"I knew. I just knew it." Zeke fumed. When he heard Caitlin was going out with Derrick, it irritated him to no end. Why had he even tried anything with her? Obviously, she didn't like him that way and never would.
"Just forget her, man. She's not worth it. She's just a kid. You need to be seeing real women." Owen informed him, and he had numbers everywhere. "Let me set you up."
Zeke didn't want to be set up.
He still managed some quality time with Caitlin at breakfast and lunch. But was it really quality time? They talked about class. Or the weather. Stupid mundane things. God, he hated this.
What he wanted were long nights of kissing and watching the sun come up. OK, that wasn't all. But it was a start. It was her saying that she would be there for him in everything. And he would say the same. They'd do day trips. Weekend camping. Yeah, he wanted to make love in the forest with Caitlin. Definitely, a far off dream, right now.
"You are really lame, man." Owen laughed at him.
Zeke felt like a fool telling him any of this.
"You need to get laid, so bad." Owen shook his head. "All I have to do is put out the word that you're a virgin, and the rest is history."
"Don't do that!" Zeke winced. "Please, no. I can wait this out with Caitlin. She's the one. I just know it."
"Yeah, and that would be like the blind leading the blind, now wouldn't it?" Owen was concerned about Zeke's plight.
"So." Really, that's the way Zeke wanted it. They'd get to their destination in their own sweet time. He was in no hurry. OK, maybe he was with this Derrick obstacle in the way.
"Don't you want to be experienced?" Owen gave Zeke a pat on the back. "Just leave it to me." Suddenly, Owen was his mentor. It gave Zeke a repulsive shiver to think of the unknown.