"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,
I was whisked away to my locker where Marcus then looked at me expectantly. "Well, chop chop, we have to Science class to get to." I narrowed my eyes at him and groaned. Nonetheless, I switched out what was inside my bag and placed it with all that I needed. Apparently that was enough for Marcus to have a smug looking face. Just as I zipped my backpack up, I was quickly dragged off somewhere else. I whined and tried to fight back, but he had a good grip and I just couldn't break free. Once he was satisfied with our location, which happened to be the hallway where I first encountered this particularking,he looked at me and crossed his arms. "Since I'm going to be your partner in science, you should know we have a project coming up and I think we should do it at my place." "What?" "Don't be intimidated, I'm a Frenchman; etiquette was invented in my country." I knit my brows at that. "Mar
"How how have things been in school? You've finished your group report by now, I assume." Hyun-Ki inquired with a sip from his champagne flute. "We have," I gave a soft smile as the man in front of me looked with expectation. I turned away, noticing the look upon my brother's face. I snapped back to Hyun-Ki and spoke lowly,"We got a B-." Hyun-Ki raised his eyes and lowered his glass, "ABminus?"He chuckled in disbelief, "You're teacher must beinsane. You three broke your back over that report." I gave him a small chuckle and nodded, "No. Andy and I burnt midnight oil, but Dae-Hyun... he was who-" "Speaking of Dae-Hyun, how is it that you,his older brother,are friends with Lilac?" Hyun-Ki shifted to face my brother and slightly and knit his brows, "Lilac did a project with him at our house." "And what you bothered her while she was working?" Roux scoffed
As fuzzy and as dampened I felt, as much unsettled my heart was and as crazy as it sounds, the drive felt like a quick fix; it was exhilarating. I could only feel the wind against my face and it was as if it was wiping my tears away. I wrapped my arms around Kai's torso, as if I let go, I would lose my tomorrow. He pushed on, as if running away from my problems, and raced up down the empty road in the quiet neighborhood leaving everything behind. It wasn't long til the vast ranges of fields passed by and we made our way near the other side of town. "Put your hands up!" Kai shouted. "What?!" "It's safe I promise." "You must be crazy!" He laughed loudly, "You're crazy for not trying!" Ah... that made absolute no sense. The wind was breaking against the helmet around me. My arms around Kai felt cold against the strong wind. Kai urged me again and again, "put your hands up! I promise it'll be alright.
After classes, the three kings headed to football practice.Dae-Hyun, who was the star striker and co-captain of the team, had an advantage over Javier and Marcus, he could brutalize them in training and they wouldn't be able to do a single thing about it.As of moment, the new recruits as well as the original team members were non-verbally having a competition of who had the better body, the three kings were definitely in the running."Hey, Tommy," Marcus called as the captain of the football team minded his own business and tied his shoes on. "I heard Lilac's going to our match."Tommy didn't reply and pulled his socks up, once he was satisfied, he gave him a look and turned away without a word.Javier snickered at his reaction while Dae-Hyun raised a brow."Can you believe that loser?" Marcus chuckled."That loser's the captain of the team. If I were you, I wouldn't push it while you're on the field." Mishka mumbled as he fixed the
Marcus opened his the front door of his car for me and I gladly entered with a soft smile. I put my seatbelt on as he climbed into the driver's seat."Are you hungry? Do you want to eat out first?" Marcus asked before starting the car.I nodded, "I'm good; Ialsohave a curfew."Once the car started, he laughed and drove forward, "Lilac Dahlberg has a curfew. Why am I not surprised?"***"COME ON,CADELA!* VAMOS DANÇAR!^"Javier shouted though his head rang and then spat out saliva glazed with blood.(In Portuguese via google translate: *bitch ^let's dance)Dae-Hyun's cheek bone was throbbing, but his fists where still itching for contact.They were being pushed away, far away from each other by their team mates but Javier's hot head and hotter words were pushing Dae-Hyun's temper."WHAT,LITTLE BOY?YOUR ZOMBIES WON'T DO YOUR DIRTY WORK FOR YOU!"
I made my way downstairs; it was 6am probably and I needed a glass of water. I waqs almost by the kitchen, but I froze in my spot after hearing the voices scream from the kitchen."What do mean you're on it?" my mother spoke, exasperated. "You've been telling me the same bullshit for months now!"There was a crashing sound that made me wake fully when I heard it. It sounded like a pot."I am working on it as hard as I can, woman! It's easier said than done!"I heard my mother huff, jaggedly, "It better get easier, or else, Ifuckingswear Alexander.""You fucking swear what, Bethany?!YOU'LLLEAVEME?!GO AHEAD I'M SO TIRED OF HEARING YOU SPIT OUT SHIT WHEN I'M ALREADYFUCKINGWALKING ON A KNIFE!"I shuddered at their voices that continued to blare on and felt tears start to well in my eyes.My dad kept barking on up until there was a lou