Author's note: This was originally going to be a one-shot, but the characters thought differently. lol. There probably will only be two or three more. It's all fluff. I switch between Sydney's first-person perspective and Adrian's third-person. I don't know if it will happen in the other chapters, but I felt like I needed to have Adrian's perspective here.
The title comes from the Katy Perry song I Kissed Girl, in case you were wondering. Please feel free to review and let me know what you think.
Edit: To the anonymous guest and it makes sense in context, thank you for pointing out that I had Sydney's eye color wrong. I couldn't find it online, so I looked at the cover and she appears to have blue eyes. I have it fixed now. Thanks again!
Not My Intention
A Bloodlines (Sydrian) Fanfiction
By Danielle Cheri
I don't know how exactly it happened that I came to be lying on Adrian's ugly yellow couch with him stretched over me, but I was. After a long day of school and then conjuring for Miss Terwilliger, I was exhausted and not in the mood to be on campus.
So I got into Latte without much of a word to Jill or the others. Jill would know soon enough because I knew where I was going; I just didn't want to admit it consciously. But I was drawn to him. I had missed the feel of his lips against mine. The feel of his body close to mine.
Admittedly, this wasn't the first time. I'd been sneaking to his place for weeks. But it had been several days since our last encounter. Jill had been looking at me longingly for a while, so I knew he was missing me just as much as I missed him.
It was, in a way, like he was a drug I was addicted to. I had never had my body react this way. I had never had these feelings. And it scared me.
He kissed me smoothly. His tongue lightly slip over my lips and I tentatively opened my mouth. I had never kissed anyone this way. I liked it. His hands slid over my body, but on top of my clothes. He trailed kisses across my jaw and down my neck. My hands tangled in his hair and pulled his mouth back to mine. He kissed me thoroughly.
After a while, I pushed him away gently, rubbing my thumbs over his cheekbones. He smiled down at me and kissed me softly one more time before he sat up. He ran his fingers through his unruly hair and looked away as I sat up and righted my blouse.
"So how was your day?" He asked when I was put back together.
I shrugged and curled into his side. "Long."
"What about with Terwilliger?"
I sighed and pulled away. "I don't come here to talk magic."
"No, you just come here to make it." He said, pulling me back into his side and kissing my hair.
I chuckled and pressed my eyes into his neck. "If that's what you want to call it."
He laughed. "So how is Jill?"
"In need of the feeder. She's dragging, but it's not until tomorrow."
"Well, your better moods help, you know."
"Many thanks to you, Sydney." He said softly, running his fingertips down my arm and back up again slowly.
I sat up and looked at him. "I like when you call me Sydney."
"I like saying it." He brushed his lips across mine and then stood. He pulled a pack of cigarettes out of his pocket and tapped one out.
"I wish you would quit that." I said softly as he lit up.
He blew out the smoke, but at least had the decency to look ashamed. "I've quit drinking." He took a drag and then spoke again as he let the smoke out again, "And I've cut back on this, thank you very much." He walked into the kitchen and retrieved two cans from the fridge. He came back in and handed me one.
I let out a feigned cough as he moved to sit down beside me. He paused and stubbed out the cigarette, but not so much that he couldn't light it up again once I was gone. He turned his head and blew out the smoke in the other direction. He moved in to try and kiss me again, but I put a hand on his chest.
"Not when you taste like an ash tray." I warned.
He pushed me back and forced a playful kiss on me anyway.
I laughed, despite myself and took a long drink from my diet pop. I sat it on the coffee table and said, "So."
"So." He said back, taking a drink from something obviously full of calories and caffeine.
"Has Jill…?" I didn't even know why I was asking.
"She's asked about it, but she knows pretty much everything. We've been working on her ability to block me out."
"She doesn't say anything to me about it. But we're usually around everyone else, so…"
"She wants to help us keep our secret. If Angeline ever found out…"
"Not to mention we're supposed to be related around here." I turned Adrian hand over on his lap and started drawing circles on his palm with my forefinger. "I need to go."
"You don't hate that I don't want to rush this, do you?" I asked uncertainly.
He closed his hand around mine and squeezed it gently. "I know you like me. But you don't love me. You're attracted to me." He turned my face up and looked into my eyes. "You're not still scared of me, are you?"
I felt the corners of my mouth tugging in a smile, "As long as you keep your magic to yourself."
"That's it. And your dad is one of the foremost Alchemists. Not to mention you still work for that organization. If we go any farther that just the occasional make-out session, we could both get too attached and mess up."
"I already have messed up, Adrian." I pressed my lips to his hard. I pulled away after a few seconds. "I never should have taken this job." I got up and headed for the door.
"Hey, Sage." He called, bounding after me.
I turned as I pulled my coat on. "Yes?"
He raised his hand and slid a finger down my cheek. "I like that you want to take this slow. I'm not usually very cautious. And, not that I wouldn't wait forever, but I want to make sure Jill can completely block me out before we go any farther than kissing. She doesn't need to see that." He smirked and his eyes drifted down my body. "I want to, but she doesn't need to."
I felt a blush creeping up my cheeks. "I agree." I said softly. I raised myself up on my toes and brushed a kiss across his lips. "I'll see you tomorrow for our trip to Clarence's house."
He put his hand over his heart and said dramatically, "I will wait with bated breath."
I chuckled as he kissed me one more time.
He pulled my coat closed and fastened the buttons. "It's getting cold out there, Sage."
I rested my hand on his cheek for a moment before I left without another word.
My phone went off with a text as I buckled myself into Latte. It was from Adrian. "I know it's cheesy, but I miss you already."
