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kandykisses149
16th Aug 2013, 4:18 AM
Prologue

Just because I’m telling you this right now, doesn’t mean I’m alive. I could be lying 6 feet under in my quaint, little backyard for all you know. Or maybe I’m wrapped in my covers enjoying a Nicholas Sparks’ novel and simply loving life. Which is true you ask? You’re just going to have to wait and see as I recount how my life changed drastically after one particular day.

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Let me begin with a little background information. That, right there is the place I call home. You can say that my family is pretty “white-picket fence”, minus the golden retriever. I live with my mom, dad, and unfortunately, an annoying younger brother who goes by the name of Zach.

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My parents have one of the most loving relationships that I have ever seen. They are absolutely adorable together and I wouldn’t know what I would do without them. As for my brother, he’s a typical thirteen-year-old boy who loves playing COD. You must be wondering why he’s shirtless. Don’t worry, I ask myself the same thing too.

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Oh! I forgot to mention myself. For all of you that don’t know, my name is Elena (pronounced Eh-lay-nah) Adams . I’m a junior at Easton High, which is only a few short blocks from my house. Easton High, be sure to remember that name! It’s crucial to the story that I’m about to tell you.

Now, where should I begin...?

kandykisses149
22nd Aug 2013, 1:42 AM
Chapter 1

*Beep*
*Beep*
*Beep*

“Ugh…”, I said as I groggily lifted my head to check the time. It’s only 7:28 I thought to myself as I shut my eyes and pulled the blanket up to my chin.

“7:28…” I mumbled.

A few gears started to turn in my head as I finally processed the numbers flashing on the tiny digital screen.

“Shit, shit, shit,” I muttered as I took a quick stretch.

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I scurried around the room and finally found a decent outfit to wear- a white sweater with gold studs and beige pants , paired with my favourite navy blue Toms. I studied my reflection in the full-length mirror and nodded approvingly. A sudden knock interrupted my gaze.

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“Elle, hunny, would you like some waffles?” drifted my mom’s delicate voice from the other side of my bedroom door.

“Yup, I’ll be right down.” I replied, as I quickly grabbed my white iPhone 5 from underneath my pillow. I took the stairs two at a time and swung around the banister, finding myself in the kitchen. I grabbed a plate of freshly made waffles and took a seat beside my mom.

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My dad glanced up from his paperback novel and shook his head slightly as I sat down.

“Matthew…” my mom warned as she shot an annoyed look at my dad.

“I wasn’t going to say anything about her exposed midriff,” my dad replied innocently, averting his gaze back to his book. I breathed a sigh of relief and continued to devour my waffles.

“Elena, you’re giving me a ride to school right?” my brother asked.

“Mmm…yeah,” I replied through a mouthful of waffles, “We’ll leave in 5.”

“Great, thanks!” my brother beamed, taking a seat across from me.

I fiddled with the keys to my car as I made my way down the white porch steps, my brother trailing closely behind. No sooner had I clasped my seat belt when my brother turned to me with a look of nervousness.

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“Elena, the other day I was playing this RPG game online right. I accidently clicked this ad and it took me to this page and the page had these girls on it doing stuff with guys,” he blurted, his cheeks turning a hue of red.

“Are you sure it was by accident?” I smirked.

“Of course, you think I watch p-po-“ he stammered.

“I don’t know what you do in your free time,” I laughed as I turned into the school parking lot and found an empty space.

“Well, anyway, mom walked in an-“ he started but the roar of a finely tuned motor interrupted his story.

“What a car,” Zach drooled.

“A Lamborghini,” I corrected dryly.

The sleek black vehicle made its way through the parking lot, searching for an empty space, moving with the essence of a lazy lion stalking its prey.
By the time the vehicle came to a stop, every student was staring in awe. The door opened slowly, and we all caught a glimpse of the driver.

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“Oh, my God,” I whispered. From where I was parked, I could see the driver had a lean, flat-muscled body. He wore faded jeans that he probably had to peel off at night, a tight red cardigan, and a navy leather jacket. (Did I mention that my favourite colour is Navy?) The boy had locked his car and was making his way towards the school. I casually stared after him.

Through the chatter, my brother's voice suddenly rang out,“Elena, come on. We’re definitely going to be late now.”

Before I could answer, a pair of hands slapped the hood of my car. There stood Colton, my best friend since middle school, with a huge grin plastered across his face.

“I didn’t think you were coming!” he mouthed through the glass of the freshly cleaned windshield. I got out of the car and ran towards Colton as he gave me a tight squeeze.

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As I updated Colton on the last few weeks of my summer, another car pulled into the parking lot. By now, the majority of the student body was migrating towards the school, and the vehicle remained unnoticed.

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The car rolled to a stop and out stepped a girl with angelic features, her long blond hair tumbling down her back. “He really knows how to make an entrance,” she scoffed as she slammed the door shut behind her. She wore a light pink shirt that hugged the curve of her breasts and complimented her naturally tanned skin. No one had ever seen this girl before, nor had they ever seen the mysterious boy who had arrived only moments before.

kandykisses149
12th Oct 2013, 5:21 AM
Chapter 2

I pushed open the double doors leading into Easton High and was suddenly flogged by a group of girls.

“Colton, how was your summer?” one asked, shyly.

A golden-haired girl shoved her way to the front of the mob, “Colton! I’ve missed you!”

The pack squealed and huddled around Colton, playfully touching his hair and casually molesting his biceps. Colton's cheeks seemed to redden as he gave me a slight shrug. I rolled my eyes and clawed my way out of the mob, barely escaping with my life.

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I watched the spectacle from afar as each of the girls tried desperately to gain his attention. As I waited for the groupies to disperse, I noticed that many of the juniors and seniors were crowded around their phones in groups of 3 or 4. As if on cue, Colton tapped on my shoulder and swiftly shoved his Samsung Galaxy S4 into my face.

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I gasped, “Is that-”

“Yep, that's definitely Ty,” said Colton, completing my sentence before I had the chance.

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There lay Ty Montgomery, with not one, but two girls straddled on top of him, doing things I probably can't even mention.

“How does he do it?” pondered Colton, flipping through the other risqué photos of Ty and the two girls on his phone.

“Colton, he’s the star quarterback on the team,” I answered matter-of-factedly.

“All they do is prance around in tights, soccer players are the real athletes," defended Colton.

"Yup, that's why your the one getting all the girls, aren't you?" I teased.

"Shut up. Holy shit, check out the rack on this one!” he exclaimed suddenly, shoving his phone into my face once more.

“Colton, stop!” I cried, as I moved the phone away from my line of sight.

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“Don’t worry Elena, your rack is definitely better though,” Colton replied, giving me a sheepish grin.

"Ugh, your gross." I shot back, as I awkwardly readjusted my hair.

He stuffed his phone into the back pocket of his jeans and led the way towards our first period class-Introduction to Functions.

Colton and I strolled into class a minute before the bell and took the two empty seats at the front of the classroom. Most of the class was already seated. There were whispers from the crowd and all eyes seemed to shift towards the front of the class. I peered to my left and was surprised to see the owner of the sleek, black Lamborghini. I had thought for sure that he was a senior. He sat stiffly in his chair and glared off into the distance. I glanced to my right to see Colton gazing at a beautiful blonde. Although it seemed as if he was staring at the poster behind her, it was obvious that he was mesmerized by her barely covered C-cups. Since when did Colton have such a fascination for boobs?

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The teacher stood at the front of the room, looking nervous. He was a young male, probably 24, fresh out of Teacher’s College. He cleared his throat and managed to obtain half of the class’s attention. He began to introduce himself.

“Hey guys, I’m Mr. Devoureaux. You can call me Mr.D, if it's hard for you to pronounce. I’ll be your teacher for Introduction to Functions this year,” he stated, giving a genuine smile to the class. There were a few giggles in the audience but they soon subsided.

“Alright, so, let me just do attendance and we can get started with our first lesson,” mumbled Mr.Devoureaux as he opened the attendance file on his computer.

He started the roll call but I was only interested in one name. The name of the boy who sat across the narrow aisle from me.

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“Noel Tobais?” Mr. Devoureaux called with a look of uncertainty.

Out of the corner of my eye I glimpsed a well toned arm rise lazily into the air.

Finally!

Then came his voice. His voice was nothing like you've ever imagined. It was as soft as the white fleece blanket I slept with at night yet as masculine as the finely tuned motor powering his vehicle.

“Present,” he replied boredly.

As he lowered his arm, he slowly turned his gaze towards me. We locked eyes for what seemed like eternity and I could partially see the movement of his lips. A slight frown started to appear on his face as he looked me up and down, stopping once again to meet my eyes. What he had said finally registered: What are you looking at? I gasped and automatically turned my head away. Out of the corner of my eye I could see that he had focused his attention on the white board.

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What the hell? What a jer-

A low chuckle from my right interrupted my thoughts. "It's okay Elena, only football players get the dates," whispered Colton as a slight smirk spread across his face.

I seethed and slouched in my chair for the remainder of the class.

How dare he call me out in front of the whole class on the first day of school!

If that's how its going to be Noel Tobais, that's fine with me.

Let's just say its going to be an interesting school year.

Tasia714
20th Oct 2013, 5:16 AM
Wow! Your off to a great start. I love all the drama and your pictures are really good.
I look forward to your next chapter.
Simcerely,
Tasia.

kandykisses149
21st Oct 2013, 12:51 AM
Wow! Your off to a great start. I love all the drama and your pictures are really good.
I look forward to your next chapter.
Simcerely,
Tasia.

Thanks for your support Tasia!
I'll try and have the next chapter up soon :)

kandykisses149
5th Nov 2013, 12:14 AM
Chapter 3

“Hey! The bell doesn't dismiss you, I do”, stammered Mr.Deveroux as students started to pack their notebooks and calculators into their bags.

No one seemed to pay attention, as students loudly pushed in their plastic chairs and made their way towards the door.

“Alright then…I guess I’ll see you guys tomorrow,” sighed Mr.Deveroux, feeling defeated.

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Needing to get as far away as possible from Noel Tobais, I paid no attention to Mr.Deveroux as I hurried out of the classroom. I made a beeline towards my locker and fumbled with the lock as I desperately tried to remember the new code.

“Here, let me help you,” came Colton’s reassuring voice. He placed a hand on my shoulder and guided me back as he stepped in front of me and expertly opened the lock.

“Thanks,” I mumbled as I handed him my math textbook to place on the top shelf.

“Hey, you know I was just kidding right?” Colton asked nervously.

“Yeah, I know you were!” I replied as I turned towards Colton with a forced smile, trying to dismiss the haunting image of Noel Tobais from my mind.

Out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of Noel and the blonde strolling out of class together.

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“Noel, seriously? What you said to that girl was really rude! How do you expect to make friends around here?” whispered the blond girl to Noel.

“Who said that I wanted to make friends?” replied Noel with a look of irritation on his face.

“That’s why we switched schools Noel…for a new start! Get that through your thick head!” the girl half whispered-half shouted as she stormed away from her male-counterpart.

That’s probably why he brushed me off. Of course a guy like Noel would already have a girlfriend.

A haze seemed to fall over Noel’s face as he pressed his index and middle finger to his temple. He soon recovered and looked up. He gave me a blank stare and proceeded down the hall with his hands stuffed in his pockets.

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At least it wasn't a glare this time.


Cafeteria – 11 A.M

A junior with an athletic build effortlessly hurtled himself onto the cafeteria table. Idle eaters quickly snatched their food trays away to save their lunches from being trampled. The athlete’s eyes seemed to glimmer as he quickly gained the attention of the entire student body. He loved the power that he had over the school. He loved being in control.

He cleared his throat and began his speech, “As all of you already know, I’m Ty Montgomery, son of Dalton Montgomery- the mayor of this quaint, little town,” he paused as a cafeteria monitor strolled by him, turning a blind eye to his spectacle. Ty smirked to himself as he watched the teacher walk past without even a word. “It’s almost Halloween, so to celebrate I’m throwing a little get-together at my place. Booze will be supplied but condoms won’t, so bring your own. Oh yeah, don’t you dare come if you’re not going to dress up. I expect to see you all this Friday night. Cheers!”

He jumped off the plastic table as his buddies fist-pounded and congratulated him on his award-winning speech.

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Immediately, the whole cafeteria was abuzz as each clique started to gush about what they were going as.

“I’m being a bunny, called it!” squealed a girl sitting to my left.

"So typical," I thought to myself as I took a bite out of a croissant.

“Like a legit bunny, or one of those slutty bunnies?” Came Ty’s seductive voice as he set both of his perfectly-sculpted hands on the table with the girl sandwiched in-between.

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The girl giggled and slowly lifted her eyes to meet Ty’s, “What do you think, Ty?”

“I think you would look perfect in one of those black corsets with bunny ears and a tail to match,” he replied with genuine interest, “come over sometime this week and I can help you put it together.”

“What a gentleman,” she replied, trying to hold Ty’s attention.

“Yeah, anything for a beautiful…” he trailed of as his gaze shifted towards the cafeteria doors.

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A ghostly figure dressed in a pale pink camisole was just entering the lunch hall.

“Wow,” Ty whispered, breathless.

Wait a second. Did Ty just lose his breath?

“You don’t have a chance in hell, Ty,” laughed Colton.

Ty ignored Colton’s comment and kept his gaze on the blonde. The blonde looked blankly at Ty and continued her strut.

“Why haven’t I seen her before?” asked Ty to the table. “God, what I would do to just spread her legs and-”

“Ty, we’re still here,” I replied with a look of disgust on my face.

“Oh right,” he replied dumbfounded, “I- uh need to go take care of a few things, I’ll catch you guys later.”

“And I thought he actually like me…” sighed the brunette.

“Naomi, forget about Ty. I have a perfectly good guy right here for you.” I replied as I raised my eyebrows at Colton.

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“W-what, me?” he sputtered.

“Yeah, you. Naomi, you think Colton’s cute right?” I asked mischievously.

She bit her lip and looked away as Colton buried his face in into his palms. I kicked what seemed to be his shin under the table and he winced in pain.

“What’s wrong with you?” I whispered.

Colton was about to utter a reply but Naomi had already turned back to the table.

“D-do you want to go to Ty’s together?” asked Colton with a hint of unsteadiness in his voice.

“Of course, pick me up at 9?” Naomi seemed to glow with happiness.

“Yeah, that’s perfect,” Colton replied, giving me cut eye.

“Oh Colton, cheer up. Now you have a date to the party!” I replied, as I got up from the table.

“W-where do you think you’re going?” he asked nervously.

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“I’m letting you two get to know each other. I expect you two to know the names of your future children by Friday!” I answered jokingly.

Colton glared and Naomi piped up, “I already have some ideas!”


Ty’s House - Friday Night 10 P.M

I squeezed through the couples crowded around the bar, and finally managed to obtain a clean, empty cup.

“Let me get that for you,” smiled Colton, as he gently grabbed my cup and started to fill it with hard liquor.

“Are you trying to get me intoxicated, Colton Hayes?” I asked him, teasingly.

“After what you’re putting me through I should kill you and bury you in Ty's backyard,” he sighed, “I can’t believe you made me ask Naomi out.”

“Clearly, you wanted to. It’s not like I forced you to!” I replied, giving Colton my most innocent pout.

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“I’ve been looking everywhere for you!” gushed Naomi, who was covered head to toe in bunny attire.

“I-uh was just getting you a drink,” Colton replied smoothly, handing Naomi my cup.

She easily gulped down the concoction and grabbed for Colton’s hand.

“How about we go check out the rest of the house!” she suggested, biting her lip seductively.

"Why, everyone's down here," he replied, confused.

“Uh sure,” Colton replied as he blindly followed Naomi upstairs.

Yeah, that’s fine. Just leave me alone why don’t you.

I released a sigh and was about to grab for another red up when I noticed the front door creaking open. In walked Noel with his girlfriend.

Perfect.

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Noel was dressed in a black leather jacket with faded dark jeans. His girlfriend was dressed in a hauntingly, gorgeous fairy costume, leaving little to the imagination. The blonde whispered into Noel’s ear, he turned towards me and scoffed. They then retreated towards a darkened corner of the house.

