Rain will never dampen their spirits
We were sat around, joking about, while Ray sat with his guitar and played and was persuaded by Holly to go and get my bass guitar. It was funny trying to play songs that we knew and listen to the others sing along
"We really should play together one day," Bob suggested
"I still want to hear Frank play!" Ray said cheerfully. Frank blushed a little
"Hey, why don't you go get your guitar?" Holly suggested. She'd had her eyes drawn to my hands the whole time I was playing. I don't know why but she seemed to watch my hands every time I played
"Don't be shy, come on," Gerard said nudging his arm
"Alright," Frank got up slowly and Gerard followed him to the front door. Holly smirked at the two of them, before giggling
"I'm hungry," Bob said
"I'll go see Gerard if he hasn't followed Frank," I said getting. Gerard was stood by the front door looking out into the street
"We'll order pizza when Frank gets back." Pizza sounded like a good idea
"I think mum keeps all the flyers in the kitchen draw."
"I'll go look." I looked in all the draws in the kitchen and came to the second last one and found them. I sifted through them and picked out the few that were pizza and went back into the living room. I glanced up only to see Ray and Bob
"Where's-" but was cut off. Holly had climbed onto the sofa, jumped and landed on my back and clung on tightly, giggling away
"Never mind, I found her," I said laughing and regaining my balance as Ray and Bob fell about laughing. Gerard and Frank walked back in, with Frank carrying his guitar
"I leave for no more than two minutes and you're already rugby tackling people," Frank said and Holly giggled even more
"The idea is we order pizza, or something." I held up the flyers
"I want that one!" Holly said pointing at the flyers and laughing. I could only laugh at how childish she was being. She hadn't let go of my back yet
"Boy's I'm-" Holly stopped giggling and tried to hide her face in my neck. Dad was home and stood in the doorway to the living room
"Uh, hi dad." Holly began to giggle quietly, her breath tickling the back of my neck
"Dad, that's Holly, and this is Frank," Gerard said first pointing at Holly and then placing his hand on Frank's shoulder
"Nice to meet you." Dad shook Frank's hand before walking over. Holly looked up
"So you're the hyper-active Holly that Mikey talks about." He smiled before laughing and Holly began to giggle
"I can climb off your son if you want me too."
"Oh no, it's fine, just wasn't expecting to see Mikey with an attachment." My cheeks went red as people in the room laughed
"I'm Donald." He turned to face Ray and Bob
"Yes thanks, and yourself?" Ray asked. He had such a polite manner
"Alright Don," Bob said
"I'm good thank you for asking."
"How is he?" Gerard asked
"Fine, he sends his love to both of you, and is at the moment thinking of buying a companion to keep him company at home." He walked towards the living room door and turned back round
"If you order pizza, put an order in for me." He closed the living room door
After spending five minutes choosing our pizzas, Gerard went with the bit of paper we had scribbled on to go and order. Holly climbed off my back and Frank sat down and began playing Pansy
"Dude, you're amazing!" Ray said smiling as Frank continued to play
"Thanks, I play to get my feelings out, and to take my mind off things." He glanced at Holly
"And it works, unless you really need me to slap you at times," Holly said. She had taken liberty of sitting on my lap. It was nice to have her cuddle into me. I wrapped my arms around her and hugged her back
"Exactly, why I play and write songs when I can."
"I understand that, what I do with my drumming, you can beat your anger out on the drum kit and make sweet sounds at the same time," Bob said nodding his head
"They say it will be here in twenty minutes," Gerard said coming back into the living room
"That's what they say! Not always here in twenty minutes, and it tends to be cold sometimes," Holly said. She shuffled around in my lap to get even comfier and listened to Frank play his guitar and Ray soon joined in, playing with him.
