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Chapter 2

Mia’s P.O.V

I woke up to the annoying voice of my alarm and my mother shouting my name from downstairs because only alarm cant wake me up. What? I am a heavy sleeper. And ever heard both of those sounds combined? Yeah, it’s not pretty.

I was still in my bed rubbing my eyes but after realising that if I won’t get up this second I will be late on the very first day of my college.

I hastily made my way to the bathroom, did my business, and took a warm shower. I never leave my house without taking a shower because if I don’t take one, I feel dull all day long.

I quickly pulled out my blue knitted top, which is one of my favorites and matched it with light blue jeans. It was a simple outfit, but this is how I am, just simple. I don’t like to overdress. I left my slightly wavy hair down, put some lip gloss, grabbed my white sneakers in one hand and my bag in the other, and quickly hurried down the stairs.

My dad was sitting on the reclining chair reading his newspaper and my sweet mom was keeping the plate of yummy breakfast for me on the table.

This woman is a goddess in cooking. Those delicious pancakes and-

“Jeez! Mia, will you stop staring at the food? Come here and eat it already. Also, you have some drool there” She said, pointing her finger at my face.

“Mom! There is nothing on my face. Stop embarrassing me.” I said, pouting and playfully glaring at her.

“It’s so fun to tease you sweetie. Anyways, hurry up and eat it already or you will be late. And wear your sneakers that are in your hand. ” She gave me a weird look and went to do her chores in the kitchen.

I quickly ate my delicious breakfast, kissed my parents goodbye, and went towards my car. And yes I wore my sneakers before leaving the house.

My dad got the car for me with the help of someone before we reach here,so it would be easy for me to travel

I love my car already. It was the same car that I had back in Florida, a black WRV which my parents gifted me on my seventeenth birthday. My excitement was beyond clouds that day. And now the same black WRV with some modern features...

I set the location of my college in the GPS and started driving to my new college. It took about fifteen minutes for me to reach.

I was never the nervous type but to be honest, I am nervous for my first day. Everything is new and different here compared to Florida. I hope my first day goes fine.

The campus was pretty huge. I was shocked looking at it. It was such a lavish campus, but then again, this is Seattle.

I went to the main office and collected my schedule and locker number right away.

My first class was Math, the subject I hate from the core of my heart. I hated math since fifth grade. Yeah fifth because in the lower classes it was quite easy but later on it started getting on my nerves a lot. And now I hate it with passion.

“Way to start your first day of college” I mumbled to myself, looking at the piece of paper.

I suddenly bumped into someone and landed on my butt. I looked up to see who it was and saw a blonde girl staring at me, giving me an apologetic look. Bumping into someone on the first day of college too cliché right? But I bumped into a girl, unlike someone looking all hot, wall-like body structure and a drool-worthy face kind of guy.

But the girl in front of me was actually very beautiful. Curly blonde hair, brown eyes, cute glasses, and short, just like me.

She held her hand out for me and helped me to get up from the ground.

“I am sorry for the accident that happened. I didn’t mean to,” she said, biting her tongue.

“Hey. It’s totally fine. You don’t need to be sorry. I’m clumsy as it is and it was my fault. I sometimes forget that I should look straight while walking so I won’t bump into something or someone but I’m always lost in my own world.” I joked and let out a small laugh.

“You’re funny!Would you like to be friends with me? You could come sit with me and my friends during lunch?” She asked hesitantly.

“Sure. I’d love too” I said, giving her a big smile and nodding my head at the same time.

“Great. By the way I am Eva Michel. I am so stupid that I forgot to introduce myself.” She said, face palming herself.

I chuckled and introduced myself to her “I’m Mia Jones. I am new here. Just shifted yesterday from Florida.”

“Cool-” she said but was stopped by the ringing of the bell.

“Ugh, it’s the warning bell. First class starts in five minutes. We should head to our classes unless we want to get late.” She said and I nodded... I really don’t want to be late on my first day

“What class do you have first?” she asked me.

