“Sis!?” I heard my brother call from outside. I stuck my head out
the apartment door towards his car and rose an eyebrow, questioningly.
rang?” I asked with a slight grin.
“Are you going to come out here and help, or
do you plan on leaving us here to unload the car by ourselves?” My older brother asked me. I
was about to answer when Al cut off my thoughts.
“Pat, you should know better then to
give her an option! Get your ass over here!” She told me with a grin. I sighed as I stepped
out into the sunlight that heated the large city of Montr?al. Unfortunately, that was the only thing
that heated the city. It was absolutely freezing in Canada!
My best friend Ally and I had
both managed to get into school here in Qu?bec. She would be attending McGill University, while I
would be attending Dawson's College. We were both 21 and we were ready to rock the streets of Qu?bec
while enjoying the great opportunities this country had to offer. My older brother, Pat had tagged
along with us too, after receiving a job as a web designer for a local band. He was 26 and about as
brotherly as one could get. Even though biologically, Alyssa wasn't family, Pat was about as
protective over her as he was of me. If one of us were to bring home a guy Pat didn't like after his
interrogation process, they would be out the door as fast as they came in. He was the kind of
brother that loved to have fun…but knew when he needed to be serious or lend a shoulder to
cry on. Together, we were best friends and we couldn't wait to get started on our new lives.
“Earth to Jen!” Ally broke me away from my thoughts as she snapped her fingers
in front of my face.
“Are you taking your box or would you prefer me to drag it up the
stairs for you?” She asked me, smiling sweetly.
“I've got a better
idea…” I said with a grin as I took the box from her hands and headed back towards the
apartment door that had been propped open. Pat and Al followed me inside towards the elevator; each
of them carrying their own box of items. I lifted my foot and pressed the button with a large arrow
directing upwards. Pat rose an eyebrow, uncertainly as the elevator arrived with a `ding'. The doors
slid open and I stepped inside to place my box in the back corner of the elevator. Pat and Alyssa
exchanged quick glances before following my lead.
We continued with this process for several
minutes until we finally had loaded the elevator with all of our belongings.
carrying them up the stairs.” I noted as I pressed the `Floor 3' button within the elevator.
“Wait…aren't we going to ride the elevator up?” Pat questioned, watching
the doors slide close. I rolled my eyes and rested my hands on my hips.
“Dude…for someone who's got an I.Q. of like… a trillion… you can
sure be pretty clueless sometimes…” I told him as I lifted my hand to a yellow piece of
paper taped next to the elevator door. On it in bold lettering told of the weight restrictions. He
sighed and shook his head in disbelief.
“We better get going if we wanna meet the
elevator…” Ally suggested. I nodded before jogging up the stairs.
Panting for breath, I lifted my foot from the last stair to the third floor. Pat
followed close behind me. Jen stood with her hands on her hips, looking impatient.
“Geez, it's about time you guys got here…” She said with a slight smirk.
The elevator doors had already slid open, as Jen entered to grab the first of her boxes. I
entered next, followed by Pat. As we made our way down the hall to our new apartment, I allowed my
eyes to wander around my surroundings. The walls had been panted a deep, plum, and were topped off
with beige trim. Beautiful watercolour paintings hung from various spots on the walls, in between
doors or above the staircases. I bumped into Jen as she stopped suddenly at what I was guessing was
“Pat…hand me the key…” She said, trying to hold out her
hand while balancing her box on the other. He dug into his back pocket and retrieved the key before
handing it to his younger sister.
“Ugh… I don't even want to know where this
thing has been…” Jen muttered, nauseated. I grinned.
“Or what it's been
touching…” I added. She squealed as the door eased open with a turn of the handle. Pat
laughed at the noise his sister had just made.
“That was attractive…” He
“Damn straight.” She replied as we entered our new home.
Setting down our boxes, we looked around the room, attempting to keep an open mind, just
incase. Surprisingly, it wasn't all that horrible. The walls in here were painted a light peach. The
floors were hardwood and a small fireplace rested against one of the far walls. Other then that, the
place was empty.
“Well this is cozy…” Pat said, sounding slightly
sarcastic. Jen and I glared at him beckoning him to shut his mouth.
“It will be much
better once we give it our own little unique twist…” I assured him. He nodded, hoping I
“C'mon, we've got two boxes left…” I told Jen as I brushed
a stray piece of hair behind my ear. She sighed, tiredly.
“I want to sleep!” She
“On what? The kitchen counter?” Pat asked with a smirk.
“I call the bathtub!” I exclaimed quickly, shooting my hand up into the air. Pat
grinned and shook his head in disbelief.
