"Ahh..." Jasper nodded, watching the dancers still twirling around on the floor. "I hate when that happens."
"'Tend to get used to it," she mumbled before yawning.
Jasper had to smirk a little at her yawn. "Ready for bed already?"
Salia rolled her eyes. "Ready to go home, curl up under the covers and finish reading that mystery novel I haven't finished yet."
"What book was that, anyway?" Jasper glanced back at the dancing couples before looking at her again. "I don't remember if I caught the title or not."
"Some book in the trilogy of Rene Walter's hunt for justice," Salia offered.
"Rene Walter..." The name didn't sound familiar. Jasper shrugged. "Sorry. I like books and all, I just haven't found anything to read yet."
"I could give you a few recomendations if you want," Salia offered before looking across the dance floor to find Jez in Liz's face. "Excuse me," she said before getting up and walking over to the two girls.
Jasper followed her gaze curiously, and nodded. "By all means, break up the cat-fight..." Although that would've probably been much better entertainment than anything this dance had to offer.
Salia didn't hear him, Salia was too busy focusing on her friends who were about to fight. It wouldn't be the first time. "Liz, Jez, pause," she said. "What happened?" Both girls started shouting what happened at her and she took a step back, tripping over feet in the process. She would have fell, but Eli caught her.
Jasper couldn't deny that he felt a slight hint of something dark when he saw Salia in Eli's arms. Of cours ehe wasn't happy when she tripped, and it wasn't exactly her fault, but... Ugh. But this seemed like a friend-thing, so he stayed where he was, not sure if he should interfere or not.
"If y'all two don't quit!" Eli bellowed once Salia was standing on her own feet. Both girls jumped and became suddenly quiet. Salia just stared, this wasn't the first time Eli had to rise his voice, but it was the first toward Liz and Jez.
Even Jasper jumped, and almost everyone in the room, except for a few still murmuring away in shock, went quiet. So nice, big-brother-like Eli could be scary...
"Sit down and be quiet or y'all can leave," he said in a stern voice. All Liz and Jez could do was nod. "You okay Lia?" His voice softened as he turned to address Salia.
Now Jasper was feeling that weird feeling again. The one he felt before. Envy? Eesh. That was the last thing he needed right now... But Salia seemed to be okay, so he tried to force himself to be a little happier.
"I'm fine Eli. Thanks." She smiled and glanced back at Jasper. He shouldn't have seen that. "Jez, o think its best if we get going." Jez nodded. "Let me walk y'all out." Salia waved bye to Eli and Liz and linked waited for Jez.
Jasper frowned slightly and made his way to the small group, Salia in particular. "Leaving already? Don't I get a goodbye kiss like last time?" he teased, trying a smile, though he wasn't it the greatest mood still.
Jez raised her eyebrow and Salia stared daggers at Jasper before letting out a short chuckle. She stepped closer to him and lightly tapped his forehead with her index finger. "You're my ride home Pretty Boy."
How had he forgotten that..? "Ah, so later then," he said, throwing a wink over his shoulder as he headed for the door.
Salia rolled her eyes and turned toward Jez. "So, I'll see you later. Come visit me sometime." Salia hugged Jez as they made it outside. "Take care of her Pretty Boy. She can take care of everyone, but she often ignores her own needs." Jez said and nodded at Jasper before walking toward her own car.