chapter twelve

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“At least we’ll be going out,” Nick said.

Pretending to go out,” I corrected him. He gave me a fake pouty face and I laughed.

We were sitting down outside on the cold pavement in front of the house. I shivered as a gust of cold wind blew. Nick looked over at me and took of his jacket.

“Here, you can use my jacket,” he said handing it to me. I shook my head.

“No, you need it more. I’m a kid and kids have warmer body temperature,” I relied, even though I thought Nick might have been just a year older than me at the most. I gasped as another cold wind stuck up on me.

“I’m okay, here,” he said. I took the jacket quickly and put in on. It felt a lot warmer now. Nick saw the smile on my face and said, “Look, you like me so much that even putting on my jacket makes you happy.”

I rolled my eyes and hit him on the shoulder playfully. Maybe he’s not so bad after all.

My thoughts got interrupted when I heard a car coming.

Nick and I stood up, letting the car stop in front of us. I was surprised to see Kevin come out of the car quickly.

Kevin walked right up to Nick.

“What are you doing here with her?” he asked. Nick turned to look at me then said, “Kate and I are going out now.” Nick placed his arm around me and I saw Kevin turn furious.

“Don’t touch her,” Kevin told him as he pushed away Nick’s hand from me.

I had no idea what Kevin was thinking. This wasn’t like him. Nick also looked kind of confused but put pretended to not care.

“She’s my girlfriend, not yours,” Nick told him. Nick actually looked serious though. It made me feel kind of weird.

Kevin just stood there, glaring at him, and Nick glared right back. It was like they were talking to each other and I just couldn’t hear. It felt like a century until Kevin decided to just go inside.

I turned to Nick.

“That was…” I couldn’t finish. I didn’t know what to say.

“Fun,” Nick smiled. I couldn’t help laughing.


I can’t fire Nick. It would make Kate hate me, and that’s one thing I can’t let happen.

My eyes trailed off looking outside at where Kate and Nick where. They were both laughing. Maybe Kate doesn’t like me, but I’ll find a way to get her if it’s the last thing I do.

“Hey Kevin,” I heard someone say. I turned around and wasn’t surprised to see Alex.

“What do you want?” I asked him. He looked outside and then smirked at me.

“Is Kevin a little jealous?” he asked in a way that made me want to hit him. I just glared at him though.

“If you want-“

“I don’t need your help or your advice. I don’t like Kate that way,” I cut him off. He raised his hands up and backed away, smiling.

“I wasn’t going to say that anyways,” he said turning back and walking.

“Oh, by the way, you’re brother called,” he told me. I could tell he had a smile across his face. I really hate him. But my hate for him is nothing to how much I hate Chris.