I moved to a college dorm two weeks later, my mom was able to get the time off work so she could help me move in. I hated it when she cried as she was leaving. I started my first class soon after. They were surprisingly hard. I didn’t struggle with them, but it was the first time I had to actually think about something I was being taught. Shit just came naturally to me. I was housed with another first year, Oliver, he was 18, but didn’t seem to care that I was only 16. He gave me a beer on our first night. Because I had spent the last few years with people older than me, I was more mature than most guys my age.
Before I knew it, it was Christmas. I was able to fly home for the holidays. I worked in a coffee shop near to my dorms, I was pretty lucky that I didn’t have a lot saved up. I needed a job quicker than a lot of the other students, so when I went in the local coffee shop near my dorm, looking for a job, the manager hired me pretty much straight away.
I was in work one day, a week before I was due to fly home, when a girl walked in. I had never seen anyone as beautiful as her. She was small, not tiny, she was probably around 5,3. She had blonde hair, cut to her shoulders. But it was her eyes which almost made me weak. They were turquoise, I hadn’t seen the sea myself, but from what I’ve seen from pictures, they were the same color. She was completely beautiful.
She walked to the counter waiting to be served. She walked right up to me, completely oblivious to the fact that I couldn’t stop staring at her with a stupid fucking grin on my face, I swear, if I saw any one drooling over a girl the way I was, I’d fucking bitch slap them. “Hi, can I have two pumpkin spice lattes please?” She asked. She had a Texan twang too, and I had an in. “Course sugar, you need anything else?” Yes, I was ashamed that I had really put on the drawl, but I wanted her to hear it. She smiled, “you from Texas too? You’re a long way from home,” she stated. Fucking yes. “Yeah I am sugar. And I guess you are too?” “Yep” she nodded. I tried to start a conversation with her as I made her drinks, “so do you go to school here, darlin’?” “Yeah, I’m a first year. You?” “Yeah, I’m in my first year too.”
I didn’t even notice the guy who walked in to stand next to her. Fucking chump. Skinny, dark hair, dark eyes, looked like a fucking pussy. He walked over to her and put his arm around her waist and pulled her in to kiss her head. All the while, his fucking eyes didn’t leave mine. Like the bitch was fucking claiming her in front of me. Like that would stop me, I laughed out loud.
“Something funny?” he asked. “No not at all sir… I was just thinking about something that made me laugh.” I bought my attention back to the girl. I was begging him in my head to say her name, I needed to know it. “Ok sweetheart, that is $2.25.” “$2.25? You’ve only charged for one?” She asked. I leant forward so I was close to her ear “pretty girls get theirs for free today.” I smiled, she blushed. Fucking gorgeous. “Oh yeah? How many times you used that line today already?” she asked, smiling. “First time I’ve ever used it, pretty girl.” I smiled.
He made some sort of fucking huffing noise, he sounded like a fucking toddler on the verge of a temper tantrum. She pulled him away as they went to take a seat. I moved on to the next customer but kept stealing glances every time I could. I could feel her eyes on me whenever I was serving another customer. At least I’ve pissed her boyfriend off, I thought as I chuckled to myself.
Her boyfriend came to the counter about half an hour later to order another one. He wasn’t really chatty. He was charged for both drinks though. “I thought pretty girls didn’t have to pay for their drinks?” He mocked. “Are you a pretty girl?” I asked. His face darkened in anger, as he swore and tossed a five-dollar bill on the counter. “Keep the change” he muttered before walking away. Fucking idiot.
She came back every day after that. Sometimes she was with the idiot. Sometimes she was with another chick. The friend flirted shamelessly with me whilst my girl looked on. I could see she was pissed, but I loved how jealous she was, so I kept it up. I didn’t think her friend was too interested though. I think she was teasing her friend trying to make her jealous.
It was soon the day before my flight, I was working my last shift when her friend came in. I was watching the door waiting to see if my girl walked in behind her. I hoped my disappointment didn’t show, but it must have, because her friend grinned slyly. She sauntered over to the counter. “Hey, can we talk?” She asked. “Sure, Gray?” “Yeah?” came Gray’s voice from the back room. “I need 5, can you cover?” He had only been there for a month, but he was doing well. He was good with the customers and a quick learner, so I wasn’t too worried.
