I went to school the following day and everything was normal. To me it was hazardous, but to everyone else it was normal.
I needed to get away from Kate, Eric, and the rest of the 'annoying' gang.
I went to my locker and Jake and Josie were already waiting there for me. I went past my locker, but someone grabbed my arm and twirled me around. I looked straight into his eyes. I knew them, but I didn't know the name of the owner.
I opened my mouth to say something but the person interrupted me and said, "Watch where you're going. You almost ran on top of my project."
I looked down to see a solar system. I looked up and gave him an apologetic look. "I'm rushing somewhere right now."
Jake came up and said, "Yeah, but that schedule's cancelled." I looked at Jake and bit my lip. I looked away and the dude let go. I still didn't know his name. I wasn't really into him, it just bothers me when I don't know a person's name.
I looked back at him while he was walking off with his solar system. He looked back and looked down at the ground. I didn't want to look away, but I seriously knew that dude, but where?
Jake pulled me by the arm back to my locker and knocked me back into reality. "What was that?" "I seriously don't know the guy, I swear." I lied.
"No, not that. Why were you running away from us? We just wanted to talk to you about going to the mall or something." "Oh really?" "Yeah, what were you thinking?"
I looked off and they got what I was thinking in my head. "Look, we want to stay away from drama. Remember?"
I weakly smiled at them. "Look, I need to get my stuff and I still need to finish up some philosophy homework and it's not coming easily to me." "When does philosophy come easy to anyone?"
He smirked at me and Josie nudged me in the shoulder and said, "Hey, don't steal my boyfriend."
I looked over at her and smiled while gasping and said, "How dare I?" We both started to laugh and went on as normal.
Eric walked by and it got quiet. He looked at us and we turned our heads away from him. He brought trouble to us and didn't even know it. We forgave him, but we didn't know how to bring him back in.
"So, I need to get to class. I'll catch up with you all later." "Yeah."
I ran up to Eric and tapped him on the shoulder. He didn't turn around. He probably knew it was me.
"Hey, I need to talk to you." He turned around while I was still walking and I ran into him. I tripped, but he caught me and pushed me back up. "Why do you have to be so clumsy?" I smiled at him, but he wasn't smiling.
I cleared my throat and said, "Look, I just want to let you know that you can still hang with us you know that right?" "Yeah. I just chose not to."
I looked at him with my mouth open. I need to stop doing that. "Umm." "Look. Don't bother me ok? A lot of things are going on right now."
He walked off and I realized that he never let go of me from catching me before I fell. It left a cold mark when he let go finally. I rubbed my hands where he put his and someone wrapped their arms around me and kissed me on the cheek saying, "Trying to get him back into the group?" "Didn't work."
I turned around and Harry was looking terrible. "What happened to you?" "This new kid I ran into. I sort of stepped onto his pluto in his solar system and messed it up. He beat me up a little. I mean I didn't really want to hit him back because I'm not like that, but he really beat me bad."
I cupped my hand on his cheek and there was a door slam. I looked behind me and there was a dean with her arm's crossed. "Mr. Styles. My office, now."
I looked back at him and he had a sorrowful face on and he said, "Don't wait for me."
I nodded and watched him go. The boy that was carrying the solar system came walking out with a pink slip. He glared at me and I just stared at him.
I went to my car to find a note on the window wiper saying, "I don't think you remember me that well, but please tell me that I didn't beat up you boyfriend, and please also tell me that he isn't your boyfriend. -Jake"
Jake. His name is Jake. Like my first... kiss. He was my first love.
I looked around and no one was there. He came back. I turned back around and the note blew off onto the ground. I picked it up and I flipped it onto the back and it had his phone number on it.
I took my phone out and stared at it. Should I call him?
I rolled my eyes knowing that was a crazy idea. I got into the car and threw my phone and the note on the passenger's seat. I started the engine and drove.
I got home and Jake was already there. I just realized, there are now two Jakes at the school. Great.
I opened the door and he turned his head and gave me a weak smile and said, "Still living in the same house."
He got up and went up to me and put his finger on my chin. I moved my head away and walked away from him. I could tell he was shocked by my actions and he said, "You know. I wouldn't really think that you would follow Darcy's steps after what she did to you in the past."
That made me turn around. "What are you saying 'following Darcy's steps' I'm not her puppet."
He smirked and stuck his hands in his pockets and said, "Just look at yourself. Makeup, perfect, on point outfit. It literally screams Darcy all over you."
That made me bite my lip. I looked down at my shoes and he came up to me. He lifted my face up by my chin and said, "It always turned me on when you do that." "What?" "Bite your lip and look down."
He smiled and looked into my eyes. That made me blush a little, but only for embarrassment.
I realized what was happening and stepped back. "I have a boyfriend." He opened his mouth and stuck his hands back into his pocket. He got one out and scratched the back of his neck and said, "Sorry." "It's fine. It's my fault for not telling you."
He looked down and bit his lip. We had so many of the same bad habits. Just thinking about it.
"Um, you still want to catch up or..." The door bell rang and he turned around. "You should probably--" "Yeah."
I rushed toward the door and it was Jake, Josie, and Harry. They all had their arms crossed. Harry was the first to speak.
"So, having a little family gathering or is that just one of Eric's cars?"
I turned and Jake was standing behind me now. Harry glared over at him and turned red. He barged passed me and tackled Jake to the floor yelling, "What do you think your doing in this damn house? You think you can just barge in without letting me the boyfriend know about it? Well you got the wrong idea lad. Wrong one."
"You british man?" "Yeah, I moved here... Hey! No changing subjects. What are you doing here?"
"She never talked about me?" That made him a little uneasy. He turned toward me with hurt in his eyes. "Who is he Spence and you better not lie."
I opened my mouth but nothing came out. He got up and off of Jake and walked toward me saying, "Who is he?"
"He was the first person I fell in love with, but I'm over him Harry." I could only see hurt in his eyes. "Harry, I forgot about him ok? I--" "No. Just don't. Spencer, I thought we settled on no more secrets." "I would've told you if I remembered, but I didn't."
"It was Sophomore year Harry. A lot of things happened between that time." I turned to see Josie crossed arms and leaning back on Jake. I gave her a thankful glance and turned back to Harry and said, "My heart is still in your hands Harry."
"Look, dude, she's obviously into you. I would seriously... wait. You're Harry? Spence, I thought this guy bullied you." That made Harry uneasy. "I use to. Not anymore." "So it's settled. She's dating her old bully. You should be thankful that she forgave you because when we were together she hated your guts."
That made Harry cringe. "Stay out of this." "Whatever man. Compared to your problem with her, this is a small sized problem. Snap into reality dude."
He turned around and then he turned back toward me and just walked out.
I turned and looked at both Josie and Jake. They both shrugged their shoulders. I stood there rubbing my hands on my arms. Jake came up to me and put his old varsity baseball jacket on me. It was warm inside it.
Harry couldn't get mad at me. Not now. I needed him.
A/N - I know I know, it's short, but I think that was a good place to end it.... what are you thinking about the new Jake? XD