Chapter 5 The next day I slept 'till around 11 o'clock. Using all of these mental powers can really take a lot of energy. Once I woke up, I went downstairs to make me a sandwich and watch some T.V. Jo had to go to practice and mom went to work, so I had the house to myself. I laid out on the couch and switch from channel to channel until I found a decent program featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I copied some of the movements before just relaxing and enjoy some me time. I don't know how long I was sleep but when I woke up, it was dark outside and there was another storm pouring down. I yawned and stretched, getting up from the couch and walking into the kitchen. "Morning Sleeping Beauty." I swear I felt my hair brush the ceiling as I jumped in fear.
Jo sat in the chair at the kitchen table in a no sleeve shirt and her basketball shorts with a mug of tea in her hands while she stared at the school newspaper that had a picture of me on the cover with everyone lifting me up on their shoulders. "Don't scare me like that!" I yelled once I got my heartbeat under control.
Jo shrugged as she flipped another page. "Mom called, a tree collapsed in the middle of the roadway, it's going to take at least the whole night to get it out of the way, so she's staying with a friend tonight until the roads are cleared." I frowned as I felt a sense of foreboding and went and walked over to the sink to make me a cup of coffee.
Jo folded the paper and slowly stood up from the table keeping her eyes down to the ground. "Hey Jo, are you okay?" I asked not noticing her walking towards me from behind until I turned around and found myself face to face to her.
As soon as my eyes made contact with hers, my heart started pounding away so hard, I was sure she could hear it. "You said you we're going to talk and goddammit we are going to talk!" Jo said her game face on now and there was no way she was going to back down now.
I tried finding some way to back away from her intense gaze, but I was pushed between her and the counter. I was trapped. "Fine." I said finally giving in. "What do you want to know?" I asked crossing my arms across my chest. "Where did you learn all of those moves you used on Derrick?" Jo asked. "The internet, next question?" Jo was obviously confused, but let that one slide.
"Why did you keep me from making that deal with Derrick? You would have been able to go the rest of the year without him messing with you and you still stood up for me." I shifted my eyes away from hers.
"Because&hellip.we're family and we stand up for each other no matter what…" I muttered. Jo looked at me for what seemed like hours before grabbing the collar of my T-shirt and pulled me downward till we were nose to nose.
"Don't lie to me Joseph," Jo growled. "You used to tell me everything; we used to be best friends, closer than brother and sister, now you're acting all weird and you.you just don't make any sense!" I barely heard anything she said, I was too busy staring at her lips&hellip.so beautiful and her eyes were still that light hazel color that seemed to mesmerize me.
We were close…&hellip.too close. I abruptly slapped her hand away, pulling away. "I-I'm going to my room." I shakily walked up to my room, until Jo grabbed the back of shirt and pulled me back, slamming me against the wall.
"Where the hell do you think you are going? I'm not through with you yet!" I struggled against her, trying to get free, only to be slammed harder against the wall. "I said I'm not done yet! Don't start yourself thinking that just because you beat the football captain you can be this big strong warrior now! I will still beat your fucking ass!" She yelled.
Big. Fucking. Mistake. I threw her hand off of me and pushed her hard. "I try and have your fucking back and all you want to do and stab me where it hurts the most! What is your problem? So what if I'm a little different now? That doesn't mean I'm not the same idiot who tried to do a wheelie on my trike when I was five! The same idiot who let you sleep in my bed when you had a nightmare! And you know what? You want to know why I did what I did to Derrick?
Why I fucking protected you that damned day? Because this idiot ended up falling in love with the only person in the whole goddamn world that I couldn't have and it's tearing apart from the inside! I needed some space to clear my head so I could think, but instead of letting the damn thing go, you had to go fucking probing deeper into this shit!
So there's your answer! Happy now?!" I ran up the stairs blinking tears out of my eyes. Damnit.why was everything so fucking complicated? I slammed the door behind me and I threw myself on the bed, tears already streaming from my eyes.
A few after I cooled from my meltdown, I heard a knock on my door. "J.P? Look, can I just come in for a moment, please?" I really just wanted to lie down and go to sleep for about a Trillion years, but I got up, wiped my face and opened the door. As soon as it was opened, Jo basically threw herself in my arms and hugged the life out of me.
"Oh god, J.P I've been such a bitch! I'm so, so sorry! I didn't mean to digging into like that, I was concerned, I thought I was losing my big brother." Jo said into my shoulder while I stood there in shock. "I didn't know that you had so much on your plate, please don't hate me again, I don't think I could bear it." Jo asked quietly and I snapped to attention, wrapping my arms around her and squeezing her tightly.
"Shhh, it's okay, I could never be mad at you." I said stroke her hair slightly, indulging slightly in how she smelled like shampoo and sweet potatoes. We stood there for a moment, just enjoying each other's company, until Jo asked "Um, J.P, when you said you fell in love with a person you couldn't have, what did you meant?" I stiffened at held Jo at arm's length, stuttering and stumbling over my words.
