"Can I kiss you?" All it took were these four simple words and Jamie threw all common sense to the wind. It was just a kiss. A kiss shared at a college party without thought. And this kiss just had to be the thing to turn Jamie's life upside down but maybe that flip was all his life ever needed. ~ Jamie Martin has always been tied to his mother's wishes without question. After his father walked out on them when Jamie and his sisters were very young, his mother became mentally unstable. He doesn't want his mother to harm herself but always playing the "good kid" has him feeling suffocated. Trying to keep college, friends and his good relationship with his family, he is torn between sticking to his mom's wishes as always or giving in to the freedom, love and comfort that is Higan Parker.View More
×Jamie×Click!I smiled in satisfaction at how beautiful all of the pictures that I took came out. Because of the large windows that occupied one side of the room, there was plenty of light.I had finished unpacking before ten and now that I was done taking pictures of the apartment, I got a little bored. Higan left around eight to go to work and I didn't have classes today so, I had a lot of time on my hands.After sending all the pictures that I took to everyone back home, I went to make a late breakfast for myself. It would be great if I could send Mom the pictures as well but she was not allowed to have a phone. Anyway, I could always show her during another visit. Pouring myself a cup of coffee, I sat on one of the stools around the island and put it next to my plate of chocolate donuts.I hadn't even spent 24 hours here, but if felt like home. I loved waking up next to Higan and I could leave the room without worrying about bumping into Thomas. Knowing that we were in a place w
2 years later...×Jamie×"Is that everything?" Higan asked and stood up straight before stretching his arms over his head. "Not really," I answered as I turned to look at him.A year after my mom was admitted to a mental asylum, my dad moved in with us and I got a little used to having him around. I would be lying if I said that I didn't hold a grudge against him, but I wasn't going to be ignorant about his efforts. Apparently, his job wasn't too far from us and he spoiled my sisters and I plenty.It took more than half a year for us to get used to living without Mom. We made sure to visit her a lot and I loved how much Darcy and Marcela looked forward to such days. The only person who I felt bad for was Dad since he wasn't allowed to see her and it will probably take a while until he can. Right now, I was in the middle of packing my stuff with some help from Darcy and Higan. I trusted that my dad would take care of my sisters in my absence, so I chose to move in with Higan . It was
×Jamie×"Wake up, babe," Higan said softly as he gently shook me awake. I groaned and pushed away his hands. "I'm still tired.""Hey, we have to join the others for breakfast after vanishing on them yesterday.""I am physically incapable of doing so because someone got too excited last night and now my waist is broken," I complained and rolled onto my stomach. He chuckled. "Don't talk like you weren't enjoying it.""Either way, I don't feel like walking right now.""I will help you down the hall. It's already nine, you know?""Damn and I have class soon." While I was in the middle of my mental debate, I flinched and immediately turned when I felt slide his hand up my ass. "What are you doing?""I was thinking of giving you an anal massage.""I'm getting up," I said, as he burst into laughter, and sat up. "But you're going to be my arms and legs."Higan nodded and proceeded to dress me up. When he was done, he gently pulled me out of bed and helped me down the stairs with his arm aro
×Jamie×"Tired?" Higan asked as he leaned against the counter next to the sink. "Not really," I answered with a yawn and wiped the last plate dry with a kitchen cloth before putting it away with the other dry dishes."We had a long day. It's okay if you want to take a nap.""We arrived not too long ago. I can't sleep yet." After bringing the conversation home, Higan suggested that we have an early dinner so, we did. Marcela and Darcy stuck to Dad by the hip as he told them different stories about the places that he visited and the funny things that he experienced. I thought that he might have come back because he was having money problems but he seemed to be well settled. He had a cool job that paid well and even owned two cars. Although the stories that he shared sounded pretty interesting, I spent most of my time on the table ignoring him.Everything was cute and the air was much lighter, but I still couldn't forgive him. Despite that, I was sincerely glad that the others were ge
