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    October 6th, 2018 at 10:33am
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    Mercia looked towards the school as she and Piper pulled up, staring at it for a few moments. Admittedly, she wasn't looking forward to the first day back. Nobody ever did, as far as she knew. But, she was looking forward to seeing Roman. After the crappy summer she and Piper had had - mostly Piper, - Mercia just wanted to see their friend, having not really been able to see him during the summer. Their grandfather had been in town and he'd been busy trying to train them. He'd tried before, when they were younger, and, like before, Mercia wasn't good at any of it. Also like before, their grandfather had given up on training Mercia pretty early on and had focused on Piper, training her to be the best warrior for the Order of the Dragon. It worried Mercia, since it put Piper in a dangerous spot, but also because it seemed so wrong, to her, and Mercia wanted to get her sister out, but she wasn’t even sure where to begin. “Ready for the first day?” she asked, looking to Piper as she offered a small smile before she climbed out of the car, her eyes immediately scanning for any sign of Roman, or even his sister, Shelley.
    While Peter had moved to Hemlock Grove during the summer, he hadn’t done much to acclimate. He’d made friends with Christina, a curious girl who always had questions to ask. Or, at least, he thought he had - up until he’d seen her that morning and tried to talk to her and she completely brushed him off in one of the rudest ways possible. While it bothered Peter, especially when he thought they’d gotten along pretty well over the summer, he brushed it off in return, focusing on going about his day. He knew he’d get tons of shit for being a gypsy; he always did, and the whole town was already aware of him and his mom, anyways. It wasn’t something he was looking forward to, but he tended to face it head-on, rather than letting it bother him. Settling his gaze ahead, he made his way up the steps of the school, but leaned to sit on one of the stone walls, waiting to get the day started, but not too eager to head into the school just yet. As he scanned the faces of the students, though, his eyes landed on a pretty blonde, and, needless to say, his attention stayed on her and he couldn’t bring himself to tear his gaze away.
    October 6th, 2018 at 11:36am
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    (I’m just going to combine Roman and Piper for this post.)

    Piper didn’t understand why she had to come back to school after the summer finished, she should have been with her grandfather learning as much as she could before her initiation for the Order of the Dragon. But, here she was. Back at Hemlock Grove High School, the best thing about going back to school was the time she could now spend with Mercia. Most of the summer, she had only spent time with her grandfather and she missed her sister greatly. Her voice brought Piper back to reality, she couldn’t help but smile as she climbed out of the car. “I’m not, but are you ready to see Roman again?” She teased knowing the crush Mercia had on the boy, she had given up on trying to convince Mercia to tell Roman about how she felt as she was certain he felt the same. Piper saw the way he looked at Mercia, yet neither of them ever listened to her. “Well, you two finally arrived. How are my favourite twins?” Roman grinned as he walked over to his friends, besides his sister, the twins were the only friends he had and that was something he didn’t care to change. Draping his arms across their shoulders, he stood between them as they started heading towards the main entrance of the high school, he was just glad to have them back as he hardly saw them over the summer.

    “You mean, how are the only twins you know? We’re good,” Piper rolled her eyes before she looked around at the miserable expressions on the faces of the other students, until her eyes landed on a boy that she didn’t know. “Who’s that?” She asked as she had never seen him before and her grandfather told her, that if she didn’t know everyone, then how would she know if they were human or not. “Just some gypsy that moved here during the summer,” Roman answered as he followed Piper’s line of sight, “I don’t think we’re meant to call them that.” She replied before she stopped walking and started to head in his direction. “Okay… so how was the summer? I barely saw you, Mercia.” Roman turned his attention onto his favourite blonde, the only person who was able to take his breath away. He hadn’t known what do to over the summer without her there with him, he had missed her so much, yet he still couldn’t tell her that. “Hi, I’m Piper. You’re new here, right?” Piper looked at the handsome guy she was standing in front of, he was scruffy and had a slight bad boy look to him.
    October 7th, 2018 at 02:33am
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    Mercia made a face at Piper slightly when her sister hinted at her crush on Roman. “Shh, chances are, he’ll pop in any second -” she started, but she heard Roman’s voice and felt his arm around her shoulder and made a joking face at her sister, raising her brows as if to say ‘I told you so.’ While Mercia had had a big crush on Roman for the longest time, the last thing she wanted was for Roman to ever find out and to ruin their friendship; they’d been as close as possible for most of their lives, the only time she had gone without seeing Roman every day having just been the past summer. Peering up at Roman, she offered a smile, trying not to relish in the feeling of his arm around her, all too aware of how warm and safe and comfortable it felt - especially given the fact their grandfather had been around all summer and that often put Mercia on edge, as she didn’t get along with the man at all. “We’re good,” she agree with Piper, nodding slightly, “And Piper’s right, we’re not supposed to call them that, it’s derogatory. I think the right word would be Romani.” She watched Piper walk off, though, arching a slight brow before her attention went to Roman and she chewed on her lip with having his attention solely on her. “Our grandfather was in town, so things were really busy, I’m sorry. How was your summer, though?”

