Crossing The Line (Full) - Complete

Crossing The Line (Full) - Complete

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Status: Finished

Genre: Romance

Summary

Kaydence has had a screwed up relationship with pretty much everyone she's ever known. Her mother is a drug addict who she has no communication with. Her two best friends are twin sisters, who don't really seem to have her best interests in mind. She's had feelings for Sebastian, the cousin of the twins, for years, but was told she could not be with him. Things are thrown out of whack when one drunken night, she makes a mistake that will change her relationship with everyone she's close to. Page Summary: Kaydence has had a screwed up relationship with pretty much everyone she's ever known. Her mother is a drug addict who she has no communication with. Her two best friends are twin sisters, who don't really seem to have her best interests in mind. She's had feelings for Sebastian, the cousin of the twins, for years, but was told she could not be with him. Things are thrown out of whack when one drunken night, she makes a mistake that will change her relationship with everyone she's close to.

Summary

Kaydence has had a screwed up relationship with pretty much everyone she's ever known. Her mother is a drug addict who she has no communication with. Her two best friends are twin sisters, who don't really seem to have her best interests in mind. She's had feelings for Sebastian, the cousin of the twins, for years, but was told she could not be with him. Things are thrown out of whack when one drunken night, she makes a mistake that will change her relationship with everyone she's close to.
Page Summary: Kaydence has had a screwed up relationship with pretty much everyone she's ever known. Her mother is a drug addict who she has no communication with. Her two best friends are twin sisters, who don't really seem to have her best interests in mind. She's had feelings for Sebastian, the cousin of the twins, for years, but was told she could not be with him. Things are thrown out of whack when one drunken night, she makes a mistake that will change her relationship with everyone she's close to.

Chapter1 (v.1) - Well, This is Awkward.

Author Chapter Note

Kaydence has had a screwed up relationship with pretty much everyone she's ever known. Her mother is a drug addict who she has no communication with. Her two best friends are twin sisters, who don't really seem to have her best interests in mind. She's had feelings for Sebastian, the cousin of the twins, for years, but was told she could not be with him. Things are thrown out of whack when one drunken night, she makes a mistake that will change her relationship with everyone she's close to. Page Summary: Kaydence has had a screwed up relationship with pretty much everyone she's ever known. Her mother is a drug addict who she has no communication with. Her two best friends are twin sisters, who don't really seem to have her best interests in mind. She's had feelings for Sebastian, the cousin of the twins, for years, but was told she could not be with him. Things are thrown out of whack when one drunken night, she makes a mistake that will change her relationship with everyone she's close to.

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He was just sitting there like nothing had happened the night before. How was this so easy for him? I crept down the stairs as quietly as I could and found him nursing a cup of coffee at the dining room table. He was still shirtless, and the red streaks from my nails still shown brightly down his back. My face turned crimson as I tried to turn away as silently as possible. much as I wanted to sneak away, gravity had other plans. I went to take a step up the stairs when my foot slipped out from under me and I went tumbling down the stairs.

Sebastian stood so quickly he turned over the chair he was sitting in. I still don't know if it's because he ws concerned or if I startled him. In any case, he rushed over to check that I was ok. He hooked his hand under my neck and helped me sit up.

"Jesus Kaydence, what the Hell?" He looked me over checking for open wounds.

"It's fine, Seb, it's fine. Just uncoordinated. My feet don't want to do the same thing my brain does."

"What exactly does your brain want so badly that your feet tried to kill you for it?"

A thick silence stretched between the two of us. I as trying to get back to his bedroom and get dressed so I could slip out the door before he even knew I was awake. I saw his face change as he seemed to understand.

"Oh..." was all he said.

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I in no way intended for last night to go the way it did. Things just escalated so quickly that my head was spinning. My blonde hair was put up in a ponytail that swayed back and forth as I moved my hips to the music. The drink in my head had my inhibitions thrown out the window. The lights in the night club had our small group of friends spattered in a kaleidoscope of color. Sebastian had broken up with his girlfirend earlier in the week and we were out celebrating his new found freedom. Tara and Kelly, the twins, had some helpless looking guy out on the dance floor and they were putting on all the moves. They had been my friends since middle school. Sebastian was their cousin who I met at their 16th birthday party. In the 5 years that I have known him, Seb had become one of my closest friends. My blue eyes searched the club for the man of the hour.