“I could fall asleep on the floor if you gave
me five minutes…” She told us.
“Oh stop your tired-talk…it's ONE
box…” I assured her, grabbing onto her arm and dragging her out into the hallway.
“I don't wanna come!” She protested, pulling back. I grinned.
think this box has your sleeping bag in it…” I told her thoughtfully.
comment, her eyes shot open as she lurched ahead of me and bee-lined it to the elevator. The grin
that had formed on my face faded immediately when I heard a commotion from around the
I jogged quickly to see what had made the loud crashing sound. Sliding around the
corner, I saw Jen sitting on the floor, holding her arm, and a group of guys standing in front of
her. I walked quickly up behind her.
“Jen...you are way too eager to get some
sleep…” I told her with a slight grin. She glanced up at me before taking my extended
hand. I helped her up from the ground and allowed my eyes to drift along the 5 guys in front of me.
“Looky, looky…we've got another fille…” one of the guys said,
smirking. He looked to be about 5”8. His hair was as black as the night's sky, and his eyes
were a milk-chocolate brown. A piercing glimmered on the middle of his bottom lip and another on his
nose. Eyeliner was applied thickly along the bottom of his eyes.
anotre fille.” I replied with a smirk. The guys all looked at each other quickly; obviously
unaware of the fact I spoke or understood any form of French. Geez, did they honestly think I'd come
all the way to Qu?bec without brushing up on some of the language?
David…he hasn't seen lovely girls in a long time…” One of the other's said,
stepping in front of the first. He was taller then the others. His hair was a dark brown and he had
twinkling eyes to match. His smile was gorgeous and friendly. He outstretched his hand.
“Pierre.” He informed us. Jen and I glanced at each other, trying not to giggle.
We had just arrived in the province and already we had managed to come across a group of
good-looking guys. I lifted my hand to his and smiled.
“Alyssa.” I replied. Jen
shook his hand and nodded, grinning like mad.
“Jen.” She told him.
“Would you two ladies be interested in sliding around to our apartment at around 8ish?
You can spend the night in our apartment…we wouldn't want you to be lonely and cold on your
first night…” David offered with a mischievous grin. Jen looked at me as if to say `oh
brother' I acknowledged secretly.
“Actually…we won't be lonely…we've got
someone staying with us.” I informed him.
“Another chick?!” He asked
hopefully. I could see Jen roll her eyes from the corner of my eye.
guy…a very sexy guy…” I replied, raising an eyebrow, challengingly. His
shoulders seemed to drop slightly. Jen looked at me as if I was crazy.
“Anyways…we'll see you later, boys…it was nice meeting
you…” I said, stepping past them. Jen followed closely behind me.
“Dude…tell me you were not implying that my brother was our very sexy third
party…” She begged me once we edged our way down the hall. I grinned and arched an
eyebrow before sliding my hand into the depths of my back pocket. I found the piece of plastic I was
looking for, before pulling it out. I lifted it to my face.
whispered. I grinned and nodded.
“They're still watching us.” I told her. She
laughed as we rounded the corner at the far end of the hall and reached the elevator.
I looked down at the girl who had just landed on the ground.
Her roots had a reddish tint, while the rest of her hair was a dark brown. She glanced up at me,
holding her arm, painfully. Her eyes were a deep brown. She was very good looking. I found myself
allowing my eyes to lift as I heard footsteps coming from around the corner. I was met by another
girl. Her hair was wavy and a dark, brunette colour which contained lighter brown highlights. Her
eyes were grey.
“Looky, looky…we've got anotre fille…” I heard the
words leave my lips faster then my brain could contemplate the consequences. I immediately kicked
myself. How charming that must've sounded. Luckily, Pierre stepped forward and took over. I didn't
exactly follow the conversation…all I managed to here were their names. Jen was the one who
had been on the floor and Alyssa was the one who had just joined us.
“Would you two
ladies be interested in sliding around to our apartment at around 8ish? You can spend the night in
our apartment…we wouldn't want you to be lonely and cold on your first night…”
Oh f**k…now if the first thing didn't sound man-whorish…I know for a fact that
one did. Why was I having problems with controlling my speech? This wasn't normal…I was
supposed to be the relaxed, funny guy…not the one that ran out of things to say. I'm sure
more idiotic remarks were made after that one… but I didn't notice because before I knew it,
Alyssa and Jen had stepped past me. I felt the slight breeze and smelled a strong vanilla aroma from
Alyssa as her shoulder brushed with mine. I looked over my shoulder and watched the two of them walk
down the hall. Alyssa had just slid her hand into her back pocket which had managed to captivate my
gaze. They were both so lovely. I was hoping I'd be seeing more of them soon.