In the Beginning... 

by: Rhiannon 


In another part of the city, Jed and Leo sat across from each other at a little bagel shop near the campus. Normally very animated, Jed was staring into his coffee cut very intently.

Leo watched him brood for much of the time, finally he had had enough, "Jed? What's wrong?"

Jed glanced up at him and, without a word, looked back down at his coffee.

Leo let out a breath, "Listen, I'm sorry I made you come to the party last night and I'm sorry Jenny and I made you meet Abbey... I just really thought the two of you would get along!"

Jed raised his eyes to those of his friends.

"How was I supposed to know that she's a friggin walking encyclopedia of information!" Leo exclaimed. "You're always gushing those inane trivia facts, I thought all people who knew that kind of information did the same thing!"

Jed stared at him without a word.

"Come on, Jed." Leo tried again. He narrowed his eyes, "You're mad because you finally met your match... That's it!" Leo's eyes lit up. "You're mad because you finally met someone who can beat you, and you know it too! So?"

"So what?" Jed asked, finally breaking his silence.

"So, what are you going to do about it?"

Jed looked out the window and watched the people pass by for a long moment. He looked back his friend, "I'm going to marry her one day, Leo."





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