Lydia and Kent glided across the dance floor without ever speaking a word to each other. It was a comfortable silence. It wasn't awkward or anything, but Lydia could tell that something was on Kent's mind.
"Do you want to call it a night? I mean, we've been dancing for quite a while now. I don't think taking a break will do us any harm, do you?"
Kent sat next to Lydia as they watched the people dance, Lydia, patted Kent's hand. His heart was pounding faster each time she touched him. What was happening to him? Was he falling in love and why so quickly? "
Spill the beans. What's on your mind? It's that Jeanie girl, isn't it? Did-did something happens between her and your brother?"
"Jeanie isn't the one I have on my mind right now. It's you, Lydia. I don't want to scare you, but I also want to be honest with you."
"Kenton, do you have feelings for me? Is that what you're trying to tell me?" Kent didn't answer for a few moments.
"Yes, I have feelings for you, Lydia. I-know. It's crazy. We- we just met and it's okay if you don't feel the same way, but-" Lydia cut him with a kiss. Kent sighed with relief.
"If we're going to be an item, I want to know more about yours and Jeanie's friendship though. Please understand it's not that I don't trust you. I'm just curious."
"Well, then you're going to like this story I tell you,"
Kent smiled and pulled Lydia on his lap. Lydia put her head on his chest. She could hear the sound of his heartbeat.
A knock on Jeanie's door startled her out of her thoughts. She looked out the window to see Grim and Kent waving at her. She opened the door, but didn't look at them, and didn't even greet them with her cheery good morning.
"Jeans? Is everything alright?" Grim asked concerned. Jeanie lifted her head. Once again her eyes were black and her face bruised. Grim and Kent gasped once they saw it.
"Before you ask, I'm fine. Can we just go, please?" Jeanie said quickly and stepped out into the cold with the Lincoln brothers.
"I don't want to talk about it, Grim. I know you're going to ask," Jeanie blurted as if she could read Grim's mind.
Grim shrugged. "Fine, I won't make you talk about it, but I'm worried about you, and that's all I'll say for now," Grim walked ahead of Jeanie and Kent.
Kent stepped back to Jeanie. “I just want you to know that we're both always going to be here for you. We're not going anywhere.
Jeanie hugged Kent and sobbed into his arms. Kent lifted Jeanie's face to his.
"Hey, I don't know what's going on between and Ray, but I know that it's not your fault. Grim and I both care about you. You know that, right?"
Jeanie nodded. "I'm supposed to be this strong woman, but I'm not, Kent. I'm weak. I wish I was strong enough to leave."
"You are strong. Beautiful intelligent. Feisty. I'm not going anywhere and neither is Grim. We want to help you any way we can."
Once they made it to the school, Jeanie and Kent split up. It was lonely walking the halls without her best friends and it got tiring hearing the whispers about her.
Once school let out, Grim was waiting for Jeanie at the lockers. "I need you to come back with me. I have to show you something. You're the only person I'm going to tell."
“Grim! You're scaring me! What's going on?”
“You'll find out! Come on!” Grim grabbed Jeanie's hand and ran with her.
Grim motioned for Jeanie to follow him to his room. Jeanie sat down on the bed wondering what the hell was going on.
"I don't want to freak you out, but look!" Grim waved his hand,an apple appeared in front of him. Jeanie shot up confused, scared and intrigued all at once.
"You. You have magic.."
"You have an ability, Jeans."
"No. I don't."
"You do. How do I know? My magic allows me to also pick up on that. You're psychic, Jeans."
"It's the truth, The reason you don't know or maybe you do, but you've been blocking it out for years. I want to train you. What do you say? Will you let me?"