"Hey baby!" I heard someone yell behind me as I was walking across campus to get to class with Tina who looked at me all confused. I turned to look. Ugh, Peter.
"Who are you talking to?" Tina asked him with hostility as she looked him up and down like he was a bug that came into her way before she crashed it.
"Um, Rachel." He said deadpan.
"Oh, honey. Get over it." She said rolling her eyes and I chuckled a little under my breath raising my eyes to look at Peter.
"Peter we talked about this. You had fun one or two time but I'm not your baby. We're not together." I said firmly to him one more time. Next time I want something meaningless I'll make sure he is not as clingy as this one and understand the rules correctly.
Anger flashed in his eyes are he rolled up his hands into fists.
"Oh, really? I was good enough to get off and now what? I'm nothing? Just a hook-up whenever you feel like it?"
"Did you get your period your something?" Tina asked rolling her eyes again mocking him.
"Shut up bitch." He said without even looking at her and I pressed my lips together. Now I was getting pissed.
"First of all I didn't trick you to do what you did. You wanted to, I wanted to and in the spur of moment we did it. But I was clear with you. No strings attached. Apparently you didn't caught that, so let me be crystal clear. I'm not your baby, I'm not your anything for that matter not even your occasional hook-up so stay the fuck away from me."
His blue eyes were getting darker with anger as I spoke to him but I couldn't care less. I raised my chin arrogantly never breaking contact with him.
"Wow, you really are a bitch."
"That's the word on the street dear. What did you expect? That I was a tortured soul waiting to be saved? Ple-a-se!" I said waving my arm in disgust as he shrugged a little. Well, life is a bitch. Sorry!
I'm not usually that mean. I'm very sweet to people but he was rude and if I was all sweet and mellow to him again he wouldn't understand just like last time.
"You know what, fuck off." He said, turned his back at us and left like his pants were on fire.
"I've said it before and I'll say it again. You suck at picking guys." She said shaking her head with disapproval.
"It didn't think it through. He had the body and beautiful eyes and I was horny. We all make mistakes move on." Hooking my arm with hers I started walking again looking all around campus intensely. I was scanning the place to see if I could spot that pair of ugly glasses of his.
"What's you doin'?" Tina pulled a little my arm and looked at me.
"I see you, you know. And I know what you're doing." She said smirking.
I cursed under my breath for my lack of discretion. Real subtle Rachel. Well done. Maybe next time put up a poster saying you are looking for him. I scolded myself and bowed my head a little to hide a blush I felt forming in my face. What's up with that lately? I never blush!
Tina took my silence as a confirmation of what she just said and continued talking.
"What makes you think he is even here on campus? He might go to same lame community college or maybe he's not a college kid at all."
"He seemed like a college student. To be frank I don't know why I'm looking. You're right he may not be here but.." I tucked my hair behind my ear and signed "Ah, I guess I was hoping he'd be here."
"You know what you need? Go get yourself a player, have some mind-blowing meaningless sex. That'll you get to forget about the loser."
I smirked and looked at her.
"When was the last time you had mind-blowing meaningless sex?"
"Hey!" she said defensively "I'm goin' through a dry period that's all. Besides I have my eye on someone anyway." She said smiling cunningly.
"Oh-huh. Should I ask?" smiling I wiggled my eyebrows at her.
"You should not. For your own good. Now.." she said and stopped as we reached her classroom. I studied her for a second. I had a feeling I knew who she meant but I didn't want to talk about it. Beside when she is ready she will tell me herself.
" How about we go to dinner after we've finished?"
"I have to get downtown to the offices but after that, sure." I said and she nodding. She smiled sweetly to a guy that was passing by
"Hey, Tina. Sup? You comin'?" he said smiling all the way grabbing the strap of his backpack as he lingered next to us.
"Yeah, sure. Wait for me. Bye bitch"
I laughed as I watched her getting into the room after grabbing that guy's arm and started chatting right away.
I had to stop in the library before going to class to return a book I needed for one of my assignments.