I walked over to the table where she sat. “What’s up?” I asked. I thought this the safest way to start the conversation. I didn’t even know the chick’s name. “Sit down.” She ordered. “Watch your tone sweetheart. I don’t think you want to be demanding things now.” I warned. “Sorry, you’re right. I apologize.” She said, making sure her tone was a lot more polite this time. “Better.” I said, pulling out the chair and sitting down. “What’s your name?” She asked. “Ryan. Yours?” “Emmy” “And your friends name?” I asked, hoping she wouldn’t hear the desperation in my tone. I needed to know her name. I’d had jerked off every fucking night to this girl and I didn’t even know her name. She fucking smirked like she knew exactly where my thoughts were. “Julia.” She answered after making me wait for a few uncomfortable minutes. I nodded gratefully, but inside; I could feel my stomach flip. Beautiful name for a beautiful girl.
“She likes you.” She said, catching me off guard. “How can she like me when she brings that fucking pussy with her all the time? He’s like a fucking lap dog, constantly fucking sniffing her. I bet he fucks like one too.” She snorted and laughed out loud. “Ha! That’s fucking hilarious.” She said after a minute. “Yeah, Riley is her boyfriend but between you and me, I don’t think it will last. You see, she met another guy. He’s sweet, he’s hot and he works in a coffee shop. She has been coming in more often since she met you, did you notice? This isn’t even her local. She lives on the other side of campus. She treks and extra 20 minutes just so she can see you. I don’t think it will be long before she’s single again, you get me?”
I was instantly suspicious. I didn’t look like all these preppy fuckers. I spent as much time working out as I could when I was younger, and now I am in the onsite gym every night. I am no skinny fuck. My hair is shaved, and I have stubble on my chin because I hate to shave, and I look like a fucking prepubescent boy without it. In short, I was rough and tumble, where her currently fuck isn’t, with his pussy boy band hair style and tiny fucking arms. I could crush him, literally. Why would her best friend want her to be with me and not him?
“Why are you telling me?” I asked. “Because she wants you! She doesn’t want him. She likes men, proper men, with beards, tattoos and muscles. She met him on the first day at campus. She didn’t know anyone else, so she agreed to a date, then they just carried on. She doesn’t even like him that much. He relies too much on his mommy’s money. He doesn’t work and he moans when she does. He doesn’t want her to be independent, he wants her in his pocket constantly and that’s just not who she is.” I nodded once. “Is that everything?” I asked. She looked shocked that I didn’t want to carry on this conversation. I didn’t know what the fuck to do and I needed to think. “Erm, sure. Yeah!” “Ok, later.”
I stood up and walked back to the counter. “Don’t you want her number?” She called. I stopped. “Not unless she gives it to me herself.” I said, continuing to the back. I needed some time to think. “You ok here for 5 more?” I asked Gray. He nodded as I walked through to the back. I needed to fucking think.
So, what do you all think about Julia? Ryan likes her, and now we find out the feeling is mutual, thanks to Emmy!
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Chapter 3Julia“You did what?!?” I yelled, jumping up off of the sofa. “Why the heck would you do that?” Still yelling, now I was pacing up and down our living area. I couldn’t believe Emmy! She had gone back to the coffee shop and spoke to him. “I can’t show my face there again now! What the hell is wrong with you?” I cried. “Jules, relax! We just talked, I wanted to know if he was worth the inner turmoil you seem to be going through.” She spoke softly, trying to calm me down. “That’s not your place! God! I’m with Riley, you remember him? My boyfriend! I am not looking to meet anyone else; it doesn’t matter that I am attracted to him. I won’t do that to Riley.” Emmy was silent. After a few minutes, she nodded and then walked away. “Riley’s a jackass. You deserve better- and in my opinion, Ryan is better.” She said as she
Chapter 4RyanIt had been around 4 weeks since I saw Julia. It was strange but I missed her. I had barely spoken to her. Yet I fucking missed her. I was desperate for her to come back into the coffee shop. I looked up every time the door dinged, announcing a new customer. I could slap the shit out of myself sometimes.I had been back for around a week when I saw her again. I didn’t see her in the coffee shop- no. I saw her around campus. I hadn’t seen her round campus before. I decided to be creepy as fuck and follow her. I didn’t know what her major was, I didn’t know her professors. I didn’t know anything about her. I crept behind her as silently as I could, I mean, not right behind her. I would definitely get caught that way. I hung back a bit, always making sure there were a few people between us. That way, if she turned around, I could pretend I hadn’t seen her. She walked into an econom
