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The Story So Far: Charles get an unexpected call from her partner Roxanne from her science class. Roxanne ends up inviting her to a party, and they end up going. At the party, she meets some new friends, gets drunk for the first time, and even meets a guy that she's interested in. Things get a little heated, but they don't end up going all the way. In the morning, Charles wakes up hungover and recalls the events from the night before...
Charles sat up in her bed with her head resting on her knees. She still felt lightheaded and a bit woozy, but being hungover wasn't the only reason why. Recalling everything that had happened the night before caused mixed emotions to swirl around within her. Charles was glad that she got to experience new things and make a couple of new friends. She was also pretty happy that she finally met someone that interested her, but felt ashamed at the way that she conducted herself with him. Especially, since it was the first time that she'd ever met him.
But, before she could think too much more about it, that overwhelming nauseous feeling sprung up in her throat again. So, she quickly leaned over the side of her bed and released it in the mini trash can that she sat at the side of her bed the night before.
"Crap. Not only do I have a splitting headache, but I'm still puking…" She thought, slightly irritated.
The students took their seats as the final bell rang. Roxanne, who sat next to Julia, took a look around the room. Then, realized something.
"Hey, Julia." She whispered, giving her a couple of pokes in the arm with her pencil.
Julia looked at her with a raised eyebrow, "Whats up?"
"Have you seen Charles today? I don't see her anywhere in here." She asked in a concerned tone.
Julia scanned the room, "Now that you mention it, I haven't seen her at all today."
Roxanne grew even more worried, and it was evident in her expression.
"Calm down. I'm sure that she's fine." Julia said, trying to console her friend, "She's probably just hungover."
"Yeah, but what if she got alcohol poisoning and died in her sleep…?"
Julia's face dropped, "Good Lord, Roxanne. I doubt it. But, way to get all dark." She said, while shaking her head.
"I'm just saying. Last night was her first time ever getting drunk, so she didn't know what her limit was. She drank more than I did!" Roxanne raised her voice a little too much, earning some stares from the other students, and one of the girls that sat next to them gave them a Shhh.
Julia turned her so that she was facing the girl that did it and snapped at her, "Don't you shush us." Which caused the girl to turn back around.
Julia then turned her attention back to Roxanne.
"Look, you have her number so just text her. And, if it would make you feel better, go to her dorm room after classes to check her."
Roxanne nodded, "Yeah, you're right… Do you wanna come with me?"
"I would, but I already have a date with Cassie later. Sorry." She replied, giving Roxanne's arm a couple of pats.
"It's okay. I understand." She said, as she began to nervously play with her pencil.
By this time, the teacher and stopped teaching and all of the students were looking at them.
"Excuse me, Ms. Elipton and Ms. Munberk... But, if you two are done, I'd appreciate it if we can all get back to class." The dark green-haired lady said nonchalantly, snapping the two girls attention towards her.
"Sorry, Ms. Elize." The two girls said in unison.
Immediately after she was done with her classes for the day, Roxanne made a quick run to the cafe' on the school campus and grabbed her and Charles each a drink. Then, headed straight to Charles' dorm room.
When she arrived, she gently knocked on the door. A few seconds later, she knocked a little harder. Then, waited another second and knocked even harder than the last time. Then, as she was about to do it again, she heard a loud yell.
Then, the small blonde opened the door, "Roxanne...? Are you okay?"
"Y-yeah. Sorry about that." She chuckled for a moment, while extending a cup to Charles. "You weren't in class today, so I was worried that maybe you got alcohol poisoning or something like that…"
Charles took the hot beverage and thanked her.
"Nah, I just have a hangover." She laughed.
"I'm glad to hear it." Roxanne said with a smile, just standing there.
After realizing that she hadn't yet, Charles invited Roxanne in. So, the two walked over to her bed and sat down, and began drinking their beverages.
"I had them put extra sugar and cream in it for you, since that's how you said you like your coffee last night. I hope that I got it right." Roxanne said, watching Charles' reaction to the taste to see any hints as to if she liked it or not.
"Yeah. Thank you." Charles said with a nod, "I really appreciate it, but you didn't have to-"
"No. I wanted to, though." Roxanne cut her off, taking another drink of coffee and inhaling the sweet aroma before continuing, "Besides, coffee is suppose to help with hangovers, or at least that's what I've heard."
Charles smiled, "I've heard that, too."
