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It was the day of the party, and oh God, was Lexi nervous. That morning, she had woken up thinking that everything was normal, beginning to plan her study schedule around eating and pee breaks for the day. But then, she glanced at her phone, seeing a missed text from her friend.
'I have a pair of silver heels for that dress if you want to borrow them. ;) I'm sure SOMEONE will appreciate the way they make your ass look.'
Her face went red, remembering that she had, indeed, gone shopping with Brittany and that it hadn't all been some vivid dream. One glance at the closet confirmed her fears, as the dress she'd bought hung from a hanger on the top of the door.
"I'm so gonna die…" She muttered, falling back into her pillow with a groan.
"I can't believe she took my hat." Law grumbled aloud, sitting at the kitchen table beside Lexi as they both drank from coffee mugs. Glaring at the table, he looked rather uncomfortable without the spotted head accessory on. She chuckled, swallowing her last sip of the hot drink.
"Brittany has a way of getting what she wants, no matter what. It's uncanny." Law raised a brow, thinking that perhaps that was an understatement. From her display of asserting her will onto everyone she encountered, she was certainly a force to be reckoned with.
Just then, the door to the pirates' room flew open, and the two engineers stumbled out into a heap on the floor. Lexi looked on with exasperation, watching as they bickered with each other even as they attempted to untangle themselves from the pile of their own arms and legs.
"Get off me, baka!"
"You first, baka!"
"They are actual three-year-olds in adult bodies." Lexi decided with a humorless laugh, nodding as she said her conclusion aloud. Law sighed deeply, leaning an elbow on the table and supporting his head with his hand.
"Sometimes I wonder."
"Lexi-chan!" Shachi and Penguin called. "What's for breakfast?" They rushed down the steps to the kitchen, pushing and shoving each other out of the way to get there first. She calmly waited until they were directly in front of the table, clasping their hands in a begging fashion in great anticipation of her answer.
"Cereal." She said bluntly, pointing to the pantry. Instantly, their faces fell.
"But…can you make us pancakes like you did that one time?" Shachi asked, hopping side to side in hopes she would agree. The whole situation would have made her laugh if she hadn't been so tired.
"Not today, guys. Maybe tomorrow."
"Aww…" They muttered, resignedly turning and wandering over to the pantry, opening up the door with much less enthusiasm than from before. Lexi chuckled under her breath while shaking her head.
"Actual three-year-olds." She repeatedly quietly, causing Law to smirk besides himself.
"Do I really have to?" Lexi moaned, laying on the couch as she tried to convince her friend to leave her be. "I don't see why I've got to do all this extra stuff for this party. The dress was enough."
"Uh uh, don't skip out on me now. We are getting your hair and nails done. Now are you going to meet me at the salon or what?" Her friend said, and Lexi rubbed her face in consternation. She was already done with today, and it wasn't even lunch.
After saying her goodbyes to her friend, Lexi stared at her purse, debating whether she wanted to risk facing Brittany's wrath if she blew her off at the salon. There'd be hell to pay afterwards, and maybe it wasn't quite worth it. So, with another sigh, she rose from the couch and trudged over to the banister where her bag hung.
"Going somewhere?" Law asked with a smirk, having heard their conversation on the phone. She didn't answer, only glared as she grabbed her dress from upstairs, the keys off the peg in the hall, and left through the front door, the pirate's chuckle following her out.
Law, of course, was rather intrigued as to what this frat party would have to offer. He was tempted to 'Google It,' as Lexi often branded the term, but he thought that experiencing it first hand would give him a much better impression overall. Still, he couldn't help but wonder what a toga actually was.
He thought back to Brittany's description of a frat party, still rather confused about some of the words she'd used, but he'd focused on the alcohol more than anything.
It had been almost a month since finding themselves in Lexi's world, and Law really needed a drink. They didn't have any in the house, for Nana's safety Lexi said, but that didn't stop his taste for the drink, and he once again wondered what his crew were doing back in his world.
Part of him worried that they hadn't found any leads as to how to return home. In their spare time, they'd gone for drives in the forest where they had first wandered into the street and almost got hit by Lexi. They even returned to the set of caves hidden in the trees, knowing they'd come from there originally. Lexi had watched as they touched and inspected every single surface of the rocks, spending hours trying to find a way home.
With no luck yet, the doubt slowly began to chip at his confidence in finding a way back. Though, he'd figure it out eventually, he was sure.
Glancing at the clock, he noticed that it was almost 2:00. Lexi had been gone for almost two hours. And he was left to do nothing. With a sigh, he sat back in the reclining chair and closed his eyes, deciding a nap was better than staring into space.
Finally, after hours and hours of getting ready at Brittany's place, the two girls returned to Lexi's house at about 6:00. Lexi had called and let them know they were on their way, suggesting that Law get ready as well, stating that if he had to undress while Brittany was in the house, she couldn't be responsible for what might happen. Shaking his head, he went upstairs to put on the clothes from the store.
