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A wish Episode 9 & 10

🌼 ~A Wish~
Chapter 9
It was alre-ady 9:20pm and all the boys have gone to be-d but not before having a delicious meal that one of their household maids prepared for Mason and his sons. Eight year old Alex sat down on his be-d, holding ‘Billy’ his teddy bear, close to his che-st as he stared at his mum ph0to frame, wishing he could see her again but it was impossible. Whenever Alex remembers his mum he always cries and cries till he falls into a de-ep slumber, but he still reminds himself that she is now in a better place where she cant feel pain anymore. A gentle knock on the door snapped Alex back into reality.
“Come in.” Alex said quietly, placing the ph0to frame on his be-d.
Xavier opened the door with a wi-de grin on his face but it soon disappeared when he saw Alex tear streaked face as he held his teddy bear close to his che-st. Xavier approached Alex and perched down next to him, staring at Alex with a worried expression.
“What’s wrong little guy?” Xavier asked, placing both his hands on Alex shoulder as he turned him a little so that he was facing him.
Alex frowned and looked down at his [email protected] “Its nothing.” He pla-yed with his teddy’s ear.
“Alex.” Xavier tone was serious and stern. “Dont lie to me, now tell me, what’s wrong?”
Alex sniffled and reached for the ph0to frame of their mum as he held it with both hands, not caring if his teddy bear fell down. “I miss her so much Xavi.”
Xavier gave him a sad smile. “I miss her too little guy but no matter how much we miss her and wish she was here, always remember that she is with us right here.” He pointed at Alex heart. Alex nodded and wra-pped his little arms around Xavier, resting his head against Xavier che-st as he listened to the soft beats of his heart. Xavier gently stro-ked Alex soft hair as he listened to his silent sniffles which soon turned into light snores.
Xavier smiled when he saw Alex was fast asleep so he tucked him in on the be-d and pu-ll-ed the comforter over Alex. He picked up Alex teddy bear and placed it close to Alex, pressing a k!sson his brother forehead before leaving the room.
Damon pouted and glanced down at his
wrist, looking at the time. “Dad when is she going to be here?” He asked Mason who was seated on the couch, re-ading a newspaper as he sipped out of his black coffee, no sugar, no milk just the way he likes it.
“Calm down bud, she’ll soon be here.” Mason stated. “Why dont you go check on Xavier to see if he’s done packing.”
“Okay dad.” Damon mumbled, walking towards the marble staircase. He opened the door to Xavier room only to see him still packing some things in his luggage, Alex was seated on his be-d staring blankly at Xavier’s luggage.
“We’re only staying in new york for a week Xavier.” Damon exclaimed. “Not a year!” He gawked at the hvge box Xavier was trying to Zi-p up.
“Its also filled with things i will use once we get there.” Xavier retorted.
“What things?” Alex questioned, peeking up at Damon who now stood close to Xavier luggage. Alex hated the fact that both his brothers are really tall, that they basically towered over him like [email protected]£rs.
“You know my books, polaroid [email protected]£ra, video game consoles, action figures, lotions, perfumes and deodorant, sunscreen, shampoo and conditioner.” Xavier tone was blunt.
The two youngest [email protected] and stared at Xavier like he was insane. “That’s too much stuff!” Alex exclaimed, glancing at Xavier luggage once again, trying to figure out how all the things Xavier mentioned could fit inside the luggage.
“You nee-d to leave some behind.” Damon said, crossing his arms over his che-st. Xavier tried to protest but pursed hisl-ips in a thin line when he saw the matching glares Alex and Damon were s£nding his way.
“Fine.” He grumbled ma-king Alex and Damon grin as wi-de as they can. With the help of Alex and Damon, Xavier was able to quic-kly pack up his clothes and little things he will nee-d in another bag.
“Boys!” Mason yelled from the living room downstairs when he heard a car pu-llover in the compound. Emily Hill, Mason younger sister, got down from her car and gently closed it back before heading towards the front door of the mansion. She gently knocked on the door and it was immediately opened by Alex who brightly smiled up at at his aunt.
