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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 protection15PENANAeDCvca4Cuv

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 protection15PENANAt7Sh233Wyt

Edison slid into the plastic seat across from Nora.copyright protection15PENANAQXqijFKRec

"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 protection15PENANA2sPFX2P2Fk

Instead of answering his question, Nora said, "Something's different about you, Edison."copyright protection15PENANAx8rqqtttq2

"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 protection15PENANAWgZnzj2jah

"It's not the hair." Nora studied him. He felt different. He had more confidence, more ambition, more something.copyright protection15PENANAvcJlSGnHJ3

"Take a picture, it'll last longer," he winked at her and unwrapped his sandwich.copyright protection15PENANA1gbtHCXb5n

"Sorry," Nora blushed. "I didn't mean to stare."19Please respect copyright.PENANA1bNDTQPRd4
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He laughed. "I was just teasing you."copyright protection15PENANAK1UtnMaKtT

"So, you still coming over after school?"copyright protection15PENANANvaZYSBW3H

Nora looked confused.copyright protection15PENANAjgKYuab0DI

"Remember I promised to help you pass geometry?"copyright protection15PENANAInKCR7o1SS

"I completely forgot."copyright protection15PENANAVGo5GnXij1

"That's not like you."copyright protection15PENANAZDhKBMUNNy

Nora noticed an incredibly pretty blonde girl that kept looking their way.copyright protection15PENANAwvWg8NoxPg

"Anna Devereaux keeps staring at you."copyright protection15PENANApKWOQCcOUv

"She never notices me."copyright protection15PENANAPU97EKTzyG

"Well, she has now."copyright protection15PENANA84b4kjSJRH

Edison glanced to where Nora gestured.copyright protection15PENANAZgsW5iyh7t

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 protection15PENANANWoW43GXDf

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 protection15PENANAELjQQEaIn1

"I don't think it's me she's looking at."copyright protection15PENANAqmhSinbREi

"That's a flirtatious smile, and yes she is looking at you." Nora said.copyright protection15PENANAlrfKnjN4hr

"If you say so," Edison laughed and dug into his chocolate pudding with a plastic spoon.copyright protection15PENANAjVcCL2hVLE

"I have a serious question."copyright protection15PENANAXb1e3kCecg

"Yeah?" Edison said and swallowed.copyright protection15PENANAxyIMi666ao

"What happened at your house when Carter came over this morning?"copyright protection15PENANAxukK76Mo2x

"Karma is what happened."copyright protection15PENANA3ZJ5eMpQ1C

"Karma?"copyright protection15PENANA7yaQlsWsz7

"He and Trey got what they deserved."copyright protection15PENANAR6CbQJiD8l

"What did they deserve?"copyright protection15PENANAbckUhzGHqI

"Whatever they got I guess. Why are you asking all these questions?" Edison laid down his spoon.copyright protection15PENANAjxgtoCWl4w

"Just curious."copyright protection15PENANAtWC58tPq7Y

"A coincidence happened, Nora, nothing more, nothing less."copyright protection15PENANALia6csFT95

Edison reached over with a napkin to dab at the side of Nora's mouth. "Mustard."copyright protection15PENANACsDSW2vTnA

Nora flinched and Edison pulled back.copyright protection15PENANApQw2WEvM5C

"Are you afraid of me?" he asked.copyright protection15PENANAKRVUX8mC2w

"Of course not. Why would I be?"copyright protection15PENANAIEZlxVn2PL

"Rumor has it that I'm a satanist. I hope you know better than to believe such nonsense."copyright protection15PENANADeB9hyONkU

"I know you're not a satanist."copyright protection15PENANAp4LlZItmkw

"Say it with meaning next time," he wise cracked.copyright protection15PENANAS3aRoHNMKC

"Why would you be accused of satanism? You're a youth pastor at our church..."copyright protection15PENANAxnR9x9HmW2

"Yes, I am."copyright protection15PENANAgm61H6Jbt4

"And you love God."copyright protection15PENANAHl7Rdwz1ik

"Yes, I do."copyright protection15PENANADPHvZfEGCA

"You told me to throw away that Ouija Board when we were kids."copyright protection15PENANAISXPUEWEPp

"Yep."copyright protection15PENANAIwLQoYnXZF

Nora looked thoughtful for a few moments.copyright protection15PENANAhDvZ9ufObR

"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 protection15PENANApTKmJE0FiQ

"But Carter said that you knew something..."copyright protection15PENANA50nQRLPeJO

"Like what?"copyright protection15PENANAU1sp1CUgq5

"I heard some kids talking and they said you caused the accident in front of your house.  With witchcraft."copyright protection15PENANA8PZScIwcoO

"Witchcraft, huh?" Edison grinned.copyright protection15PENANA3tPqkHc9VW

"That's what I heard."copyright protection15PENANAXPXqfY29fs

"Since when do you believe rumors?"copyright protection15PENANAfniefuXMHl

"I don't, it's just that everything is so strange lately and that ghost girl I saw in your house..."copyright protection15PENANAAKPqb97oj2

"There was no girl in my house, Nora. There are no such things as ghosts."copyright protection15PENANAkhShH8gKiv

"But I saw -"copyright protection15PENANAdxTvL90JVH

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 protection15PENANA5wsVWE432o

"Hi, Edison," Anna cooed.copyright protection15PENANA6mFZDm7U6p

"Hey," Edison muttered.copyright protection15PENANApkXjPJsQso

"Do you think you could help go over some math homework with me during study hall?"copyright protection15PENANAxxU0sRExUH

Edison cleared his throat. "Sure, I guess."copyright protection15PENANAW13B0HX7B4

"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 protection15PENANAx1ouleeN4G

"You're going to help her?" Nora asked.copyright protection15PENANAcCe6DHXifS

"It's nothing."copyright protection15PENANAZbT3MTKK1m

"But she is always so cruel to you, why would you suddenly help her?"copyright protection15PENANAPzoe4Jtixx

"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 protection15PENANAZJaeQNVO5b

"I suppose so," Nora said and stood up.copyright protection15PENANAG4nA79uSUw

"You're leaving?"copyright protection15PENANAeK5DYamrtT

"I'll see you in our next class."copyright protection15PENANAZsC9GtXCh2

"Alright. Are we still on for tonight?"copyright protection15PENANANY7azfk38f

"Can you come to my house instead?"copyright protection15PENANAznZF0YPmqi

"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 protection15PENANAgqLTAsmx4E

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 protection15PENANAASCI2bYnf6

He glared at the guy who looked away. That's right, buddy, stop staring. She's mine.copyright protection15PENANADOuCuuBkR2

Maybe Edison did like Nora as more than just a friend. He'd have to explore these feelings further.    copyright protection15PENANAD7so02QmAV

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