"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
RyanThe grandfather clock ticked on 10. It has been a long since I and Rhia came back home whereas Laura didn't. Where did she go?"I lost again." Anne who was sitting beside me snapped, slamming the controller down on the couch. She finished her homework fast just to play games with me. But here I was anxious about the ruthless.Her face downed as she looked at me with her lips pouted. "What a liar! You said you will help me."I nodded and pursed my lips. "I will. But tell me first, does Laura always come late?"She shook her head. "No." Then what's wrong with her today? And to my wonder, no one in this house was bothering about it as if it's a usual thing.I forced myself out of the anxiety and grabbed the controller. "To move your character, use the left joystick L. To rotate the camera, use the right joystick R. And...""Behave Laura." I heard Laura's so-called mom Mrs Aliyah's voice getting closer. Wait, Laura! I put the controller dow
Ryan"Here." I handed Laura her nightgown when she kept saying that she can change her clothes herself. She wasn't in her right mind, that's what weakened my confidence. "Are you sure you will be able to change alone? I can ask Rhia to help you."She pulled herself from the couch clumsily and squinted her intoxicated eyes, glaring at me. She is really cute when she is drunk. No cold stare, no harsh tone. She should drink at least once a week. "I don't need Rhia. I can do everything alone. I am not weak."Not weak? She was tolerating all the bullies alone mutely, not even protesting against them."Yeah. I saw that in college today." I scoffed at her as I watched her unbalanced organs tripping over nothing. "Go and change before you collapse."She pouted and reached out the buttons of her blouse. "Why do I need to go to the washroom? It will be too hot there. Let me change here." Saying that, as she started unbuttoning it, my eyes widened
RyanLaura gave me a nod and slumped on the bed like an obedient girl. Heaving a deep sigh, I pulled the blanket up and wrapped her body with it."Good night," I said as I think of making my way to the couch. But before I could take a step, my hand was grabbed. My heart almost jumped out of its place although seconds later, I relaxed realizing it's Laura."What?" I gaped, my brows frowned together. She didn't reply, just smiled and before I could react, she pulled my hand, making me fall on the bed. "Yah!" I jerked her hand away and whined but only until I realized we are on the same bed, together."Ah, ah! Move." I grunted and quickly pulled myself up but was again down on the bed beside her. "You will regret it." She didn't respond, instead met my gaze. I swallowed my breath when I felt like she was scheming something inside her beautiful head. "What are you thinking?" I mumbled.Without even bothering, she dragged herself close, rested her