Sorry I've taken so long to post this chapter. I've been busy again oAo" I'll probably only post a chapter per week, I'm very sorry. Couldn't proof-read again because I promised my mum I'd quickly upload this then I get off the computer.
Enjoy reading! :)
I poked my head out from the corner of the corridor, looking up and down the noisy hallways. I tip-toed slowly down the hall, turning my head around with every strange sound I heard.
'Dude, why are you tip-toeing?' Sam asked from behind, his eyes barely looking up from his game console.
'I don't want to be followed, remember?' I told Sam. He glanced up from his console, with a very confused look spread across his face who had obviously forgot what I had told him.
'Remember? Today's Valentines Day. I'm going to slide this rose and note into Zoey's locker,' I explained to the confused gamer, holding up a single rose with a note wrapped around spelling out 'From Your Secret Admirer'.
'Then... Why am I here?' Sam asked, his face the same as it was a second ago. I'm guessing Sam doesn't listen that often, as I already told him this earlier today, his nose is too busy buried into his video games all the time. Almost like he's in his own different world, digitalized with strange sorts of pixel creatures with his own character fighting in battle against evil. Did I forget to mention, a fake world which is not real? I let out a heavy sigh, slightly annoyed as I had a conversation about this earlier.
'You're keeping watch. If Zoey comes, tell me, got that?' I asked Sam. I got answered with a silence from the gamer, only to hear the sounds of his thumb tapping away at the arrow keys and the circular buttons. Getting more annoyed, I waved my hand in the front of Sam's face, making panic spread across his face.
'Wait... I need to pause!' he yelled, moving his finger quickly across the pause button. Raising an eyebrow I said 'Did you listen to what I just said?' He gave a quick nod back, returning to his own universe of gaming. I rolled my eyes and turned around to face Zoey's locker. I carefully pulled up the rose and the note, and was about to slide it into her locker.
'Hey guys!' I heard a cheery voice yell. I froze, not continuing to put the rose in the locker. Turning around slowly, I saw the pig-tailed red head, with a bright and beautiful smile across her face. Her bright and happy face slowly turned to an unsettled confusion as I quickly slid my gift behind my back.
'What are you doing at my locker?' Zoey asked cocking her head to the side like flustered puppy.
'I, uh...' I replied, trying my hardest thinking of a perfect lie. I glanced over at Sam, who had a guilty look on his face and shrugged his shoulders, finally looking up again from his console.
'Thanks for the help Sam,' I sarcastically thought in my mind.
'I was... waiting for you!' I announced finally thinking of a lie that could have fitted this scene. Zoey gave back a cheery smile and giggled 'Aw, you're so sweet! But I have to do photography now,' I stepped out of the way of her locker, moving to the left as she leaned forward un-doing her lock.
'Thanks anyway guys,' she said with a beautiful smile, as she got her books from her locker. She gave me a wink back, as she casually strode down the hall-way. I gave back a wave as I watched her beautiful self turn the corner. After she left, I turned myself around to Sam with an annoyed and angry glare.
'What happened to looking out for Zoey?' I asked in an annoyed tone. Sam wearily said 'I'm sorry man. I was busy,' Again, I rolled my eyes. I leaned forward to her locker and slipped the rose and the note into the gap at the top of her locker door. I peered through the gap, seeing the gift softly landing on a pile of books.
'Ok. Now we're supposed to meet B,' I told the gamer. Sam looked up from his console with yet again, a confused look.
'Why...?' he asked. I almost exploded which was quite rare for someone like me.
'He's going to ask Dawn out today!' I wailed flapping my arms quickly up and down. Sam winced and replied 'Ok, sorry! Sheesh!' turning his eyes back to the pixels on his game console. I walked down the hall with Sam following behind and walked outside, the nice fresh air rushing across my face. When walking, I looked around to see happy couples. They were either giving gifts or getting them received, or kissing/making out. The thought of seeing all this couples together made me think of Zoey. What if she found out that it was from me? What happens if she gets angry and doesn't accept me? I shook my head, trying to get the thought slip out of my mind and transfer to the windy weather. I saw B and Cameron sitting down at our usual outside table. Cameron looked busy, explaining something to B. B looked like he didn't care, rolling his eyes.
'That's why the sky is blue,' Cameron finished explaining to B. B was about to fall asleep, that was until we walked up to the two.
'Hey guys,' I said giving the smart ones a wave. Cameron gave a huge wave back while B gave a calm and happy smile.
'So... are you ready?' I asked the silent one. B gave a nervous, but excited nod in my direction. In his hand, he was holding a few roses.
'Cool man! Let's go,' said Sam. We all turned the corner, our heads peering out from the brick wall. Well looked like those people in the cartoons when they're looking around the corner. But we're not cartoon, aren't we? We all looked in the direction to see the blonde-haired psychic, meditating on one of the spare seats. Her eyes were closed, and she was smiling happily.
'Ok, we'll hide behind that table and you go up to Dawn, got it?' I told B. B gave another nod. Tip-toeing across the concrete, Cameron, Sam and I tried to not make a sound at all. I jumped quickly, landing behind the table and Sam flew right behind me. Cameron jumped to, only to hitting his head on the seat of the table.
