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4. What a night.
I looked at myself in the mirror for the fifth time. My hair was pulled back into a high ponytail with a few strands falling onto the side of my cheeks. Tonight I wore a little make-up. Why wouldn't I? I mean, the hottest guy ever is coming to my house and I Mary-Kate is going to tutor him, actually just help him to catch up with his work.
I pressed my palms on to my cheeks smiling like a fool.
I fixed the crease on my orange, long sleeved peplum top that I was wearing with blue jeans and ballet flats.
Man I looked good!
I heard the doorbell ringing from downstairs followed by the door opening. "Mary, your friend is here!" Mum shouted from downstairs.
"Coming." I replied my heart beat speeding up.
I quickly looked in the mirror again, breathed out a shaky breath to calm myself down and rushed out of my bedroom. When I got to the top of the stairs I saw Jason standing near the door talking to my mum. My heartbeat picked up again, and all of a sudden, my tummy felt funny, I could feel the butterflies and I could feel my face and my whole body heating up.
"Come on in!" Mum said extending her arm to welcome Jason in the house.
"Ok, thank you." He said looking a little nervous.
"Wow this is weird yet wonderful. Mary has never brought a boy here before."
Oh no, how can she say that? That's embarrassing.
I rested my left hand on the stair rail as I rushed down the stairs to stop mum from telling Jason more embarrassing stories. The closer I got near them, the shakier I became, but I ignored it. I had to save myself from embarrassment.
Jason seemed to sense that I was near because he turned his head towards me and smiled. I nearly slipped on the last stair. Luckily the stair rail held me up. I smiled shakily and then looked at my mum.
"Ok mum that's enough." I said grabbing Jason's hand. I felt tingles go up my arm. I looked at Jason for a second; he didn't look like he felt it, and then I looked back at my mum. "I'm sure Jason here doesn't want to hear your lame stories."
I heard Jason chuckle.
"Fine, I will leave you kids to it." Mum said disappearing into the living room.
I sighed. "Come on Jason."
I dragged Jason behind me to the study room that was at the back of the house. It was a small room with a shelf full of books, mostly my books. In the corner, there was a brown desk opposite to it with a MacBook pc on it and two chairs, one I got from my room and the other one that is always there.
"Here we are." I said to Jason.
"Cool." He said looking down at me and then our hands.
I didn't even realise I was still holding his hand.
"Oh." I said quickly letting go of his hand and looking away. "Sorry."
"It's ok." He said taking a seat on one of the chairs.
I looked down at my hand. To be honest I didn't want to let go his hand. It was really warm and it felt so right to hold his hand. The tingling feeling was still there and my hand felt cold somehow. I sighed and looked at my hand one more time and heard Jason say, "So what are we starting with teacher?"
"Mhm?" I said looking at him confused. He pointed at his books that were lying on the desk.
"Oh, yes." I said sitting next to him. I took his text book carefully, trying not to touch his hand. "I will tell you what we have covered so far."
"We have done the history of chemistry, so finding out how it began, who discovered the elements. Stuff like that." I paused while flipping the pages to the next chapter. "And in chapter two, we looked at what is inside an atom; and now we are up to chapter three looking at the periodic table and why it is important."
"Good. It doesn't seem like a lot." Jason said and I nodded in reply.
"So, read and answer the questions at the end of each topic." I said getting my own homework.
"Okay." Jason smiled and turned his head towards the Chemistry book.
I watched as his eyes scanned the words on the page. His beautifully shaped nose fitted on his face perfectly. His lips moved a little as he read. They looked so plump and dark pink. I wanted to know how they felt. I looked at his beautifully shaped jaw. It looked strong and beautiful. There are no other words to describe him other that beautifully handsome.
He turned his head towards me and smiled. I looked in his eyes and smiled, but I quickly looked away. I could feel the crimson colour illuminating on my cheeks.
"No it's not three D." I explained for the fifth time. "Four S comes before three D."
"What? I don't understand at all." Jason said with a frustrated sigh.
It's been more than two hours and Jason still couldn't understand the order of energy levels in atoms. He is trying to figure out what the electron figuration for Iron is but he thinks that three D comes before four S. I know you must think that it is a long time to do one chapter and a half of another chapter, but with me having to explain some things to Jason over and over again, it takes a while.
"Ok, it's been more than two hours; I think it's time we stop for today." I said looking at Jason waiting for an answer.
"Okay." He said looking in my eyes smiling. Once again I couldn't look away. "You have beautiful eyes." He whispered.
I didn't know what to say or do, so I just swallowed. I felt Jason slip his hand on top of mine. I looked down at our hands and then back at Jason; he still looked deeply in my eyes but this time he was leaning in. Warmth tingled its way up my arm from where Jason was touching me and I could feel it sneaking its way around my body. I could feel the butterflies in my stomach coming again and my heart was pounding so fast, causing my body to shake.
I didn't know what else to do but lean in towards him. I could feel his breath, warm and tickling my lips. I closed my eyes waiting for his lips to touch mine but instead I felt being something moist and soft touching my cheek. He kissed me on the cheek instead.
I opened my eyes and Jason was looking at me smiling.
"Thank you." He said smiling and arranging his books. I just looked at him shocked. I thought he was going to kiss me on my lips. I touched my cheek and then lips trying to imagine what it would have felt like to be kissed on the lips.
I heard the study room door opening.
"Are you guys done?" Mum asked poking her head in the room.
"Um, yes." I said standing up.
"Good, because I made dinner." Mum smiled and looked down at Jason, "Would you like to join us?"
"No, I've already troubled you enough." Jason said pointing to the plate with biscuit crumbs on the desk.
"No, no no. You didn't trouble me. Those were just cookies and were only three each."
