Never ever feed a teenage girl a packet of skittles and a coffee loaded with sugar for breakfast . . .
My eyes snapped open at the sound of the front door opening
"Frank?" My mum's voice called. I sat up and looked at the time. It was six o'clock in the evening
"Yeah, it was good, two new students at school." I picked at my hoodie sleeve as I spoke
"What are they like?" she said appearing and sitting down next to me
"Good, they're brothers. I've made friends with them." My mum smiled at me brightly
"That's good then, I'll get on with dinner, how does veggie burgers sound?" I loved veggie burgers, especially when mum made them
"I'm starving." She got up and chatted about her day at work. I never really did listen. The only time I listened was when she'd had a bad day. I picked my phone up off the coffee table. One unread message. It was from Gee. I instantly smiled when I saw his name and opened the message
Cheers for that! :-) Mikey won't shut up about Holly, it's almost as if he's got a crush on her! G x
I chuckled. I could imagine Mikey talking non-stop about things and in a strange way I could imagine him talking about Holly. Holly is crazy and was most likely telling Gee and their parents all about the crazy things she does
"What's so funny?" my mum asked poking her head round the corner
"Nothing," I said lowering my phone. She carried on talking as I replied to the text
LOL I can imagine your brother doing that! If I know Holly she will be talking non-stop about the two of you! F x
I placed my phone back in my pocket and stood up and wondered to the kitchen where mum was still talking
"You know what she's like." I had no idea what she was going on about but knew it would be about her good friend Chrissie
"Yup." I jumped at my phone going off in my pocket, I pulled it out and gave a small smile
:-)Holly makes me laugh, but not as much as you make me laugh :-) G x
I hadn't noticed my mum go quiet and look at me. I looked up and wiped the smile from my face
"Just the new kid in my classes, just, um, sent me uh joke." I knew she didn't believe me but I didn't care
"Mhm, so what is his name then?" She looked round at me. I glanced at my phone
Thanks :-) you make me laugh 2 F x
I sent the message quick before looking up
"Um, Gerard, he's in my class, his brother Mikey is in the year below." She nodded her head at me
"They moved into the house six doors up."
"Oh right, I caught sight of their mother earlier, she seems nice." I nodded my head. She stared at me for a moment
"Come on Frank, tell me." I hated it when she had me on the spot and was questioning me. In a way I felt she already knew what I was going to say but wanted to hear me say it
"Tell you what?" I tried to act dumb but that never worked
"You know what." I rolled my eyes
"He is gay," I said looking down at my feet. I looked up after a few seconds. She had a smile on her face
"So, when am I going to meet him then?" I froze to the spot
"Maybe you can invite him round some point this week, and his brother if you like." I nodded my head. My mum did like meeting my friends. She saw a lot of Holly as Holly practically came round three to four times a week
"And I no doubt Holly will come too." I smiled and she turned her back to carry on preparing dinner
"So, go on, tell me all about Gerard then." Without being asked twice I told mum everything about Gerard. When I finished she was quiet
"He sounds just like you."
"I know, it's great." Even though she had her back to me, I knew she was smiling. I helped her finish dinner off, before sitting down and eating in silence with my mum. After, I went to my room, where I pulled out my guitar Pansy and sat and played her for hours before finally going to sleep.
As per usual, I was slow to wake up. I never was a morning person, even after having a coffee, I still wasn't a morning person. It only took a cup of coffee for my brother to be then awake and social. I sat up in bed scratching the back of my head, before it hit me. Today I said me and Mikey would walk with Frank to school. I smiled at the thought of Frank and smiled even more about the idea of him coming over as mum had suggested and then the thought of him meeting Bob and Ray on Saturday, that's if he was free. I got up out of bed and headed to my own little bathroom. With my room being in the basement, I got my own bathroom, saving me going all the way upstairs to go to the loo. I brushed my teeth before splashing water over my face. I reapplied my guy liner and went to get dressed. I put on a clean pair of boxers before pulling up my dark blue skinny jeans. I sifted through my t-shirts and found one and pulled it out
"Gerard! Hurry up or we'll be late!" Mikey shouted. I pulled my t-shirt over my head, grabbed my hoodie and picked up my bag and ran up the stairs into the kitchen
"Alright, keep your-" I stared at my brother for a moment
"Have you straightened your hair?"