“Math” I said, making a disgusting face.

“Poor you. I hate Math as well and luckily I don’t have it as my first class. I have AP chemistry right now. I wish I could be there with you in your first class, but don’t worry, it won’t be too bad. I have a friend of mine in that class. His name is Aaron. He is amazing and he’ll keep you company. Now hurry up! I’ll see you at lunch.” She said in one line giving me no time reply back or to ask in which direction my class was and she actually started walking to head to her class.

Welp, okay!

“Okay Mia, time to go and attend one hell of a class.” I mumbled to myself and went to search for my class.

After searching my class for the next five minutes, I finally found it and now, I’m late. Good start Mia.

As I entered, all eyes were on me. Well, it was pretty obvious as I was a new student. But the good thing was that I already prepared myself beforehand for all the stares and comments I’ll be getting.

I looked at the man standing in front of me. He looked like he was in his late fifties.

He looked at me and just gestured me to go grab a seat.

What? No introduction? I thought he would ask me to introduce myself but surprisingly he didn’t.

What about the little practice I did to introduce myself in the car instead of listening to the songs so I won’t end up embarrassing myself in front of everyone. All of it just went in vain.......

I saw an empty desk beside the guy wearing a white shirt. I made my way and sat on the empty chair, quickly opening my notebook to note down whatever the teacher was writing on the board.

After ten minutes of writing with the handwriting that no one would understand, I kept my pencil down and groaned softly.

Well, my handwriting is actually pretty good, but right now it was coming like the crooked legs of rats just because I was trying to cope up with the speed of my teachers writing.

No, he wasn’t writing fast but I was taking too much time to understand every sum which gave me less time to write. But guess what, after spending more time than required on a single problem I still didn’t understand it.

I was pulling my hair mentally , when I heard a husky voice coming from the person sitting beside me.

“Having a problem understanding?” He asked, raising his one eyebrow and giving me a small smirk.

“Yepp” I said, popping the ‘p’. “I suck at Math.” I said, turning to look at him and I met his blue eyes, which were looking straight into my dark black eyes.

“I used to hate math too, but as I’m going into business I took extra classes for it and now when I understand it, It’s quite easy, actually.” He said, shrugging his shoulders and chuckled.

“Oh, nice.” I said and looked at the board to note down the problem but I found the board completely blank.” Shit! he cleared the whole problem. I didn’t event write it.” I murmured to myself.

“You can borrow my notes if you want.” The blue-eyed guy said and I nodded.

“So, Blue eyes, what’s your actual name? I never asked you, but it’s fine if you don’t want to tell me. I can just call you blue eyes, but it will be weird if I just keep on calling you blue eyes-”

“Aaron” He said, stopping me from rambling.

Why the heck was I rambling? But again, when do I not? I have this huge, weird habit of rambling. I just keep on talking and talking until someone stops me.

Wait, Aaron? I heard that name before, but where?

Oh right. Eva told me about her friend named Aaron. Maybe he is the same person that Eva told me about.

“Oh, hey I know you.” I said but then realized that it sounded as if he was the bad boy and the most popular kid of the college who everyone knows since the first hour of the college. But he actually doesn’t look like the bad boy or the popular types.

“I mean, Eva.... I met her earlier. She told me that one of her friends is in Math class and she mentioned you. So that’s how I know you.” I explained and the confusion on his face got cleared and he made an ‘O’ face nodding his head.

“I didn’t quite catch your name though, Miss ‘I keep on rambling’” He said, smirking, which in turn, earned a glare from me.

“Rude much,? Anyways, I am Mia. I just shifted here yesterday from Florida.” I told him.

He opened his mouth to say something but was cut off by our teacher who looked a bit angry.

“Are you two done with your talking? If not, both of you may leave the cla-

Before he could complete his sentence the bell rang indicating that class is over.

The angry looking old man gave us a death glare and left the class.

