This is mind-boggling.
Sun Nov 6, 2016 19:50

Joella had no idea what was going on. Why was everyone leaving? Why was she stuck here with Laila talking about carrots? Laila was so weird... How had she never picked up on this before?

It would be so much easier if Jax hung out with guys. They would never have had to have this conversation in the first place. They would never have got all these "congratulations" and "we're so happy for you's" because it wouldn't be such a big deal. Joella and Jax weren't dating and they were okay with that but having everyone else seem to think they were something serious made her feel uncomfortable.

She thought it must be her who had changed because she'd never found the group uncomfortable before, just fun. Joella knew it was mean to be thinking unkindly about Jax's friends and it wasn't that she didn't like them, it was just... complicated. And complicated was the one thing she and Jax weren't meant to be. Could it be possible that this thing would be over before it had hardly begun?

Joella would have told Laila to shut up had she not feared the younger girl would take it the wrong way. So instead she smiled and said, "Pass us the carrots, would you?"

She glanced sideways at Jax, wondering if she could convey in just a look the phrase 'what the hell is going on?'

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    • This is mind-boggling. — Joella, Sun Nov 6 19:50
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