A Family Friend

Harry and Jodie live next door to one another. Their families are really good friends and are always in the company of one another. Harry has always fancied Jodie but does she feel the same way? And will there ever be a future for them?
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4. Chapter 4

Jodie's POV:

"Sweetie why have you been so 'off' lately? Not once have you been out these last few days. That in itself is unlike you". Mum's pestering me saying I'm 'not myself' but I am.. I think. For once, next door haven't been round a lot since Saturday evening at the meal. Harry's been a pain at school though; the usual winding me up on purpose, etc. "I'm fine. I just want to relax that's all". "Well talking of relaxing, we're going on holiday to Cyprus in 9 days!" "When did you plan this? I can't wait! We need to go shopping! What part are we going to?" I smile. "Yeah, we're going to Ayia Napa!" She knows how I've wanted to go for ages. "Mum, that's not really a place for kids is it?" I laugh. "No but your dad and I were talking. We know if we go somewhere to family-orientated you'll get bored so that's not fair. Our hotels about a 10 minute walk from the strip so you, Harry and Gemma can all go out if you want. Then, your dad, sister, Anne and I can stay in the hotel of an evening instead. That way we can all be occupied". "Wait did you just say Harry, Gemma and Anne?" I spit the drink from my mouth and back into the cup. She nods. "What?! Why are they coming with us?" "They're friends Jodie, what's the problem with them coming?" I sigh, "I have no problem with Anne or Gemma. But Harry. No." My mum rolls her eyes and stands up; making her way to the bedroom door, "Well get used to it because you'll be living in the same apartment as him for a week". "What do you mean?" Ok now I'm confused. Why are we together? Surely, it's being split by our families. "It worked out cheaper for us to separate the rooms in 3, 2 and 2. Meaning, me, your dad and sister. Then everyone else said just put you two together and Gemma and Anne could stay in another". "Why didn't you put me and Gemma together or even me with Anne?!" "Because you and Harry are the same age. You both used to get along so well, I don't know what happened between you both but it's a shame to waste such a good friendship that you two had". "That doesn't really answer my question mum". She shrugs, "It works out cheaper so that's the way it's staying". I sigh and roll over in my bed. A whole week living in the same apartment as Harry. That's not good. Not good at all when neither of you are getting along. We've gone back to how we were before; getting on each others' nerves and taking dislike to one another. Again.

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Harry's POV:

"You're staying together in the same apartment? Ooo I'd love to swap places with you in 8 days!" Louis fixes his hair in the mirror. Just as we're then making our way from the toilets to the classroom, Jodie walks past ready to go inside the room. "Just think you'll be seeing her in a bikini everyday for a whole week" Stan makes an 'O' shape with his mouth as he ogles at Jodie from behind. We each take our seats; me in the middle, Stan and Louis either side of me and Jodie, Kimberly, Lindsay and some other girl in front. "Well I know what we'd be getting up to every night" Louis sniggers. "Oh we've already done that". "What? You've had sex with her?" His face continues to grin. "Haven't we Jode?" I smirk. Her long brown hair falls over her shoulder as she turns to face us; completely oblivious to our conversation. "Haven't we what?" "Had sex" Stan blurts out and points between us both. "What? I-um. That-" she looks from Stan to me. "Don't pretend you don't remember babe. It was only a week ago" I smirk. "But you were with Dean still?" Lindsay turns in her seat to look at us three. Then Kimberly does the same, "Quit winding her up you three and just get on with something else" she frowns. "Oh but I'm not winding her up, it happened alright". Fits off laughter come from Stan and Louis, who are finding this whole situation amusing. To be honest, so am I actually. "And how exactly can you prove that one Harry?" Kimberly shoots me a stare. I shrug, "I can't". "You know you could be lying actually" Louis looks me over with a questioning expression. I look straight into Jodie's eyes and then back at Stan and Louis. "Nope. She came to me for 'experience' because it was her first time. I showed her what to do but there's no denying she really enjoyed it". When I turn back to Jodie; her eyes are watered up and a few tears are spilled down her cheeks. "You're a fucking dick Harry. I hate you". "JODIE! I will not tolerate that language in my class. You've got an after-school detention". She picks up her bag and walks briskly away from the room. After a small hesitation, Kimberly follows her out. "You can't just tell lies like that you know, it's out of order" Lindsay turns back around to us. "I'm not lying- it was last Thursday" a grin spreads across my face when she looks taken back as if she now believes me and turns around.