"U-uh, well, um, what had happened was, Uh, Oh god&hellip." I was placed my hands over my eyes and wished more than anything that I could fall into a sinkhole right now as I felt my cheeks redden. There was a moment of awkward silence before Jo spoke up.
"It's me isn't it? You fell in love with me?" She asked. I said nothing; I just stood there, my hand over my eyes, my cheeks a fiery red. "J.P, please, Tell me the truth." Jo asked quietly, her innocent voice bringing a shudder through my body. Slowly I nodded my head, thinking she at least needed to know the truth, even if I lose her as a friend. I was surprised to feel the sensation of being kissed and I opened my eyes to see Jo, with her eyes close and a rosy bloom across her cheeks as well, right in front of me giving me a kiss no older brother should get from his little sister.
Needless to say, I was frozen for a moment, but soon, I closed my eyes and cupped my hands around her face as we kissed deeply.
We broke apart, breathing heavily. Once she caught her breath, Jo held her hands behind her back as she spoke the five words I remember for the rest of my life. "I love you too J.P." I swear my heart stopped beating for a minute as I stood there, Jo staring expectantly at me. Finally, I grinned so hard my face felt like it would split in two. I leaned back down, my heart now beating with excitement, and kissed my sister, in a way no brother should ever kiss his sister, but now that I thought about it, she was no longer just that, she was my girlfriend now.
My head swam with dizziness as I thought that. I pulled Jo into a tight embrace loving the way her body felt against my own, and apparently, Jo did too, leaning her body against me more.
Then I felt her hands slip from my back and slide down to grip my ass. I hardly noticed until I had the idea to copy her. I let my hand slowly slide down her back, tracing small circles on the thin fabric making her shiver slightly.
When my hands finally reached down to grab her surprisingly toned but still full ass, Jo moaned deeply into our kiss. I finally couldn't take it anymore and I swung her off her feet, bridal style also causing a small childlike giggle to escape from her lips, and carried her into the bedroom, closing the door behind me with my foot. As I laid her down on the bed, I broke the kiss and looked deeply into those hazel eyes I had come to fall in love with.
"Are you sure you want to do this? We can stop this anytime you-" Jo silenced me by putting her finger on my lips. "It's okay; I want this as much as you do. But.it would be best to take it slowly." She answered trailing her fingers over my cheek. I nodded, understanding completely, though somewhat disappointed.
"Hey," Jo said catching my attention. "There are plenty of other ways we can fool around." With a strange glint in her eyes that excited me more than anything. She pushed on my chest until I was flat on my back.
She licked the palm of her hand before reaching down my pajama pants and tugging on my raging hard on. As I went cross-eyed from the pleasure, Jo made a small gasp.
"Woah.It's huge! And all mine as well…" She whispered, licking her lips. She started stroking slowly, going up and down my shaft, but then changed her mind and started jerking me off even faster.
I knew I wasn't going to last long, but tried holding out for as long as possible. A few more tugs, I came all over the inside of my pants. It was more powerful than any other orgasm I had ever had before. As I caught my breath, Jo did something I would never forget in my life: She pulled out her cum-covered hand and licked it clean swishing it around in her mouth for a bit, savoring the taste, before swallowing everything in her mouth and opening wide to show that nothing was inside.
I growled lightly at the display before I sprung up and flipped Jo over on her back causing her to squeal slightly, I basically ripped off her basketball shorts and pulled down her panties, pausing slightly to admire the beautiful flower which was moist and puffy from out earlier actions, before attacking it with my tongue, enjoying the way she screamed and thrashed when I passed over her bud, as well as how good she tasted.
After a few moments of this, she quickly came all over my face, soaking my bedsheet in the process, and we lay there, cuddling with each other while we gained our strength back. "I don't why I didn't do this earlier." Jo spoke silently underneath my neck. "Probably, because we were both scared of what the other would say or do." I answered automatically. "Yeah, I guess we're just a pair of star-struck idiots when it comes to love." we both laughed at that for a while, until I spoke up "Jo, I'm sorry." I said putting my chin on her head.
"What for?" she asked, sitting up on her elbows to look me in the eye. "For pushing you away from me and hurting you as well." I answered shamefully "Maybe if I had more balls to tell you what was going on-" I was interrupted by a finger placed on my lips before Jo leaned forward, giving a small, but sensual kiss.
"Hey, you think too much." She teased. I laughed as I wrapped her up in a gentle hug, squeezing her against my own body. We relaxed in each other's arms until we finally fell asleep, our Nightmares and problems chased away by our love. Chapter 6 I opened my eyes and stared at my alarm clock. It was 10:00 in the morning, but I didn't really feel like getting up so I just made sure the alarm was off before closing my eyes again and turning around in the bed.
That's when I felt something else in the bed. I opened my eyes, only to come face to face with Jo's sleeping face. I jumped out of bed and tripped over the covers, making me fall out of bed. At the last second, I imagined a giant hand catching me out the air and I stopped a few inches from the floor. I lifted my head up to see whether or not Jo had seen what I had did, and found she was still asleep.