Penguin and Shachi were sitting on the living room floor, playing another board game from the closet. Law had instructed Bepo to stay hidden in the upstairs bedroom where they slept, aware that seeing a polar bear would probably cause problems with the black-haired woman. It was miraculous she hadn't seen him when she'd barged in to help them get Nana back home from Walmart, but they didn't want to take any chances this time around.
He heard Brittany's car pull up into the driveway, a few seconds later the doors were slammed, and then her front door opened, revealing the two made-up women.
Brittany, of course, entered first, outfitted in her blue dress from the store and gold heels that strapped halfway up her calves. With a matching necklace and gold eyeshadow, she was look akin to some kind of goddess.
"What do you think?" She asked, spinning in a slow circle to show him the whole ensemble.
"What do women feel the need to ask such questions?" Law responded, crossing his arms. Penguin and Shachi, on the other hand, were practically drooling over her already.
"Brittany-chan, you look amazing!"
"Maybe you can take us to the party with you?"
"Yeah, we'd be good dates."
Law noticed that their noses dripped a little blood, and he shook his head. Those two would never change. Brittany only laughed at their antics, glowing under the showered attention.
"Sorry, boys, I've already got a hottie waiting for me there." She winked back.
"Where is Lexi-ya?" Law asked, noticing her absence. Brittany gave a grin, glancing back towards the door.
"She's still working up the nerve to come inside." They went to the windows on either side of the door, watching as the brunette paced back and forth behind the car, carefully shielded by the vehicle so they couldn't fully see her. Brittany sighed. "You'd think she hated being visible at all."
After a few more seconds, she stopped her pacing, seeming to square her shoulders before emerging from behind the car to walk up to the house.
Law's eyes couldn't help but widen as she approached, his gaze lingering over the way the dress made her look once again, but with the high silver heels and her hair down, it seemed to go from beautiful to sexy all at once. She had a single silver bracelet on, and minimal makeup, which suited Law and Lexi just fine.
"Aint she gorgeous?" Brittany asked, elbowing him in the side with a knowing look. He opted to simply glare at her in silence.
Lexi pushed through the door, slowly walking inside in the unfamiliar heels. She wasn't used to such dangerous things. "Hi." She said, not meeting anyone's eyes. Unfortunately, it seemed the engineers had recovered from Brittany's entrance, because they now locked onto Lexi.
"Oh, Lexi-chan, take us to the dance instead?"
"I've never seen a woman so beautiful!"
Their compliments made her face turn red, and she crossed her arms in front of her chest with a shy smile. Law watched but said nothing. Lexi was a little disappointed about that, for reasons she didn't want to think about, but figured that was how it always would have been. Law seemed too serious for his own good sometimes. Maybe this party would be good for him too, as long as he stayed out of trouble.
Just then, Nana decided to emerge from her bedroom, spotting the two girls and Law standing by the front door. "Oh, my!" She hustled over, giving Lexi a look-over before holding the brunette's cheeks in her hands. "You look just like your mother did when she went to those parties, all put together and beautiful. Oh, you look lovely!" She fawned.
Despite feeling extremely out of place in the fancy dress, she couldn't help but smile at Nana's words. The pride and happiness that radiated from her eyes couldn't be missed, and she was glad that Nana got to experience her going to a dance. She knew how much it meant to the old woman, who knew she had a limited time left on this earth.
"Told you." Brittany interjected, poking the brunette in the cheek. Swatting her hand away, Lexi chuckled. The black-haired woman took out her phone, seeing the time. "Looks like we gotta go."
"Oh, don't let me keep you, go have fun!" Her grandmother said, watching as they shuffled out the door and to the car. "Drive safely! And Lexi, you come back with a boyfriend, you hear?" She hollered from afar.
Lexi's eyes widened, the red flushing back to her face. Beside her, Law smirked, not missing the embarrassment etched on her face. Before Nana could say anything worse, they bundled in the car and Brittany drove off.
Even before they reached the frat house, which was at the end of the street, they could hear the low bass of the music from the inside. Cars lined the sides of the road, the nearby driveways as well, and they circled the next street over in order to find a spot to park. People milled the streets, and Brittany had to honk a bunch of times to get them to move out of the way.
Finally parking along the side of the street, they all got out of the car and started walking to the frat house.
"There's so many people…" Lexi observed as the rounded the corner and the house was in sight. A mob of people gathered on the front lawn of the house, not really doing anything, but a few people were running around. The music from within the house could be heard several houses down the street, and the bass seemed to vibrate through the ground.
They walked closer and closer, a couple a little ways ahead of them as they approached the house, and they could hear the loud murmur from everyone talking and shouting and laughing.
Lexi saw two guys standing at the front door of the house, ushering people inside and welcoming the attendees. Brittany, of course taking charge, ascended the steps to the house first.
