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It was a rainy day. June 17th to be exact. Oh, how I hated this day. When I woke up this morning, my heart sank to the bottom of my soul. Today was the celebration of my sorrow. I slowly forced my eyes open and stared at the white, plastered ceiling. I inhaled as much oxygen as my lungs could handle, and exhaled a shaky breath. I trudged out of bed and into the rat hole my landlords called a kitchen. Oh, I think a formal introduction is in order. My name is Trenton Smith. But, you can call me Trent. 5 years ago, on this exact date, I had my heart broken. This date marks my ex-girlfriend's anniversary. The day she got married. I remember that day like it was a precious family memory that would live in my heart forever. But, this memory wasn't one that I wanted to keep.
I was sitting in the aisle with all of her other friends from Total Drama and some of her family. I stared up at the man with a green mo-hawk, piercings, blue eyes, black tux, and black shoes. I envied him with all of my heart. He had what I wanted, the most beautiful girl in the world. The music started playing as the flower girl skipped down the aisle. I'm guessing that's her daughter. She was just as beautiful as her mother. Shortly after, the girl of my dreams walked down the aisle. The only word that I could say was, "Wow." Absolutely breath taking. She still had her teal and black dyed hair but it has grown to reach her back, she had her same teal lipstick but with little sparkles in it, and her dark eyes sparkled in the dim light. Her white dress lit up the whole room with flair and her white flats and veil, softly touched the face of the polished floor. I couldn't keep my eyes off of her. She smiled at the man in front of her, which sadly, wasn't me. I sighed and looked away. The preacher said his words and it was finally time to say, "I do." He spoke, "Do you, Duncan Jason Millers take this woman to have and to hold, to love in sickness and in health, forever more?" I stared at Duncan, a frown on my face. "I do." he spoke. "And do you Gwendolyn Beatrice Fabray take this man to have and to hold, to love in sickness and in health, forever more?" I stared at Gwen this time. "I do." she spoke. "Then, by the power invested in me, I now pronounce you, husband and wife. You may kiss the bride." My heart shattered as I observed the two pairs of lips crush into each other. Tears started to swell in my eyes as celebration broke out among the crowd. "Trent, dude, why aren't you celebrating?" an all too familiar voice asked me from behind. "Geoff, dude, I don't know." I sighed. "Well, after party at my place dude. I bet that'll cheer you up." he explained. "I think, I'm just gonna go home." I murmured out. With that, I ran through the crowd and got to my car. I shut the car door and immediately drove home. As I approached my apartment, I ran off into my room and threw myself on my bed. Then, I just had an emotional outburst right there. I violently sobbed into my pillow so much, that it eventually led to cutting myself. I stared at the multiple cuts on my wrists and buried my head into my hands. "Am I not good enough for her?" I silently asked the atmosphere. "What does Duncan have, that I don't?" I said again. I was crushed.
(End of Flashback)
Ugh, the thought of Duncan almost made me wanna puke! Duncan. He was a law breaker, a womanizer, a bad boy, he didn't care about Gwen like I did. I bet that if a somehow 'better' offer came along, that he would leave Gwen in a split second. But, I couldn't imagine what could be better than Gwen. She was perfection in a human body. Which I didn't understand because it is foretold that nobody's perfect. But, with Gwen, that policy doesn't apply. I don't care what anyone says. She is perfect in my eyes. I sighed at the thought of it. I glanced around the worn out room until I layed eyes on my motorcycle keys. I decided to go for a ride. Gwen and Duncan didn't live far away. They lived in a mansion that Duncan bought from his winnings from Total Drama Action. That's the season where everything went wrong. The season where Gwen broke up with me. The season where Duncan and Gwen started hanging out. The season where everything went down hill and strait to the sound of wedding bells. I jumped on my motorcycle and took a ride around town. It was raining really hard, but I didn't care. The scenery just fit what a bad mood I was in. I approached a stoplight near where Gwen and Duncan's place was. I looked to my left and I saw them. Duncan picked Gwen up and spun her around in the rain as the wind brushed against her perfect ebony hair. I watched as he placed tiny kisses on her neck as Gwen just giggled. I watched as he set her down by an oak tree and started to make out with her. I watched as she wrapped her delicate arms around Duncan's neck and as Duncan wrapped his muscular arms around her waste. I watched as Duncan sniffed her dyed hair and smiled at his wife. Gwen smiled back and they touched foreheads. She was in love, and there was nothing I could do about it. The stop light flashed green and I continued with my stroll around town, tears clouding my vision. I stopped at an old abandoned park. This was OUR park. After Total Drama Island, Gwen and I would have most of our dates at this park. I would push her on the swing set as she giggled and tell me about her day. We would laugh together, and share tender moments and I would tell her words of comfort. We would chase each other around the park and act like little kids again, maybe sometimes watch the stars together at night time. But, the only thing that I regret from our nights together, is not telling her that I love her. Maybe if I told her, then she would've stayed with me. Sure, I sort of went overboard with my nine obsession, but I'm past that. I think if we just had the chance to talk it over, then we would get back together. But, after she broke up with me, she went touring the world on another season of Total Drama, and I was stuck here, missing her. I was thinking about talking to her when she got back, but then she kissed Duncan. Why Duncan? I have no idea. But, it was pretty clear that she was over me. I sighed again as I came across a swing set. I flipped the seat over to find that it was still there. Back when we were dating, Gwen and I carved: 'Property of Gwen and Trent' in the bottom of the seat. I smiled