Chapter 2: Are You Sure You're Not Kidding Me?
It’s the next day. School just ended so I’m waiting for Levi to get out of baseball practice.
Baseball practice ends at six, however, it’s only just a little after two at the moment.
I decide to go to the music room to wait since I’m sure if I sit on the bleachers by the baseball field I’ll only be a distraction.
I haven’t been able to talk to Levi since he left my house yesterday. I feel like I have so much damage control to do so the last thing I want is to create anymore problems for him.
When I get to the music room I notice someone is using one of the private rooms. The door is closed and there’s the muffled sound of drums coming from behind the door. I walk past the room uninterested in whoever is using it.
Chances are it’s probably He-Who-Only-Pisses-Me-Off, better known as Silas.
I make my way into the piano room, which is always my favorite.
The baby grand piano in the center of the room is stunning. It’s so much better than the crappy keyboard I have at home.
I close the door behind me before making my way towards my one true love- obviously the piano.
I set my school bag down before going to sit on the smooth mahogany bench.
I gently press my fingers against each key trying them out in order. It’s been a long time since I touched a real piano. The sounds it makes is beautiful. It’s like a choir of angels echoing around me.
This is just what I need to get rid of the stress from yesterday and the nerves of going to see Levi later.
A few songs on this baby and I’ll be ready to fix things with Levi. I’m sure of it.
I warm up to the first songs I ever learned, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and I Wish You A Merry Christmas. After my fingers are a little exercised I move on to my favorite warm up songs, Chopsticks.
Yes, the half-Asian girl is playing Chopsticks. Hardy har har. I bet you saw that one coming from a mile away?
Anyhow, once I’m even more warmed up, thanks to that quick paced song I move on to the harder and more classical stuff.
I play Chopin’s Scherzo No. 2 Op. 31. I’ve almost perfected it after several months of practice. After that I start to play Brahms’ Op. 1Piano Sonata which I’ve just started to learn. It doesn’t nearly sound as good as my Chopin piece but with more practice I’ll get there.
After that I decide to just mess around with the keys trying to create my own melody.
By the time I’m done my face feels hot and sweaty and my fingers are sore from all the playing.
I look up at the clock on the wall. It’s already a quarter past five. I get up from the piano bench while grabbing my backpack off the floor.
Right when I turn around I notice the door to the room is open. Silas is staring at me with an unreadable expression on his face.
“I forgot that you still played piano... You stopped coming here awhile back so I thought you quit.” He says. “What are you doing here at this time anyways?” He then asks.
I shrug my shoulders. “Waiting for your brother to get done with practice.” I tell him honestly.
There’s no point in ignoring his question. It’s not like it’s strange for me to wait for Levi.
Something flickers in Silas’ eyes but it’s something that I can’t quite understand.
Next thing I know he’s closed the distance between us.
I instantly notice that his face is way too damn close to mine.
“Why is it always Levi? Levi this. Levi that. All you girls are the same. Always going all goo-goo eyes over that moron. What’s so good about Levi anyways? Why is it that you only ever want to be around him? What about me? Am I not good enough, Rin?” He rambles on.
When I try to advert my eyes from his and towards the floor I end up seeing that his hands are balled up into fists.
Is he having some weird break down for no real reason?
Just what I need after my stress-reliever...
“Listen-” I start to say but before I can breathe out another word Silas grabs a hold of me and leans in slowly.
I hold my breath as I watch in slow motion as Silas’ lips inch closer to mine.
Just when they barely touch I come to my senses. “What the hell are you doing?!” I yell as I shove him away.
My face heats up due to a mixture of discomfiture and anger.
I've had enough.
“What is up with you guys? What is this some sort of sick game? First Levi says he thinks he loves me and then gets all upset when I take it as a joke. Now you’re trying to kiss me. What the actual freak is wrong with you and your brother?!” I snap out, though I don’t wait for an answer. Instead I hit him with my bag before I shove past him to exit out of the room.
I don’t run but I walk as fast as I can rushing towards the bathroom to hide just in case he tries to follow after me.
Once I’m in the safety of the girls’ bathroom I splash water on my face to try to clear up my mind.
It doesn’t work.
All I can think about is Levi’s confession and Silas trying to kiss me.
I don’t understand it. I don’t understand it at all.
Why is this happening to me? Why now?
Do I look any different than usual?
I glance up at the mirror expecting to see the answer.
All I see is naturally tan skin, wavy jet black hair that falls a little over my shoulders, dark almond shaped eyes, thin light pink colored lips, and a thin but not so curvy body.
I look the same as I always have.
I let out a long sigh before splashing my face with water again hoping the redness of it will go away soon.
When I leave the bathroom I decide to just call it a day and go home; however, once I get to my locker I notice two people waiting for me.
Levi and Silas.
Levi’s still dressed in his baseball uniform. There’s red clay on his face probably from the baseball field. His normally goofy grin and crinkled eyes are replaced by a serious and stern look.
Next to him looking as different from Levi as night from day is Silas who has an amused look on his face.
Even if they’re twins they’re not the identical type.
While their faces are similarly structured and have some common features that’s the only parts of them that are alike. Silas has shaggy dark blonde hair that’s always getting in front of his light green eyes. He’s fair skinned and has a more lean body as well as being very tall. His stature is even more noticeable when he’s standing next to Levi, who’s a bit more bulky and a few inches shorter.
As I near my locker my heart beats fast due to the anxiety I feel at the moment now seeing them both standing here.
What am I supposed to do about this weird situation?
I stop in front of my locker while avoiding to look at either of them.
I probably should get my math text book out my locker so I can do my homework later but at this point I just want to flee.
After my brief stop in front of my locker I move to walk past both boys.
“Wait, Rin!” I hear them say in unison.
“I’m sorry! I have to suddenly leave! I think I just got my period and you don’t even want to know what type of mess that’s going to be!” I blurt out the first lie that comes to my mind as I take off running down the hallway
As I’m walking home I finally process the stupid thing I had just said.
Did I seriously just lie about getting my period as an excuse to avoid my neighbors? Are you fucking kidding me? Did I seriously just say such a disgusting and obvious lie?
Good job Rin... Great going.
Why couldn’t I have just said a normal excuse like having to go feed the dog I don’t have or saying that I’ve suddenly become allergic to men?
No. I just had to bring up the monthly thing instead.
Never mind that though.
I suddenly have the sense that things are going to get a lot more difficult.
Someone please put me out of my misery?