The Orange Door

I paced outside the orange door in the lower Academy levels. My shirt ironically matched the color almost perfectly, but you could only see the v of it beneath the gray hoodie I had zipped almost all the way. My hair and nails matched my shirt today. I was trying not to be nervous, but my hands were sweating and my heart was racing. I wasn’t sure I could do this, I had almost left several times, but I had to do this. No matter what it cost me. I had to do this.

The door opened and I froze facing the door and the man standing staring at me with his dirty brown eyes and that slimy smile. His smile only slide a fraction when he saw me. I tried to breath. I clenched my fist, digging my fingernails into the palm of my hand and I was sure I would see blood if I were to look at them now. “Nox, my boy.” His voice was just as I remembered it. The only difference between when I was a boy and now was his hair had a touch of gray in it.

“I’m not your boy.” I spit out. I was surprised at my own venom in my voice and I took a step back excepting him to lash out at me.

He only laughed at me. The sound grated on my ears and I shivered. “You will always be my boy. What can I do for you, my boy?” Garrett chuckled as he emphasized the last part of his sentence.

I wasn’t sure how I managed to spit it out but I did. “I’m here to see Sam. Not you.”

Garrett frowned. “Are you poaching my students?” He took a step towards me and I took a step back.

I shook my head. “I just want to talk to him.”

Garrett snickered at my reaction. “Does his father know you are here?”

I shrugged. “I told him I would talk to him.”

“I heard you and he had a falling out.” Garret smiled a little too knowingly, like he knew what was going on, but then he didn’t really. How could he? Or maybe he did know? The thing had said I was getting too close. Too close to what I’d thought then, was this that thing?

Garrett’s smirk told me nothing. “He’s a very good student, much like you were I think. He’s collecting his things.” Garrett pushed the orange door open and a small boy who looked like Dylan did when he was that age. Or would have if I’d known him then. Garrett waved a farewell to Sam, “Nox here will make sure you make your next class.”

I muttered “Thank you,” to Garrett as he left us alone in the room that I disliked.

All Scenes

The Orange Door (7/1/2017)
Meeting Sam (7/1/2017)
Meeting Emma (7/2/2017)
Protection (7/3/2017)
Sam’s Mom (7/3/2017)
Calling Dad (7/4/2017)
I Need a Break (7/5/2017)
Lost In Thought (7/5/2017)
Company (7/6/2017)
Reflection (7/6/2017)
Coffee Shop Talk (7/7/2017)
Nerves (7/7/2017)
Dinner Date (7/8/2017)
Interruptions (7/8/2017)
Let’s Eat (7/9/2017)
What Now (7/9/2017)
Negotiations (7/10/2017)
Do You Like Them? (7/10/2017)
Finally (7/11/2017)
Interference (7/11/2017)
Jeffery (7/12/2017)
Marvin (7/12/2017)
The Missing Boy (7/13/2017)
Running into Dev (7/13/2017)
Takeout (7/14/2017)
My Wolf Boy (7/14/2017)
Apologies (7/15/2017)
Furious Demon (7/15/2017)
Dream Walker (7/16/2017)
Shields (7/16/2017)
Quieter (7/17/2017)
Up All Night (7/17/2017)
Breakfast (7/18/2017)
Caught Kissing (7/18/2017)
Walk to School (7/19/2017)
My Dad’s Job (7/19/2017)
Broken Bits (7/20/2017)
Vampire Calls (7/20/2017)
Lunch with Dev (7/21/2017)
My Studio (7/22/2017)
Fouresome (7/22/2017)
Long Run (7/23/2017)
Broken Shields (7/24/2017)
Nightmare (7/24/2017)
Next Morning (7/25/2017)
My Son (7/25/2017)
I Love You (7/26/2017)
Train Ride (7/26/2017)
Rooftops (7/27/2017)
Dreams (7/28/2017)
Waking Up (7/28/2017)
Dr. Eriksen (7/29/2017)
Empty Room (7/29/2017)
Moving Rooms (7/30/2017)
My New Home (7/30/2017)
Who’s That (7/31/2017)
Meeting the Group (7/31/2017)
Phone Calls (8/1/2017)
Dinner Time (8/1/2017)
Rehabilitation (8/2/2017)
Dreams of Dev (8/2/2017)
Ghosts and Maras (8/2/2017)
Breakfast (8/3/2017)
Trades (8/3/2017)
Computer Time (8/4/2017)
No Such Luck (8/5/2017)
Scars (8/6/2017)
Mr. Sétanta (8/6/2017)
Screams (8/7/2017)
The Dream Tree (8/7/2017)
Crisis (8/8/2017)
Visitors (8/8/2017)
A Long Talk (8/9/2017)
Hallway Banter (8/9/2017)
Forging Bonds (8/10/2017)
Levi’s Not Here (8/10/2017)
Push and Pull (8/11/2017)
Lone Tree (8/11/2017)
Werewolf Attack (8/12/2017)
Truth and Lies (8/13/2017)
Calming my temper (8/14/2017)
The Darkness (8/14/2017)
It’s My Dream (8/15/2017)
Not Again (8/16/2017)
What Did I Miss (8/16/2017)
Exile (8/17/2017)

2 Replies to “The Orange Door”

  1. “…his dirty brown eyes” I love that description. It’s a great color description and a nice reflection of how Nox sees him.

    And Garrett is just a creep. Like the sound of his voice could make the hairs on your arms stand straight up in alarm. That kind of creep.

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