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Story - Never Been Kissed
« on: 18. April 2020, 04:54:13 AM »
Hi everyone. I'm new here. I wrote two braces stories and I'd like to post one of them.

This is the second (and shorter) story I wrote. And I apologize in advance for some mistakes, English is not my first language so I might have written something that could sound strange because I'm not familiar to idioms, expressions, sth like that.

Here's the first part of the story, I hope you enjoy and let me know if you liked it.

Never Been Kissed

Part 1

Chapter 1

Frank

I remember that when my cousin got his braces I asked

“Mom, can I start my braces already?”

Had I known what I was getting into I’d never had said these words.
My teeth are very misaligned and rotated. Not because of lack of space because all of them are somewhat in the position they were supposed to be but they aren’t side by side, there are ones more in the front, others in the back, others facing the wrong way, and the top canines are in the middle of the gum. Yeah, gum, canine, gum. All this mess leaves a lot of gaps and I saw my cousin’s teeth when he was my age, they were exactly like mine and now my cousin is handsome. Everybody says that I look after him. The acne, the teeth, the height. But I am three years younger which means he is handsome now that he finished his acne treatment and is taking his braces off. I haven’t even started ... Yet.
We are the Montgomery cousins, Montgomery brothers’ sons. Our family has a big company that our fathers run and that’s what Nate and I are supposed to do in the future.
Nate and I are going to the orthodontist together today. People say that this orthodontist is so good that he has offices in two cities so it’s very difficult to get an appointment with him and he selects his clients. The richer the better. Nate is getting his braces off and I’m getting mine on. He said that it’s not so bad, that’s why I want to start as soon as possible. The pressure is higher now that in a year we are going to study together in college. Here's how we are different from each other. Nate is not the kind of person who likes to study but I tend to the geek way of life. I love science, reading, and enjoy when my father takes me to work. While Nate went to a regular school and failed a year I studied in a special school for gifted kids. Nate likes parties, booze, and being laid-back. I like science, technology, studying, computer games, and comic books.
The day my mother brought me to my first appointment with the orthodontist he said he would like to have the opportunity to compare old and new similar treatments. The catch was that my cousin's treatment would be the reference to modern treatment and mine will be like they did in the 70s. He explained that the braces would be very different, mine can be considered uglier and take a little longer.  Nate started when he was 15 and he finished now that he is 18. I am 15 now but my braces will work with outdated technology but it all would be for the sake of science. We started late because our orthodontist thought Nate was too immature to comply with his treatment and my treatment being similar to his we had to be the same age.  I believe that if this study shows where were the biggest improvements in braces technology the faster the future treatments will be. That’s how he got my acceptance. My mother tried to convince me not to start this experiment ("Francis, dear, people will talk, we are an important family, we are always in galas, dinners, exhibits, charity balls. You will be the company's new face so you'd better start and end all this as soon as possible") but everybody knows that if there’s an opportunity to improve science studies who am I to say no.
I needed spacers only on my back teeth, all the back teeth because my teeth being misaligned there are gaps. When I told Nate what I was up to he was worried but said it was up to me and the spacers meant that I would have to wear headgear as he did at night for some time. While the ortho’s assistant takes off Nate’s braces and fits his retainers Dr. Rogers puts on my bands. After two hours or so he is done and I see my teeth in braces for the first time and wow! That’s more extreme than I thought it would be, my mouth has a metallic taste and it might be because every tooth is covered by metal bands and they should look new once I’m starting the treatment now but they look old, they are not silver nor shiny like my cousin’s brackets were, they are opaque leaden bands with big squares that look like a bracket project. Even the archwire looks old. Nate was also shocked but said it’s not too bad and that I can always keep my mouth shut. I started feeling pain and we went home. Wearing full bands affects my speech a little and I make this hissing sound in the Ss. Whatever I eat stuck on the bands and cleaning is a pain but I keep saying it’s for the sake of science. I wanted to start the acne treatment but the dermatologist thinks I’m too young. At school, things didn’t change because people there have more important things to care and I was even praised for offering myself for research matters, like a Guinea pig.

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Re: Story - Never Been Kissed
« Reply #1 on: 18. April 2020, 08:30:29 AM »
Thank you for sharing the story with us! :)

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« Reply #2 on: 18. April 2020, 14:24:59 PM »
Oooh very good cast as I had definitely dit the bait! Lol
Cant wait to read more of this ????

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« Reply #3 on: 18. April 2020, 15:58:02 PM »
would love a part 2!

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« Reply #4 on: 18. April 2020, 19:51:34 PM »
Chapter 2

Frank

This first week in college sucks. Nate is part of the popular crowd now and I am his shadow. He spent so much time in his life being the poor ‘rich but ugly’ kid and now he wants to enjoy his popularity and drags me because he wants me to be as popular as he is but his friends mock of me all the time. Nate is the only person I know and being 16 in college with the forehead full of acne and wearing braces makes you feel like a fish out of the sea. My speech hasn’t improved so I hiss a lot and whistle in some words. I still feel the metallic taste, especially when I wake up. I made some research and the bands I wear are more similar to the ones in the 50s than in the 70s. This morning I had them tighten which means I’d do anything to quit the pain, it’s Friday and I’m looking forward to the weekend to play my games and read comic books. I’m a little distracted seeing a girl that seems to be lost, maybe I can help. She is cute and I can’t take my eyes off of her chubby beautiful face. I make my move towards her but someone hits her accidentally and the girl’s books fall. I bend on my knees to help her get her books but she does the same and hits her forehead in my mouth and I’ve never felt so much pain. I see blood drops on her book and I know I’m bleeding. The braces dug into my inner lips. I hear Nate talking to me and we run to the toilet where he helps me clean all the blood. My upper lip is so swollen that I can’t close my mouth and everyone can see the mass of metal in it, the lower one is not so swollen. The girl who hit me is very sorry and very beautiful and I mumble that there’s no need to apologize. I feel like I can't be angry at her.
Nate is worried and that’s something I can never complain: Nate’s loyalty. He calls my mother and when she sees me she starts crying and very uneasy, takes me to the orthodontist the second time that day to see if any damage was caused. Dr. Rogers asks me to continue putting ice on my top lip and to prevent the lower one from being scratched by the lower brackets on the bands he puts on something that expands my lip, making it difficult for me to close my mouth. Hiding the lower bands now is impossible, the thing has a black plastic piece held by a big wire and is attached to my lower molars, the ones with the tubes. I hope it is off on Monday. I spend the weekend reading, playing computer games and helping Nate with his studies. The guy is slow but with my help, we can be as good as our parents running the company. It’s Saturday night and my mother reminds me that we have a dance to go and I already know that no one would like to dance with the guy with the disgusting mouth but my mother convinced two girls to dance with me and these are by far the most awkward dances ever. The weekend is over but my mother forgot to take me to the orthodontist to take the lip thing off so I call Nate and he takes me to Dr. Rogers, there I find out that my mother hadn’t forgotten to take me there to remove the lip bumper because it’s now a new acquisition for my mouth, which I was supposed to get installed on my next appointment but as I was already there and installing it then would show my mother that it was worth the trip, he took the chance. As if I needed something else in my mouth. Then Nate and I go to college and I am shier than ever and start keeping my head down almost all the time since then. The girl who hit me looks at me and staring at my creepy mouth, apologizes again and once more I say that’s fine.

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« Reply #5 on: 19. April 2020, 05:40:35 AM »
Chapter 3

Frank

I continue hanging out with Nate and his friends and they say some things that hurt me but I don’t want to tell Nate, who is extremely easygoing unless he feels the need to protect me, when it happens I know how easily he can start a fight. Four weeks go by, to have more fun far from our parent’s eyes, Nate and I are living together in an apartment near the campus. Today I’m getting my braces tightened again and I’m already prepared for the pain but nothing would have prepared me for having to wear headgear all the time. ALL THE TIME. Like, take the thing off just to eat and clean. It’s a high pull and it’s placed high and if I keep my lips relaxed my teeth can be seen. There are white plastic strips with eight holes that connect the straps to the face bow and I’m supposed to use the first hole for six months and then the second hole for the other six months and so on. It doesn’t hurt but I don’t like it when Dr. Rogers said we have plenty of time to start pulling, it means that it will take a long time and when I questioned him he said that it was the first thing he told me, before installing the braces, therefore, I chose it and now my only hope is not having to spend six months in each of the eight holes which means four years condemned to this contraption. The plastic strip is attached to a white long square in front of my ears. In the upper ending of the square two light blue elastic straps cross my head, one in the back and the other on the top and there’s a vertical strap in the back of my head connecting the others. They are rough so instead of pulling my teeth, they’re pulling my hair. The fact is I’m not wearing it as I should, with the lip bumper and now the headgear, it’s too much and I’m reconsidering my help in science improvement. My cousin's friends already laugh at me, I’m the only one wearing braces in college and they are these massive ugly braces that give the idea of rotten teeth so I wear it only when I’m at home alone or with Nate. That means rarely because he always has friends over.
In the next month, Dr. Rogers is not happy at all and tells me he is disappointed because I’m not complying according to his study and decides to wire the face bow in. It doesn’t matter what I say, he claims that it’s not because I can’t be trusted but that’s something that he has to do since it was how orthodontists behaved with lack of compliance in the past. That’s when my misery of being a full-time headgear wearer in college begins. After the first sleepless night, I decided to cut my hair. I also acquired the habit of covering the inner bow of the headgear with my lips and I keep doing it all the time because it’s the only way I can close my mouth but it’s weird looking like a duck. I was with the gang next to Nate and one of his douchebag friends pulled me from the back strap of my headgear making me feel instant pain. I sat next to Jenny, the girl who hit me that time and I knew she had seen the as**ole pulling me when she said that I should remove the headgear until it stopped hurting. Yeah, right. If only I could remove this shit. I was tired. Getting stuck in my t-shirts, waking up when I roll while sleeping because it hurts and I can’t sleep anymore, people staring, whistling while speaking, my mother desperate because of what the society thinks she’s doing to her son, my father talking to me but not looking me in the eyes because he hates these braces and the orthodontist, no one to talk to because I feel that some people are afraid of talking to me. As if I was an angry dog. What do they think I would do if I started talking to them? Bite them? I can barely bite my food. I would like to have someone else to talk to, another friend because I only had Nate. I decided to talk to Jenny.

“I wish I could. It’ss tied in becausss I wasn’t wearing asss much asss I should.”

“Wow. You’re very brave.”

“Brave? I’m about to cry and you call me brave. That’sss new.” ( I was almost getting to have a conversation without whistling… I hate to whistle and this one was LOUD and I’m so ashamed that I feel my face burn)

“Well, I’ve been in your shoes… braces, headgear… except for bands, and the lip thing, which I still feel guilty for”

“You don’t have to, I found out I wass going to have it anyway.” (Another whistle… God…)

“Do you like the classes?”

“I guesss, college iss different. I’m used to more hardworking.”

The professor started the lecture and we had to be quiet but it was nice talking to another person, apart from the shameful whistle noises. The fact is that after that we started talking every day, Jenny told Nate what happened and he fought with his so-called friends and since then Nate, Jenny and I hang out together.

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« Reply #6 on: 20. April 2020, 18:12:39 PM »
Great job, keep it up!

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« Reply #7 on: 20. April 2020, 21:50:20 PM »
Chapter 4

Frank

When I reached the third hole in the plastic strip of my high pull, which means one and a half years of headgear, the lip bumper was removed and I started wearing what Dr. Rogers called combination headgear, adding a cervical dark blue strap. Now I prefer wearing the dark blue high pull in public and the light blue at home because both the cervical straps I have are dark blue. Wearing headgear all the time, I had to ask additional sets to be able to wash them. Things in college changed a little, people now talk to me, but only to ask for a favor, girls who dream about a date with Nate sometimes are nice to me but they can barely hide the disgust when a whistle calls the attention and they look at my awful braces. The other people pretend I don’t exist. I decided to take more classes. Not having free time allows me not to think too much in things that will hurt me, aka Jenny. I’m sure Jenny has a crush on Nate. I wish it was on me but who am I kidding? She would never look at me like this. One day we were alone waiting for Nate to watch a movie, she laid on my leg and I started playing with her hair. She ran away and I’m sure it’s because of Nate. She wants him. Or because of the bands of the braces that make my mouth look dirty, or the acne, or the additional headgear strap, or because I don’t wear the lip bumper anymore but my lips got used to the position and they look bigger.

It’s been four and a half years since I started wearing braces, almost three and a half of them in college with wired in headgear. I’ve had elastics and lots of hooks. When I reached the sixth hole I stopped wearing the combination headgear and for four months now I wear an Interlandi with lots of elastics. I hate it more than the combination, the white plastic pieces in front of my ears are more visible and the straps on my head are thick, the elastics that connect to the face bow don’t seem to be applying any traction. Different from the high pull and the combination, that when tightened hurt a lot for about a week, the Interlandi doesn’t hurt at all, it’s one elastic to every two holes, with eight holes in the plastic piece I wear four elastics each side. Big elastics that aren’t even strained. I questioned Dr. Rogers and he said it’s just for now, it will be tighter soon and I conclude that I didn’t even have to be wearing this headgear but he doesn’t like to be questioned. Every time I question him he adds something more, like the bite turbos I have for two months. This time he added springs along with the archwire, and again, I don’t know why he asks me to come every two weeks now if different from the beginning of the treatment when I used to feel pain after a tightening, it’s been months that I don’t feel my mouth hurt, it’s just more and more disgusting and frightening, once I've seen frightened stares from other braces wearers at Dr. Roger's waiting room, little kids at the orphanage I volunteer and yes, my mother thinks that I haven’t noticed that she is terrified of my braces.
Jenny and I still spend most of our time together but Nate sometimes goes to parties, games, trips. I finally started the acne treatment, my skin is still bad but it won’t be long now. I’m changing but some things don’t change easily: Nate isn’t good at anything yet, Jenny still has a crush on Nate and I still have a repulsive mouth full of metal and wires coming out of it... Since Dr. Rogers wired the face bow in, more than three years ago, it has never come out. Not when I traveled with my family, not on my birthdays, not to the balls my mother made me go. I hate the ski trips because I love to ski but my mother is afraid that if I fall, I can damage the braces, I hate traveling because I love to learn about new cultures but the people from the place are scared of talking to the guy with the weird mouth, I hate looking at me in the mirror, I hate college and how I am patronized. I hate being the guy with the hot body (thanks, gym that I go without my mother’s permission because she thinks I need to live in a bubble and I can get hurt by the braces) and the mouth that makes the girls feel like throwing up. Jenny was with me when I overheard it and she says that’s not true. But I know it’s true. Nate’s orthodontics took three and a half years and mine would be a little longer as the ortho said so. Before the fifth year I guess. I’m sure the metal is about to come out. Then maybe I can have a girlfriend. Not that I’ve given up on Jenny, but because I don’t have any chance with her, if I  focus on other girls, maybe I meet someone and start having feelings for her.

