Escrita por: LautheReader21
"You're never going to let me forget this, are you?" I glanced at Liz as we walked down the campus corridor and rolled my eyes at her smug expression.
All of a sudden I felt a hand firmly pull on my arm and yank me into a room. My limbs instinctively reacted as I started to try and shake the abductor off by aggressively slapping their everything.
"Ow, stop! Jade it's me," Jesse whispered.
My hands slowly released him from their tight grip when I saw who it was. "Pulling me into the storage closet?" I stared at him with a blank expression as I straightened my jacket. "I thought this was a one time thing."
Jesse forced his eyes shut and brought both his palms together. "Look," he said. "Us having... Us doing- "
"You can say sex, Jessica. It won't kill you."
Jesse released a huff. "It wasn't supposed to happen."
"It was a moment of weakness," I said. "Besides, you pounced on me."
"What? No I didn't- " he quickly brushed that off. "It was a mistake. I like Millie, it's always been Millie."
"Plus, I'm supposed to be focusing on school," he said. "If I slack off I'll lose my scholarship."
I scoffed at his brooding. "Don't get your panties in a twist, you're not going to lose your scholarship. We all can get a little distracted sometimes." I smirked suggestively when I processed the words that had just rolled off tongue.
Jesse brought a hand to his face.
"A lot distracted."
His hand came off his face to unveil a threatening glare, warning me to hold it right there.
I bit my lip to stop the laughter that was threatening to explode out of me any second and tried to keep a straight face. "Multiple times."
"Okay, that's enough." He paused and shook his head in confusion. "Multiple times?"
"I know, surprised me too," I said.
Jessica was absolutely mortified.
I gave Jesse an eye roll. "Relax, I'm kidding."
He broke out a sigh of relief.
"Although, vodka can make things blurry," I added.
"Oh, fuck me."
I looked down at the ground. "Looks like I already did," I mumbled.
Jesse's glare almost burnt a hole through my head.
I threw both hands in the air in defeat. "Hey, I'm sorry but you set that up way too easy for me not to take advantage of."
"Please tell me I dreamt this." He faked a cheer. "It's all in my head!"
"Oh come on, Jesse." I shrugged. "We hooked up, so what? It's not like you committed mass murder."
"You're right, it's worse."
"See? Even my humor is rubbing off on you." I waved my hand at him. "Along with some other stuff, apparently."
"Oh, fuck me."
I raised my eyebrows, my arms serenely crossed in front of my chest.. "Are you always this articulate?"
Liz stormed in. "The hell are you guys doing?" She hissed through gritted teeth and sent daggers at Jesse. "Millie is asking where you are and I can't hold her back any longer, I have class in three minutes."
I'm pretty sure Jesse was having a full blown seizure. "Fuck!" He whispered amongst a chain of other curse words.
My lip twitched upwards while I watched in amusement how he overly exhibited his frustration. Beats me how someone can show so much emotion at once.
Jesse's horrified stare hovered over both of us, feening for our discretion. "You guys can't say anything to anyone," he finally said.
"Oh I can," I replied.
I'm not even going to try and describe the face Jesse pulled as he started pacing back and forth. I'm pretty sure he's already succeeded in creating new facial expressions that I have never seen before in my life.
"But I'm not going to," I assured him. "Believe it or not, this isn't my proudest moment either."
"Just..." Jesse made an unclear, frantic motion with his hands. "Don't pull one of your Jade stunts."
I gave him an innocent smile. "I'll be on my best behaviour."
Him and I parted ways with Liz after crawling stealthily out of the maintenance room. Lucky for Jess, no one saw us.
"There you are!" Millie approached us being her usual, cheery self. "Where were you, guys?"
Jesse sneaked a quick glare at me when she wasn't looking. "Library," he answered and turned to her.
My eyebrows rose as I saw an opening leading me to Millie's head.
"He meant bathroom." I taunted as he watched me intently. "It's no secret that I'm high maintenance."
Millie quickly picked up on the weirdness of our interaction and Jesse's threatening scowl.
She narrowed her eyes at me. "Mhm, I can only imagine."
My blank eyes held fearlessly to her suspicious lour.
Jesse plastered a forced grin on his face and turned to her. "Hungry?"
Millie's brown eyes never left my face. "Sure," she said.
Jesse wasted no time in dragging her to the dining hall.
Crossing my arms and slightly tilting my head, I observed how they walked away from me. Now it was just a matter of time.
I have faith she'll eventually put two and two together, she's intelligent.
I munched on my apple while resting my free arm on the table I sat at. The cafeteria was usually quiet at that time of the day because most people had classes. I, however, had two free study periods and I had already used one of them to squeeze in some reading in the library before heading for the cafeteria.
Lost in my thoughts, I didn't notice the guy that had sat down opposite me and was now staring at me expectantly until he decided to clear his throat.
"You look bored." Sawyer ran a hand through his dark brown waves and leaned back on his chair.
The only thing I bothered to move was my eyes as I drifted my gaze up reluctantly to meet his. "I am bored," I said, only to go back to zoning out after taking another bite of my apple.
"How's business studies going?" he questioned.