"Welcome to Gamma Sigma, do you have your invitations?" The darker-skinned man to the left said, smiling at the three in a friendly manner. It was a little hard to hear him over the music and chatter inside. Lexi searched around in her purse for hers, whereas Brittany just took it out from her bra, handing it to the guy with a wink.
Giving her friend a strange look, Lexi gave him hers as well. He glanced over them before gesturing inside. "Have fun!"
"Here we go…" Lexi muttered, preparing herself for a very stressful next few hours. They stepped inside, Brittany leading the way. The entrance hallway was packed with people, some talking n the corner, while one couple made out over by the bathroom. Lexi watched as a group of people lit up cigarettes, and others took long drags from bongs.
"Lovely…" She commented, and Law overheard her. He glanced quizzically around, deciding that this frat party would be a wonderful opportunity to observe this world's culture. Obviously, it involved a lot of sex, drugs, and scantily-clad women. He couldn't exactly complain about the view, though the noise didn't have to be so loud in his opinion.
They walked past the hall and into the large living room area with an attached open kitchen. The house was certainly big, comfortably fitting probably 100 people on the inside, though it was filled to capacity and then some, making it hard to navigate across the room.
"Hey, its the rookie!" A male voice called over the loud noises. The three stopped, turning to see Cooper and his posse of fraternity mates behind him. He approached Law, tossing an arm around his shoulder and pulling him closer. "Glad you could make it!"
Being this close to the man's face, he could smell the strong alcohol of some kind on his breath. Obviously the man had been drinking for some time today. Cooper's attention was switched to Brittany and Lexi. The black-haired beauty wasn't paying much attention, rapt on finding her date for the night who was supposed to meet them there.
"Looks like you brought her after all." Cooper said, laughing a little before finally letting Law go. "Nice dress, Laurie."
"It's Lexi." She said, knowing before she answered that he wouldn't remember it anyways. He was already drunk.
"Oh, my bad." He chuckled, "Enjoy the party! We've got food and beer in the kitchen, and there's stuff going on outside too." With that, he wandered away through the crowd, welcoming newcomers and greeting old friends.
"I really don't like that guy." Lexi decided, turning to a chuckling Law beside her. "But a beer sounds really good right now. You want one?"
He nodded, following her over to the kitchen where two guys had set up beer pong on the table. Their friends gathered around on either side. As they passed by, one of them made a shot, landing it in one of the cups. The rest cheered, urging the other to chug the red solo cup down.
There was a large open cooler on the floor by the fridge, and Lexi grabbed two beer bottles from the ice, handing one to Law. Grabbing a bottle opener from the counter, she flipped the lid with a pop, tossing it with the pile of tops already on the counter.
"I've needed one of these for awhile now." She sighed, taking a couple swigs. She sighed in relief, leaning against the counter, eyes closed. "Maybe this party is exactly what I needed."
"Hmm…" Law muttered, drinking from his own bottle. He was surprised how good the alcohol in Lexi's world was. Being so used to sake, the very different taste of beer was a welcome change, and judging by the scent, the alcohol level in it was higher than he'd expected.
"Oh look. There she goes." Lexi said, nodding towards the door to the backyard where Brittany was leading a guy by the hand somewhere. "She's at it again."
"Brittany-ya does seem like a…" He hesitated speaking his mind, wondering if his words would offend Lexi. She scoffed, realizing why he stopped.
"You mean a whore? Yeah, she kind of is. But you just gotta love her somehow." She took another sip, now down to half the beer left. "She means well, though." She added, not wanting to sound like she was dissing her friend too much.
"That's her 'meaning well?'" He asked with a smirk, directing Lexi's attention back over to Brittany, who was in the process of pulling the guy from before and another unfamiliar one by their ties into a back room of the house.
"Ah…" She sweatdropped, watching her best friend wink and giggle at the taller one, closing the door behind them as they went. "She's a little rough around the edges is all."
Law chuckled, drinking more of his beer. Suddenly, two girls started shouting in the middle of the living room, voices slurred and almost incomprehensible, but Lexi could understand enough to know that they were accusing each other of sleeping with the other's man. Then, one of them pushed the other backwards, and she wheeled backwards into the back of another woman. The unsuspecting partier spilled her beer all over herself, cursed about the state of her dress, and, turning to the one who had stumbled, pulled her to the ground by her hair, initiating a cat-fight between the three women.
"Let's go outside please." She said, hoping to not become tangled in a fight of her own. She lead the way out the door to the backyard, Law following behind her. Outside wasn't really any better, though there was more space. As Brittany had predicted before, a large pool was set in the middle of the yard, a diving board set off on one side, and a hot tub further back. The hot tub was packed, and a couple of guys competed against each other for the best tricks they could do off the diving board.
"There's no escaping it." Lexi groaned, sighing as she found a non-occupied couple of seats against the house. The two sat down and observed the party-goers drink the night away.
"Parties aren't my thing." She said, relaxing into the cushioned lawn chair. Beside her, Law nodded.
