Love you, Hate you, I will always love you Noll

Me or Gene?

It's December now. It's been 5 months since I met Oliver. In
these five months, Eugene and I really became close friends. We even spend days with each other some times. And Oliver is Oliver. That Idiot never took me out for a single day up till now. Why does he has to be so uptight. I would love if he opens up to me a little more than he is now. Oliver...I love you can't you see. I want to spend more time with you than Eugene.' Mai sighed.

'And like I said its December so WHY THE HELL I DON'T HAVE A DATE FOR CHRISTMAS' Mai was fuming and making angry expressions.

Three of them were sitting in the cafeteria. Melly and Luke both were staring at her. They both looked at each other and raised their eyebrows. Luke shook Mai a little.

"Mai, you're in there?" He asked her. Mai sighed and looked at him "I am fine Luke."

"Well you definitely looked like you were going to kill someone
just a few seconds ok. Are you sure that you're fine?" Melly asked Mai.

"I am fine. It's just that-" she was cut off by Luke

"That you don't have a date for Christmas." He completed for her. Mai looked at him and nodded.

"Why don't you just go with the guys who sum up so much
courage just to ask you out?" Melly asked her.

"It's just that I don't want to go out with someone I don't like." Mai explained and took a sip from her cup.

"So why don't you go and ask Prof. Davis out?" Luke asked.

Mai started choking on her coffee. "Are you crazy? I-I mean why
would h-he want to g-go out w-with me?" She stuttered.

Melly and Luke started laughing loudly.

Mai pouted and said "You guys are so mean."

Melly placed her hand on Mai's shoulder "Yeah Yeah Let's go. We
don't want to be in detention with you in Prof. Davis's class."

Three of them stood up and walked towards the class. Through out the class Mai was thinking that if she asked him out on Christmas would he come with her.

Mai sighed 'Get real Mai. It's Oliver you're talking about.'

Like always Mai stayed back with Oliver. She walked towards him and started helping him with filing the papers without him asking for it.

'Why not at least give it a shot. I know he doesn't think of me more than a friend but I really love him. May be May be he will agree as a friend.' She thought and then looked at him.

She tried to speak but no words came out of her mouth. She gathered her courage and spoke his name.

"Oliver." She said. He looked at her and then again fixed his eyes on his book.

"Hmm?" He hmmed signaling her to continue.

'Here goes nothing!'

"What are you doing on Christmas?" She asked.

"Nothing." he said short and simple.

Mai sighed "So if you don't have any plans, Then would you like
to spend the Christmas Eve with me?" She asked.

Oliver looked at her, first shocked and then angry.

'Why does he looks angry?' she looked at him straight in his eyes.

"Why are you asking me?" He asked, angrily snapping his book on the table. Mai flinched at his reaction.

'Why is getting so angry? It was simply a question' she thought.

"Why are you getting so pissed about? If you don't wanna come, fine just say it clearly." she resorted.

"Answer my question. Why are you asking me out?" He again asked her.

"I want to go out with you. That's all. What the hell is wrong with you? What crawled up in your pants and died?" She
shouted at him.

"Why do you want to go out with me?" He again asked. This time his bangs were covering his eyes.

"I love you that's why. Happy I told you why I want to go out with you." She shouted angrily and slammed the papers on the tabled making a loud noise.

"No" he said.

"What?" she shouted.

"You don't love me." he said.

Mai's eyes went wide "What are you talking about? I love you. I
know it." she said, tears forming in her eyes.

"Do you love me or...Gene?" He asked without any emotion in his voice.

Mai's eyes went wide even more. "What are you saying? Why would I love Eugene. I love you." She said with tears running down her face.

"No you don't. You love Gene not me. Why would you like a bad personality over a good personality. Gene is the good one. I am not him. Please don't think that you can be with me thinking me as Gene because I am not him." He shouted.

Mai's hands had made their way to her mouth and she was crying so hard she couldn't even say anything back to him.

'Why is he saying all this? It's not like that. I don't love Eugene. I love him. Why can't he understand that?' she tried to speak all this but couldn't.

"You're wrong. It's not like that. I don't love him. Please." She pleaded to him to understand.

"Don't give me this crap." He grabbed his coat and left the class.

Mai fell to the floor and started crying even more. She didn't even know what was happening.

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