I sit on my bed reading Brigands M.C., the latest book in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore, Millie and Hatch are outside doing...something. Lillie looks a bit sad as she sits in the corner of her bed.
"How are you and Jay doing?" I ask, putting my bookmark in place.
"It's alright," she replies, looking away from me.
"Really?" I question her.
"No." answers Lillie, she sighs. "Millie and Hatch are getting on so well, and they've been dating so much later than me and Jay. How come we're not like them?"
"Have you two decided to take it slow?" I ask, "Jay might not think you're not ready for this just yet."
"But I am!" Lillie complains, "Oh, I don't know. Don't want to talk about it anymore."
"Sure, no pressure. I think I'll go roam the school a bit." I say, then I walk out of our dorm, going the opposite direction from Millie and Hatch. I think about what Lillie said. I don't even know if Shadow likes me, maybe he was still getting over splitting up with Sav. Maybe. I knock on his dorm and open the door. Shadow is talking to Thunder, who looks just as bad as Shadow when I found him in the gardens.
"Hi," I whisper, "Sorry, am I interrupting a brotherly talk or something?" Shadow shakes his head.
"No, no, of course not. Come in." I smile, and peck him on the cheeks. That isn't too much, is it?
"I'm going to go talk to Sav," Thunder says, I see Shadow nod, and he leaves.