It was the second day of school, and to say I expected much was an understatement. Yesterday ended fine. I decided not to tell my grandmother, nor anyone in my family anything I learned at school, mostly because my parents weren't home, and my grandmother seemed so expectant that my first day would go well.
To be fair, he most eventful happening was the storytelling during lunch, and aside from a rude remark from human trash can-Javier, it was fine. So I decided to stay quiet, just until I witness something first hand.
Gail truly did not leave my side, neither did Cece, Nina, and Kai, so long as we shared a class.
I eventually understood why they hated one mister Pozwich, having both heard the story of him and his temper, and experiencing it fist hand. His wrath was not directed to me, still, his temper and snarky remarks were terrifying.
It makes you wonder how he could afford to do that when everyone in the class could literally afford to oust him.
Roux walked me to school again. Hopefully next week, he can get his car.
Currently, I was at my locker. I had changed its combination yesterday.
I stuck my schedule and my house's landline and address on in a tiny piece of paper on the inside of the locker, just because I had yet to memorize it. I arranged some books I received yesterday into my bag, some into my locker.
"It seems you're a sentimental girl."
I to the speaker and saw it was a tall and pale boy, pointing to the family photo on the door of my locker. "Isn't that man a convicted criminal now?"
I slam my locker door close. He didn't flinch, and in fact, walked closer. He was so close, my nose was overpowered by his cologne. He must be the other king based on his over-confidence.
This could go two ways now. I take a breath and suddenly remember my promise to my brother - not to pull a Wilson.
Ah, Wilson Stevens. I remember I was in grade 2 when he picked on me and I broke his accidentally broke his teeth when I pushed him. It was then my brother vowed to do all the dirty work for me. True enough, whenever I had a problem, my brother would just intimidate the fellow and I'd have some peace.
I decide to smile at him politely, "Good morning."
He chuckled and bowed his head in a respectful manner, "Good morning, Dahlberg. My name is Lee Daehyun."
Mock politeness, much?
Dae-Hyun raises a finger, "Lilac, wasn't it?"
I nodded simply.
He chuckled once more, "Come on, your talkative little Cece hasn't told you about me?"
I turned to him, put on my backpack, and straightened my posture. "She has."
He chuckled for the third time.
"Good then. It's fun to know the story about me scared you enough not to note the fact I just called your dad a criminal."
With that, I tightened my jaw, "Well, since you came all this way to speculate, let me tell you a fact: your father is not the owner of this school, my grandmother is. So don't act all high and mighty around me, because I do not scare easily."
He makes a mocking sound, "oooooh, you're going to bend the laws like your dad too?"
"My dad was framed," I growl.
He smirks, pleased to finally get a reaction out of me. "You seem smart, Lilac," he spoke my name carefully, like it was a threat. "I was just going to introduce myself, but now I feel obligated to say you should watch yourself if you want to survive; I give and take no exceptions."
I smiled, "Noted." I brush past him without another word.
As I walked away, I just knew he raised his brows at me.
Once I got to 'hallway prime', I felt a sort of relief when I found room 105.
As I reached out for the door handle, an arm blocked my way. "It's you again." an accented voice spoke. I knit my brows, It was then I realized just realized Dae-Hyun spoke flawless English. "Lilac Dahlberg. I didn't get to ask yesterday how much money your dad embezzle from his company. Is that why you moved suddenly? I bet your house is a lot bigger now."
I turned to the taller boy and spoke his name flatly, "Javier."
He chuckled, "Ah, Americans and their pronunciation. Your 'r' should have more of a roll on the tongue; listen rrrrrrrrr."
I hold myself back, "Can you remove your arm, please?"
"Why, bonita? Am I blocking your way?"
I hum, "I see you have some sort of depth perseption difficulty."
Javier chuckles, but does not reply to this, "I like your boots. My favorite color is red too."
