After the movie and dinner Gerard couldn't believe he saw her walk away in the arms of that jock guy. Right now he despised him. He didn't know why but Jake seemed like one of those jock guys from back from his old school, which seemed to always get the girl. Bad vibes or just jealousy? He couldn't decide which the feeling he had was. A bit a both perhaps? He walked away with Frank and Ray bye his sides.
"Man I got to say you pulled this one off! Right, Toro?" Frank said lifting his arms to the back of his head in disbelieve. "Man, she was a total flirt now. Maybe tonight I'll be calling her up!" He had to take a breath.
"Speak for yourself, really I still can't figure out why you wanted to go in the first place Gerard." Ray said continuing to walk next to both of them. "Why were you drawn to hang out with those guys anyways?"
"No reason," Gerard said too quickly. It was quick enough to sound all suspicious.
Frank didn't bother in noticing that quick response he was too busy thinking about hanging out with Jesse. "Man, whatever maybe he just wanted to do a guy a favor." The night went on as all of them slept over Gerard's house.
He opened doors, was kind to her friends, was cool with her brother, complemented her regularly, playfully joked around with her, gave her killing looks any girl would die for, and walked her to her door steps, so why wasn't she throwing herself on him and wanting more. Ellen looked down as she was about to say goodbye to him for now.
"So I'll pick you up around four tomorrow?" Jake asked politely. Her head kept looking downward while her eyes met his. He saw her smile hiding under that mind of wonder.
"Yeah, four's good," she said finally looking up at him. He liked her smile, so appealing. He couldn't help but smile. In fact he couldn't stop. Before she could reach into her back for the keys she noticed he was so… close. He could almost taste her closeness. He wanted so badly for their skin to touch. He pulled his face closer to hers, barley touching the tip of her nose. She wanted to lean forward and kiss him already but something was tell her not to. Maybe it was because she wanted him to do all the pulling? He angled his head left and waited a second then touch just a bit of her lip. She closed her eyes in disbelieve. He kissed her soft and genteelly and slowly pulled away. It left her breathless. Even though she saw this coming she was still so shocked. "So… uh see… you… tomorrow?" Ellen could barley talk.
He scratched the back of his head, "Yeah. Four sharp." He was so use to getting girls all wrapped up into his arms. He knew she never really kissed anyone so he made it seem like he didn't have full experience.
"Night," by then his hands where tucked into his jean pocket. His hair was pushed back and his face was naturally smooth and emotionless.
"Night Ellen," He turned around to get into his car as soon as she shut the door close.
"Whoa." she said softly. Even though she had this guy who was extremely attractive with the blonde hair, blue eyes, jock type, and everything you wanted, she couldn't help wanting to hang around Gerard… After that small thought she felt so stupid and went to her room. That thought should have not been that thought. It should have been something like, 'oh my god' I can’t believe Jake just kissed me. She needed to feel that melting feeling she got whenever he said her name… but now it was just the feeling of fascination; it fascinating that she was just kissed. She got ready for bed and went down stairs to find Greg on the phone with a work related call.
"Hey kido," Greg said hanging up the phone and putting in his front pocket. Greg was police officer. Ever since last year and dad becoming… violent, Greg was around often. Ellen's mother met him at work 2 years ago, ever since then he's always looked out for Ellen's mother, he's always been her big brother. Yes. Greg was like an uncle to Ellen. "What are you doing up so late?" he asked. Ellen's mother brought two poured win glasses from the kitchen. Ellen looked over at the closest clock and couldn't believe it was almost 1 already.
"I don't know, I guess I didn't realize how late it was, how are Kelly and Katy doing?" Ellen asked politely about his daughters.
"Oh there fine." he said talking the cup off from her mother's hands. "Actually they've wanted to see you." He smiled.
"Aw. Please tell them I miss them too. And you should bring them around more often." she said returning the smile. He nodded in agreement. She loved Kate and Kelly, Kate being the 6 year old and Kelly being the 8. "Well I better head off to bed, night mom, night Greg." Ellen head up stairs forgetting why she even came down in the first place, but was glad to see Greg again.
She fell asleep faster than she thought she would, dreaming hopelessly and without any control.
"OK and how come you didn't call me right after, Ellen!" Samantha said on the other line. "I mean what's going on. He kisses you. Your first kiss and don't call me," Samantha groaned.
"Sam calm down," Ellen chuckled, "You're the first to know." She looked down at her history notebook knowing that she had to make time to study. "Look I'll call you later, ok?"
"Uh, how about, no, you can’t just do that. Ellen you can't just call me to tell me that Jake kissed you and then say 'well uh bye'!" Ellen was laughing at this point. Now it was silly.
