Lake Fae Chapter 14: Back and Forth

A/N:¬†NSFW images, and I got new eyes defaults towards the end of the chapter so everyone looks a little different. I’m not sure how I feel about them yet, let me know what you think. Enjoy the chapter ūüôā

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“Are you sure you want to leave so soon? We can buy you a robot if you really want one, we have plenty of money.” Ursa offered me for the millionth time this morning.

“Thank you, but I’d rather use my own money, and besides, I want to see if my girlfriend wants to come. She’d probably like it here.” I thought about Freesia last night, I knew she would love the future and I had to see if she wanted to come.

“Oh, okay. Well, be back as soon as you can, alright?”

“I will, I promise.” I gave them all a quick wave before heading over to the machine.

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I clenched my fists as the doors opened. The feeling of time travel was extremely uncomfortable, but it was something that had to be done.

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Luckily it only lasted a few minutes. I once again came out of the machine, but this time I was back in my own time. As soon as my feet hit the floor I remembered everything. I remembered that I was supposed to go back in time to save my sister. I remembered that Stone was counting on me. And I remembered I didn’t even try to go to the right time. He was gonna be pissed.

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“What happened? Are you okay, you look like you’re gonna be sick.” Stone immediately started questioning me as soon as I noticed he was there.

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I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t know how to answer him without letting him down. I also didn’t know how to tell him I ended up in the future and only came back to get money to buy a robot.

So I ran.

“Wait, Lake, what happened?” I heard him yell after me. I ignored him and kept running. I didn’t know how to explain myself.

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I didn’t stop running until I was in my room. I immediately searched for the box of money I had under my bed. It was just enough to buy the robot, I’d been working with Blackberry for a little while and managed to save up. It was supposed to be for the apartment for Freesia and I, but I knew she’d understand.

After finding the box, I stuffed it with as much of my stash as I could. I had no idea if they even had stuff like this in the future, so I had to take as much as I could get.

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As soon as I had everything I needed I started to run again. I had to get to Freesia’s before Stone caught up with me.

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“Hey babe, you’re mom let me in, I have the craziest news for you.” I exclaimed loudly as I entered my girlfriend’s bedroom. It was¬†almost five am, but I knew she’d still be awake. She didn’t sleep until morning.¬†I was excited to tell her the news, but that quickly disappeared when I saw what was going on.

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Freesia had a guest.

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“Oh my god, Lake.” Freesia immediately pushed Blackberry away, but it was too late. The damage was done.

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“Wait, Lake, come back!” Freesia yelled after me as I ran out of a room for the third time that day.

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A million questions clouded my mind. How long was this going on? Why did she do this? Was I not enough for her? Was she ever gonna tell me? I felt absolutely heartbroken, I loved Freesia and I wanted to marry her one day. It was the second worst pain I’d ever felt in my life.

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“Can we talk?” Her voice asked from behind me. I looked up at her, at least she had the courtesy to get dressed and leave Blackberry upstairs.

“Fine.” I sighed.

“I didn’t mean for you to find out like this.” She said quietly. That immediately set me off. I hadn’t even realized how angry I really was.

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“No, you didn’t want me to find out at all! How long has this been going on?” I was yelling, there was no doubt her family and Blackberry could hear me.

“Since he joined the band.” She replied quietly.

“This has been going on for a few years? How could you do this to me?”

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“I didn’t mean to hurt you, that wasn’t my intention.” She gave me her best ‘sorry’ face, but I knew she didn’t care all that much. I knew her too well. She wanted me out, that was obvious now.

“Save it. I wanna say I can’t believe this, but honestly I can. I never should’ve trusted you, my sister was right about you.”

“Lake, I really am sorry.”

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“STOP. I’m done. We’re over and I never wanna see your face again.” I screamed at her as loud as I possibly could.

“Lake, please.” She looked as if she were about to cry, and for a split second I felt bad. I quickly snapped out of it though, she didn’t deserve my pity.

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“No, fuck you.” I glared at her before storming out of her house.

I hoped this was the last time I’d ever see Freesia Gill in my whole life.

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By the time I got back to the garage I was fuming. I could barely contain my anger, I felt like I could punch an hole through something or someone.

“Lake, what the hell is going on?” Stone asked. He had been sitting on his bed but he jumped up as soon as I came back in.

“None of your damn business.” I snapped.

“I think it is my business, I built this thing and you were supposed to save¬†our¬†sister. Did it even work?” He asked angrily.

“Stop, leave me alone.” I glared at him as I started punching in the date again on the machine.

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“Dude, I’m worried about you, what happened?” He asked, genuine concern in his voice.

“Leave me alone, and don’t come looking for me. I never wanna see any of you again. I’m gonna be staying in the future.” I snarled as the doors of the machine started to slide open.

“The future? Lake what the hell are you talking about?” Stone asked, and I realized I had accidentally told him where I was going.

“Nothing, just don’t come for me. I’ll be happier where I’m going.”

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“Wait, Lake please don’t go, we need to talk!” I heard Stone yell as the doors closed behind me.

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All thoughts of Lake and Freesia were quickly thrust from my mind as soon as I got to the future. I immediately felt twenty times better, it was as if I never even went back home.

“Oh thank god.” I muttered as I happily looked up at the sky. I had been worried about being able to get back here, last time was an accident and I wasn’t sure it would happen again.

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“Welcome back, Lake. How was your trip back home? Where is your girlfriend?” Andromeda asked brightly.

“It was terrible actually, but I got my money. She was actually cheating on me, but I don’t really care. I’m okay.” I smiled, it felt like everything that happened had been years ago, and well, technically from where I was now, it had.

“I’m sorry to hear it didn’t go well, but at least you’re okay.” Orion smiled at me.

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“Yea, I’m great.” I smiled and dropped my arms to the side, immediately hitting the box in my pocket and reminding myself why I went back in the first place. I smiled slyly to the group and said, “So, who wants to go get a robot?”