I rolled my eyes at this, but he was too transfixed on my said red shoes to notice. When he looks back to me, he speaks, "Don't worry, we share homeroom, you--- where are you going?"
"I promised my brother I wouldn't pull a Wilson, that's why I'm walking the other way."
Javier licks his teeth in annoyance, "You're going to get late."
"I'm new here; I can use that excuse for now." I replied, not turning back at him.
He scoffed, "I'll make sure you can't use that excuse."
"Sure, do that and guard the door. You have a bright future ahead of you."
"Did you just mock me? Hey! AY! COME BACK 'ERE!"
I paid no attention and took a left turn. When I did so, Dae-Hyun and I saw each other again.
He looked like he had something to say, but I didn't give him a chance. I sped past him, and since he tried to block my passage, our shoulders collided.
He scoffs audibly and mumbles loud enough for me to hear, "The nerve of this girl."
Apparently, that's all it took to set a guy like him offf.
"YA! PAY SOME RESPECT! I COULD EASILY END YOU!"
Right. Ignore you it is then.
Dae-Hyun begins to mutter in Korean under his breath. Quickly errupted Javier, by the time I reached the end of the hall and took a right.
"Where did the yellow haired girl with red boots go?"
The Korean smirked, "Did she cause you trouble too?"
The Brazilian's eyebrows quirked up. Dae-Hyun pointed, "Lilac Dahlberg went this way."
Javier glared at him, "Are you honestly saying her name like that because you think I don't know her?"
"Isn't that the point, though?" the other countered, "She just got here and yet we know her name?
I took another turn and huffed in content, since there was no one in sight. I stayed put for a moment and caught my breath. Speed walking in heeled boots is not an easy task.
"Shouldn't you be in homeroom, newbie?" a voice called from my right.
Oh, what now?
I to whomever spoke and found it was the other king, Marcus. He seemed uninterested in me from where he sat on the wide window sill. He had headphones and a poker face on.
I straightened myself out. "I should, but I'm not."
There was an infinitesimal twitch on the corner of his lips. If you weren't as keen as I was, you probably wouldn't have noticed. He stands up from where he sat and jumps down, walking over to me.
It seems all the kings were as tall as the other. No matter, my brother was most defintely taller than them, and yet I could tackle him to the ground.
"So, is Lilac Dahlberg a trouble maker. Is this something you got from your papa?" he says plainly, yet it makes my blood boil even more now since I've heard my father get mention today thrice. Marcus continues, "I bet the Dahlberg-Silvy scandal is far more messier up close."
I place my hands on my hips, "Honestly, I didn't think it would take just one day after I heard of you for you morons to show how spineless you are."
Just then, Javier and Dae-Hyun arrives and heads towards us.
I continue nonetheless. "You truly live up to your pathetic reputations," I add just as everyone was ear-shot.
Marcus raises a brow at his and can't help but chuckle.
"Mmm, she just likes getting on people's nerves, it seems," Dae-Hyun says.
"And she does all this, just on her second day," adds Javier, crossing his arms.
Okay. Reality check. If they all decided to gang up on me, be it verbally, or, let it not be, physically, I would not stand a chance at all. But I can't show fear. My fear is what will make them decide if I'm someone they can play around with.
I'm so done fearing egotistical, hormonal boys.
I grip my hands, "I was honestly hopeing 'the tale of the kings of Langley Academy' was severely inflated. But from blocking doors, blatant threatening, and shameless hounding, I can clearly see the big crowns on your even bigger heads.
"So go ahead. Do what you three always do,but don't think for a second I'll stay idle and let myself be a victim."
With that I walked away from them, feeling my back get burned from their hot looks.
The three had looked upon each other, looks of shock and disbelief were between them. Then all at once, they called out, "DIBS!"
