Annie misses a meeting with Frankie and knowing her like he does Jeff finds Annie hiding out in a storage closet but is surprised by the blue pills she keeps in her backpack and Jeff gets a hard reminder that for an addict, the fight is never over, also this is my first time writing Jeff x Annie
Jeff was already holding his cell phone in his hand when it
vibrated so he saw immediately that Frankie was calling him, which was weird
because she knew he was in class and she didn’t seem like the kind of person
who would intentionally disrupt the learning process but since he was happy to
have any reason to ditch class he stood up and stepped out of the room, closing
the door behind him.
“Sorry to bother you, I know you’re teaching.”
“Not today, pop quiz. What did you need.”
“It, uh, it’s not me,” she managed to get out and Jeff felt
a small worm of worry move around in his gut.
“Annie was supposed to meet me for a follow up about
committee business but she didn’t show.”
“Have you tried calling her?” he suggested but his sarcasm
seemed to go over her head.
“Multiple times, it just goes straight to her voicemail. Her
car is still here but no one’s seen her since her last class an hour ago.”
Jeff quickly went through possible scenarios, Annie had just
gotten her six month tune up last week so it wasn’t car problems, Abed had sent out a text earlier that day saying he was doing something…Abed-ish and wouldn’t be available until the meeting later so he hadn’t picked up Annie to do something.
Britta was doing her psych research and he was beginning to realize he knew
entirely too much about his friends’ lives.
And it left him with only one conclusion which would explain
Annie’s mysterious disappearance and more importantly why she would miss out a
Jeff turned on his heels, opened the door to his classroom
and waited till he had the attention of the 20 or so students before speaking,
“Hey, once you’re done with the quiz you can leave. Whoever collects the
quizzes and puts them on my desk gets extra credit.”
On the other end of the phone he heard Frankie’s confusion,
“Jeff? I don’t think-“
“I’m pretty sure I know where she’s going to be,” he told
her as he moved down the halls. “I’ll text you when I know she’s okay.”
“Okay, good. I feel kind of stupid for worrying, but it just
didn’t seem like Annie to not let me know she wouldn’t be able to make our
“No, you made the right call,” he assured her but he was too
distracted to put much effort into sounding sincere. “Thanks.”
He hung up the phone and stuck it in his back pocket and
finally found his way to the storage closest where Annie had once found him a few
years ago after she’d publicly embarrassed him but when he tried to turn the
knob it was locked. With a sigh he dropped his head heavily against the door.
“Annie, open the door or I’ll get Chang to break in for me.”