It’s been a while since I’ve posted a chapter, but I can promise that starting Saturday, I’ll start posting more regularly.
So here we are! to make up for
it, here’s chapter’s 4 and 5!!!
Okay, now it’s chapter 4!
I wake up to a loud crash outside. I run to the nearest window to see what’s up. I see a tall skinny guy who seems to be practising how to make things fall over. It looks like he’s training to take on an army of ceramic gnomes and brooms with a pole. He notices me watching and waves, I wave back. He then disappears inside.
A few minutes later I hear a knock at my door, I race downstairs and answer it.
It was the kid from next door. “Hey there, I’m Tim. Do you live here?”
“Yeah, I guess I do.” I respond, “Why were you hitting things with a pole at 6 am on a Monday?”
“I like to start the day with a workout, kinda” he laughs. “What’s your name?”
“Cool, will I see you at school?” Tim asks.
“Well no… I hadn’t actually thought of that.”
“Didn’t your parents enrol you?”
“No, they actually have been dead for many, many years.”
“Oh, I’m so sorry…” Tim appears to be shocked, “Well you’re the first orphan I’ve ever met… that’s kinda cool.”
“I’m glad the death of my family is amusing to you.”
“I’m sorry man, I didn’t mean your lack of family was cool, I mean that, you don’t seem all that disturbed. Which is cool. Why don’t you come to school with me today and we’ll see about getting you enrolled?”
I really had no interest in going to school. But I have no interest in being an assassin either, so I went with him.
The next week was pretty uneventful, so I’ll just skip it… Actually, I wrote Jane a letter, I’ll just put that here…
Hey Jane! It’s Aaron! I’m sending you this letter from my new house! Which is just awesome! My parents are still dead, which is less awesome, but they left me a lot of nice stuff! Also, made a new friend, his name is Tim. He’s cool! He helped me enrol at his school, I’ve been there a week now!
I had a job for about an hour and a half! Tim’s mom works at a law firm, I worked there until I punched a guy they were defending.
Anyway, Kayville is nice! People are cool, and I’ll write again next week.
I think that’s all. Yeah that’ll do anyway.
Let’s make this a short chapter, yeah?
Chapter 4 is now completed.
Initiating chapter 5.
Monday morning, time for school. it’s only a short walk from my place. Tim’s waiting for me out the front, like every other day last week.
“Morning!” he shouts from the other side of the driveway.
“And a good morning to you Timothy!” I say doing my best impression of sir Ian McKellen.
He responds with an impression of Patrick Stewart, “Shall we begin our journey?”
“Yes, we shall.” I got bored of the impression.
The last week has been great. I’d forgotten all about my parents and Dwight, I finally feel like a normal, everyday guy. Complete with friends and a job. Well, formerly had a job, anyway.
“Hey, Aaron. Why do they call it ‘Red Bull’ when the liquid inside the Blue can is Yellow? Why not call it ‘Yellow Bull’?”
“Good question, we should ask some of the higher powers to change it.”
We had a few conversations like that… I promise we’re not weird. Well maybe a little, but who the hell cares.
We arrived at school a little late, because I like sleep. So, we more or less ran straight to the first class. And the rest of the morning was pretty uneventful… until Lunch.
Tim and I came out of class and walked into the cafeteria.
“Hey Guys! Over here!” yelled a short bespectacled gentleman, a few tables over. “I scored us a sweet table!”
“What makes this table any different to any other table, Ryan?” Tim asked.
“I can clearly see Becca D’Angelo from here.” Ryan says with a huge grin on his face.
Ryan Davis was a little odd… His only desire in life is to sit at the opposite end of the room to a girl he’s never said a word too.
“So why not go over and talk to her?” I ask, taking a seat.
“What, are you kidding?” Ryan says, turning a shade of red, “She’d annihilate me.”
“That’s why you should go over.” Tim says. “I’d love to see you as a puddle under a cheerleader’s shoe.”
“Stop picking on Ryan. He’s not as smart as you guys are, he doesn’t always understand what you’re saying.” Says the young girl walking over to the table.
“Thanks, Stace. I guess?” Ryan sarcastically says.
“No problem, Bro!” Stacey replies.