“Aunt Emily!” He wra-pped his little arms around her.
“Hey sweetheart.” She picked him up. “How are you doing?”
“I’m fine auntie.” Alex giggled when she tickled his sides. As Emily stepped inside the house, still carrying Alex, Damon and Xavier instantly ran towards her. Emily laughed and gently placed Alex down, closing her eyes with her arms outstretched.
‘I, 2, 3’
“Aunt Emily!” Both Xavier and Damon almost knocked her over but she managed to keep her balance straight.
“Alright boys, that’s enough.” Mason said, walking over to where his two oldest sons stood, hvgging the life out of his sister.
“Hi sis.” Mason greeted, engulfing Emily in his arms when Xavier and Damon had hesitantly pu-ll-ed away.
“Hi big bro, how you doing?” Emily asked when they both entangled from the hvg.
Mason smiled. “I’m doing great.”
“Can we go now?” Damon asked impatiently.
Xavier glared at Damon. “Why are you in such a rush?”
“Calm down you too.” Mason s£nt Damon a stern look that says ‘dont you dare act like a [email protected] in front of my sister’
“Your aunt just got here, at least let us welcome her with food and drinks.”
Emily laughed. “Dont worry about me mase, i alre-ady had food before coming here.”
“So does that mean we can go?” Damon asked in an excited voice.
“Yep!” Emily chirped. She turned to Alex and then noticed he wasn’t holding any luggage or bag, he only held his teddy bear, Billy, in his hands as he stared up at his aunt.
“Why isn’t Alex with any bag or luggage?” She asked Mason who gave his sister a fake smile when she mentioned Alex.
‘The little $h!t’ Mason thought, balling up his fist. Before Mason could respond to Emily question Alex yelled excitedly. “Daddy is taking me to paris!”
Emily arched a brow. “Paris?”
Mason sm-irked. “While you take Xavier and Damon with you to new york, Alex and i will be heading over to paris.” There was a double meaning to Mason words and Emily could s-en-se it but she brushed it off, tucking a loose strand of hair behind her ear.
“Okay Mase.” Emily turned to look down at Xavier and Damon. “Boys let’s go.”
They both nodded their heads vigorously ma-king Emilyl-ips curl up into a smile. Mason carried Xavier and Damon luggages and walked outside, towards his sister car before placing them inside her boot and shutting it.
Meanwhile in the mansion Xavier and Damon were both hvgging Alex in a death grip.
“C-cant breathe guys.”
Xavier pu-ll-ed back, a large grin on his face. “Sorry lil bro, we’re going to miss you even though we’ll only be gone for a week.”
Damon ruffled Alex hair ma-king the latter pout. “Be a good boy lil bro, dont stress dad out.”
“I’m always a good boy.” Alex huffed and Damon laughed before giving his brother one last hvg.
“Cmon Xav lets go.” Damon tugged on Xavier sleeve.
“I’ll meet you in the car.” Xavier said and Damon nodded before sprinting towards the front door.
“Xavi what’s wrong?” Alex asked when he saw the worried expression Xavier had on his face.
Xavier crouched down to Alex height, placing both hands on his shoulder. “Alex for some reason i feel scared about this whole paris trip so plea-se if anything goes wrong dont forget to call me. Okay?” Alex nodded.
“Use your words Alex.” Xavier gritted out, ti-ght£ñing his grip on Alex shoulder ma-king the latter wince.
“Okay.” Xavier smiled and let go his hands sl!pfrom Alex shoulder. The two went outside to see Damon and Emily alre-ady inside her car. Giving Alex one last hvg, Xavier walked over to the car and opened the door before settling at the backseat next to Damon. He would love to seat at the front with his aunt but she told him when he turns twelve only then will he be allowed to seat in the front.
Alex stood beside his father and waved at Xavier, Damon and his aunt till they were out of sight. Alex smiled and turned to face his dad only to flin-ch when he saw his dad grey eyes had darkened and he had on a wicked sneer on his face.
