19. Chapter 19
It's been a week since Marcel's outburst, I have stayed away from Harry and his group, it's also been a week since Marcel has been to school. I decided to confront Harry about it, to see if he knew anything about his disappearance from school. I walk up to him and he stares down at me. "Can I talk to you for a minute?" I ask and he shrugs. I grab his arm and pull him away from his little group. "Where is Marcel?" I ask and he shrugs again. "I think an answer would be very helpful." I say, getting irritated. "I don't know, this morning when I got up, there was loud, heavy metal music coming from his room and he had something blocking the door, so I have no idea." He says and just then an older modeled Lincoln pulls into the parking lot with loud music blaring from the inside until the car is shut off. Everyone by now is staring at this mysterious person. The person steps out of the car and I gasp as I see the brown, slicked back hair. Marcel steps out of the car, slamming the door shut. I stare at his new appearance, leather jacket over a white t-shirt, black skinny jeans and black boots and he has in contacts and has a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. "That little prick took my boots." Harry mutters and I look at him. "Seriously, that is what you are worried about?" I ask and he shrugs. Marcel starts walking our way, barely even glancing at Harry or I. "Hey Marcel." I say and that earns me a sideways glance as he walks past me. "Oh man." I mutter to myself just as the bell rings.
During class Marcel was basically rebelling against the teacher. "Nora, take him to the office." Ms. Wintley says and I nod and get up and walk out of the room. Marcel soon joins me, completely silent. "Where have you been?" I ask, keeping up with his long strides. No answer. "Marcel." I plead but he just takes longer strides. I place my hand on his upper arm and he pushes it away. "Marcel, what has happened to you?!" I ask, stopping and he stops but doesn't face me. "I don't want to be manipulated anymore." He says in a mocking tone and he turns and faces me with a smirk on his lips. "What is your problem!?" I shout and he glares at me. "Leave me the hell alone." He says and I walk up to him. "What has happened to you?" I ask, tears filling my eyes. "Listen to me Nora, I don't like you, you need to leave me alone, you are a slut." He says and my heart stops. "What have I ever done to you?!" I shout, pushing him. "You have kept that secret from me for so long and-and you never even thought to tell me?!" He shouts and I roll my eyes. "You don't know how scared I was to tell anyone, he made me swear Marcel!" I say but he shakes his head. "We were best friends." He says and I bite my lip. "Were?" I ask and he nods. "I feel betrayed Nora, you just don't understand just leave me alone, forever." He says and then he walks to the office, leaving me standing there, staring after him.