Okay, so I was finally able to update after a couple of days. I was mainly sick, but now I have conquered it! Well, here is chapter 3 in Holt's POV. It was a hard chapter to write since I got a bit emotional during it. I hope you like it!
Alright, it was Wednesday, and I was proudly walking up the steps of Monster High, past the Creepateria, and into the gym. I came at about 7:30 for a reason. The fearleaders usually came to the gym at around 8:00 a.m. to decorate it for the dance, and Frankie was always five minutes early. I figured it would be the perfect time to ask her to the dance since Jackson backed out at the last minute. Not knowing what to do with all the time I had, I took out my iCoffin and listened to some music on the bleachers. To be honest, some of the songs would be better if I did a little remix on it, but they would have to do for the moment. After a while, I noticed a shadow whisk by me at the corner of my eyes.
Turning the volume down and hopping onto the court, I hesitantly called out, "Hello? Is anyone there?" Right when I had said that, I heard a soft purr from the corner of the gym, and it creeped me out. A lot. I said even more cautiously, "Hello…anybody?"
"Isn't the gym just lovely when no one is around?," cooed a gentle yet mysterious voice. I didn't believe any of it for a second.
I was frantically looking for the source of that voice. The only thing I knew at that moment was that it belonged to a girl and that I could've sworn that I heard her before.
"Listen, if you could show yourself, that'd be great. I don't want any trouble," I stated. The first thing I noticed were two deep emerald-green eyes, followed by a small feline figure walking out of the shadows. Now I knew who this was! It was the same werecat that had quit the fearleading squad and tried to ruin everyone's lives since they first came to Monster High.
"Toralei! What are you doing here?" I asked.
"Now, now, 'I don't want any trouble'," Toralei said with fake innocence as she leaped in front of me and went on, "I just simply wanted to come by and see how your relationship with Frankie is going."
"It's going great, now it'd be nice if you would leave and-"
"Plus, I heard you were asking her to the dance today. Why would you want to take her?"
I looked at her like she was crazy, which she was. "First of all, she's my girlfriend, duh, and second of all, she makes me happy and I can't imagine not taking her." My response was obvious, but I could tell that she was taking a different road with this idea.
"I know that already! Everyone does, but have you ever considered not taking her?"
"Of course not! What in the world would make you think that? Besides, I hear that you don't even have a date. "
Leaning in a little too close, Toralei calmly said, "Well, just think about it. She's never trusted either one of you, and she thinks you are way too wild and that Jackson is way too shy. Trust me; a couple like that shouldn't even exist. There're just too many complications."
Rubbing my neck in nervousness, I leaned away. "Uh, listen, Toralei. I know that what you said isn't true, because I know Frankie, and Jackson and I don't fight as much as we used to," I admitted, and decided to check the clock, which read 7:50 a.m., and started to hurry, "and anyways, I think you should probably leave right now. Frankie will be coming and-
That's when Toralei went in for the kill and kissed me! Taken back, I tried to pull away, but I had really underestimated how strong werecats were. She had constricted her tail around me and just wouldn't let go! This cat was psychotic!
["Hey! I am not psychotic!"
"Yes you are!"
"No I'm not! NOW TAKE IT BACK BEFORE I SHOVE YOUR HEADPHONES DOWN YOUR THROAT!"
"You wouldn't dare! You just proved you were psychotic all by yourself! Uh, Toralei…what are you doing? Wait, no! Back away from me! Frankie, HELP!"
Toralei had pounced on Holt and was now strangling him with her tail. Meanwhile, Frankie was sitting down, apparently trying to ignore the fight.
"What is it with you and choking me?"
"You're just mad because I'm a better kisser."
"Liar! I could've tackled you to the ground if your tail wasn't in the way! Now, let go of me!"
Holt grabbed Toralei's tail and threw her across the room, surprisingly, since no one expected him to have that much upper body strength.
Toralei was thrown so hard that she actually hit her head on the hard floor and got knocked unconscious.
Frankie looked at Holt. "Should we help her?"
Holt's eyes almost popped out of his head. "Are you crazy? Did you just see her attack me and almost choke the life out of me?"
"Good point. Hurry and continue the story because I'm not sure how long it's going to be before Toralei wakes up."
"Alright, let me pick up where I left off."]
I knew I couldn't get away, and I knew that Toralei was trying to sabotage my relationship. It wasn't until Frankie walked into the gym that Toralei finally stopped and took on a whole new emotion. Meanwhile, I was left in confusion, shock, and horror.
[Right at that moment, Holt stopped and was starting to look distant.
"What's wrong?" Frankie asked with concern in her voice.
"Nothing…nothing's wrong. Sorry for stopping. I'll continue," said Holt, who started to tell the story again but still had sadness in his eyes. During this time, Toralei was barely waking up, but was still listening.]
"Holt! Why did you kiss me? I thought that you were with Frankie. What a cheater!" spat Toralei in the most disgusted tone. She shoved me away, stomped over to the gym entrance, and stopped in front of Frankie. "I'm so sorry. I know this must be hard for you, but if I was in your position, I would dump him right then and there. Let's face it, he just can't be trusted!" With that, Toralei gave me a quick sinister smile and walked out of the gym.
Frankie was silent, but she had started to cry, staring at me with a heartbroken expression on her face. The only sounds heard were the gym doors slamming.
No, it's not what you think Frankie! Please don't cry! Toralei kissed me! She's lying, and I know it. I know I could've probably stopped her but do you have any idea how strong werecats are? I would never cheat on you and you know that! Please say something, anything! I mentally pleaded. I was completely frozen in shock and couldn't form a single word that I was thinking. Even from about four yards away, I could still see the crystal blue tears forming on her delicate face.
Looking like she couldn't take it anymore, Frankie sprinted out the door sobbing. Sadly, her bolts started sparking, causing every locker she ran past to burst open.
"Frankie, wait!" I shook off the shock faster than I thought and ran to catch up with Frankie, who already had a head start. I managed to chase her until she came to a stop in front of Home Ick.
I panted from exhaustion," Frankie...please! This is a...a big...misunderstanding!"
Frankie's mascara was running, as she barely replied, "Misunderstanding? I saw it! You were kissing Toralei, of all monsters! How could you do that to me?" Picking up where she left off, Frankie dashed away, probably to her locker so she could go home.
She wasn't the only one who could show such pain and misery. With my back against the wall, I slid to the floor, my head resting on my knees, and my hands gripping my hair. I quickly looked to the left and right to make sure no one was looking. When I was sure that the hall was empty, I let a cascade of tears run down my face...
[Holt had a faraway look as Frankie tried to find something to say. "Listen, Holt…I know that it must've been hard, but–"
"It's fine," mumbled Holt, who was losing his usual energetic behavior and was becoming rather gloomy. "Let's check on Toralei. She probably got a headache when she fell unconcious." With that, Holt walked off, leaving Frankie to cautiously follow behind.]
Did you guys like this chapter? Well, review! I am totally open to good reviews, bad reviews, and even reviews that make no sense whatsoever. I REALLY need to know how good or bad I'm doing on this story. Anyways, I'd like to make a shout-out to an anonymous reviewer by the name of "ejp". Thanks for supporting me and encouraging me to continue! Your reviews mean a lot to me! Chapter 4 is coming up and in a new character's POV! I'm still working on it but hopefully it won't be long before I update. See you again in the next chapter!