Stacey was Ryan’s Twin sister, but the only thing they have in common is their birthday. Stacey is nearly as tall as I am and loves sports and outdoorsy stuff. Ryan recently spent 48 hours straight playing online League of Legends. Nuff said…
We sat and talked for a few minutes, then a little, pale, blonde girl silently took a seat next to Ryan.
“Oh hey! How was class?” I ask.
“It was good.” She mousily replies
Alexia Williams was a quiet girl; she’s barely said four words a day to me since I’ve been here.
“You know, one of these days I’ll get you to a full conversation.” I say.
“Don’t take it personally, Aaron. Alex was always the silent type.” Tim says.
“Alex… I don’t like that.” I say. “I mean, I get your name is Alexia, and the shorter of that is Alex, but to me you just look more like an ‘Ally’. What do you say?”
“Ally?” she says, a little louder. “I like it.” She smiles slightly.
Tim starts talking but I stopped listening because I saw the singular most beautiful girl on the entirety of earth walk through the door. She was perfect… She was more than perfect. She looked like what would happen if Perfect had a baby with Amazing. She was the type of girl who walked into a room and everything slowed down and Love Ballads from the 80’s started playing. I was instantly captivated.
“Hey, Tim. I don’t want you to think that I wasn’t listening to you… but I wasn’t listening. And who’s that?”
“Her?” Tim asks pointing in her direction.
“Don’t make it obvious that I’m talking about her.” I snap.
“Okaaaaay.” Tim says. “Her name’s Chloe. Chloe Miller… Beauty and Brains rolled into a Christmas package, and she is also, completely out of your league.”
“Woah, who says I’m interested.” I scoff.
Stacey joins in on the chat. “Well your eyes haven’t moved from her since she walked in.”
Ryan also felt the need to get a word in. “There’s the ‘Run away with me, Chloe!” look in your eyes.”
“You know, she’s a friend of mine, I could ask her to come over?” Stacey says. “I’m sure she’d love to meet you!” she adds.
“Well… I mean, if you want too, I’m open to it.”
Stacey stands up and yells across the room. “Hey, Miller! Come over here and meet my new friend Aaron!”
“Could you have yelled a little louder Stace?” Ryan says.
“As a matter of fact, I could have.” Stacey grins. “Chloe, this is Aaron. Aaron, this is Chloe.”
I spring out of my seat
“Hey, I’m Aaron. Nice to meet you, my names Aaron.”
“Yeah, I heard.” She smiles and giggles.
“I said my name too many times, didn’t I?”
“Not at all!” She grins “Now I definitely won’t forget it.”
“I hope you don’t.” I smile back like a moron.
“So, you’re new here?” Chloe asks.
“No, I’ve been here a week. So not as new as you’d expect, but new enough to have never seen you before.”
“Yeah, my family went on a little trip and we just got back. It’s totally boring.”
“I’d love to hear a bit more about it if you wanted to maybe…”
Before I could actually ask her on a date I was interrupted. “Hey! Who’s this?” Says a voice from behind me.
“Cody, this is Aaron. He’s new here!”
“Aaron! Nice to meet you buddy.” Says the walking letterman jacket with a bad haircut whose name is apparently Cody. “I’m Cody.” More like ‘Toady’… “I trust you’re having a good time talking to my Girlfriend?”
“Chloe’s your girlfriend?” I ask
“Yeah,” Chloe responds, “We’ve been dating about a month.” She smiles.
“Well if a great girl like Chloe thinks you’re okay, that makes you my friend.” I reluctantly hold out my hand and he shakes it firmly. A little too firmly.
“Well I guess I’ll see you around, chief.” He says, trying to assert his dominance by squeezing my hand a little.
“I’m gonna need that hand back, Cody.” I say, pulling my hand away.
He laughs a little, “Hey, babe… I think Tammy was looking for you.”
“Oh, right! I’d better go!” she kisses him on the cheek and leaves. “Nice to meet you, Aaron.” She says, looking back over her shoulder and then vanishing into the crowd. Leaving me with this dick.
