I skipped into Drama my usual cheery bubbly self, ready to thrown myself in to whatever we were doing. The teacher was nice, very extrovert and self-confident but I liked that.
I wasn't early but I wasn't late either, I had managed to get there before James so I sat with an empty chair next to me so we could sit together. When he walked in I motioned for him to sit next to me.
'Hey, how was your lesson?'
'It was great.' It had been a performance session so I had been in my element, standing on stage and singing in front of a room full of people. 'I've got another music lesson next.'
'Me too.' I felt a small shudder of satisfaction. Greg would be there. 'Why do you have so many music lessons?' He was looking at my timetable over my shoulder.
'I'm not quite sure.' While I thought about this the lesson began. We were doing monologues which meant I couldn't work with James but it did mean I got the chance to show off my acting ability.
When the bell went for the end of the lesson I felt a slight sensation of butterflies in my stomach as I walked towards my music lesson with James.
Greg was already there with his girlfriend when we got to the classroom.
'Let's sit here,' I said as I motioned to some seat directly opposite Greg. I had to make sure he saw me. I pushed my seat as close to James' as I could, which he didn't seem to mind, in fact his body slowly began to lean closer to mine as the lesson progressed.
It was a theory of music lesson so we spent most of the lesson answering questions asked by the teacher. There was something else going on between Carmen, Shane and a guy whose name I couldn't remember, but I was too busy being focused on James' to realise what it was about. At the end of the lesson I turned to James and decided to make my move.
'Are you doin anything before dinner?'
'No, why? You got something planned?'
'Not really I just thought you might want to come up to my dorm and chat for a bit.' I looked up at him from under my eyelashes suggestively, praying he got the hint.
'That sounds great.' I smiled and took his hand.
'OK then follow me.' I only caught a quick glimpse of Greg as I left the room but he was looking at me with shock written all over his face