This is why we don't hang out.
I walked into school and headed straight for my locker. I was in the middle of grabbing the books I would need for first period, when I felt a presence at my side. I grabbed my last book and shut my locker, turning to face Scott and Stiles.
“Hey guys.”, I greet, as I start walking towards my first class.
“Hey Tori.”, Stiles replied, walking besides me.
“So what’s up? You got everything ready for tonight?”, I asked, knowing that no matter how much we planned and prepared, something was bound to go wrong.
“Actually that’s what we wanted to talk to you about.”, Scott said, from behind me.
I stopped and turned to look at him, “What? Is something wrong?”
Scott quickly shook his head, “No. Everything is still going as planned. It’s just I was wondering if you could come over after school and help make sure I have everything for Liam.”
I was quite for a minute, my heart beat picking up. The look Scott gave me, told me that he had heard the increase. Stupid werewolf hearing.
I tried to keep my voice even as I asked, “Why not Stiles? He has more experience in this department.”
“True. But I’m going to be busy helping Malia. She still has a little trouble. Speaking of which, I should go and check on her. Make sure she hasn’t clawed someone’s eyes out. See you guys tonight.”, Stiles said, quickly rushing in the opposite direction and disappearing out of sight.
“So what do you say? After school?”, Scott asked, his eyes lighting up with hope.
I went quiet again. I had been lucky enough to avoid being alone with Scott for a couple of weeks now, but I guess now my luck has run out.
I guess I had been quiet for too long, as Scott asked, “Tori, did I do something wrong?”
I looked at him surprised, I defiantly wasn’t expecting that, “Why would you think that?”
“Maybe the fact that we haven’t hung out in weeks.”, Crap. I was hoping that he wouldn’t have noticed.
I took a deep breath and tried to calm my racing heart. Knowing that Scott would be able to detect if I told a lie.
“Scott, the last couple of weeks have been crazy. I mean first Derek went missing and came back a teenager. Kate is now back. Then this thing with Liam. There really hasn’t been a lot of time to hang out.”, Technically that wasn’t a lie, it just wasn’t the true reason I had been avoiding him.
But it seemed to be enough to please him, “Yeah I guess you’re right. Well I’ve missed you. So please come over after school.”
He looked at me with those sad brown puppy like eyes, that made it impossible for anyone to say no, “Fine. I’ll meet you at your house after school.”
The way his face lit up with excitment, made my heart flutter. Something that it always did when I was around him. Yeah I was in trouble.
“Yay! I’ll see you then!”, He exclaimed, giving me a quick kiss on the cheek and taking off down the hall.
I just stood there frozen, completely freaking out. Him kissing me on the cheek, that, that wasn’t allowed. He wasn’t allowed to get my hopes up, only to have them come crashing back down. Thankfully the school bell rung and snapped me out of my internal frenzy. I shook my head, clearing my thoughts and rushed off to class.
The school day seemed to pass rather quickly. It could be, because I was anxious about what was going to happen tonight. But I knew better than that. It was because I was on my way to go and spend who knows how long alone with Scott. After I had promised myself weeks ago that I wouldn’t do that. It’s not that I don’t like Scott, quite the opposite actually. It’s the fact that when we are alone, things tend to get out of hand. It happens every time, even after I tell myself it’s not. I have zero self control where Scott is concerned and I hate myself for that. Especially since he doesn’t feel the same way. As I pulled into his driveway, he was already there waiting on his porch.
I got out of my car and slowly made my way to him, “Hey.”
Scott quickly engulfed me in a hug, “Hey. I’m glad you’re here. Come on, let’s go inside.”
He released me and opened his front door, walking inside. I took a deep shaky breath and followed after him.
“Okay, so what was it that you needed help with?”, I asked, hoping that if we got straight to work, there wouldn’t be time for anything else.
He grabbed my hand and led me into the living room, “I just wanted to double check that I had everything for Liam.”
I look at the duffle bag that laid open on the coffee table, revealing lots of chains, “By the looks of it, you should be covered for two or three out of control werewolves.”
He laughed, “Yeah, you’d think. But with him being a newly changed werewolf, in combination with it’s his first full moon. I’ll be lucky if this holds him half the night.”
“Well remind me to stay far away from the boat shed tonight.”, I say, wishing once again that Lydia hadn’t guilt tripped me into going.
