Author's Note: Heeeeeeey….I know, it's been a while. I sorry. Life punched me in the face a few times. But I'm good. It's all goooood. Also, bt dubs, not responding to any of the reviews from the last chapter 'cause I'm lazy and I no want to :D
Warning: I do believe this chapter will have more swearing than the last ones, and a pretty strong use of drugs and alcohol. It's a college party. The ones I went to were just as 'fun' and 'better'. Oh, and there are also a couple of racial slurs. Guess who says them? HAHAHA. But in all seriousness, please do not get offended if said slur refers to your race or ethnicity.
"I'm gonna pop some taaaags
Only got twenty dollahs in my pocket
I'm I'm I'm huntin', lookin' for a come up
This is FUCKING awesome…!"
Anna covered her ears and yelled, "Rapunzel, for fuck's sake, can you quiet down!"
After a quick glance at her roommate, the brunette acquiesced to her decision and stopped singing. "Someone's on edge," she noted with a smirk.
"I'm not on edge!" Anna replied quickly.
"Of course you're not, whatever could I be talking about?"
"Oh, shut up."
"Anna, seriously, hop off the stick. You can't be this uptight come tonight. Ooh, I rhymed!"
"Congratulations," her passenger grumbled.
"You can't lie to me, you know this by now. Out with it."
"Really, nothing's wrong…I'm just a little apprehensive about this party."
"Why? Everyone on this campus swears up and down that our parties are the best."
"That's not the problem."
"Ah…of course. Elsa."
"What are you apprehensive about? You guys are friends, right?"
"Yeah. And even though she's dating that bitch, I respect the boundaries that are set because of it. I'm just worried that once I have alcohol in my system, I won't respect those boundaries anymore."
"Oh, Anna, you're seriously one of the nicest people I've ever met."
"What are you talking about?"
"Look at you, all worried about fucking shit up for Snow and Elsa when I'm sure any sane person would jump on the opportunity to fuck their shit up and then some."
"No problem, roomie. And if I'm right, we should-what the fuck!" The car jerked suddenly as Rapunzel swerved to avoid rear-ending someone who had decided to make a wild turn while smack in the middle of the intersection. The brunette stuck her head out of the rolled-down window and yelled, "NEXT TIME I'LL KICK YOUR ASS, FUCKWAD!"
"What? That dickhead nearly made me rear-end him! And if even one scratch got on this car, I would've-!"
"Punz, relax! It's over, they're gone."
"Pff...don't tell me to relax, you'll see what happens when you have your own car." That was all Anna understood of her roommate's mumblings, as they began trailing off into nonsensical gibberish. But eventually, she stopped and turned her music back on.
"Walk up to the club like, "What up, I got a big cock?"
Nah, I'm just pumped up
Bought some shit from the thrift shop
Ice on the fringe
It's so damn frosty
The people like, "Damn, that's a cold-ass honkey!"
Anna couldn't help a grin spread on her face at Rapunzel's rapping. She was actually pretty good. Not as good as Macklemore, but good.
The brunette pulled her car into the parking lot of the thrift shop five minutes later. As Anna unbuckled her seatbelt, she asked, "Why did you park so far from the entrance?"
"We're college students. Ever heard of the Freshmen Fifteen? We need to exercise to keep that weight off."
A long silence stretched and Rapunzel turned to see Anna squinting at her. "What?"
"…We play on one of the best college soccer teams in the country-"
"Your point?" Rapunzel interrupted.
Anna held up a finger. "-and you're gonna park all the way back here because you think we don't exercise enough?"
Her roommate sighed. "Duh…I feel like an idiot. I can move the car."
"No, no, that's alright." Anna smirked as she opened the door and got out, Rapunzel following suit. "I'd rather be able to laugh about this for a while."
"I hate you."
"You love me. Now come on, let's go thrift shoppin'!"
The pair spent the next hour browsing the many aisles of clothes, Rapunzel forcing Anna to try on every article that she deemed worthy. As she put it, "You have to look sexy enough that Elsa will dump that bitch on the spot and jump you."
At the cash register, Rapunzel lightly punched Anna on the shoulder. "You're gonna look so hot tonight!"
Anna blushed lightly. "Shut up."
"You need to learn how to take a compliment, girl! Anyway, seriously, Elsa's totally gonna be drooling over you. And, if I may be so bold, a certain lab partner might as well."
"You did not just say that…"
"Oh, please, Anna, do not even try and deny it. You're totally crushing on Riley too."
"How in the hell would you know that?"
"I'm your college roommate, which means we're not only BFF's, but sisters too. You can't hide jack shit from me."
"No kidding…and I'm not crushing on her, not really! It's…it's just…" Her hand waved through the air pathetically as she trailed off.
"It's okay to be into two people, especially when they look like Elsa and Riley. They're both gorgeous in their own way. You've got excellent taste."
Anna chuckled. "Gee, thanks."
The cashier finished ringing their items up and Rapunzel handed over her card. "You still want Elsa, right?"
"You heard me," the brunette replied as she took back her card.
"I…" Anna sighed. "I don't know if I know anymore."
"That's a vague response."
"Well, at least you know something," Rapunzel teased.
"I know something else too."
"Oh, yeah? And what's that?" her roommate responded as they walked out of the thrift shop.
"You're my bitch."
The brunette sighed. "Of course."
"Toss me my phone, would you?" Anna asked as she plugged in her flat iron.
"Where is it?"
"In the top drawer of my desk."
She heard Rapunzel open the drawer and close it soon after. She looked over just in time to see her roommate toss the device and she fumbled to catch it. "What the hell, dude? I wasn't even looking!"
"I was testing you."
"Bullshit. Testing what, exactly?"
"Seriously, I was testing you. Seems your lightning reflexes only exist on the soccer field. Everywhere else, it's like you're Bambi on ice."
