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"You were asleep," Salia said without looking up from her book. She sensed Kasai smile, but didn't say anything.
"You could've woken me up..." Jasper murmured, sighing. He glanced at the girl sitting beside Salia, a smile on her face. "Is this a friend of yours?"
Before Salia could respond Kasai laughed. "You spent the night with him?" She got up and circled around him. "He's cute," Kasai responded before Salia grabbed her arm. "Yeah, she's a friend. Jasper, meet Kasai. Kasai, Jasper," said Salia. "Nice to meet you Jasper." Kasai put out her hand. "Hope she didn't have nightmares, she gets 'em when she first meets someone or stays the night with them for the first time. Nearly killed her when she stayed at mine." Salia blushed at Kasai's comment and elbowed her. "Quirky little thing isn't she?" Kasai smiled. "Gee, thanks Kai. I love it when you put my business out there." Salia said. "Sarcastic too," responded Kasai.
Jasper glanced at Salia with an obviously amused smirk before looking back at Kasai, taking her hand politely. "Is that so..?" he murmured, giving a small laugh. "I was hoping those nightmares weren't an every night thing... That would be awful, wouldn't it? Though I am curious... What exactly made you scream my name last night..?" Surely she wasn't dreaming about him, of all things.
Kasai smiled a smug smile and turned to Salia. "You screamed his name?" Kasai asked. Salia blushed. "A killer had your head. Insted of you being the killer again, you were the victim." Salia said. "Ah, the classic," Kasai let out.
"Ah. Well that explains things." Sort of. "Still, though, we just met yesterday," Jasper pointed out. "Why would it matter to you if I died anyway, right?" Though it was nice, sharing the bed with her. Holding her for a while. Even though he'd probably never admit that...
"Regardless of whether we just met. You took care of me when I was injured. You cared, I cared. I cared when I first met Kai-" Kasai cut Salia off. "Believe me, her nightmare of you was nothing compared to the one of me," said Kasai. "True, I killed her the first time then a man killed her and chopped her body up in front of me the second time." Both girls shrugged their shoulders.
Jasper raised a brow, studying them both. "You two... have some issues..." he muttered, though he smirked a little. He ran a hand through his hair, shaking his head. "Anyway. How's your arm? Does it still hurt or anything?"
Both girls laughed then looked down at Salia's arm. She forgot all about it. "I forgot I even injured it. It doesn't hurt at all. A little yeah, but its fine." Salia said.
"Well, that's good, I think." Jasper honestly wasn't sure. Just because there wasn't any more pain didn't mean it was better. "Do you mind if I check it out? Just to make sure?"
Kasai nudged Salia and smiled. "If you feel the need too." Salia gave her arm to him so that he could check it. It really didn't hurt, and she really did forget all about it.
Jasper carefully unwrapped her arm, studying it, moving her arm around slightly to get a better look. "I think you might've messed it up a little when you randomly hugged me last night," he said with a smirk. "But other than that, I think you'll live."
Kasai rose her eyebrows and Salia fought the urge to roll her eyes, but failed. "Are you finished?" Salia snapped. "Now, now Lia, don't be rude. I for one think it's cute. He's like a little Prince Charming and you're like the Damsel in Distress," said Kasai. "But I'm not a Damsel, not ever," snapped Salia. "If this little get together to team up on Salia is finished, Kasai and I have some catching up to do Pretty Boy." Kasai smiled sweetly and laughed softly.
Jasper rolled his eyes. "Oh, chill out. You're no Damsel in Distress by any means." Maybe. Although, yesterday sort of said otherwise... "And I'm definitely no Prince Charming." No way. "Anyway," he continued, winking at Kasai, "Do you really want me to leave?"
"Hey, it's not me that wants you to leave, it's litte Miss. Sarcastic over here." Kasai nodded her head toward Salia. "Yes, I want ... I want to talk to my friend alone. If you don't mind Pretty Boy," Salia said. Kasai just smiled at the nickname Salia had given Jasper. They totally like each other.
Jasper sighed, and gave a courteous little bow, like any Prince Charming would do to a Princess. "Of course, m'lady. Your wish is my command." He gave them both a smirk as he began strolling off on his way. "If you ever need me, dear, I'll be getting coffee," he tossed over his shoulder.
Salia rolled her eyes and Kasai laughed. "He's a funny character. I approve," Kasai said as she and Salia started walking away. "Nothing is ever going to happen. I don't need you to approve nothing." Salia snapped at Kasai.
All the way to the coffee shop, Jasper couldn't get Salia off his mind. Difficult, sarcastic... pretty, funny... And her facial expressions were priceless. He shook his head; none of that mattered. It wasn't going to happen anyway, so why bother thinking about it?
"Oh please. You know he likes you and I know you like him. You only really get snobby at people, specifically boys that you really like. Remember Tomi?" Kasai said. "Yeah, and you saw how well that worked out," Salia said and then sighed. "In a couple of days, both of y'all will come around. In the mean time, let's go to the bookstore. There's this book that you really have to check out." Kasai pulled Salia by the arm and headed toward the bookstore.
Jasper found the same table by the window that he always sat at, and ordered his usual. He sighed deeply and rested his head on the table. Was it wrong that he wished she were here, all upset and crying again, just so he had an excuse to hold her? Probably. Seeing her cry would just make him feel bad, anyway.