Chapter 4: I'm Screwed

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

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Chapter 4: I’m Screwed

I woke to the sound of music. Opera music.. Dull thuds and running water. And humming?..

I was lying on something quite soft and there was a strong aroma in the room that was quite mesmerizing. I breathed in the many flavors: sautéed mushrooms.. Sausage?.. Marinara sauce?

For a moment I thought my mind was conjuring the luscious smells, but it quickly focused and I opened my eyes, realizing I wasn’t dreaming.

My surroundings suddenly felt unimportant as a sudden and massive ache pounded through my head. I mentally cursed and slammed my hand against my forehead.

I noticed the humming had stopped and footsteps sounded from somewhere in the other room. My eyes were squeezed shut in pain, but I gradually blinked them open when the footsteps stopped right in front of me.

I quickly tried sitting up but a strong hand gently pushed me back down.

“Careful. How’s your head?” Came a soft voice from above me. I glanced up to see Mr. Taisley looking down at me.

For a moment I was wondering why I wasn’t completely mortified at the situation I was now in, but the pain in my head seemed to be the only thing on my mind.

“It hurts like a bitch.” I managed to groan out, wincing with every word. I tried to sit up again but Mr. Taisley firmly gripped my shoulder to keep me in place. Damn him.

“I didn’t know whether to take you to the hospital or not. You’ve been out for a few minutes. Do you think you can move?" He asked calmly. Yeah, if you’d let me.

I nodded and rubbed the back of my head where the pain seemed to be centering.

“Just a bruise, I think.” I said, touching it softly as I sat up. I froze when Mr. Taisley grabbed hold of my arm, ceasing my movements.

“Don’t touch it.” He ordered, his eye brows furrowing in concern.

I looked up at him through my dark bangs and at his young features: His tanned smooth skin.. His watermelon colored lips and slightly pink cheeks. And then his eyes.. Ice blue. Like tropical ocean water, or a perfect bright sky blue. Those same eyes I swore I’d memorized, but made me awestruck every time I saw them. The same eyes that had flown open in shock when I had basically molested him in his sleep…

And I quickly looked away, because in that split second, it had all come crashing back to me in an unpleasant heap of awkwardness. I blinked, trying to act calm and collected, even though I felt the exact opposite.

“Are you hungry?” He asked walking back into the kitchen. My eyes trailed over him as he turned off the stove and stirred around something in a pan. He was wearing a snug fitting sweater and he had changed into casual jeans. God, he had a nice ass.

“Not really, no.” I said standing up. I took in my surroundings. There was no words to describe this house besides large and.. Old- looking. It had an almost gothic style: Large pillars and beams. Tiled floors. Wide windows. I made a face at the many cobwebs that adorned the ceiling. He needed to clean. There wasn’t much furniture in the living room, but it was practically a mansion. There was no way he could occupy it all. If it didn’t smell so good and wasn’t so toasty warm, it would be a very unappealing house, but his presence alone seemed to warm it up.

I stood for a moment not really knowing what to do. I pretended to assess the ancient looking paintings on the wall, but truthfully they were a bit creepy looking. Not to mention covered in dust.

I almost jumped when he appeared next to me. His body looked rigid and his arms were behind his back. His face was soft though. He smiled as his blue eyes danced over the painting I was pretending to admire.

“It’s a replica of ‘the birth of Venus’.” He chuckled at my confused expression.

“Painted by Sandro Botticell.. Avery if you were paying attention at all in my art class these past few days you’d know.” He said shaking his head and making a small clucking noise. Oh I was paying attention in his class, only it wasn't on what he was saying..

“Oh right. Yeah I remember.” I lied. Then there was a moment of silence where nothing was said as we continued to look at the painting. I awkwardly cleared my throat and broke my eyes away from the painting.

