Franny Pie (Part 2)
I didn’t expect much to happen after returning to University after the Christmas break. We were getting a new room mate to replace Riley Woods who had been hospitalized with a severe case of food poisoning. Still, I expected this person to be as boring as Riley had been.How wrong I was. And, to top it all off, he was cute. I had to be the first person he saw when he walked in to, didn’t I?‘Hey, I’m Jerry, the new guy,’ he introduced, whilst I just stood there like a lemon staring at his vibrant blue eyes.‘Err, I’m guessing you’re the weird housemate I’ll have to avoid?’ Jerry said after an awkward silence had elapsed.Instantly I snapped out of my trance.
‘Crap, no, I’m sorry!’ I said, placing a hand against my chest, whilst I dug around in my mind for an explanation which wouldn’t sound too stalker creepy-like. Hot panic burnt against my skin as I wrestled with the right words, then he stepped towards me, eyes clouded with concern.‘No, I’m sorry,’ Jerry spoke, his voice softening, ‘I tend to put my foot in it and times and… I hope I haven’t offended you.’
When he placed his hand on my shoulder, I felt my heart flutter against my chest.
‘No, not at all,’ I replied, briefly tapping my hand against his waist.Jerry shut his eyes and breathed a small sigh of relief. Likewise a weight from my shoulders had been lifted. Thank the heavens this guy was neither an arse or a smooth talker.Despite we had almost got off on the wrong foot, it wasn’t long before Jerry and I became firm friends. He was quite the enthusiast, particularly when it came to music and arts. It was a surprise when I found out he was studying business, just like Cointreau, although the modules he had picked differed to hers so they didn’t share many classes together.He was a talented bassist though, and we started to jamming together whenever we could.I didn’t want to admit it, but I was slowly falling for him.Of course I told Cointreau, she was my sister after all… and Earl was too busy frolicking around with Tiff and studying for his final exams. I expected Cointreau to deter me from asking Jerry out, after all, she had never approved of Earl dating Tiff, or any of the other guys I had been on dates with, but I just wanted her to know how much Jerry meant to me.‘Jerry’s an alright guy,’ Cointreau said, ‘I know he wouldn’t do anything which would make me want to snap his neck, so you’ve got my seal of approval.’That was all the encouragement I needed. Mustering my courage up that afternoon, I poured my heart out to Jerry and a look of relief gradually washed across his face.‘There’s me all worried that I’d been friend-zoned,’ Jerry said, a warm inflection to his words. ‘I feel the same way too.’As his hand reached up to stroke my cheek I grabbed hold of his arm and pulled him in for a much anticipated kiss.A month or so later, we were inseparable. Graduation day only came too quickly, but in all honesty I was eager to start the next chapter in life with Jerry by my side.My only true concerned rested with my twin, Cointreau. Although, on the outside, she appeared to be sweet and innocent, Evil had always rued her somewhat ever since we were little and I was terrified that one day it would consume her completely.