For you Silver, thank you for everything.

Tails of a Catfish

Chapter 1

Bad Decisions

"Cash, you're drooling. This is ridiculous I wanna go, come on." My best friend Noah whined from beside me. But I really didn't hear him. My mind was elsewhere, mostly inside my pants. It wasn't my fault I swear! It wasn't like I asked Jack Dietrich to go around shirtless while he was running on the football field. His sweaty chest gleaming in the sunlight. Leading down to his nice set of abs that he has. Not to forget his black shorts covered bottom. His spiky blond hair and his bright white teeth. It was like looking at a model or a surfer. I mean what person in their right mind wouldn't watch?

Well straight guys, and lesbians probably wouldn't, but damn if he wasn't nice to look at. Which was why I didn't understand why Noah wasn't looking, he played for both sides. I figured he would be interested. That couldn't be farther from the truth. Noah shoves me slightly causing my glasses to fall down my face.

"Dang it, I missed the back view. You ass." I fix my glasses on my face, it takes me a few seconds but I find Jack. A smile crosses my face.

"Cassius, I'm going to leave you here if you don't come on."

"Just one more minute." I plead, not taking my eyes off of Jack. I hear an exasperated sigh from Noah but don't acknowledge him, it wasn't like we had anything else to do today, except school tomorrow. He just didn't want to run into the jocks after they finished practice, the big sally.

I don't know when exactly I started liking Jack. It's not like I have much experience in all things perverted. I haven't even been kissed before. But you don't have to be experienced to know who you're attracted to. Even though I didn't admit to for almost two years because it wasn't important then, plus I wanted to be sure. As far as puberty goes, I "bloomed" as my mother says later than others did. Next to Jack; I looked like I was thirteen or fourteen instead of my actual age of seventeen. Jack Dietrich was your typical, heart throb that made all the girls, and any gay guy that had eyes drop everything for his every word. He used girls all the time, I had no idea if he was bi, or in any way curious.

Not that he would notice me; I'm geeky, small and unnoticeable. Not like Jack or Noah. Noah stood over six feet, his brown hair was straight when it was long, but he had it cut short like most nerdy kids who had moms that made sure their hair didn't look like a mop.

"Leaving," Noah says as he walks away.

"Fine." I groan, taking one last glance at the walking Adonis. "Wasn't like I was really getting a good view anyway."

"You wouldn't know that from the way you act." He says as we head to the school parking lot. Heading to his Chevy Malibu, latest model. I was extremely jealous of his car, but I guess that's what happens when your mom is a doctor.

"Shut up." Unlike most young people, I was sensible in my car choices. I didn't want a Mustang or Volvo or whatever was popular; I was in love with this car. It was the exact color I wanted too; Charcoal gray. Noah probably picked that color just to spite me, jerk.

"What you gonna do if I don't?" He says as he pulls out his keys from his khakis pants to unlock his car.

"Ehh, it's not worth the effort." I say waving him off.

"What's not worth the effort?" He grins.

"Pulling some joke on you?"

"Thank goodness for small mercies." He scoffs.

"I wish I could talk to him." We both climb into his car and he starts it up. The engine hums to live and he pulls out of the almost empty parking lot.

"Don't waste your time, he might even try to beat you up if you talk to him." He says not taking his eyes off the road.

"Hopefully he isn't that much of a Neanderthal to beat me up because I wear glasses sometimes." I say looking out the window.

"I wasn't referring to that and you know it." He says pushing his sunglasses up his nose.

"Yeah I know… But he seems cool and hip," I say causing Noah to laugh.

"How would you know anything about being hip or cool?"

"Well my cousins think I'm cool." I say feeling slightly offended.

"And how old are they?" He asks already knowing the answer but just trying to be a jerk like he usually was.

"Six and nine…" I admit, my cheeks redden.

"Exactly, you're only cool to anyone who doesn't have a fully functioned brain."

"Hey! They have good brains!" I say defending them. Well the youngest brain in question was up for debate if he was sane. Mostly due to his antics; but Noah didn't need to know that.

