Scent of a Girl - Episode 17 "Damn Straight, Mintz Forever"

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/\ {* ~ *} /\ MOLLY'S PERSPECTIVE /\ {* ~ *} /\

Two days later....

"MOLLY OPEN UP PLEASE" I heard a panic stricken voice scream as they pounded on my door. I jumped out of bed and looked to see it was almost 9 o'clock. Chloe and I had just laid down and I was about drift off. I jumped out of bed and made a dash to the door and opened it, seeing a pale white Dakota. "I can't reach Cally her phones off so you gotta help me."

"Of course, what's up?" I asked as Chloe got out of bed and joined me by the door.

"That whore Veronica..." She said as her throat went dry and closed up. "...she caught Mindy coming back from the library a little while ago and jumped her. She's hurt."

"How bad?" I asked as I felt my heart nearly stop.

"She's with the nurse and they called the EMT's" Dakota said, "Broken wrist I know and hopefully that's all."

"What can I do?"

"You get her up?" Maxie asked as she suddenly appeared at the door. "You tell her?"

"Yeh she told me, but I don't know what I can do?" I said as Maxie held up a baseball bat.

"You gonna give us the OK to go after Veronica right now" Maxie said. "Cally's off screwing her new girl I guess, so you're in charge."

"I wanna kill that bitch" Dakota said.

"Do you know where she is?" I asked.

"Look we can handle this some other way" Chloe said as she backed me down. "You'll get thrown out of school if you jump her."

"No, we won't and you know that Chloe" Maxie said.

"Why do I know that?" Chloe asked as she glared at Maxie.

"Cause Cally's dad runs the place" Maxie said with a smirk on her face as my jaw dropped. "Betcha didn't know that Molly."

"The Carlson guy?"

"No, he's just a bitch for Mr. Oliver, Cally's Dad, he funds the school completely with his private holdings" Maxie said, "So we're untouchable."

"Why did no one tell me this?" I asked as Maxie laughed.

"Because Cally likes people to think she's a bad ass" Maxie said, "She is but still."

"Look, Molly she's gonna keep doing this until somebody stops her" Dakota said as Cindy suddenly arrived with Shelby in tow.

"What we gonna do?" Cindy asked. "No one hurts Mindy and gets away with it."

"Anybody got any plans?" I asked as Chloe glared at me.

"Yeh you give us the go ahead to hurt that gorilla" Cindy said as she moved in front of me and said, "I was Cally's wing man till I fucked up, now you are. You gotta make this decision. I'm begging you to let me hurt her. That way I'm not going against your wishes."

"You are not going anywhere" Chloe said as she moved in front of me and I saw that fear in her eyes. "Please?"

"Guys I can't..."

"You're not involved in this Molly" Cindy said, "It's my sister I'm making the calls if you let me, me and Max got this."

"Damn straight, Mintz forever" Maxie said as she bumped fists with Cindy.

"I don't like this" Shelby said as she surprised me when she hugged Cindy from behind. "You are gonna get hurt."

"Look, Shel, she's my sister, no one hurts my family" Cindy said as she turned in Shelby's arms and hugged her. Maybe the 'Ice Princess' was thawing I thought as I tried to stifle a giggle.

"That's my phone, do go anywhere without me" Dakota said to the group.

"I'm begging you to let me show Molly I can be her wing man and defend my family" Cindy said with pleading eyes to Shelby. Asking for her approval. "I promise I'll come straight back after it's over. Please Shelby?"

"Since when do you need her approval Icey?" Chloe asked as I laughed and Cindy tried to hide a smile.

"Cause we're friends now" Shelby said as she touched Cindy's face and their eyes met a moment later. Cindy seemingly getting lost in Shelby's eyes and Shelby doing the same to her as a silence loomed. I swear I thought a kiss was coming, but Maxie's big mouth had to ruin the moment.

"Well?" Maxie asked as Cindy and Shelby looked away from each other.

"OK, go" Shelby said as she hugged Cindy. "I just..."

"I know" Cindy said as she hugged her.

"Molly, I know how you feel about me and vice versa, but this is about the Mintz not personal" Maxie said as she stepped in front of me and Chloe moved behind me and hugged me. "Let us do this, you take care of Chloe and Dakota, and let us be your 'wing man' tonight. Please?"

