"East Gang?" I asked him. "What kind of gang is that even?"
"I mean, I do know there are many gangs here in New York, people who deal drugs and stuff." I said, then narrowed my eyes ever so slightly. "But why would a gang involve itself with me?"
He closed his mouth shut and gave me a look of disbelief.
"Do gangs prank these days? Because that's way too immature. If my parents found out about this—" I stopped and narrowed my eyes even further at him. "You're not messing with me, are you?"
"Why would I try to mess with a person like you?" He made sure to emphasize on that last word, giving me a really offensive look.
If I th
Skylar's POVTrying to act like everything was completely normal –the next day in school– felt a bit too hard, especially when I had one of my hands wrapped up in a bandage. Every time I moved that hand even a bit, the constant reminder of last night flashed before my eyes along with the stinging harsh pain. The gash hadn't been that deep and it had stopped bleeding after a while, but it still hurt. And each time, it felt extremely hard not to wince out loud whenever the familiar jolt of pain ran up my arm.I would've told Alex about it, but something inside me prevented me from doing so. I was still creeped out by the whole incident that had happened last night, way too paranoid for my own good. That guy in that ski mask was still lurkin
Skylar's POV"How did you get your hand cut this deep, honey?" The nurse questioned, passing me a worried glance.I've never really been in the nurse's office except for that one time, when that kid in my gym class threw one of those heavy basketballs right at my face. And it wasn't a nice memory. But it hadn't hurt like it was hurting now.I looked away from her and gazed down at my legs, dangling them from the small recovery couch I was sitting on, which was situated at one corner of the nurse's office.I hesitated a little before telling her the first thing that came in my head, "I was slicing some onions and I accidentally cut my hand."That was nowhere near the truth. It was a total lie since I didn't even know how to cook in the first place. B
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Skylar's POVHomecoming.That's all I could hear at my school today. Girls were highly pumped up with excitement, whispering and giggling about the dresses they were going to fill up their closets with. While the boys were shamelessly eyeing the girls, deciding who to ask out for the dance. Every single hallway of Crestmont High was drowning with all that hype.It was sickeningly sweet.People like me could almost throw up rainbows and confetti just by looking at those excited teenage faces. It wasn't that I was against this all, it was just my lack of interest towards such events which made me way less excited than an
Skylar's POV"I've always loved you."I looked in front of me in utter shock. How the hell did I not see this coming? The popcorn in my hand stopped midway in the air before it could've reached my mouth."What the hell?" I whispered, still taken by the sudden surprise.Chicken decided to mewl loudly the exact instant, breaking me out of the daze. "Shut up, Chicks. I just got the worst shock ever." I muttered, lightly ruffling her fur.How would you feel if your worst enemy just said those words to you who also happened to be extremely hot and was almost dead? Fortunately, none of that
Skylar's POVMy mouth fell open in surprise as I eyed him.Caden?He was probably the last person I was expecting to see here, especially threatening that girl with a freaking gun. On queue, my eyes trailed down to the gun in his hand and I gulped heavily.Judging by his barely masked surprise, he hadn't been expecting to see me here either.That was an enough distraction for the girl to roll over and stand up on her feet. It took her mere seconds to runaway in the darkness. Caden frowned at the way she had disappeared off to but surprisingly, didn
Skylar's POVOpening the first drawer as fast as possible, I rummaged through the various things present inside, but failed to find the only thing I was looking for right now.The first aid box.I couldn't believe searching for such an obvious thing could prove out so hard in such a situation; an emergency. As much as I tried remembering where I had last kept it, I couldn't. After what felt like hours, I finally spotted a small white box in one of the lower cabinets. Clutching it in my hands, I exited the kitchen and rushed back towards Caden.
Skylar's POVI woke up hastily at the sound of the coffeemaker buzzing. It almost felt like someone had driven a tractor right into my house. Believe me, it was a horrible sound to wake up to.I sat up groggily on the couch, rubbing my eyes and pulling my hair away from my face simultaneously. "Dad?" I asked tiredly.Watching my dad making a cup of coffee for himself the first thing after waking up was something I wished to wake up to every day. It felt nice and refreshing to see my parents in the mornings especially, something that almost never happened.I let out a loud yawn and noticed that he was dressed up in a black suit; his work clothes. Which either meant that he had just changed and was leaving, or he had just come back here. In this case, it was definitely the latter.