Not two minutes and Noel was already pissing me off. What the hell was he supposed to be anyway? He dressed like that every day!

As I turned to survey the rest of the party, Naomi caught my eye and stumbled towards me. She had a look of devastation on her face.

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“Naomi…”

“E-elena,” she whimpered, “Colton hates me.”

“Calm down,” I replied soothingly as I awkwardly placed a comforting hand on her shoulder.

“He couldn’t even get it up,” she breathed out unevenly.

“Um, wait what?”

“He couldn’t get hard! He told me it was because he was drunk but he barely drank anything!”

“I totally did not need to know that, Naomi!” I moaned as I covered my eyes.

“It’s so weird. Like I have no problem getting guys off but-“

“Oh my god,” I whispered as I quickly turned around, not being able to endure the details of her story. I quickly escaped to the second-floor balcony for a breath of untainted air.

As I leaned against the wooden banister I could feel the heavy bass of Top 40 music resonating from the living room downstairs. I leaned over the railing and inhaled the cool, refreshing air. That’s probably why I didn't hear the footsteps behind me.

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“Hey,” whispered a husky voice, as a meaty hand brushed the hair off my neck. I could smell the pungent odor of Jack Daniels on his breath.

“What are y-“

“Don’t talk…” interrupted the boy. He roughly kissed my neck and slid the strap of my ivory white dress off my shoulder.

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“Get off me!” I yelled as I whipped around and tried to defend myself. The boy with clown face paint grabbed both of my wrists and pushed me up against the banister.

“You’re the one who led me up here,” he replied with a hint of laughter, “Flaunting every curve you got in that little white dress….you definitely deserve what I’m going to do to you.”

I realized that I was in real danger. The person under the mask could actually hurt me. I thrashed and kicked but his grip was too strong. I let out a blood-curling scream but of course no one heard me over the pounding bass. The boy held my wrists with his left hand as his other hand worked his way to his belt buckle. He managed to undo his belt and was about to unzip his jeans when he was hit over the head with a glass bottle. I lifted my hands to cover my face as shards flew in all directions. I looked up to see Noel tackling the boy towards the wooden deck.

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Noel's usually calm eyes were filled with the desire to kill. He lifted the rapist’s limp body and began to deliver painful blows to his face. A pool of dark, red liquid spread around my silver high heels.

“Noel,” I choked out between tears, “Stop.” But Noel didn’t hear me, he couldn’t hear me. He was too deep in a seemingly bottomless ocean and was unable to surface.

10 seconds passed without a reply, 20 seconds, and then 40. Noel continued to pummel the bloodied body as I stood there and watched in silent horror.

kandykisses149
30th Nov 2013, 8:37 PM
Chapter 4

“Stop it, you’re going to kill him!” I screamed as I tried to push Noel off the bloodied body.

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“That would be a riveting idea,” spit Noel through clenched teeth. He swiftly produced a broken shard of glass and pressed the jagged edge against the boy’s neck.

“Please, I th-thought she wanted to,” sputtered the rapist as he coughed up blood. His clown make-up was smudged from Noel’s numerous blows and I could just make out his face.

“No. She clearly didn’t want to have sex with you,” barked Noel as he pressed the shard deeper into his neck.

“What the hell are you doing?” demanded a petite blonde adored with glitter. She quickly slid the glass door closed behind her and positioned herself in front of Noel as she examined the body.

“Seriously, Noel. Do you want to go to jail? I can’t believe you! I was having so much fun but of course when you’re around nothing goes right…” rambled the blonde.

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“Shut up, Serena,” muttered Noel under his breath.

“Pardon me? Want to say that a bit louder?”

“Shut up!” barked Noel.

“Classic Noel,” she scoffed. “And who might you be?” Asked Serena as she finally seemed to notice my presence.

Noel cut in before I could even utter a reply, “Her name’s Elena and this jackass right here almost took advantage of her. Thus, the blood.”

Serena’s mood changed drastically, “Are you okay? Please tell me Noel came in time!”

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“I-I’m fine, just a bit shaken,” I whispered as I hugged myself.

“We need to get you cleaned up before you go home! You’re coming with me,” she replied triumphantly. Noel began to protest but Serena had already grabbed my hand and was leading me towards the screen door.

“Wait, what are you going to do about the body?” I asked, hesitantly.

“Noel will take care of it!” she replied, shooting me an effortlessly beautiful smile.

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I turned back to see Noel bend down and check the boy’s pulse. As I was led out the door, Noel slowly sat down on the wooden deck and waited for the boy to regain consciousness. He picked up a piece of glass and twirled it between his fingers as he stared blankly into the moonlit sky.


Noel and Serena's House 1:30 a.m

“I haven’t even said thank you yet,” I pondered, trying to stay still as Serena removed stray shards from my hair.

“He already knows you’re thankful,” she replied carefully, “Okay, I’m all done! Now go take a shower so I can try and salvage your dress. The bathroom is down the hall and to your left.”

I gave her an appreciative nod and wandered down the hall. After managing to find the bathroom, I slipped off my bloodied dress and left it outside of the door. I scrubbed at my blood-stained skin using a warm vanilla-scented body wash and watched as the watery red mixture circled down the drain. I shuddered as I remembered his meaty hands on my body.

Great, now I’m scarred for life.

I stood under the jets and immersed myself in the continuous stream of water for 5 more minutes. I wrapped myself in a soft, cotton towel and began to dry myself. I stepped out of the bathroom to find Noel walking down the hall.

“Hey, um Noel, where’s your sister?” I called out to him.

“Probably in her room,” he replied without even turning his head. I heard a crunch as he took a bite out of his apple. “You should probably dry your hair, the floor is getting wet.”

What a gentleman.

I quickly looked at my feet and realized that my hair had been dripping water onto the floor this whole time. I grabbed another towel from the bathroom and struggled as I tried to dry my long, light-brown hair. I emerged from the bathroom to find myself alone in the hall. I continued down the hallway and was about to enter Serena’s room when I heard hushed whispering.

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“Why do you even care?” asked Serena.

“I just want to know if she’s okay,” replied Noel, annoyed.

“She seemed out of it but I think she’s going to be fine,” answered Serena, “You better not become attached to her.”

“You’re taking this out of context. She was in trouble and I helped her, that’s it.”

“Good, we all know what happens when you get attached…” she replied, instantly regretting her retort.

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Her sentence hung awkwardly in the air around them. Noel flinched like he’d been hit. He quickly regained his stature and stormed towards his sister with clenched fists. To my dismay a slight gasp escaped from my mouth. Noel’s head whipped towards the doorway.

What should I do? Run? No, too late.

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“Oh, Elena,” remarked Noel as the anguish in his eyes seemed to subside.

“Noel…”

“You've been listening the whole time,” stated Noel with an unsurprised look, “of course.” He sighed and shook his head as maneuvered around me.

“Get dressed, I’m taking you home,” he muttered without meeting my eyes.


Noel's Driveway 3.00 a.m

I slid into the black, leather passenger seat of Noel’s Lamborghini as I waited for him to start the car. As he slid the key into ignition, the vehicle purred to life. He reversed out of his freshly paved driveway and swiftly switched gears as he accelerated down his street.

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“Do you mind telling me how to get to your house?” questioned Noel.

“Oh, um, I live at the end of Long Point Drive, if you know where that is.” I added quickly.

“I’m fairly new here if that hasn't been made clear…”

“Sorry, make a left right up there.” I whispered as I bit my lip.

Silence.

“Alright, now what?” Sighed Noel impatiently.

“Um, what?” I replied, dazed.

“What next, or do you want me to keep driving?”

I frantically gazed out of the tinted window, trying to determine where we were. It didn’t help that my eyes were welling with hot tears.

“So are you just going to-” He stopped mid-sentence as he took his eyes off the road to gaze in my general direction.

“I-im sorry,” I stammered through tears, “I just c-can’t think straight right now.”

Noel pulled over and watched as I casually tried to wipe away the tears.

“Elena…”He started as he fought the urge to reach over.

“What, Noel? Are you going to make me look like an even bigger idiot?” Noel’s blue eyes widened in surprise.

“I would never,” he replied quietly.

“You've had it out for me the moment you arrived at Easton!” I shot back as I unbuckled my seat belt.

He sighed again and unbuckled his seat belt as well, “You don’t understand.”

“Clearly I don’t so why don’t you explain it to me?” I snapped and stepped out of his car.

“Girls like you,” he paused as he chose his words carefully, “are pure. Everything I touch turns to ruin. It’s better if you have nothing to do with me.”

“How can you say that about yourself?” I questioned as I looked at Noel’s illuminated face over the hood of the car.

“I know myself, Elena. I would be lying to you if I said otherwise.” He finished as he carefully walked over to where I stood.

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“You are the reason I’m okay. You saved me tonight, Noel.” I replied in a hushed tone.

“That just goes to show you don’t know me at all,” he sighed bleakly.

I stared at him. Stared into his deep, blue eyes with flecks of gold.

What is he hiding? Why doesn't he want to let me in?

Noel broke the gaze as his eyes fluttered across the contours of my cheeks, then my nose, and finally landing on the slight curve of my lips.

“You can trust m-” Even before I could finish my sentence I felt Noel’s hand brush against my cheek. He slowly pulled me in, tilted his head, and placed a gentle kiss on my lips.

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Tasia714
2nd Dec 2013, 5:38 AM
WOW! What a great story, you have me turning the pages. Love the pictures and you are a wonderful writer. I cant wait to read the next chapter. Keep up the great work.
My writing is not nearly as good as yours but I have a new chapter out if you want to give it a peek.. (please :) )

Happy simming!
Tasia.

hungryhippo
3rd Dec 2013, 3:34 AM
Your sims and pictures look beautiful! And I'm intrigued by Serena and Noel! I'm really liking the characters so far, and your writing is really well done!

Noelena, awww they're cute

Is Colton gay? Or does he just secretly love his best friend Elena? Only explanations I can come up with lol

kandykisses149
9th Dec 2013, 3:42 AM
Aw, thank you Tasia!
It's a great feeling to know that other people enjoy reading my stories! I will definitely check out yours! :)

kandykisses149
9th Dec 2013, 3:46 AM
Thank you, i try! I hope the characters aren't too typical for a high school drama ;)

I'll be focusing a bit more on Colton on the next few chapters, so you will find out soon! :D

kandykisses149
24th Dec 2013, 5:46 AM
Chapter 5

I rapidly rubbed my palms together and exhaled into my gloved hands as I walked towards the front doors of Easton. I watched as my breath appeared like a puff of smoke against the cool, fall air.

Trying to limit the amount of exposure outside, I entered the school in a hurry. My cheeks had finally returned to a normal hue when a tall blur entered my vision.

Noel.

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The beautiful specimen of a man walked down the crowded hallway. He ran his slender fingers through his ruffled hair as a strand fell over his face. He didn’t even have the slightest clue of how godly he was. A group of freshman girls stared as he passed by and quickly retreated to each other in a fit of nervous giggles.

As I came into his line of sight he casually adverted his gaze and pretended if I ceased to exist.

I stared after him in defeat as he walked towards a petite blond. As Noel approached her, she slowly lifted her eyes to meet his and shot him a breathtaking smile. Sutton Von’Clair. Porcelain skin, luscious pink lips, and hair spun from gold itself. Noel returned the smile as they engaged in conversation, forgetting the prying eyes of those around them.

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An angelic voice interrupted my gaze. “Elena!” Serena called from across the hall.

She seemed to glide towards me, never breaking her stride.

How did the most perfect people end up as siblings?

Serena gently grabbed my cold hand as she informed me of her weekend outing with a tall, brooding, older man.

“He even pulled the chair out for me! He was an absolute gentleman,” she finished dreamily.

Lucky you.

“Where do you even meet these guys?” I questioned with a smirk.

“I’m not sure if it’s safe to tell you just yet…” she muttered, biting her plump bottom lip.

“Serena, I’m kidding! You of all people should be entitled to your own private life,” I answered, trying to hide my disappointment.

“Elena, I’m so glad Noel was there that night a couple weeks back! You’re like one of the only girls that I can talk to,” She replied with gratitude.

“I’m glad too…” I trailed off as I started to remember his soft lips on mine. The way he caressed my cheek with his thumb and the radiating warmth of his body.

I was prematurely brought back to reality when I saw Sutton get bumped into Noel by a passerby. Her hazel eyes widened as she accidentally touched his arm in order to steady herself. He mouthed something to her and she smiled as he reassured her.

“They know each other?” I questioned out loud.

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Serena followed my gaze and inhaled, “Elena, don’t get mad at me.”

“Tell me,” I replied, bracing myself.

“Sutton’s been coming over pretty often and they seem to be getting pretty close,” she finished in a rush.

You know when you hear something that you wish you didn’t? Yeah, that would be me right now.

I swallowed, trying to get rid of the lump in my throat.

“Elena, I really wanted to tell you but I didn’t know if you wanted to know, seeing you like my brother and…” her sentence trailed off.

“No,” my voice wavered, “It’s perfectly fine.”

As the bell indicating the start of first period resonated through the halls, I vowed to myself that this was the last time Noel would make me feel this way. Noel wouldn’t define my happiness. I would forget about him like he forgot about me.

~

Boy’s Gym Class – 12:15 p.m

Colton quickly laced his running shoes and headed towards the treadmill. According to Coach Sloane, today he would be working on his cardio. Colton pressed the ON button and adjusted the settings as he waited for the machine to whirl to life. He began to jog, keeping his pace steady.

“You call that a workout?” yelled Coach Sloane in Colton’s ear, “You better boost up that machine, boy, or you’re going to be doing laps out in the cold.”

Colton quickly increased the speed and adjusted his pace. Sweat trickled down his face and his grey t-shirt began to cling to his toned back.

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“That goes for the rest of you! Don’t just stand there. Jesse, at least look like you’re doing something,” sighed the coach as he hit the bespectacled boy with the back of his clipboard.

“Where the hell is Montgomery,” asked the coach to no one in particular.

“If I didn’t know better, Ty’s probably getting sucked off by some chick in an empty classroom right now,” scoffed a heavily-muscled boy to his spotter.

“What the hell did you just say, Beau?” roared the coach.

“It’s just unfair that your ‘star athlete’ can skip out on training,” challenged, Beau.

“Alright, training is extended an extra 15 minutes today. You can all thank Beau.” Sloane replied with a look of triumph.

The sweaty boys groaned as they returned to their workouts.

Colton glanced at the only clock in the room and sighed. The clock didn’t seem to be moving at all. His muscles started to tighten from the build-up of lactic acid.

“Fuck, I’m out of shape,” he thought to himself as he tried to focus his attention on the treadmill.

“Your focus is all wrong,” came a voice from Colton’s left side, “focus on your breathing instead.”

Colton quickly turned his head towards the speaker. It was Beau Lornes – the very reason practice was extended.

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Colton managed a nod. He tried to focus his attention on his breathing but felt his heart rate increase instead.

He wondered if Beau could hear the intense pounding of his heart against his rib cage.

Beau examined Colton’s stride, his eyes lingering for a few extra seconds, and shrugged.

“Not bad,” Beau replied with a lopsided grin.

~

Still Figures – 12:30 p.m

“Remember class, the due date for the final project is fast approaching. Just as a reminder, it’s 20% of your final grade and you will also be required to prepare an oral presentation to accompany it.”

A few groans escaped from the crowd as our teacher, Ms.Dawson, finished her speech.

You’ve got to be kidding right.

The teacher was a petite brunette with her hair pulled back in a messy bun with wisps of curly hair falling around her face. She had delicate, doe eyes and a pair of pouting lips. I’m pretty sure boys only took her class to try and get her number.

“Did you really think that this was a bird course?” she asked the class teasingly.

She patiently waited for the chatter to subside as some football players tried to answer her rhetorical question.

“Okay guys, let’s do something easy today! How about we sketch this water bottle up at the front?”

There were a few scoffs from the audience.