"You got this?" I asked as Maxie laughed and held her fist up as I bumped hers with mine and said, "Damn straight, Mintz forever."

"You ready Ice?" She asked Cindy.

"Ice?" I asked as Cindy grinned.

"I'm ice and she's Ax" Cindy said to me and then looked at Shelby and said, "Stay here with Molly if it's OK."

"Yeh she can hang" I said as I looked at Chloe who agreed.

"One freezes them and the other cuts them down" Maxie said before her and Cindy disappeared down the hall, and it took me a minute to realize what she meant exactly. She was actually referring of course to her and Maxie's nicknames. I took a deep breath and silently prayed this was gonna turn out OK. Dakota came back to the door and looked around and said, "That was Mindy on the phone and she said the Xrays came back good and her wrist is sprained not broken. She's on her way back here with the nurse."

"Thank god" I said softly.

"Where's Maxie and Cindy?" Dakota asked as she realized they were now gone.

"They went after Veronica and you are not going after them" I said as she gave me a mystified look as I pulled her into the room.

"She's my girl..."

"And she's gonna need you when she gets back" I said as I hugged her.

/\ {* ~ *} /\ CINDY'S PERSPECTIVE /\ {* ~ *} /\

"She's inside at the computer, and they close in 15 minutes" Maxie said as we squatted in the bushes by the front door. I so wanted to kill that bitch for terrorizing my sister, who's only crime is, she chooses to love a girl instead of a small dickless little boy. It's not like this was the first time, it's about the 20th time. Cally always stopped me before, saying when Veronica got physical we could go after her. But girl's head is so far up Bre's ass anymore she's impossible to get a hold of. Well this was gonna be the last time Veronica fucked with my sister.

"I'll see you tomorrow Joe" Veronica said as she exited the library and we watched her lumber away slowly. Joe, the ancient security guy locked up the front door of the library and disappeared back inside for his nap. Maxie stood and I followed her lead as we followed 'Shrek'. The plan itself was fairly simple and straight forward. We just had to get her in the right place. Just around the corner from the library was the prime location too. Out of view of the library and just before you see the buildings of the main campus, there's two massive oak trees on one side of the walk and some of the ugliest tall ass shrubbery in history on the other side. This provided perfect cover for our plan, cause no one could get a visual from anywhere on campus from here. Maxie took the back way around the shrubbery and I attempted to get 'Shrek's' attention.

"HEY SHREK!" I screamed as Veronica stopped on cue in almost the perfect place. I smiled as I heard a rustling of leaves under Maxie's feet as she exploded from behind the shrubbery and speared fat ass onto the grass. Like she said, Ice and Ax baby, I freeze them and she cuts them down.

"Oh god" Veronica said as she lay on the ground holding her stomach and I arrived at the scene. She looked up finally and saw us and knew she was screwed. "What the hell I think you broke my ribs."

"Sorta like you did to my sister?" I said as I spit on her.

"That was an accident" Veronica said as we let her stand but blocked her exit. "Little whiney baby was mouthing so I told the dumb blond to shut up."

"Then you threw her down a flight of stairs?" Maxie asked as she stepped in front of Veronica.

"What's wrong Maxie, afraid you couldn't beat me alone had to have your other dyke here to do your dirty work" Veronica asked as she pushed Maxie.

"No" I said as I caught Maxie in my arms and steadied her.

"This is the last time your gonna fuck with my sister" I said as Maxie and I stepped in front of her.

"You think I'm afraid of you either one of you" She asked. And honestly she might whip us in a fair fight but this wasn't gonna be fair. "No, that is not the last time I pick on your dumb blond sister, I like it. She's easy to scare. Little baby."

"Max the equalizer please" I said as she took a step to the right and pulled out the softball bat from the bushes. Always nice to have a well thought out plan, don't you think? Veronica went from confident to scared for her life in an instant.

"Now what did you call my sister?" I asked as Veronica backed up and into our plan. Cause now she had no escape.

"OK, I'm sorry it won't happen again" She said as she put her hands up to protect herself.