"That's a mean thing to say."
"Whatever. Aren't you going to shower?"
"I already did."
"When you fell asleep for like half an hour."
"Oh. Okay," she pointed with her flat iron, "then aren't you going to get ready?"
"Worry about yourself, ginger ale."
"Yeah, are you not a ginger? It's a term of endearment, trust me."
"I'll take your word for it."
Twenty minutes later, both girls had their hair done and makeup applied. Anna was just putting the finishing touches on her outfit with a pair of kindergarten scissors when someone knocked on the door. Rapunzel, who was completely finished, strode over and peeked through the peephole. "Hot damn…" she whistled. "Anna, prepare yourself."
"What are you-?" She had no time to finish the question because the brunette pulled open the door to reveal Riley.
Holy shit…holy shit, holy shit.
The girl was hardly wearing anything; it looked as though she wore a bikini made of rags. She had completed the look with furry boots and a fur vest. She grinned when the door opened, though the grin faded as she registered the looks on their faces. "Oh…I thought the point was to not wear a lot." She glanced down. "Does it look okay?"
It took a few seconds for Anna to splutter, "Yeah, yeah, you look fine."
"You totally hesitated. And, I only look 'fine'?"
"You look hot," Rapunzel corrected. "Shit, if I was into girls, I'd be trying to get at you."
"Thanks! I'll take that as a good sign. Let's see if I can't get any prehistoric tail tonight."
"You'll encounter no problems with that, I'm sure."
"I was hoping you'd say that. And, I'll go ahead and take this time to say you both look pretty damn sexy too."
"I was hoping you'd say that," Rapunzel replied with a mock wink.
"Oh, don't play with me like that, girl! You're gonna break my heart."
"That's what I do."
After a long silence, Riley said with a smile, "And I'm okay with that." The two laughed and laughed while Anna just sat there in silence, her mind going all over the place.
You said you didn't really have a crush on her.
Yeah, but she looks fucking hot in that…
And what about Elsa?
What about Elsa? She's got a girlfriend, remember?
So, just like that, you're over her?
Well, no, but…
You need to get your shit straight, kid. A choice will have to be made, sooner or later.
"You alright? You looked like you were up in space for a while."
"Um, yeah, I'm okay. I was just thinking."
"Oh?" Riley cocked an eyebrow. "What about?"
How hot you look tonight.
"Oh, you know, about…stuff."
"Hmm…well, it's almost 9:30. Shouldn't we start heading over?"
"Is it really? Damn, we better get going."
The three hurried out of the room and started the trek to the soccer house. It was about a ten minute walk and the air was nippy. Anna gathered her arms into herself as she marched, willing herself not to shiver. Suddenly, a warmth encompassed her back, along with a strong set of arms.
"You're shivering. Take my vest."
"Oh, no, I couldn't, what about you?"
Riley shook her head with a smile. "I'm good. Just take it."
"Don't mention it."
They ran into Kristoff when they were about halfway there. The large blond was dressed in a pair of tan work boots, a pair of black Levi's, and a white button-up that was stretched a little tightly over his muscles. He also wore an ice-blue tie. He gave Anna and Rapunzel a quick hug and bumped fists with Riley, while giving her an appraising look. She smiled softly and winked at him, chuckling when he blushed and looked away.
"You look good, Kris. Where's Flynn?"
"He went on ahead early to help them get everything ready. I heard they made Jell-O shots and weed brownies."
"You're kidding," Riley said. "There's gonna be weed brownies there?"
"Hell yeah! I know where I'm going first."
"You must really love pot," Rapunzel teased.
"Well, that and I can't remember the last time I got cross-faded. What better place than the first party of the year?"
"I like the way you think!" The two exchanged a high-five.
"Wait, I just thought of something," Riley said as she lowered her hand.
"Quick, stomp on that thought before it gets away."
"Screw you. Why didn't we pre-game?"
"Oh, you don't need to worry about that," Kristoff spoke up. "There was enough alcohol bought to satisfy an army. You'll be plenty fucked up before the night is done."
"That's what I like to hear. Are we nearly there?"
"You better not start asking, 'Are we there yet?' every five seconds."
"Hey! I only asked once, chill out. But seriously, are we there yet?"
"Dude, I'll smack you."
"Try it, I dare you."
"I'll do it!"
"You ain't got the stones!"
"What the hell does that mean?"
"You've never heard that expression?"
"I've heard, 'You ain't got the balls.' What the hell are stones?"
"I do believe they are small rocks of any sha-."
"That's not what I meant!" Rapunzel interrupted.
"That's what you asked!"
"Guys!" Anna cut in. "We're here."
Riley looked up to spot the soccer house. "Oh, look at that, we are here. Last one inside is a rotten egg!"
"You're such a child."
"Why don't you just shit on my dreams while you're at it?"
"Well, don't we exaggerate?"
"You know," Anna cut in again. "I'm really starting to regret letting you two meet." She accompanied her words with a pointed look.
Riley held up her hands. "Sorry, sorry. We'll play nice, won't we, Punzie?"
"Oh, sure, Ri-Ri, we'll play real nice."
"You scare me sometimes."
When they walked inside, they were immediately greeted by loud music, dimmed lights, and Flynn. It was clear he'd already started the night's festivities, as his cheeks were a healthy flush of red. "What's up, guys?" he greeted quite loudly. "Welcome to the party!" He led them over to a side table, where several red Solo cups filled to the brim with beer sat. "Please grab your first drink of the night here. There are trash bags placed all over the house, so no cups or any shit on the floor, alright?"
Riley poked him on the arm. "Where's the hard stuff?"
"Ah-ha! My kind of girl. May I escort you? And I'll add that the harder liquor is conveniently placed next to the weed brownies."
