After dinner, I cleared the table and waited for Slender to ask me about my neck. When he didn't I went to the closet looking for something to cover it up.
After a couple minutes I found a collar. (Picture on next page). It was all I could find and I liked the style of it anyway so I put it on.
The collar >>>>
All I had to do to be able to wear it without fear or feeling weird was to forget I was in a house with mostly guys.
I walked out of the closet and tried to sneak outside. I got to the door and raised my hand to open the door.
I stopped in my tracks when I heard a voice behind me. I'd know that voice anywhere.
"Where the hell do you think you're going?"
"I.. was going outside."
"You really think I'm gonna let you go outside alone?"
I didn't answer.
He walked in front of me and opened the door. "You coming?"
I looked up at him and he gave me a look.
I forgot about the collar.
I looked back down and nodded.
We left the mansion and went into the woods.
After we got some distance between us and the mansion, Jeff stopped.
"What's with the collar?" He asked without turning around.
"I... I wanted to hide the bruises on my neck." I tried to put my hands in my pocket but realized I didn't have any and tried to pretend I knew.
I could feel my face heat up.
Jeff turned around and looked at me. "Are you blushing?" he asked.
"N-no I just.. I'm hot." That was not convincing at all.
He gave me a look and I looked down trying to hide how red my face was.
He walked up to me with his hands in his pockets and looked down at me.
Shit shit shit.
I felt a hand on my chin and I was forced to look up at him.
At this point I didn't think my face could get any redder than it already was.
He grinned and chuckled. "Wanna tell me why you're blushing, doll?"
"I-I'm not.." I cringed at the fact I stuttered.
He moved his face closer to mine. "If that were true, you wouldn't sound like Toby right now."
"I-I don't sound like Toby!"
"Yes you do. You're stuttering like hell."
"T-that's not my fault I just!-" I looked to the side.
"You just what?" He asked.
I couldn't say anything.
"Parker tell me goddammit!" I could feel his grip on my chin tighten.
He was getting pissed.
"Oh for fuck's sake!"
Before I could respond I felt his lips on mine. My eyes widened from surprise.
"Jef-" I tried to say something but he cut me off and kissed me again.
It was softer than I expected.
I closed my eyes and melted into the kiss.
I felt him move his hand to the back of my head.
I put my hand on his chest and felt him get more passionate.
After a couple minutes he pulled away and chuckled. "You're such an idiot."
I looked down.
I felt him move his hand back under my chin and make me look up at him.
I felt him move his hand back under my chin and make me look up at him. "And I love that."
I felt my breath catch in my throat.
He grinned. The fact I was flustered amused him.
I just wanted a hoodie so I could hide.
"We should head back before No Face comes looking for us." He said as he walked back toward the mansion.
It took me a minute to snap back into reality. "Uh.. Y-yeah."
We walked in silence for a bit before I gathered the courage to ask him a question I'd been asking myself ever since Jeff saved me from LJ.
I stopped walking. "H-hey uhm Jeff?" I asked as I looked down and gripped my skirt.
He turned around to look at me. He didn't say anything, which I assumed was his way of telling me to keep talking.
"D-do you uhm...l-like me?..." I closed my eyes tight and braced myself for his answer.
He didn't say anything for a couple minutes. Like he was thinking.
"Yeah. I do."
My eyes shot open in shock and I stared at the floor, still gripping my skirt.
He walked up to me, put his hand under my chin, and made me look up at him.
The only smile on his face was the carved one. He had a serious look on his face.
"Do you like me?"
I felt a wave of heat wash over my face. "I..."
He stared at me waiting for my answer.
It took me a minute to fully process the question.
"Jeff I..." I closed my eyes and let out the breath I was holding. "I do... I do like you..."
I covered my face with my hands.
God I feel so stupid.
I felt my hands gently moved from my face.
Jeff was bending down to my level and looking at me. He had an expression on his face I'd never seen before. It was...
Jeff was bending down to my level and looking at me. He had an expression on his face I'd never seen before. It was... gentle.
Jeff was bending down to my level and looking at me. He had an expression on his face I'd never seen before. It was... gentle. All of a sudden
Jeff was bending down to my level and looking at me. He had an expression on his face I'd never seen before. It was... gentle. All of a sudden I felt..
Jeff was bending down to my level and looking at me. He had an expression on his face I'd never seen before. It was... gentle. All of a sudden I felt.. safe.
He cupped my face in his hands and stared into my eyes.
I felt something hot on my cheek. It took me a second to realize I was crying.
I felt something hot on my cheek. It took me a second to realize I was crying. I was crying but I didn't know why.
He brushed the tears off my cheeks with his thumbs and kissed me.
I gripped his wrists and kissed him back, still crying.
He pulled away and pressed his forehead against mine.
I closed my eyes and let out a relaxed breath.
He let go off my face, took my hand, and started walking back toward the mansion.
He had his other hand in his hoodie pocket and he was smiling.
I let him lead me back to the mansion and smiled.