Sugar and Spice

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Chapter 21: Furiously Pissed

“Why are you avoiding him?” Ellie asked me as we walked out of the school. I had successfully gone through the rest of the day without having to face Damien.

After receiving the text from him along with about a dozen more when I didn’t reply, I was sure about the fact that Damien was pissed.

Oh! He was furiously pissed!

I didn’t know what to say because I was sure that telling him that I actually had an okay-ish conversation with the guy he hated wasn’t the best idea. I didn’t want to make his anger level rise.

“I am not avoiding anyone. I’m just avoiding the conversation I’d be forced to have with them if I had to see them. There’s a difference.” I told Ellie in a matter-of-fact tone.

Nice point, Penny!

“Right…” Ellie dragged the word before sighing as she wrapped an arm around my shoulder. “You know, Damien is actually very understanding. So whatever the issue is, I’m sure he would understand.” Ellie remarked.

I sighed as we stood in front of Xander’s car. Luckily, he and the boys weren’t here yet so Ellie and I had more time to talk.

“How do you think he will react when I tell him that Ethan and I had a conversation where he wasn’t being a jerk?” I asked with a raised eyebrow.

Ellie gasped in shock, taking a step away from. She was looking at me as if I just told her that I was a vampire and I wanted to drink her blood.

“Are you crazy? Why would you even talk to him?” Ellie asked me. I sighed.

“I didn’t approach him. He approached me.” I stated. “Besides, the conversation ended on an okay-ish note. I think he is actually trying to change.” I added.

Ellie threw her head back and laughed as if I just told her the best joke of the century. When she sobered up from her laughter after a whole minute, if not more, she pinched my cheek.

“You’re so cute to think that!” Ellie told me when I swatted her hand away from my cheek.

“Why? What do you mean?” I inquired. Ellie smiled at me before shaking her head.

“Every girl he ever hits on thinks the same. At least before he dumps them. He is just like that.” Ellie shrugged.

“I’m not trying to get into a relationship with him.” I told her honestly.

I knew that I didn’t know Ethan that well but I believed that everyone deserves a chance to change. We shouldn’t just assume that people can never change because they can.

“Well, that’s what you should start with when you talk to Damien.” Ellie told me with a small smile on her face.

“I don’t know. I am scared to face him right now.” I sighed.

“He could really use someone like you in his life. Don’t let anything tear you two apart. Especially not a misunderstanding.” Ellie told me in a serious tone. I took a deep breath before nodding my head in agreement.

Maybe Ellie is right. Maybe I should just talk to Damien. Rip the band-aid off, right? He’ll understand me, right? He seems like someone who listens to reason. Well, at least when he is not angry…

Stupid Penny! He is furiously pissed right now!

“But I’ll talk to him tomorrow.” I thought out loud. I nodded my head, agreeing with my thoughts. It’ll be safe to talk to him only when he isn’t angry.

“I don’t think that’ll be possible unless you know how to disappear into thin air.” Ellie said. I frowned as I looked at her to find that she was looking at something behind me.

The way Ellie was frozen in her spot with her eyes wide open with fear and the sudden paleness of her face told me that I didn’t want to turn around. But I turned around anyway.

Stupid Penny! Don’t you remember what curiosity did to the cat?

I’m not a cat though. And that was probably why I was about to be faced with a fate worse than that of the cat’s.

The twins, Xander and Damien were walking towards us and all of them were looking at me with rather pissed-off expressions.

“Why were you avoiding me?” the angry-looking idiot said in a mock-angry voice, making me frown in confusion.

“What are you talking about?” I glanced at the others for any hint on what he was talking about.

Is he crazy? What is he talking about?

“Well, you were avoiding me! You were hiding from me the whole day!” he said, trying to make his voice sound deeper. My frown deepened at his words.

“What the hell are you talking about? I talked to you just before the last class!” I said.

What is wrong with him? Well, besides everything…

“Wha-” He started again but Damien cut him off this time.

“Stop it, Mason!” Damien almost growled in anger. I gulped as I looked at his clenched jaw. He looked like he was about to explode like a volcano in just a few seconds.

“I think I am gonna go now.” Jason said before he pulled his idiotic twin with him, walking over to his car.

“Start by kissing him.” Ellie whispered in my ear, making me glare at her. “I think we should leave them alone while I explain everything to you.” she told Xander as she pulled him to her car.

“Do you want to start talking now?” Damien said in a surprisingly calm voice. Even though he sounded calm, his expression was still murderous which made me gulp.

“Hi!” I squeaked before mentally kicking myself. I looked back to find that the twins, Ellie and Xander, were acting like they were talking to each other while trying to eavesdrop on our conversation.

So much for being good friends!

“Penny…” Damien warned in a low and deep voice making me shiver involuntarily. I took a deep breath before looking him right in the eyes.

