I sat up on my bed. Dressed and ready for school, but not wanting to go. I was not even hungry this morning. I went to the mirror and looked at myself, I looked fine I guess. My hair actually looked better then usual today. I sighed a deep sigh and finally opened the door and walked into the kitchen to see Greg and Niall eating toast and eggs. I took my seat and put my chin in my hands and waited patiently for Niall to finish.
"Hey Brandon," Niall said swallowing some toast. "We aren't riding the bus today, Zayn texted me and said that he would give us a ride to school."
"Really? Why?" I asked. He shrugged and continued eating. I was honestly happy I didn't have to ride the bus. That made my day better, and to make it even better I got to see Reign and her brother that I seemed to be developing a major crush on.
Niall finished up his meal and tossed his plate in the sink going into the living room. I followed him in there, leaving Greg alone in the kitchen. He sat down and pulled out his phone, probably playing on it. I didn't have a phone. So I just sat there staring into space. A few minutes later Niall's phone vibrated being the only sound in this ominously quiet household.
"He's outside." Niall said getting up. I followed behind him and we both yelled bye to Greg and were out the door. Reign was driving in the front seat, with Zayn in the passenger side. I hoped in behind Niall.
"Hey Bray." Reign said winking at me through the window. "Niall." She said looking at him through the windshield.
"Hey Reign." Niall and I said at the exact same time. She chuckled and continued down the road. Zayn and Niall exchanged a head nod, instead of actually saying hello to each other. When Zayn looked at me I just smiled and looked away really quick. If I had looked any longer I probably would have started blushing, and that would have been bad. The ride to school was quiet, nobody talked. Just the faint sound of the radio. When we arrived at school. We all got out of the car. Niall and Zayn were walking towards the front door and I was about to walk with them before Reign grabbed me and pulled me in the opposite direction.
"Reign?" I said confused.
"Your walking with me this morning, I don't want to be alone." I wanted to object, but I didn't want to be rude. Besides, Niall and Zayn didn't really seem to miss me. We walked through a different entrance into the school and I guess this was the "popular entrance." There were alot of kids here that were in the circle of popular kids. And they were all pretty, and the guys were all handsome. Reign walked over to a group of kids and Ryan was over there. I stopped and Reign tried to tug on me but I planted my feet.
"Maybe, you should just go over there alone. Uh, I'll see you later." I said walking away back out the door we came in. I heard Reign call my name but I kept walking. I walked in through the main doors of the school and felt a sigh of relief when I saw the people I normally saw, who didn't care who I was. I looked at a clock on the wall and saw I still had about 10 minutes until class started. I started walking and didn't see Niall and Zayn.
"Brandon!" I heard somebody yell my name and saw Louis walking towards me with a girl with him. And it wasn't Scarlet.
"Hey." I said shyly.
"Brandon, Alessia. This is my younger sister." I smiled shyly at her.
"Nice to meet you." She said smiling widely at me. They did look alike, same smile. And they both always looked happy.
"Where were you headed?" Louis asked me.
"No where particular, just killing time until class." I said shrugging.
"Well, let's all kill some time together." Alessia said. Louis wrapped his arm around my shoulder and we began walking and talking about any and everything. Louis was really funny, I'm glad he likes me.
Brandon walked away really fast. I tried calling his name but he kept going. I just sighed and turned around. Ryan and the rest of them hadn't noticed me yet. I swept my skirt down and puffed out my chest so my boobs looked bigger and I strutted over there. They all looked at me, saying hi and welcoming me into the circle of kids. When I saw Ryan I stopped right in my tracks when I saw his arm around Amber's waist.
"Amber?" I asked confused as hell. She looked at me and smiled.
"Hey Reign!" She said. She obviously didn't notice the expression on my face.
"What the hell?" I asked scoffing at her, and turning my eyes to Ryan.
"What?" He asked as if nothing was up. But there was something up!
"What is up with your arm around her waist? Am I missing something?" I asked starting to get angry.
"We go out now." Amber said smirking and taking Ryan's hand in hers. My mouth was agape and my eyes flared.
"What? Are you kidding me?" I asked trying not to yell, but I was loud enough. Kids passing us stopped and looked at me. "You know how long I've liked him Amber! You know how hard I've tried to get his attention! And THIS is what you do? Steal him out from under my nose?" I was yelling at this point and my head started to spin. "And I thought I was the true bitch here." I turned on my heels and walked away from them. I was so blinded with anger that I ran into something that felt like a brick wall. I looked up and saw that I ran into Liam. He and Harry looked at me and they're eyes almost bulged out of my head, they saw the anger in my eyes and my expression.
"Whoa, Reign? What's wrong?" Liam asked. I put my hand on his chest and shook my head back and forth, I forgot. Liam had a thing for Amber. He wasn't going to like this. And I wasn't going to tell him, I was going to let him figure this out for himself.
