You’re Mine by Penny Brooks

Chapter 39


Easton. I’m irritated at school again. Big surprise. Everyone is annoying me, from Aisha attempting to grab my ass twice to Julia tossing my paper in my face and saying asshole under her breath as if she’s this perfect princess who didn’t literally ask for sex in exchange for what? Two pages?. Isn’t that prostitution? Damn close if you ask me. Plus, Blake said Julia’s a stage five clinger. He took her to prom last year, and it was like he proposed–she told her mom he was the one. I’ve never seen Blake so terrified in my entire life. That actually boosts my mood a bit. I smile and grab my History book from my locker, slamming it shut to see Aisha standing there like a stalker, leaning with her arms crossed and her black and white cheer uniform standing out against the gold lettering stretched across her tits. “You going to the pep rally?” She reaches for me, her red fingernails pick at something on the front of my shirt, and then she runs her hand down my shoulder. Her excuse of innocently touching me falls flat, but just as she’s ready to move her hand, Harper turns the corner and stares at us. I know it’s a dick move, that I should push Aisha away to prove that there’s literally nothing going on, or even use it as a way to make Harper feel like shit for assuming the worst of me. But I can’t do it, my pride won’t let me, and I’m still pissed that she told me to delete her number. Who the hell does she think she is?. I grab Aisha’s hand before she can pull away. It’s clammy, cold, the exact opposite of Harper, and the way her skin seems to burn beneath my fingertips. I’m thinking of Harper but staring at Aisha, holding Aisha’s hand as my cock presses against my fly. I imagine shoving Harper against the locker and lifting her ass with my hands, tearing at her clothes and doing it in front of everyone, staking my claim like a wild animal. Aisha grips my hand and then leans into me. “You okay, baby? You seem distracted. “I’m good. ” I rub my thumb across her hand. “And I wouldn’t miss it. The pep rally. ” Harper walks by us as I lean in and whisper. “Remember the time I rubbed one out when you were doing that hip thrust thing to Drake last year. Aisha swats my chest playfully. “You’re so evil! I can’t believe you did that in the school restroom. “I couldn’t wait. ” I lie, really I’d been semi-drunk, horny, and didn’t want to touch her, but as the drinks got heavier at the party that night, somehow Ryan had made my story into this epic event like I saw Aisha dancing and just couldn’t control myself. Harper storms past us like her ass is on fire. I feel like shit and start to push Aisha away again when I see Blake out of the corner of my eye. He sweeps in literally and lifts Harper off the ground, spinning her around. Suddenly she’s smiling. Then laughing. I scowl as she makes eye contact with me. Blake is completely oblivious. Harper slides down his body too slow… so slow there’s no way she can’t feel his dick. What the hell?

When did Blake start flirting so hard with her?. He whispers something in her ear. She smiles again. I’m goi ng to k ill him. Thank Go d the be ll rings. Normally I’d be in a good mood because History is one of the only classes that I sit next to Blake in, meaning w e can fuck around for a near hour of boredom. Not today. Today I may just set his desk on fire. He releases Harper , she goes in the opposite direction. I ignore Blake a nd stomp into th e class and sit. He casually sits next to me, putting his feet up on the desk in front of him and leaning back like he doesn’t give a shit. My eyes narrow. “You an d Harper seem to be get ting close pretty fast. His smirk hits me square in the chest as he slowly turns. His stupid man bun looks like he got fucking styled today for the Grammys, hell between that, the pierced ears, sharp cheekbones and “eyes” girl a lways drool over, I’m suddenly seeing him in a different light and feeling sick as fuck to my stomach. “Yup. ” He tu rns. “Feeling threatened?” . “No. ” I scowl. Yes. “I’ll enjoy watching Ryan bury you alive. He laughs. “The only way he’d know I was even going for her would be if you told him…” His eyes flash. “Are you gonna tell him?”. “What the hell? You’re actuall y pursuing her?” . He shru gs. “She ’s hot. Yeah, I know, so does my dick, and my mouth, and my fingers… and dam n it! How did this fucking happen? . Blake pulls out his phone. I steal a glance at his screen a nd notice he’s going through all her pictures on Instagram a nd liking them, then he switches over to Tik Tok and smiles. He starts typing a comment. Something courses through me. At first, I think it’s because I’m about to kill my friend, but no, it’s something much worse. Jea lou sy. I feel threa tened. Something I’ve ne ver really felt i n my entire life. I hate it and immediately grab my own pho ne and look at her profile and the commen ts that my friend is making in real-time. Things like, so cute, lol, and a shit ton of emojis I’m pretty sur e Ryan would kill him for typing. By the time the bell rings fo r lunch, I’m not even sure we are on speaking terms anymore

I grab my tray in the cafeteria, eyes scanni ng the room and landing on Harper, who’s sit ting with Sadie, their heads ducked together. Blake appro aches. And I lose m y shit. I’m at their table in seconds, slamming my tray down and reaching for Harper be fore she can protest. “I need a minute. I don’t h ear Blake or Sadie. the hallway and then, on second thought in to the janitor closet. Ag ai n. She jerks out of my hold. “Serious ly? What the hell is wrong with you !” She reaches for the door handle. I bloc k it. “Wait!” . “Why should I ?” She doesn’t meet my eyes. I ha te t his. I hate that my mystery girl is Harper and that I can’t help but hurt her when I want to kiss her. I’m so con fused about my own feelings I want to break something. All I know is I don’t want her to be with Blake, and I want to kiss her again. And I hate when she’s angry but also kin d of like the way her eyes flash with hun ger at the same time she’s yelling at me. I pu sh. She p ushes back. I spin her around, grab her hair and p in her to the door, my lips hovering cl ose to her neck. “He’s not it for you. “Who? ” She stills . “You know who. ” I grit my teeth and tug a bit harder on her ponytail. Her hair feels like silk on my fingertips, sliding around, taunting me, asking me to tug a bit more. Her bo dy sti ffens. I release her hair, my han ds fall to her shoulders. “What do you want, Easton?” . I open my mouth, the n close it. She presses her head agai nst the door. We stand in silence. Tension swirling around us. I slowly turn he r to face me and tilt her chin up. Her eyes narrow. “You’re the absolute worst. “I know. “I h ate you. “I kno w. Her mouth crushes mine, her teeth bite down on my lower lip, and I’m kicked ou t of Hell and welcomed back into heaven