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Lake Fae Chapter 13: Childhood Dreams

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Time travel was uncomfortable. I couldn’t see anything around me, I just felt like I was being blasted by strong wind from every angle. I couldn’t feel ground below me and I couldn’t feel walls around me. My chest was tight and I couldn’t really breathe. But as soon as I felt like I was gonna pass out, I flew straight into a pair of metal doors.

They didn’t open for me, so I had to pry them open myself.¬†It was a little annoying but I would do whatever it took to see my sister again.

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I finally pried the doors open and stumbled out of the machine. It took me a few seconds to find my footing and catch my breath, but as soon as I did I realized I didn’t recognize my surroundings. This wasn’t my house, hell it wasn’t even Appaloosa Plains. Something had gone horriblely wrong.

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A few seconds after I arrived I realized not only was I in a strange place, but I was surrounded by strange people.

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Five oddly dressed people stood in front of me, as if they were expecting me. They looked like they were straight out of an old-fashioned movie depicting the future. I felt very awkward and out of place, and oddly enough I felt underdressed.

“What’s going on?” I asked, hesitating slightly. I didn’t even know if these people spoke Simlish.

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“Hello Lake, I am Lyra Mars and these are my friends. Welcome to the year four-thousand.” The purple vampire with cone-shaped hair stepped forward to introduce herself.

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“W-what? That’s impossible, I was just going¬†back in time. Is this some kind of prank?” I glanced around, looking for some kind of evidence of a practical joke.

“No Sir, I know you meant to go back in time, but your brother programmed the machine wrong, so instead of sending you back it sent you forward.” The woman named Lyra explained.

“How do you know all this?” It was a strange feeling to have complete stranger know your name and things about you. I didn’t like it.

“We’ve known about this our entire lives, you’re a legend! When you go back to your own time, you write about your experiences here. Many people don’t believe you, but as soon as time travel is proven real you become a hero.”

“W-what?”

“Come on, I’ll have Orion and Andromeda show you around.”

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“Welcome to Oasis Landing, the greatest town in the entire world.”

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“And this room, this room is your bedroom.” Andromeda Stellar led me and her husband Orion into a bedroom. She had given me the whole tour, she was a very dramatic woman and it was very entertaining. I was really starting to like it here.

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“In the corner there you have a jet-pack and a hoverboard, if you’d like to test them out before Canis and Ursa take you to the bot shop, there is plenty of room on the roof. We’ll see you at dinner.” She gave me a smile before dragging her husband out of my room.

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As soon as they were out of sight I immediately made my way over to the cool futuristic toys. My first choice was the jetpack, even though I already had wings it would be awesome to be able to fly higher and faster without getting tired.

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As soon as I got to the roof I started to fly around. It was such an amazing feeling, I’d loved flying for as long as I could remember, I vaguely remembered flying my siblings around when we were children. It was such a freeing feeling.

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From my spot in the sky I could see the city better. It was large and chrome, exactly how I imagined the future when I was young and obsessed with comics. There were colorful trees and strange plants all around, I felt like I was in a movie.

All this excitement had caused me to completely forget why I time traveled in the first place.

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A little while after my jetpack adventure, Canis and Ursa Major took me across the street to the bot emporium. They seemed to think I would like it, and they weren’t wrong. But there was one thing that was making me uneasy.

“Um, Canis, why are there humans here?” I whispered so they couldn’t hear me.

“Oh right, I forget that you come from a time where we were feuding. Things have been worked out for a few hundred years now.” He explained.

“Oh, ok.” I still felt a little uncomfortable, I hadn’t really been this close to a human before.

“You can go take a look around now, I think you’ll really like this place.”

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I smiled and nodded at him before wandering around the emporium. I stopped in front of one of the robots. It was shiny and had glowing green parts. It was absolutely amazing. Ever since I was a child I wanted a robot, and this one would be perfect.

But if I got the robot, would I be able to bring it back in time with me? Or would it have to stay here? If I could bring it back, would I mess up the timeline? Would I ruin things for these people or would bringing my robot back cause no harm? Maybe if I kept it away from people I wouldn’t mess anything up.

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“Excuse me? How much for that robot over there?” I asked the robot behind the counter awkwardly. Was it rude to ask that? I didn’t know anything about robot manners.

“Three-thousand.” It replied, it’s voice sounding surprisingly life-like. I didn’t have any money on me right now, but if I went back home and got some I could come back and buy it.

“Thank you.” I smiled at the robot and went to find Ursa and Major so we could go back to the house. I was going to go back to my time in the morning to get my robot money. I couldn’t wait to own my very own bot, it was a childhood dream come true.

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“You’re going home already?” Andromeda asked sadly later that night at the table.

“Just to get some money, then I’ll be back as soon as possible. You probably won’t even notice I’m gone.”

“I don’t know, maybe you could just borrow some money from us. I don’t want you to leave so soon.”

“I-I don’t know. I’m already staying here for free. I wouldn’t want to do that to you.” I responded nervously. I didn’t just need money from home, I also needed some of my stash to keep here.

“I guess you can go, just be careful and be back as soon as possible. We’ll wait for you.”

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Lyra brought us all food, since she was a vampire and didn’t need to eat she left to go to her room.

“So Lake, how are you enjoying it here?” Orion asked between bites of food.

“I love it, it’s everything I ever dreamed of as a kid. I used to be obsessed with books about robots and the future.”

“That’s great to hear, I’m glad we could make your dreams come true.” He smiled at me. I smiled back, but I couldn’t help but feel like I was forgetting something….

Lake Fae Chapter 12: Time Stands Still

A/N:¬†Hey guys! So sorry for the long wait, but I have an announcement. I made an ask.fm for the Fae’s where you can ask me or the characters anything you want. You can find it here, send me an ask and I’ll answer it as soon as I can. Thanks and enjoy the chapter!

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I hadn’t slept in days. Part of me knew I would wake up and for a split second I would think this had all been a terrible nightmare, then I’d have the crushing realization that it was real life. I wasn’t ready to deal with that yet. So I did whatever I could to stay awake, but now it was starting to catch up to me.