"That's not what I meant, I meant they are young. They don't understand everything you moron. I would never call anyone stupid meaning it that way."

"Well good."

"So do you want to come over today?"

"Nah, I might as well get home and get something done. I need to finish a paper for my History class." Let's not forget my little cousins I'd have to watch.

"Oh," he says. "Well I guess I'll drop you off then." After saying goodbye to Noah and letting myself in, I sit my school bag down and head up the stairs. I had no intentions of doing homework just yet, I grabbed my laptop sitting it on my bed. Shutting and locking the door to my room I pull off my shoes and socks, my khaki pants drop down on the ground, my collared shirt follows suit and I climb into my bed in my white briefs.

Almost without even looking I'm on my favorite porn site, ready for the release that I desperately wanted after seeing Jack running around in his nice shorts. At night, usually I would prolong the orgasm, wanting to enjoy it as much as I could. I wasn't able to do that right now, especially since I decided to stay after school to watch Jack run around. With images like that though it doesn't take me long to finish. I think that was record timing, I don't know if I should be congratulating myself or be ashamed.

Either way, I redress in some normal clothes and head out the door to meet my end. My cousins, Allison and Ryan to be exact. Allison was the older of the two, and was a huge tattletale. She looked a lot like her mom, dark brown hair but she had her dad's eyes which were blue. Ryan was just the opposite, he had his dad light brown hair that was a huge mess of curls with his mom's dark brown eyes. Since Ryan was the baby, he got away with things that Allison wouldn't have. But I wasn't his parent so it wasn't my job to judge my uncle and aunt's parenting skills.

I make it just in time to the corner when the bus comes into sight. I was so not in the mood to babysit today. When my uncle and aunt were both at work, I was in charge of getting the kids and feeding them something to hold them off until dinner. Today was one of those days. Sometimes I hated living with my uncle and his family but it was necessary to stay in the same school district. My parents moved across the country for my dad's job and I didn't want to leave my school during the last two years. I had promised if I didn't have any plans after high school that I would move in with them. I did love my parents but I was hoping to go to college or something over here.

It wasn't like they really were parents anyway; my uncle and his wife took better care of me than my parents ever have. My parents would send me to my uncle's house on a continuous basis because they would want to go have fun without bringing kids. I did my best not to worry about it, didn't do me any good. In any case, I became my Uncle's shadow for many of my younger years. It was actually my fault that he met his wife, who was my grade school teacher. I was struggling in school and my teacher had called a meeting with my parents when they couldn't attend. My uncle took their place, and went in for them. Needless to say they had some chemistry and similar interest; one being me.

"Cassie!" Allison says as she runs up to me. I really hated what she called me Cassie but I've learned to just deal with it. It was kind of cute, in a way…

"Alli!" I pull her into a hug.

"Cash don't listen she's a liar!" Ryan screams from behind her. I look down at Allison, I hadn't noticed tears in her eyes. I frown looking back up at Ryan. Uh, what did he do now?

"What happened?"

"He put gum in my hair." She cries.

"Ryan, why would you do that?" I whine, looking up at the little boy walking towards us a scowl on his small face.

"She called me a brat."

"Because you are." Allison whipped around and says.

"Guys, come on. Let's get home so we can take care of this." I look at her hair. "I think I can get it out."

"It's not that much."

"It is so! I'm telling mom and dad that you put your friends gum in my hair!" I pull my hand away from the infected hair.

"Wait, this is someone else's gum? Some other little kids gum?" I say trying not to sound as disgusted as I was. God, little boys were disgusting. I wasn't like this when I was younger, least I hope I wasn't…

"Yeah, it's his nasty friend's gum that he put in my hair."

"Come on, I was kiddin'." Ryan groaned. I was getting more irritated by the second but I did my best to not let it show. I wasn't really the authority, so I couldn't do anything about it. I just had to take care of it.

"Kidding or not Ryan, this isn't funny. I can't believe you did this."

"I can, he's a big brat."

"I am not!" He elbows her as he pushes past us.

