Once Again

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Chapter 2

Carmen Ladiago

I looked at Kai for a bit. My eyes went up and down his body. He was gorgeous. His eyes were an olive green color, his hair was wavy, short, dark brown hair, he had a sleeve tattoo of roses. For some reason as I looked at him, I felt something tingly coursing through my body. I didn't know how to explain this feeling, it was a feeling I've never felt before. I felt like I could trust him for some reason, I felt like he was different.
“Hi, nice to meet you.” Kai got up, walked towards us and extended his hand with a smile, a gorgeous beautiful smile.
“Hello, hi, heyy!” I said nervously while shaking his hand. Really Carmen? Who says that?! I thought to myself in disapproval. He chuckled and looked me in the eyes. I swear I saw a glint in his eye and everything else around me seemed to disappear. Kai noticed that I saw staring and I realized I was still holding his hand. Once I let go of his hand, Sam nudged her elbow at me with a grin on her face.
Sam then told her parents that we were going to be upstairs in her room. Once we got inside she closed the door and said to me, “You don't think I saw you Carmen.”
“I don't know what you talking about Sam I didn't do anything.”
“Oh come on don't be like that. I saw you looking at him, I saw the way you were looking at him too.” She said with a smile while wiggling her eyebrows.
“Okay first of all I wasn't looking at him in any way. Second do you know who he is, because I have never seen him in my life.”
“ No I don't know who he is but don't you think he's a bit cute. I mean a total upgrade from that idiot Michael.”
“Yeah whatever you say.” I told her.
Later that night as I went to bed I started thinking about him. He looked as if he had something to hide, he looked like a mysterious guy, one of those really cute ones.That night I went to sleep with a smile on my face.
The next morning I woke up in a happy mood. This doesn’t happen very often, ever since my dad died, I’ve been different, especially at home. But today just feels divergent. I got up out of bed, brushed my teeth, changed clothes and brushed my silky black hair.
Today just felt different than every other day. Maybe it was the fact that I met a really cute boy yesterday, or maybe it's just in general or maybe it was because I broke up with Michael. I noticed that Sam was sleeping on her floor when we had to get ready for school.
“SAM! WAKE UPP!” I shouted.
She wouldn’t wake up, so I had to go with my last resort. As I got ready to jump on her she started mumbling something.
“If you dare do that, you will regret that decision.” she said softly but loud enough for me to hear.
“Well if you get up I won’t have to do this, Sam.” I replied to her.
She started groaning as she moved around and started kicking the covers off of her. Sam was definitely not a morning person, especially for school. She kept groaning as she walked out the room to the bathroom.
I was just laughing at what she was doing until I heard a little knock on the door. I turned towards the door and Kai was standing there, leaning on the door.
“Hey, Carmen was it?”
“Yeah, Kai was it, hi.” I responded back to him. “Can I ask, from where are you traveling?”
He raised his eyebrows, maybe a bit surprised I asked him that.
“Well I was coming from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.” He answered. “Can I ask you why I woke up to you shouting?”
I could feel my cheeks burning with embarrassment. I kinda forgot that he was staying here.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to be so loud. I was trying to wake Sam up for school. I’m sorry.”
He chuckled, “No it’s fine. There’s no problem with that. You said you were going to go to school right? Can I drive you and Sam there?” He asked.
“Um, yeah sure, if it’s really alright with you.” He nodded his head and left when Sam came back from the shower with a towel seconds later.
She closed the door when he left and asked, “What were you guys talking about?”
"He just said that he’d drive us to school.” I said.
“Ok” Sam replied while smirking.
“Whaaattt?” I asked.
“Nothing.” She said. I already knew what Sam was thinking but I didn’t want to say it out loud.
“K, put some clothes on so we can go.”


I walked downstairs and took a look around the kitchen to find something to eat. I went for the fridge, but there was nothing I wanted. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to skip breakfast now. I sighed. I walked to the living room and sat down on the couch as I was waiting for Sam. She was taking forever. Just as I was about to yell for Sam to hurry up, Kai walked into the room. He had a little devilish face on. He leaned on the wall and just looked at me. I was starting to feel uncomfortable, and I was about to go look for Sam until she came down and broke the silence.
"Ok, I'm ready to rock n' roll bitches." Sam said while walking down the stairs.
When I looked around I saw that Kai was already outside turning on the car. I got up and walked outside and got in the back of the car with Sam. Sam gave Kai the directions to the school. We got to school ten minutes late due to Sam’s horrible directions.
“Can you like, come pick us up after school?” Sam asked him. He nodded his head yes.
I was already late for my class and I didn’t want to get into more trouble getting seen outside of school with an older guy.


