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Geek's Obsession
Writer Jennifer
  • G: General Audiences
  • PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
  • PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
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Geek's Obsession
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More Than a Friend
Sep 16, 2017
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No Plagiarism!1F2koZXLuhucALxdFdW3posted on PENANA

The cafeteria was filled with the sound of clattering trays and laughter.copyright protection5PENANAQRBaRszGZ0

Nora picked at her turkey sandwich on wheat at a corner table. She and Edison brought their own lunches to school instead of eating the usual greasy food that "Meadow Ridge" said was "nutritious fare."copyright protection5PENANAy0FAl3AiP4

Edison slid into the plastic seat across from Nora.copyright protection5PENANAzkga5OoL1k

"Tell me what's up," Edison said as he opened his lunch bag. Why didn't you wait for me after class so we could walk to lunch like usual?"copyright protection5PENANAOScp34SCKR

Instead of answering his question, Nora said, "Something's different about you, Edison."copyright protection5PENANACjSiTdmtwc

"It's the new hair. Like it?" he smiled at her. Instead of parting his dark hair on the side, and having it fall over one eye, it was now combed back and showed off more of his handsome face.copyright protection5PENANAx5wOgCCEnE

"It's not the hair." Nora studied him. He felt different. He had more confidence, more ambition, more something.copyright protection5PENANAZcwcCzguc1

"Take a picture, it'll last longer," he winked at her and unwrapped his sandwich.copyright protection5PENANAlOke7ertHX

"Sorry," Nora blushed. "I didn't mean to stare."9Please respect copyright.PENANAZu3DIb9pnu
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He laughed. "I was just teasing you."copyright protection5PENANAkYoRa0rrvD

"So, you still coming over after school?"copyright protection5PENANAsRsN5z1w3J

Nora looked confused.copyright protection5PENANAuJYxW2RLJQ

"Remember I promised to help you pass geometry?"copyright protection5PENANAX3OmVZnmrS

"I completely forgot."copyright protection5PENANAZTJsHP2Il6

"That's not like you."copyright protection5PENANArPQqnMtexd

Nora noticed an incredibly pretty blonde girl that kept looking their way.copyright protection5PENANA5vgUSbTgyk

"Anna Devereaux keeps staring at you."copyright protection5PENANA8yeS0VH3E3

"She never notices me."copyright protection5PENANA96TZxgL1vj

"Well, she has now."copyright protection5PENANAeAPvuIGoYf

Edison glanced to where Nora gestured.copyright protection5PENANAJ7NXZNTHQx

Anna was standing with Carter and Trey. Trey looked annoyed and Carter looked confused. Trey still had that cut from the accident on his face. copyright protection5PENANAL0EEZbVLcr

Trey was animatedly telling something to Anna, but Anna kept looking at Edison and smiling. Trey stalked off leaving Carter to stand next to her. He followed her gaze and frowned at Edison. copyright protection5PENANA5r2VWxDDVB

"I don't think it's me she's looking at."copyright protection5PENANASFJFDIswqj

"That's a flirtatious smile, and yes she is looking at you." Nora said.copyright protection5PENANA4bjJQjUL47

"If you say so," Edison laughed and dug into his chocolate pudding with a plastic spoon.copyright protection5PENANAcaye5uLI7H

"I have a serious question."copyright protection5PENANAkZm3EZM7wd

"Yeah?" Edison said and swallowed.copyright protection5PENANArBoLke4f09

"What happened at your house when Carter came over this morning?"copyright protection5PENANAmdjVropd7x

"Karma is what happened."copyright protection5PENANAVrxhvchijO

"Karma?"copyright protection5PENANAvLqUwK9AZ9

"He and Trey got what they deserved."copyright protection5PENANAJmm3hOrH2y

"What did they deserve?"copyright protection5PENANAeX0LfvXwNh

"Whatever they got I guess. Why are you asking all these questions?" Edison laid down his spoon.copyright protection5PENANAlj3Ldzwmaw

"Just curious."copyright protection5PENANAvUSSXaHpRJ

"A coincidence happened, Nora, nothing more, nothing less."copyright protection5PENANAX6GXSVtPsh

Edison reached over with a napkin to dab at the side of Nora's mouth. "Mustard."copyright protection5PENANA7NAazNK5aV

