Holy shit! No! This can't be happening why? What the fuck!? I looked at the seat name tag next to me and read it again. Yovani, the bastard that started the whole bullying thing was gonna be my partner in everything for this class. What the fuck am I supposed to do? I'm just gonna deal with it, or I could ask the teacher to move me. No Alejandra! You can do this maybe you could get back at him, make him like you and break his heart like he does all the other girls. Give him a piece of his own medicine, yup that's exactly what I'm gonna do. I saw him enter there he was with his mow-hawk like most of the Hispanic guys that go here. To be honest he was really hot, but I have to remember it was his fault I was bullied in the first place. I glanced at him and his eyes widened when he saw me, I looked away from his gaze acting as if I didn't know him. I looked at the front as if I was listening to the teacher when really I was freaking out thinking bout what he was gonna say. I kept my cool as he sat down still looking at me.
Yovani: "Alejandra?" he was in shock, clearly.
I turned to face him and looked at him like I was trying to recognize who he was even though I clearly knew who he was.
Me: "Yovani?" I used the same tone as him.
He smiled showing the crinkles around his eyes. He was so hot but I'm not stupid enough to fall for him that was for damn sure.
Yovani: "Wow... you've changed." he sounded nervous.
The thought of making him nervous was absolutely hilarious.
Me: "Yeah I know..." I smiled.
Yovani: "How have you been?" he asked nervously.
I furrowed my eyebrows. Did Yovani Santiago the player of this school, the guy who bullied me causing everyone else to bully really just ask me 'how I've been?'
He stared at me waiting for my answer.
Me: "Ummm.... great."
Yovani: "You don't sound convinced."
Me: "I don't need to be convinced, I know I'm great." I said with such confidence.
He put his hands in the air as if he was surrendering.
Yovani: "Okay chill. You just sounded like you were trying to convince yourself more than me."
I looked away from his gaze still feeling him stare at me. I looked back at him.
Me: "Are you gonna keep staring at me for the rest of class?"
He turned red.
Yovani: "Umm.. sorry." he turned away.
Me: "Why do you even care anyway?" I asked.
Yovani: "Bout what?" he sounded confused.
Me: "Why did you ask me 'How I've been' wait... why are you even talking to me?" I asked a little irritated that he was even talking to me.
Yovani: "Look I know that we aren't on the best of terms Alejandra, but I've changed a lot."
Yovani: "Look I know you don't like me but I'm a different person now and I realized that I did wrong by bullying you for all these years. I was trying to be nice that's all... I just want you to forgive me."
Me: "Why now though?"
Yovani: "Like I said I've changed. I realized I was a fucking dick and that I shouldn't have bullied you making other people think it was okay to do the same. Will you please forgive me?"
His apology sounded so sincere.
Me: "Sure Yovani, I forgive you."
He smiled his contagious smile making me smile too.
So what now should I just forgive and forget. No, I could forgive but never forget.