“Great start for the first day Mia.” I mumbled and banged my head slowly on the desk.

“Come on, it was just the first period. You have the entire day, it will go great.” Aaron said laughing at my situation.

I looked up and gathered my books and stood up checking my schedule. Great! It was the designing class.

I have always loved art. Since the age of fourteen, I wanted to pursue a career in designing. I thought my decision would change as I got older but it never did.

“So, what class do you have next?” Aaron asked me, as he stood up and he was literally towering over me. He is so fucking tall, I guess around like 6′3 ish.

“Oh I have got designing. What about you?”

“Marketing and development” He said to which I made an O shape and slung my bag on my shoulder.

“Well, I’ll see you later Mia.” Aaron said and walked off to the direction of his class.

I found my designing class after searching it for five minutes. Luckily Eva was there with me in this class but sadly we were not able to sit beside each other. The designing class went amazing and so did the rest of the classes. Right now, it was lunch. I was waiting for it so badly cause I was starving.

Yep, I know. I had a heavy and yummy breakfast but I am a growing girl. I need to eat and we are talking about food, food is life.

I quickly headed to the cafeteria and saw Eva waving at me from the corner table with a bunch of other people.

I went to her table with the tray in my hand and sat on the spot she saved for me.

“Hey there” she said with a huge smile on her face.

“Hey, thanks for saving a spot for me.” I spoke.

“It’s not a problem. You don’t need to thank me. Anyways, let me introduce you to my friends.This is Bibs short for Biba.” she pointed her finger at a girl with long, brownish hair and greenish-blue eyes. She was really beautiful.

“Ashley,” she pointed at the other pretty looking girl with brown eyes and silky black hair.

“This is Daniel” She pointed at the maroon haired guy sitting across from me. He was really attractive. His eyes were green in color and not to mention, a very muscular body.

“And that one is A-

“Aaron” I completed her sentence.

“I met him in Math class, and because of him I almost got kicked out of the class on the very first day of the school.” I told her and playfully glared at Aaron.

“Oh shut up, Duck head. It takes two people to communicate. You were talking too so don’t blame it on me.” He said and stuffed his mouth with food. Duck head ! seriously?

I just ignored him and introduced myself to others. I instantly liked all of them.

I figured out that Biba was the funny type, Ashley was talkative and funny as well. Eva was a bit shy compared to when I first met her but she was amazing too. Daniel’s gaze on me was making me quite uncomfortable but he seemed sweet. He was quite most of the time. Aaron was very talkative and funny. He was cracking some random jokes the whole lunch break,making us laugh ’til our cheeks were hurting. I also figured out that Eva and Aaron live just a block away from me.

The next three to four classes went well because someone was always there to accompany me.

I don’t know why, but Daniel kept on staring at me. First I thought there was something on my face but there was nothing. Yeah, he was actually very good looking, but his continuous gaze on me made me feel uncomfortable.

Aaron made me laugh the whole time in the last class. Aaron was good looking, and hot too, but no he was not the hottest guy on campus. There were many other good looking guys, including Daniel.

My classes finally ended and I left to go home. Of course, not before saying goodbye to everyone and exchanging numbers.

When I arrived home, I told my mom about my first day and how I made new friends. She was happy that my first day went well.

I went to my room and decided to take a warm shower. After taking shower, I quickly opened my laptop and logged into my friends book account. I opened the chat box of the person to see the messages. I was waiting all day long to talk to him and see his messages. The guy who intrigued me and is always on my mind. Mr. Artist.....

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A/N: Hey you guys,

We are at the end of chapter two. I hope you guys liked it.

I know It was kind of a big chapter, but I hope you enjoyed it.

So here comes the MrArtist.

Why was Mia so eager to read his messages?

Who was he?

So many questions ????

Well keep reading to find out who he is to Mia .

Share your views in the comment section below.

Stay safe, be healthy and keep reading.

Love

~Gaya

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