Back to the present, earlier in the library, I got the nerves to half-way confess. Does he know it all this time? Is he just pretending he doesn’t know? Then, he asks me because he wants to confirm it? Ugh! This is stressing me.
“Hey! Tess?” I called then standing up in my seat.
“Yeah?” she replied.
“Skylar’s hotter than Vaughn. Remember that he is also part of the team in football. We’ve seen his abs when he removed his shirt in the field. Remember?” I rebutted to her comment earlier.
I get my tumbler and walk away, before I closed the door, I turn to her. She looked above with her mouth slightly open.
“Yeah, right. I forgot.” She said. I laughed.
I turn away, now heading to cafeteria. Then, I saw him, Tessa’s and I topic back in the classroom.
He is leaning his back in a wall. There are bullets of sweat rolling down from his hair to his temple then his cheeks. His shirt is wet, so I can see his abs forming in his shirt. I noticed he is holding his bag in his left hand.
Why is it so hot here? I looked around just to see there is no one else in the hallway, but us.
“Don’t look in my abs.” he said then turn his head to me.
“I’m not looking.” I denied.
“Yeah, you’re not looking like you’re not stealing glances in the library earlier, right?” he mocked at me.
Shoot! I don’t know what to say now! I’ll just walk pass by him. Yeah, that’s right Avis and don’t look in his way.
I did walk, but he blocked my way. Shit! Help me Tess. Get out of the stupid room.
I tried to get out walking in his side. But he blocked me again, and then in other side, still he blocked me again.
This time I look up to him. I noticed he still had the same haircut and style, but his eyes are more intense than in 8th grade.
“Excuse me.” I managed to speak. I thought I’m gonna drown again because of his eyes.
“You said you like me.” He said, looking down to me.
“I don’t” I denied again.
“You said maybe earlier, now you don’t, but I’m not asking.” He casually answered. There’s amusement in his eyes.
“I ---.” I didn’t finished what I was saying when he talks again.
“Stop liking me.” He said.
“What?” now I’m the one who’s amused.
“That way we can be friends.” He answered.
“Why do you want to be friends with me?” I asked again. What the hell is happening?
“You’re mother says so.” He proudly answered.
My mom? Come on mom. Don’t manipulate my love life just like how you manipulate my dreams. I’m gonna talk about this to her later when I got home.
“Business thing, our parents were business partners.” he added.
“What if I don’t?” I challenged him.
“What if you don’t what?” he asked confused.
“What if I don’t stop liking you?” I answered.
“So you really like me, huh.” He said then leans his back again in the wall.
“No.” I denied stupidly.
He laughed amusedly. I’m annoyed, but his laugh is mesmerizing. It’s like music in my ears. Stop it, Avis.
“I’m thirsty.” I said and start to walk away.
“I’m serious.” He said.
I looked back at him and he is giving me the same stare he gave back in the library.
Then, I felt something wrapping around my shoulders. I look to my side and saw Vaughn standing on my side. Unlike Skylar, he is fresh from shower. And I smell his perfume. It is addicting.
“Yeah, you should stop liking him.” He said smiling, but he is looking at Skylar.
I was just supposed to get water.
They look at each other intensely. The sky also becomes somehow dark. It was hot and sunny earlier. It’s weird.
I felt like the atmosphere changed.
It felt like...
I was watching a romance drama between them.
I face palmed myself with what I imagine. Honestly, they look so good together. I annoyingly looked at Vaughn, good thing you are not a girl, if you will be, all hell would break loose.
Vaughn noticed my stare and asks, "What?"
I just still look mad at him and he chuckled. He stopped midway and looked at Skylar, "Mind me interrupting your conversation? Let's talk, Avis." He said to Skylar and talked to me too.
I was about to talk when he already dragged me by his hands on my shoulders pushing me. I looked back at Skylar and already saw him turned his back and walked away.
I kind of felt a pang in my heart when he just walked away. Of course, I know, I'm just nobody to him, so why would he hold me down when someone's dragging me? Of course, he wouldn't.
He even said to stop liking him. Coming from his own words and own mouth.
I kind of felt my eye teary for some reason and my throat seems blocked. It didn't process me much earlier by his words but now, I felt so hurt for some reason.
I inhaled and exhaled deeply because I want to stop some bit of the tears that wanted to drop. I pretended it didn't hurt when he said those but now, I really wanted to cry. I mean I know I have no hope. I didn't even try to approach him, I didn't even confess. But I got straight up rejected. How miserable was that.
How could he just say it straight? How could he just casually say that?
4 goddamn years. I didn't confess, but got rejected. I want to laugh...and cry.
'Stop liking me' seems simple to say, but for 4 years, don't you know how much I tried?
One drop. Another drop of tears came out. I just looked down so it won't be noticeable. Damn tears, they don't know how to stop. I was trying to stop my tears when a big palm covers my eyes.
