The Academy

Westwood Academy is known as one of the most prodigious boarding schools for girls. For girls. Not boys. Every logo had the words "For Girls" printed with it, I thought that meant it was set in stone. So why did the new building have a sign in front printed with "Boy's Dorms" in clean silver letters?

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48. Chapter 48

Chapter 48

Nicole’s POV

Today was the day that everyone was coming back onto the campus. The break was over and soon it wouldn’t be just Harry and I on the campus, free to do whatever. The campus would be filled with people, the lines in the dining hall would come back, there wouldn’t be any peace and quiet, and worst of all I’d have to go back to acting like I disliked Harry in front of my friends and pretend to complain about how I hated having to help him with his schoolwork.

I suppose to make all that lying to my friend go away I could just tell them about Harry and I, but I just couldn’t seem to bring myself to do it. Usually I was pretty excited when my friends came back from break when I would stay on campus because it meant that I would have people to talk to and wouldn’t be alone in my dorm. And now, while it was great to have them coming back, it was just going to be different from the past week where I’ve adjusted to hanging out with Harry every day.

After I took a shower this morning, I got dressed and ready before heading out of the dorm building. Liz texted me saying that she would be here soon so I was heading right outside of the campus where parents would drop their kids off at the school.

Once I was out there, I stood with the other few people who had stayed on campus who were waiting for their friends to arrive as well. Liz just texted me, updating me on where she was and that she was about five or ten minutes away. I hadn’t heard anything from Becca or Christina, but they might’ve told Liz what time they were planning on being back so I would just ask her.

After those minutes passed, I saw the familiar car that Liz’s dad always drives when he dropped her off or picked her up. I saw her say bye to her dad before getting out of the car and walking getting her bags out of the back of the car. She waved to her dad as he drove off and then quickly walked over to me once he his car was out of sight.

“Is Liam here yet?” she asked and I wasn’t surprised that that was the first thing that came out of her mouth.

“Well that wasn’t really the greeting I was expecting,” I joked.

“I missed you,” she said and gave me a hug with one arm. “Now answer the question,”

“He’s not here yet,” I said, laughing at her a bit,

“Not many people have arrived back yet, probably trying to extend their break for as long as they possibly can,” I told her and she nodded in agreement.

“So what did you do this week with the campus practically to yourself?” she asked me as we walked back into campus and headed towards the dorm building so she could unpack her things.

“Not much really,” I shrugged, not really knowing what else to say since I didn’t feel like I could tell her what I actually did this week.

“Did you get the assignments for this week early like you usually do? Because I would really like to know what we’re going to be going over in classes,” she said.

“Um no, I didn’t get the assignments early this time,” I answered.

“Bummer,” she said as she opened the door to the building and we both walked inside.

I was glad that she didn’t question me any further about why I hadn’t gotten the assignments early. I had suspected she might though when she brought it up because in the past years when I asked for the assignments early she would always get so excited that she knew what we would be learning in class this week, unlike everyone else who would be clueless as to what new information was going to be taught.

When we were back in our dorm room, I helped Liz unpack her things as she told me about what all she did over break.

After her suitcase was now empty and everything was back where it belonged, Liz got a text and right when she picked up her phone she began to squeal.

“What?” I asked her although I had a feeling I already knew why she was excited.

“Liam texted, he should be here any minute,” she said.

“Want to come?” she asked just as she was about to exit.

I shrugged, “Why not,” I said and got up from the chair I was sitting on and followed her out the dorm and back to the front of campus where Liam would be arriving.

I wasn’t really sure why I agreed to come out and wait with her, it might’ve been the fact that I knew Harry and Liam where dorm mates and there could be the slight possibility that he would be out here waiting for his roommate to arrive back. Even though I probably wouldn’t be able to talk too much to Harry out here, I still just wanted to see him. The other reason being I just didn’t feel like sitting in the dorm alone as I waited.

As I stood with an eager Liz waiting for Liam, I got a text from Becca saying that she was close to campus. I texted her back telling her that Liz and I would be waiting and then put my phone back in my pocket.

“Becca is on her way too,” I informed Liz.

She just nodded as she continued to look at the road, watching every car that stopped and sighing every time it wasn’t Liam that got out of the vehicle. Considering that she was always the one focused the most on academics out of all of us, it’s so surprising that now she’s just so head over heels for a guy. When she isn’t texting Liam or on the phone with him, she would be non stop talking about him to us or about the plans that they had made for the weekend.

I will admit that I was a bit jealous that my friends like Liam for the most part and didn’t seem to have a problem with him. I didn’t feel like I could talk about Harry to them at all because I knew they had a problem with him, and it’s my fault that they did. Our appearances are just so different that no one would ever think to put us together.

I kept thinking of ways to tell my friends about Harry and I but I just couldn’t bring myself to ever tell them. The longer I put it off though the worse it would be when they actually found out since they’d know how long I’d kept it from them. Maybe I would never have to tell them.

At the end of this year we’d all be going off the college. It was weird to think about the fact that college was only months away instead of years away like it had always been. I wondered what was going to be doing for college. I honestly didn’t think that Harry and I would get into the same college, but maybe we could find colleges near each other. We’ve never really discussed it, and I wasn’t sure when we would.

Another car stopped and someone began to get out, and I saw Liz’s eagerness grow and grow the more visible the person coming out of the car was. She quickly ran over to him once she was positive that it was him and not someone else. I laughed as I watched them and I looked next to me to see Harry standing a few feet away as he laughed along with me.

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