 

Jodie's POV:

"Jode, is he telling the truth? We're best friends you can tell me" Kimberly had followed me out to the toilet just 15 minutes ago. "I'm not going to deny the truth. Yeah it did happen". She shakes her head and sits down beside me on the hard floor beneath us. "Why?" "Because Dean kept pressurizing me to do it with him. I was worried he'd tell everyone at school how it was my first time or if I refused to do it. So I went to Harry. I thought I could trust him, even just a little bit". Tears fall down from my lids as she holds me in her arms. A sigh falls from her mouth, "It's alright- don't cry".

The rest of the day goes by extremely slow. Surprisingly, no one has even mentioned anything from first lesson to me. Its just an hour's detention to sit through now. As usual, our teacher leaves us alone in the room and once again, I hardly speak to anyone in here. I plug in my earphones and put my feet against the chair to bring my knees to my face so I can rest it between them.  A forceful tug on my earphones pulls them out and I see Dean standing above me. "When were you planning on telling me then? Or weren't you?" "I did it because of you Dean" I say back sternly. "Oh right, you had sex with someone else because of me? Well that makes sense doesn't it". "Actually yeah it does. You pressurized me from the moment we got together. Not once was I happy about it but I just kept going along with it. And when it came down to it, I didn't know what to do so I went to Harry. Yes, I admit it was a mistake and I told him that. I'm sorry for hurting your feelings if I have but-" I guess he'd noticed all the tears that are now streaming down my face because he sits down beside me and hugs me. It's unlike him- well, for what he'd been like with me over the past two weeks anyway. "As much as I am annoyed with you I can kind of see why you did it and he shouldn't have humiliated you like that".

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"Why are you so late?" Dad's already on my case as soon as I step through the door. "I got detention". "Again? That's the second one in just under 2 weeks! What did you do this time?" "I swore at Harry" "Why can't you just get on with him Jodie? I thought I saw a change in you both the other week. Obviously not. You need to stop being so stubborn with him" Why must my family adore Harry so much? It's actually unfair. "I'll stop being stubborn when he stops being annoying and horrible". "And what did he do? Hm?" There's no way I'm going to sit here and tell my dad. That really wouldn't help. I sigh, "Tell mum I don't want any dinner when she gets in please".

It's 7pm, mum and Leah got in about half an hour ago. I've been sat out on my ledge/balcony for ages now. "Mum told me to bring you this" Leah hands me a hot drink from the window. "Oh, thanks Leah" I force a smile. "You can come out here if you want". She does so; sitting beside me. "What's wrong Jodie? You're upset". I do love my little sister- we may argue at times but she can be so sweet. I smile a tad, "It's nothing. I'll be fine. So how was school today?" She tells me all about her day and how she's doing in school until someone interrupts us. "Um, Leah" he coughs. "Can I just talk to your sister for a minute please?" Leah looks up at Harry then to me. I turn to her, "Go on. You go downstairs; your dinner's probably nearly done anyway". She does as I say and wanders off.  "What do you want?" He's really annoyed me with what he did earlier. "How was your detention?" His face is full of gloat. "If you've come here to be proud of what you've done, get it over with and then go". His laugh echoes through the peacefulness outside, "I came here because we're round for dinner actually". "Great". I stand to my feet to make my way inside. Harry steps closer and pushes me against the wall. "Why did you do that earlier Harry? You said you wouldn't tell anyone" He shrugs and leans in closer. "I bet if no one else was in, you'd be all over me like a rash". I push him away. "Just shut up Harry". But he's adamant and shoves me back, "No- I bet you would" his voice gets lower and deeper as he carries on speaking.

 

Harry's POV:

"You two go upstairs and spend time together. You need to get along for this holiday or else it'll be ruined by the pair of you at this rate". Mum stares at me with an annoyed look. "Yes, Jodie take Harry upstairs will you". Sarah gives her a frown when Jodie lets out a large sigh.

"So what are we going to do?" I smirk and close the door behind me. "We aren't doing anything so just sit over there on your phone or something". "What is wrong with you? You're being so stroppy" I speak; obviously winding her up on purpose. "No Harry. I'm not being stroppy. You told me you wouldn't say anything to anyone and what did you do? You told people and now everyone knows. How could you do that? And I though we was actually getting somewhere" Her voice is all stern and her face is crumpled up with anger. I press my body against her; cornering her once again, "You're hot when you're angry". I nuzzle my head into the crook of her neck and leave several short kisses on her skin; leading to her cheek. "What are you doing Harry?" she moves her head. "This" I say before kissing her lips gently. At first, she doesn't pull away. "No- Harry" her hand pushes my chest away but I'm strong enough to press back against her. A smirk spreads across my face. "You can't do this; keep kissing me then embarrassing and ignoring me at school. It's mind games Harry and it's not fair". "They're not mind games" I presume my expression is somewhat confused. She nods, "Just go downstairs please".

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