What could I possibly ask Will that wouldn't provoke her to get angry at me? I was curious about her love life but incase my questions turned out to be too personal, I didn't want to end up with a broken nose like somebody else I'd seen today. I guess I was just going to stick with something normal.
“Who’s your favorite singer or band?”
She smiled at me and said, “Paramore. I thought it’d be obvious with the poster and all. So now it’s my turn.” She didn’t even pause to think what she was going to ask me. She just jumped to it. “Honestly tell me how you feel with your roommate being a lesbian.”
I blinked at her a little stupidly then cleared my throat. The awkward atmosphere settled in when I didn’t respond to that question for quite a while and she looked at me, waiting. What was I going to say? I myself didn’t quite know how I felt about her abnormal sexuality. So what could I tell her?
“Well I don’t know…at first I thought it was quite strange and I felt awkward around you since I’d never encountered a lesbian upfront.” I grimaced as the last bit made it sound like she was some stage show. But when I glanced at her, she didn’t seem offended and waited for me to continue. “And well now I’m used to it but I’m not totally comfortable with the idea of your girlfriend joining us here. So..yeah…”
“Alex, I can understand but when Alice joins us here I promise you it’ll be extremely fun. She’s really nice and it’s not like we’re going to be making kissy kissy faces at each other twenty four-seven. Believe me.” She looked at me meaningfully with her green orbs and with a sigh, I nodded.
“Well I guess it’s my turn again.”
The game of truth continued for about a half an hour before I decided to get back to my work. Most of the questions ended up being on hobbies, movies, music and other ‘not-that-important’ things. I’d been dying to ask questions like how long she’d been bi, and if she’d ever had a boyfriend but I wasn’t really looking forward to that awkward tension we’d have between us again if I did.
After finishing my essay that was due to Ms. Parkinson’s class, I decided to head out towards the sports section of the university. I felt like playing basketball and possibly, making more friends in that way. Will wasn’t really up for it so decided to hang back but I didn’t mind.
I went around the residential block and collected a few friends like Tina, Robbie, Jack and other friends I’d made over the past couple of days. To my embarrassment, some were dying to know what had happened at Tina’s party but Tina [bless her] shut them up about it.
I couldn’t help but burst into giggles when I saw innocent little Will pass us by and give me a death glare. His nose looked even worse then I’d seen him today morning. Aw man, if I had a camera, I would’ve asked him to pose and then printed out the photo to post it on my wall of pride. I mean, seriously, punching a guy really did feel nice. I should do it more often.
The night passed by quickly and I returned back to my room once our intense game of basketball finished. Most of us were worn out and just needed a good night sleep. Tomorrow was a weekend anyway. I could sleep in. But that’s when I remembered Alice. I hoped Will wouldn’t make me tag along to the train station. Besides, like I’d said; I wasn’t entirely settled in with the thought quite yet of meeting her. With a sigh, I opened the door to the room and found Will lying back on her bed and reading a novel.
“Hey, I thought you’d have gone to sleep,” I said, a little surprised to see her awake.
“Nah, I’m not that tired. How was the game?” She asked, sitting up.
“It was fine. We won. Good to be on the winning team side for once.” I grinned at her and she smiled back. “Be back in a few.” I quickly changed out of my jeans and outdoorsy clothes and slipped into a tank and shorts – usually my night time wear. But then I thought better of it and changed back into a loose tee and baggy pants – the only thing I had that was not entirely feminine. Man, I feel like I’m living with a guy! I felt quite conscious with what I wore around Will, even though she was female like me. Sighing [which is something I’d been doing quite a lot nowadays], I stepped out the bathroom and folded my clothes, putting them into my wardrobe.
“What took you so long?”
“Err..nothing. I’m a slow dresser.” I had my back to Will so she probably couldn’t see the uncomfortable expression that would’ve flitted across my face.
“Okay then. By the way, you’re coming to the train station tomorrow with me right?”
I walked back towards my bed and crashed on it, going under the covers.
“Well…I was thinking of staying back. I have a lot of work to do anyways. Essays and research and all that. But I’ll see you when you come back with her.” I could use my time at the library as a chance to steer clear from them. I didn’t want to avoid them, more particularly Alice, but I didn’t want to jump into the scene too quick either.
“Oh alright. I was hoping you could come but I understand,” she gave me a small smile before settling back to reading her novel.
“’night then. I’m dead tired. See you tomorrow.”
I wonder what awaits me tomorrow…*sigh*…