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Princess Peach (Part 1)

Princess Peach (Part 1)

Ever since I was a baby, I’d been daddy’s little princess, despite being one of four daughters, I had been born first out of me and my twin sister Saffron, so maybe that’s why I’d always had a strong bond with my dad.Screenshot-3717It was no surprise that in the end I decided to study the same degree as him when I was encouraged to go to University.  Despite owning a race horse, who I trained with constantly, I had no athletic talents whatsoever…Screenshot-4760…And it showed.Screenshot-4759Still, after a few weeks of strength training, I became awesome at doing the keg-stand, which helped me make a few friends.Screenshot-4805Unfortunately, it never left me feeling great the following day.Screenshot-4656Soon enough I realised I had to buckle down and start taking my degree seriously. Screenshot-4657It wasn’t all about pumping iron or busting out jumping jacks, I had to learn about the human body too.  Muscles, bones, nutriment you name it.Screenshot-4694Often I would sit and study with Saffron since she too had to learn all this stuff (and more) for her Science and Medicine degree.Screenshot-4665She was such a little genius, not to mention stunning with her bright blue eyes and the plumpest lips (inherited from Grandma Coco).Screenshot-4666I had no issues with being the “ugly” twin, but I still hoped to meet my own Prince Charming one day.Screenshot-4667There was this one guy called Garry Cinder who Saffron and I bumped into at one of our favourite haunts.  I invited him over to our halls one afternoon, in hope I could muster up the courage to confess my attraction to him.Screenshot-4658However, as it turned out, he was way more interested in getting to know Saffron.Screenshot-4707I couldn’t stay mad at her for long though, it wasn’t as if she knew I liked Garry.  I don’t think she would have got with him otherwise.Screenshot-4717The weeks continued to fly by and I become more and more caught up in physical activity, sometimes with my room-mates, as bid to increase my confidence and fitness.Screenshot-4795 Screenshot-4792Screenshot-4794One day, after an early morning run, I returned to the house to grab some munch and bumped into Danny Harris.  He was one of those housemates who rarely seemed to be at home and would only return when he had to grab a fresh set of clothes.  He was supposedly studying the same degree as me too, but I’d only ever seen him attend a couple of classes over the semester.Screenshot-4664We ended up sitting in the dining hall together eating breakfast, chatting about the lecturers we loved and the ones we disliked as well as the other students.Screenshot-4786Jokingly, I ended up telling Danny about how Saffron somehow managed to unintentionally steal the attention of any straight man within a ten-foot radius, which made it difficult for socially awkward me to hold a guy’s interest whenever she was around.Screenshot-4790‘How does that work?’ Danny asked, eyes deadly serious, ‘you’re absolutely stunning.’Screenshot-4788In that moment I lost the ability to eat and almost managed to choke on my food.Screenshot-4789My cheeks burning, I swiftly finished off what food I could before I sat up and excused myself from the table, washing my plate up at lightning speed in the kitchen before hiding out in the garden until I was sure Danny was gone.  After that, I busied myself with attempting to repair the dishwasher, in hope to forget what Danny had said.  No guy (besides the ones in my family) had ever addressed me as stunning before.Screenshot-4791Still, later on that day, his words kept replaying over and over in my head, and I was disappointed when Danny didn’t turn up to our afternoon seminar.Screenshot-4755When I returned home that evening, I made an instant beeline for the trampoline in the garden.  Acting like a child was always a great way to alleviate any stress. Screenshot-4673 Screenshot-4674After dinner, I spent a bit of time reading in the study room before I decided it was time to try and get some sleep.  As I stepped onto the second floor landing I froze on the spot when the door opposite creaked open and Danny’s deep voice said my name. Shit.Screenshot-4710‘Hey, sorry if I crept you out earlier,’ Danny said, hands fiddling with his pockets.  My eyes analysed the chiseled features on his face as he gazed at me with his warm eyes.  Damn it, he most definitely meant what he said about me earlier.  Screenshot-4709‘Nah, truth is, I’m a little bit rubbish around people to be honest.  That’s why I own a horse,’ I explained, almost instantly kicking myself when I realised how ridiculous that had sounded out loud,Screenshot-4711‘Doesn’t bother me.  Hey, do you fancy going on a date tomorrow night?’ Danny proposed.Screenshot-4712I already knew what my answer was going to be, but still my cheeks flushed bright red and my chest tightened.  Taking a small, subtle intake of breath, I forced myself to answer before the awkward silence went by for too long.

‘I’d like that.’Screenshot-4821Whether it would become something serious was another question, but I was willing to find out all the same. 

True, Jameson (Part 1)

True, Jameson (Part 1)

My mum once said that I should pack my bags and join the circus with all the other freaks; I suppose that’s why, to spite her, I decided to train as an acrobat soon after I turned sixteen.Screenshot-2578Despite my relationship with my parents had never been great, they were both sport-crazed and their passion for fitness was bound to rub off on me one way or another.  I took up football, rugby and basketball as soon as I started high-school and things progressed from there.  It only seemed natural that I chose to study Physical Education at University.Screenshot-2382Although I’m motivated and ambitious, it’s the simple things in life which please me the most.Screenshot-2329Give me a ping-pong ball, a table-tennis table and some cups (preferably of beer) and I’ll be amused for several hours.Screenshot-2328Somehow, at University, bonding with others came easily to me.  I wasn’t particularly charismatic or anything, I just enjoyed spending time with others who shared my interest in fitness or who were as easily amused by things as I was.Screenshot-2290The craziest get together I organised in the first year was an outdoor swimwear bash on the outskirts of the campus.  The music was pumping and the conversation was flowing.  All seemed perfect, until it started to rain like crazy!  Still, it didn’t stop me, or a few other brave individuals, from enjoying ourselves.Screenshot-2401Somehow, I gained the reputation of being a bit of a womanizer too, although I wasn’t the kind of guy to sleep with any old girl.Screenshot-2206Truthfully, I found girls easier to get on with since I had basically grown up with my sisters, Malibu and Amaretto, mothering over me (despite we were all the same age).Screenshot-2383There was one girl in particular who I was drawn to.  Her name was Mika Moore and she happened to be studying the same subject as me.   Screenshot-2475I managed to find the occasional way to spend time alone with her, without being too full on or creepy.  I wouldn’t say I was great at flirting, but I quickly started to learn the tricks of the trade.Screenshot-2474Mika was pretty fun and a happy go-go kind of girl, so she would quite happily pose for silly pictures with me.Screenshot-2470After a bit of encouragement from my friend, Stephen Brackney,I decided to muster up the courage to ask Mika out on a date.Screenshot-2273I figured as well that nothing could be as traumatizing as the time the University sports’ mascot tried to come onto me one night in the Student Union. Screenshot-2189Inviting Mika round was the simple part.  It was finding what to say that was the challenge.

‘Are you asking me out?’ Mika asked, when she finally made sense of my gibberish.  I nodded in reply and she smiled before announcing she was glad I’d asked and that she was happy to “see how things work out”.Screenshot-2476As she excused herself to use the bathroom, and to probably to text her friends about me, I couldn’t prevent a huge grin from spreading across my face.  That had been far easier than I’d anticipated.Screenshot-2275In hindsight, it should have occurred to me that something was likely to go drastically wrong.

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