“hey, girls! What are you reading?” Zayn asked. He and Niall walked up to Liz and me in the hallways of the school. “it’s the school paper! You guys are all over the news and net! You are already climbing the stardom stairs!” Liz said showing them the picture of ‘one direction’ on the school paper. “they are just making us look big and bold in the school paper because we are the only band participating from this school!” Niall said. I laughed. “sounds like you know the school principal well!” I joked. “I know people!” he replied looking cool. Liz and I laughed.
Then, Liz’s phone started to ring. She picked it up. After talking for a while, she hang up. “its Lucy. She needs some help with her science project. See you guys later!” Liz said turning to leave. “oh, one more thing, Cynthia, can you drop this into the auditory room on your way? Leave it on the shelf. No need to rush. Thanks!” she said handing over couple of books and papers. With that, she went away. “ill go with her! Bye!” Zayn said all of a sudden and followed Liz. “I wonder what is with those two?” I asked myself. Niall stepped closer to me. “I guess that is just you and me now.” He said. I turned pink. “Niall!not the time or the place!” I whispered to him. “aw come on!! When is that time and the place??” he asked frowning. I giggled. Then I broke free and sat down on one of the seats in the hallways. Niall sat next to me. I took out a small box of chocolate bar. “want some?” I asked, nibbling on one. “yeah.” He said and suddenly sprang forward and took a bite on the chocolate bar which I was nibbling on! His lips brushed against mine as he pulled away. I was frozen on the spot with the chocolate bar I my mouth. “want me to do it again?” he asked. I quickly dropped it into the box and gave him a light slap on the shoulders. “hey!! That hurts!!” he whined. “I told you this is not the place!!” I told him angrily. “then where??? When? How am I supposed to spend time with my girlfriend like this?” he asked, rubbing his shoulder. “hey!! I am not your girlfriend… yet!” I protested. he showed the puppy face in reply, while rubbing his shoulders. “where does it hurt?” I asked still a bit angry, and began to massage his shoulders. “ a bit lower.” He said. Then he took my hand and touched it on his other shoulder, making me fall on him. “or is it the other shoulder you hit me?” he asked, pretending to be hurt. For surely, I will have gone pink by then! I quickly got up, took my bag and the books. “not funny!” I told him. “why are you shaking all over and blushing so much?” he asked grinning. “It’s-it’s because… this is my first time having a boyfriend” I froze. Did I just say that??!! “ooh! So you do take me as your boyfriend!!” he said mockingly. “that came out wrong!!” I said and turned to leave. “where are you going?” he asked. “to the auditory room.” I said. With that I left.
There was no one in the hallway near the auditory room nor in the auditory room as nobody was allowed to wander near there (because it has expensive equipment and to reduce the risk of robbery) I walked into the room, placed the books on the shelf. A few papers fell down so I bent down to pick it up. That is when I heard the door opening. I turned around to see Keith standing at the door way. I groaned. “what do you want now??” I asked. Without replying, he shut the door. “I told you that you lost your chance of being safe. I am going to do whatever it takes to make you mine, even if I have to hurt you, your friends or even me.” He said. He looked WAY nasty than ever(okay, this time, he looks really nasty!) “stop talking nonsense and leave me alone.” I said and began to leave. But he grabbed my hand and pinned me to the wall. Fear came all over me. He is not joking this time! “again you don’t listen, now you’re really gonna get it!!” he said. “Keith! Stop this! What is wrong with you?? Let me go!!” I cried out trying to pull away from his grip. But he was too strong. He held to my other arm too. I was in panic state when I saw Niall, through the small window on the door. He was walking towards the auditory room. His eyes went wide when he saw me helplessly pinned to the wall. “Niall!!” help me!!” I cried out. But before he could run inside, Keith shut the door again and locked it. Niall banged on the door. “Keith!! Open the door!! NOW!!! DON’T YOU DARE HURT HER!!!” he yelled banging hard. I also tried to reach the door but he tightened his grip on me. “Keith!! Open the door!! Please!!” I begged. But he ignored me. “let’s show this Horan guy that you actually belongs to me! Shall we?” he asked in a husky voice looking at me. “no, please don’t do this! Whatever it is, don’t!” I begged him. “Open the door!! NOW! DO YOU HEAR ME?? OR YOU’LL BE SORRY!!” Niall yelled banging the door with his fists as hard as he could. Then, I started screaming when Keith began to kiss my neck! As I was wearing a sleeveless dress, he kissed every spot he could on my neck. Tears streamed down my cheeks as I screamed and tried to escape. It was no use! I felt his filthy lips brush on my skin as he hungrily devoured! (Yuck!!) “NO! STOP THIS NOW!!” Niall yelled and began kicking the door with his feet! I looked at him with horrified expression, half crying, half screaming. Niall was also filled with panic and fear. Keith was the only one who was enjoying here. I never expected that he is this bad! I never thought he was this cruel! “Keith! Please stop it! Don’t do this anymore! Please! I am begging you!! Please!” I cried. But he paid no attention to me and continued to kiss all over my neck, sliding his hands around my waist and bringing me closer to him.
