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Dominic (Slater Brothers #1)(9)
L.A. Casey

I didn't even bother to try and hide it by framing my face with my hair because it would still be visible, so I bit another bullet and French plaited my hair back, keeping my hair tight to my head and completely out of my face.

I heard the class bell ring at the same time some students walked into the classroom, and as usual, I didn't look up or acknowledge anyone. I continued to scribble on my notebook but when a shadow fell over my desk, I glanced to my left.

It was only Alannah passing my table by, but when I looked to the left it was at the exact moment Dominic stepped into the classroom with his arm around Destiny's shoulder.

Seriously? He was going to parade around with another girl not even twenty hours after he almost successfully seduced me?

And that f**ker had the nerve to call me a slut.

I couldn't help the snort that erupted out of me. Dominic looked at me the same time I snorted, and it gave me a perfect look at his face. His chin was bruised and so was a little of his cheek. Above his eyebrow was cut and bruised also. He looked practically perfect for someone who was in a fight while I got hit once and had the mother of all black eyes.

Typical, fu**ing typical.

Dominic's eyes were directly on my black eye while he stared at me. Destiny got his attention though when she tickled his belly.

Yes, she actually tickled his belly.

I snorted again as I turned back to my notebook and continued scribbling away. I only looked up when I heard Miss McKesson's voice over my music, so I took out my earphones.

She was calling out names while ticking them off on the attendance sheet.

"Bronagh Murphy," she called out.

"Here," I replied.

She looked up, smiled at me then gasped and actually dropped her pen to the floor.

"What happened to you?" she asked as she moved over to me.

Even though I had a black eye, nobody but Dominic noticed it since I had only looked at him. My other classmates didn't pay attention to me because that was the norm; I didn't bother with them, and they didn't bother with me. Thanks to Miss McKesson though, everyone was looking at me now.

"Holy shite, Bronagh, that's some shiner," Alannah's voice said from my left.

I nodded, because she was right; it was a hell of a shiner.

I looked at Miss McKesson and smiled. "I'm fine, it's nothin'."

"It's not nothin', you have a black eye for goodness sake," she breathed.

I smiled again; her concern was nice.

"I'm honestly fine; it was just a misunderstandin', the other person is dead now."

That lightened up the tension because everyone, including Miss McKesson, chuckled. The tension came right back when she looked around the room and gasped as she looked to the back.

"Nico, what happened to you… this time?" she gasped, again.

I wanted to laugh at the 'this time' part of her question. She knew he was a troublemaker considering the amount of times he rolled into school with bruises and whatnot on his face over the last five, almost six, weeks. His fight with Jason was the only one I had heard of him being in since he and his brother started here so where he got all the bruises from was beyond me.

"Nothin', just shitty decision makin' on my part. Chose to defend someone who wasn't worth it, it was my mistake."

I gritted my teeth and muttered, "You are a mistake."

I didn't mean for this to be audible but it was and my classmates actually oh'd. I meant that Dominic was my mistake and that kissing him was a mistake, but the class probably thought I meant his existence was a mistake, which right now, honestly wasn't that far off the bat with the way I was feeling.

Miss McKesson looked between myself and Dominic for a few moments. "The two of you stay after class."

Again?

I wanted to protest, but her tone was a serious one, so I just sighed and put my earphones back in. Class flew by; I noticed Damien entering class about thirty minutes late with another girl from class, Lexi Mars. I was instantly disgusted by the state of her hair and clothes and the shit-eating grin Damien was sporting.

That girl and Damien - because I heard from passing conversations that he had shagged multiple girls since moving here - were the definition of a slut, not me.

When class ended, I didn't move from my seat. I waited for everyone to leave before I took out my earphones.

"As much as the students of this school think us teachers are stupid, we aren't. We heard about the altercation between you and Jason after school yesterday, Nico. Care to explain what that was over?"

"It was over Bronagh," Dominic answered seconds later.

I humourlessly laughed. "No, he stuck his nose in other people's business then blamed it on me because he didn't get what he wanted out of the situation."

"And what did he want out of the situation?" Miss McKesson asked.

I looked at her with raised eyebrows.

Did she really expect me to have a heart to heart with her?

"A lovin' hug," I replied sarcastically.

