My heart was beating fast. I could hear the blood pulsing through my ear. I was so nervous that I could get an asthma attack any time soon. I tried to calm myself down because I didn't even know the news yet. Leyla looked up at me. Her look is confusing me, she's smiling. But she was having a... panic attack.
"Okay, what happened?"
"James Nicholson is coming to our school!" Her smile turned into a grin and I could see all of her white teeth. My mouth fell open. I was in shock. "I know right. This is going to be so f**king awesome" She said biting her lower lip, meaning that she had a few plans with this so called person.
"Say something" she said again. "I know it's hard to believe. Him being the total hottie and coming to a school mostly filled with notties."
"I'm just shocked that you made me get all panicked and on the verge of an asthma attack because some being of low intelligence is coming to our school."
"You're such douche, I don't even know why I told you this."
"I thought mother or father was dying or something."
"No they are not dying and why do you still call them 'mother' and 'father'." she said gesturing with her fingers.
"You're unbelievable. I don't know how you thought I would be interested in knowing the next person you plan on having sexual intercourse with."
She just ignored my last comment and continued talking "He's going to be coming here so I have to make sure that you'll be extra nice with him."
"Okay Leyla, now please leave my room, I have school tomorrow. Have you seen the time, it's way past my bedtime which is at 10 pm, it's 12 am! If I go to school tired it's your fault."
"Aaaaawww, the little boy is up way past his bedtime, is he going to cry out to his mother, does she even care?" She said playfully but the last comment really hurt me. I just pushed her out of my room and slammed the door right in her face. *sigh*
I took my laptop and lied down on my bed and started scrolling through tumblr and 9gag, and before I knew it, I was fast asleep.
I woke up at 7:45 am. I'm late, I'm supposed to be out of bed by 7:15 am. 'Curse you tumblr'. I took a shower and got dressed. I was wearing a blue t-shirt with the superman logo , black jeans and blue vans. I was wearing my spare glasses which were black and blue raybans. I don't think I look much like a nerd or do I?
I ate frooty loops before I left the house. The sky was cloudy and dark. I loved it when it was like this, it's the best time to write or draw or sit in your room and it yogurt. Yum, yogurt. I got to school a few minutes before classes started. I entered my first period class which was history. The most boring subject on Earth because my teacher spoke like a sloth, Ms.Lopar. I sat in the middle of the class so I could drift occasionally and still pay attention. There were three new people in class. Two of them were guys. One was seated beside me and the other was sitting at the back with the jocks, they seem like long lost relatives that get along quite well. I wonder if any of them is James Nicholson, but if my sister is concerned about this guy, that means that he's at a higher grade. The third new student was girl, seated at the front. She looked lonely but I don't think I should pay much attention to it.
Ms.Lopar got in the room and told us to open our books on page 145 and we all did so, I think. She started explaining and I could feel my mind drifting off into another dimension until I heard a loud thud on my desk and I jumped out of my seat. Ms.Lopar was standing infront of me, she was furious. I wonder what I did.
"Is my class boring, Jeremy?" She said angrily.
I shook my head.
"Silence means yes!" Someone at the back shouted.
Ms.Lopar eyed me. "I think you should go to the office."
"But Ms.Lopar, this is my first time, please give me another chance." I pleaded. She just shook her head.
"And while you're at it, you can take the new student with you, he's following your example as you can see." She pointed to the new guy that I didn't bother to know his name. She poked him with a ruler and he jumped out of his seat too. "Principal's office."
He didn't even argue he just walked towards the door.
"You were drooling!" Someone at the back said. The new guy raised his middle finger and I was shocked that he did that so blatantly.
"Now you should follow his example... except for the last part." Ms.Lopar said. I shrugged, grabbed my stuff and started walking out and realized that the new guy forgot his materials, so I grabbed it for him and left. I heard someone saying something to me but I didn't pay much attention to it. I closed the door to the room. I saw him walking towards the office and shouted to grab his attention.
"New guy, hey New guy!" He just ignored me. "New kid!" At the sound of kid, he turned and glared at me and I let out a quiet squeak. He looks like one of those people that did all the kinds of aggressive sports on Earth and went through war. His face showed experience He seemed a little older than me. I rushed towards him and handed me his bag. "You forgot this in class."
"Thanks." He said. We walked in silence as we headed to the Mr.Brawner's office.
"Did you really fall asleep because of me?" I said breaking the silence as we crossed the soccer field.
He let out a laugh "So naive. No, I fell asleep because that woman is boring as sh*t." My eyes widened at the word. "You don't swear. Impressive. Why did you fall asleep? Since we're all curious."
