She squealed like she just met Taylor Swift.
I whirled around at her sudden gesture and my leg made contact with the rock beside my foot and in a matter of seconds, I was on the ground.
"Hey," His silk voice filled my ears, as his hot breath fell on my neck, tickling it. Turning around, I met his grey eyes and his dark brown hair, masking his handsome face.
"Are you alright?" He asked, his eyes showing concern.
"I-I'm fine." I answered him.
He wrapped an arm around my shoulder and lifted me up while I was staring at him. My nose was immediately filled with his sexy cologne and I take my time to inhale his scent.
"So.." he started, with husky voice, "I heard Tate got beaten last night, by, the obvious man in the world."
"Um… Yeah... Unfortunately, yes." I said, looking into his grey eyes. It was actually the first time ever that Sean was talking to me after two years of my time in this school. It was almost amusing that I had gone to my first ever party that he hosted and by then I didn't even know his name. I haven't even met him and I wondered if he ever knew I came.
"Unfortunate? You must be glad that someone's got your back." He said while throwing that charming grin.Wait, what is he up to? Was he planning on any prank or even worst, planning on embarrassing me?
Suddenly, I felt my cheeks heat up with anger.
This seems like what happened last week. A guy from my school, a popular one, and I started making random conversations. I was in a puddle by then, since I slipped on the floor and he helped me out just like Sean. By the end of the day, he tricked me into believing him and bullied me.
"Listen Sean, I know you are a popular guy but that gives you no reason to mess with me. I know this is a prank-"
"Wait, what are you talking about?" His forehead formed a designed frown and he started his act.
"- I am used to people like you. Not everyday does a popular guy come to talk to me. See, I am helping you out... If he knows that you are messing with me, he will come after you. He won't leave you."
"Sapphire! What are you-" Nina glared while she spoke but I instantly cut her off.
"If you want me to help you in any assignment or something then I won't do it.."
"Sapphire, don't jump to conclusions. I haven't had any thought of that sort in my mind. I just wanted to try to talk to you."
"Why? Is it a dare?"
"Sapphire, try to have a positive perspective for once. I just wanted to-"
"I find it hard that you, of all people, want to talk to me."
"What's so surprising about it?" He asked, as he squared his arms and narrowed his eyes.
"Of course. Why would you want to meet me if you didn't want to play a prank?"
"There is always a greater possibility of a boy trying to be a friend than trying to play a prank."
"Nice try, but no... I-"
"Not an issue." He shrugged, never removing that scowl from his face, "I wanted to know if we can meet after school."
"You actually thought I'd do that? After everything I spoke, you think I will meet you there? And what next, you might even offer a ride-"
"I-I was thinking about offering a ride in the evening. But since you already mentioned-"
"I-" I was cut off when I heard the long school bell, signalling us to get our asses inside.
"Listen, I am not going to meet you. So please don't bother waiting."If you're wondering about what happened to my best friend Nina, then no, she is not dead.
It might have taken a while for her to put things together and chase after me.
"Did you just lash out at him like that? You know that he is a dream of every girl! You-"
"I can't believe you are saying this. Can't you just see he is playing a prank? Just like that guy last week?"
"No, he was not. What if he was genuinely asking you to be your friend?"
"Sean is the guy who doesn't do friendship. And if it really wasn't a prank then we will know it by the end of the day. Don't worry. " I assured her as she just kept muttering about how I lost a golden opportunity of being friends with popular guys and all.
So, this pretty much sums me up. I don't need any popular friends and in the worst case, Sean Lanter.
It's my first day so I have to get my schedule. Check.
It's my first day so I have to socialise to make new friends. Check.
It's my first day so I have to make a good impression with my teachers. Check
It's my first day so I shouldn't grab a new spotlight. Cross!
I furiously stroke the last line of my check list for today until I almost tore the page. I dropped the pen on my table and rubbed my palms over my face in tiredness. I am just half way through the day and I'm already exhausted.
"Ms.Blue, I'd appreciate it if you go have your lunch." I heard my Calculus teacher, Mr.Mebbin say. I have been sitting here for the past ten minutes, excusing myself for some work that I had to do. Mr.Mebbin was getting impatient, since I heard his stomach growling almost thrice by now. But, looks like I have to leave since I don't have any work left and I cannot hide away from the gossip forever.
Forcing a smile, I grabbed my books and stuffed them inside my bag. I crumpled my Check list and threw it into a bin. The hallway was basically empty since most of them have already left to the cafeteria. Good, I don't have to worry about anyone.
I silently made my way to my locker. I didn't fasten because neither am I excited to have my lunch, nor am I starving. Well, I am hungry, but I can control it.
