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Chapter 4

[Avery’s POV]

He was naked for Goodness Sake! I didn’t want to look at his naked body but my eyes are glued to him, restraining itself from closing. I’m not enjoying the view because he’s not even that good-looking compared to Ace. He grinned at me wildly. He then started to walk towards me. I kept my gaze on him and not under him. I took my step backward every time he steps forward.

“Don’t come closer,” I said while raising a hand to enhance my gesture.

“So,” he said with the mocking tone of his, “You’re the new student, huh? I think that you’re going to like this school,”

It was dead end. My back’s now leaning against the wall outside his room. No one walked the hallways, but even if there’s somebody out there, it doesn’t matter, for him actually. He doesn’t care if anyone saw him naked here in the hallways.

He then raised his left hand to touch the side of my face. I immediately pulled my face away. I want to run as fast as I could but I could feel something poking me down there and it’s making my legs go jelly.

“Playing hard to get, huh?” the mocking tone in his voice never disappeared. If he thinks that it will work against me, well, he’s unfortunately right. He leaned in closer and muttered something right on my ear which gave me the goose bumps, “I really like girls who play hard to get,”

“Having fun, mate?” I heard a familiar voice. And of course, it’s whom I expected, it was Ace. I’m sure that he’s aware that the guy in front of me was naked, but other than that, he handled it very well. He was a guy after all. “Will you please stop tormenting my friend?”

He stepped away from me and I exhaled the breath I was keeping for minutes. “New make-up partner, my friend?”

“Make-up partner?” I blurted out, not thinking about the consequences of my action.

“Oh,” the guy said. “It is old news, he’s gay.”

I was about to freaking punch the guy because of lying about that thing. I looked at Ace and he was not hurt, not a bit. I felt that my jaw could have dropped on the floor in less than a second. “And so are you,” Ace said. I was attracted to Ace and he’s gay? It was killing me, he’s good-looking and perfect. It was a waste of looks to know that he’s stepping out of his womanhood, as they say.

“I’m not gay,” the guy said. “We had sex yeah,” and now their conversation makes me want to puke. “But that doesn’t mean I’m gay, I’m bisexual. I’m attracted to both genders. So what? I’m having fun!”

“I don’t care,” Ace responded. “I just need her back,”

“Go on,” he said. “I’ll just continue watching what I’m watching. Sooner or later, your friend is going to knock on my door, pleading to have sex with me,”

I immediately ran towards Ace and blurted, “As if,”

Ace and I started to head back to the room full of nice people. Nicer than that guy. I think that I haven’t even mentioned what he was doing a while ago rather than watching porn, right? He was masturbating and it really makes me want to rip all of my hair out.

I never opened the ‘gay part’ to Ace. I was in no state to ask him about that because I was physically attracted to him when I first saw him. And I also know that I have no right to be disappointed because I don’t really know him in the first place.

But even though I have no right to be disappointed, I just can’t help it.

Before I knew it, I was talking with my new friends about something in particular, they asked me about my life and I insisted in giving it to them, and it clearly revolves around my mom.

It was almost 7 p.m. Time went fast before the party. Emma just told me all about her boyfriend whose name is Mike. I playfully listened to her to give respect even though I don’t want to hear about their relationship because I haven’t had a serious one yet, and no way that I’m going to tell her that.

Emma wore a red tube dress and black sandals. Her hair took two hours to perfect the curls. Me? I just wore my black, one shoulder fitted blouse and some fitted jeans. For my shoes, I wore my black heels which can pierce a person if you want to.

We both went to the party that was held at the gymnasium which is awesomely decorated because it’s not some another girly dance party. It is fitted for both genders. Emma consulted me first asking if I was going to be okay because she and her boyfriend are going to dance and snog all night. I told her that I would be okay, so she can go eat the face of her boyfriend.

At the corner of my eye I saw Aubrey with four hot guys and a familiar guy, Ryan, Aubrey’s ex. What the hell is he doing here? I ran straight ahead, noticing that their conversation is getting fired up. I jumped in the middle of the conversation.

