Quiet corridors and bike sheds
It was finally Friday, after the past few days had more unless dragged on by. The afternoon seem to be slow, which made it worse as I grew impatient. I hadn't exactly had the best day either. Throughout the day, I had been taunted by Shayne and his group whenever Gee disappeared for a few minutes. It was horrible. At times I felt like getting up and going out of the room to my spot, where I sit outside. But Gee always came back just in time. I would sigh with relief when he came back and sat down. Gee would glare at Shayne or any jock that stared at him today. I had a feeling in the pit of my stomach that something was going to happen today. I don't know what but I just had a feeling that something would happen. I jumped at the sound of the bell going off. We had maths last thing. I stood up and noticed Shayne had left rather quickly out of the room. I found it odd but shook it off
"You go, I'll catch up, I need to talk to the teacher about something," Gee said standing up. I nodded my head and walked on ahead
Chemistry last thing. That wasn't too bad, except, I knew Holly was in a bad mood with Georgia and was already dreading the lesson. She had been held back in history, so I walked ahead. Most people had cleared the corridors and were already in lesson. I heard hurried footsteps and guessed it must be Holly catching up. I turned round to greet her, only to have my back slammed up against the wall. Seeing who it was, I suddenly felt weak and useless
"Where's your brother now to save your pathetic life form," Shayne hissed
"Give it to him Shayne," said another voice. I gathered that there was at least another person here, if not more
"Exactly what I'm going to do." I felt a sharp pain as his fist made contact with my stomach and then ribs
"Never have liked nerds, especially freaky emo nerds like you." I felt something warm trickle down my face after a blow to my nose. Fuck, where was Holly or Gee when I needed them. There was no way these injuries would go unnoticed by mum. She would have a fit. I closed my eyes as he I dropped to the ground and braced myself to be kicked. I felt numb and could feel my sigh beginning to blur as another blow hit my stomach
"Leave him alone!" came a voice. It shook as it spoke, but I recognised it. I looked up before whimpering in pain. Frank stood there
"Oh look, it's the emo freak, the one who cuts, the one who still hasn't cut an artery and died yet. Be a lot better without you, freak," Shayne spat before laughing. Shit, that must hurt Frank. Frank looked petrified, but he was standing there still and looked at me. His eyes went wide in horror before he stared back at Shayne
"I may cut, but you're the reason I cut," he whimpered
"You're nothing, you have nothing to live for, so why don't' you just run along to the bathroom, take a razor and cut yourself you fucking fag of an emo." Frank began to walk, but not in the direction of the bathroom, Shayne had turned back to me to carry on beating me and I kept my eyes fixed on Frank. Frank tugged Shayne's arm and pulled him backwards away from me
"Oh I see, you want a beating first." Shayne grabbed hold of Frank and pushed him towards another jock. The jock held him tight as Shayne threw punch after punch into Frank. Shayne stepped back and the other jock threw Frank to the floor next to me
"Now," Shayne said walking forwards
"SURPRISE!" Holly screamed. Frank coughed hard as I continued to stare at Holly now clinging onto Shayne's back
"Get her off me!" Shayne screamed. He screamed like a girl, which was rather funny
"Are you ok?" Frank whispered through gasps of air
"I think so." I turned my attention back to Holly. Shayne backed up into a wall, smacking her hard, but she still clung on. The other jock attempted to pull her off his back, but she refused to let go
"You get used to keeping a good grip when you're like me," she said. Shayne shouted in frustration. My attention soon turned to my brother shouting. The jock pulled Holly of Shayne just as Gerard laid a punch on Shayne's face. He stumbled backwards. Holly wriggled her way free from the other jock and ran over and dropped to her knees in front of me
"Let's go!" Shayne shouted. His footsteps soon hurried away along with the other jock
"Holy shit," Gerard mumbled under his breath as he knelt down next to me
"I'm fine." Gerard pulled me to my feet and walked me to the toilets, leaving Holly and Frank
I slumped down onto the floor leaning against the wall in the toilets, while Gerard ran around grabbing toilet paper and running it under the tap
"Did he hit you anywhere else?"
"Side and ribs, kicked me a few times, but not hard." I loved it when Gerard showed his brotherly affection. He wondered over and cleared the blood away
"Shayne really is a sick bastard." I nodded my head and Gerard got up and walked away to toss the blood covered toilet paper into a toilet and flushed it away. He walked back over and sat in front of me
"He jumped me. Frank tried to stop him. But took more blows than I did." Gerard stood back up and offered a hand down and pulled me to my feet
"You ok to walk?" I nodded my head
"Come on, you can skip your lesson, I don't fancy maths." We walked out of the toilets and Holly lingered with Frank. She had her arm around him. He still looked petrified. Gerard walked over to him and pulled him into a hug. Holly wondered over to me
"Are you ok?" I nodded my head and gave her a small smile
"I should have asked you to wait, that way you wouldn't have gotten hurt."
"Don't blame yourself, I was the one who said I'd go ahead to chemistry." She gave a little smile
"Come on, let's go to the old bike sheds," Gerard said. He had stopped hugging Frank and walked ahead. He had gently placed his hand on Frank's arm as they walked. I looked round to see Holly to find she was still standing by the toilets
"Are you coming?" I asked. She smiled before running up towards me. The next part took me by surprise as she hugged me tightly
"Be more fun being by the bike sheds than being bossed by Georgia." We followed Frank and Gerard to the old bike sheds and sat down quietly.