“After you’re done sketching, just bring your sheet up to me and you’re free to go!” She said cheerfully as she walked back to her seat.

I rummaged through my bag and finally produced a 3B pencil and my sketchbook. I flipped to the second page and carefully started to sketch the half-filled water bottle.

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Through the corner of my eye I could see Sutton gaze at Noel while twirling her blonde locks. He momentarily held the gaze before returning to his sketch.

After 20 minutes of neck-straining and squinting I was finally finished my sketch. I signed my name in the right-hand corner and placed the copy on Ms.Dawson’s desk. I was about to enjoy a 20-minute early start to lunch when I was interrupted by a forced cough. I was surprised to see Noel with the same bored look on his face.

“Sorry,” he stated nonchalantly, “about what happened a few weeks back.”

I was about to utter a reply when he turned his attention back to Sutton.

So much for a genuine apology.

Since I had time to spare, I decided to take a detour route to the cafeteria. As I sauntered down the Math and Science hallway, I heard a faint giggle emerge from one of the nearby classrooms. How odd, everyone should be at lunch right now. My curiosity got the best of me as I decided to peer into the deserted classroom.

Ugh, I should have just kept walking.

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“Ty, tell me again how much you love me,” moaned a blond-haired girl, clearly enjoying the kisses from Ty’s infamous pair of lips.

“I love you a lot, Ashley,” mumbled Ty, as he placed careful kisses on the nape of her neck.

The girl pulled back offended,” My names, Audrey!”

“Yeah, I know, I was just making sure that you knew,” replied Ty with a seductive smile as he slipped his hand into her jeans.

“You’re really sweet…” Audrey trailed off as she tilted her head back in pleasure. So young, so naïve.

“Is this what you do for fun?” Came a cool voice from across the hall.

I quickly straightened up. I was going to utter a witty remark when I realized that it was Noel who had interrupted me, yet again.

“A-are you following me or something?” I asked, trying to keep my voice from wavering.

“Of course not,” Noel scoffed and slightly rolled his eyes, “You’re not that interesting.”

“Then what the hell are you doing here?” I demanded as I tried to keep my anger under control.

“I was just heading to the cafeteria,” he stated innocently, “Is there a problem?”

“Maybe if you weren't such as jackass, there wouldn't be!” I replied coldly as I started to make my way down the hall.

I felt a cold hand around my wrist. “I’m sorry, okay. How many times do you want me to say it?”

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I looked down at my wrist as he seemed to realize what he had done. He released his grip on my arm and carefully took a step back, awaiting my reply.

Let me tell you, I tried so hard not to look into those deep blue eyes. He had the most captivating eyes of any boy I’d ever seen. If you looked hard enough, you could see specks of gold and emerald green.

“Well, I’m not sorry. Unlike you, I actually like those I kiss.” I blurted.

He swallowed loudly, “Elena, the reason I’m sorry is because that night didn't mean anything to me. Frankly, it was a mistake on my part.”

“Wow Noel. What a fucking gentleman you are! Thanks for implanting the idea in my head that we could actually be something!” I seethed, as I pushed him away from me.

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He looked taken aback, but didn’t retaliate.

“I just don’t want to hurt you…” he replied, as if rehearsed.

“You’re so predictable. You know what, I was wrong about you. Everyone here is wrong about you. You’re just an insecure guy who doesn’t want to confront his own feelings!” I screamed.

Noel seemed to tremble with fury as he stormed down the deserted hallway. Before disappearing rounding the corner, he violently drove his fist into a nearby locker. The echo of the impact was my only comfort as I stood alone in the hall.

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kandykisses149
31st Dec 2013, 10:36 PM
Chapter 6

Noel held the door of his black Lamborghini open for Sutton. She carefully exited the car as they both made their way towards the tall front door of his house. He swiftly unlocked the door and led Sutton up the dark wooden stairs and to his room. She carefully took a seat on the edge of his bed and inspected her surroundings. Her eyes immediately fell on a wooden easel holding an incomplete painting of a young woman.

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“Who’s that?” She asked politely, squinting.

“No one,” he replied, casually turning the easel away from her view.

“I don’t understand why you feel the need to hide things from me,” she sighed as she traced her finger along the freshly washed bed sheets.

“I just don’t think it’s any of your business,” he replied curtly, “that’s not what we’re here to do anyway.”

“Do you really want to do this?” she asked as she played with the ruffles on her skirt.

Noel nodded and locked the door. He pulled his shirt over his head, exposing his tattooed chest and joined Sutton on the bed. He placed a cold kiss on her lips and lazily lifted his dark, emotionless eyes to meet hers. Sutton understood all too well; Noel didn’t have any feelings towards her. He had turned off his emotions long ago in order to forget the pain he was confronted with. She returned the kiss gently and allowed him to lower her onto the bed as they engaged in their charade.

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Half an hour later, Noel propped himself up on his elbows as Sutton placed herself perfectly on top of his body.

“Was it good?” She questioned, out of breath.

“Sutton, you’re beautiful,” he began, unable to meet her eyes, “but I didn’t feel anything.”

The silence was unbearable to Noel. He finally mustered the courage to look up and found Sutton with a smile on her face.

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“At least you’re honest,” she replied with amusement.

Noel couldn't help but smile, “One of my only not-so-horrible traits.”

“Well then, I guess I should get going!” Sutton said with an air of breeziness.

Noel seemed to have an internal conflict with himself, “Stay. Stay for dinner.”

His remark hung in the air.

“You can cook?” Sutton asked, raising an eyebrow.”

“Not really, but I can make a killer Mac and Cheese,” he replied with a slight smile.

“If you say so,” she smiled back, the skin around her eyes crinkling.

Sutton and Noel made their way towards the pristine white kitchen. Noel swiftly produced a bowl from the bottom cupboard and began to empty the contents of the blue Kraft Dinner box. Sutton thought of something interesting to say as she waited for her meal.

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“Have you heard about the New Year’s Eve Ball?” she asked Noel.

“I haven’t,” he stated slowly, dreading what she would ask next.

“It kind of our town’s little New Year’s tradition. We should go together.” She stated boldly.

Sutton could see the tension in Noel’s shoulders, “Or not…”

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Noel was faced with a dilemma. Was it worth losing the only person he could actually tolerate over a silly, little dance?

Noel sighed, “No, I’ll-”

The piercing sound of the doorbell interrupted Noel's speech.

"It's for me!" Yelled Serena from upstairs.

Her feet barely made a sound as she ran down the dark wooden stairs and towards the glass door. Noel's gaze followed the moving image of his sister and his heart clenched as the door opened to reveal Serena’s guest. Noel caught his dishevelled reflection in the surface of the granite counter top and his hand immediately flew to his messy bed hair. He was suddenly self-conscious of his exposed chest but didn't have the time to run upstairs and pull on a shirt. Noel finally remembered Sutton's presence and wanted to shoot himself. This looked so bad. But then again it was. Noel slid off the kitchen chair and nervously made his way over to Elena and Serena. Why was he doing this? The last thing Noel wanted to do was let Elena see him like this but he couldn't stop himself. He was pulled towards her- connected to her somehow. Noel arrived at the door but found that he couldn't form any words. Elena was more beautiful than he had remembered. She slowly broke off from her conversation with Serena and shot Noel a confused look.

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"What?" She questioned.

"N-nothing." Noel replied, finding his voice once again.

"Okay, I think we should get going! We're going to be late for our appointment." Serena interrupted, sensing the tension in the air.

Noel gazed after Elena as she slowly closed her eyes and shook her head.

A haunting realization finally surfaced. Elena was the one and he had lost her.

~

Redwood Country Club - 7:45 p.m

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Noel sipped his sparkling apple cider and scanned the room. His eyes stopped on a beautiful brunette adorned in a sparkly, nude pink ensemble- Elena. She seemed happy as she laughed at remark made by Beau. Noel remembered seeing the boy, always wearing a baseball cap, in his gym class. Noel jumped as Sutton placed her small hand on his arm.

"She looks beautiful tonight," she replied, calmly.

"I know," Noel replied sadly.

"If you really feel that strongly about her, tell her. Even if you think it will ruin everything, tell her," Sutton urged as her hazel eyes began to water.

Noel laid a confronting hand on Sutton's back, "Sutton, don't cry."

"I-it's just so genuine. I wish there was someone that loved me as much as you love her." Sutton replied, looking up at the chandelier to keep her tears from running.

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Noel gently held Sutton's face in his hand and wiped a falling tear with his thumb. "You will."

“Enough about me. Go, tell her how you feel!” Sutton laughed as she casually wiped away her tears.

Noel inhaled deeply and made his way towards Beau and Elena.

"May I?" Asked Noel, bowing slightly with his hand extended towards Elena.

“Go right ahead, man,” Beau replied as a goofy smile spread across his face. He glanced at Elena and mouthed 'good luck' before slipping away into the crowd. Elena reluctantly took Noel’s hand as he spun her towards the middle of the dance floor. Noel allowed his hands to drop to Elena’s lower back, never venturing too far south. Elena automatically wrapped her arms around Noel’s shoulders and couldn’t help but wonder why she always found herself in these situations.

“I want you,” stated Noel’s, his voice cool and unstrained as always.

“What?” Elena asked as her eyes widened with surprise.

“Wait, let me finish," Noel began, "I want to be with you. I want to be the warmth that fills the emptiness in your bed. I want to be the sheets that your fingers crave at night. I want to have differences between us. I want the way you crinkle your nose when you find something you don’t like. I want to drink tea with you, share some books we find. I want to look at you like a movie, a living piece of art…and capture you.”

Elena was confused. The blinding chandelier lights and the way Noel led her across the dance floor disoriented her.

‘W-what are you saying?” Elena questioned, her nose crinkling slightly.

Noel stopped dancing, “Elena, there’s no other way I can say this – I’m in love with you.”

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That’s when everything stopped. The dancers around them crystallized into motionless figures and the music began to fade into the background. The grand clock nestled quietly in the corner began to tick slower and all the lights began to dim expect for the one above them. Noel eyes seemed to plead with Elena as he waited for her response. Elena’s sense of clarity returned to her all at once. She knew what she had to do. She wrapped her arms around Noel’s shoulders once more and slowly brought her face closer to his. In anticipation, both of their eyes closed softly as Elena’s aching lips were reunited with Noel's once again.

~

Colton could sense a pair of eyes on his back. He quickly turned around and caught a glimpse of blue eyes belonging to none other than Beau Lornes. Colton continued to dance with his partner, trying to keep his thoughts only on his footwork. Colton's eyes betrayed him as he glanced up once more and locked eyes with those piercing blue eyes. Colton’s gaze lowered to Beau’s lips and realized that he was mouthing something: “Follow me.” Colton nodded slightly, politely excusing himself from his partner and followed Beau outside.

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“Get in,” Beau demanded as he held the flimsy dark curtain of the photo booth open for Colton.

Colton hesitated slightly but did as he was told. Beau quietly slipped into the booth after Colton and whipped the curtain shut behind him. Both boys were alone in the booth with the only company being the single dim light that shone above them.

“What are we doing here?” Colton questioned, a sense of nervousness creeping up his neck.

Beau seemed to be deep in thought: his hands were curled up into tight fists and a pale blue vein pumped blood at the side of his forehead. His right leg shook slightly as he contemplated on how to phrase his next statement.

“Dude, what is it? You’re scaring me,” Colton said, looking at Beau’s strained face.

Beau turned his head slowly towards Colton. “I know your secret…I know what you are.”

Tasia714
17th Feb 2014, 4:45 AM
Oh NO! Is Colton Gay? Great pictures and I enjoy your story. Looken forward to the next chapter.
Tasia.

CNASara
17th Feb 2014, 4:58 PM
Colton HAS to be gay. Or something. GAWD WHY THE CLIFFHANGERS?! Seriously, though, I love this story already haha. I hope you'll read mine once it's completed! ^o^

kandykisses149
20th Feb 2014, 6:24 AM
Oh NO! Is Colton Gay? Great pictures and I enjoy your story. Looken forward to the next chapter.
Tasia.

Haha, you're going to find out in the next chapter ;). I'm uploading now. Thanks again!

kandykisses149
20th Feb 2014, 6:25 AM
Colton HAS to be gay. Or something. GAWD WHY THE CLIFFHANGERS?! Seriously, though, I love this story already haha. I hope you'll read mine once it's completed! ^o^

Where would the fun be without cliffhangers? :anime:
Of course I'll read yours. Just let me know when its finished!

CNASara
20th Feb 2014, 8:25 AM
I'm half tempted to ask you to make my sims, all of yours are so pretty!

I have my ideas in mind, though. They won't be quite as adorable as yours but they'll serve their purpose...I hope *_* Now post the next chapter, woman! :P

kandykisses149
20th Feb 2014, 8:44 AM
Chapter 7

Colton woke up with a sudden jolt. He looked around the room nervously as his breathing slowly returned to a hushed rhythm. His eyes fell on the ruffled sheets wrapped around what seemed to be a living, breathing body. Colton rubbed his eyes rapidly and struggled for air as his wide eyes followed the trail of clothes strewn across the floor. To his despair, the body lying next to him shifted in their blissful sleep to reveal perfectly bronzed skin. Beau’s eyes fluttered slowly as he emerged from his peaceful slumber. Colton scrambled with the sheets in an attempt to conceal his own exposed body.

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“Good morning,” Beau addressed Colton as a sheepish expression filled his face.

Colton responded with a blank stare.

“Didn't sleep well?” Beau questioned with a slight frown.

“What happened last night?” Colton questioned, disregarding Beau’s attempt at small talk.

“What do you think happened?” Scoffed Beau loudly.

Colton glared at Beau who was casually propped up on his elbow. Colton got out of bed swiftly and rummaged through the wooden floor for Beau’s belongings. After two minutes of searching, Colton was certain that he had exterminated Beau’s presence from his bedroom.

“Get out,” Colton demanded as he whipped the clothes at Beau.

Beau looked taken aback but rose from the bed slowly and did not fail to mutter a comment under his breath.

“What the hell did you say?” Asked Colton, storming towards Beau with balled fists.

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“I said that this was your idea in the first place,” Beau replied spitefully as he stormed out of Colton’s room.

Colton seethed and dug his nails into the palm of his hand.

“Fuck,” Colton sighed as he sat down on his bed, defeated.

~

Elena’s House [11:50 AM]

Elena carefully unlocked the front door to her house and softly pushed against the door. To her dismay, the door creaked loudly from the strain of the hinges. Elena groaned as she silently ushered Noel into her house. Elena swiftly scanned the living room for her parents and lead Noel towards the staircase.

“Where do you think you’re going?”

Elena and Noel froze mid-step. She spun around to face the speaker as Noel quickly let go of her hand, “I was just going up stairs, Dad.”

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“And who might your guest be?” Questioned her father, an eyebrow visibly cocked over his book.

Before Elena could even utter a word, Noel casually interrupted her.

“I’m Noel Tobais. It’s a pleasure to meet you, sir,” Noel stated, offering his hand for Elena’s dad.

Elena’s dad considered Noel’s hand for a moment before shaking it.

“Nice to meet you, son. Do me a favour and keep the door open while you two are up there,” Her dad sighed as he went back to reading his novel.

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Elena rolled her eyes quickly and led Noel up the wooden staircase. As he entered the room, he suddenly didn't know what to do with himself. Noel awkwardly sat himself down on Elena’s twin-sized bed as she began to rummage in her wooden dresser. She finally produced a pair of cotton shorts which she threw over her desk chair. Noel quickly adverted his eyes as she began to undress. Elena slipped the shorts over her smooth legs and struggled as she pulled the shorts over her posterior. Noel swallowed loudly.

“Never seen a girl change before?” Elena questioned, a smirk playing on her lips.

Noel laughed slightly but didn’t reply. Elena waited, anticipating his reply.

Before sauntering over to Noel’s location on her bed, she closed the door quietly.

“Wait, didn’t your dad say-“

“I know what my dad said, Noel,” Elena said as if talking to a child. She then took the liberty of climbing on top of Noel's tense body.

