Well things had died down in school. Davison keeps his distance from us and doesn't sit beside me anymore. People talked about the punch for some time but as expected, there was always new drama to talk about so I became old news. As odd as it seems, I kinda miss it. My sis made a ton of friends and my only "friend" is that Ashley girl I fell down and the only time we make contact is the occasional "hi". No, I am not a loner.
The great thing about having a popular sister is her friends can become yours. I would hang out with them sometimes and boy, they were a lot. Eventually, this dude named (umm okay I have forgotten) invited us to a party in his house and by us, I mean Jas but she always carries me along. It is meant to the official fresher party and the first one of the semester. People have been talking about it for days and I get more nervous by the day. The thing about parties is that they do things I don't like, everyone is always talking to someone or dancing and grooving and most times, I end up being alone because I don't want to hold my sis back. But it's a new college so I hope for the best.
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The day of the party has arrived and I am sitting on the bed watching my sis try and pick out an outfit for me.
"Omg, why do you still have this gown? I thought mum burnt it" she says
"Yeah, like I was gonna give up something this cute"
"I guess we have different definitions of cute"
"Are you here to criticize me or help me?"
"Fine, fine, sorry. Try this out."
She's holding out a long sleeved long grey jacket with a white top that has those tiny arms and a pair of black jeans. I am not good at describing outfits as I am not a fashion person. I told her not to choose my shoes as I plan on just going with casual black flats. I ain't wearing no heels. She's already wearing her black leather jacket with a dark blue top and knee length black jeans and sandals. She's been trying to tone down her dressing as it seems the attention is getting to her. I wish I had her problems. After I wear the outfit, she says
"Aww my big sis looks so awesome"
"Dude you were born like two minutes after me"
"Whateverrrr. Are you ready?"
I take one final look in the mirror. We both decided to go without make up as it was getting too stressful. When we are at the front door, she turns to me and says
"It's going to be alright Jack. If you need anything or you just want to leave, just call me"
How does she manage to know me so well? Must be a twin thing.
"Thanks a lot sis"
We head out in the car and drive to the location of the party which isn't too far. We get there around 6pm which is like an hour later than stated but you know, fashionably late. We decide to leave around 10pm before things get too wild. Immediately we head inside, Jasmine's friends are already calling her towards them and she gives me a "Do you want me to go?" look. I simply nod and start exploring on my own. I pass through the living room where some people are making out, some boys are playing video games but most people are dancing. The kitchen is also packed with people talking and playing games like Truth or dare and all that. I wasn't going to play, it always ends badly for me because I never choose dares so my secrets and weirdness get exposed with Truth questions. I head upstairs and see more making out, some alcohol (even though the drinking age in this state is 21 and so most were underage), and even some cigarettes. I decide to head back downstairs and see Davison on the stairs. He gives me a smile and keeps walking. That's weird. This party's vibe is not comfy so I go out on the patio at the back. I am always more comfortable outdoors and since they have a pool, I sit at the edge with many other people since it's not a pool party. I hear some people talking beside me and I listen in on what they are saying
"Come on Brandon, let's just take a little swim"
"Reia (that's how I think it's spelt), we aren't dressed for this"
"But the water is calling me, can't you hear it? Reia Reia, just take a little dip and ignore Brandon, he's a dork." She says smiling and takes a sip from her cup
I laugh at that and they turn to me. Before they can say anything, I get up and leave feeling embarrassed for eavesdropping. I walk back into the house and see Jas grooving on the dance floor and I decide to join her since I got nothing better to do. She dances towards me and we start doing some of our dance moves and routines with some people watching us. We didn't care, we were having fun but not for long. Davison walks up to me with his cup in hand and throws his punch (the drink) at me. I am in complete awe as I thought he had left me alone. My white top is ruined and some got on my sister's outfit. People crowd around my sister and start yelling at him. Hellooo I am the one wearing white here. Jasmine isn't able to reach me because of the people blocking her but Davison wasn't done yet.
