What should I wear tonight? I thought hmm… how about shorts? Nah. It’s too cold out there. I think I should wear tights and a nice white shirt with the bottom of it ruffled a bit! Yeah. That is nice! Also a little touch of circular ear rings! Wait. Why am I trying to look good so much? I am fine the way I am!
Anyway, I wore the clothes I decided to wear, grabbed my bag and my coat and went out. It was a cool night. Not much stars. The school looked a bit dimmer at night, as I approached the main gate. I heard music from the music room as I entered the school.
“Hey! Cynthia!” nial greeted as I entered. There were four other guys there. Nial put down the guitar. “Hey guys! Meet Cynthia, the one I told you about.” Nial introduced me. “Cynthia, this is harry-“nial introduced a curly haired boy. “Hey there!” he greeted. “Liam-““hello” said a boy with cream colored hair. “Louis-““hey!” said a guy with his hair slightly quaffed. “And Zayn!” “Nice to meet you!” greeted a guy with complete quaffed black hair. “We all have been friends for as long as we can remember! They study in our school too! “Nial explained. “It is Nice to meet you all!” I replied nicely. “So, you’ve got any songs written?” nial asked me. “Yes. Here” I handed over a bunch of paper to him. “Wow! Nice lyrics!” Zayn said as they all skimmed through the paper all together at once. “Well, let’s give it a try!” harry said. They all took their positions. Nial was the lead singer so he took the guitar. Then they began to sing.
I was shocked to hear how beautifully nial sang! He was so good at it as if he was a professional singer or something! I was completely dazed! He smiled at me while singing. I smiled back. Suddenly, again my heart started to beat faster and got the chest tightening feeling. I forced myself to ignore it but it was very hard to do so. We practiced for half an hour nonstop until Louis dropped down due to tiredness. I laughed.
“So you’re the one.” Liam said as he sat down next to Louis. “What do you mean?” I asked. “Never mind. Your quiet good at song writing though! Nice song.” He complimented. “Thank you. So, who would like to have a warm chocolate drink? There is a vending machine just outside in the hall.” I told them. They all agreed. So I got up and walked out of the music room in to the dark hallways. I heard the teachers in the auditory room preparing it for the auditions. The dark hallways reminded me of the time I got stuck with nial in the shop. For some reason, I liked it! I didn’t know why. When I think of him, I feel happier and safer. I never thought like this before. Maybe I should tell this to an adult about this. Definitely not mom. Maybe Clare, The woman next doors to my house!
My thoughts were interrupted by someone grabbing my hand and bringing it to my back. I gasped in fright and quickly turned around as whoever it is took my other hand and brought it to my back. Fear struck my heart. “Keith! What are you doing here?!” I asked trembling. He had a nasty look on him as if he is about to do something… nasty!
“Hey babe. Missed me?” he asked in a husky voice. That frightened me more. “Keith. Let me go! Just leave me alone would you??” I cried out as he moved closer to me. I tried to break free from his grip but it was too tight. “Who is that blond head?” he asked. “He is just a friend, Keith! Now let me GO!” I cried out. I was desperate to get away. But my fear increased as Keith held my hands with one hand and slid the other hand around my waist, bringing me closer to him. “You know if you are having a ‘special’ relationship with him you’re dead, right?” he asked moving closer. “Keith! Please! Stop this!” I begged. I shut my eyes when his lips were just two centimeter away from mine. I could smell his disgusting breath! Yuck! “It’s payback time!” he whispered as he closed his eyes and moved on.
Suddenly he let go of my hand with a sudden jolt as if he was blown away. I opened my eyes to see nial’s angry face and Keith lying on the floor. Nial must have pushed him! I was filled with joy to see nial. “Don’t you dare touch her!!” he yelled! The rest of the group members came up to me and asked if I was okay. But I was scared to death. Keith was fuming with anger. “YOUR GOING TO REGRET THAT!!!” he yelled and got up with a sudden jolt and ran towards nial with his fist pointed at him. “NO!! Screamed and ran up to nial and hugged him so even if he did punch him, he would hurt me, not nial. Luckily the punch was stopped by Louis who got up in front, simply grabbed his fist, twisted his arm and punched his face. Keith dropped to the ground. Just then the teachers came out of the auditorium room as Keith got up and got ready for another punch. They were shocked.
“Keith! What on earth are you doing??” one of the teachers asked. When Keith didn’t answer, they took him to the principal’s office. I was so relieved.
“Cynthia! Are you okay?” nail asked me. In reply, I broke into tears. I hugged nial (I felt happier hugging nial even though I never hugged a boy!) I heard his heart beat go faster as I hugged him while crying. “Cynthia! Is something wrong? Did he hurt you?!”
Filled with fear, I asked “Cynthia! Is something wrong? Did he hurt you?!” still hugging me, she replied in a tiny voice “he tried t-to steal my f-first kiss!” I knew she was so scared. My heart began to beat faster. The rest of the group and I went into the music room so we can be there in private, comforting Cynthia.
“Nial, I am so scared!” she told me. “Don’t worry, I will protect you.” I replied wiping away her tears. I felt heart broken by the way she called my name. it sounded so sad. “no matter what, I will protect you.” “Yeah. Us too!” harry said.
I don’t know why I said that. When I saw her being forced to kiss Keith, I don’t know what happened to me. I felt so much anger that I wanted to tear the whole school down to pieces! All that anger gave me so much energy which made me run up to Keith and punch on his face. But all that anger was washed away when she hugged me. I felt butterflies in my stomach and warmth in my heart, which was beating fast. Am I having feelings towards her? I think so. I can’t bear to see her hurt!
“I thought he would do something so horrible! I thought he would hurt me!” she said quietly after drying her tears. “I will make sure he would never even attempt to do such thing in the future! Don’t worry now. Your safe with us.” I told her.
I didn’t know why I was telling her that I will protect her. I never had these feelings towards a girl before. Actually, I’ve never been this close to a girl before! I was in a bit of a confusion and anger. (Because of Keith) I just want to be with her all the time. I just want to hear her voice and her sweet words every day. She always seems to be cheerful and happy. When I see her sad, I get this sinking feeling as if there is no happiness in this world, as if there is no hope and daylight.