It was the day of the funeral. Everyone gathered around in some stuffy church downtown and listened to some old guy talk about what an amazing young woman my sister was. It was drab and dull, it was not the type of thing my sister would’ve wanted. Now, everyone had come back to our house for food and to express their condolences to my family.

But after the millionth awkward hug, I couldn’t take it anymore. When no one was looking I snuck off into my bedroom to have some quiet time. Well, as quiet as I could get, I could hear the buzz of chatter through the floor. However, it was a lot better than doing the talking myself.

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“Lake, Baby, are you in here?” Freesia’s voice asked as she slowly opened the door.

“Yeah, I’m here.” I answered halfheartedly from the floor.

“No one could find you, they’re looking for you.” She sounded worried, I didn’t blame her. If I found her lying on the floor next to a few bottles of pills and beer, I’d be worried too. Freesia didn’t express her worry though, which I was grateful for. I didn’t want to explain myself to her.

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“How are things down there?” I asked, trying to avoid the ‘how are you?’ question everyone had been asking me today, I didn’t need it from her too.

“Weird. Lots of small talk, nobody really knows what to say.” She sighed. “This is all so weird.”

“Yea.” I nodded in agreement, I wasn’t sure what to say either.

“Can I sit?” She asked with a small smile. I nodded and patted the rug next to me.

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“Did you…” She didn’t finish her question, she just eyed the small stash I had piled next to me.

“No, I was thinking about it though.” I admitted. I had come in the room all worked up, I grabbed a bunch of stuff and I was gonna try and overdose. But I ultimately decided against it, it wouldn’t help anything.

“Have you slept at all?” Freesia asked softly while cupping my chin in her hands.

“Not yet. You know I can’t.”

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She didn’t respond right away, she just climbed over me and laid on my chest. “Then you know what, why don’t we take a nap together? That way you don’t have to wake up alone.”

“I’ll be asleep for a long time, it’s been days.”

“That’s ok, if I wake up first I’ll stay until you wake up. However long that takes.”

“You’d do that for me?”

“Of course, I love you.” She smiled and kissed me softly of the nose. “Now, lets go to sleep.” She put her head down on my chest and wrapped her arm around my torso, and soon enough I was drifting off.

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*A few days later*

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A week after losing my sister, things started to calm down a bit. There were no longer streams of people coming through our front door. The only people around were Thyme and Thistle, the latter didn’t want to be alone so he was staying with us for a while. He was an absolute wreck, he wasn’t able to go the the beach with my sister and her friends that night and he regretted it. He wished he had died alongside her, just like I did.

The lack of people in our house meant that we’d have to try and get back on a regular schedule again. I didn’t like it. I didn’t like how everyone else got to move on, everyone else got to live their lives normally while we were all here completely shattered. It sucked.

But for now, here we all were sitting around the living room trying to keep ourselves distracted. It wasn’t working very well for me, there was too much on my mind.

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“So babe, I’m going back to work tomorrow.” Stone announced to his boyfriend.

“Are you ready?” Thyme asked, his concern for my brother was apparent.

“I have to, they’re starting a huge project and if I don’t go back I can’t be part of it. It’s a really interesting project and I need to be there for it.” Stone explained. I could tell by his voice he wasn’t one-hundred percent ready to go back, but my brother would never turn down an opportunity like this and he was not about to change that now.

“What’s the project?” Thyme didn’t push the subject anymore, he knew my brother’s determination as well as I did and knew he wouldn’t change his mind.

“Time travel, actually. It’s pretty cool. They’ve been working on the theory for some time now, and they’re finally going to be putting it to the test.”

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“What did you just say?” I couldn’t help but butt in, this was huge news.

“Time travel, we’re gonna¬†try and see if we can do it or not.” Stone explained nonchalantly as if this couldn’t change everything.

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“Dude, why aren’t you freaking out right now?” I jumped up from the computer desk and ran over to my brother like a child on Christmas.

“Why would I be freaking out?” Stone asked, still not getting it.

“With time travel, we could go back in time and fix things!” I practically yelled at him. His face lit up with realization.

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“A-are you really suggesting we go back in time and try and stop her from going?” He asked, swiftly jumping to his feet, followed by a less-enthusiastic Thyme.

“I am, why didn’t you think of this before?”

“I-I don’t know.”

“Because, you’ve seen a lot of sci fi movies, you know this kind of thing never ends well.” Thyme crossed his arms and frowned.

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“Not right now Thyme.” Stone spun around so fast I’m surprised he didn’t get whiplash. “I know it doesn’t always work out, but we have to try. We owe it to her to try, she was too young and its unfair. I need to try.” He yelled at Thyme.

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“I-I’m sorry, I just don’t want you getting your hopes up. I’m scared of what it might do to you if this doesn’t work out.” Thyme had a point, but it wasn’t strong enough to stop my brother.

“We’ll deal with that when, or if, it ever happens. But for now, we need to try. It’s gonna take weeks for my lab to try and work out the details, but when we do, I’ll bring the blueprints home and recreate it here. That way if anything goes wrong, I won’t break down in front of my coworkers.”

“Couldn’t you get in trouble for that?”

“Maybe, but that’s not important.”

“You know I can’t stop you, but you can’t stop me from worrying.” Thyme smiled slightly at Stone.

“I’ll be careful, I promise.” He smiled back, gave him a quick peck on the lips before turning to me.

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“We could fix this.” He smiled at me before throwing himself into my arms. It was a weird feeling, I don’t think I’ve ever hugged my brother in my life. But it was a nice feeling, I actually liked being close to him. I felt like I finally had a brother.

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*A few weeks later*

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“How’s it coming?” I asked Stone for the thousandth time that day. His lab was able to make the time machine work, and since he couldn’t bring it to me or me to it, he was making one of his own. It took forever.

“It would go a lot faster if you stopped asking me.” He growled from behind clenched teeth. “You know you don’t have to stay in here, right?”

