“You really think so?”, asked Mary to her best friend Aliza,
a girl with a cute morning smile, beautiful red, curly locks
and glittering blue eyes. “Yeah, you can’t just ask him
Mary and Aliza were best friends.
Aliza is a shy little girl, seventeen in age, not amazingly
beautiful, but she has those beautiful eyes, which would
compel one to take a deep dip into, her smile, as curious as
a lavender and her face, as the first ray of the morning sun,
seeing which, anyone would not easily retrieve his/her eyes
from. There is something that comforts one’s sight and
compels to follow for a better glimpse of the beauty.
Her best friend Mary, on the other hand is a show-off,
pretty on the outside, maybe because of the loads of white
dust she puts on. Popular among the boys in school, Mary
is a bit of arrogant and over-confident, but still, she is after
all, a girl, and like all others, she has a weakness for cute,
well groomed, witty and confident men.
She secretly crushes Adam. Adam was smart, with beautiful
brown eyes, confident, and everything any girl would
dream to be with.
“Can we go to English already”. sighed Mary, “Me and
Adam have been best friends since we were little”, she
went on, “once I fell down from my bicycle, and Adam
caught me up, in his arms, as so sexy they are, and dropped
me to my house.”
“We can talk about Adam later”,
squealed Aliza girlishly, as she ran off going to her lesson.
Adam is Aliza and Mary’s crush, well actually most girls
like him. Pretty sure there is a fan club for Adam, with
Aliza being the president. Aliza has a crush on him, but she
won’t go all fan girly like the other girl population of
Modern High Academy.
“Hello”, a hand knocked gently on Mary’s head, “Anyone
in there?”, sheepishly she replied, ”Sorry, I really gotta stop
day -dreaming.‘ and Adam just laughed at her like she had
told the funniest joke in the entire world.
They reached the class, and like usual, at the very back of
the room. The teacher had got tired of Aliza answering all
the questions and finishing first so she put her at the back
Thankfully it was a single lesson as a stampede rushed out
the door. Aliza was sad for Mary and Adam had been
talking cheezingly for the whole of the time.
She ran out of the class, minus the stampede, directly to the
school library, the only place, she could get away from
people. She still had her hood up, always trying to keep her
face hidden, concealing any emotions that might give her
She took out a random book and started flipping pages. A
dreary, gloomy and dark book, interesting enough for her.
She isn’t even reading, just mindlessly flipping through the
pages, anything to keep her the slightest bit busy.
As she flipped another page, something touched her
shoulder. She almost shrieked.
“I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you”, said the person.
He did sound a bit familiar.
“It’s fine. I doubt, you really care, anyways. No one does”,
“Well, I do.”
His hair brown, straightened, falling over his right eye.
Taking a seat beside Aliza, “So, …your name?”, he asked.
“That, nice name. Suits you”,
“My name is Adam. What book are you reading?”,
He quickly grabs the book from her hands.
“Hey ! Give that back!”, she shouted, and lunge for the
book and ended up landing on him, knocking both of them
to the ground.
Aliza’s hood fell off. She untangled herself and stood up.
“The book”, she commanded.
Adam just stared at her.
“Your eyes are so beaytiful..,” he said, his voice softning.
She made a sound of disbelief and ripped the book from his
Maybe it’s the intimacy of hushed voices, or the mingling
of public and private spheres, or just the feeling of
mysterious possibility that comes from being surrounded by
so many books and stories. Let’s face it”there’s something
romantic about libraries.
She started walking away.
He comes up behind her and quickly scoops her up. They
enter a cabinet room, and closes the door behind her.
“Why did you bring me here?”, she asked crossing her arms
in front of her chest.
He walks over to her, and backs her into a wall, his hands
on her shoulders. He stares onto her eyes. “I have never
seen suck beautiful eyes…”, he says,
“I am not beautiful”, she exclaimed.
“Yes, you are.You just don’t know it yet!”
“Your eyes tell me everything I need to know.”
She tried to escape his hold, but had no such luck.
All of the sudden, a loud rumble goes through the school,
then the lights go out.
Aliza shrieked and he’s caught off guard. She threw
herself at him and wrapped her arms around him, acting
on instinct, like a child. He stumbles back a bit, but
regains his balance quickly.
He wraps his arms around her as well, and he lowers
himself down so they are sitting on the ground.
“You’re afraid of thunderstorms,” Adam asks, stroking
“N-no…“ Aliza stuttered, even though she’s shaking
“It’s Ok, Aliza, No one can see you. You don’t have to
She shrieked a little hit and bury her head into his chest.
She sees the flash of lightning that comes after.
All of the sudden, everything around her goes black, but
she’s still conscious.
Another loud rumble and the tears start rolling out.
“Why are you scared of thunderstorms?” he asked gently.
She sniffled and took in a deep breath.
“When I w-was younger, I-I had to l-lookout for myself”
“Well you’re not alone anymore. I know how you feel.”
breath in another deep breath.
“Th-Thankyyou,” She says.
He pulls her closer and holds her tighter.
“Your welcome…I’ll take care of you…