"What do you mean when is he going to visit? He isn't. Not as long long as my hair is yellow."
"Your hair isn't yellow. Its blonde you butt munch."
"Blonde, yellow, orange, peach. Its all the same."
"You're an awful roommate. I'm going to kick you out." At this Kaden closed his text book and turned around the back of the couch to try to catch the eyes of the short blue hair girl. He knows shes just kidding, she needs him just as he needs her. The bills aren't going to pay themselves, and living alone at 19 is a lonely life that neither of them want to face. He pouts his lips and blinks his hunter green eyes before responding.
"C'mon Mona. You need me. I promise I won't speak my mind ever again." he says with a cock of his eyebrow.
Mona laughs and puts down the dish towel from her position wiping down the counters in the kitchen. "You're a dick, have I ever told you that?"
Kaden turns back around ignoring the chestnut colored girl in the kitchen. "You've told me once or twice."
He reopens the book that he sat next to him and looks at the pages without really seeing any words. Is this his Greek Mythology book or his Intro to the Russian Language book? The couch dips next to him and he ignores the intrusion while continuing to read his textbook.
"Some party that you might ditch me for?"
He shrugs. "No."
"In that case we'll talk when I get back from work. Mike needs me to organize some files down at the radio station. Go have some fun. Stop studying." she pats his leg and gets up of the couch to go get dressed for her shift leaving Kaden in the middle of the living room surrounded by notes.
He picks up his cell phone from his jacket pocket and checks the time.
Maybe he'll go get some food while Mona is out. He stands up dusts the chip crumbs off himself. After he grabs his wallet, keys, and checks to make sure he has his phone, he leaves the apartment. Room 408's door looks identical to the other doors on this floor. Old with an awful peeling paint job. He shakes his head and jogs down to the car garage and hops into his car. Kaden starts the engine, checks his hair out in the rear view mirror and runs his hand through it in an attempt to tame it.
First he'll head down to the pizza place on Shellac and then maybe he'll head down to the Minute Clinic so that he can get a flu vaccine. Half his classes have been empty because of the flu outbreak after all.
"Its warm out tonight..."
"Weird huh? At least its not unbearable to be out here." Mona says in appreciation.
"You're right." he says distantly while squinting towards the sky in attempt to see any sign of the meteor shower that's supposed to happen tonight. The two of them snuck up to the roof and found a spot away from the entrance in hopes not to encounter anyone else who might sneak up. "I saw Brian today." he says with a smirk.
"The doctor at the clinic? The hot one?" she asks excitedly.
"Yep. He was there helping give out shots."
"He is yummy."
"Calm the hormones Mona." He says. She pushes his shoulder with both hands as hard as she can, he sways to the side and snickers.
"We should invite him over...and your dad."
"Mona..." he says in warning.
"I'm just saying. It would be a great way to start a conversation and brake the ice."
"For the nth time, I'm not telling my dad. Its hard enough as it is with me not getting into any big colleges." Kaden chews on his lip and looks back up and sees a glimpse of something flying across the sky. The shower is starting.
"I mean, I'm sure if we get some nice food and maybe put on some relaxing music with him over it'll be perfect and you'll want to tell him. We've been hiding this for the longest and I hate having to pretend like we aren't when he calls!"
"I'm not telling him I'm gay Mona!!"
The two go silent as they glare at one another and the sky falls around them.