They Didn't Recognize Me

This is a story about Lotus. All her life she've been bullied and ignorred in class. She always have had some extra weight and according to her class she isn't beautiful.
But one summer she decides to changed it all. Loose weight, dye her hair, start use make-up - be the one she really is. After her transformation and her 16th birhday suddenly the guys start to be interested in her, but she haven't changed her personality. And she haven't forgot her past.
What would happen to Lotus? What would she do with the guys all of sudden liking her?


10. The meet-up and a beautiful fountain

After a little nap I checked my phone to see what the clock is. It showed 7 pm and I quickly got up. Shit!

The fact I’ve slept almost all day is not what got me up so quick. The fact that I’m meeting Angelo in an hour is what gets me up! I ran into the bathroom to see what mess I am and I can honestly say I was not disappointed. My hair was sticking out in every possible direction and my makeup was to hurl over. My eyeliner was laying as a thick line beneath my eyes and I had very dark shadows under my eyes. I guess I slept very deeply since I don’t remember neither I ever fell into sleep nor lying in my bed.

I yawned and washed my makeup off. I brushed my hair and even though my hair roots killed me I managed to get it to look decent. It was not beautiful, but I it was okay. I wasn’t obligated to look smoking hot so this would do. I laid a new layer of eye liner and mascara and blinked frequently for it to clot. I gulped and tried to calm myself. I don’t wanna meet that prick in the park, but since I was so good at annoying him quite a bit by text, I couldn’t just leave it and ignore our bet. Then I would look like a coward and that’s not something I’m interested in.

After I got myself to look okay I went back into my room and opened my dresser. I found a blue dress and added a black belt around my waist. I took a hair through my hair and sprayed hairspray in it. I shook my head wildly so the volume of my hair would increase. Usually my hair I flat and boring, but it’s amazing how much a couple of sprays of hairspray can do to your hair. It can go from Boring Betty to Volume Viola in seconds, which I almost always do when the opportunity arrives.

To be honest I actually want to look great tonight – just to show Angelo all the things he’ll never ever get. Just to tease him a little.

That wouldn’t hurt.

I smiled cheeky and winked at myself in the mirror. I laughed at myself and bit my lip. I took a deep breath and felt my heart pumping hard in my chest. I checked my phone and it showed 7:46 pm. I nodded at the screen and walked out of my room.  I walked out I grabbed one of my small bags and threw the most important things in there at the same time.  I went down the stairs and looked around. Still no sight of my mom and the silence filled the house. I cringed at the fact I already should leave for the little meet-up by the old oak in the park with Angelo. I quickly wrote a little note for my mom if she would start worrying about me; even though that’s very unlikely for her to ever think about me.

I jumped in my black converse and found my way to my bike. I had no car and I was supposed to get there in time, the bike would be the only way to get there.

I was soon long down the road and in the horizon I could see the top of the oak.

The wind blew right in my face, so I had to narrow my eyes to be able to see anything. The wind just slowed me down so I bent down to avoid the wind. It was so annoying. It seems like the weather also was against me go meeting Angelo, considering well.. Considering it was Angelo.

Actually it’s quite intimidating that he decided to meet me at 8 o’clock instead of any other time of the day. Well.. Either he had a plan or he, just as me, slept all day and couldn’t bother waking up. If this is the case I completely understand him. I would do the same thing if I accidently slept all day. But I do think he’s up to something – he’s always up to something.

Finally I got to the entrance of the park and I got of my bike. I locked it and started to go down to path to the old oak. I was dark and the only light in here was from the streetlights covering the sides of the path. There was trees standing randomly around the park and at the end of the path a fountain stood so beautiful, being lit up from lights from the ground. I smiled at the amazing sight and bit my lip. I felt the nervousness fill me up and my body began slowly to shake. I was so nervous and the fact I could see silhouette of a person standing near the oak. I assumed it was Angelo, since it would weird if other people were here at this time of night. As I came closer I saw the person turn around and a familiar face appeared. It was Angelo.

I felt the anger and the temptation to hit him right in the face increase as I came closer. He chuckled when I finally got up close. I laid my hands over cross and waited for him to say something. I frowned and sighed.

“So.. You came? That’s nice.” he started out by saying and smiled cheeky at me. I growled complaining and nodded lightly. “Yes, I came – Happy? Can I go now?” I snapped. He bursted out in laughter while shaking his head. I groaned and bit my lip. I felt uncomfortable around him and I just wanted to go home. He creeps me out.

“Sweety, have you forgotten about our bet?” he asked and looked curious at me. He winked at me and I felt the need to vomit. The mix of him calling me sweety and him winking at me made me hurl. He tries so hard to be sexy and hot but it’s so hilarious at times to see him fail enormously. I rolled my eyes and gave him the look of death. I hate him so much and if a look could kill, I think Angelo would be dead by now. Just saying.

“I guess not, so here’s the deal. We just hang out in school and after school we hang out too, unless there’s homework. You know I never do them, but you seem like a girl who alwa-“. “What? Hang out in our free time? Hell no!” I cut him off. There’s no way I’m going to hang out with him in my free time! Jesus, what’s wrong with him?! Ugh!

“Easy tiger” he said while laughing. “It’s not like we have to make out or anything! Just hang out until one of us fall into the trap and falls in love or anything” he explained and smiled. “And we both know who’s gonna do that, right?” he pointed out and chuckled.

