“Dude.” Derek came hurtling into Julian’s room, slamming the door behind him.
“Shhh, you’ll get the whole house pissed at you,” Logan said from the couch, where he and Julian were sitting very close together – practically on each other’s laps – reading out of the same textbook.
“I’m sorry, but Rachael is going crazy because I called her Rach.”
Julian looked up. “I thought she liked to be called Rach? I called her that last week.”
“Well of course you could get away with it,” Derek snapped. “She is completely in love with you.”
“Isn’t she in love with you?” Logan asked.
“No, I think it’s just a ploy to get to Jules, but I don’t really mind, she’s a great kisser and she’s hot.”
Julian and Logan rolled their eyes in synchronization.
“So what does it matter that she’s going crazy?” Julian asked, completely non-plussed by the fact that there was a fangirl trying desperate measures – like dating Derek – just to get close to him.
“It’s embarrassing,” Derek said, stamping his foot like a three year old.
“But why is she so upset again?” Logan asked.
“I called her Rach, and apparently she decided this morning that she hates being called that.” Now it was Derek’s turn to roll his eyes. Then he took a step closer and whispered conspiratorially, “She’s on her period.”
Julian and Logan both nodded and went “Oooooh” like that explained everything.
“That’s why we don’t bother with girls,” Logan said, putting his hand into Julian’s. “A lot easier.”
“Yeah. Guys are just annoying and hard to deal with all the time,” Julian added, receiving a playful glare from Logan.
Derek sighed and turned around. “I guess I’ll just have to deal with her myself.”
“Mmmmhmm.” Julian and Logan had already returned their attention to the book and, more importantly, each other.