Positive, Baker. [She said with a smile as he wrapped his finger around hers, cementing their deal. When he mentioned that he didn’t say that he wanted another one of her ninja lessons, Christina just shook her head and sighed.] Never pass up an opportunity for a ninja lesson. You won’t be as good as I am a ninja if you do and then I might have to break up with you. [She teased and laughed at his reaction to her “lesson.”] I thought we went over that already. It’s always the quiet ones, Jude. Those are the ones to fear the most because you never know what’s going on in their heads.
[Christina looked up at her boyfriend after they pulled away from one another, chuckling at the smirk on his face before shaking her head at his suggestion for “alternative plans.”] As much as I like kissing you, I want to see the storm. Besides, they don’t need to see anymore of the “Christina and Jude make out” show than they already have. [She said and pointed around to the student filled gym. She watched as Jude walked around the gym and found several of his teammates that were willing to help him. She wasn’t surprised when he came back and said he had enough of them on their side but she raised an eyebrow at the mention of a signal before nodding at the plan.] Okay… I’m ready whenever you are so give the signal because I have no clue what it is.
[Jude laughed again when Christina told him she might have to break up with him if he passed up an opportunity for a ninja lesson and shook his head.] I don’t think so. You didn’t break up with me when I knew nothing about being a ninja and you know it wouldn’t be so easy. Come on, have you seen my face? [He flashed a smirk at her.] Plus, you love me.
Good thing you’re not so quiet, then, huh? Plus, I’m pretty sure I know what’s going on inside your head. [When Christina shook her head at his suggestion, Jude placed a hand on his chest and gave her a fake hurt look.] Ouch, McFadden. You want to see a storm more than you want to make out with me? You’re killing my ego here. [He laughed when she pointed out the rest of the students crowding the gym and shrugged as he pulled her back into him.] I don’t know… I don’t think they mind that much. [After he had found a few people to help him out, Jude hurried back and explained what was going to happen. When Christina nodded and told him to give the signal, he smiled back at her before cupping her face with his hands and kissing her again briefly.] That was the signal. [He grinned before shooting a glance at the guys he had asked for help and took her hand when he had seen that they were already getting to work.] Okay, let’s go.
I’m so not. And you know that I’m pretty happy and open with my addiction. I don’t see it changing any time soon.
I don’t know, but you usually don’t tell the truth. So see, I can just assume that you’re not telling the truth. And I’m so glad that the only perk of being my friend is my baking skills. You suck, do you know that? And I definitely don’t want to tell you. I like this whole you not knowing thing. It’s kinda fun for me, actually. Oh yeah! I remember that! I don’t remember if it worked, though. And it was probably your fault that I hurt my hand anyway, wasn’t it? And I was being sarcastic, Judey. I hate the way it sounds out there. Now are you going to give me any of your chocolate or what?
Yep. That’s it right there. Delusional.
I usually don’t tell the truth? So, I’ve told a couple of lies! So have you. That doesn’t mean I don’t usually tell the truth. Maybe I just don’t tell the truth to you because you kinda suck? I know, right? I struck gold with you. Whatever helps you sleep at night, Lyd. Well, don’t worry. I’ve got a beautiful girlfriend who’ll tell me. And she’s a lot more fun than you anyway. Hey! Don’t blame me for your clumsiness. I never had anything to do with any of your injuries, that was all you. And of course it worked! I know. Well, since you called me ‘Judey’… No.
[Christina chuckled at Jude’s disappointment to the kiss ending the way it did.] I promise we will make out for hours and hours when we get out of here. [She lifted her pinky up to her boyfriend and smiled at the gesture.] Pinky swear?
[Chris smiled hearing Jude say that she was right and began trying to help him ponder how they could escape but busted out into a laugh when he mentioned a ninja lesson.] You really want a ninja lesson? Make sure that you can’t get caught. That’s today’s lesson. WE do whatever it takes to not get caught. Also known as, plant the seed into someone else’s brain, let them do it and we sneak out. [Christina’s eyes perked up when he mentioned talking to the team to help get them their distract their teacher’s so they could sneak out. When he asked what she thought of the plan, Chris practically jumped into his embrace, her arms wrapping around his neck and draping down his chest and kissed him passionately, this time not mattering how many of their classmates were watching.] Best idea ever, boyfriend. Let’s get to it so we can execute our plan.