I stopped chewing and turned my attention to him. "Who are you again?" I straightened up in my seat. "And how do you know my major?"
"I'm Sawyer, we met at a party." Curly boy curled his lips into a smirk. "And as for how I know that, you caused quite the impression amongst your classmates. As soon as my friends described this mysterious, sexy siren, I knew it was you."
Okay first of all, ew. Secondly, does this guy ever give up?
My voice held no signs of intonation. "Look, Simon,- " I began as I stood up.
His copper eyes, now darker than usual, followed my movements from up close and trailed my body up and down.
"I'm really not in the mood to deal with idiots right now." I bit into the apple and twirled around to walk away from Curly.
He raised his voice to make sure I heard him. "I guess I'll see you around, then!"
I don't think so.
A loud ting went off from my back pocket, making me slide it out and lean on one of the walls of the corridor. All I wanted was a peaceful moment to myself and all I was getting were annoying distractions.
Can a girl not eat an apple alone?
My blank eyes scanned the screen of the phone.
Unknown: We need to talk, meet me in class 2.4 in ten.
You have got to be kidding me. I finally block the fool and now he finds a way to text me through another phone? I'm done.
Me: I don't know who you are, how the hell you managed to get my number again, nor do I want to know at this point. So if you're here to keep throwing dull, empty menaces at me please save us both the time and energy and hop off.
Unknown: Who the hell did you piss off now?
Unknown: It's Millie, Jesse gave me your number.
Me: Well, what do you know? That previous message works just fine for you too.
Unknown: You never fail to make me laugh. I'll be waiting for you in 2.4.
I leaned into the doorframe with an eyebrow up and tapped my nails a few times on it, making Millie turn around and lift her head up from her phone to face me.
My smirk died as I pushed myself back up and took a few steps into the room. "Let's get this over with, what do you want."
"I want to talk."
You don't say.
Seeing as though this would probably take more than just a couple minutes, I went over to one of the desks and quietly sat down.
"I'm not an idiot, you know?" she said.
Millie narrowed her eyes slightly. "I know what's going on between you two."
Took her long enough.
"Now I finally get why it had to be Brody." Millie crossed her arms, her phone still in her hand and pressed against her chest. "You needed him to get me away, so you could play Jesse into getting with you."
She forgot the part about him being ridiculously good looking too.
I just tilted my head while I studied her behaviour - something felt off and I think I knew just the reason why.
This was bait.
Millie took a deep breath to contain herself. "You're not even going to try and deny it."
I leaned back on my chair and gave her an unamused look. "I really don't know what you're talking about."
Millie not lashing out on me without bothering to show restraint as she had done until then only confirmed my suspicions on her pathetic intentions.
She really was desperate.
I finally decided to break the tense silence on a light note. I stood up from my chair and casually made my way towards Millie. "Hey, my phone died." I got within a few of inches away from her. "Mind if I make a quick call with yours?"
It happened for just a millisecond but I caught on with the small flinch of her jaw before she went on to materialize an empathetic smile on her face. "Sorry, girl. Mine is dead too."
Silence arose once again and filled the entire room as we got into a staring contest, when a sudden chime went off from Millie's pocket, making her internally hit herself.
Betrayed by her own, that one stings.
My eyes sparkled and my lips produced a victorious smirk. "Are you sure?"
Millie quickly recovered the hardness of her expression and took a step back, placing her hands on her hips.
"So what? I don't want a bratty idiot snooping on my phone." She crossed her arms and arched an eyebrow in defiance. "Is that a crime?"
When she saw I didn't reply, she tried to bail out but ran into my steady arm, which stood between her and the door. I shut her down with a perfectly disdainful blank stare.
Awe, Millie really thought she could pull off something so ridiculous like that and come out unscratched.
Well, she thought wrong.
Millie uncomfortably withdrew backwards about 10 feet. She appeared to have an incensed visage, but I could distinctively make out that glint of insecurity cloaked beyond her hard glare.
I let out a dry chuckle. "I'll admit you almost got me there, it was a good move." I could tell she was having the hardest time hiding her nervousness.
Her guard was up while she watched me prowl slowly towards her.
"But one move isn't going to win you the battle, dear," I told her.
She winced remarkably when my hand went up to caress her cheek. I sneered at her retreat and lifted her chin up so she was forced to look at my challenging stare.
After all, she's the one who'd been looking for a fight nonstop since she got here.
Not so brave now, are you?
"There's a reason why amateurs don't compete against pros." I reached over quickly and grabbed Millie's phone before she could react. "It was about time you learned that for yourself," I told her while I deleted the recording.
All she could do was stand there and gape at me helplessly.
Impotence might just be my least favourite feeling.
That is if I had any.
"We're in it for the long run, Mills'," I almost sang while I handed the phone back to her. "You can't lose a war if you have no blind spots."
She gritted her teeth. "Everyone has blind spots, Jade. Even a heartless bitch like you," she spat. "And I'll figure yours out sooner or later."
I shot a venomous smirk at her empty threats before starting to walk towards the door. "Cute," I quipped. "But unlike you-" I turned around one last time. "I know not to let my guard down around a spider's web."
My tone grew darker as I warned her... "Especially when it's time for dinner."