The Skulls

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Chapter 31

Alex POV

Xia made a grand entry. Her car was cool. But even I had the same car.

We were all in the auditorium. The meeting started with some topics and then Xia started to talk about the bullying and complaints. Some girls and boys stepped forward and Carla was one of them. This was a shocking thing for all of us.

When Xia told about bullying on her, that was when Brittany started cussing her and shouting. I tried my best to control my anger and not lash out at this slut.

Aria and Maria went and stood with them. But I had to stand back as 'I was not on good terms with my sister' according to Brittany.

“How do you know about that pathetic useless bitch? ” I heard Brittany say. I tried to stop her. But she dragged me with her. The whole school watched us with curious glances.

“Right. Because the 'pathetic useless bitch' told me. ” Xia said making actions with my fingers and smirking inside her mask. “The girl is very close to me. And I don't let people close to me get hurt. As you hurt her I will make you pay for it. ”

She looked at her shocked.

“Now, if I hear any more complaints I will show you what I can do.” I saw some kids shivering at her cold voice. That's the effect she has on people. “Understood?”

Everyone nodded.

Xia started coming forward and stood in front of Brittany.

“You really should know your place idiot. You have tormented her enough this past month.” She said looking at Britt angrily. Before Xia could do anything else I stood in between Xia and Brittany.

Xia looked at me and glared. “Alexander, step aside. ” Brittany tightly clutched my shirt in her hand. I looked at her for a second over my shoulder but turned back and faced Xia.

“Alexia. She is my girlfriend. I can't let you hurt her now. ” I said firmly. She stared blankly at me for a second and shook her head.

“Alex. You know that this is not right. Just step aside. ”She said again calmly.

“I am not leaving my girlfriend alone and let all of you step on her and take out your anger at her. ”I said shaking my head.

“Alex. You are treading on a single thread. Beware. And just stop this. I don't want to fight with you. ” She said still looking at me.

“I don't want your silly threats. Bitch. Just stop this.” I said with anger in my voice. I don't want to curse my sis. All the others looked shocked and stepped forward a bit. They were glaring and looking both at Xia and me. I ignored them and stared at her.

“Xander. I don't want you to fight with your sister because of me. Just leave. ” Brittany spoke with fake tears in her eyes. I heard Rachel slightly snicker. But I turned and held her shoulders.

“Don't worry about it, Britt. I will take care of her. You should go to the class and I will join you later. ” I said looking at her.

“But Alexia...” She started but I cut her off. “Trust me. I am here. Don't worry. ” She slightly smiled and went out. I motioned to Ryder who was near the entrance to check whether she went. He nodded and went away. After a few minutes, he came back and nodded. All the other students were already sent back to their classes. I looked at Xia and found her looking at me. We stood in the same position for a few seconds and then burst out laughing.

“What an act bro. ” Aria said laughing.

“She annoys me very much. Gosh, how I hate her. ” I said standing up straight.

“Be careful when you go to the Demons place. It's not safe to go. But as there's no other option I am letting you go.He is a manipulative bastard. I am actually scared to let you go there. ” Xia said after calming herself.

I nodded. “Don't worry. And I won't be coming at night as they will be suspicious. I will be fine.” All of them nodded and we went back to our classes.

I went to my class and sat down at the back. But I was aware of the glances from my classmates. Of course, they will stare, when you are the right hand and brother to the Skulls. People came to know about us being the Skulls. They knew everything except Scarlets face. When the time comes she will reveal herself.

I just ignored them and looked outside. I saw Xia walking in the corridors with Liam and Ryder following her. She was probably checking the classes and teachers.

Now it was lunchtime. I quickly got up and went to my locker. Brittany was waiting for me. She hugged me as soon as I came near her. I hugged her back and held her tightly.

“Did she hurt you ?” She asked inspecting my face. I shook my head. “ No, I managed to get out from there. I will not let Alexia ruin our relationship. Brittany just remember that I will always be there for you. I love you.” I said looking at her eyes. She suddenly kissed me and said, “I love you too Xander.” I smiled at her.

I heard a cough and looked to the side and found Ari and Mari standing there with their eyebrows raised and hands clenched.

“Alexander. ” Aria said angrily. I just looked at her with a bored expression.

“Remember that when this slut ditches and betrays you, we won't be there to save you or help you. ” Maria said.

“Even if Alexia forgives you we won't. And not even mom or dad. ” Aria continued angrily.

“ Whatever. ” I said rolling my eyes and pushed them aside. “Come on Britt. ” I said and pulled her with me. We went to the cafeteria.

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Aria POV

We watched Alex go with her to the cafeteria. Maria looked at me and started laughing.

“Poor Alex. He was trying hard not to cringe when she kissed him. ” She said laughing.

“I feel bad for him Mari. ” I said still looking in his direction.

“To save the gang we have to betray it sometimes. ” I heard her voice. I looked and saw her leaning against her locker. “Let's get along with our plan. Alex is doing his part and we have to do ours. You both continue to do what you have been doing. ” Xia added.