She looked at Dominic then flicked her eyes between us. "I don't know what is goin' on between you both but sort it out between yourselves and don't bring any more violence into it. No more fightin', leave each other alone if you can't get along, understand?"

I saluted her which made her roll her eyes.

"Go on, the pair of you, get to class."

I stood up and pushed my chair into my desk then quickly left the classroom. The hallways were already emptying because second period had already started, so I quickened my pace until I was pulled back by the arm, bringing me to a halt.

"What's the rush, pretty girl?"

I jerked my arm free from Dominic's hold and started walking to class again.

"Don't fuckin' touch me, you dick," I snapped.

Dominic snorted and caught up with me. "You wanted my dick buried in you to the hilt yesterday, didn't you?"

"Damien's, not yours," I corrected trying not to blush with embarrassment of what was the truth. I did want him yesterday.

What I just said about Damien was an honest to God lie, but Dominic didn't need to know that. I wasn't attracted to Damien at all, even though he was Dominic's clone.

Dominic laughed, clearly amused. "No, you wanted my cock, I could smell how wet you were for me-"

I whirled around and jumped for him, intending to break something on his body, but he caught me mid-air, turned us both, and pressed me against the wall in the corridor. My tiptoes were touching the ground, but not fully because Dominic's body was pressed between my legs, literally pinning me against the wall.

"I like aggressive bitches," Dominic grinned as he brought his bruised face to mine.

"Get off me, now! Miss McKesson said you have to stay away from me!" I snapped.

Dominic smiled and looked down to where his body was pressed against mine. "I'm thinking you're enjoying this, babe."

I narrowed my eyes. "I'm not your babe, your possession, or your aggressive bitch. I'm nothin' to you, now let me go!"

Dominic snorted. "Don't think too highly of yourself, babe. I wanted to get laid by the ice-cold bitch that roams these school's hallways. I wanted to see if the only bit of heat in you was located deep, deep in your pussy-"

"You bastard! I hate you, get off me!" I hissed and tried to slap him, but he grabbed my hands with his.

He rotated his pelvis into me, still grinning. "Give it a minute, I'll get you good and wet enough so I can smell-"

"Oh my God, shut the f*ck up!" I growled. "That was a mistake, you said so yourself so just forget it. Let go of me and stay the f*ck away from me."

Dominic laughed as he let me drop and watched me stumble a little. He stepped backwards and gestured me towards class with his hands. "I like messing around with you too much to stay away from you, babe." He winked.

"You're a vile, disgustin' creature," I snarled to him as I turned and stormed down the corridor, ignoring some lingering students who got an eyeful and earful of that 'conversation'.

"A vile, disgusting creature who you near enough fu**ed yesterday!" Dominic called out after me just as I opened the woodwork room door.

Everyone heard him, even Mr. Kelly.

I slammed the door shut behind me. "Move him to a different worktop, sir. I swear to God, I'll stab him if you don't!" I stated to Mr. Kelly, who was just looking at me with wide eyes.

When the door opened to the woodwork room and Dominic strolled in, he headed for my desk, but Mr. Kelly quickly got up to intercept him.

"Actually, Nico, switch seats with Gavin for today. Bronagh seems to be very cross with you, son."

Under-fucking-statement!

"Sure thing, sir," Dominic replied happily.

The horrible fu**ing bastard.

I was fuming while I shoved my bag under my desk and stormed to the back room to get an apron. When I came back out, the lads in the room, including Dominic and the sir, were looking at me.

"What?" I snapped.

"Nothin'," they all replied in unison and busied themselves with whatever was in front of them.

I glared at them all before moving to the supply room and retrieving my wood that I hid so Dominic wouldn't use them on me. He didn't mess with any of my projects, but I wasn't taking any risks, so I hid my stuff just incase.

When I re-entered the room, nobody paid me any attention, which was good so I went to my worktop and penciled out a design on the wood, marking where I would have to saw and sand.

Gavin took his time moving over to my desk.

"Hey, Bronagh." He smiled.

I returned his smile, because it seemed genuine.

"Hey, Gav," I replied, shocking myself that I used the nickname I've heard the other lads in class call him.

I was allowed to call him that though, since he was technically my first proper kiss ever.

"Are you okay? You seem pretty heated."

I sighed. "I'm fine, just that American prick annoyin' me."

Gavin snorted at me, which made me grin; it was nice that someone else agreed Dominic was a prick.

