In His Eyes - Chapter 1

Its another Wednesday and as is usual in these ludicrously boring school holidays there is nothing on TV, well nothing anyone older than 12 and younger than 25 would like. I’m stuck lying in my bed day after day usually being shouted at by my mum to “get my arse up and do something”, and as per usual my response is a bored “there’s nothing to do”. But what makes today much worse is on Wednesdays she takes my only form of slight entertainment away to learn how to swim. My 2 little sisters, Bethany and Stephanie are twins, they go everywhere together and wear the same clothes which is ridiculous cause they aren’t even identical twins, but when I try and tell my mum that I get answered with a smack around the ear which stings, especially when she’s feeling playful and decides to flick. But today isn’t going to be so bad, I’m going to go with them, not to learn though, I can swim better than most in my year I might go into the beach bath and just relax in one of the spas. But to be honest being wet, bored, having bubbles blown into my ass and up my back doesn’t seem that appealing right now, I guess I will just go exercise in the main pool, do a few hours in one of the lanes and try to chat up some lad who I think is checking me out, I will probably be wrong I usually am and I usually make a fool of myself… maybe I wont chat someone up.

Car journeys are so boring, the only good thing about them is my mums amazing taste in music, for most the journey she plays Pearl Jam’s album ten and I have to try very hard to look like I’m dying of boredom, the hugs and kisses that I’m bound to get from her just aren’t worth it. There are many things I keep secret from my mum, loving the same music as her is just one I keep for my own sanity, but the serious one is my sexuality, I hide it from her so my life doesn’t get too complicated too early, I will tell her of course. When we get to the swimming baths we say our goodbyes and sort out when we are going to meet up to go home, I dismiss her indifferently by simply exclaiming “if I need a lift home I will call you” and walking away before she makes to much of a detailed plan that I know I’m not going to follow and get killed for not doing so later. When I feel I have made enough distance between us I turn around to check where my mum has gone, she’s has completely gone, she always did walk a little too fast for small kids, no doubt the twins are trailing behind her giggling at something or nothing. I quickly make my way into the building pressing on towards the reception desk where I’m forced to wait in a small cue, behind me I hear some silly girls giggling and suddenly I feel someone grab my ass, I quickly turn on the spot to see who did it and see some lanky stick thin guy with bad acne and an emo fringe trying to hide the worst parts on his forehead, he is laughing straight in my face the silly girls dressed like they are trying to make people think they are thin laughing so hard their bellies are hanging out the bottom of their tight jackets, I resist the urge to punch him to the floor and attack him, I’m not going to get thrown out for this twit.

After I have bought my pass into the main pool and got changed in one of the cubicles I make my way to the pool, hiding as much of my body as I can, I’m not fat or skinny but I’m very shy about my body and prefer people not to look at me. As I get into the pool and swim to the sectioned lane I hear a familiar laugh, I look around trying to locate the source of the ever irritating laughter, just when I think its not those twits from the reception area I see the guy walking out of the changing room door swinging his arms and glancing around scanning the faces of the people surrounding him, he is soon followed by the two girls, still laughing at nothing and clearly fooling themselves but no one else that they aren’t as fat as they are. I quickly duck my head beneath the surface of the water and start swimming towards the sectioned lane again when I see he is starting to turn my way, I don’t want any of their attention at the moment and prefer to swim in peace. I count at least half an hour before I start hearing the voice of the guy, he is talking loudly over the ambient noise of the large water logged hall, he is laughing so I stop swimming and look to check what he deems so funny, he is laughing in the face of a small kid who is about 15 years old, by now I’ve had enough of this idiot and swim over to the opposite end of the pool making sure I get out behind him. As I walk up behind him unsure what I am actually going to do I notice a small group of guys watching the idiot talking between themselves, apparently I’m not the only one pissed off with this jerk, one of the guys looks at me and arches his eyebrows as if to ask an unspoken question. When I reach the guy one of the girls tells him to look behind, I am ready for him to turn around and as soon as I can I swing my clenched fist as hard as I can into his face, he tumbles dramatically into the pool and the girls start screaming one jumping in after him, quickly the guy resurfaces splashing his arms around displacing a lot of water. Over the screams of the girls and the fervent swearing of the guy I hear the shouting of one of the pool attendants blowing his whistle and yelling at me to stay where I am, the kid looks at me and mouths thanks and quickly jumps into the pool swimming to join a small group of the same aged kids though all were just as small, the group of guys are cheering me on and I laugh to them giving them a bow. Soon I am ejected from the premises after being forced to get dressed as the group of guys and the small kid try to fight my case. Now I’m left sitting outside waiting for my mum to finish at the twins lesson.

In His Eyes - Chapter 1


Coventry, United Kingdom

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