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Geek's Obsession
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More Than a Friend
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Sep 16, 2017
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The cafeteria was filled with the sound of clattering trays and laughter.copyright protection26PENANANGVtJXCL4c

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 protection26PENANAmo7ZTcgb6m

Edison slid into the plastic seat across from Nora.copyright protection26PENANA4TygyHF124

"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 protection26PENANAiPKeiubVgg

Instead of answering his question, Nora said, "Something's different about you, Edison."copyright protection26PENANA8CFfCysSKy

"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 protection26PENANAfOrN50vL2x

"It's not the hair." Nora studied him. He felt different. He had more confidence, more ambition, more something.copyright protection26PENANAPknAzG4LBk

"Take a picture, it'll last longer," he winked at her and unwrapped his sandwich.copyright protection26PENANA1JXHZzgrs0

"Sorry," Nora blushed. "I didn't mean to stare."30Please respect copyright.PENANA3ZlaxAm5hG
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He laughed. "I was just teasing you."copyright protection26PENANAxwPV7oBb9d

"So, you still coming over after school?"copyright protection26PENANAwbWuSW39ov

Nora looked confused.copyright protection26PENANA9odZRIUjIB

"Remember I promised to help you pass geometry?"copyright protection26PENANAOg7Dbf2Mqb

"I completely forgot."copyright protection26PENANAZXnWrfTvoh

"That's not like you."copyright protection26PENANA0yGdxxWsQE

Nora noticed an incredibly pretty blonde girl that kept looking their way.copyright protection26PENANA3FUbj5qlSR

"Anna Devereaux keeps staring at you."copyright protection26PENANAwSPTOg9HMy

"She never notices me."copyright protection26PENANAYM7F0FcX73

"Well, she has now."copyright protection26PENANABaIvm1BMmt

Edison glanced to where Nora gestured.copyright protection26PENANADTlsNaJWRv

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 protection26PENANAvQiDvjiIgp

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 protection26PENANALSAtnWvZJR

"I don't think it's me she's looking at."copyright protection26PENANAsnLOQyYAvQ

"That's a flirtatious smile, and yes she is looking at you." Nora said.copyright protection26PENANA51HoEdIWVY

"If you say so," Edison laughed and dug into his chocolate pudding with a plastic spoon.copyright protection26PENANAmGQXaeTFdD

"I have a serious question."copyright protection26PENANAxG0jvQRtqn

"Yeah?" Edison said and swallowed.copyright protection26PENANAkwo1V3eDZ9

"What happened at your house when Carter came over this morning?"copyright protection26PENANACmQtj1HdGV

"Karma is what happened."copyright protection26PENANAQeCQx7HpB8

"Karma?"copyright protection26PENANANVFcWAfbef

"He and Trey got what they deserved."copyright protection26PENANAlQBbjUc17T

"What did they deserve?"copyright protection26PENANAXX8zOFHw5i

"Whatever they got I guess. Why are you asking all these questions?" Edison laid down his spoon.copyright protection26PENANAFSdl5aWkla

"Just curious."copyright protection26PENANAzG1aSl54mc

"A coincidence happened, Nora, nothing more, nothing less."copyright protection26PENANAYka6UZMBwS

Edison reached over with a napkin to dab at the side of Nora's mouth. "Mustard."copyright protection26PENANAUbL8xQitaE

Nora flinched and Edison pulled back.copyright protection26PENANAEJlGUd1Zio

"Are you afraid of me?" he asked.copyright protection26PENANAcgInnCm9eS

"Of course not. Why would I be?"copyright protection26PENANA184NgBDz5N

"Rumor has it that I'm a satanist. I hope you know better than to believe such nonsense."copyright protection26PENANAeKxzqsMrs5

"I know you're not a satanist."copyright protection26PENANAPEly1JboSq

"Say it with meaning next time," he wise cracked.copyright protection26PENANAgUylHPXlp3

"Why would you be accused of satanism? You're a youth pastor at our church..."copyright protection26PENANA8DNGcd8ZFB

"Yes, I am."copyright protection26PENANA4vfq3h9fF2

"And you love God."copyright protection26PENANAFWXehF3f0t

"Yes, I do."copyright protection26PENANAi965PjjYjY

"You told me to throw away that Ouija Board when we were kids."copyright protection26PENANAzotPPx7YNM

"Yep."copyright protection26PENANA1sJZG1EKgE

Nora looked thoughtful for a few moments.copyright protection26PENANAdyNkDDEXCX

"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 protection26PENANAVbmp1bX89K

"But Carter said that you knew something..."copyright protection26PENANAVbcEaTFPDW

"Like what?"copyright protection26PENANAtRuhc8UQ5w

"I heard some kids talking and they said you caused the accident in front of your house.  With witchcraft."copyright protection26PENANAO1IaqKlnSv

"Witchcraft, huh?" Edison grinned.copyright protection26PENANA8OGksRe8GS

"That's what I heard."copyright protection26PENANA4aJzrVHmMN

"Since when do you believe rumors?"copyright protection26PENANATAOCKfm5Df

"I don't, it's just that everything is so strange lately and that ghost girl I saw in your house..."copyright protection26PENANAAL3h6w9kEQ

"There was no girl in my house, Nora. There are no such things as ghosts."copyright protection26PENANAcJ0WisRZPD

"But I saw -"copyright protection26PENANAMJeBlYQI4t

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 protection26PENANAXFe1Wlx6Fc

"Hi, Edison," Anna cooed.copyright protection26PENANAWSVWOdpFde

"Hey," Edison muttered.copyright protection26PENANAj0XxBjws1A

"Do you think you could help go over some math homework with me during study hall?"copyright protection26PENANAVZga0dvyjb

Edison cleared his throat. "Sure, I guess."copyright protection26PENANAKf3GcRUBx7

"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 protection26PENANAQR8NpJ7Wc8

"You're going to help her?" Nora asked.copyright protection26PENANAw78Ni90OHj

"It's nothing."copyright protection26PENANA0sz39LV3nt

"But she is always so cruel to you, why would you suddenly help her?"copyright protection26PENANAbdlj1K38Gf

"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 protection26PENANAhdnp0Gy0ug

"I suppose so," Nora said and stood up.copyright protection26PENANAkuITyREtV2

"You're leaving?"copyright protection26PENANAX6fiqh3tqJ

"I'll see you in our next class."copyright protection26PENANAJHX67YNGZh

"Alright. Are we still on for tonight?"copyright protection26PENANAWjMFckxROs

"Can you come to my house instead?"copyright protection26PENANAUMz94Zr7tR

"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 protection26PENANARczPjGO6mN

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 protection26PENANAoj6aYjvwbk

He glared at the guy who looked away. That's right, buddy, stop staring. She's mine.copyright protection26PENANAZ57yfcxHj0

Maybe Edison did like Nora as more than just a friend. He'd have to explore these feelings further.    copyright protection26PENANAybd81wOPCb

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