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(Just so you know, this took place 5 days ago. This is from Eric’s POV)
Chapter 11 – Unexpected
I woke up with a big smile on my face cause today, I’m friends again with Heart. I immediately got ready and greeted Mason and Charles a good morning. “You seem cheerful,” said Mason.
“Don’t you remember? Heart said that she wants to be friends again with him,” said Charles.
“Yep. Today we will catch up and I will be with her the whole day. That Laurence will have to accept that we’re friends again.”
“Will that mean that you’ll be sitting with us?” asked Mason.
“I think so,” I said.
“But what about Alyssa? You need to tell her.” That’s going to be hard, I thought to myself. We went to the table and I saw Megan and Rose in the line for food but Heart isn’t there. Where could she be? I took a deep breath and walked toward Alyssa. When she saw me, she had a smile on her face, “Eric, come on. I saved you a seat. So get a basket for me and you and later after school let’s go do something together.”
“Um. Alyssa,” just say it. Say it. Girls are sensitive, so say it in a way she could understand. “I’m sorry but I’ll be sitting with Mason and Charles.” Then her smile turned into a frown. “Do you mean you’ll be sitting with Heart? I see the way you look at her. You like her and I know that you were friends before, but you left her. So she doesn’t like you anymore.”
“You’re wrong. She agreed to be friends again yesterday.”
“Aha! I knew it. You were with her, not in your room studying. You stay right here with me. She already has Laurence, so you are mine.” She held me tighter.
“No!” I cringed away from her. “I tried to like you, I really did. But.”
“But it’s Heart. It’s Heart right?”
“No it’s not her but you. Your attitude. You’re not gentle, kind, caring. Your not even nice. It’s a big mystery why you’re here.” Then I walked to the line with Mason and Charles.
“Eric! Eric you come back here! ERIC!” But I didn’t look back at her. If she were anything like Heart, then there would have been a shot of me liking her. When I got my basket, I sat with Mason and Charles. Then Laurence looked at me and asked, “What are you doing here? Shouldn’t you be with her?” He asked pointing at Alyssa. “No,” I answered and I started eating. After a few bites I noticed that 2 people were missing.
“Where’s Andrew and Heart?
“Andrew went to Alyssa when he saw her crying. He’s always liked her. He said that he sees good in her, like I’m gonna believe that,” answered Rose.
“Are you angry at him for going to Alyssa?”
“No. I liked somebody else as he liked Alyssa. We’re just friends. That reminds me Heart said that you are friends again so you can talk to us.”
“We’ll be nice to you since she told us to,” said Megan.
“Where is Heart?” I asked.
“Yeah, where is she?” asked Laurence.
“She’s in the room. She’s not feeling well. She said that her head hurts really bad,” answered Megan.
“Oh,” that was bad news. She’s not feeling well then maybe tomorrow she’ll feel better.
For 3 days, I didn’t see her. Megan said that her head hurts so much that she doesn’t move from her bed. When school ended that day, I wanted to go to her and see how she’s doing. Then Alyssa came to me, “Hey! You Eric take those words that you said back.”
“No. I won’t take back what I said since they’re all true.”
“Take me back then or else.”
“Or else what?”
“I will not be your princess.”
“How is that a threat? I don’t like you, Alyssa. Can’t you understand that?” She looked like she was stabbed but she need to be stabbed. I just moved aside and walked to Heart’s room. Then I saw Rose and she saw me, “Are you planning to visit Heart?”
“Sorry you can’t. She doesn’t want anyone but us to see her like this. She doesn’t want anyone to see her in pain.”
“Oh, well how is she?”
“Actually, I’m not sure. She doesn’t move from her bed. The only sign we know she’s alive when she tries to muffle her screams.”
“Does she even eat?”
“I also don’t know. I don’t think so, maybe just a few bites cause whenever we come back, we see the baskets still filled with food. I don’t even know if she gets to sleep. I looked at her this morning and her eyes are wide open and she’s just staring at the sky, not blinking.” Hearing this is getting me more worried. What is happening to her? I really want to see her but she doesn’t want anyone to see her. I should just follow what she wants. “Ok. I’ll go now. Tell me if anything changes tomorrow.” I walked going to my room to do my homework but I couldn’t concentrate. I didn’t know what was happening to her. I want to be there to comfort her but she already has Rose and Megan for that.
“So any news from Heart?” asked Mason.
“No. I think she’s getting worse. Rose told me that she only eats a little or nothing at all and she doesn’t even get to sleep.”
“I feel sorry for her. It’s also very weird or different that she’s still alive.”
“What do you mean?”
“Cause people who don’t eat or sleep for 3 days usually die. She could be getting weaker by the moment.”
“NO!” I stood up and took Mason by his uniform. “WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT! SHE WONT DIE!” Then Charles came in and got in between the two of us. “Whoa, Eric. Calm down. Calm down.” I calmed myself down and saw their faces. “Sorry Mason.”
“Sorry too Eric. I shouldn’t have said that.” That night I didn’t sleep very well since I still kept on thinking about Heart and what Mason said. He was right, she could be getting weaker by the moment. I know that she couldn’t sleep a wink tonight which also got me awake.
The next morning I was very anxious to see Rose or Megan so that I could have an update on Heart. When I saw Rose, I quickly ran to her not really caring who I bumped.
“Rose, how is she?”
“She’s fine. Actually she said that she’s feeling a bit better. But her head still hurts so she decided to stay in her room again. Maybe she’ll be with us tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.”