“I know, but I want to be here as soon as it’s finished. I want to get this done as soon as possible.”

“Fine, but maybe things would go faster if you played with the Foosball table.”

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“Fine.” I stood up and made my way over to the game. I started lazily kicking the ball around, but it wasn’t doing anything to pass the time.

“Do you remember the plan?” Stone asked me after a few minutes of mindless playing.

“Of course, we’ve been working on this for weeks.” Over the past few weeks while Stone’s lab was working on the machine, we were strategizing and planning for our rescue mission. It was the only thing we talked about, it was the only thing we thought about. If we could bring our sister back, we needed to put all of our energy into it.

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Finally, after weeks of planning and almost twenty-four hours of constant building, it was time. The machine was finished and now I was going to make my rescue.

“Are you ready?” Stone asked me, he was visibly exhausted after all the hours he put into this.

“I’ve been ready for a long time.” I smirked at him, before moving my way over to the keypad. He’d explained to me how to use it multiple times, it was simple enough.

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I pushed the keys that represented the day my sister passed. My fingers were shaking, I was scared as hell but there was no way I was backing out. My sister needed me.

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The metal doors instantly slid open, revealing a blinding purple light. I turned around and gave Stone a small wave before holding my breath.

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This was it, I was gonna save my sister.

Lake Fae Chapter 11: That’s Impossible

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“So do we have a gig this week or no?” I asked Freesia over the blaring music. Allium and Blackberry’s party was pretty awesome, but I just wasn’t feeling it tonight. Something felt off, I couldn’t explain it.

“I don’t think so, I know that we have one next weekend but this week we don’t have any.” Freesia responded.

“Where at? Our usual club or somewhere new?” I asked hopefully, we’d been playing the same club for almost a year now and I wanted a change of scenery.

“Same old place.” She looked as disappointed as I felt. We weren’t doing too hot lately and it scared me.

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“What are we gonna do, Babe? We don’t have a backup plan anymore, if this goes south we’re screwed.” I fiddled with a loose string on my jeans. I was extremely nervous, this was my dream and I didn’t want to fail.

“I don’t know, but we’ll figure something out. Maybe Blackberry could hook us up with one of his suppliers.” Blackberry was a drug-dealer, he made good money and it wasn’t a terrible idea.

“Are you sure you wanna get involved in that? ¬†It’s pretty dangerous.” I told her. It was pretty dangerous, there were rival dealers and a lot of cops, it wasn’t easy and I didn’t want her getting hurt.

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“I know it’s dangerous, but I think I would get a lot of business. I’m cute and I can talk anyone into anything. I would be an awesome drug-dealer.” She gave me a flirty smile. “Don’t worry, I’ll be fine. You worry too much.”

“I do not, I just don’t want my baby getting hurt.” I assured her.

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“Then maybe we could be a team. I do the talking and you carry the product, so you can scare the shit out of the buyers so they won’t try anything with me.”

“That’s actually a pretty good idea.” I admitted. We would make a great team and we ¬†could probably make a lot more money that way.

“Awesome, I’ll talk to Blackberry another time, he looks a little busy.” She gestured behind us, where he was making out with some random girl we’ve never seen before.

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“So since we’re gonna be partners on this, maybe we should get a place together, y’know, so I’m always protected in case something goes wrong.” She asked hesitantly. It wasn’t a bad idea.

“Yea, I’d love too, but let’s give it a few weeks, just so we can save up enough to get a nice place.”

“That makes sense.” She smiled at me. “I can’t wait.”

“Me either, it’s gonna be awesome waking up to your face every day.”

“Yea, same here.” Freesia smiled at me again, before glancing over at the array of drugs across the coolers in front of us. “Do you want anything, babe?”

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“Um,” My eyes grazed over all the drugs, until they landed on a small baggie of coke. “I could do a line.” I motioned towards the baggie.

“Me too.” She smiled at me before starting to prepare the lines for the both of us.

“So how are things at home?” She asked, not looking up from the makeshift table.

“Y’know, the usual. Dad’s drunk, Stone’s in the garage, and Skye’s on my ass constantly. I can’t wait to get out of there.” I told her as she leaned down to do her line.

“Yea, I can’t wait for you to get out of there either. You’re sister is so annoying, constantly nagging you. It’s like she’s trying to be your mother or something.” She sneered.

“I wonder where she gets it from, we never really knew our mother.” I wondered aloud as I went in to take my line.

“Who knows, she’s annoying as hell and soon you won’t have to deal with her.”

“Thank god, now lets stop talking about that.” I wrapped my arm around Freesia and pulled her close to me, before twisting around so that she was underneath me.

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“Then what do you wanna talk about?” She gave me a flirty smile.

“How about we stop talking and start kissing?”

“Sounds like a great idea.”

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It was still raining by the time I got home around six AM. But it wasn’t as bad as it had been last night, it was raining so hard I had to sleep at the party. I had taken a cab from Allium and Blackberry’s place, as they lived in Riverview, the next town over. It was a pretty long drive but I didn’t really mind.

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I didn’t expect anyone to be awake, no one was ever awake around here at six, so I was a little surprised to see them, fully dressed and sitting in the living-room nonetheless.

“What’s going on here, you guys look miserable.” I half-laughed.

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But they didn’t laugh with me. They didn’t say anything for a while, and I started to panic. My dad was never in the living-room, and if that wasn’t odd enough it looked like he’d been crying. I couldn’t even see Stone’s face, it was buried in his hands. I couldn’t help but wonder where my sister was.

“Can someone please explain to me what’s going on? Did something happen?” I asked after a few more minutes of silence.

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“Yea, something happened.” Stone jumped up, practically yelling at me. I cringed and took a step back, I was a little scared for what he was about to say. “Skye and her friends went to the beach, and when they were out in the water the storm got too bad, they weren’t able to get out. They all drowned.”

His words made my stomach drop.

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“N-no, that’s impossible. Skye is great at swimming, we’ve gone swimming so many times.” My voice started to waver, this couldn’t be happening.