"Are so!" She says shoving him away from her.

"Okay, guys stop. Let's get home, Ryan you are going to your room to start your homework when we get in the house."

"But I wanted to go out and play!" He says as we reach the front door. I wasn't in the mood to argue with him, especially when he did this to Alli. God, this kid needed some spankings. I would spank him if I didn't think my uncle would be mad later about it, but Ryan really needed it.

"Well you should have thought about that before you put gum in Alli's hair." I say as I unlock the door. "Now head right upstairs, I'll get you a snack after I get this out of Alli's hair."

"Fine-e." He sadly trudged up the stairs whimpering as he went. I wasn't the least bit affected by it though, even if he was my cute little cousin. He had to learn he couldn't act like that and get away with it. It was times like this that I was glad that I wasn't a parent. If I was I would probably shoot myself already. If I have kids I swear that they will know how to respect their elders and actually behave like they have actual common sense. I sigh and head into the kitchen, Alli sitting behind the bar stool in the tall chair.

Before I got to her I pulled my laptop over, exiting the porn site expertly before Alli sees it. I pull up the search engine, and look up. 'How to get gum out of hair' I click on the first site that pops up. A few random dating sites popped up. I ignore them for the time being and work on trying to get the gum out of her hair. It was about a half an hour before I got the damned gum out despite what I had said.

"Don't pull my hair out!"

"I'm not."

"You're never going to get it out. I need to call a boo-tee-chan."

"A what?"

"Boo. Tee. Chan." She emphasized. "Like mommy does."

"You mean a beautician?"

"Yeah, but I think boo-tee-chan is more fun to say."

"Uh-huh." I say, as I wash her hair. "So why did Ryan do to make you call him a brat?"

"Oh Cassie," she cried. "He broke my bracelet that you made me." She cried pointing at her bare wrist where the bracelet was yesterday.

"Why did he do that for?" I ask.

"I don't know, he's mean. He took it off my arm when I wasn't looking and pulled it a part 'til it popped. The beads went everywhere on the bus."

"I can make you a new one, don't worry. It's no big deal, but Ryan shouldn't be doing that. We'll have to tell your mom and dad."

"Daddy and mommy like him better, they won't care."

"They love you both the same, they just treat Ryan different because he's the baby."

"It's not fair," she pouts crossing her arms.

"I know what you mean." I said. "There is someone I like at school," I said trying to change the subject to get Allison's mind on something else.

"Ohh, who is it?"

"I don't want to say right now."

"Aww, but I wanna know."

"I might tell you sometime. But they don't even know that I like them."

"Why not? Didn't you tell them?"

"No, I can't do that. They might get mad, or laugh at me."

"Why would they get mad?" She asked. "That's a nice thing to say to someone."

"Well some people are jerks."

"That's true, I bet when a girl tells Ryan that they like him. He'll punch her or something."

"Or pull her hair." I agree with a laugh.

"Exactly." She grins.

Just as I figured, when my aunt arrived home and finding out what Ryan did to Alli, nothing was really done. My aunt went in and talked to Ryan and afterwards Ryan was allowed outside and his homework was forgotten. I hope she doesn't continue this for too long because if she does they were going to have trouble on their hands in ten years when he is a teen. Ugh, that means I'll be twenty-seven. Bleh….

Let's not talk about that yet, I didn't want to think about being close to thirty just yet. I was just entering my prime in life. School was going good so far, and hopefully I'll be doing something with my life in the next few years.

I had homework I still needed to finish on my computer, when I get back on my computer the 'how to' on how to get peanut butter was still open. As were the ads on the side, one catching my interest.

I had never tried dating sites or apps before; I was still quiet about my status. It wasn't like I wanted anyone to know, it wasn't their business anyway. I didn't want my life on display. But, I mean what's the harm in looking? Against my better judgement, I click the ad and it sends me to the website. I had heard my friend, Mariana talking about the site before. It was also an app, she used it regularly to hookup with guys.