“I hope it will be tomorrow,” I said in a cheerful way. I was so happy that I hugged Alyssa when I saw her. Then she looked at me with a confused look, “What happened to you? You said that you didn’t like me now you’re hugging me.”
“Sorry,” I said letting go of her, “it’s just that I heard good news.”
“What news?” She asked in a curious and surprised tone.
“Heart is feeling better!”
“Right she was sick and now feeling better. Great,” she said in a sarcastic tone.
“Of course you don’t want her to feel better cause then you’ll be back in second.”
“I want to be class captain. I want to be at the top. I want to be the best.”
“I I I. It’s all about you, have you ever thought about others?” She looked like she was searching her memory for a time when she thought of someone.
She just stood there motionless, “You already answered my question.”
“I did?” She asked. Then I left her there and I sat with Mason and the others again. Everyone has been used to me, except Laurence. I guess he still doesn’t like me because of what I did before but I know we’ll be friends, someday.
The fifth day. Today I still didn’t see Heart but Rose said that she thinks that she’s going crazy. “Heart says that she thinks that she heard voices yesterday but we were all in class in that time,” said Rose. Today I didn’t worry that much about her since I’m guessing she’s already feeling better but I can’t help not worrying about her. Is she ok? When will I see her again? What voices does she hear? I carried these questions until lunch where I sat under a tree looking at Alyssa. I don’t know why I was looking at her but then boys were also looking at me and laughed at me. I went to Rose and asked, “Do I have something on my face?”
“Do you know why the other boys are laughing at me?”
“Alyssa. She…..she told everyone that she broke up with you or something like that. That she rejected you and that she took you back because she was that Good and that you begged her to.”
“WHAT! She’s lying. That’s not true.”
“I know but we only know that. But the others don’t. So now the boys think you’re pathetic.” I wanted to hit her. I know that boys shouldn’t hit girls but she’s just Evil. It’s a big mystery why she’s here. I wanted to talk to her, to confront her or hit her. Just when I was about to do it, I saw 2 figures going outside. One girl was helping the other girl, I knew the one helping. It was Teresa, she was always ready to help those in need. The girl Teresa was helping, she was very thin, her eyes looked unhealthy and she kept on holding her head. Rose and Megan then stood up, looking closer at them. They gasped, “It’s Heart.” Then they ran towards them as I did too. While running to them I saw that Heart dropped. I got to them and asked Teresa,
“What are you doing?”
“Helping her get to Professor Dovey. That’s what she wanted to do.” She said while trying to carry her. I looked into her face and I saw that she was so unhealthy, so weak. But in a way she looked happy, maybe because she finally got to sleep. I carried her going to Professor Dovey, then Laurence saw us and ran with concerned eyes.
“She went down looking for Professor Dovey.” He looked at her for a long time then, “Let me carry her.” I don’t know if I should say ok or no. But I just let him carry her so that there are no fights. Then I saw Professor Dovey and she came to us with Teresa on her side. I didn’t notice she was gone, well none of us did considering everyone’s expression when they saw her.
“Take her to her room,” that was the only thing that she said then we went back.
When we got into her room, Professor Dovey asked Megan and Rose questions about her health in the last 5 days. When they answer the questions I keep on looking at Professor Dovey’s face and she’s happy. Why would she be happy? What good thing could this be?
“She’s awake,” said Teresa. I could see that she was trying to sit down but just decided to lie down. Then Professor Dovey went to her and asked,
“How are you?”
“My head still hurts.”
“My dear, your talent came.” That’s why she was so happy. I looked at everyone and they too seemed surprised like Heart.
“What? What’s my talent?”
“I don’t know yet but it includes something about your mind. Didn’t you say that you could hear thoughts?”
“I said that I heard voices.”
“The voices that you hear are people’s thoughts. Your talent came to you like a big wave. It was supposed to come little by little. So you need to rest some more and go to school when you don’t feel anything in your head.”
“Totally anything. I mean if I don’t feel anything.”
“Yes. You should feel at least nothing in your head.”
“How long should I be resting?”
“Maybe just another week.”
“How will I get to control my talent?”
“You need to sleep again dear. You worry about that when you feel better. You need to sleep for an entire week.” An entire week! I won’t get to see her for that long?
“An entire week! How will I get to sleep that long?”
“I will put a spell that will make you sleep. You need to rest. Sweet dreams.” She mumbled some spell and then Heart was sleeping again. Then Professor Dovey looked at us seriously, “None of you must tell anybody about her talent.”
“Why?” asked Megan.
“Because if you tell other students here that her talent already came, they will want to know. When they know then the other school will know and they will plan something on the Circus of Talents that will get her to lose. If she will compete that is, but considering her grades, I’m sure that she will. So you 5 must promise me that you will never tell anyone.”
“We promise,” the 5 of us said.
“Good. Now hurry. You might be late for your next class. Leave her to rest,” she said while pushing us out of the room.
“Wait,” I said.
“Am I not allowed to visit her?”
“You are, just don’t disturb her.” Then we went to our classes, leaving her to rest.
There is chapter 11 I hope you enjoyed it. The next chapter would still be from Eric’s POV. Thanks to @peppy, @megannnyap, @gracelynnofmadinvail and @bookworm15 for letting me use their characters. It’s been almost a week since I’ve been here cause I’ve been so busy that I can’t have a few seconds of fantasy.
For those who knows @whiteswan333, can you please tell me if she has already posted her next chapter?