By Kels Barnholdt
Ever seeing that her mother’s demise, Victoria feels numb. She used to dread the empty emotions, yet now she depends upon them -- being invisible is healthier than having to reply to the questions, larger than having to house the ache. She’s so numb that she doesn’t even care that her dating together with her father is now nonexistent, or that she simply has one actual buddy left on the earth. She has a method, one who works, and person who retains her emotionally close off. however the visual appeal of Nathan Daley threatens to smash Victoria’s conscientiously developed world.Nathan is boastful, and a know-it-all, and so shrewdpermanent it makes Victoria in poor health. let alone he’s totally attractive. however the worst half? He’s her new stepbrother. A stepbrother she doesn’t wish, who got here with a stepmother she doesn’t wish. yet sooner than Victoria realizes it, she’s enjoying a deadly video game with Nathan. One that’s attractive, addicting, and forbidden -- yet such a lot of all, person who makes her believe alive back. Can Victoria pop out of Nathan’s online game a greater individual? Or will it spoil her as soon as and for all? discover in opposed to All Odds by way of Kels Barnholdt. opposed to All Odds is for a mature YA viewers as a result of sexual language and events.
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It’s more a curiosity about who he is as a person. A curiosity I can’t seem to drop. I need to see him in person, to study him in person. So, I get in the car and drive two and a half hours in the pouring rain to watch my soon to be stepbrother play basketball for the very first time. I dress in all black and walk into the gym with my hood up. I want more than anything to blend in and not be seen. From the second the team steps out onto the court I know which one is him. Don’t ask me how. I’ve seen pictures of him online, but even if I hadn’t, I’d still know.
I climbed into my bed with all the covers pulled up around me, but sleep never came. I kept my eyes closed for what felt like hours, and still sleep never came. And call me crazy, but I knew. I knew something was wrong. And when the phone rang at around three that morning, and I heard my dad’s screams and sobs from his bedroom, I didn’t even bother getting out of bed. I just sat there with the blankets pulled up around me and let the tears fall freely from my eyes. I didn’t have to get up. Because I knew.
But after a while all that research becomes unsatisfying to me, so I decide to print out a basketball schedule and go to one of his games. It’s an away game. And since I know his mother is out with my dad tonight I figure it’s the perfect time to go. I won’t be recognized. Now before you jump to conclusions about how weird and creepy this all is, I need to point out that I’m not obsessed with him in the way you might think. I’m not interested in him in a sexual way at all. It’s more a curiosity about who he is as a person.
Against All Odds by Kels Barnholdt