As I was waiting patiently for the old lady to come to the front desk I thought I saw something with the corner of me eye. And when I say something I mean him of course. I turned at once but no one was there other than some Asian kids talking amongst themselves.
Great, I'm hallucinating now. What is it about that guy I can't stop thinking about?
It's because he rejected you, silly! I heard my subconscious say at me and I frowned. Well, he didn't reject me per se but he seemed to dislike me very much. Maybe dislike was a mild way to put it but still.
It was weird, usually guys tend to lust after me, gawking and chasing me all the damn time but he didn't. I doubt it if he even spared me a second glance.
My inner Goddess and my ego were a bit bruised but I didn't care that much. This whole situation was refreshing.
The rest of the day passed in a daze and suddenly I was on my way to the company's offices. I need to see if Danny made any progress finding him and if he didn't I was gonna nag him to try harder.
"Hey Linda." I smiled gently to my brother's secretary when I reached his office.
"Ah, miss Rachel. Hello. We didn't expect you." She smiled back at me genuinely happy to see me. She was in her mid-forties, very lean and tall with brown hair neatly arranged in a low updo. She didn't have to call me miss but out of respect she keeps doing it no matter how many times I told her not to.
"So how are your kids? Still giving you a hard time?" I ask politely.
Daddy says that if you want work to go smoothly you have to really appreciate the people that work for you, you have to make them your strongest allies and let them know that they matter. That's the only way they'll give their absolute best.
My dad is a wise man and I listen to him so even though I don't work in the company yet I know most of the personnel and chat with them when I am here taking an interest in their lives.
"Well they're almost teenagers and you know puberty is a rough period. Imagine when you have twin boys." She says and signs repositioning her glasses further up in her nose.
"Ouf, that's sound difficult. You will handle it I'm sure of that. Is Danny in?" I say nodding at his door but before she answers the door opens and he comes out with my brother next to him.
A huge smile is forming in my face and I feel giddy.
"Danny you found him!"
My brother looks up and so does he frowning when our sights meet. I on the other hand feel lighter than air.
"What are you talking about?" my brother says confused looking at me like I was mad.
He keeps looking at me with his piercing eyes and his lips are pressed in a hard line. I guess he's not happy about this. Other than that he looks good. I mean yum, yummy, yum. He has on black jeans with a red-black checkered button up shirt and I can see a black T-shirt peeking up on his collar and suddenly I'm very curious to see if it's just a plain T-shirt or has some superheroes shit on it. Well, if I'm being honest on the curiosity department I wanna see what he looks like without any clothes on.
"Rachel!" Danny said again waking me up from my daydreaming. Before I could answer he spoke after clearing his throat. Ah, that voice!
"I'm going to go now to leave you to it. Thank you again Mr. Brody." He said and bowed slightly his head and started walking towards the exit without as much as a look to me.
"Wait! Danny, did you give him a check?" something was off I can sense it.
"A check? What for?" Danny said looking at me like I lost my mind.
"He is the guy I was telling about the other day. The one I hit with my car."
"Oh, really? Noah wait a minute. Is that true?" he stopped and turned to look at Danny defeated ignoring my presence all together. Man, this guy can't stand me!
"It was nothing really. Just a scratch. No need to worry." He said with a monotonous tone trying really hard to remain calm to make himself sound honest.
"Oh, bullshit. I did more than a scratch. His hood was pushed in and that bumper of his needs to be changed."
He looked me with a neutral expression but I bet money he was getting angry.
"Wow, ok. Let me write you a check then Noah. It was Rachel's fault. She wants to make it up to you anyway." Danny said and started walking to his office but he didn't move an inch. His words stopped Danny from getting his checkbook.
"With all due respect sir I don't want the money. I have told that to your sister as well. I can manage on my own. So thank you but no thank you. Now if you'll excuse me I have to go." And with that he turned his back and left leaving us looking at him dumbfounded.
"He is stubborn." Danny said and shook his head.
"Well, I told you." I replied with a deadpan expression and walked away almost running to catch up to him.