Turns out Draiden wasn’t all that bad, I mean he still was pretty much a mystery but I was most definitely attracted to him. After that night at the Megaplex I started seeing him
differently. I occasionally turned on my attitude to just to spice things up but I was actually growing to like him but worst of all, I was starting to be nice to him. This was extremely out of
character for me but I think he liked it. I mean he was a little more open to me too. We talked more on a regular basis and stayed up for hours sitting on the couch just talking. He was quite funny
and I was so comfortable around him.
“So when did you lose your virginity?”
“Where did that come from,” I said choking on my unsweetened tea. Did he seriously just go there.
“Oh is that too personal? I was just trying to break barriers but if you don’t want to go there we wont.”
“Well when did you lose yours,” I snapped.
“I haven’t yet.”
“You are so lying right now,” I said taking another sip of my tea.
“If you hung around my cousin I know for sure that you’re not one.”
“We’re two different people.”
“People might think you’re too attractive to be a virgin.”
“So I’m assuming that you’re not a virgin then,” he said with a raised eyebrow.
“Why would you assume that?”
“Well you’re way to attractive to be one,” he said with a crooked smile.
“Touché,” I said leaning back against the couch, “But I’m not attractive.”
“People. I have a problem with my face.”
“Yea the fact that you’re always looking angry would be a turn off, but you’re not ugly.”
“I don’t always look angry.”
“Well you could smile a little more.”
“I do smile.”
“I said you could smile a little more. I didn’t say you didn’t smile.”
“I know what you said.”
“Look I’m just trying to be helpful.”
“I didn’t ask you to be.”
“Here you go.”
“Every time we’re having a good time, you ruin it by catching an attitude,” he said getting up from the couch.
“I don’t have an attitude.”
“What you call it then.”
“You’re just really defensive and that could be the unattractive part to people.”
“So I’m not attractive.”
“To me you are. It’s just that you just try to act like you have a hard exterior and you really don’t. I find it sexy though.”
“You’re so weird,” I said chuckling.
“Well so are you,” he replied sitting on the arm of the couch, “but at least your laugh is cute and you have all your teeth.”
I could see his eyes wondering when he said that last part. It was as if it was on accident and his mouth was just running away with his unconscious thoughts.
“So are you ever going to kiss me.”
“A kiss, I feel like we should just get it out of the way.”
“Out of who’s way? It’s not in mine!”
“Well I just feel like you start going down that road and then you back off.”
“Was I just going down that road now?”
“Well then c’mon girl, you know you’re not into me like that and we just be playing.”
“Yea I know, but still what could be the harm. I mean I do have all my teeth,” I said jokingly.
“Well I told you I don’t date my roommates.”
“Well I’m not trying to date you. Just wanted to see if I was missing out on something.”
“Oh believe me you are, but I want you to miss it a little while longer,” he said with a smile.
“Fine play your little game, I said getting up from the couch, “I have a date anyhow.”
“Yea a date. Have you ever been on one of those before?”
“Ha very funny. With who?”
“From your college.”
“Is he a good guy?”
“He’s a great guy. Really smart, funny, and he’s not bad to look at. I cant wait for you to meet him dad,” I said sarcastically.
“Why you never mentioned him before? What’s his name?
“I didn’t think it would matter and his name is Christian if you must know,” I said heading to the kitchen.
“Christian huh. Bet he’s a saint,” he said sarcastically.
“Are you jealous?”
“Of course I’m not. I need to know, I’m your roommate so I have to look out for you even if you think it’s not my job or business. I mean your cousin would kill me if I didn’t.”
“Well that’s sweet,” I said grabbing an apple from the fridge.
“So where you guys going?”
“A movie,” I said taking a bite.
“Alright fine. I don’t care. Do what you want. I’ll be in my room,” he said walking away.
“Don’t be out to late though.”
“Thought you didn’t care.”
I don’t know why he’s acting like he cares if I go out on a date. I mean we’re only roommates. If he wants to be more than that then I suggest he make a move. I didn’t really think I should get all dolled up for my date, after all Christian wasn’t my boyfriend nor my type. I had only agreed to go out for drinks with him because he helped me out on my chemistry final and I felt like I owed him. I know what you’re thinking ‘I thought you were going to a movie.’ So what I lied. Draiden doesn’t need to know every detail of my life but it is nice to know he’s interested.
“Could you get it please.”
“No. It’s your company. You let him in.”
“Draiden I’m still trying to get dressed.”
I didn’t hear him yell again so I assumed he answered the door for me or maybe Christian turned into a frozen popsicle.
“Draiden, did you get the door, “ I yelled running down the stairs.
“Who else would it be?”
“Why are you hiding behind the stairs?”
“I have to tell you something.”
“What is it?”
“Come here I don’t want to be loud,” he said whispering.
As I began to walk around the stairs I could see that he was hiding something behind his back. Why is he being so weird. I swear if he’s just messing with me to take time away from my date I’m going to be pissed.
“What is it?”
“Can you keep your voice down? Your boyfriend is in the living room,” he whispered.
“He’s not my boyfriend,” I whispered.
“Yet. I just wanted to tell you to have a great time tonight. You look nice too.”
“Oh…thanks,” I said raising an eyebrow.
“What? I cant give you a compliment,” he said flashing a smile.
“You can, but I’m just wondering why you waited until now and why are you acting like it‘s a secret?”
“Because your man is here and I wasn’t going to but then I seen you coming down the stairs in that black dress.”
“Oh,” I said turning my head trying not to let him see me blush.
“It’s a little fancy for a movie,” he said placing his hand on my chin turning my face back towards him, “ don’t you think?”
“I think it’s none of your business,” I said smiling.
“Alex, who is this guy?”
“Just a friend.”
“Just a friend huh.”
“Yes nothing more.”
“So if I gave you a kiss then it shouldn’t ruin your date right?”
I could feel his icy breath creeping upon my lips as we began moving closer and closer. I knew I wanted to kiss him but this could be one of his little games that he liked to play. Our eyes locked and he swept his arm around my back to pull me close to him.
“I have to go.”
“I have to go. Christian is sitting right there in the living room waiting for me.”
“You want me to tell him you’re sick,” he asked looking into my eyes.
“No. I owe this to him.”
“Yea, he did me a favor.”
“Who cares,” he said leaning closer to me.
I could feel his lips brushing against my ear as he held me in his embrace.
“Shh,” he whispered in my ear.
Why does this moment have to be so perfect. He smells so good .
His lips began moving from my ear down to my neck. His soft kisses were sending sparks all throughout my body and I knew if I stayed any longer wrapped in his arms behind the stairs, we would most likely do something we both would regret.
“Draiden,” I whispered.
“Yes,” he mumbled in between kisses.
“I really have to go. I’m sorry,” I said pulling away from him.
I was surprised to see how shocked he was when I pulled away from him. It was like he really expected me to forget about my date and stay in for the night.
“Yea I’m good. Have fun on your date.”
“I will,” I said rounding the staircase.
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