"I like her a little now" I said as Maxie laughed and Veronica backed into the shrubbery behind her as we confronted her and she knew she was screwed. "Before we break your arm, let me make a few things clear, you fat ugly pig. One, you ever look at Mindy again, you're dead. Two, you tell anyone who did this and you're dead. Three, you best spread the word on campus that the Mintz run this school."

"I said I was sorry..." She said as I landed a bunch to her jaw that staggered her and I watched Maxie land one even more powerful forcing Veronica to slump to the ground. A straddled her gut and took her by the hair as she looked at me now scared to death.

"EVER FUCK WITH MINDY AGAIN AND YOU'LL GET WORSE" I screamed as I laid her arm out as she struggled to get lose and Maxie dropped the barrel of the bat straight down and crushed it. Veronica screamed in intense pain as I spit on her and punched her again as hard I could.

"Come on let's go" Maxie said as we watched the big horse rolling around in pure agony.

"HELP!" She screamed as we disappeared into the shrubbery. Mission accomplished.

/\ {* ~ *} /\ MAXIE'S PERSPECTIVE /\ {* ~ *} /\

"Tay?" Sarah asked as I came through the door at Fast Eddie's at a little after 2:00 a.m. She was surprised to see me I know, being that she hadn't since Sunday. Believe me I was as relieved to see that smile as she set the coffee down and ran over to hug me by the front counter. "Where have you been?"

"Trapped on campus" I said as I wrapped her in my arms and the few customers looked up as Eddie came out of the kitchen with a questioning look in his eye. "I got a couple of hours sleep and snuck off campus to see you."

"God I missed you" Sarah said as she hugged me again and I can't tell you how much I loved hearing those words. "I was going bat shit crazy without you. Next time call me, please?"

"I'm sorry" I said softly and wanting to kiss her but seeing Eddie giving us a look.

"What?" I asked Eddie as both Sarah and I looked to see him with a smirk on his face. "Want us to take it outside?"

"She's in love with you" Eddie said as Sarah's bottom lip dropped in shock and I wondered where exactly that announcement came from.

"Eddie, god, I told you that in confidence" Sarah said as she pulled away from me and I thought for sure she was mad. I sat down on one of the stools as Eddie smiled victoriously and replied, "If you won't tell her I will."

"But..." Sarah said as Eddie touched her hand and then looked to me and said, "The next time you disappear for two days Maxine with no calls or anything, I'm gonna come hunt you down."

"I'm sorry" I said as Eddie came over, Sarah still with her back to me and I wondered what exactly was going through her mind.

"This girl about lost her mind worrying about you" Eddie said softly, "Don't do that to her again, Max, please?"

"Gotcha" I said as Eddie smiled and I saw Sarah give him a dirty look as she came by me and took my hand and barked, "I'm taking a break, take it out of my check big mouth."

"Don't go far" Eddie said as Sarah dragged me down the street.

"Sarah, I really am sorry" I said and convinced now she was mad at me and Eddie. "It was a just a crazy weekend and on Monday..."

"He shouldn't have told you that" She said as we stopped by the light pole down the street, out of view of the diner.

"Why not?" I asked as I stuffed my hands in my pockets and leaned against the pole and watched her pace. "It's OK if he was wrong and all, I just love being with you."

"He wasn't wrong" Sarah said as she stopped in front of me and took a deep breath and my heart nearly stopped as she put her hands on my stomach and slipped them around my waist as she leaned into me. "I was afraid you weren't coming back."

"I'm here now" I said as I touched her face. "And I promise next time I'll call. I missed you like crazy too."

"No you didn't" She said with a teasing grin. Wanting me to reassure her at this point.

"Seriously" I said as I caressed her cheek and saw her smile. "I want you to be my girl."

"I already am Tay" She said as she kissed me softly. "If you still want me."

"Wow" I said with a huge smile. "Will you by my girl?"

"Yes I will" Sarah said as I hugged her and felt like I was floating on thin air for the next few moments. "Spend the night with me?"

"Yeh you know I will" I said as she touched my cheek and kissed me softly. So slow and soft, I, as usual reverted back to my old stiff lipping style as she pulled away. "Relax your lips."