"Perfect." Riley looped her arm around his left and he turned and offered his right to Rapunzel, who took it with a blush and a smile. Flynn looked back at Kristoff and Anna. "You two can follow or go mingle."
"We'll follow you for now," the blond responded. "Lead on, roomie."
He maneuvered them through the crowded living room and into the kitchen. They bumped into several bodies but everyone was too busy having a good time to get mad over the little shit.
When they reached their destination, Flynn opened a cabinet and pulled out a few shot glasses, placing them next to a bottle of Jack Daniels. "I hope you all like whiskey."
Rapunzel and Anna nodded while Riley screwed up her nose. "Heck no. Where's the tequila?"
"My, but you are a brave soul."
"What can I say? I was raised on the good stuff."
"Clearly." Flynn walked to the other side of the counter where the rest of the alcohol sat and glanced at the bottles, finally locating the Jose Cuervo and bringing it over to the rest of them. "Here you are, my lady."
"Why thank you, kind sir."
All of them poured out a shot of their drinks and raised their glasses. "To a great fucking night," Riley said.
They all echoed her statement and tossed their drinks back. "Who's up for another?" Riley immediately asked.
Rapunzel was the only one who responded in the affirmative. The raven-haired girl smirked. "What say we make this interesting?"
"I'm all ears."
"Two words: drinking contest."
"Two more words: bring it."
"You'll be eating those words in no time. Or puking them up, I guess."
Rapunzel shook her head and made to grab the whiskey but Riley smacked her hand away. "Oh no, my dear. We play hardball or no ball at all."
"Fine by me. Doesn't matter what we drink, I'll still own you."
"I don't think so. Come the end of the night, you'll be my bitch."
Anna raised her hand quickly. "Sorry, Riley, she's already my bitch."
"Damn it. Wanna be my ho instead?"
"I should slap you for that."
"I don't know…might turn me on."
"There's no off button with you, is there?"
"I could ask you the same thing."
"Touché," Rapunzel replied with a smirk and raised her shot of tequila. "You ready?"
"Let's do this." Riley clinked their glasses together and both girls threw back their drinks. The older one had them refilled within a few seconds and a third shot was downed, then a fourth, and a fifth, and a sixth.
"Whoo!" Riley cried when she finished her sixth. "I have to say, I'm impressed. Most people can't keep up with me."
"Pff…keep up with you? You're a lightweight!" Rapunzel shot back.
"Oh? Think you can keep going, yeah?"
Off to the side, Kristoff and Anna had been watching the girls for half an hour, periodically drifting off to grab another beer or a snack. The strawberry blonde was already feeling pretty buzzed. Unlike Rapunzel and Riley, she was a lightweight.
The quartet all looked in the direction of the voice. It was Aurora, with Ariel at her side. The two were dressed similarly to Riley, minus the vest, and had even gone an extra mile and wiped dirt all over their bodies.
"Having a drinking contest?"
"Sure are." Rapunzel pointed at Riley. "This dumbass challenged me to one."
Riley rolled her eyes with a smirk. "This dumbass prefers to be referred to as 'Riley'." She stuck out a hand. "Nice to meet you two, I'm Riley, not that I didn't say that like two seconds ago."
Aurora shook her hand first. "I'm Aurora."
Ariel was next. "Ariel."
"Are you two on the soccer team as well?"
"Yeah, I'm actually one of the captains."
"Nice! Actually, speaking of soccer, who plays center defense?"
"That would be Snow-."
"Someone talkin' about me?" Snow appeared in the doorway with a beer in one hand. Anna didn't think she could wear less clothes if she tried.
"Speak of the devil and he doth appear," Rapunzel muttered.
Snow glared at her. "What was that?"
"That's what I thought." She turned her gaze to Riley, who was smirking softly at her. "Who the fuck are you and what the fuck are you smirking at?"
"My, aren't you a bright spot in a dark room?" Riley put out her hand again. "I'm Riley, and you must be Snow. It's nice to meet you."
Snow smiled sweetly and reached out-
-only to pour out the remainder of her beer onto Riley's hand. She then let the bottle slip out and Riley had to jump back a little to avoid the debris from the bottle shattering against the floor.
"Look what you did, dumb bitch! You made me drop my drink." Snow gave her a dark smile now. "Guess that means you have to fetch me another one."
"And why the hell would I do that? You're the one who poured it out and dropped the bottle."
"No, no, I don't think that's what happened. Now, go get me another drink."
"And if I say 'no'?"
"Then I may say, 'Get the fuck out of my house.'"
"You live here?"
"I live here."
"Why don't you wait right there? I'll go get your drink." Riley turned on her heel and left the kitchen, heading for one of the many coolers by the front door.
"What the hell, Snow? Why'd you do that?" Rapunzel asked hotly.
"I don't believe I have to answer to jumped-up little pricks."
Aurora sighed and held up her hands. "Snow, chill."
"Why does everyone always take their side?"
"I'm not taking anyone's side. I'm trying to defuse tension so we can all get back to having a good time."
"And where's Elsa?"
"I'm not her fucking babysitter."
"I guess that means you're talking about me?"
All heads turned to spot the newcomer to their little party. Anna's breath hitched. Elsa as a cavewoman was sexy as all kinds of hell. She too was dressed similar to Riley but instead of a fur vest, she had hooked a few faux fur tails to hang behind her legs. The small amount of clothing she wore on her upper torso left her toned abdomen on full display. Anna had only glimpsed hints of the muscles behind tight clothing but now, there was nothing in her way.
Holy…breathe, Anna, breathe…
Riley's had been more well-defined, that much was true. But, Elsa was taller and leaner and the redhead was practically drooling.
"Hey, Els. Glad to see you could make it."
"You know me. I'm always fashionably late." The platinum blonde turned to Snow. "What happened to the beer I got you?"
"Some freshman bitch made me-."
