Lab Partners

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Mrs. Ziebar assigned lab partners by passing out cards. You had to find the person with the same number. I got the 2 of hearts. He had the 2 of clubs. In retrospect, how fitting.

I knew nothing about him, but he looked like he could care less about chemistry. He slouched in his chair, not getting up to find a lab partner but waiting for one to come to him. He was too suave to be eager. Bad boys who thought they were the best gift ever to womankind could flatter me, but I’d never fall in love with one.

So I thought.

His eyes would smolder as I explained the equations to him. I pretended not to notice. He preferred to ask me intellectual questions, either to test me, or to taunt me, I wasn’t really sure. I did know that my often sarcastic answers were flirting. He never studied, but one day I spied an A on his test. He hid it.

I think he smokes in his car on school property during 3rd period. He’s clearly not my type!

Then why does it hurt me to witness his very public casual petting of other girls?

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  1. Avatar Kihd

    I love the bit about him hiding the A he got. So he’s a bad boy…this could take a couple different turns. I kinda hope she doesn’t go for him, but it would be interesting to see the outcome if she did.

    This is a nice series. I’ll keep reading!

  2. Avatar Jae

    First two lines are brilliant. Excellent sequel. Plan on continuing?

    I think you meant “His eyes” in the 4th paragraph.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    fixed! thanks!

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    I’m not sure what to do next, i mean, there’re obvious high school events that can be thrown in their path, and I haven’t decided if she gets him or not.

  5. Avatar blusparrow (LoA)

    first comment in a while, all for you elsha =). i throughly enjoy this, really reminds me of highschool, u painted that picture very well

  6. Avatar Slightnmighty

    I love the nievity of the protagonist, but the sharpness with which she analyzes. Definitely brings back memories. The smoldering eyes are the worst/best! Very well written!

  7. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    there is no way she gets him what would she do with him once she got him. Change him? never. she better just stay put before she is the one who changes. wait i got a bit caught up in that, i smoked in my car in high school,dang freud was right. curse you again sigmond.
    Oh yeah nice story.

  8. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    you don’t want her to change??

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