Alex gulped, feeling his palms sweaty. “Um d-daddy a-are we g-going to p-paris now?” His dad said nothing but just walked inside the house. Alex clutched Billy close to his che-st and walked inside his house, closing the door behind him, feeling his heart pound against his ribcage.
“Um daddy are we going to paris today or tomorrow cause you sa-” He could not complete his statement. One second Alex was standing and the other second he was on the floor holding his bruised cheek. He stared with wi-de eyes at his father, not believing he had just punched him.
“Daddy why did you hit me?” Alex cried.
“Shut up bastard.” Mason sneered. “We are not going on some dumb trip to paris, we are going to stay at home and it will be the best time you ever had.
“What?” Alex asked, dumbfounded only to receive another punch from his dad who was glaring heatedly at him.
“I said shut up!” Mason yelled, feeling his b©dy tremble with anger as he stared at Alex who was crying.
“I’m sorry if i was being a bad kid daddy, i’m sorry!” He quic-kly picked up Billy and hvgged the teddy bear when he saw his father raise his fist again. Alex waited, expecting to feel a punch but he didn’t. Alex looked up to see his father staring at his teddy, hisl-ips curled up into a sm-irk.
With one step, Mason [email protected]£d Alex by his hair and snatched Alex teddy from his hand, ignoring Alex cries as he dragged him to the second living room. He pushed Alex on the floor ha-rd , ma-king him hit his arm painfully on the ground. Alex sniffled and slowly got up, his face was bruised, his arm was throbbing and he felt weak and tired.
Alex felt all colour drain from his face when he saw his dad lighting a matchstick in the furnace as he held Billy, his teddy, with his other hand. Alex was too shocked and scared to utter a word but he knew what was happening yet he couldn’t do anything. Mason sm-irked at the little boy before throwing the teddy bear in the furnace.
“Billy!” Alex screamed, reaching out for the teddy bear only to hiss in pain as he quic-kly retract his hand, remembering his teddy bear was in a fire. He knelt down and cried, he cried cause Billy was the first gift he his mum gave to him when he was one, he cried because he broke his promise to mum when she had told him to never lose Billy. His teddy bear was the only source of reminder he has of his mum and now it was gone just like that. Alex st©pped crying and faced his father who had a smug smile on his face.
“You’re a coldhearted beast!” Alex screamed in anger. Mason smile dropped and he glared at Alex with so much hatred.
He [email protected]£d a fistful of Alex hair in his hand. “Never use that tone on me again.” Alex cried out in pain when his face was slammed against the wall. He fell down and was about to get up when he felt a sharp pain in his stomach, his father had just kicked him. Alex lied down limp on the cold floor as he received punches and kicks from his dad, insults that hurts him more than the physical pain his dad was inflicting on him. The last thing Alex heard his dad say when he was done punching him shattered his heart into pieces.
“You killed your mother.”
It went on like that for the week, Alex changed in one week, he was no longer the happy and cheerful kid who will do anything to put a smile on your face. He was a broken soul who nee-ded to be fixed.
Day one: Alex received punches from his dad and his dad burnt the teddy bear his mum gifted him.
Day two: Mason s£nt all the maids and workers to spend a week in their homes, just so that ge can deal with Alex. Alex was f0rç£d to do all the house chores and he accidentally broke a glas-s cu-p which made his dad angry and use the pieces to cut Alex leg.
Day three: Alex had five of his f!ngersbroken cause Mason thought it will be a fun thing to do. Alex cries echoed in the house when Mason bent his f!nger back till he heard a crack, it was really a painful experience for Alex.
Day four: Alex father used him as a punching bag, saying hurtful and bad words to him. Alex felt numb, tired and weak, his f!ngerswere still broken and alre-ady started to swell when his dad inflicted more pain in his broken f!ngers.
