“Hey, Arthur do you have the notes from English?” you asked your collage college.
The thick browed Brit nodded and reefed through his papers, “Yes, here you go.”
You sighed and smiled at the page of precious knowledge, “Thanks you’re a life saver. I can’t believe I slept through the whole thing.”
Arthur nodded, “I’ve noticed you’ve been quite tired lately. Getting enough sleep?”
“Umm,” you blushed, “no…”
You shook your head.
“I wish,” you said. “It’s Al…”
Arthur turned slightly pink, “Ok, I don’t need to know.”
“Speak of the Devil,” you murmured. “Hey de-.”
“Hey, what do you think you’re doing pest? Get away from my girl.”
Arthur huffed at Al then said to you, “I’ll see you later ___________.”
Once Arthur was gone things started to go downhill. “What do you think you’re doing?”
“Umm, getting English notes,” you said waving the paper. “Why?”
Al put his arm around your shoulders protectively, “I don’t like it when guys try and put the move on you.”
You rolled your eyes, “Arthur is the perfect gentleman.” Then you added under your breath, “Unlike some men I know…”
“What was that?” Al snapped.
“Nothing,” you said your voice going a tad high.
“No,” he said facing you head on, “Tell me.”
You sighed, “Al-.”
Al grabbed your arm, “____________.”
Searching for the right words you found them, “I think…we need…to take a break.” You said.
His face dropped.
“It’s just lately you’ve been crowding me a bit and I think that we need to take a break from each other for a while and then, if we still want to get back together, we will-.”
“What do you mean ‘if’?” Al asked, you could tell this was breaking his heart.
The two of you had been dating ever since junior year in high school. He had transferred in the middle of the second semester and, after about two minutes after meeting you, demanded you go out with him. You loved him a lot, and he loved you. His constant contact and soft touches told you this, but lately…no from the very star he had been overly jealous of every male who had contact with you.
Once you were visiting your cousin and Al completely flipped out because the hug lasted more than five seconds.
You sighed, “Al, our relationship…is interfering with my school work. I love you but-.”
“No,” he snapped, suddenly angry at you, “I get it you need a break from me.” With that he stomped off.
Watching him go you felt your eyes sting a bit. Biting your lower lip you bit back a sob and ran off to your next class.
Later at the cafeteria you sat with some of your friends.
“So where’s Al?” Eliza asked.
“They broke up,” Gilbert said snickering.
You jumped in before the situation got out of hand, “We did not break up. We’re just taking a break.”
Eliza sighed and shook her head sadly, “Hun, telling a boy we’re ‘taking a break’ is like giving them the ok to do whatever they what with whoever they want.”
“Well, if he decides he want’s someone else then we break up and go our separate ways,” you said feeling your heart ache at the thought of Al with another girl.
“Whatever,” Eliza said then jumped slightly as Gilbert reached over to steal some of his girlfriend’s fries. “No! Bad boy!” She snapped as she slapped his hand.
You gave a halfhearted laugh. The previous thought still occupied your mind.
When classes were over you walked home to the apartment you shared with Al. It was going to be awkward, but you knew you could manage. That was until you saw Al with (name you hate). One of those bleach blonde, spray tanned, bimbos that got on your nerves. She was all over him and it made your blood boil.
And the thing was Al was doing nothing to stop her.
You stood there staring until Al noticed you. You turned red and started to walk home again, this time a little more quickly.
“Hey ___________, babe, wait!”
“Don’t you ‘babe’ me,” you snapped and tried to walk faster. IT was in vain as Al grabbed your shoulders and stopped you.
“Nothing,” you spat out.
You nodded glaring at him, “Yup couldn’t be happier.”
After a few moments of silence Al started to smirk, “You weren’t, by any chance, jealous were you?”
“Me, jealous? You wish.”
Al laughed, “Admit it babe, you want me.”
You growled and grabbed the collar of his shirt. Pulling him down you kissed him fiercely.
Al pulled you closer, his arms circling your waist. You moaned as he bit down on your lip, quite hard, but not hard enough to draw blood. You broke the kiss without allowing him into your mouth.
“Now,” he said arms still around your waist, “I’d say you were really jealous.”
“Yeah,” you said as if it were obvious, “The break it over.” With that you pulled him down for another kiss.