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« Reply #8 on: 21. April 2020, 17:52:06 PM »
Chapter 5

Frank

So far, all I can think about is how Jenny feels relieved when Nate is with us. She likes me, she is my best friend but she prefers when my cousin is with us and I know that sometimes he goes to her apartment and spend the night. A good thing is that they’ve never told me anything they have done together. I don’t think I’d like to know but I’m sure they are closer. I just wish I had never shown that I have feelings for her. College is almost over, just six more months and we’re done. I’m already working at the company. My father wanted me to be Montgomery’s new face and even got into a fight with Dr. Rogers because he wanted to pay him to remove my braces or at least put on modern ones but Dr. Rogers said isn’t the kind of guy that can be bought so he threatened my father, saying he would go to the press telling he was interfering in scientific research, but to tell you the truth, Dr. Rogers make more money asking me to go there every month and sometimes every two weeks adding or removing something that doesn’t change anything than he would make if my father paid him, because everything he does with my mouth is expensive and for scientific matters. F**k science!!

Yeah... About this fight between my father and Dr. Rogers. Like most of the fights, we have winners and losers. My father and uncle decided to make Nate the new face of the company while I am the brain. Dr. Rogers found reasons to improve his research. The loser is me, who now, in addition to the ton of metal around the teeth and the Interlandi, display more metal with j-hooks and another face bow tied to my lower molars pulled by a cervical dark blue strap. I told him I’m older and I know the importance of wearing everything as directed (because of course I didn’t want to display all those wires and straps around my head) and he said he understood and he knows I’m older now, have a life (what life???) but it’s my father the one not to be trusted so yes, everything is tied to my stained dark bands.
If there was anyone who still wasn’t afraid of me, the time has come. The j-hooks were attached to big leather straps, in a high pull configuration with a big pad where the metal hooks attached to that cover great part of my cheeks. As usual, I had two sets, the other wasn’t caramel leather, it was a regular elastic one but it was red, he only had this color, so, no way wearing the red one in front of people. When Jenny saw she felt a little nervous because I noticed her trying to be nicer to me. Not that she wasn’t nice before but now she has offered help more often.
She is always at our house, even when Nate is not home. Now and then she makes dinner for us and she has a great repertoire of soft foods, that’s all I can eat. I cry every night and I’m extremely hopeless. Jenny saw too much, so much that she will never forget how I look like so even when this nightmare is over, I won’t have a chance.  The crush I had for her was promoted to love. But one day I will have to get over, no way this wonderful woman will end up with me. I am constantly drooling, I can’t close my mouth because of the number of wires coming out of it, I’m forgetting how it feels to hold the lips together because they simply don’t touch keeping my mouth permanently open. Jenny insists on applying moisturizer to my lips but I don’t feel good with her near my mouth with these ugly bands and lots of headgear, when I speak, I spit like a llama and when I eat I have to open my mouth, put the spoon inside, drop the food, bang the metals trying to chew, and swallow. It isn’t beautiful. When I talk all these wires bump into each other and it makes noises and I don’t want to drag attention to myself so I stopped talking to anyone including Jenny but she continued helping me until last month that’s when she began spending more time with Nate. She’s two years older than me, Nate is one year older than her, hot and with those beautiful teeth. I’m 20 years old and have never kissed anyone, not that I can with all these obnoxious braces and tons of headgear that I wonder how long I’m going to wear and lost the love of my life for my cousin, who is like a brother and the person that I love the most. I knew it would happen. After two horrible months wearing double headgear and j-hooks, I noticed that the lower headgear has never hurt therefore isn’t applying any force, the neck strap is loose.
I never learn that I can’t question about the need of the appliances so when I questioned if the lower headgear was really necessary in our next appointment he removed the bottom face bow and I was happy for two minutes. That’s what it took him to go to another room and come with another face bow with some hooks where the inner and outer bows meet, he asked me to open my mouth again and wired this new weird face bow, then he puts elastics from the hooks of the bands in the incisors to the hooks in the face bow. I felt that these elastics, different from everything else I have in my mouth, all the four green elastics are applying force. No, I can’t take them off to eat. Yes, the cervical strap is still loose but it's better to wear it than only have the metal hung in my mouth.

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« Reply #9 on: 21. April 2020, 21:14:46 PM »
Great story! It moves a bit fast through such a long time but I like to see where this is going.

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« Reply #10 on: 21. April 2020, 22:03:54 PM »
It is interesting to see where your mind is taking us. Please continue adding to this story.

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« Reply #11 on: 22. April 2020, 15:39:11 PM »
Curious about the rest!

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« Reply #12 on: 23. April 2020, 15:13:46 PM »
Chapter 6

Jenny

I started college on Friday. The thing is... I didn’t want to go to college wearing any kind of braces. I was done with it. I’ve had a miserable life so far so I wanted to enjoy college but my orthodontist was traveling and I wanted to know if I could finish the treatment and start the retainers. I’ll tell you the story of my life so far.

Let’s begin with my parent’s divorce when I was six years old. My mother decided to have a career and I ended up living with my father who didn’t have any idea of raising a child. I used to walk around like a boy, short hair, sneakers, jeans, and a t-shirt. Then he thought it would be nice if he got married again and this woman married him and started ‘taking care of me’. She began with my clothes and I resumed wearing dresses, which I liked but she used to twitch my hair when my father wasn’t looking and I cried a lot. Then when I was almost eight she took me to an orthodontist and he installed a palate expander. It sucked. Food got stuck on it and I had a lisp in the beginning. I started eating a lot due to anxiety so I started putting the fingers in my mouth all the time to remove the food from the expander and that witch said it wasn’t good manners to keep putting my hand in my mouth so I started wearing a habit breaker appliance that was like a retainer with a grid that didn’t let me reach the expander. Speaking was hard and I started to ‘forget’ where I left the habit breaker, that woman convinced my father that I had to wear something permanent but he refused, then she started to leave me without food, cut my hair that now was more girlish but nothing worked… Three other removable habit breakers mysteriously lost later she told me that my father was so upset that she was wondering if he would continue loving me if I kept losing the annoying appliance. I was afraid of my dad not loving me anymore, just like my mother, so I started wearing it all the time, becoming the joke of the school. I shouldn’t wear it when I was eating which means I stopped eating solids and became addicted to milkshakes.
After months the expander and the habit breaker were out but that woman loved my orthodontic hell, so I started wearing top and bottom retainers, nothing big, just annoying. She kept telling my father that the orthodontist was shocked by my case and it would take a long time to fix my teeth while my father thought I was too young to start such a hard treatment but she convinced him saying that they had to fix my teeth while I was young or else it would take more time. I wore the retainers for one year.
When I was 10 years old I started wearing a Frankel appliance and it was hell since that thing was too big and I couldn't speak because nobody understood and when I opened my mouth people thought I was playing with the brace because it kept falling. I wore it all the time for almost a year. I remember because it was fit on her birthday and she even said it was a gift nobody being able to understand whatever I said. During that time, I started paying attention to things and I heard my stepmother talking to Dr. Gonzalez saying that the braces scheme was great for them and in a few years they would have made lots of money. By that time, I didn’t understand what they were talking about. I was 11 years old and was the ugliest girl in the city, fat and with that huge activator all the time.

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« Reply #13 on: 23. April 2020, 15:22:02 PM »
Please continu

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« Reply #14 on: 23. April 2020, 16:03:18 PM »
Chapter 7

Jenny

One month before her next birthday I stopped wearing the Frankel and it was a happy month but on the afternoon of her birthday party she took me to the orthodontist again and I started wearing a new huge brace. At her party, she said she was soooo happy to have a daughter like me and was sooo sad because I had to wear that huuuge brace, but she would do an-y-thing to help me become a beeeeeeeautiful woman. For the party, she made me wear a beige dress, very plain and beige shoes, everything was almost the color of my skin. My hair was in a bun surrounded by the neon pink straps of the headgear. The brace has a gigantic piece of electric green acrylic with a block between my top and bottom teeth with two rows of thick wires around them, electric green lip bumpers top and bottom didn’t allow me to close my mouth. The whiskers of the headgear came from the top lip bumper and from the block between my top and bottom teeth and these four wires connected to become one thick wire engaged to high pull neon pink straps and another pair of whiskers came from the bottom lip bumper engaged to a cervical pink strap. That green thing was always there for everyone to see, showing my teeth that had a diastema because of the time I wore the expander. Behind my teeth, the acrylic extended to my palate and had spikes that poked my tongue. I couldn’t close my mouth, so my lips were always very dry, different from the sea of saliva behind the plastic wall.  When I was near my stepmother, she proudly told whoever she was talking to that my orthodontist designed this activator specifically for my difficult case. It was as if she wanted to drag all the attention to my braces. Well, after one month without wearing any appliance my mouth wasn’t used to the bulkiness of that brace that had that ugly headgear and I had to make slurp noises to swallow the incredible amount of saliva I was producing. I learned that it was worse than the last brace because I had to speak with my teeth clenched into the bright green block, without the help of my lips and I hadn’t learned how to do it yet so people asked me things about school, for example, I mumbled the answers, they didn’t understand and they stopped talking to me and looked at me with pity eyes while I constantly made the slurp noises. I was feeling a lot of pain and went to my bedroom crying and boy... Crying trapped by that contraption was a very, very ugly and noisy thing. I couldn't swallow nor rest my jaws and I almost choked that first day.
I needed to ask the witch or my baby-sitter to unlock the brace whenever I wanted to drink water or eat, which I did a lot because there was a safety lock and I couldn’t unlock by myself. While my classmates were having their first kisses hidden somewhere at school I was hidden asking a teacher to unlock my braces so that I could eat alone with that big green alien on the table. Once I ‘forgot’ to put it on again and right when I was going to talk to the most popular girls at school I heard the voice of the principal on the speakers telling me to put the brace on or else he would call my stepmother and that’s what he would do if I didn’t wear it all the time and everybody laughed because I needed to ask the teacher to lock it. I asked dad to be homeschooled, but she said I needed social interaction and my father agreed but at school what I had was far from social interaction; stares, jokes, and even a guy said that he had to spend time with me, holding hands, to win a bet and I was so happy because someone would spend time with me that I let him do it but at lunch break, I asked a teacher to unlock it and when I met him wondering what would we talk about he took the braces from me and ran and suddenly my stepmother arrived and said that I should put myself in the insignificant place I belonged because it was time for me to know that nobody cared about me and locked the brace again in the middle of the cafeteria, gave the boy a 20 dollars bill and left. I wanted to tell my father what she had done but what he heard was something like “Eh, eh ath a oh at thoo oo ac y athe oo ueea e” and he asked her to unlock for me to remove the thing so that he could understand what I was saying but while she did she whispered that if I said anything she would ask Dr. Gonzalez some more spikes because my tongue was too big so I just told my father that I was happy because he came earlier to have dinner with me. My father was glad for her ‘taking care of me’ since my mother was busy with her own life, but he was sad because of that huge brace his daughter was condemned to wear.

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« Reply #15 on: 23. April 2020, 20:44:54 PM »
What a terrible stepmother.  Can’t wait to hear what the present day ortho says.

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« Reply #16 on: 24. April 2020, 16:36:01 PM »
Very nice continue. cant wait for the next chapter! :)

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Chapter 8

Jenny

I started to question why I went so many times to the orthodontist who I only saw when I was changing braces, the other times it was just cleaning with his assistants. My stepmother got extremely angry and concluded that keeping my mouth shut was the best policy. That year, instead of fixed braces that was what I thought I would have and finally be like some girls at school, as she knew it was my least favorite brace, on her birthday in addition to the “Gonzalez Activator”, I started wearing a vertical pull headgear, that consisted in a big neon yellow strap around and on top of my head with two white square pads near the outer endings of my brows from where a strip with holes came vertically down my face like a frame and a big red chin cup from were two wires came to connect to the strip with holes. That’s how she kept my mouth shut for another year. All the braces were in very bright colors. Colors that didn’t talk with themselves and it didn’t matter what I dressed because all anyone who looked at me could see were the braces.
You might be wondering why I never told anything to my father, but the truth is that the witch was constantly crying saying that I didn’t love her and didn’t see that all she wanted was my well-being. This and because I was afraid of her and I needed her if I wanted to eat my meals or drink water. One of my father's friends asked him when were my braces coming out because I was already wearing them when he met me when I was a child and it was sad to see me wearing all that and it made the witch stop playing with my life. All these unnecessary braces damaged my bite so it was time to fix it. Well, that’s what I thought.
The fixed braces were a mix of brackets and metal bands on my molars and my cuspids. At this time I was 13. To go with the fixed braces a protraction facemask, that also had a red chin cup from where two metal wires separated by around 10cm came up and had a bar with hooks in front of my mouth where I was supposed to attach two elastics. Besides the two elastics, two thin wires connected the facemask to my cuspids that were covered by metal bands with these thin wires bonding the facemask to my teeth so that I couldn’t take it out. The metal frame went up somewhat contouring my nose where the metal bars started getting closer until being 2cm away from each other. It all was held by a red strap around my head. To shower I had to remove this strap and disengage the chin cup leaving all the metal hanging in front of my face, it was fairly easy to eat but cleaning used to take me about 30 minutes after each meal, drinking was only possible with a straw and I continued being the city joke and I didn’t even try to tell things to my father because he wouldn’t believe me and at this point, I had quit thinking he would care. I was almost 15 and have been wearing the facemask for two years, I was ignored at school and was never invited to anything.
My stepmother convinced my father to let me go to Disney for my birthday and one month before the trip I had the facemask replaced by double headgear and j-hooks in a high pull headgear. I had 6 big wires coming out of my mouth that didn’t come out, so I had to eat with them, brush with them, sleep with them... I didn’t enjoy my trip because of the braces, I didn’t feel any pain but with all that metal being wired in I couldn’t ride many attractions and the other people in my group didn’t want to talk to me so I spent the whole time with the tour guide. All the headgear I wore didn’t have safety locks anymore, but it didn’t matter because, of course, everything was wired in.

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« Reply #18 on: 25. April 2020, 23:30:18 PM »
Chapter 9

Jenny

When I came back, I found out that one of the assistants of the orthodontist my stepmother used to take me found my father and told him what I’ve been through. She said that he didn’t even keep records of all the braces I wore along more than seven years. They were having an affair for all these years. My father kicked the witch out of our house, sued the orthodontist, and took me to another orthodontist who said I had extensive damage, but he could fix it.
The j-hooks were discontinued, he replaced the brackets and replaced the archwires. For the two years, I was wearing fixed braces with Dr. Gonzalez he had never changed nor tightened the archwires which means the braces were useless but luckily he didn’t apply pressure with the headgear or else the damage would be impossible to correct, the facemask kind of solved some damages caused by the “activator” I had to wear.
I was supposed to wear double headgear for 14 hours a day and elastics. To really fix everything he wanted a slow treatment but I wanted it to be as fast as it could and my father agreed so I started my self-imposed torture asking to wire the face bow (which he didn’t) and start with as many elastics as I should wear for the treatment to be fast. That’s how I ended up with 12 elastics, headgear all the time, and even if my father asked I refused to take off. My ortho said that if I wanted he could tighten the braces every week to be faster so every Monday morning I was there.
With my compliance and willpower, it took only three years to fix my teeth. The fixed braces were off the day before I went to college.
I was supposed to start on Monday but my ortho was traveling so I didn’t know if I could stop wearing the braces. He came back on Thursday and told me that I could go to college without the fixed braces as long as I wore the retainers all the time. The last thing I wanted was my teeth to shift, so I wore the retainers except for college and when I was with the boys. The retainers were kept in the car during classes but in my mouth whenever I was alone. The university is only two hours away from my father's house and I chose this one because it’s not very far but is not the city I grew up and I wanted a fresh start. I had my apartment and my life would finally be great. Okay, it would be good if I put down some weight but amazingly I was happy with myself.