    Peter had been taking in the sights of those around him, the other students eyeing him and clearly whispering and gossiping about him. It wasn’t anything that he wasn’t already used to, of course, but it still annoyed him - he was sure it would annoy anybody. But, it was worse because he was sure that Christina was going to be spreading more rumors about him; she’d already accused him of being a werewolf over the summer, the last thing he needed was for her to spread that rumor at school. As he’d been searching the faces of the other students, though, his gaze fell on a gorgeous blonde and he watched her for a long moment as she was approaching him, swearing he’d never seen somebody so perfect before. Seeing her approach, he scratched at his beard when he heard her talking to him, aware her voice sounded like the most amazing thing he’d ever heard. Clearing his throat, he nodded. “Right. I’m Peter,” he introduced himself as he examined her before he dropped his hand, offering it out to her in greeting. “It’s nice to meet you, Piper. I’m not too sure you really want to be caught talking to me, though. Pretty sure just this conversation will taint your reputation with these people.” He motioned around a bit to the people who were now watching them, focused fully on them, and whispering amongst themselves still.
    November 5th, 2018 at 12:16am
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    It made sense to Roman now as to why he hadn’t seen the twins for the entire summer, although he had never met the twins’ grandfather, he had heard about Mercia’s distaste for the man on a few occasions. Leaving his arm draped over her shoulders, he smiled to himself at how good it felt to have her close to him again. Spending the summer without Mercia had been his own personal hell, it had started off being a crush that he had on the beautiful blonde, but now it was more than just a crush. He did love Mercia, he loved her for than anything and yet he could never bring himself to tell her. He didn’t have many friends, in fact his friends were his sister, his cousin and the twins. “My summer sucked, I’ve never spent a summer without my girls. Shelly’s been excited for days knowing she’ll see you two again,” He grinned down at Mercia, he literally did nothing all summer long because he was miserable. “Is your grandfather still in town?” He asked wanting to know if Mercia would now be in a better mood, she had never told him why she doesn’t like her grandfather and he hasn’t asked, as he thought the question might make her uncomfortable. His fingers brushed her arm as he looked at her, he truly hadn’t seen anyone more gorgeous than Mercia. She was the type of person who didn’t realise how beautiful she was, which in his eyes made her even more prefect than what she already was. He wanted nothing more than to pull her into his arms and kiss her soft lips, however he knew if he did that, she would start to hate him and avoid him, and she wouldn’t want to be his friend anymore. He couldn’t have that, he needed her in his life.
    Piper looked at him and placed her smaller hand in his to shake, she listened to his deep smooth voice and wanted to laugh at his words. Instead a smile spread across her face as she glanced around them, nearly every student was staring intently at them and whispering. “Who says that I care about what they think?” She looked back at Peter and found that she would much rather keep her attention on him than anyone else, she honestly didn’t care what was whispered about her because once she was apart of the Order of the Dragon, she would have more important things for her to focus on in her life. “I can talk to and hang out with anyone I like,” Suddenly, out of nowhere, she could feel a nervous knot forming in her stomach. “Unless you don’t want to talk to me?” She looked at him, in the back of her mind she could hear her grandfather’s lecture about forgetting about boys and focusing on her studies and her training. This time Piper chose to ignore his voice inside her mind, she wanted to talk to Peter. He was different than anyone in Hemlock Grove, she wanted to know more about him and not because she wanted to make sure he was human. She wanted to know him because she was a teenage girl and wanted to find someone who would love her, a thought that her grandfather would destroy if he ever found out. “Everyone needs a friend, especially to survive high school.” Maybe Roman could get another friend at the same time, of course, Piper knew that Roman wasn’t everyone’s type but he was a good person once you give him time.
    November 10th, 2018 at 07:23am
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    Mercia offered an amused look up at Roman, though she let herself relax in his hold, having never really felt as at ease anywhere else as she did when she was near Roman. She was vividly aware of her feelings for Roman and how much he meant to her, of course she was, but it was easier to keep that all to herself than to announce it. She cherished her friendship with Roman and she didn’t want to lose him; beyond that, she was sure it would cause problems with her family, who still wanted her to be like Piper and focus on the Order of the Dragon, but Mercia wasn’t like her sister. She wasn’t strong or steady, she couldn’t focus like her sister could. Still, she focused on Roman and rolled her eyes playfully. “Oh, it couldn’t have been that bad,” she teased lightly, though she grinned, perking up. “Really? Where is she, anyway?” For a moment, she peered around, trying to find the sweet girl, hopeful that nobody was bothering her, because she knew how awful people could be. Hearing Roman’s question, though, her gaze lifted back to him, and she made a face with the mention of it. “He is. I’m not really sure when he’ll leave this time - if he even decides to leave.” She scoffed lowly for a moment, but, feeling Roman’s fingers brush against the skin of her arm, she couldn’t help but to lean more into him, her gaze going ahead as she spotted Piper, but she smiled, not wanting to interrupt her sister with the new kid.
    Peter tilted his head as he examined Piper for a few long moments, amazed by this girl, surprised that she was willing to risk whatever reputation she may or may not have to talk to him. It left him in awe of her and, for a moment, he idly wondered what exactly made a girl like her exist. “Well, at least the two of us can share in that sentiment,” he decided, arching an amused eyebrow as he examined her, taking her in, memorizing everything about her while he could, just in case she decided he wasn’t worth the trouble. It wouldn’t be the first time, after all; there were always some people who would hang out with Romani for the thrill of it, but then back off once things got too difficult for their liking. “I never said that, no,” he assured her, offering a small grin despite himself, shaking his head. “In fact, you’ve got me curious. The last thing I want now is for you to stop talking to me.” And, that was the truth, he could admit. All he really had in life was his mom, but he could admit that he craved friends, acquaintances, anything that could make him feel less alone. While silently admiring Piper, though, he found himself craving something entirely different with her, something more, something deeper than just friendship, but he knew better than to admit that when they’d only just met. Hearing her words, though, he chuckled a bit. “Does that mean you’re trying to look out for me?” he asked, amusement in his voice, and he didn’t bother trying to hide it, “Must mean I’m special, then.”
    April 2nd, 2019 at 10:17am
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    “Oh trust me, it was bad.” Roman didn’t just spend his entire summer without the twins, but because he then stayed at home for most of the time, he also had to deal with his mother. Who could be sweet and loving when she wanted something, other times she was this cold and manipulative woman, who didn’t come close to resembling a mother. “I’m sure Shelley is making sure she has all her books for her classes, you know how she is.” His smiled turned fond as he spoke of his sister, he had convinced her to allow him the chance of seeing the twins first. Of course, he couldn’t keep anything from Shelley, so she knew how he felt about Mercia. Watching the blonde as she spoke of her grandfather, he knew there was more to this man that Mercia wasn’t telling him about.