“What are you doing here, Ryan?” I really hate this guy, he broke my cousin’s heart and I’ll never ever forgive him for it. He thinks he’s all perfect but he’s not. I really hate his guts. From the first time I saw him, I thought he was cool and all, but after he dumped my cousin for a cheerleader, I want to grind his face with a grater.

“Your cousin’s here too?” Ryan told Aubrey, I don’t know what they were talking about, but I was pretty sure that he’s mocking her. “Brought some company eh? So, why are you here? Are you here so I won’t notice that Aubrey’s secretly following me?” he asked me.

The four guys, who is freaking hot by the way, were staring daggers at him. I guess Aubrey was the only one keeping them stable. Two hot blondes and brunettes? Aubrey’s really lucky.

“Back off, egghead,” I said, not knowing where that nickname came from. “I invited them here, the reason? This is my school, punk!” I yelled at him. I saw one of Aubrey’s friends staring at me, and I felt the heat rise up to my cheeks. I pretended not to notice him so he wouldn’t make out the blush that was forming on my face.

Then I saw some blonde girl, well, I don’t really know her. I just arrived here yesterday so I have no idea who she is. As I was saying, the blonde chick with her top that almost looked like a bra, wrapped her arms around Ryan. She then she stared at us.

“Oh?” she said with that tone of hers which I think she thinks is sexy. “Your friends, babe?” she asked Ryan.

“No,” then Ryan wrapped his arm around the girl’s waist. “Let’s go,” after that, they disappeared from our sight. I guess they’re going to have sex or something. I don’t want to think about it. I guess he was embarrassed about how I flipped him off by telling him that I go to this school.

I then stared back at Aubrey for a second before we instantly hugged each other, it’s like we haven’t seen each other for ages. Well, we really haven’t seen each other for a long time so I guess it’s normal though.

“I missed you so much, Avery!” she said and I told her I missed her too. When we finished our moment of hugging, she introduced me to the guys, and I instantly knew what they are, addicts. We went inside the gymnasium then Aubrey and I talked about our lives. The two blondes are Ash and Gabriel, Gabriel’s much bigger and taller than Ash so I recognized their faces immediately. The two brunettes are Julian and Philip, all of them are so… perfect.

She told me about how our Aunt kicked her out in full detail. She even told me about what happened between her and the guys and as far as I know, Philip and Julian already made a move on her. I told her all about my new friends and I told him about Ace. I told her that he’s gay and he even saved me from that crazy bisexual addict.

We pitied each other. Then Ash approached me, “Do you want to dance?” he asked. I think that it’s going to be rude for me to refuse his offer so I said yes. I tried to act normal and I tried not to show a hint of nervousness around this guy, he’s an addict after all right?

After we finished a dance, I saw Ace talking with some ladies. “I’ll be back in a minute,” I told Ash and he returned immediately to Aubrey and the others. I walked towards Ace and patted his back. “I thought that you’re going to visit your sister?”

He then grinned at me which I didn’t understand, “Did I say that?” he asked, then with one swift movement, his left hand was now at my back. After grinning a little wider than before, he leaned in and placed his lips on mine. Wait, I thought that he was gay? I admit that he’s a great kisser, but isn’t he gay? I pushed him away from me, I was taken by surprise after all.

“What are you doing?”

He then winked at me, “Kissing you, babe,”

I started to run away from him and saw him grinning at me when I looked back. I tried to look for Emma, and I saw her snogging her boyfriend, Mike. I immediately pulled her away from Mike, not intending to be rude.

“What?” she asked me.

“Why is Ace acting all different?” I asked her.

“What are you talking about?” she mustered, looking all confused. "Ace is not here,"

“Ace kissed me!” I yelled but I think she’s the only one who can hear it. “I thought he was gay?!”

“He is gay!” she yelled.

“But he kissed me!” I yelled back.

“No freaking way,” her mood then turned into an uneasy one, “Things happened so fast,” she whispered to herself but it was loud enough for me to hear.

“Huh?” I questioned. “What are you talking about?”

“This is bad news, Avery,” she muttered. “You just met Ace’s twin. Colton. The worst sex addict here in this Academy. Once he kisses you, he’ll never let you go until he’s done with you. You’re in big trouble. young lady,”

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