I woke up Monday morning with a huge headache, which is why I walked into school with huge sunglasses on my head. I didn’t really want to be noticed and I was still upset about what Sebastian had said yesterday. It wasn’t even the fight that annoyed me. It was the fact the he said those four words that continuously echoed through my head.
I was cut away from my depressing thoughts when I felt an arm slide around my shoulders. I was surprised at first because I had just jumped out of the front seat of my mum’s car. The arm was heavy and warm, telling me that it wasn’t one of my best friends but a male. I’d hoped it’d be Sebastian, but I’d prefer if he was on his knees begging for my forgiveness.
“You look lonely, babe. Maybe I can fix that,” Jax whispered into my ear. I didn’t stop myself from cringing at his words before shrugging his arm off my shoulder.
“What do you want Jax? It’s Monday morning and I already have a headache. I don’t need it to be a migraine,” I grumpily mumbled before speeding up my pace.
“I heard you and your little boyfriend broke up,” he said, causing me to stop walking. I slowly turned around to see his arms crossed and his lips pulled into a smirk. I still couldn’t believe that my younger self had fallen for this guy.
“Where did you hear that?” I cautiously asked, tugging on the straps of my back pack.
“I have eyes and ears everywhere,” he cockily shrugged off. I narrowed my eyebrows in return. Bash and I didn’t break up, did we? We just had an argument. An argument that makes my trust for Sebastian falter a bit, but feelings don’t just disappear over-night. That’s why I’m feeling like crap right now.
“We didn’t break up,” I defend, turning around and making my way to my locker. I heard his footsteps behind me and I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. This boy couldn’t take a hint.
I pulled my locker door back more harshly then I had previously intended to. I shoved my bag in my locker, taking out my books to prepare for my first lesson. I could feel him lingering behind me, waiting for something. For what? I didn’t know.
Once I had finished organising myself I slammed my locker door shut and turned around. “Leave me alone Jax,” I started. “I’m not having a good day and unless you want an injured nut sack I suggest you back off.”
He put his hands up in surrender before stalking off down the hallway. I let out a breath of supply before hiking my books up my chest and rubbing my forehead. I started to walk out towards the door where I had come from in hopes of meeting up with my friends.
The warm sunlight shined down on my skin. It was loud outside as everyone started to wonder in to the buildings. The carpark was full on people who had the license and unassigned parking spaces. The one thing that caught my eye was a sleek, black car that I hadn’t recognised before. What surprised me the most is when I saw Theo step out of the sleek, black car. I almost dropped my books.
Sebastian had been calling me non-stop since last night. One of the reason why I didn’t get much sleep last night, among others of course. I knew he was going to apologise, but I wanted more than a phone call. He knew how insecure I was about him and relationships, so I was looking for a grand gesture, not a text message.
I started to sweat as I watch Theo slowly start to walk to me. I didn’t know what would happen. Would he get mad at me just like Sebastian did? Would he scold me for stealing Vanessa’s crush? I didn’t know what to expect.
What I didn’t expect was for him to smile at me and wave before quickening his pace. I stood awkwardly, clutching my books up to my chest as I waited for him to arrive. He was catching the attention of surrounding students. Theo was pretty good looking which was probably why the girls were staring.
“Hello, miss Maizie,” he greeted before doing a dramatic bow. I didn’t know what to do, so I just stood there awkwardly clutching my books to my chest.
“Uh hi,” I mumbled.
Theo smiled at my nervousness taking a step closer. “I think we should talk somewhere privately,” he said lowly before walking off. I didn’t know where he was going, but that didn’t stop me from following him.
I had to do a soft jog to keep up with his long strides, but eventually we stopped to the side of the buildings out of everyone’s view. News was going around fast, and with the people at my school, I wouldn’t put it past them to make up a ridiculous story.
“If you’re here to ask me to forgive Bash I won’t,” I stated. “He needs to grow up and do it himself,” I said with finality. I even crossed my arms over my books to prove my independence.
“I’m not here to talk about Sebastian,” Theo said, which had taken me by surprise. My arms slowly feel to my side, my books almost tumbling down to the ground. “He doesn’t even know I’m here.”
“What are you here to talk about then?” I curiously questioned.
My face visibly paled. Is this the part where he tells me that she and Sebastian are meant to be together? From what I gathered at the party, they didn’t like each other very much. Yet I still didn’t doubt that he’d pick her side over mine. We barely know each other.
“Look, don’t listen to a word she says. She’s just being a drama queen,” Theo started and I couldn’t help but keep quiet and listen to what he had to say. “She’s been in love with Sebastian for years, even seduced him at one point when he was flat out drunk.” I narrowed my eyes at that one. “My point is, he doesn’t want her and never will.”
I took a deep breath. “She threatened me,” I said lowly. “With her brothers.”
