My Ranking Points
Alex jogged up to Aoibh as the bell rang, signalling the end of class, and she started walking away. “Hey. Strawberry Shortcake. Slow down.”
Aoibh shot him a glare but halted. “Alex. What do you want?”
He raised his eyebrows. “What, are you so surprised that a good chum like me may want to walk you to class?”
Aoibh looked weary but fixed him with an even gaze. “Oh yes, I’m sure. I think you’re forgetting that you’re in Evil and I’m in Good so if you don’t get going now you’re bound to be punished. Our new Mistress hates tardiness; we all know that.”
“I’ll risk it,” he said easily. “I want to talk to you.” He eyed her for a few moments before continuing. “You don’t look so good. You looked pretty overwhelmed back there.”
“Well, if you hadn’t noticed, I’m trying to lead a coup, so—”
“I want you to know that you don’t have to be.”
She blinked. “What?”
Alex felt his heart rate quicken and a surge of heat rise within him. Why was it that whenever he wasn’t being rude or flirty he felt uncomfortable? He looked at Aoibh squarely in the eye while battling a blush. “This was my idea. Originally. I was the one who wanted to revolt but I couldn’t plan because…because I can’t lead. People won’t follow me. But they’ll follow you. You were able to ride up where I couldn’t. I admire that. Differences aside, we’re fighting for the same cause now. And I stand by my comrades. So I want you to know that whatever happens, however it goes, if anything changes…I’ll have your back. You don’t have to feel overwhelmed.”
He smirked and shrugged. “Hey I’m no knight in shining armour but us villains can be pretty useful too.”
@larkofwoodsbeyond I know this is horrible but I’m rusty. Also, I’m not too sure if this is accurate or if Aoibh is even going to class, so I’m sorry if this is wrong, but can we just squeeze it in somehow?
We’ll see what happens! Thank you very much lark; it’s really late here and I’ve had a long day but I really wanted to squeeze something in so I could wriggle back into the story. I’m glad you liked it.