Our pizza arrived and we sat quietly, while eating, with the odd conversation flaring up. After dumping the empty pizza boxes in the bin, Ray had the idea of going out for a walk to the park. There was a bitter wind blowing outside, so we walked huddled closely together to the park. At one point, Gee put his arm round me, which sent a wave of warmth through my body. As we went through the gate into the park, Holly ran off to the monkey bars and began to muck around
"My god, you're such a child," I laughed as she hung down from the bars like a monkey. She laughed even more and jumped down. She ran around while Bob climbed up onto the monkey bars instead
"Rain!" Holly screamed, before running back over and tried to take cover under Mikey's hoodie. Mikey laughed and squirmed around. If I'm honest, I didn't mind the rain. I felt it was cool and refreshing, but we still took cover under a tree
"Just our luck for it to rain on us," Mikey said as Holly stood next to him, her arms folded
"What do you expect, autumn is coming, it always rains in autumn," Ray said looking round. It was a passing shower and soon cleared after about five minutes. That familiar damp smell filled the air, with water droplets covering everything in the park
"I call the swings!" Gee shouted before running out from the cover of the tree. I ran after him, while Holly ran to every puddle she could find and began jumping in them. I grabbed the second swing and sat down. I felt the water soak through my jeans, but didn't care
"HOLLY!" Mikey screamed as she jumped in a puddle. It was a rather muddy puddle too and Ray and Bob fell about laughing at Mikey's now mud splattered jeans. Holly giggled. Her jeans were in a worse state, but continued to run around. Mikey chased after her, only making Ray and Bob laugh even more. It was nice to sit on the swing and push myself back and forth and watch everyone in the park, have fun, while stealing glances on Gee. I still can't believe that only a few hours ago, I had kissed Gee on the cheek, which turned to a full on kiss on the lips. His lips were so soft, it was amazing. I smiled to myself as I think
"Hey Gerard, hate to break it to you, but I've got to go, my mum just called," Ray said walking over
"Alright dude, that's fine." Gee smiled at Ray brightly
"And Ray is kind of my lift home," Bob said sheepishly
"No problem, I think we all should head back anyway, we've been here for like three hours." Three hours? It didn't feel like three hours. I sat in my swing as Gerard stood up and ran over to Mikey and Holly, who were on the monkey bars mucking around for the fifth time. They wondered back over
"Mum said she'll be at yours in about half an hour to pick me and Bob up." Gee nodded his head and Mikey began to lead the way back, with Holly following him closely. I stood up from the swing and began to walk, when Gee dropped down to his knees to do, what I assumed was his shoe lace back up
"I'll catch up!" he called to Mikey. Mikey continued to walk, with Holly now attached onto his arm and Ray and Bob following. As I stepped to walk away I felt a hand grab my wrist and looked round to see Gee. He smiled at me and I sat back down on the swing and watched him. He glanced over his shoulder to see if Mikey was still in view. When Mikey and the others had disappeared from view he stood back up and in front of me
"Can I help you?" I asked smiling at him
"I wanted to ask you something." He looked serious and I nodded my head
"Do you believe in love at first sight?" His cheeks flushed pink and he glanced down at his shoes. A huge grin spread across my face. Was he seriously in love with me? Because I most definitely was in love with him. I never believed in love at first sight, and I still wasn't going to believe in it
"No." His face dropped a little
"But I do believe in soul mates." I reached out and took hold of his hand and he began to smile
"Well, in that case, I believe in soul mates too." My heart fluttered and another wave of warmth washed through my body
"It's just that, I wanted to tell you Frankie, that well," he blushed as he spoke and made contact with my eyes. At the point of eye contact, it felt like it was only me and him in the world. Gee is the only guy in the world, who cares about me, and makes me feel happy to be myself. I loved it and I loved being with him and I wanted him to know that
"Frankie." I smiled at him and squeezed his hand tightly
"I love you." It was almost whispered, but I heard him say those three words. I used his hand to help me up off the swings, before brushing my lips against his
I pulled Frank into a closer embrace. I didn't care that we were in the park where people could see. I'd only care if Shayne and the jocks were to appear; but I seriously doubt that they would. I ran my tongue along Frankie's bottom lip and was granted access almost instantly. I wanted this to last a lot longer, but knew we had to leave otherwise Mikey would get suspicious. Reluctantly breaking free from the kiss, I rested my forehead against Frankie's and looked into his eyes
"I love you too. So does this mean we're together?" I laughed at him before kissing his nose
"If you want to be together." I didn't want to force him, but I really did laugh him
"Of course I do, I feel safe around you." I smiled at him. I wanted him to feel safe and protected from the world
"We better get back." I looked up at the sky to see the clouds were dark again
"I don't like the look of those clouds." Frankie chuckled at what I said and we turned and walked hand in hand
No sooner had we left the park, big rain drops began to fall
"Fucking weather," I mumbled under my breath and Frank laughed. The rain just got heavier as we continued to walk and by the time we got back to mine, we both looked like we had taken a swim in the river. Ray and Bob had left and Mikey and Holly were nowhere to be seen. After we kicked our shoes off I wondered through into the kitchen, where mum and dad were sat
"My god, you boys are soaked!" Oh here we go, mum was now going to nag and lecture us both about taking coats
"Mum, none of us expected it to rain, now, where is Mikey, and Holly?"
