Growling, he shoved his face under the spray of water. Damn The-Wrong-Ashley!
The-Wrong-Ashley noticed and tossed her hair over her shoulder. "What are you looking at?" she snapped.
The-Wrong-Ashley's mouth gaped open as she stammered for a reply. "Fine! Whatever!" she finally settled on, turning on her heel and rushing away.
"Hey! Liz!" Jason called out as he stepped out of his class and saw his friend nearby.
Liz looked around to make sure nobody was watching them. "Dude, chill out! It'll work out. You just have to be patient!"
Liz watched him prepare his snow cone. "Yeah, and you're not an adult either, are you?"
"Infant!" Liz teased. Glancing across the table, she raised her eyebrow. "Wanna get drunk?"
"I thought you'd never ask!" Jason said, tossing the rest of his snow cone in the trash and following behind Liz towards their bikes.
Liz shrugged. "What do you think? A kegger at his place."
Jason shook his head. "Nah, I see him watching you the entire time. Moudy's got it bad for you."
Liz shrugged. "I dunno. Maybe."
Liz rolled her eyes. "God, you're such a girl sometimes!" she snapped. "Always talking about relationships and feelings. Plumbbob!" She glanced away from him with something akin to embarrassment.
"Geez! I didn't realize you were so sensitive about it!" Jason groused.
"I-P-P-I-S-S-S-..." Jason tried again, attempting to count off the letters on his fingers. "DANG IT!"
Liz thunked him on the shoulder and sat up. "Nobody gets me there. I was always the odd-ball. The out-spoken one," she said unhappily.
Liz glanced up at him and smiled. "Yeah! Screw 'em!" she repeated firmly.
Jason squeezed her. "That's my girl!" he told her. "Who said you had to go back there anyways? You can go anywhere you want!" His eyes widened. "You can come stay with me!" he told her eagerly.
It was weird. It felt like Liz fit just right in his arms. He was busy rubbing his hand up and down her arm as she made plans for their living together.
Talking about living together made him think about beds. And being in beds together. And pretty soon, Jason was just staring at her lips dreamily.
Jason's eyes popped open
Liz popped up the moment Jason leaned away. "What are you doing?!" she demanded with exasperation.
"But," Jason pressed.
Liz waved her hands in front of her face. "I said drop it! Nothing happened!" she snapped, heading to the bed.