Yellow Paint

So we cleared out the attic, I avoided Marc well enough and we moved to the lounge to start painting it new. At first it was O.K. The living room was big enough but soon we were working together on the same God-damned wall. Then we ran out of paint. By this time it was dark outside and the room really needed finishing.

"Can't you walk down to the shop Nature? It's only ten minutes or so-"I cut Siri off.

"No way am I walking alone in the dark for paint!"

Marc tapped my shoulder, "I could drive down and pick it up, but I don't know what type it is, the brand name got covered up by paint..." We all looked at each other and then Sean burst out.

"Oh Marc can drive and Nature can go with him, easy."

Siri and Mab glanced at each other, "So long as you swear you won't argue."

"Fine!" I scowled and followed Marc to his beat-up secondhand landrover. It's paint was scratched and the tyres covered in mud. It then struck me that he wasn't at Uni, though he was smart enough... Judging by his car, he probably couldn't afford it. I felt kind of bad for him but didn't think on it much more.

As we drove along in silence I relaxed slightly, then he glanced at me an said, "You know you can be quite pretty when you're not glaring at anyone."

"Thanks but seeing how your presence makes me glare, you'll have to settle for the ugly version."

"Oh come on, you know that's not what I meant," he parked the car and turned to look at me. "You're always pretty, but when you smile you look even nicer. That's all." Then he leant forwards. Then he kissed me.

At first I struggled, but when he pulled away I pulled him back. My mind was so full of emotions and ideas and feelings that I succumbed to my instincts. I let him trail his hands over my body, I did the same to him. And when finally we wrenched apart, he tilted his head so his forehead rested against mine, we were panting slightly as he brushed a lock of hair from my face.

"Now where did that come from?" he mused gently. I let out a sigh and shook my head slightly. He took a deep breath and opened his car door, I composed myself and did the same. We walked to the store faster than usual, though we tried to keep our distance we kept moving closer together. Finally he stopped outside the door and said, "Look, it'll drive me crazy if I don't know. That kiss back there, did you... did you mean it?"

I swallowed. Not him, anyone but him. We hated eachother! But he was so sweet, and good looking and smart and his crooked nose was actualy kind of cute and- "I wouldn't have kissed you if I didn't. That would have been cruel."

He let out a sigh of relief and we walked into the store with his arm around my shoulders.

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