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She ate them one by one as the film went on, completely ignoring Zeke and Caelan beside her. She was happy that they weren’t doing anything... freaky.

It was a little while before either one of them pulled away. When Caelan finally did, she felt it was necessary to say:

“Glad to see you’re still with us.”

Caelan’s face turned a bright red while Zeke simply laughed.

“You didn’t even notice that I stole the Skittles back,” she added.

“Sneaky thief,” Zeke noted.

“I claimed them first,” she pointed out before offering the packet to them.

As they took some, an odd idea sprung to her mind.

“Why are you looking at me like that?” Zeke asked, sounding worried.

She blushed slightly at the absurdity of her idea. “I was just wondering what you would look like if we glued Skittles to your hair,” she admitted.

He frowned at her, very clearly confused. “I’d much rather you didn’t do that to me.”

“It’d be funny though, admit it.”

“For you, maybe, but not for me.”

Caelan was looking at her with a bemused expression on his face.

“Really?” he asked her.

“I have weird thoughts, okay? Don’t judge me,” she said with a shrug.

He turned to Zeke. “It would be funny though.”

Zeke narrowed his eyes. “It’s a good job I love you.”

“I know.”

Beth smiled and went back to the film. Out of the corner of her eye, she could see Caelan link his fingers with Zeke’s and smile up at him. Zeke smiled back and kissed him gently. Caelan said something quietly to Zeke, who nodded and reached over to get a small bottle of lemonade from the floor. He passed it to Caelan, who opened it and took a sip.

“If you guys want to go have sex, I’m fine with that,” Beth said without looking over at them.

Caelan choked on his drink in shock, coughing as Zeke took the bottle off him.

“I’d rather you didn’t try and kill my boyfriend, Beth,” Zeke laughed, patting Caelan on his back.

“Not my fault he happened to be drinking,” she said, smiling sweetly before turning serious. “Sorry, Caelan.”

He nodded in acknowledgement and he tried to breathe. Zeke rolled his eyes but said nothing, making sure Caelan was okay.

“Really though, was that necessary?” Caelan asked once he’d recovered.

“I was only making a statement that I didn’t mind if you two wanted to go.”

“Thank you for that, yes,” he mumbled.

“No problem.”

Beth went back to her film.



It was still dark when Beth woke, the only light coming from the TV. She smiled as she thought of the afternoon and night that she’d spent with Zeke and Caelan, watching God knows how many films before she fell asleep. She sat up, stretching.

“Evening,” Zeke’s voice said to her quietly. “Or morning, depending on your point of view.”

“You’re still awake?”

Well wasn’t that a stupid question. She looked at him carefully. The light from the TV flickered on his face and he looked like he was concentrating hard.

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