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Jodie said goodbye to Charlie and left to her first day as a principle. Everything should have been perfect; this was her dream, who could ask for more? Her only problem was working with Cooper. She knew it would be hard but at least she could go home at the end of the day and tell Charlie about it all.
She finally found the studios they were using. They were tiny, but Cooper had promised they were only the temporarily so they didn't bother her. What did bother her was the absence of anyone except Cooper. She had hoped to be the last one arriving so that she wouldn't have to deal with him alone, on her first day at least. She gradually worked up the courage to talk to him again.
"Where is everyone else?" she asked in a tentative voice.
'Nobody else needs to be here today, " He replied with a smug grin on his face.
Jodie panicked and pretended she needed to go change. She sat on the toilet floor for close to half an hour to build up the courage to go out and deal with him in a professional way, even though that clearly wasn't what he had planned. Finally her breathing slowed and she had stopped shaking enough to go out and dance.
She walked out head high and determined not to let what he had done to her affect her dancing. She repeated her mantra as much to herself as to him "I'm ready". He showed her the steps and went through the lifts very slowly. He was gentler than she ever remembered him being. They fitted together perfectly and dancing magically. It worked so well Jodie though she was going to be sick. She somehow felt as if she was betraying Charlie, the only person who had been there for her last time she had fallen apart. She reminded herself he was, at this very moment dancing with someone else. This was only dancing right? Jodie was scared of falling for Cooper again. She loved Charlie and always would but there was something that drew her to Cooper no matter how wrong it was. She could resist it she told herself and fell back into the mechanical frame of mind she used when she was dancing with anyone but Charlie.
The day seemed endless and by the end Jodie was exhausted physically as much as mentally. As they were getting ready to leave Jodie was bending over to pick up her bag when he snuck up behind her turned her head held it still and kissed her. She pushed him away and told him that the rest of his cast had better turn up the next day or else she was quitting his company.
How could she have let her guard down so low? Her own behaviour sickened her and she knew what it would do to Charlie if her found out. She could never tell him no matter how much she wanted to. Charlie's car pulled up outside the studios to take her home and she couldn't bear to look at him. They sat in the car in silence. He thought she was just tired but Jodie's just couldn't get the kiss out of her mind. It was only a kiss but she knew it meant more than that. It could crush her perfect life with Charlie and it had also given Cooper a way to keep her there and a secret they shared. She never wanted the kiss and had dreaded anything like it happening while she was there but somehow she had known it would and had still accepted his offer to join the company. Why had she done it if she knew it would lead to this? Did she still want to be with Cooper? How could she have done this to Charlie? The worst part of it all was that she knew she had never had a more prefect kiss and that she could not resist him if they spent another day dancing alone together. It was the best and worst day of her life.
A/n Well that's a start. Hope you like it… I'm not sure if I do. I have no idea where this is headed so any suggestions are welcome. But please review!