Arthur stayed for an hour or so before leaving with a promise to try and keep Alfred under control. I doubted that he could but it was a nice sentiment none the less. I called Alan and spoke to him about it.
“Do you think anything good will come of this?” I asked him.
“It’s worth a shot babe.” He said.
I sighed and bit my lip, I hadn’t told him about Lili and I’s plan. I had to tell him though, so he wouldn’t wonder or worry about us. I took a deep breath.
“Hey Al, I need to tell you something.” I said nervously.
“What is it, babe?” he asked nervously, he was worried about what I wanted to tell him.
“You know how my birthday is coming up soon, well Lizzie and Bella want to A) Throw me a HUGE party the Saturday after, so I’ll need rescue from that….” I began.
“I think I can work something out.” He said.
“I knew I could count on you.” I said with a giggle.
“Anything else?” Allan asked, “I can tell there’s more.”
“Yeah, they are already orchestrating getting Alfred to ask me out, and the only way to get out of it, is to go on a date with a different guy…” I said and before Alan could volunteer himself, “In public…s-so it can’t be you…so Lili and I were talking and she’s going to get Vash to ask me out, take me to a light dinner and then go back and watch a movie with Lili on Friday night. W-Would th-that bother you?”
All was quiet for a minute before Allan answered, “No, it wouldn’t bug me because I get the situation. I would rather it be me taking you out but I know he won’t make a pass at you.”
“Yeah.” I said, “And he doesn’t like Alfred, so…it’s perfect…well, as close as we will get for now.”
“Yeah, don’t worry doll, you won’t have to spend hardly any time with that idiot on your birthday weekend.” Alan said.
“I’m so thankful for that…” I said with a relieved sigh, “Because it’s just more time to spend with my truest of friends. Hopefully Vash agrees.”
“If not, you can claim cramps or something. Guys always back off there.” He chuckled.
“Ha! If I didn’t know you were kidding I would claim patriarchy.” I laughed.
“Now, doll, you know I’m a real man.” He began, “I wouldn’t just buy you tampons, pads or whatever, I’d get your Midol for the pain and buy whatever snack foods your craving at the moment.”
“I don’t think you’ve ever been hotter to me.” I said, half serious, half joking.
“Hey, like I said, I’m a modern, real man.” He said with a grin to his tone.
How in the Hell was a guy like this hiding in plain sight like this? I felt so lucky to have snapped him up.
“And I wouldn’t even insist on a blow job afterwards. I’d merely suggesting it.” He laughed.
“You’re such a jerk.” I said cracking up.
And he had an amazing sense of humor too. He was so great.
“You know you like it~” he purred.
“You’re so lucky that I do.” I teased.
I did, I liked it a lot.
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I sat in my chem class in rapt anticipation for that Swiss I knew so well to enter the class, fingers crossed he had agreed to Lili and I’s plan. I saw his green flack jacket enter the room and I shook a bit nervously. He seemed about to pass right by me when he stopped.
“Lili talked to me…” he stated softly.
I bit my knuckle, “Yeah…” I said shyly.
“I’ll be seeing you Friday at seven.” He said with a miniature smile on his lips.
I grinned brightly and mouthed, ‘Thank you’, before saying, “Sounds good to me, hon.” I had a slight teasing tone.
He just shook his head with a slight smile on his face. He was a life saver to me. He walked off and sat in his seat. I was doing a happy dance in my head. I now had a tangible excuse to not go out with the blond American who had just walked in. He gave me a wide grin and sauntered over. I knew what he was planning on and I knew what I was planning on.
“Well hello there sweet thing~” he said with a wide smirk of a smile.
“Alfred.” I said curtly.
“So, honey, heard you had a big night coming up~” he said, “So, how about I take you out and make it a night that you’ll never forget~”
“Oh, I’m sorry Alfred,” I said not feeling sorry at all, “I already have a date.”
In front of the entire class I had just cut him down to size. It felt SO good to do; the look on his face was priceless. It was delightful.
“What?” he asked in shock.
“Like five minutes ago…” I took in a fake hissing breath through my teeth, before going on, “If you’d have been here earlier, you’d have beaten him to it…sorry.”
I resisted the urge to add ‘not sorry’ to that statement.
