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Chapter 8 Same as Yesterday
As I woke up I saw Joy singing and when she saw me, “Hi Heart, time to wake up.”
“Ok,” so I opened my eyes really wide and sat down and I saw Rose wide awake. “Oh Rose, you’re wide awake. I didn’t notice.”
“Well yeah. I was going to dog pile whoever woke up last. So want to dog pile Megan?”
“Sure,” I stood up and Rose and I went to Megan’s bed. But before we could jump, Megan woke up and saw us.
“Yawn, what are you guys doing?” She asked looking at us.
“Uhh…..not dog piling you, ” said Rose. I sighed and got ready for school. I decided to tie my hair in a tight and high pony tail and to put my favorite peach ribbon to my waist so that my thin waist is seen. I also decided to put a few tweaks that could add more beauty to my appearance. Huh, my fashion style is coming back, I thought.
“You guys, I’m going down first ok? I’m already getting a bit hungry.”
“Sure. Go ahead,” Megan said. It’s time for breakfast, I went with a competitive spirit. I saw every boy and girl looking at me, then Laurence went to me and held my hand, “You looked absolutely stunning today,” he whispered. I smiled, then I became self conscious. What just happened? When did I become this confident? Whenever I become confident, I usually get carried away or something. But I didn’t want to humiliate myself by looking down because of shyness, so I put my head up but not too high. I just smiled at Laurence, “Thanks,” I whispered back and he escorted me to a table with all of my friends and their princes. I saw everyone in the table and they sat by pairs again. Then Jaxon went to me, “Hi, where’s Megan?”
“And Rose?” Andrew asked.
“They’re about to go down, don’t worry,” while eating I was looking for Eric. “Where’s Eric?” I asked Mason.
“He’s sitting with a girl named Alyssa,” he said while eating his food. Alyssa, oh. Alyssa. Her name just kept on showing on my head. Then Laurence held my shoulder, I turned around, “What?”
“You seem tense,” he said while pointing at my hands. I looked my hands and I saw that they were clenched into fists.
“Oh,” then I opened my hands and finished my food.
“It’s him isn’t it? Don’t worry, I’m here.” Then I slowly went laid down my head at his shoulder. “Thanks. I’ll really need you right now.”
“I’ll be by your side when you do,” then he cupped his hands and took my chin. We gazed at each others eyes and he kissed my forehead again. Then I rested my head on his shoulder again.
“It’s still a long time before class starts. Want to talk?”
“What’s your biggest fear?”
“Well it changes. But now mine is that I might fail.
“Mine is ending up alone, unwanted and unloved. Cause I feel like that’s going to happen to me someday.”
“That’s never going to happen to you. I promise.”
“Don’t make promises you can’t keep.”
“You don’t think that I can keep it?”
“Sometimes you might be forced to break it. You can’t do anything about it or you don’t have a choice.”
“You do have a point. But I can keep it now and I’ll try until I can.” I looked into his eyes and smiled, “You would really do that?”
“Of course,” he said while looking into my eyes. We were moving closer and closer then I backed away, “I’m sorry, it’s just that I don’t think we should be doing that right now.”
“Ok. That’s fine. I completely understand since we’ve only known each other since only 2 days.”
“Want to talk about something again?”
“What are your hobbies?”
“I like to sing, dance, read, design rooms and dresses and write. You?”
“I like to play rugby, sword-fighting, reading, eating and exercising.”
“That reminds me, can you teach me how to sword-fight?”
“I want to know how to fight. I don’t want to be defenseless. Gaby is allowed by Professor Dovey, then why can’t I?”
“I don’t understand. Are you saying that you want to attend the boys classes like Gaby or for me to teach you?”
“I want you, or the best sword-fighter to teach me. If that person has the time.” Then I saw Megan and Rose, I noticed that only like 3 or 5 minutes have only past. Jaxon and Andrew then stood up and went to them to escort them. While looking at them, I caught a glimpse of Alyssa’s table with Eric with them. Then I’m feeling something, I don’t know. Jealousy? Anger? Why in the world would I be jealous of them? I have Laurence, so it’s definitely anger. I just stared at them, it felt like I was in a trance. “So when do you want to start?” His question broke me from the trance.
“When do you want to start taking lessons from me?”
“Later, if possible. If there’s time.”
“Are you really the best one there?”
“Yep,” he said with a smug smile. “Dad has been teaching me ever since I could walk, so that if I did get here to the School for Good, then I know how to sword-fight.”
“Oh, sweet.” We sat for a very long time, not moving. Just enjoying each other’s company. Then I asked him, “What did you see in me?”
“I saw pureness.”
“In the Welcoming, I felt a big spark in your row. I saw Megan, Rose and you. I don’t really know the other girls, I looked at each one and I felt the spark get bigger and bigger. When I was between you and Rose, I was confused then I remembered that Rose and I are just friends so I picked you.”
Then the birds sang again so Megan and I got ready to go to class. But before leaving, Laurence kissed my forehead again. “Are you going to do that a lot of times?”
“Yep.” Then we went to our classes. The classes today were just like yesterday because I got high ranks, never below 10. In History of Heroines, Pollux just wrote on the board to read chapter 2. (Since you all know he died, the way he teaches us is by making us read or watch). After writing Pollux then left us to read with a few fairies to watch us. The day was just running smoothly and the following days were just like this. Then the following week the teachers announced those who have the privilege to use the Groom Room. Of course I got the privilege just like all my other friends and Alyssa. On weekends I usually go there and see what new look I could do for the next week.
Then one day when I was done using the Groom Room I decided to go to the library to see more interesting books I could read. On my way there, I accidentally bumped into someone, “Oh I’m sorry.” When he stood up I saw it was Eric, “Uh. Sorry for bumping into you. I’m gonna go now.” I walked past him and he held my shoulders and made me look into his eyes.
“I’m tired of ignoring each other. Can’t we be friends again?” I stared at his earnest eyes. I can see that he was suffering, if he asked me this the day I knew that it was him, I would have immediately said no. Now, I’m not sure, since my anger has already melted away and pity replaced it. But I didn’t know what to say to him, I want to and not to at the same time. What should I say?
“Eric, I ”
There’s chapter 8, hope you guys liked it. Thanks to @megannnyap, @peppy, @wits12345, @gracelynnofmadinvail and @athene for letting me use their characters. What do you guys think Heart will say to Eric?