He was inching closer to me while I was backing up
"You thought I would leave you alone because of your sister and that punch"
"Well yeah pretty much"
"You ruined my rep. Now everyone thinks I'm a wimp that's afraid of girls"
"I didn't beg you to continuously tease me and make fun of me. You basically asked for it"
"Well you asked for this"
I didn't know when we got to the edge of the pool but I realize when he pushes me in. Of course I can swim so I rise back up but I am drenched. I look at him in shock while he just laughs at me and walks away saying
"Don't mess with me, Millers"
This is so embarrassing and humiliating. Everyone is laughing at me and I just feel like drowning myself. Jasmine is already on her way rushing to me but before I know it, there are splashes beside me. I see the girl and boy from earlier, Brandon and Reia.
"Thanks for starting the trend. I have been itching to try out the pool" says Reia
"You didn't have to drag me in it with you" says Brandon
"Now where's the fun in that?" she says to him
"Hey, I am Reia and this is Brandon"
"Hey, I'm Jacqueline. You guys didn't have to jump in."
"Well we can't have that jerk make you feel awful. I always knew he smelt like a bad person"
Brandon rolls his eyes
"She thinks that she can smell people's personalities"
"I don't think so. I know so. I smelt that she's a good person with a witty tongue"
"Well you are half right" I say
Jasmine had been watching the exchange and finally decides to interrupt.
"Jacqueline, are you alright?" Jas asks
"Well as alright as I could be with punch on my top and being drenched in water"
I get out of the pool and say
"Jasmine, this is Brandon and Reia. Guys this is my twin, Jasmine"
"Hey" they both say.
"Hi guys. Well we will catch you guys later"
I and Jas head to a bathroom to get me a towel and try to clean up the stains.
"That Davison is so mean. Don't worry, I will talk to him" Jas says
"Oh don't you dare. The battle line has been drawn. I am going to get him back. You would think he would stay away after the last time."
"Don't start another war in this school. It only leads to humiliation and a lot of hurt"
"Well, too late. I am already thinking of my revenge plan"
On our way back, I bump into him again
"Nice outfit" he says while chuckling
"Mr Davison, you may have won the battle but I will win the war." I say and walk away with Jasmine.
We come back downstairs and hear a commotion happening in the kitchen
"Did you guys seriously spike the punch?" someone yells and he sounds angry
When we get to the kitchen, I find Brandon gripping another guy by the collar with Reia dancing on the kitchen table
"Dude, what did you expect?" the guy being gripped says. I think he's the one throwing the party.
"I expected a bunch of college guys to not pull high school childish rubbish. Now Reia is drunk and the worst part is she doesn't even drink."
"Well that's your problem not mine."
Ooo that's never good. Brandon gets livid and punches the guy right in the face. I never knew he could be violent, he looked so calm back then. Well I am not the one with the drunk girlfriend.
People try to calm him down and hold the two boys back. Jasmine heads to Reia and manages to get her down from the table with her yelling "Nooooo, I am not finished. Brandooonnn!" Hearing her voice, he pushes off the people holding him and heads to her side. We help him get his girlfriend outside the house but not without him throwing one more punch at the party thrower.
"Thanks you guys. I almost forgot about her"
"Yessss, thankkk youuuuu" Reia says
"Not a problem. Sorry about what happened. Are you guys going to be alright?"
"I don't know. Reia is the one that knows how to drive. She can't drive the way she is now"
"Yessss I cann. I will flyyy us homeee" Reia says. Brandon just shakes his head clearly saddened by this.
"You guys can stay with us for the night and you guys can drive home in the morning. I would drive you now but I feel so tired and it's late." Jas says. I just give her a crazy look. I mean these could be serial killers, I mean yes I like them and all and yes, they did a nice thing for me but that doesn't change who I am. She just ignores me, faces them and asks
"So what do you think?"
Brandon thinks about it and says
"And you guys aren't like dangerous or anything. Like not serial killers?"
Jasmine just laughs and says no. He thinks about it, looks at Reia and agrees. We decide to drive both cars home so Jasmine takes our car while I take Brandon's car. Brandon stays with Reia in their car and she's fast asleep on his legs. They look so cute with Brandon brushing Reia's hair. Love makes me jealous. Brandon and Reia are Jasmine's height with Brandon having chestnut brown hair, dark blue eyes, a really handsome figure and a cute face and Reia having red hair like mine but with light blue eyes. Brandon also seems to be falling asleep but just before he's out, he says
"You are nicer than people say. Thank you Jacqueline."
I start to feel all gooey inside and my heart starts fluttering with weird vibes from my tummy.