Chapter 2: At the library
"How about the 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'?" Jaden asked, pulling the DVD off the shelf.
"Let's do it!" Jesse said, nodding. He was browsing through the 'A's when one tape caught his eyes. "No way! I haven't seen this movie in years!"
"What?" Jaden asked, walking over to Jesse.
"Alice in Wonderland, the 1999 live action version!" Jesse said proudly.
"If it's from '99, it can't be any good," Jaden said, pulling another DVD off the shelf. "The effects will be bad. Besides, Tim Burton's version is better!"
"That entire movie is, is CGI," Jesse said with a chuckle. "I should know, I saw it three times. Besides, I start sneezing when I watch it."
"Cause I'm allergic to crap, Jay," Jesse said with a chuckle. Jaden also laughed and put the movie back.
"I thought we were having a slasher marathon," Jaden said, moving to the opposite side of the row to look at more.
"We are," Jesse said, chuckling. "Doesn't mean we can't take a break and watch something classic."
"Like 'The Producers'?" Jaden asked, holding up the DVD.
"Exactly," Jesse said with a smile. "Hey, you ever see Elektra?"
"What's that? A company brand name?" Jaden asked, blinking in confusion.
"No, it's a kick ass movie!" Jesse said, passing Jaden the DVD through the open shelves. "Jenifer Gardner is amazing in that film! Here she's a super assassin! And in Juno she's the awkward, love starved wife!"
"I gotta see this," Jaden said, putting the DVD on the growing pile. "Oh, how about Kill Bill? That's rated R for… Gore, sexual innuendoes, and drug use…"
"My pap showed me that when I was 14," Jesse said with a chuckle. "Can you believe that?"
"Not at all…" Jaden said, looking through the movies again. "Hey, listen to this lame title. 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'! How stupid… looks kinda boring."
"I love that film," Jesse deadpanned.
'Can you love me?' Jaden thought, looking down. He then realized what he said and shook his head. 'Why am I thinking that way? I don't like Jesse! He's my best friend…'
"I think this is enough, Jay," Jesse said, looking at his pile. "I count ten here."
"I've got…. 12," Jaden said after a quick look.
"Yeah, we have enough," they said together.
Jaden and Jesse both gathered their DVDs and went to the checkout counter. Jesse couldn't believe how lucky he was to have a friend like Jaden. If it was anyone else, they would have told him to suck it up. And his family would have been too preoccupied in trying to beat up Derek rather than cheer him up. Now, just hanging out with Jaden, he was happier than he ever was with Derek. It made Jesse wonder what would happen if they were more than just friends…
Jesse mentally slapped himself. He should not be thinking this way, especially after just breaking up with his boyfriend. The last thing he wanted was people questioning his motives for the break up. And if his family got wind of this… He looked towards Jaden, who was rambling about a conversation he had with his monsters. Jesse knew that if he ever invited Jaden to Dixie, it would have to be when his entire family was in Huston.
"What are you smiling about? That really hurt, you know!" Jaden said, pouting when he saw Jesse smiling at him.
"Sorry, Jay, I spaced out," Jesse said with a chuckle.
"Well, stop spacing and start running! It's starting to snow!" Jaden said, shuddering when he felt the ice cold flakes falling on his face.
"Alright, let's skedaddle then!" Jesse said, starting to run for the dorms.
"Hey, Jess, wait for me!" Jaden said, running to catch up to Jesse.
"Race you back!" Jesse called over his shoulders.
"No fair! You have a head start!" Jaden cried as he ran at top speed.
short chapter is short...
yeah, i was just like... BLAAAAAAAAAAHH-ing when i wrote this. whatever came first, came first. i also took some inspiration from some larp-ing i did in Jesse's place.
R&Rs are a wonderful thing~~