Day five: Alex was taken to the hospital by Mason cause he fainted when Mason started hitting him again. Hi ohene ome on+233544142683 to be added to Story headquarters room for more stories. Mason lied to the doctor that Alex tr!pp£ddown from the stairs which resulted in his broken f!ngers. Alex was glad that his dad didn’t punch or hit him when they got back from the hospital but he said some really hurtful words to Alex that broke him. “You’re worthless, pathetic and useless!”
“Nob©dy loves you!”
“You deserve to die!”
Day six: Alex got hit countless times with a belt and his dad tortured him with a knife, ignoring his screams, cries and plea-s.
Day seven: Mason threatened to kill Alex and his brothers if he ever told anyone about what happenned.
“Alex!” Xavier exclaimed happily, running towards Alex who was sitting down on the couch, staring blankly at the wall. Mason was outside, holding Both Xavier and Damon luggages as he bid goodbye to Emily driver who had brou-ght both boys back home.
Xavier and Damon were both happy to be back home cause they really missed Alex and wished he was with them, they were excited to see Alex and ask him how his short holiday to paris was. If only they knew that they was no trip and Alex had a horrendous week.
“Hi Xavier.” Alex greeted with a f0rç£d smile ma-king Xavier frown cause Alex tone was blank.
“Alex!” Damon screeched, capturing Alex in his arms.
“Hey Damon.” Damon was surprised cause Alex loves to call him Dami. Before the two could ask Alex what’s wrong, he walked away from his brothers, to his room, where he would cry all night till he was tired.
Everyday [email protected]£ a worst experience for Alex, he wouldn’t talk to Xavier and Damon, he [email protected]£ really quiet and distant, he would always lock himself in his room whenever Xavier and Damon tried to talk to him. He got beaten, abused and tortured by his father in the basement which [email protected]£ his favourite place in the house since he always ends up down there to receive welcoming punches and kicks.
Days turned into months, months turned into years, Alex was abused for five years by his biological dad who hated him so much that he almost killed him. But throu-ghout that five years Alex still endured the pain and inflictions he went throu-gh. He had a little hope that all will soon be alright and all the pain will go away but he lost that hope when Xavier yelled at him out of anger.
“I’m trying to help you yet you push me away what do you want me to do? You wont tell me what’s wrong with you! You are not the brother i knew and had! So fv¢king useless!”
He started cutting when voices in his head kept on repeating the same words Xavier told him.
‘It will make the pain go away’
*flashback over*
“Oh Alex.” I wra-pped my arms around his [email protected]!st, feeling tears stream down my face. “I’m sorry you had to go throu-gh all that.”
I heard him re-lease a shaky breath as he breathed in. “Dont apologize Brielle, its not your fault.”
“You nee-d to talk to Xavier.” I said when Alex pu-ll-ed back from the hvg., his eyes were blotchy red, his face looking tired.
“I cant speak or talk to him Brielle, i dont want to.” Alex said drily, ma-king me feel a little bit angry, cant he see that Xavier feels really guilty about the [email protected]? Doesn’t he knows how much his brother is hurting?
“Alex you nee-d to st©p avoiding him.” I stated, getting up from the be-d and glared at him.
“I’m not avoiding him Brielle.” His tone was calm. “I just dont want to see or talk to him.”
“What the fudge is wrong with you?” I asked, feeling mad about what he said. “St©p being so mean!”
Alex must have had enough of my yelling cause he got up and face me with a glare. “I’m not being mean Brielle just because you’re staying with us doesn’t mean you should involve yourself in what is not your business.” I felt a little hurt by his words, he said it like as if me staying with them is a bother.
“Brielle am sorry, plea-se forgive me.” Alex face looked guilty but i didn’t wait to hear what he has to say, i ran out of the room, ignoring his calls for me to st©p
Chapter 10
Outside was a bit windy but i still felt contended with the fresh air from the window despite the cool air the air-conditioner was producing. The silhouette of the leaves and [email protected] from a tall tree just close to my room made it look like one of those spooky things in horror movies. The glistening view of the moonlight shone in my room ma-king the stars look lvstrous and beautiful in the dark blue sky.
