Traversing Through Time To Find You - Chapter 84 - 84: Eight Ball II
Since Anthony, Vince, and Jeff had nothing to do while sitting at the living area, they started talking about computer games.
Meanwhile, Kate who was just sitting there pretending to be fiddling with her phone became bored. Thankfully, just when she decided to leave the room for a last-minute rendezvous, things got a bit more interesting.
Vince who hasn’t moved on from Anthony losing his v-card to Michelle and was still under the impression that Anthony must like her somewhat shifted their topic and attention to Andy.
“Man, Andy’s really having a blast on his birthday. Just after banging that Elizabeth, now, he’s employing all his flirtatious tactics on Michelle.” Vince said as he pointed at Andy grasping Michelle’s hand with the pretext of teaching her how to hold the cue stick right.
Anthony who was able to distract himself from looking at and thinking of Michelle just a few minutes back had to look at her again. Seeing her blush as Andy held her hand, he felt a bit stuffy.
Jeff eyed Vince as Vince also looked at him. “Move on man. Even if Andy flirts with her, it’s none of our business.” Well, he knew what Vince was getting at. Michelle was the first girl Anthony has ever been with, so Vince thinks that Anthony must like her. There should be no problem with that, except that he learned through experience that after hooking up with someone, especially when it’s your first time, it might lead to you developing some feelings of fondness for that person, which at the end of the day, you would realize were not genuine.
Vince understood what Jeff was implying but seeing Andy do his moves just amazes him.
Imagine, he just took Elizabeth Cheng, one of the most beautiful and sexiest teen star of their age, to his room and pop her cherry the night before, and now, he’s already getting away with flirting and lightly touching hot babe Michelle who he thought likes Anthony. Yeah, and he got her blushing and smiling at him like he’s doing absolutely nothing wrong. If it were him doing those moves, he could already envision the girl slapping his face!
Anyhow, the three boys continued to observe Michelle and Andy. After a while, Michelle took position again, then suddenly, Andy covered her body with his own as he guided her how to use the cue stick.
Vince whistled “And would you look at that! Shit! If not because we’ll be disembarking after an hour or so, I bet my money that Andy’s gonna score.”
Anthony whose face has already turned sour had no idea that he already got on his feet.
Jeff who was the only person who was sane in their group quickly grasped Anthony’s wrist. “What are you doing?” he asked.
Anthony realized what he was doing and to save face, he just replied saying, “I think I should hand Michelle a cue stick with a bridge head.”
Jeff shook his head, “Sit down man. Why do you even want to bother?” he asked.
Before Anthony could answer, Vince chuckled and said, “Because I think that Anthony here is being jealous and wants Michelle all to himself!”
Anthony looked at the two, “It’s not that. I just feel that Andy’s up to no good and Michelle has to get her guards up.”
Jeff tsked as he shook his head.
Vince made a face that says, you believe that shit you’re saying?
Kate, well, she was not included in their stupid conversation, but she couldn’t help but smirk.
Anyhow, Anthony faced forward again and saw that Andy already moved away from Michelle and Steven handed her a cue stick with a bridge head for her next shot. Not having an excuse to go there anymore, he sat down. Well, what was he going to do there? Make a scene?
“Man, you’re always wanting to be knight in the shining armor for Michelle, but I bet she can handle herself just fine. Unless… wait, do you like her? I mean, are you romantically interested in her?” Vince asked Anthony.
Anthony hearing Vince’s observation and question for a moment had to think. Yes, he liked her enough and he worried about her, but romantically? He shook his head. “No, as I said I just worry because you know how Andy is.” Not to mention that Michelle totally likes Andy so she’s more susceptible in getting hurt.
Vince was about to say something when Jeff stopped him by speaking first.
“It’s good that you know that. I thought you’re already mixing things up. People frequently confuse the feelings of fondness which arises from a hook up as genuine feelings for the other person when in fact they’re not. Don’t fall into that shit hole man. Been there, done that. It’s a pile of shitty rubbish.” Jeff said as an advice as he looked at Kate.
Kate who just signaled Michelle and was full of good vibes with Anthony’s reactions earlier suddenly had her mood plummet. She knew where Jeff was pulling that shit from. The two of them started dating from them hooking up in the past and well, to be honest, she did like Jeff even before it happened, but of course, she would never admit that. Anyway, she placed her cellphone back to her purse then looked at the three. Not being in the mood to stay around, she said, “I’ll be going ahead to pack up.” She announced.
Anthony being clueless that the advice Jeff said was not only for him to hear, just said, “alright, see you later Kate.”
Kate gave him a tight smile as she walked towards the pool area to say bye to Andy and the girls. While doing so, she thought that although Jeff’s words made sense, how could feelings develop without dating the person first? It may start as just a hook up, but who’s to say that it couldn’t grow to be something more? Like, even when one likes a person, it’s just superficial at first. It’s not like you already know the person fully. Love is a work in progress, she believes.
Andy held Michelle’s hand, shaping it as he explained how she should use it to support the cue stick. While doing so, he could not help but note its softness.
Ah, it’s not that he was a pervert, but he did like her, so he wanted to be near her. Also, he wanted to know if she’s still receptive to him. He did leave with another girl last night and add the fact that he’s not sure if she really hooked up with Anthony, he needed some form of validation, while at the same time, make her understand that he’s a man.
Seeing her blush and listening to his words without pointing out that he’s obviously flirting gave him some form of reassurance. Still, he was not sure if she’s taking it as him just being friendly or more.
Anyway, he took a step back and told her to apply what he taught her next. Seeing her lean forward again, he took the time to appreciate her visage. He was standing just next to her this time, and with her position, her shirt hiked a little exposing some of her white and tender skin with… was that a hickey? His eyes narrowed, and a bout of possessiveness took over. If she wants it, all she had to do was ask.
Seeing her struggling with the cue stick, he decided to make a move. He covered her body with his, touched both her hands and whispered to her ear, “you do it like this.” Then he guided her right hand to push the stick a little. The cue ball rolled and hit the number 2 ball and it fell to the pocket. While he was doing so, he noted the smell of her hair, her face as smooth as a fresh peeled egg, her body, and yes. He felt his pant tighten. Thankfully, their bodies were not overlapping, or she would feel his tent and might take offence.
He realized what he was doing and straightened himself. Smiling in a friendly manner, as if what he did was not him making a move on her, he asked, “Now you get it?”
Michelle felt a bit uncomfortable with what Andy did, but seeing that he was just casual about it, she chunked it off to him, just being his usual flirtatious self. Aside from that, the moment has already come to pass. With that, she just gave him a close-lipped smile to show that she was not too happy with what he did. Then, she nodded her head, “Yes, thank you.”
Andy could understand the meaning behind Michelle’s expression, so he gave her an apologetic look. He did not take it as a rejection though. In fact, her reprimanding look gave him a positive feeling. That she’s not like all the other girls he flirted with. She was receptive to him, but she doesn’t like him being touchy feely. Maybe what he saw was not a hickey but just a small bruise?
Meanwhile, the two people from the other team, Lara and Steven, have their own thoughts on what they saw.
Lara, well… her eyes widened when she saw Andy do what he did. Like uhm, ok, she has to admit. It was hot. She should ask Steven to do that with her when it’s her turn. She was about to do so when she saw him getting the cue stick with a bridge head. Shoot, did he read her mind?