“Well, I should probably get home.” I stated, hoping to flee without giving him any explanations. He looked at me for a second, trying to read my expression, but I quickly looked away. He opened his mouth to say something, but stopped himself, nodding and walking through the living room to another hallway. I sighed in relief, and followed behind him as he lead me to the front entryway. God, this house was a maze.

For a moment I wondered if my parents were wondering where I was. As if reading my mind, Mr. Taisley spoke up.

“I called your parents.” He said leaning his back against the large entryway column. My eyes widened ever so slightly and I tried not to imagine what he had told them. He must have seen the panic shoot across my face because he held his hand up for him to continue.

“I told them I had you stay after class to finish your English assignment and that you’d be home as soon as you were finished.” He said crossing his arms over the tight fitted knit sweater he was wearing.

If I hadn’t been carefully guarding my facial expressions, I was sure my mouth would have dropped open and my eye would have twitched in a very shocked and unflattering way.

“Okay, thanks. For everything.” I added, forcing myself to give him a grateful smile. My eyes weren’t smiling though. They were calculating him like a lion calculates its prey.. Before it eats them. But I wasn’t going to eat Mr. Taisley. I was going to walk out the door. And that’s what I did.

Before I could make it down the porch, he called my name. I looked back to see him running his fingers through his dark hair and gripping something in his other hand. He walked up to me, locking his eyes with mine. He looked down at his hand and I realized he was holding something. His breathing was slightly louder than normal and his eyes seemed to be glued to my face, but I made sure my features were impassive. His arm muscles flexed before he held out his hand, offering me my phone. Oh god.

At that moment I was absolutely sure he had seen it… had looked through my phone to see who’s it was. He looked uncomfortable so there was no other solution. He had seen it. My heart sped up severely and my cheeks reddened like a ripening tomato.

“I believe you came here looking for this?” He stated. The way he said it almost made it sound like a question. But I knew that he knew it was mine.
And I also knew that he knew it was me last night. The only way he would have known.. by seeing the picture.

So as much as I wanted to stand there and prolong my departure, forcing an awkward and lengthy silence to ensue, I decided against it and mumbled out a “thanks” before turning around and making my way down the porch, my steps creating squeaking noises from the old, aged wood.

I didn’t look back. I didn’t stop walking. I just took calming deep breaths, praying Mr. Taisley wasn’t mentally scarred and freaked out. I just had to explain this stupid dare to him one day. Yeah! Yeah, I could make it better. I could tell him why I had a picture of me kissing him while he was asleep in bed on my phone. It would be okay. Yes, yes it would.

“Fuck it!” I cursed, kicking my foot against the curb once I was a safe distance away. I crossed my arms, shivering as a cold breeze blew against me. Jamie was right. I was in deep shit. And now it was even deeper. Mr. Taisley had woken up to me kissing him, found my phone and obviously seen the picture, AND caught me sneaking back into his house a second time which basically just locked in the whole situation. I was screwed.

I walked back to my house in a horrified daze, stopping at the porch to actually look at the picture. There it was. Clear as day.

Me kissing Mr. Taisley. And as much as I wanted to delete it for all the trouble it caused me, I knew I wouldn’t be able to. I noted how the picture looked. My phone did take good pictures, but this was amazing. The moon had succeeding in lighting the picture. The outline of my face over his was sort of beautiful and the shadows were mesmerizing. And me, being the artist I was, couldn’t bring myself to delete this interesting photo. It was too perfect.

I ignored the immediate questions from my mother as I opened the door and sped up the stairs. I gasped when I realized there was someone sitting on my bed.

“I said I’d come over remember?” Jamie asked as he laid on his back flipping through some magazine I had lying around.

He looked up and gave me a questioning once over, noting my dirt smeared clothes, and the fact that I was panting.

“You went to look for it didn’t you?” He smirked and sat up, ready to hear the juicy story he knew I had.

I plopped down on the bed next to him, lying on my back. He was sitting up and staring down at me. I could tell he was trying to hold in his laughter, and he succeeded for the most part. I think he realized I wasn’t in the brightest of moods.

