Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snapple Apple 450 Week 26: Kiss of Death, Killing off Stereotypes

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Kiss of Death, Killing off Stereotypes

“Dave, give me back my pencil!”

David ran between the desks, pushing through groups of students to get away. “Never!” he yelled.

The quiet bookworm in the class—without looking up from her book—stuck her leg out and tripped him.

He hit the ground hard. “Oomph!”

Jane didn’t stop in time and fell on top of him. “Dog pile!” Someone screamed from the back of the class, running to jump in too.

The teacher appeared out of nowhere, grabbing the kid by his shirt collar. “If you don’t want detention then I suggest you all get back to your seats.” Mrs. Peggy glared at Jane and David. “As for you two, I don’t care what you do outside of school, even outside of my classroom, but I don’t want you engaging in sexual activities of any sort in my class.”

Jane jumped up and exclaimed in disgust. “Eww! Mrs. Peggy, how do you always jump to conclusions that far out?!”

The teacher didn’t show any emotion through her tight lip. “You have five seconds to give me another conclusion before I write you up for PDA.”

David stood up, dusting himself off, completely at ease. “Mrs. P, you’re right. If you hadn’t come in when you did, who knows what this girl would have done! I’m just a victim of attempted rape.”

Jane’s mouth was open in shock, while the teacher wasn’t amused. “Principal Wilhite will love to hear this story.”

Dave slinked out of the classroom with a smirk; Jane followed angrily. Once they were out in the hall, Jane kicked the back of David’s leg, causing him to trip but he caught himself in time.

“I hate you, David Hutton.”

He chuckled. “Hate is a strong word.”

“And yet dislike doesn’t quite convey the correct emotion for me,” she spat with sarcasm.

He shrugged. “Hate is a passionate emotion.”

She rolled her eyes, quoting the cliché. “Murder, the ultimate crime of passion.”

In one fluid movement, he had her pressed against the lockers. “A kiss of death?” His lips were inches from hers.

She breathed in his scent, feeling intoxicated by the closeness. Each part of their body lining up perfectly as he locked her in with his hips. She stared at his mouth, internally warring with herself.

A smirk played on his lips as he noticed her hesitation. “I thought you were a goody-girl. You never do anything wrong.” David was the school bad boy. He wore black shirts and dark jeans, always goofing around and flirting with girls. He was always getting into trouble for PDA in school.

She pulled back slightly to look up into his eyes, sarcasm thick on her lips. “What made you think that?” Jane was the smart girl always getting good grades and never late for class. She didn’t date because all the boys in school were idiots. She didn’t waste her time unlike most of the girls.

His smirk grew bigger. “Okay, prove me wrong. What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done?”

She glared at him hatefully, thinking quickly. Without another thought, she leaned up and locked his lips with hers. Her hands grabbed the top of his shirt, holding him close as she stood on her tiptoes to reach him better. He was frozen in shock but immediately kicked into gear and kissed her back. Jane could taste the smoke on his breath and it only made the kiss better. His hands were pressed against the locker as he leaned down to her soft lips.

Finally, she broke it off. “Worst thing I’ve ever done?” She licked her lips. “Kiss you.” With that, she pushed past him, heading to the office.

David leaned against the lockers with a dazed smile. “Wow.” He didn’t think he’d get that kind of reaction out of her. He’d been trying to get her attention since the beginning of school, but she always looked over him. Stealing her pencil in class was the last brilliant attempt to get her attention, he didn’t think it’d actually work.

Jane walked into the office, trying to hide the huge grin on her face. She couldn’t believe she just did that, especially in the hallway of school with the known bad boy. The receptionist looked up and smiled back at her. “Hello Jane, how are you doing today?”

Jane shook her head to clear her mind, putting on a sad look. “Actually I was wondering if I could be excused for the rest of the day. I’m not feeling very good and I think I’m just gonna go home and sleep.”
The red headed lady gave her a pitiful look. “Oh dear, are you alright?”

Jane nodded weakly. “Yeah, I’ll be fine, I just feel a little sick is all. You wouldn’t mind letting me leave early right?”

The lady thought about it before finally nodding. “Of course, dear. I know you’re a good student. I hope you feel better.” Jane signed out and left back into the hallway.

David was leaning against the outside of the school building, waiting for her. “You know you could just walk out.”

Jane rolled her eyes, smiling again. “I don’t like to mess up my goody-girl record by playing hooky. Being the good girl has it’s good points. For example, I just checked out and now have an entire day to myself.”

David grabbed her hand and yanked her towards his car. “Great! We can spend the day together!”

She dug her heels into the ground, stopping him. “Wait, what? Why would I go anywhere with you?”

He gave her a smile. “Trust me, you’ll like this.”

“I’m a good girl. I don’t go places with guys like you…or did that little detail slip your mind?”

David laughed. “It slipped my mind when you kissed me.”

“You told me to prove you wrong.”

“Not by kissing me, that was your own choosing.” He smirked.

Jane rolled her eyes, sticking her hand on her hips as she thought. He smirked. “I promise it’ll be worth your time.”

A smile broke out on her face. She never did anything fun, and she couldn’t deny the emotions rising in her chest. “Let’s go.” She opened the car door and jumped in with him.

He started the car and drove to the old lake outside of town. Her eyes grew wide in excitement as they ran for the edge of the lake. He pulled his shirt off, showing his well-defined muscles and abs. Jane slipped her pink dress off, exposing the red bra and underwear she wore underneath. David winked, grabbing her hand as he jumped in with her.

The water enveloped them as David’s arms wrapped around Jane, his lips found hers in the dark water and they shared a kiss, each giving the other air. Their heads broke the water surface and she laughed, floating on the water.

“This is insane!” She laughed again.

David floated on his back, watching her with a smile. They continued to swim together, sharing the rest of the day with each other. At the end of the day, they sat together on the shore, dipping their feet in the water. Jane reached out, lacing her fingers with his as she smiled. He leaned over and kissed her again silently.

“You know we’ll go back to ignoring each other tomorrow…” Jane sighed thoughtfully.

David didn’t say anything as he rested his head on top of hers.

-next day-

Jane walked down the hallway of the school, engrossed in the pages of Pride & Prejudice. She hadn’t seen David all day and she knew, with bitter thoughts, that this was how it was going to be. She knew he played her like he had done with many girls before her. She didn’t really care because the fact remained that she had the most fun she’d ever had with him. She didn’t regret it, but it was probably for the best to go back this way of not knowing each other.

Suddenly the book was yanked out of her hands. “Hey, give it bac—“ She was stopped when David’s lips interrupted her sentence. She wrapped her arms around his neck, kissing him back completely forgetting the book and all her thoughts.

He pulled away with a smile. “You think I could just ignore you like that?”

She grinned as he kissed her again, letting everyone see the two of them together.