Chapter 3: Ditching is a Must!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Gay and Lesbian  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Chapter 3: Ditching is a Must

I woke up on the floor, with my blanket clutched tightly between my fingers. I smiled and let out a soft sigh, snuggling deeper into the floorboards.

My eyes shot open when the events of last night flooded into my mind.

“Oh god.” I murmured, already dreading the inevitable. There was no way I could go to school today.

More scenes flooded through my brain and I squeaked in horror. I shot up from the ground, not bothering to throw on some jeans. Think. Think..

Before I could panic some more, a loud knock came from my door.

“Avery!! Hurry, you don’t want to be late.” My mother screamed. I fought back a sarcastic retort about how she didn’t need to yell when we were practically two feet apart, but I bit my lip and let out a few fake coughs.

“Sorry mom. Can’t go to school. I don’t feel good.” I choked out, coughing some more.

I heard a few grumbles and sighs and then a ‘whatever’ before she formed a real sentence.

“Fine, but no going anywhere. If you're sick, then stay in bed. I’m late for work, I gotta go.” She yelled in her familiar hurried voice, before rushing down the stairs and out the front door.

As for me, the shower was calling my name. I grabbed a towel on my way in and stripped off my clothes in an uncaring daze. My body was cut off from my mind. Thoughts streamed through my mind as I stood under the hot spray.

I thought about how I was going to explain my ordeal. What would I say to the guys? I knew they would want to know everything, but I would keep it simple. I would say I did the dare. I would probably also have to show them the pictures as proof…

Oh my fucking god. The pictures. The phone.. Where was the phone?! I froze as the water pelted the top of my head. I frantically sifted through my memories of last night. I let every scene flood through my mind. I had taken the picture. I knew that. Did I leave with the phone?

I don’t freaking know! I was too shocked that I might pee my pants to worry about the stupid phone… What if… No I wouldn’t allow myself to think of the possibility…

* * *

I was sitting in the middle of my room. Just sitting. My mind was shut off. My body was shut off. I was an inanimate object. I was blending into the unmoving surroundings of my room.

Those surroundings included piles of clothes. Piles and piles. My bed sheets were torn off my bed and even my pillow case was separated from my pillow. My clothes from last night were scattered across the room by the many times I shook them and threw them, then repeated the process. The phone was nowhere..

It was gone. I forced myself to think of some alternative solution. Like maybe I dropped it while I was running home. But that was the only solution I could come up with besides the other..

I couldn’t possibly have left my phone at Mr. Taisley’s house. Where did I drop it? The last time I remembered holding it was when I shot the picture in his room. Did I drop it when I kissed him?

I rocked back and forth, hugging my knees to my body. This cannot be happening! Out of all the horrible things that could possibly have happened, why this? WHY??

I was one hundred percent sure that the phone was not with me. It was not in this house. I was pretty sure I hadn’t been holding it when I ran home. So there really was only one solution. Whether I wanted to admit it or not..

I had left my phone at Mr. Taisley’s house.

After the shock and horror blew away, I went into thinking mode. Where would it be now? Did he find it? Did it fall under the bed? What if he hasn’t found it yet.

If I had realized this at school I didn’t know what I would have done. I was glad I stayed home so I could be alone when I had a panic attack.

What could I do? Could I avoid Mr. Taisley at school? Probably not, since I had two classes with him. That would be suspicious if I didn‘t show up. He might guess it was me.

Maybe I could switch schools.. No, that wasn’t a possibility.

Maybe I could sneak back in the house and get the phone before he finds it…

What if he already did..?

If indeed he had found the phone, I was screwed. But if I could manage to sneak in and find it while he was at school today…

I didn’t know what time he came home though. What if he saw me?

I was screwed either way. Mr. Taisley wasn’t an idiot. He might be able to figure out that I was the one that kissed him. How? I don’t know, but maybe, just maybe he saw me. I knew it was dark, but what if…

No. I had flown out of the room before he could blink.

I panicked and thought, and panicked some more as I sat there. I laid face down on the floor like the idiot I was, and tried to control my breathing.

I would have to do it. I had to. There was no time to waste either. I threw on the first pieces of clothing my fingers came in contact with. A pair of black skinny jeans and a gray tee shirt with some band name on the front. Gray and black.. Exactly the colors that I felt right now.

Deciding to call my best friend Jamie before I went through with anything, I picked up the house phone since I didn’t have mine, and dialed his cell number. It was lunch time so he didn’t have class right now.