    Although, he knew better than to pry with the twins. “Did you want me to get him to leave? I can be pretty convincing at times,” He smiled at her but behind his smile, he was being completely serious. If this man was bothering Mercia, Roman would do whatever it took to get the man to leave town, he didn’t even care if the man was her grandfather. He would do anything and everything to make sure that Mercia was happy and safe. Following Mercia’s gaze, he stopped them both walking as they neared the open doors to the school. “Should I go say something?” He asked his eyes moving back onto Mercia, he was protective over both the twins, for different reasons but he would do the same for them both. Though he could already see by Mercia’s expression that she was going to tell him to leave Piper alone.
    Piper looked at Peter and listened to his voice, she could feel warmth tickle her cheeks when he told her that she had made him curious and that he wanted to keep talking to her. He wouldn’t be the first guy she would have been with, there had only been a couple of boys who had gotten close to Piper before she pushed them away. Yet here she was, standing in front of Peter who she had only just met, and he was already causing her to flush. This wasn’t allowed, she wasn’t allowed to fall in love, at least not while she was still training. Her grandfather made sure to drill that into her mind every single chance that he could, and Piper let him because it meant he was more focused on her and not Mercia. “I’ll apologise to you now, if you’re curious about me then you’ll be disappointed. There’s nothing exciting about me,” He wouldn’t believe her even if she did tell him about herself, no one would believe that she was training to be apart of a secret community who kill monsters. Hearing his voices, a soft laugh escaped her lips as she looked at him.

