"Seven Minutes" ā€“ Part 3

Disclaimer: I do NOT own Degrassi!


-oOo-

At 11:30 the party was winding down. They recently ended the game and Wesley was pumped because he got a total of 2 kisses on the cheek and 4 kisses on the hand.

"Don't you realize that means we're losers?" Dave said exasperated. "Not one single girl wanted to kiss us on the lips."

"Well, some guys have all the luck," Wesley said unfazed.

"We didn't get any kisses, yet Adam got two!" Dave complained.

At sound of his friend's name Eli looked over at the Degrassi sophomores. He gave Dave a warning look. Dave promptly changed the subject. Eli smirked.

He searched the crowd for his friend and spotted him across the room talking to a girl with long auburn hair. She was petite and wore a stunning purple dress. She had an air of confidence about her. Eli got the impression she was one of the queen bees at Amherst. She was also flirting heavily with Adam. She leaned into him as he spoke and touched his arm every few seconds.

"I like your hair like this," Kara commented as ran her hands through his hair. "Really, you shouldn't cut it."

"Just pet me like a dog," Adam made light of her sudden action. They shared a laugh.

She lowered her voice seductively, "I wouldn't touch my dog like that."

Adam cringed. "I know that was meant to be sexy, but it came out a little creepy," he teased. They laughed again.

"A bit much?" she questioned.

He nodded. "Just a little bit over the threshold of acceptable flirting," he quipped.

"Eh, it happens to the best of us," she joked.

Adam smiled at her. "You're funny. You give as good as you get."

She snorted. "What, pretty girls can't have a sense of humor?"

"There you go again, giving yourself compliments," he said in a mock scolding tone. "You make it hard for a guy to impress you. You're more than a pretty face, you know? You also have a beautiful face."

"I'm so glad you acknowledge my many talents and fine qualities," she said in jest. They settled into a companionable silence when her friend, Carrie stopped by.

"Kara, we're leaving in ten minutes, alright?" she told her and walked away.

"Well, I had a fun time talking to you, Kara," Adam stated.

"You're saying goodbye already?"

"No, I just figured you have to go, and I saw you looking at the closet down the hall," he said thinking she had to get her coat.

She smirked at him. "That's because I noticed it's no longer occupied. Are you coming?" She started down the hall.

"Um, Iā€¦"

"What's wrong?" she asked.

Adam sighed. "Do you know?" he finally managed to get out.

The evening had gone better than he had hoped. He didn't want to offend anyone, so he figured honesty was the best policy.

She grabbed his hand. "I know that you seem like a good kisser," she said as they walked down the hall. "And I agree that the gossip left out the best part." She threw him a knowing look.

-oOo-

Seven minutes later Adam returned to the party with a silly grin on his face.

"You finally ready to go?" Eli questioned. He nodded. The two boys said their goodbyes and headed towards Morty.

"Seems like someone had a great time," Eli teased as he put on his seatbelt.

Adam smiled at the memories. "It was like visiting an alternate universe," he remarked.

"You know, not everyone is going to be an asshole towards you," Eli told him. "I should know."

-oOo-

Monday morning was just like any day at Degrassi. After the incredible weekend it felt like a letdown to return to the same problems. Adam was grateful by the time lunch rolled around.

"At least there's tater tots today," he said as he plopped his tray on the table. Clare, Alli, and Eli stared back at him without talking. After a moment he asked, "What? Do I have something in my teeth?"

Eli smirked. "Told you he probably hasn't noticed."

Adam looked at him confused. "Noticed what?"

He looked around the room and observed a few more looks of curiosity than usual. He wasn't sure why. Before he could press for more information Drew suddenly appeared and slapped him on the shoulder.

"Dude, you are my hero!" he said excitedly. His smile faltered a little when he locked eyes with Alli. He quickly looked away. "Can I borrow him for a moment?"

Adam stood up and the two brothers moved away from the table.

"Okay, what do you want?" Adam asked, not understanding why his brother was so damn happy at the moment.

"Did you, or did you not make out with Kara Saunders on Saturday?" Drew asked. He looked giddy.

"Um, I did kiss a girl named Kara," Adam admitted.

Drew let out a laugh and clapped him on the shoulder again. "Dude that's epic! Kara Saunders is the hottest girl at Amherst High!" Drew went on to say. "How come you didn't tell me?"

Adam shrugged. "I didn't want to make a big deal out it." Truth was he wanted to brag to Drew about the events of Saturday, but ultimately kept his mouth shut. He didn't want to appear overly excited about something that was a fairly normal experience for guys at parties.

"Adam that is a big deal! Everyone's talking about it. Your stock just rose like 500%," Drew laughed.

"You're talking about finance, Andrew?" Adam teased.

Drew frowned. "You know what I mean."

Adam saw his brother suddenly narrow his eyes, and traced his gaze to Bianca. She was looking at the two brothers as she walked by. Adam readied himself for an insult. To his surprise she passed them without incident. She didn't even return their glares!

Drew looked at Adam with a 'see what I mean' look. Adam looked around the room and noticed people were looking at him with curious glances. Perhaps Drew was right ā€“ at the moment he wasn't the resident punching bag.

When Adam returned to his friends they immediately halted their conversation.

"Dude, what was that about?" Eli asked.

Adam shrugged. "Apparently everyone knows about the party."

"So it's true?" Alli asked surprised. Clare rolled her eyes.

"Don't sound so surprised. You haven't seen Adam in action," she teased.

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-FIN-


Author's Note #4: I hope you guys had as much fun reading this as I did writing it!

Right before this, I finished a really heavy story. Shaking things up with Adam fluff was awesome. FunAdam rocks!