"Vaughn, stop, it's not funny" I said but I didn't bother to remove it, I have no strength."Come on, Avis, why are you silent? Do you need to go to the bathroom, don’t worry I can cover for you," he chuckled and let go of my face.What surprises me is a big chocolate pouch drink on his other hand on the front of my face."Sweets can make you feel better when you have loose bowel movement," he told me and put the drink in both of my hands.It made my heart warm and feels good. I clasped it with my own two hands, it made my feelings lighter than before. I just chuckled and tap him on his back, "Thank you."I get the straw at back and put it at the designated hole in the pouch drink. Then we just sat on a bench. I didn’t notice we were on the school park in where vending drink machines are just around the area."You need to dry clean my handkerchief
Now that I thought about him again, I felt tears starting to form again. I’m mad at him for rejecting me even if I didn’t actually confessed to him, also because he is maybe the reason Penny is back. If she wasn’t back, my friend wouldn’t suffer. I get that Tess is an amazon girl and she is also fearless and a fighter, but she doesn’t deserve what happened. She doesn’t deserve the pain because, Penny is insane. And I…. I don’t deserve this pain given by Skylar because, I haven’t even confessed to him properly. That’s unfair. But, I’m not really confessing, since I was already rejected.Maybe that is the thing about liking someone for too long. Liking someone for too long doesn’t mean they have to like you back too. And maybe, Skylar is really insensitive, he just said ‘stop liking me’ casually. Like it was a line from a movie and he wanted to try it to someone, and then he chose me.Fr
“Grandma, can I ask a question?” I asked.“What is it darling?” she smiled at me then, held my hand.I looked at her.“In all of the stories you told me up until now that I’m close to a grown up woman, I’m 17 now, if you’re missing it grandma. So, why does the girl in your story always die?” I curiously asked.I wonder why the girl in her story named Avis like mine, always dies. The happenings in the story changes, but the ending is still the same, I’m getting pissed off by that. “Because, she always chooses to save him. She always wants to save him.” She answered as she caresses gently my hands.“That’s how love works; you get to experience sacrificing your own happiness or even own life for the sake of your love ones.” She continued.“Is she
Vaughn walks until he reached beside me. “What are you doing here?” I asked him. “That should be my question. It’s past 1 A.M. and you are still roaming around outside.” He said, concerned. Then, he looks at Skylar. “What are you planning to do this time, Skylar? He asked to Skylar. “Just like what you did earlier.” Skylar answered with a grin in his face. “Stop it. She’s innocent.” Says Vaughn as he glared to Skylar. “Really?” Skylar smirked then glanced at my side. “If you are talking about me, yes I’m innocent.” I said to Skylar and there is still his smirking face. “I don’t think so.” He answered. He looks like he is enjoying this conversation because he is smiling to annoy me and Vaughn. “What?” I exclaimed. “Why do you have the necklace?” he asked. And the smile in his face is now gone. “What necklace?” I asked back. Now that he mentioned it. I roam my hands around my neck to feel m
“That is hilarious! I wish I was there! Oh my god! I missed every exciting moments that happened to you!” commented by Tess. She’s so happy even that she was stabbed yesterday. I don’t know why she still attends school today when she’s injured. Its lunch now and we’re here in a café talking about what happened last night and what I think about the two having a steamy romantic relationship between them. But, my mind is flying somewhere, so I cannot focus to Tessa’s comments after I told her the story. Early this morning, I woke up from a dream and there are tears on my cheeks again, but this time, my grandma was not there telling stories. Instead, I was there, I am the girl; I received a necklace, from a guy whom I don’t know, but he looks like Skylar. He has Skylar’s resemblance when it comes to eyes, nose and lips. Also, I feel like I’m the girl there in that dream, but I feel like it’s a different girl too. It’s so frustrating! I gently messed my ha
“Aren’t you gonna ask where I am going?” Penny asked. Well to be honest I don’t care where she would go. I don’t even care about her existence. “You’re still cold-hearted asshole god.” She commented. “And you are not?” I rebutted to her. She’s acting like she’s isn’t evil like me, I hate it. “Can’t you even thank me for travelling around this world just to find the balance, I mean the girl?” She asked. “Just go.” I just said and gets into my car then, drive away from her. It’s been hundred years when I exist here on earth and we still haven’t find the girl who is also called the balance. She is fated to be the balance of Dark which is me, and Light which is fucking Vaughn. If she was found first by Vaughn, and didn’t die for about three months after we had found her existence, then I will die, so I need to find her first to kill her so she can’t balance us and Vaughn will die. That is our fate. I kill the balance
I woke up from a loud bang from what I know is happening outside. After that, I heard a continuous shouting also from outside, from which I recognized a woman's voice and a man’s voice. I tried to remember what happened earlier, but I couldn't. I looked around the room and there's no special about it. I just found books, shelves, cabinets, and a long sofa, with the room’s gray motif, including gray bed sheet, pillowcase, sofa, and curtains. Just when I realized I wasn't in my own house. This isn’t Tessa’s room. There’s no room like this in Tessa’s house. Where am I? Did I just enter someone’s home without permission? Questions flooded my brain. All I remember is I was escaping from Skylar because of the embarrassment I did. I go down from the bed and wear the slippers waiting there. “You’re awake.” I look above to the person entered the room. I didn’t hear the door opened though. It’s Skylar. Why is he here? Wait… is this his f
I put the pen down as I stopped writing and remembered the pendant earlier. While looking at it earlier, I felt like something tugged me when I saw that thing. It made have goosebumps for a sec but I don't really understand why.I just brushed it off earlier and because of it, it made me quiet the entire time riding in Skylar's car. Skylar might have noticed it or he just don't careI just got home because when I wake up at Skylar, the school time is over, my mom is gonna kill me for sure. I walked up and tried to fix the things in my desk after I wrote something. That feeling still bugged me till now, and it's quite annoying actually.I lied down in bed and reached for the remote of my television in my bedside table. I should just watch some movies to ease my mind, since I'm done with my school works and other related stuffs.Horror movie seems quite nice; I think it can relieve my thoughts on the pendant if I watched some.