Slowly walking on the grassy fields of the park in front of the school, I thought of Cynthia. Am I having feelings for her? I think so. I like her a lot. Yes. I do. I am not going to keep it aside from me either! I am going to tell it to her when the time is right! But what if she asks why I like her? Well, she is smart, cute, kind, nice and full of happiness and joy! When she is around, the atmosphere seems to change a lot! She can make anyone smile!
“What are you thinking about so deeply?” someone asked behind me. I was startled a bit. I turned around to face Cynthia! She had the same cheerful smile on her face. She was wearing a pretty white knee length dress which had a layer of white lace on top which made her look like a glowing fairy. She was wearing lovely white open toe stilettoes which had ribbons and flowers on the ankle. Her hair was neatly combed and let loose. She looked stunning!
“Hey! What are you doing here?” I asked without realizing. “Well, ask the question to yourself!” she replied, walking up to me. I felt my heart beat go faster as she smiled at me. “So, are you going to name your band?” she asked. “We need the rest of the gang member’s Idea. How about we meet up with them at recess, in the hangout?” I asked. “Sounds good!” she replied. “Oh, and bring Liz too.” I told her. “Yeah. Sure I will!”
Nial was certainly thinking about something deeply. I am kind of good at body language. For surely he was thinking about someone I think.
“What happened nial? What are you thinking about so much? Did your crush reject you or something?” I asked him. “What?! No way! I haven’t even told her about it yet!!” he cried out. His cheeks turned red. “Ooooh! So you do have a crush!!” I breathed mockingly. “Tell me, who is it?” I asked. Nial seems to be a bit startled by that question. “Why would I tell you??!! Its top secret!” he said. He turned red even more!! Something is fishy here! I just know it!
“Can we change the subject now?” he asked with his eyes on the pathway. I laughed. He kind of looked cute when he blushed! “Hey nial…” I called. “Yes?” he replied. “Um… are you free tonight? I mean- do you have any plans for tonight?” I asked him. “No, why?” he asked nicely. “Well, Liz is kind of busy tonight and… I want to go shopping and all… and, I thought, maybe you could… you know, come with me. It’s okay if your busy, you don’t have to force yourself, I can go by myself-““I would love to come!” he broke in. I was delighted. “Really? I mean- that’s great! I’ll meet you at the lovebird fountain in the paradise mall tonight, at 8!” I told him. “Sure!” he replied. For some reason, I was excited to go.
“Umm… I’ll go in to school first, because… uhh… I need to use the toilet!” I told him and quickly headed towards the school. I knew he was a bit confused, but still, I wanted to be alone for some reason.
When I reached the girls toilet, I went in. to my relief, there was no one around there. I stood in front of the mirror, smiling to myself, I felt as if victory was with me! Then my smile faded. Why am I feeling so happy that I was able to ask him to go shopping with me?! Am I having feelings for him? It’s hard to tell, right? Maybe it’s just a misunderstanding! But I feel different when I am around him. Is it because I like him? He is cute though. Do I really like him? No. I don’t. Right?? AAARRGH!! This is so confusing!
My thoughts were interrupted by veronica that walked in and began to put on lip gloss. She was wearing a super short glittery pink Mini skirt with a white top revealing her belly button which was pierced. She was wearing extremely high stilettoes which gave me the feeling of broken ankle bones!
“Why are you applying lip gloss so much for? Is there an auditions for acting?” I asked curiously. “No, stupid! Nial horan is just outside in the hallways!” she replied coldly. “So what does that has to do with lip gloss?” I asked. She put the cap on the bottle of lip gloss with a loud CLICK! Then she turned and faces me in a rather… well, cold way! “Nial is the hottest guy in this school so I have to make sure he is interested in me! And since I am the queen of popularity, I just have to be adored by every single boy! Especially nial!” she replied. Is she dumb? She is so selfish and bossy! What a rotten piece of lard!