"Banquets are a regular occurrence on my ship, though my men have a way of…making them unique." He grinned, staring off as he remembered one such time. "But I agree, it's much easier to sit back and observe than partake in the…festivities." He finished, watching as a very-drunk redhead sauntered his way. Her tube top and shorts that didn't seem to reach past her ass didn't do much for her, as the face full of makeup was a rather quick turn off. She came over and sat beside Law, leaning heavily against his arm.
"Hey, good-looking. Up for some fun? I'll be a much better time than you friend over there." She slurred, eyes bloodshot as she tried focusing on him. He smirked, about to reply, but Lexi leaned over and pointed towards a group of people gathered at the edge of the fence.
"I think I saw your boyfriend over there kissing another girl. Might wanna check on that." She suggested, watching as the comprehension came over the girl's face. She scoffed, glaring over at the group before rising and going over to check just in case.
"You're welcome, by the way." Lexi smirked, looking rather proud of herself. Not only was she able to prevent Law from possibly making out with another lady, but she also managed to start another cat fight in the group of people further away, to which she should probably feel bad. But at the moment, it amused her. Maybe the alcohol was starting to get to her. Everything seemed to look a little fuzzier than normal.
"Jealous, perhaps?" He asked, watching as she knocked back the rest of her bottle. He was impressed. He'd imagine her as a lightweight, but her alcohol was gone faster than his own, and he was a regular consumer. She gave a little laugh, looking around, he guessed, for another cooler with beer in it.
"You keep thinking that, Mr. Pirate." She said, rising to go get another drink from a nearby cooler. Her face was red at the sultry sound her voice made, appalled she had even said such things, and in a sexy way to boot. Hurrying off to find her alcohol, she left Law sitting in the chair alone.
"Fuck you, asshole!" A girl shouting, tossing her drink into who Lexi assumed was her boyfriend's face. Though, it also got all over the woman he was making out with's face as well. Lexi sidestepped out of the way of the three involved, making it over to the cooler without incident. She bent over and grabbed two beers from the ice with one hand, straightening and coming face to face with the guy that had showed them inside at the door.
"Oh, you scared me." She said, laughing a little at her jump of surprise. The dark-skinned boy laughed as well, leaning easily against the house wall.
"Sorry, wasn't my intention." He reached out and grabbed her free hand, bringing it to his lips with a gentle kiss. "The name's Emmet, what's yours?"
"Oh…uh…Lexi." She stumbled, feeling the immense heat of her blush on her face. The kindness that irradiated from his eyes was surprising at a place like this. He smiled, nodding his head.
"I don't I've seen you around the campus before. Are you a new student?" She shook her head.
"Oh, no, I just don't stick around very long. What program are you in?"
"Pediatrics or General Surgeon, not quite sure yet." He chuckled, and she smiled in response.
"That's cool. Oh, I almost forgot! We completely blew past the crappy pickup lines."
"Really?" She asked with a raised brow, the amusement quite evident in her voice. He stood straighter, looking away before turning back with a seductive expression.
"Hey, girl. Are you my appendix? Because I have a gut feeling I should take you out." He waggled his eyebrows for extra measure.
"Well," Lexi managed to get in between laughs, "that was certainly crappy." He laughed good-naturedly.
"Thanks, I was working on that one all night." She laughed again, a little louder as she relaxed in the company of this new guy.
Law had finished his beer, and was sitting in the same spot waiting for Lexi to return. She was gone longer than he thought it would take, but he couldn't pick her out from all the moving people in the crowd. A body beside him gave him a surprise, and he looked over at a slightly disheveled Brittany. Her hair was a little messier than before, the red gloss around her lips smudged.
"What'd I miss?" She asked, holding a beer of her own.
"A few fights, and several people running inside to vomit, presumably."
"Aww, damn." She chuckled, taking several gulps from the beer bottle. "Where's Lex at?"
"To get more alcohol, but she's been gone awhile."
"Hmm…" Brittany peered through the crowd, standing up and searching under her hand. Then, she smirked, sitting back down in her seat. "More like to get laid."
Her words caused him to glance over to where she'd been looking, and after a few more people moved out of his line of sight, he could see Lexi standing with another guy, talking and laughing animatedly. His eyes narrowed of their own volition, and before he knew it, he was up and walking over to where they were.
Unbeknownst to him, Brittany smirked as her plan had worked perfectly. Law went over and said a few things, wrapping an arm around Lexi's shoulders and pulling her closer, displaying to Emmet what was his. With a good-natured smile, he raised his hands defensively and walked back towards Brittany.
"How'd I do?" He asked her, and she gave him the promised $20.
"Perfectly! He totally took the bait. I owe you one." She promised. He looked back over to the two in worry.
"Are you sure that was ok? She seemed pretty happy I was talking to her. I don't like the idea of toying with people." The black-haired beauty simply waved it off.
