The girls were having a movie night and the pepperoni pizza with extra cheese had just arrived. They were lounging on the floor of 309, watching Disney movies and playing with make-up.
"Hey Cal," Brett said. "Can I ask you a question?"
"Sure." Callie said.
Brett looked at her for a long moment, a little shyly before continuing. "What- what's it like when you have sex for the first time?"
Tinsley and Jenny immediately looked at Callie as well. Brett, Tinsley and Jenny had certainly come close to having sex a few times but they'd never actually done it. Callie smirked slightly before grabbing her body pillow and looking at the others.
"How close have you guys ever come to like, actually doing it?" she asked them.
Tinsley shrugged lightly. "Not too close, really. Nothing ever really went beyond making out for awhile."
"Same," Brett and Jenny both said.
Callie nodded. "Well…" she started. "All that stuff you remember health teacher's babbling about is definitely true, like you should make-out or something before you actually have sex so you're comfortable enough. And I was just a little drunk, I mean not that much, but having a little bit to drink definitely helps loosen you up some. And Easy…" she giggled softly. "Well he was really great, he bought a couple roses and he'd just made sure that it would be really nice so… yeah, it was just how I hoped it would be. The first time is definitely a little nerve wreaking but you've just got to be positive that you're like, serious about the guy because it does change a lot of things."
"Does it really hurt that much the first time?" Jenny asked.
Callie laughed loudly, nodding. "Yeah. Yeah, the first time it hurts a lot. I mean, you're bodies obviously like, not used to so it's going to feel weird. Try to imagine someone scraping a scalpel through your body," she said, giggling at the others as they squirmed and shuddered. "It's great after you've gotten used to it but the first few times it does hurt some so it's just really important for the guy to go really slow."
"Were you nervous?" Tinsley asked her.
Callie shook her head. "Not really," she said. "We'd talked about it a lot about, made sure we had everything we'd need. And I've been on the pill for about a year so that helped."
"Were you ever like…" Jenny started. "Were you ever scared that a condom might not help at all?"
Callie nodded. "Yeah. I mean, we're always careful but obviously, you worry a little sometimes. There was one time though, not long after we'd broken up after all the stuff with the fire, when I was like three days late and I was like 'Shit, this is not possible!' but I was fine anyway. Scariest thing that ever happened to me but I was fine."
"Did you ever tell Easy?" Jenny asked.
"Yeah. He kind of freaked at first but then he was okay about it."
Jenny, Tinsley and Brett, still bustling with questions about losing it asked Callie a couple more questions and then that eventually turned into a big talk about sex in general and eventually all four of them were more than a little tipsy, sitting around laughing their heads off.
"So, what about you guys," Callie asked them. "When are you going to lose it?"
Jenny shrugged nonchalantly, Tinsley blinked a couple times and Brett clicked her tongue against the roof of her mouth.
"Brett?" Tinsley said, grinning slyly at her.
Brett shrugged, grinning softly. "I don't know. I love Sebastian, but you know, we're just taking it slow for now. I'd like to sleep with him though."
"You should!" Callie cried out drunkenly. "It is the best thing ever!"
The girls continued gossiping and chatting for hours until they all fell asleep, giggling and talking about Callie's upcoming birthday.
"What do you want to do for your birthday Cal?" Brett asked as she and Jenny climbed into sleeping bags on the floor.
"I'm not sure," Callie said. "Anything we're were all together would be cool."
Easy knew that the girls had had a slumber party the night before so he waited until 1:30 to text Tinsley- he didn't want Callie to get any suspicions about the party so he'd just texted one of them. The girls had just left one of the dining halls when Tinsley checked her phone and saw the text from Easy.
"Ugh, guys," she said, as they exited the dining hall. "I have to got to the library, I just remembered that I have to get this book for a report I have to do."
"Okay," Brett said as they walked off. "See you!"
Tinsley waived good-bye to them, walking in the direction of the library but waiting until Callie, Brett and Jenny couldn't see her anymore- and then she ran off in the opposite direction to meet Easy at his dorm.
"Hey," Easy said as Tinsley arrived at his room. "Thanks for meeting with me."
"Yeah, no, I'm glad you texted me actually," Tinsley said. "Me, Brett and Jenny were just talking to Callie about her birthday, asked her what she wanted to do."
"Did you guys make any plans yet?"
"No, she just said that she'd like to do something we're were all together."
"Okay. Because I wanted to have a surprise party for her."
"Oh my god!" Tinsley cried. "That's a great idea, she'd love it. Where would you want to have the party?"
"I was thinking of renting out one of those ballrooms at the Chateau Mermonte in town. I figured you, me, Brett and Jenny could split the cost."
Tinsley nodded. "Yeah, that sounds great. And could make-up the ballroom and all. I know that Callie likes that whole Mardi Gras style, you want to do that for the theme?"
"Oh, yeah, that would be cool."
"Okay," Tinsley said grinning. "Oh, this is going to be so cool, she's going to love it. Good thinking Ease."
Easy smiled, lightly rubbing his hands together.
"What do you think you'll get her for her birthday?"
"Oh, well, I already had a few things I was going to get her but uh…" he glanced at Tinsley for a long moment, looking a little nervous. "Can you keep a secret? Like even from Jenny and Brett?"
Surprised, but sure that Easy had a good reason, Tinsley nodded.
Easy walked over to his bedside table, took something out of the drawer and sat back down next to Tinsley. He was holding a small dark blue box. Tinsley jaw dropped open in awe.
"We tried the promise ring thing once and well… that was just some bad timing. But things are a lot better now."
He opened the box and inside was a beautiful, absolutely gorgeous diamond promise ring. It wasn't huge, but it was stunning.
"We have kind of talked about getting married some day. I mean, we don't want to get married for awhile but… I can't imagine not being with her."
Tinsley was practically crying. "Easy," she said, wiping a small tear from her eye. "This is the most romantic thing I have heard of, she is going to be so happy. And don't worry, I won't say a word to anyone."
"Thanks," Easy said, closing the box. "And if you could pass the word along to Brett and Jenny, I figured we could all figure out the details later."
Tinsley nodded, getting up to leave. "Will do," she said, heading for the door. "Oh, and Easy," she said, as she went to leave. "I don't think I've ever seen Callie happier. Seriously, she is like floating."
Easy laughed, waiving good-bye to Tinsley as she left.
He loved Callie. Things were finally working out just perfectly.
And to top it off, Easy's dad, the man who lived to criticize Easy, was finally going to loosen up a little, since Easy was with the girl that he and his mom absolutely adored.
Sorry it took awhile to update, I've been busy. I'll have the next chapter up soon though!