“Better luck next time.” I said.
“Damn, knew I should have called you yesterday!” he said and sat down.
I just shrugged, “Quick on the field, not on the draw.” I said.
He gave me a look, “I don’t get you.” He said.
“No you don’t.” I said.
Would this get him off my back?
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Nope. All day Alfred tried to impress me.
“I cannot believe it!” Bella said, “You’re going out with someone other than Alfie?!”
“Wasn’t fast enough. Cared too much for his ego, had to ask me in front of the class. It’s his loss, and his fault.” I said, “Now if you’ll excuse me, I have reading to catch up on.”
I pushed past Bella and Lizzie and walked off.
“She’s upset about the date thing huh?” I heard Lizzie ask as I rushed off, yeah, not hardly.
I made my way to the west stairs and snuck in on the bell. I went around to where Al usually was. He wasn’t there. I was nervous and rather uncomfortable being alone,, what if someone saw me? I bit my lip and felt the urge to bolt when my cell phone vibrated. I saw that it was a text from Matt.
‘Matt: Hey he’ll be there in a few, getting bitched out by your chem teach.’
I sighed a bit in relief. I sent a text back thanking him for telling me. I sat down and opened my math book to start my homework, five pages of those complex equations. I knew that a test must be coming, because that was my teachers Modus Opperandai (M.O.), she would give excessive amounts of homework a few days before starting to review for it, so she would know exactly what needed the most reviewing. I doubted that any of my classmates had noticed this pattern, but I had. I had just completed this really difficult equation when I looked up to stretch my neck. I jumped, Alan was standing there grinning down at me.
“You are such a geek babe~” he chuckled.
“I’ve got Mrs. Lowell, she gave us five pages.” I explained and shut the math book.
He chuckled and lifted me to my feet. He pressed me against the wall a smile on his lips. He had a glint in his eyes unlike anything I had seen before. There was a caring, almost loving gleam to the look, a bit of lust and even a slight hint of pride. I flushed darkly at the intensity of his look, it was delightful and shocking. He gently stroked my cheek and tucked a strand of hair
behind my ear and leaned into my face.
“You know babe, watching you cut down that idiot today, was the hottest thing ever~” he purred.
I smirked my flirty side coming out once more, I fidgeted with his uniform jacket and smirked a bit, “Oh you liked that~?” I purred.
He cupped my cheek and pressed his lips against mine with a fervor like I had never felt. I wrapped my arms around him and pulled him closer, loving the feel of his frame against mine. He held me close as possible, his desire for our physical connection was strong, and I loved it. I gripped him tightly and pulled away a bit panting a bit before kissing him deeply again before digging my hands into his hair. He held my waist and rubbed playfully. I moaned softly and pulled away panting softly. I could see that Allan was as well with his lips slightly parted and nicely built chest heaving a bit. He looked so sexy like that. I leaned in and kissed along his jaw playfully. I could feel his shock radiating off of him but the way he squeezed my hips I knew he liked it.
When I pulled from that he smirked at me, “Damn doll, where did that come from?”
“You being too sexy for words.” I giggled.
He chuckled, “I like getting to know you more and more each time you and I are together.” He told me softly.
He gently stroked my cheek and tucked a strand of my hair behind my ear and smiled sweetly at me. The way he eyes held a glint when he looked at me. A glint that made me shiver in desire. Alan pecked my cheek and nuzzled my nose and smiled wider.
“Damn you are so cute when you blush at me.” He said.
I giggled, “Your face is red too~” I said and pecked his nose.
He scowled and I laughed and pecked his lips. I really enjoyed it when I could make him blush at the same time as he made me. He was just the guy for me.
We sat side by side and I asked him something odd, “If I had a 2P here…would you…you know…want to be with her rather than me?” I didn’t know why I asked him but I was nervous about losing him.
“No way babe, you’re so cute and just what I want.” He said laughing, “Why do you ask”?”
“I don’t know…I just…you make me happy…” I said, “I don’t want to lose that…”
“Doll, you won’t.” he assured my sweetly.
I kissed him, my joy radiating through my lips and into his. I knew then for sure, though the words would not yet pass my lips, I loved him, I loved Alan Jones.