I was getting so lost in the song as I was dancing with Cole, I hardly noticed Josh walking toward us.
"Mind if I cut in?"
"Uh, Cole?" I said nervously.
"It's okay, Alexa. You'll be fine. I'll be outside if you need me."
As Josh and I continued to dance, I felt even more nervous. And uncomfortable.
"Nervous, huh?" he asked. "Don't worry. I don't bite."
I started to feel a little better after he said that.
Until he started making moves on me.
"Uh, Josh, what are you doing?"
"Come on, baby. I told you I don't bite."
"Josh, you know I'm with Cole."
"Aww, come on. It's not like you're serious."
"Well, we are now." I tried pushing him away from me, but he wouldn't budge, Then he started trying to kiss me.
"Josh, get off me!" I yelled.
"Come on, Alexa. You know you want me."
He started coming closer and closer. Almost forcing me to step backwards.
"JOSH, I SAID GET OFF ME!!! GET THE FUCK OFF ME!!! NOW!!!"
All of a sudden, I saw everyone staring at me. With tears in my eyes, I ran outside and searched for Cole. I didn't notice Josh running after me until I felt a hand pull me back.
"You don't run from me, bitch!" Josh said with an angry look on his face.
I started feeling really scared, so I clenched my fist and punched him in the nose. Then I saw Cole running toward us.
"Are you okay, babe?"
"Yeah. I'm fine."
"Get away from her, Josh!" he said, clenching his fists. Then suddenly, I saw them flying. Cole started swinging and punching Josh everywhere he could. And Josh was taking all the hits. It didn't even look like he was defending himself.
Cole was starting to scare me , so I tried to stop him.
"Cole, stop. You're hurting him!" I yelled.
"Alexa, back off! He deserves it!"
"Cole, I said stop." I tried getting him off Josh, but no such luck.
"And I said back off!" To my surprise, he pushed me back, knocking me to the ground.
When he realized what he had done, he looked at his hands, which were bruised and bloody. Then he looked down at me.
"C-Cole?" I looked at him in astonishment. I had never seen a side of him like that before, and I didn't like it.
When I looked at Josh, his face was bleeding, and his right eye was swollen shut.
'Cole, how could you do that?" I said as I walked off.
"Alexa, wait. Please."
"Cole, don't. I'm gonna go find Emma so we can take care of Josh. Maybe you should go home."
Monday at lunch, I saw Cole walking up to our table.