- “Hello?” He spoke loudly into the phone. He was a very loud person. Pretty much the opposite of me….

I spilled the whole story into the phone, asking him a few times if he was alone, making sure none of his friends were around to hear the story. I told Jamie all about the stupid dare and I told him what happened. I left out the part about me kissing Mr. Taisley for more than a second. I told him how I had been threatened into the dare, and how after Mr. Taisley had woken up, I ran out without the phone.

He paused for a second, taking in the situation. I was sure he heard me.

- “Well Avery, you are in deep shit. Just had to throw that out there. Now for what to do…. Personally, I would pretend like nothing happened. If you left it there I’m sure he found it. And he most likely would have looked through it to see who’s phone it was. I’d play dumb, because if he did see the picture, I don’t think he’d be wanting to talk to you about it. I’m sure he’d be too embarrassed to say anything.”-

I waited patiently for Jamie to finish. He was saying all of the things I had been trying to not think about. Especially the embarrassment part. That was going to be unavoidable…

- “Well, thanks Jamie. I guess I should think this over more. Too bad the school year just started. I don’t have an excuse to drop out early.”

I tried to make my voice sound light and not panicked, but I knew Jamie could see right through it.

- “Hey I’ll come over later okay? You’re gonna come to school tomorrow right?” He asked. I could hear talking and laughing on his end of the phone and I guessed his friends had just showed up.

- “Yah I’ll be there.” I said in a monotone voice.

- “Alright, see yah later then.” He chirped. I was instantly jealous of his happy mood. Why did bad things always happen to me? I drowned out the annoying voice in my mind that told me I got myself into this mess.

I hung up the phone, flipping on the T.V. and mulling over what Jamie had said.

Was he right? Would it be a waste of time to go try and find the phone? Probably. But was I about to sit here and wait for Mr. Taisley to find it? No. Definitely not.

With that thought I slipped on my gray converse and grabbed an apple out of the fridge.

I took a step outside and felt the cold breeze chill me to the bone.

I sucked in a deep breath and started walking, repeating the familiar path toward Mr. Taisley’s house. It wasn’t too many blocks away and I gulped when I finally reached his house. I stood motionlessly in front of it.

I looked up and noticed the window was again open. What a stupid thing for him to do. Didn’t he know someone had been in his house?

I decided to just go the way I had last night. Luckily, my foot didn’t get caught in the vines as I climbed back up the lattice.

If it was scary doing this the first time, it was ten times worse now, knowing what had happened last night.

I climbed back through the window following the same path I took last night. I wasn’t trying to be quiet since I knew no one was home. I wandered through the hallway again, heading straight for his room. At least the house looked much less scary in the daytime.

I made my way through his bedroom door and took notice that everything looked the same as it did last night. Though I would have expected a teacher’s room to be a bit more organized. It was almost messier than mine was.

I quickly walked to the side of his bed where I had stood the night before. The bed was neatly made and there weren’t any bulges in the covers where my phone could be. I got on my knees and lifted up the long comforter that was hitting the floor.

There was nothing under his bed except what looked to be a book and a few dust bunnies. But no sign of my phone. I sighed in frustration, trying not to think about where it probably was now if it wasn’t here.

Who knows where Mr. Taisley would have put it. It could be anywhere. It could be with him at school. Maybe he was planning on giving it back to me…or worse.. Maybe he was planning on showing the pictures to the principle…

No. I couldn‘t bring myself to believe that Mr. Taisley would do that. He seemed like an understanding person. Would he be understanding of this?

I gazed once more at the little notebook sitting underneath his bed. It looked odd sitting there all by itself. My curiosity got the best of me and I picked it up, sitting with my back against his bed.

I flipped through the pages of the little notebook. What was this? I randomly stopped on a page and read what looked to be a little diary entry:

I really enjoy working at this new school. You always said you knew I’d be a teacher. You knew I loved being with teens. I can’t say it’s been a walk in the park, but I’m learning a lot of new things and I feel like the faculty really enjoys my company. They’ve had nothing but nice things to say to me.

My eyebrows drew together in confusion. Was he talking to someone in this diary? Was it his or girl friend or wife or something? I flipped forward a few pages and continued to read his personal writings:

It’s really a beautiful town. I love my students. Sometimes I feel like I am one of them again. Being a teacher has so many responsibilities but it’s worth it. Some of these kids are insanely hilarious. It makes my job worthwhile. I’m glad I came back.

