My first story. Comments, suggestions and other feedback would be a great help.
Chapter 1: Mama's surprise!
"Ah! Another boring day," I thought to myself as I sat there in class. Life is the same as always, attend class, cheer on the sports teams, take notes... same old same old. It was the final class for the day... when will it end, I thought to myself. Sitting there, I heard the bell. "Finally, time to go home!" I said as I collected my things.
"Simon! Are you gonna come with me today?!" I heard a voice say. Oh, Simon's my name by the way. I'm currently in my last year of school, although I'm lucky to be here. My dad died when I was young so I've spent my life raised by my Mama and one day I hope to make her proud. As for that voice you heard, that's my friend, Michael.
"Go where, Michael?" I asked him, although knowing him it was related to one of the sport teams. Michael’s gay and fairly open with it around some people like me, probably because I still don't know whether I'm straight or gay. Although in most cases, Michael can be fairly 'bitchy' as people like to call him.
"To watch the soccer team practice, of course! You have to watch them practice!" As you can probably guess...Michael’s target today must be on the soccer team.
"I don't want too," I replied. "Come on! I'll make this the last time! I promise!" I really didn't feel like it today, I just wanted to go home. "No," I said, grabbing my bag and walking out the door. "Come on! Come watch with me!" Michael said, once again. I turned around, about to tell him no when I heard a voice.
"Oy! You two, there are people who need to get to practice here!" said Taylor, looking at me with his arms folded. I looked around and realised Michael and I were blocking the hall after leaving the room. "Sor-ree," said Michael in a cutesy sounding voice. I took a step back for him without saying anything, which made Taylor speak up. "You don't need to move, your 'friend' caused you to block the way," he said with an angry look. "Hey! You don't need to be so mean!" said Michael. "The two of us are talking about something of vital importance!" he continued, putting his hands on his hips.
"I don't care what's important to you, not like it's important to Simon either I bet!" Taylor said. "Suspicious...you brought Simon up...." said Michael smiling.
"Huh? What are you on about?" Taylor said with a surprised look.
"Michael! Stop it!" I said.
"I want an apology!" Michael yelled.
"No way! You were in my way! I need to get to practice now, I'm late, thanks!" Taylor said finally, as he started running down the hall.
Michael didn't speak, but his face was full of rage, he was still facing where Taylor was standing. I decided to use this as my chance to escape. I quickly walked down the hall and out the building. As I went past the gate I saw Taylor next to a red scooter.
His clothes were different from before, I guess he got changed and was leaving his things with the scooter. Taylor and I were in the same grade yet he was taller than me. He had medium-length wild brown hair. His fringe went over his forehead but didn't cover his eyes. He didn't look muscular, yet he didn't look skinny either. He looked up and saw me. He made a gesture that called me over to him.
"What are you doing Taylor? What about practice?" I said to him as I walked near him.
"It got cancelled, and to think, I got dressed for nothing! I was about to ride home," he replied looking at me.
"So that makes this scooter yours then, it's nice," I followed up with as I eyed his scooter. "You like it aye? That makes it worth every dollar, my dad bought one for me and each of my brothers even though I'm the only one that uses it," he said smiling. Everything went quiet, and I heard a piano playing.
Looking up at the school Taylor said, "Seth...he's playing again." I looked at the school with him... mesmerised by the sound. "Seth's still distant..." Taylor said, still looking toward the school. It surprised me...why did he tell me that...I wondered, and then the piano stopped. "Anyway, time to go!" Taylor said, jumping on his scooter.
"Hey!" I said, but before I could get another word in, he spoke, "Later," then drove off. I stood there and just thought to myself about what happened.
I began walking home, but eventually a car pulled up near me and out stepped a man with black hair, black sunglasses and a black suit. "Sir, I'm here to collect you," I heard behind me. Was he speaking to me? I began to wonder till I heard him speak again, "Sir, come here."
What?! I thought to myself. "Sir, in the car, please," he said, once again.
"Umm..." I began to say, "I think you have the wrong person...”
"You are Simon, correct?" he said. "In that case, yes, I have been sent for you, now, in the car please, your mother requests your presence." I wasn't sure what to do, the man looked quite fearsome and overpowering, so I thought it best to follow his orders and sat in the back seat of the car. Inside was another man, "Your mother wants to speak to you," said the man inside the car. "Seymour will take us to her", the man then said and I put on my seat belt. "For now, you can call me Mr.Kabel" said the man who was also in the car.
The drive to the house wasn't quiet at all, Mr.Kabel asked me about school and life but I didn't know how to answer a man I had just met, Seymour spoke up a few times also. Eventually we arrived outside a large house, "Umm...where's my Mama?" I said slowly getting out of the car. "Your mother is inside, shall we go?" Mr.Kabel said as he walked towards and inside the house.
'Wow,' was all I could think when I saw the inside of this house. Everything was sparkling clean and looked very fancy. "I'm home!" Mr.Kabel said, then I saw my Mama walk up. "Hello Papa," she said smiling, "Oh I'm sorry he surprised you," she added on. "Sorry, but I just had to meet my new son," Mr.Kabel said.
"New son! And Mama, why'd you call him Papa?" I yelled out! Mr.Kabel and my Mama looked at me smiling. Another man walked up behind them, he looked as though he was in his early 20's. "Hello Spencer, meet your younger brother," said my Mama.
"So I noticed," said Spencer, he looked quite serious.
Spencer was taller than I, had black hair, brown eyes that were behind glasses. He was wearing a suit, complete with tie. "You don't look happy," said my Mama.
"That's because I'm not," Spencer said.
"I...I'm sorry!" My Mama replied. Mr.Kabel then spoke up, "Don't think too harshly of him, Spencer is my oldest son, he's also your elder brother."
"My ELDER brother!" I yelled out.
"Well yes, your mother and I are currently engaged, " Mr.Kabel told me. I yelled out again, "What?! My Mama hasn't ever mentioned you before!" My Mama then turned to me and spoke, "Even I keep secrets, he-he."
"Mama! So it's true?" I exclaimed, she followed by nodding then saying, "From now on we will also be living here, isn't that great?"
"Huh..." was all I could say before I heard yet another voice, "What is everyone doing near the door?"
"You’re finally awake Spark," said Mr.Kabel. Spark had long blonde hair, he was wearing a tight pink shirt which was covered by a light brown jacket, also he had on white pants.
"Yes, but, who is he?" Spark said, looking at me.
"This is your new younger brother, Simon," Mr.Kabel told him.
"Ah, the one Mother mentioned, I see he's not bad looking, that's one worry gone! It's a pleasure to meet you, I'm Spark, I work at a local clothes shop. Now don't you worry, I'll help you look even better, you’re lucky you got by without me, we'll find you something to match your brown hair, and you don't look muscular or skinny which is good," he told me as he smiled.
"Spark is my second oldest son," Mr.Kabel said.
"Ah… um, Hi?" I said, still feeling confused by what was occurring. Behind me, I heard the door open, in walked Taylor yelling, "I'm home! I went past the shops again! Seymour what's for-! Huh?!"
"Taylor!" I said in shock.
"What are you doing in my house?" he said, looking surprised.
"This guy's engaged to my Mama!" I told him.
"You’re kidding me right...?" he replied to me.
Then I realised...when he entered he said ‘my house’..."You’re my brother too?!" I yelled out.
"Eh...wh-what...this guy? My brother? WHAT!"
"Welcome home Taylor," said Mr.Kabel calmly and with a smile.