I smiled as she kissed me again and this time it came so easy to me as I melted into this girl that I was falling so hard for. Our lips moved in such a perfect rhythm at that moment, so soft and slow and tantalizingly hot. God, she made me wanna scream for joy this felt so good. I always remember, Molly for an instant in a moment like this, after all she's the one who taught me how to do the basics. I licked gently at Sarah's upper lip and found her eager to trade her tongue for mine as one of my hands went into her hair and clutched to a fist as my body came online, pressed firmly against hers. I found her hold me tighter and her hands clutching at the back of my shirt and slowly searching for what I thought might be bare skin. She seemed to be about to get completely lost in me, much like I was with her, she pulled away and looked at me with a dreamy look and whispered, "I'm starting to want you, is that bad?"

"Very bad" I said as she blushed and let me kiss her again for a long moment. Letting me barely move my lips against hers before she pulled away reluctantly. "What?"

"I'm not ready to go there yet" She said softly as she hugged me.

"Me neither" I said honestly. "This whole thing with being good to someone and everything is so new to me."

"You couldn't tell" She said, "Except for that disappearing act you pulled. You know you have people here who care about you?"

"I know" I said as I hugged her. "I promise you, next time you'll know what I'm up to."

"I'm just glad we got five minutes to be together" She said. "Made my night."

"So what about this love thing?" I asked as Sarah gave me a fake mean look as I laughed.

"Maybe I am" She said as she touched my face. "What about you?"

"This feels so good" I said as she smiled. "I know I'm falling that's for sure."

"Got some more money from Derek" She said with a smile. "Asshole things he can buy my forgiveness, I guess. Can I buy you something?"

"What do you wanna buy me?"

"Anything you want" Sarah said as she sighed, I knew then she was happy with me. "I like buying things for people I care about."

"Anything you buy me I'll like" I said, "You pick it out."

"OK, I'll do that" Sarah said as she poked me in the stomach playfully, "And you better pretend to like it, even if you don't."

"OK, but be prepared for me to make an ass out of myself" I said as she laughed and pulled away.

"That's it we are so through" She said as she backed away and I came after her. Catching her down the street in a hug as she squealed and fought to get loose. I dunno what it is about her that draws me to her, but there's something that won't let me stop thinking about her for a minute and I am pretty sure now that she's feeling the same. I know what I did to Chloe, and I know she'll never forgive me, nor will I ever forgive myself, but Sarah is my chance to do it right. I didn't wanna tell her, but I'm in love with her, mostly cause she's not completely sure just yet. WOW, it feels so good to say that out loud. I am in love with Sarah Rae.

/\ {* ~ *} /\ SHELBY'S PERSPECTIVE /\ {* ~ *} /\

I know Cindy probably expected me to jump up and hug her as she came through the door of Molly's room. Then again, maybe she didn't. I wanted to. But I just didn't. So three hours or 5 was it? I was laying in my own room on my own bed, lonely and unable to fall asleep. Maxie had already abandoned me for her new girlfriend and Cindy had went to bed early without so much as an invite to join her. OK, so I was being a little childish about the whole Veronica situation, I don't wanna see Cindy getting hurt and me having to face life truly alone. But how was this different? I was alone now and Cindy no doubt considered whatever we had to be over and done with. It was almost 3 in the morning when I took my blanket and walked out of my room and turned on the TV and laid down on the couch, knowing sleep wasn't coming now. At least a good Andy Griffith rerun might be on. Nope nothing, infomercials as usual. I seriously wanted to scream, but just then I heard Cindy's door open and saw her stagger out, looking like a zombie.

"What are you doing in here?" Cindy asked in a grumpy voice.

"Can't sleep" I said as I turned away.

"Whatever miss attitude" She said as she headed off to the bathroom and I fought myself not to just lay there and do nothing. Cindy came back through and reached her door when my voice cracked as I said, "Come lay down with me?"

"Why?" She asked as my heart sank and I turned away and laid back down. I heard her door open and listened for it to close as I closed my eyes and felt like crying at my own stupidity. "I said why?"

"Huh?" I asked as I opened my eyes and looked up to see a grinning Cindy with her pillow and blanket.

"Why should I lay down with you?" She asked as she laid her pillow playfully on my head and fell on top of it and pinned me down as I laughed.

