"There he is,Ben Ivashkov,the one and Only!"I teased.He gave me one of his funny-guy glares and smoothed his fashionably messy hair.Marîe gave me one of those,"Aubrey,we need to talk"looks.I rose out of my seat and Chase grab my wrist.His hands were warm and gentle.——————————————————————————----"Aubrey,stay,please."His voice had a little glint of love,warmth,and especially dedication.I stared into his eyes-Oh,those eyes,and hair-practically everything about him made my heart ache."Chase,I'll be back in one second,tops." ———————————————————————————-As I walked farther,he still held onto my wrist-which was now red and irritated from Chase's tremendous pressure.I knitted my eyebrows.What was with Chase Today?I eventually just dragged him since I had no time for this crap.Once we got out of the lunchhall hell broke Lose! ———————————————————————————-Waiting by the door was Jesse-the rebel.Chase suddenly took his hold off me an went into protective mode.Most Moroi didn't fight but for me,Chase would jump over a building,no doubt.Jesss would have to,in a different way,though.He was one that preferred the body-not the person.Chase,was completely opposite-sort of."Why going around picking fights with Moroi a hundred times stronger than you,Ashlem?"Chase stiffend hearing his last name. ———————————————————————————This was because of his parents.His mother,a blood whore,a dhampire allowing Moroi(In her case,Stirgoi)take blood from her during sex.That is th sleazziest thing for a dhampire to do.Chase's father was a Stirgoi,one of his mom's frequent visitors.It made Chase a disgrace,a joke to school officials.It also didn't help his case that his half-sister,Velicity Gray died a month ago."Poor Chase!"I thought."Why does it matter to you,you do it often."Chase said.That's when the battle began. ——————————————————————------------Chase immeditaly threw me out of the way and bared his fangs."Jesse,you don't want you pretty face squished into your head,right."Chase was right-sort of-Jesse was cute:his short,blonde hair,greenish,bluish eyes and thick,thick freckles.I would like him if he wasn't such an asshole."Ashlem,a moment of peace with Aubrey."I flinched at Jesse's words-he wants to talk to me. ——————————————————————————---"Over my dead body"Chase said.He voice was chilling and sent coldness down my back-that wasn't something Chase would say-protective or not.I intwined my fingers in his and tried to calm him down.I didn't mean anything romantic. ———————————————————————————–"Chase,it's just a talk,I'll be fine."I coaxed him.I let go of his hand and started walking with Jesse."So what do you want with me."He just gave me an easy smile,"You know what I want,Aubrey-you.I stared at him wide-eyed.Anger ran threw my mind and I had no idea why.Then,without warning I slapped him.I completely socked him. ———————————————————————————–While he was in shock,I ran.Ran right to Chase's room-knowing that's where he would be.When I opened the door,he was on his bed,reading a magazine.He quickly rose up.I ran toward him and cryed into his shoulder.He was suprisied but held me in a tight huge.A stream of tears ran down my face.Chase sunddenly pulled me to see his face. ———————————————————————————–"What did Jesse Do?"I gazed into his warm,yet inraged brown eyes.I didn't answer him vocally.Just threw small glances.He pulled me against him and kissed me.His skin was warm on my skin.I again,had that ache in my heart-the ache for him.He wrapped his body around mine and pulled me down onto the bed.He filled me with hunger kisses I sent back to him.He started puting his hands up my shirt when I said,"I gotta go"I pulled away.It was hard for me to do but knew I had to do it.I saw the hurt in his eyes but they gradually soften and he nodded.I left him without word.I had finally made a choice-I like Jesse,I mean really liked Jesse but I loved Chase.And he felt the same. ———————————————————————————–I ran to my morning classes only to find Marîe and Ben already sitting.Flirting,apparently.Ben was in my seat and I went to a table right behind them.All through class I thought,"Will I be a third-well,Again?"