The New Kids
"Hey there chic," Jackie greets me when I get to my locker. I give her a quick "hi" and then proceed to my locker. She doesn't talk while I grab my stuff, knowing that if I get distracted I'll forget something. Should I tell her about yesterday? I wonder. I recall yesterday's events and blush at the thought. His words go through my mind.
"You will see me again. I can promise you that."
I shiver slightly and then continue to get my stuff. I double check that I have everything and then shut my locker. We begin to walk to our first class, Pre Calculus, when she speaks.
"So guess what happened to me after you left the party?" Jackie asked with a smile glued to her face.
"I don't know, what?"
"Joseph asked me out," she says, smile widening.
"That's good. Haven't you liked him for awhile?"
"Yeah," she says with a giggle. I laugh at her as we walk into the classroom. We take our seats as the warning bell rings, signaling we have five minutes to get to class. I sit in the back, with Jackie on my right, an empty seat to my left, someone in front of me, and the wall behind me. Me and Jackie continue to talk until the final bell rings and Mr. Stevens, our teacher, walks to the board.
"Okay class-" he begins before he's interrupted by a knock on the door. He walks to the door and opens it, finding one of the office secretaries on the other side. There's someone else behind her, but I can't tell who it is. Stevens and the secretary have a quick conversation before the secretary leaves, leaving the person behind her with Stevens.
"Well class, it seems we have a new student," says Stevens. He then turns to the person in the hallway. "Come on in, they don't bite...well most of them," he says jokingly. The boy steps into the room and I pale. He has blue hair that slightly covers his matching blue eyes. Oh my God! It's that boy I drew! Seeing him makes a memory come flooding back into my mind. He was in my dream! That weird dream I had!
"Why don't you introduce yourself," says Stevens, interrupting my shocked thoughts. The boy steps forward and looks at the class, his eyes resting on me.
"I am Egyn," he says. The class started commenting and question all at once.
"What's up with your hair?"
"He must be from out of country."
"I wonder if he's single."
"Alright class, calm down. Egyn, why don't you take a seat..." Stevens scans the room, his eyes resting on the seat next to me. Oh please, please no. "Take a seat next to Cecilia over there."
The boy nods and makes his way to the desk next to me. He looks at me and smiles. I only look at him with a shocked expression. He laughs quietly and I blush.
"Okay, here's your assignment for the day," says Stevens, while writing on the board. "I'm allowing you to work with partners today. Cecilia, I want you to work with Egyn since he doesn't have a textbook," he says before I can even glance at Jackie. I pale even more, if that's possible.
"Okay, get to work," Stevens says as he sits at his desk.
I turn to Egyn. He's smiling at me in amusement, which means I'm still blushing. My blush deepens and he laughs. Everyone else has partnered up with their friends and have begun "working", aka talking and pretending to work. I sigh and get out my textbook, turning to the assigned page. Egyn has scooted his desk closer to mine to be next to me.
"Okay, here's the page. Let's get to work," I say, avoiding eye contact. I begin to work on a sheet of paper as he does the same. The assignment is pretty simple, well at least for me.
"So," he says. I look at him curiously.
"So, do you like this school?"
"I guess so. It's not too bad," I say. A thought comes to my mind. "Are you one of Kage's brothers?"
He looks a little confused. "You know my brother?" I nod.
"I met him at a party on Saturday. And then I think I met your other brother in the forest yesterday. He had green hair that was up in a spike like this," I say, forming a spike with my hands on top of my head.
"Yes, that would be my youngest brother Amaimon," he says with slight irritation.
"Let me guess, you don't like your brothers either?"
"You could say that," he says. He gets suspicious then. "He didn't do anything to you did he?"
"Not really, he kinda just followed me around. He said he was bored." And then I blush, thinking of the other thing he did. Luckily, Egyn doesn't notice my light blush and continues to talk.
"Followed you around? Did he do anything...weird?"
"He looked through my sketchpad and jumped out of a tree," I say. "He also had an unusual amount of lollipops with him."
"Did he comment on your sketchpad?"
"Well he did say th-"
"Egyn and Cecilia, get to work please," Mr. Stevens interrupts me.
"Sorry," I say and get back to work. Egyn gets to work also.
When the bell rings I gladly get up and gather my things. I walk out of the classroom before Egyn is able to catch up with me. Damn, that was weird. I hope he's not in my next class.
When I get to my next class, I stop dead in my tracks and forget how to breathe. No, no, no, no, no. This can't be happening. Sitting on a desk in the back is the green haired boy, Amaimon. I quickly compose myself and go to my seat, which is thankfully far away from where he is. That doesn't stop him though. From the corner of my eye, I see him get up and walk to the seat behind me. There, he sits down.
"Hello again," I hear him say.
"Hi," is all I say.
"Is that all you're going to say after what happened yesterday?"
"Yes." I hear him chuckle behind me. "Somebody else sits there you know," I state.
"Looks like they'll have to move," he says simply. I can hear the smirk in his voice. "Why won't you look at me while I'm talking to you?"
