Only a few days later, an unknown number calls Leia. But she was too busy at work. It was Monday so it was a busy day. It kept ringing constantly. It was the same number. She usually didn't answer personal calls but now she had to. It was getting annoying.
“Leia” She calmly answered
She knew it was Richard.
“You're calling in a bad time. I'm busy” She replied while sitting by her desk, going through some papers with her left hand
“This won't take long” He said on the end of the line
“OK. What do you want?”
“Are you alone?”
“Yes, why?” She asked and stopped
“Please get to the point” She said and leaned with her back against the back of her chair
“I miss you. Do you miss me?”
“No I don't. I should get back to work”
Nadia was walking by and hears the conversation. Leia shows her to come closer. She put the speaker on.
“I understand why you didn't take my number. You wanted me to find out yours. I get it. You want to tease me. But there comes a time this game is getting annoying. Right now you're giving me mixed signals. Do you want me or not?”
The girls looked at each other. The fun had suddenly become serious. Leia wanted to say yes but that would ruin the plan. She was silent.
“I guess that's a no then. OK, fine. See you in school tomorrow” He then hanged up
“What was that all about?” Nadia asked puzzled
“I don't know” Leia said and put her mobile on the desk
“Did we screw up?”
“No, he's just inpatient. Tomorrow is a new day. Need to get back to work” Leia said and continued what she was doing
“I hope you're right” Nadia said and left
The next arrived shortly. The girls arrived to school as usual. Leia had done the assignment she hadn't done. She laid the paper in front of Richard. He was writing something on a paper.
“Here it is”
“Thank you” He quickly glimpsed at her
She kept standing where she was. He noticed and looked up. She smiled a little.
This time he looked more of a teacher with a suit and a tie. He looked really handsome.
“No” She said and got back to her seat on the front row
The hour started. They started with a repeat about what they had learned so far. They had an hour to fill the test paper. Leia was doing it a while and then kept looking at Richard. He was reading the students essays. He looked up for a moment and noticed her. She had her pencil in her mouth and played with it the same way she did in the beginning. He kept looking at her. She pretended to write which stopped him doing so. She took her mobile from the desk in front of her. She wrote a text message and sent it. She looked up and saw he was looking in his phone. He looked up and their eyes met.
“Are you hard?” The message said. He was writing one back.
“You're interested after all?”
“Maybe” Was her reply
“Come to the men's room on the brake and find out” He suggested
Others were so concentrated on the test, no one noticed they were flirting via their mobiles.
“Too risky. You must wait”
“Stop flirting and continue to your test. It's an order”
Then he stopped and continued reading essays. There were only 15 minutes left. When the time was up, he tells the students to turn in their papers. There were a 15 minute break. Richard left the classroom. Leia stood up.
“Where are you going?” Nadia asked when she did
“To the bathroom”
“Wait, I'll come with you” She said and stood up
On the way out of the classroom, they laid their test paper on the front desk. The ladies room were not far but Leia walked pass.
“Where do you think you're going?” Nadia said
“Let's say I have a date in the men's room” Leia winked
“Oh I see. I keep a look out” Nadia said while looking around the hall
Luckily only their class had a break. Leia gets inside the men's room without knocking which startled Richard.
“Should I teach you to knock as well?” He said and smiled
“No” She replied and got closer to him
“Lock the door”
“Let it be open” She said laying her hand on his groin “So where is the treasure you promised me?”
“So now you're interested again. It didn't sound like that yesterday”
“Just played hard to get. So how about it?” She said and tried to open the zip on his pants
“Sorry but this is not a way to do it. We're in school for Christ sake” He said a little upset and took her hand away
“It was you who invited me here. Beside I'm fed up by being a virgin. I was just waiting for the right one, you”
“You're a virgin?”
“Don't act surprised. I know Nadia told you. She tells every guy I date”
“Wouldn't the first time be somewhere else than in a school's bathroom?”
“I don't care where” She replied and tried to kiss him
“If I weren't your teacher I wouldn't care but since I am, I can get fired if we get caught”
“You're really good at spoiling a moment” She said disappointed
“So sorry. If you haven't planned anything tonight, we could meet later” He said and caressed her hair
“We'll see” She said with a little smile
“OK” He said and gave her a passionate kiss like always
She had to leave the bathroom first without arousing suspicion. Nadia stood a little further away from the door.
“So how did it go? Any celebrations yet?” She curiously asked
They get inside the classroom where the other students were already waiting. In a moment the class continued like usual. Maybe today was the day Leia's life would change. Things had turned upside down. Now she wouldn't play hard to get. She would totally surrender.