed as you were foreplaying and, anyway, last as much… I don’t even think I’ve missed much” Turning to Joanna she smirks at her, proudly. “ and if you are happy with him...well happy for you to keep it. I’m surely looking for something...bigger and better than this.”
Stepping a little closer, she stares at them for a moment, before pointing at the door. “ You can go.” Daniel didn’t manage to say a word and he is still shocked.
“ You bitch! How dare you talk to us like that? You are the one who…” Joanna tries to say but Ethan stops her by stepping in front of her and Daniel.
“I suggest you leave, now. We have better things to do.. and they don’t involve you or you…”
Ethan’s voice is so warm that it gives Madison a jolt of chill down the spine the moment he speaks, and with a wink, he reaches her small back with his hands.
“By now.” One more death stares to the couple ahead and, as none of them dares to say anything else, when Ethan curves his brow harshly in their direction they walk out, without even looking back.
The smirk on Ethan faces his so big that make Madison laugh, only until he turns to her with a very questioning expression on his face
“Oh ...Ethan please, don’t even start”
“what now? I wasn’t going to say anything”
“ Mh..sure you weren’t”
“well... one thing actually…” he says now stepping way to close to her, from where he is she can feel the warmth of his body. “ You two never had sex?” He is so close that his minty breath brushes on her face, forcing her to bite the corner of her lips.
“Seriously?!” That’s all she says and turning her back to him, she moves a little further, where all her boxes are crowded. “come on, let’s get moving, I can’t wait to leave this hell behind me” And with that said, she bends over to take, indeed, a box from the floor.
For all the time she does up and down with the boxes, she can’t stop feeling Ethan eyes on her back and, it’s only when she actually spots his intense gaze on her bottom that she realizes that’s probably her short green summer dress isn’t doing a great job covering her curves, however, she doesn’t pay much attention to it, right now.
After 25 minutes all the boxes are loaded in the car and, with the hot weather of the day and the fact that her room was on the second floor with no lift, they both look pretty heated and messy right now.
“Jesus girl, I can’t believe how much stuff you’ve collected over the years! Good enough I came with the SUV”
“well smart ass I’ve been here 3 years so I guess I have accumulated a few things …”
Ethan shakes his head while getting in the car on the driver’s side with his usual cheeky smile on. His hair now is even messier than before, a few locks on his forehead are slightly wet now and only makes him look incredibly sexy.
Jumping in the car and adjusting herself in the seat smoothly, she looks over to him, because she can’t really do without and when she is set, Ethan’s smile at her once more before starting the engine.
She never felt so happy and relieved at the same time, finally, it's over.