“Okay, here’s the deal. I’m a reasonable guy.” He waves to someone I can’t quite see. “If you play by the rules, I’m a delight! If you don’t…” Suddenly a muscular, giant guy stands behind Cody. “I get my buddy Jason here to make sure you don’t every think about breaking my rules again. Okay?” he sneers.
“And what are the rules?” I ask, standing my ground when the behemoth stalks around to behind me.
“Rule one. Don’t touch what’s mine. And that…” he points to Chloe. “Is mine. Be friendly, that’s fine. But if I hear you about to ask her out again, I’ll get Jason to show you why they all call him ‘Tank’. Okay buddy, that clear?” Cody says reaching up to tap me on the head.
I grab his hand and fling it off me, then the ogre behind me grabs my arm and spins me around to face him. “He’s my friend. You got a problem with him, you got a problem with me.” He says before punching me in the stomach and throwing me onto the chair.
“I think that went well.” Tim says, as Cody and Tank leave.
“So, you’ve met my brother…” Ally speaks.
“Cody? Yeah, he’s great. He’s got a real Deniro thing going on there.” I reply.
“He’s a jerk.” Ally sharply responds. “He’s tormented me my entire life.” She adds.
“Well, I think he’s just got a new target for his hostility,” Tim chirps. “Aaron, here!”
Tim’s right. I better keep my distance for the foreseeable future. Haha yeah right. Have you met me? Let’s fast forward to later today.
It’s about 3:15 in the afternoon, the gang is all talking, laughing. And who should walk past, but Chloe Miller.
“Hey, Chloe! It’s Aaron.” I say awkwardly pushing past Ryan, who won’t get the hell out of my way. “Remember me, it’s Aaron!”
“Yes,” she giggles. “You made quite the impression.”
“Speaking of impressions… do you like comedy?” I awkwardly transition.
“I do in fact. Why’s that?” Chloe asks.
“Well there’s this comedy festival thing coming through and I wanted to know if I could take you?”
“You know I have a boyfriend, right? He won’t like you asking me out.” Chloe stoically states.
I grin from ear to ear. “I’m counting on it.” Cody comes traipsing around the corner.
“What are we talking of?” he stupidly asks, being stupid.
Tim smiles, “Oh, Aaron just asked Chloe to this comedy thing, and struck out…”
“Is that right?” Cody smiles despite the rest of his face looking like he’s going to vomit. “Guys, I need to have a word with Aaron. Please leave.” Chloe leaves, the rest stay.
“You don’t own these people Cody. They’re free to stay.” I stand my ground.
Ryan suddenly feels the need to speak. “Actually, I’d like to leave. I’ll see you guys at Aaron’s hospital bed.” He then bolts away.
“You were warned, new guy. Chloe’s my girl. And I protect what’s mine.” Cody attempts to use his five feet of height to intimidate me.
“And I protect myself.” I add, grinning.
“You think you’re some hero, don’t you? You think you’re gonna win and Chloe will choose you. Well I got news for you, she’d never choose you. Even if you were the last man on earth.”
“Well, I guess I’ll just have to prove you wrong.” I say, still grinning.
“Stop smiling!” he screams. “You arrogant tool!”
“Or what?” I grin even larger, “You’ll get your friend Jason to kick my ass?”
“Yes, I thought I made that abundantly clear this morning?” Cody says, as Tank appears from around the corner. “Kill him.” Cody says.
Tank advances on me. “I’ll make you eat your own teeth, Orphan.”
“You’re not gonna hit me.” I say, “I’ve known guys like you… they’re all talk, but when it comes to standing up, they can’t. So…”
Before I can finish my sentence, Tank’s fist contacts my face. “Who’s talking now?” he scoffs. Throwing a few more punches at my stomach and chest, before once again returning to my face.
I can hear Cody laughing.
I stand and throw my fist at Tank, who brushes it away, like a fly, and hits me a few more times.
Cody’s still laughing, a few more people have gathered around. I stand and hit Tank right in the mouth… and break my hand. He then turns savage and kicks my ass into a tree.
I black out after about 5 more punches.
And chapter 5 also blacks out.
Yup, still unconscious…
There ya go, Aceholes!
Hope you enjoyed it! See you all on SDAA SATURDAY!
Peace out homies!