(Don't let the title of the chapter fool you, just read and you'll see what it's all about!) This is my first 1stperson POV, so it might suck. I;m working very hard on this story, so I hope you'll all like it! Reviews are greatly appreciated, as well as Emails and praise. Thanks!
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From the moment I met her, I hated her guts.
That may be a little harsh, yes, but it was 100 percent true. She and I couldn't be in the same room together for too longer before causing a riot. We'd break out into an argument about anything and everything, and duke it out until someone decided to stop us. We kept our distances, don't get me wrong, but when you live in the small village of Mineral Town it is very hard to do.
One thing about her that drives me absolutely crazy is that she's friends with my darling Mary. What Mary likes about her is beyond me, but they are the best of friends. She goes to visit Mary everyday at 9:00 and leaves around 1:00, just before I arrive. She'd then heads over to the Inn and visits Ann until about 3:30 and leaves before I come back. It's a perfect schedule that works 90 percent of the time, unless I come home earlier, which always starts a heated argument.
I had the patience of a cow about to be branded and had the temper to match it. She was a little more controlled than I, but was as stubborn as an old mule.
Currently I was on my way back to my room at the Inn. Grandpa had made me stay late to finish a tool he needed by tomorrow, making me miss visiting Mary at the library. I had to blow some steam, and I knew just who to take it out on. Hopefully she was still at the Inn. I stormed my way over to the door and yanked it open.
I knew she was here the moment I walked into the Inn. Her worn, navy, leather jacket hung by the door next to her black boots. Her shrill giggle could be heard from upstairs followed by Ann's piecing cackle. I smirked to myself, finding it pleasurable to know that I was going to ruin her day. I trudged up the stairs, and searching for the location of the laughter. I heard giggling from behind Ann's door and walked over to it. The door was opened slightly, so I peered inside. She and Ann were inside sitting Indian style on the floor, laughing hysterically. I rolled my eyes and continued to watch.
"No way! I don't believe that!" she said with a chuckle.
"No it's true I swear!" Ann laughed, "Cliff wears bugs bunny boxers!"
"And...how do you know this?" she asked with the raise of an eyebrow.
"Well I..." Ann began nervously as a small blush found its way to her cheeks. "Well one time in the early morning, I went into his room to clean up a bit, and there he was sleeping with his bugs bunny boxers!"
Both girls howled in laughter again at the thought, Ann rolling on her back uncontrollably. I chuckled quietly to myself. It was true, Cliff did sleep with bugs bunny boxers. Suddenly she looked towards the door and I jumped back. I stood and waited until the laughter died down and the conversation started again. Feeling it was safe once more, I peered back inside.
"Oh Ann," she began, the corners of her month tugging upwards. "I know something about someone that you'd love to hear."
Ann raised a brow. "Do tell." she beckoned.
"Well I heard from one of my sources that one of the guys is..." I couldn't make out the last word because she said it at a barely audible level.
"One of the guys is what?" Ann questioned, obviously not hearing her either. I leaned in closer and tilted my ear towards the door.
"One of the guys is...gay!" A roar of laughter could be heard followed by some pounding on the floor.
"N-No w-w-way!" Ann sputtered between giggles.
"It's true I swear!" she said, wiping tears from her eyes.
Ann's voice suddenly became serious. "Who is it?"
I leaned in a little more, I wanted to hear too. Who could it be? Not Kai, that was obvious. Not Cliff, he was my roommate for Goddess' sake! So was it Rick? Or maybe Trent. He always seemed like one of those.
"Well," she started, "it's...it's...it's...Gray!"
I bit my tongue to stop from storming in and demanding who told her this. The roar of laughter sounded again followed by a
I looked inside again and saw her and Ann doubled over hysterically laughing. I leaned back against the door. How could anyone think I was gay!? How could they! Most people would think Rick and Trent. How could anyone say that about me?
I heard the laughter stop and as Ann's voice sounded again.
"Is it really true?" she asked. I pressed my ear against the door.
"I don't know," she began, "why don't you ask him yourself!"
Suddenly the door flew opened and slammed into my face. "Owowowowowowow!" I cried as I stumbled backwards into the wall. I clutched my nose as her and Ann walked towards me.
"Oh my Goddess Claire!" Ann giggled, "Vey harsh!"
Claire wore a triumphant look of glee. "Dirty Bitch!" I growled angrily as I wiped the blood coming out from my cleary broken nose.
"Serves you right for eavesdropping you ass!" she replied with a smirk.
"I wasn't eavesdropping! I was...I was just..." I stopped. Well technically I was eavesdropping, but she called me gay! "You were talking about me! I had every right to listen!"
"Oh yeah right." she muttered, "I saw you there before I even said that, don't you lie!"
Suddenly Doug's voice called up to us. "Ann! Come down here, I need some help setting up!" Ann glanced at the two of us uneasily then scurried down the stairs to help her father.
"Listen you," I started after the redhead left, but she cut me off.
"Don't you 'listen you' me! Just because your so thickheaded and have to know everyone's business, doesn't mean you can tell me off for it!" She glared at me, which I gladly returned.
"Fine runt, just because you were raised wrong doesn't mean you have to take it out on me." I turned and started to walk away when something suddenly plowed into me. I stumbled and knew I was going to fall down the stairs.
I closed my eyes, ready for the fall when suddenly Claire screamed, "Noooooo!" and tugged my jacket. I was already at too much of an incline to be saved, so Claire came with me. I was knocked off my feet and flew backwards down the stairs with Claire.
I felt my back hit the stairs and bounce me up into the air again. Something yellow hit me in the face and I realized it was Claire's hair. I pulled her to me as my back bounced onto some stairs again. I held her to my stomach, letting my back take the blows. We bounced down a few seconds longer until I felt us fly off the bottom of the stairs. Claire went flying away from me and landed with a
Where she landed, I don't know. I turned and found myself flying into a table Ann and her father had set up. I put my hands behind my neck, tucked in my head, and braced for impact. I didn't realize I had hit the table until I heard the
that came from my arm when I landed on it.
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