A/N: Hope you guys enjoy chapter three. Is Jess hiding more than she’s letting on, or is she still upset over Calum? And what did Calum supposedly do to hurt her?
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“I’ve got a date on Saturday night.” Jess tells you, as you sit and drink coffee in the small alcove at the back of your favourite coffee shape.
You widen your eyes in excitement, “Oh my gosh, that’s so awesome! Who with?”
“Just…someone from uni. You wouldn’t know him.” She shrugs, “But he’s called John, and he’s super cool and super sweet. Do you want to know something else as well?”
You raise your eyebrows, signalling for her to continue as you take a sip of your coffee. “I asked him out!” She exclaims.
You almost leap out of your seat, thinking about how amazing it is that she was able to build up the courage to ask the guy out for once. After everything she went through with Calum, you’d be lucky to get her to say yes a guy who asked her, let alone get her to do the asking.
“That’s amazing!” You smile widely, “So…where are you taking him?”
“We’re going bowling and then for a meal, so I was thinking I would come round to yours with my outfit choices and you could help me pick? Maybe you’d like to help me with my make-up and stuff too?” She asks.
You shuffle in your seat, before collecting yourself and smiling to her. “Or I could just come to you? I mean, it would probably be easier. It would save you from dragging your clothes over here, and he’s obviously going to be picking you up from your place.”
“I’m meeting him at the bowling alley.” She interrupts abruptly, “And besides, I haven’t been to your place in what seems like ages, and I haven’t seen your parents in a while either, it would be good to see them.”
“I don’t know Jess, it would just seem like a bit too much of a hassle. I’ll come to yours.” You insist, trying to avoid the conversation about Calum living with you.
She sighs, “Fine. I’ll see you at about half four.”
You nod, noticing her now disengaged body language. You scratch the back of your neck, anxious that you’ve upset her, as she takes out her phone and begins to scroll down her Instagram feed.
“I’m sorry if I’ve upset you, Jess. I just know that first dates can be stressful, and I just thought that if I came to you, then that would relieve the stress.”
She takes a deep breath, looking at you briefly and smiling. “I know, and…you’re right. It would be easier if you just came to me, goodness knows why I thought it would be better for me to go to you.”
You smile back to her, and she puts her phone back down on the coffee desk, seemingly a little happier. This is where you question whether or not to tell her about Calum. You’ve already avoided her coming over to your place three times now, she’s going to start getting suspicious. You spent a lot of last night, this morning, and the journey into the city thinking about how you’d tell her. You don’t want her to be upset or mad at you.
“Is everything okay?” She asks you, furrowing her eyebrows.
You shoot your attention over to her. “Er…yeah…yeah…why wouldn’t I be?”
She shrugs, “I don’t know, but you’re doing that thing you do when you’re nervous. When you fiddle with your fingers and bite your lip?”
“Oh…oh…err…I’m just…” You stutter, before taking one look at her and taking a deep breath. She’s your best friend. If you can’t tell her everything, who can you tell? “Okay, look, there’s something I need to tell you…but I don’t want you to be upset.”
She rests her head on the sofa and gives you a look, as if to say: Are you serious? to which you respond by playfully rolling your eyes at her.
“Calum’s back in town and, unfortunately for me, he’s going to be living at my place for the months he’s on placement.” You sigh, quickly looking at her to identify her reaction. She shuffles in her seat and avoids eye contact with you immediately, similar to how Calum did this morning when I told him I was going to see Jess. “It wasn’t up to me. I literally had no say in it, which sucks because I’d like to think that my opinion mattered. All I got was he’s a friend who needed help. It’s so stup-”
“It’s okay.” She interrupts, looking over at you. “Seriously. It’s fine. It’s been five years. I’ve moved on. Let’s forget it.”
“You sure? You have every right to be mad at me. I wouldn’t blame you.” You tell her.
“Don’t fight my battle for me. It’s been fought. We don’t need to keep fighting.” She tells you, rather abruptly.
“It’s bound to bring back all the memories, all the emotions…you can talk to me about it, you know?” You continue, suspecting her abrupt response was because she’s upset.
“There’s nothing to talk about!” She snaps unexpectedly, before taking a deep breath to try and collect herself. “I’m sorry…I just…it was five years ago…I haven’t held a grudge, so I don’t see why you have to.”
“You’re my best friend. I’m not going to stand back and accommodate someone who hurt you.” You reply, confused as to why she’s getting so mad at you for wanting to be there for her.
“I don’t need you to fight my battles! Not anymore! If there was a battle to be fought then sure, but there isn’t, so drop it!” She yells frustrated.
“Alright, alright!” You sigh back, “I was just trying to look out for you.”
“I know! And I love you for it…it’s just…I don’t see why you have to have such a vendetta against him when literally no-one else cares anymore.”
“Well, I’m sorry for caring.” You tut, shifting so you’re facing the wall instead of her.
After a long and painful silence, Jess sighs as she stands up and collects her jacket and her bag. “It’s been nice seeing you. I just need to get out.” She mumbles, before rushing out of the coffee shop and leave you alone.
You don’t fully understand her reactions to you saying you care for her. All you were trying to say was that you were incredibly loyal to her and wanted to be there for her if she needed you. Perhaps she is still upset about Calum but she’s trying to act strong, and perhaps you pushed her a little too much to open up.
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So ed can make those cute little shapes in coffee like he did for Kristen that one time and I just have to wonder if he did the same for oswald it probably wasnt a heart at least not at first maybe it started off as the simple leaf pattern and escalated from there basic shapes and such one time ed figured out how to make a penguin and the thirty wastes cups was well worth it after seeing oswald light up and thank him with a smile and being a far better mood after that