“The storm got too rough, even a professional swimmer wouldn’t be able to get out.” Stone explained through his tears.

“No, no this can’t be happening.” I mumbled as my head started to spin. I felt like my heart had been ripped out of my chest and I couldn’t breathe. She couldn’t be dead, I just saw her last night. She was fine.

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“A-are they sure?” I asked, hopeful that maybe she was still out there, they just hadn’t found her yet.

“T-they’re sure. They recovered the bodies a f-few hours ago.” Stone explained between sobs.

“Oh my god.” I clutched my chest, the whole room was spinning and I felt like I was gonna pass out.

“Do you need to sit down, Lake?” My dad asked, but I could barely hear him. My mind was racing, what could I have done differently? Was this my fault? Maybe if I had gone with her I could’ve stopped this, or at least I would’ve died too and I wouldn’t have to live without her.

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I sank to my knees, I couldn’t stand anymore. I was sobbing too hard. I felt awful, maybe if we hadn’t been fighting for the past few years she wouldn’t have made new friends and she wouldn’t have gone.

Another sob ripped through my body as I realized I would never be able to make up with her. She would never know that I do still love her and that I didn’t want us to be fighting forever.

She would never know.

Lake Fae Chapter 10: Unlikeable

A/N¬†Hey guys, I’m back! I’m doing better now, I’m finally back on a normal schedule and I decided it was time to start writing again. My updates won’t be as frequent as they used to be, but I will be posting as often as I can. Also, drug use and swearing, read with caution if that triggers you. Thank you and enjoy the chapter!

*Skye*

*Four Years Later*

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A lot has changed since Lake and I’s falling out. After the night in the club, Thistle and I became and item and we’ve been inseparable ever since. He’s been my rock throughout all the troubles I’ve had with my older brother. He also dropped out of the band right after the first gig, he was not happy with Lake after he punched him. They haven’t really talked since.

Another new thing was that my other older brother, Stone had a boyfriend now. I didn’t even know he liked guys until he brought Thyme home. They make a great pair and I’ve never seen my older brother happier.

Both Stone and I were enrolled at the local community college, he was studying some kind of science something or other and I was studying journalism. My dream was to become a famous reporter.

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“Are you sure you guys wouldn’t be more comfortable on the couch?” Thistle asked Stone and Thyme, who were currently watching the television from the floor.

“We’re fine, we have more room to stretch out down here. Thanks though.” Thyme smiled graciously at my boyfriend.

Thistle was about to respond when the front door swung open and slammed loudly against the wall.

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“Aye bitches, what’s up?” The new Time Association drummer, Blackberry, shouted as the band entered the house. They’d been spending a lot more time here after Stone moved into the garage and Lake got the room all to himself. Even though they had all the band equipment they could ever need in there, I never heard them practicing at all. I had my suspicions about what they did in there, and from the looks of it it looked like they’d been doing it elsewhere too.

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“Really, Lake? Coming home high again?” I could tell he was on something by the unfocused look in his eyes.

“Chill out, don’t be such a mom.” He slurred, making his little crew chuckle.

“Honestly Lake, you gotta stop this.”

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“What’re you gonna do? I’m nineteen, I can do whatever the hell I want.” He scoffed, getting ready to walk away.

“You have to stop being a loser sometime, Lake.” I blurted out and immediately regretted it.

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“I’m not a loser, Skye. My band is finally getting bigger and what are you doing? Going to school to be some dumbass writer? Do you really need a degree to ask people questions then write it down? You’re such a bitch and I’m so tired of your constant nagging. Leave me alone and mind your own damn¬†business.” He was practically yelling by the time he finished.

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“I’m just worried about you, Lake.” We might not be best friends like we used to be, but he was still my brother and I cared about him.

“Ha, yea right.” He laughed sarcastically. “You’re just a control freak who likes to control everything and everyone. Leave me alone.” He scowled at me before turning to his band. He stuck out his hand for Freesia and led them all upstairs to his room.

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Even though we did this constantly, each time it felt like my heart was being smashed into tiny pieces. Thistle could tell I was starting to get upset so he immediately stood up and started to comfort me. I was thankful at least he was here for me.

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*Lake*

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“Shit man, this set up is so sick!” Allium claimed excitedly as he and Blackberry played with my new gaming system.

“Thanks man.” I¬†chuckled, it was nice to have a gaming system in my room. Otherwise I’d have to play in the living-room, which was not ideal.

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A lot of things had changed since our first gig. Thistle left the band to be a nerd with Skye, which really sucked for a while but we eventually found Blackberry. He was a few years older than us but he was an awesome drummer so we didn’t mind. Another thing was that Allium and Amaryllis broke up. It happened about a year after the first gig, they broke up when she thought we were getting too deep into drugs.

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The drugs we were taking now were more hardcore than before but that didn’t mean we were addicts. We could stop any time we wanted, we just didn’t want to.

“Hey Babe, pass me a hit.” I asked Freesia who was sitting next to the stash.

“Of course.” She smiled at me before grabbing a needle.

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A few minutes later I was high again and on top of my girlfriend.

“You are so fucking gorgeous.” I whispered against her lips.

“You guys better not start fucking in front of us, I swear to god I will kick your ass.” Blackberry threatened without even looking away from the television screen.

“Screw you.” Freesia stuck her tongue out at him before pressing her lips into mine.

———–

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A few days later I sat in the kitchen, half eating cake and half scrolling through my Instasim feed. I was going to a party at Blackberry and Allium’s place, they’d recently become roommates and they were throwing a housewarming party. It was gonna be epic.

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“Uh, hey Lake.” A voice broke me away from my phone. I looked up to see my sister standing in the doorway in a bikini.

“What do you want, Skye?” I asked, probably a bit too harsh. But I didn’t care, she was being such a bitch lately.

“Well, I’m going to the beach with a few friends tonight, would you like to come?” She asked hesitantly.

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“What makes you think I wanna hang out with you and your lame ass friends?” I stood up and crossed my arms.

