~ the next day~
Yesterday was awsome,I have finally found a friend,this alex boy is a sweet guy,but I'm still confused...How could "the hottest boy in school" be friend with the "ugly duck" ? ...Many questions came around in my head,but I'll just keep things go on normally...
"Good morning chrisspy!!" a voice came from behind my back.
"Good morning French fries! "I giggled.
"Oh so now I'm French fries?" sarcastically, wondered alex.
"um, yes, yes you are," we both burst in laughter. "ah, you remind me a lot of Canada" I sighed.
"Uh yeah, I'm from Canada" I shrugged.
"oh. okay, anyway, how are you today?" he said with a smile on his face.
I'm thankful he shut my big talking mouth before I say anything stupid, again.
"I'm cool,what about you?"
, "I'm..fine" said al with a nervous voice.
"what's wrong?"I said worried.
"um..no-nothing..I-I"he looked somewhere else.
"uh, okay." I don't want to be pushy, so I just dropped it, when the right time comes , he'll tell me.
We headed both to our classes when the bell rang, and exchanged goodbyes.
-6 months later-
6 months passed, my grades are pretty good till now, at least for me, my dad didn't like my grades, he never did how hard I tried.But, by every day, my friendship with Alex gotten bigger, and stronger. We are more like brother and sister now.
"Wey hey al!"I said poking alex's cheeks.
"yeh , hey." he said looking away.
"What is it? " I said worried. " you look ...worried?".
He looked away again, saying nothing.
I made him look at me and said with a soft voice "tell me what is it, don't you trust me?"
"I do trust you, but it just that...I...can't" he answered. He was so nervous and he couldn't talk, he was hiding something.
I couldn't take it anymore, so I just yelled at him "ALEX YOU WON'T FEEL ANY BETTER IF YOU HIDE IT,SO JUST SAY WHAT'S WRONG,AND I PROMISE I'LL HELP YOU AS MUCH AS I CAN AN-" ,
"promise that you won't tell anyone" he interrupted me.
I calmed down, sat next to him, and said "I promise" . He took a deep breath, like if there so many things preparing to get out of his mouth," okay" he sighed.
"When I was 8 years old, my mom passed away in a car accident, so me and my dad stood alone after that. But my mom's death made my dad so miserable, so he started drinking, and dealing drugs, he didn't appeared much, so I was alone, I never saw him at home again, he used to come back late at night, he didn't disturb me at all, until one night, he came home really angry, he was so drunk, so h-he...entered m-my room...a-and, and .. started beating me..."
OMG!!I was so shocked , my mouth dropped wide open, I couldn't believe it, he had the same problem as me ...Is it destiny?
"w-what?!" I asked trying to not look like it was something I'm used too.
"And that's not the problem " he continued. " he liked it and kept doing this to me for 6 years until one day I had enough, I called the police and they came and took him, and he's been in jail since then...and well...um...h-he's coming out today and I'm so afraid he would come to me an-" he stopped talking while drowning in tears.
"Why didn't you tell me this before?" I felt so sorry for him, but I felt him because I kind of been through this before, and still
He said nothing, just cried, so I approached and gave him a small hug, and whispered in his ear "it's alright, everything's gonna be okay, trust me".
What?!I never hugged a boy before!
He looked at me with his light eyes full of tears, he was going to say something, but then, the bell rang and we had to go to the classroom. Al took his backpack and ran to his class, leaving me all alone sitting under the tree , with billions of questions running in my head.
I wonder what he was going to say , it seemed like something important.
Finally, I got out of school, I have a bad headache, I just want to go home, lay on my bed and sleep, I am really tired, it was an exhausting day.
I saw Alex hiding behind a tree, what is he doing there? and why is he hiding ? from what?
I went there to ask him the reason, suddenly an old guy came from behind him and reached Alex's shoulder, he turned around and went crazy , he was so nervous, and freaked out.
I began to feel worried, oh no...may he be his abusing father?!
I came out of nowhere, stood in front of Alex, giving my back to the old dude and stopping him before he says any word.
I looked into Al's nervous eyes, " Is everything alright?" I said giving him a questionable look.
Alex took a look at the man behind me, and looked at me with a worried look, " U-Uh y-yeah, everything's okay, just g-go..."
From his voice's tune, I knew that something was going on, I was confused, I didn't know what to do, so all of sudden I quickly took Alex's hand and ran away....why did I do that?!...we was running so fast, but the man was following us, it was like a race,we kept running until we lost the man, so we took a rest in a corner.
Alex looked at me with a silly surprised look, " You are the craziest person I ever met in my entire life" , he said, I giggled,"but happy and blessed that I did" he continued, I blushed and gave him a little smile...
[picture of steve- Alex's father]