Ah, how long has it been?How long has it been since all three kings were interested? How long has it been since the kings were interested in a girl - thesame girl? Since Jenny?Well, it doesn't really matter, cause none of them really remember."I said it first." Dae-Hyun argued."Well I saw her first." Javier growled."Boys. Let's not kid ourselves." Marcus spoke making the two turn to him and scoff.The lightest skinned amongst them scoffed, "Just kid yourself then, you're second to both of us."The darkest skinned amongst them laughed, "What? Isn't it just better if we make a deal instead of fighting over her?"The sun kissed man crossed his arms, "What kind of deal?""The only deal us kings can make, the best kind," Marcus smirked. "We should welcome her to our kingdom, then we should break her in.""Are you suggesting we beat up a Dahlberg girl?" Dae-
I wiped my freshly showered hair off with a towel. Thank all things sweet there wasn't anyone home besides my brother and I. It made for a lot less explaining to do.However, on the other hand, my brother had a lot of explaining to do to me."Those damn punks! I can't believe they even got a king after I left!" Roux mumbled making me roll my eyes."It's all your fault then! If an egotistical moron like you hadn't made a dumb hierarchy then I nor anyone else would have to deal with shit like this."Roux gave a guilty look and shook his head, "Tulila, I didn't elect myself. I became king because that's what everyone started calling me." He shuffled on my plush bed where we had lazily propped ourselves on. "And I never went after anyone who didn't cross me, especially not without good reason. I usually just got into trouble with my own friends or those jerks from M.A.C."I chuckled dryly, noting the fac
"I cannot believe that happened," Javier growled, leaning against the chair's backrest which he had in front of him."But I got to say, it'll make the win a lot more satisfying," Marcus mumbled in reply."True," another voice spoke out lowly, sinisterly. The two turned to the tall, pale man whose arms were crossed and whose back was against the wall. "I will get my revenge on him." he spoke, nonchalant, though he clenched his jaw so tight it would've broken his teeth.Marcus' brow raised automatically upon hearing that. "Are you honesty that stupid? Don't you know who he is?"The man scoffed at that and felt a tendon of anger be pulled in him, "Does he know who I am?"He pushed himself from where he leaned. "I'M LEE DAE-HYUN!"Marcus shot up from the seat he sat on, "AND I'M MARCUS D'FROI!" He huffed sharply. "But who the hell cares because he's Roux Dahlberg; he's long left the shadow of his father. He is no player to disregard."
"Ugh, I swear, if no one shows up and Kai starts snoring..." Gail groaned, trailing off, making the said snorer laugh in amusement."Hey, it's not my fault I do this! And anyway, I heard there finally is going to be a new English teacher and I hear she's young and hot."Cece rolled her eyes and kicked Kai's leg, under the chair from behind him.Gail, who sat in the middle of my and Kai's shoulders slammed her head on the table.And Nina, who was chatting up with some people on her phone, silently turned around at us then back to her screen, nodding her head in disapproval.Kai's bruised cheek, by the way, was not too visible now.Just as someone else altogether was about to complain about the lack of facilitators present, the front door swung open and the sound of heels clicking on the ground followed."Good morning," files and a bag was placed on the front desk, "Long story-sh
"What do mean Javier apologized?" Cece practically fainted. "AND WHAT THE HECK IS 'HE EVEN INVITED ME TO LUNCH' SUPPOSED TO MEAN?""I mean he kept bothering me the whole day yesterday and I don't even know why." I groaned as I stuffed my bag in my gym locker to the right of Cece's, which was next to Gail's, which was next Nina's. It was a miracle that we all had PE class together, along with English; even Kai was here, just not here-here because, well, this was the girl's locker room."But WHY?" Cece groaned out and sighed, slamming her locker door shut. "What possessed that man to be like that all of a sudden?" Nina added."Honestly, I have no clue." I spoke as I crouched down and tied my shoe lace."He probably must've hit his head or something." Gail scoffed a chuckle. "But whatever it is, it seems fishy so don't let your guard down, Lilac." she added makig me smile."Don't worry, I won't.""Okay, gather
"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 tea
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