"First of all, I wanted to apologize. You may think I am troublesome but trust me, this is not how I normally act. I'm just trying to get your attention because I need your help." Jeremy explained to Mia.
"Well, you came at the wrong time because I am not actually interested in all of these right now."
"Did something happen? You seem... different" He wrinkled his nose.
Mia took her tray from the table when she stood up to leave and Jeremy followed.
"You said you wanted to show me something." She reminded him.
"Oh yea..." He took out a flier from inside his backpack and gave it to her.
"Before you came today, the SUG Vice President made an announcement." He continued to explain as she looked through the flier.
"It's a talent show that will be coming up during the students' election week"
"Wow!" Mia exclaimed when she saw the prize to be won. "Are you participating?"
"No. But I thought you may be interested. Only those with this flier can register. So I'm giving it to you" He said with a haughty smile.
"I never said I was interested in participating" She tried to hand it back to him but he refused to take it.
"Oh please Mia Lucas. I thought you may be touched and agree to be my tutor once I do you this big favour." He frowned in disappointment.
"You're getting way ahead of yourself Jeremy Williams"
She increased her pace when she got to the gate.
"Oh! Benjamin is having a party. He came with the other annoying flies to the class before you arrived to invite us to his party."
"A party?" She stopped to ask him.
"Yes. Are you going?" He smiled when he thought he finally got her attention.
"Hell N–" Mia paused to consider it.
"I thought you didn't like Ben because of James. Why are you interested in his party?"
"Because of you. I thought you may be interested in attending cause you know–" He let his words trail off and winked at her.
"I'll think about it." She said before waving at the familiar car parked nearby when it honked. She could see Mira in the driver's seat through the windshield.
"I don't have your phone number. I need to know if you're going to the party so we can go together. You know... I don't have friends, neither do you"
Mia rolled her eyes at him before asking for his phone. She thought Jeremy acted like a kid who liked being pleased no matter what and the only way to get away from him was to do what he wanted.
She typed in her number and handed it back to him.
"Alright. Thanks" He said with a smile before waving at her. He also extended his wave to Mira who was watching them from the car.
"Who is that handsome guy?" Mira asked with twinkling eyes immediately Mia joined her.
"A classmate. He's been all over me lately wanting me to help him with some stuff. Quite troublesome though" Mia babbled, surprising Mira.
"You seem to be in a good mood" Mira noted. The Mia she knew would have easily brushed her question off. In fact, Mia wouldn't have given her number to the guy since she was sure that Mia had just given her number to him.
She had been surprised when Mia called to ask her to go shopping with her. Something was definitely wrong. The Mia she knew did not spend money like that. In fact, she hardly spent money at all.
"Probably." Mia answered with a shoulder shrug.
"Wow. Great. I always want to see you looking this way." Mira said in a chipper voice.
After a brief pause, Mira spoke again,
"I'm really curious to ask what suddenly happened to you, but I'll leave those questions for later when we have dinner. So tell me, where do you want to go to first?"
"Oh.. the hospital." She hissed.
As Mira kept driving, Mia narrated most of the events that had occurred between Leo and herself. But she made sure to keep out the incidents that occurred when she was sick and how he had seen her almost naked. She only mentioned how they had been getting along, how he took her to the hospital and his assumption that she had been dating Mira.
Mira laughed loudly. "He thought we were dating? That's crazy?"
A short laugh escaped Mia's lips. "I was also surprised."
"But he seem like a really nice guy. Wow! He even took you to the hospital. Plus he is good looking and rich. You should date him."
"Hell no!" Mia repulsed the suggestion immediately.
Leo was nice, yes. He was also good looking and from a rich family. But he didn't seem like her type. She didn't want to admit he was way out of her league and she had been able to guess from the first day that he was someone who played around with women.
She had seen him enter inside her room with one naked woman and just the other day, another woman came to his door.
"What are you thinking about? You suddenly like the idea of dating him?" Mira asked with a teasing smile.
"So you won't be bothered if I made a pass at him?"
"You want to date him?" Mia raised a brow at her. Although, she wasn't very surprised. It was Mira's nature to follow her emotions and do whatever she wanted to do.
"Doesn't sound like a bad idea. Or I could probably just have sex with him. He's smoking hot"
"Mira!" Mia exclaimed, making Mira to laugh out.
"Anything worthy to know about him?" Mira asked with interest.
Mia thought about it and then added with a short laugh. "He has another sister aside Chloe."
"Me!" Mia exclaimed.
Mira raised a curious brow at her and asked,
"What do you mean?"
"Apparently, he takes me as his younger sister and that's why he's been so nice to me."
"Oh my God!" Mira laughed so hard to the point where she had to park the car by the side of the road.
"He sister-zoned you? Oh no!" She said in between her fits of laughter.
"I don't understand what's so funny." Mia said with a frown.
"Sweetheart...." Mira began to speak when her laughter subsided.
"What do you think? Should we mess with him a bit and see how far he is willing to go with this 'sister' stuff?" Mira asked with a naughty glint in her eyes.
"What are you talking about?" Mia questioned with a confused look on her face.
Some hours later.....
Mia looked between Cherry and Leo who were both standing inside the sitting room. All three looked at each other.
Mia finally opened her mouth to say something. She looked at Leo and greeted... "Hi.... ba-by"