"What's it to you if I have!" he snapped. Think I touched a nerve then. He seemed to go a little red. I then continued to examine his body
"And are you wearing a tight fitting Anthrax t-shirt?" From the look on his face, I knew to shut up before he got into a bad mood. I smirked as I picked up the cup of coffee Mikey had made for me and downed it quick
"Come on, we'll be late to meet Frank," he mumbled. I ran to the door and grabbed my black converses and put them on and opened the door and waited for my brother. I checked I had my phone and keys on me
"Bye mum!" I shouted before closing the front door. We walked down the path to meet Frank, just as he was walking up his garden path. Our eyes met and a grin immediately spread across my face and he smiled back at me. I felt a tingle go through my body. My brother looked between the two of us
"Hi Frank," he said
"Alright Mikey." Mikey nudged me
"Hey Frankie." I knew my brother looked at me when I called Frank, Frankie, but I didn't care
"Hi Gee." His cheeks had turned a pale shade of pink; he looked really cute like that. My brother smirked and when Frank looked round to close the gate I shoved my brother
"Ready?" I asked
"I suppose," Frank replied. We began to walk down the sideway towards school, talking. I knew my brother kept looking between me and Frank. It was an annoying habit of his; he liked to do it, just to annoy me; I never done it whenever he spoke to a girl. I became aware of the sound of running footsteps behind me and turned round.
I knew Gerard loved Frank. What I found annoying was that he wouldn't own up to it. The nick names for one another, the eye contact, smiling, blushing, laughing at one another's jokes and exchanging looks. I opened my mouth to say something, but noticed Gerard had slowed down in his pace and turned round. I looked round to be shocked by the sudden rush of air
"FUCKING HELL HOLLY!" Frank shouted as he fell to the ground with Holly clinging onto his back. She laughed hysterically and I couldn't help but laugh and so did Gerard
"One day, you're going to make a mistake and jump on someone who isn't me." Holly let go of his back and rolled onto hers laughing still
"Sorry, I was going to do it to Mikey, but he's too tall, it would have ended up being a rugby tackle rather than a piggy back." I felt my cheeks burn a little as she said my name. Frank got back up to his feet, with Gerard's help. I offered my hand down to Holly, who took it and I helped to pull her up
"How much sugar have you had this morning?"
"A packet of skittles and a cup of coffee with five sugars." As much as I loved my coffee, there is no way I could have that much sugar in a coffee
"Dude I feel so sorry for you," Frank said as he placed a hand on my shoulder before laughing. I looked at Holly and she was smiling like a lunatic. I couldn't help but grin back at her. I caught my brother nudge Frank and then smirk at me, with an eyebrow raised
"Come on, the gate to hell is waiting for us to arrive." I felt her tug on my arm and I followed her. I could hear Frank and Gerard whisper behind my back as we walked to school. I glanced around at them a few times to see them go silent and stare at me. I hated my brother at times; especially when he spoke about me. Holly talked before singing the lyrics to a Simple Plan song. She giggled even more
"I have a secret to tell you," Holly whispered in my ear. I looked round at her as we walked through the school gates.
"What's that?" I asked. I glanced over my shoulder. She giggled
"The sky is blue!" she fell about laughing which caused me to laugh as well. Frank shook his head and walked past with Gerard in front of us
"Sorry, I'm going to be a nightmare in geography this morning," Holly said smiling
"You'll make it interesting," I said hearing the bell ring sounding for the start of the school day
I let out a little sigh as we heard the bell ring
"See you later Mikey!" Mikey turned to wave at us before Holly dragged him away to Geography. Boy did I feel a little sympathetic towards Mikey having to put up a very hyperactive Holly; she'd soon come down though after about an hour and it would be Mikey dragging her around instead
"RE first," Gee said. I sighed again. I normally fell asleep in RE but if Gee was next to me, I'm sure I wouldn't fall asleep
"The look on your brother's face was priceless every time he looked round," I said as we began to make our way to RE. Gee laughed
"I know, he hates it, even if you're not talking about him, he still gets paranoid!" I laughed
"So Mikey likes Holly."
"You should have heard him last night when we got home," Gerard said rolling his eyes, "It was like a love sick school girl." I laughed again
"EMO'S!" someone shouted. I stopped laughing at an instant
"Motherfucker," Gerard mumbled under his breath. I giggled again at Gerard as we entered RE and sat down at the back
"I wonder how Holly feels about Mikey," I said lowering my voice as the teacher walked in
"Only way is to ask." I nodded my head
"I'll ask her, when she's a bit calmer." Gee smiled at me and I smiled back at him. The teacher hushed us into silence to take the register. The lesson began with the teacher talking in their boring monotone voice. I began to day dream, about siting with my guitar Pansy, playing my heart out rather than sitting here and learning about The Big Bang Theory. I then began to think of Gee, sat with me as I played. I imagined him singing to the songs I played. I wish he could hear me play my guitar. We didn't have music until Thursday. Wait a second, mum said him and Mikey could come round one day this evening for dinner – I wonder if she would mind if it was tonight. I know it would be short notice, but it's worth a try, worth asking. I know Holly would come as well, so Mikey would be happy. I turned my attention to Gerard
Frankie turned round to stare at me. I looked up from my doodle that I had begun in the back of my book. He glanced towards the front to see that the teacher was still talking. He looked back and faced me, before moving a little closer. My heart's beat began to pick up as he moved closer
"Gee," he whispered. I gave a nod of my head to say that I was listening and fixed my eyes to the front of the class, to watch in case the teacher looked round
"I was wondering, if you and Mikey would like to come round mine after school," he whispered. My heart skipped a few beats and I began to smile
"I'd like that," I whispered back. My god, Frankie was so cute and was so close to me. I looked round to see Frankie smiling
"I'll ask Mikey later, during break or something, and see if he's up for it."
