Hi, my name is Theodore Ray Carrick Grey or Teddy for short. You probably don't know me but you know my father, everyone knows my father. My father is Christian Grey of Grey Enterprises. Yes, that's right; I'm the male heir to a multi-billion dollar company. But none of that matters to me. I want to make a name for myself by myself. That's why I decided to go to college on the East coast.
Today marked my second week of freedom at college and I already made some new friends. Phoebe, my little sister, was the more social one in our family. She was outgoing, beautiful, funny, and very hardheaded. You've probably heard of her, she's made a name for herself. Ever since she was born, the spotlight shone on her. Phoebe was either making you laugh or angry. She's in high school now and she's driving my parents crazy. She's a trouble maker, always will be too. But I loved her.
Anyways, my parents allowed me to attend college across the country only if I agreed to live in an apartment near campus and made use of my two bodyguards who shadowed me. Unlike Phoebe, I didn't have a problem with having bodyguards. It made me feel safe and so what if it made me a wimp. I was a wimp that was safe with two bodyguards.
I was walking out of my first class with my best friends, Vince and Mac, when Gwen Pierson walked by.
"There goes your girlfriend," Vince shoved me.
Gwen Pierson was the uttermost beautiful, smart, and unattainable girl on campus. I saw her in the Student Union during the first week of classes. She was the only girl wearing no makeup or shorts that showed off her thong and a shirt that show cased her chest. No, Gwen Pierson was wearing faded jeans shorts and a Harvard hoodie and had her hair in a sloppy bun. Even though the place was crowded, my eyes landed on her out of all of the other girls in the room. Ever since then, Gwen was all I could think about.
"She's not my girlfriend," I muttered.
They knew I've been trying to figure out a way to ask her out but I was too afraid of rejection. My family didn't handle rejection well. For all I knew, she could have no clue who I was or she could be dating someone else from back home.
"When are you going to grow some balls and talk to her?" Mac questioned, "She's in my American Classics, want me to put in a good word for you?"
"I don't need help!"
Gwen stopped to turn around and face me. Uh oh. She made her way towards us, a look of beautiful determination on her face.
"Hello, can I speak to Theodore please?" Gwen asked.
Vince and Mac walked away, giggling like school girls.
"I'm Gwen and you're Theodore Grey. My friends told me that you were planning on asking me out but I just thought that I should save you the trouble and deny you right here and now. It wouldn't have worked out between us anyways."
My mouth dropped as she strutted away. That's not how our first talk was going to go. I had it all planned out. I was going to woo her with words and then ask her to go on a date with me and rock her world.
"Hey, wait up!" I ran after Gwen.
She marginally slowed her speed for me to catch up to her.
"That's it? You're not even going to give me a fair chance?"
Gwen moved out of the way so a group of seniors could pass through.
"The offer is really sweet but unlike you, I have to work my ass off just to pay to go here. Harvard is my dream college and I made a promise to myself that when I got in, I would do whatever it took to stay. Dating a trust fund boy isn't going to help me secure my future."
Laughing, I shook my head, "I'm not asking you to marry me. Just go on a date with me."
"I will follow you until you finally go out with me."
Gwen glared at me, "You know that's called harassment don't you?"
"Well think of it this way; if you sue me, you'll get a hell of a settlement check," I tried to joke.
Gwen stepped away from me, "I don't need your money or your pity. What I need is for you to leave me alone!"
She started to walk away again, I followed her.
"Please, leave me alone!"
"What if I just walk next to you, sit next to you in classes. I won't say one word. You'll forget I'm even there," I promised.
She peered at me, "Not one word?"
Quietly, I sat through all of Gwen's classes. By the end of the day, I was well educated in biological sciences, Latin, psychology, and social sciences. I kept my word about not talking to Gwen and she tried her best not to become too annoyed by my presence. At the risk of sounding cocky, I know that I am a good looking kid and girls loved good looking, rich guys to marry. More than ten girls came up to me during my time with Gwen to either start a conversation or wink and giggle at me. My plan of trying to blend in with Gwen's classes was a failure.
I walked Gwen back to her dorm room before four. She didn't invite me in and I wasn't surprised.
"Well, this has been fun but I have to go and get ready for work now," Gwen said.
"Can I wait for you hear and walk you to work?"
"It's across town; I have to take a bus."
"I can drive you," I offered, "It'll take all but a minute for me to go and get my car."
All of a sudden, tear sprung into her beautiful green eyes, "Why won't you just leave me alone? I won't sleep with you, I don't want your money, I'm not a charity case, and I won't be a part of some bet you and your buddies made to see who could get into my panties first."
"What're you talking about?" I tried to wipe a fallen tear away.
She shrugged me away from her, "What is it that you want Theodore?"
"Can I buy you a cup of coffee?" I questioned.
"No! Now will you please leave me alone? I promise, I'll tell everyone you slept with me if that's what you want. But please, just forget about me."
I tried to grab Gwen's wrist as she tried to get inside her building but she started thrashing away from me.
"Let me go!" Gwen yelled.
Her scream caused a few people to turn and look at us. I instantly let go and took a step away from her. She took the opportunity to wipe her eyes, fix her hair, and then open the door. I didn't care, I wanted to get to know her.