"She'll be fine. She's got that nice piece of hunk with her and they'll have so much fun together. Trust me." At Brittany's reassurances, Emmet gave her a mock salute before heading back inside the house. Brittany looked back over to Law and Lexi, satisfied that she'd laid the groundwork for the two to get to know each other. After all, jealousy was the way to a man's heart.
"I've never seen a more accurate portrayal of Macbeth, we should go see it sometime." Emmet said, and Lexi nodded enthusiastically.
"That'd be really nice, I'd love to." She said, and then felt an arm wrap around her shoulders. With a quick glance upwards, she saw Law cooly smirking at the other man.
"Unfortunately, she will be unable to attend." He said resolutely, daring the man to challenge his claim with a stare. There was a pause, where the only noise was the background music and the talking crowd around them. Glancing one or twice between the two, Emmet chuckled and raised his hands up in defeat.
"Hey, it was worth a shot. Catch you later, Lexi." She shot Lexi a smile and a wave before moving off back towards the house. It took a moment before Lexi found her voice again, and she stepped out of Law's hold.
"What was that?" She gestured to Emmet's retreating back. Law only smirked in reply, grabbing one of the beer bottles in her other hand and opening it with his teeth. Lexi sighed, grabbing the nearest bottle opener and yanking the top free of her own drink.
"So much for that…" She muttered, deciding it would just be better to drink the rest of her time in attendance. It would make the night go so much faster that way.
Several hours and drinks later, Lexi was very much drunk. And just as it always turned out when she was drunk, she got bolder and less insecure about things. She had a little trouble standing up, but overall she was still in pretty good shape. Law himself was more than just a little tipsy, though he'd had worse nights before on the submarine.
"Let's go inside." She slurred, tossing away her fourth beer bottle before standing and pulling on Law's hand. With an amused smirk, he allowed himself to be lead inside by the brunette, who stopped as several people were gathering around a bottle on the floor. Cooper was heading over, and he spotted the two coming inside.
"Hey, rookie! Come join us!" He shuffled over, gently coaxing them towards the seated circle of partiers on the floor.
"Is it spin the bottle?" Lexi asked, nervous but a little excited at the same time. Her fuzzy thoughts weren't quite telling her how insecure she was in front of a crowd of people. Instead, somewhere in the fog, it was telling her to play because she'd never played that game before.
To her question, Cooper laughed, putting them on opposite sides of the circle from each other. "Even better! It's 7 minutes in heaven!" At his words, the rest of the circle cheered, excited to play in their collective drunken haze.
Lexi's eyes widened. She'd heard of that game before, but though her rational mind was telling her that this could end dangerously, the drunk half was wondering when the game would start.
"Anyone brave enough to start us out?" Cooper asked, and after a few seconds of no one stepping up, a blonde in a ponytail and bikini top reached over and spun the bottle, and the crowd cheered for her bravery.
The empty beer bottle spun round and round, slowing to a stop to point at another male in the group, someone she didn't recognize. With a drunken grin, he rose and the two of them went into the hall closet nearby, the rest of the group cheering the whole way.
"Alright, in the meantime, we'll play truth or dare!" Cooper announced, placing a seven minutes timer on his phone, and he asked a random member of the group the customary game question.
In the time between the 7 minutes in heaven intervals, each person played truth or dare, and thankfully Lexi wasn't picked. It was at times like this when she was glad no one knew her name, because people preferred to pick the ones they knew to participate. She was an outsider, and that was alright with her.
The first couple emerged from the closet once the alarm went off, and someone was sent to retrieve them. They came out with tousled hair and smeared red lipstick, giving a pretty clear indication of what had gone done inside the small room.
The bottle was spun again, and this time two girls were picked. They rose and went in the closet, and truth or dare started up again.
But this round, Cooper pointed at Lexi for a question. "Alright, truth or dare?" He asked, and all the eyes of the group pointed towards her.
She answered them with a wide-eyed look, not quite sure which route would be better. Thinking that half these people wouldn't remember anything the next morning anyways, she said, "Truth."
"Hmm…alright, alright…" Cooper thought silently for a moment, pondering his question. Then, with a grin, he turned back to her. "Are you…a virgin?" He asked.
The question made her pause, and she glanced away, but ultimately, she'd have to answer, otherwise these people wouldn't let her leave.
"No…" She said quietly, hoping they wouldn't hear. But they did, and they cheered her on, as if it was some accomplishment to be proud of. In reality, it meant nothing to Lexi. Wanting to forget the experience, she pointed to someone else to be next.
She glanced up at Law, hoping that maybe he'd forget about it, but he was watching her in amusement, with a smirk on his face. She looked away again, and the buzzer for the girls in the closet went off.
A guy went to retrieve them, and they came out looking as they'd gone in. They must have just talked or something.
"Ok, next one! How about…you!" He pointed to her once more, grinning with so much amusement and glee that he seemed to miss her own face widen in shock.
"Oh…ok." Nervously, but excited all at the same time, she reached for the bottle in the middle and gave it a hard spin. It went around and around again in a clockwise direction, slowly reducing in speed as the force began to dissipate.
