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Razzle Basil (Part 2)

Razzle Basil (Part 2)

Up until my final year at University, I had never been in a fight in my entire life.Screenshot-12975It’s amazing how quickly that can change, particularly when a guy tries to hit on your girlfriend. Old Scott wasn’t expecting me to confront him inside the Student Union.  I suppose that’s why he almost wet himself.Screenshot-12977‘You didn’t have to do it,’ Tia sighed as she messily chewed on her spag bol. ‘I handled myself pretty well when he tried to chat me up.’Screenshot-13097I almost choked on my own plate of food (thankfully I had just swallowed the final mouthful).

‘Tia, the creep tried to grope you!’Screenshot-13093‘You’re not worth the effort,’ Scott had said, when I had requested he fight me then and there. ‘Tia deserves a better man, you know?’Screenshot-12988As he turned his back on me, I saw red.  The next I knew, I was grappling with him, trying my hardest to place my hands around his stupid neck.  He fought back, hard.Screenshot-12979He made a valiant effort to defend himself, until my knee drove heavily into his lower back.  There was a sharp cracking sound, followed by a howl of pain.Screenshot-12984Whatever I had caused him, I hoped it had inflicted some lasting damage.Screenshot-12983‘I don’t like it when you’re aggressive, even if its just to protect me,’ Tia revealed.  I arched my eyebrows in confusion.

‘Then how do you suggest I fight off the men who try and touch you up?’ I asked.Screenshot-13096‘You don’t need to.  I had already dealt with him with a swift kick to the meat and two veg.’Screenshot-13098Naturally, we threw a rocking masquerade party to celebrate that revelation.Screenshot-13039In all honesty, despite I was obviously amazed that Tia was a kickass young lady, I was secretly impressed that I had got away with almost breaking someone’s back.  I would have assumed that kind of behaviour could have got me kicked out of University, or worse, thrown in jail.  It made me think that I could perhaps get away with a bit more than that in the future.Screenshot-13032Our final results came around quicker than I anticipated.Screenshot-13107I ended up scraping my way through with a 2:1.Screenshot-13110Tia was surprised she had achieved a 2:2, despite she had flunked her final few assignments (it turned out that a Technology degree is hard as balls).Screenshot-13112She was so eager to receive her diploma that she forgot to wear her cap and gown on the big day. Screenshot-13123I was polite enough to lend her my gown when she inevitably became cold.Screenshot-13131‘Where do we go from here?’ Tia asked later that day, when we were sitting in the snow, freezing our arses off.Screenshot-13099‘Well…’ I slid closer to her side.  I tilted my head up to the sky, her eyes following suit.

‘The world is ours to do as we please.  Let’s make a difference.’Screenshot-13100And also see what other crimes we can get away with…  My thoughts whispered.

 

 

 

 

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Razzle Basil (Part 1)

Razzle Basil (Part 1)

Growing up, I always felt like the fat dorky little brother who couldn’t do anything right.  My older brothers, Rolo and Orion, were both so cool and awesome.  Rolo was a talented musician and Orion was literally a walking encyclopedia, not to mention he was part fricking alien!  As for me, I could barely mix a simple drink after weeks of practicing.  Screenshot-12639Flash forward a few years later.Screenshot-12769Yeah, I blossomed, so to speak, particularly after discovering we had a gym at home.Screenshot-12707Some of it was down to genetics as well.  My birth father hadn’t been a bad looking guy, even in his elder years; it was a shame he died shortly after my seventeenth birthday.Screenshot-11656Tia, my girlfriend since high school, was still with me for some reason.  She was beautiful, but modest about it, preferring others to judge her based on her personality and talents.Screenshot-12833She was a naturally great mixologist, but had ambitions to join the army after graduating from University.Screenshot-13036Oh yeah, University, I almost forgot.  Like Rolo and Niki, we decided to go to the same University and be the lovey-dovey couple everyone hates.Screenshot-12839I chose to study business.  It seemed like a more secure qualification than studying Communications or something.I was a natural born leader, so it seemed.  Or bullshitter maybe.  Whatever it was, people always seemed to hang on my every last word.Screenshot-13018I was simply just a smart Alec.  Screenshot-13017The lecturers weren’t as convinced.  One in particular used to pick on me relentlessly, often stating I knew no better when I tried to pull him up on something he had literally just pulled out from his arse.Screenshot-12870Screenshot-12869I tried my hardest not to get up and punch him by reassuring myself that he would be dead before long.      Screenshot-12871‘You don’t think I’m being sensitive, do you?  I mean, Professor Greenwood is known for being a bit of a dick, right?’Screenshot-13026‘You want my honest opinion?’ Tia asked.  I nodded, desperate for a true answer.Screenshot-13027‘Ok then… You can be a bit obnoxious at times.  You should let other people express their ideas once in a while.  You’ll probably find that’s the reason why Professor Greenwood is being a dick to you.’ Screenshot-13025Admittedly, I didn’t take Tia’s honesty as well as I should have.  I promptly discarded my fork and left the meal she had cooked me sitting on the table as I stormed off, muttering that I was no longer hungry.Screenshot-13028Although we slept side by side that night, we didn’t speak a word to each other like we usually did.  The following morning, we ended up in the study room together, once again in a heavy silence.    Screenshot-13014Instead of coming up with a flawless business strategy for a candy store, I was mostly wondering how I could make things up to her.Screenshot-13013Tia had only been looking out for me after all and I had rudely shunned her for it.Screenshot-13012That evening, I made the most romantic gesture I could think of; ordering pizza.  What sort of girl could turn away pizza? Certainly not the lovely Tia.Screenshot-12931‘Does this make up for me being a jerk now?’Screenshot-12929‘Hmm,’ Tia mused, ‘Almost.’ Screenshot-12930So, after that, we ended up at the Loading Bar and played video games to goodness knows what hour.Screenshot-12921And then, to round up the evening, I made her feel special… Screenshot-13065…If you know what I mean.Screenshot-13064I think she forgave me after all that, which was just as well because I didn’t honestly know what I would do if she wasn’t by my side.Screenshot-13011

