Thanks for all the support!

"Maya! Talk to him!" complained Tori as she dragged me toward the cafeteria. "You guys were so cute! Even as 'just friends.'"


"What happened between you two? I mean, you were all best friend-y one day, now you won't even talk!"

"I... Nothing."

I couldn't tell Tori about our kiss. She'd jump and squeal and blab to everyone that we were in love- but we weren't. I just made a huge, huge mistake, letting him kiss me.

How could I think he actually cared about me? He was just being nice so he could "get some action."

Well, he wasn't going to take advantage of me. That's what I reminded myself as he apologized, because it seemed sincere. But he's probably just playing me again.

"Then the French decided that..." I stared down at my paper, refusing to look at Campbell. I continued on about the French and some war they fought in, even though I had more important things going on in my life.

After I finished reading my paper to him, things were silent.

I looked up. He was staring at me intently, as if I was a thousand-piece puzzle.

"Your turn," I said simply, before gazing down at my unopened textbook. The Eiffel Tower on the cover was incredibly detailed for a drawing. .

Cam reluctantly read on about some boring ruler or another. I half-listened.

"Good," I commented politely when he was finished.

"Thanks... Maya, you can't ignore me forever."

"I'm not ignoring you," I replied, not making eye contact.

"Yes you are. But why can't we just go back to being friends?"

I have to admit, that sounded tempting. I missed him. And during our friendship, I'd met who I thought was the real Cam- a kind, caring guy who I'd come to really like. Turns out it was all an act.

Before I had to answer, thank God, the bell rang. I tried to rush out, but Cam grabbed my elbow.

"Maya. We need to talk."

"Fine," I sighed, giving in.

I followed him to the next classroom- the science lab, equipped with everything but a teacher and students.

"Okay. What's up?"

"Maya," Cam sighed. "I thought you were a great friend. Why does everything have to change because of one stupid kiss?"

"Because I was being played," I stiffly countered.


"Cam... I thought you were a really great guy. But now I know that you only acted like that so that you could..." I didn't want to go into specifics.

"What?" He repeated, sounding bewildered. "That's ridiculous!"

"Then why'd you kiss me?" I challenged.

"Because..." His lowered his voice. "Look, Maya, I like you. As... As more than a friend. I guess I kind of got caught up in the moment. But who you were talking to before that? That's the real me."

I was speechless. Cam liked me? Liked me, liked me?


"Sorry," He said quickly, getting ready to leave.

"Cam, I like you too. But as more than a friend," I smiled, using his exact words.

His face broke out into a grin. He smiled at me before whispering, "Can I kiss you again?"

"Please do."

Aw... Cute geekiness. But how will everyone react to the new relationship? Will it even be a relationship?

~Dangerous Passion