JUST FOR LOVE
Com’on Anel,that’s just a duplicate.
Maniac can’t possibly have the real one.
The duplicates are so much.
I pick the tiny junks on my skirt, shifted my chair backwards and stood up.
I started walking out of the cafeteria,i got to Dan’s table about to finally walk out when i suddenly saw someone rushing towards me with full force with a plate of spaghetti in hand.
I closed my eyes tight waiting for the plate to hit me,instead i felt warm hands that jolted a feeling in my h.. heart.
My eyes was still closed.
The hands pulled me back quickly and the next thing i heard was a crash.
I didn’t open my eyes,I’m feeling something i can’t explain..
I’ve never felt it before..
Whose hands is making me feel this way.
When did i started allowing people touch me!
I opened my eyes, shrugging off the hands and pushing the person roughly at the same time.
I saw hit his hand on the glass table when i pushed him and he quickly held it in pain but i don’t care at the moment.
“Why the hell did you touch me!” I yelled.
“He was trying to save y..” His girlfriend said,the one who normally sat with him and Karissa.
“I didn’t ask for your help okay,i hate people touching me.. I’ll definitely be better off if it was the spaghetti that hit me” I said and turned.
Half of the students gaze was on us.
I saw the guy on the floor, nursing his wound from the crash i heard, his plate of spaghetti has become empty and i can see it on the floor.
I removed my gaze from him…he’s probably one rough player,that’s his reward.
“Fair warning,no one should help me.. don’t you guys just get it,i don’t want anyone association at all!” I said loudly and walked out if the cafeteria fuming.
Did i felt that because it was the first time an outsider was touching me..
No! It isn’t the first time.
I’ve had a few touches and it always end up with me slapping the toucher.
I just don’t know the reason i couldn’t slap maniac.
“Hey” I heard but kept walking.
“Hi” I heard again.
Now I’m sure I’m the one the anonymous person is calling but I’ll be the most stupid person if i answer.
I heard loud footsteps coming closer to me.
The fat girls appeared in front of me with flowers,they were smiling.
I tried to walk away but one of them blocked me with the bunch of roses she’s holding and i must confess it smelled nice.
“We’ve been trying to get your attention since you left the cafeteria” one of them said.
I looked on.
“Thanks for making us stand up for ourselves”
“We passed karissa’s table today and she wasn’t able to utter a word” They laughed.
“Why aren’t you saying anything?” They asked.
I ignored them.
“Well,we’re offering you this flowers in appreciation of what you did for us” They said and stretched the flowers to me.
In as much as i didn’t want to collect it and just walk away,i also don’t want to hurt their feelings,they got this flowers all for me,if i walk away without collecting it,they are definitely gonna be hurt.
“Thanks” I collected it walked away, smiling and sniffing it secretly.
“We’re glad you accepted it” They called after me.
I walked into the classroom and the few students in the class looked from my face to the bunches of flowers in my hand as i walked to my seat.
My backpack can definitely not contain the flowers,i placed it on my desk and also created a small space for my books.
The sweet scent of the flower kept playing round my nostrils.
I peered out of the window and smiled.
I remembered how i walked into the garden yesterday..
I felt great!
I plucked two petals from the rose and stuck it round one of my pontsplait,i plucked another two and stuck it round the second pontsplait.
I smiled inwardly.
I wish I’m at home right now,Ana and i would have stuck a lot in our hair,play and sing.
I heard noise from the hallway coming down to our class and i know the cafeteria light has been switched off, students are now returning to their classes.
Our classroom door opened and students trooped in and started taking their seats.
Maniac and his girlfriend started walking back to his seat,she was holding the hand i think was wounded by me.
I felt a little bit sorry for him…it seems the hand is really paining him. He shouldn’t have touched me in the first place!
He sat down and his girlfriend glared at me before walking back to her seat.
