Cyborgs

Chapter 3

I decided to stay for a while to calm down. My heart pounded painfully against my chest. Castor…had never gotten that close to me before.

I met Castor by accident 4 years ago. He was 20 and I was 14…..

"Are you lost?" a male voice asks.

I looked up to see a man that looked about 20. "No." I answered, looking back down.

The man's bright blue eyes narrowed a little. "You look young. How old are you?"

"14."

"How did you get in here?"

"Got past the bouncer. Wasn't too hard." I answered. "I came here because I could've killed if I didn't."

"And why?"

"Because I punched their leader in the face….broke his nose." I shrugged. "I needed a place to hide for a while."

The man smiled down at me and then he offered his hand. "I like you. What's your name?"

"Kaige," I replied, taking his hand. "You?"

His smile widened. "Castor."

I sighed, rubbing my eyes lightly. Castor's silky voice also sometimes made me sleepy. I watched as people danced and talked among themselves and their friends.

Suddenly, a heavy hand fell onto my shoulder and I jumped nearly five feet in the air.

"Relax Kaige."

I turned around and saw Alex. "Alex, ha…..you scared me." I sighed in relief.

"You're very pale Kaige." Alex felt my forehead. "No fever…"

I frowned. Alex is only a few years older than me and he acts like my big brother. "I'm fine Alex, just tired."

He took his hand away and brushed his hair back with the same hand. "Was it Castor?"

I nodded. "Yeah…..he used that damn voice on me again…."

"I know how you feel Kaige." Alex shook his head. "He used it on me too."

I shuddered. "I know….I should probably get home before it gets dark."

"Be careful driving Kaige."

"Kaige, honey."

"Yes mom?" I looked up from my computer screen.

"We need to talk." Mom closed the door and sat on the edge of my bed.

I yawned and spun my chair around to face her. "What's up mom?"

"Kaige, are you dating that club manager?"

I made a face. "No."

"Then why do you visit him all the time?"

"Yeah, mom, can we please not talk about him? I only got to him for help." I answered. "We're only friends….err….comrades."

She gave a nod. "Okay hun, I jut want you to be careful." She patted my head as she left.

"Always." I said and turned back to my laptop when it beeped. KT was on and she had just sent me a message.

Srry about earlier 2day.

I sent a message back.

I'm srry too. 4give me?

Yep. How is Castor?

Ugh, the usual.

As in..?

Just call me.

Seconds later, KT called and I answered. "As in using that damn voice on me again…"

KT chuckled. "Still has an effect on you, huh?"

"I don't get it." I rubbed the back of my neck. "I've known the weirdo for nearly 4 years. His voice shouldn't affect me anymore."

"What do you feel when he uses it?" she asks.

I thought for a moment. "It….it makes me feel all tingly."

"Surprising you couldn't come up with a better word Kaige." KT snorted. "If I didn't know you liked him Kaige-."

"I don't like KT!" I yelled into the phone. "And even if I did, I wouldn't admit it!"

"Ow…my ears….." she mumbled. "I gotta go. Mum said I had to be in bed by 10:30 because of the party tomorrow….."

"Yeah, later."

"Later Kaige."

I hung up and sighed, turning off my laptop. It was only 10:30 and I was exhausted. "Stupid Castor…" I mumbled and rubbed my eyes.