Chapter 1: At First Sight

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

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" "Kellan!" "Kellan!" I twist and turn to the otherside of the bed as I hear grams voice.The sun hasn't set so I know it is still late in the morning, maybe if I pretend not to hear her she would leave me alone.. I was already drifting back to sleep when I hear a loud bam! on my door, my grams maybe old a little but she is still as strong as an iron..

"Kellan open the door" I groan loudly and reluctantly get up from my bed and walk towards the door.If not that I love my grams, I would have been out of this house for good, a guy at my age ought not to be living a lonely life now but probably having fun, partying, chasing girls and all, not that I am ccomplaining,not all.I love a quiet peaceful life, one without distractions from anyone but I am guessing the old me would have been different, yes old me.

My Parents died in a car accident that we were involved in, I was at the backseat so I heard, my father lost control of the brake and that was how my tradegy happened..The doctor said wasn't a permanent memory loss but hey that happened when I was ten and now I am twenty-one so lets just say the doctor is a messed up liar.

" Kellan is it taking you a whole year to open the door??" I make groan, really wish I have enough money to have my own house and take proper care of my grams but I am just a broke twenty one year old with no goal. I finally open the door for grams to come into my little room, I yawn lazily as I scratch my stomach

"Grams what on earth could be so important so early that you can't wait" instead of answering immediately, she moves further to the room and sits on my bed.. "Goodday to you too son"

.I roll my eyes and sit next to her, she is looking less older now and I am shocked to see no trace of bags on her eyes. I groan more loudly this time, she sure knows how to frustrate the hell out of me, I am pretty sure I am not normal, I mean which normal guy would be woken up from bed early in the morning by their grams and have her just sit there staring with a wide grin on her face, but I love her so I won't complain....too much. " argh grams are you talking or what?" " I will, I just don't know how to break it to you" that immediately send my heart to panic as really wonder what it could be. " Just say it already Grams, are you planning on giving me a heartattack hmm?"

"no way, maybe this will explain it better" She hands me a brown envelope and I instinctly collect it with shaky hands. "What is it grams?" "Find out yourself it will explain better"I swallow and open the envelope slowly and careful like it has bomb on it.There is a letter inside it, I bring it out and my eyes about bulge out of the socket when I read what was written

"Dear Kellan Archer, you have been accepted to the Royal arts gymnastics for the battle of National sport competition, registration starts tomorrow, be punctual" no way, UN freaking believable.

"You''ve seen it?" Grams asks but this time I don't answer, I just stare straight the paper, I had just filled the form without anything in mind, it's just unbelievable, what I have always dreamt of, they say the first stage of grieve is denial but I am pretty sure that works for happiness, because I am so happy I can't believe it. "Now you say something, you are giving me the heart attack" slowly a grin appear on my face and I turn to face my grams and laugh, she doesn't question it but rather laughs with me.

Royal arts here I come, and right here here I swear to myself I would work really hard on this miracle, get that medal and avoid distractions of any kind, I swore to myself I would.



"Yo Mercer! You're up" Coach Franklin yells in the gymnasium and I hurry to him.Our Coach a darkskinned man, is standing with his hands in his waist looking frustrated, the girls in our team haven't gotten the vault he taught us right but I have been practicing and I am ready time break a leg; not literary please.

He nods at me when he sees me and runs his hand over his bald head.

"Please tell me you have something better to perform now.

"I would try my best coach"I rub my palms together my eyes purely focus on the runway. "well your best had better be good..go!"

I run full speed to the table perched at the end of the runway, then spring off the apparatus in a graceful, yet powerful combination of flip and twists, before landing upright on the mat, hands in the air.

"Yes! YES!, you saw that there!" he looks at the other girls that are now shooting me daggers with their eyes.

"That's what I'm talking about, good job Mercer". I squeal like a little child as I run to meet my giggling bestfriends, Amy and Sarah. "You nailed it!"Sarah lifts me up In a bear hug.I try to avoid my cheeks from busting and shrug it off. "errr it was okay, could have been better"

"oh please, your heart is probably dancing the gandam style"Amy says and I laugh as I wrap my hands around their necks, my bestfriends they know me better.

"C'mon Mr Russell needs us outside something about new hot guys in town".

We all laugh and head outside of the gymnasium and trust me, outside is much better than inside.

Royal Arts is not just a regular gymnasium, infact I think calling it a gymnasium would be an understatement, It is more if a sport arena.