During lunch I couldn’t help but wonder why Kai was looking at me through his rearview mirror during the drive to school. Did he find me attractive? What does he want from me? I looked up and realized Sam was looking at me. I looked back at Sam, and she was still staring at me.
“Can I help you?” I said as I half laughed.
“Maybe, it depends. Just wanted to know what you think about Kai is all.” She responded.
I hesitated a bit, then I sighed, “I guess he’s ok.”
“I knew it!” Sam blurted out.
“What the hell are you talking about Sam!?”
“What I mean is that you like him don’t you? I know you Carmen, I know when you like someone, just like how I knew you liked Michael.” I rolled my eyes at her.
“Look I’m just thinking, Kai is a little weird.”
“How so? You mean like freaky weird” She said while wiggling her eyebrows.
“Ew. No. I mean he was looking at me weirdly back at your place and during the car ride.” I told her.
“Maybe your just imagining things, or maybe he actually likes you. I mean who doesn't, your like the most popular girl like, everywhere.”
During the rest of lunch I barely touched my food, thinking about how maybe Sam was right. What if Kai actually likes me? Maybe I can hit that. Maybe I can have him.
I was walking back to class after lunch when I saw Michael and I think he saw me because he started walking towards me, maybe with the intention of trying to get me back. He caught up to me again.
“Carmen, look I’m really sorry. I know I shouldn’t have done that, but you have to understand you just wouldn’t-”
“Wouldn’t what, Michael? Have sex with you, cuz your damn right I wouldn’t fuck you, not now or in a million years.” I told him and just walked away from him.
When I got to class I saw that bitch Marie. I just walked past her not really in the mood to even talk to her. I sit behind her and once I sat down she turned around and said, “You know, you have no idea what you are missing with Michael. He is amazing, and I’m not talking about him as a person, if you know what I mean?” She winked at me turning back around.
I tried to pretend as if what she said didn’t bother me, but the thing is it pissed me off, so I just stood up and left class. I went to my locker and got my things, I got my phone out and texted Sam, I’m leaving school for today, I don’t feel like being here anymore for now.

Sam texted back, Ok, just stay out of trouble you little devil ;)

I rolled my eyes as I went out of the building. I didn’t know what I was going to do, I don’t really skip school and when I do is mostly because Sam convinces me to. I just walked around the neighborhood and then decided to go into town. When I got into town I decided to go shopping for clothes, like any ordinary teenage girl right, yeah... no, instead I went to the hardware store. I was looking at the hammers looking for the perfect one to destroy my stepmoms favourite vase. Once I found the perfect one I went to the paint section looking for paint to blame it on my younger stepbrother.
While I was looking at the paint, someone came up to me and said, “Well I didn’t know that you were one to be at a hardware store.” I got startled and almost hit him with the hammer I had.
“Woah there, you better be careful with that, you know.”
“Oh my god, Kai. You scared the living shit out of me. And I can handle a hammer quite well.”
“Sorry didn’t mean to startle, and I’m sorry if I offended you.”
“I’m not offended, I am offended that you think I would be offended.” I told him.
“Once again I apologize for that, but aren’t you supposed to be in school, because it is still time for school right?”
“Yeah… no, I skipped school for the rest of the day” I told him.
“Ok cool, so do I still need to pick up Sam?’
“Yes” I said through a small laugh.
“Hey, can you maybe reach for that please?” I asked him while pointing at a paint I liked. He nodded his head and grabbed it for me.
“Can I ask why your getting paint and a hammer?” He asked me.
“Oh, the hammer is to break my stepmothers favourite vase, and the paint is to blame it on her little brat. I come here often for things like that.”
“That sounds like fun. Can I join please?” He asked me.
“Sure, the more the better.”
We got into his car and I gave him the directions to my house. When we got there I noticed that my stepmother wasn’t home and her little brat was with her, thank goodness. We got inside and I took us to where she left her stupid vase.
“Do you want to do the honor?” I asked Kai.
“With pleasure” He grabbed the hammer an smashed the stupid thing. “Honestly that was amazing to do.”
“Good, cuz we can do the others too.” I told him.
We continued smashing all of her things and just had fun. Once we destroyed everything I was sad because the fun was over now.
“That was fun wasn’t it Carmen?” Kai asked me.
“Yeah it was.” I responded to him without breath. I don't know if it was the adrenaline or something but without thinking I pulled him to me and kissed him, and he grabbed me pulled me closer to him and kissed me back.
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