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I felt my cheeks heat up as I blushed. Oh my gosh, Lavi is kissing me! And he isn't drunk! I tried to push myself away, but when I felt his tongue enter my mouth, I stopped all attempts and melted into the kiss, pushing my tongue against his. I felt his hold on my waist tighten. I wound my arms around his neck and moved closer to him. We battled for dominance for a short while before Lavi won and broke the kiss. He smiled down at me and started wiping my tears away.

"Allen, I never meant to hurt you. I'm sorry. About these last few days, it's been really stressful to me too. I really only agreed to date Marissa to see if you would get jealous, but it didn't really work out well. And then when I saw that you and Emma were actually getting along well, I panicked. I had to do something to let you know that I wasn't interested in Marissa at all. You're the one I want, Allen," Lavi said causing me to blush deeper.

"Then why didn't you say anything earlier?" I asked.

"'Cause you're important to me, Allen. I didn't want to risk ruining our relationship... Which I guess I did anyways, huh?" he chuckled at his stupidity.

"How long have you felt this way?" I asked.

"Since before the first party we went to. Well... I probably did, but I didn't notice it until after the party. When you started acting weird and denying that you liked someone, I didn't follow you around because I was curious. I did it because I realized that I was jealous. I wanted you all to myself. When we went on that fake date for Chomesuke, I admit to thinking that it was a real date. I thought it was a good opportunity. So anyways, tell me... Is that person you liked me?" he asked. I nodded. "That's great! But there's one thing I'm really curious about now. What was with the mark on your neck?"

"Oh... when you were drunk after the party you kinda... gave it to me," I mumbled turning a deep red. He blushed too.

"R-Really? Oh... S-So... Was I the reason you were in the library that day too?" he asked and I nodded again. "Is that when you realized you had feelings for me?"

"I-I guess... I mean, you had always been important to me since you didn't freak out about my arm, but it wasn't really until all the stuff you did coming home from the party made me realize my feelings for you," I said. We stood in silence for a while. It wasn't awkward but more of a silence to take everything in. His arms were still around my waist. I looked down at the ground and then back up at him. "So where does this leave us? What happens now?"

"That's up to us. I know I'd like to have a relationship with you, but you're still kinda young so I'm not sure if-"

"I'll be in a relationship with you," I said bluntly. He gave me a questioning look and I blushed under his gaze. "I mean, I would like to try it. I've never been in a situation like this before so I'm not really sure what to do, but I do know that I just want to spend more time with you and go out together more." I looked down nervously. Lavi chuckled and I looked back up at him. He gently kissed my forehead.

"You're really adorable, Allen," Lavi smiled at me. He moved so he stood next to me with an arm around my shoulder. "Come on. Let's head back to the dorm. We can talk more there." I nodded and we walked towards the dorm room together.

The next morning I woke to the sound of the door opening. I sat up and saw Lavi starting to leave. "You're leaving?" I asked with a yawn. I rubbed my eyes sleepily.

"Yeah, I've got to get to class. Sorry, I didn't mean to wake you up," he said.

"It's fine. I wanted to wake up soon anyways," I said getting out of bed to hug him.

"Well, I really gotta go. I'll come back later and we can have lunch together okay?" he asked. I nodded and he kissed my cheek. "Later, Sprout." He smiled and broke free of my hug. I pouted as I watched him leave. I sat on my bed with a heavy sigh.

We're dating now, so things should be different right? It feels as though nothing has changed. Sure, Lavi kisses me now, but nothing really feels different. Last night I thought things would go differently than they had.


Lavi and I sat on his bed in our dorm room. We sat in silence not really sure of what to say. We even walked back to the dorm in silence. I could see that Lavi's face was red, and I felt the heat from my cheeks too. Even though our situation was a bit awkward, Lavi still held onto my hand. It was comforting even in a situation like this. I finally cleared my throat and began talking. "S-So... Since I've never dated anyone before... what do people in a relationship do?"

"Well, people who date kiss, hug, and go on dates and spend a lot of time together. They also um... never mind that though..." Lavi trailed off blushing furiously. I cocked my head to the side in question, but he just shook it off.

"So... it's different than just being friends?" I asked.

"Yup, because friends can't do this," he put on a smile and leaned in closer to me. I blushed as I felt his lips on mine. His hand ran through my hair while his other wrapped around my waist. I pulled on his shirt bringing him closer to me. We shifted so I was lying down on the bed with on top of me. He pulled away and started kissing my neck. Moans escaped my lips and he licked and nipped at my neck. He slipped his hand under my shirt and started trailing his hand up my stomach. I shivered at the unusual sensation I was feeling. As he reached my chest, he suddenly pulled his hand away and sat up. I laid there for a while, unsure of what just happened. When he sat still, I sat up.

"Lavi?" I called. He smiled back at me.