From his position, he could see down Elena’s shirt all the way to her navel. She placed her hand on his inner thigh and rubbed slowly. Noel felt himself harden at her slightest touch.

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“In all seriousness, how many girls have you been with?” Elena asked with pouting lips. She rubbed faster, trying to coax a response out of Noel.

A weary knock at the door came to Noel’s rescue.

“Elena, my computer screen just went blue,” came her brother’s nervous voice.

“Again? Dad’s going to kill you!”

“Can you help me?”

“Me? Do I look like I know anything about computers?”

“Come on. I’ll do any-“

Elena and her brother ceased their bickering as Noel coughed loudly.

“I’m not too bad with computers. Let me give it a look,” Noel offered as he stood up, placing a hand causally over his crotch to hide is hard-on. Elena sighed as her and Noel followed her brother to his untidy room. Noel gingerly sat down on the computer chair covered in clothes.

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“Would it kill you to clean up?” Elena asked with a hint of annoyance.
“Yes,” her brother replied, rolling his eyes slightly.

Noel pressed the assist button on Zach’s white computer and tinkered with the controls. To Elena and Zach’s amazement, the laptop booted up normally and loaded to Zach’s password protected User Interface screen. Zach hovered his thumb over the screen’s fingerprint reader and was signed in immediately.

“You’re a god.” Zach replied gratefully.

“Yeah, no problem,” Noel replied casually.

As Noel lifted himself out of the chair, his gaze froze on a news headline on the Windows 8 START screen.

“SMALL TOWN GIRL’S MURDER INVESTIGATION STILL UNDER WAY.”

“Noel, are you coming?” Elena asked from the doorway.

“Yea, one second,” he replied with a strained expression.

He clumsily clicked on the link and nervously scanned the article for key words. He mouthed the words quietly as he read.

“Seventeen-year-old…still missing…possible suspects….”

By the end of the article, Noel was breathing heavily. He barely took two steps before grabbing the wall for support.

“Noel, what’s wrong?”

“Nothing. I’m fine. Everything’s fine,” Noel replied, cradling his head in his hands.

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Elena hurriedly ushered Noel towards her room and made him lie down on her twin-sized bed.

“Let me get you water,” called Elena as she ran down the stairs.

She finally produced a glass cup from the white oak cabinet and filled it with water with shaking hands. By the time Elena rushed into her room, Noel was sitting up as if he never had an anxiety attack. Hearing Elena’s footsteps, Noel looked up and gave her a forced smile.

“Is that for me?”

“Y-yeah,” Elena stuttered, surprised at the swift transition.

“Thanks,” Noel replied, taking the glass from her soft hand and placing it on the bedside table. He took Elena’s arm and gently pulled her onto the bed. She looked up at Noel’s blank eyes.

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“Noel, let me in.” Elena whispered, her breath tickling Noel’s face.

“I will. Just not now.” Noel whispered back.

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Elena's dad thought carefully to himself as he watched Noel lean in to kiss his daughter. A feeling of uneasiness had overwhelmed him as they parted from their kiss. Her dad knew for a fact that he had seen Noel's face before but couldn't place it to a specific location. Regardless, he knew that there was something off about Noel and he was determined to go to any lengths to find out what that was.

~

[3:00 PM]

“Brrrrr”

“Brrrrr”

By the 3rd ring, Elena had grabbed her iPhone and slid the green “talk” bar to the right.

“Elena, you are not going to believe what I just heard!” Squealed her old time friend, Kohler, from the other end of the line.

“Wait, don’t tell me. You have a boyfriend?” Elena questioned.

“Ugh no, who needs one of those,” Kohler replied. Elena could just imagine her rolling her eyes while twirling her curly brown locks. “Something juicier…are you ready?”

“Tell me!” Elena pleaded.

“Shannon Tobais is dating Ty Montgomery!” Kohler blurted.

“Wait, Shannon as in Noel’s sister, Shannon?”

“Yeah, and did you know Noel has a tat? I always thought he was too classy to have one.”

“Yeah on his chest, w-wait how do you know that?”

“Oh, Sutton told me a while back,” Kohler stated matter-of-factly.

Elena was silent for a moment, trying to process what she just heard.

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How would Sutton know such a personal detail?

“Kohler, do you know if they slept together?” Elena questioned, a nervous tinge to her voice.

“I’m pretty sure they did, why?” Kohler asked with curiosity.

“Oh, no reason!” Elena replied, brushing off her question.

“Alright, I have to go! Text me later?”

“Yeah, sure.” Elena said just as the other line cut off.

Elena stood in her room, appalled at what she just learned. Stunned, she shot Noel a quick text: Meet me at Smith’s Creek in ten.

~

Smith's Creek [3:40 PM]

Noel arrived at the creek first and took a seat on the wooden bench as he waited for his girlfriend. After two minutes of thumb twirling he looked up to see Elena walking towards him angrily.

“When were you planning on telling me about you and Sutton?” Elena questioned, her brows knitted in a knot.

“Babe…” he started as he put his hands up defensively.

“Don’t even try that,” Elena said, biting her lip.

“I was going to tell you…”

“When? After we have sex?” Elena laughed at herself for being so stupid.

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“It’s not like that. I didn’t think it was important.” Noel replied, reaching for Elena’s hand.

“Nothing is ever important to you, is it?” Elena replied harshly, as she dodged his hand.

Noel was at a loss. He knew he wasn’t going to win this argument.

“Sorry, if I had known you would act like this I would have told you sooner,” Noel muttered.

“Who else have you been with?” Asked Elena.

“One other girl…you don’t know her.” Noel added quickly.

“Thank you for being honest,” Elena inhaled deeply as she turned around and began to walk up the small hill.

“Where are you going?”

“Home, I need some time to think,” Elena replied without even turning around.

Noel stood there for a few more seconds in utter disbelief. How did things between him and Elena go from smooth sailing to rough waters in a matter of hours.

kandykisses149
20th Feb 2014, 8:50 AM
I'm half tempted to ask you to make my sims, all of yours are so pretty!

I have my ideas in mind, though. They won't be quite as adorable as yours but they'll serve their purpose...I hope *_* Now post the next chapter, woman! :P

What I usually do is spend a looooot of time on creating a base female and male sim. From there I tweak areas of the face and also use different hairstyles to make them look different! And posted :p

CNASara
20th Feb 2014, 9:50 AM
Ooh girl. This chapter. I can just feel the sass! Lol Seriously though, I'm really in love with the storyline and that's saying something, considering I'm not usually into teeny-bopper romance stuff. Very well written.

Quick question and just something I'm curious about: Do you take your pictures and then structure your chapter around it, or vice-versa?

kandykisses149
20th Feb 2014, 8:37 PM
Ooh girl. This chapter. I can just feel the sass! Lol Seriously though, I'm really in love with the storyline and that's saying something, considering I'm not usually into teeny-bopper romance stuff. Very well written.

Quick question and just something I'm curious about: Do you take your pictures and then structure your chapter around it, or vice-versa?

Thank you, that really means a lot!

I usually write the story first then I take the pictures. If I have writer's block I usually take some pictures first and then write the story. (:

kandykisses149
16th Mar 2014, 12:36 AM
Chapter 8

Elena picked at her pepperoni pizza as she half-heartedly listened to Serena’s voice drone in and out of her conscious attention. A loud screech interrupted Elena’s daze as Ty Montgomery sat down at their secluded table. After noticing Ty’s new haircut, Elena went back to playing with her food.

“Hello, ladies,” Ty addressed them with his usual pretentious tone. How Serena found Ty attractive was beyond anything Elena could fathom.

Thud.

Elena looked up once more to find Ty’s black Timberland clad feet nestled comfortably on the cafeteria table. Elena was at her limit.

“Do you mind?” Elena snapped at Ty, who seemed to be having eye sex with Serena.

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“Jesus, Elena. What’s wrong with you?” Ty replied with squinting eyes.

“Well, you know how Sutton and Noel had a thing-” Kohler started.

“Kohler, would you shut up for once in your life?” Elena said, covering her mouth quickly as she immediately regretted her retort.

“Alright, this is where I leave,” Ty said to no one in particular as he slid his chair back.

Before exiting the cafeteria he gave Serena one of his effortless winks. She looked down at her tray quickly as a rosy blush crept its way over her face. Elena jumped in surprise as her phone vibrated in her pocket. She checked her iPhone with clumsy hands and saw that it was Noel who had texted her. She excused herself from the table, not forgetting to apologize to Kohler, and walked briskly towards the school’s solarium. As Elena arrived to the dimly lit room, Noel gestured for her to take a seat.

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“I didn’t tell you about Sutton because she didn’t mean anything to me.” Noel stated, looking at the blue and white tiled floor, “It sounds wretched but she was a distraction for what truly mattered and that was you.”

Elena gazed at Noel intently and knew she couldn’t hold him accountable for sleeping with someone when they weren’t even together.

“I shouldn’t have freaked out, Noel. Sutton’s just-I can’t even compare to her.” Elena said, unable to look at Noel.

Noel finally looked up, “You’re everything that I could ever want.”

Elena couldn’t help but laugh. This was the first sound Noel sounded corny.

“What?” Noel questioned, his face as expressionless as ever.

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“You’re cute.” Elena laughed once more as she wrapped her arms around Noel.

Noel began to relax as he realized that she had accepted his apology.

“Elena, you had me worried.” Noel said, smiling slightly.

“A little bit of worrying is healthy for you.” Elena replied, placing a soft kiss on his cheek. As Elena pulled back she noticed the time on the tiled wall.

“I should go. I have class soon.”

“No, go ahead. It’s not like I skipped class to see you or anything.” Noel said, giving her half a grin.

“I love that you’re such a rebel!” Elena gushed sarcastically as her and Noel exited the solarium together.

~

Noel rejoined his class in the library and was about to sit down at a computer when Sutton stepped in his way.

“We need to talk,” She stated, arms crossed over her chest.

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“Right here?” Noel asked, looking over his shoulder conspicuously.

“Hm, we could talk in front of your girlfriend if you want.” Sutton replied, a devilish grin spread across her face.

“What is it, Sutton?” Noel asked, massaging his temple with his left index and middle finger.

“Well, Noel, the thing is I have a bit of dirt on you!” She laughed cheerfully.

“You what?” Noel asked, dumbfounded.

“Dirt. Also known as blackmail. Here, take a look.” Sutton urged, holding her phone up for Noel to see.

There lay Noel on a wooden bench with Sutton perched on top of him in the boy’s locker room.

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“You do remember this, don’t you?” Sutton asked playfully.

Noel lunged for Sutton’s phone but she was faster. She smiled as she slipped her phone into her blouse.

“If you want it that bad, you’re going to have to come and get it!” She teased, sticking a polished finger into her mouth.

Noel grabbed Sutton’s hand roughly.

“Why?” Noel asked through clenched teeth.

“I don’t like the feeling of being used,” Sutton replied menacingly.

“Things ended mutually!” Noel replied. His voice rose and his grip around Sutton’s hand tightened.

“Stop, or ill scream.” Sutton said, her voice wavering ever so slightly.

Noel pushed Sutton’s hand away. Every nerve in his body was itching to slap the smirk off her cherub face. Knowing that if he didn’t leave he would be charged for assault, he stormed out of the library. Colton saw Noel storm down the hall and was unsure if he should say hi or not. Now that his best friend and Noel were dating, was he obliged to greet Noel? Colton decided against it and returned his attention back to Ty.

“Damn, would you look at the ass on her,” Ty exclaimed, eyeing a curly-haired brunette from across the hall.

Colton followed Ty’s gaze and realized that he was talking about Kohler. Although Kohler’s body sparked no interest within him, Colton pretended that it did anyway.

“Yeah it’s…nice,” Colton added awkwardly.

Ty whistled at Kohler as she passed by. Noel placed a hand over his face, trying to conceal his embarrassment. She shot Ty a dirty look and continued walking.

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“Kohler, come over here.” Ty called, in an attempt to lure her once more.

“What are you doing?” Colton whispered quickly. “I thought you were dating Serena?”

“I am. This one’s for you, bud.” Ty replied, slapping Colton on the back.

“Hey Colton….Ty,” Kohler replied, dropping a hint of annoyance when saying Ty’s name.

“Uh, hey.” Colton said, rubbing the back of his head.

Before things could go downhill, Ty intervened.

“We should all go on a double date!” Ty suggested, proud of his unoriginal idea.

Kohler hesitated before asking, “Like, me going with Colton?”

Ty scoffed, “Who else.”

Kohler nodded slowly, unsure of what she had gotten herself into.

“Great, my buddy Colton over here will text you the details. What’s your number by the way?” Ty asked without hesitation.

Ty motioned for Colton to take out his phone. Colton fished his phone out of his back pocket and handed it to Kohler. After saving her contact information, Kohler handed the phone back, looking up at Colton from under her thick eyelashes.

“Is that all?” Kohler asked, gazing at Colton and paying no attention to Ty.

“Yeah, just walk a few meters in front of us and stop for a sec.” Ty ordered.

Kohler had a look of confusion on her face but did as she was told.

“I just had to get one more look of that sweet ass,” Ty hooted as he held his fist out for Colton to bump.

Kohler’s cheeks flushed red with embarrassment as she slapped Ty across his arm. As Kohler walked away, Colton turned to Ty and caught a glimpse of light blue eyes.

“Hey, I need to talk to someone before class. Don’t wait up.” Colton said.

“Bro, I don’t even go to class.” Ty called as Colton walked nervously towards Beau.

“Hey,” Colton addressed Beau. Beau's unusual blond hair had grown out quickly and was slicked back under a grey beanie.

Beau didn’t even look in Colton’s direction as he continued to pack his bag for his next class.

“Can we talk about what happened?” Colton tried again.

“Oh, now you want to talk? After running me out of your house like I was some kind of animal?” Beau spit out.

“Calm down, people are starting to look…”

Beau exhaled deeply as he tried to keep his composure.

“Fine. Where?” Beau asked, annoyed
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Colton nodded his head towards the room across the hall. As the two boys began walking, Beau made sure to leave an obvious distance between him and Colton. Colton ducked his ruffled head into the deserted music room. He entered the room carefully as Beau strolled in behind him.

“I’m sorry about how I acted a few nights back.”

“Apology accepted,” Beau replied with a harsh tone.

Colton nibbled at his lip knowing that Beau still had feelings of resentment towards him.

“Beau, I like you.” Colton stated boldly.

Beau's face remained emotionless as if Colton hadn’t just confessed his feelings towards him.

Colton walked towards Beau and reached towards his face with a wavering hand.

“I’ve wanted to do that for a while.” Colton mumbled to himself.

Beau continued to stare at a tiny dot on the tiled floor.

“Look at me, I at least deserve that,” Colton stated, searching Beau’s face.

Beau finally looked at him with cold, piercing eyes. Colton took the opportunity to place his lips on top of Beau’s. Beau’s eyes widened in surprise but they gradually closed as he returned the kiss. The two boys stood in the centre of the room, grasping at each other’s clothes and kissing any bare skin they could get their lips on. As Colton slipped his hand into his partner’s jeans, Beau felt as if things were getting out of hand.

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Beau gently removed Colton’s prying hand from his boxers, “Not here.”

Colton sighed, “You’re right, I just couldn’t stop.”

“No, I like your passion but if we were to get caught…I just can’t risk it,” Beau said, readjusting his grey beanie.

“At least one of us is thinking,” Colton replied truthfully.

“We should do this again,” Beau said.

Colton grinned as him and Beau exited the room and went their separate ways to class.

~

Distressed at the news she had just discovered, a sniffling Audrey made her way to Mr.Deveroux’s office. She timidly knocked on the wooden door and entered once she felt it was safe for her to enter.

“Have a seat Audrey, what brings you to my office today?”

“I’m having a really bad day and I need someone to talk to.” Audrey confessed.

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“So this is not math-related in any way?” The teacher asked, slightly confused.

“No, it’s personal…” she trailed off.

“Since you are visibly distressed, I can try and help you move past what you’re feeling. Can you start from the beginning?” Mr.Deveroux prompted her gently.