The two girls sat there drinking their coffee in comfortable silence for a while. It was a nice atmosphere. The warm drinks made it even better because it was a bit chilly out that day. But, a question popped up in Roxanne's head, and she just kind of thought it out loud.
"So, what do you think of Seth?" She asked, squinting her eyes in a curious manner.
Charles stopped mid-drink and blankly stared at her friend for a few moments. Then, gulped it down and spoke, "To be honest...I don't really know…"
Roxanne looked a bit confused, but replied after chugging the rest of her coffee as well, "I see."
"Yeah…" Charles trailed off.
The magenta-haired girl didn't know if she should question the subject any further, because she didn't want to upset her friend. But, thinking about how she pushed Charles into Seth and how she introduced them to each other, she felt responsible. So, she felt like it was necessary to investigate and cleverly did so.
"You don't regret going to the party last night, do you?"
Charles got an expression of shock and worry on her face, concerned that her attitude might of hurt Roxanne's feelings in some way.
"Of course not! Last night was a blast." She tossed her cup into the trash bin before continuing. "I tried all kinds of new things last night and made friends with Julia and Cassie because I went."
Roxanne smiled widely. "I'm glad to hear it."
Charles returned the smile, then turned her gaze to the floor, "I'm really glad that you invited me. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't of got to experience it… So...thanks, again."
The busty girl giggled and scooted closer to the small blonde, "You're such a sweetheart, Charles. It's way too cute!" She said, giving her an abrupt hug, while giggling.
"H-hey!" Charles squealed, while trying to resist..
Nuzzling her face against Charles', she spoke again, "But, you're welcome. I'm happy that you enjoyed it."
Charles quit struggling against Roxanne's hug and just kind of melted into it. It sounds odd, but in that moment, Roxanne made Charles feel like she was her younger sister. It was a bit weird to think about. About how you could feel so close to someone that you just talked to for the first time the day before. She thought that stuff like that never really happened. As she thought about that, Seth popped into her head.
And, as if she read her mind, Roxanne spoke again, "So, are you going to call him?"
Charles looked a bit surprised.
"How do you know that I got his number? Did he te-"
She was cut of by Roxanne pointing to her wrist.
"Oh." She chuckled awkwardly, while Roxanne just smiled.
Now that the mood was lightened up, Charles was more inclined to talk about him.
"Maybe. I'm honestly not sure how I feel about everything that I did with him last night." She sighed before continuing, "It was fun and exciting, but if he didn't stop me, I probably would've done something that I would've regretted when I woke up…"
"I see. So you guys didn't go all the way last night?"
"No! No, no." Charles blurted out.
"Well, when I walked in, you were already half naked, so I wasn't sure if it happened or not." She replied, busting out into laughter.
"Y-yeah. But...yeah." Charles' face lit up cherry red, and she subconsciously turned away to try to hide it.
"Ohhh! Charles, you're too cute!" Roxanne exclaimed, pretty much tackling Charles and assaulting her with hugs and and tickling her. Which Charles was powerless against, as she wasn't as physically strong as Roxanne.
After talking with Roxanne some more, Charles decided that she would text Seth and try to get to know him better. Which, made her anxious, but excited at the same time. It made Roxanne happy, too. She would love to see them end up dating, as they were both two of the nicest people that she knew.
Not too long after Charles sent Seth a text, he replied and said that he'd love to get to know her more and asked her out on a date. And, he gave her a few options to choose from. Which was to go see a movie, go out for coffee, or to go have dinner together. Charles chose the coffee date, as it seemed like the simplest one and so that they could actually talk. Whereas, you can't really talk at the movies, and she has always been nervous eating around people that she didn't know that well. Even though, they've already crossed a line far beyond eating in front of each other. She just felt it was better this way. So, the two of them decided to go out the following day after their classes were over.
As the bell rang for Charles' last class of the day, she let out an exaggerated sigh. The day had been pretty exhausting, and she had to collect the work that she would have to make up for missing the previous day, which sucked. But, she knew that she didn't really have the right to complain about it. Afterall, she did decide to go out and get totally smashed on a school night.
She was walking out of the classroom and down the hall when she seen Cassie, who just turned and seen her too.
"Hey! Feeling any better? You weren't in class yesterday." She asked, as she made her way over to Charles.
