Gwen was out of the shower first, then Lottie, Maria, Eternity, and finally me. We were in the changing area, sat in our towels, just chatting.
"Lara?" asked Eternity, fixing a towel around her perfectly blonde hair. "Is it true that you're going out with Seth from Upper Sixth?"
"What? No! Where did you hear that?" I asked.
"Max," she said calmly.
Gwen looked at me, shocked. "Well, I never expected Max to be spiteful," she said.
"I know. And no, Eternity, I'm not going out with Seth. He's just a friend."
"With benefits!" Lottie laughed.
I stuck my tongue out at her but joined in her laughter. I only vaguely noticed how I didn't deny it.
Maria got dressed and left, as did Lottie. Eternity stayed for a little bit before leaving. Gwen was just pulling her skirt on. She sat down and slid her shoes on before looking at me.
"You don't need to wait, Gwen," I told her.
"I'm in no rush," she lied.
"Gwen, go. You've got karate, I know. I need to think anyway."
She nodded, picked up her bag and left, shouting bye to me as the door swung shut. I stood up straight and sighed, enjoying the silence. At least, I was enjoying it until someone put their hand over my mouth from behind. I grabbed the wrist and spun around, twisting the arm behind the person's back..
"That hurts, Lara." It was Seth.
"What the hell are you doing in here?" I hissed, releasing his arm and pulling my towel up.
"I thought I'd pop in and say hello," he grinned.
"The girls' changing room isn't really the sort of place where you can 'pop in and say hello'. You demons and you're stupid ability to teleport. What did you want anyway?"
"I need to talk to you," he said,
"About what?" I was getting impatient.
He paused. "I can't remember." As he was taller than me, he could look down the towel I still had wrapped around me. Something he was taking full advantage of. He smirked. "I have other things on my mind now."
"What is it with teenage boys and their... obsession with half-naked girls?"
"I notice you're not complaining," he teased.
"I notice you're not denying it," I retorted.
"No need to deny something if it's true."
"Out. Now." I pointed at the door.
He moved closer to me. "I'd rather not..."
"If you won't leave, at least go round there." I pointed to the other side of the island of lockers in the middle of the room. He smiled and went around.
"And no invisibility," I demanded.
"Fine. You spoil all my plans," he moaned, though I could hear the smile in his voice.