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I poured 3 creamers into the black coffee. Plates scraping, forks clinking, and people talking made the diner seem loud. For some odd reason, today was very packed.
My mother finally smacked down her silverware and stared straight at me.
"Jesus Tory. Why would you even want to do this? This is a horrible idea. If you're lonely then come back home." mom snapped.
"I've made up my mind mother. Im not going back home. Lucinda is already leaving for massechusettes so there's no one I can be with. I think its in my best interest to just find someone locally who needs an apartment and can atleast keep me company." I explained.
"But what if you live with a masked murderer?" mom groaned.
"Well then, shit. Looks like im screwed, mom." I said sarcastically.
"Im just worried about you, Tory." she sighed.
I placed my hand over hers and gave her a sweet pleasant smile.
"I'll be just fine, mom. Trust me. Now I have to go. Thank you for the breakfast and all, but my first applicant stops by at 10."
I took another swing of my coffee and wiped my mouth.
"Love you." I kissed her cheek and made my way home.
I walked down the hall that leads to my apartment room and imidiatly started apologizing when I noticed the first applicant waiting by my door.
"Were you here long?" I groaned as I fished out my house keys.
"No. I just got here." he smiled.
We went inside and he followed me to the black and white kitchen where we took a seat on the island.
"So tell me about yourself." I said, leaning back like I was sufisticated and in charge of the universe.
"My name is Ethan... Um... I play soccer for the community college...um... I eat a lot..."
This guy didn't practice what he was going to say when he got here? He is so unprepared. And what's with all those ums?
"Okay. Thank you for your time Ethan but that will be all." I said cheerfully.
Ethan huffed. "I didn't get it?"
I but my lip, a terrible habit. "Listen, Ethan. You seem nice and all but im looking for someone with more pazaz. You're just kind of... Boeing." I stated simply.
"Well thank you for being honest atleast." Ethan sighed.
3 horrible applicants and only one more to go. I hope to God this one fits my profile.
I sat thereforabout ten minutes. Did I give him a specific time like the others?
There was three knocks on the door and I hollered for them to Come in.
Another boy. Great. But... Oh my God he's really hot.
"Hello. Im James. Nice to meet you." James fist bumped me. Spunky. Check!
"Hello. Im Tory. Please have a seat. Tell me about yourself."
"Well, my full name is James Lucas Clark and im going to college down the road. My dad is a successful contractor and. Y mom died when I was ten. I used to play football in highschool. I really enjoy reading, and im super outgoing. My one downfall is that I hate being alone and that im super loud so I hope you don't mind if I occasionally have friends over." James smiled.
"Wow. Your a very open person." I laughed.
"So...." he said.
"So what's your take on partying?" I asked.
"I love them?" he laughed as if it was nothing.
"Were gonna be great roommates." I shook his hand. "The downfall though, you have to pay half the rent. Its $1000 a month."
I cringed waiting for him to refuse.
"No problem. I got it covered." he smiled. "I have a favor though. Do you think you can help me get my stuff? Its at my parents and there's a lot and I don't want to spend too much time there. Give been there for 3 weeks and I've had enough." he laughed.
"Yeah. Totally.... But uh... I don't have a car." I sighed.
"That's okay. We've always got mine... I hope."
James pulled out his car keys and pressed the unlock button to a blue beat up Taurus. I laughed out loud and made James give me a weird look.
"What?" he laughed back. I shook my head.
"Nothing. You Wont get it." I smiled. I waved him off and got in the passenger side of his car. James got in the drivers side and put the key in the ignition.
" lets make some rules. Rule #1 no leaving roommate out of a joke." James smiled.
"Ah! Fine. So you have a blue car, right? And its called a Taurus, right? So what if we took away the u's and change one to a d and one to an i you could call this a the tardis." I burst out laughing.
James face palmed himself.
"Rule #2. No making doctor who references." he laughed.
"B...but why!?" I cried put. James laughed.
"Because they're not brilliant." he smirked. I punched James's shoulder as hard as I could.
"You broke a rule!" I hollered. He rubbed his arm up and down and let out a curse word.
"Shit, that hurt." he groaned.
"You deserved it. You broke a rule and now you pay the price." I smirked.
"Thanks for reminding me by giving me bodily harm." James rolled his eyes.
"Omg. You're so welcome. It was my pleasure hurting you." I held my hand to my heart.
James laughed and flicked on his radio.
"How about some tunes? Its quite a long ride." James suggested.
"Absalutely." I smiled and leaned back in the seat.
James's parents ended up loving two hours away from the apartment and the college. I ended up falling asleep halfway there. I woke up to James gently getting me through his front door.
"James? What the-" a man asked.
"Ssh." James said. He set me down on their couch and I continued to be asleep. "I didn't want to wake her. She seemed so peaceful. Also I thought she might need the sleep if she tired enough to fall asleep in MY car." James chuckled.
"Is this your girlfriend?" the man asked.