Slightly embarrassed, Charles replied, "Yeah. I guess I outdid myself the other night." Which caused the girl to chuckle.
"Yeah, I heard. But, at least you had a good time, right?"
"Yeah, it was a lot of fun." She said, whilst nodding.
"Good." The blueish-green haired girl said, then paused for a moment, "I remember my first party, which actually wasn't that long ago."
'"Oh, yeah? How was it?" Charles questioned, wondering if it was anything like hers.
"It was good. I felt really awkward, though." She bobbed her head, "If it wasn't Julia that invited me, I wouldn't have even went."
"I see." Charles smiled, "Were you guys dating at the time?"
Cassie shook her head, "No. That was actually the first time that we ever hung out outside of class, and was really what opened the door to our relationship, though."
"I see." Charles said, seemingly drifting away into her thoughts.
"You say that a lot, don't you?" Cassie asked, smiling.
"Y-yeah. It's just part of how I talk…" Charles replied, just a bit embarrassed, which caused Cassie to giggle.
"There's nothing wrong with it, I-"
"Cassie, come on!" A younger girl called from down the hall, cutting her off.
"Oh, sorry! I have to go. It was nice chatting, though!" Cassie smiled and started to take off down the hall.
"Yeah. See ya'." Charles replied, waving her hand.
As she was turning to head out, she heard Cassie call out to her again.
"Hey! Have fun on your date!" She shouted.
Charles turned to see the girl wink at her with a big smile, to which she blushed and nodded.
After watching Cassie run walk off with the other girl, Charles headed to her dorm to get ready for the said date.
Back in her dorm, Charles walked into the bathroom and stripped out of the clothes that she wore to school that day, and jumped in the shower to freshen up for her first ever, real date. Which, she was pretty excited, but also equally as nervous about. They got to chat about trivial things and a bit about serious things at the party, and they got to know each other in a different way, but this was going to be different.
She didn't know what all to bring up during the date. Like, how serious of matters should she bring up today? What all is okay to talk about on the first date? Was he expecting to pick up where they left off at the party? She couldn't do that. At least, not yet. The only reason she was so bold before is because of the liquid courage that she had in her, and coffee just wouldn't have the same effect. Plus, it's wayyy too early for them to be doing stuff like that.
"Oh, Lord. Why does this have to be such a big deal?" She thought, as she scrubbed shampoo and conditioner in her hair and began lathering up her body with her lavender-scented body wash.
Then, she remembered how well he treated her the night of the party and how sweet he was. The key thing that stuck out was how he didn't let them go all the way that night. The memory made her heart thump harder than normal.
"I really shouldn't be so worried. He seems like a really good guy, and he treated me really well before." She thought to herself with a warm smile, as she rinsed the suds from her body.
Turning off the water, she stepped out of the tub and grabbed her towel, then dried herself off. Then, she slid on her undies and clothes that she had prepared earlier that morning. Which was a pair of black skinny jeans, a white tank top, and a purple and white flannel shirt.
After looking in the mirror and nodding in approval of her outfit choice, she put on some of the Cinnamon Roll lotion that she liked to wear on special occasions. Then, spritzed on some Vanilla perfume, which complimented her lotion.
As she started brushing her hair, her phone rang. She looked at it to see if it was Seth, and it was. So, she quickly answered.
"Hey." She said with a smile, as she dragged the brush through her short, blonde hair.
"Hey, sweetheart. Class ran over a little bit today, so I just got back to my room and just started getting ready. So, I just wanted to let you know that I might be bit late." Her smile grew wider when he said "sweetheart". She thought it was cute. She hadn't heard anyone else say it before, aside from her grandpa to her grandma when she was a wee little thing.
"Oh, it's fine. I'm still at my dorm too." She elucidated, not wanting him to be concerned about it.
"Cool." She could tell he was smiling, "Then, I'll see you in a bit."
"Yeah. See ya' in a few." She replied, then they both hung up.
"He's so cute." She thought to herself with a grin as she finished getting ready.
As she arrived at Royal Biblia Cafe', she seen Seth waiting inside while looking attentively at his phone, through the big glass windows. Seeing him made her smile and her heart flutter. He made her feel a way that she never felt before, and a way that she didn't even know that she could feel. It made her stop and get lost in thought for a moment.
Realizing that she was just standing there lost in thought and possibly looking like an idiot or a creeper, she quickly headed into the cafe'.
