Morgan nodded and set down her apple, fairly sure that she could stop using it as a distraction scapegoat for now. Truthfully she hadn't even been hungry to begin with - her nerves were working her every last thought, which was particular unusual for the female - but she had needed something to do while they discussed something that she wasn't particularly up for throwing her two cents in. She nodded at Ecce, feeling strange with all the conversation she'd been having that day. "Yeah, I've seen William around but I don't think I've ever met him."
He didn't seem too nice to her, though she was probably the exact opposite of Ecce in that regard - where he assumed the best, she automatically saw the worst.
Since Ecce had been so upset, Morgan had honestly thought of herself in the clear. Simon, despite his slight staring paired with an attempt to hide a growing grin, hadn't really brought anything up about the incident after Music Literature. She figured that maybe he had forgotten, or perhaps he had decided not to say anything, but her expression quickly changed from relieved to panicked as soon as he mentioned even the slightest hint. She felt like she was about to start blushing like a child again and immediately went to dive into her salad, though what Ecce said surprised her. He didn't know? He didn't know! She smirked at Simon, tilting her head and nodding at Ecce. "You should audition, Simon. I think you'd do great."
Briefly she wondered if that was risque or could be lumped into what happened earlier, but she didn't get much of a chance to say anything to disagree with it. The sudden weight of an arm slapped on her back and she whipped her head around right fast to see a familiar face. It was a face that she'd not only seen before, but had told off quite a few times. Nicholas. There he was, standing behind Morgan and Melli with his arms draped around their shoulders, though he seemed far more interested in Melli than he did in the girl that he had classified as the school's bitch after she'd rather rudely declined his advances her freshman year.
The courtyard had always been his place - in fact, the meeting in the lunch room earlier had been a mere accident. In the courtyard he could pretty much do what he wanted - smoke, drink, mack on girls - you name it. It was no wonder he'd decided to scour the area during dinner. What he hadn't expected, however, was that his newly found virginal flower would be outside. And this time, she wasn't alone. It didn't matter, though, and he made that clear as he hugged her shoulder with his arm, leaning his head close to her ear and smiling as he spoke. "Why bonjour mon amour. What brings you outside this time? Were you looking for me?"
Shooting a look at Morgan to tell her to get the hell out of his way, he was quickly met with rather sour glare and a set of eyerolls so deep that she looked like she was about to have a damn seizure.
Yet she moved, for whatever reason - perhaps because she didn't want to cause a scene - and circled the table before sitting down next to Simon, suddenly very interested in her food again. Today was just not a good day for her - she wanted to tell Nicholas to get lost, to screw off, to go back to whatever hellhole he'd slimed out of, but she had held her tongue thus far and she figured now wouldn't be a good time to make such a stellar first impression.
Nicholas slid into Morgan's spot and scooted up rather close to Melli, glancing around at the faces at the table. Simon and Ecce - his classmates, but aside from that, he knew very little about them. Simon was some random nerd and Ecce was Mara's boyfriend. Mara... Ah, Mara. There was a woman that knew how to get what she wanted. Nicholas appreciated that, among other parts of her. But she wasn't as important right now. Lifting a hand slowly, Nicholas brushed a stray piece of hair from Melli's face before flashing her a signature grin. "I see that you took my advice - isn't it nicer to have company rather than stick your nose in a book?"
He glanced over at Ecce and Simon like he was about to talk to them, but truth be told he wasn't paying any attention to anyone but Melli. "Silly princess was sitting by herself at breakfast but why would such a gorgeous girl be alone? You guys should see the..."
he paused before smiling again, this time less innocently, 'diamond in the rough, the untapped resource right before you."