"Listen he's picking me up at 4 and I haven't start studying or doing weekend homework." Ellen looked at the clock noticing it was eleven going around twelve. "And I don't know about you but I'm getting hungry."
"Whoa you just woke up? Elizabeth Blood just woke up now? You like never sleep in this late Eli!" Great lecture time? Ellen thought, either that or Samantha was just too lazy to say Ellen.
"I've woken up at this time Sam. I think you're just over reacting now." Ellen sighed.
"No you usually wake up around nine or whatever. Nine thirty being the latest." Sam was defiantly not going to let this conversation go, wasn't she?
"I have slept later that that Sam," Ellen could hear Sam laughing now.
"Right, so why is it whenever we have sleepovers you’re the first to be awake while Riley and I are still snoozing away?" Sam asked. Ellen was so use to her that she could only picture Sam smiling with one of her hands on her hip.
"Oh wow I'm getting two more hours of sleep big deal," Ellen joked. "Got to go, bye,"
The hours passed by quickly. She got done everything that needed to get done and more. Ellen was always a responsibly student. AP Biology, AP English, AP Art, she had it all.
By the time she knew it she was getting ready for her date.
“Ellen, Jake’s here!” Alex yelled from downstairs. Jake’s here, already, it’s already four?
“Ok, thanks Alex.” Before heading out she grabbed her bag and started to head downstairs.
“You ready?” Jake smiled from below the stairs.
She looked amazing. Ellen’s hair fell down to her shoulders, her top fit her nice, her skin was fairly light, and her lips were full, god she was hot. “Yeah,” Ellen smiled. She grabbed a sweeter and left with him.
Once they got to the park they walked along the bridge watching the trees. They talked about how the soccer team was going and how fundraising for graduation was really going well. He made her smile and got it seemed like he got closer to her with ever single word he said.
“So do you guys know what senior shirt color will be next year?” He asked, while sitting on the bench with her.
“Well my grade is voting between blue and orange.” She raised her eyebrow.
“Well I guess they’re cool colors, but I don’t know. Maybe we should so two color them, be… creative.” She looked at the waters ahead, the sun’s reflections added wonders to the lake’s color.
“Well that’s breaking tradition.” She looked up at him.
“Tradition,” she repeated and he looked down at her.
“You’re idea is cool though, different, but cool.” He looked back at the river as soon as she did. He made his to the shoulder farthest.
“I guess you’re right.” She sighed. He wanted her to place her head on his shoulder, but she didn’t.
“Man, I wish I brought my sketch book.” She smiled. For her the rest of the day had its awkward moments but for him he wanted more of her. He wanted more hugs and kisses. He wanted her to be wrapped around him, but she wasn’t she kept her space and he let her. In time, she’d want to get closer. In time, she’d want him to kiss her. In time, he told himself this.
Gerard at Comic Convention
“Hey check it out,” Frank said pointing to the new volume of watchmen. “I’m getting it.” Ray narrowed his eyes at Frank to see and observe the new cover.
“I’m going with Hulk,” Bob said walking to the booth.
Gerard stare blank at a cut out cardboard of Spider Man. “Don’t even think about it,” Frank said breaking his trance, “His nothing but a little whining shit.” Gerard looked over to him, he’d just spaced out, not paying attention to the Spider Man cut out. “Oh look at me I’m Peter Parker and I’m just a piece of shit that like’s to complain about having an epic power.” He said in a mocking whining voice.
“I wasn’t paying any attention to Spider Man. I was just spacing out.” Gerard said defensively.
“Whatever,” Frank said moving towards his left, where the Watchmen series booth was located, and a girl dressed up as Laurie Juspeczyk who looked amazingly hot was.”I’m going to meet Ms. Juspeczyk.”
As Frank left Gerard’s side so did Bob with Ray to the other side. And then he was alone; left alone in the middle. He made his way to Marvel Zombies by Robert Kirman.
He took her home after a cup of melting ice cream and a walk around the park. It was an enjoyable day but for some reason she’d rather hang out somewhere else. The strangest feeling she’d ever had it seemed. “Listen,” he scratched his head again, “I had a really good time with you,” She smiled even though she got that small feeling of wanting to have their first date somewhere else she couldn’t help but wanting to melt in his arms when he scratch his head or smiled; it was one of her major turning point.
“Me too, I had a great time,” He smiled and reached out for a hug as she threw her arms into his until awkwardly moving away. Before she could even pull away he soflty grabbed her arm and kiss her; just like last night. Gentle and slowly except this time he started kissing her lower lip and softly sucking on it. Ellen couldn’t help it. She liked the way his lips felt on hers. It wasn’t anything she was use to; it was exciting. Her arms fell on his shoulder while his hands were on her arms.
