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Chapter 22: He's back


I was bored.

I was waiting for my friends by my locker but there was no one. Maybe they are all late. I sighed as I leant against my locker. I was staring at the necklace that Aiden gave me for my birthday. I was always wearing it. We spent a lot of time together when we went to the mall. The tapping of heels against the floor broke my thoughts. I rose my head to see Aiden walking down the hall with Stacy by his side.

“I’m so tired bit I’m really excited for our date!” Stacy chirped just as they by passed me. They were going on a date? I told him that I was giving him time to think, not to date other girls. Maybe that’s how he’s trying to make sure about us. I smiled to show that i wasn’t angry or anything. Aiden smiled back before walking to his locker with Stacy still clinging on him. His locker was near mine so I had to bear Stacy’s annoying voice while waiting for my friends. Minutes later, I saw all my friends walking together in my direction. John, David, Becca, Hannah and Adam. They all had a secretive smile which made me take a step backward as they approached me. Aiden approached us, with Stacy still following him like a lost puppy. Aiden was now standing next to me, without looking at me. I was staring at my friends with rose eyebrows.

“What are you hiding?” I asked as I saw them blocking my sight so that I couldn’t see who was behind them. The bell rang signalling us to get to class but we all stayed while other students went to class.

“Hey losers! The bell rang” Stacy’s voice rang.

“Then go” Aiden snapped. “Go, Stacy” he said with a calm tone and Stacy gave him a bright smile before flicking us her middle finger and walked away.

“So what is it?” Aiden asked while standing by my side, both of us had our arms crossed on our chest.

“Surprise!” I heard someone shouted from behind my friends. That familiar voice! A smile spread on my face as I pushed my friends away to get to the person.

He’s here!

“James!” I shouted happily as I ran to him. He wrapped his arms around me and spin him around. I giggled and tightened my arms around him. “I missed you!” I cried and he put me down in the floor. He wiped my tears and pulled me by his side.

“I missed you too munchkin!” He said and kissed my forehead. “Yoh man!” He finally greeted Aiden who was glaring at James arm which was around me. He didn’t say a word and simply stormed away. “Did I say something wrong?” He inquired with wide eyes.

Aiden was jealous.

Of course he would be. How would I feel if his ex came back? But James was my best friend before we started dating and it’s still the case. Plus, he has a girlfriend too. But Aiden doesn’t know all that.

“He’s jealous!” John laughed. James turned to look at me and gave me a smirk.

“After a bad boy?” He asked teasingly but I shook my head.

“It’s complicated” I mumbled. He scoffed and flicked my forehead.

“You were always one to complicate things” he said playfully making me gasp.

“I’m not! I just told him to take all his time and decide well about us” I mumbled. All my friends shook their heads making me huff.

“Munchkin, when he’s that jealous, consider that he already took his decision” James said as if it was obvious. I took a deep breath and shrugged. I didn’t want to talk about that right now. I mean, he just came back! I stared at the front door where Aiden just walked away. “Go” I heard James said with a smile.

“What?” I asked.

“Go and get him” he said while rolling his eyes. “I’m here for two months! We’ll get plenty of time to talk” he told me and pushed me towards the door.

“You’re sure?” I asked, feeling guilty not to spend some time with him as he just came back.

“100% sure” he gave me a smile. I smiled back and turned my attention to my brother who was glaring at me.

“So you’re ditching?” He asked, trying to intimidate me with his glaring eyes. I smirked and shrugged.

“Guess I am” I said and he huffed.

“Don’t make that a habit” he said before Hannah laughed and took her hand in his.

“You know she won’t” she said.

“You know I won’t” I repeated. He mumbled under his breath but still let me go. “See you later, James!” I called happily as I ran to the door.

“See you later, munchkin!” He called back. I walked to the school’s student parking, trying to look for Aiden’s car. That guy always get jealous for nothing.

Really? How would you feel if his ex jumped to his neck?

I groaned. Even my own mind was against me. I finally noticed his black BMW at the end of the parking lot. I walked to it and saw Aiden leaning against the car, with a cigarette between his lips.


Yes. It was sexy. But should I mention that he was holding a cancer stick between his lips.

“If you keep that between your lips, I’m not letting you kiss me again” I tried to joke. His eyes snapped to mine and he pulled on the cigarette, still looking at me. No. He was glaring at me. But still, he pulled the cigarette out of his mouth and let it fall to the floor.

“You’ve got James now, why would you want to kiss me, sweetheart?” He scoffed, venom spreading in all his words. I walked to him and leant against his car too, ignoring the fact that his words really stung.

“James is my best friend” I said while staring that the blue sky and following the direction of the few clouds with my eyes. “Who happened to tell me to come after you” I finished.