'Ouch! My skull!' Cameron wailed loudly. Sam and I gave a quick glare and said 'Shh!' to him in return. We crouched down low, waiting behind the seat. We gave B a nod who was still at the corner. B nodded back, who calmly walked up to the seat where Dawn was sitting. Peering over the seat, we saw Dawn opening her eyes as B approached with a smile on her face.
'Man, I can't hear anything!' Sam whispered in an annoyed tone.
'Shh... wait, he's about to say something,' I replied. I could just hear the two as we were only a few metres away.
'Uh, hey Dawn,' B said quietly to the blonde-haired girl.
'Why, hello B. What brings you here?' Dawn asked. B gave a big gulp, and asked 'Will you-'
'-Be my Valentine?' Dawn interrupted finishing the sentence for him. 'Of course I will. It does say in your aura that you've beginning to start a crush on me,' the two smiled for just a moment and leaned in to give each other a hug. Sam, Cameron and I let out a big cheer from behind the table, making to the couple look over to where we were. We got up, walking over to the two.
'Awesome! You're now together!' I said in a cheerful tone. Dawn gave a giggle, and a blush spreading across her cheeks.
'I'm very happy you like me B,' Dawn told B.
'Same here,' B replied back, his eyes sparkling.
'No way, you can't be together,' someone yelled from behind us. Everyone froze, turning around to see no other than Scott, glaring at our group.
'What are you talking about Scott?' Dawn asked the orange haired teen.
'You shouldn't be with a fat-ass like him! You should go out with a good-looking guy like me,' Scott yelled, getting angrier and angrier. Everyone in the group gave a gasp and we all turned to see B's reaction. B's had a huge glare across his face, I had never seen him that angry before.
'I would never go out with you Scott. You're just a big bully, it even says so in your aura!' Dawn replied in an annoyed tone, standing up from her seat.
'Actually on second thought, I should of never gone out with you. You're even lamer than B,' Scott laughed evilly. B stood up, almost ready to give a punch to Scott's cheek.
'Guys, calm down! Stop fighting!' I shouted over the top of everyone, standing in the middle of our group.
'Strange dude's gonna try and stop us? Not a chance,' Scott yelled, making almost the whole school hearing our conversation. I gasped at the worst time possible, changing into Chester.
'You darn whippersnappers! We never said anything like that in our day!'I grunted in my old voice.
'What type of loser are you?' Scott laughed again. Scott gave me a hard push, making me fall and hit hard against the nearest brick wall. My head smacked against the corner of the brick wall and landed with a thud onto the ground. I weakly opened my eyes to see Scott, running away into the distance and everyone from the group looking over the top of me in shock. The whole world started to spin and everyone was blurry, all I could see was smudges of everyone looking over me.
'We need help!' I heard a voice yell with much concern, but everyone faded away, the whole world turning black.
My eyes opened. All I could see was black and nothing else. Just complete darkness. I slowly stood up, shaking my head in confusion.
'H-Hello?' I asked the complete darkness nervously.
'Anyone? Hello?' I asked again. In the distance, I a saw a bright light shine from the roof, seeing a group of people standing in the spot. I squinted very hard, trying to make out who the bunch of people were. The group of people were looking, laughing and pointing at me. I found out who the people were. They were a bunch of my old classmates from middle-school. The kept laughing at me, and someone from the group yelled 'What a loser!' and 'He's so strange,'
'That's why he has no friends!' another kid yelled. I angrily ran over, jumping in mid-air and was about to jump on top of them when the light disappeared as well as the people. I landed on the hard ground, sliding on the cool, hard darkness. Another light appeared across from me. Standing there was Stan, Lance and Scott, we were also laughing at me.
'Dumbass,' Stan yelled.
'No-life loser!' Lance added.
'You're so pathetic. You don't deserve to live!' Scott shouted at the top of his lungs. The group kept on laughing, all giving me stares while cracking up. My face felt hot and red as I ran towards the 3 boys but disappeared from the darkness. Again, I landed on the floor. I looked around and there was nothing, just plain nothing. Tears started to swell up into my eyes as they began to ran down my cheek and drop onto the ground.
'Please... is there anyone here that likes me for who I am?' I screamed, the tears still running with my arms waving in the air. Another light appeared across from me, standing in that light was Zoey. I stopped crying straight away and said 'Zoey...? Zoey!' The girl stared at me with a confused look across her face. I grinned as I ran across to her, my arms spread out wide ready to give her a hug.
'Finally, someone!' I said to the red-head. Zoey just stared at me then started to run away.
'Huh? Zoey come back!' I yelled in confusion, chasing after the girl in total darkness. Zoey kept on running turning her head around to see my desperate self and then disappeared on the spot.
'Zoey? Please come back!' I shouted seeing her fade away. When she disappeared, I fell to my knees and crouched down, banging my head on the ground.
'Come... back, please?' I cried with my head planting further and further into the ground. I spread my arms out and turned over onto my back, my eyes still running with tears onto the cold, hard floor.
'Anyone! Please! Get me out of here!' I screamed out loud, thrashing my hands on the ground, tight in a fist.
*To Be Continued*