    “Well I wasn’t going to call you special,” She smiled at him before shrugging her shoulders lightly, “The kids here aren’t exactly nice to people who they deem as different. The whole town is pretty much the same way, with people that don’t fit their idea of normal. So, maybe I am wanting to look out for you.” Because she knew he would be treated differently, people would make up their own opinions of Peter even if they simply saw him from across the street or heard his name. It was what Piper hated about Hemlock Grove, that everyone could be so judgemental and being narrow-minded about everything and everyone. “We should probably head inside soon, I don’t want to make you late for class on your first day.” All Piper wanted to do was stay where she was and talk to Peter more, she wanted to hear about his life and his family, the places he has travelled and people he has seen. But she also knew there would be consequences if she skipped school.
    April 6th, 2019 at 03:56am
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    Mercia offered an amused look as she listened to Roman and she shook her head slightly. “Well, I’m sorry. I should have found some time to sneak out to come hang out with you,” she told him quietly, but it had been impossible. Their grandfather had been as strict as possible over the summer and Mercia was half certain that, if she’d tried to sneak out and gotten caught, he would have put bars on their window for sure just to prevent any further attempts - and that was the last thing she wanted. She liked her privacy and, more than anything, she wanted to make sure that she could find some way to make it up to Roman that she’d been absent from his daily life throughout the summer. “Let’s go find Shelley at the very least, then, just to make sure nobody’s bothering her.” Admittedly, Mercia didn’t like the thought of leaving Shelley alone in the school’s hallways for too long, because she knew how cruel the other students could be - and Shelley was sweet, she didn’t deserve that.

    Hearing Roman’s offer, though, Mercia could feel her heart swell and, honestly, she’d like nothing more than for their grandfather to get the hell out of Hemlock Grove, but the last thing she wanted to do was to cause trouble for Roman, so she shook her head. “No, it’s okay,” she assured him quietly, offering a small smile up at him. “I’m sure he’ll leave eventually. Or he’ll just die.” And, she wasn’t cruel, but a part of her couldn’t wait for the man to just be out of their lives. As she felt Roman pull them to a stop, though, she blinked up at him, processing his words, but she looked mildly amused and rolled her eyes. “No, you definitely should not. She deserves to be able to talk and flirt and whatever else she wants to do, Roman,” she told him with amusement before she sighed, “Our grandpa was worse on her, stricted and everything, so just… Let her have this, okay?”
    Peter examined Piper silently, though he couldn’t help the small grin that formed on his features when he noticed the blush that forced its way onto the girl’s features. Admittedly, he was mildly surprised that she was blushing, and a part of him wondered if he’d had a part to play in causing the blush to rise to her cheeks, but, if so, he wondered what he had done to be capable of influencing such a thing. Still, for a few long moments, he couldn’t help to examine her, take in the sight of her, memorize the rose-colored hue that painted her cheeks, and his heart swelled slightly at the sight, because he never wanted to forget a sight like that. “I highly doubt that,” he told her easily in response, arching a brow as he examined her, “After all, you seem pretty exciting already. You’re different from the rest of the people at this school, which already speaks volumes. I think you’re just selling yourself short.” And, he wondered if there was even more to her than what he was seeing, but he didn’t want to pry.

