By the way, if you've never heard of The Maine, you really should look them up on you tube- they have a lot of great songs (:

"'Love is a luxury,' she said

'I'd rather be in love than dead'

But now it's her, oh God, now with her

She's the type of girl who makes love…hurt"

-'This Is The End', written by The Maine

When Darkness Turns To Light

Chapter Eleven

"It looks like Bryce has some competition."

"I know right? I mean, Landon is just as hot, if not more."

"Oh, my God! He waved to me on my way to English!"


"Landon, silly. Who else would I be so excited over?"

"I don't know, Bryce? Jeez, what are you, in love with him or something?"

"Either way, even if I was, it's not like he would pay me any attention. He's been clinging to that redhead ever since he arrived."

"Oh, you mean Kylie?"

"Yeah, sure, her. Whatever. I'd do anything to be in her shoes, that lucky little bit-"

Yet another nice, sunny day. The kind that makes you want to skip down the sidewalk and pick flowers for grandmother dearest in hopes that they will lighten her spirits.


Right now I felt as though I was about to be devoured by the big bad wolf, what with all these preppy teen girls glaring me down like I was Satan's spawn coming to eat their accidental babies or something.

Then again, would they even care?

Cue horrid images.


Mondays. What's not to love? Apparently, everything. And gossip? Just yet another thing to add to my already-growing list. Now I know how Garfield feels.

A yawn escaped my mouth unexpectedly and my eyes watered slightly. Ugh. I'm so freaking tired…yesterday Molly and I had to work at the local diner, Tim's Turnaround Café. …yeah, I know. How original. But, it paid; and I needed money.

"Have you heard some of the rumours going around?"

I screamed shortly but was stopped when someone clamped a hand over my mouth and another arm wound around my waist to face me to them. I breathed a sigh of relief.

"Landon, you scared the crap out of me! Don't ever do that again!" My heart rate was still through the roof. The things this boy did to me..

"Awh, come on, I was only poking fun," he said. I held my ground and gave him a disapproving look, much like a mother would give to a toddler who was caught eating cookies before dinner. He gave me puppy eyes.

I resisted, barely.

He then leaned over and gave me a soft kiss. I was taken by surprise yet kissed him back almost immediately. I could feel him smiling slightly as he tugged on my waist, successfully bringing me even closer to him so that I could wind my arms around his neck. My tummy did flip-flops and tingles went through my body. We heard a few gasps but ignored them completely. A minute or so later we pulled away just enough so that we could look into each other's eyes.

"Sorry," he apologized. I smiled sweetly and pecked his lips. This kiss ended up lasting longer than I thought, for Landon wrapped his arms around my waist so I couldn't get away.

Which I didn't mind at all.

I brushed my nose against his in an Eskimo kiss. "It's okay; I forgive you. It's really hard for me to stay mad at you."

He grinned boyishly. "I knew it."

I rolled my eyes at him and dialled in my lock combination and swinging open my locker. A day four. Which meant I had music class first. Just as I resurfaced out of my rat's nest of belongings landon pecked me on the lips and gave me a quick hug.

"Sorry baby but it's two to eight and I've got to run if I want to make it to history on time." I felt his pain; running all the way across school property for your next class with barely any time on your side did suck. Especially if your teacher was a bitch like his was.

My poor baby.

"Okay then; you'd better run or you'll really be late." he muttered some colourful words under his breath and scurried down the hall to room 418. "have fun!" I called out after him. He raised a hand behind me as an act of recognition and I smiled lightly to myself as I strolled leisurely down the hall to music, which was only like thirty seconds down the hall. I flipped open my music book and browsed through some of the more advanced songs I had been planning to learn. It wasn't exactly one of the school's books; but it was just one I had put together in a week..printing tabs off the internet and sorting them into levels before binding it and dubbing it my music book.

I stopped when a small piece of paper fell out of it and slowly fluttered to the ground. Weird, I don't remember ever putting that there…

Picking it up cautiously, I unfolded it and flipped it over, briefly noting it was a ripped section of lined paper.

being in love is something most girls strive for their entire life.

reading this now I know you already know the feeling.

you feel like you're on top of the world and nothing could ever possibly go wrong.

come three weeks' time you'll see the difference of what it's like to have

everything around you crashing down until there's nothing left.

good things never last forever.

and trust me when I say, you will know when that time has come.

My heart started to race in my chest.

Was this a threat letter?

It sure sounded like it.

The late bell rang out, cutting short any thoughts about to make their way across my conscious. I ran the reast of the short way down the hll and managed to slip into the classroom without being noticed.

Moving stealthily to the back of the room, I pulled down my guitar from it's holding thingie on the wall and plopped down on my favourite lime green bean bag chair. But try as I might, I just couldn't bring myself to be able to concentrate on learning the next song on my list, 'The Only Exception' by Paramore.

This day just keeps getting better and better.

Shake and Shout-Stereo Skyline

My Temperature's Rising- the Audition

I Don't Love You-My Chemical Romance

Belle of the Boulevard-Dashboard Confessional

You and |Me-Lifehouse

don't stop now-the Maine

Punch-drunk Love-the Summer Set

Ok, so I'm a bitch.

I know.

I haven't updated in an extremely, extremely long time.

And I slapped myself across the face for it.

I'm a terrible, terrible person.

And to make it even worse, this is one of the smallest chapters I've written as of yet for this story.



But on another note, for the time being I'm going to be working on completing SIL TAMN because, well, let's face it, it's been neglected for like over six months. And I already have just about all of it written out so all I have to do is type it and add in a bunch of crap.

So be prepared to not see any updates for this story in a while, for it is now officially on HIATUS.

Meaning I won't be updating for probably at least a couple of months. Probably longer.

But thaank you thank you THANK YOU to everyone who posted comments and liked/added my story to their faves and story alert thingies. It means a lot to me that you all like my work(:

But you WILL be hearing from Landon and Kylie again…just not anytime in the near future. Speaking of which, my cousin is getting married in a few days. Cheers for them! :D

Signing out,