The Hate List

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Chapter 52 - Millie

“You little snitch!” I heard someone yell.

I was putting my Business Management books away in my locker before I turned to see Grace angrily walking towards me.

“You fucking bitch!” she screeched. She grabbed a hold of my shoulders and pushed me up against the lockers.

“What did I do!?” I yelped, as I tried to move my body out of her grasp but it was no use.

“Don’t act like you don’t know,” she sneered at me. She pushed my body further back into the lockers as if I was a bug she was trying to squish to death.

“Grace, please, what are you talking about?” I plead my voice clearing showing her much I was panicking.

“You were that one that spread rumours about Angelica’s break up with Toby,” Grace accursed.

“Grace, I didn’t say anything,” I reassured her, which only caused her to tighten her grip on me. I was scared. More scared than I had ever honestly been in my life.

“Don’t play the victim card, Amelia,” Grace mocked me, as the corners of her mouth curved up in her signature cruel smile. “Everything started falling apart when you got here.”

“Grace please,” I said, as I quickly looked around the locker bay. It was empty except for Grace and me. She could beat me until I was unconscious and no one would be around to stop her.

“Do you really think I'm going to believe a word that you say, you lying bitch?” Grace sneered at me. “I knew there was something off about you the moment you joined us, but I just didn’t have any proof. Now I do.”

“Grace, please,” I repeated.

“Shut-up,” Grace told me.

“What is going on here?!” I heard someone exclaimed from behind us.

I glanced towards the direction of the voice.

I have never been more grateful to see Angelica in my life.

Angelica glared at Grace. “What are you doing to her?”

“Dealing with our snitch,” Grace told her.

“What are you talking about, Grace?” Angelica demanded.

“The rumours that are spreading about you and Toby,” Grace told Angelica as Grace pointed towards me. “She's the snitch.”

Angelica looked towards me. “I swear Angelica, I did nothing,” I told her. Honestly, I thought to myself. I did a lot of other stuff to you and your friends, but this I am actually innocent of.

“Let her go, Grace,” Angelica commanded Grace.

Grace looked at Angelica angrily. “Did you hear me correctly? She is spreading rumours about you.”

“It wasn’t her, Grace,” Angelica told Grace. Angelica sounded so certain like she already knew who it was.

I let out a sigh of relief. As Grace let go of me. I didn’t even try to regain my balance, I just let my body fall to the ground with a thud.

“Then who was it?” Grace challenged Angelica.

“Isn’t it obvious?” Angelica said, expressionless. She turned around and marched off in the direction of the oval.

“Where is she going?” I nervously asked Grace, I was still sited on the floor at her feet.

“How am I supposed to know?” Grace snapped at me angrily.

I didn’t say anything else as I stood up and followed Angelica. Angelica led us to the oval, where Alesia was waiting.

“Hi, Angelica!” Alesia said cheerily as she smiled widely.

“You little bitch!” Angelica sneered.

Alesia’s smiled fell.

“How could you?!” Angelica snapped at her.

“What did I do?” Alesia asked nervously.

“You spread rumours about Toby and me,” Angelica told her.

Alesia stood up. She was so short compared to the freakishly tall Angelica that she barely reached Angelica’s shoulders. “What makes you think I did?” Alesia asked nervously. “It could have been Amelia or Grace or Xavior. For all you know Toby started those rumours himself.”

“Toby wouldn't do that!” Angelica sneered at Alesia. “Neither would Amelia, Grace or Xavior.”

“How can you be so sure?” Alesia asked, her voice shaking.

“Because I know why you did it,” Angelica told her.

“You do,” Alesia commented quietly and surprised.

“You want to steal my popularity,” Angelica told her. “You’re a freakin’ social climber. That is the only reason I invited you to be my friend in the first place because I knew you would do whatever I said if it meant being more popular than me.”

Alesia looked nervously at Angelica. She didn’t sound like the confident girl I had been hanging out with these past months. Instead, she seemed more like the shy, nervous girl she had been in year seven.

“You were too nervous and shy to go after popularity yourself,” Angelica continued. “Which just make you the perfect puppet. That was all you ever were to me. Someone I could control.”

“I know,” Alesia admitted. “I always knew that was what I was to you.”

“But you're too confident now to just be a puppet,” Angelica told her.

“What are you saying?” Alesia asked. She should half excited and half nervous.

“I have no further use for you,” Angelica told her. “We are done.”

“Angelica,” Alesia started.

“Leave,” Angelica commanded.

With one final glance at Angelica, Alesia turned and left the oval.

“And Alesia!” Angelica yelled after her.

Alesia stopped and turned to face her.

“If you try anything like this ever again, I'll ruin you,” Angelica threaten.

Alesia didn’t say anything. Instead, she just left quietly.

Another one was gone, and I didn’t even have to do anything. It was only after she had left that I realised something. Alesia didn’t look upset that Angelica had kicked her out of the group. She looked relieved. She looked as if she was happy to be out of the group.

Angelica looked over to where Grace and I were watching quietly. “I'm going to the bathroom,” she told us. “I’ll be back soon.” Without waiting for a reply, Angelica left the oval and walked in the direction of the oval.

I went to sit down on the grass when Grace grabbed a hold of my arm.

“You may have Angelica fooled, but I still don’t trust you,” she sneered at me.

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