Amaretto on Ice (Part 1)

Amaretto on Ice (Part 1)

I’d always been a hands on kind of girl.  Getting dirty and grubby didn’t matter to me because the end result was more than often satisfactory.Screenshot-2637Since I’d never particularly been a lover of the outdoors.  I preferred to stay inside and read a good work, although I wasn’t as much as a bookworm as my older brother, Murphy, was.   Screenshot-2278I enjoyed computer games too, which I was told made me a bit of a nerd, not that I really cared.Screenshot-2295As for other other labels, well, since I fancied girls I guess that may have made me a lesbian too.  Cade Macklamoor was one of my housemates in the first year of University, and she was quite easily the most stunning girl I had ever met.Screenshot-2452I tried to mask out my feelings for a while, and flirted with one of our male housemates, Stephen Brackney, before I eventually found out that he fancied my sister, Malibu.Screenshot-2446She fancied him too, but from getting to know him I realised he was a bit of a flirt, so I advised Murphy to warn Malibu off him (I could have done it myself, but I knew things are a lot more final coming from your big brother).Screenshot-2447I couldn’t help but look out for my siblings.  My parents weren’t exactly the best role models, being too interested in their own fitness and careers to look after us properly when we were growing up.  Their neglect (and Mum’s abuse) affected Jameson the most.   No wonder why he started drinking whilst he was in high school.  I was happy when he started putting all his ambition into sport, instead of damaging his body.Screenshot-2196Whenever Jameson threw a party during University, I made sure to come along, just to keep an eye on things.  I even ended up volunteering to cook the food for one party, despite I wasn’t exactly a Master Chef, like my Grandmother, Irish, had apparently been.  I was surprised that such a big crowd had turned up, considering it was raining like mad.Screenshot-2395Luckily I didn’t poison anyone with my food, or at least anyone I was aware of.Screenshot-2404By the time the party has reached its peak, Cade had still not made an appearance despite I had openly invited her.  I quickly checked my phone for any missed calls or texts, but the only notification flashing up on the screen was a reminder for me to feed my animals on my virtual zoo game.

With a sigh, I stuffed my phone back into my bag  and headed towards the “juice” keg, where Jameson happened to be.  A few drinks wouldn’t hurt, I decided.Screenshot-2424A few cups later, I soon forgot about my worries as I slid into the delicious warmth of the hot-tub.Screenshot-2420I got home sometime after midnight, my head spinning and soaked to the bone thanks to a mixture of rain water and my idiocy for thinking it would be a grand idea to throw my clothes on top of my wet bikini.

Clambering up the stairs, and somehow managing to make it up without falling back down, I spotted Cade making her way across the landing towards the bathroom.  Talk about convenient timing.

‘Cade! Where have you been?  You missed the best party ever!” I lied, playfully nudging my fist against her arm.  Even to me, my words sounded a bit slurred, so it was a surprise that Cade answered my question without asking me to repeat myself.

‘Sorry, I err, had some studying to do.’Screenshot-2668

Studying?  As if that wasn’t the oldest excuse in the book, my drunken brain managed to convince me.  She had cottoned on to my secret, obviously, and was trying to turn me down in the politeness was possible, the bitch.

‘Oh come on.’  The words poured out from my mouth before I could stop them. ‘Just admit it, you know I’m a dyke… that’s why you didn’t want to come.’

And the words kept gushing out.

‘Shit, I’m an idiot for thinking you would feel the same way….”Screenshot-2664‘Erm… I think you’ve had a bit too much to drink,’ Cade said, or at least I think she did.Screenshot-2665The room started to spin faster, and the I was no longer standing.  The ceiling was the last thing I recall seeing before I blacked out.  Screenshot-2478

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