I looked at him and felt pushed to say ‘sorry’
Damn! The hand is bleeding…
I shifted uncomfortably in my seat..
When did i started feeling remorseful?..
But this guy is bleeding because of me.
I’ve never made anyone bleed except the two fools, i broke their heads and they deserved it.
But maniac was only trying to save me..
What if that plate if spaghetti have hit me right on the face.
I looked at him again,he’s still holding his hand but with a smile on his face.
His girlfriend kept murmuring ‘sorry’ to him.
“Sorry” i found myself saying.
He stared at me for a while and i could swear my heart raced faster..
His eyes are charming.
He looked away without saying anything.
Damn! Did he just snubbed me!
I’m not gonna say sorry to him again,he should bleed to death.
I don’t care!
But looking at his hand changed my mind.
Did i push him that hard?
His hand is bleeding more.
I’m gonna be responsible if he bleeds to death.
I stood up and took his hand…
He gasped in shock,so as other students.
I felt that feeling again and quickly dropped his hand.
“I’m responsible for your bruise,so I’m gonna take you to the infirmary” I said.
He stood up slowly…
“You can lead the way,i don’t know the way to the infirmary” I said.
He smiled and started walking ahead.
Why’s he smiling?
I followed him..
“Dan will you be okay?” His girlfriend asked.
His name is Dan.. Maniac suit him better.
We walked out of the classroom and he kept walking and walking,till we got to some marble stairs,we descended it and was about turning again.
I saw Travis locking the door of a classroom.
We walked past him.
“You both should come here” He said and i ignored him, maniac stopped but i walked away.
Too bad i don’t know the way to the infirmary.
I turned and walked back to them.
“I thought you won’t come” Travis smirked.
“Why did you stop? Let’s go to the infirmary” I said to maniac.
“H..he’s the school prefect” Maniac said dumbly.
“And so what? Am i even supposed to be here with you,if i hadn’t hurt your hand,do you think I’ll ever have anything to do with you..why are you wasting my time, another class would have started” I said.
“Shut up! I’m the school prefect and you have to obey me” Travis said.
I stared at my nails and chopped off an outgrown one with my teeth.
“That’s dirty” Travis said feigning irritation.
I held the urge to laugh..dirty?
“Look! I gat dozens of nail cutter,i use my teeth whenever i like,who the hell am i trying to impress…if you are not okay with it then go to hell! I don’t just know why I’m standing here, conversing with a bitch” I spat.
“I’m sorry,you look cute while using your teeth. Can you go out with me over the weekend?” He asked.
“Hey! Are you ready to leave or not?” I asked maniac.
He didn’t say anything.
I dragged his hand,the feeling came again but was stronger this time and i found myself not able to drop his hand.
I suddenly jerked my hand from his.
“W.. where is the infirmary?” I asked.
“We’ll get there soon” He said and started leading the way.
“I’m gonna get you sooner or later” Travis yelled after us.
“You can say that to the bitches you’ve smooched” I retorted.
“You’re the only one who’s bold enough to stand up to Travis” Maniac said to me.
“Hey! Me being here with you doesn’t give you the right to talk to me. If i hadn’t hurt your hand,do you think I’ll be with you. Maintain your space okay?” I said.
“Okay… sorry” he said and batted his eyelids.
where the hell is this school’s infirmary..why is it so far!
I groaned when i finally saw M.H.S infirmary inscribed boldly on a very wide door that can contain hundred people at the same time.
We both stood in front of the door and it opened itself,it’s actually a controlled door.
We walked in and i was wowed,every setting of the infirmary is just like a renowned hospital,it’s looking beautiful and well equipped.
There are two ladies seated behind a desk and one was walking towards us with a file in hand.
Their knee-length gown of the nurses consists of the colors of our school wears.
“Hi students,how are you?” The nurse smiled.
“Fine” maniac said.
I looked around without saying anything.
“How are you?” I heard the nurse said again and knew she wanted me to answer.