"I didn't make you do shit." Riley had rejoined them, toting two beers.
"Glad to see you're obedient, but why did you bring me two?"
"I'm not obedient. And the second one is for me." Riley handed one drink to Snow and opened the other for herself.
"Did you not just bring me a beer because I told you too?" Snow asked innocently. "Sounds pretty obedient to me."
"Aye, I brought you one but it was solely because you threatened to kick me out."
"She's not the only one who lives here," Elsa assured Riley. "I wouldn't have let her kick you out."
Snow snorted. "Sounds like you think you could've stopped me."
"Sounds like you don't think I could've."
"That's because I don't think you could've."
Riley moved over to Anna and whispered in her ear, "That's Elsa's girlfriend, isn't it?"
"How'd you know?"
"I'm a genius," she replied with a wink. Straightening up, she spoke louder, "Snow, I think you should be careful how much longer you treat your girlfriend like shit."
"What the hell is it to you?"
"I'm just saying, she's gorgeous, yeah? Don't you think there are a shit ton of people who would love the chance to date her?"
"What's your point?"
"That's a mighty thick skull you've got there."
"Better watch it, you little cunt. You don't know the things I could do to you."
"I'm shaking in my boots. Why don't you go terrorize some small children somewhere?"
Snow advanced on Riley, but Elsa stepped between them and laid a warning hand on Snow's shoulder. "Snow, that's enough."
"She's the one who-!"
"That's enough," Elsa repeated more forcefully.
Snow scoffed and whirled around, departing the kitchen and shouting at anyone who bumped into her as she made for the stairs.
"Huh. I guess you can stop her, eh?" Riley joked.
Elsa smiled. "Thanks for sticking up for me."
"Of course. I'm not one to let a beautiful lady suffer."
"And you're quite the charmer."
"Ha! You should see me in bed." Riley grabbed the bottle of Jose Cuervo, poured another shot, downed it, made her way to the plate of weed brownies, took one, and bit into it deeply. As she chewed, she sighed dreamily. "Oh, that's good. Well, I've had enough of you bores. I'm gonna go have some fun. Late!" She disappeared into the throng.
"Well, that was quite the spectacle," Aurora noted. "I think we're gonna go mingle as well. Later!" She and Ariel departed too.
Flynn and Rapunzel were off in a corner now that the excitement had dulled, which left Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa.
"How are you enjoying your first party so far, Anna?"
"Oh, it's…fun. We've only been here for like an hour."
"Shit, then you haven't even started partying yet. Come on, Kristoff, let's get her hammered."
"I'm way ahead of you." The blond took the bottle of tequila and poured a shot. He held it out to Anna. "Drink up, feisty-pants."
"Oh, I don't-I don't think-."
"I don't want to hear it. It's your first college party and I'll be damned if you don't have a great time. Drink. Up."
She took the glass from him and eyed it warily. The golden liquid sat still within its confines, patiently waiting for the redhead. Anna glanced back at her best friend. She knew he wouldn't give her anything he didn't think she could handle. She trusted the man like a brother…he was her brother. And her brother always looked out for her.
Her eyes quickly roved to Elsa standing on his left. The blonde gave an encouraging smile and Anna melted a little.
Shit, why not? Let's get wasted.
After taking a deep breath, she tossed the shot back as quickly as she could, wincing as it trailed a path of fire down her throat. A few moments later, however, the heat faded and left her feeling kind of warm inside.
Kristoff refilled her glass and she drank that one too. When the heat faded this time, it took slightly longer and left her feeling slightly warmer.
After her third, the warm feeling was replaced with one of toasty content. She was sure that her dopiness was evident in the loopy smile she couldn't get rid of.
"And there we go. Give it a couple hours, Anna, and we'll come back and renew your subscription." He chuckled at his own joke.
"You're…stupid," she replied. Whoa, when did she start talking so slowly?
"And you're drunk," he laughed as he drank his own shot after clinking glasses with Elsa.
"A little, yeah. Which is why we're gonna catch up. Get on your level."
Nine shots (three for Elsa and six for Kristoff) and eight minutes was all it took for them to join Anna in being delightfully drunk.
"Alright!" Kristoff roared. "Time to party!"
The kitchen and surrounding rooms erupted in cheers. Anna laughed loudly, slapping her blond's chest. "Kri-Kris, you're being so…rowdy."
"You'd better get used to it! It'll get rowdier still!"
"No, no, it's fucking awesome!" Now that the alcohol had had a chance to circulate her systems, Anna was pumped, feeling great, and ready to party til the break of dawn. "Now, come on! What's next?"
"Beer pong!" someone cried.
Anna whipped her head to the right to see Riley grinning widely at them, her eyes slightly glassy and unfocused, a brownie in one hand. Her eyes lit up when they fell on the chocolate and she reached out subconsciously, unable to see the empty beer can her foot was fatefully heading for. Next thing she knew, she was on the ground, her face pressed between Riley's breasts. She lifted herself up from the warm body beneath her, cursing the blush that started at her cheeks and worked its way down her neck.
When Riley poked her forehead, she then registered that she was now straddling the Irish exchange student and her face grew even hotter.
Of all the things she expected Riley to do, perhaps reprimand her for being an idiot or even get mad, she was not anticipating a loud bark of laughter. A dam seemed to break, and then Riley had clonked her head back against the floor as tears streamed from her eyes. Anna could do nothing but stare at her confusedly, her precarious position momentarily forgotten.
The other girl was showing no signs of letting up, so the redhead punched her in the shoulder. Riley's face grew serious for a moment, before another bout of laughter had her holding on to her sides.
"Did you…did you see…your face?" she spluttered. "Oh my…I've never…oof!"
Anna, in her intoxicated state, had slapped Riley across the face. Hard. "Stop laughing at me!" As the older girl just stared at her, reason started coiling through her mind, alerting her to what she'd just done, and she brought a hand to her mouth. "Oh my gosh, Riley, I am so sorry! I don't know what-!"
