|Titleless For Now
Author: SameAsTheNext PM
"This chick Mandy is obsessed with me and the only way I could get her to back off is if I told her I had a girlfriend, so I did. But she didn't believe me. So, now I need a girlfriend."Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor - Alvin S. & Eleanor M. - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,645 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 05-27-10 - Published: 03-15-10 - Status: Complete - id: 5819475
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AN: I'm trying something new with my AN's. How do you like it?
Title-less For Now
Eleanor skipped over to locker after what she felt was a great first half of a school day. She got an A on her civics test, she gave a great presentation in math, and since she wasn't completely lost in her English and Environmental classes she was looking forward to those classes after lunch. She reached for her combination lock and began turning the dial. "Ellie," Someone whispered. Eleanor froze and stared at the locker. "Ellie," Came the voice again. Her hand dropped as she continued to stare at the locker. "Help me…" Eleanor immediately backed away from her locker.
To her surprise a hand reached out and grabbed her, dragging her down the hall, and pulling her into the janitor's closet. She looked around the dark room, trying to get her eyes to adjust. Then maybe she could identify the person who grabbed her. Before anything was said a light flicked on and the person was revealed. "Alvin!" Eleanor screeched.
"Don't yell at me." Alvin lifted his hands in defense.
"Fine," Eleanor clenched her fist and punched him hard in the shoulder.
Alvin opened his mouth in silent pain and grabbed his shoulder. "Okay," He blinked and nodded. "So, you're mad."
"But let me explain." Eleanor crossed her arms and waited for him to continue. Alvin took in a deep breath. "This chick Mandy is obsessed with me and the only way I could get her to back off is if I told her I had a girlfriend, so I did. But she didn't believe me. So, now I need a girlfriend."
Eleanor blinked as her expression remained pitiless. "That sounds like a personal problem to me."
Alvin sighed. "Ellie, please," He reached his arms out. "You're my best friend." he took a step forward and wrapped his arms around her in a hug.
Eleanor's arms remained crossed in front of her chest as he did this. "You're right Alvin." She smiled slightly. "A friend would do this for you, but a best friend," She pushed him off her. "…That's me, would say good luck." She patted his shoulder 'supportively' and exited the small room.
Alvin groaned and followed her. "Ellie…" He called.
"There you are!" A voice exclaimed.
Alvin groaned again. "Mandy!" He feigned enthusiasm.
Mandy looked around him and saw Eleanor walking down the hall. "Was that you're girlfriend?" She asked pointing to Eleanor.
Alvin turned to look at Eleanor who stood at her locker. "Um, yeah…" He lied. "We just had a little argument. But I'm sure she'll come around." He raised his voice loud enough for Eleanor to hear. "Because she's a sweet, caring, and beautiful girl who I know would do anything for me because I would do anything for her."
Eleanor rolled her eyes from her spot in the hall.
"Right," Mandy dragged out the word. "Anyway, since your girlfriend isn't talking to you do you want to have lunch together?" She twirled her hair between her fingers and batted her lashes, clearly flirting with him.
Alvin opened his mouth to answer. "He can't." Eleanor appeared beside him, grabbing his hand and lacing their fingers together. "He's having lunch with his girlfriend." She turned to look at him. "That is… if we're still together." She smiled up at him.
Mandy raised her brow suspiciously at the two. Alvin's eyes darted from Mandy's skeptic eyes to Eleanor's expectant ones. "Uh… of course we're still together." He smiled down at Eleanor as he wrapped her in a hug.
Mandy continued to eye them as they walked towards the cafeteria. "Thanks," Alvin breathed once they rounded the corner.
"Don't get used to it. I knew that if I didn't do it you'd walk around with that stupid pouty face for the rest of the day."
Alvin smirked. "Aw, I care about you too, El."
Eleanor rolled her eyes. "So, what now? Most of the school probably saw that display and by the end of the day everyone is going to think we're dating." She crossed her arms as she waited for Alvin's response.
Alvin tilted his chin to the side as he thought. He then shrugged and placed an arm around Eleanor's shoulders as he replied, "Here's the plan, we keep this up for another week or so…"
"Or so?" Eleanor stared at him with a look of disapproval.
"Just to keep Mandy off my back. That should be enough time for me to find someone to take her off my hands." Alvin and Eleanor entered the cafeteria and got in the lunch line. Eleanor took notice of all the kids looking at them. "Then we break up outside of the school and we're once again just friends." They grabbed their food and started heading for their usual lunch table. "Sound good?"
Eleanor sighed. "Yeah,"
"One more thing…" Alvin reached out to stop her walking before she reached the table. "We can't tell anyone that this is a fake relationship. Not even our siblings."
Eleanor looked over at the table where her sisters and his brothers watched them. "I'm not comfortable with lying to them." She talked a bit lower.
"Okay, I'm not going to force you to lie." He tilted his chin again. Eleanor smiled. He did that a lot. It's one of the ways she could tell he was concentrating. "How about you think of it as acting." Alvin suggested. "I know how well you can act. This is just a step closer to your acting career."
Eleanor rolled her eyes. "Fine, but you owe me." She pushed her tray into Alvin's free hand and continued to walk towards the table putting a little extra sway in her hips on the way knowing that her was watching her.
AN: AndAllThatGoodStuff helped me a bit. Betcha can't guess where! So… should I continue? AndAllThatGoodStuff thinks I should. What about you guys?