I sent back. "Don't be so sentimental. You'll see me tomorrow." Then I immediately sent, "Oh, and I feel the same way. We're the cheese twins."
"Twin Powers activate! Lol. Be careful driving, Sage."
I looked out the window as I turned over the ignition to see him standing in the doorway. He waved and I waved back before I drove away.
"Stop being so weird." Jill texted Adrian.
He smiled at the words she wrote and replied, "Stop looking in on my private conversations."
"Can't really help it. Too tired."
"It's late. Go to bed."
"Homework. Someone was making it hard to concentrate."
"I have no idea what you're talking about, kid."
"Sure. Just ask her out already."
Adrian stared at the message from his Spirit-bonded friend for almost a minute before he answered, "Too dangerous."
"Then family movie night out and you sit with her. I'll keep everyone else distracted."
"I'll talk to Sage about it. Goodnight."
After getting Jill's response, he plugged in his phone and stood in front of a blank canvas. He started mixing paints on a palette and started painting. He didn't know really what he was painting until it was done and he was looking at a close-up of Sydney's golden brown eyes. There was nothing else. She had become his favorite subject lately: her eyes, her mouth, her nose. Portraits and abstractions galore. And mostly from memory; she never let him use her as a live model. Though, he never had gotten the courage to ask.
Adrian sighed and brought his brushes to the sink to wash out. His phone rang in the middle of the process. "Sage!" He said when he answered it.
She chuckled on the other end. "What happened to Sydney?"
"What happened to you keeping your distance?"
"I just wanted to talk to you one last time before I went to bed."
"Admit that you can't live without me." He demanded kindly.
"I can, actually." She paused. "Jill said something about family movie night? Said it was your idea."
"Yeah, but she said you…might want to…I mean…"
"She suggested it as a date for us. It was her idea."
"If you don't want to, we don't have to." Why was he suddenly nervous? He was never nervous. Well, that was until he fell for Sydney. She had so much to lose. He did too, but he had survived a broken heart once before and could do it again if he had to. She could lose her job and be sent to "re-education." Just the name made him uncomfortable.
"I'd like to. We can talk about it tomorrow." She said, breaking into his thoughts.
"Good. I know I'll be much clearer with blood in my system." He stopped short as he heard her sharp intake of breath. "I'm sorry."
"No, it's fine." She said quickly. "It's who you are."
"I wish it wasn't." He said softly.
"You can't help it, Adrian. It's like me wishing I didn't have brown eyes and blonde hair."
He stepped in front of his new painting at the mention of her eyes. "Yeah." He said softly.
"I need to get some sleep."
"Yeah, me too." He paused. "I'll see you tomorrow, Sydney."
"Tomorrow." She promised before they disconnected.
I had trouble sleeping that night. Thoughts of Adrian kept me tossing and rethinking my decisions. I didn't want to be attracted to him, but I was. And I kept going over there and kissing him and letting him touch me so tenderly, like I was fragile.
I dozed off near morning and cursed at my alarm when it went off just over an hour later. I got up and got ready for my day. With the knowledge and anticipation of seeing Adrian later, I felt better as I headed to breakfast.
Jill commented when I sat down with her, Eddie, and Angeline, "You look bright and chipper this morning." She gave me a significant look.
"Really? I didn't get much sleep last night." I commented as I bit into my apple.
"So, I was thinking." Jill said to the entire group, changing the subject before anyone got suspicious, and then proceeded to go on with her idea for the "family" outing. "I was thinking Saturday night. I have a study group Friday."
"I can do Saturday." Eddie said, biting into his scrambled eggs.
"Me too." Angeline said. For once she wasn't in trouble and confined to the dorms.
"Sydney?" Jill asked.
I felt myself smile. "Yeah, that sounds like a good plan. I'll say something to Adrian."
"Why would you be the one to talk to Adrian?" Angeline asked.
I felt words of defense try to form on my tongue, but Jill answered for me. "My phone is acting up. Not working half the time. And since the bond only goes one way…" She spooned cereal into her mouth with a shrug. "Thanks for having my back on that front, Sydney."
"Yeah, no problem. We'll work on getting your phone fixed." I assured her and smiled gratefully.
The day passed in a blur. I already knew all this stuff. I just had to keep my grades up so I could stay until we knew Jill was safe to go back to her normal life.
We loaded up in Latte and I sent a text to Adrian to tell him we were on our way. His response came while I was driving. I asked Jill to look at it, but she said, "Better wait and do it yourself."
"You already know what it says?"
"No, but I know the emotion behind it, so it's best if you let it stay private." She said as softly as possible so the others didn't hear.
Jill jumped out and scooted into the back seat as soon as I pulled up in front of Adrian's apartment. He smiled gratefully at her and slid into the front seat as I read his message. "Hurry! I've been anxious to see you all day."
I looked over and smiled at him. "Hey." I said as I put the car in gear and headed out of town.
"Hey." He said back.
I heard Jill in the back seat, taking over conversation with the others and distracting them.
I softly said, "I like the text, but we really need to be more careful."
"I know. I just couldn't help myself." He reached over the bench seat and squeezed my leg briefly before putting his hand in the middle of the seat, inviting me to hold it.
I wish I could have.
Jill hurried inside once we arrived. Eddie and Angeline followed.
I tried to get out, but Adrian stopped me with a hand on my arm. I turned to look at him, but was met with his lips moving gently against mine.
"When do I get to be alone with you again?" He asked, his voice husky.
"Well, I don't know about alone, but what do you say to a date Saturday? Family movie night out."
"I like that. Can I hold your hand since it'll be dark?"
"Sure." I got out of the car before I kissed him again.