How the fuck could Shayne do something like that in the corridor?? Seriously! The fact no teachers ran out to help – I'm pretty sure they would have heard the shouting and the beatings. Fucking hell this school really was homophobic. They probably did look, saw it was a jock beating up my little brother and poor Frankie and thought nothing of it and left it. I really could punch something right now. Punching Shayne wasn't enough. I looked at holly to see she had more unless cuddled up next to Mikey. I don't think Holly knows how thankful I am for her being there. I must say, it was kind of funny to see her on Shayne's back but then the laughter went when I saw my brother on the floor, hand and face covered in blood and Frankie lying on the floor almost curled up into a ball. I looked round at Frankie. He was very quiet. He probably was in pain. I'd no idea how many times he had been hit, but learnt from Mikey that he had taken more of a beating. It almost made me feel sick that someone could beat someone up. I moved a little closer to Frankie. I wanted to cuddle him; put my arms around him and protect him even more. I'm sure Holly and Mikey wouldn't mind. Mikey if he felt up to it, would tease me later for it but I didn't care. I slowly stretched my left arm towards Frankie and placed it round his shoulders. To my surprise he leaned into my arm and I wrapped my right arm around him and embraced him. Mikey didn't seem to have noticed and nor did Holly
"Frank," Holly said quietly. His eyes darted towards Holly
"Could I come to yours tomorrow morning and walk with you to Gerard and Mikey's?"
"Sure." He said. She smiled
"I can't wait for tomorrow now," Mikey said
"Me too, get away from school for two days and relax." The time seemed to pass by in a calm manner. My anger subdued as I held Frankie in my arms. It was nice and calm. I came close once to kissing the top of his head, but froze when I realised what I was about to do and who I had with me as well. My brother even though he had been beaten would probably kick up a fuss. We all seemed to be in a daze as the bell rang sounding the end of the day. We slowly got to our feet
My body ached as I stood up, and felt a little cold as Gee let go of me. I felt so safe and the comfort from his cuddle had calmed my nerves. I think myself stupid for attempting to even confront Shayne, I should have left it. But then Gee would have been mad and so would have Holly. If anything I would be his next target and if anything he would beat me and make sure that I was in a bad way. I stayed close to Gee as we walked, scared that Shayne could jump out of anywhere and beat me. Fuck, why do I have to be such a scaredy cat?
"Come round for about ten if you like tomorrow," Gee said breaking me out of my cloud of thoughts. I maybe a scaredy cat but I have Gee to protect me and Holly to make me laugh. One day I would pluck up the courage to lash out at someone
"Holly, be sure to be at mine before that time."
"I will," she said. Her voice sounded a little distant. I looked round to see she was holding onto Mikey's arm and staring at his hands. I didn't want to know what she was thinking. I heard her mutter a goodbye before Mikey came and stood the other side of Gee. I felt Gee's arm around me again as I stopped outside my house
"Go ahead Mikes, if mum says anything, tell her, I'm on my way to explain." He nodded his head and walked towards his home. Gee turned to face me
"Are you ok?" I nodded my head
"A shower might help; take away the aches, and a cup of coffee." I smiled. Gee really was thoughtful
"I'll see you tomorrow," Gee said with a bright smile. I hugged him tightly and he hugged me back. But I wasn't expecting this; before he broke away from the hug and walked to catch up with his brother and confront his mother, he placed a tender kiss on my forehead.
I must have been standing outside my house for about five minutes, staring at where I last saw Gee. My forehead still burned where he had kissed me. I turned and walked up the garden path to my house. Did that really just happen? Did Gee just kiss my forehead? Or was I dreaming that, imagining that. If I was imagining that, then my god did it feel very real. I have to tell Holly. Do I text her and tell her? Mind you, she seemed a little dazed and distant before going home. I'll tell her tomorrow when she arrives at mine; just before we go and see Mikey and Gee. I sat on the sofa and stared at the blank TV screen. I ached from my beatings. A small part of my mind was telling me to go upstairs, to the bathroom and pick up the razor. The rest of my mind was screaming no. I ignored the part saying to go and cut. No matter how tempting it maybe, to cut, release the pressure and feel the warmth trickle down my arm. I was damaging myself more by doing that and I knew it, the number of times Holly had more unless hit me across the arm telling me that, before pulling me into a tight hug until I turned blue. I really did hate Shayne. I wanted to face up to him; like Gee. Ah Gee. My forehead tingled again. Maybe he really did kiss me on the forehead. It just made me love him even more. I lay my head back even more and thought more of Gee; his hair, the way it would cover his face at times when he worked hard on his art work and then how it sat beautifully around his face when he sat up talking and laughing. How his hazel eyes always were bright and full of life and then showed each of his emotions clearly and how they were then clearly lined with his guy liner, making them even more beautiful to look into. That smile of his, with his pale pink lips; just beautiful and tender. I just love how his skinnies and his t-shirts cling to his body snuggly. He really was pure beauty; a fallen angel; my fallen angel. Wait, did I really just say MY fallen angel? I did love him and was sure that he loved me back, but I couldn't be sure of that until I found out. I could forever in my dreams think that he was my fallen angel
"I'm home Frank!" I sat up, pulled out of my thoughts and feelings. Had I really been in my thoughts that long?
"You ok? You look a little dazed." She eyed me up closely
"I'm fine." I smiled at her
"Mhm. How was your day?" I made that mistake every day asking how her day was. My cue to phase out of her wittering about her day. The rest of the evening by in a blur. My mind was still focused on the kiss planted on my forehead by Gee and it was the last thing I thought about as I closed my eyes
A little violence in this one, but I hope you guys like it!