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My Beautiful Bestfriend

Walking to the football field she found Arya sitting under the stands crying. Seating down next to her, Lethania looked at, sighed and laid down on the ground. Arya’s sobbing continued for a while to the point where it made Lethania fall asleep.

When she was done crying she looked at Lethania who was sleeping and became frustrated. Pulling out her phone she unlocked it and saw all the messages and missed calls from Derek. Clearing her notifications tab she clicked on the camera and started taking pictures of the sleeping beauty.

Laying her head on Lethanias chest she took a photo. Looking at it then looking at her she went to her Instagram and uploaded the photo with the caption, “The only one that will ever love me, my #soulmate my #heart my #love my #beautiful, my #bestfriend” and tagged Lethinia’s Instagram username.

Because she was Derek’s girlfriend she had many followers who were mostly the girls who also like Derek but some were her friends and the boys who liked her then there were those random people too. On Lethania’s Instagram, she had many followers and she only followed Arya’s account.
Derek was scrolling through his phone with his chin resting on his arm. He was still with his teammates in the hall waiting for entrants to sign up. It went quiet after Lethania left. There were the occasional giggles from the girls but besides that it was awkward, they jocks were still shocked at hearing how Lethania swore as though it was natural.

One of the football players Simon called out to Derek, “Yo, Derek?”

Lazily looking up at him he hummed, “Mn?”

Simon, “That girl, what was her name again?”

He looked to the door then sat up, seated back in the chair he asked with a raised brow, “Who, Arya’s friend?”

Simon, “Yes.”

Derek, “Ah, that one, she called Lethania.”

Simon, “Why is she so rude?”

Derek, “She’s not rude, that’s just the way she speaks, Arya swears too but not around me.”

Simon, “Really, why not?”

Derek, “Because I don’t like it...”

Simon looked away and thought for a moment then asked, “Why have I never heard Arya swear while the two of them are together?”

“I haven’t too.” He said as he thought about it while rubbing his chin.

Ashton’s girlfriend said, “So your girlfriend is a hooligan like her friend?”

Derek looked at her and his eyes squinted, “You’re not part of this conversation.”

Ashton’s girlfriend rolled her eye and mumbled under her breath. One of the cheerleaders who followed Arya on Instagram saw her post and said, “Your girlfriend just posted a picture on Instagram, I think she’s going to leave you. When you’re single don’t forget us,” she then started laughing.

Alex on the side wanted to see that picture too and could get Lethania’s calm expression out of his mind. He played back their conversation in his mind a couple of times to the point where his heart kept beating faster than usual making his ears turn red.

His girlfriend kept calling him but she was ignored and this made them all look at him and couldn’t help but become suspicious.
The last bell for the school day rang and they all left the hall. Derek, Ashton, Simon and Alex all lived in the same area not too far from Lethania so they all got a lift with Ashton who did not mind driving them all around.

As they were on their way home they drove past Lethania who was walking home. Ashton was the first to spot her and asked, “Isn’t that, that girl?”

Derek and Simon who wear in the back seat looked out the window and so did Alex. Alex’s heart started beating fast again right after it just calmed down. They drove past her and Derek asked, “Do you mind giving her a lift home?”

Looking through the rearview mirror, Ashton asked, “Why, after she swore at you like that you still feel sorry for her enough to want to take her home?”

Thinking for a moment Derek said, “She lives a block away from us so it would be a problem, but then again it’s your car, do as you please.”

Ashton sighed then stopped his car. Reversing back they stopped beside her then he drove the car slowly following the pace of her walk. Winding down the window Ashton yelled, “Hey, you, You, you, you, get in the car.” She stopped and turned to see who it was, frowning when she saw it was Ashton.

“I have a name you know!” she said, hiding away her embarrassment. Alex who was looking at her could help but smile. Ashton on the other hand, “I don’t know your name, so just get in.”

“If you don’t know my name then why would you let me in your car?”

“Because I’m a pervert that likes picking up my juniors and taking them home.” He said impatiently. She looked at him stunned, looking at the road she started walking again not wishing to bother him.

Derek in the back seat knew that Lethania like Ashton because of Arya and just shook his head. Opening the door he got out and ran after her. Wrapping his arms around her waist he picked her up and walked back to the car. Lethania’s had no will to fight and said, “If you just think of raping me my father will kill you.”

Shoving her in the car he climbed in too and said, “Oh just shut up, we’re taking you home!” The car started and they were off.

Sitting in between Derek and Simon she rolled her eyes. Taking her backpack off she handed it to Derek and said, “hold here.” Sighing he answered, “I already am.”

Simon, coughed clearing his and introduced himself holding out his hand to greet her, “Hello, I’m Simon Prince.” She looked at him and smiled, grabbing his hand she said, “Hello Simon, it’s nice to meet you, I’m Lethania Crossford.”

Alex turned around, holding out his hand he said, “I’m Alex Cage.” Tilting her head to the side she answered, “I know.”

