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Gordie looked at his watch for the umpteenth time today.
"Still two hours 'till the party"
"I don't get it"
"Why are you guys so damn exited?"
" It's a rich girls party, which means it will be HUGE! Wait… It is gonna be huge, right?"
May looked down at her shoes.
"You Don't Know?"
Teddy almost yelled in surprise. She just shrugged. Teddy opened his mouth trying to say something when Chris intervened.
"It's gonna be boss okay? She's just not giving anything away."
She shot him a smile, to say 'thanks for that'.
"Whadda ya wanna do?
Said Gordie smirking
"Guess what I broughhht!"
he pulled a pack of cigarettes out from his pocket. Chris instantaneously grabbed them from his hands and stared at them in awe.
"No way man! These are Winstons! Haven't had one of those since…"
he drifted off his eyes sliding to May. There was an awkward silence, and then Teddy of course felt the need to break it
"What you waitin' for! Lets crack these babies open!"
Teddy opened them and passed the box around, when it got to May she simply stared at it.
"You scared of them or sumthin'?"
"No it's, it's just.."
"You've never smoked before."
Chris finished. Teddy broke out in laughter, the crazy Teddy laugh that sounded like fingernails on a chalkboard.
"Well there's a first time for everything"
said Teddy thrusting a cigarette in her hand.
"Teddy man, she doesn't have to-"
"You her guardian angel Chrissy?"
He said in a high pitched voice pretending to swoon, then collapsing in laughter.
"As much as I don't condone Teddy's pathetic behaviour, he has a point."
"I have noticed, you've defending her a lot...And we've only been here for what? Half an hour?"
It was now May's turn to defend Chris.
"Yeah, well it's nice to have someone on my side"
"So you're not gonna try it?"
asked Teddy deflated.
"Sure I am."
"If I don't you guys will just bully me more."
She stuck her tongue out and they all lit their cigarettes. May hesitated before putting the cig somewhat close to her mouth .
"Do It! Do It! Do It!"
they started chanting and with that she put it to her lips and took a drag. Instantly she began coughing and laughing at the same time.
"That's Fucking disgusting."
She laughed before giving it to Teddy.
After half an hour of smoking laughing and teasing, May finally announced she had to go.
"I better go too"
Replied Chris climbing down the ladder.
"Cya in about an hour"
They walked in a comfortable silence for a while, scuffing on their shoes on the pavement.
"Do people ever.. Talk about me in your classes?"
Chris said, uttering his words slowly.
May looked at him and smiled.
She knew she was lying through her teeth, but she also knew she was a convincing liar. Truth was, Christopher Chambers was often a popular topic of conversation in her classes. They talked and talked and talked. The things they said often made her clench her fists feeling pure injustice in the air. They said things like:
"Oh, I saw Christopher Chambers outside a store the other day, looking like he was going to cause trouble, so I bolted"
She developed a strong disliking for those people. She had the firsthand experience of seeing Chris as he really was, sweet and vulnerable. What scared her was that, if they hadn't met in the woods that day, she would probably be saying something similar.
He looked miffed, she could tell he didn't quite believe it, she kept her cool.
"What about me? Do people talk about me?"
He raised an eyebrow towards her before answering.
"All the time."
"What! What do they say?"
He smiled sneakily at the sky.
"Chris.. Tell me."
She stood in front of him.
He simply walked around her grinning. May started freaking out. She had no idea people talked about her and she desperately wanted to know what they said. A trick she used to use on Ray sprung to her mind.
"Tell me or, or I'll kiss you!"
She blurted out. He stopped in his tracks and turned around a look of terror on his face.
"Well it's something I used to say to my brother."
May replied conscious of the burning in her cheeks.
"I-I found it usually made him surrender the information.."
She said trying to look confident.
"That would make most guys surrender all right."
He replied chuckling. May suddenly felt daring.
"Would it now?"
She said slyly.
"Would it work on you?"
She twisted a strand of her hair while smiling at the ground.
"What kind of question is that?"
He laughed nervously. Both were avoiding eye contact.
"Not a rhetorical one."
"W-well I don't know I-"
Before he could finish, May grabbed him and kissed him softly on the lips. The expression on his face was unreadable, a mixture of shock, wonder and well, shock. Both their faces beamed red.
"So, uhh did it work?"
She said searching his face for anything readable. Out of the corner of her eye she saw a woman, not one she recognised, but she was looking directly at them and she didn't look happy. May's face fell a little. Chris had now recovered.
"I- um okay, they don't really talk about, just you. Rather you and Ethan."
May replied, not really interested anymore.
"What do they say?"
"That you guys are cute and shit and stuff like-"
Chris' voice drifted into the background. May's mind kept circling back to that woman. She didn't recognise her, but that didn't mean that the woman didn't recognise May. There was one thing she was certain of.
Shit was definitely going to hit the fan.