“What do you want, Gayleb?” I sighed, sitting on the double bed in the middle of the room. I don’t even want to think about what’s been happening in it.
“I want a hug” Caleb said, shrugging a little.
“Alex can’t hug you?”
“He doesn’t hug like you”
I sighed again and stood up, wrapping him in a hug as he shuffled over to the door and locked it. Okay, why was he locking the door? That’s not worrying in any way at all. He slipped his arms around my waist and shuffled back over to the bed, sitting on the edge and making me perch on his knees.
“Should I be worried?” I asked, loosening my grip a little.
“Not really” Caleb said, burying his head into my neck.
We sat like that for at least half an hour before Caleb finally let go and let me sit next to him.
“What’s brought this on?” I asked, a worried frown creeping onto my face.
“Alex is leaving soon, right?”
“I’m pretty sure I love him and he doesn’t even know”
“What? It’s the truth”
“You’re an idiot” I smiled and he laughed a little.
“C’mon then, what about you and Maxxie” he said, apparently cheering up.
“What about me and Maxxie?”
“Tell me all the details. All the gory, bloody, sweaty, orgasmic details”
I smirked. “You really wanna know?”
His mouth hung open. “Oh. My. God. Did you finally put out for him? Tell me, tell me, tell me”
I rolled my eyes and smiled at him. “He fell asleep on the sofa bed and I put some nachos and cheese in the oven. Is that gory enough for you?”
“You, sir, are a dick tease”
“I didn’t tease anyone’s dick”
“You’re teasing his”
“By being around. I mean, look at you! You’re not freakishly skinny like your brother and you’ve got the Smith family good looks. Not to mention that new haircut of yours is rather sexy”
“All of what you just said”
He nodded and I bit my lip. But that was just his personal opinion right? I mean, Maxxie didn’t think that or anything, did he? Because, I mean, if he did then that’d mean I was just being a dick tease, as Caleb so eloquently put it. Shit, Hadley, you’re being a fucking dick tease. Remember what your opinion of the girls like that was? Well good for you, now you get to think that about yourself. I frowned at myself and Caleb noticed, pulling me into another hug.
“Remember a couple years back we said we were gonna get out of here?” Caleb asked after a while.
I nodded, wondering where he was going with this.
“Well we’re gonna, okay? Even if it’s only for a holiday we’re gonna get out of here”
“Like you’d leave Alex behind” I smirked and Caleb gave me this deadly serious look.
“I would. He’s hardly going to stay in one place so I might as well”
I looked up at Caleb and saw a kind of sadness in his eyes. He shouldn’t be sad, he’s only eighteen. The guy’s got his whole life ahead of him. Alex was just the first of many, right? I slipped my arms around him and we shuffled up to the top of the bed, slipping under the comforter and watching some random shit on TV. I guess we fell asleep like that because the next thing I knew, it was morning.