I slipped out of my room and down the stairs keeping an eye out for Jesse, not that I hadn't expected him to be waiting for me; he had classes to teach. I was wrong though there he was on the couch waiting for me.
"Susannah!," He exclaimed leaping up when he saw me coming down the stairs. "I'm sorry I didn't listen to you, it was just that I knew you were angry and I'm sure Lavender was doing something to escalate the situation, but I know when your mad you over reacts, and I-" Where did he learn to babble like that?
"Jesse, shut up," I know it was mean, but can you blame me for still being upset. "I know you didn't mean it." I gave him a quick kiss on the cheek to show that there were no hard feelings (yeah right) and started heading for the door.
"Susannah? Where do you think you're going," He asked moving between me and the door.
"I uh- I was just going to grab something to eat," I stammered.
"Why don't I take you to the Kitchen, lunch is long over," He smiled and took my arm, "I'm glad you're feeling well enough to eat."
"Oh well, you don't have to, I'm sure I can find it on my own, and- don't you have class right now?" I asked, too bad the boy just couldn't take the hint.
"Oh no, I canceled my classes for the next week, I thought you might need me, and I didn't want to leave you alone." Man he sure knows how to make a girl feel like a complete bitch.
"Jesse, I need to go to the library," I blurted.
He looked confused, "Susannah, I thought you were hungry, what do you want in the library."
"I need to talk to-" I hesitated, but I was stuck, "Paul."
"Susannah!" he yelled, "Why would you so something so stupid! Do you honestly think Paul will be any help to you after this morning? I know you thought he was your friend once, but, Susannah, he's a canallo, a bad guy, a villain. You can't trust him!"
"Look Jesse, I am going to do whatever the hell I need to to find my family, and if that means making nice with the god damn devil I would!" I attempted to move around him towards the door, but he shot out his hand and took a firm grip on my arm.
"Querida," he loosened his grip and reached his other hand up to stoke my face. "I love you," I've never heard him say it, sure I knew that he loved me, but whenever he said it, he used Spanish. It almost felt more sincere. "I worry about you, especially with that bastardo. Let me at least come with you. I don't want him alone with you, ever again."
"I love you too, but you cant come with me to see Paul, he's less likely to talk with you around."
"Susannah, I forbid you from going alone." His grip tightened on my arm again. I could feel my anger rising, but I could see in his eyes I was not going to win this.
"Fine," I said and he let go of my arm, "I have an idea."
With that I dashed up the stairs to my brothers room and started tearing through his stuff. Where was his invisibility cloak, and why is Harry such a pig! I looked under his bed, and through his chest. I decided to sit on his bed to think, when I felt a nice lump under my butt. I reached beneath the sheets and low and behold there the mystical cloak was.
Back down the stairs I flew tossing the thing to Jesse. "Put this on," I told him.
"Susannah, what is this?"
"An invisibility cloak," I said matter-of-factly, "Put it on." I started out the door.
"Wait!" Jesse called behind me.
"What?" I walked back over to him.
He grabbed me and pulled me close. "Te amo querida," and he planted a soft and loving kiss on my lips.
"I love you too," I smiled up at him, and then the two of us rushed out the door.