The morning after the party, I met Geoff at the campus gym to train before meeting my finance study group. It was our hangover ritual; a few Gatorades, some heavy weights, and you were almost as good as new after.
Unless you puked. It was like a 9/10 thing.
"Dude," he said, shaking his head as he spotted me on the bench press, "This roommate situation of yours is a seriously bad idea."
"What? It's fine. I've lived with a girl before," I said dismissively, pushing the Olympic bar overhead with a grunt.
His curly brown hair fell in his eyes as he peered down at me, raising an eyebrow. "You mean your cousin? That doesn't count. This Ryan chick is a dime. You're going to end up hooking up. I'm calling it now: trouble." He chastised me as he helped me re-rack the bar.
"I'm not looking to hook up with anyone. Between school and practice, I have enough going on as it is," I told him as we switched places.
Though, I had to admit... he was partly right. Ryan was smoking hot. If things were different, I would have hooked up with her in a heartbeat. But things weren't different.
"Exactly," he groaned, straining to bench the 200lb. "You're stressed out. And you know what's a great stress reliever? Getting laid."
"I don't need to add any complications to my life right now," I reminded him, tempted to drop the bar on him if he didn't shut up.
"Too late, bro. You just did."
After surviving the first week of classes, Isabelle and I decided to catch up over sushi at our favourite place. Iz was dying to hear the inside scoop about living with Ethan and I just needed some girl time. Ethan was a good roommate so far, but he wasn't much for gossip.
Tokyo Corner was our go-to because the food was fresh, it was inexpensive, and most importantly, they had cute, private little booths where we could dish-- without the risk of being overheard by anyone else from school.
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When nursing student Ryan Winters moves into hockey captain Ethan Russell's place, they both agree that they can keep things from getting weird. The only problem? Smoldering sexual tension that they both try to ignore. Ryan tells herself that all s...