Are you sure? ‘Cause you know I’m definitely going to hold you to that, right? [Jude adopted a teasing tone as he grinned at Christina before he curled his little finger around hers and nodded, a little bemused.] Alright, pinky swear. [When Christina laughed after he suggested that she take this opportunity for another ninja lesson, Jude laughed with her and shrugged.] I didn’t say I wanted one. Okay, I can do that. [He smiled, shaking his head in amusement at her ‘lesson’.] You don’t know it yet, but I’m kinda a pro at not being caught. [He winked before narrowing his eyes, a little bemused at her antics.] You know, you’re kinda an evil genius sometimes…
But I like the way you think. That way, they can’t pin it on us. [After Jude suggested a plan of action, he expected some sort of reaction but he was entirely caught off guard when Christina practically jumped into his arms and kissed him again, just as passionately as before when they had gotten slightly carried away. Even so, it didn’t take him long to react; within a few seconds, his arms were wrapped around her again and he was kissing her back just as intensely. When they eventually pulled away, Jude smirked.] You know, if you’d rather make out than see the storm, I don’t mind. That’s good with me too. [He laughed before nodding again.] Alright. I’ll be right back. [A little reluctantly, he pulled away from his girlfriend completely and wandered off to find some of his teammates, to ask for their help. Although one or two were a little unsure about helping after Jude had only just gotten back from his suspension, most of the team didn’t see the harm in his little escapade and agreed to help. So, it wasn’t long before he was back in front of Christina.] Alright, so I think I got enough people to help out. We just have to give a signal when we’re ready.
I don’t think it’s sad at all. I’m perfectly happy with judging my life’s meaning on chocolate cake especially if I get to eat even more of it. And you’re not telling the truth, that’s the thing! I’m not though, and I think if we took a vote you’d definitely win the most annoying contest, buddy.
I… yeah, something like that. I don’t really remember, but I don’t want to tell you because remember there are no perks to being my best friend. Didn’t you totally just say something like that? I have a good memory. And I’m sure we have in the past, haven’t we? Probably when we were younger? And It’s not stupid! I think it’s a very good motto. Yes, Jude, it’s so awesome and so is that thunder that’s literally shaking the school walls. Just awesome.
Yeah, well, you’re delusional. And addicted to chocolate cake. I think you have a problem.
How do you know I’m not telling the truth? And I don’t know about that. You’re pretty annoying. I didn’t say there were no perks. I mean, you bake a lot when you’re nervous and you’re nervous most of the time which means I get a lot of food. That’s a perk. Come on, you know you want to tell me. Yeah, like once, when you hurt your hand or something when we were playing around. We made a pact to stop you from crying. You would think that. Exactly! Now you get it!
I don’t want to say that your life will be meaningless without this cake, but it pretty much will be. And you’re not telling the truth, Jude Baker. You’re just being an ass! What do you mean I annoy you all the time? You know that you’re the most annoying out of this twosome, right?
And you wanted Chris and I to be friends, remember? Friends have pacts and share candy, so you’re just going to have to be okay with that, my handsome friend. And hoes over bros can only fade when you get married or something. Brooke explained it to me once. Good, come back later and annoy me some more since you are the annoying one. And it’s ridiculous out there, Jude. You can’t say that it’s not. Listen! Do you not hear that wind?
You know it’s kind of sad that whether or not your life has meaning relies on some chocolate cake. I don’t see how being an ass has anything to do with whether or not I’m telling the truth, Lyd. What do you mean, what do I mean? It’s pretty self explanatory, isn’t it? I guess it depends on opinion… but you’re definitely more annoying.
Yeah, I know I did. But — Aw, come on. Can’t you just tell me? Was part of the pact that you can’t tell anyone what the pact is? And if friends do, how come we don’t? I don’t believe you. Hoes over bros is stupid. Whatever. I can hear the wind and it’s awesome, not ridiculous. You’re ridiculous.
[Christina wrapped her arms around Jude’s neck and nodded, a smirk on her face.] Tons upon tons of time for me to make it up to you. [Christina pulled Jude into another kiss, this one deeper than before and didn’t pull away from him until she heard several cat calls from some of their surrounding classmates.] We can continue that later. [Christina said wink and looked back up at Jude. She saw the excitement return back to his face after she said that she still wanted to see the storm despite being a little shaken up about it. But she knew that she had Jude with her and she knew that he wouldn’t let anything happen to her.] I don’t think that they’d let more than one out to the bathroom at a time. [When Jude brought up her ninja skills, Christina chuckled and nodded.] Yeah but there are too many factors in it and I’d get caught… We need a distraction, babe. Something to either take their mind off of keeping us prisoner or someone who’ll start a rebellion and lead everyone. See! I thought this through. [Christina said with a smile as she waited for him to say something.]
I like the sound of that. [Jude grinned back at Christina and allowed her to pull him into another kiss, barely noticing the cat calls until she pulled away again. He glanced at the classmates surrounding them for a second before his attention returned to Christina and he sighed, unable to contain his disappointment that the kiss had ended so soon. His smile quickly returned when she winked at him and he nodded.] We better. [He laughed and snuck another quick kiss before pulling away slightly.] Okay, I’m good now.
