Sarah: Bad News followed by Good News

I woke up, feeling excited.

This afternoon, I was going to see Balthazar again.

I couldn't wait.

*

At school, my excitement faded.

Theseus was standing waiting for me, arms crossed, looking annoyed.

"What's wrong?" I asked, forgetting Balthazar as my thoughts were overwhelmed by my love for Theseus.

"Who's this third guy?" he asked icily.

"What?" I asked. How did he know about that? And oops, why had I let Balthazar have such an effect on me?

"I heard there's another guy who wants you as his girlfriend."

I looked down, pawing the ground with my feet. "He's called Balthazar. And I'm sorry."

"What for?" he asked suspiciously.

I looked up, wincing. "For forgetting you around him..."

"You what?!"

My next words rushed out in a barely comprehensible sentence. "I didn't mean to. It's just when he smiled at me and talked to me, my mind went blank. He swept me off my feet."

"You're mine," Theseus said, sounding like he wanted to strangle something.

"I know. I'm really sorry. I couldn't help it. I think he's an angel."

"I can't believe you, Sarah!"

"I can't believe myself either," I murmured sadly, averting my gaze from those furious magical eyes. "I love you. I never asked for trouble."

Theseus sighed heavily. "I don't know what I'm going to do with you, Sarah?"

"Lock me up in a cage and keep me away from all the guys who love me?" I suggested.

Theseus smiled, despite his anger. "Something like that."

I leant up and wrapped my arms around his shoulders. "I love you," I told him before kissing him.

His face softened as we broke away. "I love you too. I actually had some good news for you."

"You changed my dad's mind?" I asked hopefully.

"No," he said grimacing. "But... I enrolled at your school!"

"Really?" I asked. "Aren't you too old?"

"I told them I'd been held back two years at my previous schools."

"As if you would be held back," I said. "You'd get through on charm if nothing else."

"Why thank you. Anyway, I chose all the same subjects as you which means we have exactly the same timetable."

My brow furrowed. "Isn't that a bit ... obsessive?"

"No. You're the only reason I'm here."

"I suppose so. But what if you don't like the subject?"

"I'll make it bearable," he said, grinning.

I gave a mock groan. "You are going to distract me so much."

Theseus tickled my waist. "That's what boyfriends are for."

"If I fail my A levels, it's your fault," I told him.

"But if you get pleasure out of it, I would happily do it."

"You're crazy," I said, rolling my eyes.

"Yup," he agreed. "Crazy for you."

The End

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