I breathed a sigh of relief and floated myself upright before sitting on the bed. 'Why the hell is she in my bed?' I thought, then my eyes traveled down her body, finding that the only thing she was wearing was my blanket. I felt my cheeks grow hot. I was about to shake her awake and ask why the hell why she in my bed (Naked mind you!) When I remembered all of the things that had happened last night. I smiled and stroked her hair out of her face, causing her to smile and mumble in her sleep.
I hesitated for only a second before kissing her on the forehead, before making my way downstairs. I had just finished making a cup of tea for myself and was in the middle of making some coffee, when the phone rang.
I read the caller ID which said mom and answered the phone. "Hello?" "J.P is that you? I've been calling for hours!
What were you two doing?" Mom asked. I blinked once. "Sleeping." I answered slowly. "Well listen, I'm going to have to leave you alone for a while longer, the tree still hasn't been cleared and by the time it is, i'll have to go back to work so I'm just going to stay at my girl's house and see you later on tonite around 12:30 ish okay?" I was barely paying attention to the conversation anymore, I was too busy thinking about the naughty things Jo and I would be doing to each other during the day."Hello?
J.P? " My mother's voice shook me out of my lust induced stupor. "Sorry, I was getting my tea out the freezer (I happen to like my tea cold in the morning) but yeah I heard you and i'll make sure that Jo knows as well." I said "Make sure to call me if there are any problems ok?
The Fund money is in my drawer if you need it." Mom said "Okay mom, have fun, see you tonight." I said hanging up the phone. I did a silent cheer and finished making Jo's coffee as soon as she walked into the kitchen with nothing on but my T-shirt that was a two sizes too big and covered her all the way down to just above her knees. As soon as I saw her the first thought that went through my mind was 'she looks gorgeous' then she yawned and rubbed her eyes with one hand stretching with her other making her look incredibly adorable.
I couldn't help myself as I walked over to my love and hugged her tightly. "Morning beautiful." I whispered in her ear causing a grin to spread across her lips. "And good morning to you as well handsome." Jo replied pulling me down for a kiss. "It was lonely in the bed without you." she said as we broke the kiss and she laid on my chest tracing lazy circles.
"Well it's going to have to be lonely for a bit longer until we get showered cause frankly we stink." Jo giggled slightly. "Okay mister smelly, you wanna go first or are you going to let me go?" I grinned as an Idea popped into my head. "I've got an even better idea, first let's head up to the bathroom." Jo peered up at me with a mischievous grin on her face.
"What are you planning?" I pushed myself from her before answering. "I told you, upstairs first, secret next." I gestured at the stairs until, with a huff, she walked up the stairs. As she walked past me I swatted her on the ass which caused her to squeal in surprise and her beautiful bottom to jiggle wondrously.
As she walked up the stairs, she jiggled her behind before turning around and sticking her tongue out at me and rushing up the stairs. I ran after, shaking my head while laughing at her playful antics. When we finally arrived into the bathroom, Jo sat on the toilet and stared at me while I stripped off my shirt. "Okay, what's the big reveal?" Jo asked sarcastically and I grinned at her reaction." Strip, we're getting in the shower together." Jo looked excited as she shed her T-shirt.
(Which had nothing under I might add.) I turned on the water to it's usual steaminess and stepped inside enjoying the hot water. I smiled as Jo entered the shower with me.
The shower was kinda of a tight fit so we had to move around a bit until we found a position that worked, Jo lying on my chest and me with my back against the wall. "This is nice." Jo purred slightly as I slowly scrubbed her back with the soap. I went down to her behind, making sure they were thoroughly scrubbed, before leaning down and washing her thighs, starting with the insides and working my way downwards towards her feet scrubbing the bottom lightly causing her to giggle. I handed over the soap and tried to relax as Jo did the same to me.
After we had finished washing each other, we just relaxed there enjoying each other's company as well as the water. I finally turned off the water which caused Jo to groan in displeasure and made me chuckle. "Sorry but I don't think the neighbors would be all that forgiving if we used up all the water in the city." I joked.
"Fuck the neighbors," Jo growled in my ear "I want to stay in this shower with my man and nobody can say shit about it!" I felt my heart grow a bit at that statement. "Your man?" I repeated smiling and Jo blushed realizing what she just. "W-Well it's Just that.
UmAnd you. you-" I cut her off with a passionate kiss. "I happen to like being the man to the most beautiful woman in the world." I said with a smirk as Jo blushed even harder. "Y-You really mean it?" She whispered quietly "Absolutely." I answered without hesitation and was shocked to see she was crying.
"Baby what's wrong?" I asked getting out the shower and sitting down with her in my lap, sniffling. "I-it's just that n-no one has ever called me beautiful before." Jo replied wiping her eyes. "What?" I said staring at her open-mouthed. I had all always figured that, being a female jock and all, she would have half the school drooling over her. "Yeah, all of the guys wouldn't date me cause they thought I was to boyish. I ended up alone a lot during dances and stuff until I just stopped showing unless the team was going." Jo said looking down to the ground.
