So, last night Teddy hiked to the school and called Ashley for a ride. It was maybe right after you got out of the shower, Holly, which did take longer than Ash had planned. Did you go with her to pick Teddy up, or did you stay in the house all alone?
Ash pretty much threw on some sweats and went, though, and brought Teddy back.
Teddy, you might have been overloaded on weird at that point so may or may not have noticed how Ashley seemed a little bit off, I mean she didn't drag the details of your night out of you right away or anything, and if Holly did come you probably didn't feel much like talking anyway. It was a long night. How much were you thinking of the thing with Aubrey and your anger at Nyx vs. having sex with Myrii?
Once you got back to Ashley's house, she got you some jams or sweats or whatever, Teddy, and you all pretty much went to bed. All in her bed, a king size, so there's plenty of room. Ashley between you and Holly.
You've slept at her house, in her bed before though, right? And probably ended up snuggling up against her before, not that you ever thought of it very much, except that it maybe felt safe, and she smelled good.
Holly, what were your dreams like last night? Did you reach out and touch Ashley at all during the night? I mean you got to know her body a little bit in the few hours you spent together.
Here's the thing: Ashely exercises religiously, at the same time every morning. She either runs or she works out in the gym in her family home, which is pretty well equipped (her dad likes to keep in shape too.) If she misses, she'll catch hell from her Mom, who is a total control freak about Ashely's health regimen. But the truth is she mostly likes it and has gotten used to it by now.
Have you ever exercised with her Teddy? I mean, she's fit enough to be a good athlete, really, but she's not on any of the teams for anything, aside from the newspaper.
All of that is a long lead in to say that this morning, Ashley managed to slip out without waking either of you, so she could work out. Holly, I know you usually get up early, but you usually don't stay up so late either. Teddy, I don't know how coming down off the drugs affects your sleepiness.
Because Ashley's parents keep the house a tad on the cool side you all snugged up during the night, just instinctively. Now with Ashley gone, you two have snuggled up to each other, but you probably don't know it yet. You just know, in your slightly awake state, that you're pressed against a nice warm body.