    As she continued to talk, though, he couldn’t help but to grin as he processed everything she was saying, wanting nothing more than to continue listening to her, swearing her voice was the sweetest sound he could ever hear. “Well, if that’s the case, I hope they don’t end up treating you any different, since you’re going against their norm and talking to me,” he mentioned with a small shrug as he watched her, though, more than anything, he hoped that the rest of the students wouldn’t influence her to not talk to him anymore. “Otherwise, it’ll end up being me looking after you.” And, admittedly, he didn’t mind that thought one bit. Still, hearing her suggestion, he offered a small nod. “Yeah, that might be best. I wouldn’t want to make you late or anything. That would make me a terrible influence.” He punctuated his words with a playful grin, though he could admit that he didn’t really want to part from her any time soon.
    April 6th, 2019 at 10:22am
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    Roman shook his head lightly, he didn’t want Mercia to apologise for something that was clearly out of her control. “Don’t apologise, you couldn’t do anything about it. There were a few times where I was about to sneak into your room, but then I remembered how that ended last time.” He grinned remembering the last time he did sneak into Mercia’s room, her father had caught him and he had to go a week without seeing the beautiful blonde. From what she spoke of her grandfather, he could only imagine it would be much worse if he knew a boy was sneaking into his granddaughters’ room. Glancing down at her, her words took him by surprise as he’d never heard her speak like that about anyone before. “I should have come over, taken you away from that.” He apologised as he hadn’t fully known how bad her grandfather was, Mercia was the kindest person he knew, so for her to want someone out of her life, Roman knew that person wasn’t going to have the same kind heart that she did. A frown settled on his features as he stared at Piper and the new guy, he wouldn’t do or say anything, but only because Mercia told him not to.

    “Alright then,” He mumbled before turning his attention back onto the girl he loved, “Let’s go find Shelley.” He grinned knowing if his sister was alone for too long, some idiots would find it amusing to bully her again. So, with his arm still draped across Mercia’s shoulders, he guided the way into the high school and towards his sister’s locker where he knew she would be. Things got better for Shelley once she was in class, because no one seemed to bother her then, it was just in between classes where she suffered the most. “Hey Shell, look who I found.” He smiled spotting his little sister, Shelley turned at her brother’s voice before a beaming smile formed on her face when she saw Mercia. Bending down Shelley wrapped her arms around the blonde’s body and hugged her tightly, but not too tightly to hurt her friend. Once she pulled back, her bandaged hands lifted her phone and she started typing. “How are you? How was your summer? I missed you, so did Roman.” The voice on the phone sounded as Shelley typed her questions, which caused Roman to chuckle softly. “Slow down, Shell.” He smiled seeing how happy his sister was again having Mercia back.
    Piper couldn’t stop the smile that easily spread across her face as she listened to Peter’s smooth voice, this is what she wanted. All she wanted was happening in that moment, outside of the school doors with Peter. She wanted to have a conversation with a cute guy, flirt with him and just act like a normal teenage girl. To feel the butterflies in her stomach and the nerves from having a crush on the new kid at school, to be asked to any school dances or functions. And right in that second, Peter was making her feel like she was a normal girl. Where she had nothing to hide, where she wasn’t leading a secret second life. Where she wasn’t being trained to the bone, broken over and over again, just to make a twisted man proud. “Okay well, I didn’t want to say it out aloud. But I am pretty amazing,” She joked as she looked at him, “Maybe you could let me know if I’m selling myself short or not,” She didn’t want to stop talking to him, she didn’t want to be away from his presence but she also didn’t know if they would share any of the same classes. She hoped that they did.