"You do know what he is sayin' to the lads back there, don't you?" Gavin murmured.

I looked to the back of the room and noticed some of the lads were gathered around Dominic, grinning and knuckle touching him.

"What's he sayin'?" I asked.

"That he was very close to findin' heat in you. He called you an ice-cold bitch. Pretty obvious he was sayin' he almost fu**ed you."

I gaped at Gavin's bluntness then quickly composed myself. "He is lyin'. We kissed, but it was a horrible mistake. He is just blowin' it out of proportion!"

Gavin looked at me for a moment then nodded. "I believe you, he is probably just sore that he didn't get to go all the way with you. His ego is clearly takin' it bad; that's why he is bein' a prick."

I snorted. "He is naturally a prick," I said making Gavin laugh which got the prick's attention.

I looked at Dominic and noticed him glaring at Gavin's back before switching his gaze on me, winking at me and blowing me a kiss.

"Fuck you," I snarled in his direction.

"Now or later?" he replied.

The lads in the class laughed, and laughed hard. I couldn't help it when my eyes filled with tears, so I looked down and quickly grabbed my bag while they fell down my cheeks.

"Bronagh," Gavin sighed when he heard me sniffle.

I didn't look to him or anyone else as I practically ran out of class. I didn't even ask the sir for permission, I just left.

"Nice goin', man. Does makin' girls cry get you hard or somethin'?"

"Fuck you, as**ole. Don't be inserting yourself into my business, and while you're at it, don't look or even talk to Bronagh again, I'll kick your ass otherwise."

I didn't hear what Gavin said in response to Dominic. I only heard Mr. Kelly's voice roaring for them to stop whatever it was they were currently doing and to get away from each other.

I was walking briskly down the hallway when I heard a loud bang sound from behind me.

"Bronagh!"

I jumped as I looked over my shoulder; Dominic was jogging towards me. I screamed; I didn't know why but I did, and I did it loudly. Another bang sounded and this time Gavin and Mr. Kelly as well as my other classmates poured from the woodwork room.

I stopped screaming when Dominic pressed himself to me and put his arms around me.

"I'm sorry, okay? I'm so sorry," he breathed.

I shook my head.

"No, you aren't," I sniffled. "Leave. Me. Alone."

He was about to say something else but was suddenly pulled away from me, which caused me to stumble backwards and fall to the ground on my arse.

It hurt like hell, and I knew that there was going to be a fresh bruise on my arse because of the pain. I looked up as Dominic looked down at me; his face turned red as I hissed in pain. He turned and speared the person who pulled him off me and caused me to fall. That person turned out to be Gavin.

"Stop!" I screamed and scrabbled to my feet.

I felt the blood drain from my face as Dominic dished out blow after blow to Gavin. It wasn't one-sided though, Gavin was just as good, and even head butted Dominic at one point. But no matter what he did, Dominic was better.

It was like the hits he received didn't even hurt him. He was like a bull on a rampage, and it terrified the crap out of me.

"Stop!" I screamed again and tried to pull Dominic off him, but Conner, a boy in our woodwork class, lifted me back.

"You will only get hurt," he told me when I struggled against him.

I pushed away from him and sprinted towards the metalwork room while Mr. Kelly tried to stop the fight to no avail.

"Damien!" I screamed when I flung the door open.

Damien sat at the back of the class, surrounded by girls, but when he heard me, he was on his feet and moved towards me like the speed of light.

"Dominic is goin' to kill Gavin, make him stop!" I cried.

Damien ran out of the room ahead of me and followed the shouts. Everyone else in the class, the teacher included, followed to see what was happening while I lingered in the class on my own.

I was afraid to go back out there.

I had to stay away from Dominic, he was dangerous.

And I didn't do dangerous.

7

"I thought I said no more fightin' with Dominic, Bronagh?" Miss McKesson said to me at the end of school my first day back from suspension.

After Damien stopped the fight two weeks ago, both Dominic and Gavin were suspended because their fight was on school grounds while I was suspended for leaving class without permission and apparently inciting a fight between the lads. I was suspended for two weeks and was told not to come back to school until after Halloween. I wasn't sure how long the lads would be suspended for but I heard they were lucky to each receive just a suspension because their fight was so violent, the school principal wanted to call the Garda but somehow Mr. Kelly talked him out of it which was really good for the lads.

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