Mason (Fallen Crest High Series #0.5) by Tijan
Mason Kade is not known to be nice. He is ruthless, manipulative, and unforgiving. Most will say that he is a jerk and he is to those that cross him or cross his loved ones. However, he does not want to be who he is. He does not enjoy hurting others, but there is no limit to the lengths he will go to protect himself and his brother. This is the story of how he came to be and this is why so many love Mason Kade.
This is a story of a destroyed family and the effects it had on a son.
Excerpt Mason (Fallen Crest High Series #0.5) by Tijan
Another tear slipped down her cheek and she flicked it away. “I am so sorry, Mason. This will change you forever. I know it and I am so very sorry. I should’ve protected you more.”
I rolled my eyes. Picking up her bag, I shoved it at her. “Just go. He’s with that woman for the weekend.”
She nodded. “You’ll bring Logan tonight?”
“Okay.” She shed more tears, but she never cared. She never brushed them away. Pressing another soft kiss to my forehead, she whispered there, “I love you. I will always love you. This is not a final thing. You will never lose a mother. I promise that.” Then she pulled back, gave me another reassuring smile as those tears kept falling and left.
When the door closed behind her, I waited. It wasn’t long before the car left the driveway and she was gone. That was the end.
Turning, I glanced to the second floor above me. “Why didn’t you say anything?”
Logan was watching me, but pulled back immediately. I couldn’t see him anymore so I went up there instead. When I got there he was huddled against the wall. His arms were crossed over each other, resting on his knees, and they were covering his head. I sat beside him. Some of his hair was sticking up so I pressed it down. Ignoring how he flinched, I said, “Why didn’t you just say something? I thought you went with that girl again.”
“Fuck off,” he growled, still sheltering himself with his closed arms over his knees. “Get off me.”
I sighed and moved away. “You could’ve just come down and said goodbye.” But he didn’t want to. That’s what the big brother voice was telling me in my head. I told him to shut the fuck off, although he was right. Logan wasn’t looking at me. I said anyway, smiling at him, “I told her that I’d drive you over tonight. You can say your proper goodbye tonight and then…”
He lifted his head. His tears were fresh. He didn’t care. “And then…we can drink beer tonight?”
He rolled his eyes and brushed some of the tears away. “Come on, Mase. I’m dating now.”
“You’re dating?” I scoffed, grinning at him. I wanted to ruffle his hair, but he was always mad at that. “What’s her name again?”
He glared at me. “Tate.”
“Shit,” I sighed. “You like her, don’t you?”
“Yeah, she’s cool. She’s in your grade too.”
“You got an older woman. You like the cougars?” I flashed him a grin.
“Shut up.” The anger was gone. I relaxed a little when I saw that. He added, “Our mom just left, for real. They’re done. It’s you and me now.”
“I know.” I threw an arm around his shoulder and pulled him into my side. “Dad’s going to be nuts, now that he doesn’t have to hide all those women. It’s you and me.” It had been for a long time. My own anger started to stir inside of me. It was always there when I thought about our dad and the hell he’d put us through. It had gone on for too damn long.