I ran to the restroom,closing the door. I sat down,hot tears making their way down my face.
"Why? Just why me?" I asked myself. I cried some more. After what seemed like forever I finally stood up. I looked at myself in the mirror,my eyes were red,puffy,my hair was everywhere. I sighed,finger combing my hair,I tried my best to hide the fact that I was crying. I shook my head and I opened the door. The cold air of the hallway attacked my face,I shivered,pulling my shirt tighter. Then I tripped over my shoelace. I clutched my stomach,I lifted up my shirt the slightest bit,I could see a bruise under my belly button.I sighed again,standing up.
Soon, I made it to History class, my stomach grumbled loudly. That's right, I didn't get to lunch. Everyone in the classroom looked at me.
"Sorry,I was just-"
"Save it,Ms.Bell!" Mrs.Bradley yelled. Her firm voice sent silence throughout the room,making me flinch once she said,'Mrs.Bell'. I let out an sigh and went to the back of the class,taking my seat. At the corner of my eye,I could see Jennifer,giving me her signature,evil smirk. On the other I side,Sam was giving me a small wave. I smiled and waved back.
"You okay?" Sam mouthed.I shook my head.
"After school?" She mouthed. I nodded.
"My house" I mouthed. Sam smiled and nodded. I sat back in my seat,thinking about how cool my life would be if everything was perfect.All of a sudden papers were being passed around,homework. UGH! HOMEWORK SUCKS! I slid the homework sheet in my history textbook,right when the bell rang. I smiled,finally the day was over. I stood up,I went into the hall,stuffing my books inside of my bag. I slammed my locker closed,slowly walking down the hall,I wasn't in a rush.
"HEY,UGLY CANDICE!" I turned around,Jennifer. I glared at her,my face said, 'confidence',but my body language said, 'afraid,nervous',I took two,tiny steps back. Jennifer probably didn't notice.
" That little...stunt you pulled earlier was totally not cool" Jennifer glared at me,her evil eyes,digging into my soul,past my deepest and darkest secrets,into my brain. I suddenly shivered.
"And I just wanted to let you know-" Jennifer came closer,to where she was a few inches away. I could feel her cool,minty breath on my face. "That I rule this school and you're just a little peasant..." She smirked,proud of what she just said.I gave her the nastiest glare that I could muster.
"Excuse me?" I asked. Jennifer gasped,her face full of surprise.
"Oh no! I 'm so scared,what're you going to do? Push me?" Jennifer smirked,folding her arms in a sassy manner. I smirked.
"That's exactly what I'm going to do!" All of a sudden,Jennifer was stumbling backwards. I chuckled,I was so proud of myself. Jennifer finally found her balance,she ran towards me,once she reached me,I felt a sharp pain on my cheek,I gasped,caressing my cheek. I slapped Jennifer in response,but I missed.DANG IT!
"You shouldn't have done that,Ugly Candice" Jennifer said to me,her evil smirk glued to her face,she shoved me hard. I fell on my butt, I tried to get up,but Jennifer pushed me back down,punching me in the arm,her rings leaving marks,causing my arm to bleed a little. I let out a loud yelp as she kicked me. I looked up at Jennifer,she smirked,and got down to my eye level.
"I TOLD YOU I'M THE QUEEN AND YOU WILL NOT,AND I MEAN WILL NOT DESTROY ME!!" I clenched my fists.
"I was born to make your pathetic,worthless,stupid,useless life miserable!" Jennifer said. She gave me one,final slap before walking away,her heels clicking as she walked.
I arrived home,I got out my keys,unlocking the door,I went inside,closing the door behind me,I locked it and I ran upstairs. I opened my bedroom door and I jumped onto my bed,face first. I cried loudly,no one was home so I just let it all out.
"Okay,homework,just try to get your mind off of things" I told myself,I took a few deep breaths before pulling my bag onto my bed.I got out my textbook,getting started on my homework.
I put my bag on my bed and my phone buzzed,I took a look at it. It was a text,from Brandon. I sighed.
Brandon: hey ;)
Candice: hey uh meet me @ my house
Brandon: look out your window
I stood up to look out side of my window,Brandon was standing there... I took a step back,so he wouldn't see me shake my head. I put on my shoes, I ran down that stairs,and I opened the door.
"Get in the car we're going out!" Brandon said. I took a deep breath.
'C'mon....You can do this just say 'No' and break up with him'
"No" I said,Brandon looked up at me.
"Brandon I said 'No'" Brandon looked sad,then his face turned red.
"I don't want there to be an "us" anymore..."
"WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY CANDICE!?" Brandon yelled.
"I'm saying that...I'm breaking up with you..." I said. Then there was silence. Not an awkward silence,not the silence that is calming but a silence where you just couldn't tell what kind it was. I waited for Brandon to respond he just stared at me.
'Well that went surprisingly well!' Then,when unexpected,he slapped me. I gasped,holding my cheek. Brandon looked at me,his chocolate brown eyes were filled with anger,sadness,and confusion, but on the inside I wondered if he felt relieved...
"I can't believe you!" Brandon yelled. I flinched,but I gave him a confused face.
" Here I am,trying to give all of the love that I have to you and you just go and dump me!?" That made me angry.
"Listen BRANDON, in the beginning of our relationship, all I did was love you,and then you cheat on me with a total of three girls,and I find out but I never said anything because I thought that I could move past it,but I didn't,hear me?? There were rumors around the ENTIRE school,and that's not all! You slapped me twice,and you never even the the guts to say sorry!!" Brandon was looking at the ground now,ashamed,but I kept going,I had there was so much that I was keeping in that I just HAD to let out!
" You never took me on a nice date,you just made me wear your football jersey for good luck when you watch the game with your idiotic friends,or you just take me out to a McDonalds,we eat and then you drop me off home,you never even bought me a single flower,and...you never told me I was pretty,I thought that you would be my first..kiss...and I'm just noticing all of this now..."
"NO BRANDON,WE'RE OVER JUST FREAKING DEAL WITH IT!!" Brandon looked down to his feet,he opened his car door,he hopped in,slamming the door...and he drove off. Just then Sam came.
"What was that all about?" Sam asked,pointing her thumb towards Brandon's car. I gave her a small smile.
" I finally did it, I broke up with Brandon!" Sam gave me the biggest smile ever.
"Really!? Candi,I'm so proud of you!"Sam said,hugging me.
"So,I'm going to sleepover...so yeah!"
"Yay! I won't be alone" I said. We both went inside of the house.