hector ripley

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“Really, in this place of magnificent artwork, you’re going to make faces at me?” Hector asked. “Real mature.”


“You keep looking back, that’s not my fault.” I smirked. “If it meant tht much, you wouldn’t look my way.”


“Fine.” He turned his head to look away. “I won’t look at you any longer.”


“Good.” Graham waited. A few minutes later…. “Stop looking at me!”


“I like your face,” Hector answered simply.


“Good answer.” I opened my mouth to say something else when Ashley walked by.


“This isn’t family feud, shut up.”


“Jeeeeez Ashley, you know how to kill a moment.” I rolled my eyes. 


“You deserve to be shut up every once and a while.” Hector smirked. 

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“Graham.”

“…”

“Graham?” 

“…”

“Graham…”


“Hector, I’m reading…” I sighed in annoyance. 


“No you’re not. You’re obviously having a conversation with me.” He smiled and leaned over. “You’re mad at me.”


“Oh, my anger with you is gone. I’d rather be ignored than stepped on.” I placed the book down and looked at him. “You kisssed me and then you’ve ignored me. What the hell?”


“If i wasn’t interested in you, then why would I be here?” He asked. 


“The money?” I asked. “Free trip to France, why wouldn’t you.”


“I’ve had to put up with sleeping in the same room as Josh. Graham, I really care about you. I just don’t want to step on any toes, or make it seem like I’m using you. I’m trying to be cautious.” 


I let my breath out. “Seriously?”

“Seriously.” He nodded.