Scott grabbed my hand, looking at me, “If I have anything to do with it, you won’t be. Any ways enough with all that. There’s something I’ve been wanting to do since you arrived.”
“Scott..”, I whispered, forgetting everything else I was going to say, as Scott connected his lips to mine.
I instantly kissed him back, my arms moving to wrap around his neck. I know this is wrong. I should be putting a stop to this, but it felt so nice. He gently bit my lip, causing me to gasp in surprise. He took that moment to stick his tongue inside, which was the beginning of an intense and heated make out session. His hands made their way down my back, landing on my ass. I tangled my hands in his hair, pulling him closer to me.
I don’t know how much time has past, but we had some how made it over to his couch. My mouth was still attached to his, as I ran my hands down his stomach. His hands moved up my back and unclasped my bra. Again I should stop this. We are moving in a very dangerous direction, but of course I didn’t. Like I said, no self control. I grabbed the end of his shirt and tugged on it. Catching the hint, Scott pulled away and quickly took his shirt off. Just as I leaned back in to kiss him, his phone went off.
“Just ignore it.”, Scott whispered, reattaching his lips to mine.
I tried to do what he said, but the constant ringing was all I could focus on.
I pulled away and grabbed his phone from the coffee table, “You should answer it. It could be important.”
He sighed, knowing I was right, “Okay. It will just be a second.”
I slide off of him and watched as he walked into the other room. While he was gone, it gave me time to clear my head. I was instantly mad at him and myself, but mostly myself. What was wrong with me that I kept letting this happen? Why do I keep letting him use me like this? I guess it’s because I like him so much that it didn’t matter what way I got him. Just the fact that that I got him at all was okay with me. Well not any more. I value myself more then that. I quickly clasped my bra and grabbed my things. Just as I was about to head for the door, Scott re-entered the room.
He paused, noticing that I now had my coat on and bag in hand, “Where are you going?”
I refused to look at him, not wanting to risk being sucked back in, “I’m leaving Scott.”
“What? Why?”, I could hear the disappointment in his voice.
“Because I can’t do this anymore. I’ve let it go on for far too long.”, I said, sounding drained and tired.
“What are you talking about?”, Scott asked, utterly confused.
This cause me to look at him, “You wanted to know why we haven’t hung out lately? It’s because of this.”, I say, gesturing between the two of us, “This. This is why we don’t hang out. We hook up every single time we are alone together and I just can’t do it anymore.”
His face still looks lost, “I didn’t that it would bother you so much.”
I almost slapped him for that, “You didn’t think that I would mind being used? Really?”
He looked up at me shocked, “Used? You think that I’m using you?”
I laughed throwing my hands up. How could he be so stupid, “Yeah. What else would you call us hooking up, then acting like nothing happend when our friends are around. You only pay me any attention when we’re alone and ignore me around everyone else. So how else am I supposed to feel.”
“I am so sorry that I made you feel that way. God, I’ve been so stupid.”, He said, taking a step towards me.
“You don’t say.”, I say sarcastically, moving away from him.
“I’ve never been good at relationships. I guess it’s cause I don’t know how to balance them with everything else in my life.”, Scott muttered, taking me by surprise.
This time it was my turn to be confused, “Relationship?”
Scott shrugged, “Yeah. I just thought that we were sort of together.”
“You’ve got a funny way of showing it.”, I say. lost on how I’m supposed to feel.
“Like I said, I’m not good at balance. It’s just that when it’s only me and you, that’s I focus on. I wanna give you all my attention. But once others get involved, I get side tracked with everything else, that I sort of forget about you. I’m sorry. I never meant to.”, Scott said, looking at me with the saddest puppy dog eyes I’ve ever seen.
“I guess that’s understandable.”, I smile, grabbing his hand.
He instantly grabbed my back, “I promise I never wanted you to feel like I was using you. I’ll work harder at balancing.”
I shook my head, “It’s okay. I get it. Now that I know that we are actually together, I’m okay with it.”
His face lit up, “We’re together?”
I shrugged, “I mean if you want to be.”
“Considering I’ve thought for a while that we were together, I have no problem with that.”, He said, moving in to give me a quick kiss.
Now that I knew that we were actually together, there’s no reason we can’t continue with that we started.
I wrapped my hands around his neck, “Care to pick up where we left off?”
His response was to growl and capture my mouth with his.