I never thought I’d be the most envied girl in school. I never thought a guy as sweet, sensitive, and amazing as Luke would waste his time on me. I never thought I’d end up spending lunch daily by my locker, making out with my best friend’s brother.
I never thought I’d end up with a guy who looks like a freakin’ underwear model!
After another amorous, mind-boggling kiss, his forehead rested against mine. Bulging arms wrapped tightly around my waist, and his eyes pierced my own. His mouth formed a seductive, crooked grin, and his icy blues glided toward the girls that were staring, mouth hung, across from my locker. In a soft whisper he breathed,
“What are they staring at?”
“Uh ... you?”
He grinned, ear-to-ear. “Why?”
I pulled a tiny compact mirror out of my pocket and placed it in his hand. “Here!”
“What’s this for?” he asked, holding it up.
I giggled. “Figure it out!”
You’d think a guy who looks like that would know he’s smoking hot. You’d think he’d be conceited. You’d think he’d be playing every girl in school.
You’d think he’d date someone other than me.
The bell rang and people flooded the hall. Within seconds Lilly appeared beside us, grabbed the compact mirror, and checked her lipstick.
“Hey, Rapunzel,” Luke called. “Wanna ask before taking stuff? I was using that!”
Lilly looked at it, knitting her eyebrows. “Really? It’s not cracked....” She folded it up and tossed it back to him. Then she walked off, her hips swaying, as every guy in the hall gazed. “See you in archaeology, Adonia!”
Those two don’t even belong in our school—they belong on the cover of Teen Vogue.
“Why’d you run off so fast?” I asked as I sat beside Lilly in archaeology. It’s one of two classes we share this semester.
“I figured you and my brother wanted space.” She pulled a fluffy pink flamingo pen out of her book bag. “Besides, that’s still kind of gross.”
“You saw us making out...?”
“Mmm-hmm.” She grimaced and shook the thought out of her head. “Did Lukasz tell you? Our dad’s flying in tonight!”
“Really? Luke didn't tell me anything. How long is he staying?”
“The weekend.” She started doodling hearts around Gino’s name on her notebook. “At a hotel,” she added. “Burke won’t let him stay with us.”
I don’t blame her stepfather for not wanting her mother’s ex sleeping in their house. “Well, at least you get to see him,” I mumbled, pulling a notebook out of my book bag. The room was filling up fast. “What made him come up all of a sudden?”
“He’s here to meet you.”
People started looking. I slouched in my seat self-consciously.
She stared at me. “Lukasz did not tell you?”
When I found my voice, I said, “No....”
She rolled her eyes. “My brother’s weird.”
“I don’t understand,” I said. “Why is he coming up to meet me?”
She tickled her chin with the fluffy flamingo. “Lukasz wants him to.”
She nodded and ran her fingers through her long blond hair. “Yeah. Really.”
Our teacher walked in, set his stuff down and put an assignment on the board. I couldn’t concentrate, though; I was shocked that their dad was coming up to meet me, and I wasn’t even informed about it until the last minute.
Then again, Lilly has a twin brother—and I wasn’t informed about that in any timely fashion, either.