I sat there for a good ten minutes as the party resumed and people stopped looking my way. I felt a light tap on my shoulder and I breathed a slight sigh of relief as I turned around and locked eyes with another pair of ruby red eyes. I had to gasp softly, Allan had sent Kuro, Luciano, and Lutz to come and get me. The 2pAxis powers…I was scared at first but I swallowed that since Allan had promised that I would be okay.
“Come on, let’s hurry, there’ll be time for formal introductions later.” Luciano said and I nodded standing up and dusting off as I grabbed my bag and followed them quickly away from the crowd to their car, a bit too shocked to speak.
They let me sit in front and Kuro got into the driver’s seat. I held my bag close as I often did in the car with a new driver. I leaned back and sighed in relief as we drove away from a party that wasn’t really mine.
“I have to say Al has some weird taste.” Luciano laughed.
I had to laugh as well, “Yes his idea of a first date is a movie where you can see a dick but how would you know that, I’m sure he doesn’t kiss and tell, are you stalking him or something?” I said with a smirk, knowing he was talking about me and trying to see what Allan Jones could possibly want to do with me.
The car was stunned into silence before they all just laughed. I had been holding my breath a bit to be sure I hadn’t gone too far but relaxed when my snark landed on it’s feet. I checked my phone and realized that they were right on time. I looked at the night sky going by.
“I take it parties aren’t your thing, even for your birthday?” Luciano asked.
“Did that seem like it was for my birthday?” I asked my irritation at it showing.
“Nein.” Lutz said, “It seemed like just another party.”
“Exactly, like three or four people got me anything…it’s not like presents are what’s most important…but no one there even wished me a happy birthday.” I said.
“It’s understandable that for your birthday you would want for people to acknowledge it.” Kuro said and continued to drive.
I leaned back into the seat and nodded, “I don’t want it to be a huge deal, but a party that was supposed to be for me should at least have something to do with me.” I said and ran a hand through my hair, “Especially when the only reason the people throwing it did anything was to get me hooked up with a jack ass who doesn’t understand the meaning of the word no!”
“You mean Alfred?” Kuro asked and I nodded.
“He thinks because he’s some sports star he’s entitled to whatever girl he wants for a night. I have never had any interest in him and he thinks I’m just playing hard to get.” I explained, “Every day he makes my life difficult…and Lizzie and Bella don’t make it any easier…they are desperate to hook us up, think we would make a cute couple, be totally perfect together.” I stopped when I realized I was rambling, “Sorry you probably don’t care about my petty little problems.”
“No it’s fine.” Lutz said with a shrug, “It explains your reaction to that kiss.”
“I’ve been trying to repress that memory, thank you for reminding me.” I said with a chuckle.
“We would have stepped in then, but that might have blown your cover.” Luciano explained.
“Thank you for that…I’m not exactly in the mood for any more drama than I just caused.” I said, “I mean slapping the quarterback and captain of the team because he did what thousands of girls dram of in kissing me will be the story of the week if not the month won’t it.”
“And if we’d come up and beat the shit out of him and kidnapped you.” Kuro laughed.
“Well then it would be the next decade’s hot gossip.” I said laughing along.
“You’re not like the other 1P girls.” Luciano noted as we turned down a street, I knew we were heading to Al’s house, I hoped not too many people were there.
I rolled my eyes, “Why because I am willing to step outside of my comfort zone?” I asked.
“In a sense.” Kuro said as he pulled up in front of Allan’s house.
I could see my burgundy haired man waiting outside for me. I smiled and undid the seatbelt, he really was a sight for sore eyes, I would tell him about the Alfred kiss at another time, as of right now though, all I wanted was to be able to relax. I made a small request of the three in the car with me to not say a word about it because I wanted to have fun on my birthday and they all agreed and I got out of the car and I hurried to give Al a hug.
“That rescue couldn’t come fast enough.” I said, “God it was so freaking awful.”
“Your party was that bad?” he asked.
“It wasn’t even really for me.” I said with a roll of my eyes and pecked his cheek, “I was so relieved when I could leave.”
“Well, you’re safe now, come on in. Oliver made carrot cake cupcakes, you said they were some of your favorites.” He said.
I had to laugh and nod. That was true I loved carrot cake. I smiled as he led me in. There weren’t a lot of people there. Just the rest of the Allies and the Axis and that was it, save for a couple of their girlfriends, most of which were at school and known as ‘bad girls’ except for one, she didn’t go to our school, she went to one across town, I didn’t know her…but Lutz sure did. He walked over and hugged her and she gave him a sweet kiss. He led her over and introduced us.
“(Name) this is Ere.” He said.
“Hi!” she greeted cutely, “It’s nice to meet you.”
“Yeah, you two should get along.” Allan said, “You’re a lot alike.”
“So even if I get bored with you I at least get a friend out of this?” I teased.
Lutz just cracked up as Allan kissed my temple telling me how lucky I was that I was cute. I smirked playfully and pecked his cheek. If I said I wasn’t nervous about being in this group of people I really didn’t know, it would be a lie. But at least I have Allan by my side.
“So you’re not scared like all those other students?” Ere asked me.
“I was at first…I mean all we’re told is the bad things…but…I’ve had my eyes opened a bit.” I explained.
“At least they have been, I mean, could you imagine still being scared?” she asked.
“Well, there is fear still, but for a different reason.” I said, “Unfortunately I have to keep things between Al and I on the down low…I just…I worry for our safety if certain parties found out…”
“Alfred you mean?” Lutz asked.
“Basically…if he says one word most of the 1Ps would go after Allan…” I said, “And I couldn’t stand it if I was the reason something happened to him.”
“Hey, we’re the first to admit we know our limits.” Allan said, “I could and have taken up to four guys…”
“But an entire football team.” Lutz said.
“Not gonna happen, especially since he’d also have the baseball team.” I said, “Remember he’s the ‘All Star’.” I said using finger quotes on those two words.
“He’s an all-star douche bag.” Allan corrected.
I laughed and stretched I was relieved to finally be away from that lame ass attempt at a party. Allan pecked my cheek and went to get us drinks with Lutz, leaving Ere and I alone.
“So how did you and Lutz meet?” I asked.
“I work at a café downtown.” She said, “He and his buddies would come in a lot and one day he asked me out. I thought he was joking at first…because his friends were there…and he came by the serving station and asked me out again it was like I knew it was for real…so I said yes…that was about a year ago…so yeah, it’s been working out.”
“Sounds awesome.” I said, “I tripped in the hallway right in front of him…lost my phone and he found it…said I could have it back for a date…he was a lot different than I had been led to believe so…I just said, screw the consequences I wanted to see where we would go…it’s just been a couple months…but I think it’s working out.”
“Hey at least you have someone that makes you happy.” She said, “You may have to hide it right now, but at the end of the day…”
“He makes me smile.” I said, “And doesn’t treat me like a piece of meat.”
“That’s a major plus.” Ere said, “I’ve had guys do that…it’s not fun.”
“This dude at our school thinks I want him because all the other girls do.” I said, “He thought the best gift for my birthday for me was him…and a fucking unsolicited kiss.”
“He kissed you?” I heard Allan ask from behind me.
I turned around and said, “Yes he did. At the party and…”
“And she slapped the hell out of him.” Lutz said, “That was hilarious.”
“Right in the middle of everyone I did.” I said, “I could have killed him…but a night with
you is slightly more appealing than a night in jail, but only slightly.”
Allan just laughed and hugged me, “He ever touches you again I will fucking murder him.” He murmured in my ear.
“I’ll bail you out.” I murmured as I hugged back.