The Gang Leader and Me
I leaned my head against one of the wires that held the swing up and closed my eyes, trying to forget my life. My bones all ached from the bruises, both old and new.
"What are you doing here?" a gruff voice called from behind me, taking me by surprise. I fell backward into the dirt. I stood up and brushed the dirt off, looking up to see Xavier King sitting a few feet behind me. I saw he was covered in tattoos on his arms and neck. He had piercing blue eyes and had an eyebrow raised. People say Xavier is a gang leader and has a criminal record. Personally, I don't care. For some reason, I trust him with my life because he hasn't hurt me so far.
"I'm sitting on the swing. What are you doing here?" I asked. He laid on his back, covering his face with his arm.
"I don't answer questions," he replied. I stared at him for a little longer before sitting back on the swing. There's something about him that's so intriguing. There's this vibe coming from him, but I can't put a finger on it. I sat there until it was 12:43 p.m. on my phone and packed up my things. I had to get back to school. I only come here during lunch.
"Bye," I said to Xavier. He grunted in a reply. Eh, it's better than nothing. It's a start at least.
Xavier King, leader of the Vipers, the most feared gang in the U.S. He's cold-hearted, ruthless, and merciless. Until he meets Maddie Silvers.
Maddie Silvers. A victim of abuse from her stepfather. Maddie is in eleventh grade and has a high GPA. She doesn't have any friends, so during lunch, she goes to a nearby park to spend her time. One day she sees Xavier King. After that encounter, Xavier appears wounded in her bedroom at 2:23 a.m. Will she be prepared for the twists and turns in her life as she spends her time in the company with Xavier?
#80 in ChickLit: 7/16/17