at the memory and stood behind the swing set. I pushed our seat, pretending that Gwen was sitting on it, giggling while I pushed it higher and higher. Her teal streaks blowing in her face. I sighed again and took out my pocket knife and scratched out the engraving. Why do I carry a pocket knife you ask? To tell you the truth, I cut when I'm feeling sorrow, mostly when I'm missing Gwen. You can go ahead and call me Emo, but I don't care. I left the park and drove back home. My roommate, Daniel was there. "Hey, what's up Trent?" he joyfully asked me. "Mmmm." I mumbled. "What's wrong dude?" he asked me again. This is what I like about Daniel. He's always looking out for his buddies. I took a seat at table while he sat across from me. "I'm missing my girl." I finally said. I hung my head down. "Just came out of a break-up dude? Harsh." he commented. "No. Remember that reality TV show I was on, Total Drama?" I questioned my friend. "Yeah." he simply replied. I got up and went digging through my room until I found an old teen magazine from when I was 17 or so. I shoved the cover in front of Daniel's face. It was a picture of Gwen and Duncan making out. The headline was, 'Reality TV Love: Gwuncan Full Speed'. During that time, you couldn't even open a teen magazine without reading about Gwen and Duncan's hot, steamy relationship. I sighed. "Oh yeah dude. I remember this. Aren't they such a cute couple? I mean, they've been together forever." he smiled. "Dude. Remember season 1? Total Drama Island and a few episodes of Total Drama Action? Gwen and I were together. I was totally in love with her and..." I got cut off. "And you still are?" Daniel finished my sentence. "Yes." I managed. Tears were forming in my eyes. "Dude! So why don't you get her back?" he tried to encourage me. " I can't. She's married, to Duncan." I clutched my fist to my chest as I felt my heart beat decrease speed. Before Daniel could say anything else, I left the room and flopped down on my bed, and started cutting again. There was a knock on my door. "Go away!" I yelled. I could hear mumbles along the other side of the door, and then footsteps. I didn't want to be bothered. My blood formed a pool on the ground. "Shit." I cursed as the blood stained my rug. I got some bandages and covered my deep cuts. Then I fell asleep.
I heard someone call my name, "Trent! Trent! Help, please!" It sounded like Gwen. I opened my eyes and searched around the room. It was white, blank, empty, and hollow. "Gwen! Where are you?" I screamed back. "Follow my voice Trent." she said again. And so I did as I was told and followed the angelic voice. There I saw her, looking as beautiful as ever. She smiled at me. "Trent. I knew you'd come." she spoke again. I hugged her. She hugged me back. "Don't leave me Trent." she whispered in my ear. "I would never leave you." I assured her. She giggled and pecked my neck. I smiled at her. "Trent I lo-" she paused and the image of her started to fade. I looked worried. "Gwen, what's happening?" I asked her. "Trent I lo-" she repeated. But before she could try again, she disappeared. "Gwen!" I screamed. I frantically searched to empty room. "Gwen!!!" I yelled one last time before I woke up.
I opened my eyes as I panted, trying to regain my normal breathing speed. Daniel was sitting in front of me. "Trent, it looks like you were having a nightmare." he told me. "It was half and half. A dream, but also a nightmare." And, it was. The dream part, seeing Gwen again. The nightmare part being loosing her, again. "I'm, going for a walk." I whispered. I stepped outside of my apartment and went to the local bar. I hung out there for a while and was walking home until I heard a scream that pierced my ear drums. At first I was scared, but I decided to ignore the scream, and just keep on walking.
Duncan twirled me around and placed tiny kisses on my neck. "I love you babe." he whispered. "I love you too." I whispered back. And it was true. I was in love with Duncan. Duncan set me down by the oak tree and we started to make out. Duncan sniffed my hair, and I smiled. We touched for heads and I swear I felt electricity. He was perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better husband. We went back inside to see Bridgette sitting next too our now 7 year old child, Miracle. Duncan came up with the name. He said it was because being able to share this child with me was a miracle that he thought that a guy like him could never accomplish. He is so sweet. I sat on the other side of Miracle and kissed her forehead. "Hi mommy." she spoke. "Hi Mira." I giggled. She likes to be called Mira. It's a cute nickname. Duncan sat next to me and stared at the TV. "Ugh! Why are we watching this crap?" he complained. I stared at the TV and saw that we were watching some kiddy show called the 'Diddlie-bops'. I chuckled at my husband. "Shut up Stud. This is what Miracle likes to watch." I informed my husband. Bridgette laughed. "You guys are insane." she joked. I went to the kitchen and made us all some coffee. But, before I left, I tripped on a propped up tile, spilling the tray of coffee in my hand. Duncan ran into the kitchen with Bridgette. "You ok baby?" Duncan asked me. I stood up and brushed myself off. "Yeah." I simply replied. Both of them left. I looked around and removed the tile from the floor. It was dangerous for it to be there when Miracle could just trip over it and hurt herself. When the tile was out of the floor I saw a piece of paper, lying in the same spot as the tile used to be. I picked it up and read it out loud.
Demon unleashed within the soul
It surrounds the heart with betrayal
With thoughtful words of wise and wisdom
1600 figurine prism
I raised a confused eyebrow. Suddenly as I was walking through the door, I felt a gust of wind and a scream that pierced the ear. I stood there, not moving another muscle after I felt that wind. Something about it just made me wonder. Duncan propped his head back in through the kitchen. "You comin' pasty?" he questioned me. I slowly shook my head and headed back into the living room. "Um, did anyone hear that scream?" I asked my husband and my best friend. The all looked at me like I was crazy. "You're hallucinating baby. Just sit down and relax." Duncan tried to calm me. I nodded my head up and down, sat next to Duncan and snuggled my head into his chest. But still, something wasn't right, I could just feel it.