Hello and welcome back to Free Fiction Friday! We’re back to the prequels to Turning His Life Around! There are seven parts to this one, called Jealousy, and five more short stories after this one. Yay! 🙂
Please remember that the guys are technically underage in these. Any sex is fairly tame (described, yes, but tame) until much later in the series.
If you haven’t read Turning yet, you might consider checking it out. These stories make a lot more sense if you’ve read it first. These should also be read in order:
I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for reading and feel free to let me know what you think. I always love to hear from my readers. 😀
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“Hiya gorgeous,” Hayden said in Ian’s ear. Ian spun around from his locker and grinned up at his boyfriend.
“Hi.” He glanced around and, seeing the hall mostly empty, he leaned up and dropped a quick peck on his cheek.
“Is that all I get? Should I be hurt?” Hayden asked, feigning a frown.
“I… didn’t know how… public you’d want to be. I think the four of us are probably the only gay guys in the school.” Ian frowned. “I don’t care, but…” He shrugged a shoulder.
“Neither do I. We’ll probably take some shit in gym class, but…” He grinned, and with that, leaned in for another kiss. He still kept it short, but much more obvious. “So, I finally got a hold of Kenji last night. He’s going to meet us at lunch.”
“Okay. I haven’t said anything to Kane. He’s got The Bitch first period, so he’s already over there.” Ian shuddered.
“Ewwww. Mrs. Suki? Ugh. I don’t envy him. How’d you get out of it?” Hayden asked as Ian shut his locker. Hayden took Ian’s hand and they walked toward his first class.
“Pure damned luck. I put my schedule request for this year in right before Kane and I was the last one in the class. I tried to switch, but they wouldn’t let me. So, he got stuck with Suki for math. I felt so bad.” Ian was so wrapped up in Hayden, he barely noticed the odd looks he got, only catching a few. He did his best to just ignore them, focusing his attention back on his new boyfriend.
“I would, too. Well, it might comfort him to know Kenji’s got her, too. Later in the day, but…” Hayden said as they stopped outside of Ian’s classroom. He glanced around and the girls that were watching them turned away, so he leaned in to Ian’s ear. “I’ll miss you. See you in an hour.”
Ian blushed. “I’ll miss you. I feel a little silly saying that, but…”
Hayden raised his eyebrows. “But?”
Ian shrugged a shoulder. “Happy too.” His cheeks got even redder and he cleared his throat. “Um. See you.” He squeezed Hayden’s hand and escaped into the classroom before his cheeks could heat any more and he’d burn down the building.
He thought lunch would never get there. Five minutes between classes suddenly felt like about thirty seconds. Ian had no idea how Hayden managed it, but his boyfriend always seemed to be outside his classroom by the time he managed to get through the door. When lunch came around, he was waiting with someone else.
Ian looked over the other boy. He was almost as tall as Hayden, but not quite. He had long brown hair, pulled back in a tail and tied off, light hazel eyes and a narrow face with sharp cheekbones. Individually, his features seemed a little too… sharp, a little too angular, but together he was good looking. Ian admitted to himself he was a little biased, but he thought Hayden was better looking. He kept his opinion to himself.
“Hi, Kenji,” Ian said as he approached them. Hayden took his hand and they turned toward the cafeteria.
“Hi,” Kenji said, smiling. “So, um, tell me about Kane. What does he like?”
Ian grinned. It looked like Kenji really was interested in Kane. He ignored the tiny poke at the back of his mind, ignored the annoyance at the information, and instead thought through the request. “That could take a while. But… we take martial arts on the weekends, he’s a geek like me, likes sci fi and fantasy stuff. He’s read Lord of the Rings about a hundred times…” he trailed off as they got to the cafeteria. Kane was leaning against the doorway, scowling.
“Kane?” Ian asked. He glanced over at Hayden who squeezed his hand and let go. He and Kenji stepped back. “What’s wrong?”
“The Bitch gave me detention.” His scowl deepened.
“Why?” Ian glanced over his shoulder at the other two. Both looked concerned, but not upset.
“Because she yelled at me for not working two of my problems out.” Kane sighed.
Ian blinked. “And you yelled back, didn’t you?”
Kane frowned. “Yeah.”
“Oh, Kane.” Ian dropped his face into his palm, then took a deep breath and looked back up. “Well, there’s someone here who wants to talk to you.”
Kane blinked and looked over at Hayden and his companion for the first time. His eyes widened when he realized who it was. “Kenji? What the hell, Ian? Did you tell him I liked him?”
Ian shook his head. “No. I told Hayden that you might and he knew Kenji. Who, it turns out, has seen you.”
Kane swallowed. “That’s too convenient.”
Ian sighed. “Put your suspicious nature aside for a moment, Kane. He’s nice. He asked me what you like.”
“He did?” Kane’s eyebrows went up again.
“Yes. Now, come on, before they get lunch without us.” Ian said, dragging a now-blushing Kane over to the other two. “Kane Harris, Kenji Narita.” Ian stepped back.
“Hi,” Kane nearly spat out, his color getting worse.
Kenji grinned. “Hi. Let’s get in line before it gets too bad,” he suggested and Hayden and Ian went ahead to give them a bit of privacy.
Ian grinned up at Hayden. “Thanks,” he said and they took each other’s hands as they got in line.
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