I glared at my best friend, Rose McGomentry, from where
I sat on the bed next to my seven year old niece, Jessica.
"Sexy beast?" I hissed. "Why would you tell her such a
She shrugged, her orange curls bouncing against her
back. "It wasn't supposed to be scary. I was simply preparing
her. Personally, I think a girl should know! Sometimes, guys are
so sexy, it's scary! She was the one that added 'beast' to
it." She said this all like it might be Jessica's fault. Jessica
is my older brother, 27-year old Mark's, kid. We had been
assigned the task of watching her for the night, while him and
his new girlfriend went out to God knows
"WHAT WILL THAT INFORMATION DO FOR HER NOW?" I yelled,
narrowing my eyes.
"Like I said," she repeated, sounding like she was
explaining something to a mental dog. "It will prepare her. Were
you listening to me at all?"
Jessica lay under the sheets, shuddering slightly. "Can
you check under the bed, Mems? For, the beast." Mems is her
nickname for me, short for Amelia. Amelia Rogues that
I sighed, and ducked my head under the bed. "There's
nothing there, ok? Now, let me tuck you in sweet-"I was cut off
mid sentence by Jessica's glass shattering
"It's the beast!" she wailed. "It's come to get
meeeee!" I grumbled, and turned to look toward my bedroom
Standing there was possibly the most gorgeous guy I had
ever seen. Around 6'1, tanned, and donning shaggy black hair. I
couldn't see his eyes in the dark room, but his hair cast a
shadow across his face, sharpening his features. His smile was
breathtaking. A sexy beast indeed. The kid had good taste that
was for sure.
Rose stared at him, smiling as if they had known each
other forever. "Melly," she chirped. "This is my cousin, Kevin."
Kevin lifted up his arm, waving slightly, but all I caught were
his muscles flexing. I've never been one to stare at a guy, or
even notice 'muscles'. That was Rose's job. She was the
girly-fashion-diva. I was the
"Hey," his deep voice sent shivers up my spine and I
mentally kicked myself. Stop it, Amelia. Don't be such a
little whore! "Amelia, right?" I nodded weakly, paying no
attention to Jessica tugging lightly at my
"I've heard a lot about you. Nice to finally meet you."
Finally? Has he been waiting to meet me? Would he pick me up,
kiss me passionately and- SHUT THE HELL UP
"I, um, can't say the same. Nice to meet you too,
though." I made sure to put an edge to my voice. This man would
not make me think such… weird
Rose broke through my thoughts: "Kevin will be in that
extra room we have here. He's just entered into the University
late! Isn't this great?" she squealed and jumped up to hug her
"'Tastic." I drawled. Kevin raised an eyebrow at me
from over Rose's head.
Our dorm room had always been occupied by just the two
of us. Two 19 year old girls, with the occasional seven year old,
on Thursday nights. Now we shared it with
"How old are you?" I asked Kevin
"Twenty." With a twenty year old hunk, that made me
weak in the knees, and perverted in the
I could see the beginning of a great