This is the next day after the night in the Paper Lantern, after Will told her that what's her name was going to Homecoming with him. I know this isn't popular ship, which probably contributes as to why I like it some much, but I have a thing for bad boy, good girl pairings. I consider it one of my fetishes.
She sat down across from him at lunch with a sour expression on her face. He looked up confused. Not that you could tell he was confused. His face never changed from that blank, unsociable expression.
"Never give me encouragement, advice, support or anything of the sort again, whether or not it comes from a fortune cookie."
He arched a curious brow.
"Make a fool of yourself did you?"
"No. But I was this close!" She held her fingers so close you'd have to use a magnifying glass to see the space between them.
"What, did he tell you he loved you but not in 'that' way?"
"No. He told me he had a date for the dance." She scrunched up her nose as if the idea was distasteful.
The sight amused him, though he would never admit it. "So?"
"What do you mean 'so?'?"
"Did he tell you they were eloping?"
She was confused now. And she looked it too." No."
"So you're just giving up."
"Did you just hear me?"
"I heard you. You said he had a date. That doesn't mean you have to stop trying."
She got a strange look on her face.
"Is there something you're not telling me?"
The look deepened.
"There is isn't there? Not living up to your expectations is he?"
The look changed to a scowl. "I merely didn't want him to not go to the dance with who he wanted because I said something."
Warren leaned forward and for the first time she saw him smile. It was just to bad it wasn't a happy, ha-ha smile but rather an I-caught-you smile. His voice was low when he said," Liar."
"Alright, fine!" She gave him an unhappy look. One that clearly stated that had she not been a pacifist, she would have hit him. "It's just, when he said he already had a date it didn't disappoint me as much as I thought it would." She had another weird look on her face but this one was one that was more sheepish. She chanced a side long glance at the boy across from her.
He had that blank expression again. For a second she thought he was going to get up and leave.
That was until he said, in a low, soft voice laced with threats," You mean to tell me that I spent all that time yesterday listening to you go on about wonder boy and you don't even like him that much?"
Now he got up and left.
She sighed. " Well, that went well."
On the bus that afternoon Will asked," Did I see you with Warren Peace earlier?"
Layla, who had been kind of out of it since lunch, even more so than usual, said, "Uh-huh."
Will, who was getting worried about his friends even stranger than normal behavior said," You know he's dangerous right?"
"Dangerous? You've got to be kidding me." She laughed at the thought of the boy who had sat across from her and given her love advice, albeit from a cookie, being dangerous. Somehow the thought of Warren Peace being dangerous just didn't make sense to her. When she thought of him thoughts of things she was sure he wouldn't like associated with him came to mind. Like a puppy who was trying to be scary. Although of course she didn't doubt that he could be dangerous if he put his mind to it. She had seen his powers when he had fought against Will. But somehow he just didn't threaten her.
Maybe it was the fact that he had laughed at her and teased her about hopelessness. Or that he had known she was hiding something. When she didn't make it obvious even Will couldn't figure out what was wrong with her at times. Half the time people didn't even know there was a problem. When it came down to it she could hide her emotions very well from people.
Well, whatever it was it was fun. Imagine! The hothead dangerous! The whole idea was funny. Sure he may not hesitate to hurt Will, but honestly, who would? The boy was as hard headed as they come. But she didn't think he would ever hurt her.
She stopped at that thought. She wasn't going to think too much into the fact that she had just admitted that while he would hurt Will he would not hurt her. She wasn't sure if that was a sexist statement but she decided not to dwell on it in any case.
This was just a little idea I got from watching the movie last night. I like the idea of Layla and Warren. But I am not sure if I should continue this or not. I might, might not don't know yet.