A snort stopped her apology mid-sentence. Even louder laughter than before erupted from Riley's mouth. Anna could once again only regard her with a dumbstruck look. How can she be laughing? I just slapped her in the face!
"Let me…let me up! I can't…oh, shit, I can't even…!"
Anna quickly got up and Riley jumped to her feet, holding on to the counter for support as she broke down. After a good five minutes, she wiped her eyes and took a deep breath.
"Holy shit, Anna, I haven't laughed that hard since Braden-." She sucked in another breath as the name left her lips and for a moment, the redhead thought tears weren't far from the surface. Then, Riley shook her head slightly and the lazy grin returned. "Anyway, I'm sorry if I offended you." A pointed look was shot Anna's way as Riley rubbed her cheek.
"I am so fucking sorry about that. I don't know why I slapped you."
"I do." She threw an arm around the younger girl and squeezed her lovingly. "You're drunk! You'll probably end up doing a dozen things you'd never do tonight!"
"You're not mad?" she asked softly.
"Didn't I once tell you that if something bothered me, you'd know?"
"But nothing. It'll take way more than that for you to offend me. Now let's go! Beer pong awaits!" She turned her gaze to Elsa. "Rumor has it you're the reigning champion. I challenge you!"
Elsa smirked, a light blush dusting her cheeks from the alcohol. "Hope you won't mind when I hand you your ass."
"Oh-ho!" Riley roared. "She's got a backbone! And here I was thinking you'd politely turn me down."
Elsa raised a hand to her chest in mock surprise. "I cannot refuse a challenge! Then what rumors might they start?"
"Only too true, my dear. Let us make sure that no bad rumors spring up." She then noticed Rapunzel and Flynn off in the corner and nodded in their direction. "Should we invite them?"
"No, let's leave her," Anna replied. "She'd probably curse us out if we interrupted her now."
"Aye, you're probably right." She clapped a hand on Elsa's back. "Lead on, Elsa!"
"So, what are the teams?" Elsa asked as they reached their destination. A large group of people were gathered around the beer pong table, where a game was nearly finished, although Anna couldn't see who was playing.
Riley scratched her head. "I'm not sure…I didn't think that far ahead." She thought for a moment before grinning. "I'll take Kristoff. You can have Anna."
"You don't want me, Riley?" Anna pouted.
"I think someone else may want you more," she replied instantly. Her grin widened when both Anna and Elsa reddened.
The game ended and a familiar voice rose up to jeer, "Fuck yeah! You guys sucked!"
Elsa rolled her eyes. "That sounds like my girlfriend." She practically spit the last word out and Riley nudged Anna with a knowing wink.
"Who's next?" Snow called.
"They are!" Riley replied quickly and pushed Elsa and Anna through the crowd to the table.
Snow turned their way and immediately scowled. "Figures you'd squirm your way in, freshman. You'd better not forget whose girlfriend she is."
"Believe me, Snow, I haven't forgotten. You stomp around like a caveman, declaring her yours even when you treat her like shit."
Silence fell when Anna finished speaking. Her eyes widened slightly when she realized her thought was spoken aloud but she wouldn't back down or take back her words. She couldn't. There was a reason they called it liquid courage.
"What the fuck did you just say to me, bitch?" Snow snarled menacingly.
She really should've been more careful with her words. But even she had had enough of Snow. "I didn't stutter, did I?"
And then, Snow advanced on her. One fist was cocked back and Anna steeled herself, waiting for a punch that never even came close.
Riley stepped in front of her, one hand lazily catching Snow's fist. "Why are you so determined to ruin people's nights?"
Snow pulled her hand away with a growl. "Fuck you, you stupid mick."
An even louder silence reigned after that. Riley blinked slowly, a frown starting to contort her features. "I'm sorry. I don't think I quite caught that."
Snow smiled darkly. "I guess you are a stupid mick, then."
The younger girl said nothing this time. Her friends watched her quietly, all unsure of what to say. It remained this way for a few minutes.
It was broken by a slurred shout. "Hey, guys! What's going on?" It was Rapunzel, hanging off an equally inebriated Flynn. When no one answered her, the pair shuffled over to stand by Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff.
"Hey, ginger ale, what's happening? Why's everyone so quiet?" the brunette tried for a muted whisper but her question was still heard by all.
"Well, Snow called Riley a…a mick, I think? But I'm not entirely sure what that means…"
"It's a racial slur," Tiana snarled. When did she get here? "It's like calling me a 'nigger.'"
"Oh, hell no!" Rapunzel shouted. "You crossed the line, you stupid-!"
"Rapunzel, calm down!" Flynn attempted to pull her away but the brunette had a strength she must have been hiding. The alcohol probably helped as well. She tore herself from his arms and stomped to Snow, thrusting a finger in her face. "Who the fuck do you think you are, huh?"
A hand gently lowered Rapunzel's finger. It was the first action Riley had performed for a solid five minutes. She smiled at her friend. "I'm touched that you're jumping to my defense but it's alright." She set a steely gaze on Snow. "Someone who uses racial slurs simply has nothing intelligent left to say."
Snow snarled and cocked another fist back. Riley caught it yet again but this time she whirled around and ended up behind Snow, twisting the arm behind Snow's back painfully.
"Ah, fuck! Let me go!"
Riley swept out a leg and Snow fell to her knees, giving her better leverage to twist the arm even more. "I should break it. Or maybe, I should break your fucking jaw for speaking to me like that," she said. She twisted the arm a little more and for a moment, Anna was afraid she would break it. But then, she released Snow and the senior slumped forward to the ground, clutching her injured appendage. "But if I did that, you'd be out of soccer. It's your last year. I won't take that away from you. You'll be a bit sore for a couple days but you'll heal."
