"Sit down before the devil comes!" I whisper-yelled to Gail who was pacing around the room in order to get a good signal on her phone.
You are correct if you assumed that we were currently in history class and the teacher of the hour was, indeed, Mr. Pozwich, the lord of darkness himself.
Gail huffed and sprang over to me, her seat being to the left of mine after all. She huffed and sat on her chair, violently tapping the screen of her phone where the resend button was. She cussed and dropped the object in frustration, absolutely done with trying.
I chuckled just as she groaned.
"Shut up, I'm waiting for a really important text, okay."
"Ooooh, is it from your boyfriend?" I teased.
She narrowed her eyes at me and pushed my shoulder, "No. It's from my mom."
I wiggled my eyebrows, "Course it is."
Just as she glared, all the sound and all the life in the room died down and along came our favorite teacher ever. His glasses were put on the bridge of his nose and the items he held was dropped on his desk causing a loud thud.
"Okay class, since I already discussed a sufficient and brief background on the Roman empire, I have grouped you into four, aside from one group that only has three, in order to make a research on our topic." he looked across the room and pushed his glasses up.
"And I hate reading copy-pasted blah-blah, which is why the project is 20 slide presentation completed with an oral discussion. It's due this coming Wednesday, so you better start brain storming with your group mates over the weekend." Mr. Pozwich spoke in quickfire, not at all caring if you got nothing he said.
"Alright, first group, London, Florez, André, and Vanstran, the Mishka one." he spoke reading what was on his paper, making all of us turn among ourselves.
In the corner of my eye, I caught sight of a certain, familiar pale guy I hadn't known I had History class with.
As our guy kept saying names, Richards, Wellington, Solomon, and such as, I turned to Gail and gripped her blazer clad arm, "Dae-Hyun's in our history class too?" I groaned, gosh, how many more?
She knowingly turned to where he was seated and nodded, "Yeah, if you really can't tell. The wonder twins are here too, just in case you want to know."
"The other Vanstran-- Sashka, Xing, Declan, and Alonzo." Mr. Pozwich announced, causing Gail to groan. "Speaking of, now I'm in the group with one of the twins. Yay me."
She turned to me and painfully narrowed her eyes, "I mean it's not as bad as having the kings on your tail but... they're zombies and a girl can only take so much."
I pursed my lips in an apologetic smile, feeling for her, fully understanding the predicament she's in, "I'm sorry."
"Nah, don't be." she barely moaned out, suddenly feeling guilty, "I shouldn't even be comparing because you've been disrespected too-too much, and-"
"Gail, it's fine. I'm fine. We're good."
She turned to me and gave a soft smile, "Okay. I'm sorry."
"Gosh, just shut up already!" I rolled my eyes exaggeratedly and grinned, making both of us laugh.
"Okay, go group yourselves together and talk about whatever your plan on failing is." Mr. Pozwich spoke, making me whip my head to him and back to Gail in panic. "Did he say who my group mates were? Did you hear?"
Gail's mouth fell and my eyes widened. "No! I-I didn't."
"Don't sweat it, newbie. Unlike you girls, I was actually paying attention." A deep voice blurted out from behind us.
Turning over my shoulder, I saw a dark haired, blue eyed guy with tattoos sticking out his collar and a pierced lower lip. "Alonzo," he nodded, making the girl smile.
"O'Whitely," Gail smiled back, widely. "Long time no see, how's being Forest Gump holdin' up?"
He sneered out a chuckle, but through it I swear I saw him frown, "Still chasing Jenny."
"Aww, you'll get her," she frowned softly. "Anyway, I got to go chat with the idiots that are my group mates." she grumbled and stood up, waving goodbye as I turned to the guy I was left with. He held out a hand, "Andrew O'Whitely, but you can, and should, call me Andy."
I took his hand and smiled, "Lilac Dahlberg, and, uh, I don't really have a nickname."
He smiled, "Well, you, Lilac who doesn't really have a nickname, have quite already made one for yourself. They've dubbed you Queen Empress."
"Queen Empress?" I laughed.
He nodded and laughed along, "No actually, I dubbed you that because what they were calling you was unsavory on the highest count."
I press my lips in a smile then chuckled, "Aw, thank you. And can I ask... are you a writer?"
He showed his pearly whites, "Guilty, but not so much because you were able to piece it together."
As we laughed softly, I realized how contradicting his personality was with his appearance. He looked all tough on the outside, but seemed to be just sweet on the inside.
"Good to see we're all friends now." another voice spoke, making both of us turn to he source. Appeared Dae-Hyun in all his cockiness, with a smirk and crossed arms.
I knit my brows at that, "Daniel?"
