University of Texas Teaser

I was looking at the notice board, looking for a place to stay. I had missed the introduction week, plus a week or so, and they gave up my dorm to someone else. I'm just glad they didn't cut my classes as well. So, now I was homeless and here I am looking at the notices trying to find a cheap place to stay.

"Looking for a room," Someone asks me as they approach, braking me out of my thoughts.

"Yeah," I answer back still looking at the board.

"Anything good?" They ask again.

"Not really," I reply finally facing them. "Most of them are out of my price range."

"Not a part of society then?" They ask curiously.

"No, my Uncle's paying my way," I respond, I didn't know why I was telling a stranger about all this, but they seemed interested.

"I have a place," They say excitedly.

"Huh?" I reply trying not to get my hopes up.

"And I just happen to be looking for a roommate," They explain. "My friends deserted me."

"Is it cheap?" I ask. It was the first thing that came to my mind, but then again probably the best question to ask.

"It's free," They respond.

"Free," I croak out. This must've been a dream. I was looking for a place to live and this person was offering it to me for free.

"Yeah," They answer. "It's been paid for already by my roommate."

"You're part of the society crowd then?" I ask the stranger taken aback slightly.

"Not by choice," They respond distantly, obviously thinking of something else.

"So, you don't mind me being your roommate then?" I ask snapping them out of their thoughts.

"No," They reply. "You intrigue me."

"I'm not doing this if I'm going to be your pet or something," I say bitterly. "Or some science experiment."

"Relax," They say soothingly. "I said you merely intrigued me, not that I want you to rub up against my leg occasionally."

"Okay," I reply nervously.

"So, you'll be my roommate then?" They ask a little too excitedly.

"Sure," I reply. "It's free and you seem overly excited, how can I refuse."

"You can't," They reply.

"That was a rhetorical question," I say to them.

"Ah, but a question at that," They reply. "And what are questions if they are not to be answered."

"That was rhetorical," I state. "So, I'm not going to answer it."

"Fine by me," They reply. "So, you're free to move in whenever. The only condition is that it's only for a year. So, then you're going to have to find another place at the end of the school year. But if I get attached to you, then we could always look for a place together." I look up at them wide eye. "Okay, we'll discuss that later," They say defending themselves. "So, where's the rest of your stuff or do you want to see the room before you decide?"

"I'm sure the room will be fine," I respond. "And the rest of my stuff is in my car, which is in some parking lot around here."

"What kind of car is it?" They ask excitedly as we wander off to find it.

"Black 1967 Chevy Impala," I answer proudly.

They scoff, obviously disgusted.

"A Chevy?" They ask trying to sound sincere.

"Yeah, that one there," I say motioning towards my car.

"Oh my," They say suddenly excited as they run over to it, I followed behind them wondering why the sudden change. "I love it."

"I told you what it was," I say to them confused. "And I thought that you were going to vomit due to your disgust."

"You said Chevy," They reply all but hugging the car. "I was thinking Chevy Chase."

"You know, he's not a car?" I ask them in disbelief.

"How was I to know that you didn't phone Chevy Chase up and say 'Hey I need to get to school, could you give me a lift'?" They argue and I look at them like they were crazy and they probably were. "It happens," They add.

"Is it too late to find another place to live?" I ask myself.

"No," They say as they put their arm around me. I tried to shrug it off, but they wouldn't let go.

"I don't even know your name?" I reply still trying to get out of their grasp.

"Oh, how rude of me," They say as they finally let me go and I take a step back from them. "I'm...

The Sequel is posted and complete, it's called: University of Texas


A/N- Be sure to check out my other Rory/Jess full length fics: University of Texas (2008) - Holden and LJ (2008) - I Can't Read Your Mind (2008) - FYI IdkYou (2008) - Juvenile Delinquents (2009) - The Subsect by Jess Mariano (2016)