The sound of my blaring alarm woke me from my deep slumber, and I tossed on the bed while still having my eyes half-closed. My whole body ached, and the thought of resuming a new school today made it even worse. Why the hell do I have to go to school when I could just stay in bed and sleep all day? Well, the answer is that nobody will stop me even if I decided to stop going to school, but what about my mom that had that as her last wish before she breathed her last? Well, that was the only reason I have been keeping up with this shitty stuff, even if it was never what I wanted.
I pushed my thoughts away as I finally dragged myself from the bed, walking sluggishly into the bathroom afterward.
My name is Charity Coleman, eighteen years old highschool girl, turning nineteen in a few months.
As bad as it is, I lost my mom when I just turned fifteen, and life has been harsh on me since then. I wasn’t really expecting less, anyway. I mean, for someone who didn’t have a family, that was really supposed to be my fate. Don’t even ask about my father, because he is not someone you want to hear about, trust me.
I was expelled from my former school before I left New York, and here I am in LA, going to high school soon to round up my remaining year in highschool since I couldn't do that back in New York. Mind you, I got a scholarship to go to my new school after I took the entrance exam, and came out with the best result of the year. I know you have many questions to ask, which may not be limited to knowing how come I’m staying here without a family, and maybe what happened that led me to leave the school, but I’m not going to say the latter, because it’s really crazy.
About how I’m here… after I was expelled from school, my aunt who was supposed to be the only family I have, sent me here to stay with her friend and finish high school here, since none of the schools in the city was ready to admit Charity into their school. Well, that is how bad it was. I created quite a bad reputation back in New York, and it’s not that I have changed now, anyway. I won't ever change. I got into trouble with my aunt’s friend, and I had to move out to stay on my own. It was hard, but I have been living fine with the grace of the Almighty God.
After I was done with everything, I wore my school uniform which were black suit and white inner shirt with tie knotted around my neck. The best thing I loved about the school was the fact that female students could choose whether to wear suit like the male students, or wear short skirts and shirt like the female students. Well, I wasn't pleased with the skirt and shirt, so I decided to settle for suit. I finally left for school in a public cab.
The ride to the school took pretty much time, but I still didn’t arrive late, regardless. As I stood in front of the gate minutes later, I held my backpack tightly and took a deep breath before I finally walked past the gate. Denver’s high school was one of the best schools in LA, owned by the famous businessman, Denver Hills. I didn’t believe he owns the entire school, but I think he has the largest share, if you ask for my opinion. It was still like a dream to me how I got a scholarship to study here, but I guess my brain really helped me out. I may be a bit complicated, but trust me, I’m really brilliant, and this isn't bragging.
“Who is that?”
“I think she is a new student. She is so dirty,”
“Ew! She reeks of poverty,”
“Gosh! Look at her sneakers. They are so dirty. I feel like puking,” I heard some of the students talking as I walked down the hallway, but I maintained a straight face, assuming they were not talking to me. I heard they are bullies here, but they would only be making the biggest mistake if they try to do shit with me.
“Hey, scholarship student!” A masculine voice suddenly called me, but I wouldn’t have stopped if not for the fact that nobody knew my name here, but trust me, if anybody try to bring out the demon in me here today, I will make sure they remember my name and my face for as long as they breathe.
I heard thick footsteps behind me, and before I could turn to look at who called me, a bowl of water poured on my body, followed by a bucket of flour, accompanied by their loud raging laughter. I shut my eyes and stood frozen on the spot. The world seemed to freeze for seconds. I felt my blood boiling in rage, I knew that by now my eyes would be blazing with anger. My body trembled, not in fear, but anger and pity for them, because they definitely messed with the wrong person.
“Who did that?” I asked calmly once I open my eyes as if they will answer me.
“Who do you think you are? Coming to this school when you are nothing, but a lowlife classless bitch that couldn’t even afford tuition fees if not for a scholarship,” One of the girls uttered, and the rest of them chuckled softly.
Slowly, I clenched my fingers into a tight fist, and the urge to punch them hard in the face surges through me, but realizing that it was just my first day here, I knew I had to be calm. There was still so much time to teach them a lesson later, so there was no need to be in a rush to show them my true color.
“Just let them go for today, Charity. You can have your revenge later,” I whispered to myself, and I finally was able to calm myself.
“You don’t belong here! You should leave before we force you to,”
“We don’t roll with classless people here, just leave and never show your face here,” I watched as they all threw insults at me, but that will only last for today. Starting from tomorrow, I will make sure no one say those trash to me again.