"I-I'm sorry..." I said and walked past them and entered the girl bathroom. I stayed in there for lord knows how long trying to regain my composure.
Reign was really pissed and she didn't even tell me why. She just said "I'm sorry." I don't know what that means, I tried to shrug it off but I kept thinking about it. I continued to walk and I heard everybody whispering about Reign. I went up to Ryan, his back was turned to me.
"Hey Ryan, what's everybody whispering about?" I asked. He turned around and I saw Amber standing in front of him. She put her hand in his and intertwined their fingers. I looked back into Ryan's eyes and he had a little smirk on his face.
"Reign got pissed cause Amber and I are dating now." He said. Call me crazy, but I felt my eye twitch. And my hands turned into fists. But I kept my cool, I wasn't going to make a scene about this.
"What?" I said, even though I heard him clearly. Amber was about to speak but I shot her a glare. Her mouth closed quickly. "You knew. You knew." I said looking Ryan in his eye. I shoved past his shoulder and just walked to class. I was so angry. Harry was right there with me, keeping up with my increasing speed but not saying anything. There was nothing to be said. Amber knew I liked her, alot. Ryan knew I liked Amber. And those two... I just can't deal with this situation. It was driving me insane. I stopped outside my classroom door and ran my hands through my hair and paced back and forth. Harry just stood there, keeping me company in my insanity.
"Liam, calm down mate. I don't want you to lose it." He said in a comforting low tone. I didn't want to lose it either, thats why I had to walk away. If I would've stayed, I probably would've done something and regretted it...
"I know. I know. I'm just so fuc-freaking pissed!" I said. I tried not to cuss, even when I was angry. I didn't like too.
"I know mate, but listen. Class is about so start, you'll be distracted. When lunch comes around, I'll find you and we'll sit together. Alright? Away from everybody." Harry said. I nodded. "Alright, I have to go to class. Stay calm Liam." He said leaving me with my thoughts. I walked into the classroom and took my seat. I didn't hear a word the teacher was saying. My knee was shaking up and down and I just had to keep breathing in and out very loudly, attracting eyes from some of the other students. I ignored them, I ignored the teacher, I ignored everybody. I closed my eyes and buried my face in my hands and kept taking deep breaths. I finally calmed down and glued into what the teacher was saying. I looked at the clock and I still had a while in here. I pulled out a pen and paper and began taking notes, might as well learn something.
First hour was an absolute drag. This class was creative writing, and we never did anything in here. The class was full of freshman. There were maybe 3 seniors, and I was the only junior. No sophomores. I rose up from my seat and walked to the teachers desk.
"May I use the restroom? It's an emergency." I said. He nodded and I thanked him and walked out the door. I didn't need to pee, I just wanted to get out of there. I planned on just walking around the school for a while and them coming back.
I walked down a few hallways, seeing a few kids walk by here and there. I walked past a hallway to my right and didn't look in that direction. Then I heard a small sob. I stopped in my tracks and peeked around a corner to see a tan girl with long hair draped over her face sitting on the floor with her knees pulled up to her chest. It was Reign. Reign was crying? At school? Something was definitely up. I hesitated as I tried to take a step towards her, what if she flipped out on me? Okay, Niall this is your chance. Go.
I forced myself to walk towards her, nervously. She didn't seem to notice me until I sat down next to her and she looked up at me with eyeliner smeared around her eye and her cheeks puffy and red.
"Go away." She scowled at me. I sat there and she stared at me.
"It kind of looks like you need a frie-" I stopped myself when she looked at me with a blank expression. "Eh, someone here with you." I said stuttering a little. She put her head back down and caught her breath and regained her composure. She stood up. I mimicked her movements standing up. I never realized how tall and lean she was, like her brother. She was up to my nose, girls usually are to my chest, maybe even shorter. I think it just made Reign so much more attractive.
"Want to talk about what happened?" I asked in a hushed tone. She shook her head no. I shook my head and gave her an understanding look.
"How do I look?" She asked.
"You've been better." I said trying to make a joke. She glared at me and I stopped my chuckling. "You know I'm joking. Your beautiful no matter what happens." I said in a serious tone. Her face softened a bit. Her lips quivered like she was about to smile but put her shield back up. "I'll walk you back to class?"
"Thanks." She said. I walked her back to her class in silence, but it was comfortable. We arrived outside of her classroom door. "Thanks Niall." She said.
"No problem." I was about to turn and walk away, but she grabbed my wrist and spun me around. She stood on her tip toes and lightly kissed me on my cheek. She looked at me for a few seconds, reading my expression. "See you around." She said and walked into her class. I slumped against a locker and put my fingers where she kissed my cheek and smiled to myself. Reign Malik just kissed me. Well on my cheek, but still. I got somewhere with her. I walked back to class with a little pep in my step. Nothing could bring my day down.