New Day, Same Place
A week had passed ever since Alyxandria had stormed out of the Cafeteria. She was out of school for 2 days. During those 2 days, I grew close to Cass who revealed that she’s actually Alyxandria’s cousin.
I also learned the name of our Queen Cold, which is Camila. Whenever I see her in the hallways, she glares at me. I’m a tit for tat kinda girl, so I give her the same.
I’m heading to Mythology with Alyxandria, who is mumbling angrily about the amount of homework this class as.
“It’s like Nona, Decuma, and Morta hate us. They give three times the homework any teacher gives.” She whispers angrily. That is the sole reason I hate that class more than anything else.
“Calm down Alyx, there are three of them. Plus, we need the class to graduate.” That does nothing to justify it, but it makes more sense. Three teachers teaching the same class isn’t fun when the class is boring, and there is a mountain of homework which is due three days later.
“My name is Alyxandria. I should tell Cass to stop calling me that out in public.” This time she speaks slightly louder.
“Why do you hate being called Alyx?” She stops and her face turns grim. I start worrying about whether there would be a repeat of last week.
“That is a story I do not want to get into at this moment.” She murmurs and starts walking towards our class.
“I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have asked that.” I say, regretting my inquisitiveness.
“You’re good. Look, we’ve reached my favorite class. Yay.” She deadpans the last part but I can see that she is quick to forgive me.
“Welcome Daughter of Hermes and Daughter of Aphrodite.” You think this is extra? They do this to everyone in the class. So about 35 people get addressed with their demi-god title.
“Thank you.” She spits out sarcastically.
“The work you missed from last week is on your desk.” Nona says.
“We want it done in 3 days.” Decuma quickly follows.
“Or that is 3 zeros.” And Morta swiftly ends it.
“Got it. Thank you.” When she sees the stack of papers on her desk, the distaste is clear.
“You’re the Daughter of Aphrodite?” I ask her because I never actually paid attention, when they talked to Alyxandria before this. What can I say, I lose interest quite quickly.
“I am not the daughter of Aphrodite. I am one of her daughters. Alessandro is my twin but I have so many more siblings, it’s hard to keep track of. But, Mom doesn’t forget about any of us so I have nothing to complain about. But I do have to complain about this class.” Then the bell rings, and everyone else starts rushing in.
“Al!“She yells at from her spot.
“Alyx!” My back is facing this guy, and plus it’s the first lunch so everyone is either rushing to their class or the cafeteria. I couldn’t see him, unless I was Supergirl.
“He calls you that too?” I ask her in disbelief.
“Of course he does. That’s Alessandro.” Her famed brother.
“Hi, my name is-” I turn behind and see the hottest guy I’ve ever seen in my whole life. At least 6 feet tall, with chocolate brown hair and the same colored eyes, the guy took my breathe away to say the least.“Olympia” I breathe out. We’re both staring at each other without breaking eye contact, for a minute at least. It takes Alyxandria too snap a few times, for me to realize what is happening.
“Sorry.” I say sheepishly, blushing.
“No, you’re good. My name is-” He looks embarrassed too.
“I already told her that nitwit! Don’t you know about her, Mr. Popular? She told Camila off last week?” I could see the light bulb going off in his head, when his eyes flash with recognition.
“I have to go.” He says hurriedly, trying his best to avoid me. Why?
“What now? You just got here. I called you over to introduce her to you and plus Mom’s coming over for dinner tonight.” Looks like Alyxandria was thinking the same thing.
“I’m not cooking. Plus, I have practice so I’m not going to be on time. Bye! I’ll explain it to you later.” He rushes off. Alyxandria looks embarrassed. But I was happy to see that she was very free with her brother.
“The boy-“Her eyes glaze over and she looses focus. “You know what? You should come over tonight to dinner.” She murmurs softly, a smile creeping on her face.
“What happened to your eyes? Are you okay?” I kinda freaked out, because of her freezing on the spot.
“I was talking to my brother. It’s a demi-family thing. You can do it too with your dad.” She looks a bit freaked out and a bit excited.
“So it’s a power?“ I am so confused. It's not easy moving across the country AND finding out that you're part Greek God and part human.
“Not really no. It’s more of communications type of thing.” She is trying her hardest to explain, but I don’t understand what she’s trying to get at.
“So Cass can do it with you guys too?”I ask her, partly understanding what she's saying.
“She can, but it’s hard for her because she’s just our cousin.” Very much confused again.
“Okay, you can stop now. Too much information for a day.” She giggles.
“Jeez sorry, but can you come over for dinner? Like, no pressure." She looks at me, trying to give her best to convince me to come over.
"I can't. I'm sorry? It's family night." The thing is that I'm free. But her brother hates me and it's just been a week. But, I'm so proud that I didn't give into her puppy dog eyes.
“I get that it was kinda last minute. Now let’s go get some food. I’m dying.” She says, a look of realization coming over her face.
“Let’s go, Drama Queen.” I tell her and start speed-walking towards the cafeteria. I can hear her laughing and the thud of shoes coming closer to me.