I'm hoping this will make up for not updating stuff in a long time...darn the plot bunnies that run through my head! Oh, well.
No, it's not a one-shot. I have too much fun developing Jinx and KF's relationship to probably ever make a one shot!
Anyway, I hope you like it! REVIEW!
A single drop of dew rolled over the edge of the petal as Jinx blinked her eyes open. She opened her mouth in a silent gasp as her eyes perceived the deep red rose in her hand. She sat up in bed with a start, pushing her hair out of her face. She looked quickly around the room, but saw nothing. Her eyes turned back to the rose in her hands. As the scent of the rose drifted into her nostrils, she allowed herself a small smile. "I was hoping you'd like it." A voice shattered the silence. She turned around with shock. Her eyes narrowed angrily at the empty room. Grumbling, Jinx stood up, blanket draped around her shoulders, and made her way to her dresser. She cast a wary eye around the room as she grabbed her clothes and a bag of toiletries, heading for the shower.
As she walked back to her room, she had almost forgotten about the rose. Almost. She opened her door and walked back over to her dresser. As she put away her bag of toiletries and her dirty clothes, she saw the rose out of the corner of her eye. She walked over and picked it up from where she had dropped it on her bed. She twirled it between her fingers, a thoughtful smile playing about her face. "You do like it, right?" she heard him say behind her. She turned quickly, hex energy already jumping on her hands. It faded away with a stutter as she dropped her hands to her sides. She stood alone in the empty room, an inexplicable feeling of loneliness permeating her being. She sighed and sat down on the bed, looking at the floor. "Why the long face?" She snapped her head up, looking around the room for any trace of him. "God damn it, Kid Flash! Either stay and talk like a normal human being, or leave me alone!"
"Ok, ok, jeeze! It's just so much fun!" he said, materializing in her range of vision. She rolled her eyes at him, crossing her arms. He grinned his obnoxious smile, and she felt like belting him one…kind of. She grumbled at her own indecision and decided that, just this once, she would let him get off easy. "You have a warped sense of humor, Kid Flash." He shrugged. "I am what I am." She shook her head at him, an action that caused the towel on her head to fall over one eye. With a sound of disgust barely audible over his laughter, she ripped the towel from her head, flinging it across the room. She glared at the towel as Kid Flash tried to rein in his laughter. When he looked up at her, his laughter died in his throat. He cocked his head to the side, staring in wonder at the picture Jinx made. Her hair was a little longer than shoulder-length, clinging to any skin it came into contact with because of its dampness. Her eyes, flashing with anger, gave her the look of some sort of fierce queen staring down her enemy. The fact that, in reality, her enemy was a towel, passed through his mind only briefly.
Jinx glanced at Kid Flash, frowning. She waved a hand in front of his face, knocking him out of his mental reverie with a start. He blushed red and scratched the back of his neck nervously. "He-he. Sorry." She shook her head at his reaction. "You are one strange little man." He grinned at her. "Judging from who you hang around with, I'd say that's only an advantage!" She groaned. "Ok, I deserved that. You are definitely less strange than Gizmo." Kid Flash smiled. "Finally! My life's ambition achieved!" He got a genuine laugh out of that one, and they both stared at each other in shock. She turned her face away from his. "Uh…" She cast about for a topic. "Feel free to say something dumb so I can insult you and reestablish our preset statuses." He pushed off of her dresser and walked over to where she was sitting on her bed. She cringed slightly away from his silent form as he sat down next to her. He lifted a hand to her face and swept a few strands of hair behind her ear. She shivered slightly at his touch. He moved his mouth so close to her ear that she could feel his breath sweeping across it. "And what if I don't want to?" She looked at him out of the corner of her eye. "Then I'll have to do it myself." She said.