Usually it was older guys that were in college that were her target, yeah even though she was my friend she was a huge slut. She knew it, I knew it; she really didn't care if anyone else knew it either. It wasn't really that big of a deal. Even though she didn't know, I was living vicariously through her with her tales of hot older guys. The only one that knew that I was into guys was Noah, and that was because he caught me watching a guy masturbating in a porn video almost a year ago. After that I didn't try to hide it from him. No use in it.

I made an account quickly, not answering certain questions or adding a picture. Only thing it knew was that I was interested in was guys.

This is stupid Cash; you should be doing homework not joining a dating site like this. You're not at that point yet are you? I thought to myself, but I guess I was at that point, because I started adding attributes to my account; my eye color, hair color, height, weight.

I scrolled through some of the pictures of the guys on the site. You could tell by some of the profiles some of the guys were thirsty. I mean really, who has that many nice pictures of their abs with their pants pulled low enough to see the V line?

"Cash? Are you decent?" My aunt, Olivia said with a sharp knock on the door. I panic and shut my laptop. Oh, I didn't need her to see multiple shirtless guys with abs on my computer.

"Yeah, you can come in."

"Dinner is almost ready; I'm going to get the kids in the kitchen. I'll see you down there."

"Alright, I'll be down in a minute. Thanks."

"Welcome." She says as she lets herself out. I push my laptop away and sit up on the bed. This was ridiculous, why was I so excited at the prospect of talking to some random guy with abs online. It wasn't like I was that attractive, plus why would they want to talk to me? I was a guy; guys didn't want to talk to other guys sexually. The only way they'd talk to me was if I was a girl…

I shook my head and pull my laptop back over, opening it up I pull up my profile.

I mean… I could pretend to be a girl; it wasn't that big of a deal. It wasn't like I was going to ever meet any of these guys in real life.

What if you get attached to one of them? My common sense which sounded a lot like Noah said.

Don't be ridiculous, how could you get attached someone you've never met? I thought back.

It could happen! What about pictures? If you're going to pretend to be a girl, which girl are you going to pick? I could almost see Noah glaring at me with his arms crossed for just me thinking about this. I pushed that out of my head and thought about it.

That was an important question; it would have to be an attractive girl. I didn't want to only get talked to by weird or older guys who were recently divorced and wanted a nice lay or something. I clicked on my pictures I had saved on my computer that I've got from my friends and families social pages. After a bit of scrolling, a grin spread across my face.

I can't believe this; you could hurt somebody by doing this. I shrug that off, I was being ridiculous.

"It's a little harmless flirting, what's the worst that can happen." I say justifying my actions. I make a new account, adding all the right information.

"Cassie! Dinner!" Alli screams from the bottom of the steps.

"Coming!" I holler as I add the picture to the account. Olivia's niece who was my age; Remy. Changing the gender to 'female' I click "make account."

A/n: Hello! For those are just meeting me, I am TMi ruler of all dorkdom. Welcome to my kingdom, lol. How are all my fellow dorks? I hope everyone can forgive my lack of posting of 'TTL' or any story in general, lots of things going on in my personal life that has kept me busy. But I'm finally proud to present 'Tails of a Catfish' and Cassius, I think that this story is going to be fun. I've worked hard to get this story going, I feel like Cassius is like a lot of teens who don't consider their actions before they do something.

I chose to write about a subject such as catfishing because I know the effects of what it can do to a person and I feel like I'm mature enough now that I can tell it the way I want. It really seems like harmless fun but before long; feelings blossom and with that so much more can happen. I have read a few catfishing stories before and even though I did like them, I didn't feel like they were realistic to the true feelings and situations that can arise with making a fake profile. So I have decided to make it as real as I feel that it can be. This won't be a sappy love story, so if that's what your hoping for I'm sorry to disappoint. Well it might be a little sappy, I mean it is me... lol.

There is still a few more characters we have to meet before the story takes off, but I promise this one will not be like my story "The Twisted Life" I'll do my best not to drag out the relationships like I have in 'TTL.' I don't know how many chapters I'm going to go with this one but I will do my best to keep it around twenty or twenty five chapters.

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