“I-I don’t know, I just wanted to offer. I know you like the beach and I thought you might wanna come.” She looked like she was fighting back tears.

“No, not with you. And besides, it looks like its gonna rain tonight. That’s pretty dangerous and I’m not an idiot.”

“I don’t think it’ll be that dangerous, its supposed to be just a light rain.”

“Doesn’t matter, I’m going to an actual party, one with cool people and beer. I’m gonna have fun with my friends while you guys sit in soggy sand and be miserable. Have fun.”

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“Fine, whatever, I just wanted to try and make things right with you. You make it so hard for people to like you.” She sighed, before turning to leave.

“Whatever”¬†I plopped back down in my chair and pulled my phone out again, continuing with what I was doing as if nothing happened.


Another A/N:¬†Hey guys, thanks for reading! I have a little something for you guys, I’ve put all three kids up for download! You can get Stone here, Lake here, and Skye here. Let me know if you download them I’d love to see what you do with them. And if you decide to use them in your stories, please credit me and let me know, I’d love to see! Thank you ūüôā

Lake Fae Chapter 9: The Gig

*Skye*

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“What the hell is a¬†quadratic equation?” Stone asked, visibly frustrated with the math homework he was currently trying to do. Emphasis on trying.

“Maybe if you actually paid attention in class, you would know.” I¬†half-joked.

“You suck.” He stuck his tongue out at me before looking back down at his notebook. “Ugh, this is pointless.

“Not really Stone, if you wanna be a scientist you gotta know this stuff.” I reminded him.

“Ugh I know.”¬†Frustrated, he ran his fingers through his hair and exhaled loudly. He was about to say something else, but was interrupted when the bedroom door swung open.

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“Uh hey.” My other older brother came into the room and my stomach dropped. After our fight I had told him I didn’t want anything to do with him. I was mad at him, I still was but I regretted cutting him out like that. We’d been best friends for our entire lives.

“What do you want?” Stone snapped at him, making Lake wince.

“Uh, well my band has a gig this weekend at the under twenty-one club downtown, and I wanted to invite you guys.” Lake nervously twisted his hands, it was obvious he wanted to try and make things right with us.

“What makes you think we wanna come?” Stone glared at him.

“I-I don’t know, you don’t have to come if you don’t want to. I just wanted you guys to know you’re invited.”

“We don’t wanna go to you’re stupid gig, okay? Leave us alone.” He glared at Lake again before turning his attention back to his homework. Lake looked over at me with a hopeful expression.

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I didn’t know what to do. On one hand, I didn’t want to say yes. I really didn’t wanna go to the club and see those people who ruined my brother. Also, I didn’t want to piss Stone off by accepting the invitation. But on the other hand, I wanted to support my other brother. I didn’t hate him and I didn’t plan on keeping him out of my life forever, I just wanted to punish him for the way he treated me.

“I-I don’t know, I might have homework.”

“It’s a Saturday night.”

“I’ll see.” I answered, making his eyes light up.

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“Cool.” He said calmly, not letting his excitement show in his voice or expression. But I knew him better than anyone. It was obvious he was excited, he wanted me back in his life and he wanted me at the gig. And honestly, I wanted him back in my life as well. We’d have to see how the night of the gig went.

———–

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“I can’t believe you dragged me to this. Why did you even wanna come?” Stone huffed, visibly annoyed in the line for the under twenty-one club.

“Because he’s our brother despite the mistakes he’s made. This is important to him and I wanted to be here for him. Also, it sounded fun.”

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“You really wanna be here for him after he picked drugs over you?” He spat angrily. My stomach dropped, the way he said it made me want to cry.

“I, uh, he tried to apologize.” I answered shakily.

“Did you accept?”

“No, but I think he’s suffered long enough. I want to reconcile.”

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“I think you’re going too easy on him. He should be disowned for the way he treated us.” He frowned and shifted his weight uncomfortably.

“Well, I think you need to be a little more forgiving, Stone. He’s our brother. He’s gonna make mistakes, we can’t hold this over his head forever.”

“Whatever.”

“At least try to have fun tonight, okay?” I nudged him and smiled. “You don’t even have to look at the band.”

“Fine.”

———-

*Lake*

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Tensions were high in the dressing room. We were all pretty nervous, the only people we’d ever played for was Skye and Ama, and now we were about to play in front of a whole club of our peers. It was pretty nerve-wracking.

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Well, it was nerve-wracking for all but Freesia. She was completely calm as she adjusted herself in the mirror, her main concern right now was her makeup.

“Do you think my eye makeup looks okay?” She turned to the rest of us with a worried expression.

“It looks fine, Freesia.” I assured her.

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“How are you not completely freaking out right now?” Allium asked, the worry very apparent in his tone.

“Dunno, I guess I don’t mind being the center of attention.” Freesia smiled at us.

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“You’re not even a little scared?” Thistle asked. I looked over at him and I could see his hands were shaking.

“Nah, we’re gonna do great.” She smiled at us. As soon as she finished adjusting her make-up, the dressing room door cracked open and a woman stuck her head through the opening.

“You guys need to start setting up, they’re gonna start letting people in in five minutes.”

“Thanks, we’ll be out right away.” Freesia answered. The woman nodded and left, and Freesia turned to us excitedly.

“You guys ready to rock?”

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“Hey guys, we’re Time Association. You guys ready to rock?” Freesia repeated, this time to the people gathered on the dance floor. They all cheered and we started our set.

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My eyes scanned the room as I played the familiar song. I soon landed on two figures out on the floor. My siblings had actually shown up to the gig. My heart swelled, I thought they would never want anything to do with me again. I finally felt like there was hope for us.

I continued to play with a new-found happiness. I hadn’t felt this great in a while.

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The crowd that came out to see us wasn’t very large, but they seemed to be enjoying us a lot. Everyone was dancing, there wasn’t a single person sitting down. It was the greatest feeling I’d ever experienced, these people were dancing to our music, these people liked us. I wanted to feel like this for the rest of my life.