“You didn’t have to. You could have stayed with James” he said with hatred again. I turned my head to his and glared at him.

“Is that what you think of me? A bitch? That I’ll run to my ex just because he came back?” I asked with a calm voice which made him turned to look at me. “If you though so low of me Aiden, why would you want a relationship with me?” I questioned with rose eyebrows. I was hurt by his words. He quickly shook his head and I knew he felt bad.

“That’s not what I meant!” He exclaimed and took a step forward. Soon, he had his hand on my waist, pulling me to him. “I hated to see you so happy because of him. You jumped in his arms as if he was the person you loved the most. He called you nicknames. He kissed your forehead” he said with jealousy dripping in his words. “Should I remind you that you dated for a year?” He asked with sarcasm. “So I saw no reason for you to choose me over him” he whispered while staring in my eyes. I put my hand on his cheek and stood on my toes to give him a small peck on his lips. He instantly closed his eyes and took a deep breath.

“I would choose you because you’re amazing. During the holidays, I found that underneath this bad boy image is an awesome guy who actually cares for his friends. I saw a guy who is willing to try something that he is afraid of just because he doesn’t want to lose me” I whispered while staring at him. I rested my head on his chest as he tightened his hold on me.

“There is also that jealous guy who doesn’t want to lose his girl” he said, making me heart beat raced in my rib cage.

“You have no reason to be jealous, Bad boy” I said with a smile. “I’m not going anywhere. You shouldn’t be jealous of James. He is my best friend and we both moved on” I told him while taking his hands in mine and pulled away from him. He pulled me again in his chest and gave me a slight smirk.

“What were you saying again about not kissing me?” He questioned with a smirk and I chuckled at how cute he looked right now, trying to appear all intimidating.

“Are you trying to intimidate me, bad boy?” I asked with rose eyebrows. He leant his face closer to mine and kissed my nose.

“Maybe. Is it working?” He asked huskily and I shook my head, trying to control those fucking goosebumps which were threatening to rise.

“No, it’s not” I admitted. “You’re my bad boy. I know a lot about you that makes me think otherwise though” I laughed and he pouted, making me bite my lips unconsciously. “See? Bad boys don’t pout!” I exclaimed and he rolled his eyes.

“Nerds don’t go to club and returned home all drunk, to get finger fucked by a bad boy” he said, making me gasp me shock at his words.

“What did I tell you about mentioning that again?” I asked, making him burst out laughing. I rose my hand to slap him but he quickly took my hand in his and pulled me to him. Soon, his lips crashed on mine, making me moan in relief. He lifted me and put me on the hood of his car and spread my legs open. He took place in between them and wrapped one of his hand around my waist. He pinched my skin slightly, making me gasp. He took the opportunity to slide his tongue in my mouth and he groaned when my tongue met his. I could taste mint and cigarette off him but that was fine to me. I wrapped my hands around his neck to pull him even closer. When we were soon out of breath, he pulled away to bury his face in the crook of my neck, trying to control his breathing.

“Tori” he breathed as he rose his head to look at me. He traced the bottom of my lips and closed his eyes. “Will you be mine?” He asked after he opened his eyes to look at me again. “Be mine, please?” He asked again and I took a deep breath. I already had my answer.

“Promise that you will not hurt me first” I whispered and he nodded.

“I would never hurt you Tori. Never” he said and leant his forehead against mine. “Just be mine” he breathed. “Be my girlfriend” he exhaled while taking my hand in his.

“Yes” I replied. “I’ll be yours, Aiden” I said and as soon as the words left my mouth, he crashed his lips against mine again. I smiled against his lips, liking the feeling of finally being his. He pulled away and dipped his head in the crook of me neck, gently biting and sucking on it. I bit my lip to prevent an embarrassing moan from getting out of my mouth.

“You’re mine, Red” he said as he pulled away from my neck and rested his forehead against mine, while breathing heavily. I leant a bit, pressing a light peck against his lips before jumping off the hood. I could feel my neck throbbing. My hands flew to where he was biting and my eyes widened when realization hit me.

“Did you mark me?” I questioned in surprise. He gave me an innocent smile and smirked. I pulled my phone out of my pocket and turned on the front camera.

A freaking hickey!

“I like my mark on you, sweetheart” he whispered from behind me. I knew that he was really close to me as I could feel his breath over my neck. I stretched my arm and smiled at the camera. I clicked the button and he rose his head to look at the camera. I smiled when i pulled my phone back to me. The picture was really beautiful. Aiden was standing behind, staring at me as if I was the most beautiful thing he ever set eyes on.

“You’re beautiful” I breathed and he turned me so that I was facing him.
"You are beautiful” he whispered as he leant and kissed me.

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