Elio couldn’t help but have his eyes scan the room while Phoebe went on and on, longer than she needed to. There were many times he was talking to her and would blackout for a bit because of her rambling on. One of the reasons Elio could not match the feelings she expressed for him. She was pretty, he couldn’t lie about that, but twins weren’t his thing. Maybe it’s because he was one or because he had an irrational fear that if he were to be with twins, who were identical like Amelia and Phoebe, that he would get them confused and end up kissing the wrong one. His eyes looked only for that blonde hair he loved so much. He wished he knew what she was wearing so his search would be easier, but seeing as they haven’t talked in some time now that was out the window.
He also wondered who she was with. Was she safe? Was she even coming tonight? Was she with another guy? What a hypocrite he was. He knew this, he was very self-aware but his heart started to race at the thought of her walking in here, fingers interlocked with another guy’s hand. What if this guy hurt her? These were thoughts that ran through his mind most times they got in a fight and decided to go on a break. He hated not being there to make sure she was safe and cared for, even if they weren’t officially dating at the time. He would still do anything and everything to make sure she was fine. There were only a few people who he felt this way about outside of his family but at this point and the way his parents love Lenora as much as they love Elio and his sister, Sienna, she was family. Also Mateo but that was because they were brothers from different mothers!
You know I’m a minor, right? We can both get in trouble for this, but I guess you have other things on your mind He faked a laugh. The chuckle coming from his lips in a low tone. Right, because this is your first time drinking ever. He challenged back with a knowing smirk on his face that he made a good point. As if anyone would even have to think about getting in trouble for that tonight. The place and lives they all live, they can get away with almost anything and many people who have lived in Beryl have proved that to be true.
Wash down the disgust I’m feeling. He couldn’t deny that he felt somewhat the same way. He doesn’t fully understand why he lets himself do these things that can hurt her since he does care for her so deeply. He let out a sharp breath as she said Aj should stay and talk too. He didn’t know Aj that well and this was not really the type of conversation he wanted him to hear but so be it.You’re looking a little pale.
He shot the floppy-haired boy a look. they were on the football team together but that was really the extent he spent time with Aj. Thanks, I’ll make sure to get that checked out. Anyways Phoebe, Elio turned to look at her again with a cheeky smile plastered on his face. You know I’ve always loved your humor, but I’d rather stick to being real right now…What you saw…It wasn’t anything. He shrugged while sticking his hands into the pockets of his jeans and letting his eyes soften to look at her. I mean, obviously it was something and we both know what it was but other than that. It was nothing. Get what I’m saying here? In other words, please keep this on the downlow. It’s not like he was cheating, Lenora and he were on a break, again. He knew it was still probably wrong but it’s not like it’s against the rules to hang out with other girls. He sighed a bit under his breath but kept the same smile on his face while talking to Phoebe.