Everybody was asleep, except me. I was here, brushing my teeth and trying to remain awake at six in the morning. School started at eight. And what was I doing up so early when school is two hours later? I got delivery duties to do for Brian, the asshole.
He was not coming today. And so I had to go there, to his house and drop off the books. What did he think I was? His delivery girl?
I took a slow, warm bath and put on a light blue shirt with black jeans. I was still sleepy, even after taking a bath. I was really not a morning person. On regular days I usually woke up at seven in the morning.
It was already six thirty when I got into my car. I had told my mom that I was going to Claire's place and no further questions were asked.
Brian's house was a bit far away. It took half an hour to reach his house, the first time I met him and he had demanded a ride.
Most of the people in my neighbourhood were still asleep, peacefully. And I was her
I looked up at the stranger who had barged into my bedroom. In the faint light of the moon, I could hardly make out his face. He was staring down at me. I could feel it.My eyes widened in the shape of saucers as I realised who it was. I took a good look at his face, squinting my eyes to do so.His grip on my mouth loosened a bit and I opened my mouth to speak. Or rather to shout."Bri-" I could barely get the name out before I felt his palm slamming on my mouth again. I struggled under his grip but he was way too strong.But I was not weak to resist him. I wriggled out of his hands. I put my hands on his chest and pushed him back. He stumbled on my bed. If he hadn't barged into my room at the dead of the night, I would have actually laughed at him.I ran to my bedside table and switched the lamp on. And yes, it definitely was Brian.I crossed my arms over my chest, giving him a glare."Hi. You look..." His eyes roamed up and do
Brian'sPOV:Damn it. What had I done? I was so stupid. What was I thinking when I was going to Brooke's house and that too, in the middle of the night? I was so embarrassed. I couldn't even face her. This had to top my list of embarrassing things I did.And what I did when I got there was the stupidest thing ever. I know I was upset about mom, but that didn't mean I should act like an idiot. I just wasn't thinking straight last night because I was a bit drunk. I didn't drink very much. I knew I shouldn't have listened to Sam. He would take every opportunity to get drunk if he didn't get laid.I still remember everything. Thank God I didn't reveal much about my parents to Brooke. I wondered what she would have done when she would have heard that. Would she have laughed at me? I doubted that.Would she have comforted me? Or made fun of me and gossiped about it in our school
From the corner of my eyes, I saw Brian walk past me. I heard the chair of the desk behind me move. Brian was sitting behind me.I wanted to talk to him. But I wouldn't. Maybe I should just forget what happened yesterday. It was nothing. He was just being an idiot. And he was drunk. Drunk people do stupid things, right? And I even doubted he remembered what happened.Plus he had ignored me all day and had already got a new friend. So I had all the right to ignore him too. And he wouldn't want me to talk to him either. I was boring. So he'll get what he wanted. And anyways he has got Gemma to entertain him.The teacher entered the class and started teaching us. I carefully took notes and concentrated on the class. Or rather tried to.After an hour, she put the chalk down and instructed us about some homework and soon she was out of class. The students began to file out of the class too.I placed the strap of my bag on my shoulder, well aware of Bria
"Hey! You ready?" I asked Claire. I had come to pick her up."Well yeah," She said. "I am so excited!""That Jake will be with me!" I finished her unspoken sentence, using the same level of excitement she used."Shut up!" She said, looking away. I saw a hint of red on her cheeks and smirked."Oh my God! You're blushing! Seriously, what did Jake do?" I wondered out loud.She didn't reply but instead turned into a tomato. I shook my head at her.We drove to Darren's place. We were all going to meet up there. Everyone was coming with us. Claire, Brian, Jake, Sam, Darren, Josh, Tyler and I. There were eight of us. Quite a party.We pulled up at Darren's and got out. I knocked on the door.A few seconds later, Darren opened the door."Hi," I and Claire said in unison."Hi," Darren said, hugging both of us."Has everyone made it here?" I asked."No. Some of the boys are still remaining, Brian and Sam," Dar
We sat there for a while, not talking. Just staring at the sea before us.Darren and Sam were back and were playing in the water. Claire was learning how to surf. Jake was teaching her. They looked cute together. Josh and Tyler were also surfing."Aren't you going in the water?" Brian asked me a few minutes later."Not now." I said. We had finished our coconut water and now the coconuts were resting between us.He nodded and got up, dusting off sand on his jeans. Was he going?"Want to take a walk along the beach?" He asked and extended his hand for me to take.I took his hand as he helped me up. His warm hand sent tingles down my spine which I tried to ignore.We started walking along the beach. Not many people were there. This beach was never crowded. Though it was a beautiful beach with a beautiful view of the sea, it still remained mostly deserted."What happened, Brooke?" Brian asked, his face turned in my direction.<
I was glad that I had not gone with Darren. It was quiet in the car. I and Brian were the only ones awake. Claire and Jake were asleep.Music was playing at a low volume in the background, unlike in Darren's car where the music must be blasting at full volume. I pitied Sam."This is boring," Brian whined from the driver's seat."There is nothing you can do about it. You're driving and Claire and Jake are sleeping," I said."Let's talk.""We did. The whole day." I reminded him."Some more.""About?""I don't know. What do you want to talk about?" He asked, glancing at me.I thought for a while. "Let's play twenty questions.""Okay. You start. No questions related to family.""Fine. Um...what is your favourite book?""I don't like reading books.""Seriously?" I asked him disbelievingly."Yeah. It's kind of boring and I don't see the point of reading books. What are we gonna do reading tha
Claire'sPOV:I was so damn sleepy. When I woke up, I was in a car. And Jake was there. He was staring at me. Over the few days we had known each other I have unusually grown closer to him too fast. I didn't think that it would do any harm though. It was not like he liked me or something, right?"Where are we?"He chuckled quietly. "We are at your house, of course.""Oh," I sat up straight. "What time is it?""Past one in the morning," He answered, glancing at his watch. I nodded."Brooke...is she home safely?" I asked, suddenly remembering her."Yes. Brian dropped her off at her house. I called him," he said and I nodded again."Um...you should go home too. You must be tired.""Yeah. I'll be leaving now," He nodded.I opened the car door and stumbled out of the car. Why was I so clumsy around hot guys like Jake?Jake got out of the car too, my bag in
Jake's POV:I liked her. I liked Claire. I still couldn't believe it. I kissed her, and the fact that she kissed me back only made my hopes rise far higher than should be. Maybe I could have a chance with her.I was eager to see her today. As soon as I reached school I hopped off my bike and went to my locker. Brian and Sam were already there.I think my enthusiasm was evident because Sam raised his eyebrows at me and asked, "What happened to you, bro? Did you get laid yesterday?"I scrunched up my nose in disgust. "I am not a fuckboy like you. I don't use girls. I don't know why I'm even friends with someone like you." I said, shaking my head."Same," Brian said.Sam chuckled and slapped my arm. His slaps are deadly, I tell you. "Ow! Don't do that." I said as rubbed my arm which he had slapped."You two love me and you two also need to grow up! You are seventeen and still not had sex!" He gave me a disbeliev