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?


58. Chapter 58

Chapter 58

Nicole’s POV

“Nicole is dating Harry!” Liz blurted out as she walked into the dorm room.

My face I’m pretty sure was drained of all color as they all looked at me, the expression on my face probably almost as shocked as theirs.

“I knew it!” Christina blurted and then we all looked at her but it wasn’t long before they put their attention back on my.

How did Christina know? Hell, how did Liz know? If Christina knew, then how come she never said anything? I’m guessing Liz just found out somehow and she was quick to let all of know that she knew. I wanted to ask her how she knew but I figured that I should take a different approach than just flat out asking that because maybe I could save myself in this situation and get them to think otherwise.

Do I want to convince them that I’m not dating Harry though? School is about halfway over and maybe I could go the rest of the year without them finding out. There was no guarantee that they wouldn’t end up figuring out the truth again later on though. So if I just full on denied it now and they later found out that I was actually lying and I was dating him, that would be even worse than the situation now and they would probably never talk to me again.

“Oh I didn’t expect you to be here, I figured you were still hanging out with Harry, you know since it’s been a full week since you’ve seen him,” she said with exaggerated tone.

“What is going on?” Becca asked, thankfully saving me from having to say anything to Liz.

“I feel a bit out of the loop since apparently I’m the only one who didn’t know,” she added.

“How did you know?” Liz asked as she turned to face Christina.

“Well I didn’t know for sure that’s why I kept quiet, but maybe a little over a month ago I saw Harry leaving our building just as I was walking back to the building. I tried to ask him what he was doing but he just looked shell shocked and quickly walked away,” Christina said.

“I had a feeling that he had been here with Nicole since she didn’t go to the party that night and she had been spending a lot of time with Harry, example eating every single damn meal with him,” she added on, bring the attention back onto me.

I found a bit funny that I was the person they were mad at yet here they were arguing about not telling each other when the other knew or had their suspicions. I didn’t know Harry ran into Christina that night when he left, he never told me anything and I’m honestly a bit surprised that he didn’t decide then to flat out tell her why he was there since he wanted them to just know already.

“Okay I don’t care when or how either of you found out. How about we get back to the fact that Nicole is dating Harry,” Becca said.

“What makes you think I’m dating him?” I asked, trying my best to keep my calm.

“Oh why wouldn’t you be? Even if Liz hadn’t just came in and blurted that out, it’s still obvious to all of us that there’s something going on between you two,” Christina said.

“She’s not wrong,” Becca agreed.

“You eat every meal with, you never go out with us on weekends because you’re supposedly busy or studying. I should’ve called you out on it sooner!” Christina continued on with her rant.

She seemed to be the most angry about this whole thing and I really wasn’t sure why.

“You go on about how awful he is and how much you hate him when you’re really dating him the whole entire time,” Christina went on, “And another thing-”

“Christina!” Liz said, interrupting her finally.

“Let Nicole say something, maybe she has an explanation,” I honestly would rather let Christina continue her rant because I really didn’t have an explanation and I didn’t really want to say anything.

“Who even told you?” I asked Liz.

“Oh Liz you were right, she has a great explanation for herself,” Christina said sarcastically and rolled her eyes. “Liam told me,” Liz answered, deciding just to ignore Christina.

“Liam told you?” I questioned, not understanding how Liam was the one to have told her.

“Yeah, he was talking about how the four of us could hang out at the party tonight and maybe go to dinner like on a double date or something I don’t know. I asked him what he meant by the four of us, and I looked ridiculous for not knowing that one of my best friends was dating one of his friends. He said that he thought I knew, but obviously I don’t,” she said.

“How does he know?” I asked.

“I don’t know, Harry told him maybe? I don’t care. What I care about is why you didn’t even tell us?” she said.

“Okay you both need to calm down, give the girl a bit of time to process,” Becca said.

“What so are you okay with this?” Christina asked.

“Of course not, I believe that she might have a reason though and you both aren’t making this any less pressure on her. You’re acting like she killed a man,” Becca told her and I withheld myself from walking over and giving her a hug.

“Yelling at Nicole probably isn’t the best way to get the answers that you want,” she added on.

“Come on,” Becca said and motioned at me causing me to give her a confused look.

“Let’s go, I want to talk to you,” she said as she got up from where she was sitting.

I hesitantly stood up and followed her outside of the room. She didn’t say anything as she walked down to the first floor of the building and then sat down on the bench outside of the building.

“Explain,” was the only thing she said to me.

I decided not to fight and I pretty much spilled almost everything, and it actually felt good to get it all off my chest. I told her how I was too scared to tell them after I had made such a big deal about how awful Harry was. I told her how I didn’t even start actually liking Harry until after I had gone on that rant to them and I figured it was too late to tell them that I had changed my mind and I ended up realizing that he wasn’t as bad as I thought.

I was surprised by how well Becca was listening to me. I thought for sure she would be one of the one’s going on continuously about how I should’ve told her like Christina was.

I honestly thought that Liz would be the one who was calmer in this situation, but then again I didn’t think that they would find out this. I really did need to talk to Harry about telling Liam to see if he really did tell him or not.

I wasn’t angry with Harry for telling Liam if he did; I just wish he would’ve informed me. I thought Harry was just going to keep it all to himself like I had pretty much been doing, I again just wished that I could’ve been kept in the loop for who he was telling about our relationship.

“Why are you not acting as mad as Christina is?” I finally asked, because not knowing the answer to that question was driving me crazy.

“I don’t know, I was thinking about blowing up at you, but I already knew Liz was probably going to because of her entrance of telling us, and then Christina went full on ballistic so I figured it was best to stay quiet,” she admitted.

“I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to rant to me about how furious you are that I kept this from you,” I told her.

“I’ll consider taking you up on that offer later,” she joked and I smiled and I smiled back at her even though I knew she probably wasn’t lying.

I was hoping though that my friends would forgive me soon, but I wasn’t sure how soon they would. I tried to imagine myself in their situation and I knew I would be pretty upset if one of them kept something like this from me.

All I could do was hope that everything would be okay, because I honestly wasn’t sure what was to come.

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