Remi: Blue Eyes
You could smell money on these kids, the way they flaunt their money was sickening. My uncle transferred me to this private school for a better education. He donated an enormous sum of money for me to get into George Williams In the middle of the year. I didn’t have a say in any of the decision makings of my schooling. My uncle said he knew what’s best for me. He raised me from a baby. My mom is somewhere living her carefree life and my dad. No one has heard from him since he left me with my uncle.
In this private school, they allow us a break period. During your break you get snacks, hang out with friends, or get in a quick study before your next class. I was spending my break in the courtyard with a can of coffee and croissant. A soft breeze kicked up a few dead leaves.
Other students were in the courtyard with their group of friends chatting. I’ve only been to George Williams for three days and still have made no friends. The kids in my class didn’t speak to me. They didn’t know the status of my wealth so they didn’t bother talking to someone that might be poor and got a scholarship to come to this school.
I ate my croissant while listening to my soft girl playlist that consistent with indie music. Something hits my leg, I looked down and there’s a soccer ball at my foot. I looked up to see who it belonged to and a group of boys came running towards me.
“Sorry, I didn’t mean to disturb you.” the brown-haired said as he bends over picking up the soccer ball. I took my earbud out of my ear.
“It’s fine,” I said with a smile. The other boys were staring at me, and I wasn’t sure what to say. I was going to put my earbud back in when one with blonde hair says something.
“You have blue eyes?” He asked, skeptical as he leans in front of me, staring dead in my eyes. “Are they contacts?”
“Adam, leave her alone, and let‘s go.” A boy with dark hair said, trying to pull his friend out of my face.
“Well, are your eyes really blue?” Adam asked.
“Yes, my eyes are blue,” I said.
There were no escaping people that question my blue eyes. Either they thought they were contacts and ask why a black person would want blue eyes when they have beautiful brown ones.
“Are your eyes blue or are you wearing contacts?” I asked him. He looked at me confused and his friends laughed.
“They are. Why’d you ask a stupid question?”
“Because you ask me that stupid question.” I laughed.
He rolled his eyes and straightens himself up.
“Hey, are you new here?” The dark-haired boy asked.
I nodded. “Yes.”
“Oh, no wonder I didn’t recognize your face. I know everyone faces at this school. Let me guess, you came here on a scholarship?” Adam asked as he propped his arm upon his friend’s shoulder.
“Are you in my business?” I smiled up at him.
“It’s just a question.”
“Okay,” I said. “Did you come here on a scholarship?”
He laughed, clutching his stomach. “No. That’s for poor people. This is my father’s school. I’m Adam Williams.” He said with so much pride. “What’s your name?” He looked at me.
“Remi,” I said.
“it’s nice to meet you, Remi. These are the boys, Elijah and Malakai.” He said. The boys smiled at me and I smiled back at them.
The bell had sounded and everyone leaves the courtyard. But not Adam and his friends. As I gather my things, I noticed them staring at me. “Something wrong?” I asked.
Adam must have been the leader of the boys because his friends looked at him.
“Do you have any friends?” Adam asked, looking me up and down.
“I have made none yet,” I walked away from them. The scuffling shoes behind me made me stopped, and he threw his arm over my shoulder.
“In here you’ll need friends. Or else you’ll be eaten alive by these jealous bitches who can’t stand for another girl to be prettier than them.” Adam said.
I laughed and shoved him away from me. “So you’re saying I’m pretty?”
He scoffed and flicked my forehead. “Did you hear those words leave my mouth?”
“But you said–”
“Sorry, Remi, we need to get to class and I’m sure you do too. Sorry for our friend, he’s annoying as fuck.” Elijah said, shoving Adam away from me.
“See ya around, Remi,” Malakai said. As he pulled Adam, who was trying to escape. Adam gave me a wink before his friends dragged him away.