Okay, so this is my first attempt at a MBSAV story. This is basically an Ethan/Benny story so if you don't like it don't read it. Anyway, some reviews would be great, please share with me if you like it.
Title: The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants
Published: August 12, 2011
Ethan's fingers drummed nervously against the wooden surface as he waited for the bell to ring. He had been waiting all day to get out of school due to the fact that it felt like someone was watching him. Benny kept telling him he was just being paranoid and he almost believed him up until the point where Ethan actually saw a man in a long black coat staring straight at him during lunch. He had stupidly decided to sit in front of Benny today. Which also meant that he had been facing the windows.
He shuddered at the memory, remembering that all during lunch the man had been watching him. Ethan had only noticed that he was being stared at until Benny decided to get up and go get another apple. Once he saw him, Ethan froze on the spot. To afraid to move. It was only until Benny came back that he snapped out of it. But that was only because Benny kept waving his hand in front of Ethan's face and asking what was wrong.
Ethan frowned and mentally slapped himself. He hadn't told Benny what was wrong. He hadn't told him that some creepy guy had been practically stalking him the past couple days. The first time was when they were walking home and the man was on the other side of the street casually walking as if he weren't stalking a fourteen year old freshman.
Ethan hadn't thought anything of it because why would he think that someone was stalking him? He only realized that he was being watched when he saw the man again the next day. When he had decided to go over to Benny's house. The man had been out there again, across the street, staring at his house until Ethan came out. Ethan was a little suspicious at first. But again thought nothing of it and decided to ignore him as he walked.
But today was a definite answer to his question if he was being stalked or not. Ethan sighed and the drumming of his fingers came faster. He didn't know what to do about it. He knew he would tell Benny, I mean, they're best friends and they told each other everything. Though, he knew for a fact that Benny would tell someone else if it meant that Ethan was in danger.
He bit his lip and nearly jumped in surprise when the loud shrill of the bell rang through his ears. Ethan breathed in a well-needed breath of air and quickly gathered his books to shove them into his bag when he felt a hand on his shoulder.
He looked over to see Benny watching him curiously. Slinging the bag over his shoulder, Ethan faced towards him and felt his heart do a little leap when Benny smiled softly at him. Yes, he happened to have a crush on his best friend. Another thing to add to his list of un-needed problems. Though, Ethan didn't really mind this problem. In fact, he loved everything about Benny and because of him, Ethan was actually able to stay sane.
"Yeah Benny?" he asked a little to quickly for his liking.
Benny raised an eyebrow but didn't say anything. Ethan understood the look he was giving him though. No words were needed. His eyes were the ones that spoke with concern and curiosity.
Ethan swallowed under Benny's intense gaze and shrugged, "Um, we should probably get going…" he was about to turn around when Benny reached out and grabbed his forearm. Ethan looked at him again.
"Ethan…speak to me." he said suddenly. Ethan opened his mouth to protest when Benny cut him off.
"Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about. Something's bothering you and I want to know what." he said sternly.
Ethan licked his lips nervously and quickly looked around to see that they were alone. Since school was out, he knew that the halls would quickly be emptied as well as classrooms. Still, even if they were alone, he didn't want to have to tell him with the chance of someone accidentally overhearing. He would have to tell him somewhere else.
Benny watched his best friend warily and sighed when Ethan shook his head.
"N-no. Not here." he said quickly as he grabbed the taller boy's hand and pulled him out of the classroom. As the two sped through the hallways, easily dodging the other students that were either trying to get through or being shoved their way, they were both stopped when Rory decided to show up with Erica and Sarah.
"Hey guys!" the blonde vampire said enthusiastically. Benny huffed impatiently and pulled his hand away from Ethan's. Even though he didn't want to, he didn't want the others getting any ideas.
"Hey Rory." Both he and Ethan said in unison. Rory grinned at the two, unaware of the impatience and annoyance radiating from both brunettes, and raised an eyebrow.
"Where you guys headed off to?" he asked. Sarah sighed and Erica just rolled her eyes.
"Where do you think?" Erica said, obviously annoyed that Rory didn't realize that school was out already. Confusion swept across his face and he looked at Ethan.
"Um…Biology?" Benny gritted his teeth and glanced at Ethan briefly before snapping at Rory.
