Born In Light X
I looked around the corner, as my eyes darted left and right. A tingle wriggled up my spine as I made my way down the corridor to my first class since the weekend. I had managed to hide out in my room without anyone bothering me but couldn’t dodge school.
That just wouldn’t do. Or I just didn’t feel like dealing with the fallout.
I had made sure to be early since walking into a classroom full of people was not on my “top 100 things I love doing” list. My plan had paid off as there were only a few students in the room when I opened and closed the door. They looked over at me for a moment before going back to what they were doing, and I sighed in relief. Stay low, don’t draw attention to myself, and I’ll make it through this yet.
Slowly but surely, the room began to fill up, and I watched them all arrive from the seat at the top of the lecture room. All the way in the corner, near the window so I could space out, should this class prove tedious.
My thoughts started going towards Ethan and what he had said the last time we spoke. In my room. When he showed up out of the shadows like a creep. A warm tingle spread up my spine, he had looked damn good doing it though.
My notebook was flipped open to the first page where I had written down my schedule. Glancing now at it, I stared with wide eyes at the title of the class I was in. Working with Your Dragon: Beginners, and the subtitle below it? Pair with your Dragon if you have found them already and learn the art of the Bond.
No, I had to get out of here. As I started to gather my things, I stopped as the door swung open, and I swore I heard every girls’ heart speed up immediately as Ethan swaggered into the room. A smirk plastered on his face, his eyes found mine immediately, and that grin just grew wider. I sank back down into my seat as he took the steps two at a time, the entire class watching his progress. The heat of his body overtook me, and I shrank back away from him, covering my face with my arms as the eyes of everyone in that room zeroed in on us.
Ethan seemed utterly unaffected and settled next to me, crossing his legs and leaning back. His arm closest to me wrapped around the back of my chair, and he sighed. “Sweet spot, how did you know I liked to be secluded in the topmost corner? Really brings out the ‘I don’t want any attention vibe.'”
I looked up at him, his eyes glinting in the light. “You knew, this whole time, you knew that I’d be here.”
He shrugged, “Perhaps.”
“You sonofa-” I was cut off by the instructor walking in. She was petite, with short stature and very slim features. Her hair high in a ponytail and her eyes were big, bright, and happy. Following her, though, was a brute of a man. He looked like he could bench 450lbs or some crazy weight, and he did not smile, not even a little.
“Welcome! I’m going to be your instructor, you can call me Delli! This big buy next to me is my Dragon partner, Gaven.” He nodded as she jumped up and down happily. Alright, way too much energy from this one.
She continued on, “In this course, we’ll begin teaching you how to bond with your Dragon and utilize some of their innate skills.” Her gaze looked up to Ethan and I and she froze. “Oh, Ethan, I hadn’t known you’d be here.”
He shrugged and wrapped his arm around me, pulling me in close. “Well, since I have my Tether, I should probably attend these courses, right?”
He had just outed us. My cheeks reddened, and I felt like I might pass out. Everyone was back to staring at us. Delli opened and closed her mouth like a fish. “Did you…did you say Tether?”
Ethan sighed, “I honestly didn’t think I stuttered Delli, come now. You know me better than that.”
I could only slam my forehead on my desk and let out a long breath. This day was not going my way at all. Can I just crawl back into bed and start over?