Kia was getting a little touchy about things Brice did.
Most days Ike and Jorden had to pull the two apart before Kia hit her transformation point.
Ava was getting pissy with Brice too. She rarely ever used curse words, but when it came to Brice, it was becoming extremely common.
My group was falling apart because of Brice, and it was getting harder and harder to think of reasons to keep Kia from just beating the crap out of her.
Jorden started to stop hanging out with us, including his own twin.
Ike began having arguments with Jorden and started calling Brice a rather nasty name that also started with a B.
That usually caused another argument between the boys.
But, like most of us, he just sat around and fumed.
But the next day we managed to get the set done.
The whole Brice and Jorden thing had us four on pins and needles. The tension between them and us was so thick, and yet I felt so stretched out, I was afraid I would snap.
So I did alchemy to distract me most of the time.
I was proud to say I made a Potion to keep you lean and fit… without any side effects that were not intended, but I still put a warning on it.
Not for use when pregnant.
Kia, on the other hand, was getting so frustrated; I knew that when the full moon came, she was going to have a rough night.
And I was right. She looked exhausted the next day at school.
The whole fall and half the winter went by like that.
There was no point in getting the group together to go to the Winter fest, not with everyone this close to ripping out throats.
But I went ahead and made the trip there; I wanted to see what the park was like this year. Between the snow and the festival, it was just what I needed to clear my head so that I could think.
Jorden was there, and without Brice, so we hung out.
I thought it was awesome. We talked and he kept apologizing for how things were turning out. I tried to blow it off, but I could tell he knew I was hurt because of his lack of interaction with us.
I told him that his brother seemed to be the one most hurt by this whole thing, Jorden looked away.
When I saw a tear roll down his cheek I could not hold myself back. I lunged at him and held him tight. He hugged me back trying hard not to cry, I think it was more to do with the fact he didn’t want a girl to see him cry.
“He’s your twin, and he’s very worried for you. Brice is keeping you from your friends, and even your own brother. Don’t you think that’s wrong?” I said running my fingers through his hair, feeling a strong urge to comfort him.
“I know, but Ike is being so awful to her that she always feels uncomfortable. And besides I cannot blame her for feeling threatened by the friends I have, I mean it. If you were dating me and I was friends with three girls and my brother, you’d feel threatened too… right?” Jorden sounded unsure of that question as we sat back down.
“No… I wouldn’t, but I’m more understanding than most females. Kia would feel threatened, and Ava would feel insecure and lost. Even so, you need to stop pushing your brother away. That is wrong either way.” I patted his cheek and I went to go ice skating, while he snowboarded.
The next day when I went to the festival, my luck would have it that happened to be the night that Ike wanted to go. He was a handful… pissed off over something Brice said.
I forced Ike to ice skate with me. It did the trick to keep his mind off of Brice, mostly because he didn’t know how to skate. He was cussing me but smiling as he did, and laughing when we fell. It turned out better than yesterday when I made Jorden cry.
Ike and I built a snowman, and got into a snowball fight, then built an igloo. However it started getting dark, so we said goodbye and went home.
The rest of the winter went by a little smoother, although we did have to keep Kia from Brice.
But at least I got Jorden to start talking to Ike again, which put them both in good moods.
That’s all I could ask for; for now anyway.