Nora flinched and Edison pulled back.copyright protection5PENANABGPuyNEfcw

"Are you afraid of me?" he asked.copyright protection5PENANAYaCF7vABk2

"Of course not. Why would I be?"copyright protection5PENANASsQsDpgnuq

"Rumor has it that I'm a satanist. I hope you know better than to believe such nonsense."copyright protection5PENANAi568zFWeV9

"I know you're not a satanist."copyright protection5PENANAKUjnzrS92d

"Say it with meaning next time," he wise cracked.copyright protection5PENANAcUG2njrDHW

"Why would you be accused of satanism? You're a youth pastor at our church..."copyright protection5PENANA402a9BQ5QM

"Yes, I am."copyright protection5PENANAfBGyYfZRp2

"And you love God."copyright protection5PENANA5CWLEj46XL

"Yes, I do."copyright protection5PENANA21M5cVG21x

"You told me to throw away that Ouija Board when we were kids."copyright protection5PENANAOg8vO7LOZa

"Yep."copyright protection5PENANAQ4NNPs7Uz4

Nora looked thoughtful for a few moments.copyright protection5PENANAFC5sHhnoko

"I know you're too shy to ask, so I'll answer for you. No, I haven't messed with anything satanic,  or anything of the like, and I was accused of satanism because losers like Carter can't use their brains to reason."copyright protection5PENANAV9E4Etbpha

"But Carter said that you knew something..."copyright protection5PENANAA8enV4Q3Yp

"Like what?"copyright protection5PENANA7E1d6Ivt6P

"I heard some kids talking and they said you caused the accident in front of your house.  With witchcraft."copyright protection5PENANAS1Yw6D0h2h

"Witchcraft, huh?" Edison grinned.copyright protection5PENANAsDqH1mLRpJ

"That's what I heard."copyright protection5PENANAhxniKt1fX7

"Since when do you believe rumors?"copyright protection5PENANA4P93mfHmxK

"I don't, it's just that everything is so strange lately and that ghost girl I saw in your house..."copyright protection5PENANADZn4GpqrgQ

"There was no girl in my house, Nora. There are no such things as ghosts."copyright protection5PENANAbynyQ71RmZ

"But I saw -"copyright protection5PENANAZrO8vaocwV

Just then, Anna stopped by their table. She was wearing jeans and a low cut ruffled blouse. As she put an arm on Edison's shoulder, Nora could see her cleavage and perfectly manicured nails.copyright protection5PENANAWaVjeBIF3Z

"Hi, Edison," Anna cooed.copyright protection5PENANAvfySNoZPgm

"Hey," Edison muttered.copyright protection5PENANAOgNCpiNNuj

"Do you think you could help go over some math homework with me during study hall?"copyright protection5PENANAJquEKJgtok

Edison cleared his throat. "Sure, I guess."copyright protection5PENANAtTz1MmpMcG

"Terrific. See you then," Anna's pink lip gloss sparkled as she smiled at them both and sauntered off with Carter following close behind her, like a puppy dog.copyright protection5PENANA80XWDmeqaJ

"You're going to help her?" Nora asked.copyright protection5PENANAKTaexUXOom

"It's nothing."copyright protection5PENANA8RfIS25iOh

"But she is always so cruel to you, why would you suddenly help her?"copyright protection5PENANAZWhWSVi7ms

"To prove that I am not the creepy satanist weirdo that this school is beginning to think I am," Edison said. "Besides, being kind to others is good."copyright protection5PENANAQ6m1lTVjIk

"I suppose so," Nora said and stood up.copyright protection5PENANAFRbVz3XElL

"You're leaving?"copyright protection5PENANAVkIdhA8zIu

"I'll see you in our next class."copyright protection5PENANA2yBozXivg0

"Alright. Are we still on for tonight?"copyright protection5PENANAPWS1Rr4P5q

"Can you come to my house instead?"copyright protection5PENANAA1Ljf2ToCB

"Sure. I'll be there at seven." Edison said and watched her walk away. He thought she looked especially pretty today in her jean skirt and leather boots. copyright protection5PENANATEau3KrlgI

Apparently, so did some other guy who was admiring her legs as he lounged against the wall near the cafeteria double doors, but Nora didn't seem to notice.copyright protection5PENANAm6Ee7vGclM

He glared at the guy who looked away. That's right, buddy, stop staring. She's mine.copyright protection5PENANADWOof3q9r3

Maybe Edison did like Nora as more than just a friend. He'd have to explore these feelings further.    copyright protection5PENANAKkIVPLGg7W

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