She watched the bottle, wondering who it would land on, and it finally slowed to a stop. Following the tip of the bottle up to the person it had landed on, she froze.
It was Law.
"Ok, in the closet!" Cooper announced, and Lexi slowly rose from her seated position. Her heart was pounding in her chest as Law stood up as well. They went over to the closet, Lexi first and then Law, and another member of the group closed the door behind them, audibly locking it so they knew they couldn't leave.
It was dark inside, but the large walk-in closet had room to move around. The loud bass was muted from the shut door, but the vibrations pulsated through the walls. Feeling her heart thudding out of her chest, Lexi turned to look at Law, who watched her with amusement.
"It appears we're stuck here for seven minutes." He said vaguely, and she nodded. Deciding that standing was making her dizzy, she sat with the wall to her back. Law did the same on the other side, facing her with his hands in his lap comfortably. Though the closet was deep, it wasn't wide, and their crossed legs were mere inches away from touching at the knees.
"Umm…now what?" She asked, biting her lip as her eyes began to adjust to the darkness. Law chuckled, shifting his position to make himself more comfortable.
"According to the rules, whatever we'd like to do."
"Right…" She muttered, looking away to try to find something to talk about. Then something stuck out in her hazing fog of a memory. "What was that earlier?" She asked out of the blue.
"What was what?" He replied, confused as to what she was talking about.
"Earlier, with that guy that you pretty much scared off. What the hell was that? You never answered me."
"Lexi-ya, perhaps you shouldn't look into things so much." He said, hoping the conversation would end there. He didn't want to visualize Lexi and the guy talking anymore, and for whatever reason, in his drunken state of mind the image wouldn't go away, and it made his chest clench.
"Were you jealous?" She continued, leaning forward to try to peer into his face. He could hear a hint of hope in her voice, barely enough to detect, but just enough that he knew it was there. He smirked at the way her voice barely shook as she asked the question, then swallowed because of her nervousness. And it amused him immensely.
"You were, weren't you?" She repeated. He leaned forward as well, their faces now just inches away from each other.
"And if I was?" He breathed out, daring her to do something with the intentional low tones of his voice. Law wasn't stupid. He knew she thought he was attractive. He just wanted to see how far she would take it.
She was silent, eyes flicking between his. And after a moment of hesitation, something flashed across her eyes, and she closed the distance between their lips.
It was a simple kiss, really, nothing more. Lexi pulled back after a moment, staring at him to see his reaction. And when he didn't become angry or even laugh at her, her drunkenness was able to find some more courage somewhere deep within. Maybe it was the comfort that, most likely, neither of them would remember the events of that night the next morning. She leaned forward again, pressing their lips together, and this time Law seemed to engage.
The second kiss lasted a few seconds longer than the first, but instead of pulling away entirely, Lexi rested her forehead on his, hovering no more than an inch away from his lips. And then he was the one that kissed her, cradling her face with his hands as he pulled her closer. She gladly responded in kind, letting herself be brought over to sit on his lap, and she rested her hands on his shoulders.
He was good at this, she thought, mind reeling from how amazing it felt to be touched. She hadn't been touched, or even held like this, in a long time. And the only other person who had had done it in a forceful way, taking everything and giving nothing in return to where she felt empty. But this, this was completely different. Law completely filled her with emotions and feelings, to the point where she thought she would burst. But it was gentle, slowly becoming more and more passionate.
They both grew bolder, fueled by the large amounts of alcohol they'd consumed before. He pulled at her lower lip with his teeth, earning him a breathy moan, so small he almost didn't hear it. Their hands began to wander, hers ghosting over his covered chest, feeling the toned abs underneath, and him continuously pulling her closer by her waist. He stroked her sides up and down, sending delightful shivers up her spine. As he teased her, she unbuttoned the first two buttons on his shirt, lightly scratching his chest with her manicured nails. He growled with pleasure again, building her confidence as she attuned to his reactions. The kisses lasted longer, until Lexi found the courage to glide her tongue over his bottom lip, asking for entrance. She heard a low rumble, the sound emanating from deep in his throat, and he easily picked her up by the waist and flipped them around, pressing her against the wall.
"Law…" She moaned out, unable to say more than that as his lips captured hers in a hungry kiss. Her hands found his hair, tugging at the strands as the things he was making her feel sent sensations lower and lower. She loved the feeling of his body against hers, caging her against the wall as he kissed her with even more intensity. His tongue darted into her mouth, and she tried fighting back but he was in control and she was feeling too much pleasure to try and fight too much.
"Lexi-ya…" He muttered, breaking off the kiss to breathe, but gently guided her so she was laying face up on the floor. He positioned himself with a leg between hers, sliding it upwards until she felt a delicious friction against the spot that was throbbing more intensely with every second that passed. She moaned in pleasure, and he captured her lips once more.
"Yes, Law…" She managed to grind out when he pulled back just a little, only to focus his attention onto her exposed neck. He forced her chin up with one hand, kissing the delicate skin he found there. Every once in a while, he'd nip at her, earning a gasp from the brunette, before he licked it to reduce the sting. She raised her hips, hoping to feel more from his jeans through her panties. He chuckled, returning to her lips and kissing her deeply, his fingers tracing the material right below her breasts, and she arched her back upwards in response…
Suddenly, there were loud knocks against the door. "Time's up! I'm opening the door."
Lexi flinched from shock, her eyes wide as they heard the door unlock, akin to a deer caught in headlights. Law, on the other hand, felt only frustration at being interrupted. Seven minutes wasn't nearly enough for his liking. She pushed up against his chest gently, and he let up enough for her to sit up straight.
The door opened, flooding the darkened room with light. The two occupants had to look away from the change in brightness, and whoever had opened the door laughed at what he saw.
"Looks like you two had fun. But come on out, it's someone else's turn." With that, the guy walked away, leaving the door open. With a sigh, Law stood, buttoning his open shirt and held out a hand to hoist the brunette up. It took a moment, but she accepted it, shakily rising to her feet as she tried fixing her messy hair. Straightening the top of her dress, and tugging the hem down to cover a little more skin, she walked out of the closet. Law followed behind, his irritation still very much shown on his face.
Instead of rejoining the group of partiers on the floor, Lexi went straight to the kitchen, pulling out two of the dwindling supply of beers in the cooler. But it seemed they were both for her, as she cradled one under her elbow and cracked open the top of the second. Raising a brow, Law took two as well, deciding that Lexi's plan for the rest of the night sounded as good as any other.
For the rest of the two hours that the three attended the party, Law and Lexi opted to sit in the corner of the room and watch the crowd, deciding that they had participated more than they should have already. Brittany was off somewhere probably having another threesome, or having a couple of guys fight over her, but neither really cared. They were too caught up in their minds to care. Both kept thinking back to what happened in the closet. But their thoughts were vastly different.
Law played the events over in his mind again, knowing that what had happened was more of a fulfilling of needs than anything. At least that's how he made it sound like. There shouldn't be any other reason for feeling like he wanted to drag the brunette back into the closet and finish where they left off. And he was certainly feeling so inclined.
Lexi, on the other hand, was frustrated with herself more than anything, internally berating herself for getting attached to a man who she knew would be going back to his dimension where she would never be able to see him again. That was what made her different than Brittany. She couldn't just kiss and tell, no, her emotions had to get mixed up in everything and cause problems, like loneliness and wanting. Getting involved with him was just setting herself up to be unhappy, but she still went and kissed the bastard.
Stewing in her own stupidity, she drank the last of her sixth drink that night, hoping to forget the experience ever occurred in the first place. Maybe if it was erased from her memory she wouldn't have to worry about it ever again. And maybe this feeling that she wanted to go back in that closet would go away too.
"I need some air." She said bluntly, sighing with a small smile directed at the pirate, letting him know she wasn't mad at him per se, and left the pirate alone on the couch. He nodded, giving her the space she was silently asking for. Maybe it would make it easier on him to control these thoughts if she wasn't around anyway.
Instead of going to the backyard, she escaped to the front, sitting on the grass as some of those in attendance began to trickle back to their parked cars. The street didn't look as packed as before, indicating that the party was beginning to slowly wind down as the energy levels inside dropped. Drunk people could only party so long before passing out completely.
With a deep sigh, Lexi allowing the cooler night air to blow against her heated cheeks. The inside of the house was stifling, the air mixed with the smell of sex, drugs, and alcohol, precisely as Brittany had described it before in the car. The swirling mix of things in the air was starting to give her a headache, no thanks to her high blood alcohol level, but the outside air was starting to help her relax again.
At least, until Cooper decided to plop down beside her with a laugh.
"What's a pretty girl like you doing all alone outside?" He asked, his breath hitting her nostrils, smelling heavily of alcohol. She shrugged, tossing the beer bottle aside as it had become empty.
"Waiting for my friends to finish partying. I'd rather just go home now."
"Aww, that's no fun. You could always lay down in one of the rooms inside, take a little nap while you wait." He offered, tilting his head as he peered at her face with a grin.
She almost accepted, but the outside air felt so cool and refreshing. He seemed to know exactly what she was thinking, however, and gestured to the house.
"I could open the windows to let all the cool air in, so you wouldn't be too hot. Come on, I'll show you inside."
The sound of a nap was so appealing she nodded with excitement, standing with the help of Cooper's outstretched hand. Her eyes were already beginning to droop and her limbs felt sluggish.
"I am pretty tired." She slurred, holding her head against the rough pounding of her oncoming headache. "And I don't feel so good."
"Well, let's get you to that bed." He said, guiding her back into the house by her elbow, making a path through the hallway as they pushed through the crowd of people.
"Just down here." He said, pointing to a door further down the hall from the front lobby. She shambled along, allowing him to open the last door at the end of the hall for her as she stepped inside.