Jason looked at me and I raised my eyebrow at him. Actually I ate five of those cookies, because he refused to eat two of his cookies. So, he better pay the price by eating dinner with us.
"Ok, I will eat dinner with you." He said smiling.
"Excellent. Is there anything you are allergic to?" Mum asked Jason while getting the empty plate from the table. Jason shook his head to say no. "Okay then, I will meet you guys in the dining room." And then she walked out of the room.
"Shall we go?" I asked Jason smiling.
"Sure, I'm starving." He said rubbing his stomach like any other typical teenage boy.
I chuckled. We exited the room and walked towards the dining room. That's what you get for not eating your share of cookies.
Before mum entered, I was certain that Jason was going to kiss me on the lips. Did he hear my mum coming?
I couldn't hear anything because my heartbeat was thumbing really loud in my ears. Anyway thank goodness that he didn't kiss me on the lips because it would have been really awkward having my mum walking in on us.
I'm glad that my wish came true though. I wanted to feel what his lips felt like. They are so soft, just like what I expected. I smiled to myself touching my cheek again.
When we entered the dining room, I saw three plates arranged on the table.
"You can put your books over there." I said to Jason, pointing on one of the sofas in the corner of the dining room.
I went to the table and sat down at my usual spot and then Jason came and joined me on the table but, he sat opposite to me. Mum entered carrying a medium bowl with heatproof gloves.
"Oh, you are already here." Mum said placing the bowl on the table and looked at me with a happy smile. "I made spaghetti Bolognese, your favourite!"
I smiled really big and said. "Thank you mum."
I saw Jason smiling from the corner of my eye as mum sat down on my right.
"Ok, let us say grace." Mum paused and looked at Jason. "I'm not sure if you do this at your home, but I hope it's alright."
"It's fine." Jason said smiling. He looked at me and put his palms together and closed his eyes. I did the same and waited for mum to start the prayer.
"For the food we are about to eat dear Lord, we would like to thank you, amen."
"Amen." Jason and I said in unison.
"Everyone dig in." Mum said passing a dishing spoon to Jason for the spaghetti.
"Thank you. " He said starting to pour some spaghetti in his plate.
I decided to start with a vegetable salad first. It was pretty nice. I felt Jason looking at me, so I looked up and he was looking at me with a 'Are you like one of those girls trying to go on a diet to lose weight?' look. Well, I don't consider myself as fat or whatever you want to call it. I'm just average and yes I have been called fat a couple of times but who cares. I will never go on a diet no matter what the case is.
To prove to him that I wasn't on a diet, I took the bowl and the dishing spoon and poured some spaghetti into my plate and started eating mouthful after mouthful.
"Mary-Kate, eat properly." Mum said tapping me on the hand. I looked at her and then back at Jason. He had a smirk on his face and looked like he was about to burst out laughing.
I looked down a bit embarrassed. Now he is going to think that I'm a pig.
I think it was much better before when I was eating the salad. At least I didn't embarrass myself.
"So Jason what do your parents do?" Mum asked chewing on a piece of lettuce.
"My dad owns a company in Canada and my mum recently got a job here as a doctor at the Amoriss hospital." Jason said stabbing a cucumber with his fork. I watched him as he placed it in his mouth and chewed on it slowly. The way his lips moved made me think of what they would feel like against mine.
"Oh, so are your parents separated?" Mum asked with a sympathetic expression on her face.
I looked at Jason curiously waiting for an answer. I hope his parents are not separated because I think it will be very devastating. I know that I would be devastated if my parents separated.
"No, they are not. It's just that mum couldn't find a stable job in Canada."
Mum and I sighed in relief. I have no idea what I would have done if he had said that his parents are divorced.
"Well that's good. I think we should meet your mum. I'm sure Mary would like to know all about being a doctor." Mum said looking at me smiling.
Jason looked at me smiling. "I think mum would love that. She always talks about how female doctors aren't as many as male doctors these, and how great it will be if more women become doctors."
I smiled at him and looked down at my plate. Wow, I wonder what his mum looks like. I bet she is just as beautiful as Jason. I snicked a glance at Jason and saw his smiling while looking down at his plate. His hair covered his eyes a little, but I could perfectly see his beautifully shaped nose and lips.
After dinner Jason said he was going home. It was around eight o'clock. He said his goodbyes to mum.
"I'm going to walk Jason out." I said to mum.
"Ok." She answered from the kitchen.
Jason opened the door and a rush of cold wind came into the house. I grabbed a jacket from the coat rack and quickly put it on.
When I got outside I quickly closed the door to keep the cold air out.
I could see Jason's jeep commander on our driveway. It is really interesting how a sixteen or seventeen year old has a really cool car.
You must be wondering why I am not using right age, it's just that I don't know it yet.
Ok, back to reality.
After all, his father owns a company and his mum is a doctor. They are probably very rich.
I don't even have a car. Dad said he will get me one if I pass all of my subjects for my senior year. That is why I am trying to do my best.
"Thank you again for helping me." Jason said when we reached his car.
I saw him leaning in for a hug, but I held out my hand. I don't know why I did that. I guess I was scared of the mixed feelings I would get if he hugged me. He looked at my hand a bit confused, but shook it anyway.
Again, I felt the warmth spread up my arm but this time I quickly let go and pulled my jacket to cover my hand. I looked down, scared to see Jason's eyes.
"I will see you tomorrow?" Jason asked while unlocking his car.
"Sure." I said looking up and smiling.
"Well, see you then." He said going in his car and starting the engine right after. He waved as he closed the car door.
I watched him as he drove all the way to the end of the street and turned left.
I sighed, what a night!
Thank you very much for hanging on.
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