Chapter 9: Love Triangle or Love Square?
I hold my breath as I dare to slowly open my eyes to see who’s Sleeping Beauty style kissing me.
I expect to see either Levi or Silas which makes me both angry and nervous either way.
Whichever one of them it is, he’s going to get a hard punch to the mouth.
You can’t just go around kissing sleeping girls as you please, even if you look like a prince. In the real world that’s called sexual harassment. I think I’m awfully nice to only want to punch him in the kisser.
Damn jerk, whichever one it is.
As my eyes open I instant know that something just isn’t right. The height is a bit too tall for it to be Levi, but the hair is too dark for it to be Silas.
I open my eyes the rest of the way only to be greeted by a stranger.
He’s tall, possibly slightly taller than Silas now that I get a good look at him. He has deeply tanned skin and his hair is a dark brown curly mess.
As I look up at him he stares at me with indifferent eyes.
I could have screamed, ran out the room, or demanded to know who he was.
Maybe I should have done that but before I have the chance to process anything else my fist is already making contact with his face just as I intended to do when I thought it was one of the twins.
“What the hell!?” The guy yells out as he goes to clutch his face. “I can’t believe you just punched me in the face! You violent woman!”
I just sit here in shock looking from him to my fist.
I swear I’m not violent; I must have some sort of condition where my fist reacts before my brain.
Well, actually I did resolve that I’d punch in the face whoever had kissed me but I hadn’t thought it would be some strange guy that I don’t know.
It takes me a moment to get my brain to think clearly. “Who the freak are you?!” I finally ask.
“Weren’t you paying attention today? I’m in three of your classes. I transferred here from out of state. My name is Colby Turner.” He tells me as he continues to tend to his face
I stare blankly at him not understanding. “And you’re here why?” I ask.
“I was giving myself a tour of the school.” He replies casually.
I sigh. “I think what I really want to ask is why you would kiss a sleeping girl whom you don’t know?” I mumbled.
He shrugs his shoulders at me. “I don’t know. It seemed convenient.” He says.
This total stranger kissed me because it was convenient?
I get up grabbing my bag off the floor before making my way past him. “Great, well it’d be real convenient if you could stay away from me.” I respond. I have enough going on. No way am I putting up with bullshit like this.
Nope. Just nope. I’m so done with guys and being kissed when I don’t want to be kissed. I don't need this Colby guy adding to my list of problems at the moment.
“Hey! At least tell me your name!” He calls out but I keep walking without answering.
I wait by Levi’s truck until he’s done with practice. We then wait for Silas. Once all three of us are gathered we go home.
Once we’re at my house I go straight to my room without talking to either of them. I just curl up in my bed until Levi calls me down for dinner.
“Can you stop stabbing dinner so viciously? It’s making me uncomfortable.” Levi says as I make holes repeatedly in the ham steak using my fork.
“So would you prefer me to stab a person repeatedly instead?” I reply back with a raised eyebrow.
Levi makes a face. “That depends on who you want to stab.” He tells me.
Silas laughs. “I’d love to see Rin stab you.” He says obnoxiously.
Levi and I both turn to glare at him. “You’d be the one getting stabbed!” We shout at the same time.
Silas looks shocked. “Really? Wow. I mean, I expect that from Rin, but bro you’d seriously let a girl come in between us like that? You’d really hope I get stabbed?” He says in a sarcastic tone as he mockingly pouts.
“Shut up Silas.” Levi mumbles out.
“I’m just saying. You shouldn’t be making wishes for me to get stabbed.” Silas tells his brother continuing to pout in a way that make me roll my eyes at the ridiculousness of it.
Levi rolls his eyes too. “No one’s stabbing anyone.” He grumbles before finishing his dinner and getting up to go wash his plate in the sink.
Silas stares at me as I continue to stab my dinner rather than eat it. “What’s up with you?” He asks.
I shake my head, not wanting to answer. What could I possibly say? That a strange transfer student kissed me while I was sleeping? No thank you. That’s too much awkwardness and I’m sure it’ll only bring drama. It’s better to just keep it to myself.
Silas sighs as he finishes his dinner as well then gets up to put his plate in the sink. “Well I hope your mood gets better. This isn’t like you.” He says before he disappears out of the room.
“Me too.” I mumble to no one as I push my plate away from me still not feeling hungry.
After I throw away what’s left of the food on my plate I go up to my room, change into sweatpants and a t-shirt, and curl myself up in my bed again.
I try not to think about that Colby kid, but he keeps popping up in my head.
I can’t believe he kissed me for such a stupid reason. Disgusting.
I rub my hand against my lips as I try to erase the feeling of his lips on mine.
I can forgive Silas for kissing me as he pleases, but that’s because I have history with him.
I cannot and will not accept kisses from some weird new guy who doesn’t even know me.
It takes me forever but eventually I fall asleep.
In the morning I wake up to yelling. I jump out of bed, unlock my door, and peek down the hall way.
I see the boys standing in the middle of the hallway all up in each other’s faces just screaming.
“It’s your fault that she’s acting weird, isn’t it?!” Silas yells at Levi.
“It’s my fault? You’re the one who’s playing around with her like that. You act like a senseless fuck boy.” Levi shoots back.
“You’re such a son of a bitc-”
“Watch it, we have the same mother dumbass!”
“I hate you!”
“I hate you too! God, I’ve hated you since the first time you kissed her!”
“You’re just jealous!”
“No, you’re the jealous one. You screwed up multiple times. Rin would never want to be with you!”
“Yeah, well she sees you as a brother. She’d never want you either!”
I can’t take them going back and forth anymore so I slam my door shut behind me.
They both turn to see me standing there pissed off.
“If you guys want to fight then go at it, but don’t be doing so in my house. This is my place, not yours. Go home if you want to act like this. God. For your information, I’m not acting weird and if I am then it’s not because of either of you. So stop taking this out on each other. I can’t stand to see you guys like this and you both know that.” I say loudly and angrily.
Levi takes a step away from his brother while Silas stares at me in disbelief.
“I’m sorry.” Levi quietly apologizes. “It’s just yesterday you were-”
I shoot him a look, telling him not to mention it.
Silas sighs as he looks at me. “It’s really not my fault, right? I mean I get it I’ve been a jerk, but…” He trails off.
I shake my head. “No. Something happened yesterday, but I rather not talk about it. I’m over it anyways. What I can’t get over is you two treating each other like this. It would be better off if you guys stop liking me. All I’m doing is tearing you apart more. I don’t like this.” I say directing the last couple sentences at both of them. “I think I need my space for now. Just stay away from me until I figure some things out, okay?” I say.
“Okay.” Levi agrees.
“No. I won’t stay away.” Silas glares at me. “If I haven’t done anything wrong why should I have to stay away? Can’t you figure this out without isolating us?” He asks.
Levi makes a face as he steps towards Silas again before reaching out to smack him upside the head. “She wants space.” He tells him. “Give her space.”
I smile slightly at Levi. “Thanks.” I say. “Sorry about this, but it’d just be best if you guys pretend I don’t exist for the time being.” I mumble before heading back into my room.
“Impossible.” I hear them both say at the same time.
The way they say it breaks my heart, and I can’t quite figure out why.