"No father." Ohh. So its his father... "She's the one who had the apartment for company. I got the spot and I asked her to help her get all my stuff."
"So you dragged her 2 hours to help you fetch your junk from highschool?" his father snorted.
"Its not junk." he snapped. Looks like its time to wake up. Phooey.
I sat up pretending I just woke up, and rubbed my tired eyes.
"Well, hello." his father laughed.
"Hi." I said, looking to James.
"Tory, this is dad. Dad, Tory." James introduced us.
"Hi, dad." I said sarcastically. he laughed.
"Hi. James, you go ahead and get started. Im going to go see if your brother needs any help." "dad" got up and made his way from the room.
"What a nice father." I laughed and stood up. "Lead the way."
James led me up a set of steps and walked to the third door on the left.
"Don't judge. I know its a very childish room." he laughed. Boxes were neatly piled together but other than that, he still had a couple things laying out. All of it being Star Wars.
I squealed and ran over to a miniature incomplete deathstar from the empire strikes back.
"No way! This is so adorable!" I set it back down and gasped at his action figures strewn across his dresser.
"Jarjar? O-b-wuan-canobi? (I forget how to spell that😂😂) luke, Han solo, lays, padamay!!! Even the guy who I forget his name but portrays himself as a cool character!" I beamed.
"Glad to know you like star wars." he smiled.
"Oh. No i don't like them." I shrugged. James said nothing. He just turned away with a humph. "I love them."
We finished loading the boxes in his car and we said goodbye to no one in peticular. The whole ride home James and I were ranting about how dumb the new star wars movie was and how much different it is than the originals.
I heaved the last box up to my chest and cautiously brought it into the lobby. James came over wide eyed.
"Let me take it." he picked it up like it weighed nothing.
We sat in my kitchen at the island asking eachother questions like two girls would do at a sleep over.
"Okay. When was your first kiss?" I laughed.
"I was 12. I was playing truth or dare and I had to kiss the prettiest girl in our game." he laughed. "Yours?"
I looked away, embarrassed.
"Oh come on. It can be that long ago." James pressed.
"Ive... Never been kissed." I chuckled nervously. James snickered.
"Come on Tory. You don't have to lie. Were roomiest.We should know this stuff." James nudged me.
"Im being dead serious." I mumbled.
"No way. No." James shook his head.
"That means you've never..."
"No James. I have never had sex before." I huffed.
"Oh jeez. Have you ever seen a..." James flickered his eyes to his crotch.
"Ah. James. Of course. Im not 10." I groaned. James .et out a laugh and picked up his phone. He gave a look of piqued interest.
"There's a party over at my friends from college. You wanna go?" he asked, getting up from the island.
"No. Im kind of tired." I said and yawned for back up.
"Okay. Ill be back later."
James left the kitchenand i heard him but the door on his way out.
I fell asleep on the couch while reading a book. I heard the door open and a girl giggle. Somebody fell on top of me and I screamed, which made the girl scream.
"David! There's a girl in your room!" she squealed.
"That's my roommate." he sighed.
"What? There's another girl here?" the girl snapped.
I shoved the girl off of me and she landed on the floor with a thump.
"May I have a word with you, David." I glared.
I pulled him into the hallway leading to the rooms and pinched his arm.
"New rule! No uninvited guests unless you tell me so can privately sulk in my room and be disgusted!" I hollered and pinched him again.
"Okay. Fine." he sighed.
"David? I think I am going." the girl said before slamming my door shut.
"Are you fucking kidding me? You told her your name is David?" I smacked his chest. Wow. What a hard chest. He must be ripped. Mmm
Ewwwwww don't think like that Tory. Gaaross.
"Jeez. Sorry." he laughed.
"Don't you dare laugh. This is not a laughing matter. I am truly scarred for life." I groaned.
"You're just jealous that I dint offer this..." he gestured to his body. "To you."
"Oh my God." I say sarcastically. "You're Absalutely right. Mind blown times three." I said. James rolled his eyes and stalked off to his unpacked room.
I woke up to the sound of something squeaking. As if James were thrashing about. I got out of bed and opened his door through my room. I hate how there connected.
"James?" I whispered.
James tossed and turned, letting out cries of pain and sadness. I did the only rational thing. Exactly what I used to do to my brother. I crawled into his bed and held him close. Giving him reassurance.
I woke up to James poking my cheek.
"Tory? Tory? Why are you in my bed? Tory, honey." he smiled.
I sat up and rubbed my eyes.
"I was calming you down last night." I yawned and stretched out my body.
"Why?" he gave me a worried look.
"I guess you were having a nightmare or something. You were moving so much that I could hear you so I came in to soothe you." I shrugged.
"Well it worked." James winked.
"Ewe James."I laughed. "What do you want to do today? Its summer so, I suggest swimming."
"I suppose we could. I have some friends I could invite." he squinted out the window.
"Okay. Well, then, tell them to meet us down at the crooked creek. In say, 45 minutes?" I suggested.
