(Picture of Mollie on the side....Alexadra Daddario)
I was rushing across the quad, praying that I would make it to my last class of the day. I lost track of time while studying in the library, that when I looked at my watch, I realized that I had only five minutes to run across campus just to make it to class on time. It was one of those times where I wished I had a scooter or one of those Segway things because my hard sprint sure wasn't getting me there fast enough. I barely glanced at the students as I entered the courtyard that was separating me and the door to the hall where my class was held.
All of a sudden, I felt something hard crash into me and I closed my eyes, bracing myself for the hard landing. I felt myself being jerked to a stop and when I opened my eyes, I noticed two arms holding my waist with the ground just inches from my face. I tried to ignore the tingling sensation the arms were sending through my body and instead, I focused on my anger to the person who ran into me.
"Hey," I shouted, turning my head as I looked angrily into the bluest eyes I had ever seen and seethed, "watch where you're going!"
A smirk appeared on the face that was now mere inches from mine and the guy holding me said, "Wow, how about 'you're welcome, Callen, for saving me from eating dirt.' That would be so much better than yelling at me. Besides, you're the one who wasn't looking where you were going. I was just merely preventing you from injury.”
"You ran into me on purpose?" I asked, glaring at him as I bent down to pick up the contents of my bag that had spilled on the ground.
"Something like that," he smirked as he squat down and handed me my notebook that landed at his feet. Gee, now he's a gentleman, I thought as I shot him another glare. He blinked back with an amused expression as he nodded to something behind me as he said, " And I saved you from tripping over that bench right there."
I followed his nod and saw the bench that was about three feet away from where we were. I would not have noticed it until I tripped over it. He could have just yelled that it was there and not almost knock me out. I glared back at him and said, “You couldn’t have yelled ‘Watch out!’ or something?”
He shrugged cockily, his smirk made me want to slap it off his handsome face. He raised an eyebrow, shooting me an expectant look like he was waiting for me to thank him for his help. I just rolled my eyes at him before I shook my head and continued on my way. If I hurried to my class, I would be able to sneak in the back door without being noticed. I knew that the test wouldn’t have been passed out yet since class just started. I gave him one last dagger look as I opened the building door.
Opening the door, I saw that my professor's back was turned and knew that this was my opportunity. I quickly dashed in, almost making it to the nearest chair when the door slammed shut behind me, stopping me in my tracks. Turning, I see him saunter in, his blue eyes honed in on me and he was wearing a huge smirk as he passed me, taking the chair that I was rushing to get to. Ugh, you have got to be kidding me! Could this get any worse?
"Miss Black, so nice of you to join us." Professor Elliott's voice boomed in the small auditorium. I thought that too soon, I thought, as my cheeks went pink with embarrassment as everyone's head turned in my direction. My new enemy was still smirking at me and I really had to fight the urge to slap it off his face. Something told me that he would enjoy that a little too much.
"I'm sorry, professor, I was in the library getting ready for our test today." I said with a sheepish smile. I heard the guy cough, "Kiss Ass" and a few girls near him let out sickening sweet giggles as if it was the funniest thing they ever heard. I shot him a fuming look, which he returned with a wink and a cheeky grin. I rolled my eyes at him in response. He was such an ass.
Professor Elliott just waved his hand for me to take my seat. I found one in the middle of the row in front of me and cringed because it meant that I had to crawl over people to get to it. I mumbled apologies as I made my way to the chair and sat down. My professor started passing out the tests to each row and I tried to