"Well guess what? That just means that the school is completely blind to not notice such a goddess in front of them all the time." I declared. Jo blushed before looking away and mumbling"You're just saying that, you probably don't mean it." "Jo look at me," I said as I grabbed her chin and pulled it softly upwards, causing her to look at my face. "Believe me when I say this: You are the most beautiful creature who has ever walked the earth, from your face, to your hair, down to each one of your toes.
You are absolutely stunning and I am lucky to have you as my girl." I said looking at her directly in the eyes, which began to tear up when I was finished. Jo threw her arms around my neck and squeezed me tightly. "J.P you are the just the best! I love you so much!" She said tears streaming from her face. After she had calmed down a bit, I grabbed a towel and began toweling her off. Once I finished, I dried myself off quickly before sweeping Jo off of her feet in my arms causing her to gasp softly." "J.P!
Where are we going?" Jo asked laughing as I twirled her around before leaving the bathroom. "To show you just how much I love you." I said with a smile as I walked into my bedroom and set her lightly on the bed. No sooner than I had done so, I began kissing her passionately, my hands in her hair and hers on my back. I moved my mouth after a minute of kissing (Another groan from jo) and began lightly nibbling on her earlobe.
As soon as I started, Jo began bucking wildly, thrashing all over the bed. Stunned, I continued licking and suckling while holding her down the best I could. Finally she screamed as she orgasmed, splattering both of our legs in her juices. I waited as she caught her breath before wrapping her in my arms and laughing silently. "And.just what is.so.funny?" Jo asked breathless but still managing a playful glare. "All that and I still haven't really touched you yet." I started really cracking up now and Jo joined in, laughing that musical laugh of hers.
I shook my head thinking that in only a few weeks, I could not have been any more happier in my life. I have the girl of my dreams, I am more powerful than everyone, and I have super powers! I frowned as I thought about something important: should I tell Jo about my powers? Or should I keep it to myself? The memory of the lunch incident was still fresh in my mind. Could I trust my sister? Or would she stab in the back again? "J.P? Are you okay?" Jo's voice snapped me out of my thoughts.
I looked at her face filled with concern and worry. I decided that I would tell her someday, but not today, not now. I wiped of my frown and put on a smile on my face. "It's nothing," I lied. "Just a thought." Jo stared at my face for a while and I stared back, my smile never leaving its place even when it felt like I was sweating bullets.
"You're hiding somthing J.P, I can tell." Shitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshit! Even though I was panicking on the inside, I still managed to keep a calm demeanor and my smile on my face. "What do you mean?
I'm not hiding anything." I said trying to pass my life as acceptable. Jo seemed to stare straight through me and see my thoughts individually. Finally, Jo stopped her attack on my conscience, but stood up from the bed and walked towards the door.
I scrambled off after her. "Wait, where are you going?" Jo turned around her eyes determined. "The last time one of us kept a secret from the other, Both of us got hurt and I'm in no mood to be hurt that badly again." As she closed the door between us I heard something that sounded suspiciously like a sob. Chapter 7 Two days had passed since that day and neither of us was talking to each other, Jo for obvious reasons and me for fear of how Jo would react if I told her the truth about me.
The only time when we actually said anything to each other was when I felt like I was about to crack and had called to her as she walked passed me in the hallway at home. "Jo, wait a minute." I had said. Jo had turned around with a bit of hope in her eyes, but I also saw a something else that scared me a little: A deep curiosity that was so strong, it seemed almost like a hunger. "Never mind." And we had both walked away, disappointed in myself.
As the days turned to weeks, prom was coming turned around the corner. A few girls had asked me out but I turned them down saying that I wasn't going. Jo on the other hand was super excited to be going to her prom. "I'm going to wear a dress and ride in a limo and me and my date are going to dance and be nominated King and Queen!" She yelled in one breath when mom asked during dinner.
I said nothing and just got up from the table; food not touched, and went to walk up the stairs. "Joseph, are you okay?" I mumbled a response and turned to the stairs.
"Well what about you? Who are you going to the prom with?" I wished more than anything that we would not have this conversation right here and now. "I'm not going with anyone." I whispered "What was that? I couldn't hear you." In a sudden fury, I spun on my heel to face the both of them, who recoiled in the face of my anger. "I SAID I'M NOT GOING!" I turned back around and half ran up the stairs into my room where I slammed the door closed.
I didn't feel any better after I came in, In fact, I felt even more enraged. I picked up my bedside table and threw it across the room and was followed by my desk lamp and then the desk itself.
I heard knocking on my door; But I wasn't in the mood for any visitors so I locked the door mentally. I kicked my bed, sending it skidding across the floor and resting in front of my closet. I slammed down my dresser before finally running out of fumes.
I sat myself down on the overturned dresser and sat there with my hands over my face. "J.P! Open the damn door! J.P!" I sighed knowing she wouldn't go away anytime soon so I unlocked the door.
As soon as the lock came off, Jo came bursting through the door. She gasped at the wreckage but other than that didn't say anything at all. She just closed the door behind her and sat down beside me. I don't know how long we sat there, me with my hands over my face and her with her arms over me in a gentle embrace. Finally, Jo stood up taking away her warmth and love away as well. I looked up to see her walking towards the door. Without thinking, my hand snapped out to grab her wrist.
