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You looked over the shoulder of your best friend, Ivan Braginski, as you shoved a black plastic fork into your mouth, taking a bite of the Mac and Cheese on your (favorite color) plate.
In the distance, maybe thirty feet away, you saw a man with a long black coat on, looking over at the table. He had silver-ish blonde hair, but you couldn’t tell much more than that, other than a cowlick, similar to the one in your ex-boyfriend, Alfred’s, hair. He was peering around the corner, as if he were trying to make sure everything went okay. You felt your heart skip a beat as you looked at him.
“Ivan…” You looked over at him, unfocusing your eyes and letting your thoughts escape your head, “who’s that?” You shifted your eyes back at the man in the black coat, hoping that your best friend would catch on.
Ivan followed your gaze and looked at the same figure you did, after turning his body in the correct direction. “Oh, him.” Ivan turned back towards you and finished his sentence. “That’s my little brother, Nikolai.”
“Oh,” you said, looking at Ivan. “So, you’re.. related?”
“Da. But he is almost complete opposite of me. “
“How so?” You picked up more of your Mac and Cheese with your fork before putting it back in your mouth.
“Well,” Ivan started, “He is very creepy. He is always watching over me, asking me strange questions. It’s like he’s obsessed with me or something… It gives the me creeps every time I think about it.” Shivers went down Ivan’s spine as he talked about his brother, recalling past events and conflicts with Nikolai.
“Wow,” you said in response, “Is he that creepy?” You kept your voice down, hoping Nikolai wouldn’t hear you.
“Da. Sometimes I wish we didn’t live together.”
“That must suck,” you said in reply.
Ivan nodded his head.
You took another bite of your Mac and Cheese as you looked at your phone for the time. After swallowing the food, you stood up and pushed in your chair, slipping your phone into your back pocket. “Sorry, Ivan, but I need to go. I’ll text you?”
“That’s perfectly fine, __________. Bye.” Ivan smiled as he waved you goodbye with one of his gloved hands.
“See you later.” You walked away from the table and in the direction Nikolai was in. You pulled your earbuds, untangling them before you felt yourself being dragged off to some place. You looked at the direction you were being pulled in, to find the person you were being dragged by, however, you couldn’t make out who it was. “H-hey! What do you think you’re doing??” You attempted to break free, but their grip was too tight.
“Don’t bother trying to get free, __________. You’ll never escape my grasp.” The person spoke in a kind of creepy voice, but it was definitely male.
“Wait a minute… Is your name Nikolai?”
The male was silent as he increased the pace of you two, not replying.
“Answer my question! Is your name Nikolai?” You tried getting your wrist free again, only to cause the man’s grip to tighten.
After a minute of hesitation, he spoke. “How did you know?”
“Your brother told me about you.”
Nikolai stopped moving, making you run into him. “How close are you to my brother? What do you mean to him?”
“W-we’re best friends. Nothing more.” You blushed as you spoke, your tongue getting a little twisted.
“Well, stop,” Nikolai said suddenly.”Ivan belongs to me.” He suddenly threw a death glare at you, seriously giving you a warning.
“No.” You were starting to feel mad at Nikolai for telling you to stop being friends with Ivan. “We enjoy being with each other. We enjoy each other’s company. Just hearing you telling me to stop being his friend isn’t going to make me stop being his friend.”
The last thing you saw was Nikolai nod, before your world went black.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some time later~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You opened your eyes slowly, blinking to get your blurry vision back to normal. Once your vision wasn’t blurry anymore, you took the opportunity to figure out where you were. It looked like a bedroom. After looking around, you figured you were in the middle of the room for some reason. You sighed and attempted to move your hand to fix a piece of your hair that felt out of place, but couldn’t move it. Confused, you looked behind you to find yourself loosely handcuffed to a desk behind you.
“Don’t bother moving, __________. It’s no use. You’re not escaping.”
You looked to where the voice was coming from to find Nikolai sitting on the bed with his legs over the edge. you could have sworn that he wasn’t there earlier. You blushed upon seeing him. “Why are you here?”
Nikolai sighed. “Big Brother sent me up here. He told me to come up here, with no reason. Who the hell does he thing he is?”
“I can’t believe I’m in here with you,” you said after he finished talking. “And to think, you have a really big brother complex.”
“I do not,” Nikolai retorted back.
“You so do. Ivan told me all about it. And to think I thought you were cute…”
Nikolai blushed at this. “You… What?”
“Never mind,” you said. “It doesn’t matter anymore.”
“No, say it. Now.”
“Fine,” you said. “I said that I thought you were cute. Better?” You blushed as you turned your head, saying the last thing you wanted to say.
Nikolai blushed as well, not knowing what to do.
“You don’t have to accept it or anything, it’s just something that accidentally came out of my mouth-”
You looked at him suspiciously after he spoke.
“I… I like you too. I’ve been watching you, ever since you became friends with Big Brother. At first, I was afraid of you and Big Brother becoming too close, since he is everything I have. People have been shunning me since we were children because of my ‘brother complex,’ so Big Brother was the only one I saw that I liked. But, as time went on, I came to like you too. Your smile is attractive, your eyes shone nicely, your hair is beautiful, I thought I finally met someone who I liked more than Big Brother. I regret not talking to you earlier.” Nikolai looked down at his lap, embarrassed that he had told such a story.
You took a moment to take it all in. “So… Um… Do you want to go out?”
“N-no!” Nikolai pouted as he spoke. “I-I mean…. yes.” His blush grew deeper.
“Thanks,” you said, blushing while looking into his eyes. “Hey…”
Nikolai looked at you, waiting for the next thing for you to say.
“Will you undo these handcuffs?” You held up your hands as you laughed nervously.
Nikolai chuckled. “Sure.” He got off of the bed and took the handcuffs off your wrists.
“Thanks again.” You stood up and rocked back and forth on your feet. “Anyways, I should go home, my parents are probably worried about me.” You turned around before asking Nikolai another question, looking back at him. “Did you tell Ivan I was here?”
“Alright. Anyways, bye.” You waved at your new boyfriend as he waved back, walking out of the door.
“Hey, Ivan,” you called out as you went into the living room.
Ivan looked at you with confusion, turning his attention from his book to you. “Huh? _________, why are you here?”
“Nikolai dragged me here.” You sat down on the couch next to Ivan. “What book are you reading?”
“Wait, my little brother dragged you here?”
“Yeah..” You blushed as you recalled the events. “It was really awkward, but we ended up having something in common, surprisingly.”
“Yeah. Not an expected one, in all honesty.” You scratched the back of your head, feeling your heart beat louder.
“What is it, __________?”
“We like each other.”
Ivan froze, not knowing what to say. “You a-and.. Nikolai?”
“Told you it was unexpected.”
“So you and Nikolai are…..”
“Yeah. We’re going out now.” You stood up, smiling. “Anyways, I need to go home, so I’ll talk to you later, okay?”
“See you!” You giggled slightly as you left the house, heading out for your own.