May 8, 2018
May 15, 2018
CHAPTER EIGHT - s p a r k s
I quickly yelled I HATE JULIAN FOSTER in the cafeteria, before scampering to my table. This caused Julian to be scolded by the principal herself, and more pity points/sympathetic looks for me.
But the guilt had dawned on me by the end of the day, when I found myself snugly wrapped around Tyler's arms. I quickly diminished it, shrugged it off my shoulder, reminding myself that whoever Julian was, he would not go beyond the borderlines of friendship.
Platonic, and nothing more.
"Xandriaaa!" he beamed, a little awkward at the slightest of contact but adorable nonetheless. "I missed you so much!"
"I missed you too, Tyler!" I choke out the words. It's been a month and I've seen him, MY BOYFRIEND only now.
"So how's your summer been?" I ask.
"Nothing new. Played video games from day to night, and slept until five am." he mused. I couldn't help but smile at his high level of maturity.
"So, I take it that I'm still dropping you home?" he quips. I sigh, not because I'm not allowed to drive yet, but because the only reason I came to see him was due to a car ride.
"Yeah. You know my mom; she still won't let me drive until I'm fifty six." he nods in understanding at my all but true joke and starts the engine.
"Ria!" a deep voice calls out. My eyes flick to the corner to see a boy in a green hoodie.
"Julian. You're the only one who calls me Ria, you know?" I chuckle, eyeing the two ice cream cones in his hand.
"Yes, and I still don't care about that. You want some ice cream?" he offers.
"Well yeah, but --"
"Okay, you can have this one." he hands me the chocolatey treat and I gape at him.
"This is free? I don't have to pay you or do something in return?" I question. Out of the short time span I've known Julian, not once have I caught a time where he was GENUINELY kind. This was definitely a start.
"You didn't have to!" I say, a small patch of pink forming on my cheeks. Julian rolled his eyes.
"The cone's already in your hands. Might as well eat it."
"Julian --" he shuts me up by pushing my hand and making a tiny portion of the chocolate ice cream go to my face. I gasp.
"Oh no you did not. . . "
"I just did."
I growl and take off after him, hungry for revenge.
"Come back here, Julian, or I'm legitimately gonna kill you!" I warn.
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Ynna Heart's POV
Sunlight crept to the crevice of Rutherford High's gray cemented steps. The lowly creatures I call as my schoolmates ran off and about in different directions.
I clutched the tiny pen around my fingers, trying to paint a portrait of this very afternoon -- trying to translate this image in front of me into words. Trying to describe the masked smile Tyler Brann had when he started the engine and when his eyes -- his warm, brown, almond eyes wandered to the girl of his dreams chasing some guy.
He slouched in his seat and concentrated on the floor, the floor that always seemed to be there when people wished to forget the miserable facts of reality.
I felt someone take a seat beside me, and on instinct, my hand automatically closed around the notebook's cover and I hid it away in my backpack.
"Paige! Nice to see you!" I all but spilled the words in one, rushed hurry. My vision stayed on the three people in front, and Paige was definitely one to see what was going on.
"Ah. Love." she drawled lazily.
"I don't know what's happening with Alexandria." I pondered. IT'S LIKE SHE'S FORGOTTEN ABOUT TYLER.
"Tyler and Xandria just don't have that spark anymore. It's gone, it's extinguished." she responds. THE SPARK HAS FLEW OFF FOR ANOTHER BOY.
"Do you ship them?" I inquired.
"Absoloutely not." I spat, as Paige burst into a quick chuckle.
"We've known Alexandria since sixth grade. Whatever choice she makes, it'll be for the best. And if she messes up, she'll fix things." I pursed my lips and nodded in agreement. Sometimes, Xandria was just an oblivious, oblivious girl.
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a u t h o r ' s n o t e
Hello, people! I loved writing this chapter so much, because I put a lot of effort in this one. I especially loved going inside Ynna's head, and I felt that she was sooo like Jughead Jones from Riverdale! Drama is building up! I wonder what will happen next.