When she walked in, she was greeted by a rather tall raven-haired girl that had legs for days, that she'd seen a few times before at school.
"Welcome to Royal Biblia Cafe'. A table for one?" She asked, in a welcoming manner with a smile.
Charles smiled back.
"Actually, I'll be joining him." She motioned to Seth with her head.
"Oh. Your Seth's date." The girl said, with a grin.
Charles got a surprised expression, both by how she knew who she was meeting and why they were meeting up.
"You know Seth?" She asked, a bit confused. To which, the girl nodded.
"Yeah. We have a couple of classes together, and he's here quite a bit." The slender girl explained.
"Oh, I see."
"Yeah." She nodded again, then realized that she hadn't introduced herself yet, "Oh. I'm Akio Fudo, by the way."
"I'm Charles Bonaparte. Nice to meet you." She said, while bowing slightly.
"You too." Akio paused for a second before continuing, "Well, now that we've introduced ourselves, let's get you to your man."
Akio's words of choice made Charles become flustered and and her face to turn cherry red.
'A-Actually, we're n-not in a relationship yet…"
The girl stopped walking and looked back at her, "Yet." She winked.
Charles' face lit up even more red than before, as she followed the taller girl.
"Hey, Seth. Your girlfriend's here to meet you." She announced, nonchalantly pointing at the small blonde.
Charles mouth dropped and she would've blushed even more, but that's not even possible at this point.
"Good Lord! What the heck is this chick's problem!?" She screamed internally, totally flustered.
He turned to his attention to the girls instead of his phone and smiled.
"Don't tease her, Akio. That's not very nice." He said with a wink.
"Sorry. I just can't help it." She said, grinning, "But, what can I get you guys?"
Seth looked at Charles, "You go first, and remember, it's all on me. So, order whatever you want." He said, with his usual smile occupying his face.
"O-Okay. I'll have an Iced Mocha and a Triple Chocolate Muffin." She wasn't originally going to get anything to eat because of her uncomfortableness with eating in front of new people, but the picture of the muffin that was hanging up in the store was just too tempting to resist.
"Nice taste." The raven-haired girl said, with a nod, "And what about you, sir?" She asked, turning to face Seth.
"I'll have a Mocha Frappe and a Chocolate Persian Doughnut, madam." He said, resting his head on the palm of his hand.
"Alrighty. I'll be right back with your order in a minute." She smiled, before heading to the back.
With her gone, the two just kind of awkwardly sat in silence for a moment. Charles just kind of glanced around the room and twiddled her thumbs. She was nervous and it was evident. Seth chuckled a bit internally at her awkward behavior.
"Thanks for texting me and setting this up." He said, pulling her attention back to him, "When you left that night, I wasn't sure if you would or not."
"O-Oh. It's no problem. Thanks for coming." She continued to fiddle with her fingers as she tried her best to look him in the eyes, "...What made you think that?"
"I just figured that you would feel pretty awkward the next morning and avoid me from then on." He laughed.
She smiled slightly, recalling everything that ran through her head the morning after the party, "I have to be honest, I really didn't know how to feel about everything when I woke up. There was all kinds of emotions whirling around inside of me."
"I see…" He paused for a moment, contemplating, "If you don't mind me asking, what kind of emotions?"
Charles blushed and thought for a second before speaking up.
"Well…" She trailed off a bit, not fully knowing how to answer, "I was happy that I experienced new things and that I made some new friends… I was also glad that I met you, but, I was honestly disappointed with how I conducted myself. Especially, since it was the first time that I had ever met you…" She trailed off once more, hoping that she didn't hurt his feelings by what she said.
He stared intently at her for a minute, to make sure that she was done talking. Then, he smiled warmly, "I'm happy that I met you too...and that's totally understandable. I'm glad that you had a good time and made friends."
She was relieved at his reaction, and that what she said didn't upset him in any way.
"I'm so glad…" She accidentally thought out loud.
"Hmm? About what?" He asked, tilting his head to the side, questioningly.
Realizing what she had just done, she blushed and was silent for a second.
"I'm glad that you don't seem upset or anything like that by what I said…" She spoke softly.
"Oh. Of course, I'm not upset. I think it's perfectly natural to feel that way." He said, making her feel even better about it.
As the two chatted more, they became more at ease and opened up with each other more than what they had before. They talked about about all kinds of things. The first party that Seth had ever went to, the goals that they each have in life, stories from each of their pasts and other things.