Jo stopped, but didn't turn around. I felt my mouth opening and closing, but I couldn't find the words I wanted to say, anything could have better than the silence we were in. Jo finally broke out of my grip and practically ran out of my room and I looked after her unable to go after her. I felt the tears come then as I turned around wondering why the hell I couldn't bring myself to do the simplest things. I faced my full body mirror in my closet which had been opened by the bed hitting it.
My vision turned red as I looked at my reflection. The one person in my life who I cared about more than anything was walking out of my life and, once again, I was powerless to stop it. I yelled as I snapped my fist out shattering the mirror and its reflection.
"Well it should be okay now, but what I would like to know is how in the world did you get shards of glass stuck in your knuckles?" The doctor asked as he finished bandaging my hand while I sat on the living room couch.
Mom had called the doctor when I came downstairs, my hand a bloody mess. Thankfully, the doctor did house calls and was here in ten minutes. I mumbled something about trying to move it out the way and tripping. The doc sighed as snapped up his bag before standing up. I heard him and my mom talking in the kitchen as I rubbed my bandages.
"He'll be fine physically, but I suggest getting a psychologist to see his mental state." "Why what's wrong with him? He hasn't been acting strange in any way." My mom replied.
"Well the way the shards were embedded into his skin suggests that he punched the mirror." There was silence for a minute and I tried to flex my hand. "Well in any case, you should keep an eye on him for awhile, just to be sure.
Here's the card for one of my associates that specialize in psychology, call her if there are any problems." I heard the front door slam and his truck pull away as the doctor made his exit.
I got up and stretched, getting ready to head for bed. Mom came in, worry written all over her face. "You okay Hun?" she asked "I'm fine mom, really. I was just trying to get my mirror down from the door to hang it up on my wall instead and tripped; the glass broke and landed on my hand.
Look you don't need to worry okay? I'm perfectly fine." As I walked back up the stairs, I heard her mumble, to herself "Sometimes I can't help but worry about you." For the next couple of days, things were tense between the three of us.
School wasn't much better since prom was coming up. Everyone was excited and going. I was asked to do random photography by our art teacher Mr. Warden. When prom night came I found myself sitting next to the door, my mother's camera around my neck, dressed up in a tux and I had rented for the night, and the beginning of a very large headache. Mom was rushing around happy tears springing from her eyes as she took a million different pictures of me.
Jo's date, Thomas Bentz, was sitting in the living room as we waited on Jo so we could leave together. "Jo! Come on or the limo will leave us!" I yelled from the bottom of the stairway. "Alright Alright, I'm coming!" A few minutes later I heard Jo walk into the living room. "It's about t-" Whatever I was about to say next was forgotten the moment I saw Jo standing there.
To say she looked stunning wouldn't do what I saw in front of me any justice at all. Instead of going with a big, white dress that I originally thought she would wear, she was wearing a small black V-neck dress that swirled all around her body and came to a stop at her ankles. The dress was split at the bottom as well, giving it a mermaid's tail. She had her normally straight Blonde hair in a sideways fashion with the tips of her bangs, which were hanging on the side of her face, were dyed black.
Both Thomas and I gaped at the vision of beauty in front of us. Jo finished walking down the stairs and stood right in front of me, close enough that I could see every detail of her dark red eyeliner. 'You know it's not too late, we could go by ourselves. We don't need to go with anyone else, Just you and me.' Nothing was said between us, but I could read her well enough that we could have secret conversations with anyone noticing.
We stared at each other for a moment before I looked down at the floor. "Okay then." Jo said tightly before going over and wrapping her arms around Thomas's arm. I felt something deep inside of me burn intensely, in fact it grew so intense that I had to bit my lip from crying out. I calmed myself down to the best of my extent and succeeded somewhat by pure willpower. As we walked out the house to go inside of the limo I called for Thomas to come speak to me after he had put Jo inside of the car all gentlemanly and such.
He came over to a place where Jo couldn't see our face and I glared at Thomas with all the hatred I could muster, which wasn't that hard considering I already disliked the guy more than anything. "Alright Bentz, listen to me and listen to me well." I said getting all up and personal with him. "I want this day to be special for her, so you better treat her like a queen or else you find out just how good the dirt tastes, And if I hear one single thing that you are doing to mistreat her or see you trying to hurt or abuse her in anyway, I swear to god there will be no mercy on you when I find your ass." Thomas smirked and pushed me away.
"Lay off dweeb, don't start acting all cocky because you got lucky with your fight with derrick. The rest of us aren't that easy to beat. And don't worry about your precious little sister, I won't do anything to her that she doesn't want." He pushed me out of his way and I had to seriously to keep from trashing to little SOB right where he stood. By sheer will, I turned away and forced a smile onto my face and walked to the car and drove us to the party in an uneasy silence.
I had to give the faculty credit, while they may suck at teaching, they sure do know how to decorate. The walkway to the gym had a red carpet and searchlights fanned the sky. As we walked in, it felt more like we had entered a club than a high school prom. There were people crowding the drink table and a couple by the wall, but the majority of the school seemed to be on the dancefloor.
