Chapter Five-- Alex: The Easiest To Fall For
I lay down listening Pierce The Veil.
Actually it was the song King For A Day so it's also Sleeping With Sirens I guess.
"Imagine living like a king someday. A single night without a ghost in the walls. We are the shadows screaming take us now. We'd-"
"So, Aaron, you can sing." I hear Alex say.
"You know..." I sit up, "You girls come in without knocking too much. It's like breaking and entering who is illegal." I say.
I look over and I see Natalie is next to her.
"Why are you two here?" I ask.
"Aaron I best suggest you stop." Natalie says.
"Stop what?" I ask.
"Stop being a jerk to Brianna! She doesn't even talk to you she only talks to me and she's told me a lot! And when I say a lot I mean, a lot! about you Aaron McLaughlin!" Alex yells.
"Natalie... Can you give me and Alex a moment please." She nods and walks out.
"Aaron! I swear, if-" I put my hand on her shoulder.
"Don't worry your pretty little head about this... I'll be nicer to Brianna." I mumble.
"Really?" She asks.
"Well, no... But, I won't get meaner." I say.
"Aaron I swear to God you're pushing all my buttons! If you don't being mean then I'll-"
Then... I did something that not only shocked her... But shocked me.
I kissed her.
At first she didn't kiss me back, then shockingly... She did.
Then she pulls herself away.
"What a way to make me shut up." She mumbles.
"Yeah sure whatever." I mumble.
I can't catch feelings.
I can't care.
Too bad then and there I realized you can't get rid of an emotion that has filled your heart.
"I don't want to song the song... I hate music." I say.
"No you don't. I just heard you listening to music... Why do you always say you hate music? I think it's clear that... You don't." She says.
I sigh, "I hate the music industry." I say.
"The music industry and music are two different things." She mumbles.
I sigh, "I like music okay? But I don't like singing and I don't want people to know I like music." I say.
She does the whole 'locked lips' hand movement thing.
"Your secret is safe with me." She says with a grin.
We sit there not saying anything then she says, "Aaron... You can really sing you shouldn't-"
"Do you wanna go to dinner with me?" I ask.
She looks at me for a good bit, then she shrugs.
"What the hell? Why not?" She says.
She sits next to me and puts her head on my shoulder but I shrug her off.
"So Aaron, how long have you liked me?" She says with a grin from ear to ear.
"I don't. You're pushy and annoying." I mumble.
She nods, "Sure. Whatever. Aaron, I know you. You're pushing me away which I respect because your parents died." She says.
She doesn't know about my brother nor my sister... Good.
"No I just don't really... Care about you." I say.
"Whatever. Nat and I are going. What time are you picking me up tomorrow?" She asks.
"Tomorrow?" I ask.
"Yeah today, what other day?" She asked smiling.
I roll my eyes.
"7." I say.
"Okay." She responds.
Right before she walks out she stops at the door, "Aaron...?"
I roll my eyes. What more does she possibly have to say?
"Yeah?" I respond.
"Are you ever going back to school?" She asks.
"If I don't go back on my own Natalie will drag me there." She smiles.
"Okay." She says.
Then she walks out.
I bury my face into my pillow.
Natalie opens the door.
"I knew I shouldn't have left you two alone. I knew you were going to use your hotness to get out of the lecture." She says.
I take the pillow off my face and I smirk.
"So, I'm hot?" I ask.
"W-Well I don't think so. B-But all the other girls in school think so! I think you're just a jerk." She stutters out.
"Yeah. Sure." I say.
"What? You think I have the hots for you don't you?!" She says.
"Face it babe everyone does." I mumble.
"Don't call me babe!" She says.
"You get irritated too easy." I mumble.
She groans and storms out... Only supporting my point.
The next morning I sit on my couch looking through job ads.
I recently lost my job and I gotta have some way to keep this house. I don't want to move.
I hear a knock on my door.
I ignore it not wanting to talk to anyone.
The door opens.
I look up, Natalie...
"What?" I ask.
"Aaron we have school-"
"I'm trying to get a job so I don't want to be interrupted. Let me be. Let me stay home. I just want to keep this house so I don't go homeless." I say.
"If you let me finish," she sits down next to me, "I would've said, Aaron, we have school, but Alex and I are playing hooky. Brianna is too much of a puss to skip but, you being... You, you're willing to skip. Alex and I don't know quite what to do, will you come hang with us?" She asks.
"I would," I start, "But as I already said I need a job so I don't loose my house, I'm probably gonna sell my car already." I mumble.
Alex peers in though the door.
"Is Aaron coming or not?" She asks.
"No, he's being a total bummer." Natalie mumbles.
"Look who's talking..." I say.
"Aaron don't take your anger out on me because you're uptight." She says.
I stand up, "You're calling me uptight?" I ask.
"When's the last time you had a drink?" I ask.
She reddens a bit.
"Why does that-"
"So never, okay. Here's an easier one, when is the last time you had sex? Or more importantly have you ever had sex? Or even gotten to the bedroom?" I ask.
Her face reddens even more.
"It's n-not lady like to answer those kinda questions..." She stutters out.
"It's not lady like to even do that shit." I say.
Her face stays red.
I turn around figuring the conversation is over when I hear, "The last time I had a drink was last weekend. And th-three guys." She closes her eyes tight.
I look at her and chuckle.
"Fine," her eyes lighten up like lights in a Christmas tree, "I'll go." She smiles.
I see Alex still peering through the doorway smiling.
I walk out of the house.
When Natalie gets into the car Alex pulls me to the side, "You're aware that she's lying right? She's never done any of tha-" I put my index finger to my lips motioning her to be quiet.
"Of course I'm aware of that." I whisper.
"Wait are you just doing this out of that dark thing you call your heart?" Alex says smiling.
"Don't get use to it." I mumble.
I shove her out of my way and I get into the car.
"Where should we go?" Natalie asks.
They both look at me.
I sigh and put my head down.
"Well I usually go to this one place, but you two wouldn't want to go..."
"Sure we would!" Alex says.
"You two are clueless." I mumble.
Both their cheeks redden when it hits them what I was talking about.
"You don't mean the..." Alex clears her throat, "The strip club?" She asks.
I laugh and their faces get redder.
"I'm just kidding guys, I have a house we can go, but I'm driving." I say.
"No this is my new-" Natalie starts, Alex stops her. She puts her head down, "Fine..." She mumbles.
She pulls over and let's me in the front seat.
I turn around and smirk at the two girls sitting in the back seat.
"Now ladies... Who's ready for a ride?" Then I drove off.