I attempted to avoid Jorden and Ike after that, but it was proving to be difficult. Jorden volunteered to help with stage setup, so I talked the girls into helping out too.
It was awkward working on clean up duty with Jorden just looking up at me, opening his mouth, then closing it and looking away. I needed someone else there to distract me from embarrassing myself.
Then to add insult to injury Ike would come up to me and ask what we were doing, and why I wasn’t leaving his brother alone?
As weeks went by, this seemed to be the pattern of things. Jorden managed to start talking to us like a normal person, and I managed to start answering him like a normal person. Eventually, it was like an Etch-a-Sketch and the awkward moment of retarded blushing was almost wiped clean.
Even Ike started making appearances in the room.
Yeah, he still stopped me outside when he smoked to get on to me about something to do with his brother, but it happened a lot less.
Some days it felt more like he was picking on me rather than grilling me for hanging out with his brother.
I found that I really liked hanging out with them as part of my group. They added a nice touch of masculinity to poke at and/or ogle at.
Ava might even have a guy in mind for herself, now if she can just stop being so shy.
That was an awesome field trip by-the-way; we met Galan Reymont and Tessa McKean.
Two of the greatest actors ever, too bad we were going back to school, or I would have asked for an autograph.
My parents decided to leave me in charge of the house while they went on a vacation that weekend; I took that time to bond my growing group the only why I thought best… I threw a party.
And Brice invited herself… of course.
Now how did this happen?
(Which Copeland boy do you like so far?)