I turned wordlessly and walked away, not sparing them another glance even as they kept throwing insults at me…
Chapter 3 Charity POV Denver’s high school has to be the worst school I’ve ever known of. The strong bullies the weak, and the crazy thing is the teachers never say shit about it, and it was really driving me nuts. What the hell are they scared of? That they will be sacked if they talk? Why the hell were they employed in the first place if not to teach and discipline the kids? “Life is always unfair to the poor, Charity. Don’t think about it,” My subconscious mind reminded me, and I sighed briefly as I shook my head. Again, I was ready to go to school, not as the girl they bullied yesterday, but as the real Charity that I am. Just like yesterday, I boarded a cab to the school since I didn't have a car like most of the students in the school. Since it’s a wealthy school, I wasn’t surprised to have found most of the students using cars. “Thank you,” I said to the cabby once he dropped me in front of the school gate before I walked inside. The school compound, unlike yesterday, that
Chapter 4 Charity POV “Thank you,” the young girl who was about the same age as me whispered after she changed her dress. I was glad I brought a spare dress to the school for no purpose actually. Glad it really helped. “It’s fine. Are you hurt anywhere? Do you want me to take you to the infirmary?” I asked her as I checked her body for any damage, but she shook her head. “I’m fine…” she replied to me, and I nodded my head. “You should be careful here in the school. I think they are all bullies, so you have to stay out of trouble,” I offered her a piece of advice before I turned to leave, but she stopped me. “You should be careful… they are dangerous, and can hurt you. You shouldn’t have gotten yourself involved. Now, they won't stop haunting you,” she uttered as she held her gaze low, probably feeling guilty. “It’s not your fault, so don’t feel bad about it. I am also a scholarship student, which means that they were going to bully me even though I didn’t get involved,” I patted
Chapter 5 Charity POV “How dare you, bitch!” I cringed when Chase slapped me, and trust me, that has to be the biggest mistake he ever made in his life. How could he even raise his hand on me? “Fuck! You shouldn’t really have done that, Chase… you shouldn’t have,” I shook my head as I pushed him roughly, and he staggered back, but quickly maintained his balance. “Did you just push me?” he raised his eyebrows in shock. “You better expect the worse, because that is not all I’m going to do to you,” I uttered before I grabbed his shirt by the collar, slamming him hard against the wall, and I heard gasps from the students. I knew I was making a mess, touching him, but this bastard really needed someone to fucking teach him a lesson, and I’m going to fucking do that, regardless of the outcome of my action later. “Get your hands off me!” he yelled at the top of his voice as he pushed me back roughly until I fell on my butt, and realization dawned on me that I was right in front of the r
Chapter 6 Charity POV My day in school was rough yesterday, and I finally got to know how toxic those bastards are. Yes, I so much wanted to show my identity and fight back, I wanted to show who I am, I wanted to make them pay for doing that to me, but I couldn't. I was handicapped in this situation and there was nothing I could do about it. Standing in front of the mirror yet again and all ready for school, I was scared. Scared of what those toxic bullies had in store for me when I get to the school later, but still, I had to go, right? I took a deep breath and picked up my backpack from the bed where I kept it earlier, leaving for school afterward. Standing at the side of the road minutes later and waiting for a cab, I couldn't get one, so I decided to trek to the bus stop and take the bus from there. "Hey, Cha Cha," I heard Enny's familiar voice, so I stopped and turned to find her scurrying over to me. I pulled a puzzled look. "What are you doing here?" I asked her, creasing
Chapter 7Charity POVI tossed on the bed for the umpteenth time and squeezed my face when I heard my stomach grumble hungrily. Now I regret leaving the school earlier. At least I would've gotten the chance to have a free meal there if I hadn't left earlier. What was I going to eat now that I came home? With the little strength left in me, I dragged myself from the bed and headed to the kitchen hoping to find something I could eat to give me strength, but I was met with an empty kitchen and I felt like crying my eyes out."Not now, please. I don't have a dime on me," I whined, facepalming myself frustratingly. I have spent my savings on my rent and I was left to starve now."I am an ulcer patient, please," I whined, almost in tears."When were you diagnosed with an ulcer?" My subconscious mind asked me, and I sighed before I walked back into my room and crashed against the bed.My phone beeped, and when I checked it, I sighed and shook my head. The video of me teaching that bitch a l
Chapter 8Chase POVI scoffed after I watched the video from yesterday for the second time again this morning. The new commoner is pretty interesting. I thought I should throw her out of the school before, but fuck it. I won't ever do that. I had something in store for her this time.My phone beeped, and a text from Mom popped on the screen.'Are you dropping by to have breakfast before you leave for school? I already made something for all of you' I scoffed when I read the text. Going to the mansion to see her was the last thing on my mind, knowing that will frustrate the living soul out of me. I didn't have the energy for her nagging.'No, Mom. Knox already made breakfast, so we will eat here before leaving for school' I replied to her text, and as if she was waiting to get my reply, her message popped up on the screen again.'You are going to kill Knox. Do you all ever do stuff for yourselves? Anyway, don't you dare skip class today if you don't want me to go crazy' I rolled my eye
Chapter 9Charity POV"You have to expel that girl from the school. Do you know the damage she caused to my child?" I heard a feminine voice from the principal's office, and I needed not to be told that she would definitely be Xee's Mom. If only my Mom was alive, she would've been here for me."I'm sorry, ma'am...""Do you know how much I paid to get my girl here? Do you know how much I'm paying every damn semester? I've been supporting this school, and if one girl that got here through scholarship would be a problem to my daughter and the school can't do anything, then I would have to transfer my daughter from here," I heard the woman arguing with the principal, and I couldn't fight back the tears that threatened to leave my eyes as I allowed them to fall freely down my cheeks. "She will be expelled, Mrs. Stewart," my heart dropped when I heard the principal's voice, and I knew that it was really over for me this time. After I was expelled from here, I wouldn't ever be admitted into
Chapter 10Mason AndrewsStanding in front of the mirror in the restroom, I felt nervous as I stared at my reflection. Dipping my hand into my inner pocket, I brought out the jewelry box I hid neatly there, and opening it, it revealed the diamond ring laying neatly inside. I was finally going to propose to my girlfriend after a few years of being together now."Be confident, Mason. Be confident," I whispered to myself, trying to stop myself from being nervous, but I couldn't. Once I was calm, I headed back into the restaurant where we were both having a date."I'm sorry that took much time. I felt really pressed," I apologized to her when I got to our seats, and she nodded her head. Melissa Joel was the prettiest woman I've ever seen all my life. She was the woman that stole my heart at first sight three years ago, and all I ever wanted was to spend the rest of my life with her. She was the definition of perfection. Sexy curvy body, long raven hair, smooth skin, 5'5 ft tall, had a pair