"Mikey has gone to Holly's house." I shuddered at the thought of my brother Mikey with Holly and what they could be doing
"God, get those damp clothes off and into some dry ones before you catch the death of a cold!" As I turned round I rolled my eyes and dragged Frank down to my room, which was in the basement. I took my hoodie off and a wall of cold air hit me, sending shivers up my spine and forming goose-bumps on my skin
After stepping over the clothes and papers on my bedroom floor, I pulled out two dry hoodies and tossed one to Frank
"Here it will keep you warm." He pulled off his damp hoodie and tossed it on my bed and put the one I tossed him on
"Boys! I'm going to make a start on dinner!" I remembered Frankie telling me that he was vegetarian and ran to my door and opened it
"I know vegetarian." I looked round at Frankie and he looked equally as confused as me
"How do you know?"
"I bumped into his mum earlier and got chatting. I'm making a vegetarian lasagne, I will call you when it's ready!" I closed my door and looked at Frankie
"Weird how mum's know these things." Frankie laughed
"Tell me about it!" I walked back over to Frankie. He began to smile. A stray strand of hair from Frankie's fringe had fallen across his face. I stretched my fingers out and pushed it aside before resting my hand on his cheek.
"Mum will be a while making dinner." His tone sounded suggestive and I smiled
"What did you have in mind?" I winked as I spoke and he laughed
"Well." He snaked his free arm around my waist and pulled me close. I knew what he had in mind and I knew exactly what I had in mind. The embrace was tight before our mouths met. His hair was damp and cold as I ran my fingers through it. The dominance as our tongues fought together. I hadn't realised that we had walked backwards, until the back of my legs hit Gee's bed. Collapsing onto the bed and Gee hovering above me. Breaking the kiss, I ghosted my lips over his jaw line before moving to his neck and kissing and gently biting
A low moan emitted from the back of Gee's throat, sending a shiver up my spine. Hands wondered across clothed body parts, with skinnies becoming uncomfortably tight in a certain area. My cheeks were cupped in Gee's hands, brought away from his neck to have his lips crash onto mine. Deepening the kiss by pulling his face closer as our lower bodies brushed one another closely. A small moan slipped my mouth. I held Gee close to me and whimpered, forgetting my aching muscles
"Are you ok?" Gee asked, worry in his voice as he had pulled away
"Just a little achy, I'm fine." Before he could say anything else, I had pulled him close again. After what had felt like endless hours of making-out, about the only items of clothing that had been removed were the hoodies. I was cuddled into Gee tightly
"I wonder if mum will let you stay the night." I smiled at the thought. A night with Gee – that would be amazing
"I'll speak to her, over dinner, and we'll see." I nodded in my response, feeling a little tired
"That would be nice."
"A night with you, no telling what could happen." I giggled at what he had said and he laughed too. He was right though, no telling what could happen
"Boys! Dinner!" Slowly but surely, we got up off Gee's bed and retreated up the stairs and into the kitchen and sat down at the table. We sat in silence for the first five minutes
"Mum." I glanced sideways at Gee
"Is it alright if Frank stays the night?" I slowly looked up to see Donna smiling
"Of course he can, I mentioned it earlier to Frank's mum and she is more than happy for Frank to stay over." I looked at Gee and he seemed equally as surprised as me
"I want you to know Frank, you are always welcome here, you seem like a very nice boy from what your mum has told me." Does that mean my mum has told her everything about me? I know Gee pretty much knows everything about me. It wouldn't surprise me if my mum had told Donna everything
"Thank you Donna and Donald." I smiled and continued to eat and caught Gee smile as he carried on eating
"Gerard, you'll have to make a bed up in your room for Frank to sleep on if he is to stay the night," Donald spoke. Gee nodded his head
"I'll do that after dinner." Light conversation took hold of the atmosphere as we continued to have our dinner. It was nice and peaceful, until I began to the debate in my head whether to pop home to get an overnight bag, or just wing it.
