[8:58am] iphone struggles with classmate!sicheng
“You got a dog?” You spin around in your chair to face the boys behind you, eyes alight with excitement.
Sicheng’s head snaps up to look at you almost instantly. You hardly notice Hendery’s amused expression from the desk beside yours. It takes a moment for words to come out of Sicheng’s opened mouth, “Uh, yeah.” He smiles, “Her name is Bella.”
Hendery finally pipes up from across the aisle separating your desks, “Show her the pic you showed us.” Xiaojun, from beside Sicheng, nods in agreement, swiftly elbowing the latter until he rises from his desk to walk over to yours.
You can feel your face start to heat in embarrassment as he places his phone on your desk, leaning over your shoulder to show you the photos. He’s placed one of his hands on the desk, but the other is resting on the back of your chair, and you can feel his thumb against your back.
He clears his throat, “That’s when we first got her. She was only a few months old there.”
“She’s gorgeous, oh my goodness,” you coo at the pictures, sliding from photo to photo.
“Thanks.” His voice is soft, and you can tell he’s looking at you now, but for some reason you can’t bring yourself to look up at him. Instead, you focus your attention on swiping back through the photos to the very start. It takes him a moment to draw his attention from you back to his phone, but it’s too late. “Wa- wait!”
You swipe one too many times, and you end up looking at what is definitely not a picture of your crush’s new puppy, but a screenshot of your latest instagram post.
Before you can ask him about it, your professor has entered the room, and Sicheng is forced to return to his seat. He pockets his phone and sits down, slouching in a failed attempt to disappear. You can hear Hendery snickering from beside you, but you refuse to turn your head.