Chapter 5JuliaI was lying on my bed in my room, studying, when my cell buzzed, alerting me to a message. Ah, Riley had called. I didn’t even hear my phone. I dialed the voicemail box and listened to the voicemail Riley had left. “Hi baby, I’m sorry I won’t be able to come over tonight, I forgot about a test in English Lit I have tomorrow so I’m just going to stay home to study. I’ll call you tomorrow.” I sat back confused. I pressed redial and listened to the voicemail another time trying to find the hidden message. My friend is in the same class and she hadn’t mentioned having a test, I had been with her this afternoon. Still, I decided to call her just in case. I scrolled through my phone until I found her number. “Hey Jen, listen, bit of a random question, but do you have a test in English Lit tomorrow? Riley cancelled our plans because he had to study.” “No, we had
Chapter 6JuliaIt didn’t register to me until the next day that I was single again. I woke up, immediately noticing the pain in my right fist. It took me a good 30 seconds to remember what happened the night before. Riley cheating on me. Seeing him in the middle of performing oral sex on someone who wasn’t me. We hadn’t had sex yet, but we had done stuff. I hated that I still had that vision in my mind. I felt guilty about the other girl though, she didn’t know about me, why would she? It wasn’t like Riley would say “oh I have a girlfriend, but she won’t fuck me. Do you want to do it?” I shook the images out of my mind. I was newly single, Riley could go and fuck everyone on the planet for all I cared. I was done with him. I could no longer trust him.Emmy had been a god send. She found some clean underwear and pajamas in my drawer and lay them on the bed for me. I got changed and
Chapter 7RyanWe had been hanging out for a few weeks. I was trying my best to be a good friend, but fuck if I didn’t want her. Julia and Emmy had been hanging round the coffee shop as often as they could without missing classes or falling behind. I started going round to their place a lot more often too. I was getting closer to her; I could feel her eyes on me sometimes whenever she thought I wasn’t watching, I always found an excuse to tough her, leaving my fingers lingering on her body, it always made her shiver. I love that I was having the same effect on her that she had on me. I hadn’t ever wanted a girl like I wanted her. Every day we spent together, we got closer. I wanted her so much. Even Emmy could see what we were doing. She called it ‘our sex face’. Not very original but fuck it. I am a big fucking soppy fucker, but what the hell? I’m falling for her. Big time.We were watching a
Chapter 8Julia“I love you Julia, I’m in love with you.” Yeah, I heard it correctly. Ryan loves me. I felt my heart bursting with need for him, I needed him to know how I felt about him, how much I had been needing him. I wrapped my arms around his neck, slowly pulling his head down to meet mine. I was only an inch away from his lips. My stomach filled with butterflies, overwhelming me with lust and desire. I needed this. “Kiss me” I breathed. His lips crashed down on to mine, as cliché as it was, I felt everything fall into place. They say that when you meet the one made for you, you felt it in the first kiss. I really could feel it. Everything washed away, every thought, every feeling, just vanished. There was nothing else but this kiss. It was perfect. We carried on kissing, slowly, tasting each other. His kisses were perfect. I could feel the butterflies were now doing backflips and somersaults
Chapter 9RyanWe had been together for just under ten months. We were going to be celebrating our one year anniversary in a few months. Things were amazing. We would go out to parties, drink, they would dance, and I would stand close to them, making sure no other fucker went anywhere near them. I would help them get back home and then I would stay over with my girl. It was coming up to Christmas. I asked my girl to come back with me to meet my mom, then we were flying over to her parent’s home to meet her parents and brother. I wasn’t nervous about meeting them. She was really nervous about meeting my mom though. We had packed everything up and were planning on an early night before the early flights the next morning. I was staying at my own place tonight- Julia and Emmy weren’t going to see each other for a few weeks so they were staying in and having a girlie night- whatever the fuck that was. Make up and shit. I w
Chapter 10RyanI woke up a few hours later, my alarm buzzing, waking me up. My head was banging through lack of sleep. I tried calling Julia right away, but her phone went straight to voicemail. I showered and was ready before I tried calling again. Still voicemail “Hey Julia, I don’t know who told you about last night, but I swear it wasn’t what you think. She knocked into me, spilling her drink all over my shirt, and as I turned to leave, she grabbed and kissed me. I pushed her off me straight away. I’m sorry baby, but I swear it’s the truth. I love you. I’m not giving up on us. I’m gonna go back to my moms, I’ll try and catch a later flight and wait to see if you turn up at the airport. I love you baby, I know you love me, we’ll get past this, I promise” I hung up.I opened the bedroom door, finding Oliver passed out on the sofa. I know it was irrational, but I blam