He stood at the bar with a smile on his face sipping his Dr. Pepper. He didn't look like the same guy who just days ago was completely crushed when he walked in on his girlfriend, Shasta, in bed with her boss. He looked relaxed. His dark eyes held a twinkle and his cheeks were pitted with dimples as he smiled. His brown-black hair hung down in his eyes, just long enough to impede his vision. The black tee shirt he wore clung to his chest and showed off every chiseled muscle that he had worked so hard on. He really was an attractive man. 

I shook my head to try to rid myself of those thoughts. Family members of friends were off limits. I had to remind myself of that every time I saw him. I tried my hardest to push the thought of him out of my head, but the Grey Goose had my mind in a daze. Against my rational mind, I downed my 8th shot and sauntered over to Sebastian.

I grabbed his hand and pulled him to the dance floor. He followed without hesitation. Usher's voice stated over the speakers, bringing the mood down from the energetic jumping and essential dry humping that was happening around us.

"I wanna make love in this club, In this club, In this club, In this club..."  Usher went on expressing my feelings to the letter once Sebastian took me by the hips and began swaying with me. He turned me so his front was to my back and he moved like his life depended on it. He was a fantastic dancer. Every move seemed almost calculated. My head drooped to the side as I started to feel the kick in the ass that the Grey Goose was delivering. Sebastian took this opportunity to allow his lips to find the crook of my neck and I felt my knees shake.

As the song ended, he pulled away from me causing me to stumble. Maybe 6 inch heels weren't the smartest idea. I ended up on te floor with Sebastian laughing over me.

"So not funny Seb!" I couldn't help but laugh myself as I slapped his leg. He bent down and picked me up and stood my back on my feet at which point, I instantly wobbled.

"Nope, too early for that," Sebastian smiled as he picked me up and slung me over his shoulder. I let out a short tight squeal and giggled. Sebastian seemed to notice quickly that I was in a skirt and he tugged it down in an attempt to hide my red lace undies. I didn't care. I could honestly care less if the whole world could see my underwear. I was smashed.

"Kay, I need your keys." Sebatian said as he put me down at his car.

"Whatfor?" My words ran together. Yeah, I was that sloppy kind of drunk.

"Well, you obviously can't drive. Plus, when we get to your house I'm gonna need to open the door."

"Pfffttt.. What place? I've been sleeping on Tara's couch for the past month."

"Why?"

"Lost my job, apartment, and shit. Not'mportant. Neededa place to sleep fora while." I wasn't even forming whole sentences at this point, which was an embarrassment for me since I was an English major.

"You're a total wreck," Sebastian sighed. "All these years I've known you, you've been so put together. What the Hell happened to you?"

My shut up filter was obviously broken tonight because I just kept talking. "That sonofabitchboss of mine made a move on me. Came up right behind me and slipped his grimyhands up my skirt. So I punched him in the face. There were no witnesses to him being a perv, but everybody in the freaking office saw me punch the guy. Now I can't find a job because I'm "dangerous to be around." No job means no money. No money means no place to live. No place to live mans I'm crashing with your cousin." I burst out in laughter. "I've had strangers buying my booze all night. I'm such a shit."

Sebastian looked at me with concern. "You're not a shit. You've just been going through some stuff. It'll get better. It can't rain all the time." He put his hand on the small and helped me into his car.

We pulled up at his house and I couln't get out of the car fast enough. I always loved being at Sebastian's house.

"Aww, Sebby, you planted flowers!" I giggled as I stumbled over to his garden and bent down to smell the tulips.

"Really? You're still calling me Sebby? I thought that stopped long ago." he chuckled as he walked past me to unlock his house.

"I was already too old to be calling you Sebby when I started, why should I stop now?" I asked as I made my way up to the house. He held the door open for me. I pushed past him and stopped in my tracks. Something about the place didn't feel right. There was a tension in the air. Then I saw the mess in the living room. The broken picture on the ground, the overturned vase.

