My mom and sisters tried to keep me from going to school today, but I'm actually pretty excited to see Double D. It's not like I'm gonna faint again; I just got all worked up back in the woods. Today will be perfectly fine.
I enter English before the bell rings and see a few kids already in their seats and chatting with each other during the few minutes they have until class starts. Of course Edd, the over-achiever, is there early too. Upon hearing me come into the class he looks up and stares at me with a horrified expression on his face, which worries me slightly.
"Marie?" He yells, shock etched onto his face. "Why are you here?"
He gives me a look as if to tell me 'I'm not amused.' "You shouldn't be here; you should be recovering from your fainting spell!"
I roll my eyes at him, he sounds like my mom. "Relax, Double D, I'm fine. It really wasn't a big deal, you know."
He doesn't look very convinced by this, but drops it. "Just be careful, okay?"
"I will," I reply smiling.
He softly smiles back at me and opens his mouth to say something, but the teacher starts talking and he reluctantly looks away. I sigh, wishing I knew what he was going to tell me, but I figure I'll know soon enough.
After class ends, Double D waits for me to shove my papers into my backpack. We exit the room together and he stops in front of me in the hallway. "Marie, do you…want to spend lunch with me?"
Of course I do! I've only been waiting forever for him to ask me! "Sure," I reply calmly.
Grinning at me, he bids farewell as he heads off to his next class, calculus. Like I said, I'm just a little obsessed. It's not like it's a crime to have his schedule memorized.
At lunch, I feel somewhat intimidated by the huge cafeteria. Normally I'd just sit with my sisters and that would be the end of that, but today's totally different. I feel stupid just standing there looking around to find Double D. Someone comes up behind me and puts their hand on my shoulder. I whip myself around, ready to punch someone when I see it's him. He guides me over to the lunch line where we get our food and then to an empty table. Just the two of us. I can't help but grin with excitement.
Suddenly, the cafeteria gets quiet as people notice us sitting together. Double D and I sneak a glance at the kids' faces and see shocked expressions all around. After a minute or two, everyone starts talking again, no doubt about us. Just as I begin eating my slice of pizza, Ed and Eddy come up to our table.
"Double D? What the hell are you doing with a Kanker?" Eddy screams at him.
"Hello to you too, Eddy," I mutter sarcastically. What is with him always treating me like I'm an object?
"If you must know, I'm having lunch with my…" he pauses as Eddy taps his foot impatiently. "Girlfriend," he finishes and Eddy's jaw drops. I smile. I guess we're official now.
Eddy opens and closes his mouth, looking like a stupid fish. "Double D!" is all he manages to get out.
"Awwww," Ed grins like a fool, looking Double D and me over. "Now now, mister, don't bother the little lovebirds," he chides Eddy and pulls him away by the ear.
I silently thank Ed and turn back to Double D.
"Uh, sorry about that, Marie," he rubs the back of his neck. "He'll get over it quickly."
"No problem, I expected way worse from him."
"I expected the worst from everyone!" Double D professes. "Well, now the whole school will know before the end of the day. Not that I have a problem with that," he quickly adds in.
"Yeah, we'll definitely be on the news, alright."
"What about your sisters?" he asks me.
Hmm, I almost forgot about them. I look back to the table I usually sat at with them. They're looking over at us and smiling. When I catch Lee's eye, she gives me a thumbs-up.
"I don't think they have a problem," I turn back to him.
The rest of our lunch is highly enjoyable, despite all the stares. I feel like the world is invisible when I'm with Double D.
Since Nazz and Kevin are here today, I'm stuck with an idiot as my lab partner. I was hoping I'd be with Double D again, but that was just wishful thinking. I can't help but become a little bit jealous as Nazz smiles and flirts with Double D, but I notice he doesn't reciprocate it. He turns around and smiles at me a few times during class to reassure me. I sigh, because I really don't like the idea of Nazz hovering over him the whole time, but it's good to know that Double D is just ignoring it.
It feels like forever, but finally the bell rings, ending the horrible torture chamber of watching Nazz try to seduce my…boyfriend. I still can't get used to that. I've spent so long dreaming that he'd become my boyfriend and now that he is, I'm stunned.
"Marie," Double D calls my name, his backpack already packed. I'm just standing there with my papers scattered all over the desk. I must look out of it, because he chuckles at me and then helps me put away my things.
As we exit the building, I spot my sisters standing and talking while waiting for me. They turn around and see me with Double D. Smiling knowingly, they start walking home without me. I turn back to Double D, who looks like he wants to say something but isn't sure.
"Uh, um, would you like to…come over to my house?" He asks nervously. I don't think he's ever had a girl over before, and I smile.
"Sure," I act calmly, but I feel so nervous. What will his parents think of me? Has he even told them?
I guess he sees a flash of worry in my eyes or something because he says "Don't worry; my parents are gone on a business trip at the moment."
I sigh in relief and smile at him. One day, I'll be ready to meet his parents. But definitely not today. We begin to walk away from the campus and down the sidewalk when Double D lightly brushes my hand. I look up at him wide-eyed and clasp his hand in mine. He looks down at me and grins, nervous and confident all at once. He's beautiful.
It's strange. I've never had a boyfriend, he's never had a girlfriend. Yet we know exactly what to do. Maybe it's because we see other people acting this way all the time, in movies and in real life. Maybe it's just human instinct.
Or maybe we're just meant for each other.
Yay, the end!
I'm not really sure how well this turned out, but I guess it was okay! I like to leave it to your imagination! XD
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I'm working on another Edd/Marie that will probably be called 'Fix Me', and I swear to you it will be way better and longer than this. Reverse Psychology was more of a practice run for this couple. So please check it out, and tell me what you thought of this story!
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