Audrey took a deep breath and told him of her relationship with Ty. She told him the story from start to finish without missing a single detail. By the end of the story, Mr.Deveroux looked overwhelmed. Feeling that he knew more than he should, he cleared his throat awkwardly.

“Well, that was just…wow,” he began, unable to find the right words.

He tried again, “So let me get this straightened out. You and Ty were together before him and this Serena, was it, started dating?”

Audrey nodded with her eyes downcast.

“Audrey, you have to understand that you’re still young. You are an amazing young lady who has yet to live her whole life and find the one who you truly love. Ty’s just a teenage boy with only one thing is on his mind. You know that you deserve better. Don’t beat yourself up over this.” Mr.Deveroux said, trying to comfort his student.

“Do you really think I’m amazing?” Audrey asked, her eyes lighting up.

“Of course,” he replied automatically. “Now is that all?” He asked, standing up.

“Yes, thanks so much!” Audrey replied, giving her teacher a squeeze.

Mr.Deveroux’s body stiffened immediately. Audrey, sensing something was wrong, let go of her teacher.

“Um, I’m sorry. Am I not allowed to hug you?” She asked, her eyes wide.

“Let’s just make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he replied sternly.

“Yes, sir!” Audrey replied, as she made her way towards the door. Before exiting, she popped her head back into the room.

“Mr.D, could I have your number just in case I need someone to talk to again?” She asked, biting her bottom lip innocently.

He hesitated for a moment before writing his number on a slip of paper and handing it to her.

“Promise me that you’re only going to use it in an emergency.” Mr.Deveroux said, looking into Audrey’s doe eyes.

“Only for emergencies!” Audrey repeated, stuffing the slip of paper into her back pocket and smiling as she exited the room.

The newest chapter is finally up! Sorry that it took so long...I've been busy with school and such. As you can see, some of the characters have undergone quite a makeover. Feel free to leave a comment telling me what you think! :lovestruc

CNASara
18th Mar 2014, 7:47 AM
So I went from loving Sutton to hating her very quickly. I feel a bit bipolar lol

kandykisses149
19th Mar 2014, 7:58 PM
So I went from loving Sutton to hating her very quickly. I feel a bit bipolar lol

Haha, don't worry. She still has a heart in there, somewhere... :p

kandykisses149
17th Apr 2014, 1:45 AM
Chapter 9

Elena’s father logged onto his sleek, black laptop and immediately click on the Google Chrome icon. He typed “NOEL TOBAIS” into the search bar and clicked on the first link that appeared on his screen. The page opened to Noel’s facebook page. As Mr.Adams scrolled down the page he failed to find anything out of the ordinary. He went back to google search bar and typed in his name once more. Other than the facebook page, all the other results contained a “NOLAN TOBAIS” in the results. He clicked on one of them and began to read the news article.

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HAVEN POINT TEENAGER GOES MISSING
Nolan Tobais, seventeen, was last to see Alaska Hale before her disappearance on Monday, June 8th. According to sources, Hale was picked up from her residence late Monday night in a dark coloured vehicle. Investigations are still under way. If any information, please contact: 908 679 8479.

After skimming through the first three articles, Elena’s father sat back in his chair and cracked his knuckles slowly. Although he had known Noel had some secrets, he didn’t expect them to be anything like this. He stared at the laptop screen for a while before shutting the lid and heading upstairs.

~

Noel knocked on his girlfriend’s bedroom window and saw her jump slightly at the sound of his knock. Her eyes immediately lit up as she ceased what she was doing and opened the window to allow Noel inside. He sat on her bed, waiting patiently as she collected the stray papers strewn across her desk into a tidy pile. Noel appeared in front of her as she turned around. He embraced her, picking her up from her feet. Alaska brought her face closer to his, teasing him slightly. A smirked danced on her lips as she kissed his cheek followed by his nose– her nude lipstick leaving light traces on his skin. Noel ran his fingers through her wavy hair before placing her on her feet gently. He held her face as he looked into her eyes- a multitude of colours that reminded him of a supernova explosion. He closed the distance between their two faces as he kissed her lips passionately.

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Alaska pulled back slightly. “I love you, Nolan,” she confessed before kissing him once more and slipping the tip of her tongue through his parted lips.

“I’m in love with you, Alaska,” Noel breathed in between kisses as he allowed himself to be consumed within the vastness of Alaska.

Noel woke up abruptly to find himself lying on his own, ordinary bed. He looked up at his ceiling and sighed- his senses still heightened from his realistic dream. As the dream replayed in his head, Noel felt a sharp pain in his chest. He clutched at his shirt with stricken eyes as his throat began to close in on itself. He clumsily ripped his shirt over his head and threw it on the floor. Noel heaved as the pain began to subside. He placed a hand over his heart checking to make sure that it was intact. If this is what heartache felt like, he wished Alaska was dead already.

To Noel’s dismay, the screen of his phone lit up to display a new picture message from Sutton. Noel’s stomach churned as the phone loaded the picture- pixel by pixel. Noel stared at the photo in embarrassment – this one being even more damaging than the first. Not only was he having reoccurring lucid dreams of his missing ex-girlfriend but his other ex-girlfriend was making his life a living hell. Noel drove his hands into the temples of his head numerous times in frustration. Serena stood outside of Noel’s door with her hand pressed against his door. She hated when her brother became like this. Not knowing what to do, she pressed her forehead against his door and just listened.

Hours later Noel emerged from his bedroom with dark circles under his eyes.

“Going somewhere?” Serena piped, as Noel grabbed the car keys from the kitchen counter.

“Elena’s,” Noel replied, looking at Serena with cold eyes.

“Noel…” Serena started.

“Serena, don’t. The last person I would talk to is you,” Noel blurted.

Serena looked taken aback but allowed her brother to walk out of the house and to the car.

~

Noel strolled to Elena’s front door and rang the doorbell. The door opened immediately to reveal Elena. In preparation for tonight’s dinner, she was outfitted in a sea foam blue cashmere sweater matched with a black pleated skirt.

“Were you waiting at the door?” Noel asked bluntly.

Elena blushed slightly, “I couldn’t wait.”

Elena ushered him towards the dinner table. Noel took the seat across from Elena's father and couldn’t help but feel his steel blue eyes on him.

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“So Noel, Elena tells me that you’re interested in art,” her father began with fake interest.

“Yes, sir,” Noel replied politely.

“Are you planning on pursuing that in post-secondary school?” He questioned, peering at Noel curiously.

“I haven’t decided.”

“Haven’t decided if you’re going to post-secondary school or if you’re pursuing art in post-secondary school?” Her father asked slyly.

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Noel coughed, “Uh, neither I suppose.”

“Dad, could you stop with the questions?” Elena interrupted.

“I’m just trying to get to know Nolan,” her father replied innocently.

Noel froze. His eyes were locked on the small green peas and mashed potatoes with bits of bacon on his plate.

How did he know?

“Do you prefer Noel or Nolan?” Her father asked, a hint of knowingness in his voice.

Noel finally looked up, facing Elena’s father.

“It’s Noel,’ He replied harshly.

Zach dropped his fork in surprise.

“I think it’s time for you to leave,” Mr.Adams said, standing up to his full height of 6’2.

Noel excused himself from the table and headed towards the door. Before exiting the house, he turned back to give Elena a slight smile. Once the front door closed behind them, Mr.Adam’s grabbed Noel roughly by the arm.

“I may not know what you did, but I know you’re a bad influence on my daughter.” He whispered harshly.

“You don’t know half the story.” Noel replied through his teeth, trying to keep his breathing even.

“You’re a suspect in a possible murder investigation, don’t try and play the victim!” Elena’s father roared. “I expect you to end things with my daughter immediately. If I ever catch you around here again, I swear to god…” He trailed off, shaking Noel violently.

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“I get it.” Noel spit out as he pushed himself out of Mr.Adam’s death grip. Noel retreated to his sleek, black car and started the engine immediately. As he drove off, Noel looked back to find Elena’s father standing firmly at the front door like a guard dog waiting to kill. As Noel drove, his vision began to cloud over. Images of Alaska’s silky brown hair and playful smile danced around his head as if on a loop. Noel grabbed at his head roughly and shut his eyes.

Why was this happening to him?

As he opened his eyes, Alaska seemed to materialize out of thin air. She stood in the middle of the road – motionless. Noel shook his head quickly but she wouldn’t disappear.

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To avoid hitting her, Noel swerved quickly to the left. The Lamborghini crashed violently into a light post as he lost control of the car. Noel hit his head against the air bag that exploded in front of him. Bleeding from the head injury, Noel lay unconsciously across the steering wheel.

~

Noel awoke to find himself lying on a hospital bed. Although he was still drowsy from the sedative he tried to sit up. Noel looked down in shock as he realized that his wrists were strapped down to the bed. He thrashed violently before giving up and sighing.

“You’re awake,” came a voice from across the room.

Noel glanced over to the location of the voice. Alaska emerged from the darkness and caressed Noel’s face with a cold hand.

“This isn’t real. T-this isn’t happening.” Noel stuttered, the colour gone from his face.

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“Nolan, I miss you…”

“Stop. Get away from me. You're DEAD” Noel yelled, scratching at the wrists straps in an attempt to escape.

A voice emerged from Noel’s subconscious, “Wake up. Noel, you have to wake up right now.”

Noel heaved, gulping in breaths of air as he regained consciousness.

Serena was standing above his bed with a stricken expression on her face. Noel touched his unbound wrists and felt a warm, viscous liquid. He gazed at his bloodied arms in shock.

“Noel…what's happening to you?” Serena whispered as a pool of tears began to form in her eyes.

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“I-I was…” Noel tried but couldn’t find the right words, “Did you see h-her?”

“See who?” Serena asked, turning her head slightly to look around the room.

“No one.” Noel muttered, knowing that he would seem even more unstable if he mentioned her name.

“Elena’s here to see you but they’re only allowing relatives in right now.”

“Good. She’s not seeing me like this.” Noel stated, looking at his wrists once more.

“I’ll make sure she doesn’t come in,” Serena said giving her brother a tight smile, “Get some rest?”

Noel nodded slowly and watched his sister walk out of the dark room. Just as he closed his eyes, his ears tuned in to a conversation right outside the door.

“I'm going to need to go in and talk to him.” A stern voice demanded.

“Well, good luck getting answers out of him. He’s sleeping,” replied his sister’s voice.

“Oh that’s fine, I'm told I'm very patient.” The familiar voice replied, “Hey, why don’t you go get yourself a coffee, you look tired.”

Noel imagined an exchange of a few dollars between Serena and the unknown man. As his sister walked away, the click clack of his sister’s heels became inaudible.

The door to Noel’s room creaked open immediately. A man dressed in a neat suit came into view.

“Remember me?” Asked the man.

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Noel met the his eyes, “Detective Lahey, was it?”

“That’s right. I just have a few questions for you, if you don’t mind me asking.”

“Do you think I'm an idiot?” Noel scoffed as his head throbbed in pain.

“Nolan, they are just a few routine questions,” Detective Lahey replied, leaning against the wall.

“How about making yourself useful and calling the nurse for me?” Noel asked, ignoring the detective’s last statement.

“In all honesty, Nolan, if you were to cooperate we might actually have a shot at bringing her home,” urged the detective.

There was a quiet knock at the door before Noel’s nurse peaked her head into the room.

“It’s time for his next sedative,” she replied, walking past the detective and injecting a syringe into the plastic tube connected to Noel’s hand.

Detective Lahey sighed before backing away.

“Just contact me if you think of anything. You know she’s still out there.”

Were the last words Noel heard before he went under once again.

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kandykisses149
1st May 2014, 3:21 AM
Chapter 10

Elena’s left leg shook violently as she waited in the bland, hospital corridor. She forcefully placed a hand on her thigh but her leg continued to shake anyway. Impatient but fearful of looking insane, she kept her wide eyes fixed on an orange stain on the tiled floor. As she waited, Elena heard the sound of heels approaching her. She tore her eyes off the floor to glance at the new visitor – Sutton Von Clair?

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“What are you doing here?” Elena scoffed. This had to be a joke.

“I’m here to see Noel. I heard what happened, he’s okay right?” Sutton asked, with a look of genuine worry.

Elena decided to set her negative feelings towards Sutton aside for a fleeting moment. She had to admit that Sutton did care for Noel too.

“They won’t let me see him,” Elena replied quietly.

Sutton took a seat beside Elena and opened her mouth to say something but couldn’t find the words. The girls sat in silence, the only sound being the persistent buzzing of the overhead lights.

Detective Lahey sighed as he closed the door to Noel’s private room. It was unlike him to have so many unsolved cases. He was positive that there was a connection between Noel and Alaska Hale’s disappearance. He was just missing one crucial detail. The detective looked up from his spiral-bound notepad to find two pairs of hopeful eyes peering at him.

Sutton was the first to speak, “Is he okay?”

“He’s going to be fine,” Detective Lahey replied gently, gazing at Sutton.

Sutton blew out an air of relief through her plump lips.

“That’s all I wanted to hear,” She replied, lifting her hazel eyes to meet the detective’s.

Detective Lahey’s phone vibrated in his pocket, reminding him of his impending duties.

“How well do you know Noel?” Lahey asked the girls casually.

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The two girls looked at each other before Elena answered, “I’m his girlfriend.”

“Can I speak with you, over here?” Lahey asked, gesturing towards a secluded corner.

Elena stood up too quickly. She took a moment to steady herself before following the detective. Seeing her unsteady state, Lahey decided to start off simple.

“Would you happen to know the name of Noel’s previous school?”

Elena pondered this question for a moment. Her eyebrows formed a crease in the middle of her forehead as she tried to recall the name.

“He hasn’t told me that…” she trailed off.

“Oh, that’s fine.” Lahey replied, scribbling quickly in his notebook.

It was now Elena’s turn to ask a question.

“Why is he under federal investigation?” Elena asked bluntly, eyeing Lahey’s golden badge.

“That’s private information,” The detective answered, giving Elena a sincere smile.

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Sensing that Elena hadn't the slightest clue of Noel’s past, the detective stuck his notepad into his pocket.

“Is that all?” Elena asked, politely.

“That’s about it. Thanks for you cooperation, Elena Adams.” He said with a look of knowingness.

Elena stared back into the detective’s steel blue eyes. She was positive that she hadn’t mentioned her name. With a feeling of weariness, she returned to her seat beside Sutton, waiting for the moment she would finally be able to see Noel.

~

[2 Weeks Later]

Noel sat hunched in the corner of his bed, staring out of his bedroom window. Sutton gazed at the counters of his face, noticing that the scars from the accident had finally begun to fade.

“The scars are starting to fade,” Sutton noted.

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Noel continued to remain silent as he twirled a stray string on his comforter. Sutton reached for his face without hesitation. Noel closed his eyes slowly at the touch of her small hand. He nestled his face into her hand slightly. Sutton felt Noel tense up before turning away.

“Sutton…” Noel began, unable to meet her hazel eyes.

“What? We’re not doing anything here. And on top of that, you’ve been ignoring Elena for what, a week and a half now?” Sutton fumed.

“I’m giving her some space,” Noel replied slowly, choosing his words carefully.

“You’re giving yourself space, Noel. You can fool her, but you’re not fooling me.” She stated, gazing at him intently. Her eyes were begging him to challenge her.

Noel was the first to look away. For such a small girl, Sutton was extremely intimidating. This was a feeling Noel rarely encountered.

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“You always look so poised,” Noel observed, trying to take the attention off of himself.

“What do you mean?” She asked, falling for his ploy.

“You’re poised, Sutton. The way you look, act….the way you dress,” He stated as his eyes swept over her body.

Sutton squinted in confusion.

Noel reach over and slipped the strap of Sutton’s midnight blue dress over her shoulder.

Sutton laid a firm hand on Noel’s.

“Are you now telling me that you’ve had a change of heart?” She questioned.

“What if I have?” Noel questioned, looking at the tiny mole on Sutton’s neck.

Sutton laughed briskly, “You’re horrible liar.”