None of this made sense. He’s glad he came back? Was he here before?

Suddenly I felt guilty for believing some of the rumors about Mr. Taisley. After reading these passages, he didn’t seem like a mass murderer who owned voodoo dolls and walked through graveyards.

I forced myself to close the book. I was completely intruding on someone’s personal property.

It seemed slightly odd for a teacher to own a diary. But maybe he wasn’t so bad after all. Maybe the phone incident wouldn’t be such a big deal.

Or it would be, considering he probably knows he kissed me. Another guy. I wonder if he was homophobic..

My thoughts were instantly interrupted by a noise. I heard a car door open and close somewhere in the distance and I panicked. I shoved the journal under his bed and shot up from the ground. Was he home already? Oh God, not again..

I checked the watch that I had made sure to put on my wrist. It was 12:15. Oh god, he must take lunches off.

My eyes were wide in fear as I quickly tiptoed out of the hallway. He was downstairs. I still had time to sneak down the lattice.

I couldn’t believe I was doing this again. Maybe it would have been worth it if I had actually found my phone. But I hadn’t. I had also managed to read his personal journal while I was being my idiot self. What the hell was wrong with me?!

I climbed out the window and peeked down over the balcony. He had already left his car. I froze when I heard footsteps coming up the stairs. The window was right at the end of the hallway. He was going to see me!

I hoisted myself over the short wall and was about to climb down when I heard a gasp. He was standing right in the hallway, in all of his gorgeousness, and staring at me through the open window. His perfect features were frozen in shock and his lean body was rigid and unmoving. His silvery blue eyes traveled over my body before meeting my eyes in that split second of shocked silence.

My fingers let go of the ladder in shock and I gasped loudly as I fell to the ground. I hit with a hard thud that instantly brought tears to my eyes from the overwhelming pain. My whole body ached and I was afraid to move. My eyes became blurry as I laid on the cold hard dirt.

I faintly remembered seeing a figure quickly climbing down the lattice. My eyes were becoming blurrier but I was sure I could feel someone hovering over me.

I was sure I could hear someone murmuring things to me.

I was sure I could feel warm hands on my face, on my neck on my shoulders. All over me. Comforting me, shaking me..

And I was sure I could see those perfect ice blue eyes clouded with worry.

But everything became a dull fog as I drifted into a blurry unconsciousness.

Authors Note: Thanks everyone for reading and commenting.U rock!!!! <3 I'd love any contructive criticism on my story so I know what I can improve on :D And feel free to hit that like button on your way out if you enjoyed this:) Love u all!!!

Submitted: November 10, 2010

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Not my favorite chapter but oh well! :D Love you guys

Wed, November 10th, 2010 2:46pm





Wed, November 10th, 2010 2:58pm


Oh my gosh. I haven't even updated anyone yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!! More soon!!!!!!!!!!!

Wed, November 10th, 2010 7:10am

Baby Blue

I love your story so far. it's absolutel amazing. I'm ADDICTED!!!!! :] it's very suspenseful, and intense. your an amazing writer. I would love to read more soon. please update soon. :]

Wed, November 10th, 2010 5:33pm


Oh thank you so much!!! You're amazing

Wed, November 10th, 2010 10:35am


Woot!!, I loved how he got caught,, and when he said he couldnt find the phone, classic!! Update again NOW!!!!!,,, cliffhanges are soo cruel lol

Wed, November 10th, 2010 5:38pm


Yeah, most of my chapters are cliffhangers. It's quite sad, but good in a way so people wanna know what happens!! :D Thank you for your lovely comment and I will update again real soon!!!

Wed, November 10th, 2010 10:36am


Awwh! you had to leave it there. I must know what happens next. Please! Update me.

Wed, November 10th, 2010 6:49pm


Aww Im such a mean person!!! Oh well! I'll update you when the next one comes out :D

Wed, November 10th, 2010 11:34am


Nice!!! Update soon!!!! Update me??? I love it!!!

Wed, November 10th, 2010 7:53pm


Thank you!!!!! And I sure will :D

Wed, November 10th, 2010 12:10pm


This chapter was great. Please update soon. I like this story so much. I want to know what the teacher has to say. KMU

Wed, November 10th, 2010 11:52pm


Oh thank u!!! Ill update u soon! :D

Thu, November 11th, 2010 2:54am


As always, keep me updated :D
Love this chap, so hush :P

Thu, November 11th, 2010 10:47am


Lol thank you for that :D ill let you know when I update!!!

