“Hola Meagan!” she called loudly. Unfortunately for Eunice, Manfred heard her. Manfred was Charlie (and Charlie’s friend’s) enemy. He also happened to be the headmaster’s son.
“Eunice, do you know the rules? No talking in the hall.” Manfred warned.
“Si, of course Manfred.” Eunice grinned.
Manfred blinked, startled. Then he finally reached over and fingered Eunice’s long black curls.
“I love your accent. Are you Mexican?” he murmured.
“I prefer Hispanic-American.” Eunice said slowly, weirded out. She hadn’t even gotten in trouble! Which was weird, because Manfred never let anyone break the rules without getting them in trouble.
“Anyways…I was just thinking…” Manfred continued, “There’s this really nice restaurant on Ash Street. You want to go there with me sometime?”
Now Eunice was really scared. As if the thought of going on a date with Manfred wasn’t horrifying enough, he was acting like the complete opposite of himself.
Finally, she managed to say, “We’ll see.”
“All right then,” Manfred sighed.
Just then, Meagan caught up to them. “Hey Manfred, what are you doing?” she said calmly with a dangerous glint in her eyes.
Eunice was impressed. Meagan could be tough when she wanted to. Apparently, Manfred thought so too.
He started to leave, but not before calling over his should, “Think about it, Eunice!”
“What just happened?” Meagan asked Eunice.
“I’m not exactly sure…” Eunice said, dazed, “But I think that he just asked me out.”
Meagan had just nearly choked when Eunice had said that.
“What!” Meagan spluttered, plainly annoyed.
“Yeah, something about a restaurant on Ash Street.” Eunice shuddered, “Apparently, he likes my accent.”
“I am so going to kill him, even if he is my brother’s best friend…”
Just then, the bell rang loudly.
“Oh, see you later. I have to go to Music,” Eunice smiled and headed off to her class. Meagan headed off to her class too, clearly tired of the day already.
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Meagan walked outside at break and sat down in a shady but still hidden spot outside of the ruins. She was waiting for something to happen. Anything at all.
Then, someone sat down right next to her. Meagan looked up. It was Tancred.
“Hey, are you okay? You look kind of…sick” He said. What? She had no idea why she felt so dizzy…or why Tancred’s tousled blond hair looked so amazing…
“Yeah, I’m just really tired that’s all,” Meagan said coming out of it.
“Alright, just checking.” smiled Tancred.
Meagan happen to glance into Tancred’s deep blue eyes. Without thinking Meagan leaned up and kissed Tancred. Her breath caught in her throat as their lips met. He looked so…perfectly kissable. And innocently startled.
Realizing what she was doing, Meagan pulled away, reluctantly breaking off their kiss.
“I…I’m so sorry…” Meagan whispered.
“Don’t be.” Tancred smiled then wrapped his arms around Meagan’s waist kissing her while bring her closer to himself. Hesitantly, Meagan hugged him and kissed him back, slowly at first, and then more confidently.
They sat there, under that old maple tree, making out for a full five minutes.
“Well…that was..” Meagan said but wasn’t able to find the words.
“Amazing?” Tancred asked breathlessly. Meagan nodded smiling.
“Well, we’d better head back. We don’t want to be late.” Tancred stood up and grabbed Meagan’s hand. He pulled her up from the ground.
“Well come on!” Meagan grinned dragging him behind her just as the horn sounded.
They ran through the brush and to the doors of Bloor’s Academy. There they were separated and went to their own coat rooms. Suddenly, Eunice appeared in front of Meagan.
“What do you want Eunice?” Meagan asked her friend
“Okay, I didn’t see you at break. And your face is all red. You were breathless and came into the coatroom late.” Eunice said suspiciously.
“Umm…” Meagan said trying to think of what to say. “I was just caught up talking to Manfred and my brother,” Meagan answered hoping Eunice hadn’t been around Manfred and Asa.
“Really? That’s weird. Because Manfred was pestering me about a date, and Asa was trying to avoid us.” Eunice laughed, “I’m kidding! You finally got a boyfriend, huh?”
“Evil,” Meagan muttered crossing her arms over her chest. “Just please don’t tell my brother or anyone on the bad side! I don’t want to die,” Meagan said not lying.
“Please. No way! Just tell me…who is he?” Eunice said.
“Tancred Torsson,” Meagan sighed rubbing her eyes.
“Cool. Is Tancred that cute blond kid?” Eunice asked. Meagan rolled her eyes at what Eunice said.
“Seriously? And yes, yes he is,” Meagan grinned slightly.
“Yeah, he’s adorable. A bit young for me, though. But Manfred…” Eunice looked thoughtful for a second, but then seemed her normal self again, “Anywho, we’d better get going. We’re going to be late.”
“Yeah but…you like Manfred!” Meagan said laughing and ran out of the coat room and towards her next class.