Jezebel and Jacob ( A Love Story )
Here you go.
I wrote this a couple years ago (2009) and thought I might put it on Quibblo for you to read. I didn't have anything else to do with it.
And no, it's not a Jacob Black love story, I just like the name Jacob for a guy, He kinda looks like 'Black though.
Hope you like it!
â€œUm thanks but no thanks Jed.â€
â€œAw why not Jez?â€
Ummâ€¦ â€œHomeworkâ€ I finally told her.
â€œWhat are you behind in?â€
â€œMathâ€ That one was almost true
â€œI could tutor you and then you can come!â€ It was true. Jedlin was an A+ student.
â€œItâ€™s ok. My chores are piling up too. What about Saturday?â€ She glanced up at Michael looking guilty. Then she looked back at me.
â€œJez, um, Iâ€™m sort of busy Saturday. Sorryâ€
â€œItâ€™s ok. Hey you guys want to come over tonight?â€
â€œSure but will your dad be ok with that. He doesnâ€™t really like Michael.â€
â€œHeâ€™s working late tonight so Iâ€™m by myself.â€
â€œOh. Then yeah, just let me ask Michael what time he wants to go over. What time works for you?â€
â€œOk!â€ She asked Michael what time he wanted to come over. Then she leaned back over to me awkwardly, because Michael had grabbed her by her waist and was still holding her like that.
â€œDoes 5:00 work?â€
â€œOk. Thanks Jezebel!â€ Then she leaned out of Michaelâ€™s hold on her to come give me a hug before getting up to go get lunch with him. I wasnâ€™t hungry so I said bye to Cassie and Charly and went to go back to my locker. As I was stuffing my lunch back in my locker I heard someone call my name. I reluctantly turned and saw Mr. Jones, the principal, walking toward me with a student I didnâ€™t recognize.
â€œOh hi Mr. Jones. Did you want something?â€ Then his phone rang.
â€œIâ€™ll just be a minuteâ€ He said. I decided to play nice and tried to make small talk with the student I didnâ€™t know.
â€œSo are you new here?â€
â€œYeah, I just started today. Iâ€™m Jacob by the way.â€
â€œNice to meet you. Iâ€™m Jezebel.â€ Then I smiled at him. His answering smile was just a little late. Oh well.
â€œSo Jezebelâ€ Mr. Jones said turning back to me.
â€œYeah Mr. Jones,â€
â€œCan you show Jacob here around?â€
â€œI think you have the same schedule so if you could just help him out for the next couple of daysâ€¦â€
â€œSureâ€ I said. I knew the school well enough at least.
â€œYour locker isâ€¦ 102â€ Mr. Jones said turning back to Jacob. Great, I thought. The locker next to mine. Mr. Jones left after giving Jacob his combination. I waited as he opened his locker and put his stuff in.
â€œOk you ready?â€ I asked
â€œLet me see your scheduleâ€ I murmured reaching for it. He gave it to me willingly enough.
â€œYeah, we have the same scheduleâ€ I said.
â€œSoâ€¦â€ He started then shook his head.
â€œWhat?â€ I asked
â€œNothing, I, um... never mindâ€
â€œNo seriously, what?â€
â€œI was just gonna say that, um, youâ€™re kindaâ€¦â€
â€œJust say it, come on!â€
â€œOk Ok. I was just gonna say that your kinda like really pretty, beautiful actuallyâ€ He said looking at the ground.
â€œUm thanks Jacobâ€ This was just going to make things awkward. He looked up at me from the corner of his eye then, when he saw that I was waiting for him, lifted his head back up.
â€œSo lunch is almost over and we have chemistry next. Did you take it last year?â€
â€œYeah. I went on to advanced.â€
â€œOh. Me too. Itâ€™s pretty easy for me so you shouldnâ€™t have any trouble keeping up.â€
â€œOh. Okâ€ He soundedâ€¦sad.
â€œHey, are you ok?â€ I asked tentatively.
â€œWhat? Oh yeah, Iâ€™m fine, I guess.â€
â€œWhatâ€™s wrong?â€ I insisted hoping this wouldnâ€™t mislead him.
â€œNothing you need to worry about.â€ That was just cold!
â€œWhatever. Weâ€™re gonna be late for class.â€ I started walking away, he didnâ€™t follow me.
â€œAre you planning on skipping class?â€ That worked. He started after me so I continued to walk to class. Suddenly he was there beside me. I hadnâ€™t realized how tall he was. He had to be at least 6 feet tall. I was 5â€™6 and he looked tall next to me.
â€œSorry about back there.â€ He said.
â€œWhat was that about anyway?â€ I asked.
â€œItâ€™s personal.â€ At least his tone was nicer.
â€œOk.â€ We were almost to the door for chemistry.