"Oh, sorry about that. I'll clean it up." Sebastian pushed past me and started picking up the shards of glass from the picture frame.

"She really screwed you up huh?" Damn, where was my freaking filter tonight?

"Well, you give three years of your life to someone only to find that a majority of that time, she was sleeping with someone else, it kinda doesn't sit well." He picked up the vase and sat it back on the side table.

"You don't deserve that. You deserve something better. Someone better." I my heart felt like it was about to burst. By this point, I had started to sober up a bit; enough to know what I was doing. Enough to realize that now was as good a time as any to get this out of my system.

He made his way to the kitchen. While his back was turned, I pulled my shirt over my head. "No turning back now, girly,". I slid my skirt down my legs. I could feel my knees shaking and I thought briefly about making a run for it. He still hadn't seen me.

But before I could bend over to pick up my clothes, I heard him drop the dust pan he was carrying. There I was, standing in the middle of his living room in my red lace undies and black heels. He was frozen in is place.

"I'm sorry. I don't know what I'm doing. I'm just being stupid." I started to bend down to pick up my shirt, but in two strides, Sebastian had made it to me. He pressed his body against mine as he devoured my lips.

My chest began to heave against him as he struggled to remove his shirt. I pulled away and gave him some room. His shirt came off and joined mine on the floor. Then we were back to kissing. Hit tongue invaded my mouth and I happily let it. 

I pulled away and took a step back. I could see a fire in his eyes as I moved past him and climbed the stairs to his room. I could feel his eyes on me as I swayed my hips side to side. When I reached the top of the stairs I felt his hand on my wrist. He pulled me back, stopping me in my tracks and causing me to fall into him. He picked me up like I weighed nothing and I wrapped my legs around his waist. He kissed me again as he continued his mission to the bedroom.

I heard the door slam open and something fall off the wall and shatter, but Sebastian didn't care. He was too buy kicking off his shoes as he made his way to the bed. For a second, he paused after he laid me down on the satin duvet. It felt like heaven under my bare back and legs.

"You don't know how long I've wanted to do this." he sighed as he ran a finger down my cheek, leaving a trail of heat as it traveled down my chest, to my stomach, and finally finding a resting place at the top of my thong. "You don't know how many nights I've lied awake in this bed thinking of you. Thinking of your beautiful pale skin and how brilliantly it would glow against my covers." He planted a long wet kiss on the side of my neck.

I couldn't help it. I let a small giggle out. He was so corny. He always had been. He lifted his head from my neck and gave me a small grin. Then my mind started to race.

"What am I doing? Maybe I'm too drunk for this. But then again, if I were too drunk, would I be having thee coherent thoughts? Did he have anything to drink? Is he drunk? Is he going to regret this? Am I?"Then my thoughts were silenced. He hooked his thumb and forefingers into my underwear and dragged them down my legs.

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"Look, Sebastian, I'm sorry. Last night was..." 

"A mistake." He cut me off. "Yeah, how freaking cliche, Kay. Couldn't come up with any better line?"

"Seb, it's not like that. Please, you have to understand. It's not that last night wasn't great. It was, but you're my best friends' cousin. You're off limits. Tara and Kelly made it perfectly clear when I met you that you weren't allowed to be on my radar."

"Oh, God, Keydence. Put on your big girl panties and stand up for yourself. Stop letting them dictate who you are allowed to see." He was getting angry now. The vein on his head began to pop out the way it did when he became stressed.

"If you were so into it and wanted it for so long, why didn't YOU do anything about it?" I began to yell back.

"I didn't know you felt like that. How the Hell was I supposed to know that you were so into me that one day you'd be standing in my living room in your underwear and heels? You never gave me any sort of sign."

At this point I stood mysel up and made my way back up the stairs to his room. The picture that had been knocked off the wall was still in pieces on the floor. His pants and shoes were still in a pile at the foot of the bed. The satin duvet was thrown to the floor. I looked around the room in shame. I had betrayed my best friends in the entire world. The only two people who really cared what happened to me. I quickly got dressed and went back down stairs.

