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Chapter 13

I am bad in Chemistry
But I can tell
What’s the reaction when
You Smile.


“... And this is the last phase in the life of a unicellular organism.”

“Have you ever thought of teaching as an option in the future?” Edward asked smiling whilst looking at me.

After apologizing and agreeing with the deal, Edward has been very careful of his actions. It’s been two days since then and today he realized that we have a test coming up on Friday, so he asked for me to come at our spot near the waterfall.

I smiled at his statement and shook my head. “We have a deal to complete, and I am starving.”

He smiled and started nodding like a child.

We made our way to the nearest cafe first to eat something and putting our growling stomach at ease from the last three hours of studying.

Joining the long line, I started thinking what I should get when an overwhelming amount of heat was emanating behind my back. Out of curiosity I turned around to see Edward looking at me with a smile on his face which made me blush.

In no time we were in front of the line and the guy behind the counter asked, “What can I get you this evening, beautiful?” He looked at me and I blushed under his gaze. I felt being pulled back and gazed down to see Edward’s arm tightly wrapped around my waist as he gave the guy a deathly glare. If looks could kill this guy would’ve been buried six feet under by now.

He seemed oblivious to the fact that a guy was actually glaring daggers his way as his eyes remained constant on me. Edward spoke through gritted teeth. “I would like you to take your eyes off my girl.” I looked at him shocked not because of his anger but because of those two simple words ‘my girl’. As authoritative and scary it sounded, I couldn’t help the butterflies that started fluttering in my stomach.

The guy whose name tag read ‘John’ seemed to not notice the remark sent his way as he ignored Edward and not once did his gaze leave me.

“Um... I’ll just have a latte. Thank you.” I said trying to cut through the awkward situation. I can eat when I get home, right?

“I’ll have the same.” Edward said to which John looked at him for the first time and noticed that I wasn’t alone.

The John guy gave Edward a look that I cannot decipher and went inside to make our orders. He came back as quickly as he went and handed us our drinks. I noticed him passing me a tissue paper with something written on it.

While making our way to a booth I took a glance at the paper only to see that there were digits written on it and ‘call me’ at the side. Before I could even make out the digits, the tissue was snatched out of my hand by Edward, who pretended to wipe his clean mouth, and gave me the innocent look. I glared at him and said, “What was that for?”

“Oh this? I wanted to use a tissue and mine flew away. Hope you don’t mind,” he said sheepishly.

“Not this. What was with that over there? ‘My girl’ seriously?”

“Oh that. He was looking at you in a bad way so I thought what bad friend I would be if I let him flirt with you.”

“Seriously? That’s the best excuse you got?” He just shrugged and resumed drinking his coffee.

After finishing our drinks, we went to the nearest bookstore.

“Wait here till I go and choose that book. And it won’t take long, I promise,” he just nodded and pulled his phone out.

After a while of searching, I found the book I wanted. It is Beautiful Creatures. I was glad to find it here because I have been searching for it since forever.

I took the book to the counter where Edward was waiting. He paid for the book and we walked out.

He led the way towards the car as I admired the book in my hands. “Have you read it before?” Edward asked as we settled ourselves in his car.

“No, I haven’t. But I have seen the movie. And I can bet the book will be interesting. Did you know in mostly all the cases I have experienced, the book has always been better than the movie or TV series. If I love the movie that much, I will definitely fall in love with the book. Also, I really love this supernatural stuff,” I replied as he started driving. The whole ride I could feel him distracted as if he was talking to himself. Not able to bear the tension anymore I asked him. “What is it?”

He looked at me and replied, “What?”

“The whole arguing in your mind. Do you want to tell me something?” I asked, noticing how distracted he was.

“You said you liked the supernatural stuff.” He said to which I nodded. “Like what stuff?”

“Like Vampires, Werewolves, Witches etcetera. Why?” Please don’t say what I don’t want you to say. I begged in my head.

“If I tell you that these things are real what would you say?” He asked and I felt myself stiffen. I hope the conversation is not going in that way.

“Oh, we reached. Didn’t even realize.” I said letting out a nervous laugh. “I’ll see you tomorrow then.” I said changing the topic which helped because he didn’t ask me anything just nodded his head.

“Bye.” I said and he replied with a “Bye”

Rushing into the house I barged into Blake’s room.

“Blake, he asked me something.” I said with a scared expression.

“Really!? OMG! Don’t panic I will call Amber and she will help with the outfit for the date don-”

“What? Who said anything about date? Are you kidding? This is a serious matter!”

“Okay what did he ask you?” He asked, calming down a bit.

“I told him that I like supernatural stuff. And he asked me what if he told me that they were real, then what will be my answer. I didn’t say anything obviously. And the house saved me. But I am sure he is not giving up on the topic. Also, why would he ask me something like that in the first place!” I shouted.

“Okay, chill. I will stick with you at school, and when this topic will come, I will change it. Don’t worry okay? I will be there.” Blake said assuring me by placing a comforting hand on my shoulder.

“You promise?” I asked unsure.

“I promise, baby girl. Cross my heart.” He said comforting me yet another time.

The next day I tried to make as less conversation with Edward as possible. It was like ignoring him all over again.

“Hey stranger.” I turned around to see Amber smiling at me with Wren next to her.

“Seems like you forgot us as soon as Blake came back.” Wren said faking disappointment.

“You know it’s not like that. I have just been really occupied.” I said now walking by their side.

“You know what? We really need to hang out. It’s been ages since we last did our girls night out.” Amber suggested. It actually has been a long time since we hung out together. It would actually be a nice idea.

“So, what do you think? This weekend at my house. Just the three of us. Like old times?” Wren said and I didn’t take a minute to answer.

“It’s actually a good idea. I’m in.” I said enthusiastically. Amber also agreed saying that she will have to cancel her date with Ryder.

“Am I missing something?” I asked looking at Amber to see her blush.

“Well, he kinda asked me out last week and we went on a date. This would be the second one.” She replied still blushing.

“Awe. You don’t have to cancel anyth-” but she cut me off.

“No, it’s fine. I know he will understand.”

“Are you sure?” Wren inquired this time.

“Yes, I am, he is very understanding.” Amber replied a smile making its way on her face and not leaving.

“This reminds me, is something going on between you and Adam too?” I asked this time to Wren to see her blushing which gave me the answer I wanted.

“Wow! Now who is the one forgetting about me? Oh yeah right. You both.” I said showing fake disappointment.

“Shut up.” They both said together.

“Hey! Out of my way.” I heard a voice as soon as I reached my locker. Turning around I see Lauren and her twinions walking by her side.

Thinking she was talking to someone else I diverted my attention, but suddenly my locker slammed shut at my face making me look up.

“Don’t you dare ignore me.” She said glaring towards me.

“Now all I have to say is that stay away from my boyfriend.” She said through gritted teeth.

I wanted to laugh but kept a straight face and asked, “don’t you mean your dogs? And I don’t remember being close to any, to be honest. Don’t want any of your rabies on me.”

I can actually see the smoke coming out of her ears, I know this will get me in a lot of trouble but it was worth it. “I’m talking about Edward, slut. And if I were you, I would stay away from him.”

“Then it’s a good thing you are not me.” I replied. She took a threatening step towards me and said, “Watch that mouth of yours, or else it will get you in trouble and stay away from him. He’s mine.” She said and walked away with her twinions.

“Girl that was savage.” I looked at my friends and noticed that the hallway just witnessed this and they were looking at me shocked.

I am in for a long senior year.

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