Speaking of stars, i cant remember the last time i sat down just to watch the stars. I guess i’ve been so caught up with the boys that i ba-rely have time for myself.
I sat up on the be-d, removing the comforter over me as i swung my legs to the edge and wore my white sli-ppers and lightly walked towards my door, opening it and closing it gently, to avoid creaky noises. I took slow careful steps down the stairs. It would have been really quiet only if Damon could control his loud snores that rumbled along the hall. The door creaked a little as i opened it and peered outside before fully opening the door and walked out, gently closing it behind me. I sat down on the porch, wra-pping my arms around my shoulders as i gazed up at the dark blue sky which had thousands of beautuful glimmer stars in it.
I sighed, thinking about what Akex told me. His words really hurts. I didn’t mean to stick my nose in what is not my business but i felt bad for Xavier cause he really feels guilty about everything. And with what Alex went throu-gh, almost similar to my past but i know he went throu-gh something more worse than what i had experienced. Sometimes i wonder if the three brothers decided to help me out of pity. I dont want them to look at me like i was some kind of fragile and helpless puppy whose in nee-d of shelter. No, i want Damon and Alex to treat me like their sister while Xavier and i can just be like best friends.
‘Really Brielle, just friends?’
A certain star caught my eyes, it shone brightly than than the rest. Stars were the only thing that interested me since i was six. Back in Liam’s house i will always sit down at watch the stars from the room window or the roof. I sometimes wonder if Liam ever loved me like his daughter, was it all an act? He was kind and loving to me for four years then just one day he decided to go downhill and become a cruel, wicked and hearless man. Well, i hope he rots in jail and get a taste of his own medicine. What a lame excuse for a stepfather.
“What are you doing here in the middle of the night?” A de-ep voice asked. I yelped and jumped up, feeling startled as i turned my head around so fast that i would have gotten a wh!plash. Xavier was hovering over me, he had on his usual pajamas which is a black tank t©p and grey [email protected] What caught my attention was the fact that he had no glas-ses on. Does that mean he can see without glas-ses? If he can actually see without glas-ses, then i prefer if he does not put it on. Its not like Xavier wearing glas-ses makes him looks less handsome but i now had a perfect view of his attrac-tive grey eyes.
“You done checking me out?” I was snapped out from my thoughts by Xavier voice. I looked up to hisl-ips curled up into a small sm-irk. I then realised what he said and my cheeks instantly reddened.
“I-i w-wasn’t checking you out.” I blubbered, averting my eyes. He chuckled and sat down next to me on the porch, shifting a little so that he was facing me.
“You haven’t answered my question.”
Xavier rolled his eyes. “What are you doing here in the middle of night?”
“Oh.” I mumbled. “I couldn’t sleep.” I brou-ght my knees close to my che-st and craned my n£¢k up a little to meet Xavier grey eyes.
“What about you?” I asked. “Why are you still awake?”
Xavier shrugged his shoulder. “I [email protected]£ downstairs to have a cu-p of water and i noticed that the door was slightly opened so i [email protected]£ here to check and i saw you seated here on the porch.”
“I heard you and Alex earlier arguments.” Xavier stated out of the blue.
“Its not nice to eavesdrop on other people conversation.” I said, shooting Xavier a look that says ‘seriously?’
Xavier had a mock-hurt expression on his face. “I was not eavesdropping, i just happened to pas-s by when i heard you mention my name so me being me decided to listen to you guys.”
“Yeah right.” I said with an eye roll. “He was being a little mean that’s why i yelled.”
Xavier sighed. “You know Alex doesn’t really mean what he had said right? He just said it out of frustration and anger.”
“I know.” I mumbled, bringing my gaze to the sky.
“I can tell that you love looking at the stars.” I glanced at Xavier to see that his gaze is fixed on the dark blue sky, a soft smile gracing hisl-ips.
I brou-ght my eyes back up to the sky. “Its really beautiful.”