I ignored her and tapped my shoes on the clean marble tiles.
“How are you?” She asked.
Can’t she just get on with treating maniac!
Why am i here in the first place!
“I plead on her behalf,she doesn’t talk to strangers” Maniac said.
“Ohh…she’s the girl who doesn’t talk to people” The lady said and i can feel her gaze on my face even though i wasn’t looking at her.
“You’re way too beautiful to behave that way,try to loosen up a bit” She sighed.
‘World best adviser’ i laughed inwardly.
“So what’s the problem?” She asked maniac.
He stretched his hand to her.
“Ahh! Sorry,come with me to the ward” She said and we both followed her.
Other nurses said hi to us but maniac did the answering.
We got to the ward and maniac was made to sit on the bed.
“So,your name?” She asked maniac.
“Who wouldn’t know your surname” She interrupted him with a smile and jotted it down.
“The cause of your injury?” She asked..
“I..i fell” he lied and looked at me.
Is he trying to make me praise him for not revealing the truth.
“I pushed him” i said and the nurse gasp.
“Did you just talk?” She asked.
I rubbed my palms together and sigh.
“Why don’t you talk to people? You’re beautiful plus your voice is angelic,you would have won many hearts if you talk to people” She said waiting for me to respond.
She saw i wasn’t going to and continued asking questions, jotting them down.
Isn’t she supposed to treat him first!
“Mind me,the petals on your hair looks good and smells nice” She smiled.
Oh! The petals are still on my hair.
She finally finished the jottings and grabbed a first aid box.
She opened it and started treating him.
Maniac gritted his teeth when antiseptic was poured on the wound.
I didn’t feel sorry for him this time,he deserve it.
We walked out of the infirmary after some minutes.
That nurse just wouldn’t stop talking..I’m glad to be out.
I’ll have to come with maniac tomorrow.
“Thank you” Maniac said to me.
I stared at his plastered hand and felt sorry.
The wound will surely cause a scar.
I hope the it clears soon.
He led the way till we got to the classroom.
We opened the door and collided into Mr Jones.
He was done teaching, about walking out of the class.
We stepped out of the way and he walked out after giving me a look.
We both walked into the classroom.
Karissa and his girlfriend rushed to him while i walked to my seat.
My bunches of flowers were still on my desk.
I sat down and sighed…i looked at the board and found it wiped off.
Well.. I’ll check the scheme of work and make a note myself.
Maniac also got to his seat,he sat down and rubbed his plastered hand.
No way I’m telling him sorry again!
I stared at the roses on my desk.
Would it be nice if i give him a bunch,just for hurting him and giving him a scar.
That’s the least i can do.
I picked a bunch and stretched it to him.
He stared from the flower to my face in surprise.
“I’m not giving you for any other reason apart from hurting you, this is my way of saying sorry to you…if you are not collecting it,then it’s fine” I said, about placing it back on my desk but he collected it and smiled.
The class erupted in an “Awwwn” and i don’t get the freaking reason they did that.
I glared at everyone of them and they all faced their business..the way they did it was so funny.
Maniac laughed and i held myself from laughing.
I quickly placed my head on the desk and laughed quietly.
“You don’t have to hide your laughter,you look even more beautiful when laughing” I heard maniac said.
My cheeks flushed.
Am i blushing!
I raised up my head trying to maintain a serious face but seeing all the faces of the class mates made me bursted out laughing again.
“Wow!” They exclaimed.
I suddenly heard camera shots,i noticed most of them,were taking shots of me.
What the hell!
Did i just laugh in the presence of everyone,what the hell prompted me to!
I never laughed in Neltodine high school despite the years i spent there but just three days in Makers high School……
You look more beautiful when laughing.
Can you laugh again?
Wow,she gat dimple.
Look,i took the best shot.
Can i be your friend?
I love the way you smile.
You gat nice set of teeth.