I took a deep breath to calm myself down. I was this close to hit him. I’m usually not a violent person, but it seems like Angelo always get the worst out of me and it kills me. Why does he have to be this cocky and annoying? It’s his all entire fault.

Call me childish, but this is just the way it is.

“Stop it Angie, okay?! I- I just didn’t know this thing would use all my free time.. And you know, you have to stop calling me sweety. It’s disgusting and you make me hurl” I spat out and sighed. He chuckled and took my hand up to his face. He look directly into my eyes and he didn’t say a word.

 I wanted to unleash my hand from his, but by the way he look into my eyes I felt paralyzed. And not in a good way.

He kissed it and intertwined his fingers with mine. I gaped at his actions. Why is he suddenly like this? He’s being.. Romantic.


I shook my hand and untied my hands from him. I looked up into his eyes and I was about to scold him for holding my hand like that, but he just began to walk over to the fountain. He clapped on a spot near him and what he was referring to. I guess I had to sit down beside him. I hesitated with going over there. My heart pumped hard in my chest and I gulped. After a few moments of discussing with myself whether or not I should go over there, I went over there and sat on the spot Angelo chose for me.

After a few moments of silence Angelo broke the silence.

“So Lotus who are you? You’re new here so I don’t really know you” he asked. I neighed like a horse while thinking about the right answer.

Who am I?

That’s a secret I’ll never tell.

Xo xo

Gossip girl.

Whoops! Sorry, random thought.

I giggled at myself and Angelo just looked surprised at me. I don’t blame him, I would do the same. He probably think I’m a crazy person now.

“Just a funny thought nothing else” I exclaimed and continued giggling. I felt my cheeks warm up and I figured out I was blushing.

“You,” he began and pointed at me. “are not completely healthy. But back to the point, who are you? You better tell or I’ll tickle you till you say it” he said and laughed. I shook my head and giggled. “And you’re saying I’m not normal? Look at yourself, Angie. You’re the one threating to tickle me” I say while crossing my legs. He laughed at me and smiled.

I looked at the fountain and I loved the way the light almost mixed into the water and floated with the flow of it. I smiled at the view. It was beautiful. Probably one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen and I have seen a lot of things.

“What?” I heard Angelo asking and glancing at me. I broke out of my little bobble and I guess, I looked like a big question mark. I forgot where I was while glanced at the fountain. “Hm?” I hummed questioning and looked at him.

“What were you smiling for? Ir was me wasn’t it? I thought so too! It’s good we’re agreeing on this” he said ironically and made a fake understanding face. I nodded and said “Of cause! You caught me, I feel so embarrassed”. We both laughed and I saw him smiling at the ground. I guess I was funny. Woohoo! Yay for me. I was for once funny, let’s celebrate.

“Lotus, you didn’t answer my question” he said and smiled cheeky. “Well I’m me. Lotus Greenwich, from up north. I’m 16 and I have awesome red hair, if you haven’t noticed yet” I began and he laughed. “I love my computer and me and my duvet is in a committed relationship, so I’m sorry. There’s no chance there unless you want a jealous boyfriend after you”. He laughed at my little introduction. I smiled and he seemed to enjoy my company. Well, that’s nice.

I felt a buzz and I heard an familiar noise. “You’re got a texts message!” I heard I say and I blushed. I checked my phone and saw I got a text from Dominic.


To: Lotus

From: Dominic

Hey Lotus

All of us are still wondering if you soon will ask him about those party invites? :)

And really? Cheeky Redhead? X


I laughed and remember the important task the people gave me today. “Who is it?” Angelo asked and I answered him quickly. “It’s Dominic”. He huffed and laughed fake. I narrowed my eyes and lifted my eyebrow. Was Angelo jealous? Was Angelo Suarez, the mafia boss’ son jealous of Dominic? Omg, this is amazing.

I laughed and I was Angelo fake a smile to me. I took a deep breath and cleared my throat. I might as well get this over with.

“Hey Angie? About that part-“. “Yeah? Of cause you’re coming. And all your friends can come too, I’ll put them on the guest list” he cut me off and smiled. I gaped and didn’t know what to answer. All I could say was “U-um.. Thanks! I’ll tell them right away!”


To: Dominic

From: Lotus

Hey Dominic

He said yes and you all are on the guest list!! x

And yes? You know I’m cheeky, so I thought the name would fit perfectly ;)


“Really? A wink? Aren’t you flirtatious today” he teased and chuckled. I rolled my eyes and laughed. “I’m always flirtatious, you just never see that part of me” I said and winked. He looked all blown away and he became speechless. I stood up and took a deep breath. I was time to go home.

“Goodbye Angie and have a good night” I cooed and walked away. I smiled up to the sky to see a beautiful dark sky filled with lots of stars. I walked down the path and I heard Angelos voice call after me. I ignored him and continued to my bike. This was a weird night. And believe or not, I might have enjoyed it a bit. He seems nice, he just has to let down his guards and be himself. If he did that all the time he would have more real friends than all his fake ones. And then he might be nicer to people. People like me and my friends - the people from the bottom of the food chain. 





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So what do you think is going to happen?


Is Angelo going to let down his guards?

Is Lotus going to fall in love?

Or is it Angelo who's loosing the bet?

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