“Kai, I wasn’t expecting you to turn up,” I say once he reaches us. I attempt to give him a smile that shows that I wasn’t planning on snitching on him at all. It could totally work, right? I’m believable. Why am I worrying?! I don’t need to care because I could totally kick his ass if he wanted to kill me.
After all, I did take karate for three years. I’m basically a ninja.
“Wassup Blondie?” He asks, arrogantly smirking at me. To my utter annoyance, my left eye twitches. It’s a habit I do when I’m annoyed. Not many people notice it but those who do, always give me funny looks. That’s how I know they know. Since Kai is currently giving me a funny look, I know he spotted it.
“Did you just try and wink, Blondie?” Kai asks, that smirk still present on his face. His chest rumbles with laughter.
Sending him a scowl, I turn my attention elsewhere. Elsewhere being Sadie. I try and catch her attention, silently commanding her to come over here and help me. When I realize she’s not going to notice me, I scan the room for Ben. Just after Kai came into the room, Ben disappeared. He left me to deal with our very late teammate who I hate.
My eyes desperately search for Ben. If I spend any longer with Kai, I might end up doing something I won't regret now but will do later.
"Do you know what I think?" Kai starts, filling the silence. "I'm getting the impression you don't like me."
"Really?" I say sarcastically without a second thought.
Kai gasps at my response, whilst attempting to hide his arrogant smirk. "Sweetheart, you wound me."
"That's too bad."
I turn to face him with a look of disbelief. "If I'm heartless, what are you?"
That shuts him up for a brief amount of time.
Eventually - to my utmost relief - Ben returns. With a content expression on his face, I have the urge to punch him. The guy left me with Kai - my mortal enemy. The asshole. He knows how about my...displeasure for Kai yet he left anyways.
Oh, I'm going to have his neck when we're alone.
I'm totally not a violent person by the way, I'm just very...expressive.
"Ben, my man!" Kai greets with a smile, stretching his arms out. To my horror, Ben embraces him for a bro hug, slapping his back and doing the weird hand thing. I watch the whole interaction mortified and stumped.
When they've finished, Ben stands next to Kai, enabling the devil to sling an arm around him. The impulse to say 'ew Ben, you're going to get an STD from Kai' is almost too much. I mean, I don't know for sure if Kai has an STD but he's made it very clear that he has lots of sex. He's arrogant, he flirts with a gazillion girls and he boasts about it.
Kai sends me a satisfied grin, his eyes mentally screaming 'nobody can resist me'.
Ugh, that pig.
"So is someone going to tell me what we're doing for our performance?" Kai asks the both of us. Of course, Ben answers him since I can't have a civil conversation with Kai to save my life.
"Well..." and that's when I drone out and think about the party happening in a couple of days. I am so hyped.
"He's not that bad you know?" Ben tells me when its just the two of us again.
My head snaps to him, my eyes bulging. There is no way he just said that in front of me!
"You're kidding right?"
"On the contrary, I'm being serious," Ben answers, watching Kai flirt with a brown-haired girl in our class. She laughs at something he says; he smirks, his eyes wandering down to her boobs.
"B - but!" I cry. "Just look at him. He's a playboy - he breaks girls hearts. That poor girl right there is going to be crying tomorrow morning when she finds him gone. She's practically in love with him already and he's not going to do anything about it."
Ben arches an eyebrow at my rant and purses his lips.
"How do you know that?" He questions me. "You met the guy yesterday and you haven't seen him with any girl. Perhaps he won't be like that. You can't judge a book by its cover."
My mouth opens and shuts. I try to form a sentence to defend my fight but I can't because he's right. I don't know Kai. I met the guy yesterday and because he annoys the crap out of me and is cocky, I assumed he was a total dickhead.
I used to think I was great judging someone's character just by looking at them. But then the whole ordeal with Micheal happened and I now think differently.
Kai might not be a heart breaker, he might be nice to the girl.
"See? He might be decent. Sure, he's a bit egotistical and flirty, it doesn't mean he doesn't have a heart. And if he is a playboy, that girl knows what she's getting herself into. She's just as much to blame as Kai is." Ben adds, opening up more doors into my thinking.
Once again, he's right. Damn him.
"I guess you're right," I admit, sighing. "But that doesn't mena I have to like him. He still annoys me."
Ben nods his head in understanding.
I watch Kai flirt with the girl, a feeling of...I'm not sure what washes over me. My heart tugs in my chest at the sight; it begins to feel harder to watch him flirt with her.
I don't know why I feel like this. I shouldn't care - I don't.
Kai glances at me and does the unbelievable - well not really but yeah - and winks. Throwing a glare at him, I huff and cross a leg.
"Aww, that was sweet," Ben gushes, pinching my cheeks.
I swat his hand away and stand up at the exact same time the bell rings, signaling the end of the lesson.
I run over to where my bag is like my pants are on fire. From my peripheral vision, I notice Kai watching me with amusement. Internally, I scowl.
Glad to know I'm here for his amusement.
Sadie is standing outside of the room, waiting for me. She gives me a tight smile, after noticing my sour mood.
"Let me guess," she starts, linking her arm wih mine. "Boy troubles?"
"Yep," I reply, popping the 'p'.
Sadie hums, leading us through the university. "Want to go to that nice ice cream shop and talk about it?"
It's as if Sadie can read my mind because that's exactly what I want.
"That sounds perfect," I say, imaging the nice ice cream in my mouth. My stomach rumbles at the mere thought of how nice it's going to taste. No Kai, no Ben showing me why I'm wrong and no work. Just food.
Yep, definitely perfect.