A/N: This takes place the morning after the end of Season 2. Please R&R and tell me how I did!
Patricia yawned as she woke up slowly. The gothic redhead happily remembered the night before when Eddie had banished Senkhara and the evil spirit, along with Rufus Zeno, had vanished forever to the underworld. She and Eddie had fun partying with Mara and her new boyfriend, Jerome. It all seemed so perfect. Unfortunately, nothing ever stays perfect forever. Staying quiet so that she didn't wake Joy or Mara, Patricia got dressed and went downstairs. School had been canceled that day due to the previous night when they'd had the party to celebrate the end of the exhibition.
Much to her surprise, Patricia found Eddie already awake and sitting on the couch by himself. He glanced up when he saw her.
"Morning, Yacker," her boyfriend greeted her.
"Morning, weasel," she replied smoothly as she sat down beside him.
"Why are you up so early?" Eddie inquired.
Suddenly realizing that it was only 5:30, Patricia answered, "I just happened to wake up this early. What's your exuse?"
With a small laugh, Eddie replied, "Same as you."
"Is everyone else still asleep?" Patricia asked, silently hoping they were so that she could spend more time with Eddie.
"I guess so. Fabian was asleep when I woke up a few minutes ago."
"Joy and Mara are sound asleep, too," she added.
"And Victor." Eddie laughed quietly.
"What's so funny?"
"Victor. I'm surprised you haven't heard his snoring yet."
Both of them fell silent to listen. A faint rumbling like a lawnmower on rocks echoed in the house. Patricia laughed.
"See?" Eddie pointed out looking highly amused.
Their eyes met in laughter and Patricia found herself staring into his dark green eyes. Eddie moved in on her so that their sides were touching and their lips within connecting distance. Patricia placed her mouth on his, enjoying the feeling of having him this close to her. It seemed like hours to Patricia, but when they parted, it had only been a minute at the longest.
"Yacker, there's something I've been wanting to tell you," Eddie began. Patricia watched him intently through blue-green eyes. He never got a chance to finish, however, because Fabian walked in and Nina followed.
"Hi, guys," Nina said with a small yawn.
Standing beside Nina, Fabian murmured a 'good morning' to her and he put his arm around her. Nina giggled and they leaned in to kiss.
"Take your sappy romantic stuff elsewhere." Eddie inturrupted them, causing both to blush. Patricia smiled at his comment, seeing as they had been like that no more than a few minutes ago.
"Fine," Fabian grumbled. Nina pulled him away and they went towards Eddie and Fabian's room. Just as they left, Amber skipped in with Mara, Joy, Alfie, Jerome, and Mick. The couples all sat by each other. Joy and Mick must have felt uncomfortable amongst all of them because they seperated themselves from the others.
"Where's Nina?" Amber questioned.
"Last seen with Fabian, heading down towards his room," answered Patricia.
Squealing in delight, Amber sat closer to Alfie. Mara was fairly close to Jerome as well. Joy and Mick had left to the kitchen to help Trudy prepare breakfast. Patricia couldn't blame them either. It must have been awkward, being around happy couples and still being single.
Trudy's voice came from the kitchen. "Breakfast will be ready soon!"
Patricia's stomach growled, revealing how hungry she was.
Eddie smirked at her. "You sound hungry," he teased. A roar from his own stomach followed his words.
"Sounds like I'm not the only one," she countered.
Jerome and Alfie laughed while Mara tried to hide her own amusement.
Amber just exclaimed happily, "You two are so cute together."
At this, Patricia rolled her eyes and Eddie ignored Amber completely. But inside, Patricia adored hearing her say that.
When breakfast was ready, all the students at Anubis house dug into the feast Trudy had prepared for them. Nina and Fabian joined them, too. Over the meal, Mick announced that he was leaving to go back to Australia after breakfast.
They all said good-bye, but Joy seemed to be the most disappointed out of all of them at his leaving.
Afterwards, they'd all gone their own ways. Nina and Fabian had gone to the movies with Amber and Alfie, Mara and Jerome were in Jerome's room, Eddie was in the kitchen doing God-knows-what, and Joy was with Patricia in their room.
"I'm going to miss Mick," Joy said with a hint of longing in her voice.
"You like him, don't you?" Patricia guessed.
"Yeah," Joy whispered.
"Talk to him then," Patricia suggested.
