*devons POV* (i had to put this wolf in here. look at him!!!)
I woke up to a knocking on my door. I opened the door to see Patrick holding a backpack. "hi...Patrick? what are you doing here?"
"I bought an outfit for you to wear today. can I come in?"
"ok?" I stepped aside to let Patrick in. "I already have an outfit for today, though."
"well, too bad.'' Patrick set the backpack on the floor and pulled out a white t-shirt with red designs and black formal pants. "put those on. I will be right back.
'' Patrick stepped out and closed the door behind him. I changed and opened the door to let Patrick back in. Patrick had black dress shoes and he handed them to me.
"put these on and let's go for breakfast."
We walked down to the cafeteria and sat with our usual crowd. "where is Emma and Layla?"
"they're sitting somewhere else today. they didn't say why.'' Sam took a drink of their starbucks.
The first bell rang and we trickled off to class, Patrick pausing at the door of my homeroom. I walked into the class and took my spot. Emma hasn't arrived yet.
Mrs loughty walked to her desk and started roll call. When she got to Emma's name, Emma burst into the classroom, saying "here! I'm here, sir."
She took her seat next to me and I saw she was wearing a stunning purple dress with silver wispy designs around the waist.
"are you sure that's Emma?" a boy called. I remembered his name was Luther from roll call.
"I mean, the Emma I know is always hiding in a jacket, trying to look tough and thinks she is better than the rest of us. she couldn't wear a dress like that."
before I knew what I was doing, I shot to my feet and blurted out "that is Emma, and she can wear anything she wants, whether its a jacket and ripped jeans or a beautiful dress.
she can do what she wants, and if you think she has to wear the same thing everyday, you are wrong!"
"ooh, looks like Emma's got a boyfriend." luther teased, and it was all I could do to keep my ears hidden. Emma stood up and said "maybe I do.
either way, it's none of your business! I can't believe I liked you. you are nothing but a coward and a jerk. how did I not see that before?"
we both sat down and my ears were ringing. had I really heard her imply we were dating? I turned to her and opened my mouth to ask. Before I could, Emma cut me off.
"thanks for sticking up for me. and sorry about the whole boyfriend thing. you don't have to be my-"
I put a finger to her lips and whispered "I would love to be your boyfriend. and I will always stick up for you." I paused. "and you look amazing in that dress.
is that why you didn't sit with us at breakfast?"
"That's what Layla said. i-"
"Mr. King, Ms. Cambiare. do you have something to share with the class?" Mrs. Loughty's voice rang out.
"no sir." we both said in unison. we laughed and I was struck again by her laugh.