Denton didn’t like hearing that. That she wouldn’t go on a date with him. No girl had ever turned him down before. He was hot by normal standards. What was so wrong with him? Didn’t she like spending time with him? He shifted to the side and turned her around, kissing at her neck. “Please? You’re the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen, Rory.”
Rory felt her pulse rise. It felt good to be touched by someone else. She’d never….. “Denton. There are things you don’t know about me. And I don’t… I’m not ready to do this.”
Denton had been coming over quite a bit. He was always wanting to help out by letting Rory draw him. Just… spending time with her in between classes. She thought it was kind of odd, but she liked it. When she finally got that he was starting to like her, Rory became a little more distant. But, he kept showing up at her dorm.
“I thought we could go bowling this weekend.” Denton told her, giving her a shy glance. He wasn’t being his normal, confident self, which threw her off. Rory looked back at him and cleared her throat.
Was she really going to have to tell him her secret now? Before that got to deep into anything? What if he thought she was a freak? “I don’t… Like a date?” She sighed when he nodded. “I don’t know, Denton. I don’t think I should…”
Yes. Please wear that to class, Denton.
The day seemed to have gone alright and Rory was thankful for it. Maybe she’d made herself a friend. They’d toured the whole school together and he hadn’t once mentioned anything about noticing anything. Maybe he was okay with it. Maybe he’d be okay with her.
By the time they made it to the quad, it was already getting dark outside. But, Rory wasn’t really ready to go home. She looked up at him and smiled. “Can I draw you?”
“Sure.” Denton replied, immediately posing.