"I can't!" her friend fretted.
"Joy, when you first figured out that I like Eddie, you pressured me into telling him. Now, I'm pressuring you to tell Mick that you care about him," Patricia said matter-of-factly.
"Well, I suppose I could-" Joy began, but was cut off by Patricia.
"Great! He has his laptop now; go online and VideoChat!"
"Okay, okay." Joy finally gave up as the door opened and Eddie walked in.
"Weren't you in the kitchen?" Patricia inquired.
"Victor threw me out," Eddie said, his eyes showing the humor he had cleverly kept out of his voice.
"I'll leave you two alone." Joy smiled as she spoke and left with her laptop.
"She seemed quick to leave us alone," Eddie commented a little suspiciously.
With a sigh, Patricia ignored his comment. "I don't think I want to know why Victor banished you from the kitchen this time."
Eddie shrugged with a smile on his lips and put himself next to Patricia on her bed. Patricia figured he just wanted to be closer to her. As Eddie put his arm around her waist and pulled her closer, Patricia smiled. She was about to ask what he was doing when he pressed his lips against hers in a kiss. It was much longer than the one that morning. When they came apart, Patricia laid her head on Eddie's chest. Both must have been tired from that morning because soon after, they fell asleep.
"Patricia?" The sleepy redhead roused at the soft sound of her boyfriend's voice by her ear. She felt him hold her closer.
"What time is it?" Patricia murmured.
"About four," Eddie responded.
"Are the others back?"
"Yes. They came back a while ago, I think."
"How long have you been awake?"
"Maybe 15 minutes? I don't remember exactly. How many more questions are you going to ask?"
"Just one," Patricia promised. "What were you doing that whole time?" Her head hadn't moved at all since she fell asleep, making it impossible for Eddie to get up without waking her.
Eddie looked slightly embarrassed as he answered, "Watching you. You look so peaceful when you're asleep. And the best part is that you're not noisy."
"I'm having mixed feelings right now," Patricia muttured against his chest.
"Whether I should feel insulted or not."
"Take it as a compliment," Eddie advised. "That way you don't get mad at me."
Patricia sighed. Then, she remembered their conversation from earlier that day. Rising slowly, she asked, "What was it you were going to tell me this morning?"
Was it Patricia's imagination, or did Eddie look really nervous suddenly?
"Nothing important," he assured her hastily, but Patricia didn't buy it.
Even though Patricia was extremely curious now, she just let it go. She and Eddie went downstairs and found Mara and Jerome in the kitchen. Seeing as Eddie was banned, they traveled to Alfie's room, where Amber was trying to escape Alfie's socks.
"Eww! Get them away from me!" she squeaked, trying to evade the smelly pair of socks Alfie was dangling near her.
Alfie dropped the socks and clung onto her, making them both fall into a fit of laughter.
"We're in the room here, guys!" Patricia warned them.
"Oh, hi Patricia! Hi Eddie!" Amber welcomed them.
"Where were you two?" Alfie asked them. "We've been back for two hours and haven't seen you at all."
Exchanging an awkward glance with Patricia, Eddie answered, "We both fell asleep."
"Didn't you sleep last night?" Amber looked confused.
"Both of us woke up really early." Patricia supported her boyfriend, then added, "But we would probably fall asleep on a day we did get enough sleep anyways."
"True," Amber admitted and beamed brightly for no reason. "And what were you guys doing while everyone else was asleep?"
"Uh, talking," Eddie responded. Patricia figured he felt weird saying that since they hadn't only been talking.
"Hey, we should all go to the beach tomorrow!" Amber exclaimed happily.
"That was completely random, Amber, but okay, I'm in." Patricia agreed and Eddie echoed it, probably just because Patricia agreed to go.
"Sure, I love the beach!" Alfie sounded thrilled at Amber's suggestion as he agreed. With a delightful squeal, Amber raced off to tell the others and Alfie followed her.
"Have you noticed how eager everyone has been to leave us by ourselves?" Eddie asked.
Patricia shrugged in response, hoping her friends weren't planning anything for the two of them.
A/N: I know it might not be that intresting so far, but I don't feel like I have any super-great ideas. Please review to give me some ideas on how I can make this better or just review on how I did so far. Either one is fine. But I definetely need some more ideas. Right now, I only know what my next few chapters will be.