Andy scoffed in a chuckle, "It's his English name, which is also his name in the teachers' records, which he hates because he only ever gets called that on either attendance checks, or to be told off."
I looked between them as they clenched their jaws at the sight of the other.
I bit my lower lip and broke through the tension, "Who's our other group mate?"
"No one. We're the group that has three members." Dae-Hyun spat, sharply turning his eyes from Andy to me.
I cleared my throat, "Okay, so... maybe we could split the tasks and when you two are finished, you could send-" "No. Since Wednesday is seven days from now, I'd like to slack off on the other six, so we should finish it today. I suggest we go to my house and work on it there because I'm equipped with all the necessary things we need to finish this project."
"Alright, but I would have to check in with my parents before I agree to that." I spoke, quickly fishing for my phone in my pockets.
"And you?" Dae-Hyun smirked, bitterly.
"If she's in, so am I." Andy huffed flatly.
"Hey baby, is everything alright?"
"Yeah, I was just calling to ask if I could go to my classmate's house after school because we have a report on Wednesday and we'd like to finish is a.s.a.p."
My mother hummed, "What's your classmate's name?"
"Dae-Hyun, Lee Dae-Hyun. He's Korean but his English name is Daniel Lee, if you wanna know that too." I spoke, catching a glimpse of Dae-Hyun's annoyed expression at my words.
"Will it only be the two off you?"
"No, my classmate Andy will be there."
"So they're all boys?"
"Is his parents home?"
I put my phone on my shoulder for a moment, "Are your parents home?" I asked Dae-Hyun. He simply nodded.
"... alright then. Text Roux the address and he'll pick you up afterwards."
"Okay, thanks mom. I love you."
"I love you too, baby."
"Aww, cute." Dae-Hyun mocked, cupping his cheeks and smiling. "I'm guessing mama let you." I simply nodded in agreement. "Good then, I'll give you kids a ride in my car, since your brother slashed my bike tires." he turned to me as he stood up. "But," he turned to Andy, "You should feel relieved because if I still had my bike, you'd be walking." he snickered, then walked off back to his usual seat.
I was now in English class, sitting next to Kai, who I also was chatting up while we did our first seatwork. The chatting particularly revolved around the fact I was going to be doing a group project with Dae-Hyun at will be doing it his house."At least Andy will be there. He would never let that jerk do something to you." Kai grumbles.I raise a brow and purse my lips, "Is Dae-Hyun really that bad?""Lilac," he groans out as he turned his body to me, "How can you even give him the benefit of the doubt after what he did to you?"I groan and curl my arms together, resting my head on them, "I don't know, I just... I don't work like that. I'm hopelessly optimistic sometimes."Kai sighs, "You wanna know somethin'? I resent him most.""Why?"He chuckled dryly, "Why? Well, because he and I used to be friends at one point in time."My jaw dropped; I nearly fainted. "You, you in all your cute sunshine, used to be friends with people that go around pouring vinegar on other people?"He clenched
Andy and Daehyun were still staring each other down when a group of voice broke out, "I told you, I didn't leave the -".Andy, Dae-Hyun and I turned to the source, surprisingly gazing upon Javier, Marcus, and a girl with designer pumps. Both them and us having gotten silenced by the sight of each other, it was yet another voice that spoke up which brought us back to reality.I couldn't understand what he said since it was in Korean.Just then, Dae-Hyun's older brother walks off to where he should be going. I watch as he does."Hyung, were you talking about me?" Javier muttered questioningly, half-mockingly, I would think. From what limited things I know of Korean, I think the word Javier said meant olde brother. he groaned, apparently knowing well how his name is spoken in Korean.Dae-Hyun turned to the guy and smirked, but then suddenly his face dropped, "What are you three doing here?""What is she doing here?" Marcus countered and nodded my way.Dae-Hyun scoffed in a chuckle, "It's
"WAKE UP, WAKE UP, WAKE UP, WAKE UP, WAKEUPWAKEUPWAKEUUUUPPP!" a rude, tiny voice shouted and shook me in my bed. I, in turn, whinced and groaned loudly, begrudingly opening my eyes and seeing my sister and brother sprawled on me bed with annoyingly large smiles on their faces."TULILA YOU HAVE TO GET YOUR STINKY BUTT OFF YOUR BED, IT'S LATE!" my sister called, bouncing on the mattress, making me roll over to see what time it was."GAHH, IT'S 5:46 IN THE MORNING!""Yeah, but you have to get reaaaadddy!" Periwinkle dragged out, resting her head on my stomach, making me sigh at her cuteness, "Periwinkle, it's a Saturday!""But," another voice spoke, "remember how we promised we'd take her jogging with us after we moved and got all sorted out?" Roux stated with a smirk that meant, 'if I don't sleep, neither do you.'I groaned in remembrance and pushing my sister softly away, rolling the other side, "Five more minutes.""Nope. We gunna go NOOOW!" Periwinkle growled in all her cuteness. She