    As she looked at Peter, she took him in while she had the chance. “Trust me, I can definitely handle the people in this town.” She wasn’t sure just how many who speak about her and treat her differently, being a Grant and all. And if that did happen, it honestly wouldn’t be the end of the world for Piper. Once her training was complete and she joined the Order of the Dragon, she would leave the small town of Hemlock Grove for bigger and better things. “If they did though, I might still need someone to look after me.” She wouldn’t mind having Peter watch out for her, even if she knew that she would need to leave him behind eventually. She would need to work by herself for the Order, she could only trust and count on herself. Her grandfather was currently teaching her that, he was convincing her that she couldn’t even trust her parents, or her twin sister. Because if she trusted someone, that would become her weakness and could be used against her. “Who says you aren’t already a terrible influence on me?” She smiled at him before she turned around and started walking towards the main entrance of the school, she could easily ignore the stares that she was now receiving because Peter was beside her, she just hoped he could as well, as she didn’t want to feel bad about the negative attention she was getting from the students. She didn’t want him to put any distance between them, so she would be treated better. “What’s your first class?” She asked looking at him as she stepped into the school hallway.
    April 14th, 2019 at 05:27am
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    Mercia couldn’t help the amused expression that crossed her features when she heard Roman’s words and she shook her head slightly. “Well, now that you bring that up, I definitely don’t blame you for not sneaking into my room,” she said with a laugh because she knew her father could be a bit terrifying. And, considering the fact that he hadn’t let Mercia see Roman for a week after that, she definitely didn’t want to face that again - though, she could admit that, considering she went the whole summer without seeing him, getting the chance to see him for a night regardless of the consequences would have been worth it, and it would have made her whole summer much better. She didn’t say any of this, though, and she smiled when she heard his apology. “Don’t worry about it, really. If things get that bad again, I’ll just have to learn to start sneaking out myself.” The first and last time she ever tried, she’d been caught because she hadn’t exactly been the quietest about it. If it came to it, though, she’d try again and try to be quieter this time.

    Peering at Piper as they passed, she offered a smile to her sister and the guy she was talking to, at least glad her sister was talking to somebody - and she seemed interested in him. A part of her hoped that maybe this would be the chance to get her sister out of her grandfather’s clutches, that maybe this guy could catch her sister’s interest enough that she’d spend less time with their grandfather. Chewing on her lip with the thought, she followed Roman to find Shelley, and she grinned when they found her, returning the hug happily. “It’s so good to see you, Shell,” she said happily, pulling back so she could listen to the questions Shelley was typing on the phone. Smiling, she shoved Roman slightly. “She’s fine,” she assured before lifted her gaze to Shelley. “I’m good. The summer really sucked, my grandfather sucked all my time up.” She made a face. “I’m sorry I didn’t get to visit. I’ll make sure to make up for it, because I missed you both, too.” She smiled, peering over at Roman for a moment before she shifted her gaze back to Shelley. “What about you? How was your summer? Did you do anything fun?”
    Peter grinned slightly when he heard Piper’s words, amazed by her in all the best ways. She was enchanting, drawing him in, in ways that he was sure she wasn’t even aware of. And, he could definitely agree - she was pretty amazing. “Yeah, I can see that,” he decided easily, “I’m pretty sure anybody who talks to you could figure that out pretty easily.” He certainly had; he didn’t know what it was about her that had every sense, every atom in his body on overdrive, but he loved it, loved the effect she seemed to have on him, and he was pretty sure she didn’t even realize it. “Oh, you’re definitely selling yourself short, even then.” He winked teasingly, unable to help it, because he really wanted to drive home the point. She was the most amazing being he’d come into contact with in his life, and he found himself wanting to experience more of her, wanting to speak to her more, wanting to hear her voice more, just wanting her to overwhelm all of his senses even more than she already was. It shocked him that somebody could have this much of an impact on him so soon after meeting her, but he loved it.

