Chapter 2: An uncomfortable day
I stood with Melanie at her locker as she fixed her hair in the tiny square mirror hanging on her locker door.
She glanced at me. “Can you please wipe that look of guilt and depression off your face, Rylie?”
I sighed. “No one asked you to look at me.” I said and then my eyes went to the scene down the hall.
Melanie then turned and looked down the hall where my eyes fell.
Evan, and his groups of friends including ‘Blonde and Perky’ were walking down the hall.
I rolled my eyes. Ryan was right. Evan did think he was the shit.
As he made his way down toward us, I stepped in his way and he stopped and stared at me. “Can I talk to you?” I asked.
“Move outta the way, bitch. We have places to go.” His brother, Dylan said.
Melanie was by my side with her hands on her hips. “No. Her and Evan needs to talk. So stay out of it.” Melanie said.
Dylan pushed people out of his way until he was face to face with Melanie.
They had the same attitude but they hated each other yet the sexual tension was definitely there.
Dylan looked nothing like Evan. They were half brothers.
Dylan had black hair with dark green streaks that matched his green eyes perfectly. He was pale and just as tall as Evan.
“Get out of my face, Dylan.” Melanie said.
“Or?” He asked.
“Or? I’m going to fuck you up.”
“I’d like to see you try, Mel.”
She continued glaring at him. I felt like I was invading their personal space so I looked back to Evan.
He shook his head and walked off.
How is he going to keep avoiding me?
I sighed and watched as his friends followed him and looked back to Dylan and Melanie.
Dylan was now smirking at her. “You should let me come over today.” He said.
Melanie folded her arms. “Oh…so when Evan and his skanky ass friends aren’t around, you’re suddenly interested.” She said.
Dylan smiled. “I’ve always been interested. So what time?”
Melanie smiled back. “Follow me home after school.” She said.
He nodded and leaned over to kiss her.
She kissed him back and although they seem to have a non-romantic relationship, the kiss was filled with so much promise. You can see it as they looked in each other’s eyes when Dylan pulled away.
He smirked and then turned to follow Evan down the hall.
Melanie had a proud look on her face and she turned back to go to her locker. I went over to her. “Are you dating Evan’s brother?” I asked.
She shook her head. “No. I did it to him though.”
My eyes widened.
“What? Are you really surprised?” She asked.
“He only acts like King Asshole around his friends.”
“If he’s an asshole to you, why do you stay with him?”
Melanie raised her eyebrow. “Don’t try to make it seem like me and you are in the same situation, Rylie. He’s an asshole and that’s why I like him, he’s just like me. He’s actually quite kinky when we’re alone.”
“Okay, okay. We’re gonna be late for class.” I said not wanting to hear about her sex life.
Melanie smiles and grabs her pink and black bag and shuts her locker.
We walked to our first class, Chemistry.
Me and Melanie sat in the middle row table and there was one more seat at our table that always remained empty.
The teacher, Mr. Raymond told us to get out our books just as the tall boy who flipped me off earlier walked in with that same irritated look on his face.
He walked to the teacher who looked at him with an eyebrow raised.
The guy handed him what I’m guessing was his schedule.
Melanie smiled. “Ohh, look at Mr. Tall, Hot and Mysterious.” She said.
I looked at her. Mr. Raymond clapped his hands and everyone looked at him. “Class, this standing next to me is a new student named Damon Lawson. He’ll be in your class and perhaps I can find someone to lead him around for the day.”
No one raised their hand to volunteer.
Mr. Raymond sighed. “Fine. I guess I’ll have to pick someone.” His eyes roamed around the room.
Then his eye stopped on ‘Blonde and Perky’ A.K.A Stacey Miller.
“Miss Stacey, can you lead Damon around for the day?”
“Do I have a choice?” She asked.
Mr. Raymond shook his head.
She rolled her eyes.
I heard Mr. Raymond tell him to have a seat.
Only three seats were unoccupied.
Damon’s eyes roamed around the classroom and he met eyes with me only for a second. Then he looked to the other unoccupied seats and shrugged.
He came over to the seat next to me.
Melanie squirmed in her seat. Jeez was she hot for him.
