Killing Me Softly by Lauren Firminger
A Reapers of Chaos Novella
Falling in love was never my plan but when you grow up with your best friend, feelings were bonds were bound to form. I just never thought it would be with my best friends sister.
When the unthinkable happened to her, I stepped up and became her protector. I would watch out for her when her brother needed me to. I kept my heart at a distance though until she was ready.
Now though, I had been silent to long. It was time to make my move and put it all on the line.
Opening my bedroom door, expecting to see darkness, I saw the glow of the TV coming from the living room. I stopped in the doorway and watched the screen for a minute to try and see what he was watching. It didn’t take me long to pick that it was Transformers. The thing about all of these boys, the one thing they wouldn’t want you to know, is that they were all nerds. You had Jack and Sally, Hailee and Raven. Then there was Psycho and Dr J, Chaos and Katy. JD was a massive Batman geek and there was my bubba. The transformers nerd. He had an exact replica of Bumblebee sitting out in the garage and would take it out on rare occasions. I wasn’t allowed anywhere near it because according to him I was a speed demon and he didn’t trust me not to crash it. I could never promise him that so his keys stayed hidden.
I could feel myself getting hit with another wave of
emotions and took a shaky breath as I tried to get a grip on them. I must not have been as quiet as I thought I was because Corey was looking up at me. “Come here.” He held an arm out for me and I moved to sit down on the couch beside him. Curling into his side, I rest my head on his shoulder as his arm wrapped around me. “You know you have hitmen on-call, right? We can make this problem go away.” I couldn’t help but laugh despite the tears that had started again. Why did this have to suck so badly?
“Thanks, but your so called hitman is out of action, remember?”
“You say that like we don’t have more of them. Hell even Tucker or Katy could do it and make it look like an accident.” Wiping my eyes with the back of my hand, I nodded.