Chapter 27: Sensitive subjects
I pushed myself away from Aiden so that I could take a few steps forward. I gave Stacy a little smile, making my brother take a deep breath.
“I know that smile. Things are going down” he mumbled to my friends. Stacy’s eyes drifted from mine to my brother’s, trying to comprehend what he meant.
“What do you want me to say, Stacy?” I asked, venom spreading in my words as I crossed my arms over my chest.
“I want you to admit that you’re a little slut who steals others man! You’re a little whore! Aiden’s mine!” She screeched, getting angrier as she kept on talking. Aiden scoffed at her words and took a step in my way. But I shook my head, not wanting him near me right now. I knew how I was when I was angry and right now, Stacy was making me furious.
“Don’t” Adam warned Aiden who stared at me curiously. I turned my attention to Stacy who continued talking when she realized that she got my attention.
“You’re just a fucking nerd! He is probably dating you because he pity you. But once he gets what he wants, he’ll leave you” she ended. I rolled my eyes.
“Like he left you?” I questioned while titling my head slightly to the left, trying to look innocent. By now, I knew that there was little crowd forming around us. I hated that attention that I was getting.
“You little slut!” She sneered. This time, I dropped the innocent act. If I didn’t stand up for myself now, I knew that she would take this occasion to crush me.
“Stop!” I shouted. “Just shut the fuck up!” I snapped as I took a step forward, my fist craving to meet her face. “A slut is someone easy, someone who sleeps with different guys just for pleasure” I said. “And as far as I know, I’m still a virgin” I breathed. I then turned to look at all the jocks with a grin. “How many of you slept with the walking STD?” I asked and five out of Seven rose their hands. “Wow!” I chimed. “You really impressed me, Stacy” I said with a little smile. “Before calling someone else a slut, bitch, hoe and a whore, just look at yourself in a mirror and go for a check up because I’m pretty sure you’ve got a STD” I ended, that little smile still adorning my face. Her jaw dropped open and she looks like she was about to explode. “It was nice to talk to you” I said before turning around and making my way to my friends.
“Red!” I saw Aiden’s alarmed face which quickly made me turned around and I saw Stacy lunging for my hair. I quickly pulled away and let my fist meet her face.
I freaking punched her!
“Go Amington!” The jocks cheered. I stared at Stacy who was now on the ground, holding on her jaw with her hand and staring at me with wide eyes. Guilt slowly consumed me and I internally groaned. Reluctantly, I held my hand out and waited for her to take it.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to hit you. It came instinctively” I said monotonously but inside I was shouting. I didn’t want to play the same game as she was. I was just bringing myself down to her level. She nodded and placed her hand in mine. I lifted her up and turned around so that I would go to my friends who were staring at me with pride.
“Hey nerd” I heard Stacy called from behind. I groaned, not wanting to face her again. Slowly, I turned to look at her and only saw her fist coming to my face. I was soon in Aiden’s arms who was glaring at Stacy. Her punch was really weak and I didn’t feel anything. I knew that it was not meant to feel the pain. I noticed the little smile on her face as she extended her hand in front of me. “Now we’re even” she said making me chuckle. I shook her hand and watched the look of disbelief on everyone’s face.
“The punch knocked some sense out of her” I heard Becca said, making everyone laugh.
“I was just jealous” Stacy said in a low voice. “Thank you for sticking with me yesterday at the restaurant” she said and i nodded. With that, she walked away with her minions. I turned to look at my friends and shrugged when they stared at me with wide eyes.
“You punched her!” John shouted.
“She punched me!” I shouted back.
“After you punched her!” I groaned. John hated violence. Hate is such a weak word for what he felt about violence.
“She was going to pull her hair” Aiden told John as he pulled me in his chest. “You look so hot when you get angry” he whispered in my ears, making me chuckle.
“I’m always hot” I whispered back making me laugh.
“Can we get back to class now?” Adam asked, trying not to look disgusted as I was pretty sure he heard us. We all nodded and made our way to class.
“Told you that you are strong” Aiden said as he took my hand in his and brought it to his lips, leaving little kisses on it.
“Be heard, be proud, be strong!” I shouted happily in the hall, making my friends laugh.
“Will you go on a date with me?” Aiden asked as he sat with us during lunch. I rose my head to stare at him and smiled.
“Why will I do that?” I asked teasingly.
“To spend some time with your amazing boyfriend” he said confidently.
“Amazing?” I scoffed making him glare at me.
“Why do you always hurt me?” He asked, pouting. I leant forward and pecked his lips.
“I’d love to go on a date with you, sweetheart” I said huskily near his neck, making goosebumps rose on his skin.
“The thing that you do to me” he groaned. I turned to take a chip from my plate and realized that all our friends were staring at us.
“What does she do to you, Aiden?” Hannah asked with a smirk. She was trying to make him uncomfortable but knowing Aiden, I knew he would retort.