"Don't you want to check with your parents?" he questioned
"They'll be fine with it," I whispered and smiled. He smiled back. If I wasn't in a classroom right now, surrounded by loads of homophobes and most likely a homophobic teacher, I would lean in and kiss Frankie, but savoured the moment of being really close to him and holding the gaze of his beautiful eyes.
After seeing Mikey at break, he'd agreed to the idea of going to Frankie's after school – especially when I said Holly would most likely be there. Frankie was pleased when I said Mikey would come and then fell about laughing when I told him why Mikey was mainly coming. Frankie had a laugh that you could recognize from a whole crowd of people laughing. Yesterday when I first met him, he was very quiet, especially around the rest of the class. He seemed a little more open today; more relaxed I guess – I wonder if it's because I was with him. All I knew was I loved him, but I'd only known him a day and didn't want to say anything to scare him. I know he's gay too, but he might be a little startled and freaked out if I rushed into things. I let my mind wonder, let it run away with the thoughts of me and Frank being together
"Are you ok?" came a voice. I looked round. Frankie was looking at me. He looked a little concerned
"Yeah, why?" I realised I was sat in my History lesson with Frankie. There was about ten minutes of the lesson left
"You sighed, that's all." Shit, I really must have been out of this room while I was day dreaming
"Oh, I was only day dreaming."
"You sure you're ok?" I smiled at Frank
"I'm fine, but I'm hungry and just want to get out of here." Frankie smirked
"Me too." When History finally finished, we met my brother and Holly by the lockers. Holly seemed a lot calmer and I mean a lot calmer. She walked in silence in front of the three of us
"She's not jumping all over the place and tackling Frankie to the ground." Again my brother gave me a smirk as I said Frankie
"I know, try a lesson of sitting in silence and writing up a three page essay in English, I think it killed her hyperness," Mikey whispered quietly
"She'll pick up soon enough, she normally does," Frank said. We reached the canteen and Holly continued to sit quietly as we ate lunch. Geography was fun when she was hyper, but now it was weird with her being quiet, it really was
"Don't look now Holly, but Georgia is walking this way." Holly's eyes went wide before she jumped as a girl tickled her sides
"Fuck off Georgia, I'm not in the mood."
"Was that meant to sound kinky?" her friend giggled. Holly rolled her eyes
"What do you want anyway?" The way Georgia spoke about Holly being in her group for a project in science, almost made it sound like an order with no way out
"I'll talk to you later about what you have to do." Her friend walked away
"Now would be a good time for one of you to tell me you've got a shot gun." Frank laughed
"No, none of us have a shot gun," Frank said
"I think her and Shayne are just as bad as one another aren't they," my brother said. Holly faked cried before face planting my arm. My brother smirked at me; I glared at him
"It's ok, I'll hide you."
"Well you are tall enough for me to hide behind," Holly said. Her voice was a little muffled
"Hey Holly, if you want cheering up, Mikey and Gee are coming to mine after school." Her head shot up
"Please, I don't think I could go home to dad lecturing me about how you make maps any longer!"
I laughed before patting her head. I don't' know what made me do it and I quickly moved my hand away
"Is it ok if I fall asleep on you?" Holly asked as she rested her head on my arm
"If it means you get hyper after sleep, then yeah." Holly giggled before sitting up again. I looked at my brother to see him whispering to Frank. I couldn't help again notice how they seem to look at one another whenever they were close. I liked seeing my brother socialise with people, especially if it was someone he liked. I turned my head to see Holly staring right at me. I felt my cheeks flush a little before she giggled. The bell sounded for the end of lunch
"See you outside the school gates," Gerard called to me as me and Holly got up and got ready to go to art. I nodded my head. Holly grabbed hold of my arm
"At least art is an easy lesson, I might be able to sleep in that lesson," she said.
There you go, chapter 6 :-) I won't be posting for a couple of days though, as the middle of the week, does tend to be the hectic part of the week at work, plus as I have said, I'm not pleased about being taken to the doctors -.- anyway, hope you enjoyed it