We found a table and grabbed some food before we started exploring. A couple more girls asked me to take their picture so I ended up getting separated from Thomas and Jo. The girls got their picture taken, but still hung around giggling and trying to flirt. Under normal situations, I probably would've been drooling over them and trying not to drool over them, but after seeing Jo in her dress made everyone else look like they were dressed in jeans and T-shirts by comparison.
I still acted polite and told them they looked gorgeous and flirted a bit with them but I wasn't really interested in anything they had to offer. I took a few more pictures before I started back toward my table. Somehow, the group of girls had gotten me to the opposite side of the room, so I had to fight my way through the crowd of dancing teens. When I arrived, the pair of them had disappeared. I felt a cold fear trickle through my chest as I looked around frantically to find Jo.
I calmed down when I saw her and Thomas laughing at the punch table. I felt the burning sensation in my chest again, but this time, it was quelled by an immense wave of sadness that washed over me. I walked over to one of the benches on the side of the wall and sat down my hands covering my face. I don't know what's wrong with me, I should be happy knowing that my sister likes someone that likes her to, but all I felt was a dull sadness in my heart.
Well if she can find some fun around here, I shouldn't mope; I should try to live my life! This Is Prom, the night of memories and dreams, not some place to be sitting around.
I was pulled out of my internal pep talk when I felt someone tap my shoulder. I looked to see a small mousy haired girl who was wearing a small red dress. "Uh, you're J.P right?" She asked timidly shuffling her feet. I smiled at her nervousness and stood up. "Yeah I'm J.P, did you need something?" The brown-haired girl blushed as she stumbled over her words trying to get them out in the right order.
"Um, well, you see, I, um, kinda was wondering if you, um-" I tried stifling my laughter as she turned even redder. I took a quick peek into her mind to see what she was trying to say. "Yes I would love to have this dance with you Ava." I said with a smile as her jaw dropped and her blush increased to match the color of her dress. "H-how-" "How did I remember you?
Well it's kinda hard to forget the girl who's in two of my classes and printed my fight on the front page of every newspaper in school." I said with a smirk, pulling most of what I said straight from her memory.
Ava ended up doing an impression of a fish out of water as I laughed and took her hand and lead her to the dance floor. After we found a spot where we could move comfortably, she put her hands tightly around my shoulders and mine resting lightly on her waist as we rocked to the slow-paced music. We started talking about school and how stupid most of teachers are until we became comfortable talking to each other.
A few minutes later, after the song ended, Ava and I sat down laughing and just enjoying each other's company. Finally once we sobered down a bit, Ava rested her head on her hand. "To tell you the truth, I didn't even want to go to prom. All of my friends were going with their boyfriends and I didn't want to go alone. Then Mark Cramer asked me to come, So I was super excited to come, but as soon we get here, he goes after a group of cheerleaders and forgets about little ol' me." I sighed as I felt I could relate to that feeling.
"Looks like we're both having a sucky night, the girl I wanted to ask ended up getting asked by someone else, so I had to go with my sister and her date." Ava frowned at that. "Wait a minute, isn't Jo your sister?
And she was going with Thomas right?" Now it was my turn to frown. "Yeah why?" Ava shook her head. "They left a few minutes ago; Thomas said that she wasn't feeling good so he was going to take her home. He got into a car with Derrick and his crew&hellip." I didn't hear anything else Ava said.
I stood up and walked towards the door, a surprised Ava on my tail. "Wait, where are you going?" I didn't answer her until I got to the parking lot. "I'm going to go kill some bastards and get my sister." "What? No!" Ava tried to stop me by grabbing my jacket.
"Half of the football team went with them! You could be killed." I turned around and grabbed Ava in a tight hug. "Thanks for caring and for the info, but my sister is in danger right now. I have to go." My tone of voice left no room for an argument as I turned on my heel and bolted down the street. Once I was out of view of the school, I jumped into the air and blasted the air behind me, causing me to soar forward with amazing speed. I sent out mental sonar to see if I could find Jo's mind near me.
After a minute, my sonar picked up Jo's mind, surrounded by twenty or so others which I assumed were the football team in a forested area about a mile away from here. I growled in rage as I blasted myself forward with even more power, shooting me forward. Hold on Jo, I thought as I raced down the road. I'm coming!
Chapter 8 JO CAIN POV Jo groaned as she was awakened by loud talking and a killer migraine. She groaned again from the pain and all the talking around her suddenly went quiet. 'Something's not right' Jo thought and in that same moment, jo realized something was covering her face and obscuring her vision.
She also realized that her hands and wrist were bound with what felt like zip-ties. 'Shit, i'm being kidnapped!' Jo thought as she began struggling. she felt someone try to reposition her on their shoulder and she swung both her feet with all of her might and was rewarded by a painful sounding "Oomph!" "Hey!" someone yelled farther up. "Cut it out back there!" "Sorry man!" said the guy who was carrying her.