[When Christina told him that his plan probably wouldn’t work, Jude frowned as he nodded in agreement.] Yeah, you’re right. [He rubbed the back of his neck as he considered what might actually work before shrugging at her.] You know, I didn’t realise this would be so complicated. The teachers are acting a little like prison guards… Damn. [He shook his head ruefully.] I thought for sure this would be an opportunity for another ninja lesson but I don’t want you to get caught. That kind of defeats the purpose of sneaking out. But a distraction could work… [He trailed off as he glanced around the gym, taking note of where all of the teachers were, as he tried to come up with a good way of distracting them.] You know, I could talk to the team. See if they want to help out. If we can get at least a couple of people distracting each teacher, it could work. What do you think?
It’s totally your loss, dude.
And you’re not telling the truth. You’re just being mean just like you always are. And you totally don’t get any of those privileges. Your mom taught me that it’s always hoes before bros, so… sorry, buddy. You have to stay in the dark. And fine, that’s fine. Go outside in it, but don’t you dare get hurt because I really like keeping you around, Baker. And I’m the most logical— I know that it’s smart to be scared of the storm apocalypse that’s going on outside.
Who says being mean means I’m not telling the truth? What’s the point of being a best friend, then? I mean, there are a lot of perks to being with Christina but you just annoy me all the time. And if you’re not even going to tell me anything… And you should know that my mom doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Besides, it didn’t get her very far did it? I mean, she married my dad. So much for hoes over bros. Don’t worry, I’m not about to let you off easy. I’m gonna come back later and annoy you some more. Call it payback. Storm apocalypse? Come on. It’s not an apocalypse. You’re just silly.
[Christina smiled as Jude turned around, a small laugh leaving her as he pulled her towards him.] Yeah, but that was ‘Sick Christina’ so it doesn’t count as much. Normal Christina hasn’t seen you in a while. [She said jokingly as he leaned in to kiss her. Once he pulled away, she chuckled and ran a hand through her hair.] I’d be lying if I said I was completely calm about this. I still want to see it though. It’s like a beautiful disaster out there. But with how our teachers are watching everything and everyone like a hawk, I don’t think we can even get to an empty classroom to watch it. [As much as she didn’t want to admit, the storm was starting to freak her out and that fact alone made her more interested in seeing it firsthand and up close. Plus, Christina knew that Jude really wanted to see it and that made the experience better.] So unless you have some sort of big, elaborate scheme, I don’t know how we’re getting out of here.
It doesn’t? [Jude gave her a quizzical look before he shrugged and pulled her closer to him, his hands resting on her hips.] Well, then I guess we’ve got some lost time to catch up with. [He smiled at Christina briefly as he pulled away slightly after the kiss, still holding on to her before his expression grew more serious and his excitement began to subside.] Are you sure? I know it’s amazing out there, but if you’re — [Before he could finish his sentence Christina had already reaffirmed that she wanted to see the storm and he smiled again.] Okay, then. [He nodded once before his eyebrows furrowed as he considered the various teachers who were monitoring them.] That’s a good point. But, I mean, they can’t keep us here if we need the bathroom, or something, right? So there’s that. But, hey, aren’t you the one with the ninja skills?
And you’re not? You haven’t even HAD the cake, Jude.
And shut up. You’re such an ass, do you know that? Yep, a pact. The kind of pact that stays between your girlfriend and your best friend, buddy. I’m so the logical one here. You’re the one who wants to go out in this crazy weather that’s clearly dangerous. See? Totally the most logical award would go to me, best friend. I should get two medals.
I don’t need to have tried it.
You know I’m telling the truth. Don’t I get some kind of best friend, or boyfriend, privileges? Come on, what’s the pact for? You can tell me. Or, maybe I’ll just ask Chris. She’ll tell me. It’s not that dangerous! All I want to do is stand outside for a little bit and actually get to see it. Is that such a bad thing? It’s not like I want to drive in it. Nope. I don’t see it. Besides, the only reason you don’t want to go outside is because you’re afraid of the storm, not because you wouldn’t. That’s not being logical.
Your opinion obviously isn’t accurate, because you’ve never had this cake. Since I’ve had both the cake and all different kinds of cookies, I can definitely say that this cake is the winner.
I am not! And nope, I’ve decided I’m very much brave enough to go into the hallway to find my chocolate which is definitely better than yours. And whatever you want to think, Baker. Your girlfriend and I have a pact, and the candy will distract me from this crazy storm! You should want me to have candy and chocolate because you know that it’ll make me feel better! See! I’m totally the most logical one.
Wow. You’re not too afraid to walk down the hallway? You deserve a medal. A pact, huh? What sort of pact? Or, it’ll just make you throw up when you’re still freaking out about the storm. You’re definitely not the logical one here.