In Gym, we were told to switch positions, which I thought was crazy. How did Mrs. H think we were going to catch the guys when most of them looked like they were on steroids?! All the girls were complaining, but they quickly shut up when Mrs. H said that we had to a hundred push up and laps around the field. Maybe Mrs. H really is crazy. A loud vibration filled the gym, and we turned around to find Katie entangled with Lucas.
“Get off of me!” Katie gasped.
I felt terrible for her, Lucas is 10 times her size. Dylan turned towards me
“Maybe you should just fall back into my arms.” He suggested.
“Nope. There’s no way in hell that I’m going to risk doing a hundred push-ups and laps; I’d be out there all day.”
“But I’ll be too heavy for you. I could fall on you like Lucas did Katie; you’d be a flat pancake!” Dylan protested.
“I’ll survive,” I said, holding my arms out.
When Dylan realized I wasn’t going to listen to him, he fell back into my arms and nearly took the breath from my lungs. I was surprised I held him up as long as I did, but he started to slip, and we both started to fall. It was like we were in slow motion.
As we were falling, I saw Dylan moving around me, but I couldn’t see what he was doing. When we hit the ground, I noticed Dylan’s arm wrapped around me, and the other one was stretched out, stopping the impact from being so hard.
“Good thing you have good reflexes,” I said, looking up at him.
“Good thing you’re strong. I’m surprised you held me as long as you did.” He said, smiling down at me.
When our eyes met, I couldn’t help but get lost in his liquid green eyes. Ms. Harrison booming voice broke me out of my hypnotic thoughts.
“Katie you and Lucas should learn something from Vanessa and Dylan. They work so perfectly together, and they do so without arguing.” She said glaring at Katie and Lucas. “Ms. Black and Mr. Alverez, you may take a break on the bleachers.” She said and turned back to her office. Dylan and I stood up and walked to the bleachers.
As we sat down, I could feel Katie glaring at me. I sighed.
“What?” Dylan asked.
“I can feel Katie giving me the evil eye.”
Dylan laughed and flashed me a sexy smile.
“Should I tell her to take a picture?”
“If she won’t I will. You look pretty cute right now.”
I laughed. “I’m sweaty and gross, not cute.”
Dylan shrugged. “Agree to disagree.”
I was going to tell him that he was delusional until Katie walked over to us.
“Yo’ Black!” Katie called out to me.
“What,” I answered in a bored tone.
“So you think you’re ‘Miss Perfect’ now, huh?”
Where the hell did that even come from? I instantly felt my blood boil. Between her and Bianca I was getting fed up. The air around me seemed to shift as I stalked towards her. I felt an unusual flush of power course through me as I stood in front of her.
“Look I don’t have time for your shit, so I suggest you turn the hell around and continue the exercise.” I glared at her, daring her to disobey me.
Katie paled and held her hands up in surrender. Satisfied I smiled sweetly at her and returned to my seat up on the bleachers. Dylan looked shocked before a massive grin formed on his face
“Why did she look like she saw a ghost?”
“Honestly, I have no idea,” I said feeling confused.
What the hell just happened?
“I just know she really pissed me off.”
“Noted. Don’t piss the Princess off.”
I laughed and felt my face heat up when Dylan grabbed my chin and forced me to look at him.
“You are unbelievably sexy, you know that?”
When I looked up at his eyes, I saw admiration in them although I couldn’t figure out why. The bell rang, and we headed out of the gym until Mrs. H called me over. I smiled when Dylan sweetly followed behind me.
“Vanessa, were you still interested in the TA internship Program?” Ms.H asked.
I nodded. “Yeah, definitely! It was something that I really wanted to see if I was good at.”
“Okay, good. Initially, those who wanted to work as a TA had until Friday to submit the form and then the principal and a select few teachers would pick five students to take part in the program. However, the Board of Education called for a sudden meeting tomorrow. ”
“So how will this work?” I asked.
“You’ll be excused from your classes and receive a schedule for the classes you’ll be teaching for the day. Technically you’re supposed to be supervised by the teacher over the class so we’ll try and call in a substitute to help guide you. Since it’s last-minute it might take a bit for us to get someone on the spot so you might be on your own for at least one class if not two. Do you think that you would be comfortable with that?”
“I’m sure I can manage.”
“Are there any more forms? I’d like to help Vanessa out.” Dylan asked.
Ms. H smiled and handed him a form “Go on and fill it out.”
Dylan speedily filled out the form and then we were on our way out,
When we got to the parking lot, Dylan started cursing.
“I can’t fucking believe them.” He muttered darkly.
“My brothers, they took my car,” he said through clenched teeth.