"Gee?" Mum and dad had left the kitchen and I turned round to face Frankie
"Do I need anything to stay over, like clothes or stuff." I chuckled lightly to myself as he asked
"Only if you want anything, besides I have clothes you can use to sleep in." But a part of me on the inside said that we most likely didn't need clothes to sleep on. I watched him think for a moment before he smiled
"Mum will collar me and ask about my day and want to tell me about her day, so I'll go without." I laughed. His mum was nice but did seem quite a talker when she wanted to be
"What do you want to do?" I looked round at the clock to see it was reading six thirty in the evening. I had an idea
"We could go play a game if you want." His face lit up and we both got and made our way into the living room. Mum was sat down on the sofa reading through a magazine
"Taking a shower and then sitting upstairs to watch something, I said I would go join him in a minute." I nodded my head and looked at Frankie who was already eyeing up mine and Mikey's game collection. I wondered up behind him and we debated over the games that we could choose
"Why don't you two watch a film?" Mum butted in and we both turned round to look at her
"A film sounds good," Frankie said smiling. Mum got up and left the room
"When Mikey does get home, if he is hungry there should be something in the kitchen for him." She disappeared up the stairs and heard the bedroom door close. I ran to the DVD collection and began to look through and Frankie followed closely
"Who about this one? Or this one?" I held up two film choices; Sleepy Hollow or Silent Hill. He looked between the two
"You pick." I looked at the two DVDs. I dropped Silent Hill back into the pile of DVD's
"Sleepy Hollow it is," Frankie said chuckling. He dived onto the sofa and I cuddled back up to him after putting the DVD in the player and pressing play
Frankie cuddled closer to me at times, especially at the gory bits. I laughed as he flinched at something. I squeezed his hand tightly
"It's only a film."
"I know, but still." I laughed again. It was the part on the bridge, with the supposed hero of the film riding horseback across it at night, when another set of hooves can be heard but nothing is there. I was waiting for Frankie to jump as the headless horseman appeared, but didn't count on what happened next
"BOO!" Frankie screamed louder than me and I turned round to hear the laughter of my brother Mikey, rolling around on the floor, tears streaming down his face
"You little fucker!" I grabbed the remote and paused the film, and dived off the sofa, leaving Frankie to recover. I grabbed hold of my brother, and began play fighting. I didn't want to hurt him too much
"GERARD ARTHUR WAY! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON DOWN THERE?" I jumped for a second time as Mikey stopped laughing
"Mum! He's trying to hit me!"
"Liar! I'm not even touching you!" I froze and thought about what I had said. I had my brother pinned to the living room floor, straddling him across his stomach, holding his arms down
"You might want to rephrase that one." I looked round at Frankie, who was sat looking from the sofa with a smirk across his face
"His fault! He sneaked up on me and Frankie while watching a film and scared the shit out of us!"
"LANGUAGE!" Fuck, it wasn't fair sometimes, being the older brother, I normally got blamed for things, while Mikey got away with it
"Try and keep it down, and Gerard get off your brother, I might not be there, but I know the pair of you to know what you're like when you fight." I heard the bedroom door close and Mikey had a smug grin across his face
"Twat," I mumbled under my breath
"You know, from this angle, it looks very, hmm, what's the word . . . . . . it looks like incest." Frankie burst out laughing and the smug grin from Mikey's face had disappeared, making me smile for a second, before realising and rolling off my brother
"Fuck don't' do that again Mikey."
"Sorry, I couldn't resist, I even said hi as I opened the door and closed it loudly, yet you didn't look round." He began to laugh again. I sat up and watched my brother sit up, while Frankie redeemed himself from his laughing fit. Something caught my eye on Mikey's shoulder
"What's that?" I said pointing at his shoulder and Mikey went quiet and a tinge of red began to flush into his cheeks.
Here it is chapter 10 :-) but I think you'll find that you may enjoy chapter 11 when I post it tomorrow :-) enjoy!