“Yeah beautiful.” Xavier whispered. I blu-shed when i felt his intense gaze on me ma-king bu-tterflies swarm in the pit of my stomach.
“Look at that star over there.” Xavier pointed at the right. I followed his f!nger direction to where he pointed at.
“What about it?” I asked curiously.
Xavier smiled. “That’s sirius. The brightest star in the sky also known as sothis.”
“Wow.” I said. “The name goes with the star, it really is bright and stands out against the other stars in the sky.” We both stayed in a comfortable, just looking at stars. I subconsiously shifted closer to Xavier and rested my head on his shoulder. He wra-pped his arm around my [email protected]!st and pu-ll-ed me closer to him.
“Xavier.” I started, inhaling his scent.
“Thank you.”
“For what?” He asked.
“For everything.” I whispered.
He sighed and k!$$£d my temple, ti-ght£ñing his hold on me. “No nee-d to thank me Brielle, i’ll always protect you.”
“What on earth are you wearing?” Was the first thing Damon said to me when i walked in the dining room.
“Well good morning to you too Damon, my night was great thanks for asking.” My tone was dripping with sarcasm.
“Yeah, yeah, good morning. As i was saying, what the hell do you think you’re wearing?” He exclaimed.
“Um clothes.” I picked up a banana from the fruit bowl and peeled it off before snacking on it.
“It shows too much skin.” Damon grumbled.
I threw the banana peel in the trash can and turned to face Damon who was alre-ady glaring at me. “No.”
“Did you just say no to me?” Damon was now in front of me, towering over my average height.
I crossed my hands, giving him a blank look. “Look Damon i dont see the big deal in what am putting on, its just a black turtle n£¢k long sleeve, purple pla-id Sk-irt and black high t©ps.”
“Exactly!” Damon exclaimed angrily. “The Sk-irt is too short.”
I snorted. “Yeah right.” Damon was about to protest when Xavier [email protected]£ waltzing in, he [email protected]£d a pack of oreo and tore it open before munching on the cookies.
“Xav, is my Sk-irt too short?” I asked, feigning innocence.
His eyes travelled down my b©dy, before he brou-ght his eyes to meet mine. “It is, go change.”
I gawked at him in disbelief. “It only reaches my mid th!gh!”
“What’s with all the commotion?” Alex asked, walking inside the dining room. Great!
“Brielle Sk-irt is too short!” Damon exclaimed. Alex gave me a brief glance before facing Damon. “I dont think her Sk-irt is too short, i mean, have you seen the other girls in school?”
“Fine.” Xavier grunted before stomping towards the living room. I turned to face Damon who was now glaring at Alex. “Aww dont be angry Damon, plea-seeeee!” I pouted, giving him a puppy dog eyes.
“You’re such a cutie.” Damon cooed, pinching my cheeks. I laughed and swatted his hands away.
Damon [email protected]£d a jui-ce box from the fridge and walked towards the living room but st©pped and turned around to face me. “Brielle you’ll be ri-ding with Alex.” I then realised that Alex is still here.
“Just because you sided with me doesn’t mean i will forgive you.” I deapanned, crossing my arms over my che-st.
“I’m sorry Brielle i didn’t mean to snap at you, i acted like an as-s-hole.” Alex looked genuinely sorry.
“Its true, you’re really a bu-tthole.”
Alex snickered. “Your convert of curses are really incredulous.” I chuckled and [email protected]£d my backpack from the chair as i opened it shoved a packet of M&Ms before Zi-pping it back up. I headed to the front door with Alex trailing right behind me.
Alex and i both settled inside his car before he started the car and drove off. I recognized Damon’s car taking off after us, followed by Xavier’s. My eyes wi-de-ned when i saw they were both trying to do.
“No Alex, dont.” But Alex started driving at a really high speed! How the fudge did he even get a licence?!
“Alex!” I yelled. “Slow the fudge down!”
“Dont you love speed?” Alex questioned, driving so fast that i had to grip tge carseat.
I let out a relieved sigh when we arrived in school. Xavier was the first, then me and Alex and finally Damon.
