Girls vs. Boys (12) - Oblivious Jordan

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December 31st, 2007

“You are the biggest pessimist that I have ever met in my entire life,” Lexi informed me through the chatter that went around the room annoyingly. “It’s New Years Eve! You should be excited, Jordan! It’s about to be 2008! A brand new year and a brand new start!”

“It’s not really a brand new start,” I informed her flatly, and she gave me a look. I couldn’t help but sigh. “Sorry. I’m not a party person. You know that.”

I shrugged, leaning back on my couch and looking around at all the people that were in my house. Just a few days before it had been filled like this, expect it was for Christmas instead of New Years. I couldn’t help but wonder if this party was going to be any better than that horrible one.

But really, there was no difference to me, because my parents invited exactly who they had invited for the Christmas party. That meant that there was a large chance Jesse was going to show up, and I hadn’t seen him since he had kissed me on Christmas night.

I was smart enough to invite my four best friends along this time, since Austin and Dallas got invite their own friends again. Cathy, Hunter, George, and whoever else had come to the Christmas party was now at this party as well, and I couldn’t help but feel that my house was over packed.

I left Lexi to go get a drink in the kitchen, seeing my brother do the same as well. I hadn’t seen Emily there at all, which I didn’t really get since she was Austin’s girlfriend and everything.

“Why not invite your girlfriend to the party?” I sneered at my brother when I finally got into the kitchen. My brother smiled at my sheepishly, and I just wasn’t in the mood for anything right then. I wouldn’t be happy or upbeat again until I knew Jesse wasn’t going to come to the party.

“Because I think you should have a chance to talk to her before we start acting like a couple in front of you,” Austin informed me, but I only made a face at him before turning on my heel and starting back out toward the living room to find my friends. “Try to have fun, Jordan!” Austin called after me before I couldn’t hear him any longer.

Yeah, sure, I’d have fun. There wasn’t anything fun about a party with Jesse and Trinity. If only I could poison Trinity’s food so she’d have to go home early like at the Christmas party… If only I could.

Before I could find any of my friends, I was bashing into someone’s chest hard. I was really starting to think that I needed glasses or something, because this was sure happening a hell of a lot.

When I looked up at the person to apologize, it died in my throat.

“We gotta stop meeting this way, Emery,” Jesse smirked, grabbing onto my arm with one hand to stop myself from stumbling.

“I was afraid you’d be here,” I sighed, brushing my hair out of my face. “I’m guessing my parents invited your mom?”

Jesse nodded. “Yep, exactly that.”

I huffed. “So I thought.”

“We brought you a cake,” Jesse grinned as he held it up with his other hand, as if that would make it all better. “It’s chocolate.”

Damn it. That kind of did make things a little better. It was like he knew that it was my favorite or something.

“Go put it in the kitchen,” I informed him flatly, really not in the mood to deal with him. Knowing my luck, he’d probably steal another kiss from me or something. If he did it again, my knee was going to become good friends with his groin.

Jesse nodded at me. “Aye, aye, captain.”

I rolled my eyes at him, turning back toward the party in search of my friends. I may have had a big house with a lot of people inside, but it shouldn’t have been hard to find at least one of them…

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