In The Arms of You

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Chapter 4: Him

Why were we in the same class, just why? I let my head fall against the wooden desk with a thud. Well, that’s hurt. “Hey, sis.” I heard Mack’s voice behind my ear. I snapped my head up and looked at him. He was smirking his ass off.

“H-Hey, M-Mack, ” I said shuddering in his presence.

“Looks like we’ve got a class together, how wonderful!” He said as if it was the best thing in the world. Wel, he was wrong.

“Yay...” I said with no emotion at all. He gave me a stern look. He opened his mouth to say something, but it was quickly shut when the teacher walked into the classroom.

“Good morning class.” The teacher said in a monotone voice. I can tell this is going to be one boring class right away.

I found out his name was Mr. Wilson and all he did was talk! I mean seriously, half the class was asleep by the time class was over, including my brother. “...and that’s why the United States of America fought against Great Britain.” Was the last thing I heard before the bell rang.

I shot up out of my seat and exited the classroom in a hurry, in case my brother decided to follow me, which was most likely a HUGE possibility. As I looked behind me to see if he was following I ran straight into a hard chest. It ricocheted be back down to the floor with a thud.

“Who are you and why are you running into me?” a deep voice asked. I looked up to see a guy standing there. He had dark brown hair, almost black, with piercing green eyes. He had a frown on his face and waited for me to answer him.


“I-I’m sorry.” I managed to get out. I quickly got up off the floor and saw that all eyes were on us, not one pair of eyes were elsewhere. “I-I’m Lena and I didn’t mean to run into you. I wasn’t paying attention to where I was going.”

He rolled his eyes. “Obviously you weren’t paying attention if you ran into me. Next time I suggest you watch you back.” He said in a threatening tone.

“Hopefully there won’t be a next time.” I murmured under my breath. I’m guessing he caught that cause the next thing I knew I was spun around facing him again.

“What did you just say, Princess?” He asked me, narrowing his eyes at me. This time I had the courage to say it again, not sure where it came from though.

“I said, hopefully, there isn’t a next time, is there a problem with that?” I said to him.

He didn’t say anything for a moment. “You just made a big mistake, Princess.” And he walked away. No one in the hallway moved, all eyes were on him and/or me.

With that, I quickly hurried out the there and ran into Iza. “There you are! Are you okay?” She asked expecting me to make sure I was okay.

“Yeah, why wouldn’t I?” I asked curiously.

“That was Zach Holt, one of the baddest boys in the school. You don’t want to mess with him! If he starts bothering you tell me, I’ll give him something to be sorry about!” Iza said. With that, I knew that Iza was going to be one of my best friends here.

“That’s okay, Iza, I’m fine. Hopefully, I won’t run into that ass again before it’s too late.” I told her. We then headed to our 2nd period together. I’m just glad I have a few classes with her, cause if my brother was in any of my classes with me and her, then I could get away, but not for long.

As we walked into the classroom I noticed Mack right away. I backed up a little. Iza turned her head and looked at me worriedly. “Lena, are you okay?” She asked and pulled me back into the classroom.

“Y-Yeah, I’m fine,” I said.

She nodded her head, but I could tell she did not believe me for a seconded. “So, how did you seem to get into Zach Holt’s path?” She asked as we sat at the nearest lab table and the one farthest from Mack’s.

“Well I wasn’t paying attention and looked behind me for a moment and then there he was and I ran into him. That’s how it all started.” I told her. I’m guessing she saw the last part of it, unlike the other kids in the hallway.

I saw Iza stop and look behind me. “What?” I asked and turned around to face my brother.

“Why, don’t we just keep appearing to have classes together, Lena.” He said with a smirk. I wanted to bolt out of there as soon as I turned around, but my legs wouldn’t move.

“Lena, aren’t you going to introduce me to someone?” Iza said from behind me.

I sighed. “Iza this is Mack, my older brother, Mack this is Iza.” I introduced them.

He reached towards me, making me flinch thinking he was going to hit me, but instead he snaked himself around to Iza and shook hands with her. “Nice to meet you Iza.” He said to her. She looked like she was caught up in a daydream looking at him.

I backed up away from them but ended up backing into someone’s chest once again. Seriously! Why do I keep doing that! I thought. “So you couldn’t stay away can you, Princess?” a deep familiar voice said from behind me. I quickly spun around to come face to face with Zach.

“Not you too!” I said in a very annoyed voice. I’ve got to deal with him and my brother!

“Hey man,” I heard Mack say from behind me and went up to Zach.

Please tell me they don’t know each other, please tell me!

“Hey Mercer, so you know who this is?” Zach said gesturing towards me.

Mack looked at me for a moment, more like glaring. What did I do this time? “Yeah, that’s my younger sister,” Mack said with disgust. ′

So my abusive brother knows the guy that just threatened me not even 10 minutes ago, what a great combo!

“So, Princess here has a brother hmm?” Zach said looking at me with a smirk so familiar to me I wanted to run away hiding.

“Yeah, unfortunately, I’m stuck with her,” Mack said once again with disgust, but I don’t think Zach picked it up, or if he did he didn’t say anything.

“Lena, come on, the bell is about to ring and we better get to our seats before Dr. Quinn walks in, she will tear your ass up, no matter if you’re new or not.” I heard Iza say from behind me.

I quickly went back over to her, letting out a breath I’ve been holding all class. I watched as Zach and Mack walked over to the lab table behind us. I sat down on the stool and soon enough Dr. Quinn came in.

What’s up with all of these teachers have a doctorate? “Good morning class, so today we will be doing an experiment on...” I tuned her out for the rest of class. My mind wouldn’t stop thinking about what just happened.

My brother and the baddest boy in the school, friends. Something I don’t think I will ever be able to stop thinking about. I knew the more I thought about it the worse I know it will get.

I just want this day to be over, no I don’t want to go home, but where else do I have to go?

Where else?

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