07 ; Chapter Seven

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Song of the chapter is Halsey's Castle

At the idea of having new information in his case, Freddie was at my house as soon as school finished in record speed. He knocked politely on the door and when I opened it he stood there with a half smile, his hazel eyes creasing at the corners. In that typical Freddie way, his dark hair was ruffled from his urge to continuously run his hands through it. I was half surprised to find myself actually being thankful of his presence. Freddie and I didn't really know each other, our only common factor was that we were both interested in the truth surrounding Pandora's death.

    "Before I enter, can you guarantee me that you are not in any way sick or contagious?" he asked, his eyebrows shooting up playfully.

I rolled my eyes, "now that you mention it, I'm feeling slight tickle in my throat," I replied before coughing loudly in his direction.

Freddie grimaced, "if I get sick I'm holding you responsible."

    "Good to know," I said with a slight laugh before kicking the door closed behind him and following him as he headed into the kitchen.

    "Nice place you have here," Freddie stated as he surveyed the kitchen and living room area with a subtle turn of his head.

   "Want a drink or something to eat?" I asked, heading towards the refrigerator and turning to look at him as he looked around the counter.

   "The polite thing to do is say 'no', but I came straight here. I even passed a McDonald's for you. So yes, if you have anything to eat that would be splendid," he replied with a cheeky smile as he took a seat at the stool at the island.

I laughed and looked around the fridge, "I'm not much of a cook, but I could make you a grilled cheese?" I offered.

He groaned, "you know the way to my heart, Viv."

I tried to stifle the blush by brushing off his comment and busying myself with making his sandwich. I put it in the grill, unable to contain my questions about the party. I came to sit opposite him at the island.

   "Do you remember Michael Jay's party? The one a couple of months ago?" I asked, getting straight to the point as I brushed my hair from my face and tied it up behind me.

He scrunched up his face as if trying to recall it, "if I remember correctly then I was very drunk but you were worse."

I laughed and grabbed my face in my hands remembering the way I had fallen on the floor in the kitchen. I looked back at Freddie to see him smiling fondly in my direction, "What about it?"

I got up and took his sandwich out of the grill and grabbed a bottle of water before putting both of them in front of them, "Do you remember Tanner and Arun having that fight?"

He bit into the grilled cheese and nodded his head.

    "Do you know what they were fighting about?" I asked.

He swallowed his mouthful and took a swig of water, "I'm not totally sure, but I think it was something to do with the fact that Arun liked Rosa and Tanner was his best friend."

It was my turn to nod as I looked at the clock on the wall to see it was approaching half four. 

    "Why?" he asked, pausing as he went to take another bite to stare at me with curiosity.

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