All the equipment, the size,the guys and girls learning routines and's inside is one really huge room where you can do the things you want with people who love it too, most of us here are going to battle in the international sport competition, sadly I'm not one of them, it's mostly on the trained athletes side. But regardless, it's a miracle to be here and that miracle involved making Rusty the owner of Royal Arts son, my boyfriend.

All would have been great and fine if Rusty wasn't so annoying, I mean who names himself Rusty, he talks too much, too proud letting everyone know who he is, picks on new gymnast and frustrates the living day light of me but I can't complain, my miracle here is at stake, so I pretend to love him when I really just want him to get the freak off!

"Earth to April here!".Amy snaps bringing me back to the present. "what?"

"You checked out for a moment,where'd you go?"

"oh...I was uh..just thinking"Sarah snickers at me and I shrug it off.

Our Strict head Coach,Mr Russell is surrounded by we gymnast like a shepard and we being the sheeps.He is holding a mic trying to get our complete attention.I'm pretty sure we could the

spend the whole day here if we are still noisy.

"Silence everyone if I may have your attention please!" he says as he scans everyone with those huge glasses of his,anytime we all gather around him like this is either because he wants to pass across important news or their are newly registered present.

"we have newly registered athletes and gymnast here and as you all know Royal Arts is not an easy entrance and Is different from other gymnasium, before you gain admission here, you have to be tested, scanned together with the form you filled...."he goes on and on,never going straight to the point, always beating around the bush.Amy rolls her eyes while Sarah and I try to stifle our laughs.

"So please, I need to see the coaches for this gymnast, make sure their teams are well selected and practice starts immediately, thanks". With that, he walks away slowly and proudly like he always does, people are always scared of Mr Russell not because he has the power or authority but because of the way he carries himself.

"So.." Amy starts as we walk to our favourite spot were we always hang out after practice, we call it our park. "I was thinking if maybe I check the...."I try to listen but I am as frozen as a rock as I stare uncontrollably at the most beautiful guy I've ever seen.

Oh holy Neptune!

He just took off his shirt leaving his white singlet on together his shorts and his drinking from a bottle of water and oh boy, I wish I were that damn bottle.

He is lined up on the athletes team being addressed by the Coach in charge so I'm pretty sure he must be a runner, I'm aware I'm standing and gawking at him like a freakish maniack but he looks too breathtaking to care, I bet if Rusty sees this guy's tan muscled body, he would think twice before flashing his abs at our faces.

He drops the bottled water and bends down on his track then I realize the coach is testing him.

"He snobs, doesn't have time for girls"Amy says stopping my drooling.

"what? uhh"I shake my head and swallow. great! I've been caught.

"I wasn't..uh, wasn't..not interested"I doubt they believe that though because I don't.

"I know that, was just saying, the girls in the baseball team tried taking to him but they said he shrug them off with a stale reply". I mumble a silent "oh" hoping my disappointment didn't show.

Sarah wrinkles her eyebrows as she checks him out..

"I would have said he might be gay, but he has nice manly ass"I immediately blush foolishly while Amy laughs bumping Sarah on the shoulder.

"what?, I'm right besides I wouldn't have minded if he was gay, he is too hot for me care".I shake my head and turn my attention back to the beautiful guy before I say something stupid.

He is about to compete with Douglass who is also a great runner, this should be interesting, they are both on their tracks and I try my best not to stare at his ass like Amy pointed out.

"C'Mon lets go see what the other girls are up too"Amy says but I really want to see if this guy's run is flawless as his looks.

"oh guys can go, I wanna watch this.."they both laugh at me.

"what?"I'm not the only one watching so I'm sure it means nothing.

"even if he were to like you, you already have Rusty remember"I didn't have time reply Sarah because at the coach's "go!", they both run with full speed to reach the finish line.

Beautiful guy overtakes Douglass like he was a common learner, he runs fast with much speed like the slower version of flash till he reaches the finish line The coach jams his fist on table.

"Lovely!..good job Archer!" what the hell?!, that wasn't lovely it was freaking incredible! oh well, at least I know his last name.The coaches here hardly calls us by our first name and I know the athlete's coach is one of them.Archer runs back to his former spot calmly like he did not just wow everyone.

Oh great!, I am a sucker for humble guys.

"wasn't that just......"I turn to say to my friends but they have already gone , probably when I was saying the "go!, you can do it" chant.

Great again, my crush on this guy is really noticeable.

I turn my head back to look at Archer and I'm shocked as hell to see him looking back at me.

What the hell?!

I scan around the environment maybe I'm confused about this then I look at him again and find him still staring straight at me, there is no way I'm mistaking now.

