II. New Desk Mate?
Chapter 2: New desk mate?
Riya’s point of view
After a few moments I manage to regain my calm from the previous… Meeting. He was something else. It was entirely different from the feeling I would get normally. He had the same vibe as Esthere.
I decided to leave from school for the first three hours. They were pretty easy so it wasn’t much of a problem. I went to my usual place, a small vitange Cafe called Mei. There was almost no one besides the manager and one waitress. I stood in my usual spot, the left corner on the bed with some silk cushions. I ordered my usual cinnamon capucino and took out of my bag my beloved diary. I started to write:
‘Different people started to give me such a strange feeling. It’s just like the vibe I remember from gramps… Something I though I’ve long forgotten. There is this guy. Who knows what his name is, that is certainly strange. He approached and for the first time I didn’t feel the need to punch him in the face. His sweet voice was such a pleasant melody to my ears.’
Oh my Chuck! I sound like a teenage girl. Maybe I’ll tell mother about him. She’ll shoo him away like any other boy that tried to approach me. She or my father could be a huge help in situations like this. Even tho they aren’t home… At all.
They travel everywhere, my mother being a Japanese supermodel and my father a French designer they always try to be in some place new, leaving me home alone for most of the time. I was raised by my grandparents, but when I was a little girl, before I can remember clearly, my grandmother passed away and my grandpa left me and everyone, becoming a missing person that no-one knows about. But that’s a story for another time.
The hours passed quickly and I had to go back to school. The class was about to start as I entered the school gate. I hurry to my seat, I’m usually alone. I throw my rucksack on the table without looking, still searching for my phone to close the music. The teacher came in and I took my headphones off. As I was standing up as the rest of the class, some hand made its way around my waist. Such a nice, protective touch. Wait…. What touch? I push back the person that hold me just to discover he was the guy from earlier.
I sit down fast and get a piece of paper to write to Amy:’WHY IS HE SITTING NEXT TO ME?!!!’
“Are you writing me a love letter? But what courtesy.”he said in his irresistible French accent.
I glare at him then throw the paper to Amy. She responded right away: ‘well, if you would’ve been here last hour you’d know. He’s a transfered student from France, his name is Kazuki and he’ll be staying with you from now on. ‘
I turn to him to admire his well defined muscles hidden by the uniform. He is indeed a beautiful man. His eyes are an intense blue, like the deep blue sea, his pale skin is brightening the dark hair. His lips were full and so kissable.
“Are you going to say something or just stare at me?” he said bringing me back from my thoughts.
I feel my cheeks coloring when I face him.
“Ahh. Yeah. I wanted to ask you… Umm… What’s your name?”
“My name’s Kazuki I’m here from France and it looks like I’ll be your desk mate for this course. You are? “
He was slightly surprised when he heard me. I smile to him, but suddenly Kazuki pulls me into a hug. In the middle of the class. I pushed him, regretting letting go of those protective arms the next second. I ignore this feeling and try to concentrate on my book.
“I didn’t think you’d hate me.” he pouted.
“I.. I don’t hate you.”
“Then why did you pushed me? Or maybe you don’t like boys. It’s true I didn’t see you around boys.”
“I don’t have to give you explanations.”
“So you liked it? I didn’t hear any complaints. Anyway do you or do you not like boys?”
“For Chuck’s sake. Yes I like boys too, I’m bisexual.”
“Okay okay. Now. Can I have your address?”
“My address? What for?”
“I told you I don’t wanna go to the ball of you’re not coming.”
“There’s no way I’m going. And you’re not coming to my house.”
“Such a shame. I wanted to show you something.” he whispered into my ear.
Saved by the bell. That’s my motto from now on, I was telling myself as I ran out of the classroom. In my escape I didn’t really pay attention to where I was going and bumped into Aaron, the school most popular boy. Of course that’s what I needed.
“Riya, hello beautiful. How are you?”
“Hey. I’m fine, sorry I wasn’t really paying attention.”
“And what’s the reason you’re in such a hurry that you can’t even talk to me?”
I couldn’t waste too much time now, people from my class were already getting out. I took his hand in mine and dragged him into the janitor’s room. The was so little space that we were sticked to each other. Because of that, when I looked up to see him, we almost kissed. I turned my head the other way, feeling my cheeks blushing.
“I’m sorry for bringing you here. What did you want to tell me?”
“I was wondering, maybe, you could go to the ball with me.”
“Pff! Me? The school’s freak. What’s your plan?” I questioned, without believing it.
“Don’t disregard yourself. Under these large clothes lies a real beauty.”he said putting his hand under my sweater.
My skin was responding to his cold touch sending chills down to my spine.
” Take your hand off!” I yelled, trying to escape his touch.
He pushed me on door so I couldn’t open it, holding my hands over my head with his strong arm. His hand made it’s was to my bra. Tears were running on my hot cheeks as his lips were kissing my neck. I felt an aching pain in the neck and suddenly the door was open and I fall in Kazuki’s arms.
He was holding me tightly and pushed Aaron to the other side of the coridor. I saw Esthere staring to beat the **** out of him. Kazuki took me away and let me cry with my face buried in his chest.
After a long time he spoke:
“Hey, are you alright? You’ve been crying for some time now and I’m worried you’ll dehydrate.”
“I’m not fine, but thanks for asking.”
I saw Esthere coming and I try to stand on my own. She put her hand on my shoulder and showed me one of the most kind expression I could get from her. But it didn’t last for long.
“Don’t ever let Amy worry like this for you!”
“Now that you mention it, where is Amy?” asked Kazuki making me turn and face him.
Well, that’s a very good question. I took a look to Esther’s face and she gave me a short nod.
“Umm. How to explain this. She is Amy. But not really. She has a very strange form of bipolarity. When Amy is in danger or is mad, this second personality comes to life. She’s like a pro fighter or something, I don’t completely understand this.”
Kazuki took a few seconds to think, then tilted his head.
” So, just to get this clear, is she a friend or not? “
” Yes. Totally. Even if she seems to be mean and bad ass, this girl here is the best when needed.”
” still. I wouldn’t describe myself as your guardian angel.”
“Yeah. Thank you, Esthere. I’ll do my best to stay out of trouble.”
“Whatever. Next time you’ll be on your own. And you Casanova, don’t even think about making a move on this defenseless girl.” she said on her usual bossy tone, pointing to Kazuki.
After that a black mass of power surrounded her and in a split of a second Amy was back. She hugged me and listened to what happened. I left out the details about Esthere, as Amy doesn’t know about her second personality. She quickly left to classes, but I decided to go home for the rest of the day.
Kazuki offered to take me home, concerned about my wellness. We got to my house in about half and hour. I stayed in the middle of the town, but the school was near the suburbs. When I reached the front door I faced him. He was looking at me with his sweet eyes, giving me his best smile. I turned my glance to something else, unable to look in his eyes without blushing. Suddenly an idea came to my mind. I got up on my toes and pulled him closer. I slowly, yet seductively, whispered in his ear: