The next morning I woke up to Westin looking over me. “Hey, morning sleepy head” She said bouncing up off my bed. I swung my legs over the edge of my bed. “Great, another day!” I said grabbing some clothes out of my overnight bag. I walked into my closet and put them on. I walked to the bathroom with my bag. I brushed my hair and teeth. Westin was following me around like a puppy. I ignored her hoping she would go away. I walked down the stairs to their kitchen. I put some toast in the toaster and turned around. Westin was still staring at me stared at me intently. It actually made me free kind of small. “Do you have to watch me too?” I asked sarcastically. “Like a hawk” she replied. I rolled my eyes and grabbed my toast out of the toaster and sat at the table. Delsin walked in. I turned away from him, not wanting a conversation. “Westin” He said sternly. She pranced out of the kitchen. “Look, I know you’re mad at me, But could you make this whole watching after you thing easier by pretending to at least like me? I was hoping that I could get you away from Kory, her parents are in the Kabhaldi.” He said reaching for my toast. “Ok first, mine, back off.” I grabbed my toast back “Second, who said anything about pretending.” I snarled under my breath. “I’m not as mad anymore. I understand why you did it at least” I said as I got up to rinse my plate and put it away. “Well, it’s Friday and since I am keeping you captive I get to decide what we do this weekend. I spun around to meet his gaze. “We?” I asked astonished. “Yes. Did you think I was going to let you be?” he said getting up and spinning me to the chair. “Now sit, I need to fix the necklace, Geez, you did a number on this thing don’t you?” He said prodding at my neck to untwist it. I sat still realizing that this would be part of my daily routine for the next few weeks. I stood up and walked to the door to grab my backpack and jacket. He grabbed his car keys and his backpack. He opened the side door for me and watched me as I climbed in. This would take some getting used to.
We pulled into the school parking lot and he opened my door. I climbed out and saw all the faces staring at us. I hid my face under my hood. Delsin put his arm around me and led me inside. He walked me to my first class. How was I supposed to go on with out seeing him for a whole 4 hours! I watched the clock all day before lunch. I raced out the door but slowed my pace so I looked casual when he saw me. He walked up behind me, grabbed me and pulled me towards him. I wasn’t even dating him and he wasn’t into me. Then why did he act like he did? I laughed anyways. He smiled down at me and grabbed my hand to lead me to lunch. I nervously followed him to his table. Westin and Kevin were waiting for us. “Hey guys.” Delsin said as he slid in to the seat and I the one next to him. “So, how were your first classes?” He asked me. “Fine” I quickly replied as I snarled at the super greasy pizza in front of me. He rolled his eyes and pushed his sandwich at me again. I glanced at it and shoved the pizza into my mouth. He laughed at my disgusted look. “Nice one. But I could do better” He said. Westin laughed and looked at hers. Kevin just sat there staring at nothing. I followed his gaze and he was staring at my old table. All the people were staring at me. I glanced down. Oh no. “Your friends don’t seem too happy we stole you” Westin said. “Ya think?” I gave her a sarcastic glare. Delsin laughed at their glares. He snaked his arm around my waist and pulled me closer to him. I glanced over my shoulder and saw everyone roll their eyes and turn away. I laughed and pushed myself away. He stared at me longer than necessary. His eyes burned into my head. “Hey Westin, Would you mind taking me to Silverdale after school to go shopping? If I am going to be held hostage at your kingdom of doom I need clothes.” I asked. “Sure, I have my car here today so that’s great.” She said smirking at Delsin. “Let’s go” He said grabbing my hand, his blazing eyes never leaving Westin’s.
“Hey, what was that about?” I asked once Westin and Kevin couldn’t hear us. “I don’t want you hanging out with Westin after school, that’s all. She isn’t the most protective after all. And plus, I was going to go to the movies with Kevin and wouldn’t be able to save you if you got in trouble.” He explained, His grip in my hand tightening. “Oh, come on, I’m a big girl. I can manage my self” I said laughing. He apparently didn’t find it to funny. He spun me around so I was against a wall and his hands were on either side of my head. “No, you really wouldn’t know what you were getting your self into” He said, he seemed disturbed that I had said that. His eyes searched mine for a moment. He relaxed his stance for a moment but not his arms. “I’m sorry,” He sighed “Just the thought of you lying lifeless on the ground in the mall made me furious. So promise me that you won’t run off on your own and if you are in any trouble, and I mean any, call me.” He pleaded. I looked away from his troubled face. He grabbed my chin and turned it to him. “Sora, please. I’m begging. Promise me” He pleaded. I nodded after a few minutes of searching his eyes. “Thank you” he said letting his arms wrap around me and pull me close to his chest. My arms were braced against my chest to protect my self. “I’m sorry, I can’t help it, and I have to protect you!” He exclaimed. “I know” I said inching my arms out of in between our bodies and wrapping them around him. We stayed like that until the bell rang and we ran to our classes.