"Tumblr." I said and let out a sigh. "This is the first time that I'm sent out of class. What's happening with my life?"
"You must be that nerd kid, that's the bro of... Layla, Lola. Dora... Leyla!" He said.
"How did you know?" I asked surprised that he knew.
"You look a like." He said as if it was the most obvious thing in the world.
"How, I may ask."
He sighed before answering "You both have blond hair, same pale skin," He looked at my eyes "Same hazel eyes. Do I have to go on?"
"Nope. What brings you to this school?"
"Chicks, boobs, boo-" He started but I cut him off with a loud cough. "What's wrong? Are you, you know?"
"No, no I am not homosexual."
"Then what's the deal?"
"It's just inappropriate to talk about in public areas or with other people."
"So what do you talk about with your friends?" He asked as he looked up at the sky as if he was remembering something. I looked at the ground and let out a sad sigh.
"Nothing much really, just grades, school and random stuff..."
""Well that must be boring."
"Tell me about it."
We reached Mr.Brawner's office and his secretary told us that we could enter.
I knocked three times on the door, opened the door and walked in nervously and the new kid followed behind.
"How may I help you, Jere- boys." He corrected himself.
"Uhhmm...W-we. W-we-r-re, uhhmmm." I stuttered and stammered. I was freaking out, my palms were sweating, my stomach churning and I felt like puking.
"We were sent out of class because we were caught sleeping in class." said the new kid and thank God for his presence because I wasn't going to be able to say it . "By Ms.Lopar."
"Ah, I see. Makes sense why you were sleeping but that's not an excuse." Mr.Brawner said while rubbing his chin. "Jeremy, this is the second time you're in my office this week and it's wednesday."
The new kid eyed me as if he was impressed by the fact that I was here twice.
"Normally this would be 1 week of detention and Jeremy you have two." Mr.Brawner said. "I would like to make a deal with you, please sit." He gestured to the sofa in which I had to sit on yesterday.
"I'm listening." I said.
"How about you tutor this young fella here and you can skip detention for this year?" He said in a business tone.
"So you mean that if I ever get detention again, I can skip it?" I said and Mr.Brawner nodded. I looked at the 'young fella' and saw that he was reading a comic book from his bag, wait it's a manga. I've read that, it's 7 deadly sins, that's cool. "How long will this tutoring take?"\
"For as long as you skip detention."
"That's a long time. But After a while, I won't be gaining because 2 weeks will pass an I'll still have to tutor him and I doubt I'll begetting detention again."
"Three weeks" he corrected me. "How about we add in some free lunch?"
"Not good enough. I would like free access to the school's swimming pool anyday, anytime."
"That can be arranged."
"You know what would really be nice?"
"What do I get?" The new kid asked.
"You get free tutoring, what else would you want?" Mr.Brawner said in a matter of fact tone.
"No detention would be great."
"It was a rhetorical question." I said.
"Okay then" said Mr.Brawner. I couldn't believe this. I have to tutor someone for a year in order to skip detention, and someone else just need to be tutored and they'll skip detention. The unfairness of this world. "Now please leave my office."
I stood up and shook Mr.Brawner's hand before I left his office. I waited for the new kid outsie the office but it seemed like they were having a conversation. I peeked inside and the new kid was furious as he approached the door and opened it quickly. I backed away because I don't think I'd like to get in his way. Mr.Brawner also looked furious so I just walked away because I didn't want to get in his way either so I just followed the new kid.
"Why the f**k are you following me?" He said as he kept on walking.
"We need to discuss a schedule and plan what we need to do." I said calmly.
"Can't you see I'm pissed at the moment? Can't you see that I don't even care about this tutoring sh*t?"
"I have no idea why you're angry. I'm the one who's supposed to be 'pissed'" I said clearly annoyed "I'm the one who has to waste my time tutoring some new kid who just showed up in the middle of the year. I have better things to do." He laughed at my last comment.
"Right, as if a nerd like you would have anything better to do." He said it as if it was nothing special and that really made me get 'pissed'. "I've got chicks to bang, parties to attend, drinks to drink. Something a kid like you wouldn't understand. You can just move one with your life and do all those other things that you have to do because I don't need your damn tutoring."
"It's not my loss." I said as I walked past him and my shoulder hit his. He grabbed my shoulder turned me around and I sw him pinting at me with his index finger.
"Respect." He said in an authoritative voice. I just nodded because I knew that if I didn't show this respect, I was going to get punched. I could punch back but I don't think it'll have the same effect. And with that we parted ur ways and I headed to my second period class which was chemistry. Yes!
I wonder what his name is.