Theo scoffed and rolled his eyes. “Those two are teddy bears. They couldn’t even hurt a fly.”
“Doesn’t matter anyway,” I said. “I don’t know if you heard but apparently we broke up.”
“He doesn’t seem to think so,” Theo said, a smirk rising on his lips.
“What are you talking about?” I asked, perplexed.
Theo pointed his finger over my shoulder. I turned around in time to see a truck parked in the school parking lot. A loud slam echoed through the air as Bash jumped out of the car. He couldn’t have seen me from where we were standing, but Theo pushed me forward and into his line of sight.
It didn’t take long for him to spot me and start stalking over. I instinctively coward backwards, clutching my books to my chest. I hated how intimidating, powerful and sexy he was. He was definitely turning heads as he made his way over to me.
He stopped less than a foot away, his breath fanning my cheek as I turned away from him. I narrowed my eyebrows to try and put up a front. I didn’t need a man, but it didn’t stop me from wanting one.
“I have nothing to say to you,” I said quietly, knowing we were being watched by practically the whole school.
“Good, because you’re going to listen,” he said.
I looked up, our eyes meeting. He looked messy and tired, even though it had only been a day. It still didn’t stop me from wanting to rip his clothes off.
I thought he was about to blame me for everything but instead he let out a deep sigh before closing his eyes. “I’m sorry baby. I shouldn’t have said what I did yesterday. I’m sick of Vanessa’s obsessing with me and I didn’t want to push you away.”
He looked sincere. I just wanted to run my fingers through his hair, but I didn’t. “It doesn’t mean you can take it out on me Sebastian. Did you mean what you said?” I asked sadly.
“No of course not. I want you more than anything.”
There was a long pause where I couldn’t look Sebastian in the eye. He’d hurt me by saying those words and I think he realized it. He took my chin gently in his hands before looking me in the eye. “Let make it up to you,” he practically begged. “I’ll do anything.”
“Anything?” I questioned.
My mind started coming up with evil scenarios. I was going to have a lot of fun with this. I smirked and watched as Sebastian carefully took in those words. He didn’t look very happy for a second but composed himself before yanking on my waist and giving me a long, passionate kiss.
“It’s only been one day, and I missed that.”
“Stop being so dramatic,” I scoffed and rolled my eyes. “You’re lucky I’m such a forgiving person.”
Sebastian flicked me on the nose like he usually did when I rolled my eyes, and I brought my hand up to rub more sore nose. He chuckled before learning in to kiss it better.
“Let’s get out of here,” he suggested, pulling my body closer to his and lowering his hand to my ass. He squeezed my cheek before I got a chance to slap it away.
“I have school you horny teenage boy.”
Just as I had said that, the bell had begun to ring. I hadn’t seen Rosie or Caylee this morning, but something tells me they saw the whole show. I was about to walk out of Sebastian’s arms and into school when he stiffened. I turned my head to look in the direction he was gazing off too.
“What’s Theo doing here?” He questioned.
I shrugged casually. “He came to tell me that I shouldn’t worry about Vanessa and her threat.”
Sebastian immediately looked down at me. “What threat?” His voice getting lower.
I didn’t think it was a good idea to tell him. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get in the way of their friendship. Vanessa scared me enough, I didn’t want to think about what she’d try to do if Sebastian dumped her as a friend. It didn’t stop me from wanting it to happen though.
“Nothing. Let’s get out of here. I’ll just tell my mum I wasn’t feeling well, and that Caylee dropped me home,” I started to endlessly ramble, but it was all for nothing when Theo smiled and came over to us. Sebastian didn’t return the smile.
“What threat?” He asked.
Theo went to open his mouth, but I beat him to it. “Vanessa said that if I didn’t back off she’d send her brothers on me. ”
“What?” He asked angrily.
He was about to start walking to his car when I ran up in front of him and pushed on his chest. “Please don’t do anything Bash, it’s fine.”
“It’s not fine Maizie! She threatened you! How can you be okay with that?”
“I’m not okay with it, but this is what she wants,” I stated. “She thinks she’s succeeded in breaking us up. Let’s just let her think that. She doesn’t need to know.”
“Why are you defending her?” He asked.
“I’m not. I’m defending us.”
Sebastian looked at me for a moment before leaning down and kissing me on the lips. I wrapped my arms around his waist before nuzzling my head into his chest. “I don’t care about her, I just want to be with you” I whispered against his shirt.
His grip on me tightened before he laid his chin on top of my head. He gave me one of those forehead kisses I craved and had me instantly turned on, but it wasn’t the time for that.
“Aww, you two are so cute,” Theo said in a lame, high pitched voice.
Sebastian and I both shot our heads up.
“Shut up Theo,” we said in unison.