Ashton coughed, “Alex don’t go flirting with other girls, you’ll make Samantha cry.” Alex’s eyes widened and he glared at Ashton, “What the fuck Ash, how is introducing myself to her flirting?”

Shaking his head he didn’t bother to answer him and just ignored him. Looking in the rearview mirror, Ashton said, “I’m Ashton.”


Derek chuckled on the side while pinching her thigh. Glaring at him she hit him to shut up. Simon took out his phone and opened it. Tapping on the contact book the dial pad came up and he asked her, “Can I have your number please?”

Both Derek and Alex looked over at him astounded thinking, “Man, you’ve got balls.”

She took his phone, entered her phone number and saved it under her name. “Thank you.” He said as he took his phone back with a smile. Alex sat back in his seat regretfully wishing that he could also get her number, silently scheming to get it from Simon later on.

They arrived at the block before theirs and Ashton stopped the car, looking at her he asked, “Wheres your house?”

“In that street.” Looking out the window he frowned, turning his car he drove down slowly and said, “Let me know when we reach your house.”

She turned her head to Derek who was grinning from ear to ear and she asked, “Will you be making up with Arya?”

Derek, “I’ll phone here later hopefully shes cooled off by then.”

“You’re an idiot you know that.”

Derek, “Don’t call me that.”

“I will call you whatever I want!” she glared at him.

Sighing, he said, “Nothing happened between me and her.”

“And so, does that mean that although nothing happened between the two of you, she can sit on your lap and do whatever the fuck she feels like? Derek, do you know how disrespectful that is?”

Derek, “I...”

“You what huh? You know as well as I do that you always do this and will continue doing this! When will you stop, do you really enjoy arguing with Arya over the same bullshit knowing that you will just do it again? You’ve fucked up so many times and who knows how many more times you fuck up again and hurt her. Arya could have been together with either one of those Tom, Dick and Harry’s that asked her out but no she decided to date you of all people that disrespects her continuously without a care, how much more do you think she’ll be able to handle till you break her, how much longer do you think she’ll stay by your side just because she loves you?”

Derek looked at her not being able to answer her questions. To him, he did not do anything wrong and he truly loved Arya but he was an affectionate person and one of those that wanted more than one partner but wanted his partners to get along - how could he explain this to Arya or Lethania?

Ashton had already stopped at the end of the street but kept his head low because he was slightly afraid of Lethania, having a slight premonition that he might get scolded too.

Alex did not like seeing her angry and wanted to comfort her but couldn’t. The car was silent and the tension rose making it awkward. Breaking the silence Simon asked, “Have we passed your house yet?”

“...” She looked around and saw that they were at the end of the street. Feeling guilty she said, “Ah, I have inconvenienced you all, I’ll get out.”

Ashton, “No it alright, just tell me which house it is and I’ll stop in front of it.”

“Its the yellow house on the left.”

Making a U-turn he drove to it and stopped. Derek got out waiting for it. As she was getting out of the car, a yell came from inside the house. Derek was startled and looked ahead. Ms Crossford and her brother Skylar came out.

Opening the gate Mrs Crossford greeted them all and looked at her daughter. Skylar ran to Derek and high fived him. Picking him up Derek threw him in the air and asked, “How are you doing today?”


Derek, “Just fine?”

“Mn,” he said as he hid behind his mother looking at the other three in the car.

Ms Crossford looked at them and asked, “You boys didn’t do anything bad to my daughter did you?”

Derek’s eyes widened as he shook his head. Alex and Simon were stunned, Ashton, on the other hand, started laughing and shook his head. Greeting them goodbye, they drove off.

“She’s as beautiful as her mother,” commented Ashton.

Simon and Derek agreed while Alex looked at Ashton with a possessive glare.
Later that night her phone rang.

“Hello?” she answered.


“Who’s this?”

“It’s me, Alex.”

“Oh, Alex? Hey?”

“I’m sorry for calling you at this late of an hour. I got your number from Simon.”

“I see, it’s okay but why didn’t you ask it yourself?”

“Because I was shy.”

“Why would you be shy?”

“Isn’t it obvious?”



“I see, well I phoned to ask if you were alright.”

“I am yes, why?”

“You looked so angry when you were berating Derek in the car so I got worried and wanted to check up on you.”

“Ah, Derek that idiot, you don’t have to worry about me. Derek is like a brother that I never wanted but have, if I don’t scold him then he won’t know what’s right from wrong.”


“Hello, are you still there?”


“Why did you suddenly go quiet?”

“I was just thinking about how lovely your voice sounds.”

“Excuse me?”

“uh... I’m sorry, I know this might seem weird.”

“Yes, you are being very weird. Is there anything else you wanted from me?”

“Are you free this Friday after school?”

“Yeah, why?”

“There’s this movie that is being screened at the theatre called Theory of Love, would you like to see it with me?”


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