Looks like Dylan doesn’t play around when it comes to his car. I should definitely make a mental note of that.
“Well you’re coming over to my place anyway, so you’ll be alright,” I said, opening the car.
“But what if they scratch my baby?” Dylan whines.
Awww he looks so fucking cute.
“I am not cute!” Dylan glared at me.
Oops. I stuck my tongue out at him. Not my fault he was a cutie.
When we got to my house, we were both starving, so I asked Dylan if he wanted me to warm something for us.
“Sure.” He nodded, looking around the house.
After school, I met up with Trevor and Michael at a friends house. The boys greeted me and Trevor threw me a beer.
“Where’s Jesse?” I asked.
Trevor snorted. “Where do you think? He’s been following Leila around like a lost puppy”
I chuckled and took a sip of my beer.
I shrugged. “She should be at home.”
Michael cocked his eyebrow “You do realize that when we invite you out we really want to see Vanessa, right? No one wants to see your ugly mug.”
I rolled my eyes and flipped him off as him and Trevor laughed.
“Hey, Handsome,” Bianca said wrapping her arms around my shoulder.
I smiled down at her. “What’s up?”
“Could use some company. Mind joining me?”
I smirked and nodded my head. “I’ll catch up with you in a bit.”
I watched as she walked away.
“Dude!” Trever punched my shoulder.
“The fuck was that for?! That shit hurt!”
“Good! Maybe it was enough to remind you that you have a girlfriend.”
“A beautiful girlfriend who literally has a heart of gold,” Michael added.
“Also a girlfriend that doesn’t put out.” I barked.
“What happened to the guy that was head over heel with her?”
“I still am!”
“Wouldn’t that make her worth waiting for? It’s not like she’s a saint. We know you guys fool around cuz’ we’ve caught you at least twice. Whatever the fuck is going on with you and Bianca is a slippery slope.” Trevor said before shaking his head.
“Look, we’re just saying that you should think things through. Unless you’re fine with completely losing Vanessa, I would stay away from Bianca. Don’t lose a good thing.” Michael clapped my shoulder before making his way into the kitchen.
“Make yourself at home, and I’ll warm up something for us,” I called out to him.
“I’ll help you,” Dylan said, walking into the kitchen. ”
No, it’s okay your my guest. I’m not going to make anything extravagant. All I’m going to do is throw some stuff in the microwave.” I said, trying to shoo him off.
Dylan threw his hands up. “Fine, fine. I’ll go sit.”
“Thank you,” I sang as I took out some pizza rolls and french fries and threw them in the microwave. I made our plates and fetched some sodas.
“The food is ready!” I called out to Dylan.
“Thank you,” he said as we sat down at the table.
“No problem. I hope you don’t mind. I thought these would be perfect for studying and snacking.” I gestured to the food.
Dylan chuckled. “This is perfect.”
I reached into my bag and pulled out my notebook and our textbook. “Where do you want to start?”
After an hour of making some pretty good progress, I thought it was time for a break. I didn’t want to overwhelm him with information.
Dylan smiled at me as I got up and stretched. “You’re a pretty good tutor.”
I donned a proud smile. “I am, aren’t I?”
Dylan chuckled and shook his head before packing up his bag. “I texted Sage to come to pick me up so she should be soon.”
As we waited for Sage we decided that we would try and fit in a study session next week. It was a little hard to plan around his football practice but we were able to make it work. Dylan gave me a hug and walked out when we heard a honk outside. When he was gone I began putting up our plates and packing my bag for tomorrow. I sighed when I plopped down on to the couch. Now I had other homework to do.
I groaned when the doorbell rang.
The boys were right. I loved Vanessa and would be stupid to lose her. I decided I missed her and wanted to hold her in my arms. When I got to her house and knocked, she came to the door looking annoyed.
I chuckled.“Damn, is presence really that bothersome?”
Vanessa smiled.“No, but you’re preventing me from doing homework that I really don’t want to do.”
I tilted my head, confused. “You’re welcome?”
I moved to come in and Vanessa put her hand on my chest.
“Oh no, you don’t. You’re only gonna distract me.”
I smiled and donned an innocent look. I grabbed her hand and slowly brought it to my lips, placing light kisses on her palm.
“Distract you? Whatever could you mean?”
“See, this is what I mean!” Nessa whined.
“I’ll be on my best behavior, promise. ”
“You better! I will put you out, you know!”
I chuckled and threw my arm around her. We snuggled up. on the couch and I watched Tv while Nessa did her homework. It was nice. It felt like this was where I was supposed to be and I was glad that the guys had talked me into leaving the party.