“She makes me go hard” Aiden answered, making me gasp and Adam choked on his chips.
“The prude makes you go hard?” David joked and I threw my food at him. He just called me a prude!
“She is far from being a prude” Aiden chuckled. I huffed and let my head fall on the table.
“How would you know that?” Becca asked and I could distinguish amusement in her voice.
“They were taking a bath together this morning” Adam faked puke. Everyone gasped. What? Was I really a prude? No. I mean, I gave Aiden a blowjob!
“You’re kidding!” Hannah exclaimed, her eyes now fixated on me. I bit my lips while Aiden laughed next to me.
“Can you all shut up? You’re embarrassing her!” James shouted but he then burst out laughing. I glared at him while John grinned.
“Your face now match your hair” he commented.
“Can you all shut up?” I mumbled as I glared at Aiden who was still laughing. I pushed him slightly but his laugh was quite contagious so I started laughing along. “You’re all so stupid” I said while laughing.
“That’s why we’re friends” John chimed. Aiden wrapped his arms around my waist as he nuzzle the crook of my neck.
“Let’s go for a walk” Aiden whispered in my ears and kissed my ears making me bite my lips to prevent myself from moaning.
“Keep it P.G” Adam grumbled. I stood up and took Aiden’s hand in mine. We walked to the parking hands in hands.
“I need to go home” Aiden told me as we made our way to his car.
“I thought we were going for a walk” I said as I opened the passenger door.
“Just needed you to come with me” he told me with a grin. “Plus, my mother wanted to meet you” he said as he started the engine.
“I already met her” I stated with a frown.
“As my girlfriend” he cleared.
And ladies and gentlemen, this is how I started feeling nervous.
”Why today?” I asked while playing with my fingers.
“Because my sister will be home today” he said with amusement.
His sister? I never met his sister!
“So basically, I’m meeting your family today?” I asked with an edge in my voice. He started as he continued to drive.
“Yes?” He said.
“You’re evil! You didn’t even freaking ask me! What if your sister hates me?” I rambled. Seems like it amused him as he laughed at my awesome situation. “Glad that I amuse you” I mumbled while crossing my arms over my chest.
“You’re getting all nervous for no reason, Red” he laughed. “My sister is cool and my mom already loves you” he concluded. One thing came in my mind. What about his father? I never asked him about his father.
“Can I ask you something?” I asked, not knowing whether his father was a taboo subject for him.
“No, you can’t” he said sarcastically. I glared at him and waited for him to rectify his answer. “Of course you can, smartass” he retorted. I ignored the smartass comment.
“What about your father?” I questioned and watched as a frown took place on his face. He stared at the road as he drove and I waited for his answer.
“My father” he gulped. I knew that it was a sensitive subject for him by the tone in his voice.
“You don’t have to tell me if you don’t want to” I said softly as he parked his car in front of his car. It was the first time i was coming here. He turned to stare at me and gave me a soft smile.
“I want to, sweetheart” he said softly as he traced my cheek with his finger. He then pulled me on his lap. I was straddling him in his car just in front of his house. Wow.
“You’re sure?” I asked as I rested my forehead against his.
“Yeah” he pecked my lips and pulled away with closed eyes.
“My father is in jail” he told me as his hands traveled to my hips. I knew that it hurt him to talk about it. I wrapped my arms around him and rested my head on his shoulder.
“Why?” I asked.
“He was into drug dealing, he was an asshole who used to come home and beat the hell out of my mother and my sister” he said softly, his voice pained and it made me regret my question.
“Did he beat you?”
“No, my sister would always take the beating instead of me” he said softly.
“I like your sister already” I said as i pulled away to look at him.
“I’m pretty sure she’ll love you” Aiden said with a smile. Just when I was about to talk, I heard a knock on the window of the car.
Don’t let the person be his mother! Please!
I slowly turned my head to see a tall woman looming over the window with a smirk on her face. She was so pretty that my jaw dropped opened. She wiggled her eyebrows at us, making me blush deep red. I watched as her black silky hair fall over her face.
“I guess that’s your sister” I whispered to Aiden who chuckled at my awestruck expression.
“Come on, let’s get out of the car” Aiden said and helped me out of the car. I stood in front of the girl who was so much taller than me.
“Hello, I’m Shyne” she said as she extended her hand in front of me.
“Karma” I breathed as I shook her hand.
“Aiden, I think your girlfriend has the hots for me” Shyne said while giggling. I laughed at her words and nodded.
“Totally” I said. Aiden rolled his eyes and pulled me into his chest.
“She’s mine” Aiden said as he pecked my lips.
“Okay okay! Now keep your hands off her or you’ll get her pregnant here itself” Shyne joked. “Come on, mom’s waiting for us” she said and we all made our way to the house.