"God! What IS that?!" she recoiled in horror when she saw the Tupperware containers with slimy green goo growing in it.
Liz glanced over, away from her show. "Morning Jas..."
Ashley, coming down the stairs behind his back made a face. She passed by the picture of Jason and Liz on Halloween and inwardly sneered.
Ashley snorted. "I don't think Liz and I shop at the same places," she said snidely.
Liz glanced across the place sharply.
Jason frowned. "Ashley," he warned in a low tone.
Ashley rolled her eyes and flipped her hair. "What?!" she said with feigned surprise. "I was kidding!" she said. "Can't she take a joke?"
Jason sighed. It was probably going to be a long day.
Jason shook his head. "No way. The place is plenty big enough for all of us!" he told her. "I grew up with a big extended family." He trailed off when he saw the look of distaste on Ashley's face. "Didn't we talk about this?"
Ashley shoved her food away from her. "No," she snapped angrily, enunciating each word clearly. "We certainly didn't." Crossing her arms, Ashley fumed, turning her head away from him.
Jason blew out an exasperated breath as he got up. "Look, let's talk about this later. I've got to get ready for work." He hesitated. "Just... be nice to Liz, okay?"
When she didn't answer, he asked louder, pressing for a response. "Ashley? OKAY?"
"FINE!" Ashley said, turning and stalked up to his room to get dressed.
Jason shoved his hair from from his face and headed into his gym to grab his uniform.
Oh yeah, it was going to be a long day...
Her sorority sisters might be right. She was settling for a relationship beneath her. She scowled when she saw the photo of Jason and Liz again in their halloween costumes. And then that NERD was here, too!
Although, she paused in her pacing. Jason was the star football player. That meant money, fame & prestige. She was already picturing a life as a celebrity. She just needed to put up with this stage for a little bit longer because really, she deserved to be pampered!
Glancing down at her nails, she grinned. A day at the spa would lift her mood!
She grabbed her cocktail mixer and fumbled with her drink.
"Looking good!" she heard a deep voice whistle with appreciation as he walked by. "Going somewhere special tonight?"
"Wow! Well, you look like you could be a model!" Sheldon gushed.
She giggled. "Aw! That's sweet! I've always wanted to be a model, though!"
Sheldon shook his head, admiring her body. "Well you could've fooled me!" He grinned cockily. "So, have plans for tonight? I could take you out and show you a good time!"
"Aw, man!" Sheldon groaned good-naturedly, before reaching into his wallet and pulling out his card.
"Umm... I think I forgot something inside! See you later!" she lied, heading back inside the salon, hoping to lose her admirer.
Ashley stopped with surprise when she stumbled into him. "Oh! I... no! I guess I must've left it at home." Her cheeks flushing red with guilt, she gave him a wide smile. "I've got to get home! Nice meeting you!" Ashley quickly walked away, hailing a cab as she went.
Sheldon watched her go, sighing appreciatively at her long, lean legs. "Nice meeting you, too!"
She'd agreed, looking forward to a fun night. Bonus: she wouldn't have to hear Jason and Ashley going at it after he got home from practice.
Liz returned his smile. "Me too."
"Come on, drinks on me!" August said, slipping his arm around her waist and leading her inside.
Liz stiffened when she felt his arm against her, but bit her tongue. He was just being polite.
Jason's stomach tightened. Oh Plumbbob... she left him... he thought with a sinking sense of pain. "Liz?" he called out anxiously. Maybe Ashley spoke with her. He headed towards the stairs in a panic.
"I'm in the bedroom!" Ashley called huskily from upstairs.
Jason's hand relaxed on the stair railing and he breathed a sigh of relief, the pressure easing from his chest. She hadn't left him! Exhilarated, he raced up the stairs to find her and make sure she never wanted to leave!
August laughed lightly. "Man, I wish I'd gone to college!" he told her. "It sounds like you had killer parties!"
Liz smiled at him, "We sure did!"
"I thought you were mad at me!" he said with surprise.
Ashley shook her head with a wicked smile on her face. "How could I stay mad at you?" she asked him.
He hesitated. "And you're okay with Liz staying?" he asked, not really sure if he was missing something.
Ashley beckoned him to the bed. "Sure, she can stay for as long as she wants to stay," she promised. "Come here, baby, I missed you!" she said in a sickly-sweet baby voice.