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8

Cole

Today did not play out the way I had hoped. It is going to take a lot of hard work if I am going to get her to trust me or hell even like me. She didn’t outright say she hates me but I can tell that she is far from falling for me. The usual technics I use to get girls do nothing to her. The smirks, the stares, and the bad boy routine did nothing. The only person that I can think that can help me is Maggie. I just don’t want the lecture that will come along with her advice.

Dominic and Pearce were able to hold a pretty decent conversation with her at lunch and I’m dying to know what they said to her. She seemed to be very responsive to Pearce and I can tell he has a thing for her. To be honest just about every guy in school has a thing for her. She is completely different from any girl in that school and I think that is what is attracting every male in the school. There comes a point in time when the easy just doesn’t do it for you anymore. I think most of us are at that point or at least close to it. No challenge is not a good time and Ophelia looks to be a challenge.

I walk into the café and see Mason and Jacob sitting at a table. I make my way over and see Dominic and Pearce also making their way over. Most people in the school think we hate each other but that simply isn’t true. We just don’t always sit together and hangout where everyone can watch. This helps us keep an eye on everything that happens in the school.

“Alright so who wants to start? I know we all want to talk about one thing or should I say, one girl.” Dominic says with a smirk. I know that look and he is trying to get me riled up over this.

“I for one really like the girl and I really don’t want to see her get hurt. She all but screamed she was a virgin and I hate to see some asshole use her and then leave her.” Pearce says this while staring me down. So that is what everyone is expecting me to do. Hump and dump. I know that is my normal but I never once said that is what would happen with Ophelia.

“Why do I feel like I am on trial here? Have I even once said that was my plan? I never said a thing about stealing her heart only to break it.” I look around the table and most of them are looking down. “We all have the same MO and I don’t think that there is a man at this table who deserves her but I think that is her choice to make don’t you.” I get up and walk out the door.

Normally stuff like this wouldn’t bother me. Why would I care what happens to come random chick, but when Maggie was talking about her all I could think of was I want that. I want her. I have no idea what that means because I don’t do the whole relationship thing but I would be willing to for her.

Ophelia

I make sure that I am up and out the door this morning before I think that my family is even awake. I don’t want to risk running into any of them. I make sure that I bring my comfortable shoes and some extra clothes for work tonight just in case. I am very excited to start working. I think that I am going to really enjoy the bookstore.

As I make my way to my locker I notice that there are a lot of people running around for this early but then again I have only been here one day what do I know. Just as I am about to turn around I feel someone is standing behind me. I turn to see Cole standing there with a look on his face that I can’t read.

“Um good morning. Is there something that you needed?” I ask and he smiles and starts chuckling. I’m not going to lie to myself and say that that smile and chuckle doesn’t do things to me. I just have to remember that he is what Katherine wants and I can’t get in the way of that. My secrets are too important for me to throw it away on someone who will leave me in the end.

“You are really too suspicious of everyone. I just wanted to talk to you. I thought that we could be friends since you and my sister seem to be joined at the hip.” He smiles again and I feel myself melting with that gaze. “I don’t know what I did to upset you but I’m sorry if I did.”

“Look you didn’t really do anything, it’s just that I have heard the rumors about how all the kids here are and I’m not trying to be judgmental but I am not that way at all. Please don’t take offense to this because I am not meaning it that way I just don’t want to give that impression. Not to mention only the male population here will even speak to me.” I chuckle and blush a little. His eyes light with amusement and I can tell he isn’t mad at my statement. “Plus my sister already has a thing for you and I don’t want to get in the way of anything she wants. It’s just easier for me at home if I stay away from what she wants.”

“Well, what about what I want? I don’t see how you and I being friends has anything to do with her. Just give it a chance ok?” He has this hopeful look on his face that I can’t seem to say no to.

“Alright. Friends.”

The rest of the day flew by with me eating lunch with Cole and Mason. It was awkward with Katherine sitting in Cole’s lap and them making out the entire time. As long as she was happy I wasn’t going to say a thing. After school, I head straight over to the bookstore to start training. Gregory and Maggie were great trainers and I felt like I would be able to handle it on my own soon.

“So how are things at school now?” She must have talked to her brother because she had a smirk on her face that said I know already.

“I said yes to be friends with him. I sat at his table at lunch although he may have not noticed since his tongue was down my sister’s throat.” I laughed uncontrollably at this and Maggie soon joined.

“OMG that had to have been awful. Don’t worry she won’t last long. Once he has her he’ll be done and then she won’t be around.”

“That is what I am afraid of.” I then went on to tell her what happened last night and a look of concern is all over her face. “Don’t worry if it comes to it I’ll be fine. I just don’t want them to know about my money and I am afraid they will find out if I have to provide for myself.” She hugs me and wipes away the tears I had no idea that I had shed.

“I’ll make sure that nothing happens to you. That I can promise.”

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