Maniac smiled at me and i wondered why.
I unbelievable felt more free..
No Anel! This isn’t happening, remember your promise ‘Being mean’
I walked into my room after greeting Mum and dad at the living room.
Mike is in his room having his siesta.
I dropped my backpack and sat on the bed and began pulling off my socks and shoes.
My pullover went off next and i stood up from the bed.
I opened my backpack and smiled as i brought out the bunch of flower psycho gave to me.
I’m the most surprised person today about her behavior.
It’s obvious she’s a nice person, situation probably changed her.
I don’t know what i felt when i held her in the cafeteria.
I deliberately touched by Jacq after i touched her but i didn’t feel anything.
I thought it was only imagination when but when she grabbed my hand in class,the feeling came again.
Well… whatever the feeling is,i just hope it’s a good one.
Psycho has a good heart but it is covered with her behavior,and i know she can’t behave that way without a reason.
I picked an empty vase and filled it with water,then placed the flowers inside .
I would not want the flowers to wither.
It’s already producing a sweet fragrance to my room.
I placed it beside my window.
I need to freshen up and eat,then do my assignment.
I pulled off my school shirt and trouser,hanged it on the rail and walked into the bathroom.
But how do i shower without making the plaster soak.
I walked back to my room and opened my shelf,i brought out a hand glove and wore it on the affected hand.
I used a rubber band to tighten it round my waist.
I walked back to the bathroom and started freshening up.
I walked out of the bathroom, dripping wet.
I retied my towel and walked to the wardrobe.
Selected black pants and green sweatshirt with a fresh underwear.
I dried my body and got clad in my clothes.
I thrashed the gloves and then picked a comb.
I combed my hair and pulled black footwear from the shoe rack.
I slide my feet into it and thought of the lie to tell mum and dad about my hand.
I managed to hide it from them when i came in,but i know i can’t hide it for long.
If my parents don’t find out about it,then Mike will.
I’m gonna figure out something once i get to them.
I smiled at the flower in the vase,the sun light on it made it shone.
I walked out of my room and headed downstairs.
“OMG what happened to your hand?” Mum rushed to me.
Dad also stood up.
“It’s nothing much,i hurt my hand while rushing to the cafeteria” I said.
“You should have called me” Mum said examining my hand.
“No..it’s just a little wound,the plaster only exaggerated it” I said.
Dad sighed worriedly “Are you okay?”
“Yeah I’m fine” I smiled.
“Are you sure it’s not much?” Mum asked.
“It’s not” I said.
“Okay,come let me serve you your lunch” She said and carefully held my hand.
I followed her.
I sat on the chair in the dining waiting for my lunch.
Psycho kept crossing my head and i will smile anytime i remember how she laughed.
I heard a sound on the dining table and stopped smiling.
Mum gave me a suspicious look.
I chuckled and glanced down at my lunch.
“Thanks mum” I smiled and started eating.
I didn’t realise i was this hungry.
She walked back to the living room.
I washed my dish after i was done eating and walked up to my room, leaving mum and dad to have more time to theirselves.
I shook my head when i heard snores from Mike’s room.
Yet he always deny he doesn’t snore.
I should have just took a video of him but i gat assignments to do.
I walked into my room and headed to where my backpack is.
I unzipped it and brought out my mathematics and biology.
I dropped it on my reading table, brought out my phone and zipped my backpack.
I sat on the reading chair and started doing my assignment.
I was done with the assignment in some minutes.
I read for another thirty minutes and then returned my books back to my backpack.
I picked a novel and went to sit on the bed.
‘Enchanted by Nora roberts’
I guess dad wants me to have nightmares but he said it isn’t very scary and i kinda like it,its looking interesting.
Psycho crossed my head again and i smiled.
She has a beautiful name..Asanel but psycho suit her better.
Psycho,i don’t know whatever it is that’s making you behave that way but i promise to bring you out of your shell.