Aphrodite

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The Next Day

"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." ~Unknown.


"Aphrodite!" A voice yelled from behind me. I turn around to see Ace, running trying to catch up to me. I smile and shake my head at his actions.

It's been a week since we hung out at the coffee shop and I haven't seen him since. Last week I had all my classes but one since the professor was out for the time being but he's here today. I'm hoping I have at least this class with people I know.

"Hey." Ace was panting by the time he got to me. His chest was rising and falling pretty quickly as he bent over and put his hands on his knees. His grey shirt he was wearing enhance his muscles. I must have been staring for a lot longer than I intended to when a throat cleared. Ace was still bent over but was breathing was slower as he smirked at me with amusement in his eyes.

He flexed his muscles to make matters worse. I blushed, looking away from him. I was suddenly very interested in my beat up converse. The bottoms were falling apart and they had mud and dirt all over them. I really needed to make time to get another pair.

Oh look, I see a bug.

A pair of fresh white Vans suddenly appear in front of me, instantly making me instantly depressed. Obviously different people had different amounts of money, and I tried to not let it get to me, but sometimes even the littlest things can get to you because you don't have enough money.

A finger tilted up my face, making my green eyes instantly collide with blue ones. We were so close that I could smell him minty breath that was fanning over my face, making me dizzy. I could feel his body heat flow from his body onto mine, like they wanted to be connected. Like they needed to be connected. His finger that was touching my chin made my skin buzz from the contact.

"I have something to ask you." He said hesitantly.

It took me a moment to figure out what he said because I was so distracted by him. Never in my life have I been this close to a man. I had this feeling deep in my stomach that wasn't so much as being scared, but extremely nervous.

I chuckled softly and took in a deep breath. "Wh-What is it?"

He gave me a small smirk and pushed my face more upwards, so it came closer to his face. "Would you li-"

He was cut off by a body colliding with our and the breath was knocked out of me. Before I hit the ground, arms wrapped around my waist and jerked me upright. I glared at the body in front of me and Ace.

"Seriously Alex! You could have killed me, you know." I said, still glaring at the smirking face. Alex dressed in all black suit with white Adidas. I pressed my lips together to hold back a smile. "Wow Fancy, your outfits..."

He waved a hand in the air as to dismiss what I said, and shrugged. "You'll get used to it. I grew up dressing this way because I had to go to dinners with my parents all the time. I can't say the same for Miya, since she always got into trouble."

"His parents own one of the most popular companies in the world." A voice said into my ear, making a shiver run down my spine. I realized the position Ace and I were in, with my back to his front and his arms tight around my waist. Beginning to feel flustered, I took a small step forward which instantly make the arms around my waist vanish.

"Well don't you two look like the perfect couple." Alex said with a wide smile, winking at Ace. He turned to me with the same damn cheeky smile. "You're going to have a run for your money sooner or later. Every girl on campus wants a Ace, and they'll do anything to get him."

I rolled my eyes and checked my phone to see the time. Fuck I'm late to class. "Number one, bite me Alex. And number two, I'm late to class. See you two " I finished with a smile aimed toward only Ace, since Alex royally pisses me off, and started walking toward building C.

Fast footsteps came from behind me and Alex spoke. "Well if you're going to building C at this time, you must have math with Mr. Fial. And would you look at this." Two papers appeared in front of my face, making it awkward to still walk but easy nonetheless. "We all have the same class. I guess we'll be late together." He finished, sounding so damn smug. I could picture the satisfied smirk on his face. The two papers vanished right as I abruptly stopped, making Alex bump into me and fall on the ground.

"Faex." He said in a different language, but I'm pretty sure he cursed. I inwardly high fived myself and grinned. I walked faster to try and get to my class as soon as possible and heard booming laughter from Ace behind me

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I walked into Mr. Fial's class and wish I didn't.

"You must be Ms. Hemmings, am I correct?" A tall, handsome man said from his desk as soon as I opened the door. He stood in front of his desk, wearing faded blue jeans and a black hoodie. He had black hair with grey coming through the roots that hung to the tops of his ears. He wore a golden wedding band ring on his hand, and looked to be around his late forties.

"You assume correct." I said in a small voice. Particularly I wouldn't be so shy, but this man oozed power.

He gave me a nod and a millimeter smile, which eased some of my tensed muscles. "Is Mr. Brock and Mr. Jenson behind you?"

"They were..."

He raised an eyebrow. "They were?"

"Well..." I chuckled nervously and messed with the hem of my shirt. "Alex was piss- I mean making me mad and I may or may have not made him fall to the ground and Ace stayed behind to help him."

His lips twitched, but he remained stoic. He waved his hand to the empty seats in the front and I hurried, with my head down, to the one directly in front of his desk.

Once I sat, class had started over, for my benefit which a lot of people did not like, and Alex and Ace never came to class. There were two football players sitting behind me that kept whispering to each other, making it hard to concentrate.

I turned in my seat and gave them my meanest glare. "Can you two shut up for more than 5 seconds, or is that not possible?"

The red haired one on the left gave a smirk and leaned forward. His friend beside him with dark purple hair and black earrings, grimaced at what his friend was about to say.

"What's your name sweetheart?" Raggedy Andy whispered to me, in a voice that was probably supposed to be sexy but it sounded more like he really needed to cough.

I raised my eyebrows and leaned back to get some distance from him. "My name doesn't concern you, babe. I suggest you back off."

He grinned, showing off his shockingly white teeth. "You should come home with me, cupcake."

I snorted. "Not happening, darling."

You could see the anger flare in his eyes, obviously angry I was rejecting him. But he kept his 'flirty' face on. "I think you'll have fun, I'm pretty big."

A shocked laugh erupted out of me, making the class all look to me. Getting a boost of confidence, I replied. "Honey, that's like me telling you I have a Porche, no ones going to believe it."

His friend started laughing his ass off, while Raggedy Andy lost his flirty face and glared at me. He stood up and stormed out of the room, slamming the door shut making the whole thing shake.

"Everyone settle down!" Mr. Fial's voice boomed from his desk. I turned back around and shrunk in my seat from all the eyes still on me. Mr. Fial, then, turned to me. "Don't interrupt my class again Miss Hemmings. Even if it is to tell one of my worst behaving students he doesn't have a big dick."

My mouth dropped open in shock, from what he said and when he smirked at me. His eyes shown approval, not in the perverted way, but in a way a father is proud of his daughter.

He suddenly clapped, forgetting what just happened. "Now everyone I want you to get a sheet a paper out. We're going to write notes."

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