James came off the balcony and had something tucked in his hands.
"What is that?" I stepped back scared.
"I found it out on the balcony. Hold out your hands." James smiled.
"don't you date come near me with that thing." I said and ran into the kitchen. James followed me and cornered me between the wall and the counter.
James opened my hands and gently set a baby bird in my palms. I squealed at its slimy body and forced James to take it back.
"Where the hell did you get that?" I cringed.
"It fell from its nest from the balcony above and I caught before it fell to its doom." James petted the baby bird softly.
"James we can't keep that thing." I groaned. James looked at me with pleading eyes.
"But we need a pet. Especially for this apartment." he begged.
"No. No pets. Or birds'" I slid passed James, keeping my distance. "And im pretty sure that bird is dead anyway."
James whimpered and went back to the balcony. He reached up for the nest and gently placed the bird back in.
I've got work soon so its just going to be you here." I stated. James looked up at me from the couch. He still looked upset about the bird.
"That bird could have had a chance with us." he huffed.
"Doubt it." I laughed. I headed into my room to go get changed for work. I stripped all my top layers and stood there in my bra and underwear. The door swung open and I screamed. I jumped behind one of the Curtains and yelled at him to get out.
"Sorry! Sorry." James shut the door and I quickly got into my uniform. I went into the living-room where James sat on the couch and crossed my arms.
"I must say, you've got one cute butt." James winked.
"Your disgusting." I snapped. "The door was closed for a reason James. You can just open it up like its nothing. New rule. Rule #4 no going into eachothers rooms without knocking." I grabbed my purse and stalked off to the door.
"When I get back. We are writing down these rules so we don't forget them." I slammed the door shut and left.
The whole car ride home Delilah would not shut up about meeting my roommate and how he HAS to be cute. No exceptions.
"Okay, Del. Can we please talk about something else for now? Im sick of James. His such a player. If we ever get into any type of romantics, slap the hell out of me and bring me back to reality." I huffed.
"Jeez Louise. Fine." apparently she had nothing else to talk about because she was silent all the way home.
I opened the door to find James sitting on the couch sucking faces with another random girl. I groaned and dragged Delilah into the kitchen.
"I can't fucking believe him." I snapped to her.
" shut! Listen, Tor. I have to go. Im really sorry." Delilah rushed from the kitchen and shut the front door loudly. I groaned and tiptoed to my bedroom.
I fell asleep and was woken up to screaming. Not scared screaming. Pleasure screaming.
"Ewe!!!!! Gross!!!" I hollered and shoved a pillow over my face to frown out the noise. His headboard continued to smack the wall and the girls shouts grew louder. I could hear her loud and clear.
"Fuck!" I shouted. I spun around on my bed so my feet were facing the wall and I started kicking.
"Keep it down!" I hollered.
I finally came from my room around dinner time because, you know, IM FUCKING STARVING!
James sat at the island sipping coffee.
"That girl of yours is awfully loud." I glared.
"She's not mine. We just fucked." James shrugged.
"Like I said earlier. You're disgusting." I took an apple from the fridge and closed it. I noticed a dry erase bored stuck to the freezer door.
"What is this?" I asked.
"You said you were going to write down our rules. I wrote the first four." he said, flicking his finger down his phone.
"Oh. Um... Thanks." I shuffled into the living-room and turned on the television.
"Hope you don't mind but my friends are coming over." James informed me as he followed me in, not taking his eyes off his phone.
"As long as you notify me." I shrugged. James jumped over the couch and plopped right beside me.
"So I noticed you and bash last week at the beach." James wiggled his eyebrows.
"Eww. No. He called me a wimp because I Wasnt playing in the water and I said i Wasnt so he dared me to kiss him." I sighed.
"Did you?" James looked up at me.
"Its none of your business." I laughed.
"You totally kissed him!" James pointed to me.
"For your information, James Clark, I did not kiss him." I smiled.
"But you wanted to?" he raised his eyebrows.
"Uh... No." I shook my head. James laughed and set down his phone.
"Why are you so awkward about this kind of stuff?" he asked.
"What do you mean?" I crossed my arms and frowned.
"About boys and kissing. You're what, almost twenty? And you've never been kissed?" James said.
"If you're trying to prove. Point, its not working. You're just making me feel self conscience." I snapped and faced the TV.
"I didn't mean it like that. Im sorry." James groaned.
"If you have to be sorry about something, then you shouldn't have said what you did." I said very legato and calm.
"You're right." James said.
James's friends opened the front door and came in with a large pizza from Voccellis.
"Mm... Is that heaven I smell?" I asked. They brought the pizza into the kitchen and we all dug in.
Keith came and nd held up a 12 pack of bud light. They all whooped and I slowly backed out Fl the kitchen. I did not want to be a part of this drunk fest.
Taylor came in my room after a while. She Wasnt drunk and she didn't even look like she drank anything.
"You okay?" Taylor asked.
"Yeah. Im fine. Just texting." I said, holding up my phone.
"Oh. Well were all out here if you'd like to join." Taylor smiled.
"I suppose I could." I smiled back.
"You guys ready?" James smirked, handing the bottle to Gavin.
"Hell ya!" he whooped.
I cautiously took a seat in the horrible circle they made.
"Okay." Gavin spun the bottle of whiskey and it pointed to Keith.
"Keith!" he slurred. "I dare you... To yell out at the balcony for everyone to hear and say show me your tits."
Keith shrugged and got to his feet. He stumbled back a bit, but got his footing. He opened my balcony and took a deep breath.
"Show me your tits!!!" he bellowed. We all fell into a fit of laughter and Gavin fell over onto me, laughing.
Keith came back in and silently spun the bottle. My phone started ringing and I looked at the caller ID.
"Excuse me for a moment please." I said. I went out into the hallway and pressed the green answer button.
"Hey." he said.
"What the hell do you want." my voice wavered.
" I wanted to get back in touch. Come, on baby. You know you missed me." I could feel him smirking.
"I thought I made it perfectly clear that you are never to speak to me again." I hissed.
"Don't you remember? My kissed running down your stomach. How you always refused to kiss my lips? The way I'd... Well... You get the picture." he purred.
I hung up and threw down my phone. Hot tears falling down my cheeks. A sob escaped my throat and I stumbled back. The door to my apartment opened and James peered out.
"Hey Tory. Its ur turn. You co... Tory?" James gently closed the door and came towards me.
"Stay back James." I cried out. I stepped back.
"Be careful, Tory. You're awfully close to the steps." James glanced worriedly behind me.
"Go back inside." I sobbed.
"Tory. What the hell has gotten into you? Who was on the phone?" he asked.
I shook my head, causing more tears to fall.
"Who was on the phone." James demanded. He stepped closer to me. I stepped back.
"Tory!" he yelled. I started to fall. James and I locked eyes at the last second. He knew and I knew. I was gonna get hurt. I went airborne and let out a scream.
My head let out a sickening echo as it hit the steps, and everything went black.