Suddenly, there was a loud bang. The door was finally opened by Niall, who kicked it with all his might and broke the lock. Without hesitating, Niall ran up to Keith and punched him in the face, making him fall back on the floor. I gasped in shock. Niall was filled with anger to the maximum which made him have the enough strength to lift up a folded metal chair and got ready to hit him with it! “Niall! Don’t!!” I cried out and hugged him. I could hear his heart beating faster each second! I ever knew he could get so much angry all of a sudden!He was cold all over and shaking with anger, breathing hard and faster each minute. But he didn’t hit Keith with the chair. He cooled down a bit because of me. then he let the chair fall on to the ground with a loud clatter and clang. Keith was still on the floor, grinning evilly with his lips bleeding a little bit from the hit. With that, Niall took me outside, leaving Keith on the floor.
We went up the school roof as nobody usually goes there. I was still sobbing when we went up. Niall looked very sad and angry at the same time. He was so upset which made me sad so I went up and hugged him. He was startled at first, but then hugged back. Now he felt warm and welcoming as usual. “I am so sorry I was late!” he said. “no, you were just in time. Thank you.” I told him, hugging him a bit tighter around his waist, expressing him that I was really scared. “I am going to make sure that never happens again. I promise.” He said. I nodded while listening to his soft heart beat which sounded like music to my ears. my fear slowly vanished by the time we let go. “did he hurt you anywhere?” he asked, looking at my neck. “no. I guess I am alright now.” I told him whipping my eyes. Suddenly, I hiccupped. Niall laughed. “oh, how cute! You started hiccupping!” he said. “Oh-no! (Hic) I hate hiccups (hic)! Tell me a quick (Hic) way to cure this!” I told him. “usually drinking water does the trick, but we don’t have any here…” Niall said as he thought. “I got it! Hold your breath for like… more than 10 seconds! That works too!” he exclaimed. “I am not a (Hic) swimmer to hold my breath for that long! (Hic) I don’t even know how to swim!” I hiccupped. “but you held your breath for almost 10 seconds on our first kiss!!” Niall protested. Again I went red, making Niall grin. “it is so easy to make you blush, isn’t it? ?!” he asked leaning closer to me. “don’t YOU ever (hic) blush?” I asked. He smiled. “I don’t know… but I’d like to see you trymake me!” he said. Then and idea popped to my head. Pretending to smile shyly, I moved closer to him and suddenly sprang forward and smashed my lips onto his. He was frozen on the spot with his eyes wide open. After five seconds, I let go. “there! I made you turn red as a tomato AND cured my hiccups!! Beat that!” I told him. But deep inside me, I was more nervous than ever because it was my first time I went up and actually kissed a guy!!
Niall was still frozen with his eyes locked on me. so took out my smart phone and snapped a picture of him. Then he came back to life, still looking red. “wow… you…um, actually..” he stammered. “yes, I did! And now you even got to ‘spend time’ with your ‘girlfriend’ now.” I told him smiling. He slowly smiled back.
“hey, it’s almost time for class, we should be heading down now.” I told him. He nodded. “are you sure you’ll be okay now?” he asked. I smiled at him. “yes. I am going to give Liz a call so I won’t be alone.” I told him. “okay then. Let’s go.” He said. So we went downstairs together.
Cynthia’s next class was Art, so she went with Liz. My next class was History so I made my way to class. I was walking peacefully when Veronica stepped in front of me. I groaned. “hey, Niall!” she said. “what is it?” I asked impatiently, trying not to look down at her bare legs. Sometimes I wonder why Keith pick on Cynthia when there is someone more bare and welcoming walking around here??
“what do you think of my new outfit?!” she asked me. “doesn’t really match on you.” I told her without even looking at her. “you actually like it, don’t you?” she asked smiling at herself. “look, I have to go to class. I don’t want to be late.” I told her. “hey, are you going to history class?? So am I!! how fortunate!!” she said. Oh-no. this is going to be really bad! “oh, okay” I said and quickly walked away from her, towards my class room. “hey! Wait up!” she called and followed me. I didn’t reply and kept walking. “you rocked at the mall yesterday! You looked so great up on the stage! Everyone is talking about you and your band! As fame is important for me, why don’t we go out sometime? Hmm?” she asked. “I am sorry, but I can’t. I am… too busy.” I replied. “come on! We can go to a bar or maybe a club or somewhere! It will be fun!” she said. I stopped in my tracks. “look, I am not that kind of person who goes around drinking in pubs and clubs with girls. I think that is a good way to lose your dignity around people. So there is no way I am going there with you!” I told her. “you’re really no fun. You’d rather go out with Cynthia would you?” she asked. “no. if its someplace like that, I will not take here there because I don’t want her to be spoiled like you.” I told her and walked away. She stood there wide eyed. Then she scoffed and continued to follow me again.
At class, we sat silently… sort of. Veronica kept taking out her mirror and applied bright red lip gloss. The teacher had to keep on telling her to put it away but she won’t listen. The she began posing. Such a show off! Some of the boys in the class kept staring at her bare legs all day. I didn’t even glance at her.
Finally, class ended. Because of veronica, I was desperate to see Cynthia. I felt like I was in a pit full of selfishness and evil every time veronica came around. But Cynthia is the opposite. She was cheerful, sweet, kind and fun and cute! She is one perfect girl i am never going to forget and i will never let her go.