With defeat, Noel retreated to his corner of the bed. Had he, Noel Tobais, just get denied of sex?

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Sutton curled up into a ball at Noel’s feet.

“Can’t we just talk?” She purred, reminiscent of a Persian cat.

“About what?” Noel asked, playing along.

“Tell me something about yourself. I should know at least something about who I sleep with.”

“Hasn’t stopped you before…” Noel trailed off.

“A mistake on my part,” she admitted quickly.

“You can start off by telling my why you haven’t introduced me to your mom yet!” Sutton joked.

“She left us…when Serena and I were about 12.” Noel replied casually.

“Oh,” Sutton replied as she bit her lip.

Noel noticed that a droplet of blood had formed on Sutton’s bottom lip. He leaned over and wiped it with his thumb, leaving a smear of dark red.

“Seems like I just made things worse,” He replied.

Sutton knew that he wasn’t just referring to her lip. She ran the tip of her tongue over her bottom lip, tasting the bitterness of her blood.

Sutton sighed and turned around so that her back faced Noel. She knew she was giving him exactly what he wanted.

“Unzip me?” She asked boldly.

Noel tried to conceal his grin as he unzipped her.

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He pulled the rest of her dress off roughly to reveal her matching pink underwear.

“Nice,” Noel muttered as he immediately began to kiss her neck.

Sutton moaned with pleasure as he pinned her forcefully to the bed.

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No sooner had they began when a loud cough interrupted them.

Noel and Sutton immediately looked towards the door. There stood Serena with a look of disgust.

Noel hopped off of Sutton and swiftly threw her a blue plaid shirt that hung on a nearby chair. Sutton smiled at Serena as she draped the shirt over her exposed body. Noel grabbed his sister’s arm and forcefully led her out of his room.

“You’ve been alive for 17 years and still haven’t managed the concept of knocking?” Noel asked with narrowed eyes.

Serena rolled her eyes slightly, “If I had, you wouldn’t have opened the door anyway.”

Noel scoffed, “What do you want?”

“How can you do this?” Serena questioned, “That whore was blackmailing you less than a month ago! Not to mention that Elena’s waiting for you to call her and you’re off sleeping wi-with that thing?”

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“Firstly, her name is Sutton. Secondly, we’ve resolved that issue. Lastly, we haven’t slept together…today at least,” Noel added as a smirk began to form on his lips.

Sutton slapped her brother across his smug face. The impact of her hand against his cheek echoed through the empty halls.

“You’re wretched, Noel. Completely wretched!” Serena screamed.

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Noel held the left side of the face in utter disbelief. As his eyes narrowed into tiny slits, Serena was suddenly afraid of what her brother would do to her. He started towards her, backing her into a corner. Serena tried to grab for something, anything to protect herself. Noel slammed both of his hands against the wall inches away from Serena’s face and stared at her menacingly. He roughly grabbed her jaw and leaned in towards her ear.

“Slap me one more time, and you’d wish you were dead.” He snarled through clenched teeth.

Noel let go of his sister’s face and walked towards his bedroom with rage. Hot tears began to form at the corners of Serena’s eyes as she fell to the floor. She cupped her tender jaw in her hands as she cried silently in the corner.

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“You need to leave,” Noel ordered Sutton, who had been admiring the almost-complete painting of the unknown woman.

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Sutton looked at Noel’s expression and averted her gaze quickly. She slipped into her dress and didn’t bother asking Noel to zip it as she hurried out of the room. Noel slammed the door shut behind Sutton. How was he to blame for Elena’s misfortune when it was her own father who had forbidden Noel to contact her. Noel realized that he would always be seen as a degenerate, it was now time he started acting like one.

~

“We’re going to go with that?” Beau asked with a hint of distaste.

“It’s a classic,” Colton smiled as he brought ‘The Lord of the Flies’ to where Beau was seated.

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“What’s so good about a group of boys stranded on an island?” Beau questioned.

“Exactly that,” Colton smirked.

Beau let out a laugh and leaned over Colton’s shoulder as they analyzed the novel for its deeper meaning.

“Colton, do you mind watching Ethan for me, I’m going to the store,” asked Colton’s mother as she walked into the study room.

“Oh, why hello.” Ms. Hayes addressed Colton’s visitor.

Colton stood up quickly.

“Mom, this is Beau…” Colton trailed off, unsure of what to call him.

Beau arose slowly and gave Colton’s mom a warm smile, “It’s very nice to meet you, Ms. Hayes. I’ve heard many good things about you.”

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“A sweet talker aren’t you,” Ms. Hayes replied, laughing slightly. For a mother, she barely looked over 30. She was dressed in a black sweater adorned with sparks of grey, dark fitted jeans, finished with a pair of black heels.

“Some might say so,” Beau replied, smiling once more.

Ms. Hayes noticed the novel on the floor.

“Classic choice,” she noted, “I’ll leave you two to study. Yell if you need anything.”

Beau’s eyes trailed after Mrs. Hayes as she exited the room.

“In all honesty, if I wasn’t into guys, I’d be all over your mom.” Beau confessed as soon as Colton’s mother was out of earshot.

Colton glared at Beau before tackling him onto the carpeted floor.

“What did you say about my mom?” Colton asked.

“You have to admit, she’s a babe.”

“I’m going to kill you,” Colton threatened, unable to keep a straight face.

Beau kissed Colton’s nose playfully and suddenly froze. Colton followed Beau’s gaze to find his mother standing at the door.

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“Colton, can I speak to you?” His mother asked sternly.

Colton cheeks flushed red as he rearranged himself and followed his mother to the kitchen. Before making her way over to Colton, she picked up Ethan, his younger brother, from the feeding chair.

“Colton, is Beau more than just a friend?” His mother asked, uneasily.

Colton kept his eyes fixed on his white socks. He could feel the condescending gaze of not just his mother but of his 3-year-old brother as well.

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His mother tried again, “Hunny, look up. I don’t care who you choose to like. I just want you to be happy. We all know how your father and I’s marriage turned out…”

Colton swallowed, his Adam’s apple bobbed up and down.

“I think I do,” Colton confessed.

His mother gave him a reassuring smile, “That’s perfectly fine Colton. You know it’s going to be tough…some people aren’t going to be as open.”

“I know.” Colton said as he looked at a drawing that was plastered onto the fridge.

“In no way am I telling you to hide who you are or how you feel. I just want you to be careful,” she finished.

Colton’s mother reached out to give him a one-armed hug with Ethan nestled in between them.

As Colton embraced his mom, he realized that his mom was correct. Suddenly, Colton’s mediocre life had been transformed to one plagued with secrecy.

I am so happy to say that I'm done school for the year! You know what that means...more chapters! Wooohoo. Sit tight kiddies, next one should be up soon. ;)

frenchyxo22
8th May 2014, 12:45 AM
Nice story :D I like it so far and your sims are pretty !

On a side note:
Have you thought of anything for Elena's brother? :D
Or will Mr Deveraux have a relationship with Audrey? lol

kandykisses149
12th May 2014, 11:15 PM
Nice story :D I like it so far and your sims are pretty !

On a side note:
Have you thought of anything for Elena's brother? :D
Or will Mr Deveraux have a relationship with Audrey? lol

Why thank you!
To be honest, I use Elena's brother mostly as a side character so he will be making his appearances here and there.
For the other question, I'm focusing more on Audrey and Mr.D in the upcoming chapters so you will get to see if they work out or not! :bunny:

kandykisses149
13th May 2014, 4:03 AM
Chapter 11

Elena stood awkwardly to the side of the elegant living room. She watched as some couples whispered sweet nothings into each other ears while others were engaged in conversation. The room was adorned with white satin curtains that blew slightly in the late night breeze. In the centre of the room hung a chandelier; the embellished crystals were so long that she could reach out and touch one if she stood on her toes. Elena looked down at her feet and noticed that the floor was draped in an expensive looking rug. Elena couldn’t believe that the host allowed his guests to parade around his house with their shoes on, nevertheless, set up a keg in the kitchen.

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She also couldn’t believe that she agreed to attend a party when she could barely make it out of her room this past week. It seemed like nothing was going well for her after Noel’s accident. Elena took another sip of her drink, wishing desperately that either Colton or Serena would rescue her from this embarrassment. To her surprise, a soft hand touched the small of her back. Elena jumped and almost dropped her red plastic cup as she turned around to face her rescuer. The boy had light hazel eyes and a shock of blonde hair. Elena had never seen him before.

“Sorry if I scared you,” he said quickly, removing his hand from her back. Elena noted the innocent nature to his green eyes.

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“Not at all,” Elena replied casually.

“That really wasn’t my intent,” the blond-haired boy replied apologetically, rubbing the back of his head.

Elena shook her head and smiled.

“What do you think about the party?” He asked her in an attempt to make conversation.

“I think it’s a bit much…” She replied truthfully.

“Oh. I thought it had just the right amount of flair,” he said, clucking his tongue softly.

It took a moment for Elena to realize but the truth finally dawned on her. She turned to face the boy quickly.

“Please tell me you’re not the host,” she replied with widened eyes.

He shrugged before taking a sip of his drink, never taking his eyes off of Elena.

“I am so sorry!” Elena gasped as her left hand immediately flew to her face.

The boy gave her a lopsided grin, “Honesty is one of the traits I value in a woman.”

Elena took a moment to accept the stranger’s compliment.

“And what would the host’s name be?” Elena questioned as she looked up at him from under her thick lashes.

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“Luca Vandoren,” he replied. Before he could ask for her name a crash from the kitchen captured his attention.

“You should probably go handle that,” Elena suggested.

“I probably should,” he sighed. “Will I be seeing you again?” He asked, taking a step towards the kitchen.

Elena shrugged as she pulled a strand of hair behind her ear, “We’ll see.”

~

“Wait,” Ty replied as the dark-haired woman pushed him towards the king-sized bed.

She hushed him as her manicured hands itched at his belt.

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“I have a g-girlfriend,” Ty stuttered as he watched the woman undo his jeans.

The woman knelt down and stroked Ty’s hard member, “You may say you have a girlfriend, but this says otherwise.”

Ty shivered at her touch. He placed a hand at the back of her head, gripping her hair softly.

To Ty’s dismay the door to the master bedroom flew open to reveal Audrey, his ex-girlfriend.

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“Oh my god…” Audrey gasped, dropping the hand of the boy she was with.

Ty let go of the woman’s hair and zipped his pants up with frantic hands.

“Audrey!” He called, but she was already making her way down the hall, dragging her bewildered date behind her.

Ty grabbed Audrey’s arm, “It’s not what it looks like,” he pleaded.

“I really want to believe you Ty, but I know better. Let’s just see what Serena thinks!” Audrey shot back, ripping her arm away from Ty’s grasp. Her date stood in between them with a look of confusion on his face. Ty watched hopelessly as Audrey pulled her friend down the stairs.

“She’s not going to believe you!” He called to her as she rounded the corner.

The woman emerged from the room and walked over to Ty. She ran a finger around the edge of her lips to clear the smudges of her dark lipstick. She reached for Ty’s face and brought it closer to her own.

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“It’s a shame that we didn’t even get to have any real fun,” she pouted.

Ty groaned as he manoeuvred around the woman and headed towards the stairs. As she adjusted her white satin wrap, the woman leaned over the bannister to catch the last few glimpses of her prey.

~

Audrey scanned the room searching for Serena’s pale blond hair but her eyes settled on Elena instead.

“Hey Elena,” she began with a smile.

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“Hey…Audrey,” Elena replied, slightly dazed.

“Where’s Serena?”

Elena grabbed Audrey for support before answering, “Serena?”

“Your best friend, Serena.”

“Oh right!” Elena replied, she threw her head back and laughed.

“So is she here?” Audrey prompted.

“Haven’t seen her!” Elena replied, her words were beginning to slur.

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Audrey sighed and checked her vibrating phone. Elena leaned over and caught a glimpse of her screen. Audrey snatched her phone away but it was too late.

“Is that…” Elena began.

“SHHHHH!” Audrey whispered loudly, covering Elena’s mouth.

“Mr.Deveroux?” Elena asked quietly with parted lips.

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The picture revealed an exposed Mr.Deveroux with nothing but his hands covering his manhood.

“Don’t tell anyone...” Audrey warned as she looked into Elena’s eyes.

“So that’s what he looks like without a shirt….or pants,” Elena thought out loud.

Audrey held Elena’s face within her hands, “You didn’t see anything.”

“Yep, didn’t see anything. Nada. Nothing of Mr.Deveroux!” Elena replied sternly.

“Thank you…” Audrey replied hesitantly, unsure if Elena would keep her secret.

Elena pushed a drink into Audrey’s face, “Have some, its super good!”

Audrey took a sip and could immediately taste bile rising at the back of her throat.

"Is this what you've been drinking? This is absolutely disgusting Elena," she coughed as she placed the drink down on the coffee table. Audrey took Elena’s hand and led her to the couch.

“I’m going to get you water, stay.” She instructed as she disappeared into the crowd.

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Elena nodded to herself and stumbled onto the chair. Noel watched Elena intently from across the room. He had his arm around Sutton who was engaged in a conversation with a linebacker from a nearby school. Noel watched as a blond haired boy sat beside Elena and rubbed her back gently. Noel tensed up immediately. Just as he was about to get up, Sutton placed a firm hand on his thigh.

“Where do you think you’re going?” Sutton whispered harshly.

Noel looked down at Sutton’s hand before staring at her.

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“You may want to rethink the placement of your hand,” He replied.

“Don’t make a scene, Noel,” she said, following his gaze towards Elena. Elena had finally sat up and was smiling at something the boy had said.

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“You’re jealous, aren’t you,” Sutton stated.

“Who is he?” Noel asked, avoiding her accusation.

“His name’s Luca Vandoren. If I remember correctly, he’s from Port Haven, same place as you,” Sutton remarked.

Luca whispered into Elena’s ear before getting up and walking towards the grand staircase.

Noel glared at Luca as he began to speak, “A huge thank you to everyone for coming out tonight. It’s been my pleasure to meet all of you,” he paused for a brief moment as his eyes fell on Elena, “I can’t wait to be starting at Easton High tomorrow. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your night!”

As Luca finished the crowd began to hoot and clap. Noel sighed, displaying his dissatisfaction, as Luca returned to his seat beside Elena.

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“If I said I wasn’t jealous would you believe me?” Noel asked quietly.

Sutton looked at Noel’s expression, he seemed to be aching in actual pain for Elena.

“Nope.” Sutton replied.

~

“CHUG!”

“CHUG!”

“CHUG!” Came the chant of half a dozen teenagers.

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A fashionably late Serena walked into the kitchen to find Ty held upside down by his torso. He chugged the beer through a funnel expertly and jumped down from the keg. He grinned at his girlfriend with pride as he swallowed his last mouthful of beer.

“Babe, you look so good right now,” Ty called as he pulled Serena into a tight hug.

“Ty, stop,” she laughed as beer from Ty’s shirt seeped into her own.

“You know I would never do anything to hurt you right?” Ty asked as he held Serena’s face in his slightly sticky hands.

“Did something happen?” Serena asked hesitantly. She had never seen Ty this serious.

Ty wondered if it were better to tell Serena the truth or hope that Audrey remained silent.

“Something happened before you came,” Ty sighed, “A girl came onto me but I stopped her.”

Serena took a deep breath and exhaled through pursed lips.

“I believe you, Ty,” she replied.

Ty’s face immediately shot up, “Y-you believe me? I don’t think anyone’s ever said that to me.”

“There are firsts for everything,” Serena answered.

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As Ty pulled Serena in for another bear hug he noticed Audrey walking away with a look of defeat.

~

Elena touched the gold bordered painting that was nestled snugly into the corner of Luca’s room.

“It’s beautiful,” Elena observed.

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“The perks of having a mother who’s really into interior design,” Luca replied, twirling his thumbs as he sat on the queen-sized bed. He propped his leg up on the bed awkwardly.

Elena and Luca began to speak at the same time.

“You go first,” Luca responded quickly.

Elena smiled before starting, “I don’t usually do this...”