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« Reply #19 on: 26. April 2020, 11:25:49 AM »
Great story

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« Reply #20 on: 26. April 2020, 22:36:14 PM »
Chapter 10

Jenny

I was lost; I’d better ask for information or else I wouldn’t find my classroom. While I was looking for any person who could help me, someone hit on my shoulder and I let my books fall. Just like in a cheesy movie a guy went down on his knees to help me with my books while I did the same. Despite life imitates art, unlike in a romantic cheesy movie, when I hit my forehead on a boy’s mouth, I saw blood so, a horror movie for sure. I put my hand on my forehead but nothing had happened, it's not my blood, it was very fast, then I saw the guy running being held by another guy. I got my books, cleaned them with wipe removers I had in my bag, asked help to find my classroom, and waited for the professor to arrive.
Two boys enter the classroom. One is tall and muscular and very handsome. The other is also tall, but is skinny, has lots of acne and has the lips so swollen that he can’t close his mouth. I apologized many times; he must have been feeling a lot of pain and I blame myself for being so clumsy. And how would I know he wore braces?  I can see a huge amount of metal inside and from that moment I wanted to protect this guy because I was sure someone was making him wear those outdated braces. On Monday he comes to the class and more metal is shown because he’s wearing a lip bumper and I’m sure it’s my fault so I apologize again and from now on I’m going to give him all protection I can. If it depended on me, he will never feel lonely. And it wouldn’t be a difficult task because even with those old looking braces being shown all the time and a little acne on his forehead, he was good to look at.
They used to hang out with the popular crowd, but I heard them talking about him. The girls said his most attractive feature is the bank account but not even money would make them touch his mouth. The boys were not so nice. I heard them saying that Frank drinking a Bloody Mary is the alcoholic version of canned tomato soup, Nate didn’t need a can opener because Frank was always by his side while another douchebag replied that Frank is so stupid that put on a chastity belt in the wrong place but surprisingly reached the goal. They were nice to Frank in front of Nate which means he didn’t know about the bullying. One day Frank came wearing a high pull headgear, he was next to Nate, who wasn’t looking at him, suddenly one of the as**oles pulled Frank by the straps of his headgear. I couldn't believe my eyes. I couldn't believe that piece of shit had done what he did. Frank came and sit next to me and started massaging his cheek above his molars.
His beautiful gray eyes are sad, he is red so I guess he is ashamed because of the loud whistles he made when he said “that’s” and “was”, so I change the subject. I didn’t know what to say so I started talking about the classes and our professor arrived. Later that day I called Nate and told him what I knew his friends said and did to Frank. Nate fought with each one of them and since then we started being inseparable. The brainless hot guy, the tin man, and the chubby short girl.
What I didn’t know is that the cheesy movie scene Frank and I role-played on the day we met would be based on a true story because that’s how I met the love of my life. The more time we spent together the more I liked Frank, I love his sarcasm, his geniality, how fast his brain works, and how he treats everyone. When someone isn’t nice to him, he responds with kindness which breaks the person. It’s difficult to keep up with him because the boy is fast. I love it when he gets all red when whistles or when he makes one of his extremely intelligent jokes that nobody understands but I do.

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« Reply #21 on: 26. April 2020, 22:43:37 PM »
Chapter 11

Jenny

More than a year later, Frank had his lip bumper removed and suddenly, I feel shocked because I can’t be near him, his lips look bigger and extremely kissable. I’ve never been kissed so I don’t know what to do and I want my first kiss to be with him. But he is extremely shy and one day we were watching a movie and Nate went out to buy popcorn and I was laying on Frank’s leg and he started playing with my hair, I looked at him and he was looking away, daydreaming and smiling a very metallic smile. I wish he was thinking about me but I knew he wasn’t but I wanted him to notice me, I needed to kiss him so I did a very mature thing: I stood up and ran away.
I couldn’t wait for the elevator but going down the stairs I saw Nate with a guy, kissing. He looked at me shocked and said goodbye to the guy I’ve never seen before.

“Please don’t tell anyone.”

“I won’t. But let’s exchange one secret to another. I know yours so you can’t tell anyone mine.”

“Done. What’s yours?”

“I almost kissed Frank.”

“YOU WHAT??? Wait, with the headgear and metal bands and all, like now???”

I shook my head yes. “I don’t care about his braces. But say, what do you think about that?”

“Well, I guess you have terrible timing. He is shy and with those braces, he won’t believe you like him.”

“I know, I know... I know exactly how he feels. So, you don’t think I should talk to him.”

“Are you sure you are asking ME to give YOU advice? You know that if it weren’t for Frank I would have failed every class we’ve taken. Okay but if it is terrible advice don’t blame me. My advice is: can’t you wait until the braces come out? Or at least the headgear...”

“I guess that’s what I’ll do... Thank you.”

“Can’t you pay me for this advice and secret keeper service lending me your apartment?”

Great, Jenny, now Nate, the lazy has you in his big hands.

“I’ll make a copy of the keys”

It’s been almost two years since it happened and I’m still in love with Frank. I’ve almost kissed him a couple of times because I can’t resist. I’m so shocked by my behavior that I feel better when Nate is with us. I know that if I kiss him with the headgear and all I might jeopardize any future relationship or even our friendship because I know how he feels towards his braces and because I’ve never been kissed in my life, I won’t know what to do. Nate thinks he lives in my apartment and now that he has a boyfriend, they spend most of the time there. Sometimes I stay with Frank and sometimes I lock myself in my bedroom.
When Frank told me that it was his call to get those old school braces I thought he was crazy, well, being the genius he is it shouldn’t surprise me his need to help science but now I’m a little confused about that.
In all these years his braces changed a little, with springs, hooks, elastics, and the high pull became a combination and then was replaced by an Interlandi with many elastics and that's what made me see the red flag.
Because of my extensive knowledge of unnecessary braces, I can see in Frank’s braces that any force is being applied, the elastics aren’t pulling anything, they’re just… there. Recently he told me that his father got into a fight with his orthodontist because he refused to give him more modern paraphernalia and threatened to sue his father. When Frank told me this story I wanted to know who his orthodontist was because something is wrong. I can feel it.

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« Reply #22 on: 26. April 2020, 23:06:28 PM »
Chapter 12

Jenny

Today he will have his braces tightened and I’m going with Frank because I want to know who his orthodontist is, but the man refused to have anyone else in the room so I couldn’t see him. His assistant said the waiting room was for patients only and I had to wait in the car. While I wait I start looking for a pen to do a crossword and find my retainers that I don’t remember when I stopped wearing in the glove compartment, it was all misshaped. After about twenty minutes I see Frank walking to the car and he has his head down but when I see him, he is very red and about to cry but I know he won’t. He is ashamed because I am the first person to see him like this.
Frank is paying the price for the disagreement between his father and the orthodontist. Now, in addition to the Interlandi, he wears j-hooks and another headgear on hos lower jaw. Just like I did except for the j-hooks, his headgear has very big leather straps that cover his cheeks, mine were regular ones, not leather. His head is full of straps, but I don’t think any force is being applied. I just hug him but he stands still and out of the blue repels me. I want to go to his place, show him that he can count on me but he drops me off in front of my building and leaves.
I’m sad for him. His light is almost completely off, he is having trouble sleeping, can only eat soft foods, his lips don’t touch anymore so his mouth is extremely dry always showing those dark bands and I apply a moisturizer whenever I can or make him apply by himself. He doesn’t look me in the eyes and doesn’t want me to spend time with him, but I force myself to be always by his side, to take care of him. He is already working with his father and his uncle but he simply stopped talking and I know it’s because when he speaks all those wires collide with each other making noises so he talking as fast as he talks, makes the same noises I hated to make. His co-workers pretend he doesn’t exist. The only one he still talks to is Nate and just if it’s extremely necessary.  I’m always by his side but he doesn’t want to talk to me, but I understand how he feels like, I guess he doesn’t want to be seen like this and he only sees me as a friend but on the top of that, I’m a girl.

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« Reply #23 on: 26. April 2020, 23:08:57 PM »
Chapter 13

Jenny

I’m going to investigate this orthodontist. I went there but he was wearing mask, glasses, and cap and I was in the car so I can’t say that I know who he is and I keep trying to discover who this man is but in six months I didn’t discover anything until a lucky day at the supermarket when I saw my father’s ex-wife. She didn’t see me, so I followed her and discovered where she lives. I wanted to tell Nate, but I want to be certain before telling him. In the morning, I skipped classes because I’ve already finished everything and discovered that Dr. Rogers and Dr. Gonzalez are the same.
I waited and confronted ‘Dr. Rogers’ when he was leaving his office that day. I spent the whole day in the car, I was tired and hungry but I couldn’t miss him. He told me that when my father sued him, he needed money and one way to get it was to pretend the study that Frank agreed on participating existed. So, he started the treatment that was already three years longer than a real treatment would take but different from me, he did everything right but with old material and not applying much force.
Five months ago, he needed more money to pay for my father so he installed the lower headgear that Frank never should have worn and charged good money for the new headgear and the j-hooks. And three months ago he added the elastics to connect to the face bow because Frank is too clever and he needed to change his focus from what he thought was wrong. Unlike in my case, he had everything documented so he said he couldn’t simply quit everything.
I threatened him again and was calling the police when he said he would discontinue the j-hooks and headgears and change the bands to regular brackets a few months after that. It wasn’t what I wanted him to do, I wanted him to free Frank from all those braces NOW but he said he would do everything I asked as long as I convinced my father that Dr. Gonzalez didn’t need to pay him anymore. Of course, I was going to do it, our graduation is in two weeks, I want Frank braces free then.
I left Dr. Gonzalez/Rogers office, called my father and said that I wanted to talk to him, but I didn’t want it to be on the phone. I stopped by a McDonald's drive-thru because I needed to eat something, I was anxious, so I needed to eat. I ate two big macs in the parking lot and took the road to my dad’s having fries and milkshake as my fellow travelers. I was tired, it was dark, but eating was keeping me awake.
The last thing I saw were the eyes of an animal crossing the road.

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« Reply #24 on: 27. April 2020, 13:44:18 PM »
Come on... Ad-Break at best part.. continue asap ;)

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« Reply #25 on: 27. April 2020, 17:54:06 PM »
Maybe Jenny crashes and it messes up her teeth.  So, she is forced to get braces again.  This time it would be Dr Gonzalez in another disguise.  He’d put in so many appliances she couldn’t talk so she couldn’t expose him.

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« Reply #26 on: 28. April 2020, 22:27:32 PM »
very nice! Thank you!

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« Reply #27 on: 29. April 2020, 02:39:09 AM »
Very nice thanks!

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« Reply #28 on: 29. April 2020, 22:20:55 PM »
Thank you for the feedback on my story.

I'm working on a part 2 but I'm not sure if I continue posting it here or in a separate post.

Please let me know

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« Reply #29 on: 29. April 2020, 23:23:22 PM »
Just keep posting in the same place. It is nice if all the parts of the story are together. If you create a second thread, it is harder to find the complete story.

I hope that you keep adding to this story, because I am enjoying what you have written so far. I have added it to TheArchive and will continue to add any other parts that you write.

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« Reply #30 on: 30. April 2020, 16:48:42 PM »
Part 2

Chapter 14

Frank
 
Nate called me and said he was going to my apartment, he said we needed to talk and I wonder if he is finally telling me that Jenny and him are dating, Jenny hasn’t sent me a single message today, but I don’t think he would ask her not to talk to me if they’re dating. It will break my heart, I don’t know if I’d rather have her forever in my life but with my cousin who is the person that I love the most and consider as a brother or have her with somebody else, who will take her away from me and we will never see each other again. He arrives and looks worried, he asks me to sit and I know that whatever he has to say is going to hurt because it’s not how Nate is. He isn’t serious, he isn’t thoughtful, he doesn’t worry about anything so why is he so serious, so thoughtful and so worried to have this talk.

“Frank… I don’t know how to tell you this… it’s Jenny… she… there was this accident and she…”

I don’t say anything, I don’t know what to say, I just start crying and I can’t even wipe my tears with all these wires and elastic straps around my head. They keep just falling, wetting the leather pad of the j-hooks or the corner of my mouth.

“No, man… she isn’t dead… her father called and told me she hit a dog on the road to the city he lives, she lost control and hit a tree. She hit her head… she doesn’t wake up. She hasn’t woken up and it was last night.”

“Where’sss she?”

“She’s in the Memorial Hospital. Two blocks from here. She had just taken the road, to visit her father.”

“I want to sssee her.”

“Frank, really. You haven’t exactly left home or the company since… well, since Dr. Rogers put on all these headgears…”

“It’ss Jenny, Nate. I... All thessse… it doesn’t matter, I need to be by her sside.”

“Yes, you do… and Frank… stay there with her… I can’t…”

Nate didn’t need to say but I know what he thought….

He can’t lose her… Neither can I, but he is thinking he will suffer if he sees her in the hospital, but what will make me suffer the most is not being by her side.

We go to the hospital and her father is there and when he looks at me I feel small, I didn’t want it to be like this, I didn’t want to meet the girl I love’s father wearing ugly dark and stained braces, with all these six wires coming out of my mouth. It feels like I am a teenager from the 50s but I wanted him to see me as a man. A man who deserves her daughter but amazingly he gives me an awkward hug and I don’t want to get stuck in his hair, or his shirt because I get stuck in everything but nothing happened and I can’t understand why he hugged me, not Nate. Oh, yeah… I’m THE best friend. He tells us there was no change and the doctors said we just needed to wait for her to wake up.
Two weeks. Two weeks that I wake up, go to work, and then to the hospital. Two weeks of embarrassment with people staring at me while I walk to Jenny’s room, two weeks that the nurses treat me like I was the patient, not Jenny. They even bring me soft foods for dinner. And Jenny is still sleeping. I missed the last appointment with Dr. Rogers but as much as I want it to be faster, I don’t want to leave Jenny so I skipped an appointment, I don’t think this treatment will take a long time now, I wear headgear for four years! It must come out soon. But it’s the last appointment before graduation. I don’t want to be wearing all this in the pictures. I told him about graduation tonight so he untied everything but he wants me in the morning there to wire everything again.
I’m glad that I have some graduation pictures. None of them smiling but at least I don’t display a ton of metal in my face. They made a beautiful tribute to Jenny. We had already finished everything when the accident happened, so she is also graduated now. We went out for dinner and it was nice to eat not only soft foods and wow, it feels good chewing things after such a long time, it even hurts a little.
In the morning I overslept because well, it felt nice sleeping without all those wires but I wake up, think about putting everything back on but it’s Saturday and I decided to go back to Dr. Rogers on Monday and called to let him know. He said that I am an adult, I didn’t need his permission, but I had to be there on Monday. I spend these two days with my family, enjoying my parents who aren’t so touchy towards me because the headgears are off even for just a weekend and at the hospital where I spend about six hours every day by Jenny’s side while her father rests.
On Monday I wake up and go to Dr. Rogers. He says that he can tell I haven’t been wearing so he tightens the archwire, the Interlandi, and the j-hooks and I feel my mouth hurts for the first time in… years maybe, I can’t even remember, but he doesn’t tighten the lower headgear, loose as usual. I asked him why he wouldn’t tighten it as well and he said it was there more to hold the elastics and it’s more comfortable than a facemask but if I want a facemask he gives me one, I decline. He also adds top and bottom expanders. I feel my mouth so full. These old opaque bands in all my teeth, lower expander, top expander, Interlandi headgear, j-hooks, lower headgear pulling six elastics from my incisors, two elastics crossing my mouth in an X that only stretches when I open my mouth to yawn or when I need to open it very big for cleaning, they have a special hook that prevents them to disengage because with my mouth closed they are very loose and when I eat they get in the way and I bite them. Today everything hurts and in the end I had to pay an exorbitant amount of money for the expanders.
I go to the hospital and it is good that Jenny is still sleeping because I discovered that I have speech problems now. Not exactly a lisp but my tongue doesn’t know what to do with all these things in my mouth. Eating is a pain, bread was one thing that I could chew but now it gets stuck in the expanders, and to clean I take a long time but reading for Jenny every day I learned how to speak with these things.
When I arrived from Dr. Rogers, Jenny’s father said that the only change was that Jenny had an orthodontist visiting her to make a kind of mouthguard because she could grind or clench her teeth and break them while sleeping and took her impressions. One week later this orthodontist gets into the room, he looks at me as if I have three heads and says he would just install the mouthguard. He says that it’s like a retainer, in the end, he asks me how long I’ve been wearing the headgears and I am ashamed of saying that I’ve been wearing some kind of headgear for more than four years, so I lie and say that I’ve just gotten them. He wishes me good luck and gives me his card, in case I want a second opinion.

