It felt weird for Leo to be walking down the hall with Geoffry at his side the next school day, but he had to get Tae-Hyun back.
Then, Geoffry stopped walking. Leo bumped into him and then said, "What is it?"
Geoffry grasped Leo's face with his hand and turned his head to where he was looking.
Leo's eyes widened.
Walking down the hallway was Tae-Hyun and Chris. Tae-Hyun was wearing a tight black shirt with the sleeves torn off and black skinny jeans. Her hair was spiked up and she was wearing eyeliner and a haughty smirk.
Chris had on a loose black cropped shirt with the sleeves and part of the bottom torn off. He had black skinny jeans with slits all up the front of each leg and his hair was spiked and combed to the side.
Geoffry and Leo stood at the other end of the hall, staring in shock as their exes turned heads.
"Geoffry..." Leo said, "What the hell did we do to loose them?"
"I don't know..." Geoffry said, sniffling, "But I'm not used to regretting things and this is kind of hard on me."
Tae-Hyun and Chris reached them and looked them up and down, smirking.
"That's a nice look for you, boys." Chris said, studying their shocked faces.
"You should keep it." Tae-Hyun said.
With one more superior smirk, Tae-Hyun and Chris passed the boys. Chris waved tauntingly at Geoffry and Tae-Hyun pushed past Leo's shoulder.
Leo and Geoffry turned and watched them walk down the hall and high five. At the same time, Leo and Geoffry said, "Damn..."
They looked at each other and Leo said, "Well, what do we do now? I didn't see that coming!"
"Me neither." Geoffry said, "But I've been trying to get Chris to cut loose ever since my first date with him. I'm gonna kill the bastard who finally did it."
Geoffry and Leo looked at each other and looked down the hall.
Standing amongst the other watching students, dazed, was Julien.
"Oh, hell no." Leo said, crossing his arms, "You've gotta be kidding."
Geoffry shook his head, "Nope, it's him. I know it."
Leo put his hand on Geoffry's shoulder and said, "Excuse me while I tell this guy off."
"Be my guest." Geoffry said, "But save me some."
"No promises." Leo said through clenched teeth.
Julien, who hadn't noticed Leo and Geoffry's dirty glares, turned and went into the bathroom.
Leo followed him in and let the door hit the wall with a loud bang!
"Hey! Julien!" He said.
Surprised, Julien looked at him and said, "Oh, yes, Leo?"
Leo stormed over to Julien and pointed a finger in his face.
"You better stay away from my girlfriend." Leo threatened, "You better!"
"Tae-Hyun?" Julien chuckled, "Don't take this personally, Leo, but first of all she's not your girlfriend. You guys were never dating."
"What are you talking about?" Leo snarled.
Julien shrugged and said, "Well, I've been talking to Tae-Hyun a lot lately and she said you were never officially dating, so the only reason you should be mad at me is jealousy. I have done nothing wrong."
Leo shook his head and said angrily, "Maybe you haven't done anything wrong upfront, but you're devious. I can see it in your eyes, there's something you're hiding."
Julien shrugged again, "Okay, have it your way, but you know she's not that into you."
"What are you talking about? She loves me!" Leo scoffed.
Julien shook his head and said, more gently, "She loved you. She has moved on to men who won't hurt her."
Leo's face fell in surprise and Julien passed by him to leave.
"And she thinks she isn't hurting me by hanging around you all the time?" Leo said.
Julien turned to look at him and said, "Ask her that."
Julien left and Leo's jaw tightened. As soon as the door closed, Leo screamed into the small, echoing room, "I HATE HIM!!!"
He kicked one of the stall doors and stormed out of the bathroom.
Geoffry was waiting outside for him. He said anxiously, "What happened? Did you kill him?"
Leo shook his head, "No, the jerk just made me feel bad about myself and I froze up."
"No, no, no, Leo." Geoffry said, stepping in front of him, "That is not how this is supposed to work. You and me, we're the tough guys here. Together we can be unstoppable!"
"Yeah, together. I was alone just then and I swear, he saw into my soul!" Leo said.
Geoffry nodded with interest, "I've read about those kinds of people. They're called soul-seers. Please, continue."
Leo shook his head, "There's not much more to tell, just that stupid Julien guilt tripped me about Tae-Hyun."
"We have to confront him again, together this time." Geoffry said.
Leo nodded in agreement, "Yes, we do. When?"
Geoffry thought and said, "How about tonight, at midnight?"
Leo sighed, "Or how about sometime less dark at school where I know I'm... I mean, where Julien thinks he's safe."
Geoffry's shoulders slumped and he whined, "But they won't let me bring my machete to school..."
Leo's eyes widened and he said, "Machete?!"
"Yes, machete, Leo." Geoffry said, "It's like a little sword thing that you use to kill zombies... And boyfriend slash girlfriend stealers."
Leo sighed and said, "Okay, whatever. How about today at recess. We can talk to Tae-Hyun and Chris before then."
Geoffry nodded, "Got it."