“You mean being alone in a bedroom with a person you’ve just met? Me neither,” Luca replied, returning the smile.

“You seem like a really good guy,” Elena started, focusing on the unopened cardboard boxes scattered around Luca’s room.

“Sentences starting with those words have never ended well for me,” Luca sighed.

“I don’t even know if I’m out of my last relationship,” Elena admitted as she sat on the bed.

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“Sounds complicated,”

“Yeah, Noel is the epitome of complicated.”

“Noel Tobais?”

“Yeah, you know him?”

“We went to the same high school. His trial is coming up soon right?”

Elena’s eyebrow rose slightly.

“Oh…you didn’t know about that. I’m sorry. Forget I mentioned that,” Luca replied quickly.

“No, tell me. Tell me everything.” Elena said sternly, searching Luca’s eyes.

“He’s going to trail for the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. Her names Alaska Hale and he was the last to see her,” Luca confessed.

Elena processed the newly discovered information.

A missing ex-girlfriend?

“I can’t do this,” Elena choked out, “How could he forget to mention that?”

“It’s not really something you mention on the first date,” Luca stated.

“You’re really going to defend him?”

Luca raised his hands as a sign of surrender. Elena felt like she was about to heave. She had lusted over Noel for months and invested her time into a relationship based on misguided truths and omissions. Feeling outraged, she let out a scream. Luca’s eyes widened in surprise but he regained his posture in a matter of seconds.

“That’s it. Let it all out,” Luca said as he returned Elena’s scream with a yell.

They both fell back on the bed and laughed at one another’s attempt. They lay there with their legs intertwined for a moment. Elena was the first to break the silence.

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“We could start off as friends,” she suggested, biting her nail.

“You’re killing me,” Luca groaned as he propped himself up on one elbow.

“Are you saying you don’t want to be my friend, Luca Vandoren?”

Luca gazed at Elena. Her light brown hair fell around her face perfectly. Her naturally pink lips were slightly parted as if she would speak at any moment. Her hopeful eyes gazed back at him intently as she waited patiently for his reply.

“Who wouldn’t want to be your friend?”

kandykisses149
30th May 2014, 9:00 AM
Chapter 12

“Just because I’m here bed doesn’t mean I’m yours,” Elena whispered as she traced a line down Luca’s stomach and towards his navel.

Luca nodded slowly, never taking his eyes off of Elena as she wrapped her slender leg around him.

“Have you done this before?” She questioned as she played with a strand of Luca’s curly hair.

Luca nodded again as Elena placed his hand on her lower thigh and guided it upwards.

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“Are you sure you want me to do that?” Luca asked.

“Don’t ask, just do,” Elena whispered as a smile began to play across her lips.

“Luca….Luca?”

Luca woke up abruptly and turned towards the speaker. His mother stood at the door in a black camisole.

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“You’re going to be late,” she stated as she entered his room. She opened the blinds quickly, allowing the early morning sun to flood Luca’s room.

Luca scrambled for the sheets to cover his morning wood.

“I’m sure a few extra minutes wouldn’t have been the end of the world,” he replied with a hint of annoyance.

He eyed his mother as she paraded around his room, complaining about his horrible sleeping habits. Luca sighed and lay back on the bed.

“You’re right,”

“Huh, what?” Luca asked, surprised.

“You probably do need a few minutes to let that settle down,” his mother suggested, pointing at the tent that his sheets had made.

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Luca groaned as he pulled the sheets over his head in embarrassment. He heard his mother laughing softly as the sound of her footsteps began to fade.

~

“Dude, you’re in the friendzone,” Ty stated as he leaned against the clear barrier. The barriers wound around the cafeteria in a miniature maze so that students had to wait painfully before piling their tray with cafeteria goodies.

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Luca stared at the neatly lined chips on the counter and thought of Ty’s statement.

“What else am I supposed to do?” Luca asked desperately as the group of boys inched forward in the line.

“Well if I were you, I’d just take her back to my place and seal the deal,” Ty replied, winking at Luca.

Luca looked to Colton for input but he could only offer Luca a shrug.

“Okay, take Colton for example. He’s been madly in love with Elena ever since he’s hit puberty and what progress has he made? Nothing, nada, zip. It’s sad really,” Ty
sighed as he turned around and began to pile his tray with an array of junk food.

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Colton rolled his eyes slightly but didn’t protest. After loading their cafeteria trays and overdosing on napkins, the boys found an empty table outside.

Luca bit his nail nervously. The friendzone was a very dangerous place to be.

“Shit!” Ty yelled as his plastic chair tilted backwards at a frightening angle. He quickly grabbed the table to steady himself as he brought his feet back to the floor. By then, the whole cafeteria had looked towards their spot in line. Ty rubbed the back of his neck while the two other boys lowered their heads in embarrassment.

Noticing the commotion, Elena and Serena made their way over.

“It’s a shame that you didn’t crack your head,” Elena said as she leaned down to Ty’s height.

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As she lowered herself, Luca had a full view down the front of Elena’s loose shirt. Luca tried to look at her face but found that his eyes kept falling south. C’s or B’s, definitely can’t be A’s. He thought to himself as he continued to marvel. To Luca’s dismay, Elena had finished her conversation with Ty and was straightening up.

“Remember what I said about the zone,” Ty said aloud.

“The what?” Elena asked with one eyebrow raised.

“Wasn’t talking to you, sweetheart,” Ty replied almost automatically.

Elena glared at Ty before taking the empty seat beside Luca.

“Come here,” Ty said to Serena as he pulled her onto his lap.

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Luca gazed at Ty and Serena and concluded that they had great sex.

“So…Colton,” Ty began as he turned his attention away from Serena, “what pretty little thing have you been pursuing lately?”

“Uh w-well no one really,” Colton stuttered as his eyes drifted towards Beau. Both Colton and Beau had decided that it would be better if they weren’t seen together at school. Ty followed his gaze and looked back at Colton with his head cocked slightly.

“Enough about Colton,” Serena cut in as she gave Colton a knowing smile.

She turned towards Elena and Luca, “Are you guys dating yet?”

Elena’s eyes widened as she choked on her iced coffee, “Of course not, we’re just friends.”

Ty stifled a laugh as Luca got up from his chair.

“Where are you going?” Elena asked Luca, she gazed at him intently as she waited for his reply.

Luca gripped the cafeteria chair tightly as he felt everyone’s eyes on him.

“Class,” he replied bluntly.

Elena’s nose crinkled slightly as her eyes narrowed, “Class isn’t for another 15 mi-”

“I know,” Luca replied coldly as he exited the cafeteria.

As Luca pushed through the cafeteria doors, his shoulder struck another student who was walking in.

“Sorry,” Luca muttered as he continued walking.

Luca felt a hand on his shoulder. He turned around to realize that it was Noel he had struck.

“Hey,” Noel began.

“Hi…” Luca replied hesitantly.

“How is everything?”

“Could be better,” Luca shrugged as he crossed his arms over his chest.

Noel could see the strain in Luca’s face as the blond haired boy tried to control his anger.

“How’s your mom?”

Luca suddenly looked up, “Just stop with the small talk, what the hell do you want from me?”

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Noel took a step back, “I don’t want anything from you. I just wanted to see how an old friend was doing.”

Luca laughed coldly, “That’s classic, real classic even for you.”

“Why are you still holding that against me?”

“It’s not just that…it’s everything. You just take and take and take,”

Noel began to speak but Luca held up his hand angrily.

“You took Alaska…you took my mom…now you’re taking Elena from me and you don’t even know it!”

“Luca, I never tried to pursue your mother.”

“I find that extremely hard to believe.”

“You know, we used to be good friends once,” Noel began.

“That was a long time ago,” Luca spit as he pushed past Noel and through the school doors.

~

Mr.Deveroux leaned back in his black leather computer chair. He thumbed through the pictures on his phone, lingering at the picture that Audrey had sent him. A quick knock at the door sent Mr.Deveroux scrambling to hide his phone. He shoved it into the top drawer of his desk just as Audrey entered his classroom. Mr.Deveroux clutched at his heart as Audrey sauntered over to the wooden table.

“You scared me half to death,” he sighed as he rolled his chair out from under the desk.

“I have to keep you on your toes,”

“Don’t do that again,”

“Oh, so now you’re giving me orders?”

“I am your teacher, aren’t I?” he asked her slyly. He swiftly got in front of her and backed her against the desk.

“What are you going to do?”

“Nothing I haven’t done before…” He whispered as he turned her around quickly and began to run his hands over her body.

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Audrey closed her eyes and allowed herself to enjoy his touch for a few moments before pulling away.

“Not here…”

“Class doesn’t start for another 10 minutes,” her teacher replied as he bent her over the table roughly.

“Jason, get off,” Audrey stated as she pushed herself off the table.

Mr.Deveroux bit his fist and inhaled deeply, “God, you’re right. Now, get out of here before I change my mind.”

He ushered Audrey towards the door. He stuck his head outside to check if the hallway was free of students before kissing Audrey goodbye. Feeling elated, Audrey walked down the deserted hallway. Just as she rounded the corner, someone grabbed her arm, causing her textbooks to scatter across the floor.

“What the hell?” Audrey shrieked.

“I could ask you the same thing! You’re with Mr.Deveroux now?” Zach, Elena’s younger brother asked Audrey. He looked taller, somehow more mature, than the last time she had seen him.

“Um…no. What makes you think that?” Audrey replied with an air of breeziness.

Zach bent down and helped her collect her belongings. He handed her the books but not before running his hand through his silvery blond hair.

“Don’t worry about me,” Audrey replied as she accepted the books from Zach’s hands.

“Audrey, I’m just…”

“Zach, I know what I’m doing,”

Zach reached for her hand, “It’s a bad idea and you know it.”

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Audrey allowed Zach to hold her hand. They stood in the hallway for a few moments before the sound of an opening locker caused Audrey to pull her hand away.
“It’s really none of your business,” Audrey snapped as she spun on her heel and walked away.

~

Colton breathed a sigh of relief as the final bell rang, signalling the end of the school day. He slung his bag over his shoulder and took the stairs down two at a time. A smile appeared on his lips as he spotted Beau’s dirty blond hair at the foot of the stairs.

“I was wondering where you were,” Beau teased, lacing his fingers between Colton’s.

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“Shut up. I got here as fast as I could,”

“Not fast enough,” Beau replied, as he began to make his way towards the parking lot. Colton trailed behind him like an excited puppy who was about to be taken for a walk.

“We should do something today,” Colton suggested as he played with the strap of his bag.

“My place or yours?”

“I want to go out…I’m tired of sneaking around,” Colton argued. He slipped into Beau’s car and fumed in the passenger seat.

Beau sighed. Somehow he knew this would happen.

“Why can’t you just be happy? We’re together, isn’t that enough?” Beau questioned.

Colton mumbled under his breath as Beau reversed out of the parking lot.

“What did you say?” Beau asked, glancing at Colton.

“WATCH OUT!”

As Beau slammed on the breaks a loud thud echoed through the parking lot. The two boys looked at each other for a brief moment before Colton scrambled out of the car. He almost fell as he hurried towards the rear end of the car. Kohler lay on the asphalt and was grabbing her arm in pain. Colton knelt down beside her and tried to assess the extent of Beau’s damage. Kohler’s arm hung limply at her elbow.

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“I-I’m sorry…I didn’t eve-" Beau stuttered as he paced in circles.

“Call an ambulance,” Colton ordered as he brushed the hair away from Kohler’s face.

By now, a crowd had begun to form in the parking lot. Beau dialled 9-1-1 with trembling fingers as Colton tried to conceal Kohler from the crowd’s prying eyes. Colton noticed Kohler’s tear-stained shirt and hung his jacket over her.

“T-thank you,” Kohler said, wincing in pain as she tried to move her arm.

“Just don’t move,” Colton said as Kohler’s body went limp.

~

As Noel drove home from school he couldn’t get the distraught image of Luca out of his head. He made a quick U-turn and drove towards the Vandoren house. He decided to park his Lamborghini at the side of the street. He then jogged up the steps and gave the door two short knocks. Now, all he could do was wait. Noel remained slouched against the door frame as he heard the sound of footsteps approach the door. He knew that Luca’s mother had checked to see her visitor through the tiny eye hole before she opened the door. The door swung open to reveal Ms.Vandoren wearing a fitted black dress with her hair parted neatly.

“Noel Tobais, you’ve grown since the last time we saw each other,” she purred as her eyes trailed over Noel’s frame.

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“And you’re clothed for once,” Noel observed.

Ms.Vandoren chuckled, “If I remember correctly, you loved it when I walked around in nothing but your boxers.”

Noel looked away.

“Well, come in,” she said as she gestured for Noel to enter the house. Noel wiped his shoes on the doormat before stepping into the Vandoren house.

"Would you like a drink?" Ms.Vandoren asked as her voice echoed off of the walls of the empty house.

Noel shook his head, "I'm just here to talk."

"Okay..." Luca's mom trailed off.

“You told me he wouldn’t find out…” Noel began.

Ms.Vandoren’s face hardened immediately, “Luca knows?”

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Noel snorted. He shook his head as he waited for her to process the “new” information.

“Noel,” she whispered as she grasped his arm for balance, “everything’s going to fall apart.”

Noel turned towards Ms.Vandoren, “Everything?”

The colour had now drained from Ms.Vandoren’s face. She began to mutter under her breath, “That stupid little girl…always getting in the way…Alaska…who the hell names their child after a state?”

“W-wait what does Alaska have to do with this?” Noel asked.

“It’s over. The truth is going to come out,” Ms.Vandoren whispered, staring off into nothingness.

“What truth?” Noel asked desperately, he grabbed Ms.Vandoren’s shoulders and shook her roughly.

“What the hell are you doing?” Luca snarled as he pushed Noel off of his mother. Noel fell back and crashed into the wall.

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“Luca,” Ms.Vandoren began as she tried to constrain her son.

Luca roughly pulled his arm away from his mother’s grasp and pushed Noel once more.

“Get the fuck out of here,” he seethed.

Tears started to pool in Ms.Vandoren’s eyes as she watched Noel hobble towards his car. Noel quickly revved the engine and sped out of the Vandoren driveway refusing to look back at the boy he once called a friend.

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frenchyxo22
31st May 2014, 5:19 AM
Ooh drama drama :D

I can't wait to see how Audrey's love life turns out!!
And I'm anxious to find out more about Noel and Lucas mom!
Wtf is going on??!! Lol

Nice job :)

kandykisses149
31st May 2014, 9:37 PM
Ooh drama drama :D

I can't wait to see how Audrey's love life turns out!!
And I'm anxious to find out more about Noel and Lucas mom!
Wtf is going on??!! Lol

Nice job :)

LOL, Audrey has so many pursuits! And yay, that's probably going to be the main focus! :D

Thanks btw! :lovestruc

kandykisses149
11th Jun 2014, 8:08 PM
Chapter 13

Detective Lahey bit the back of his ballpoint pen and stared at the documents scattered over his desk. He sat slouched in the chair, despite the persistent pain shooting from his lower back. His shoe made a quiet tapping sound against the dark wooden floor as his right leg shook quickly.

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“What’s the connection?” He muttered to himself as he hit the table with the bottom of his fist in frustration.

“Fuck!” The detective yelled as he violently pushed the contents of his desk onto the floor. He waited for his heart rate to return to a steady pace before leaning down to pick up the documents.

The detective held up a worn photo of Elena and her male counterpart against the dim lamp that was positioned at the right side of his desk. Under the lighting, he could just make out the words scrambled on the back. He turned the picture over to reveal the name “Luca Vandoren” written in his own messy cursive writing.

“Luca Vandoren…” He mumbled under his breath as he typed the name into the database that was already open on his MacBook Air.

“Hometown Port Haven…son of Blair and Erik Vandoren…” He read quietly as he scrolled down the page.

The detective scrolled back up quickly and re-read Luca’s hometown.

“Port Haven…Port Haven…Port Haven…” He repeated to himself multiple times. Now where did he hear that name before? It sounded so familiar, if only he could determine its origin.