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And from the looks of it, we might be able to.

———-

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After we finished our set, we decided to join the party. They started to play some club music, which obviously wasn’t as great as us but was still fun to dance to. We all gathered in the corner, cooling down before we started to dance. Well, all of us except for Allium and Ama, who were currently glued to each other by the mouth.

“We did awesome!” Thistle exclaimed excitedly.

“I know, I can’t wait until we get to do this again.” I grinned as I laid my chin on Freesia’s shoulder.

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“We might be able to play here again soon, I’ll talk to my dad’s friend.” Freesia offered.

“I hope so, I think everyone liked us.”

“Yea,¬†we¬†really did.” A fourth voice chimed in from my left.

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I glanced over and saw Skye standing there awkwardly. “Can we talk?”

“Yea, sure.” I smiled, I never thought I’d hear her say those three words again. She grabbed my arm and pulled me away from the group, over towards the bar where we were practically alone except for a random couple making-out.

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“You guys are really great.” She said, I could just barely hear her over the loud music.

“Thanks, and thanks for coming tonight. I’m really glad you guys could make it.”

“Me too. I wanted to talk to you, I’m sorry for the things I said, I didn’t really mean it when I said I never wanted to talk to you again.” Skye admitted apologetically.

“I’m sorry too, I shouldn’t have yelled at you like I did.”

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“So does this mean we’re cool?” She asked.

“You’re not mad anymore?”

“No, I mean, you are done with them right? You did the band thing, now you’re gonna focus on school. You can’t stay with them and do drugs for the rest of your life.”

“Woah, woah, what? You think I’m done with the band thing? We’re just getting started. This is what I wanna do, Skye, this is my future.” I felt my blood start to boil. How could she think that?

“You wanna do that with them? Why don’t you wait until after school, get your diploma and find some people who won’t overdose in five years.”

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“Hey, these are my friend’s we’re talking about here!” I screamed at her, almost loud enough for everyone to hear.

“You’re gonna ruin your life, Lake. You need to take school seriously in case this doesn’t work out.”

“Oh, so you think I can’t make it as a musician?”

“No, I’m saying that you need a back-up plan.”

“Yea, because you think I can’t do it.”

“It’s a hard business, Lake.”

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“You know what? Maybe we should just keep not talking. If you aren’t gonna support me I don’t want you in my life. Screw you.” I yelled, I was the angriest I’d ever been in my life. This was my dream, why didn’t she believe in me?

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I could faintly hear her crying over the music as I walked towards the dance floor.

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I approached Freesia who was dancing with Thistle. With one look at me she could tell I was upset. She immediately moved over to me and started to dance with me instead, grinding on me trying to cheer me up.

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It was nice to get lost in the music for a while.

———-

*An hour later*

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After an hour of dancing, I was still fuming from the fight. Now I was also tired and sweaty from dancing, I needed a break.

“Hey, I’m gonna go lay down in the dressing room for a while.” I called out to Freesia over the music.

“Are you okay?”

“Yea, just a little tired.” I smiled reassuringly at her before heading towards the room. I couldn’t wait to relax.

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But when I got into the dressing room, what I found was the exact opposite of relaxing.

“What the hell?” I screamed as I shut the door behind me. My little sister was making out on the couch, with my band-mate and best friend nonetheless.

They immediately shot up, Skye curling into a ball and Thistle jumping off the couch.

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“Hey man, I can explain.” He started, but I stopped him.

“I don’t care, that’s my little sister. Friends don’t make out with each others little sisters.” I glared at him.

“Dude, it just kinda happened. She came in here crying, she didn’t realize I was in here. I started to comfort her and it just kinda happened.” He explained despite the fact that I didn’t care how it happened.

“Why do you even care? We aren’t speaking anymore.” Skye piped up angrily.

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“Yea, exactly. I wouldn’t mind if we were speaking. He’s stabbing me in the back by making-out with the person I hate the most, who also happens to be my little sister.” I was fuming, I felt like my blood would burst from my temples.

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“Woah, bro that’s a bit harsh.” Thistle tried to take a step towards me, but I was faster.

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My fist immediately flew into his jaw with a sickening crack. I didn’t even notice the pain in my knuckles, I was too busy seeing red.

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“Screw you both.” I screamed as I made my way out of the dressing room, not even bothering to look back.

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I found Freesia on the dance floor and grabbed her hand. “C’mon, let’s get out of here.” I pulled her behind me as I headed for the exit.

“Are you okay?” She worried.

“I just wanna get out of here, okay?” I tried not to get angry with her, I knew none of this was on her. She thankfully understood and didn’t question me further as we left the club.

I just wanted to get high and forget this night ever happened.

Lake Fae Chapter 8: I’m Fine

A/N:¬†I am so sorry this chapter took so long, I was uninspired for a period of time, then my a/c broke preventing me from going in game. If I don’t have the a/c on my computer will overheat. But now it’s fixed and I promise the next chapter won’t take as long. Enjoy ūüôā

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I woke up that morning feeling uneasy and sick to my stomach. The events that went down between Skye and I had left me shaken, I felt like part of me had been ripped out and I wasn’t whole anymore.

Skye obviously didn’t feel the same, that morning when I arrived at school she was laughing and talking with Stone and his friends. It hurt seeing how fast she replaced me and how fast she’d moved on.

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I couldn’t dwell on that though, standing there staring at their group made me look like a total creeper. My friends were on the opposite side of the hall, so I made my way over there to get my mind off my siblings for a while.

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“Lake!” Freesia exclaimed as she threw herself into my arms.

“Hey babe.” I smiled softly as I kissed her cheek.

“How’d it go?” She asked without pulling away from our embrace.

“Not great.” I stated simply before letting go of her.

“I’m so sorry, this is all my fault. I ruined everything.” She looked as if she was about to cry.

“No it’s not, I made my own decisions and I made the wrong ones. It’s okay, I’m okay.” I smiled once again before kissed her lightly on the lips.