The inside was dark, save for the moonlight filtering in through the curtained window. Walking over to the bed, she ran her hand over the comforter, feeling the softness. A smile touched her face, and she turned back around to the door.
"Thank y-" She started, intent on thanking him for showing her the room, but stopped when she saw the look on his face. He licked his lips creepily, staring at her chest. Cooper then shut the door behind him and faced her.
"What's going on?" She asked in confusion, a frown marking her face. She backed up from him, the alcohol still clouding her mind and judgement.
"I just heard how you like to get a little freaky, and now I want a front row seat." The blonde said, slowly walking towards her. Her breath hitched, slowly realizing what was happening. But before she could react or move, he closed the distance between them and pushed her fully against the wall.
"No!" She tried calling out, struggling against his hands on her wrists. She tried scratching his arms, but he manhandled her easily. Placing her wrists together, he held them both with one hand, placing the other over her mouth so she couldn't call out. He forced her head upwards, running his mouth over her neck greedily. He lifted his leg between her legs to prevent her from moving them around much, and she gave a muffled cry as he sucked at the skin too hard, tears pricking her eyes.
Brittany returned not too long after Lexi left to go outside, practically collapsing into the sofa with a deep sigh of contentment. "This party sucks." She announced, spreading her arms along the back of the couch. Law raised a brow.
"And why is that?" he ventured to ask, earning him a sultry smirk from the black-haired woman.
"Because none of the guys here know his way around his own dick." She said bluntly, staring off into the crowd again. "Anyways, I say we blow this popsicle stand. Let's get Lex and leave."
"She went outside last I saw." He answered, rising with Brittany from the couch, she stretched her arms high above her head, her back popping nicely. Then, she paused, frowning suddenly as she stared across the room. Law followed her gaze, watching Lexi being ushered down the hall with a familiar blonde man glancing around suspiciously behind her, as if checking to make sure no one was watching. Law narrowed his eyes, a bad feeling growing in his stomach.
"I don't like the look of that." Brittany echoed his thoughts, and they both went to follow where the blonde was taking her.
"Let go of me!" Lexi tried crying out, but it turned out to be no more than a muffled sound under Cooper's hand. The blonde continued his attack on her neck, but slowly ventured lower to the neckline of her dress.
"No!" She struggled more, trying desperately to free herself from his hold on her, but he was much stronger and she was way too drunk. Idly, she recalled the small can of pepper spray in her purse at home, cursing to herself that she didn't have it then.
"Let's see those nice tits of yours." He breathed, uncovering her mouth to shift the material of her dress to the side, revealing her uncovered breast.
"Get off me! Help! Stop!" She cried out, but the music was too loud and she knew that no one would hear her. If anything, anyone that walked by would probably only think it was some roleplaying between partners.
Cooper's mouth grinned before finding its way to her chest, and she whimpered at the unwelcome feeling. This violation was disgusting, and she writhed underneath him, closing her eyes as the tears streamed down her face.
And then suddenly it stopped, and she felt his hands around her let go, a very loud thump following after. Without the pressure of him pushing her against the wall, she fell to her knees. A gentle arm wrapped itself around her shoulders, holding her closer.
"Hey, you're alright now." Brittany's voice soothed, helping her friend fix the front of her dress so she wasn't indecent. And then she finally opened her eyes. Before her, Law had a grip around the blonde's neck, pinning him to the wall with the darkest look she'd ever thought possible. His scowl was evident, as was the fear etched on the blonde's face.
"H-hey! Let go!" He cried, trying to kick Law away from him, but the pirate was far stronger from years of fighting much more dangerous opponents than this drunk and cowardly man.
"You deserve so much more than a beating…" He growled low, tightening his fingers around his neck. What he wouldn't give to kill him. The distinct lack of bloodshed in this world was beginning to wear at him, and he thought perhaps now would be an ideal time to start.
"Let's go, Law. We need to get Lexi home." Narrowing his eyes in irritation, it took several seconds before he reluctantly released Cooper from his hold. The blonde fell to the ground on his knees and coughed, holding onto his neck all the while.
Law turned and walked towards the door, Brittany right behind him guiding a sobbing mess of her friend with her. Then, feeling the rage at realizing what had almost happened, she stopped, urging Lexi to stay with Law, and approached Cooper once more.
"You think you're all big and tough?" She mocked, and he looked up at her. With a loud yell, Brittany brought her heeled foot right straight into his groin with all of her might, making sure to dig the top of the toes into his groin.
"Gah!" He cried out, his hands moving from his neck to his groin, and immediately dropped back to the ground, where he whimpered from the extreme pain. He didn't look so tough now.
"Hmph." She spit on his back, stepping out of the room and walked with Law and Lexi towards the front of the house. No one else in attendance seemed to realize anything was wrong. They left through the front door and started heading towards the car the next street over in silence.
This party was over.ns 126.96.36.199da2