“PORT HAVEN!” He shouted as he slammed both of his hands down onto the desk. Was it a coincidence that Luca, Noel, and Alaska were all originally from Port Haven? Being the only whim he had, he whipped his cellphone out of his back pocket and dialled the number of his chief with swift fingers.

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“Get a search warrant and team ready, I think I’m onto something.”

~

[Two Years Ago]

A much younger Noel hopped off of his red mountain bike and walked it up the freshly paved driveway of the Vandoren household. He leaned his bike against the classic brown and white garage and hurried across the cobblestone path. He knocked on the door and waited patiently for Luca to greet him. To his surprise, the door opened to acquaint him with Ms.Vandoren.

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“Are you here to see Luca?” She asked sweetly. Her long auburn hair bounced lightly around her face as she spoke.

“Yeah, he told me he would be home,” Noel replied, twirling the strap of his backpack shyly.

“I’m sorry, but he’s still at soccer practice. He should be home soon, why don’t you wait inside?”

Noel nodded and stepped inside of the house. He stood awkwardly at the door as Ms.Vandoren walked into the living room.

“Don’t be shy, come in!” She urged as she waved her hand for Noel to follow her.

Ms.Vandoren pointed towards a spot on the couch for Noel to sit. She walked past him and sat on the couch directly across from him.

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“What’s your name, sweetie?”

“Noel Tobais.”

“Are you in my son’s year?”

“Yeah...grade 9.”

“How are you liking your first year of high school?”

“It’s okay…”

“Oh, you must be thirsty riding your bike all the way here. Let me get you something to drink!” She suggested with embarrassment.

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Before Noel could protest, Ms.Vandoren had disappeared into the kitchen. Noel rearranged himself on the sofa as he heard the clinking and clanging of glassware from the other room. Ms.Vandoren returned with an array of soft drinks standing neatly on a tray.

“Have anything you like,” she said as she sat down next to Noel and offered him the tray.

Noel picked up a can of Coke and opened it gingerly. He took a huge gulp before placing the can back on the tray.

“Thanks,” Noel said, smiling at Ms.Vandoren.

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“You are very welcome,” she replied as she squeezed his thigh. Noel’s Adam’s apple bobbed as he swallowed slowly.

“What time did you say he was coming back?” Noel asked as he looked at his watch with fake interest.

“Anytime now…” She trailed off as she studied the boy’s face.

“Do I have something?” Noel asked as he touched his face quickly.

“Just a bit of coke,” Ms.Vandoren replied as she wiped the stain away with her index finger.

Ms.Vandoren was now dangerously close to Noel. So close that Noel could smell her faint vanilla perfume; sexy yet playful.

“Thanks…” Noel said, keeping a watchful eye on the door.

“Just call me Blair,” she replied as she leaned in closer.

Their lips were now inches apart; separated only by the stale air that hung in the darkened living room.

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Blair retreated as the sound of keys pierced through the house like an arrow. Noel dug his fingernails into the leather couch in surprise.

“Mooooom?” Came Luca’s voice from the doorway.

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“Luca, look who’s here to see you!” Ms.Vandoren said, smiling widely as she regained her elegant posture.

Noel’s heart pounded violently in his chest as Luca kicked off his black Nike cleats and made his way over to where Noel was seated. Noel wondered if his beating heart would expose the unspeakable moment that Ms.Vandoren and him had just shared. Too naïve to notice, Luca sat next to Noel and rambled about how hard the coach had been on him at practice today. Ms.Vandoren got up and brushed off her skirt quietly.

“I’ll leave you two,” she said to no one in particular as she hung around the archway.

“Finally,” Luca muttered quietly, “I hope she wasn’t all weird or anything.”

“No, not at all,” Noel replied quickly. An uneasy feeling welled up inside of him as Blair looked back at him once more before she sauntered out of the living room.

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~

Detective Lahey sped towards the address that he had obtained from the database.

“Make a left in 200 metres,” stated the GPS woman in her monotone expression.

“Yeah, yeah, yeah,” the detective spoke aloud as he shut off the GPS.

As the detective turned onto Luca’s street, he began to decelerate and slowed down to a crawl. He peered at the town house through the car’s tinted windows and was disappointed to see that there was nothing out of the ordinary. Lahey turned the engine off and adjusted his gun strap, although he probably wouldn’t need it. He slipped out of his cruiser and walked towards the front door, ready to end the mystery once and for all.

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~

[Two Years Ago]

“I can’t do this today,” Noel whispered harshly into his cellphone. He smiled kindly at an elderly lady who had turned around to stare at him.

“No, I still like being with you….just not today,” Noel sighed as he examined a jar of pizza sauce.

“How abo-” Before Noel could reschedule, Blair had already hung up on the other end of the line.

Noel placed the glass jar into his shopping cart gently, afraid that it would drop and scatter its red contents all over the clean, white floor.

“You found it!” Came Alaska’s voice. She walked over to Noel juggling pizza dough and various toppings in her petite arms.

“Let me get that,” Noel said. He grabbed the largest items from her arms just before the shredded mozzarella cheese was about to fall.

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“My hero,” she said as she batted her eyelashes.

Noel rolled his eyes as he followed a skipping Alaska down the aisle.

~

“Um, yes I am Ms.Vandoren. Who’s asking?” Blair asked the detective, blocking the doorway in a very strategic manner.

“Detective Lahey,” the man replied as he held up his golden badge.

The colour began to drain from Blair’s face as she stared at the badge with her wide hazel eyes.

“Ma’am, is your son home?” Lahey asked, looking past Ms.Vandoren and into her house.

“No, he’s not.” Ms.Vandoren stated, trying desperately to keep her composure.

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“I’ll be back then,” the detective replied, eyeing Blair once more before heading back to his sleek cruiser.

Blair shut the door quickly and leaned on it for support. She walked unsteadily towards the stairs and grabbed onto the bannister for support.

“Mom, who was that?” Luca asked, running down the stairs.

Blair sniffled, “Luca, there’s something you should know.”

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~

[Two Years Ago]

“Who keeps calling you?” Alaska asked politely. The corner of her eyes crinkled slightly as she smiled.

Noel looked down at his phone and wondered if he should tell Alaska that the person who was calling was his best friend’s mother- one that he had slept with numerous times.

“Ah…it’s no one,” he replied. That wasn’t necessarily a lie, since Blair was indeed “no one” to him now.

Alaska sighed as she took a bite out of her sandwich which was very close to falling apart in her hands.

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“We should get going, it’s getting late,” Noel said, checking the time on his phone. Suddenly, his phone vibrated and a message appeared from Blair.

“Call me.” It stated.

“Can't.” He texted back quickly.

Another message appeared almost instantly.

“Are u with someone else?”

“Yes.” Noel hit send and stuffed his phone into his jacket pocket. Noel shivered slightly as the hot summer breeze began to cool around him.

“Look, the stars are coming up already!” She called excitedly as she looked up at the universe in awe.

“You’re going to have to show me all these constellations one day,” Noel replied as he slung his arm over Alaska’s shoulder, “How’s next weekend?”

~

“It was right after the divorce with your father…It was a really lonely time for me,” Ms.Vandoren said, looking down at her manicured hands.

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“That doesn’t mean you go sleeping with my friends! How do you think I felt? Did you ever stop to thinking about that?” Luca roared as as his grip around the stair railing tightened.

“Luca…” she began as her eyes welled with tears.

“That doesn’t explain why the detective was looking for ME and not YOU!” Luca yelled. He pointed his finger at his mother as he spit out the last word.

“There’s more…” Blair started as she inhaled raggedly.

~

[Two Years Ago]

Noel walked beside Alaska as they headed towards her house. They occasionally bumped shoulders during their short promenade from the quaint restuarant. He lingered as they reached the intersection before her house.

“Are you sure you don’t want me to walk you all the way?” Noel asked as he looked around at the empty neighbourhood.

“Noel, there’s neighbourhood watch and my house is right there. I just don’t want my dad seeing us,” Alaska said. She leaned in and quickly kissed Noel on the cheek.

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“Goodnight, Alaska.” Noel said. He gazed as Alaska’s unique features became more pronounced under the illumination of the moonlight.

“Goodnight, Monkey.” Alaska replied, smiling cheekily. She turned back and waved once more before disappearing into the night.

~

“I had them followed by those private contractors that used to work for your dad…”

“Mom, what did you do?” Luca asked with a ghostly expression on his face.

“I found out that Noel was avoiding me for some high school girl and I was furious,” Blair continued, “I let the contractors do what they wanted with her and I paid them off.”

Luca’s bottom lip trembled as he stared at his mother, “Y-you are a sorry excuse for a human being.”

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“I’m not proud of the things I’ve done, Luca. I’m going to try and fix things.”

“IT’S TOO LATE FOR THAT, DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND?” Luca screamed, he fell to the floor with his head in his hands.

“With or without your approval, I’ll be going to Detective Lahey’s office tomorrow. I’m going to confess.”

frenchyxo22
17th Jul 2014, 6:50 PM
Please continue your story is really great :D

kandykisses149
18th Jul 2014, 4:32 AM
Please continue your story is really great :D

That means so much, thank you!

However, I'm sad to say that this story is nearing its end.

I think I've exhausted this plot and have a new story in progress. :new: :bunny:

LovethMia
22nd Jul 2014, 11:33 AM
Well, I do hope you finish it.

kandykisses149
23rd Jul 2014, 6:53 PM
Well, I do hope you finish it.

Haha of course! I wouldn't want to leave you guys hanging :lol:

kandykisses149
23rd Jul 2014, 7:56 PM
“I could have you thrown in prison until you rot,” Detective Lahey stated as he glared at the pathetic woman sitting across from him.

Ms.Vanderson softly wiped at her face with a tear-stained tissue.

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“However, I’m not going to do that,” the detective sighed as he stood up and re-buttoned his suit.

Ms.Vanderson scrambled to her feet and met the detective at eye level.

“W-what?” She stuttered as her grip loosed around the crumpled tissue.

“The evidence I have won’t stand for shit in court,” Detective Lahey replied as he stared out the window, unable to look at Ms.Vanderson.

“B-but you have my verbal confession…”

“You don’t understand Ms.Vanderson,” Lahey chuckled softly, “you’re too late.”

~

[13 Hours Earlier]

The detective quickly climbed down the steep hill and ran under the yellow caution tape that restricted the curious bystanders from the crime scene.

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“What do we have?” Lahey asked to no one in particular as he was handed a clipboard debriefing him of the situation.

His breath caught in his throat as he finished reading the document.

“You found her…You found Alaska.”

Detective Lahey turned around just in time to see a crane lifting a still body out of the creek. The clipboard slipped from the detective’s hand and clattered against the jagged rocks.

“We were just cleaning out the creek when we hit somethin’...” the worker trailed off.

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Lahey nodded slowly as the sound of the clipboard echoed in his thoughts.

“Anything I can do?” The worker asked awkwardly.

“Just deal with the crowd,” Lahey replied, distracted.

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The detective made his way over to the lifeless body. Clumps of algae and ocean snow wrapped around Alaska’s body as if they has grown out of her skin. Lahey removed a wet strand of hair from Alaska’s face and was startled to find that her eyes were still open. As Detective Lahey lifted Alaska's pale arm from her body he found numerous gashes that ran parallel to her veins. He dropped the arm quickly and took a step back as he came to a haunting realization.

“She killed herself.”

~

[3 Weeks Later]

Noel sat, motionless, at the back of the chapel. Beside him, his sister played with her hands as she listened to the pastor.

“We are here today to seek and receive comfort for the death of Alaska Hayes. We would be less than honest if we said our hearts didn’t ache for this tragic situation,” The pastor continued.

Noel began to drown out the pastor’s voice and was instantly pulled into his thoughts.

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Why would she end her own life?

Was it his fault?

He was jolted back to reality moments later as a soft hand touched his. Noel shook his head in an attempt to rid his cluttered mind of the invading thoughts but failed miserably.

It doesn't matter.

It shouldn't matter.

It will all be over soon.

“You can do this,” She encouraged as she squeezed his hand gently.

By now, the whole audience had turned to look at Noel. Noel cleared his throat and took hesitant steps towards the pastor. As Noel passed the open casket he stared at Alaska’s still figure. He noted the whitish glow that her pale skin gave off and the slight dryness of her pink lips. She would be forever immortalized as the young, lively Alaska that everyone once knew and loved. The pastor smiled at him and placed a reassuring hand on Noel’s back before leaving the stage. Noel began to reach inside of his suit for the speech that he had so carefully prepared but decided against it. He inhaled deeply before staring into the audience.

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“My name is Nolan Tobais…and Alaska will never cease to be the love of my life,”

~

Noel leaned back against the tall white gate as he watched Alaska’s close friends and family pay their respects to her lifeless body.

“Your speech was beautiful. You really loved her, didn't you?” Elena said as she strolled over to Noel.

Noel responded with a sad smile.

"I guess we just weren't meant to be," Elena admitted, looking down at her black pumps.

“We had our moments,” Noel joked as he slung his arm around Elena’s shoulders.

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Elena laughed as she shook her head as Noel kissed her lightly on the cheek, “Nothing nearly as close as you and Alaska.”

“Yeah, well….”

“You don’t need to defend yourself.”

“Well, look at you two lovebirds!” Came Sutton’s voice. She dragged Luca behind her as she made her way over to the couple.

“Sutton,” Noel stated as he tipped his head slightly.

"Hey Elena," Luca coughed out.

“I’m going to go before things get awkward…” Elena stated as she began to walk away.

“Wait,” Noel said as Elena stopped, “Thank you…for understanding.”

“Goodbye, Noel Tobais,” she replied, taking one final look at Noel before turning away.

“I know that took a lot for you,” Colton said as Elena made her way over to him.

“I still love him,” Elena whispered as she buried her face into Colton’s chest.

“I know you do and that’s okay,” Colton soothed as he rubbed Elena’s back. At his side stood Kohler. Stunning as always, she even made the cast wrapped around her arm compliment her outfit.

“I should get going. You two are adorable by the way,” Elena said with a hint of envy as she slipped into the back of her family’s car.

As she reached over to buckle her seatbelt she was surprised to find Audrey sitting adjacent to her brother.

“Audrey meet Elena. Elena meet Audrey, my girlfriend,” Zach stated with pride.

Elena tried very hard to keep her jaw from dropping.

"Its nice to meet you Elena," Audrey replied jokingly.

The two shared a knowing smile before Elena’s attention was pulled towards two quick knocks at her window side.

Elena rolled her window down just as Noel was about to open his mouth.

“For the record, I did love you too,”

“And now?”

“Now…”

Elena rolled her eyes and began to roll up the window.

“Wait, wait wait!” Noel pleaded as he stuck his fingers in the space between the window and the roof of the car.

“Move ‘em or you’re going to be losing some fingers.”

Noel scowled but obliged and removed his fingers.

“I have to go.” Elena mouthed through the glass window.

“Not yet,” Noel replied as she swiftly opened the car door. He grabbed Elena’s face with both hands and kissed her hungrily. Elena pulled away, too stunned to return the kiss.

“I love you, Elena. I was just too blinded by the memory of Alaska that I couldn’t see what was right in front of me this whole time. Alaska will always have a place in my heart but I’m in love with you.”

Elena got out of the car and reached for the back of Noel’s head. She pulled his face inches apart from his and stared into his cosmic blue eyes that made her heart beat 10 times faster than normal. As Elena uttered her "I love you" back, she felt the cool New Hampshire breeze lift the little hairs on her arm ever so slightly and rustle the leaves of the oak trees just beyond the chapel. She heard the harmonious chirping of the birds and if she listened closely she may have even heard a girl's angelic voice being carried by the wind. Whatever it was, it made Elena feel shivers from her spine all the way down to her little toes. For once, Elena's life was not only extraordinary but it was also peaceful.

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And that's it folks! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read my stories- whether it was from start to finish or even just one chapter. It was great being able to share my ideas with all of you and I really hoped that you enjoyed the story of Elena Adams! :lovestruc :lovestruc

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