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“Things didn’t go well with Skye?” Ama asked as Freesia and I turned our attention to the rest of the group.

“No, and honestly I just wanna forget about it.” I sighed and nuzzled into Freesia’s neck.

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“After school Thistle and I are gonna be in the gym shooting hoops, you’re welcome to join us.” Allium offered.

“Sure, sounds awesome.” It was a perfect excuse to not go home immediately after school.

“Cool.” He grinned at me. Just then, the bell rang for class.

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“Ugh, I hate geometry.” Amaryllis complained as we all made our way to class.

“I know, it sucks but we have a huge test today, we can’t skip.” Allium said sympathetically as he pulled his reluctant girlfriend into the classroom.

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“Are you sure you’re okay?” Freesia whispered to me as we headed to geometry.

“I’m fine.” I whispered back, even though I wasn’t entirely sure I was. I turned to her and faked a smile. “I’m good, I promise.”

“Alright.” She sighed, giving my hand a tight squeeze.

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“It freakin’ reeks in here.” Allium scrunched up his nose at the offensive smell of the gym.

“This was your idea, man.” Thistle chuckled, he was starting to come out of his shell a little more, it was a nice change.

“I know, but I don’t think a few air fresheners in here would hurt. This smell is awful.”

“It’s a gym, what do you expect?” I joked, and he shrugged.

“Let’s just play.” He huffed as he ran to grab some basketballs. I turned to Thistle and rolled my eyes, making him chuckle lightly.

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¬†“So, is your sister officially out of the band?” Allium asked as we got into position for our game.

“Yea, she won’t even talk to me.” I chuckled.

“That sucks man, I’m sorry.”

“It’s alright, I’ll live.” I assured him as I took a shot.

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“Do you think we’ll need to rewrite the songs?” He asked after taking a shot as well.

“I think we’ll have to adjust them a bit. But we’ll just have to see at practice.”

“Our next practice is tomorrow, right?” He ran to grab the balls after they rolled away from the hoop.

“No, I think we’re practicing later tonight. We have a gig this weekend and we need to perfect our sound.” I laughed nervously. Freesia had officially gotten us the gig at the club her dad’s friend owned.

“Uh, Lake, maybe we should go.” ¬†Allium was facing the door to the gym with an uneasy expression on his face.

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I glanced back to see what he was looking at and saw my brother coming inside the gym.

“Pass the ball.” I held my arms open as Allium awkwardly threw the ball into them.

“Dude, are you okay?” He asked as he came up next to me.

“I’m fine, I really don’t care if he’s here. Let’s just play.”

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Stone walked over to the exercise equipment on the other side of the gym. He didn’t even glance at me once, I wasn’t even sure he knew I was here. He climbed onto the treadmill and started it up. I didn’t even know he liked to exercise.

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I shook my head and turned my attention away from my brother. If he was going to ignore me, then I’d ignore him as well.

“So, you excited for the gig this weekend?” I asked Al before taking another shot.

“Yea, I can’t wait.” He hesitated. I gave him a quick smile before running to get my ball back.

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After a while we got bored of basketball and Stone’s presence made things slightly uncomfortable, so the five of us made our way over to Freesia’s to practice for our gig this weekend.

We sounded really good despite the loss of Skye. We only had to make a few tweaks to our set to make up for it, it was like her instrument was barely even needed. It made me feel a little upset, like all of my work trying to get her to join the band and get along with them was all for nothing. Part of me had been hoping we couldn’t make the songs work without her, so I’d have an excuse to beg for her forgiveness once again.

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“You guys sound amazing.” Ama smiled excitedly after we finished our last song, also breaking me away from my thoughts of Skye.

“You think?” Freesia asked.

“Yea, you guys are gonna do great this weekend.”

“Thanks Ama.” Freesia smiled as she put her guitar back on the stand. “So, who’s up for a little celebrating?” She wiggled her eyebrows as she walked over to the washing machine and pulled her stash box out from behind it.

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It only took us minutes before we were all pretty much high. It was pretty much becoming routine for us. Practice for a few hours then sit around and get high. Not that I minded.

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“Do you guys think we’re gonna get big?” Thistle asked while taking another puff from his joint.

“I don’t know man, that would be cool as hell though.” Allium replied after pulling away from Ama’s kissing for a second.

“What do you guys wanna do with your lives if this doesn’t take off?” Thistle blew his smoke up towards the ceiling and closed his eyes.

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“Well I definitely want to do something that involves music, maybe a music teacher or owning a record store, something cool like that.” I explained. No matter what, I needed music to be some part of my life.

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“I wanna be a tattoo artist. I’ve always liked drawing, I think I’d be good at it.” Freesia smiled to herself before continuing. “But if I have kids, I wanna be a stay at home mom. I wanna be there for my kids unlike my parents, y’know?”

“What do your parents do?” I asked.

“They run some stupid company in the next town over. They’re never really home.” She replied sadly, then turned to Thistle and smiled at him. “What about you? What will you do if this doesn’t work out?”

“College first probably, I’d like to study to become a psychiatrist.”

“Cool. What about you guys?” I turned to the couple who hadn’t said much this whole time.

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They pulled apart and turned to us. “Well, I’m for sure going to college after high school, probably to study medicine.” Ama told us.

“And I’ll most likely go to the same college to study something or other, not sure yet. All I know is that I wanna be with her.” Allium wrapped an arm around her waist before kissing her on the cheek.

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Freesia dropped her joint into the ashtray and climbed into my lap. “Maybe we could go to college together too.”

“That would be cool, maybe we could all go to the same place. Y’know, if the band doesn’t take off.”

“That would be pretty cool.” Thistle added.

“Then it’s settled, if our band flops, we all try and go to the same college.” Freesia smiled.

“Deal.” We all said at the same time, making us laugh. I wasn’t entirely happy with this plan, I was really hoping the band would take off. Making and performing music was what I wanted to do with my life. I didn’t want to go to college and get a degree I’ll never use and end up with a boring desk job.

I was really depending on this band.