I couldn’t help but stare at them, their hair stood really tall and poofy. I wanted to touch it. They had heavy make-up on too. Honestly if they stuck with mascara, and little eyeliner, and just a simple pony-tail they’d be really pretty. I snapped out my momentarily zone out and remembered the situation I was in.
“Can I help you?”
“So you know Kia, and Rei?”
“Hmm…. define know?”
I wonder if going in a sarcastic way with them was a good or bad idea?! By the look on the girls face I don’t think so. She steeped toward me causing my back to hit the edge of the open window. Grabbing the corner of my shirt she pulled me closer to her. She had me looking directly at her, her eyes were the prettiest brown I’ve ever seen. Not really dark, but not to light. Really pretty.
“What did you say?”
She let go of me and took a step back. I said that out loud, didn’t I? Most likely. She had a confused and shocked look on her face, and she looked like she was wondering what I said was what I actually said. Does she not hear that often? It’s a shame really, girls should be told they’re pretty all the time.
“I said you have really pretty eyes, and honestly if you got rid of all that make-up they’d look a lot prettier. Same with your friends. You’re all so pretty but all that make-up, is just to much. Try going a bit lighter.”
I told them to just do light eyeliner, and some mascara. And to let their hair down. As hey were talking amongst themselves they walked away, and when they did I sighed for relief, they completely forget why they sought me out in the first place. Which I was thankful for. I don’t think I could even properly say if I know Rei or Kia.. I thought I did, well at least a little bit, but then the incident I realized I didn’t know or understand them at all. Like yeah, I know the nice, funny, slightly perverted Rei and Kia. But do you want me to tell you how I know the scary, frightful Rei and Kia. What version would you like me to tell you about?!
“Honestly I’d rather you just stick to the version that makes you the most comfortable, and try to forget to the bad version.”
Turning around I basically came face to face with Kia. He had one hand in his pocket and the other on the back of his head. He almost looked like a lost puppy, nothing like what he looked like in the arcade. Walking up next to me he placed his hands on the open window and took a deep breath in and sighed. This is the version that I like the most. Not really serious, chilled relaxed, and at times perverted.
“Rei was right, you do need to work on that thought to speak process. But you know I was getting a bit nervous back there when I saw that group of girls.”
“He’s gonna keep saying that for as long as he’ll know me. And that, nothing I couldn’t handle.”
I laughed a little and tried to smile at him, but I don’t think it came out right because when I tried to walk away from him and head back to the class he grabbed my hand.
“Avah, be honest with me, please.”
Even if I try to be honest the words that would come out of my mouth would just be the opposite. And I honestly don’t wanna lie to him, or Rei for that matter. They’ve treated me really well, more than what I could say about the guys back home in Massachusetts. They’ll either completely ignore you, or go after you for one thing. Very rarely would you find one of the good guys, that’s ACTUALLY a good one. I was always fooled, and tricked. So I’m really great full to them.
I just looked at him and smiled, an actual smile. I don’t want our friendship to hinder cause of it. I know being around them might cause me some troubles, but I know they’ll be there for me and protect me if I need it.
“Honestly, everything is good now. But if I ever need some help I’ll ask you or Rei. Happy?!”
“Yes. But whats with that look? Have you suddenly fallen for me? Remember be honest!!”
And there’s that perverted/flirty side to him. Is it bad that I’m already used to this side of him?!
When I scoffed at him and told him “As if!!” He pulled my arm back to him and encased me in his arms and was hugging me and rocking me back n’ forth, he kept saying for me to be honest and to not lie to him. I couldn’t help but laugh while trying to push him away. He always knows how to make me laugh, no matter what method he chose to use.
“Alright, alright. Break up the love fest, and get back to your seats!!”
Kia stopped and smiled down at me and looking up to see Yamato there chewing on gum. Finally, no more booze breath. When Kia started laughing out loud, I knew I did it again. I told Kia; ‘I meant to say that out loud.’ He just nodded his head at me, I don’t think he believed me. Oh well. Yamato was standing at the door still telling us to get in the class, Kia put his arm around me and walked me into the room. When we walked in everyone was staring at us, and whispering with people that were around them, I unconsciously took a step back and bumped into the teacher. I looked up at him, and then to Kia who was holding onto my hand. I knew getting back to being friends would probably cause me a bit of trouble, I just have to keep reminding myself to not let it get to me.
When I closed my eyes and took a breath I opened them back up and looked back to Kia who looked worried. I smiled and told him it was okay, I squeezed his hand that caused more whispers. Yamato placed one hand on my shoulder and gave me a little push and groaned out loud telling everyone to be quiet and take out their books. Looking to me he gave me a look as if asking if I was alright, I just smiled and nodded my head. He smiled a little and told us to get back to our seats, even though he told the class instructions I still felt eyes on me. ‘Just get used to it Avah.’ When I got to my desk Roxy turned to me she looked sad but also happy. She knows that I’m gonna get a hard time. But it’s worth it to keep and remain friends with them.
This is going to be an interesting school year, but I’m gonna get through it with them.