    When she spoke again, he paid attention to everything she had to say, wanting to absorb it all, wanting to take it all in, because she had his full attention, and he wanted her to know that. “I don’t doubt that for a second,” he told her with a smile, because she seemed to have that strength about her, within her, and she was so confident, it was amazing. Smiling as he examined her, he nodded slightly. “I’ll definitely be at your beck and call to help you handle anybody if you ever can’t handle them, though.” And, while they were being light-hearted and joking, he meant it; he was determined to do whatever it took to make sure that she would be safe. At this point, despite only knowing her for a few minutes, he already couldn’t imagine his life without her - and, really, he didn’t want to imagine his life without her in it, and he certainly didn’t want to actually experience such a thing. The thought of going a day without her around already tore him to pieces. Trying to shake the thought from his head, he grinned. “Well, is that a good or bad thing?” He arched a brow and, when she asked about his class, he shifted, pulling his schedule out of his pocket to hand it to her, so she could get a full look at it. “Do we have any classes together?”
    October 22nd, 2019 at 04:14am
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    Roman couldn’t stop the smile that spread across his face as he listened to the soft voice that he loved more than anything, “Remind me to give you a few pointers on how to actually sneak out and not get caught then,” He looked down at the stunning blonde, he had heard all about the only time that Mercia had attempted to sneak out from Piper. He didn’t need to sneak out of his house anymore, his mother didn’t care about where he went or what he did. She never really cared about anyone but herself, and if Mercia was snuck in her house again then Roman wouldn’t think twice about breaking her out and taking her away from her family. He got along fine with her parents but had yet to meet her grandfather, he sounded like a real piece of work and Roman knew that if anyone treated Mercia badly, he wasn’t going to bite his tongue. He continued to smile as he watched the girl he loved interact with his younger sister, there was literally only a handful of other people who treated Shelley in the way she deserved. And Roman made sure that everyone who did treat his sister like she was a normal human being, was treated in the best way by himself as it was his way of thanking them for not seeing Shelley as a freak like most of the people in the shitty town did.

    Shelley shrugged her shoulders as she typed a reply into her phone again, “My summer was good. Mother was… well herself and Roman was moping around the house because he couldn’t see you.” The voice sounded from Shelley’s phone as she smiled at Mercia, knowing that her brother would didn’t want Mercia to know how not seeing her affected him. “Alright, okay. Maybe we should get to class now, right Shell.” Roman looked at his sister as he wanted to take the damn phone away from her, so she couldn’t embarrass him anymore. Shelley knew how he felt about Mercia, he had told her a few years ago when he finally admitted his feelings to himself. But he had made Shelley promise him that what he said would always stay between them, as he was terrified if Mercia knew then he would lose her friendship as she’d want nothing to do with him. Roman didn’t even want to get to class, as he tended to skip the classes that he didn’t share with the twins.
    Piper could feel her cheeks becoming warm with another blush as she looked at Peter, it was the first time that she had any real interest in a guy. She had tried to date guys, but it was forced on her part and she hated that feeling, so when her grandfather told her that she couldn’t have any distractions in her life, she ruled guys out altogether. Yet, here was Peter who she had only met a few minutes ago and she was already wanting him to stay in her life. Listening to his words, she could hear the honesty in his voice about being there for her if anyone was bothering her. He had absolutely no idea what those words meant to Piper, since her grandfather started training her, he had drilled into her mind that she couldn’t trust anyone and that she couldn’t rely on anyone being there for her. Now there was a guy she barely knew willing to help her and support her, it caused Piper to feel like she was being pulled in two different directions. “I’ll make sure to remember that,” Her voice dropped as she looked at him, she couldn’t drag him into the life she was living. She wouldn’t put him in danger and her life was dangerous, deep down she knew she would eventually have to push everyone away. Including Peter and Mercia.

    Shaking her head slight as she smiled at him, “You being a terrible influence on me is definitely a good thing.” Not that Piper thought he was a bad influence on her, Peter was the right kind of influence that she needed in her life. An opinion that she knew wouldn’t be shared among her family, besides Mercia who already seemed to approve of him. Taking his class schedule from his fingers, she scanned over the classes that he had been put into for the year and she smiled as she returned the piece of paper to him. “Seems like it’s your lucky day, you have quite a few classes with me. You also have classes with my sister and our friend, Roman.” Maybe this year wasn’t going to be as Piper first imagined it would, she had woken up with a completely different mindset then she currently had now. She had thought that she would get decent enough grades to keep her parents happy, but her focus was going to be on her training. Now she wanted to spend more time with Peter and learn everything about him.
    November 3rd, 2019 at 05:42am