"So how was that, Sprout? Friends definitely can't do that, right?" he asked. I frowned because I could tell he was nervous about something. I just shook my head, and he stood up. "Well... I sure am tired... I'm going to bed. We can talk more tomorrow after all, right?" he said pulling out pajamas. I nodded and moved to pull out my own pajamas. I watched him as he changed. He didn't seem unnerved by anything, but something was wrong. I didn't quite know what, but something was weighing on Lavi's mind.

-End flashback-

How everything happened so quickly last night, I was kinda disappointed... but what was I disappointed by? Was it just the situation, or do I want something more. What more could I want though? Ugh, I can't think on an empty stomach. I checked our mini fridge and any thing else that would hold food in our room, but found nothing. Have I really been so distracted by Lavi lately that I didn't even realize we ran out of food in our room? Well, time to go shopping I guess. I changed into my usual wear and grabbed my dorm keys and my wallet before leaving.

I took the bus to the city outside campus and went to the local supermarket. I grabbed a bunch of snacks and some of Lavi's favorite foods too. At the check out counter, my cashier was someone who looked very familiar, but I couldn't find out where I knew her. She had black hair pulled up into a bun and glasses resting on her nose. She looked very smart and like someone who keeps to herself. I read her name tag to see if I knew her name.


Janine... That name definitely sounded familiar, but where have I heard it before? I noticed she was staring at me and I gave a shy smile. "Allen Walker?" she asked. I blinked. So I do know her? "I'm in your English Lit class." I nodded in understanding. She normally sat two seats away from me.

"Hello, Janine. I didn't know you worked here," I said starting a light conversation.

"I just started last week. So how are you? I heard you went on a date last night," she started.

"How did you hear that?" I asked. Her eyes widened in panic for a short second before a calm expression took over again.

"Just rumors. Though people don't understand, college and even the rest of adult life is very much like high school. It's all about rumors and looks. But anyways, how did your date go?" she asked.

"Um... Badly... Or did it go well?" I asked myself thinking about what ultimately happened on the date. I scratched my head in concentration and she gave a small giggle. I looked at her confused.

"You don't know? Did you get a second date?" she asked.

"No... Wait... Yeah, I did, but it wasn't from my date," I said. She looked confused this time. "We went on a double date with my roommate and his date, and the one who asked me for the second date was-"

"Oh, okay, I get it. You sure are popular. Your roommate, Lavi, is too," she said.

"We're popular?" I asked.

"Yeah, you two are what most girls on campus talk about. Haven't you realized it?" she asked.

"Well, actually, I kinda have... We've had someone break into our dorm room and steal our things recently," I started.

"That's terrible! Are you two alright?" she asked. I hesitated to answer. Something about the way she was acting seemed... fake. Like she isn't meaning any of this at all.

"We're fine. We weren't in the room when it happened," I said.

"That's good," she started. She looked back at the register and pressed a few buttons. "Well, your total is 21.37." I pulled out my wallet and handed her cash. She handed me back some change and my receipt. I also noticed another paper with seven numbers on it. I looked up at her and she winked at me. "Just in case your new date doesn't work out, I'm available." I nodded and grabbed my shopping bags. I left and rode the bus back to our dorm room.

When I got back to the room, I saw that Lavi was already back and was typing lazily on his computer. When he noticed I came in, he perked up and set aside his laptop. He ran up to me and hugged me tightly. "Allen, you're back! I was soooooooooooooooooooo bored!" he cried out.

"Well this is a warm welcome. Here, I got some food," I said holding out a shopping bag. He took it and peeked inside. "Did you want to go for lunch soon?"

"Yeah, sure. What's this, Sprout?" he asked pulling out Janine's number.

"Oh, I ran into a classmate of mine at the supermarket, and she gave me her number. I'm not really sure what to do with it though..." I trailed off.

"I do," he smiled and started ripping it up. He threw the pieces in the trash can and began leading me outside. "Onto lunch!"

"Wait! You just ripped up her number," I said.

"Yup, Allen, you don't need her number. She was probably hitting on you, and we're dating now so you don't need it," he said matter-of-factly.

"Alright," I said and followed him out to lunch. He grabbed my hand and smiled down at me. I smiled and laced our fingers together. Maybe this dating thing won't be so bad. After all, I get to stay together with Lavi. What do I have to be disappointed about?

That's the chapter! There will be much more to come, but you might hate me for it -cowers in corner- Hopefully you won't though, and sorry for the long wait. I procrastinated a bit, and then before I knew it two weeks had gone by. It's just that I got a new game and I've been addicted to it. I've stayed up late every night since I got it to play it xD Anyways, sorry for the wait. It shouldn't take as long next time and there really are only a few more chapters until this ends and the sequel begins. Well, review and I'll see you all next chapter! Bye!