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Chapter 15

Frank

Three months and Jenny is still sleeping, she has put down weight and the doctors don’t know what else to say because nobody knows why she is still sleeping. Today I’m going to Dr. Rogers again. There are some things I need to discuss with him. John, my assistant, asked me about the braces when I was still adjusting with the expanders last month and I told him that I hated to wear everything but when I was 15 I made a mindless choice of participating in a study about old and present-day braces, being the subject for ‘old’ and he said that he was also wearing expanders and noticed I was having a kind of speech impediment and even gave me some tips. He said that he is wearing expanders as well and the braces were coming in the next month and that I inspired him somewhat because nothing could be worse than what I had and if his boss is brave he needs to be braver. He said he didn’t like the expander but hated when he had to turn the key of the expander and I had to answer “Yeah, it’sh tewible” while I thought “WHAT KEY??”. I started talking to John and it’s nice to talk with someone else, he is the first co-worker who talks to me more than the necessary. After some weeks I know I can say he is a good friend. Nate also spends a long time with us while we try to explain to him what he is supposed to do at work.
Once again nothing new in the appointment. Arrive, sit, open the mouth, see him putting a mirror and looking around, say I am good at cleaning everything as if I had another option, stand up and when I asked him about the key he asked me to sit again and did something with the top expander that hurt for two hours, open a drawer and puts something that looks like my old lip bumper in lower teeth, under the elastics and said that it will be faster if I wear it again and I only agree because ‘faster’ is a word I like. This is the first time he says that he wants things to be faster and that in a year my treatment is over. I’m so happy that I stand up, and again pay way more than the usual 500 dollars and go back home, still happy.

Six months after the accident and Jenny is still sleeping. Dr. Rogers is calling me every day because I NEED to have an extra appointment, but I just don’t feel like going, last month he said he had never said that my braces would be coming off in one year, that one and a half year is a better prospect and I wanted the second opinion but I lost the hospital’s orthodontist card. John got his braces last month and he also has to wear headgear, which he does at work, he only wears it for 14 hours a day and his braces are shiny little brackets. He also eats wearing his plain cervical headgear to make me company, I say he doesn’t have to, but he says he prefers wearing during the day, while he works than at night making me jealous… I wish I didn’t have to wear these contraptions at night. I wish I didn’t have to wear anything. I wish I could eat a steak, I wish all the stares stopped, I wish I could shave without having to take extra care, I wish I didn’t have nine straps on my head, I wish I could close my mouth and be able to drink things without a straw and holding a small towel because I learned that with the lip bumpers, the elastics plus all the whiskers I can’t hold liquids in my mouth and it doesn’t matter how much effort I make, something will spill through my lips, I don’t drink beer with Nate anymore because it’s repulsive. I wish I could see teeth, not an orthodontic junkyard.
Today Dr. Rogers called me five times and tells me that I must go today because it has been two months since I was there last. I tell John that I am leaving and if he wants to, he can go home early today. I arrive, his secretary asks me to pay in advance and when I pay four thousand dollars, different from the usual 500, I feel that I really need to have a not so nice talk with Dr. Rogers.
Once again I sit and tell him that we need to talk, he says that it’s better at the end of the appointment, I open my mouth, he puts on a lip retractor, looks around with his little mirror and leaves the room. It’s not good. Not good at all. He comes back and inserts another thing in my mouth and I can’t imagine where because my mouth has all kinds of appliances, he asks me to bite something and I fell the pressure in my second bicuspids, he removes the lip retractor and I feel something poking my tongue. He tells me we talk later because he’s in a hurry and he will travel for two months but I shouldn’t mind about getting my braces tightened because for the next year he will work with my tongue thrust problem and I’m just there… speechless and with that new thing that I don’t know what it is but already hate. I leave and get into the car, turn on the light, and see that I have a big rake in my mouth now, it has six spikes curved inwards that holds my tongue under or behind it, and my teeth next to the canines hurt like anything has ever hurt before. I hear my phone rings and it’s a message from Nate, asking me to pick him up because he wants to see Jenny and it’s about time, he never goes there to see her.

“Hey, Frank, what happened?”

I just shake my head no and I start crying and wow, how do I swallow? Where do I put my tongue? I wipe the saliva with my fingers in the corner of my mouth and slurp very loudly and Nate hugs me and I wet his t-shirt for ten minutes. He asks me to go with him to his apartment, to change the t-shirt and I head to the restroom, throw water in my face and use the straw I always carry in my pocket to shake water in my mouth. Luckily in these two months, I relearned how to close my mouth so liquids aren’t spilling all the time, but I still need to be careful. Well, I don’t know how I am going to talk. I’m as fearful as I look fearsome. Nate knocks and I open and show him the rake and he now is extremely pissed off with Dr. Rogers and wants to go there now. I take a deep breath and now I have to talk.

“E’th ot ‘ere. Shhhlllrp. E put ‘ith ‘ing in an’ thaid e wathin a wuwy shlrp and ‘ill e ‘ack in two onths. Shhhlrp. I gueth ‘at if I wead I earn owto thpeak a’ain Shhhlrp.  It elped ‘ith ‘e eh’an’erth. Shhllrp”

Well, that’s it, my life’s not gonna be easy from now on, not that it was. The rake not only gave me a lisp but also impedes my tongue to help me say some letters that are difficult to speak because of the lip bumper, the facebows and the j-hooks so it’s easier if I link words and I can’t swallow without making these noises.

“Washing a furry what?? Jack is two months? A dog? You have to learn how to speak because you have a two months old dog named Jack?”

I don’t know if I laugh, cry or punch Nate. I don’t know if he’s trying to make me laugh or if he really thinks I have a two months old dog named Jack. I send a message because with me speaking like this and my teeth and tongue almost bleeding and Nate’s brain we aren’t going anywhere. He reads and nods but I speak again.

“Et’th go. Shlrrp. You ave ‘o ake an effort to wanerth’and me. ‘ow I wantsho thee Jenny. Shlrrp. You ‘oo.”

We went to Jenny’s room and again, nothing changed. He enters alone because I’m so shocked and tired. I feel helpless and I don’t want to see him saying things I will never say to her and stay outside, making awful noises to swallow the river of saliva in my mouth.
Nate talked to her and I took him home while going to my apartment to rest. It was my turn to sleep with Jenny but I’m not okay after the disaster at Dr. Rogers so Paul told me to go home and just bring him some clothes tomorrow morning. Yeah, Jenny’s father and I are roommates now. I offered and he needed a place to crash here and didn’t want to stay at Jenny’s apartment because it made him sad. I go home and cry, I can’t believe this is happening to me. I was so happy thinking that in less than a year I would be free from this hell but now I can’t speak, I can’t eat, I can barely survive. But I tell myself that I just need to be strong for Jenny, she needs me. I try to sleep but my teeth where Dr. Rogers installed the rake hurt so much and I need to stuck the air to swallow saliva and it keeps me awake but in the morning, exhausted, I take a painkiller and sleep, waking up a little more relaxed but with the leather pad of the j-hooks and the special pillow I use that has a depression where the face bows rest wet. The weekend ends and on Monday I’m feeling better and I’m learning to ‘live’ with the rake, I’m going to learn how to speak better and I hope I stop making slurp noises when I try to swallow. I read for Jenny every day. Well, I hope she understands that what I am doing is reading. Today I’m going to start Harry Potter.

"'arry Po’er and the  Thorcererth’one. Shhhlrp. Chapter  one, the ‘oy wo ived…”

And I continue reading to Jenny, my speech improved a little but I still struggle everyday to do simple things like eating, washing my face, drinking anything. When I wanted to fix my teeth I didn’t think it would be like this, I didn’t know I would have my mouth full of metal. Metal expanders, metal rake, metal bands, the face bows… and elastics to décor everything. I can only eat soup, mashed potatoes and other mashed vegetables, some fruits like bananas or scraped apples. Nobody knows but I cry almost every day. I’m extremely tired and I feel that I’ve reached my limit. I’m losing my patience easily, I’m depressed and hopeless. I need to get rid of these braces as soon as possible, I need to be me again. I need to remember what is like being a person, not the tin man. I decided to look for the hospital’s orthodontist because I lost his card but the nurse says the only orthodontists there is Dr Savannah, an old woman who said she had never visited Jenny and doesn’t even know there was someone there who needed a mouthguard.


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« Reply #32 on: 01. May 2020, 05:17:13 AM »
Thank you for the great story. Keep it up.

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« Reply #33 on: 02. May 2020, 03:18:49 AM »
Thank you am really enjoying the story.

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I really liked the part where we found out the true nature of the relationships between the lead characters.

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Chapter 16

Jenny

“… “Ava-a Kedavwa!” A jet of gween ight shot fom the end of Thnape’th wand and ’it Dumbledore thquarely in the chetht. Harry’th thcweam of ‘owor never 'eft 'im; thilent and unmoving, 'e wath forthed to watch ath Dumbledore wath blathted into the air”. I wish you were awake tho I could 'ug you. I ‘ate thith part and I think you do too.”

I feel his hand touching my hair… Frank… God, I love his voice but this lisp, I don’t remember he had such a heavy lisp. I remember his touch, I remember the story he's reading, I don’t remember where I am. My mouth is dry and there’s something on my teeth and I don’t like it, I’m hungry… Maybe a milkshake… I open my eyes and see his gray eyes shocked. He starts crying and runs yelling “NURTHE, NURTHE”. And my head hurts, my mouth hurts too and I’m panicking because I guess this thing in my mouth can be braces and I said I would never have braces again in my life. Suddenly, the room is full of people. Nurses, doctors, everybody poking me and my arms are lighter, maybe I have put down weight. And I sleep.

“Jenny, Frank told me you woke up. Dad’s here now, Frank went home to rest. Wake up to daddy, I wanted to see you awake too.”

I hear my father and open my eyes. I’m thirsty and hungry and I want this thing off of my teeth. My father sees me awake and starts crying. I feel like panicking again.

“Calm down, baby, it’s just a mouthguard, open your mouth, let me take it off.”

I open my mouth and my father removes something like a retainer.

“Dad… water. What… happened?”

My father opens the door and asks for water. A nurse comes in with water and I sip avidly.

“Jenny, I’m so happy! I was so worried. You were going home… my home, a dog was crossing the road and you tried not to run over it, but you couldn't, then you lost control and hit a tree. I talked to the doctors and they think it would be better if I told you… or Frank but the boy needed to rest. Tonight was his turn to sleepover.”

My mouth feels weird but I guess it’s because of the accident. A nurse is there with us and helps me sit.

“How long am I sleeping? Yesterday I heard Frank reading Harry Potter… The sixth book, so I’d say… Six months?”

“A year. You’ve been sleeping for a year. Frank and I take turns here with you. Nate comes about three times a week. Frank’s and Nate’s parents usually visit you once a week.”

“Dad… Graduation…”

“Don’t worry about it. You had already finished everything.”

The doctors come and I spend the day being examined. The doctors don’t know how to explain but I had no brain damage, memory loss, anything. That reminds me…

“Dad… I remembered why I was going to visit you. I discovered that Frank’s orthodontist, Dr. Rogers, is Dr. Gonzalez.”

“Jenny. When I saw Frank I remembered everything you’ve been through and I thought about it but then he told me he is the subject of a study…”

“The study doesn’t exist, dad. It was a scheme to make money. I confronted him and he said it was to pay you and he would discontinue Franks’s braces if I convinced you not to asking for compensation anymore. And dad… one year!! Frank, dad!”

I start crying because Frank has suffered for one more year and I couldn’t help him.

“But Jenny, I’ve never asked him to pay me anything, I wanted him away from you, so he moved. Is that what he told you? I’m sure he wanted time to run away and then after the accident he didn’t need to run away anymore but I know that the first months you were sleeping he added many appliances in Frank’s mouth. Poor boy. That reminds me, it’s him, isn’t it? The man who stole my daughter’s heart. Does he know it?”

I shake my head no.

“Well, Jenny. The poor guy’s mouth is a mess. There are wires and metal everywhere and if you heard him reading to you, well, you’ll see in a few minutes… I need to warn you, it’s not easy to see. The man is tough. But we need to tell him. Actually, he hasn’t even visited Dr. Rogers/ Gonzalez, because he spends all his free time here with you.”

“Dad, find Dr. Rogers… this needs to stop.”

A doctor comes in and tell us that after breakfast I’m free to go. They bring yogurt and a fruit salad and I don’t know if it’s because I slept for a year but it’s difficult to chew the fruits, and I end up swallowing bigger pieces. Frank arrives and my father was right. It’s not easy because I feel guilty, it’s my fault that now he has this rake that makes him lisp heavily. But when he hugs me everything seems better. I love him. I need him by my side. And we need to talk.

We arrive at my apartment and everything is clean and organized. Nate is there too and told me that Frank hired someone to take care of everything. Frank is very quiet but I ask dad to tell him that I’m waiting for him in my room and I go there, but who enters is Nate so I decide to tell him and ask for help to talk with Frank. I tell Nate the whole story; about my parents divorce, my stepmother, the braces, Dr. Gonzalez, my discovery, why I was on the road going to my father’s and what Dr. Gonzalez asked me to do and my father's suspicion. Nate let's me know that every time Frank went there he had to pay and he had thought that Frank’s parents had already paid for everything so we decided to tell the truth now and Nate sends him a message inviting him to come talk to us and he replies that he’ll be here in an hour, so Nate and I keep catching up and having a great milk shake, my mouth is still weird and I’m afraid my teeth shifted a little and it would be a disaster, I don’t want to wear braces again but I want my perfect smile, I’ll have to take a good look in the mirror.

“How’s life, Nate? Still dating?”

“Yeah. This weekend is our third anniversary.”

“The staircase guy?”

“Yeah, the staircase guy. And you… still in love?”

“More than ever… I want to tell him everything so that we maybe start something, if he wants me, of course. But I’m afraid that he will never see me like this, only sees me as a friend.”