I opened my locker door and slid the books inside.
"If it wasn't Ms.My middle name is trouble." I could recognise that voice, anytime. It's not a tough task since I get to hear it everyday.
"If it wasn't Ms.My middle name is bitch." I smirked while I shut my locker door and swirled around to face the fuming bitch Cassandra. For the record, that's not what she's called at home. She was named just Cassandra.
I have a faint memory of mentioning about the bitch club in our school. It's quite simple really, like most of the cliche, there are three bitches. They do nothing that has to do with kindness and calmness. They need excitement and adventure.
They are the bullies of our school, and they are mean. By bullying, I don't mean just playing pranks, but I mean a lot more. It's bad, real bad.
But no, you don't have to worry about me. I might be one of their bullied but, good for me that I have a secret admirer who wouldn't let that happen, again. As much as I despise my admirer, I am happy that I am safe. At least, there's some assurance that I'm not bullied.
Not that it didn't happen. The bitch club basically bullied me once, and you know what happened.
"Just because we are not bullying you doesn't mean-" Abina, one of the minions of Cassandra spoke.
"Wait- what did I hear? I thought you were scared of-" I was abruptly cut off.
"We're not scared of anyone." Mitchella, another minion of Cassandra's spoke.
"Fine. Whatever helps you sleep at night." I smirked, before continuing. "Without those spiteful letters, that is."
"Listen girl, just because we're not messing with you, doesn't imply that you can mess with us." Cassandra spoke.
"I didn't mess-"
"You did mess. And you messed with not just us but my passion. You messed with Sean." What? Sean's her passion? "You know I've been behind him for a long time and I am nowhere willing to give him up. And let me tell you I won't spare you. You know I've been in love with him."
I broke into a fit of laughter. "Love?"
She just glared. "Yes. And you better stay away from him."
"Hey, I know you're insecure with your supposed love interest but you don't have to worry. I am with you in the same boat, but, with a different direction. I, in no means, will pursue him as I have absolutely no interest in him."
"That's a relief but it'd be good if that goes on. And what happened today morning shouldn't be repeated."
"I had nothing to do with what happened today. But I can assure you, my response is going to be the same every time that happens."
"Good. That's all I wanted. Stay away from him."
I shrugged and nodded. She gave a curt nod before turning to her minions and leave.
I heaved a sigh of relief. I decided it would be better if I go to the library since I have lost my appetite. At least, I can grab my book that will help distract me from all the mess I had to deal with since morning.
But before I could proceed, I heard Cassandra call out for me, "See you around, sister."
Oh! Did I mention that Cassandra is my step sister?
As I walked into the library, I was instantly greeted by the scent of old books. I took a deep breath and smiled at the essence. How much I missed this place. It is the perfect therapy and one of the most cheap therapies, to say the least. As I walked, I stretched my cheeks to give a tight smile to my librarian, who, might I add, is not very fond of me. One reason is that, there's basically just me who visits this place. But in my defence, I don’t bother her at all. However, I might have strangely disturbed her privacy, so ever since then, I have tried to limit my visits since I couldn't handle her negative vibes. Good for both of us. As I walked to my reserved place, I propelled down on my chair. I looked at the huge clock hung on the wall across from me and sighed. I have 30 minutes to go. And, that means, I can actually read a book. Trying a little more to look on the positive side, I shuffle the contents in my bag and went for my book. I am re - reading the notebook now and I
"Partners? In what particularly?" Sean asked. "Chemistry , basically." She started "Your schedules are going to be changed. Ms. Blue will have either of you in her periods." No. No way at all. "But why?" "Ms. Blue, I have clearly reasoned out why I am doing this. Teaming you up would not only improve your grades but would control the pranks in the campus and the rates of injuries." She didn't stop, yet. "You three are few of the students we have with good potential and I don't, at any cost, want you three to fall down in your percentages. We are going to apply for universities and we want the best universities to offer to our students. Teaming you up, will make this work." I sighed. It feels like I was made to abandon Nutella for the rest of the year. Well, I meant to compare Nutella to my freedom. "Anything else?" She asked. I shook my head. "You may leave then. Collect your schedules from the office tomorrow." With that, I understood that I was over. Nah, just kidding.
