school was better with justin in the same class as me. specially that we sit next to each other. we were the trouble makers and we'd go to detention classes together. it was fun sharing everything with him.
we got out of the maths class and walked in the hallway. but suddenly sandy and her squad appeared and front of me and tried to humiliate me as usual. but this time justin pushed her, i swear she almost fell on the floor.
"who the hell do you think you are" she yelled at justin
"not a stinky pig that keeps bullying others like you"
everyone around us started laughing, her face turned red, and glared at me. i was just behind justin's back. she took him by surprise and pushed him. then she walked over me. she was about to punch my face when justin hel her wrist.
"don't cross the line" he said with a calm but dangerous voice and let go of her wrist.
"or?" she challenged
"or you won't be able to smile for a long time" he warned. she backed off and said looking at me "it's not over yet bitch" then walked away.
I wanted to cry. I felt so weak. I couldn't even deffend myself. justin got closer to me and side hugged me. he whispered in m ear "don't worry. it's going to be alright" i smiled weakly. he knew i wasn't fine.
"let's get lunch somewhere else." he suggested. we went to an italian restaurant called claudio. he has the best pizza in town. we sat facing each other, and ordered our food. he cheered me up and made me forget what happened.
he looked at me
"i'm so blessed to have you in my life"
he smiled and said "me too" then he took my hand and played with my fingers. i felt fireworks in my stomach. the feeling was so unfamiliar.
we went back to school for the evening classes then headed towards our home.
i was in my room when usher went to justin's room that was right next to mine. And i could hear their little conversation because the door was opened.
"would you do me a favor?" usher asked
"sure, what is it?"
"listen to jade singing. i swear she is crazy talented. you'll be speechless!"
"okay? but why exactly?"
"she deserves to be signed!"
"okay, go bring her"
and with that i heard footsteps coming closer to my room. i pretended that i haven't heard anything.
"can you please come ?" he asked
"why?" i fake frowned
"Usher want to hear you singing"
"okay..?" i said , i wasn't so sure about that. i discovered my talent two days ago, and i'm still not confident about my skills.. i stood up lazily and walked with him to his room. I was nervous.
"hi jade" usher said
"hi usher!" if i told anyone in my school that i get to see usher at least twice a week they will start freaking out. that's why we're keeping it a secret.
"justin told me that you can sing. and I'd like to hear you. feel free to sing anything you want"
i decided to sing i ain't got you by alicia keys.
when i was done i looked at usher whose jaw was dropped. I was extremely scared. i thought i humiliated myself. and he seemed to notice because he exclaimed "where have you been all this time?! your voice is amazing jade. i can't believe you're just seventeen"
then justin said "i told you she's awesome usher! so? are you going to tell scooter?"
"of course, duh! now i want you both to write a song together, and i'll come and visit you few days later. okay?"
"okay!" we said in sync. which made me giggle.
usher left and i went to my room and laid down thinking of the future and what it might hide. then i suddenly my phone vibrated. i checked it and it was a text from an unknown number that said
"bitch I advise you to break up with justin be cause he's going to be mine. understood? - your nightmare"
it was my cousin emily. whenever she sends a text she adds your nightmare. ugh childish. wait, does she think that i'm dating justin? i'm not, but there's no way I'm letting her have him.
"he's mine bitch. so get over yourself" i pressed the send button. and in few seconds she responded
"yes, that's what i expected you to say. you will regret it eventually. besides, i don't believe he's dating you. is he really your bf?"
i was pissed off. she is always crossing the line. i swear if she was here i would've tortured her. i started typing ' no, i wish he was' i didn't press the send button. i was thinking if he likes me the way i like him.
"are you okay?" i heard justin's voice. i looked up and he seemed concerned.
"yea" i faked
"no you're not. what happened?" he got closer. then he looked at the phone in my hands.
"is someone bothering you?" he asked while pointing at my phone
i shook my head no. but he didn't believe me and took my phone. i tried to stop him but it was too late. i hid my face with a pillow trying not to see his reaction.
"hey" he said "don't hide your face" he took the pillow away and sat on the bed next to me.
"do you like me?" he asked
i stayed quiet. i didn't know whether it was a good idea to tell him or not.
"i-i .. yes. i do" i bowed my head. he lifted my chin with his thumb and looked in my eyes then started leaning in until our lips touched. i closed my eyes. he held my cheek with his hand as our lips moved in sync. i pulled away and smiled. he smiled back and said "i don't just like you. I am falling for you" then he took my phone again and typed something then showed me. he replied to emily's message saying "yes he is my boyfriend."
"are we?" i asked
"yes we are" he said. he laid down and opened his arms inviting me to cuddle together.