“You deserve to be happy… Both of you”

Nate is laid on the floor and tries to have his milkshake but of course, spills it all over his shirt. I don’t know if Nate is this stupid or he pretends very well. I ask my father a shirt while Nate goes clean himself. I think about looking how my teeth are but I'm afraid so I just pretend everything's fine.

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Chapter 17

Frank

My cousin arrives while I’m heading to Jenny’s room but I’m ashamed of talking to her with all these braces, I ask him to go talk to her because I have to go. It’s still early and I haven’t eaten anything today so I decide to go home, say goodbye to Paul, who tells me he wants to go to my apartment to get his clothes. I go with him to leave Jenny and Nate together, Paul gets his suitcase, returns the keys and leaves.
A little after that, while I decide what to have for breakfast, Nate sends me a message inviting me to go to Jenny’s house as if it’s his. I’m sure his invitation is to finally tell me they are together or worse, that they are engaged. I eat something, if scrape an apple with a spoon, open my mouth really big finally stretching the elastics and drop it just to find its place under or above one of the expanders, spilled in my clothes or my chin and then, drink water with a straw to help the apple go down my throat can be considered eating, we’ll, another option would be scrambled eggs but I’m in a hurry and it takes time to make, almost an hour to eat and I need to brush thoroughly, which takes me about 30 minutes, while a quick brushing takes a little over ten.
I brush all the metal and take a shower to try to clear my head but nothing makes me forget that they are together since college, they just have never told me, before leaving I take a sedative, something tells me I need this extra help. I don’t even want to go there.
Before the accident my body was nice, I was exercising and gained muscle mass but now after spending most of the time in the hospital or at work and I’m not eating well because of the rake I've put down lots of weight, my suits just hang on my shoulders and they look too big for me.  I don’t want her to see me like this. Hiding behind her father was easy but now I will have to face her, making Jenny see my face with these six ridiculous thick wires out of my mouth, my head full of straps. She wants to talk to me. TALK. I can’t talk. I’m so overwhelmed. I can’t stand these braces anymore.
I’m about to break.

I go back to Jenny’s, Paul opens the door and tells me they are in her bedroom and I knock before getting in not to hurt my eyes, and my heart.

“Frank, come in, it’s so nice to see you”

(No, it’s never nice to see me with this junkyard in my mouth and my head covered by wires. I look like a train wreck). "It’th nithe to be ‘ere”.

“Come here, would you like some water or something stronger?”

(as if I could drink something without a f***ing straw) “No, thankth.”

“Just wait, Nate is changing his shirt… clumsy as usual”

Yep, definitely together. I bet he even has clothes here. And here he comes, my cousin who is more than a brother, drying his hair in a towel, that he throws on the bed making Jenny complain. They even act as a couple.

“Frank, brother, I’m glad you’re here. Listen, sit down. Our talk is not going to be easy.”

(No, it’s not. That’s why I took a sedative and when it kicks in everything’s gonna be just fine) “I gueth I already know.”

“You do?” (They even talk together God, kill me) and Jenny continues.

“How do you know that Dr. Rogers is Dr. Gonzalez and more importantly, why are you so calm about it all?”

(What? Who is Dr. Gonzalez and what Dr. Rogers has to do with their engagement?)
“What doeth Dr. Rogerth ‘ave to do with the engagement?”

“With what? Frank, what are you talking about?”

“Nothing. Who’th Dr. Gonthaleth and what doeth Dr. Rogerth hath to do with ‘im?”

And she tells. Everything. All the pain and suffering she felt, when she was a child, Disney, high school, taking off her braces before college, when she met me, that she wanted to protect me and I hug her when she tells me that she swore to protect me but the accident happened. And then I think about me. All the suffering, all this time wearing these braces. The part of my life I didn’t enjoy, the experiences I didn’t live, losing Jenny for my cousin…

“All thith time, all these bratheth, thith rake, the ‘eadgearth… all for… money?”

“Frank, I’m so sorry. I should have told you before looking for my father”

“Jenny, I don’t want you to feel thorry for me, I’m happy, really happy becauthe you are awake, and you’re a’ive. Thinthe the acthident I don’t care about anything anymore, it’th been onths thinthe my ast appoint’ent and e hath’t called e, I gueth e wanted to justify the money and installed thith damn rake and the exthpanderth and the li’ bumper, but all I wanted wath to thee you again. But now that I know… well, I gueth I need to find thomeome to remove thethe thingth.”

“Yes, I guess you do”. Jenny answers and yawns.

“Frank and I are going to find him an orthodontist and let you rest, bye Jen”

Nate kisses her forehead and I leave her room embarrassed and her father is in the kitchen.

“Frank, I know the story now, I’m sorry, I feel guilty, all that you’ve been through…”

“Paul… you don’t ‘ave to feel guilty. But ‘e can’t ethcape, I want ‘im in jail. But now I need to go. I’m ‘aving a chanthe to ‘ave a ‘ife”

Paul says he will hire a private investigator to look for Dr. Rogers/ Gonzalez and Nate tells him he’s going to help. I’ve never been so angry in my life, I’m so angry that I’m almost crying but I can’t because if I cry I will make the slurp noises that I learned not to make anymore. I need to find an orthodontist, asap. I’m so overwhelmed that I just say goodbye and leave. Nate runs to me and tells me he is sorry and that they will find Dr. Rogers/ Gonzalez and make him pay. I thank and hug Nate and get in my car to cry. After crying for like 15 minutes, I call John.

“John”

“Frank, hey boss, do you need me now?”

“Yeth. Call your orthodontitht, check if ‘e can thee me now, it doeth’t matter the prithe. I’m waiting in the car.”


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The best story ever!! Can't wait for more

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Part 3

Chapter 18

Frank

John sends me a message with the location and tells me Dr. Williams is waiting for me. Dr. Candy Williams is a young orthodontist and graduated with honors five years ago. First, she wants me to call her Dr. Williams because her first name does not show respect, she takes pictures and tells me I was going to be the best before/ after of her entire career. She asks me to open my mouth, sees the elastics and laugh saying they are useless, she removes the elastics of the lower face bow, the face bow with the hooks, then the j-hooks and its leather straps, the top face bow, and the Interlandi. When she removes the lip bumper she tells me that at least the lip bumper was removable and I don’t say anything because I will just make a fool of myself if I tell her that I’ve been wearing this shit for 10 months as if it was fixed. Then she removes the rake saying “this rake… it’s like it was not made for you to wear, it was attached to your second bicuspids but it’s small so it’s pulling your teeth inwards, we will take some time to fix it, I can only imagine how difficult it is to put in on every time you clean it” and I just close my eyes for her not to see my stupidity, how come I was considered a genius when I was younger??? The bottom and the top expanders are removed and she finally starts removing the bands. It takes her about one and a half hours to remove everything. She takes lots of pictures, whatever she removes she takes pictures. When she finishes, she makes impressions, x-rays, and then does a deep cleaning and asks me if I want to see. I think it will be like a fairy tale but what I see in the mirror is far from it.

My teeth are very white, but it looks like I had never even thought about braces in my life. My canines are lower, so this was something that worked in my previous “treatment”, but my top incisors were more protruding, the lower incisors are more aligned but there were gaps everywhere, the upper first bicuspids are not in the position they were before, they moved inwards, she said that most of the gaps were because of the bands but we have lots of work to do and that it’s up to me, I will tell the speed of the treatment and I didn’t ask anything, just said that I want it as fast as we can be.
She said she regretted what she was about to say but the truth is these six years wearing bands, five with headgear wired in meant nothing, I have a deep overbite and I’m not so sure if I had it before because it is the first time I hear the deep part, I knew I had an overbite but this is new. She didn’t have my first records, but it doesn’t matter because we are going to start from scratch.
My lower teeth just need to have the gaps closed, so something in the previous treatment worked but to close the gaps will take some time because the gaps needed to be closed and then be wired for some time to hold the position or else they would return. My top teeth are our real problems.

It’s noon and her very state of the art clinic has already given her the brackets I’m going to wear. I called Paul and he told me that Jenny woke up, had lunch and they talked a little, she felt tired and slept again. I’m not used to my mouth without appliances and talking is weird, it’s been five years with at least one headgear in the way and my mouth feels… foreign. I wanted to start next week, enjoy one week without braces but Dr. Williams told me that she would like to start as soon as possible, for me not to get used to something different from my next years, yes, in the plural, that’s why she is putting on the brackets now. She glues them in and asks if I prefer removable or fixed appliances and fixed is all I know so that’s what I told her. I guess she liked the answer because she smiles and tells me I can go to work now. It’s funny, my orthodontist wears braces. She is nice and I liked the way she works; she explains everything and asks my opinions regarding my treatment. I will go to work and return at 5 pm to put on the archwires, I also asked if I could have lunch and she told me just not to eat crunchy things. I run my tongue on my teeth and it feels weird but nice, although the brackets are scratching my cheeks but not as bad as the bands did.
I spent some time thinking what I was going to eat, there are so many foods that I love but I couldn't have because of the wired in headgears and then the expanders and the f**ing rake. I decide on a hamburger and French fries, which I love but there are ages that I don’t eat, I want to eat in the car because I don’t eat in public, the clerk says they are out of straws and I reply that I have my own then I remember that I don’t need a straw, when I remove the cover and sip the iced tea I ordered I feel my nose itching and my eyes full of tears and once again I cry. I’m too emotional today, I eat the hamburger, the fries, then I go to Jenny’s but she’s sleeping, I get into her bedroom and there she is, my sleeping beauty. For the first time I kiss her forehead and again, feel my eyes full of tears and I let her sleeping and go to Montgomery’s. My first stop is in my restroom to brush the metals and now I start to love the new braces because brushing is easy and faster, it took me only five minutes.
Everyone looked at me at work and even some girls stared but now in a nice way but I only have eyes for Jenny, John says that I look nice and asks me to let him see my new brackets and it’s weird but I understand that it’s a braces wearers thing, so I just smile and I can see that now who has jealous eyes is him, his brackets, bigger and colorful, this time they are bright blue and for the first time he is wearing headgear and I’m not.

“John, you don’t have to wear your headgear at work anymore, well, my new braces aren’t all in yet, but I won’t need to wear it all the time again.

“Oh, boss, but I want to keep it on, if you don’t mind, I have to wear it for at least 18 hours now, preferably all the time but not less than 18 hours. And I prefer not wearing it at home.”

“Okay, John, it’s up to you, and I’ve already told you, don’t call me boss, we’re friends.”

“Right, boss, but here at work o prefer calling you boss.”

“Well, call me whatever you want. I’m going to call Jenny, bring me the reports I asked in ten minutes.”

“Okay, Frank, boss.”

I call Jenny but she’s sleeping and I let her father know that I’m still worried because she’s too thin, even her face is different, but Paul told me she ate and will be waiting for me for dinner. At 4:50 I leave work and return to the clinic.
Dr. Williams puts on the archwires, explains everything she wants to do because she spent the afternoon studying my case and came to some conclusions and warns me that I won’t be happy with some things. She is going to use heat-activated wires with the self-ligating metal brackets, they work faster but I still need to wear headgear if I want this treatment to be fast, and when she told me that, I couldn’t believe my ears.
My teeth were foully pulled in the wrong direction and caused some bite problems that only the headgear would give her results faster and precisely. She explained that it would be only a cervical headgear for at least 16 hours a day but preferably 18 hours, although she warned me that if I wear it for less than 12  hours a day I can add three more years wearing headgear in my life, she can’t wire anything, what Dr. Rogers did was a crime, but my non-compliance means more time wearing anything she asks me to wear, the headgear, for example, each two hours I don’t wear it, means about four extra months. She still can’t tell me for how long but no less than one year if I handle the force she will apply. I’m going to wear elastics to put my canines faster in the correct place now and later elastics to help correct my bite.
My frontal top incisors that are protruding a little so I’ll have to wear a bite plate and explained me what it was and told me that was why she asked me if I preferred fixed or removable appliances and that I made a great choice once the fixed one is smaller. She glues the bite plate in and I feel how big it is but it feels nice but Dr. Williams says that I might have some difficulties with the bite plate but I will get used to it. She gives me two pills and while I take them without questioning she’s explaining they are painkillers and warns me that I will need them, she asks me to buy two boxes of Advil and asks me to return next Friday because she wants to see if there’s any unwanted movement or if she will need to change something. I think she’s too worried, I don’t think the Advil is necessary, but I say I’ll buy the boxes just to show that I understood but I don’t think I’ll take them.

“Okay then, Mr. Montgomery. I recommend you take a picture to remember the configuration of your elastics, now come here, you need a mirror.”

 She sits behind her desk and asks me to sit, then she puts a mirror in front of me and I see all set for the first time. It’s nice, it’s clean, the archwire is zigzagging my top teeth and almost straight on the bottom ones. She asks me to open bigger and shows me the new shiny bands around my molars and teaches me how to put on and take off the headgear and shows me the correct position of the elastics: from my top and bottom canines to my top and bottom molars. First, put on the headgear, then the elastics, or else I won’t be able to open my mouth.
 
“I recommend you take a picture in case you have some doubts about the configuration: from upper molar to the upper canine, down to the lower canine and back to the lower molar. You need to wear them all the time, especially while eating, change them at least twice a day but four times would be the call to the fast mode. This is the right side of the face bow; first, you put it in the tubes, then you attach the cervical strap. It’s already with the amount of force I want it to apply, not that I don’t trust you, but some kids try to cheat when it hurts so with these straps, they don’t have this option. If you feel pain or any discomfort take an Advil, two during the first two days, if you feel too much pressure, cold beverages can help. And, of course, you need to relearn how to speak, so start, repeat my instructions.”

I wasn’t waiting for it and then I realized that I was so happy because I wasn’t wearing the bands and all those headgears and the frightening rake that I didn’t think that I could continue having speech impediments.

“I need to take a picture to remind the configuration: from the upper molar to the upper canine, down to the lower canine and back to the lower molar (okay, slurring a little but nothing shameful). I need to wear the elathticth (uh-oh) all the time, ethpethially to eat, change them twithe a day but four timeth to be fathter, check the right thide of the fathe bow (ugh), firtht put the tubeth and then the thervical thtrap (God, not again, at least it will improve through time), if I feel pain or any dithcomfort take an advil or drink cold beverageth and I need to learn how to thpeak again.”

“Okay, but forget the last part, you don’t have to learn how to speak, you’re a pro! It won’t be better than this.” She tells me smiling and somewhat proud.

“It won’t be better? Tho I’ll thound like thith for… how long?”

“I’m afraid that until the end of the treatment, but let's see how it goes, some people even need it after finishing the braces.”