"She's starting to put up a fight." "Perfect, that means she's starting to wake up." Jo calmed herself in an effort to hear more pieces of the conversation, but all was silent again.
Jo took a couple of deep breaths to calm her nerves and tried to figure out what she could do and what was going on.After a moment she realised that she heard a bunch of noises that hadn't noticed before, like the rustling of trees, leaves crunching underfoot and she felt a soft breeze going on around her.
'Okay' Jo thought. 'They've taken me to the forest and judging by the humidity on the wind, it's going to storm soon, now I just need to figure out who they are and what they want.
While Jo pondered on a way to achieve this, she heard the voice up front again, who she guessed was the leader, Say "Stop, this is good enough." She was set down roughly and the blindfold was ripped from her eyes.
She blinked a few times to adjust to the light before she realized she was staring at the ugly face of Derrick Cohen. "Why hello there sleeping beauty, enjoy the ride?" Jo stared for a moment, then, aiming carefully, reared her head back and headbutted him viciously.
Derrick gave a small yelp of pain and scuttled backward before landing on his ass painfully. "Ow! The bitch just hit me!" One of his goons walked up to Jo and punched her. Hard. Jo was stunned, she had been punched before but not by a football player, and certainly not this hard.
The force of the blow had knocked her sideways, But a swift kick to the ribs righted her again. Jo gasped as the kick sent a sharp pain shooting through her entire body. Derrick walked up and yanked her by her hair. she gritted her teeth against the pain and the tears that threatened to fall. "It's about time you learned a lesson in respect slut!" Jo heard a zipper open and felt something warm press against her cheek.
"Suck it and maybe we'll let you go." "No." jo said still pressing her eyes shut. "What was that?" Derrick asked bending down to hear better. "I said I won't do it." there was silence for a moment which was broken by derrick chuckling. "You won't do it? oh okay, good to know." there was another silence in which jo had the hope that maybe derrick would let her go, but the hope was quickly crushed as derrick rammed his knee into her nose, sending blood gushing and possibly breaking it as well.
"Bitch! you don't seem to get it!
You don't get to tell me what to do! Right now, I own you!" Derrick leaned in close again. "And this time, your Freak of a brother isn't here to save you." Jo lowered her head thinking he was right, with the way she had treated him lately, there was no way he would come to her rescue. All of her hope had just about disappeared when she heard a sound like Bomb falling through the air.
An explosion ripped through the air throwing three of Derrick's companions in the air. Jo opened her eyes and noticed a huge crater in the ground a few feet in front of her, and standing in the middle of the wreckage was J.P, his now white hair standing straight up, his bright yellow eyes shining with rage.
"That." J.P said walking out of the crater glaring at Derrick. "Is where you are wrong." J.P CAIN POV I was so pissed off it wasn't even funny. I saw everything that was happening to Jo and it made his blood boil. I was past thinking about someone seeing me, the only thing I wanted now was blood. I slammed into the ground at a startling rate, creating a crater in the ground, just as I heard Derrick say "And this time, your freak of a brother isn't here to save you." I stood up out the wreckage glaring holes into Derrick a few feet from where he was previously standing.
I saw Jo still tied up tears streaming down her face and multiple bruises coloring her delicate body. She locked eyes with me and whispered a few words that seemed to take all of her strength to say. "J.P&hellip.Help&hellip." I went insane I grabbed the nearest guy to me and flung him into a tree so hard, It snapped in two pieces.
I then kicked the hell out of another who tried to tackle me who tripped up another three who were trying to get their bearings. I then then felt something approaching behind me and swung my fist and took a guy try to brain me with a rock he found, which dropped on the poor dude's foot breaking it.
But I was beyond sympathy right now, I was a freaking animal and they were all going to pay for what they've done. Once I finished off the rest of the team, I turned his attention to Derrick, but screeched to halt when I saw him holding a knife under Jo's neck, a stream of blood trickling down. "D-Don't move a single step you monster! O-or I'll slit her throat!" My vision turned red. 'How dare he touch her? Much less hold her hostage!' I suddenly felt a strange tingling on my arms and when I looked down, I saw my arms were encased in Electricity.
I turned back towards Derrick, who had dropped the knife and had sunk to his knees with a mysterious black spot on the center of his pants. "You have tortured me for years, been bullying the school for years and have threatened my sister twice." I raised my hand as a spear of lightning formed in my hand. "You end here." I threw the bolt and Derrick screamed as he was thrown almost fifty miles away. Everything grew quiet as the screams eventually faded into nothing.
I eventually felt my anger drain away and all that was left was exhaustion and fear. I didn't look at Jo either because I didn't want to see the look of horror on her face as she realized just what a freak I am. We still needed to get her out of here though. So I took a deep breath and turned around slowly.
I was grateful to see her eyes were closed, but she didn't seem to be breathing. I rushed over to her and checked her wounds. Nothing seemed to be too critical, but she still needed some help quickly. I concentrated on the image of her wounds closing and healing themselves and pushed out my energy toward her. I saw the wounds closed and heal themselves in front of my eyes and finally her eyes opened to see J.P staring at her with concerned eyes, Before falling back into sleep.