“So, spill it Avery.” Jamie said, getting impatient. I sighed loudly and wiped some of my fringe away from my face.

“I got in the house again and I looked by the bed, but I couldn’t find the phone. I-”

I paused in the middle of the sentence. Should I tell Jamie about the journal? I thought for a moment. It was obviously personal. I knew it should be kept a secret.

“You what?” Jamie demanded, anxiously.

“I couldn’t find the phone anywhere and then I heard his car pull up. I guess I lost track of time. I went to climb out the window, but he was already up the stairs. He saw me through the window and I was so shocked that I kind of fell off of the ladder. I passed out and the next thing I knew I was on his couch.” I said this quickly, considering I didn’t want to even be thinking about what just happened.

I wanted to forget it. I wanted to forget it all. I wish Mr. Taisley wasn’t so perfect.. so beautiful. It would have made things so much easier to begin with.

“Oh. My. God.” Jamie stressed each word as he stared intently at me, waiting for me to finish.

“Then he offered me food and asked if I was okay. Then when I left he told me he called my parents to tell them I stayed after school to finish an assignment. And right before I walked away he held out my phone and said he knew I came back for it.” I said, finishing.

Jamie was staring at me with wide eyes. He couldn’t really stop his mouth from dropping open but I didn’t judge him at all. I would definitely have done the same thing.

His gaze flickered down to the phone in my hands and he raised his eyebrows in a question. My hold on the phone squeezed tighter for a moment. I didn’t know if I wanted to share this picture with anyone.

“Come on Avery, I’m your best friend!” Jamie whined, poking me in the side. Then a thought struck me.

“What about your friends. This dare was their idea. They practically forced me to do it! What did they say? Did you know they threatened me!” I ranted, thinking about them hiding in the bushes and urging me on.

Jamie sighed and laid down on his back next to me.

“Well I asked them what all happened, and they said they were just messing with you with the whole dare thing. And as for the threatening, they wouldn’t have told your parents you were gay. They actually just ditched you right after you went inside the house.” Jamie finished.

I took in everything he said, but it seemed to make me even madder. They were messing with me? They wouldn’t have really gone out of their way to tell my parents I was gay if I refused to do the dare?! They didn’t care or not if I had the picture?!

I started cursing to myself. I cursed them all and groaned and whined, trying to shove the blankets over my head. Jamie just started laughing.

He tickled me and I squeezed my lips shut, trying not to laugh.

“Hey! Not even fair. If I want to be mad, I sure as hell am allowed to be.” I said while trying to catch my breath as he tickled me.

Jamie grinned.

“Aww, come on Avery. You know it was worth it. How was the kiss? Did you love it?” Jamie asked. He was wiggling his eyebrows like a child and I smacked his arm and tried not to blush. I knew he saw it though.

“Oh you did like it! How cute! Too bad he’s our teacher. That’s like.. illegal or something. Well I guess not, since you technically kissed him-”

I clamped my hand over Jamie’s mouth.

“Shut up! No more about it. I did not enjoy it. I was forced to do it. It was disgusting.” I said, nodding for emphasis. I sighed internally, because I knew it felt exactly the opposite of disgusting.

“Okay, sure Avery. Hey can I see it now?” Jamie asked, while grinning. It was his evil grin. His mischievous grin. I rolled my eyes.

“I guess..” I murmured. I sighed dramatically before reluctantly handing him my phone. I could tell he had seen the picture because his mouth dropped open and he glanced from me to the phone.

“Oh my god, you did, didn’t you?! This is.. wow. Actually this is kind of..”

“I know.” I said, cutting him off. I knew what he was about to say. No one could deny that the picture was beautiful.

Jamie smirked and I took the phone from him, stashing it under my bed. I didn’t want my mother to find it, and I didn’t want to take it to school, in case someone saw.