With my luck, that’s probably my case. She gives me a bag of elastics (they are different, the ones I used to wear I could buy at stationary stores), two cervical straps, which she asks me what color I want telling me that she suggests black to match the suit I’m wearing and I choose dark blue, thinking about my other suits. She explains that the cervical straps are bigger because of the size of my neck and that she needs the strap to provide the anchorage she wants without hurting me, and that’s why they are this big. She teaches me how to put the headgear and the elastics on, and when I finish she says that I’m done and this week, if I feel pain because of the headgear, wear it in a break-in mode but I don’t pay attention when she explains it because I know that the pain the headgear causes is not unbearable. Then we start talking about the costs and I’m shocked. She tells me that these brackets, archwires and headgear are a little more expensive because they are the most modern they have nowadays and I might think it’s too much but from now on she will only charge for the tightening visits and any other appliance I may need to wear but so far, that’s it. When she tells me the price, I think she’s kidding me because it’s cheaper than the last 6 months I paid for Dr. Rogers/Gonzalez.
She follows me to the reception desk where I pay and tells me she wants to see me next week just to check how’s everything doing and that she won’t even charge for it. I get into my car and drive home. In the elevator, I look at myself in the mirror and see that I’m still wearing headgear. I’m so used to wearing headgear that I didn’t even notice and went to many places wearing it. I get into my apartment and head to the bathroom to take a good look at my new metals. Even with the ugly contraption my mouth is now something nice to see. The brackets are shiny little metallic pieces, the archwires aren’t even but they are thinner than the former ones, the face bow is thick, maybe a little thicker than the older ones but it’s shiny and brand new, the black cervical strap is comfortable and not very hot but it’s bigger that the old one, covering great part of my neck, it connects to the endings of the face bow with a very strong triangular piece of metal. The bite plate feels huge but isn’t very visible.

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« Reply #39 on: 05. May 2020, 08:01:46 AM »
Chapter 19

Frank

Before arriving home I bought flowers for Jenny and also bought a pizza and I start to cut it in pieces but I remember that I don’t need to, so I remove the elastics and the facebow but now I can see that eating with the bite plate sucks, the bite plate gets in the way and I still have to cut the pizza in little pieces, chewing is very hard because using my back teeth is kind of impossible because they don’t touch so I have to use the bite plate to help me chewing with my front teeth and it’s difficult. I see now that eating will take me some time every day. I go to the bathroom and brush my teeth, put on new elastics (Dr. Williams is right, I’d better not getting used to a life that isn’t mine yet, so I’m wearing the elastics all the time as directed, but just today, no headgear) and it feels good although I’m not exactly feeling things because of the sedative, and the two Advil that Dr. Williams gave me. Not spending so much time cleaning that disgusting junkyard I used to have is a bliss, then I shave and finally take a shower. I put on my favorite jeans and a t-shirt, but they don’t look so good because I have to go back to the gym, I put down a lot of weight this last year, because of Jenny, and the rake.
While I get ready I receive a message from Jenny, asking me to go there and I’m extremely excited, because it’s the first time she’s gonna see me without the bands and even with the new braces, and gaps on my teeth, my smile is much better. I know she’s inviting me just because Nate tries to include me in whatever he wants to do, and I go because they are all I have. I arrive and I can’t stop smiling, Paul compliments me, or the braces, and says Jenny and Nate are in the bedroom. Of course, they are. I knock to warn them, get into her bedroom and shyness shows up again, I give her the flowers, she stands up and hugs me and it feels like home. She’s so beautiful, but I need to get over. Now everything is okay, and they probably want to tell me they’re finally going to get married, ask me to be the best man…

“Hey guyth, I’m sorry to interrupt. I know you mutht be mithing being alone together, I just came to thee how you are, Jenny.”

“Being alone together? Are you drunk? What do you mean?”

“I know you’re together… dating… for thome yearth now.”

“We are not together”/ “Jenny doesn’t have a....”, they say at the same time he makes a gesture.

“You are not together? She doesn’t have a... Are you gay? But... The thignth”

“Signs? Is that what you said? Since when do you believe in signs? You are all science and shit. Whatever, for a genius, you are pretty stupid. We are not together but sit, we have more important things to talk besides my sex life. Jenny needs to tell you something.”

“I… I thought you were going to athk me to be the betht man” (I don’t understand... How come...)

But I need to focus because Nate is talking to me.

“Are you insane? How could you think Jenny and I... Yuck. I can’t even think. Me and... Ewww. And Jenny... She loves you since day one. Thinking about it... That’s why you destroyed the boy’s lip that day... Jenny, Jenny. Fierce. Rrrrr.”

“I was supposed to tell him” / “She loves you”. Jenny and I say together.

“No, my little brother, she loves YOU. She has always wanted to kiss you with headgear and all and one day she almost did and ran away like, well, a pussy. And Jenny, I told my secret, I don’t have to keep yours anymore. You just didn’t kiss him yet because you are afraid of his reaction although I’ve always thought it would be a little weird you kissing baby Frank full of acne with those dark bands and the headgear that lived in his mouth. When I was 16 and had acne and had to wear headgear for like 18 hours but I never wore for more than 10, I felt I was disgusting. I don’t know how Frank survived all these years and I don’t know how you could fall in love with our little tin man, well, maybe because both of you are weirdos, and…”

“NATE”

“What? I’m just helping my little brother and my little Jenny having their first k… wow… both of you have never kissed before… where do I sit? Do you need me to explain? Of course, you do. I know how to do something you don’t, oh my god, I’ll call mom, can I record? No, no, no, can I explain? First you...”

“NATE”, Jenny calls or else our Labrador wouldn’t stop barking and I can only think that Nate said she loved me.

“Ith that true? You love me?”

She looks at me with her eyes full of tears and shakes her head yes.

I walk the three steps that separate us and kiss her. It’s my first kiss. I’m almost 22 and it’s my first kiss and I don’t know if I’m doing it right, I only know it feels right. Then I start feeling self-conscious because of the braces and I try to remember if I brushed, well, at least everything is clean… I hope… because the bands catch lots of food… no, they are regular braces, not the bands anymore yet still braces, she moans, am I hurting her? The bite plate, she will feel how big it is, but at the same time, she doesn’t seem to mind. She is so hungry that it’s like she doesn’t want to stop.

“Kids, wow, it’s hot.”

I look down, looking into her eyes, still shy as usual; I don’t say anything because I don’t know what to say. But Jenny is not so she starts blabbing, that’s what she does when she’s nervous.

“For the record, I was going to do the same even with the headgears, the rake… I don’t know how but I was… I am… so crazy about you and I’ve always dreamed about it...”

“Jen, stop embarrassing yourself. So, lovebirds, I’ll leave you alone… Frank, you’re so funny… Me and Jenny… Bye, little weirdos.”

I hold Jenny’s little hands in mine and look at Nate. I’m a little hurt.

“Not so fatht, Nate. Why didn’t you tell me you are gay? I feel betrayed. I grew up with you, I don’t even conthider you ath a couthin becauthe you’re my brother. And you let me thuffer all thethe time thinking she loved you.”

“Remember when we used to live together and we were going to watch a horror movie and I left to buy popcorn?”

“Yeth, she ran away”

“Because she wanted to kiss you”

“But, the bratheth, the headgear?”

“She thought that if she kissed you then she would lose you because she knows how much you hated those braces.”

“Well, she wath right”

“But she ran away and saw me with John on the stairs and told me she loved you as if it was a secret.”

“WAIT!! John, John? What John? My John?”

“No, MY John, but yes, your John, your assistant John is my boyfriend.”

“But… you never told me. Why?”

“Then I was afraid, I knew you wouldn’t care but I don’t know why I never told you, it’s not because I didn’t trust you but we were in college and all those girls hitting on me and I was ugly when I was younger and my high school was awful and I was feeling good not being ugly anymore but then you started working, John started working for you and he didn’t want me to tell you.”

“How long are you together?”

“Hum… three years, tomorrow is our anniversary. Now, I’m going home. He’s waiting for me. And you two… You have some time to catch up”

Nate leaves and closes the door.

“How were you going to kith me with lotth of headgear and the rake?”

“I don’t know… I had never kissed before”

And we stay until late in bed, cuddling. She asks me about my visit to the new orthodontist and I tell her, everything. About the last treatment that fixed only some lower teeth, about the new treatment and how it will be, I feel embarrassed but I tell her that I still have to wear headgear and she tells me she had to wear double to fix what Dr. Gonzalez/Rogers had damaged and after about 11pm Paul tells me it’s time for me to go home.
We kiss for more 30 minutes or so and I leave.

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Chapter 20

Frank

At home, I put on the headgear and it really is more difficult with the elastics in and go to bed. I wanted to spend this first night without it but there are no straps on my head and I’d rather wear it to sleep because even if I wear it to work, and sometimes I work 12 hours a day, I still have more six hours of headgear wear. To put it bluntly, I’d better think about it as 24/7 with some hours to relax.
I wake up at 3 am and my molars are throbbing, all my teeth hurt and the pressure is almost unbearable. I remember what Dr. Williams told me that I was supposed to wear for two hours and release for two hours and that’s what I do. The pressure is okay but it doesn’t matter what I do, I can’t even touch my upper molars with the lower ones, and with the elastics, it’s impossible not to touch them, so I take the elastics out too. She said that cold beverages would work and I drink a beer. The pressure subsides but my molars are killing me, then I remember about the break in mode but I don’t remember exactly how it is. I decide to go to bed and try to sleep but my whole mouth hurts.
In the morning, I get ready to work and I feel a little better, I put on the headgear and the pain resumes so I decide to call Dr. Williams to ask about the break in mode and she explains. I wear two hours, don’t wear for two hours, then wear for four/two, then six/two but I must wear at least 12 hours a day during the first two days and at least 16 hours from the third day on. All my teeth are tender but all I want is to see Jenny.
It’s Saturday and I work for just six hours and go to Jenny’s house, she asks me to have lunch with her but I’m embarrassed because of the bite plate but she insists so I try not to make a big mess, and while eating is a problem for me because everything hurts and only being able to use the front teeth, Jenny is having problems too, she says that chewing is weird since she woke up, it’s like her teeth can’t work together.
The days go by and I still hate the bite plate and dread to wear the headgear because of the pain, but Jenny and John encourage me and I wear it for at least 16 hours a day, and I have no idea how many painkillers I’ve taken recently. I’m going to my appointment with Dr. Williams and Jenny wants to go with me, I get in first, Jenny asks if she can go with me and it’s said there’s no problem.

“Frank, where’s your headgear?”

“Here, Dr.Williamth. I wathn’t wearing becauthe I’ve jutht taken it out, leth than thirty minuteth ago.”

“Okay, but I want you to wear it when you come here. You have to be wearing for at least 30 minutes.”

Dr. Williams tightens my braces again and I told her that I thought it would be once a month but she says that I’m doing fine and if I can put up with the soreness, there’s no reason not to tighten the archwires again and that she can see some movement. I tell her the headgear is too tight and hurts a lot, but she told me that I asked for fast treatment and now I need to comply.

“Most of the orthodontists say that the headgear for an adult only works to hold the teeth in place but I don’t. I think we still have movement, but we need a strong pulling and we can only have this pulling with lots of strength and continuous wearing. The 18 yours need to be uninterrupted. I’m sorry but you will have to eat at least two meals with the headgear on. But don’t worry, I won’t count this first week but now that you are used to it, give yourself these 18 hours a day. And remember, you’re not doing it for me, but for yourself.”

Dr. Williams puts on the face bow again, then the neck strap and says that I’m done.
I introduce Jenny to doctor and when Jenny smiles, Dr. Williams asks Jenny to sit but she doesn’t want to, but I talk her into it.
I can see in Jenny’s face that she’s unhappy, but I can tell that Dr. Williams is unhappier.

“Jenny, why don’t you take steps and start an orthodontic treatment? The time is now, dear, or else we won’t be able to fix your bite. We have to start before you’re 30.”

“What? But I wore braces my whole life, I don’t need it, I’m sure.”

“Did you? With THIS overbite? Haven’t you worn your retainers? Because I can swear that you haven’t.”

“Well, I wore it for two years! During the firsts years in college.”

“Not all the time, right? Because with an overbite like this, dear, you will have big problems in the future.”

“But that’s impossible, I’ve been sleeping for the last year and I even wore a mouthguard. It is like a retainer, I guess I have it here, in my bag.”

“Can I see it?”

“Yeah, sure. Here”

“But dear… it’s not a mouthguard. It’s not a retainer. This is, my girl, a very weird palate expander in a shape of a mouthguard. Has she worn it for how long?”

“Almotht a year, I gueth.”

“But who was turning the key?”

“Everybody thays key, key, what key to open what? My exthpander didn’t have a key. Why does herth need to have”

“Frank, we all know that your last treatment wasn’t exactly working, an expander needs to be opened by turning the key and someone was turning this key regularly, I’m pretty sure that’s what caused this overbite. And we need to fix it… now. Are you feeling any discomfort while eating?”
 
“Well, actually, yeah. I chew but the pieces are still big.”

“So, dear, let’s make some impressions.”

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« Reply #41 on: 05. May 2020, 09:09:19 AM »
What an amazingly compelling story.  I love all of the twists and turns and aspects of mystery and romance. Keep it up!

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« Reply #42 on: 05. May 2020, 17:29:10 PM »
Great story; I love where it's going!

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« Reply #43 on: 05. May 2020, 21:00:22 PM »
I hope the next chapter. Thanks to the author because the effort is very big.

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« Reply #44 on: 06. May 2020, 09:16:49 AM »
i know it's fiction - but when someone is in a Coma for 1year - he wouldn't be able to walk out of the hospital within a day  ;)
But really nice Story so far :)

And i've already an idea who made the "expander" for her..

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« Reply #45 on: 06. May 2020, 21:51:15 PM »
very nice chapters! :)

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Chapter 21

Jenny

Since I woke up I’m having a hard time while eating, it’s like my brain doesn’t recognize my bite and sometimes I need to force my jaw to one side to be able to chew better. After Nate and I told Frank the truth and they left, I sat in front of the mirror afraid of what I was going to see and what I saw didn’t make me happy at all. I have two big gaps on my teeth but not in the front, more by the sides, and my upper teeth are covering my lower ones completely. And let’s be honest, I knew from the moment I saw that I would need braces again but then Frank arrived and I forgot.
He’s more handsome than ever, with his lips still a little marked where the face bows used to settle but wearing no headgear but with little silver brackets on his misaligned very white teeth and I could tell there was more just by seeing the position of his jaw. He gave me flowers, a bouquet of yellow daffodils. I’m so surprised that I hug him and it feels like I can only be happy with him by my side.
When he starts saying that Nate and I are together as a couple, I have to tell him that Nate and I are nor together but Nate decides to tell him he is gay and then I know that within seconds Nate will let the cat out of the bag and I freeze.
It's so unfair, I wanted to be the one to tell Frank, Nate shouldn’t have told my secret and he continued blabbing and even tells Frank about the day I almost kissed him and I call Nate to make a sign for him to stop talking but he continues and I have to call Nate again but it’s too late, Frank is looking at me with his gray eyes wide opened and asks me if it is true that I love him and I can’t lie so I just nod and I think I’ll cry because I know that rejection is coming in three… two… one.
And Frank kisses me. It’s my first kiss and his mouth is warm and I can feel his brackets with my lips and I don’t want to stop, I devour him seizing my very first kiss but Nate happens and the moment is broken. I’m so nervous that I start talking, Nate interrupts and tells more things and finally he goes away and hours later is Frank’s turn to go home.
We are going to have lunch together tomorrow, but lunch is a disaster. First, Frank arrives but he doesn’t look happy, it turns out that his teeth are tender and he is feeling a lot of pain, then I start eating and a piece of tomato jumped out off my mouth embarrassing me and I tell him I’m having problems since I woke up, then Frank suggests me talking to his orthodontist but I’m afraid of having braces again. When he speaks, he has a lisp, but lighter than when he had the rake, expanders, headgears and those ugly bands. I don’t want to have it all again, lisps, blisters, pain, or worse things like headgear even though I motivate Frank to wear his headgear, I even kissed him wearing it.
At dinnertime I had problems again and on Sunday I find the mouthguard I woke up with and take a good look at it. That’s what messed up with my teeth, it looks like a mouthguard in the front of my upper teeth, where it’s softer but the part that goes in the roof of my mouth is hard and has a metal piece. The part that holds my lower teeth is the opposite, it’s hard in the front and soft in the back and I even try to put it on, it fits very tightly and it seems it’s pulling my teeth inwards.