“I wont be ri-ding with any of three.” I huffed and stomped to the school gate. Damon slung his arm around my shoulder.
“Dont be like that bri, driving pas-s speed limit is really fun.” I rolled my eyes and just continued walking. Some students were looking at the four of us when we pas-sed the hallway.
“What are idoits looking at?” Xavier said with a ha-rd glare and all the student quic-kly returned their attention else where.
Xavier and Damon went to s£nior section to attend thier clas-ses just as me and Alex headed to our first clas-s which is English. I ignored the stares and glares from the students seated and walked to the front row before sitting down on the chair, Alex sat down beside me. I brou-ght out my books and listened attentively to the teacher as she she began teaching.
The rest of the clas-ses pas-sed by in a blur. Some boring teachers, gossips in the hall and as usual Zayn glaring at me whenver he sights me. Right now i’m heading over to the parking lot when i was suddenly pinned against the wall. I looked up to see Zayn stormy brown eyes glaring down at my blue ones. Normally if this happens i get scared but now, am just staring at the latter with a bored look on my face.
“What do you want parker?” I snarled.
Zayn sm-irked, letting of my wrist. “I see those boys didn’t teach you some respect.”
I stared st him blankly. “You dont deserve to be respected, so st©p wasting your time with me cause i will never respect you.”
Zayn eyes darkened in anger. “You bit-ch!” He raised his fist to punch me but i was fast enough to catch hand before kicking him in between the legs. He gro-an ed and clutched his lower member.
“Dont you dare t©uçh me again.” Giving him one last kick, i walked down to the parking lot. The boys had angry expressions when they sighted me walking towards them.
“Why are you late?” Xavier asked, crossing his arms as he sh0t me an annoyed look.
“Zayn was bothering me.”
Xavier grey eyes darkened. “What?”
“Dont worry Xav i’m fine.” I as-sured. “I kicked him in the groin before he could do anything.”
The all had relieved expressions on their faces and Damon instantly pu-ll-ed me towards him. “I’m so proud of you! You defended yourself!”
“How about we all go to the amusement park to [email protected]?” He exclaimed, jumping up excitedly.
“We nee-d to do our homeworks.” Alex stated.
“Cmon Alex dont be a joy killer.” I nudged him in the rib.
Xavier cleared his throat, glancing at Alex. “I think Alex is um right, we still have our school works to do.”
“Oh come on.” I whined, tugging at Xavier sleeve. “plea-se, plea-se, plea-se, plea-seee!”
“No.” Xavier says sternly. Damon huffed and started pleading.
“plea-se! Xav, let’s go to the amusement park.” I joined Damon snd the both of us started begging Xavier and Alex to let us head to the amusement park. After a lot of pouting and puppy dog eyes they finally agreed and Damon was jumping up excitedly, [email protected] his hands. Sometimes i wonder how he’s seventeen when he actually behaves like a three year old.
Damon and Alex practically ran out of their cars when we all pu-ll-ed over at the parking lot close to the park. I stepped out of Xavier’s car and closed the door, seeing that Xavier was staring ahead before glancing at me.
“What ride do you want to go on first?” Xavier asked bluntly.
“Rollercoaster!” I [email protected]£d Xavier arm and pu-ll-ed him along with me till we got to the hvge rollercoaster ride. Xavier paid for the both of us before we settled down on our seats. I screamed enthusiastically when the ride started. This was actually my second time in an amusement park. I was six when Liam first brou-ght me here, the rides were all scary but i soon got used toit and have fun.
When the ride was over we went to the funfair and pla-yed lots of games, Xavier won me a big brown teddy bear with ‘love’ written on it.
After getting on all the rides in the park, Xavier and i sighted both Alex and Damon beside an ice cream shop. Alex looks pissed while Damon looked very happy as he beamed at all the flavours.
“Hey guys!” I chirped. “What’up?”
“Damon cant decide on a fv¢king flavour.” Alwx deapanned, fixing a glare to Damom but the latter didnt mind as he started ranbling.
