Still blushing, I hurried to French and had to apologise for being late. In French. I'm really bad at French. After stumbling through some words, I sat down next to Gwen. She gave me a look but I shook my head in a way that said I'd tell her later.
I sat through the lesson; only half-heartedly answering the questions we'd been given. Eventually I just stopped pretending to care and stared out the window, twirling my pen in my fingers. Gwen nudged my arm and passed me a note.
It said, 'What's up?' in Gwen's round writing. I glanced at her and wrote back, 'nothing'. I slid it back across the desk and carried on looking out the window. The note reappeared in front of me. 'Tell me later', it said. I looked at Gwen but couldn't catch her eye. Leaving her to get on with it, I thought about what I was going to tell her. Gwen was hardly renowned for keeping her mouth shut; I could hardly tell her Seth was asking if I'd killed his dad.
Then I started thinking about Seth - his black hair, his dark green eyes. I shook my head slightly, in an effort to get those thoughts out of my head. I shouldn't have been thinking them; I was a Grimm, and Seth was a demon. A blood demon, no less.
Though I knew I shouldn’t, I thought about him anyway. I’d known him for two years, from when I was 14. He was a year older than me and in his final school year. Seth was supposed to be my enemy, but I couldn’t help but be drawn to him. He was seen as a bad boy, by everyone but me; I was one of the only people he could be himself around. He always had a little mischievous smile on his face.
Despite the fact I was meant to kill him, we got on like a house on fire. We’d been great friends for two years, and although we didn’t see as much of each other as we used to, we were still great friends.
I stopped twirling my pen and got on with what I was actually supposed to be doing. I looked up at the clock and was shocked to find that I’d spent 70 minutes badly answering one question and daydreaming. Double French usually dragged, but now there was only ten minutes left.