Both of us nodded and walked towards the cafeteria together but were stopped by Seth who stood in front of Xia.

“We will be waiting near the doors of the cafeteria. Don't take too long. And don't do anything here.” Mari said giggling. I laughed with her and we walked away from them.

After some time both of them came and we went in.

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Xia POV

Maria, Aria, and I were walking to the cafeteria when Seth stopped us. The sisters walked away leaving us both alone.

“What happened Seth? ” I asked him confused. He looked...nervous? maybe.

“I-I j-just... Umm, I...” He was stuttering and Seth never stutters.

“Just say it, Seth. ” I said looking at him.

“I wanted to ask if you would like to go out with me? ” He said locking eyes with me.

I stood silent for a second and then smiled and nodded.

“Sure. ”

“Be ready at five in the evening. I will pick you up. ”He said hugging me and kissed my cheeks suddenly. I couldn't help but blush. He noticed it and smiled smugly. I slapped his arms and he started laughing.

We walked towards the cafeteria where Ari and Mari were still waiting for us.

“Let's go in love birds. ” Maria said smirking at us. I shook my head at her childishness.

I opened the door and we went in. The whole room got silent and kids stared at me.

“What are you all looking at huh? ”Aria said looking at everyone. All of them started speaking again and the room was filled with the chatters of the students.

We went and sat at the table in the center of the room. Chris and Daniel were already here. Aria and Maria sat next to them and Seth sat beside me. Liam, Rachel, and Ryder also came and sat with us.

Alex and Brittany came in laughing at something. Everyone looked at them.

“Alex over here. ”I motioned him to come. He looked at me and slightly narrowed his eyes. But still obeyed and sat with us.

Aria and Carla were chatting about something. Seth was scrolling through his phone while Liam and Ryder were speaking in hushed voices. I was eating my sandwich and Alex was speaking with Brittany.

“Why did you call me here?” He asked.

“You are my brother. That's why. ” I said looking at him. He didn't reply but began eating his lunch. I got a call and picked it up looking at the caller ID.

“Xia. Can you come over here with Alex, please? ” I heard mom's voice. I nodded and got up with Alex following behind me. Students were now looking at us again.

We went to my uncle's office and I saw mom and dad sitting on the couch.

“Oh. I can't be like this anymore. It's killing me, mom. ”Alex said hugging her tightly.

Dad and I laughed at him. “I am sorry Alex. Just a few more months and then everything will be alright. ” I said.

He just grumbled something inaudible.

“Why did you call us ?” I asked them.

“No reason. We were sad to see Alex in a sad mood and hence called you both. ”Dad said.

I nodded and sat down next to him. After some time the bell rang indicating the start of the next class.

“ Alright. Let's go, Alex. ”He nodded and we went out and he headed to his class.

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Alex POV

The school had ended a few minutes back. I was waiting near my locker for Brittany.

“Alex, Are you ready?”I heard her screeching voice. I nodded. We were about to go to her house.

We got into my car and I drove off.

After an hour we reached her house. It was on the outskirts of the city. A big mansion. I parked my car and we got out.

“Come on. My dad wants to meet you. ”She said and pulled my arms.

We went in and she dragged me to what seemed like an office. There was no one here. We sat down on the couch. After a few minutes, I heard him come in.

Dave Wallace. The boss of The Demons. Our rival gang. He was the one who is responsible for the death of Liam and Ryder's mother Shelly Black and our grandmother Sofia Black. We wanted revenge and hence killed his wife. But now he is poking his nose in our business and causing trouble. Hence I am here to destroy his gang. He was not that smart and hence it made our work easy.

“Nice to meet you Alexander Black or should I say Skull. ”He said smiling and holding out his hand. I hated him. But now for the sake of our gang I had to do this.

“Likewise Mr.Wallace. ” I said and shook his hand.

“Honey. Please let me talk to your boyfriend here for a minute. ”He said to her and she walked out.

“I assume we have something to discuss. ”I asked him raising one eyebrow.

“Alex let me get straight to the point. I know you want to bring down the gang. If you kill Scarlet you will be the most powerful. Everything will be yours and you don't have to ask her permission for every single thing.”He said smirking.

I just stared at him blankly while he continued his bullshit.

“So what do you say. Join hands with me?”

“I need a moment to think. ”I told him.

“You won't get an opportunity like this. Take it or leave it. ”He said getting impatient.

“But what would you get from this?” I asked him

“Of course. You love my daughter and hence I will be your father-in-law. And you will have an ally on your side. If anything goes wrong I am there for you. ”

“Alright. I agree. I will do whatever you want. What's the plan? ” He smiled and shook my hands once again.

“You have to spy on the gang and give me information about all of the meetings. ”

“So you are saying me to betray my gang. ”

“You will betray it but you will get it back again and you will rule it single-handedly.”

“I will do it. ”


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