Jason sat up and scrubbed at his eyes. "Class?" he echoed.
She threw his shirt at him. "Yes. Class!" she said, putting her hands on her hips. "Come on, get up!"
Across the hall, Lizzie stepped out of her room.
Jason stopped in his tracks, with his clothes bundled in his arms, and felt his jaw drop when he looked across the hall.
Holy crap, he should've picked this dorm! Sleepwear was way skimpier!!
Jason glanced back at Ashley quickly. "What?!" he said plaintively. "I wasn't looking at anything!" he swore, peeking another look.
"Uh huh," Ashley said, grabbing him and dragging him back into her room to remind him why he was with her and not big-boobed Lizzie.
Jason patted her on the tush. "See you soon!"
It really helped him think things through as he pumped the weights up and down, repetitively.
Up. Why did it bug him so bad that Ashley didn't want to hang out with his friends?
Down. Especially Liz. Ashley hated it when he hung out with her.
Up. Didn't she know he wasn't the kind to cheat on his girl?
Down. He knew his life history!
Up. Mom had always been upfront about the fact that she'd been fooled by a guy cheating on his wife.
Down. No way in the world was he going to put a girl of his through that kind of crap!
Finishing his last set, he checked his watch and saw that he'd spent longer than he'd expected working out.
Man! He was going to be late!
She didn't respond, so he called her and got voicemail.
Guess he was on his own tonight.
"Jason," Jason shook Jeffrey's hand in greeting. "Yeah, Moudy's a great guy."
Jeffrey chuckled "I remember running into you the first day of school. I thought you were going to be a nerdy newb, but he says you're pretty cool."
"Jas! You made it!" Mahmound said, walking into the room.
Moudy rolled his eyes. "Ashley's keeping a pretty tight leash on you these days!"
"Nah!" Jason said, pursing his lips. "That's bunk!"
Raising his eyebrow, Moudy asked, "So, where'd you disappear to last night?"
Jason shrugged, changing the subject. "Let's just get juiced!"
Mahmoud started chuckling. "You should see the look on your face!" he said, doubling over.
Shoving at his chest and struggling, she managed to push him away from her.
"I am too Ashley!" she said, offended. "Who are you?"
Convinced that she'd been the recipient of same lame party dare, she gave Jason a chilly glare. "Jerk!" she snapped.
He let his head drop down on the back of the couch and slipped to sleep.