Both girls jumped as a phone started ringing. Jo dug it out of her pocket and checked the ID, “It says Unknown.”
Jess jumped on the couch beside her friend, “That’s probably Sam! Answer it!”
“What? No way, what if it’s someone else?”
Jess rolled her eyes and snatched the phone from her hands, dancing away as she grabbed for it, “Jo’s phone, who’s speaking?”
“Jess,” she hissed and stood, following her into the hall, “give me the phone!”
Her roommate held up a finger as she listened, “A party? Tonight?”
“Don’t you dare,” Jo narrowed her eyes.
“She’d love to come!”
Jo balled her hands into fists, she lunged forward, nearly falling over as Jess made a bee-line for the bedroom.
“Jess!” She tried the knob, huffing when it didn’t open.
“What? Oh, nothing, I just have the T.V. on.”
Jo smacked the door, uselessly, “C’mon!”
“We look forward to seeing you too. Alright, bye.”
The bedroom door opened to reveal Jess, grinning ear to ear.
“I’m gonna kill you.”
She tossed the phone back to her roommate, and made her way back to the living room, “You’re welcome.”
“Why did you do that?”
“Oh, relax,” she sat on the couch, “If anything, I did you a favour. Now you don’t have to go through all that awkward first date talk.”
“I don’t want to go to a party!” Jo flopped down on the couch, crossing her arms, dropping her voice, “Especially tonight.”
Jess’ expression softened, “Hey, I know it’s been hard on you since Rob left, but c’mon, tomorrows Valentine’s Day. You owe it to yourself to not wake up alone.”
“Exactly, Rob left,” she crossed her arms, “Why can’t you just leave me to watch rom-coms and eat Ben and Jerry’s out of the tub like a normal person?”
Jess rolled her eyes, “Will you quit being so dramatic? It’ll be fun. Besides,” she reached under the couch, holding up the silver knife, raising an eyebrow, “You’re anything but normal.”
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