Thu, November 11th, 2010 2:56am


OMG! Update soon please! I want to know what happens so bad! :3

Thu, November 11th, 2010 1:38pm


Lol thank you so much for your support and comments :D I wanna know what happens too! Maybe Avery will burst into guilty tears in front of Mr. Taisley! (Totally kidding) How embarrassing! As if he hasn't done enough of that already :D

Thu, November 11th, 2010 8:45am


Oh my gosh I kind of want to slap you.
How DARE you leave us in a cliff hanger D:!
*So sad*
But so glad you updated(:
I love this story XD. I really cannot wait until the next chapter comes out:D

Thu, November 11th, 2010 1:50pm


HAHAHAHAAA.I love making people upset. But really, did I have a choice? I need to have people wanting to read more. Maybe I'm going about it the wrong way. Mostly all my chapters are cliff hangers. I suppose that's a bit unfair :D But U love it!!!! So it's worth it.

Thu, November 11th, 2010 8:48am


loving it so much! update soon plz and kmu xxx

Thu, November 11th, 2010 2:02pm


Im super glad!! If nobody commented, I'd be sad and not write anymore. So believe me when I say your comment means the world to me :D I'll let u know when the next is up!

Thu, November 11th, 2010 8:48am


OMG OMG OMG Finally the teacher...
Suspenseful!!! Awesome chapter!!

Thu, November 11th, 2010 2:22pm


Yesss!!!!! I heart you!

Thu, November 11th, 2010 8:50am


Love the chapter, can't wait for the next one.

Thu, November 11th, 2010 7:20pm


Well then I love u!! Thanks for commenting :D

Thu, November 11th, 2010 12:12pm


i love this so much i got in the zone at the end i thought they were goin in the house a least and he woke up..................AAAHHHHHH U LOVE TO KEEP MY SEAT.................SMOOCHES SWEETIE KMU

Thu, November 11th, 2010 11:28pm


Lol Im so glad you had an exciting reaction :D (hugs) smooches right back at ya lovey!!!! Another chapter will soon be on the way!!!!!

Thu, November 11th, 2010 3:36pm


I cnt wait to see wot happens nxt.

Fri, November 12th, 2010 3:54am


Me neither!!! :D thank you for commenting

Thu, November 11th, 2010 11:55pm

Lynn The Rainbow

dammit i really hate cliff hangers >:( TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS!!!!!!!

Fri, November 12th, 2010 1:55pm


Mwaaahaahahahahahahaaaaaahaa!!!!! I'd tell you what happens but I dont know yet!! :D and if I did I still wouldn't tell you! Im evil like that. Ill let you know when I update!!

Fri, November 12th, 2010 9:08am


i seriously love this story. one of the best on booksie please update soon!! i cant wait to find out what happens[:

Sat, November 13th, 2010 11:08am


One of the best on booksie???!!! Wow, that is a serious compliment. Thank you so much!! :D I'm so happy you are loving this. Love ya! :D

Sat, November 13th, 2010 5:37pm


i love this, could you please update me? wonderful job :)

Sat, November 13th, 2010 8:15pm


Thank you so much! I'll definitely update you when I have the next one out :D

Sat, November 13th, 2010 5:38pm


update me please~ OwO

Thu, November 18th, 2010 3:06pm


Sure! Thanks 4 commenting!

Thu, November 18th, 2010 9:08am


You know what? I try so hard to be mad at you for leaving this story and me hanging on the edge, but then you go and post another chapter, and then I completely fogive you and forget that you took SO FRICKIN' LONG to update. I can't even help it! Grrrr you!

Anyway, thats my little rant lol. This chapter is very good. Exciting how he got caught and fell off the lattice! Also, I love the twist with Mr. Taisley's journal, I can tell there are juicy tidbits inside that!

Once again, I gotta commend you on your writing style, impeccable grammar and transitionings. Superb job, maybe thats why you take so long to update...: P.

Fri, November 19th, 2010 9:31pm


Yeah thats exactly why lol! No i usually update once a week (thats fair right?) but this is coming on two weeks cause im grounded from my laptop for skipping school (curses in anger) so ill get it back 2morrow or the next day. Theres my excuse lol. Thank u for being so lovely!!

Mon, November 22nd, 2010 4:50am

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