Damon took a seat next to me and glanced at me for a second and then looked away.
“Hi.” Melanie said. She smiled brightly and he turned his head to look at her.
He didn’t say anything at first.
Melanie raised her eyebrow.
Damon nodded once. “Hi.” Then he looked away.
Okay, he’s obviously not interested in either one of us.
But Melanie wasn’t going to stop.
“I’m Melanie Davis,” Damon turned his head to look back at her. “And this is my best friend, Rylie Hartford.” she said.
Damon looked at me.
I stared at him for a second but became scared under his penetrating gaze so I looked down.
“Rylie.” He breathed. And it made me look at him. His dark eyes stayed on mine and I swallowed.
“Can you two stop with the creepy attraction stare? I hate that.” Melanie said.
Creepy attraction stare?
Damon smirked and looked away from me to look at the teacher.
I looked over to Melanie and she was smiling. “He’s so hot.” She whispered.
I licked my lips and opened my Chemistry book.
The PA came on. “Melanie Davis, report to the principal’s office. Melanie Belle Davis, report to Principal Cooper’s office immediately.”
Melanie rolled her eyes. “He really had to put my middle name out there?” She asked me.
“Better get to the office, Belle.” Stacey Miller said. A couple of students snickered.
Melanie rolled her eyes. “Don’t start with me, Stacey. I saw what you were doing earlier before school. How did Evan‘s cum taste?” Melanie asked.
The class broke out in hysteric laughter.
Melanie walked out of the classroom and Stacey looked red as she sunk into her seat.
I couldn’t help but smile.
And then I turned back, accidentally meeting eyes with Damon.
Then I looked down to my book.
“Your friend is funny.” He said.
I looked to him and nodded. “Yeah, that’s why I love her.”
He nods. “Yeah I guess. You two seem different to be best friends.”
“Well,” I shrugged. “You know they say ‘opposites attract’.” I said.
Damon nodded, his eyes stuck on mine. “They do.”
And it made me blush for some reason.
Evan walked into class, late as usual. And he smiled at Stacey.
He walked over and she stood up and glanced at me, smiling before he kissed her.
Mr. Raymond sighed. “This is not the time or place for that kind of activity. Do that after school.” He said.
Evan let go of her and then turned to look at me. He smiled and my blood boiled in anger. He knew what he was doing. I turned back around.
I didn’t notice that Damon was also looking at the scene.
“Is he like….your boyfriend or something?” He asked.
I shrugged. “Ex. But…he knows I still have feelings for him.”
Damon smirked. “And now he’s rubbing any girl he can find in your face.”
Damon snickered and it made me mad.
How in the hell is that funny?
Then he looked to me. “I don’t mean to laugh but…I can’t stand it when girls do that.”
“Do what?” I asked.
“Make it seem like one guy is the center of their universe. You follow him like he’s god or something. It’s kind of pathetic.”
I glared at him. He didn’t know anything about me.
“I’m pathetic?” I asked.
“I didn’t say that. I said what you’re doing is pathetic.”
“Well…who asked you?”
He didn’t answer as he stared at me. Then he looked down at his chemistry book, his smile fading. “You’re right. No one did.” He continued his work while I kept looking at him.
I didn’t understand this guy.
How is he just going to come from nowhere and start talking about the details in my life and judging me? Did I ask him all his business? No.
Melanie walked back in right when the bell rung and everyone got up and got their stuff together.
I immediately got up and tugged on Evan’s sleeve.
He looked down at me, as if just noticing that I exist.
“I really need to talk to you, Evan.” I said.
“Then come on and spit it out so I can go.” He said as he wrapped his arm around Stacey.
I looked down at my boots.
“Well come on. We don’t have all day.” Stacey said.
“I wanted to talk to Evan alone.” I said.
She rolled her eyes. “Let’s just go, baby.” She pulled him along to go out the classroom.
I wanted to take her by her blonde hair and pull it out until her scalp bleeds.
I shook that thought away and looked to Melanie.
She shook her head and gathered her book and her bag.
I grabbed my book and bag after turning in my paper and followed her out of the classroom but not before glancing at Damon.