So amazedly hot, Jake thought. He was about to grab on to her waist until, “Hey,” Alex opened the door on them. GOD DAMN IT, Jake wanted to yell out. It had to be less than a 5 second kiss, but still so different from what Jake was use to.
Ellen pulled away for Jake faster than he expected she would. He’d thought since they were kind of together already she’d get over being all embarrassed in front of her brother.
“Hey,” Jake said letting go of Ellen’s arm and placing it to the side.
“Bye Jake,” Ellen said moving up and a step closer to the door.
“I’ll call you…” He called out so she’d look back at him.
“Yeah, ok, see you tomorrow Jake,” she smiled back at him and when inside.
“Uh, see you tomorrow too Alex…” Alex said as he was about to enter. He didn’t know whether he was upset or really just didn’t care; yeah most likely not caring.
“Yeah,” He said about ready to close the door, “by the way practice was canceled for tomorrow.”
“Thanks,” Jake walking unlocking and walking over to his car.
“Um,” Carl said pointing to the set where Gerard was sitting. “If you don’t mind, can I sit there?” Gerard raised an eyebrow waiting for an explanation. Carl was a ninth grader, tall and very skinny, with big think black glasses, stereotypical nerd. “It’s just that—“
Before he could continue any farther Gerard cut him up looking towards the back where he was going to be sitting if not in this spot. He saw some jock guys waiting to cause trouble even though one of them wasn’t anyone he’d like to be around; Jake. “Yeah, sure, no problem,” He packed his bag and walked towards the back of the class where that single desk stud. “Hey by the way is that a star trek comic?” He said point towards Carl.
“Yeah, got a collection, you can borrow if you’d like.” Carl said doubtfully.
“Nah, I’m good thanks.”
“Class would you like to open your books to page 30?” Ms. Relish asked. Since he was in Advance Art he took a different Math class. All the students had to go through two different teachers; Ms. Tell and Ms. Relish. Today he had Ms. Relish. In the middle of the class Gerard was interrupted by Jake and some of his friends.
“Man, so how was it.” Even asked while Ms. Relish stepped out of the room to get copies of something he needed. While most of class was working on the problems she left on the white board Even, Jake, and Kelli, all seniors started talking.
“Ok you have to tell me, and why her?” Kelli said looking over at Jake. Ellen? Where they talking about Ellen? Of course they were. “I mean not saying she’s not pretty or whatever—“
Before she could sound more like an idiot Evan interrupted, “Is this to fuck with Alex? Because if you fuck him up I’m going to fuck you! You know we need him in the soccer team.” Evan was tall and dark skinned, his black hair flowed down past his ears, his eyes were big and brown, and his smile was always wide and bright.
“Yeah and I need someone to cheer on,” Kelli said all giggly. Kelli was tan, lips were thin, hair was straight brown, eyes were the darkest brown, and her nose was small.
“It’s not to fuck with Alex; it’s not to fuck with anybody.” Jake leaned back to his chair. “Ms. Cute sexy virgin won’t be like that forever.”
“EW, you mean you’re going to turn her ugly,” Kelli’s comment made Jake and Evan looked down at her and frown. “I was just kidding.”
“Whatever, besides I think she’s just too fucking sexy to turn ugly.” Jake said.
“Don’t fuck with her Jake; you know that’s going to affect Alex, he cares for her.” Evan said narrowing his eyes at Jake. Even though he was glad one of his friends were against this Gerard had to remind himself that it was for selfish reasons, that it was for Alex.
“It’s in time. We went on a date yesterday and her kisses are just so… tempting.” Jake said laughing. At this point everyone was sucked into their own conversations. “When I invite her to a party it’s going to happen.” Jake said with so much confidence.
“And how are you so sure?” Kelli asked, “You might end up drunk and lying next to me.” Kelli said with a smile across her face he knew she was joking.
“Yeah right, I got to be extremely drunk.” She laughed a bit harder.
“Honey that’s the same thing you said last time you weren’t going to sleep with me.” He just looked at her for a second in amazement that he still talks to her.
Gerard didn’t look back. This was… discussing. Maybe he didn’t know Ellen at all but he knew her well enough to know this isn’t what she’d wanted. This isn’t what he thought anyone would want. Right now Gerard was pissed; filled with rage. And he’d had to warn her. She needed to know that Jake whatever his face’s name was no good, whatsoever.
“Are we all finished?” Ms. Relish said while she was walking in the classroom and everyone looking down on their books.