"Get off me Ice Princess" I said as Cindy flopped down behind me as we both laughed and fought over the pillow.

"You not mad at me anymore?" She asked after a few moments of wrestling. Settling in behind me as she laid her head on her pillow.

"I wasn't really, I was scared" I said as I turned to her and threw my blanket over her and made sure both of us were comfortable and moved closer to her. "I don't like that feeling."

"You know I honestly never even considered that till later" She said softly. "Can I say I'm sorry? This is new."

"Not unless you mean it" I said as I playfully put her arm over my waist and was glad to feel her pull me closer.

"I'm sorry for scaring you" She said softly. "But if you let people like Veronica just pick on Mindy she's gonna keep doing it. Mindy's already scared to leave the dorm, now worse than ever."

"Yeh I saw that" I said. "But I wanna know something."


"What comes first, me or your need to get revenge?"

"You do" She said as I just had to smile. "From now on, I'm gonna try to think first what you would want me to do and then do that."

"Yeh cause I make such great decisions" I said as she laughed, "Look who I chose to sleep with tonight."

"Hey, unfair, foul on the play, grounding, off-sides, out of bounds..." She said as I boldly leaned in and kissed her chin as she grinned.

"Was that out of bounds?" I asked.

"No not really" She said as she touched my cheek gently, "If I kissed you would that be?"

"No" I said as she yawned and we both had to laugh at the silliness of the situation, well the timing of that yawn at least. "Stay with me the rest of the night?"

"As long as you share the blanket" She said as I smiled and turned over and felt her wrap her arm tighter around me. This time though, I had no trouble getting to sleep.

/\ {* ~ *} /\ CINDY'S PERSPECTIVE /\ {* ~ *} /\

"God Shel you are sooooo cute" I said under my breath as I lay watching her sleep just as daylight broke outside. You know it's a wonderful feeling waking up with someone in your arms. I never considered cuddling or whatever this is to be very high on my list of favorite things, but I'm coming around to the conclusion that it's very nice. Well, it helps that the girl in my arms is hot, but there's more happening here than just a friend cuddling with another. Hell, it took me two hours to get to sleep last night without Shelby laying with me. Not sure if she had the same problem, but considering she was laying on the couch at three in the morning looking like a zombie might be a good clue. I looked at the clock and noticed another half hour had passed and shook Shelby gently to wake her. "Time to get up."

"Nooo, I don't wanna" She whined as she tried to go back to sleep. "I just got to sleeping good, you do that."

"I do?" I asked as she smiled and but never opened her eyes as she slipped back off to sleep. I didn't have the heart to wake her now as I watched her sleep for the next hour and figured we both had an open first period so it wasn't to bad to sleep in today. I stifled a giggle and picked up my magazine (Blender!) from above my head and got lost in an article for the next little while. Shelby never stirred as she rested peacefully in my arms, I closed my eyes sometime later to rest them and fell back asleep myself.

"Hey!" I heard a voice say softly into my ear as I stirred from my own slumber. Looking up I saw Maxie grinning like a cat that got him a bird. "What's up with you two sluts?"

"Shhhhh" I said to her as I looked back to make sure Shelby was still asleep. Then saying to Maxie in a whisper, "You wake her up I'll kill you."

"Oh bite me, Icey" She said with a smirk. "You guys sleep like this all the time?"

"Maybe" I said as she smiled and poked me in the ribs.

"Maxie, stop you're gonna wake Shelby up and she had a rough night" I said as I smoothed Shelby's hair out of her face and made sure she was still resting comfortably.

"You know you got class in like a half hour?" She said as I nodded. "K, just making sure you knew. I'm out."

"You slam that door and I'll chase you down" I said as she smiled and pretended to before closing it softly and disappearing.

"Didn't want her to wake me huh?" Shelby asked with a giggle as I looked back and saw her now awake.

"How long have you been awake?"

"I woke up when she come in" Shelby said. "Just wanted to hear what you'd say."

"OK, so..." I said as she cut me off with a finger over my lips.

"Don't you dare ruin this moment with a stupid comment" She said as she leaned up and kissed my cheek. "It was sweet, OK?"

"OK" I said as I pulled her closer and laid my head beside hers. Both of us now smiling at the other.