Jenny & Chuck.Setting:
Charlie's dorm in Shenandoah; middle of the night. Content:
Jenny doing the usual walk of shame circa four AM.
It was basically the same old tired routine for Jenny by the time that she made her way back into Shenandoah, quiet as a mouse as she tip-toed through the darkened common area and upstairs, hesitating in the junior class hallway for that familiar moment as she eyed the rest of the stairs that would take her up to her own room. She could go up to her own floor, but Ella probably had Hendrix over, and there were undoubtedly things going on that she didn't
want to see. One experience with Hendrix and his little
friend had been enough for her, she didn't see what Ella was making such a big deal about. On top of that, the two of them just sucked, they were always so rude and her sister thought she was hot shit. Jenny wasn't very bright, but even she knew that Ella would love a chance to rub it in her face that she was sulking in again at half past three.
She honestly hadn't meant to be out so late, she had wanted to come back to the dorms earlier and just watch tv with Charlie or something. It had been her plan, for all intents and purposes. But then some of the Quodpot boys from Roanoke were going out, and she never could resist a free evening. They had been loaded down with E, and they had bought all of her drinks, and she had even managed to swipe a really nice class ring from one of them and an Aeropostale giftcard from the wallet of another. The ring didn't even fit her thumb but she could probably sell it somebody, and she had no idea what was on the giftcard, but whatever worked. She still came out richer than she had gone in, and she was high as fuck for free.
Sleeping with them was just part of the deal, it didn't mean
anything, and with most guys it was over before she even realized what was happening. There were a few good lays around Blue Ridge, but Jenny wasn't particularly picky on any given night. It was just something that happened, and she didn't really mind. It was an easy way to thank them for taking her out, and it wasn't like she was making love to them or anything. She only did that, of course, with Charlie. Whenever she went out with guys, when she was hanging all over them, kissing them, she was always thinking of Charlie anyway. Of when she would get to go back home, and Charlie would take her inside and tell her that she loved her, and everything would be alright again for a little while.
Some part of her knew that what she did wasn't right, but she could never stop herself in time. Once she found herself in a situation, she could never say no, even when she knew Charlie might get mad at her. It always disheartened her that Charlie didn't approve of what she did, but Jenny couldn't very well change who she was. She never meant to upset her girlfriend, but it always happened, and she always ended up here just the same, standing in the hallway outside of her girlfriend's room, staring at the door for a few minutes before she would actually think to knock. She always ended up coming back here, and she knew that Charlie knew what she did, but she would take her in anyway, take care of her. Charlie had never turned her away, that was part of why she loved her so much.
Knocking lightly on the door, Jenny tried her best to straighten up as she waited, though she still reeked of overpowering cologne and looked a hot mess. She pulled Charlie's jacket
tighter around herself, feeling there were still a few joints in one of the pockets. Maybe Charlie would want to have one, and they could forget the whole mess she had gotten into. She was just fooling around, and she hoped the other blonde wasn't too upset with her when she answered the door. She knocked again, hoping she wouldn't wake the other girl's roommate; it wouldn't be the first time. She usually showed up loads more drunk than she was right then. She was much less troublesome when she was stoned, and after the bit of E she had taken before leaving the boys, she just wanted to be close to someone again, for Charlie to hold her and be with her. She pulled the jacket tighter still, biting hard on her lower lip and waiting.