"Because I want you to like me. Go on a date with me."
I pull my head back and blink rapidly. I knit my brows, "What did you just say?"
Javier clenches his jaw, "... go on a date with me."
I break out into a laugh that fades into a frown, "seriously?"
"We... we got off on a bad start. If anything, I just want to show you I'm not a bad guy," Javier says in a soft tone.
I couldn't help but feel annoyed at him, suddenly remembering all that he had done to me. But then at the same time my heart was pounding in my chest because he had been gentler recently. This is so wrong. I need to stop.
"We don't even have to label it as a date. Just... an apology for being a douche."
I raise my brows, "Do you really mean it?"
Javier perks up at my question, "Sim*. With my whole heart."
I nod, "Alright then."
Javier breaks into a wide grin upon hearing that.
"But don't expect too m
The moment I was able to get out of that conversation, I did. And the next thing I know I'm being tackled into a tight hug."LILAC," the voice of my best friend, Gail, screeches.I turn to her and find myself confused but relieved, "Oh my gosh, Gail?""What are you doing here?""What areyoudoing here?" I counter."My family came and so Ihadto.""Same here," I chuckle. She waves her hand in the air, "That's not the point though. Point is, I saw your brother, got to talk to him because we both got some chocolate cake, and I'm pretty sure I'm in love with him.""Gailllll.""No listen, hear me out okay."I sigh and nod.Gail shrieks in delight, "He's not that much older than us, plus he's super nice, so youhaveto put in good word for me."I turn to Gail to give her a talking, but then, in the corner of my eye, I see Hyun-Ki talking
I watch as Emeraude walks away, like a child excitedly running off to the playground. I sigh and shake my head, thinking how exhausting it must be to keep up with drama. I'm tired just thinking about it. I turn around and walk off to class, aimlessly walking down the locker hallway. When I reach the corner, just then someone jumps up and blurts, "boyfriends?" I jump and whip my head to the guy, rolling my eyes when I see who he is, "what do you want Dae-Hyun?" "What was Emeraude talking about?" "You know," I say simply, shrugging, "whatever gossip she hears." Dae-Hyun shoves his hands in his pockets, "The thing about Emeraude, is that she's hardly wrong though." I knit my brows, "what does that mean?" "Don't date anyone." My face falls in confusion, "what?" "Cause I'll beat them up." I huff and shake my head, finally being able to walk towards my classroom. Dae-Hyun grabs my wrist and n
I nearly fell asleep at history class. The only reason I stayed awake was because Mr. Pozwich was infamously annoyed by students who fall asleep in his class and call on them the moment they begin to doze off. I literally jolt awake when he raises his voice as he says, "as you can see, the Russians do not take defeat well," he then turns to the next slide, "which is why--" With my head in my hands, I blinked slowly at our teacher. The entire class had been passive and quiet after a few moments, as per usual. My seatmate Andy sighed next to me. Suddenly, he taps my table. I turn to him. He whispers under his breath without making eye contact, "Did you ever get called back?" I knit my brows, and turn back to the board, "What? Where?" Andy's brow quirks up, "By the principal." For a moment, I just look at him. Once I turn away, I realize what he meant. But before I could reply, he continues, "Judging by the freedom of the kings, I think she didn't." I hum and turn to my table, "You
I stand in the parking lot, growing impatient waiting for who I was.As some students walk to go on their way, they turn to me. And it's not that I care about that they think... I mean, not really, but I try not to show my face.I jolt when a car beep is sounded close to me.For a moment, I think my ride is here, but when I see the familiar blue sports car, I bend down and smile at who is inside, "Hello, twins."Mishka in the steering wheel waves while Sashka beside him lowers his window ans sticks his head out, "You need a ride?I shake my head, "I'm waiting for Javier."The two knit their brows and pull their head back in sync. "Javier Rosario?" Mishka calls loudly from inside.I can't help but chuckle, "You know any other Javier, Einstein?""Why are you waiting for him?!" Mishka says the same time Sashka says, "Don't trust him.""C'mon we'll drive you home," Sashka adds."And why would you when she has me?"Javier walks up beside me and grabs my hand, "go on, you Russian zombies. I
Tommy turns his eyes off to the distance as he sends the text."So tell me, Javier, do you enjoy hurting others for your self gain?" I deadpan.He doesn't seem bothered by my accusation, "I agree that decisions for personal gain can hurt others, but they'd hurt me back whatever I do anyway. Might as well beat them to it."Javier smiles at my blank expression, "Honestly, it's what I was taught growing up."I knit my brows, feeling sorry for him. I turn to the table and sigh. I guess know I know I know why he's like this.My phone vibrates.Tommy Cat: heyTommy Cat: what u doing rnMy heart skips when I see his text. Finally he's not ignoring me any longer. I quickly reply I'm at a diner currently.Javier knit his brows, "Is that Hyun-Ki?"I glance up at him and my heart skips again, "What? No! He doesn't text me causally."He raises his bro
There was a lot happening now.One of the things happening at present was Javier tried to sit with me, with us-- as in Gail, Cece, Nina and Kai during lunch.That turned out bad, as in Kai nearly threw his lunch at Javier, but thankfully he didn't and it was just really awkward, as we stared at each other and forced small talk out of thin air. It was so awkward in fact Javier kind of had no choice but to leave, which was good.Cece was acting really weird about the whole thing though, weird in the sense that she was... seemingly Javier's actions on why he wanted to join us in the first place.I swear I saw her sigh as he walked away."Listen, all I'm saying is," she starts, "if you don't like Javier, tell him straight because you'll end up hurting yourself and him, and dios mio, I do not want to see him on a rampage," Cece points out, pouting and groaning to exemplify her distaste.I look at her as she stabs clenches her jaw, "Hey. This is just a question... but do you like Javier."C