“Dinner!!” My mother screamed from downstairs. Jamie and I sprinted down the stairs, racing each other to the kitchen, and laughing like idiots.

“Boys, stop goofing around. Avery, your father is sleeping. He had a long day at work. I don’t want you guys waking him.” She said, spooning some soup into a bowl for us.

Jamie helped me off the ground as we sat and ate in silence. I gave him weird looks as he noisily scarfed down his soup.

“Your such a pig.” I stated. I wasn’t even smiling. I was serious. He just grinned and made even louder noises. My mother cleared her throat which just made Jamie laugh harder, and soon I was joining in.

“Did you finish that assignment?” My mother asked suddenly.

“What assignment?” I asked, not even thinking, as I vacuumed up my soup.

“The assignment you had to stay after school for. Your teacher called me.”

I choked on my mouthful of soup and coughed a bit, swallowing noisily.

“Oh yeah. Yeah it’s all done.” I said quickly, kicking Jamie when he snickered into his bowl of soup.

* * *

“Excited for school tomorrow?” Jamie asked, cuddling into the sleeping bag on the floor.

“Not at all.” I replied, from under my covers.

Jamie laughed quietly at my situation.

“Hey at least Mr. Gorgeous will be there for you to gawk at.”

“Shut up!”

“So how was the kiss? I’ll admit I was pretty turned on by that picture.” He joked. I could almost feel his smirk in the darkness of my room.

“I said shut up.”

“So do you like him?”


“Okay okay, sorry.”

Submitted: November 23, 2010

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Ooh la la,, that was some pretty hot stuff :D. I am dying to know hwo Mr Taisley is going to treat him now that he obviously knows at school :D. Update me pls!!

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 8:10pm


Thank u so much and sure thing!!!

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 2:02pm

Phoenix Personiam

Update me :)

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 8:39pm


Sure thing!

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 2:02pm


Update me. This is getting good but im waiting for the action to start.

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 9:07pm


Patience my friend!!!!!! :)

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 1:38pm


Dang...Need I say more?

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 9:49pm


:D I'm guessing that's good?? !

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 2:02pm


Great chapter!!! Update me???

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 10:22pm


Thank you :D And yes I shall!

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 2:31pm


I was so glad when I saw that a new chapter was out. XD
It was great as usual. I can't wait to see how the art class will be in the future.
Keep me updated.

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 10:44pm


Yay!! I'm glad you love it!! Thanks a bunch for commenting :)))) XOXOXO

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:40pm


i was so excited when i saw you updated i practically screamed. my dad gave me a 'wtf' look lol but seriously this chapter. amazing.

i love the relationship that avery and jamie have. its so perfect! jamie is a really good friend im glad someone like that is in his life. and hes funny too!:Dspeaking of 'friends', i was so mad when it turned out that the dare meant nothing! who does that to people? jerks lol keep up the great work!!

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 11:27pm


Haha Im so glad that you got that excited over my story :D Yeah Avery and Jamie are best buds :D Yep those jocks are jerks!! They should go jump in a pond of glacier water!!!!!

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:39pm


OMG Love it!!!! Please update as soon as possible, or faster! :3

Wed, November 24th, 2010 6:24am


SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!! Im so happy you love it!! That makes me smile :D

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:38pm


Oh... Oh my gosh... is this... NOT a cliffhanger?
:O the world must be ending.
Heheh, just kidding...sorta...
Cute chapter. Oh my gosh I was like, I felt the awkwardness while I was reading itXD. Poor Avery.. no.... Poor Mr. Taisley. He had to look and see that one of his students had kissed him while he was asleep. A male student at that.
I'm so excited to see what happens next! PLEASE update soon love(:

Wed, November 24th, 2010 8:26am


WOW!!! Yeah I have a problem with that. I just can't seem to help myself!!!! Yes awkwardness is good!! Thanks for your lovely comment sweetie!!! XOXO

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:36pm


I like it post more!!!!!!