â€œWhere is the room?â€ He asked
â€œRight here.â€ We were there now.
â€œOh. Ok.â€ As I walked in I went to take my seat, I had no partner, which was bound to be a problem. Of course my no-partner thing was a problem because Mr. Bardner sent Jacob to sit by me. Was I ever going to get rid of him!? Mr. Bardner started teaching then, and I had to focus. I flipped to page 97 and started following along. It seemed simple enough. When Mr. Bardner set us free to get started I quickly read through the procedure one more time.
â€œHi,â€ Jacob said
â€œHi,â€ What was he going to tell me now?
â€œCan I borrow your book?â€ Oh
â€œUm sure,â€ I said handing it to him. He read it twice and then went to get our materials. This experiment was entirely new to me and it seemed like it was to him too. When he came back I asked him.
â€œSo have you done this before?â€
â€œNo. But my friend told me about a similar one he did once.â€
â€œOh. Ok. Um letâ€™s get started.â€ The experiment passed quickly and then we were off to the art room. That passed although Jacob sat by me in that class too. Thatâ€™s when I got sick. I wrote out a pass to the nurse and the teacher let me go. Once I got there and she had taken my temperature she had me lie down on a cot and rest. I was there for a good hour before my stomach felt better. She had me go back to class, but it didnâ€™t disappoint me too much. It was the last class of the day and this class I already sat next to someone. I walked into math late and apologized for interrupting. I hurried to my seat where Jedlin was waiting practically bouncing out of her seat. I slid into the chair and ripped a piece of notebook paper out of my math notebook. I handed it to Jedlin and it took her a few minutes to hand it back to me.
Where were you? Why were you late? And why is the new kid staring at you? Thatâ€™s creepy. Do you know him? Who is he anyway?
I wrote back:
I was at the nurse. I was late because I wasnâ€™t feeling good. I donâ€™t know why the new kid is staring at me. Yes I know him. And he is some kid Mr. Jones asked me to help. We have the same schedule and his name is Jacob.
I saw her jaw drop as she absorbed the entire note. Then, after another minute, she handed it back to me.
Wow. Do you think Mr. Jones hates you? He seems kinda obnoxious. Iâ€™m glad Iâ€™m not stuck with him, no offense.
None taken. He doesnâ€™t just seem obnoxious. He is. Big time. I donâ€™t know if Mr. Jones hates me or not and Iâ€™m pretty sure heâ€™s been flirting with me all day! This morning when I met him he said I was pretty then changed that to beautiful. I donâ€™t know what Iâ€™m going to do with him!!!!! And if I were you I would say the same thing you said!
Class is almost over Iâ€™ll meet you at your locker
Class ended 5 minutes after that and I hurried to get to my locker. I wanted to be gone before Jacob got there. I was almost finished when he walked up, and I had planned to just go meet Jedlin at her locker, but then he started talking to me.
â€œSo what are you doing tomorrow night?â€ He asked. I was tempted to tell him I had a date but instead told him the truth.
â€œNothing yet, except hanging out at home. Why?â€ I was sure I didnâ€™t want to know the answer.
â€œWell, I was wondering if you would go out with me?â€ Yup I was right. I shouldnâ€™t even have asked.
â€œUm I dunno I have to ask my dad and I gotta finish my chores andâ€¦,â€
â€œJezebel, you donâ€™t have to make up excuses if you donâ€™t want to go out with me I understand but donâ€™t lie to me. If you want to go out with me just say yes if you donâ€™t just say no. And no more excuses please.â€
â€œUmmâ€¦ I have to go now butâ€¦ hereâ€™s my number, call me later. Byeâ€ I gave him my number grabbed my backpack and went to go get Jedlin. I told her what had happened and it was all she could do to keep from screaming out loud right there in the parking lot! I was barely out of the parking lot when I realized I needed gas so I went by the gas station. I had pulled in and the gas was filling up my tank I waited impatiently in my car meanwhile another car pulled up behind me. I recognized the driver at once. Was he following me? Jacob got out of his car and walked around to go get the nozzle. My tank was full so I got out with my hood up trying to hide my face. It didnâ€™t work. My hood fell down and Jacob recognized me and jogged over to talk to me, again.
â€œHi Jacob. Was there something you wanted?â€ I knew it was cold but he wouldnâ€™t get the hint if I didnâ€™t say it like that.
â€œNo, not really I just wanted to come say hi.â€ He sounded sad now.