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Chapter 22

Jenny


Nate has an appointment with his orthodontist, and I decide to go with him, maybe I have the chance to show the mouthguard to her. She’s a nice woman, tall, thin, blonde and looks around 35 years old. Dr. Williams tightens Frank’s braces, after that Frank introduces me. Immediately she asks me to seat in the torture chair, asks why don’t I wear braces, that I have an overbite, that I haven't worn my retainers, which is true and I finally show her the mouthguard and she confirms my suspicion, it was what damaged my teeth and when she asks if I want to start I say I want to think but agree to make the impressions.
When I saw the impressions, I could see that my lower teeth were behind my upper teeth. It was no surprise why I was having trouble when chewing. But at the same time, I don’t want to wear braces although I don’t think I have another choice.

“Can I talk to Frank, Dr. Williams?”

“Sure.”

When Dr. Williams leaves, I sit next to Frank, who is with his head down and I know he is in pain, we hug, and I start sobbing. It’s not fair. What have I done for that man to destroy my life like this? We need to know how Dr. Gonzalez snuck into the hospital and fitted the expander. And I have to decide if I go on and resume wearing braces or I keep on having trouble eating and with these gaps near my canines.
On the first day I woke up at home I took a good look in my teeth and noticed gaps between my canines and my bicuspids, exactly where the expander fitted in the hospital was split.

“Frank, what do you think? I don’t want to wear braces again, but I can’t continue with my mouth like this. And I’m afraid of having a panic attack for having my mouth full of something.”

“Jen, baby, it’th up to you. Tell her you don’t feel comfortable with acrylic appliantheth. Dr. Williamth taketh our opinionth into conthideration, maybe she thuggethtth thomething you feel comfortable with. And you can count on me. I’m trapped in thethe brathes for three yearth I gueth. If you want to, we can go through thith together.”

“So, you want me to wear them?”

“I jutht thaid that whatever you choothe I’m with you. When I thaw how my teeth were I dethided that I wanted to finish the treatment becauthe after all I’ve been through, I can’t let Dr.Rogerth win. But now it’th your turn to dethide, whatever you want, I’m here, with you.”

I guess Frank is right. It’s my decision and whatever I choose, I have Frank by my side. Frank... In three years with his breathtaking smile. Frank, who had a wonderful smile even when he was wearing those ugly bands. Frank, who is brave enough to continue with everything after living years in an orthodontic hell...

“Do you help me? Are you okay even if I have to wear headgear? And expander? And talk with a heavy lisp?”

“Theriouthly, Jenny? Look at me. Lithten to me. Do you think I’m not okay with headgear and lithps? I thought you didn’t like me to wear headgear when I’m with you, but am I thith dithguthting? Ith that it? And you feel embarrathed by my listhp?”

What did I say. When I look at him I don’t see his headgear, I don’t listen to his lisp. And now he thinks I’m embarrassed by him.

“No, baby, no. I’m sorry. I didn’t know how to express myself. I don’t feel embarrassed by you, nor disgusted, I’m just insecure. Will you help me? If I start wearing braces?”

“Yeth. Let’th call Dr. Williamth?”

Frank goes to the door Dr. Williams entered and knocks, she’s back a few minutes later.

“I’m here. So, Jenny. Let’s start?”

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« Reply #48 on: 07. May 2020, 12:35:27 PM »
I like the story very much. I love lisp and it is very good with it. Thank you!

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I have been adding the chapters to TheArchive as they have been posted.

It is interesting to see where the story has taken us so far and I am interested in seeing where it is going. Keep adding more to the story.

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« Reply #50 on: 08. May 2020, 04:23:56 AM »
Possible plot twist= new Ortho is actually Jenny’s stepmom that’s made her endure the appliances early on.  And now she has to go through it all over again.  Just an idea

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Chapter 23

Jenny

She asks me to sit and open my mouth, while she does a deep cleaning, she explains me how she works.

“Jenny, here you are the one who will tell how your treatment will be, I will use my knowledge to give you what you want. Of course, you will have to make choices because we can’t have everything but in the end of the day, you call the shots, mostly. So, tell me. It can be an easy treatment, that is painless, I try to work only with removable appliances so that it’s easier for you to deal with them. A fast one hurts but gives the fastest results, a cheap one with cheaper material, fewer adjustments or a regular that’s, well, the usual, the one the parents usually choose for their children. What do you want to know? About the time, the price, the appliances used, the results?”

“The time and the results mostly.”

“First of all, neither of you are eligible for invisalign. I’m going to use Frank’s case to explain how each one would be, since your case is not exactly like his but will take the same amount of time. The easy approach would take about 15 years and the results will never be what you expect, personally, I don’t like this easy mode so I’d recommend another professional, if this is the chosen treatment, it is with fixed or removable appliances hardly ever tightened, almost invisible and easy-to-use. The other approaches have the best results but the cheap would take about 8 years because sometimes they break, or the supplier don’t deliver the orders, or they take a long time to arrive and we sometimes have to wait for auctions or sales, to buy these cheaper materials, this is not what I recommend as well, one boy who chose this approach found a note inside the strap of his headgear asking for help with the words “we are forced to work against our will, please help us and notify human rights” and since then I refuse working with these materials, I only told you this exists because I have to show you all the options. The regular takes between 5 and 7 years, depending on his compliance and the fast mode takes about 3 years but it’s the most expensive and you have to be strong to bear the pain and discomfort.”

“I… I don’t feel comfortable wearing removable appliances, the mouthguard, for example, I panicked when I felt it in my mouth. And I want it to be fast.”

“Are you sure? I guess you’ve noticed that Frank’s treatment is not being easy.”

“We will help each other.” I tell Dr. Williams looking at Frank.

“It’s too bad you don’t want anything made of acrylic; twin blocks would be great for us. But that’s okay, let’s start. I’ll check with the lab to see if we can start now.”

Dr. Williams leaves and Frank holds my hands.

“I wish I could kith you.”

“So, kiss me.”

“But the headgear…”

“You know I don’t mind.”

We start kissing with his facebow in the way and suddenly Dr. Williams says that things may become more difficult and I know I won’t like to know what my next three years hold.

“Jenny, we will start today but I need you to come tomorrow to install some other appliances.”

“Can’t we wait and start next week?”

“As I told Frank, you’d better start as fast as we can, I want you to start today. The spacers will hurt but tomorrow we start with your lower expander and the other things. I still have to study your case.”

I’m frightened. I’ve already had an expander and I hated it, but I lay down again, Frank had worse than I did, I just need to be brave. I open my mouth and in less than 30 minutes I have brackets in all my teeth and spacers between some lower teeth.

“Great! We won’t need spacers on your upper molars, I’ll just install the bands and we’ll be almost done… Jenny, a bite plate would be great for you. The acrylic part is small, do you want to see how it is?”

“Yeah, I guess.”

She gives me something pink with metal arms ending in rings, she asked me if I would like to try it on and I agree. I hear a click and feel something behind my upper teeth. It’s big but doesn’t cover the roof of my mouth entirely, just the front and the lateral. She tells me it’s difficult in the beginning but I’ll get used to, she explained that although it’s removable I should wear it all the time, taking it out just for cleaning and that I must eat with it on. She teaches me how to put in on and take it off and it’s easy, it’s like a retainer but only behind my front teeth and it’s held firmly on my second bicuspids. Dr. Williams says that we’re almost done but she wants to see me tomorrow to install some other appliances.

“Okay, Jenny, now, I want you to pay attention to this: you chose the fast mode which means you must comply. It’s going to hurt but by tomorrow I need to know if this amount of force is the right one or else it will hurt you or damage the appliance I will install tomorrow, so I need you to be wearing it for 18 hours. It’s 5 pm, our appointment is tomorrow at 10 am. I’ll put on your headgear, but you are not allowed to remove it until tomorrow. Do you think you can do it?”

I can’t believe it. Headgear again. Me wearing headgear and Frank will see it. I can feel my heart start beating faster but then I feel Frank is holding my hand, making me understand he will be by my side. I open my eyes and see him, his beautiful gray eyes I love so much, the metal arms coming out of his mouth, the big neck strap and I know that I can do it because I have him. Dr. Williams gives me two Advils and a glass of water, I take them, open my mouth, and in a few minutes I’m ready to leave.

 We leave and I’m ashamed, I feel all eyes are on me. My father will see me wearing braces again and I’ll have to explain what happened.

“How are you feeling, babe?”

“I’m worried. My father will thee me wearing bratheth again and I’ll have to exshplain about the mouthguard that wathent a mouthguard…”

I have this lisp now, and the headgear. I can’t believe I agreed to all these contraptions.
 
“If you want me to, I’ll be there to help you.”

“I don’t know, I don’t want you to thee me with thith ugly headgear, I feel tho ugly and ridiculouth. I underthtand if you want to break up with me. Who would love being with thomeone with all thith metal? And I hate thith bite plate. I thound pathetic. I look like a lother.

“We have exthactly the same brathes, Jenny, maybe you should break up with me for the thame reathon. If you don’t want to go on let’th go back and you athk her to remove your brathes…”

“No, I’m jutht nervouth”

We arrive at my building and Frank is very quiet, I don’t want to say anything. I open the door, leave and close the door but Frank doesn’t. He calls me and I think he wants a kiss before going home, I lean over the car window but when I see him, he has his eyes full of tears.

“Jenny, I can thee it now. You are free to dethide if you want to go on with thith or not. I wanted to go on becauthe I want, one day, to thmile not being ashamed of my thmile, to show mythelf that even thuffering all I’ve thuffered, in the end, I won. But I finally knew what you thought about me all thith time… You don’t need to pity me and be with thith ridiculouth ugly lother you think I am. It will dethtroy me, but Jenny, good-bye.”

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Chapter 24

Jenny

I thought that Frank was going to stay here with me, but he misunderstood what I said and left me alone, to spend the first night with all these braces in my mouth. I run to the elevator, get into the apartment and run to my bedroom, crying my eyes out but I can’t hide in the pillow because of this damn headgear. My father gets into my room and he’s a little surprised.

“Jenny, what happened? You know this is not the end of the world. Since you woke up, I saw your teeth had moved. It’s okay you decided to take care of it again and you’re so lucky you have Frank by your side. You can go through this together.”

When my father talks about Frank, I feel my heart shrinking.

“Dad, he thaid that I think he ith a ridiculouth ugly lother and left.”

“And you did?”

“No, I thaid I am. Becauthe of theth damn brathes, this ugly headgear and thith ridiculouth bite plate that maketh me a lother.”

“You said this to him? ARE YOU INSANE, JENNY? The boy took care of you, he spent a year waiting for you to wake up and in the end, call him a loser?”

“But dad. I didn’t call him a lother, I wath feeling thorry for mythelf. I never thaid it wath about him.”

I hate this bite plate, it’s annoying, I can’t pronounce the words the right way, so I take it off.

“At least you can take part of your braces off, he can’t. You are an adult, so act like the grown up you are and think.”

Dad leaves my room and I don’t understand. Why is dad and Frank so sensitive. I’m the one who should be this touchy. I call Nate and the damn headgear gets in the way so I put it on speaker and tell Nate what has happened and he doesn’t even talk to me, he just hang up and when I call again John answers  and calls me thoughtless. What’s going on with these men?
Now that I won’t talk to anyone, I put on the bite plate again and lay down and think about what happened. What did I do that made Frank upset? I try to figure out, but nothing comes to mind. I call Frank because we need to talk but it’s Nate who answers and tells me Frank doesn’t want to talk to me, and he agreed with him and that Frank did the right thing breaking up with me. Whaaaaaat? Frank broke up with me? But he only said I called him a loser and said goodbye. And then I remember he says that it would destroy him, was he talking about breaking up? I start crying and that’s what I do until I sleep.

I wake up at 5 am with lots of pain and an awful taste in my mouth, my molars are throbbing, my whole mouth hurts, my head hurts. I want to take a shower but I remember that I can’t because of the headgear so I just brush without taking the headgear and the bite plate off. I’m hungry so I go to the kitchen and find a banana but while eating I notice that I can’t touch my back teeth so I have to bite the banana with the bite plate. After that I brush, this time taking off the bite plate to brush it. At about 8 father knocks and tells me I have a visitor and I hope it’s Frank but it’s John.

“What were you thinking, Jenny? Do you have any idea how hurt Frank is? And now Nate is there with him, drunk. Both of them. You know they are more connected than twins and Nate responds to Frank’s feelings so now my boyfriend is devastated. Neither of them want to talk to you. I’m crossing a line here, I’m jeopardizing my relationship and my job but I think you don’t fully comprehend what you said. And I’m here just because I can put myself in Frank’s shoes. Nate makes some jokes that aren’t exactly funny. Not for me.”

“But I wathn’t talking about him”. ( I take off the bite plate) I was talking about me, this damn headgear that I have to wear until the next appointment, this ridiculous bite plate. I’m pathetic.”

“Yes, you are. You said you are ugly because of the headgear, the same that Frank wears. And your speech is ridiculous because of the bite plate that is easier to wear than Frank’s since you can take it off and he can’t. And all these braces turns you into a loser. Braces very similar to his, except that you don’t wear elastics as he does. You called yourself a loser for having braces that compared to what he had, is almost nothing. The guy who, for years, wore an Interlandi, a lower headgear, j-hooks, top and bottom expanders, elastics, a lip bumper and a rake at the same time and instead of feeling sorry for himself, he showed himself to the world going to the hospital every day to take care of you. There were days he didn’t want you to wake up because he didn’t want you to see him with all that junk, he is one if the owners of the company but nobody respected him because of the braces, at the hospital he heard more than once that he was lucky the girlfriend was sleeping or else he would be single because no girl would be with him and that disgusting mouth. He was so worried about you that he put down most of the weight because of you, the rake just made things worse. And now, Frank is happy, his eyes are shinning, well, he was happy, his eyes were shinning because what I saw yesterday… was the saddest person I have ever seen. I just came here because you need at least to apologize. And to warn you. Nate turned on his over-protective mode. Don’t try to talk to Frank. Don’t call Nate. Nate won’t be as nice as I was.”