“Ooh i want oreo ice cream, no! I want nutella ice cream, no strawberry? Vanilla! Or chocolate!” I could tell that the guy who was selling the ice cream was getting pissed, hisl-ips were thinned as he sh0t Damon a ha-rd glare.
“Will you plea-se decide on one flavour?” The ice cream boy said throu-gh gritted teeth.
“Hold your horses am still thinking!” Damon said. Before the ice cream boy could finally snap, Xavier intervened.
“Sorry about my brother, plea-se just get us all our ice creams.” I ordered for vanilla, Alex ordered for chocolate, Xavier got banana and sprinkles on t©p. And Damon finally choosed nutella.
Alex pov
We arrived home and all got out of our cars before heading inside the mansion. I was really ~happy when we left california and moved in with Aunt Emily. The house in california holds too many terrible momories that i dont want to remember. I glanced~ at Brielle to see her and Damon bickering about something, as if s£ncing my eyes on her, she glanced at me with a soft smile on her face. I smiled back and walked upstairs to my room but st©pped when i heard thumping footsteps behind me. I turned around to see Xavier walking towards me, a serious expression on his face. I gulped before sprinting towards my room with Xavier h0t on my tail.
I quic-kly opened my door and closed it but a foot prevented me from doing so. “Xavier go away.” I snapped.
“I just want to talk.” He said softly.
“I dont want to talk.” I mumbled. “Just leave me alone Xavier.”
“No Alex.” He said in a firm tone. “Let me in or i swear i’ll break this door down. I frowned, not liking the idea of him breaking my door down. I know Xavier isn’t blabbing, if i refuse to open the door he will seriously break it down. I sighed and let go of the door. Xavier walked in and closed the door behind him.
Ignoring his burning gaze, i made my way over to my be-d andsat down as i picked up a random book and began fli-pping the pages.
“Are you going to talk or just stand there staring at me.” I said, looking up to face him.
Xsvier sighed and walked to me, sitting down on my be-d. “I’m really sorry Alex i didn’t mean to [email protected] you, when you said am just like him i got mad.”
I looked down at the book in my hand. “I’m sorry too, you’re nothing like him, its just…”
“Just what?”
“Nothing.” I lied, averting my eyes from the book.
“Alex tell me.” Xavier urged and i shook my head, fiddling with my f!ngers. “Its nothing.”
“Alex for God sake tell me what’s wrong!” He frustratedly ran his f!ngersthrou-gh his hair. “Why can you just talk to me? What happened? You and i used to be so close and tell each other everthing but now you treat me like a stranger instead of your brother.”
I couldn’t take it anymore so i let it all out. “Is because you look so much like dad! I know your characters are different but you look so much like him.” I was now crying and i couldn’t control it. I heard Xavier re-lease a shaky breath before shifting closer to me. He placed both his hands on my shoulder and turned me a little, so i was facing him. I looked down cause i hate it when anyone sees me crying.
“Alex.” I didn’t respond. Xavier sighed. “Alex kiddo plea-se look at me.” Why on earth is he talking to me like some five year old?
“No.” I grumbled.
“plea-se.” I sighed, reluctantly looking up to meet his warm gaze.
“I will never ever hurt you, i may look like dad but our personalities and characters are comepltely different.”
“I know.” I whispered. “I’ll try not to get frigtened of you.”
Xavier smiled. “Is that why you cant look me in the eye?”
“Sometimes you can be so [email protected]!ng.” I huffed.
Xavier laughed. “Aww come to Xavi lil bro.” He opened his arms. I frowned and shook my head, crossin my arms over my che-st.
“I know you want a hvg.” He cooed. “Come to Xavi.”
“Okay.” I practically ran into his arms as he instantly ti-ght£ñs his grip on me so much it was starting to hurt but i did’nt mind , i nee-dded this hvg for the past five years. A hvg that makes me feel safe and alright and i’m thankful that i have brothers who care a lot about me and a girl i consider as a sister.

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