I looked at her sleeping form in my arms before flying back into the night. I walked into the now empty house house still carrying Jo, when she finally opened her eyes. "Huh? Where am I?" She asked "You're home, your "date" slipped some drugs to you and snuck you out as part of some bullshit initiation.
I found them and took you home, after I beat their ass." I laid Jo down on the bed and covered her in the blanket. I turned around, trying to leave as soon as possible before she remembered anything, but before I could get away, Jo grabbed at my sleeve.
"J.P we both know that's not true, I don't remember everything that happened back there but what I saw didn't make any sense, so you better start explaining. Now." If I had really wanted to, I could have easily broken out of her grasp, but honestly, I was tired of running away.
I sat myself down and began to tell her everything. To give her credit, she didn't interrupt unless she understand something and stayed quiet for the whole thing. ".And I know It sounds crazy, but I didn't want to tell anyone because they might think I was lying or a freak. That's also the reason why I didn't want to tell you." Jo sat quietly for a while before finally speaking. "Prove it," She said staring at me dead in the eye."What?" I asked surprised "If what you say is true than you'll have no problem proving it." I thought about it for a while before lifting her up in the air slowly.
Jo yelped and tried to find her way back down causing her to spin herself in the air. "WOW! This. is. amazing!!" She spun around a few more times till I set her back down on the bed, where she surprised me by tackling me in a hug.
"You idiot, you had me thinking that you were still mad at me or something! This is so much better!" She suddenly pulled away from me with uncertainty in her eyes. "You aren't still mad at me are you?" I smiled pulled her into a hard kiss. "You tell me." I felt her hugging me back with surprising force and heard her sobbing into my shoulder. I didn't know what to do so I just started stroking her hair, and whispered sweet nothings into her ear.
That night I dreamed of storms. I was hovering at least twelve feet above my house in the middle of a raging storm. I was thrown back and forth by the harsh winds and almost fell out of the sky.
twice. all of a sudden, all of the dark grey clouds that surrounded me, swirled and churned until they made of a head complete with eyes that shone with lightning. "So…you're the one that has this power? hmph, I was expecting something more formidable." I spun myself around in the air to face the floating head. "What? What are you talking about? Who are you?" I asked gaining some control over my surroundings. "I refuse to fight such a insignificant ant Paleos.
It is as simple as that." another head formed again, this time behind me. He resembled a younger version of gandalf with a short beard but the same grey and experienced eyes. "You know as well as I do that it's not my choice in this, I just announce who's with who and right now that your opponent Jerald." said the man named Paleos. The kid, Jerald huffed again "Fine but do not expect me to go easy on this worm." "Um, excuse me, giant floating storm heads?
Yeah, um, sorry could you maybe explain why the hell you are in my head?" I asked in the middle of their conversation. They both trained their eyes on me, one incredulous as if he was surprised I could actually talk, and the other curious as to what I had to say.
"You dare interrupt when two of the most powerful beings are discussing important information? Know your place pig!" I was started to get seriously pissed off by this Jerald guy. "Yeah, no. I'm not about to sit here like a child while you two talk about fighting me or something! So you and your grandfather can fuck off!" All while I was talking Jerald's cloud became stormier and stormier until I was struggling to stand my ground (Or sky in this case) but somehow I managed.
"Why you insolent little-" I was sure I was about to get struck by lightning At this point but gandalf- Sorry, Paleos intervened at the last moment.
"Jerald, you know the rules. No confrontation until the time is settled, Plus the boy is right, we are intruding in his dream with no permission. It's best to do as he says and 'Fuck off'." Paleos said with a small smile. Jerald began to sputter "But-but paleos!" Jerald complained but paleos silenced him with a stern look.
"Fine, I will retreat for now." He turned his attention back to me and growled. "And you, you best watch yourself lest you face the unimaginable wrath of-" "Yeah yeah yeah blazy blazy blah, get out of my dream you spoiled brat." I said interrupting him just for the fun of it.
Jerald stuttered in rage and stormed off (Excuse the pun) and away leaving the two of alone. "You know it's not wise to anger him." I nearly jumped out of my skin when I heard the voice of Paleos right behind me.
I turned around and found him standing (floating) right there beside me. He was a gray trench coat and old fashioned flat cap. It was hard to see whether or not he was hiding anything underneath his coat so i made sure i was a good distance away from him and stayed on guard.
The old-timer just grinned. "Staying on point eh? Can't say I blame you after that display from Jerald." He offered me his hand and I shook it still keeping an eye on him for any sudden movements. He sighed and rubbed the back of his head. "Look son, I'm not your enemy." Well he did protect me from getting fried earlier, but I still didn't completely trust him.
"if you're not my enemy, then who are you?" I asked. He seemed to mull over this for a second, and answered a minute later. "I am an informant." I stared at him for a moment. "Really?" He smiled at me again before looking at the silver watch on his wrist.
"I would love to chat with you some more but It's time for you go." His grin grew wider. "After All, you seem to have a pleasant wake up call waiting for you." He flicked his wrist and everything went black.