Sebastian wasn't waiting for me when I reached the bottom of the stairs. He wasn't in the living oom, he wasn't in the kitchen. His car was still in the driveway, so he hadn't left yet. I sighed as I pulled my phone from my back pocket and dialed Tara's number.

"Hey. I need to talk to you and Kel. It's big and you're probably not going to want to see me anymore, but I need to tell the two of you together. Can you guys meet me at the Conner Cafe?"

"Sure, Kay. Are you ok?" She sounded genuinely concerned. I didn't deserve that.

"Just hurry, please." I hung up the phone and started walking towards the Conner Cafe. It was only about a mile down the road.

As I approached the Conner Cafe my heart pounded in my ears. They were going to hate me. They were all I had left and they were going to drop me. I could feel it. They had told me countless times to stay away from Sebastian. I should have stopped last night when the thought popped into my head.

The bell on the door jingled as I stepped into the cafe. I quickly spotted the sisters sitting in a booth on the far end of the place. It felt like I was walking to my execution. I felt sick to my stomach as I slid into the bench beside Kelly.

"Hey, guys," I gave them a weak smile. "Before I start, I just want you both to know how incredibly shitty I feel about this." Tara's eyes narrowed as a silence stretched between the three of us. I took in a deep breath. Time to rip off the band-aid I guess. "I went home with Sebastian last night." Their eyes grew huge and I could see the rage building in Kelly's face.

"What the actual fuck, Kaydence?" Tara yelled as she stood knocking her tea over and spilling it all over me, causing me to jump up as well.

"I said I'm sorry. He was trying to take me back to my apartment, and when I told him I had been sleeping on your couch, he took me to his place."

"He made a move on you? That shit! I've told him..."

"I made the first move," I cut Tara off. "He didn't expect it. I just sprung it on him. It was me. Don't be upset with him."

"I can't believe you Kaydence," Kelly finally spoke. "Five years we have told you to stay away from him. FIVE YEARS! What made you do it?"

"Why exactly do you have such a problem with this?" It's like my heart had finally snapped and I was hit with a sudden realization. "I know you told me to stay away, but why? He's not your brother. He's not some ex that either one of you dated. He's a cousin. Not only that, he's your cousin that I have had feelings for for a long time, and you knew that. But you still said no. You're my best friends, and I love you, but I just can't make myself care that you don't want me to be with him anymore." I stepped away from the booth and the two girls who looked at me with such disappointment.

"I'll be by your house later to pick up my stuff," I looked back at Tara to let her know I was talking to her.

I stepped outside and heard the door close behind me with a jingle. I pulled out my phone and started typing up a message

K: Hey, Seb, can you come pick me up? I'm down the road at Conner's. I think we should talk. I just told the girls.

S: Shasta's here right now. I can only deal with one bit of crazy at a time. Sorry, we'll talk later.

K:  SERIOUSLY?!?!?! She shows up and you would rather talk to her than me right now? What is your deal?

S: She just showed up. I was looking for you and went outside and she was just there. I couldn't ignore her. She saw me.

K: So, what do you want me to do now? I don't have a car. I don't have a house to go to. 

S: I don't know, Kaydence. You're so helpless sometimes. Figure it out and let me know where you are and when she leaves I will come get you.

K: You know what, forget it. I'e changed my mind about talking. You have fun with her. I knew this breakup would last just as long as the last time she pulled this shit.

 Suddenly, my phone rang. It was Sebastian. I quickly hit ignore and searched through my contacts. I found Jerrod's number and hit call. As I waited for him to answer, I began walking down the road. 

"Kaydence?" He sounded surprised to hear from me. It made sense. I hadn't seen him or talked to him since the breakup.

"Hey Jerrod, how are you?"

"Surprised. I haven't heard from you in months."

"Yeah, I know. I've been meaning to call you, I've just been busy. How's your mom?"

"Kaydence, we both know you didn't call to talk about mom. What do you want?"

"I need a ride. I'm stuck out in the boonies. I'm walking down the road towards town from Conner's."

"Doesn't Sebastian live around there? Can't you get a ride from him?"