Snow got to her feet, glaring at the younger girl. Riley crossed her arms and returned the glare. "Now is when you slink away to retain what little of your decency you have left."
The senior spat on the floor by Riley's feet. "This isn't over, mick."
Anna stepped forward now. "I think it is. You should leave, Snow, before this gets worse for you."
Snow's glare turned to her. "Fuck off, Hagen. This doesn't concern you."
"She's my friend. So, yeah, it does concern me. But don't forget, we're not alone here. So I'd think carefully about what you choose to do next."
The older woman looked at Elsa. "Well? You gonna take their side, like always?"
Elsa just regarded her coolly, unresponsive. Snow laughed humorlessly. "Of course you are. Fuck all of you, then." She shoved her way through the crowd, headed toward the stairs for the second time.
Riley clapped her hands. "Well, that was certainly fun, wasn't it?" She glanced at Elsa, waiting until their eyes connected. "Real winner you have there."
When both Elsa and Anna frowned at her, for different reasons, she shrugged. "Truth hurts, I know."
"Riley," Anna warned with a quick glance at Elsa. "Maybe you shouldn't…"
"Shouldn't what? Tell the truth? You know, you're right. I should lie and say that Snow is the perfect woman for you, Elsa. You shouldn't let her go no matter how many great reasons she's given you. In fact, why don't you just join in on her fun?"
"Watch it, Riley," was Elsa's gritted response.
If anything, this just spurred her on more. "Why? What are you gonna do? Stare at me in silence like you did with her?"
"Just shut up! You have no idea what you're talking about!" the blonde replied hotly.
Riley smirked. "So there's fire to you yet. I have to ask, though: how is it that you'll immediately lash out at me, who's done nothing to you except speak the truth, yet you'll do nothing to the woman who makes it her daily goal to make everyone's life a living hell?"
"How is that you've remained with her, in spite of all the things she's done?" Riley bulldozed over her.
"You don't understand-!"
"So make me understand! Make us understand!" She gestured at Rapunzel, Flynn, Anna, and Kristoff. "Help the people who care about you and don't like seeing you torture yourself understand why."
Elsa turned away, hugging her sides. She looked as though she was trying to collapse in on herself. Anna had never seen the blonde look so…vulnerable.
"Like I said…you don't understand. None of you do. And I'd appreciate it if you didn't strut around like you know everything."
"Do I do that?" Riley sounded genuinely confused. "That's not what I mean to do. Like anyone else here, there's plenty I don't know. What I do know, however, is that you deserve someone far better than her."
"…No. I don't. I really don't."
Before anyone could stop her, Elsa was striding away, following in Snow's footsteps.
She took the stairs one at a time and very slowly. Part of it was because she was still pretty drunk but most of it was her heart. It felt extremely heavy.
Riley didn't understand. Anna didn't understand. No one understood. She knew they cared for her, and she for them, but they were wrong.
She didn't deserve any better. She was impure, disgusting. Snow knew it. She knew it. No one else knew. And she'd keep it that way for as long as possible.
As she trudged up the stairs, she found herself thinking back to that fateful day…
"…not as hard as you think, Elsa. You're an extremely bright woman."
She blushed. It seemed she always blushed around them. "Th-thank you, sir."
"What are you thanking me for? I'm just telling you the truth," he said with a smile. She began placing her homework back into her shoulder bag. "Oh, now that I remember, how's the book I lent you? Are you enjoying it?"
"Yes, sir. I'm starting to see why you said it was one of your favorites."
"Good! I still can't believe you haven't read To Kill A Mockingbird before your freshman year of college! And with all of the novels you told me you've already read, too."
She blushed even more as he laughed, pushing his glasses higher up on the bridge of his nose. "I'm just teasing you, Elsa."
"I-I know, sir. I'm sorry. I'm not very good…with this."
"With this? Talking to your professor? You didn't strike me as the shy type."
Normally, she would agree with him. But for some reason, he made her blush and stutter like a little schoolgirl harboring her first secret crush. It was ridiculous, and embarrassing.
He took notice of her silence. Frowning, he placed a hand over hers on the table, unaware of what it was doing to his poor student. "I'm sorry, Elsa, I didn't mean to say anything offensive."
Oh, god. There it was again. That urge to just lean forward and press her lips to his, to show him that she wasn't some shy little eighteen year-old. She was a woman, fresh out of high school and her awkward teenage years.
"Elsa? Are you alright?"
He was always so concerned about her, about all of his students. It was no wonder why he was a favorite amongst all of the university.
"Elsa? You're starting to worry me. Please say something!"
She said nothing. All she did was lean over and connect their lips. His were soft and cool, tasting of mint. She pressed insistently, wanting to be closer to the man.
He pulled away suddenly, his fingers jumping to the wedding band on his left hand and beginning to mess with it, his eyes filled with worry and guilt. Then, all at once, the gravity of what she'd just done hit her.
"I-I am so sorry! I didn't mean-I didn't want-I'm sorry!" she cried and burst into tears, covering her face with her hands.
Her professor reached out, lowering her hands. "Please don't cry, Elsa. It's unbecoming of a beautiful young woman."
"Don't worry about it. I'm not angry. In fact, I'm confused."
"What do you mean?"
"Why are you paying any attention to me, an old married professor, when there are so many students out there that would give anything to have the attentions of someone like you?"
"You're not old, you're only thirty-two. And…because…I don't know. Because you're kind to me, and you worry about me and all your students, and you're such a good man, and I've gone and ruined everything!" Fresh tears leaked from the corners of her eyes.
He used a thumb to gently wipe them away. "You've done nothing wrong, at least not in my eyes. Romantic feelings, love…we don't usually choose who we become attracted to. Just…ah, the university will not look on it as kindly as I, so it would be best if we kept it between ourselves."