“Hey, he isn’t interested in girls with that much skin showing!” I replied in a nice way. “Why don’t you cover up a bit and I am sure that he will notice you!” she turned a bit angry. “Are you telling me what to do?? Look here old fashion commoner! I am the one who tell others what to wear and what to do; you just stay out of my business and don’t get close to nial! He is MINE.” she said in the harshest way. With that, she turned to leave the room. On her way, she smacked my feet with her long pointed stiletto heel, causing one of my heels to break. “Hey! That hurt! What was that for?!” I cried out. I was fuming with anger as she just broke one of my favorite shoes! With a nasty selfish smile, she went out.
What am I supposed to do? I don’t have another pair of shoes with me! I can’t go back home to get another pair like this! What if I hurt my ankle while walking? I was in a hopeless situation. Then I thought of Liz. Maybe she might have another pair! With that hope, I quickly hobbled out.
That is when I saw veronica showing off in front of everybody including nial. She was posing and chatting. She was about to say something to nial when he saw me hobble in to the hallway. He rushed up to me. “Cynthia! Are you alright?!” he asked worriedly, helping me stand. I explained what happened. His expression changed to anger. “How could you do that?! You have no right to break her shoes!” nial said to veronica, which scoffed and said “she is such a lame-o telling people what to do! Such an ugly one too! Who is interested in her?!” “She is NOT ugly! I might as well break your shoes! Mind your own business wills you!?” nial replied. With that, he helped me walk up to his locker.
“Ugh! How could she do that?! This is one of my favorite shoes!” I groaned. Nial looked at my heels with sympathy. I held onto his shoulders and pulled off my shoes. “Well, if Liz doesn’t have an extra pair, I’ll have to walk bare foot!” I told him. After a moment of silence, nial said. “Wait here, I’ll be right back!” with that, he ran off. I waited patiently for him. But I was kind of annoyed by the stares boys give me. Are my legs that fair?
After like thirty seconds or so, nial returned with Liz, who was holding a pair of creamy pink ballet shoes. “Cynthia! I just heard what happened! So I came here as quickly as possible! I only have my old ballet shoes which are actually very new and very small for me. I think it’s the right size for your small feet!” she told me, handing it to me. “Thanks guys! Your life savers!” I thanked and quickly wore them. “Hurry and wear it before Mr. Lockhart sees y-“nial stopped his sentence as his eyes fell on me after I wore the shoes. He seems to stare at me like forever! “Nial, is something wrong?” I asked. “I have to admit… that you’re… really pretty in… those.” He said. His ears turned pink when he realized what he had just said. Liz smiled as if she knew something. I blushed pink. “Thanks” I replied shyly. I never thought he would say that! I was kind of happy about it!
Class ended quicker than I thought. At recess, I walked out of class with my bag and walked towards the hangout. A lot of boys looked at me as I was wearing cute ballerina shoes. I felt a bit embarrassed so I quickly walked to the hangout where the boys were. “What’s wrong?” Zayn asked as I was out of breath due to walking too fast. “All the boys are looking at me too much and it felt a bit too uncomfortable so I hurried over!” I explained as we sat down near the tree. Liz jogged over and joined us. So we began discussing about a name for the group. After brainstorming for a while, we gave up. We all decided to go and have our own time so we all separated except for me, Liz and nial. “Well, I’ve got to go… um… take my books from my locker and… uhh… help… the….umm… teacher in our next class! See you guys later!” Liz said and hurried away. She is definitely hiding something from me. I just know it by the way she gives lame excuses!
“So…um… you… ready for the auditions for tomorrow?” I asked. “Yeah, we have been practicing a lot. I guess I am ready. WE are ready!” he replied. I laughed. “You’re cute when you laugh!” he told me. I blushed red. His ears went scarlet! “You’re cute when your ears go pink! I told him while rubbing his ear. It became even redder! He looked so cute! But does he have a crush on me? He is acting like it! I am a bit suspicious! That can be the only reason why the boys said that I am the one! And it can be the reason everyone wanted to leave us both alone! And Liz! Maybe she knows about it too!! The big question is, am I having feelings for him?!