Sebastian was a sore subject between the two of us. He found out about my feelings towards Seb a few months back and that's what led to the end of our relationship.

"He's busy. Can you just, please."

I heard a sigh on the other end of the phone. "I'll be there as soon as I can."

"Thanks Jer," I pressed the end call button and continued my trek to the end of the road.

Twenty minutes later, I see Jerrod's black Ranger come around the corner. He stops in front of me. I opened the door to his truck and slid in.

"You look like shit," he said quietly and he pulled away from the curb and I could't help but giggle.

"You always had a way of making a girl blush." I summoned up my courage and stole a glance at him. He was still as handsome as the last time  saw him. His dirty blonde hair was hanging loose over his ears and his chin was covered in stubble. His blue-green eyes rimmed with dark thick lashes had little flecks of gold in them. He was wearing my favorite grey v-neck tee, though, I never told him how much I liked it.

"So, what's the story? Where am I taking you?" 

It was at this point that I realized, I had no clue where I was going. I needed to get my stuff from Tara's, but where was I going to go after that? 

"Uh, would it be ok if we went to your house? Just until I can get someone to come pick me up?"

"Yeah, I heard you lost your place, that sucks. Sure, you can come wait at my place. You hungry? You look like you haven't eaten in weeks."

It was true, I was starving. I hadn't eaten in a while. I don't think i would say weeks though. A couple of days sure. I didn't feel right eating Tara's food if I couldn't pay her back. I obviously wasn't going to accept his offer, but my stomach played the role of Judas in our situation. Just at the mere mention of food, it let out a loud roar.

"I'll take that as a yes," he smiled and pulled into a diner.

"Jer, I can't pay for it. I don't have any money." It felt awkward to admit it, but it was the truth. I couldn't afford to eat.

"Are you ever going to just let go of your pride? Let me buy you something to eat. I want to."  He opened the door and climbed out of his truck and reluctantly, I followed him.

I walked into the diner and the smell of waffles instantly smacked me in the face. It reminded me of home and for a second, I missed my mom. 

As horrible as she was to me, there were times when she was sober that she wasn't a completely horrible person. On some mornings I would catch her before she met with her dealer, she would cook me waffles.She would sit me down and tell me how proud of me she was. Then I would go off to school and when I returned home, she was the other her. Shaking and twitching from God knows what she was on. That's when she would start hitting me for any little thing I did wrong. I've been called a mistake. She told me she should have aborted me. I knew it was the drugs talking, but it still hurt. Looking back and remembering this, I felt stupid for missing her.

"Kay?" Jerrod called for me when he realized I wasn't following him. This snapped me out of my daze and I folllowed him to a table in the corner.

As I sat down I heard felt a buzz from my phone. I checked it and it was Sebastian texting me.

S: Shasta's gone. Where are you?

K: With Jerrod at a cafe.

S: Oh, so this is a whole pot and kettle situation?

K: What are you talking about?

S: I get shit for talking to my ex and you can go off and have lunch with yours?

K: Well, what did you want me to do? Continue aimlessly walking down the road in the middle of nowhere? Do you realize how many creeps gave me the eye while I waited for him to pick me up? If you don't remember what I'm wearing, it's not the normal every day outfit. I literally had no one else to pick me up.

S: Whatever. What cafe?

K: I don't know. I already told you I've changed my mind about talking anyway.

S: Yeah well I haven't.

K: Just drop it. I don't need your help anymore.

 And with that I shut my phone off. I looked up at Jerrod who was staring me down.

"Trouble in paradise?"

"I don't know what you mean. My life is, and has been for a while, so far from paradise. Not even in the same country as paradise."

"So, what's the deal? Why didn't you get the twins to take you somewhere?"

My silence obviously gave me away.

"You finally got with Sebastian?" he scoffed. "What happened to 'I'd never do anything with him, Jer, I love you Jer'?" 

"That was before. We were together. I never WOULD have done anything while we were together. You don't dictate anything I do anymore. And it was a stupid mistake anyway. I don't see it happening ever again. It's out of my system. It's done. Can we not talk about it anymore, please?"

