It's finally the day I have been dreading to reach. The day my results will be shown. I can't help but feel butterflies in my stomach. I had not slept to reach my goal which is an A+. I don't accept anything below it.
"Jeremy! Jeremy!" said a familiar voice. Now could be disturbing my train of thoughts. I let out a sigh and lift my head from my desk and look at Hugo, my... friend. Not sure how to describe it, we are close at one point and distant on another. That's the case with most of my friends. Never really got close to anyone. Mostly because none of them interest me much and are douche bags to nerds or at least all of them except me. It's fun being the cool nerd but it's quite lonely. "Your grades are here."
I look at the papers laid infront of me and I saw that I got an A. I was speechless, my mouth was hanging open. My heart sank. I felt tears rising but blinked them away before they could be seen. How could I get an A on a chemistry project? Of all subjects it had to be chemistry, my favourite, I feel disappointed.
"Jeremy, are you ok?" asked Hugo.
"Me? I'm fine, I'm great. Look, I got an A." I said with the widest smile I could muster.
"That's great because..." He paused to get something from his bag and turned to me when he had gotten it "I got an A too! I couldn't do it without you bro, thanks a lot." He said patting my shoulder. How great, even the class dunce got an A.
Maybe it's because you did his project. said the voice in my head. Even worse, I made 2 projects and got an A on both of them.
He then stood up and went to sit at the back of the class with all of the jocks and the rest of the in-crowd.
I just replied with a closed mouth smile and watched him walk away. The seat beside me left empty for a nerd to sit, but to my surprise came one of the jocks, Clark. Clark Henry the captain of the soccer team. Another one of my 'friends'.
"So... How is it going with Camille?" He said.
"I'm not a pedophile" I said monotonously and glared at him.
"No need to get offended man." He said raising his hands. Camille is a 7th grader that most guys in the 11th grade -I repeat, 11th grade- are trying to get but fail. I on the other hand was able to get her to go on a date with me but turned her down and now most guys are jealous and want me to date her so she can get removed from the market --their logic is confusing, I'm not sure if I should even call it logic--, but I'm not into 7th grader, there is only one for me, Carmen. Carmen is the best girl a guy could dream for, but she had to be dating a douchebag like Dave Sanderson, although she likes Paul Klinch. Paul Klinch likes Camille and the list goes on and on. And I know this because I think everyone sees me as a confession box. They just approach me and start ranting about their problems and crushes and I'm too much of a coward to tell them to back off. So I'm forced to listen to them. "But seriously speaking, why don't you date her or at least kiss and dump."
I just stared at him as if he had grown a second head.
"Don't you think-" He said before he was interrupted by the bell "Anyway I've got to go." He stood up and left.
I stood up and left my classroom and headed to my locker to leave my bag and as I walked past the hallways I was greeting everyone in sight. From nerds to jocks to teachers. My sister is one of the best cheerleaders here so she is pretty popular and ever since I got to high school I was getting a lot of unwanted attention and had to walk under her footsteps.
I got to my locker and someone pushed me and I let my bag fall and my glasses. Not the nerdy ones by the way. And whoever this person was, he stepped my glasses and broke them. I could hear the glass crack under his foot and that made the hair on my neck rise.
"Great, just great. That's the fourth one this year and it's only May." I looked up to this person and I couldn't recognise this person. I squinted my eyes to try and see better but that didn't work. All I could tell was that I was surrounded by 4 strangers. All of them slightly taller than me. I could tell that these guys are new. I straightened my striped t-shirt and cleared my throat to speak but before I could speak came another gang of people interrupting our little meeting.
"You need something here?" Asked a deep and husky voice that could only belong to Hugo.
"Yeah, we were just about to bully this nerdy kid here, wanna help?" said the person who had pushed me. The fact that he thought he could just bully me angered me, a lot. I'm not just some nerd that you can just control. I'm not a defense less kid.
"I think you should hand all of your cash to this 'nerdy' kid and walk away before things get out of hand. You don't want to get on his bad side" said Hugo whilst scratching the back of his head.
"What will this nerd do to me? Look at him" he said in a tone that I think is supposed to make me feel inferior to him.
"You really are oblivious of-" before Hugo could finish speaking I had punched the 'bully' on his right cheek and he had stumbled to the otherside of the hallway. I couldn't tell properly but I think he's angry. His friends tried to attack me but he had told them to back off and they did. Hugo and the rest of the gang didn't even butt in, they even walked away except for Hugo.
"Your friends left you, I guess I'll be able to punish you properly." said the 'bully'. He walked towards me and punched me on the right cheek. I stumbled back to my locker "That was just payback."
He tried to punch me again but this time I dodged it and kicked his stomach with my knee. He wrapped his hands around his stomach and gasped. "You are so going to pay for that."
I just scowled at him.
He charged towards me --at what I assumed was his full speed-- to try and knock me down. I just moved to the side and placed my foot in front of his shin and he went tumbling towards the lockers. I shook my head with a disapproving smile.
"What a shame, the bully is getting bullied by the nerd."
He stood up. I could tell that his face was red but couldn't tell anything else. He signalled towards two of his friends to surround me. It was at this time that I noticed that a crowd had formed around us. They were just silently watching which is a bad thing because a teacher would be here soon. I have to wrap this up quick.
"Do you guys have nothing else to do with your lives? I'm just a normal nerd, what have I done to you? Let's just stop this now before we get into trouble."
They just kept quiet.
One of them grabbed me from behind. I lowered my hips, pushed back and lifted quickly and twisted causing him to get on my back and falling off to the ground with a loud thud. Before I could react the 2nd one punched me on the left cheek. The boss bully (let's call him that) punched me in the stomach.
"Enough playing games" I said. The bullies that were still standing moved back. The 2nd one hesitantly moved towards me but before he was at arms reach I kicked him straight on the face. He grabbed his face an dremoved his attention from me. I then swept at his feet and he fell. I heard his head fall on the ground and I doubted he was conscious. The boss bully's mouth was opening and closing like a fish, he was shocked but his shock then turned to anger and he raced towards me with his hand stretched out in an attempt to punch me.
"Wrong move." said Hugo. I locked the bully's arm with mine gave him my back, lowered my hips, lifted them and twisted. And then there was a loud thud as he hit the ground, I heard him gasp as all the air left his chest. "Ippon, sorimate" said Hugo and I smiled.
"You messed with the wrong nerd uhmm... Who ever you are." I said. I would kill to see his facial expression right now but I couldn't really see that many details without my glasses but I knew that I would be seeing pictures and videos of this soon.
I left my bag in my locker and started to walk away from the 3 bullies on the ground and I stopped when I remembered that they were four. I looked back and saw him pointing at me with the principal by his side and I knew that I was in some serious business.
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