Jerry had been holding on to Emily's waist as they glided across the rink smoothly.
"Thanks, Jerry." Emily blushed. "And I'm sorry if I did anything to make you hate me."
Jerry sighed. "I don't hate you. It's just that Jack and Kim have been friends for a long time and they really liked each other, I didn't want anybody coming between them."
Emily stopped and faced him. "I didn't know they liked each other until AFTER I got here. When I tried getting Jack to ask me on a date, I was only doing it because I thought they'd never talk to each other again."
"And the other day at lunch? You sat on me. What was that about?" He crossed his arms.
"I like you." She mumbled.
"I like you!" She nearly yelled then looked away from him when she saw a few people turn to stare at her.
"I know." Jerry smirked. "I heard you the first time."
She punched his shoulder and crossed her arms. "Everyone's staring now."
"No one's staring." He laughed.
"Are you done humiliating me now?" She hissed. "You know I like you, now stop making fun of me for it."
"I'm not making fun of you for it. And I never said I didn't like you back."
She looked up at him and gave him a small smile.
"Look, look, look." Kim smiled in the direction of Emily and Jerry. "Isn't that cute?" She looked at Jack.
"I guess." He shrugged.
She glared at him. "I think it's cute."
"I'm a dude, I don't do cute." He rolled his eyes.
"Well, I do." She pouted.
"You're a girl." He pointed out.
"Hey, Kim, come check this out." Brody pulled her forward and took over to the spot where his dad was, introducing her.
Jack watched as his girlfriend shook hands with Brody's father and sighed. As Brody helped Kim skate back over, he put a fake smile on his face.
"Welcome back." He joked.
"Good to be back." She giggled and leaned up to kiss him.
"Thanks for the back up, Kim." Brody smiled. "I'll see you at school." He skated away from them.
The next day, at the dojo, Milton and Eddie were stretching when Jack and Kim walked in holding hands.
"Hey, guys." Milton greeted. "How was the roller rink?"
"Fun." Kim smiled.
"Didn't Jerry and Emily go with you guys?" Eddie asked them. "Are they together too now?"
Kim opened her mouth to explain that Jerry and Emily had left the roller rink on their own and she hadn't seen them all night, but she heard laughter behind her and turned to see Jerry carrying Emily on his back.
"Hey!" She beamed.
"Hi." Emily laughed as jumped off Jerry's back. "Hi, Milton, Eddie." She waved.
"Yo." Jerry said, walking over to his locker and grabbing his gi.
"So, uh, what's up with that?" Eddie whispered to Jerry.
"What's up with what?"
"You and Emily. Are you guys a thing now or what?" Milton asked.
"Yup." Jerry smiled proudly.
"Yes!" Kim cheered from across the dojo. " I knew it! You guys owe me ten bucks!" She said to Eddie and Milton.
Emily laughed as she finished putting on her gi, not minding the bet between the three friends.
Kim stuck her tongue out at her two friends who each handed her ten dollars.
Jack sighed as he watched Brody come rushing into the dojo, lifting Kim into the air and spinning her around.
"Brody!" She squealed, laughing as he set her back down. "What's going on?"
"My dad LOVED meeting you." He beamed.
Kim smiled and opened her mouth to tell him she had a great time meeting him too, but Jack wound his arm tight around her waist.
"Oh, hey Jack. I was just telling Kim that my dad really likes her."
Jack faked a smile at him. "Great."
Sensing the tension, Brody shifted awkwardly from one foot to the other. "So, um, I should go, but I'll see you at school, Kim."
"Yeah." She nodded. "Bye, Brody."
"What was that?" Jack asked, letting go of her.
"What was what?"
The guys and Emily gathered around them.
" 'Bye, Brody'." Jack mocked her. "Since when has saying bye to someone require a flirty voice?"
"A flirty voice?" Kim scoffed. "Are you serious right now?"
"Yes, Kim, very serious!"
"No, you're being ridiculous!"
"Tell me, Kimberly, were you lying when you told me that you had absolutely no feelings for Brody?"
"Excuse me?!" She gasped. "Of course not! What is your problem, Jack?!"
"My problem is that my girlfriend doesn't care that another guy's flirting with her right in front of me!"
"Brody wasn't flirting! We happen to be friends!"
"Maybe you shouldn't be!"
"No, maybe I just shouldn't be your girlfriend!" She threw her hands in the air and stormed out of the dojo, leaving Jack, the guys, and Emily stunned.