"Sure." James shrugged.
I directed James to the entrance of the swimming part and I paid the 4 bucks for us but to swim all day. I noticed a couple people sitting on the curb and James pulled up beside them.
"Is this your new girl of the week?" a boy gestured to me.
"No. This is my new roommate. Tory. This is Keith, Gavin, Taylor, and Bash." James gestured to the boys and the one girl who had on a similar bathing suit as mine.
"What's up?" the girl, Taylor asked.
"Depends on how tall you are." I shrugged. My reply made Bash laugh. Taylor gave James the she's retarded look and went back to fiddling with rocks.
I laid out my beach towel and walked to the water, dipping in my toes. Freezing. I cringed back.
"You know, its so much easier if you just do it all at once." Bash suggested as he walked beside me.
"No. Im not going in." I shivered.
"Really now?" Bash gave me an evil smile.
"bash... If you so much lay a hand on me. Ill have no choice but to kill you." I said, staring him down.
"Worth it!" he hollered.
I screamed and started running down the side of the water. bash trying hard to keep up. He grabbed my waist and stopped me. My body parts flailing in all directions. Bash put me across his shoulder and started towards the water.
"Goes damn you Bash! Put me down!" I screamed.
"Okay." he flipped me over and I flung into the freezing cold water. I let out an ear splitting scream and clung my body to Bash's.
"T...t...take..me back..t...to...she..hhhhhhh.... Shore." I shivered.
bash threw his head back and laughed.
"Fine." he carried me like a one year old being carried by their mother and I continued to hold him to keep warm. I never realized how cold the water really was until somebody had to throw me in.
bash set me on my towel and he sat on the edge, justmissing the sand. I watched James's friends messing around with eachother and splashing water.
"How the hell can they play in this water?" I gasped. bash chuckled and shrugged.
"Maybe you're just a wimp." he nudged my knee.
"I am so not a wimp." I scoffed.
"Oh yeah? Then prove it." Bash challenged.
"Fine. And pray tell, how I should prove it?" I smirked.
"Kiss me." Bash took my smirk and I replaced mine with a perfect 'o'.
"Excuse me?" I coughed.
"You heard me. Kiss me." Bash leaned back against my towel.
"Okay. I think od rather be known as a wimp." I mumbled.
"Chicken. Bock bock." Bash mocked me. I punched his shoulder and got up.
"I don't like you." I huffed. I grabbed the corners of my towel and flicked it towards me, causing Bash to fall in the sand and get covered in it.
I folded my towel and headed over to a bench where I sat and watched the people play in the water. My phone went off and I fished it out of my summer bag full of my sunscreen and stuff.
Delilah: what's up girl? I stopped by ur place but u wernt there.
Im out at the beach with my roommate and my friends.
Delilah: is he hot???
Idk!!! I. Maybe a little.
Delilah: lets hope his not a player. ;)
Trust me. He is. He brought home a girl already and she fell on top of me. I was so disgusted 😂😂😕😮
Delilah: 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 omg.... No!!!!
I felt somebody rest their chin on my shoulder.
"Omg what?" somebody asked.
I shrugged off his head and came eye level with Gavin.
"Private property." I snapped. "What do you want?"
"James says its really cold so he told me to ask you if we could all just head back to the apartment." Gavin stood up to his full height.
"Why not." I sighed, standing up.
Worst idea known to history.
I unlocked my door and they all just came rushing in. They imidiatly turned on the TV and begged for warmth and blankets.
I opened the linen closet and threw my extra comforters at them.
I woke up screaming. I had the dream again. I started to sob. My heart raced and I couldn't calm down. I started to hiccup. I needed air. Lots of it.
I went into the livingroom and opened up the balcony doors. I got outside and I just melted down. I crumpled against the side and put my face in my knees.
James came out and leaned against the door frame.
"You okay?" he asked groggily. In response i breathed in a shuddering tear filled breath. James took a seat next to me and rubbed my back.
"Would you like to talk about it?" he suggested.
I shook my head and so he continued to stay with me.
The next time I woke up I wasn't in my room. I was in a room i had no clue about. I was in James's room. I turned my head and came face to face with a sleeping James. He stirred in his sleep.
I poked his cheek.
"James." I said.
"No." he groaned. I shoved him but he went right back the way he was. I got the best idea ever. I laid on my back and kicked his body over and it didnt turn out too well. I ended up sliding off the bed and hit my head off the floor. James on the other hand, didnt move an inch.
I groaned and got to my feet. I climbed on the bed and start jumping. I hold my arms up high and start dancing in the air.
"If you didnt look so sexy right now, id murder you. But im going to pretend im still sleeping so I can continue watching." James laughed.
I got down off the bed.
"Time to get up." I laughed and made my way to the door. I hitched my hip to the left and turned my head around to face him. One of the poses you'd see a victorias secret model doing. And I smiled, walking out of his bedroom.