Chapter Forty Six

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"Here you are, princess." Rick said when we arrived the beta house.
I kissed him real sweet.

"Thank you. You're a boo."

"You're welcome. Um, baby?"

"Yeah?"

"I have one thing to ask you." he said seriously, holding both my hands.

"Yeah?"

He hesitated for a moment but then spoke.

"Reduce your rate of hanging out with Lucas, please."

I widened my eyes.

"Sweetheart, I said you have no reason to be jealous."

"Trust me. I know that. But I love you and I appreciate that lil Lucas too, but the guys are right. Understand me."

I stared at him. He was right. There was suddenly an upsurge of guilt in me. I'd not only kissed Lucas before him, I'd slept with him. I'd lied to Rick just to go join Lucas in his room that night. I was being unfair to him. And now was the time to make it up to him.

"I understand you, Rick. And I'll do as you say." I looked into his beautiful eyes. Normal that most girls on campus could kill to be with Rick, yet here I was treating him like nothing. He was the type of guy I could easily fall in love with. Tall, tattooed, handsome, bad boy yet sweet.
I held Rick's face and kissed him. He kissed me back.

"Goodnight, Rick." I broke the kiss, murmuring.

"Goodnight."

He watched me go.

*
I fell on my bed, my heart as heavy as ever. What had I gotten myself into?
I took my phone out to run through my news feed and notifications. I fell on Rick's updated profile picture. He was so sexy.

"What else do you want, Harlem?" I murmured to myself

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"What else do you want, Harlem?" I murmured to myself.

Rick was mine now. I had to keep him.
I started going through his photos online. I fell on one that I really liked.

 I fell on one that I really liked

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I saved it and put my phone away.

"Lucas you'll have to stay away from me." I murmured again.

***

The next day during breakfast, I went to sit with the seniors. Close to my boyfriend of course. I decided to spend more time with him as much as possible. He realised it and seemed to be very glad with that.

"I don't have class tomorrow morning. My class will start from one. And you?" I whispered in his ear. He smirked at me.

"I don't have class in the morning too."

"Great. How bout a sleep over at the beta house?" I proposed.

He smirked and I melted. With those cat eyes of his, he stared at me for a while and I flinched.

"Is that an invitation?" he whispered back, nibbling on my earlobe. I giggled and his friends at the table looked at us.

"Yeah."

"Okay, then. Will you come get me?"

"Yes, pretty boy."

"Can't wait."

I smiled and bit my lip at him. He smirked and his dimple appeared.

**

In class I couldn't help it but think of what I might do with Rick that night. I was glad we were gonna spend some private time together since we'd began dating.

The professor wasn't in class yet cause we'd arrived thirty minutes earlier so we had time.

"Hey." someone said and I looked up.  Lucas.

"Yup."

"Haven't seen you since morning."

"Yeah. Sat with Rick for breakfast."

"Oh okay. Um, can you make some space for me?" he asked.

"Sorry Lulu, this bench is full." I replied as sweetly as possible. He stared at me and the smile on his face slowly faded.

"Someone doesn't like my presence today. Okey. See you later, honey." was his last statement and he wandered off in search of a seat. I watched him go.

Sorry but that's how things were gonna be for a while.

*

That evening by six, I got up and left my room. Some of the girls were watching TV.

"Where you going?" Belle's irritating voice called. I stopped and turned to her.

"None of your business, honey." I replied and left the house.

Minutes later, I was in front of the sigma house. They let me in.
I went up to Rick's room and found him playing a video game on his TV with some pals. When he saw me, he smiled.

"Alright guys, leave my room." he told the other guys.

"Oh no." they grumbled and stood up to leave. I chuckled.

Once they were all gone, I walked up to Rick and we shared a deep kiss.

"I came to kidnap you, sexy."

"I'm all yours. Let me get my school bag and we go."

"Alright."

He went to get his bag while I stood there staring at his room. He was neat and so was his room. It smelled good.

"Shall we go?"

"Yes, my Prince."

He held my hand and we left his room. He locked it and we headed downstairs.

About eighteen of the guys were  seated in the living room watching an action movie on their big screen. When Rick and I walked past them, they cooed and made comments. I chuckled. Rick turned to them.

"Shut up and watch your movie." he laughed.

"Hm, Harlem keep me updated huh!" one teased and I chuckled.

"Updated on what?"

"Oh, leave them alone! They're going for their honeymoon. Where's the popcorn!?" one teased before turning towards the kitchen.

At that moment, Ian and Lucas appeared from the kitchen laughing, each with a huge bowl of popcorn.

"Chill man! Here it comes!" he laughed.

"Alright Rick, see you tomorrow man! Don't overwork yourself too much huh!" another guy teased Rick and that was when Lucas noticed us. When his eyes met mine, I quickly looked away.

"Yeah, yeah, bye!" Rick laughed and held my hand, leading me out of the house. I felt Lucas's eyes on me watching me go.

"Yo Lucas sit down! You're in front of the TV!" I heard one of the guys say as we left.

I shook my head and promised to myself not to think of him.

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