â€œWell you said hi. You should go check your car. I bet the tankâ€™s full by now.â€
â€œYeah, Iâ€™ll call you later. Byeâ€ Dang it, I hurt his feelings. I didnâ€™t really like him but I didnâ€™t mean to be so harsh. Oh well. Maybe he got it and would leave me alone tomorrow. I got back in my car and drove home. It was 4:30 by the time I pulled into the driveway. I called Jedlin and asked her what she wanted for dinner. She gave me the usual â€˜whatever youâ€™re already making is fine!â€™ and then said bye and hung up. I decided to make spaghetti since it was the only fast and easy thing I knew how to make. While the noodles were cooking I sat down in the living room and got most of my homework done. The doorbell rang then and I went to answer it. It was Jed and Michael of course. We said hi and then ended up in the living room eating dinner.
â€œThis is really good Jez.â€ Michael commented
â€œIt is,â€ Jedlin agreed.
â€œThanks.â€ I said.
That was pretty much it on conversation during dinner. After that Michael found something on TV that he wanted to watch so Jedlin and I went up to my room. She asked about tomorrow night and if I was going to tell Jacob yes or not.
â€œI honestly donâ€™t know Jed. Heâ€™s really obnoxious and he doesnâ€™t seem like my type of guy.â€
â€œYou donâ€™t have a type Jez.â€ She said.
â€œI donâ€™t?â€ I asked shocked.
â€œNo, you donâ€™t date enough to know what you like in a guy or not. And you definitely donâ€™t date enough to have a type.â€ She started giggling at the end and I joined in when I realized, she was right.
â€œI need to get out more donâ€™t I?â€ I said
â€œWell... yeah, pretty much. Which is why you should tell Jacob youâ€™ll go out with him.â€
â€œI donâ€™t knowâ€¦.â€
â€œIâ€™d double with you.â€ That made the idea of going on a date with Jacob much more appealing.
â€œHmmmâ€¦ tempting but I donâ€™t know if I would want to go then either.â€
â€œJez if you never take any chances because youâ€™re afraid then how will you ever find Mr. Right?â€
â€œI donâ€™t know.â€
â€œWhich is exactly why when Jacob calls you I will be here and I will make you say yes if I have to.â€ She sounded serious.
â€œOk. I give up. You know youâ€™re impossible to reason with Jed.â€ I teased giving her a hug.
â€œI know!â€ She smiled! We walked back down the stairs laughing and into the living room. Then we were quiet because Michael had fallen asleep. Jedlin mouthed to me: Do you have any whipped cream? I nodded. Then went to the kitchen to retrieve it. I handed it to her and she tugged the cap off then put some in Michaelâ€™s hand. Then she found a feather on the floor and tickled his nose with it. Her plan worked and he smeared the whipped cream all over his face! Then she kissed him lightly on the lips and, when he woke up, said:
â€œWhipped cream is a good look for you!â€ He looked at his hand, which still had whipped cream on it, and then smeared it on Jedâ€™s face. She squealed and then ran to the bathroom dragging me along with her.
â€œThat was hilarious!â€ I told her after handing her a washcloth.
â€œYeah, I guess, until he rubbed it on my face.â€ Then my phone rang.
â€œOh no,â€ I groaned
â€œPut it on speaker phone!â€ She demanded. I hesitantly opened my phone and hit the speaker button.
â€œYeah. Is this Jacob?â€
â€œYeah. How are you?â€
â€œIâ€™m fine. Have you come to a decision yet?â€
â€œYeah, I decided.â€ I was going to tell him no but then Jedlin took my phone took it off speaker and then imitated my voice and told him yes.
â€œOk Jacob, Iâ€™ll see you at school tomorrow. Bye!â€ She was using her flirting voice. Then she hung up and handed my phone back to me. I glared at her speechless.
â€œI told you I would make you say yes. I could tell by your expression that you were going to say no so I took your phone and told him yes for you!â€
â€œYou know Iâ€™m gonna have to hurt him now. You do realize that right? Because Iâ€™m not going on that date so Iâ€™m just gonna have to cancel on him and hurt him.â€
â€œNo, youâ€™re going on that date Jezebel. If itâ€™s the last thing I do itâ€™s gonna be making you go on a date with Jacob.â€
â€œIt may very well be the last thing you ever do because - since Iâ€™m too chicken to go alone and youâ€™re doubling with me - after the date Iâ€™m going to kill you.â€
â€œWeâ€™ll see who gets the last laugh!â€ She said and bounded out of the bathroom and back into the living room. I walked slowly back to the living room only to find Jed sitting on Michaelâ€™s lap kissing him when I got there. I sat down in a chair intending to wait out their sudden need for each other but once I sat down Michael picked Jed up and sat her on the armrest beside him. She leaned her head against his shoulder and then, after about 10 minutes, drifted off to sleep.
An hour had gone by when Michael suddenly stood up, stretched, then reached down to pick Jedlin up. I opened the door for him and then walked out to get the car door for him too. After he had her buckled in he shut the car door and turned to me.
â€œIâ€™ll see you tomorrow Jez, bye.â€ Then he got in his car and drove away.