For once I was glad to arrive home and go up to my room. I wiped the tears from my eyes and went to my room. I glanced in the mirror and saw my eyes glowing strong and a new teal streak in my hair. I quickly applied some hair dye to the streak and then went over to my bed. I wasn’t expecting a note this early, but there it was right in the middle of the bed.
I didn’t hesitate to open it and unfold the note itself.
NO NEW PROGRESS TODAY. KEEP HOPING.
I tossed it onto my dresser with the others and heard a soft knock at the door. I hurried to pop new contacts in to conceal my eyes and scurried down the stairs. I opened the door halfway and peered out to see Caden giving me a sympathetic smile. I opened it the rest of the way and smiled at him.
“Aren’t you supposed to be a school still?” I asked quietly.
“So are you.” He fired back. I laughed a little and nodded my head in remembrance of what occurred about an hour ago. As if he was reading my mind he spoke
“Look, I’m really sorry about what happened back there, and I wanted you to know that I don’t think of you any differently and I still want to be best friends, if thats okay with you of course.”
I looked up at him and smiled with gratitude before pulling him into a big hug. I felt his arms settle around my back and I rested my head on his chest and let myself relax in the comfort of my best friend. After about a minute of just hugging he backed up and said “I thought I could just hang with you today if you don’t mind, maybe we could talk a bit?”
I nodded and took his hand to bring him inside. I closed the door behind him and he walked up to my room, I followed behind. He sat on my bed and I sat down beside him. He looked at my face and seemed to be studying my eyes “Can I see them?” He asked.
“See what?” I asked curiously.
“Your eyes.” He responded. “You must wear contacts or something to hide them right?”
I laughed a bit and nodded. I went over to the mirror and took out my contacts carefully to reveal the shimmering teal irises. They were still glowing a bit brighter than before, probably from the events of before.I took a deep breath in and turned around to let him see. I walked back over to sit next to him on the bed. He didn’t say anything, he just looked into my eyes. He looked so concentrated.
“They’re beautiful.” He almost whispered. I blushed a little and smiled. I wasn’t used to people seeing me like this, and I felt vulnerable, but I liked it. I spoke up a bit
“Are you mad at me for never telling you?”
He still didn’t look away from my eyes as he shook his head. “ I understand that it was risky seeing what happened to the other iggies at the school, and knowing you it probably made you feel self conscious.” He laughed a bit but kept his gaze at my eyes. Suddenly the mood felt different. Caden’s gaze seemed to shift down for a second before going back to my eyes. His hand reached up as he tucked a loose strand of hair behind my ear, but his hand remained at the back of my head as he began to lean in closer to me. Without realizing it, I leaned in slowly as well. I scooted closer so that the sides of our thighs were touching. Before I knew it, our noses were touching. I could feel his warm, steady breathing brush my lips. My heart began to race as I realised what was just about to happen.
He leaned in closer and our lips were almost touching. Slowly, I felt his bottom lip brush mine and I was about to respond when I heard a knock at the door downstairs. Caden removed his hand and sat back to normal, as did I. I could feel the tension in the air get a little awkward and I quietly muttered “I’ll go see who that is.” He nodded looking at the ground. I left the room and let a deep breath out, still processing what had just happened.
I opened the front door to reveal Sterling. He walked in and I smiled at him before turning to close the door, but then I saw someone else standing there. It was a boy who looked to be around my age. He had nice light blue eyes and blonde messy hair. I could tell by his posture he seemed a little shy and reserved. He held out his hand for me to shake, and I took it and smiled up at him. “Hi I’m Jaye.” He said politely. “Azura.” I replied.
I led him inside to where Sterling was, unsure of what he was doing here. I must of looked really confused because Sterling snickered and began to explain.
“Azura, this is Jaye. He’s a good friend. I heard about what happened today and I realize that school may not be the safest place for you at the moment, but I think its important that you still continue to go…”
I had no desire to go to school anymore and decided to make it known. “I don’t really want to go to school anymore,” I began, but Sterling cut me off.
“I know, but you should. You don’t need to worry though, thats why I brought Jaye. Jaye is going to be with you 24/7 for the next while. He will sleep in this house, he will go to school with you, he’ll go along with you to do any shopping, he will never leave your side.” I looked up at Jaye and he gave me an apologetic smile. “Jaye is going to be responsible for your safety and its important that you trust him, do you understand?”
I nodded, barely, before I heard a voice I didn’t expect speak up, loudly, from behind me.
“She doesn’t need some prick to take care of her. She’s not a baby and she’s got me.”
I turned around and saw an annoyed Caden walking up behind me. Sterling rolled his eyes before responding “Yes, she does need Jaye. Jaye knows what she needs and has contacts to lots of people to help her if she needs it. I doubt someone as weak as you could provide her with the protection she needs right now.”
I looked to Cade, who was now beside me, his face was red and he looked furious. He opened his mouth to fire back but I put my hand on his arm to stop him. He looked down at me and I offered him a small smile. “It’s okay Cade, go home and try and get some rest, I’ll see you at school.” He let out a long breath and gave in. He pulled me into my chest and gave me a tight hug. He rested his chin on my head and leaned down to whisper in my ear “Don’t hesitate to call me if you need anything, you know I’m here for you.” I gulped and nodded before he let go and walked out of the door, closing it behind him.
Sterling looked at me and smiled. “Well, I’d better get going, I’ll grab any notes left behind and leave you two to get to know one another, you have the weekend before you have to go back to school so try and build a nice bond.” I nodded and glanced at Jaye who was giving me a soft smile. I ran upstairs and grabbed the notes which I delivered to Sterling, and then, he left me with Jaye.
Hey so I'm doubting anyone is gonna read this as my story hasn't gotten much attention but I really hope that if anyone does they're enjoying and maybe you could vote, comment and share so that others can experience my story?
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What do you guys think of Jaye?
And Cade and Azura almost kissed :O Omg what? I was getting major feels writing that <3
I think this story will get better as it progresses but it is moving too fast, slow? Any feedback is appreciated!
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