Oh boy!, a non hot guy stares at you and you roll your eyes or flip him off but this insanely hot guy!, I do nothing but stare back shocked.His eyebrows are scrunched together in thought as we stare, we stare for a longer moment and it gets so awkward that even the mere thought makes me shake my head and laugh, his expression turns to confusion instantly and I'm sure he is probably wondering what type of sick weirdo I am.

I smile sheepishly at him and for a second I think he is going to roll his eyes him and walk away but surprisingly a smile slowly forms on his lips. oh boy!, even from the distant that dimple could be seen. It really feels awkward standing and smiling at someone you haven't seen before but I don't care, I just feel really happy he his smiling back at me.Then slowly he starts to walk towards me.

oh boy! Don't panic April!

Just don't, heart did you hear that?

Don't freaking Panic!!.

He keeps on walking towards me but then stops immediately like something pulled him back, I was about to take the action myself when a hand slips through my waist pressing me firmly again its hard chest..

"Hey babe, heard you killed it today" . Rusty's voice causes me to freeze instantly..


Submitted: January 14, 2016

© Copyright 2020 Sharon Daniel. All rights reserved.


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please finish this Chapter it is soo lovely, I'm inlove with Kellan already and I can't wait for April's POV, KMU!

Fri, January 15th, 2016 6:29am


really!,thanks sheewa, because of your comment I would try and finish this Chapter, thanks really grateful..

Thu, January 14th, 2016 10:45pm


Tyrannos Senpai

Okay, to evaluate this, despite the fact you made a few errors, you did awesome. I can help with that if you wish

Sun, January 24th, 2016 9:35pm


thank you so much, yeah you can

Sun, January 24th, 2016 9:52pm



Hey! Sorry i took so long to get to this chapter! I am of course a sucker for romance and I am of course rooting for Kellan haha. Anyways, i like how Rusty is a contrast of Kellan and it shows how much more desirable he is. Anyways, of course their are a couple of grammatical errors, but those can be fixed, i would recommend rereading or reading allowed to see the flow of the story. Of course your writing and sentence structure will get better with time! I already see a lot of potential which is very good! :) Good work! I enjoyed this!

Fri, March 25th, 2016 6:02pm


thanks! really grateful ;-)

Fri, March 25th, 2016 5:07pm



I thought Rusty was going to be her friend or something. Especially after the way she was thinking and looking at Kellan lol. Guess I was wrong. Pretty well start off. :)

Thu, April 7th, 2016 7:34pm


Thanks so much Zefyr, really hope you like the story..;-)

Thu, April 7th, 2016 12:38pm



From the first line, I was hooked immediately by the characters and level of detail in this chapter. Keep up the amazing work. Good job!

Fri, April 8th, 2016 8:09am


Thanks so much Mika-Ray, your comment means a lot to me..thank you.;-).

Fri, April 8th, 2016 1:44am



I really love this so far! The story line is very well put together, even though there are a few errors but that's fine. I couldn't quite get a picture of the characters in my head, maybe try to describe them more? Other than that, it's amazing! Nice job!

Sat, April 9th, 2016 3:23pm


thanks so much, there are more chapters for you to check out...thanks.;-)..sorry about the characters, will see what I can do about that..

Sun, April 10th, 2016 7:52am



its cute i liket it

Sun, April 10th, 2016 12:02am


thanks! ;-)

Sun, April 10th, 2016 7:53am



Oh dun dun dun...Rusty comes to spoil everything...why??!..He was about to talk to her..not fair.:-(

Fri, April 15th, 2016 7:40pm


lol, I know but urban gets better...thanks lovvagirl

Fri, April 15th, 2016 1:29pm


Sky Mind

Loved your work and I'm not kidding :3 Nice work, continue the good job :3

Wed, April 27th, 2016 7:28am


Thank you Sky're awesome!!��

Sat, April 30th, 2016 5:32am



Nice job.

Wed, September 28th, 2016 5:29pm


Thanks so much

Fri, September 30th, 2016 11:23am


L.C. Kelley

Ok this is totally awesome! I can't wait to see what happens next.

Fri, October 7th, 2016 2:06am


Thanks so much for your kind words!!

Mon, October 10th, 2016 1:11am


The Unicorn

Thumbs up

Sat, December 10th, 2016 9:34am



Fri, June 2nd, 2017 1:33am



Your book cover is awesome!

Tue, May 30th, 2017 6:49pm


Thanks so much!!!

Fri, June 2nd, 2017 1:33am

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