She nodded. "Yes, sir. Thank you."
He shook his head. "You too are a good person, Elsa. And one day someone will love you wholly because of who you are. Just be patient; you'll find each other."
That had been the last day she'd seen her professor…
When she looked up from the ground, Elsa was surprised to see that she was standing in front of Snow's door. How long she'd been there, she didn't know. She figured, though, that her subconscious knew the two of them needed to have a long-overdue talk. As she raised her hand to knock, a sudden breathy giggle gave her pause.
Snow didn't giggle.
Dreading what she'd find, she pushed open the door to find her girlfriend on top of another girl, one hand beneath the fur skirt and the other cradling the girl's head as she nipped at her throat.
The girl, head thrown back and eyes screwed shut in passion, was releasing muted moans as she wrapped her arm tighter around Snow's neck.
Elsa was speechless. Never, in all her dark thoughts, had she believed Snow would cheat on her. But here she was, wrist-deep in another girl.
She did the only thing she could think of; she slammed the door behind her loudly and the two on the bed started and glared over at her, though Snow's did fade into an 'oh shit' look as she realized just who had interrupted her and her latest conquest.
"I can't believe you!" Elsa snapped. Her muteness forgotten, now she was nothing but a vessel of anger and hurt. "After all the shit you've done, and all the times I said nothing to you, you're gonna go and fuck some other girl?! Are you fucking kidding me?!"
"Elsa, hold on, I can explain-."
"There is nothing to explain! I stuck by your side through all of it and you still decided to stomp on my heart!" She stood there, shaking with rage. "We. Are. Done."
"You heard me! We're fucking done, Snow White!" With that, she pulled open the door again and stormed out of the room, slamming it shut behind her.
At the bottom of the stairs stood most of the players from both of the soccer teams, as well as Riley. Each wore a similar expression: a mix of sadness and anger. The rest of the partygoers seemed unaware that anything had transpired.
Hans was the first to step forward. She hadn't seen her brother all night; she immediately ran to him and collapsed into his arms.
"Oh, geez, Els, I am so sorry," he murmured into her hair.
"Where the hell have you been?" she mumbled into his shoulder.
"It's Friday, remember?"
"Mom and Dad called?"
"Yup. Wanted all the dirty details. It took me an hour to get them off the phone and then I had to get ready…"
She released him. "And we all know it takes you hours to get ready. You're such a woman sometimes."
This elicited laughs from several members of their group and Hans sighed. "Well! I can't say I deserve such cutting words."
"No, but I can think of one person who does."
Right on cue, said person emerged from her room and made her way to the stairs. "Wait, Elsa, we need to talk about-."
Hans stepped in front of her protectively. "I don't think so, Snow. Obviously, she wants nothing to do with you anymore so back the fuck up."
"Fuck off. I'm talking to Elsa." She looked at the blonde with a smirk. "Hopefully, you haven't forgotten about your little…incident?"
She paled. Snow's smirk grew wider. "Good. Then I'll give you the rest of the weekend to re-think your decision about our break-up."
A new voice rose. "You can't be serious." Her eyes widened as she realized it was Anna who was speaking.
"I'm sorry, was I talking to you, bitch?"
"No, but I am talking to you, so you're gonna shut up and listen."
Snow was stunned into silence so Anna continued. "She has done nothing to you. Most of us have done nothing to you, nothing to earn the utter bitch that you've been to us. You treat everyone like shit but Elsa gets the worst of it, it seems. I can't possibly fathom why she put up with you for so long. None of us can." She stepped closer, fueled by alcohol and adrenaline. "It takes someone truly vile to cheat on someone else so undeserving. So, I highly suggest you go back up to your room and stay there. The rest of us have had enough of you for one night."
All of her fellow players burst into cheers. Snow could do little else but exactly what Anna had suggested, and disappeared back into her room.
Riley clapped Anna on the back. "Shit, if Elsa isn't trying to get into your pants within the next five minutes, I'd honestly be surprised," she whispered. Anna shushed her, though she was smiling. She felt good. Great, even. She'd stood up to that raging douchebag and she was on top of the world.
She chanced a glance at Elsa and faltered when she found that the platinum blonde was staring right at her, her eyes shining with adoration and…something else.
Elsa was stunned, like the rest, at Anna's defense of her, but she wasn't just stunned. She was flattered, touched, happy, and…intrigued. She had always thought Anna was beautiful, she had the moment the younger redhead had bravely asked what SIHA meant. But she had never let her thoughts stray much further than that, solely because of Snow. Regardless of how she felt toward the senior, she had agreed to be in a committed relationship. Elsa was no cheater.
Now, though…she was free to admire Anna fully: the gorgeous red hair, the teal eyes that could be so expressive, the cute nose, the pink lips that looked so soft, her breasts, her abs, her ass, her legs…everything that was Anna was now within an arm's reach.
But, did the strawberry blonde feel the same?
She had little time to ponder the question before an idea struck her and she decided to run with it, half-cocked as it was. She walked over to Anna and asked, "Feel like taking a walk with me?"
Anna looked confused and even glanced quickly at Riley . Elsa's chest tightened. She's into Riley, isn't she?
Then, Anna replied, "Sure, lead on!"
Elsa smiled and let Anna head for the door first. When she herself glanced at Riley, the Irish exchange student shot her a shit-eating grin and a thumbs-up.
The two walked in silence for a little while, Elsa a few steps in front. Anna was stealing looks at the junior whenever she thought she wouldn't get caught.
Elsa looked sad, of course, but also sort of relieved and happy. Why, she couldn't exactly say, though she knew some of it had to have been because she and Snow were no longer a thing.
"You and Riley seem pretty close," Elsa suddenly said.
"Hmm? Oh, yeah! She's really cool and fun. I like being around her."