"Home, Rory. We're going home. You do realize school is out, right?" Realization dawned on Rory's face and he blushed slightly. (Okay, I don't know if vampires can blush in the show, but here, they do blush)
"Oh…right. Heh. Sorry." It was Benny's turn to roll his eyes and this time Ethan spoke.
"Um….guys, we would love to stay and chat but we really have to get home. Unless…Benny, would you like to stay?" Ethan looked up at the taller of the two and raised an eyebrow at him.
Benny shook his head, "No, no. Ethan's right. We, uh, have to get home. You know, we're gonna do something…you know, important. Heh." Man, he was a terrible liar.
Rory and Erica both shrugged, obviously they had bought it. Though, Sarah didn't really seem to believe them due to the way she was eyeing them suspiciously. Lucky for Ethan and Benny, Sarah didn't say anything. Erica then decided to choose that moment to grab Sarah's arm and roll her eyes at the boys.
"Come on, Sarah. It's obvious that these three dimwits are doing something geek-worthy so let's just go." She narrowed her eyes at each of the boys and with a flip of her hair, dragged Sarah down the hall and out of sight.
Ethan let out a sigh and gave Rory a small smile, "So…uh, we really should go Rory. Um…maybe we can hang out later?" he said. Benny looked at Ethan then, surprised that he had actually invited Rory over, and slowly slid his eyes over to the blonde.
Say no, say no, please say no…. Benny chanted in his mind. As much as he liked Rory, well, maybe not as much as he wanted to, he didn't want Rory over tonight. Considering he always came uninvited most nights that Sarah was babysitting. After a while it kind of got annoying and Benny didn't really want him over since Ethan had actually invited him over this time.
Benny held his breath as he waited for Rory to reply and when he did, he wasn't to thrilled about his answer.
"Sure!" Rory said happily. Ethan gave him another small smile and with that, grabbed Benny's arm again and dragged him down the hallway and towards the exit.
Once they reached outside, making sure that Rory wasn't behind us, Benny looked at Ethan like he had grown another head and raised an eyebrow.
"E…what was that all about? You've never invited Rory over before. Why now?" he said a little fiercly. Ethan winced slightly but it was enough for Benny to see. He sighed and placed a hand on his best friend's shoulder to turn around.
But when he did turn around, the look on Ethan's face was something that Benny never wanted to see again. Not on his face anyway. Ethan deserved to be happy, not scared out of his wits.
His face was as pale as a ghost and it made Benny wonder if he had actually seen a ghost at that moment. Ethan shook his head, "Can…can we talk about this when we get to my house? Please?" he begged.
Benny contemplated on whether or not he should wait to see why Ethan was freaking out when he decided he should wait. He had only decided to wait because of the look Ethan had given him. He had widened his eyes, making his sweet brown eyes more adorable and innocent than usual. It was too much for Benny to not ignore so he decided to say he'd wait.
"Now will you tell me?" Benny asked once they had settled down onto Ethan's bed. Ethan was nervously staring down at his fingernails as if they were the most interesting thing in the world while Benny watched him.
Even though Ethan still looked nervous and scared, Benny couldn't help but notice how cute he looked. He sighed as he thought this. Benny had been crushing on Ethan ever since they were in 6th grade when he had comforted Ethan after he had been punched numerous times in the stomach and chest by a bully. Benny had become so angry at the bully that he literally jumped at the bully and bruised his eye and lip. He even happened to sprain the guy's wrist. After he had scared the bully off, Benny had pulled Ethan into his arms and began stroking his hair and whispering comforting words into his ear. Though, in 8th grade, it was then that Benny realized he was in love with Ethan. Terribly and helplessly in love with his best friend.
He shook his head to clear himself of the memory and focused his attention on Ethan who was now looking at him.
"Yeah…but do you promise not to say anything to anyone?" he said quietly.
Benny gave him a funny look and placed a comforting hand on his shoulder, "Ethan, we're best friends. Of course I'm not going to tell anyone. Unless whatever you're going to tell me is somehow putting you in danger or…are you suicidal?" he said the last part with a raised eyebrow.
"W-what? N-no! Of course not." Ethan said, surprised. Benny blew out a breath of air and nodded.
"Okay then. So what is it?" he said a little more softly. Ethan squirmed uncomfortably now and Benny noticed. He sighed and gently squeezed Ethan's shoulder before pulling away.
