Then he'd had his ass thrown on the floor by Hazel. He'd thought it was fate when he sat down on the couch & recognized it was her. He acted like he couldn't remember her name, but he'd known her long before she ever hung out with his sister Brandi. He just knew she wasn't into him and there were plenty of other girls that were... so why bother getting rejected.
It ticked him off. Especially since he was breaking his one-date-rule. Not that they were technically dating. She just guiltily snuck over and then guiltily slunk back home. Which should've suited him just fine, he thought sourly. But for some reason, he wanted more. "To hell with this!" Sean muttered when he woke up the next morning smelling her perfume on his pillow. Grabbing the blasted thing, he threw it across the room.
Hazel looked at the plastic tray like it was a snake that was going to bite her. But, she started to eat it without a complaint. Bully for her, he thought as they ate in silence. When he finished, he leaned back in his chair and stared at her, trying to figure out what it was about her that was different from all the other chicks.
Catching him staring at her, Hazel brushed her hair behind her ear. "So," she announced awkwardly.
Sean knew what she wanted. She wanted him to make the first move so that she didn't have to be accountable. Feeling perverse, he decided this time he would play dumb and make her do all the work.
Raising his eyebrow, Sean just nodded and replied, "So?"
Hazel tapped her manicured nails against the table. "That was nice. Thank you."
Okay. This small talk might just kill him, he thought. Annoyed, Sean got up and started to pace as Hazel watched him.
He smelled her darn perfume before he felt her touch. Hazel lightly grabbed his hands and wet her lips. "Sean," she asked. "Is everything okay?"
Sean nodded briskly.
"I was just wondering. Are you getting tired of me already?" she asked.
"Then..." Hazel paused. "Do you want to..." she trailed off, blushing.
"What? Do I want to what?" Sean was determined to make her ask.
Hazel's eyes flashed with annoyance. "Would you like to join me in the other room?"
"The bathroom?" Sean asked, pretending to be confused.
Hazel rolled her eyes and pushed past Sean and called out on the way to his room. "You know where I'll be and what I'll be wearing. I'll meet you in there when you're ready."
Sean paced around the little hall for a minute before muttering darkly and taking off after her.