Elsa's chest tightened again. Maybe Anna was into Riley but Riley didn't feel the same?
"But she's just a friend."
Her chest relaxed. "Oh? I thought it was something more."
Anna frowned, thinking. "Well, I may have been attracted to her in the beginning but…someone else had already captured my attention." Oh, shit, Anna, why'd you say that? She just got out of a committed relationship! I mean, sure, it sucked for her, but still! You just can't keep it in your pants, can you?
As she mentally reprimanded herself, she didn't notice Elsa's breathing hitch. She was wholly unprepared for the next question. "Who is it?"
Elsa slowed to a stop. "Who is it?" she repeated louder.
Shit, shit, shit, shit. Think, Hagen...
"Um…well, they're gorgeous, and kind, and funny, and smart, and fun, and…well, I just think they're all-around amazing." Good, good. Stay vague. Admit to nothing.
Elsa resumed walking, a small smile playing on her face. "They do sound pretty amazing."
"They are. Everyone thinks so. I just don't think she believes it herself," Anna said as she caught up. She didn't notice her mistake but Elsa did.
She…? Someone who doesn't believe they're amazing even though everyone else does…?
And then she figured it out.
She was surprised when a hand slipped into hers, squeezing softly. "I'm an idiot. I've done nothing but act like a selfish jerk and talk about myself." She looked up into her captain's eyes. "Are you okay, Elsa?"
When Elsa didn't reply and instead stared back down at her, she panicked. "Oh, god, I didn't upset you, did I? I'm sorry! I mean, obviously you're not okay and I shouldn't have asked but I'm an idiot and-."
Her words were cut off when Elsa took her face in her hands and brought their mouths together. Anna was shocked, her eyes wide and her arms hanging uselessly at her side. A few moments, however, and her body kicked into action. Her eyelids fluttered shut and her arms rose to encircle Elsa's lithe waist.
Their kiss was sweet fire. Their lips melded together perfectly and Anna moaned when Elsa took her bottom one between her teeth and pulled, a slightly painful but not unpleasant twinge being soothed almost immediately as Elsa dived back in and reconnected their lips, running her tongue over the pain.
Warmth was pooling in Anna's lower abdomen and it didn't help that there were very little clothes between the both of them. She unconsciously began tracing patterns in the soft but firm skin of Elsa's back, her fingers moving to tease the upper part of Elsa's ass. The blonde panted into Anna's mouth and one hand dropped from her face and wrapped around her neck. She pushed forward a little and somehow deepened the kiss.
Unfortunately, Anna's mind finally caught up to her body and she broke the kiss, both young women letting out heavy breaths that puffed into visibility from the chilly air. Anna didn't think she'd ever felt warmer.
"Do you want to go back? Maybe go up to my room?" Elsa murmured as she ran a thumb along Anna's jaw, taking note of a scar along the right side of it.
Anna's mind jumped into action now and she shook her head forcefully, instantly regretting it at the look of hurt that flashed through Elsa's eyes. "Shit, no, I don't…I mean, I do. God, Elsa…I would love to go back to your room, trust me. I just…" She lowered her eyes to a spot somewhere on Elsa's neck so she lightly grasped the strawberry blonde's chin and met her eyes again.
"What is it, Anna?"
"Do you really want this?"
Now Elsa was the one to be shocked. "What do you mean?"
"You just broke it off with Snow…"
"…You think I'm just looking for a rebound." Not a question, but a statement.
Anna nodded slowly.
"I…don't know. I know I think you're beautiful and one of the best people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I've thought so since we first met."
"You think I'm beautiful?"
"Of course I do. And I doubt I'm the only one." She placed a soft kiss to Anna's forehead. "But you're right. I don't want this."
Anna tried to keep her utter disappointment out of her voice. "Okay." She started to pull away from the embrace but Elsa held her steadfast.
"Where do you think you're going, Anna?" she teased.
"I…didn't you just say…?"
"I meant I didn't want you to just be a rebound. You deserve better than that."
You deserve better than me, the voice in her head corrected her. That little voice had been assaulting her skull ever since that day…
But it wasn't like it was wrong.
"What the hell, Elsa?" Anna asked angrily. "How can you say that I deserve better than you? Is that really how you see yourself?"
The blonde blinked, unaware that the little voice in her head had been her own voice out loud. "I…"
"Is that what Snow told you? That you're unworthy of anyone? Anyone but her?"
"She was right," Elsa whispered. "She was right."
"You can't think of yourself like that! She's wrong! You deserve so much more-!"
"No, I don't!" She broke away from the embrace and hugged herself, doubts and insecurities boiling to the surface. "You don't understand…none of you do. If you knew what I did, the horrible thing I did, you'd think the same."
"Elsa, I would never!"
"You say that because you're ignorant to the truth! Snow…I was so angry at her but I'm no better!"
"Elsa, you are better." Anna moved closer to the junior and took her hands in hers. "While I am ignorant of what happened, just the fact that you're beating yourself up for it speaks volumes!"
Elsa tugged her hands away. Anna could see that the blonde was far away from their conversation. "No. Just…leave me alone, Anna. It'll make your life so much easier."
She walked off after that, leaving Anna behind with nothing but tingling lips and a cloud of confusion.
A/N: HEY, HEY, HEY! Lookie at who's so nice, giving you guys a chapter that's like 9000 words. I mean, it is to make up for the fact I was gone for so long, but still! Aren't I just the sweetest? :D
It's been so long since I've done this….SOCCAH HUMAH!
Mkay! Why did the soccer ball quit his team? Wait for it, WAIT FOR IT….
He was tired of being kicked around! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH GEDDIT?
P.S. Since I spent almost the entire day writing this out, heh heh, I didn't do as good a job of proofreading as I should've so if you see anything, shoot me a message or some chizz so I can go and fix it. Mebbe. BYEEEEE!