“Yes. Yes, I was talking to Ethan.” I breathed out. “But I swear, I’m not betraying you or anything!” I added.

“He left a note in Leah’s locker telling her that I wanted to go on another date with her! He is my enemy, Penny!” Damien roared, throwing his hands up.

I frowned as a sudden burst of anger made me clench my fists, making my knuckles turn white.

That good-for-nothing troll was going down!

How can he do that after the conversation we had? Wasn’t he trying to change? How can I be so foolish to trust him over what Ellie told me about him?

They all warned me that he was manipulative but I still managed to get fooled.

Stupid, stupid Penny!

“Do you?” I asked Damien.

“Do I what?” Damien frowned.

“Do you want to go out with Leah again?” I asked Damien, looking him right in the eyes so I could catch him if he lied.

“Do I look like someone who enjoys hell?” Damien asked incredulously. I sighed in relief at the repulsion he showed at her name.

I stepped closer to Damien before wrapping my arms around his torso in a hug, placing my head on his muscled chest.

He is a boxer, right? Does he have abs? Does he fight without a shirt on? Oh my goodness! I have to see him fight!

“Did I ever tell you that I think that you are super hot?” I asked Damien in a serious tone. Damien chuckled as he wrapped his arms around me, pulling me closer to him.

“Only a few times.” He replied. “But why did you even ask me if I wanted to go out with Leah?” He asked. I pulled back to look at him, narrowing my eyes at him.

“Because I wanted to invite her to a sleepover so that I can braid her hair and talk about boys.” I answered sarcastically.

“What boys?” Damien clenched his jaw. I snorted before standing on my tip-toes and kissing his cheek.

“Green is not your colour, babe.” I told him. He rolled his eyes before raising his eyebrow at me. “What?” I asked.

“What boys, Penny?” He asked. I chuckled before shaking my head at him.

“There are no boys! It’s just you, the twins, Xander and sometimes Liam that I talk to besides the female population.” I told him. “And my uncle and a few male teachers.” I added with a shrug.

“And now Ethan too.” Damien scowled. His action amused me.

“You are acting like a jealous boyfriend, Damien.” I stated. Damien looked away, his cheeks turning light pink.

“I am not! I just don’t want you to get involved with Ethan.” Damien argued. I smiled up at him.

“Oh! Then maybe I should just go out with Jason. He seems like a semi-sensible guy.” I shrugged jokingly.

“No!” Damien almost yelled as he wrapped his arms tightly around my waist and pulled me close to him.

“You know, you should just ask me out if you don’t want me to go out with anyone else.” I told him before standing on my tip-toes and pecking his lips.

Damien was shocked by my words and my actions which made it easy for me to pull away and walk away from him, heading to where I saw David, the chauffeur standing.

“Where to?” He asked when I opened the passenger door of the car.

“I am in a mood to pull a prank on a certain blonde-headed guy who messed with me. Can you take me to some store where I can get some liquid ink or paint? I need supplies for my master plan.” I said, putting on my seatbelt.

David sighed before shaking his head as he started the car.

“Are you planning to get kicked out from this school too?” He asked me.

“No. I actually like being here. This is purely revenge.” I told him like I was telling about the weather. David nodded his head, looking impressed.

“Well, revenge is your specialty. So that should be easy.” He said.

“Oh! It will be. And it will be so much fun too.” I smirked.

I’ll make him want to run far far away from this town… He just messed with the wrong girl…

Me: Surprise update!

Penny: We reached 1K reads on Inkitt!

Ellie: Don’t forget that The Player’s Playmate is still available on Inkitt for the next four days!

Xander: They won’t forget that. I’m too awesome to be forgotten!

Mason: But I am awesomer!

Me: And I am the awesomest!

Damien: *rolling his eyes* Anyways, VOTE/ LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE if you want more updates!

Me: I want a panda army!

Jason: Why the hell do you want an army?

Me: Legacies season 3 ended a few days ago. I want something to occupy myself till I wait for the fourth season!

Liam: So what would an army do?

Me: Go on a war!

Penny: For what exactly and with whom?

Me: I want to conquer un-crazy-topia. We will then turn them all into crazy people and make it a part of crazy-topia!

Ellie: She really is getting crazy!

Penny: That actually sounds fun! I’ll join you!

Damien: If you don’t want her craziness to turn our story into a horror-fest or a war-zone, please vote and comment!

Jason: That way she’ll be forced to write more and she won’t do crazy stuff!

Me: Who do you think I am? A normal human?

Mason: *snorting* No one who knows you can say that you are human.

Me: Aww! Thanks, Mace!

Mason: You’re welcome!

Penny: Moving on, the next update will be up on 1st July 2021 or sooner if you want...

Jason: Until then, stay safe!

Me and Mason: And conquer un-craziness!

Curtains close as all the characters and the author go off to war...

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