"I don't know. I just don't want to," I say. Before he can say anything else, the bell rings and class begins. I sigh in relief as the teacher begins to talk. Oddly enough, nobody comes to the desk Amaimon is at to try and claim it.
I take notes and listen as the teacher talks, paying close attention. I feel Amaimon playing with my hair as class goes on, braiding and twisting it every which way. It's slightly irritating but I can deal with it. He stops for a minute and I hear him unwrap a lollipop, then he continues to play with my hair. I sigh and continue to take notes. After awhile the teacher is done talking and we are left to talk quietly for the rest of the class.
I take out my sketchpad and continue on my drawing of Kage standing in a cave. I can feel Amaimon looking over my shoulder and try my best to ignore him. I can hear him sucking on his sucker near my ear.
"Do you mind?" I ask irritably.
"Not at all, please continue."
"Well I do mind, so stop looking over my shoulder."
"Have you seen either of my brothers yet today?" he asks, ignoring my request.
"Yes. I saw Egyn in my last class."
"Oh. Did you tell him about out little time together yesterday?" he asks smirking.
"Yes I did."
"The whole thing?"
"Well, no. Not the part about the...the..."
I blush wildly and he chuckles near my ear, his hot breath tickles my ear.
"I know you enjoyed it," he says quietly. I blush even harder and try to ignore him. "I could do it again if you want."
"I'd rather you didn't."
"Oh come on. You know y-" RIIIIIIING!
I gather my things quickly and practically run out the door.
"Shit. What am I gonna do?" I mutter under my breath.
When lunchtime comes around I sit at my usual table by myself, since Jackie has a different lunch period than me. As I eat my lunch, someone comes to sit with me. I look up in surprise, nobody ever comes to sit with me. Then I notice who it is.
"Oh, hi Kage," I say as he sits across from me at the table.
"Hey. Mind if I sit with you?" he asks.
"Sure, go ahead," I say politely. He seems normal enough, compared to his brothers.
"Thanks," he says with a sheepish smile.
Before we can say anything else, someone else joins us at the table.
"Hello Cecilia. Kage," says Egyn as he sits next to Kage at the table.
"Hi," I say quietly.
"What do you want, Egyn?" Kage asks with a slight growl.
"I just wanted to sit with my brother and my friend," he says with a smirk.
"Yeah, I'm su-"
We all turn our heads as Amaimon makes his way to our table. He pulls out the seat next to me and casually sits down, putting his arm around my shoulder.
"Woah, woah, woah," I say. "I never said you all could just make yourselves at home at my table. I only let Kage sit here because he's slightly normal."
"Haha, you're funny Cici! Kage is anything but normal!" Amaimon says with a laugh.
"He's right. He's always stalking people. Isn't that right Kage?" says Egyn with a smirk. Kage just averts his gaze to the table, with has now become more interesting than the conversation. Egyn and Amaimon laugh as Kage trails his finger around the table. I laugh a little at his behavior, but then get serious again.
"Knock it off you two. At least he doesn't invade people's dreams," I say looking at Egyn, "and kiss random girls in the forest," I finish looking at Amaimon. Kage and Egyn quickly look at Amaimon.
"You did what?" they ask simultaneously.
I blush, realizing my mistake. Shit, why can't I ever just keep my mouth shut? I curse myself inwardly.
"I kissed her," Amaimon says shamelessly. Before I can say anything, he presses his lips onto mine. I don't do anything for what seems like forever. Finally, I get my senses back and push him off. "Just like that," he says.
My face must look like a tomato by now. I gape in surprise as they all look at me, Egyn and Kage in surprise while Amaimon simply smirks. Egyn breaks the silence.
"I'm going to kill you!" he yells in rage, earning our table a couple stares. Kage nods his head in agreement, still too shocked to speak.
Amaimon only laughs at his two brothers. Then his face gets serious and his eyes narrow. "I dare you to try," he says in a calm voice that gives me chills.
Before anything else can happen, the bell rings, saving me for a third time today.
"Well, good luck with that!" I yell over my shoulder as I dart away.
Finally, last class of the day, I think with relief. The last class is my favorite, band. There's no way those boys will be here. I make my way to the instrument room and grab my sax case. My sax is my baby, and anyone who touches it without my permission is dead. I go to my seat and take my sax out of its case. I quickly put it together and play a couple warm-ups. When the bell rings our director, Mr. Grant, goes to his podium.
"I have an announcement today class," he says. "We have three new musicians joining us today."
Three boys walk to the front of the class. One with black hair, one with blue hair, and one with green hair. Seriously!? I shout in my head. They each look at me and smile, Amaimon winks.
"This is Kage, he plays percussion." The percussion section cheers, glad for a new member.
"This is Egyn, he plays trumpet." The trumpets cheer.
"And this is Amaimon, he plays sax." All the saxes but me cheer. I only pale as he makes his way to our section, sitting down next to me.
"This is going to be fun," he says looking at me.
"This is going to be a long year," I reply.