A/N Wow...I should probably update ff...dang...Kay, so have a good read! :D
So where do you live? I got a text from Jessica.
I live at 75th Oak street. I replied. No reply. A few moments later someone pounded on my door. I froze. They pounded on the door again.
"Idiot! Let me in! It's me!" Jess's frustrated voice echoed through my apartment. "Come on! It's friggin raining! Ugh..." she banged her head against the door. I unfroze and opened the door. Jess stumbled from the loss of the door supporting her weight. "Ack!" I steadied her before she dropped to the floor.
"Whoa there." I said. She straightened up, bit her lip, and inclined her head, kind of like a thanks. "Yeah, no problem." Jessica looked down and smirked.
"You can stop holding my arms." I looked down at my hands, and saw that they were still holding her elbows.
"Right. Anyways, come on in." I said dropping her elbows, motioning for her to follow me, which she did shivering slightly. "How long were you out in the rain?"
"Well, a couple of minutes."
"Youch, and it was raining hard too." She rolled her eyes
"Thank you Captain Obvious."
"Well, the living room is off to the left, I'll just go get the music and what do you need exactly?"
"I need you to apparently "tutor" me in Out Of Breath's songs. Oh, those were Ian's words. Not mine. "
"Yeah, whatever. Anyways, you probably need to know who does what, right?"
"I do have eyes. I saw that you and James play the guitar, so Ian must play the drums, and let me guess. He is also the lead singer." I smirked
"Close, but no cigar hon. I'm the lead singer, usually. Ian has his songs that he sings, and James, he's just the bass."
"Okay. Let's get this over with."
"I need to go get the music, and an amp, do you need one?"
"But don't you-"
"Yes, but I brought my acoustic with me. Do you have a problem with that?" She said glaring at me.
"Nope, just wondering. Just set up, and I'll be there in a few seconds."
The practice went on for about an hour and a half. Jessica was a surprisingly quick learner. So she got down most of the songs, I went over them with her at least twice though just to make sure that she knew them well. At last, we began to pack up.
"So, uh, do you want a ride back?" I asked her out of common courtesy, it was still raining hard outside. Jess bit her lip, something she did quite a lot I noticed, then finally nodded.
"Sure." I ushered her through the house and into the garage. Then, I unlocked the car, opened the garage door, and started the car up, waiting for Jessica to put her guitar in and get seated.
"So," I began to say in the silence that was sure to come. "How's it going with, uh, school?" Jessica looked at me both suspiciously and amused.
"It's going alright. How's it going for you?"
"Oh, you know, same ole, same ole." Jessica snorted.
"Not doing homework, barely getting by in classes, and yet doing amazing in band?" I chuckled.
"Yup, that's about the gist of it."
"Mm," was her reply. I waited a few more seconds in silence before she spoke again. "I do have a question for you about the band."
"How long have you guys been playing?"
"It's been about six months."
"Yeah, James and I were already friends before, and we were playing a song in an empty classroom after school. Ian walked in on us, and out of the blue asked if we wanted to be in a band." Jessica laughed at my memory of the band getting together.
"Wow...That kind of sounds like Ian though."
"Yeah, Ian's a spontaneous kind of guy." Jess was silent for a while. The she spoke up.
"Right." I said, turning the wheel, one hand over the other.
"Another question," she said.
"What happened to you?"
"What?" I did a double take, Jessica sat there, twiddling her thumbs.
"This was before high school."
I thought back to my previous school years.
"I have no recollection of what happened," I said slowly. She laughed.
"Yeah, like I'd buy that," Jess said bitterly. I glanced at her.
"Hey! It's not like what I did ever affected you!" I told her, smiling, wondering what she was getting at.
"Whatever makes you sleep at night," she told me coldly. I rolled my eyes. "This is my stop." I slowed the car down to a stop, and unlocked the car doors.
"Have a good Saturday." Jess nodded.
"You too," she replied as she got out her guitar from the back seat. "Thanks for the ride home."
"Yup, no problem." I shook my head as I watched her go to the front door of her house. She was a strange one.
A/N Hey guys! Sorry for not updating sooner, but life's been tough and a lot more difficult than I expected. So... see ya next time!