odd walked past her as if he hadn’t seen her. She turned awaiting him to turn back and hit her, but he carried on going. There was no way he could have 'not' seen her. The same thing happened at lunchtime, his friends even went so far as to point her out and he shrugged his shoulders and continued ignoring her. She had an idea it had something to do with Penny and Jessie but wasn’t going to count her chickens yet.
“Did your brother really promise to lay off my sister?” Penny asked Jessie when he met her after school.
“He promised!” Jessie smiled at Penny, and put his arm around her shoulder. Jessie walked Penny home. Carmel arrived home an hour later from college. Penny asked if everything had been OK? Carmel agreed it had been, Penny pointed out it was because Jessie had asked him to leave her alone, for Penny's sake, Carmel still forbid Penny to see Jessie, Penny tried to protest but Carmel was adamant.
The following Saturday was the first Saturday Carmel had free from work since she had turned eighteen, she was off to the local club with the girls and couldn’t wait, as via the local social networking grape vine, she had heard Liam Watts was going to be there too.
Saturday afternoon was spent in the salon getting gold highlights to her caramel coloured hair, and then for an eyebrow wax. The girls had taken Latin dance lessons over the summer, partly because they were half price for college students, and the girls wanted to keep in shape on the cheap, and secondly they had learned some really nice moves.
Saturday night finally arrived and Carmel got dressed up in a pair of leggings, off the shoulder top, and high heels, she was intent on making an impression on Liam Watts. As they got into the club, eyes turned to Carmel, she for the first time in a long time knew she looked good. She requested an old song, as the girls and her had the dance to this down to a fine art. Carmel, Fiona and Leigh hit the dance floor.
'This boys fire' came on; Carmel knew she was being provocative, and she knew Liam was watching as she swayed slowly and seductively to the music. Granted had she been completely sober she probably wouldn’t have been so inciting. At the end of Santana's solo and the rap began, by this time Carmel was lost in the dance, when she felt her wrist get gripped. She opened her eyes to find herself face to face with Todd Steadman, “You, dance with me the way you were just dancing alone” and he pulled her into him. They both started to sway, he pressing his hips into her and her hips into him.
When the music stopped, the DJ repeated the song. “Carry on singing,” he said. The dance floor emptied, people had their phones out recording them. Carmel carried on singing, she closed her eyes and let the music lead her. “Can’t say I don’t want him cos he really put it on me in way I don’t know if I’m going or coming.” She opened her eyes, he had his mouth millimetres from hers, then the song stopped