Bond, James Bond.
Sun Mar 26, 2017 09:45

It was a little surprising that Emmett was still down to dance even though the mood of the songs had changed drastically. Emmett was an awkward little puppy and definitely wasn’t the smartest flobberworm in the cabbage patch, and Rose had more than half expected him to run away at her question. But instead he promised minimal weirdness, which sounded like a plan. And she was pretty sure he’d be able to deliver. After all, he’d managed to stay normal around the sports bra and yoga pants combo that she and Marissa tended to wear to Defense, and that was after the breakup between him and Marissa. Rose shot a glance toward her best friend again. Marissa wouldn’t mind Rose dancing with her ex, the fifth year new that. Honestly, Rose wasn’t entirely sure Marissa would mind Rose dancing with one of Marissa’s current interests. Getting emotionally attached to the people she made out with was not a thing Marissa tended to do.

“Let’s do it!” she said enthusiastically, grabbing Emmett’s hands and placing them in the correct position. Rose wasn’t entirely sure he would do it himself, and she had been promised a dance. It would be different than the dance parties she and Marissa had in their dorm, but that was fine with Rose. Variety was the spice of life and all that.

Rose moved with the music, a little bit leading because she wasn’t quite sure if Emmett was capable of it. The song wasn’t a bad one, and the Aquila was pretty sure that had more to do with Marissa’s influence than Armaan’s. Rose hadn’t exactly taken Marissa’s party planning partner for a popular music kind of guy, although she admittedly didn’t know much about him. She’d seen him making out with Nick Holtz at least once, though, and had the sneaking suspicion that he was gay. Honestly, before this party, Rose hadn’t paid much attention to Armaan. The situation with him and Marissa almost made more sense if he were gay, because Marissa was absolutely not a person to abandon her best friend over a stupid boy she happened to be making out with. Or a girl, for that matter.

But she could worry about that after the party. For the moment she was dancing with Emmett, which was pretty fun. Was she supposed to feel different because he had his hand on her hip and they were kind of close together? Did she feel different? Rose examined her feelings closely, but couldn’t come up with a definitive response. It didn’t feel any different than when she’d been with Josh, but that could mean just about anything. And Rose liked Josh, whereas she could be a little more on the fence with Emmett - not that she disliked him, but she was far too impatient for him sometimes. But he wasn’t a bad kid. Hm.

This crush thing was too complicated and she should have asked Marissa about it before the party. An idea crossed Rose’s mind as the song finished up, only to be replaced by something more upbeat and pop-y. It was, in fact, a song that she and Marissa had jammed out to in their bedroom the last time they’d had a dance party. However, instead of pulling away from Emmett, Rose stretched up on her toes a little bit - Emmett was the normal size for a boy his age, and Rose was shorter than a girl her age usually was, which resulted in a bit of a height difference - and kissed him briefly on the lips.

“Thanks for the dance,” she said with a mischievous grin, only then moving backwards. Had she felt something in her stomach when she kissed Emmett? She wasn’t sure. Maybe?

  • Shaken, not stirred? - Emmett, Fri Mar 24 23:09
    Emmett hadn’t predicted Rose’s response. Admittedly, she was pretty unpredictable in general, at least to him, but he was just trying to not think so hard, and he hadn’t stopped to expect anything.... more
    • Bond, James Bond. - Rose, Sun Mar 26 09:45
      • I guess that makes me the Bond girl - Emmett, Wed Mar 29 16:16
        “Let’s do it!” She grabbed his hands and put them where she wanted them, and Emmett swallowed nervously, fighting off the rising heat in his cheeks. Well, this was certainly not how he had expected... more
        • The role suits you - Rose, Thu Mar 30 09:16
          Rose burst out laughing as Emmett thanked her for thanking him for the dance. Honestly, from his poleaxed look, Rose was a little surprised that he managed words at all. The fifth year hadn’t... more
          • Well, if the mini skirt fits... - Emmett, Fri Apr 7 23:16
            Wh… what? Wait, okay, so rewind. What had even just happened? Emmett and Rose danced, then she kissed him - Rose Farnon kissed him, Emmett Lawrence - and then he stood there like an idiot, as often... more
            • Now there's something I'd like to see - Rose, Wed Apr 12 05:40
              Although Emmett began answering her question like a normal person, he - completely out of nowhere - started babbling about how she had kissed him. Rose blinked hazel eyes at the fourth year, a little ... more
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