×Jamie×The table was thrown into a trance like silence as Higan and I stared at my dad in shock. My grip around the cup tightened and I frowned at his downcast face as I grasped onto every word that he had said - still failing to believe his words."What?" I asked, the word barely slipping through my clenched teeth. "I'm sorry. I know that no amount of reason can justify the way that I-""You left us because of that!?" I yelled and he flinched at the bitterness in my voice. "Jamie-" Hig cut in, putting his arm around my shoulder but I pushed it away. "No! That was a jerk move. If you knew how hard it was when the both of you were trying to support us, how do you think she'd handle it by herself?""I'm sorry," Dad muttered with an utterly sorrowful voice and tears of frustration and anger filled my eyes at the sight. This man didn't have the right to be sad. How dare he mess things up and expect us to throw ourselves in his arms!?"You're a fucking coward! Do you know how long Mom
×Higan×"I want to go straight to bed," Jamie said as we entered his house. "I'm exhausted.""I bet you are, but you have to have dinner first.""I'm not hungry.""What do you mean you're not hungry?" Kate asked as she walked out of the kitchen. "The girls and I have just finished adding some extras to the pizza that we ordered.""I didn't expect you guys to arrive earlier than us," I said to Kate and glanced at the large red stain on her shirt. "Were you cooking or commiting a murder?""I didn't carry the gravy properly so, some spelt on me. Nevertheless, there is still enough for everyone.""Thanks," Jamie said before entering the kitchen."How are they?" I asked Kate."They have stopped crying and they didn't argue while we were cooking so, they must be feeling better." She sighed. "I know that everyone has their own share of hardships to go through but isn't this too much?""It's overwhelming.""And we aren't even in their shoes." She looked thoughtful for a moment before asking.
×Higan×My eyes quickly darted around the full parking lot, searching for a space, as I impatiently tapped my fingers on the steering wheel. I had just arrived at the hospital after receiving a distressed call from Jamie and I was trying to have positive thoughts on my way here. Finally finding a parking space, I parked my car and quickly made my way inside the building. I rushed down the hallway to the area that he mentioned over the phone and sighed in relief when I spotted him and his sisters. He was seated in between them and had them in his embrace. My relief died instantly when I noticed the state that he was in. His hair hang over his eyes and he seemed exhausted. Even though I couldn't see his face properly, I could already tell that something awful must have happened.I walked closer and gently ruffled his hair when I was in front of him. He lazily looked up at me but before I could say anything, Kate rushed towards us while breathing heavily. "Sorry for being late," she p
×Jamie×The loud and consistent ringing of my phone had me groaning as I pulled the covers over my head. Despite my many attempts to ignore it, the calls persisted and I had no choice but to see who it was. Reaching out, I grabbed my phone, which was on the nightstand, and looked at the screen with squinted eyes. Kate's name was on the screen and after rolling my eyes, I ended the call. No sooner had I cut the call, than a message from her popped up. "We are downstairs," it read and I couldn't be more confused. Looking at the top of the screen, I saw that it was past ten in the morning and I immediately stood up as all the sleep left me. I pulled on a pair of sweatpants and splashed some water on my face before rushing down. I paused at the bottom of the stairs when the sound of laughter streamed into the hall. Seeing that the joy was coming from the kitchen, I went there and was greeted with a sight of Kate, Natalia and my sisters. They all sat around the granite island, talking
×Jamie×It has been ten years since I last saw Christian Martin. Ten years of no calls, messages or visits. Ten years of being absent on every birthday, school activitiy and holiday. Ten years of watching my mom break down and lose hope each passing day as she waited for him to return. It was weird seeing him here tonight. The face that I could vaguely remember was now vivid and I didn't know what to do. Many thoughts swirled about in my mind as the hours flew by and sleep didn't have the chance to linger. My head was pounding while I struggled to put my heart together. I wish his face would completely vanish from my memory, maybe then today wouldn't have been so painful. For a moment, II clutched the front of Higan's shirt as I moved even closer to him. My head rested on his chest and his arm was over my waist while we cuddled on my bed. He was silent the whole time, so I looked up at him. His eyes were closed and his breathing was gentle."Higan," I called softly, "Are you aslee
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