TAMING THE PLAY BOY
(The Nerd And The Bad Boy)
( LUCIA )
I felt a suddenly rush of energy. I sprang up.
“You know him? He’s your study partner. I thought you didn’t have friends in school and you kept to yourself. I’m so glad you have one person even if it’s as a result of studying, it’s still a win for me and guess what, he’s really cute too.”
I didn’t have in me to correct her hence saying the truth that I am and will forever be “Her Loner Daughter.” She gazed at me with so much admiration. I felt happy.
“Yes mom. It skipped my mind, I was going to tell you.”
“I’m so proud of you!”
She squeeled and hugged me extremely tightly.
“I’ll change into something more suitable and be down in a moment. Please do!t probe him before I get back.”
“Oh you know I won’t be able to control myself. I want to know absolutely everything.”
“Mom, I’ll tell you everything. Just leave him alone please. ”
“Yeah, and risk you lying to me. Definately not. I’ll ask him, he looks really charming. I like him already!”
If only she knew just how “charming” Ashton Harold was. She won’t be saying all this.
“Alright. Alright. I’ll just ask follow up questions, no probing I swear.”
Before I could try and stop her, she had already dashed off out of room.
I’m so dead. Ashton is going to get me into a whole mess of trouble.
I quickly wore the first dress I could lay my hands on and rushed down the stairs.
Ashton and my mom were clearly hitting it off already. She was giggling to something he has said until his eyes caught sight of me. He smirked and I glared mumbling a few swear words.
I adjusted my glasses and moved closer.
“Finally dear, you’re here….”
“Yeah mom. I and Ashton need to get to “studying” before it gets late.”
She beam, I led the way to the study room and he trailed behind.
Once we got in, I gently locked the door behind us.
“What are you doing here!”
I snapped and he took off the glasses.
He chuckles shortly afterwards and I told my arms trying to keep my cool. Ashton will not get me over the edge.
“I never said I would help you study because I don’t want to. I don’t care whatever it is you think you saw in me. I want no part or this madness. Stay away from me.”
I cautioned but he only snorted.
“I’m afraid I can’t do that. I have my eyes solely on you plus I seriously do need help with geometry.”
“Well get someone else to help you. I’m sure every girl in Lakewood would fight over this huge opportunity and those eyes of yours need to be seriously checked.”
I said in one breath.
“Like I said, I want you to help me. The test is in a few weeks, help me study and once it’s done I’ll be out of your hair.”
“Then I won’t stop coming. Your mom already likes me I mean who doesn’t.”
“So that’s all it takes, I help you with a test and you fuck off…”
He grinned and I adjusted my glasses once more.
“Great, when do we start.”
“Tomorrow but I have some rules.”
“You’re the boss, tell me.”
“When you come over you don’t try to give my mom any impression about us. When you come over it’s strictly studying and once you’re done, you’re out no extra curricular activities. ”
“The three golden rules huh.”
He joked and I raised my glasses up.
“Do you agree or not?”
“Alright. I accept your terms and conditions.”
“Great. The moment you’re good, we stop this.”
He nodded in response and I opened the door so he could leave.
When the door slammed shut, I breathed a sigh of relief.
“He left some notes back at home. We’re staying tomorrow.”
“Ohh. Like I said, he’s a keeper.”
“Don’t get me started mom.”
I groan heading back to my room.
“It’s just for a couple of weeks. Teach him and he leaves. What could possibly go wrong?”
I asked myself and shrugged my shoulders.