The Football Player's Roommate

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Chapter 10.

Amaya

"Think, Amaya. Think!! There’s gotta be at least one bullshit answer out there that you could possibly make him believe."

“Uh...what are you talking about?” My voice was higher pitched as I moved in front of the now awake dog to shield her from Theo’s view.

Nice answer. Playing it dumb has worked out for me lots of times before.

“Don’t play dumb with me, princess.” He said and moved a little bit closer with an unamused look on his face.

As if the adorable creature could hear his presence getting closer, the “mutt” behind me hopped up and went to see Theo. The adorable pup dropped her butt to the floor and sat right at Theo’s feet.

“This.” He pointed straight at the dog. “This is what I’m talking about.”

“Oh come on. You have to admit. She’s the cutest thing you’ve ever seen and she was just outside in the rain by herself.”

“I’m sure it would’ve been fine on its own without you.” Theo says as he looks at the dog once again.

“No. She probably would’ve gotten hit by a car or sick from all the rain.” I furrowed my eyebrows and began to get even more agitated with him.

“Listen, Amaya. We share this apartment. It’s not all yours or all mine, but I have half a say in what we do here. I don’t want that little rat running around here 24/7.”

“Why not? She’s not bothering you. I’ll take care of her and all expenses.” I tried to bribe him.

“No. I’m not changing my mind, Amaya. Get rid of it by tomorrow.” He stomped off to his room and slammed his door behind him.

Not soon after I heard blasting music. What the heck was his problem??

My eyes rolled automatically at his actions of immaturity before I turned back around to the dog. She was sitting with her attention trained on me and tail wagging.

“Hey there sweetie,” I said in a baby voice as I walked over to the pup and began to pet her adorable face.

I looked over at the clock to see it was almost midnight now. They always say time flies when you’re having fun but I guess they forgot to mention it also flew when you’re out rescuing little pups and having fights.

“I think it’s time to get to bed, sweetheart.” I told her as I bent down to pet her. I direct her to her bed and as she laid down I shut the lights off and treaded to my bedroom.

As I curled up in my blankets stared up at the ceiling I realized how tired I really was. All I wanted to do was let sleep consume me, but there were so many things I wanted to know. Mostly all about Theo.

What did he have against dogs? Why was Theo so angry? Where does he keep going off to? If he was going to the gym, why was he spending so much time there? Did he have a girl that he was meeting up with there?

I shook my head to rid the jealous thoughts from my head. Why was I jealous? I wasn’t even friends with the guy.

Okay the last two weren’t really important, but there was so much I didn’t know about Theo. For all I knew he could be a serial killer.

When he offered to pay half rent the last thing I was worried about was getting to know the person. But once you live with someone you eventually come to accept that you need to get to know one another for your own sakes.

But tonight wasn’t the time considering I was practically a zombie from lack of sleep right now. I stared up at the white ceiling until my eyes finally shuttered to a close.

Footsteps.

That’s the first thing I hear as I jolt awake. I try to shut my eyes again and just ignore it, but that’s when I hear them again.

They pass by my door and I can’t help but feel frightened. I set my fear aside because that’s the last thing my dad would want me to do.

He taught me to not let fear get to you. He also taught me how to fight just in case I was ever in a situation.

I think a suspected intruder is considered a situation.

I leap out of my bed and begin searching my room for something I can attack the intruder with. Unfortunately the first thing I can find just happens to be a overly sized teddy bear that my parents got me for my birthday last year. At the time they gave it to me I didn’t think it was anything but a bear, but I’ve appreciated it a lot more lately...especially since what happened.

I shake my head to clear my thoughts. I needed to focus on the fact that someone had just broken into my apartment.

I peeked my head out the door and made sure the coast was clear. There was no one in sight but I could see the tv light in the living room was now on...probably to cover the sound of somebody steal and breaking into all my stuff.

I tip toe into the living room as quietly as I can until I see a guy sitting on the couch. He has dark hair and is in a black t-shirt. From what I could see from behind his muscles were pretty bulky and could easily take down a weak girl like me.

Better get a head start.

I raised the bear above my head and stepped a little closer to the guy. Just as I was about to release my absolute fluffy fury on this guy he turned around and did nothing but smirk.

“Wow. Could at least find a scarier weapon, princess.” He chuckled before turning back to the tv.

“It was the first thing I grabbed.” I mutter defeatedly as I let the little toy swing down to my side. “You shouldn’t be creeping around like that in the middle of the night and scaring me half to death, Theodore.” I glared at him and he rolled his eyes as I used his full name.

I sat on the opposite side of the couch and noticed him hurriedly pick up the remote and try to flip the channel. He was watching football highlights or something.

I don’t know why he even bothered. Football wasn’t exactly one of my strong suits anymore. I used to know a lot about it from all the times I’d watched it with my dad, but that’d been so long ago. The college I was attending used to be our favorite, but I hadn’t even watched a single game for about two years now.

So I’m assuming my knowledge on the sport was a little rusty.

“Whatever.” He said before finally stopping on a movie marathon of nothing but Harry Potter.

There was no way I’d be able to go back to sleep tonight, so watching something I practically grew up on was okay with me.

I’ve never had someone to actually watch it with before, so this was a first. Maybe I could actually talk to Theo tonight without him having to leave in the middle of the night.

Translation: maybe I could coax Theo into telling me where he’s been wondering off to.


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