I drink him in. From his deliciously defined chest to the slim tapered waist to his six abs with the additional two extras to the v of his waist.
"Must not look lower." I chant the mantra in my head.
"Must not look lower."
"Must not look lower."
"Must not look low--"
'You ready for bed?' He smirks.
And I look lower. Shit!
I gulp in much needed air and my face heats up. I don't need a mirror to know I'm redder than a tomato.
The flimsy material of his pajama pants hangs loosely on his body. The outline of...it is visible. I try not to ogle.
I fail spectacularly.
Is it supposed to be that long?
'Kelsey!' He thunders.
Startled, I jump slightly. Leo is frowning at me.
'Are you okay?' He asks.
'Me? Yeah.' I nod. Apart from the obscene amount of saliva pooling in my mouth.
'Fine.' I add.
'Very fine.' Not this babbling again. Someone please stop me.
'Great.' I continue. Abort mission! Abort mission!
'I get it.' He cuts me off. Thank God.
'You're fine. You should sleep.' He says.
'Okay.' I clamp my mouth shut before I can start rambling again.
He moves to turn off the lights and danger red flashes in my mind.
I blurt out the first thing that comes to mind to buy me time.
He frowns and arches an eyebrow.
'We need to divide the bed!' I say, spouting the first idea I can think of.
I blame it on one too many romantic comedies.
'What?' Leo frowns.
'We have to share the bed. You know, demarcate it.' I say slowly, a blush stealing across my cheeks.
'Excuse me?' He looks at me like I'm loosing my mind.
I don't know, Leo. Maybe I am. I did agree to share a bed with you. That alone shows that something is very wrong with my faculties.
'We can... use the pillows.' I suggest, smiling widely to cover up how stupid I sound and feel.
He's staring at me like he's trying to decide whether or not I'm having a psychotic break.
I get to work arranging the extra pillows in a straight line effectively dividing the bed into two equal parts. I make sure to drag it out as long as I can but all I have to do is put three pillows in a straight line so it doesn't buy me as much time as I hoped for.
An amused smile slides onto his face as he looks at my handiwork.
'You okay now?' He looks like he's trying hard not to laugh.
Great, now I'm a punchline.
'Fine.' I huff but I l feel a lot safer now that the demarcation is in place.
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Flawed || On HoldTeen Fiction
Shy, quiet and quirky Kelsey Connor has always been invisible to the only guy she has ever wanted to see her. Moving to college, she decides to attend the same school he does. A total Leo Matthews immersion to help her get over her life long crush o...