Ethan took a deep breath, "Um, well, Benny, have you noticed that no matter where we go, there's a guy there as well. Like…maybe a…stalker?"
Benny gave Ethan a surprised look, "Um...E, is someone stalking you?" As Benny said this, for some reason, the thought of someone watching Ethan no matter where he went, watching his every little move and following him everywhere he went caused a both rage and hatred for the person to flare up inside of him. Just the thought of that same person even getting near Ethan, his Ethan made him—
—Wait? Since when did Ethan become 'his' Ethan? Benny bit the inside of his cheek in thought and practically slapped himself inside. Ethan wasn't his. Nor would he ever be. He would just have to accept it. But that still didn't stop rage to burn maliciously throughout Benny's body at the thought of some slimy creep touching and hurting Ethan.
Realizing he had been zoning off, Benny shook his head and scanned Ethan's face. He always did this. Why did he always have to zone out during important conversations, heck, even with any conversation?
"…yes…" Ethan's voice squeaked, breaking the thoughts going through Benny's mind and causing his eyes to widen.
Benny jumped up and stared down at Ethan, "Who? Who is it? I swear I won't let them touch you, Ethan. I'll…I'll…I'll do something! Anything to kick their asses and keep you safe. I promise to keep you safe, Ethan. I can't stand the thought of you hurt." He said the last part with a little less anger and stared straight into Ethan's eyes, causing him to blush lightly.
Ethan looked away from his friend and took an interest in his cotton blanket. Gently, he stroked the softness of it and savored the way the cotton felt so smooth and supple against his palm. A sigh quietly escaped his lips and he was about to speak when he felt something smooth and warm go under his chin and lift his face up.
It was then that Ethan realized it was Benny's hand. Benny tenderly cupped Ethan's cheek and stroked the skin near the bottom of his lip with his thumb. That small act caused Ethan to blush furiously and a sweet smile to display itself on Benny's face.
Benny leaned his head down close enough to Ethan's face where they could feel each other's breath on their lips. Eventually, this caused blood to rush to Benny's face. But he ignored it because his attention was focused on only Ethan. Everything around him was nothing but the boy sitting in front of him. The boy he was deeply in love with.
"B-Benny…?" Ethan's voice managed to squeal. He sounded breathless. Benny noted that and nearly shuddered with desire when Ethan spoke again, this time their lips brushing. Benny struggled to keep in the moan that so desperately wanted to escape.
"Benny…I…I…" Ethan stuttered out again in a gasp. The two boys stared deeply into each other's eyes, waiting for the other to make a move or to say something.
It was obvious to Benny that Ethan wasn't going to be the first to make a move, so Benny decided he would. He gently stroked Ethan's cheek again and leaned a little closer to him, knowing that if he moved just a little closer, their lips would touch.
"…Benny…" Ethan gasped. Just the mere action of how Ethan said his name caused something stronger than desire to stir in Benny and he was about to press their lips together in a kiss that would surely show Ethan the seal of his love when something hit Ethan's window. Causing the two brunettes to jump away from each other in surprise.
They both looked over to the window to see none other than Rory at the window. He was struggling, as always, to keep his balance in mid-air and when he finally did, he smiled like the stupid moment-breaker he was and knocked again on Ethan's window.
Ethan avoided looking at him as he stood up and walked over to let the Rory in. Benny frowned angrily as he began helping Rory into his bedroom and closed the window.
"Yo, yo! What's up guys!" Ethan smiled that beautiful smile of his at Rory and shrugged.
"Not much. We were just…uh…" Ethan trailed off as another blush crept onto his already tomato-colored cheeks, making him look more adorable than ever. But if that didn't cause Benny to suddenly get all hot, it was when Ethan pushed some of his dark hair out of his eyes and parted his red lips to speak.
Entranced by this, Benny couldn't rip his eyes away from him. That was until, their eyes met again and Ethan looked away, shy all of a sudden in the presence of his best friend.
Benny licked his lips and noticed that Rory was watching the two. The blonde vampire awkwardly rubbed the back of his neck and watched Benny with a skeptical look on his face.
"Um…did I interrupt on a conversation or something?" he asked curiously.
Benny gave him a bitter smile and shook his head.
Okay, so I'll probably update in a couple days or so, but I would like at least maybe 1 or 2 reviews, that's all I'm asking for. :D