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Derek Orton
We would make an ominous team
Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:41pm

She was trying to put him off, but didn't move. Neither did Derek. It was something Ramona said girls did--playing hard to get. Trying to send message when they really meant something else. So Derek left his hand there. He kept a grin on and he shrugged.

"Eh, he's an okay guy," he admitted. Jake was in his house. Quiet guy. Eccentric family. The fact that she said she was dating someone actually sent a spark to Derek's mind. It made it more of a challenge. Almost better, that way. "Not nearly interesting enough to believe he could be a shape shifter. Unless you think Abby Greene has been sharing her lessons with him or something. You know she has a thing for him, right?"

She came in often enough to his and Austin's room, going off about Jake and why she liked him and asking if Austin thought he might like her back. It was annoying, really, but Derek figured that's just how most girls were. Not Kim, really. It's one reason he liked Kim. She wasn't all... girly. Not even like Ramona, even, who still made Derek go shopping with her or take her on "dates" though she never called them that in front of their parents.

"So when did that exactly happen?" he asked. He leaned back again, moving his hand down until it sat right next to her hip on the low wall.

  • Ha! Um, sure.Kim, Sat Feb 19 10:59am
    Derek was flirting with her. Kim got that. He was nothing like Howl, a fact she wanted to blame him for. But she was barreling straight past being relieved that he didn't care she kept saying random... more
    • We would make an ominous team — Derek Orton, Sat Feb 19 12:41pm
      • I like the sound of thatKim, Sat Feb 19 7:26pm
        Kim was temporarily stunned, lost for words, when Derek insulted her imaginary boyfriend. Fiercely, almost impulsively, she agreed, "He's not-" and then instantly realized that she shouldn't have... more
        • Team, team, teamDerek Orton, Sat Feb 19 10:26pm
          Derek could tell he struck a chord. She knew Jake was boring. That was obvious enough. Who didn't know Jake was boring? He shrugged off whatever defense she'd stopped as she had. He couldn't help but ... more
          • Go, go, go!Kim, Sun Feb 20 10:21am
            Kim could not take the threat of Abby seriously, especially since she had made up dating Jake in the first place. It was growing to be one of the most brilliant things about her reputation, she had... more
            • You can offiically be the cheerleaderDerek Orton, Sun Feb 20 11:15am
              Thoughts of last year were enough that Derek didn't really feel like talking anymore. And her non-response in the form of a noise made everything seem quiet and still. The party around them didn't... more
              • Ew. I don't think so.Kim, Sun Feb 20 1:25pm
                It scared her, a little. She vaguely, from childhood, knew men who had these smooth moves, and could remember seeing them with Dana or her momís friends. Bad news, the women would say, but laugh and... more
                • Come on, you can be captain!Derek Orton, Sun Feb 20 2:34pm
                  Derek didn't kiss tentatively, a peck on the lips and a turn to leave, unsure how it would be accepted. No, Ramona had taught him not to do that. "Don't be so nervous," she told him in Spanish. He'd... more
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