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:

Nightmares and Waking Dreams (Part 1 * Part 2 * Part 3 )
Homework Break (Part 1 * Part 2 * Part 3 * Part 4 * Part 5 )

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. 😀

Read Part 1 here * Read Part 2 here * Read Part 3 here * Read Part 4 here

Read Part 5 here

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Ian blinked for a moment at Hayden. He was nervous! And that knowledge steadied Ian a little. “Yes, I would. I’d… take you out, but I don’t have a car.” He chuckled.

“I wouldn’t have one either, but my brother fixes them up. This is technically his, but I badgered him until he let me drive it. Do you drive?”

“Yeah. Just don’t have the car. Kane and I got our licenses the same day.” Ian frowned, realizing he hadn’t been thinking of Kane all that much throughout the night.

“That doesn’t surprise me. I’m a little surprised he let you out of his sight long enough to go on a date.”

Ian’s frown deepened. “We’ve been friends a really long time. I think I was maybe six when we met.”

“Wow that is a long time.” Hayden glanced to the side at Ian. “And, hey, I have no interest in getting between you.” He paused. “I don’t think he likes me, though.”

“Kane? Of course he does. He was the one that encouraged me to talk to you,” Ian said, “even if I didn’t take his advice.”

Hayden shrugged. “I don’t know. Seems like he wasn’t too happy when I picked you up.” He glanced at Ian again. “Like I said, though, I don’t want to get between you. I’d like to be his friend, too.”

Ian smiled. “I’m sure you will be.”

They pulled up in front of the house and Ian swallowed. “Well, um…” he started, his nerves coming back full force.

“What are you doing tomorrow?” Hayden asked.

“Oh, Kane and I have class at the dojo tomorrow morning. Afternoon, though, is free.”

“How about we do something then? Maybe we can all hang out—Kane, too.”

Ian nodded. “Okay. We, um, get home around eleven.” Hayden had turned toward him in the seat and was looking at him and Ian’s voice had started to shake again. He took a deep breath.
“Okay. I better get you in so your friend doesn’t come out and kick my ass.” He chuckled, but Ian shook his head.

“I’ll kick his. He knows I can beat him.”

Hayden laughed. “Good to know. Stay there,” he said, then climbed out of the car. Ian couldn’t seem to tear his eyes away as Hayden walked around.

Hayden took his hand as they walked up to the porch, then turned toward him. “Can I kiss you?” he asked quietly and Ian’s heart nearly stopped.

He’d never kissed anyone besides Kane before. But his head was nodding before his brain could seem to work and Hayden was leaning in toward him. He paused, just a tiny distance away from Ian’s lips and glanced up at Ian’s visible eye. He reached up and brushed at the bangs, and smiled when the other eye was exposed. “Better,” he whispered and leaned forward that final inch.

Ian’s eyes closed automatically when he felt Hayden’s lips on his. It was… nice. Chaste and light, Hayden just brushed his lips over Ian’s. They held there briefly, then Ian put a bit of force behind it, wanting and needing to feel more and Hayden responded.

Ian’s hands snuck up onto Hayden’s shoulders and he held on as the kiss deepened. Nibbles and nips and then Hayden’s tongue glided along his bottom lip. His mouth opened then, still without much thought. Then Hayden’s tongue slid along his and he nearly stopped breathing. His hands tightened into the thick sweater and Hayden’s other arm snaked around his waist pulling him in close.

They broke apart a moment later, both panting hard. Brown eyes met black and they stared. Hayden’s arousal pressed insistently against Ian’s own and it only made it that much harder to breathe. “I…” Hayden cleared his throat. “I should go.”

Ian nodded. “Yeah,” it came out just barely on a breath, but neither moved.

“Um, does your mom know about your, erm, about me?” Hayden asked as they both worked to steady their breathing.

“My?” Ian asked, holding his breath. Please say boyfriend, please say boyfriend…

“Well, um, I don’t want to… well, assume. Just one date, you know,” Hayden stammered and Ian smiled. Hayden’s nervousness helped him feel a little less self-conscious about his own nerves.

“My boyfriend?” Ian asked and Hayden swallowed and nodded. “Yes, she knows. She, um, apparently already figured it out.” He chuckled. “I should know better. My mom’s a very observant person.” He sighed. “Which means she knows I’m already home and out here.”

Hayden nodded. “Okay. Tomorrow, then. After lunch?” He asked and Ian nodded. Hayden leaned in and laid another kiss on Ian’s lips before reluctantly stepping back.

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