As they were leaving the cafe', Seth got an idea.
"Do you wanna come back to my dorm and watch a movie...?" He asked, looking directly into her eyes.
She hesitated, not knowing if that's all they would end up doing or not if she went.
As if reading her mind, he briskly followed up, "I'm not trying to make a move on you or anything. I promise that that's all we'll do." He said, chuckling.
Her face lit up a bit, then she laughed.
"Sure. Do you have a specific movie in mind?" She asked, taking him by the arm with a smile. This caused him to blush a bit, too.
"Not exactly. I have quite a collection. So, I just figured that you could look through it and choose one when we get there." He replied with a laugh, as the two began walking back towards his place.
With their arms entwined, he gently took ahold of her hand. Which caused her to smile and turn her gaze to the ground, as a pink tint creeped onto her face. She was really happy that she decided to go on a date with Seth to get to know him better.
When the two arrived at his dorm room, she seen who she was assuming was his roommate sitting down and messing around on a fancy looking computer. The tower was tall and extremely fat. It had purple lights laced throughout it all. It had massive dual monitors that looked like they were touch screen, but that was just her assumption. She wasn't for sure.
"Geez. I bet that cost a fortune." She thought, still looking at the impressive looking machine.
"What's up, Greg?" Seth asked the guy.
"Just editing some of my videos." He said, not looking up from the screen, "How was the date?"
"...Still going on." Seth said with a grin.
The guy spun around in his office chair, "Oh. I'll finish these up later, then." He said awkwardly, as he grabbed his bag and headed to the door.
"Hold up, sir." Seth called out.
He turned around, "What's up?"
"Greg, this is my date, Charles. Charles, this is my roommate, Greg." He said, motioning between them with his head.
"Nice to meet you." Charles said, bowing her head slightly.
"Likewise." He returned the gesture and headed out.
Seth laughed when he heard the door click shut, "Sorry about that. I thought that he had some type of tournament with some of his other friends tonight."
"It's totally fine." She said with a laugh, "But, that's one fancy computer. Is he a tech geek or something?" She asked, pointing at it.
"Nah- Well, kind of. He's a YouTuber, and a pretty decent one at that. He's getting pretty close to 100,000 subscribers." Seth explained.
"Geez. That's impressive." She said, nodding her head in an approving manner.
"Yeah." He nodded, as he hung up his hoodie. Then he walked over to the entertainment stand, opened one of the doors, and revealed a massive neatly organized stack of DVD's and Blu-Rays, "Take your pick, milady."
"Dang…" She said, as she walked over and crouched down to take a look at them all.
Seth walked over to his bed and plopped down. Resting his head on the palm of his hand, as he watched Charles skim through all of the movies for a few minutes. He couldn't help but smile at the fact that they just went out on a date and now they're about to watch a movie together at his place.
"How about this one?" She asked, as she held up a case and waved it around a bit.
"Sounds perfect." He said without even paying attention to what movie it was, as he jumped back up and put it in. Afterall, it didn't matter what movie it was. He was just happy to be watching it with her.
As the movie started, they snuggled up on his bed, causing a warm feeling to creep up into both of their chests, and made them smile. It was so peaceful and nice to be wrapped up in each other's arms and just be in each other's presence.
About halfway though the movie, Seth noticed that Charles was being extra quiet, so he peeked down at her, only to see that she had fallen asleep with her head laying on his chest. Seeing her cute sleeping face made his heart pound.
"Should I wake her up?" He questioned himself, only to shake his head, "Nah. It'll be alright."
Brushing a strand of hair out of the way, he gently leaned in and pressed his forehead up against hers, "Good night, dear." He said, leaning his head back and dozing off into the most peaceful sleep that he's had in a long time.
Author's Note: If you made it this far, thanks for reading the second chapter of Dorm Life! I really hope that you enjoyed it! I know that it's a bit slow paced, but I think that's what adds to the charm of it. Also, I know that there wasn't any lemon or lime in this chapter, but just wait for it! There'll be all kinds of citrusy goodness in the future! ;)
P.S. If you did enjoy it, feel free to leave a review! I enjoy it greatly when people feed my ego. ;) And, if you found something that you didn't like in it so far, still, leave a review and let me know. I need some constructive criticism. It's much appreciated!
But, anyways, until next time!