Chapter One: A New Face
Seven friends. Three sets of couples. A male and female making out on the sofa. Another male and female also making out but in the kitchen on the counter. Then another male and two females who were kissing the males neck in the living room on a different sofa. The female from the first couple chuckled lightly as the male licked her neck. She flipped her blonde ombre hair over to the side, slowly running her hands up the males bare chest. The sound of a phone ringing caused everyone to look at the couple in the kitchen.
“Sorry,” the blonde female spoke before answering her phone. “What do you want?”
The female with blonde ombre hair looked at her boyfriend and he looked at her.
“Jake,” she spoke lightly while running her hand through his jet black hair.
“Hm,” he responded.
She leaned into him, kissing his lips then slowly pulling away she bit them gently. The two locked eyes for a while then he looked away.
“We’re gonna head out,” the blonde female spoke, pulling her boyfriends arm. “Faith, you coming?”
“Yeah,” Jake’s girlfriend replied, standing up. “My mom will be home soon.”
They all chuckled then Faith kissed Jake on the lips again then left with the other couple.
“We should get going too,” the third male spoke, standing up with the two females.
“Okay,” Jake said, standing up as well. “See you guys tomorrow.”
“Yeah,” the guy said, running his hand through his brown hair. “See ya Jake.”
“Bye Shane,” Jake said. “Bye Kylie. Bye Nikki.”
“Bye Jake,” the girls said in unison.
As soon as they left he flopped down on the sofa again, taking a deep breath in before he let it out. He took his phone out of his pocket, checking the time then he turned it off. He then stood up to head upstairs to his room, hopping in bed once he got to his room then fell asleep.
The sound of his alarm clock going off woke him up the next morning. He reached his arm out, turning it off and he stared up at the blank ceiling. He got out of bed, grabbing his black shirt, a pair of white jeans, and his shoes. He threw that on, styled his hair, grabbed his phone then ran downstairs. His mom was blabbering on the phone while holding her coffee in her other hand.
“What,” she exclaimed. “That makes no sense.”
She headed down the hall and Jake couldn’t help but chuckle.
“Hey lil bro,” Jake’s brother, Tanner spoke, messing up Jake’s hair.
“You’re only a minute older than me, Tanner,” Jake remarked, sitting on the bar stool at the island. “We’re practically twins.”
“Yeah, but I’m the better looking one,” Tanner said, grabbing an apple from the clear glass bowl.
Jake rolled his eyes then as soon as he was about to take a bite Tanner spoke again.
“Hold up,” he chimed, jogging around the counter. “Your friend with the black hair-are they still dating that one person.”
“Who? Chase?” Jake asked jokingly.
“No,” Tanner snapped, hitting Jake’s arm. “The girl.”
“Yeah. Is she still with that one guy?”
Jake couldn’t help but laugh at his brothers amusement.
“Get a life bro,” Jake said, walking over to the living room to grab his phone before heading to the front door.
“Is she,” Tanner called out then Jake closed the door.
Jake’s friends were all gathered around at his locker rambling on about Shane’s parents.
“I’m telling you,” Shane spoke, leaning against the wall. “My mom is cheating on my dad.”
“We’ve met your mom Shane,” Nikki spoke. “She doesn’t seem like the cheating type.”
“Yeah,” Gigi added. “She’s more on the innocent side.”
“If she’s innocent then how did she have me,” Shane argued.
“You’re adopted,” Faith joked and everyone broke out into laughter.
“Jake, get your girl,” Shane said and Jake smiled.
He closed his locker, putting his arm around Faith while they headed to their first class. Shane, Kylie, and Gigi all walked into their class then Nikki right after then Chase and Faith, Jake walked to his class but bumped into another student while trying to turn the corner. He felt the other students textbooks and notebooks drop on the ground.
“My bad,” the two spoke, not making eye contact.
Jake bent down to help pick up their things and once he handed them to the student he was suddenly short of breath. The guy had light brown hair that was styled perfectly, light brown eyes that were soft and settle, a beauty mark placed right under his lip, and faint freckles on his cheeks and around the bridge of his nose.
“Here you go,” Jake finally spoke, handing him his World Geography textbook.
“Thanks,” the guy spoke with a light tone.
The two of them both stood up almost bumping heads. The guy walked around Jake to get to his first class and Jake went around the corner, walking into his first class.
When the bell rang everyone filed out of their classes rambling to get to their next class. “I hear there’s a new kid,” Shane spoke, looking at Jake.
“Boy or girl,” Jake asked.
“Boy,” Shane said.
“Whenever there’s a new kid, it’s always a boy,” Jake stated. “But hey then again if he’s cool, maybe we can invite him into the group. Nikki majorly needs a boyfriend.”
The two both laughed and walked into their class.
After third period it was now time for lunch. Jake, Shane, Faith, Gigi, Nikki, and Chase all sat at their table by the entrance. Jake wrapped his arm around Faith and she rested her head on his shoulder.
“Whoa. Whoa. Whoa,” Nikki spoke, cutting everyone off. “Who’s that.”
The group all looked at the entrance to see who she was talking about. Jake slowly took his arm from around Faith, watching the boys every move. And he saw that it was the same guy he bumped into earlier. He had the same light brown hair that was styled perfectly, the same light brown eyes that were soft but settle, a beauty mark placed right under his lip, and faint freckles on his cheeks and around the bridge of his nose. The guy turned his head facing them and immediately locked eyes with Jake.
“That’s the new kid I was telling you guys about,” Jake heard Gigi whisper.
Jake and the new kid locked eyes for a while then he shifted his eyes up and down at him. To Jake it was like everything that this guy did was in slow motion. When he brought his hand up running it through his hair to the way he walked past him.
“What do you say Jake,” Shane spoke, breaking him from his thoughts.
“About what,” Jake asked, looking at Shane but still glancing at the new kid.
“About the game,” Shane said. “Are you still gonna play first or-”
“H-hold that thought,” Jake stuttered, standing up.
“Okay,” Shane’s voice trailed off.
Jake walked over to the new kid and sat down in front of him.
“Hey,” Jake spoke and he looked up at Jake with a light smile.
“Hey,” the guy spoke and his voice was light and sweet.
“Look at Jake making friends,” Gigi said.
“Nah,” Chases voice trailed. “He’s doing more than making a friend, Gigi.”
“What are you talking about, Chase,” Faith asked, looking at him.
“Yeah,” Gigi spoke, turning around to face him. “What are you talking about.”
“Don’t tell me you guys don’t see it,” Chase stated, facing his friends. “He obviously already has feelings for the new kid.”
“No. Jake he-hes not gay,” Faiths voice quivered while she looked her shoulder over at Jake and the new kid again.
The rest of the group all looked at the two as well then Faith looked down at the table with sadness written all over her face while she fiddled with her thumbs crossing one over the other.