IT WAS after school the next day, Friday, which meant it was usually the day Jack went over to Hazel's house, or the other way around, and she helped him with homework. He claimed he wanted to help her too, but he wasn't exactly school smart. And after basketball practice that afternoon, he just wanted to chill quietly with a friend.
So he sat against the wall on the head of her bed, an open textbook in his hands with Chemistry written across the hardcover. He let out a loud yawn that made Hazel lift her head from where it was leaning over her paper.
"That's the fifth time you've yawned in the past few minutes." She commented, twirling the mechanical pencil between her fingers as she turned around in her chair. Maybe five was an exaggeration, or not, but who was going to question her. "Are you okay?"
Jack looked up from the paper, blinking a few times before rubbing at his eyes. "Yeah, I'm just tired." He admitted and chuckled in his words. He shut the textbook in his lap and moved it to the side, sighing quietly. as he ran a hand through his hair.
Hazel raised her brows and put her pencil down on the paper about a book she definitely didn't read. "How much did you sleep last night?" She asked and got up from her chair, sitting down on the end of her bed.
Jack was silent for a moment, moving his feet and shifting up to shrug "casually". "None?"
The shorter girl raised her eyebrows and leaned over, smacking his arm. "Jack!"
"You need to sleep, idiot!" Hazel exclaimed and moved so she was facing him. She shook her head as she just now seemed to notice the bags under his eyes and the fatigue in his body.
"Come on, Haze, I'm fine." Jack replied, purposefully blinking his eyes wider to stare into her's which made a giggle fall from her lips.
She reached forward and ruffled his hair, the boy shaking his head in return and sighing. "You're crazy."
"You've just got me in a Haze." Jack replied, a smirk tugging at his lips.
Hazel blinked a few times and leaned forward, flicking his nose ring. "You're the absolute worst." She said and got off the bed, watching her curly-haired friend pout as she walked to the door. "I'm going to get some water, be back in a sec." She said before walking out of the door, shaking her head at the curly-haired boy behind her.
Jack chuckled as she left and adjusted himself so his head was back against the pillow. He slowly blinked his eyes at the ceiling as exhaustion sunk in his body.
He just couldn't sleep the night before. His mind ran with thoughts he couldn't catch so he barely got an hour of actual rest. A day at school and basketball practice only made it worse. He let out a careful sigh and his eyes fluttered shut.
Life was exhausting.
As Hazel walked back into her bedroom with a cup of water, she saw the curly-haired boy on his side, his mouth slightly parted and eyes shut. He was asleep.
What else did I expect? Hazel thought to herself as she put her cup of water down on her desk. She walked over to her bed and sat down on the side, looking down at Jack with a soft smile on her lips.
"You're an idiot, Avery." She mumbled softly, lifting her hand to play with the curls that had fallen in front of his face. She leaned down to pressed a kiss to the side of his head, letting it linger there for a moment until she moved back and got up from her bed. She brushed the hair out of his face, her hand lingering on his cheek before she moved to the door and slipped away, a smile on her face.
He was her idiot.
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