"Whatever. So, what do you want to eat?"

"A waffle maybe? I don't know. I really don't want you to bother with me."

"Look, Kay, you're hungry. It's obvious. Let me take care of you for once."

"It's not your place to take care of me. Not anymore."

"Fine," he held his hand up to call the waitress over. "I need a sweet tea, a water and a super house platter, please."

"Sure thing, honey." She smiled politely. "Do you want bacon or sausage?

"Bacon."

"How do you wan you eggs?"

"Scrambled."

"Anything on your waffle?"

"Nah,"

"Alight, I'll bring it right out." She scurried off to place the order.

We sat in silence until the food got to our table. He slid the waffle over to me

"I'll never eat all of this. If you don't eat it, it'll just get thrown out." he smiled at me and started on hi food.

I picked up my fork and used the side to cut off a bite of the waffle. It hit my stomach, and instantly I felt sated. It was the first bite of food I had eaten in days and it was fantastic. I quickly took another bite, and then another. Before I knew it, the whole thing was gone.

"Jeez, Kay, how long has it been since you ate?"

"Don't worry about it. Really. I appreciate it, and I'll pay you back for it as soon as I can."

"Seriously? It's just a waffle that came with my meal. I wasn't going to eat it. Don't worry about it. I never understood that whole thing anyway. You never let anyone buy anything for you ever. Just get over it. You need help. Don't feel bad for asking for it. You've been independent so far. Take a hand every once in a while."

My heart felt like it may burst. He was right. Since I left my mom, I had been on my own completely. The only time I've relied on anyone since then was when I was sleeping on Tara's couch.

"Come on, let' go watch a movie or something." He stood and held his hand out for mine. I paused for a second before I took it, but I did. 

When we made it back to his house Sebastian was there waiting for us. I heard Jerrod curse something under his breath as he parked he truck and got out. He walked towards Sebastian like he was on a special mission. Though I couldn't hear, I knew the conversation wasn't good. Then I saw Jerrod pull his fist back and punch Sebastian in the face. It didn't take any time before he was on the ground and Jerrod was on top of him.

Instantly, I was out of the truck and racing toward the two.

"Jerrod, what the fuck?" I screamed as I knelt down to check on Sebastian. 

"Get him and leave." Jerrod walked past us to his house and slammed the door as he entered.

"What are you doing here, dumbass?" I asked as I tried to pull him off the ground.

"What are YOU doing here?" was his retort. He looked at me ith all the anger in the world as he brushed the dirt and gravel off his pants.

"I don't have to explain myself to you. Come on," I pulled his arm and he started walking towards his car. We both got in and h started the car and pulled away from Jerrod's house. 

"You shouldn't have com here. It was really stupid."

"Yeah, I should have just let him sweet talk his way back into your pants. THAT would have been good for you."

"Why do you just assume I'm going to sleep with him?"

"What were you doing back at his house? Big plans? You know, I never pegged you for a girl who has a different man in her knickers every night of the week."

"Pull the fuck over. I'll take my chances with the creeps out there." I began pulling at the door handle, but the door was locked and the knob to unlock it had long since been broken off. "I wasn't planning on sleeping with him. I just need somewhere to stay until I can get my shit together. You were too busy with Shasta and didn't have the time to come help me, so I found someone who did. And did you seriously just fucking say knickers?"

I could see the grin spread across his face. "I'm sorry for freaking out. You just ran out on me this morning. I wanted to talk then, but I couldn't find you."

"Yeah, sorry. I didn't know what to do. I needed to tell the girls and I just panicked. They hate me now, I'm sure."

"They'll get over it. We'll explain to them it was a one time mistake and that they don't have to worry about it happening again."

"Well, I already told then that they couldn't decide who I saw. We're both adults, and we shouldn't have to worry about their feelings, So you can tell them what you want, but I'm sure they don't want to see me anymore."

"Well, look at you standing up for yourself. Way to go Kay!" He smiled at me.

"Yeah, so I guess we should talk about where we go from here." 

"Later,right now, I have something else I want to talk to you about." His eyes returned to the road as we approached his house.


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