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Chapter 25

Jenny

John finishes me and goes away. In a few minutes I have to go to Dr. Williams, and it makes me think about Frank. He didn’t understand. He thought I was talking about him, but I wasn’t. My father didn’t say anything, he just asked if I was sure about wearing braces again because I needed to be sure that was what I wanted because I can’t be unpleasant to other people because of my decisions and I know he’s talking about Frank. I need to find a way to apologize. Flowers maybe?
My father said he wanted to go with me and he even asked if Dr. Williams works with older clients because he is thinking about doing something about his teeth, my father never smiles in pictures because his teeth are very crooked. We arrive early, sit in the waiting room. An older woman and a little girl leave Dr. Williams’s room, the woman with big metal brackets, an Interlandi with pink straps and the little girl looking like Elsa with the mouth full of light blue plastic with glitter from where metal whiskers come out to meet light blue straps very shiny once the straps are also full of glitter at the same time as an old man arrives wearing a facemask. As soon as mother and daughter go away, Dr. Williams asks me to come in.
It’s not good. Not good at all. Dr. Williams wanted me to wear the twin blocks but I don’t feel comfortable with acrylic appliances so there’s no way to fix this overbite without headgear, like Frank’s, just a cervical neck strap but she wants me to wear it for at least 18 hours a day and now I also have a Herbst and I hated it. It’s very big and even with my mouth closed you can see it’s full of something and I think I look like a hamster hiding its food. Dr. Williams tells me to rinse my mouth with warm salt water about four times a day and taught me what to do if it disengages and that if I want, I can put cotton rolls in my mouth to sleep better but that I must wear the headgear for at least 12 hours this first day. She told me that my cheeks will be sore, and it will take about a week for me to adapt. About the bite plate, the good news is that she gave up on it, she said that I wasn’t wearing it as I should but now with the Herbst appliance it wouldn’t be necessary, My father asks me to go home by myself, he will take some time discussing his treatment.
I’m so sad. I wanted to have Frank by my side but he’s not and it’s all my fault. The headgear makes my molars hurt like hell, the Herbst makes my mouth full of metal and it makes these annoying noises whenever I eat, speak, yawn. It has what she called a transpalatal arch on the top and lower expander. The lower expander is so thick that is very noticeable. It is irritating to clean; food gets stuck, I wouldn’t say I have a lisp, but you can tell that I’m with lots of things inside my mouth because my speech is slurred. And the pain… God, everything aches, I’m taking lots of painkillers.
It’s been two months. Two months sending flowers but all of them Nate threw away and I don’t know if Frank saw them, or my notes, letters. I’ve sent an email, but John replied saying he was the responsible for Frank’s emails. I tried to call but it was disconnected. All the 300 times I tried. My father decided to sell his house in the other city and bought a house with lots of bedrooms, swimming pool, a big garden, he’s still deciding if he will start his treatment or not but I’m still in my apartment. Living by myself again, helping my father with our new marketing agency.
Today I have an appointment with Dr. Williams, and she mentioned that Frank is coming today for an adjustment before he travels. She tightens my braces, says everything’s doing great and faster than she thought it would be and I leave. In the waiting room there’s a blonde girl, very beautiful, a beautiful smile with little clear brackets while I have this metal mouth, that squeaks all the time I open or close my mouth, and this ugly headgear that I wear almost all the time, because I want things to be fast. I want to see Frank so badly that I wait in the car. Nate brought him so maybe if I wait I can give Frank a ride and talk to him. He looks great, his headgear shining, it suits him, different from mine that makes me uglier. His body is great, he looks happy while I am destroyed. Thirty minutes later he opens the door, the beautiful blonde comes out and him after her. It kills me and I leave, heartbroken.
My father calls with the latest information about Dr. Gonzalez/ Rogers. He was involved in a car crash five months ago. Maybe that’s why he hasn’t looked for Frank after installing the rake.

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« Reply #54 on: 09. May 2020, 06:42:56 AM »
Ooooh getting interesting. I love the shift in perspectives!

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Chapter 26

Frank

Two months. Two months that she forgot that I exist, which is not surprising at all since she thinks I’m this ugly, disgusting loser. She has never called, which means everything was a lie. That amazing week we were together, all lies.
In the first two days I was too drunk to think. The next two days I was hungover Then I came back to my life. Work, work work. I started going to the gym and girls hit on me now. A lot. But I still feel devastated. She forgot about me, so why can’t I forget about her? Nate doesn’t know about her as well, neither does John. Nothing in her social media, I’ve been talking to Paul, but he doesn’t say anything, I just know he moved to a house and opened a new marketing agency here.
I made a new friend, Jacob. I was waiting for my turn with Dr. Williams and this boy arrived, wearing such impressive braces that when I saw him I thought for a second that Dr. Rogers was the responsible for that but at the end of the day, he was just one of the crazy people who chose Dr. Williams’s fast treatment which means wearing many appliances combined to achieve results faster. He arrived early and his appointment is after mine. When I talked to him he was puzzled at first and said that nobody talked to him, after a few minutes, Dr. William’s assistant said she was not feeling well and rescheduled our appointments, so I offered him a ride and told him my story.
We became friends, sometimes he goes to my house to play video games. He had a severe underbite and a heart condition so it’s not safe to have the surgery, he might never come back from the anesthesia, so the treatment is his only chance to fix his bite. He wears a tandem appliance with lower tongue crib attached to the bottom part and an expander attached to the upper part, a big protraction facemask to bring his upper teeth forward, lower facebow attached to cervical neckstrap to pull his lower teeth backward. He started with Dr. Williams at 17 and decided for the fast mode to fix everything before going to college but it wasn’t possible, now that he is 19 and started college, Dr. Williams was nice letting him not use the facemask and the headgear at least during his classes and just because his treatment is working.
He’s the only person I talk about Jenny because Nate can’t even hear her name. Jake had a girlfriend in high school. They started dating in their first year; while she was traveling during Christmas holidays, he started with the braces at 15 years old, during his first treatment, that didn’t work. After he started the treatment with Dr. Williams, the ex-girlfriend started dating his best friend while he had to stop playing basketball because of the braces, so he understands more about being heartbroken plus it was him who showed me that Jenny probably wasn’t talking about me because maybe she was being self-conscious and insecure about wearing braces again. I wanted to call her many times but I wanted her to be the first to give in, but she never called, never showed up, she never talked to Nate, not that he would talk to her.
My parents are traveling to renew their vows and surprisingly they invited me, I called Dr. Williams and told her about the trip, trying to convince her to reduce the headgear time because I want to ski. Nate’s parents are going with us, but Nate won’t, he wants to stay with John. Dr. Williams asked me when the trip is, that is in two weeks and she wants to see me today.
Nate takes me to the clinic because John borrowed my car to make Nate a surprise and I had to lie that it was in the car wash. I arrive and almost immediately Dr. Williams calls me in, but it hurts getting in her room, I smell perfume and it's like Jenny’s. About the trip, I told her that I want to ski, and we discussed some appliances and I guess a Herbst appliance is a good choice, but she still wants me to wear the headgear for at least 12 hours. She made the impressions to make the appliance and asked me to come tomorrow. When I leave, there’s a blonde girl wearing a combination headgear near the door and I run to open it for her, I’m a gentleman after all. Nate is late, the blonde girl offers me a ride and I give her the directions to my place, she invites herself for a drink and we go to a restaurant but we only drink, she had her braces tightened and got her headgear and I don’t feel like eating, in the restaurant she sees that all eyes are on us, I reply that she just has to get used to and that it’s not so bad. We have one drink she takes me home and leaves.

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Chapter 27

Frank

On the other day, I go to the clinic again and Dr. Williams installs the thing and now my mouth is a bit more metallic. The first day is the worst but I’m used to adapting to my braces. The ski trip had to be postponed because of a new client my company wants to lure so we decided to travel six months from now. Unfortunately, I have to keep wearing this horrible thing. I wanted Dr. Williams to remove the Herbst, but she said that if she did, it wouldn’t be possible to reinstall it.
During these six months, Nate made me go out to meet new people but I prefer staying home, except that when Alice and I have adjustments on the same day, we go out after that for a drink. She’s a nice girl. Jacob goes to my place sometimes. He’s counting the days to have his tandem removed, within a month. During these six months I saw Jenny twice, the day of the first after-adjustment-drink with Alice and the other I was leaving the clinic while she was parking, it was my last appointment before the trip.
I meet my parents at the airport, we spent a month skiing and having fun, I even went on a date and it was a disaster because first I called her Jenny, then I called her Alice, then she saw me eating and finally the drunk girl slept while I was telling her that Star Wars and Star Trek are different things.
My family and I come back and the first thing I do is go to Dr. Williams for her to remove the Herbst appliance because I don’t like it at all, I prefer my bite plate, my headgear, my elastics, not that I’m not wearing them but I miss having only them, without this noisy squeaky thing. She says that it would be good if I kept wearing it and wants me to reconsider and wins me when she says that it will reduce my treatment in almost one year but I have to continue wearing it for five more months, I asked if she could at least remove the headgear but she only agreed to remove the bite plate while I have the Herbst on, and she removes it immediately. It’s easier to talk although a little slurred.
I leave Dr. Williams’s room and Jenny is in the waiting room. A little girl looking like a ten-year-old Elsa wearing huge blue braces and sparkling high pull headgear and a woman in a pink Interlandi open the toilet’s door and immediately enter Dr. Williams room. Talk about awkward.

“Frank… may I talk to you?”

She’s so beautiful. She gained weight and now is more like the chubby girl I fell in love with. That’s what made me break up with her. I’ve always loved her, just the way she is, all chubby but curvy. But I wanted her to be the first to give in and now she did…

“Why bother?”

“Frank… please. Listen to me. We need to talk.”

“After nine monthss? Don’t you think it’ss a little late?”

“I’ve been trying to talk to you, I ssent a whole garden to you, many notess, lotss of letterss, and an email until John replied ssaying he read all the emails first so I shouldn’t bother ssending another because you wouldn’t read it.”

“Did you?”

“Yes… please, Frank. Talk to me.”

“Can it be another day? I’m late for a meeting. Call me.”

“I don’t have your new number.”

“New number? I didn’t change my number” (Nate… Nate is unbelievable. How could he?) “I call you. I guess I don’t have my new number either.”

I head to my car, drive to Nate’s. He has a lot to explain. And John… he does read my emails first and I feel I need to check what Jenny told me, maybe I need a new assistant.

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Chapter 28

Jenny

After seeing Frank, I gave up on my appointment and went to my father’s house, I need to talk to someone. I get there and my father is with the private investigator he hired and said he was going to call me. It’s about what he discovered in his investigation. My father asks the investigator to have dinner with us.
Dr. Rogers/Gonzalez was found in a mental institution. He lost part of his brain in the car accident, the same that distorted my ex-stepmother’s face and broke her hip and leg in several places. He is delusional and says the aliens are going to abduct him and the only way he can be saved is with metal or else he will float. He said the crazy man is always covered in aluminum foil and the doctors told our investigator that when he saw one of the nurses wearing braces he ran after her because he wanted to steal the woman’s braces to save himself from the aliens, so they fit him bands, double headgear and a facemask. He lost the ability to swallow and everyone can see him drooling around. The doctors are considering fitting orthopedic braces to keep him calm.
Dad's ex-wife, Sherry,  now works at a small grocery store and hides from the world. She knew about my accident while visiting the director of the hospital with whom she was having an affair. I was being examined and everything was fine, I’d gotten away just with some bruises, but the timing was terrible.
Sherry saw me arriving at the hospital and while they were examining me, Sherry, who was leaving when she saw me being led to the emergency room, came back to the director’s office, telling him how I made her suffer, how evil I was, that my father used to abuse the poor woman, who had to run away from that hell, without money nor clothes, she just wanted compensation. She wanted payback for all the suffering and tried to convince her lover to keep me in the hospital and give the money my father would pay to her, as a reward. The director, in love with the woman, agreed to teach them a lesson, then she suggested him to keep me there for a long time and it would work as long as the director himself took care of me.
That’s how they kept me sleeping, the exams were fake so there was no way anyone would discover her coma was induced. A few months before my accident, Sherry talked Gonzalez into making a mouthguard that caused bite problems so that he had more clients and that’s what Gonzalez did. Dressed as a nurse she took my impressions and Gonzalez made it, but he didn’t know to whom it was. She gave the mouthguard to the hospital director, who told my father that I needed it and he also turned the key every day for six months. He even made a fake card, to mislead Frank or dad.
One day, Sherry traveled with Gonzalez for a weekend away and they crashed the car, both drunk, coming back from a party. The director never knew why Sherry never returned from her trip and after a while, he started bringing me back. Sherry told the private investigator that she never liked me, that’s why she did all she did, but now she’s ugly, poor and with her scarred face and the leg several inches shorter than the other makes it difficult for her to walk without feeling lots of pain. At least she has a job and struggles to pay the rent in a shabby trailer. That’s why we had to pay her fifty grand in cash for her to tell the truth.

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« Reply #58 on: 11. May 2020, 08:20:51 AM »
Chapter 29

Frank


I knock the door and John opens it, letting me in. He’s such a good assistant that it would be very bad if he was intercepting the emails Jenny sent me.

“Where’ss Nate?”

“In the bedroom, I thought it was pizza.”

John leaves to tell Nate I’m here and I’m a little worried because I’m afraid of what I’m going to hear. If Jenny sent me the messages it means we could be together now, that it was just a fight, that she was really sorry and Nate crossed the line once again, that John betrayed my trust and I’ll have to fire him. 

“Frank, hey brother, you came just to have our pizza, right?”

“Actually, I just came to see if you received something for me, you know, when you were with me in my apartment?”

“Me??? No, hehe. Why you ask?”

“Alice told me today that she sent me flowers when we met, to thank me for the drink, but I never thanked so she never said, but today we were talking and she told me, but I never received anything, so I decided to ask you, because maybe you received and forgot to give me.”

“Oh, it was Alice’s? Because the ones that that witch, Jenny sent you I threw away. All of them. I could have opened a flower shop.”

Thank you for the big mouth, Nate.

“And you, John, received any emails? Something not work-related?”

John understood.

“Just one email, and I replied, telling that she should reconsider what she said, I saved it, if you want to see.”

“I’d rather have received it, and you were my assistant to take care of the things at work, not about my personal life.”

“Were?”

“Bye, John, bye, Nate.”

“Frank! Nate, Frank knows, about the things Jenny sent him. You’ve just told him.”

I go away and I’m in a hurry. There’s a place I need to be. While I drive to Jenny’s the private investigator calls me and tells me everything he discovered, finally this chapter in my life is over. I arrive but she’s not there, so I sit and wait.
I start thinking about the days Jenny and I spent together, when everything was new, awkward and embarrassing, the time we lost, the things I lived after we broke up, getting drunk for the first time, the hangover, the ski trip, the awful date in Aspen, Alice, playing video games with Jake, happy hours with people from work, the girls at the gym and suddenly I’m not so angry at Nate.
The truth is that I needed to live a little because I didn’t know anything before because my life was kind of suspended when I was 16 years old going to college with unbelievable braces and restarted at 22, after discovering about Dr. Rogers. I didn’t know how to talk to other girls, I didn’t know how to act in social gatherings, I didn’t know what I wanted in my life, I just wanted to get through the day with those awful braces and I don’t even like to remember when I wore those disgusting bands, those things coming out of my mouth, making it impossible for me to close it, the expanders and the f***ing rake, the looks, but how people treated was what hurt the most, not that these braces aren’t awful somehow because the pressure I feel all the time isn’t exactly easy to put up with and the pain is maddening sometimes but people treat me better.
All I knew was being protected and loved by Nate and Jenny, who did their best to make things easier for me. Now I know more things, everything is more balanced, I do things by myself, take care of my life, I’m finally more independent. And I know what I want. So, I stand up and leave.

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Re: Story - Never Been Kissed
« Reply #59 on: 11. May 2020, 18:16:31 PM »
Wow, great job!

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« Reply #60 on: 20. May 2020, 20:21:02 PM »
Love the whole story keep it up :)