Why is this guy staring at me like this? It gives me goosebumps. I mean, I hate the way he looks at me.
"What?" I broke the awkward silence that was building inside the room. Ryan didn't respond, he was not even blinking his eyes. What's wrong with him?
"Ryan?" I called again, he finally blinked his eyes, back to his right mind.
"Yeah?" He replied, blank.
As I gaped at him without saying anything, he cleared his throat. "Ah! I forgot. Ms Kellie came... a while ago. She said your grandfather is calling us for the breakfast! We should go." He said while standing up from the bed.
I inhaled a deep breath and nodded before I strode to the dining room with him. I can avoid everything in this world, but not my grandparents. I am just helpless in front of them.
We walked to the staircase that flows into a large, wide hallway. It possesses the paintings, the original wallpapers from 1882 with classic Anglo-Japanese asymm
Ryan... When the formal breakfast ended, Laura and I went back to our room. I sat in my place. Yeah, the couch and watched her searching for clothes in the wardrobe. After what felt like an eternity, she took a white blouse out of it. "It's foul weather outside. It will rain anytime soon. I think white will be a bad choice for today." I said, leaning my back on the couch. Laura didn't bother or didn't even care what I said. She fumbled into the washroom with the white blouse and came back wearing it with her black-coloured plain jeans She stared at me for a while before she stood before the mirror and started scratching her hair. By god, I thought she will ask me if I was going to college like this. But now I guess Laura Allen would never notice me. I inhaled a deep breath and extended my hand to my luggage that was kept beside the couch. I opened it, drew a blue t-shirt out of it and started unbuttoning the current t-shirt I was wearing.
Ryan...When Rhia and I got out of the car, we were welcomed by the stares from the females who had stopped their tracks all of a sudden.Rhia chuckled as she felt their gazes. "Congratulations, you are going to be popular among the girls."I scoffed at her and leaned my back on the car. "You are kidding. It was true in my previous college but in this college, it's quite impossible because there are dozens of rich hot guys here."Rhia shook her head. "All the girls are staring at you, not me." She voiced so confident as if she has degrees on this topic. "Anyways, Thank you so much, brother-in-law, for the drive.""My pleasure. But Rhia..." I paused and looked at her after locking the car. "You can call me Ryan as well. We are the same age, right? And in college 'brother-in-law' sounds quite awkward.""Do you think it'll be okay with you?" She asked, narrowing her eyes as she walked closer to me.I nodded and moved away with an awkward
Ryan..."Really Ryan? You got into a fight! And With Nick! Like... seriously? It's your first day." Alex stated, clearly in disbelief. "Are you still the high school's badass boy?" He almost shouted at me, nagging just like an old granny.I silently slumped beside him above the bench, not bothering about what he said. My blood was still ragging inside my body for what happened earlier. I would have just broken his neck. What a bastard."Nick deserves it. But really dude, when Ryan punched Nick, it reminded me of the time of our high school. Damn, Ryan was the coolest at that time. Nick is going to learn his lessons soon. If he is bad, Ryan is his dad." My friend, Henry laughed, giving Dihan a high-five. Dihan is my other childhood friend who has biased me for punching his enemy. I think it's not only him, so many students were glad about the fact that Nick got a punch on his face.Flipping out of their rubbish talk, I tried to glide my mind on something else,
LauraThe bell rang, alerting all about the first class.But I still can't get over the whole thing that happened just now! What did he do to me a while ago? What did he say? I shouldn't go around like this... I mean like what? And protecting me? That sounds more insane.Ah, damn. That's disturbing.But... Focus, Laura. You can do it! You know you don't care, not at all.With that much determination, I strolled to the classroom and found my seat back again. But when I opened the book, the girls beside me didn't seem to let me sit down calmly."Yah, Rose, don't you think... that new boy who punched Nick is cool?" The girl in red raven lock flattered. I know her, she is popular. Her name is Lisa.The other girl beside her named Rose shook her head. "What are you saying? Just cool? He is the most handsome boy in this college." She whispered, fawning on him again, stealing glances at Ryan who was now busy talking with his best
Ryan"You are Ryan?" The teacher asked me when I entered the office room and approached her to finish the paperwork after classes. She is in her middle ages, wearing a white bodycon under a black straight coat, looking quite formal."Yeah, Ryan. Final year." I replied politely.She nodded, bringing some papers out of the desk. "My name Laila, your chemistry teacher. Mr Arthur called me, and told me about you." At least, he bothered to do something for me. "Take a seat. And did you bring your TC? Give it to me."I sat on the vacant chair facing her and unzipped my bag before taking out the blue file of important papers and handing it to her.She opened it and flinched on reading my birth certificate, then TC... one by one... everything.Sigh!"Ryan Richard." Her eyes widened immediately as she read my name aloud. "Former student of Oxford." She paused and looked at in disbelief. "You left Oxford...? For Southern? But I was told... you w
Laura"I saw Lisa with the new guy in the hall. I think they are dating already."Of all rumours, this one is trending now. Ryan and Lisa's love story! Unbelievable. He is literally hooking up with her in the hall.Anyways, none of my concern.I plodded towards the common room and sat on the couch where lays dozens of memories. Memories of us. Aaron & I. Here we chatted, we laughed, we supported each other hours after hours.There was an endless happiness between us with no trace of sorrow. We never fought, not even once. A soft smile spread across my lips. Happy memories have a way of saving when nothing else can."You called." The voice arose when the door was opened.It's the most familiar voice to me. Aaron. I looked up at him with the glint of hopes growing in my eyes. He was handsome from the depth of his eyes to the expressions of his voice. But the stare he gave me wasn't gentle anymore, it was replaced by the hardened lines
Ryan The soggy clouds in the sky were like a cotton ball, the blazing wind was in all directions. I rushed to the yard and saw my friends shivering with cold as a whole bunch of ice. "Did you make it?" Alex asked, hanging the bag on his back as he stood up from the bench and walked to me. I nodded and gave him a playful smile. "Is there anything that Ryan can't accomplish?" Wait, don't fall for it. Because actually, there are many things that I couldn't accomplish yet. Alex pursed his lips and patted my shoulder. He does it frequently when he is concerned about me. "Alright. But yah..." He paused, moved his hand from my shoulder and rubbed his nape, hesitating. "I wasn't going to ask you... but how are you doing? I mean, with Laura..." "Day 1. And you're already asking such questions." I cut him off and squinted, shoving my hands inside my pockets as the shivering wind blew through my bones. "Ah! It's just because
LauraThe pungent smell of hospital disinfects, invaded my nostrils as soon as I entered the hallway."Woah, I didn't know Ryan's mother is admitted to Duilgo hospital," Rhia commented, gaping at every luxury corner of the area.Duilgo hospital is one of the most luxurious hospitals in town. He is really using my money, huh?Ryan didn't hear what Rhia said or at least pretended to, letting out an awkward smile. "You guys wait here." He said before holding the door of the cabin beside him and slumping inside.After about minutes later, Rhia took a seat on the couch at the side and dragged me down beside her. "Laura, did you cry?" She seemed worried when she held my hand and looked at me.Is it really Rhia concerning about me? It's so unusual of her. I forced a smile and shook my head. "I didn't.""Liar."Both of us almost got startled by the sudden interruption of Ryan's voice. Did he call me a liar? How dare he!I blinked my eyes