Guess what, Abigail Alonzo abandoned me and called in sick, therefore I am left to battle the horrors of Langley Academy on my own for today and tentatively tomorrow. Yay!What's worse was I had class today that held students I do not know, but they all seemed to know me well, judging by the judging looks on their faces. What the hell, what did I do to them?Pulling out my phone, I texted Cece, Nina, and Kai:SOS, I AM SO ALONE SCIENCE!!!! ):Fiery Fox (Nina, just because she's a red head): ahhh, sci class is supposed to be lonely :pThe True Queen Empress (Cece, who found Andy's nickname for me so amusing she dubbed herself that, on my phone that is): WAIT A LITTLE LONGER, IT'S ALMOST LUNCH TIME BABY!!!!!!!!!!My Favorite Contact <3 (Kai, whose name he picked himself. Gosh he can be so full of himself): DO YOU WANT ME TO STEAL YOU AWAY??? SCREW DETENTIONI laughed at all their replies and turned b
There were two voices speaking Russian. "I swear, mama oughtta slap you silly for that." "Sashka, I swear, if you are stupid enou-" the voice halted his reply to the similar sounding one. "Is that..." "Lilac?" a voice questioned and the gentle touch of a hand on my shoulder suddenly arrived. I didn't move and had stopped crying when this happened. "What should we do?" "We should carry her to-" "I'm fine." I blurted out, cutting off the words of whoever spoke, raising my head from my arms where it was tucked. The two, who were Sashka and Mishka, which is which, I didn't know for certain, seeing my definitely blotchy face, knit their brows and had their expressions soften. "What's wrong?" the one to my right asked. "Do you need us to do anything?" the one on my left added, his softened features hardening with anger. I sighed and nodded, looking between them in confusion. "No, no. I'm... just..
"Tommy!" Kai called out, waving at the guy with a busted lip and a grazed cheek, beckoning him to come over and sit with us at our lunch table. It had been only yesterday that Dae-Hyun tackled him like a damn rugby player and yet Tommy had a cheery look upon his face."Oh my gosh, Tommy, are you okay?" Gail asked with a worried look, "We heard the Dae-Hyun almost broke your nose.""Yeah and we saw the video the devil in Prada posted." Nina spoke with a disgusted look upon her face as she held her phone which was playing the video itself. Tommy knit his brows and smiled as he watched the unfolding of events."Ooooh, that's gotta hurt," he joked with a soft chuckle."Thomas," Cece called with a pout, "How are you feeling?"The guy with dark hair pushed his head back in a fit of chuckles and sat down on our table, "Honestly, all the attention I'm getting over this video makes me feel special." Kai, who was next to him, nudged his s
"I'm telling you, the kings joined the football team because of Lilac!" Gail exclaimed, sitting atop my shared table with Kai, who happened to be catching some z's with his head and arms on the vacant side of the table."But don't you think it's too petty, even for them, to join the football team all to catch Lilac's attention?" Nina furrowed her brows, making Gail roll her eyes. "Honey, they're the kings of petty if you've forgotten.""Sure but, to what gain?" she questioned again."I only see it this way, they 1) want a reason to approach her when she's cheering Tommy in the bleachers, 2) want a reason to gang up on her on a singular occasion, 3) they want to flaunt their physiques in unnecessary ways because they're all arrogant farts."Nina and Gail looked at each other with looks sold with those reasons, while Cece groaned and rolled her eyes. "Forget that, it shouldn't matter what the reason is, what we should do now is prepare Lilac for the worst."
I got out of the car just as my brother called out for me, "Hey. Remember, we can't be late okay. The moment the bell rings you run out here so we can get out of here.""You said that ten times now."Roux shrugged, "My sister's a kid who can't remember squat."I raised my upper lip then stuck my tongue out, earning a chuckle from my older brother. "Be safe, Tulila."As I walked into school, passing through the gates guarded by a man who I've known to call Yoyo-Kyle,(he plays with yoyos, deal with it)I headed to my locker and pulled out and put in some of my things."I don't understand why you even use lockers," someone spoke, just as I closed the locker door and saw the smug face of Marcus. "It's really just inconvenient to store something up where you have to walk over to. Just have someone else to carry it."My brows quirked up as I fixed my backpack on my shoulders. I looked at him then walked past him,