As I walked into my school, it wasn't really weird to get those stares. I'm just too old for them to feel something new. So, it's basically sort of a... gossip centre for us where we'd buy and sell gossip for no price at all. So, the headlines of today go like something like this, "Has Sean Lanter started a charity event?" I answered all of their questions in my mind while I headed to the office to collect my new schedule. And what I didn't know was that Brett was already there. "Pinch me! You are so fine I must be dreaming." Brett flirted like always, and I just rolled my eyes. "How about I punch you and you wake up?" the infamous voice of Sean's rang in my ears and I had to control the urge to roll my eyes again. Seriously, is this the beauty and the beast? If it is, then I don't know who Gaston is. "Guys, we got our new schedules and we got to check-" "I got it covered for you." Sean spoke, "We're basically in all the classes and we have to share a few with Brett too, unfort
Sean I have been secretly admiring her for two years. In these 2 years, my fondness towards her has become all the intense and evident. I have tried really hard to get her out of my mind but every time I attempt, her blue eyes come crashing into my sight. But that didn't stop me. I can get all caveman if I want. I'd even become a vampire and hunt down people. Like any possible school, nerds are bullied in our school too. I was a bully too, that is, until I noticed Sapphire being the bullied. That's it. It was then that I realised what a horrible person I was. It wasn’t until someone I liked got hurt that I realised how hard it is for people to get through bullying. Bullying had to end. No one can bully Sapphire. But, these musing couldn't exactly help my demands since people here are too foolish for their own good that they failed to notice that Sapphire is not just a random girl. That moment when I caught some stupid seniors bullying her in the cafeteria, my eyes instantly grew
Sapphire "Hey, what the fuck-" Brett tried to intervene but I caught him mid-sentence and didn’t let him finish. "No!" I widened my eyes in anger. “Don’t you fucking dare to defend him.” "Sapphire, come on!" Brett tried. Yea, the hell I will to listen to him. Temporarily distracted by Brett, I forgot to see what Sean was up to. Hence, when I felt my legs move, I was completely caught off guard. "What are-" I was cut mid-sentence when Sean did the unexpected. He bent down and effortlessly threw me over his shoulder like I weighed nothing more than a feather. My eyes widened in horror and my hands subconsciously fisted. “What are you doing? Put me down this instant!" "I won't until you stop punching my back." Sean grumbled. "Hey!" Nina protested "Where are you taking her-" I couldn't hear what she said after that because we were already going away from them. I never stopped punching his back and he remained unaffected. "Seriously Pretty girl, that's not going to help you."
By the end of the day, I prayed to God to not let me into any more trouble. I have had enough dose for today when multiple things ended up happening with me. When I returned back to where my friends were waiting, I left Sean back hanging with a smirk still persistent on his face. After I spoke to Nina, it was established that she was going to drop me home. The first thing that went abnormal was that we had another passenger with us. And that was Brett. Brett liked the idea of carpool and tried it with Sean this morning. Poor guy, if only he knew he could trust the world but not Sean. "He left me." He said in disbelief, with a dramatic gasp escaping his lips. "He left me alone." I could just do so much as roll my eyes at him and throw him a glance of disapproval. That, wasn't the complete reason why he's travelling with us. When he said he had no one to ask for a ride, Nina immediately offered that she could drive him home. "I'm getting not one, but two girls to ride back home
Sean I walked into the drive inn and rummaged through my pocket to find my mobile. When my fingers reached the firm ends of my iPhone, I pulled it and held it out before my eyes. I placed my thumb for the finger print verification, and when the screen unlocked, I opened my f******k to look for the prey I was going to hunt. I had a faint memory of meeting him once or twice in of the parties that I threw and he appeared to be quite familiar. Acquaintance or not, I was not going to spare anyone that messed with me. I saw him in this location here and found him in this drive inn in the far end of the town, where most of the crimes happen. Not an issue for me, my crime's covered. I don't need one, but it's rather absurd to have a bruised up man walk over an old grandma and beg for help. I clicked for his photo to get the image of his in my mind. I tossed the phone back into my pocket and began searching through the drive inn. The drive inn is pretty famous for its a bar. We haven't got
Sean I picked my phone up from the other seat and smiled while I looked at the screen. I answered the call and put the device against my ear. "What were you even thinking? Do you take me for a fool? You are not going to come home. That's it. I won't let you. And if you are already around our street, then sorry to inform you, we don't have any food to offer you. Until next time. But you are not coming here. Not even in my dreams. Nor in your-" "Sapphire, Breathe." "I am-" "Your sister seemed rather too excited to have me join you." "Yeah, she has this hospitality for dogs. She seriously adopted a dozen of them-" "Did you just say I am a-" "Dog? Yes." "You don't know who you're messing with, kitten." "Honestly, I am sick of your endearments. And if you intended to intimidate me, then sorry, I am not worried about what you're capable of." "You know what I am capable of, pretty girl. You know I am coming over tonight, right? I can do anything." "And you thought I'd let you do t