Wed, November 24th, 2010 10:02am


Yay thanks for liking it!!!!!!! Sure will :D :P

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:35pm

Baby Blue

ah! :] I couldn't stop smiling. I want to know what Mr Taisley is thinking man. that'd be awesome. :] I want more. more of those two. :] What's Mr. Taisley tihnk about the kiss? :]........ :] still can't stop smiling.

Wed, November 24th, 2010 5:49pm


Yay I'm so glad my story made you smile!! I love getting reactions out of people :D Ooh yes that hot kiss!!!!! MMmmmm...

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:34pm


mmmmmm i was like omg when he justed walked away like that........OH THANX 4 READING MY POEM ill be poting more up soon but its like dark and sad and stuff..should i do it?????? LET ME KNOW PLZ

Wed, November 24th, 2010 8:37pm


I KNOW!! What was he thinking?!! Yes you definitely should post what you have!! And let me know when its up! I'll read it! Thanks for your support dearie!!! :D XOXO

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:33pm


Ah, I can see that we're going somewhere here and I can't wait!

Mr. Taisley played the situation down did'nt he? I bet he was like 'fuck fuck fuck!' when he was running his hands throught his hair at the front porch. And as for Avery, who turns down a meal like that! Idiot! Lol.

And I completely agree with everyone here, Avery and Jamie's relationship is adorable and actually rare between two males in these types of stories. I hope you dont throw a spanner in the works for that pair...

Can't wait for the next chapter. Bring on awkward art class and even awkwarder snivkers from Jamie!

Wed, November 24th, 2010 11:09pm


Haha yes you got that right!! He was like "Shit! Fuck! ArGggh!!" in his head! hehe. Yep Avery is a funny one!! Yes I wanted Avery to have a guy friend that completely accepted him for who he is!! Thanks for your support!! Its Greatly appreciated!! :D XOXO

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:32pm


Lol "Do you think you can move?" ..... "Yeah, if you’d let me." I hate when people do that...It's like, I'm fine just let me get up!!!!

Thu, November 25th, 2010 2:57pm


I KNOW!!!!!! I SOO hate that. It's like, "REALLY??!!" Haha thanks for your comment!! XOXO

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:28pm


This is really good, it's so well written; so many stories on this site don't seem to know how to edit, but this is really good, well rounded charactors and a unique plot that we can still relate to, weather you are gay or straight, it's very good. Be sure to update dear.
- AmeteurWriter

Fri, November 26th, 2010 9:49pm


Wow thank you so much!!!!! Yes I try to do well, cause bad grammar is a pet peeve of mine haha. Glad you love!! XOXO :D :P

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:27pm


:) couldnt stop laughing :) at the awkwardness:) u should put mr.taisley pov :p hahaha kmu

Sun, November 28th, 2010 5:05am


Haha I'm glad I made you laugh!! :D And nope!! Mr. Taisley is a secret :) Avery will just have to unravel his mysteries bit by bit!!! :D XOXO And I sure will!!

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:26pm


I like Jamie.

Sun, November 28th, 2010 10:03am


ME TOO!!! :D

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:25pm


...Dude O.o

I FRIGGIN LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!!! UPDATE ME UPDATE ME UPDATE ME!!!!!!!!!!!
Please? ^_^
I'll love you forever!!! PLEASE UPDATE OR I'LL EXPLODE!!!!!!!

Mon, November 29th, 2010 1:04am


YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!! And please don't explode!! That would be messy! ;) And I would miss you! Thanks for commenting :D XOXO

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:25pm


Really Really liked it its funny and creative. pkmu

Tue, November 30th, 2010 7:02pm


Yes!! Two words that I like to hear coming from my story!!! Thanks a bunch! :D

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:24pm


aww this is so cute! kmu xxxx

Thu, December 2nd, 2010 3:12pm


haha YAY I'm glad you think so!!! I will definitely do that!! :D

Sat, June 18th, 2011 8:22pm

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