One day I decided to talk to her. Just once. "Um I have to help my mom with um... The house.. I promised her" I said. The others looked weird away, "you never help your mom.." "No... I know" I scratched my neck, "but I really have to.. See ya.." "You're crazy Bieber" they chuckled as I ran the same way as Sophie was walking just a minute ago.
I kept running until I saw her beautiful body then ran up to her, "Sophie.. I have to talk to you.." She just kept walking till I stepped in front of her grabbing her arm, "you have to talk to me.." "You are more confusing than any other boy in this entire world.." she exclaimed. "Look listen to me.. I'm so sorry about all of this.. I want to beat the shit out of my gang for doing this to you but-" "But you can't because that would ruin your reputation.. You keep saying the same thing.." "Listen please Sophie... I wanna hold you tight and tell you that everything is gonna be alright.. I wanna protect you... I wanna make you safe... I wanna be there whenever you have a problem and help you get through it.. But I can't... If I should do that which means I have to be brave and stand up and tell them to stop... I'm not brave.. I'm so scared of what they would do" I explained still with my grip around her wrist.
"It's okay I'm moving after prom in 2 months... I'll start over again on a new high school" she looked down. My heart fell to the ground, "what?" "I am moving..." she repeated. "No no... You can't move" I exclaimed. "I have to go home now Justin.. See you tomorrow" she turned around. I let go of her wrist, "are you gonna be at the prom?" "Maybe" she walked away. 2 months. I had get up and be a man.
"Hey bro" a hand waved I front of my head. I snapped away from my gaze at Sophie, "what?" "You've been staring at that girl for five minutes now" Toby chuckled. I shook my head, "who?" "That geek with the sexy ass" Bruce nodded towards Sophie. "No I didn't stare at her.. I stared at um" I tried, "that tree right behind her.. I'm just tired.." "What is wrong with you man?" Liam patted my back. I sighed rubbing my face with my hands, "I don't know.." "I've never seen you like this before" Bruce said as he took out his cigarettes, "want one?" I shook my head, "no thanks.." "What?!" they exclaimed in unison, not believing a word. "You said thanks and no to a cigarette" Toby exclaimed, "bro you're the one that smokes the most and the one with the worst language here.. There must be something seriously wrong.." "I don't know what it is" I groaned, wanting to be with Sophie as the only thing in the entire world, "I guess I'm just tired." "Well did you find a date for prom?" Liam asked dragging on his cigarette, just like the others. I shook my head.
I didn't feel like eating, smoking or talking. I only wanted to talk to Sophie and hold her tight, stroking her beautiful hair and look into her ocean blue eyes. "I'm gonna get something to eat coming?" Toby began walking. The others stood up looking at me. "I'm not hungry" I said. "You're scaring me bro" Liam said. Bruce looked worried at me. He had always been like a big brother to me, actually, even though he only was a year older than me. "Do you wanna sit out here or?" he asked. "I wanna stay here" I sighed. "Okay see ya bro" he patted my back and followed the others. I moved my eyes to Sophie who was sitting up against the big tree writing in her notebook, with headphones on. She was so beautiful. And she was leaving in 2 months. And never coming back again. I'd fallen for her. I caught her eyes and mouthed, "I'm sorry.." She just looked away. I stood up and caught her eyes again, then I walked over to her, "may I?" She looked up and took out her headphones, "what?" "May I?" I asked again smiling. "Sure?" she smiled, "something wrong?" "It's just... I'm not sleeping.. I'm not hungry... I'm not smoking... And girls are not interesting anymore.. Only this one girl... That I can't stop thinking about" I explained looking into her eyes. "Well it sounds like you are in love" she said looking sadly at the ground. "But she is leaving soon" the words just flew out of my mouth, "um I gotta go... Now... Um... Do you want somebody to talk on your way home?" She nodded, "yes please..." "See ya" I smiled and walked away. Stupid.
"Stupid stupid stupid Justin" I said to myself. Just as I was about to go inside I heard someone clear their throat, "what was that about?" "Nothing.." I turned around, "would someone please give a cigarette? I really really need one right now!" "Here you go" Bruce handled me one and turned it on. I dragged on the cigarette breathing in the smoke. A feeling of release shot through me. I needed that. "So what happened before?" Liam asked. "Nothing.. I just asked her about some physics... I don't wanna fail.." I explained radiating my fake self-confidence. "What are we gonna fail in? We don't have a test" Toby said. "Um... I just wanna know what they're talking about in the lessons you know" I tried. "Okay bro" Tony patted my back, "I'm gonna head inside and find Jasmine.." "Good luck man" I put on my facade and smirked.