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Lover's Spit

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All these people drinking lover's spit
They sit around and clean their face with it
And they listen to teeth to learn how to quit
Tied to a night they never met

They were all sitting in the library, gathered together for a newly formed study group. There were four of them; Anna, her best friend Ruby, her new girlfriend Charlie, and one of Charlie's friends. Anna didn't know her too well, but she'd seen her around campus. She thought her name was Bela.

Anna tried to focus on the reading material on her laptop, but the sound of Ruby and Charlie eating each other's faces was annoyingly distracting. Finally Anna sighed, giving Ruby a glare. "Can you two take this elsewhere?" she asked.

Ruby and Charlie broke apart for a moment. Ruby glared right back at Anna. "You're just jealous," she said, smirking.

"No, I just can't stand to watch you drink Princess Leia's spit over here. I actually want to pass my exams." When Bela looked up from her laptop and made eye contact, Ruby added, "I think she does too."

Ruby glanced between Bela and Anna, then at Charlie. "Fine," she grumbled. "C'mon babe." They grabbed their bags, tucking in their chairs and heading towards the library exits. Just as they left, Anna saw them hold hands. She chuckled, looking back at Bela.

"Oh boy... Those two," Anna said.

"Yeah," Bela chuckled. "Thanks for that, by the way. I love Charlie, and I love that she's in love. It's just-"

"Sometimes it gets too be a bit much," Anna finished for her.

"Exactly." Bela sat there for a moment, looking at Anna and thinking. Then she asked, "You're Anna, right? I've heard Ruby talk about you, but I don't think we've formally met."

"Mhm. And you're Bela? Charlie's told this story about her best friend and body shots before..." Bela looked embarrassed. "Probably the most impressive thing I've heard of anyone doing," Anna added.

"Well in that case, I should tell you they were Jell-O body shots," Bela said.

"Really?" Anna asked. Bela nodded, going to explain and Charlie's night of debauchery at an MIT recruitment party. Anna laughed and smiled, and in the end neither one of them got much studying done. It was worth it, though- Anna liked talking to Bela.

And for once, she thought Bela felt the same.