He jumped as she sent a jolt of hex energy into his negligently close leg. "Ow!" He said, jumping up. She grinned wickedly at him, shrugging. "Why'd you do that?" He asked belligerently. She smirked. "Well, 'it's just so much fun'." She said, mocking him. He scowled slightly, but his thoughts always moved too fast to ever hold on to an emotion like annoyance very long. He sat down on the bed again, though not quite as close as before, much to her…Disappointment? Relief?...Man, I really need to go see a shrink. She sighed and shook her head slightly. "What's wrong?" Kid Flash said, actual worry pervading his voice. She looked up with a start. "Oh! Uh…nothing?" she said unconvincingly. He raised an eyebrow slightly. "Riiight. So what's really wrong?"
She sighed. "I'm not really sure." She said, frowning. "Nothing's really making sense in my head, it's all turning around and around and around. I can't even tell how I feel about…some things. It's like this complicated mix of emotions, but I can't shake the feeling that-" she paused and looked at him. "How do you always do that?" she said angrily, jumping up. "This isn't any of your business! Hell, you shouldn't even be in here! I should have hexed you or gotten the others or something already!" His eyes widened at the outburst. Damn! I thought I was really getting somewhere today…where that was, I'm not sure, but still. He said the first thing that came to mind. "Yeah, but you didn't." She turned to him, hex energy flashing around her fingertips. When she met his calm eyes, she lowered her hands out of fighting stance and sat back on the bed with a groan. "You're right, I didn't." She didn't explain…or couldn't explain.
He bit his lip. "Do you know why?" She shook her head. "No…do you?" He shook his head. "But I think I might have a pretty good idea." He slid one hand behind her head, fingers intertwined in her still-damp hair. He tilted his head, eyes sliding half-closed as he used his hand to gently pull her towards him. Her breath caught in her throat at their proximity to one another. She let her eyes drift shut on their own. She could feel his breath brushing over her lips and it sent shivers down her spine. Their heads tilted. There was an inch of space, then a half inch.
"Jinx!" A knock came from the door. They jumped apart, blushing like crazy. Jinx swore many epithets under her breath at the midget whiz-kid that was pounding on her door. "Just a second!" she shouted irritably. She looked back at Kid Flash as she grabbed the bands that held up her hair. She mouthed "Go!" emphatically and gestured towards the wall while she was putting her hair up in her trademark horns. He shot her an unreadable look mixed with a smile and vibrated backwards out of the room.
Once her hair was up once more in her menacing hair-do she stormed to the door, slamming it open with a scowl on her face. "What do you want?" she growled. Gizmo seemed slightly taken aback, but not much. "Uh…it was just getting kind of late…and we haven't stolen anything today…" She glared at him. "Never bother me in the morning…afternoon…evening, whatever! Never. Bother. Me." Gizmo quailed under her wrath. "Yes, ma'am." She slammed the door in his face and turned around, her back against the door. She slid down to the floor with a groan, putting her head in her hands. Ok…why did I do that? No, not yell at Gizmo, almost kiss Kid Flash……I mean, he's my enemy, right? I was telling the truth when I said that I should have hexed him…but I didn't…next time, I need to.
She looked up at a small breath of wind blowing through her room. Her eyes latched immediately onto the rose sitting on the top of her dresser. She scrambled up with unnecessary speed. She half ran over to the dresser, picking up the rose. A note fell from the rose onto the floor and she stooped to pick it up.
Are we moving too fast
Or just the right speed
Have you let go of the past
Or is it time that you need
If you're willing
And I'm wishing
If you're wishing
And I wish you'd go out with me
I don't pretend to be poet laureate, but you can't blame a guy for trying, right?
If you want to, we could go see a movie, maybe? Say, 7 'o' clock tomorrow night?
In front of the theater? I'll be waiting.
The fastest boy alive will wait for me. She smirked, folding the paper and putting it in her pocket. She picked up the rose and spun it between her fingers a couple times. She grinned and nodded slightly to the empty room.
Yeah. It's pretty long for me. I hope you liked it!