Chapter 4: Two For The Price of One
When I reach my door I see that Levi and Silas are standing dangerously close to each other grabbing at the others' shirt.
It looks like they’re about ready to break out in a fight.
Oh hell no.
Not in my room they’re not.
I toss the clothes I changed out of onto the floor before charging towards them. I purposely squeeze myself right in between them. “What do you guys think you’re doing?” I snap out.
Whatever calm mood I was in before is already completely ruined now.
Before either of them can answer I tear in on them both. “You both are starting to piss me off. Levi, whatever feelings you think you have are just in your head. We’ve been together since day one. We’re practically siblings." I shout as I look at him.
I then turn to glare at Silas. "You! You always piss me off but now you’ve gone to a whole new level of infuriating. Whatever game you’re playing I don't want any part of it. I’m not like the girls who want to sleep with you so knock it off!" I say to Silas in a harsher tone then I had with I was talking to Levi.
"So, both of you need to cut it out. If you want to fight with each other then fine but don’t bring me into it!” I can’t help myself from unleashing all my thoughts on them.
I feel so much better now that I’ve gotten it all off my chest; however, that feeling flees as two very attractive but very angry boys direct their glances at me.
“You’re such a clueless idiot, Rin! Don’t act like you know my feelings.” Levi says before getting up. “You know nothing!” He turns to say before exiting out of my room.
Silas doesn’t move to leave at first. Instead he grabs me by the shoulders staring intently at me.“You’re right. You're not like those girls but you sure aren’t acting smart right now. You have no idea what you’re even talking about. God, I hate you so much right now.” He snarls out before letting go of my shoulders.
He then leaves out of my room following after Levi.
I’m left to sit there dumbfounded.
Apparently I’m an idiot who knows nothing.
At this point that sounds just about right.
I know nothing about this sort of stuff and I was hoping to keep it that way for much longer but now it seems unlikely.
I throw myself down on my bed pressing my face against my pillow so I can scream into it at the top of my lungs.
Why is this happening to me?
By Monday morning I can’t help but feel like I'm the one who did something wrong somehow.
I didn’t do anything wrong though, did I?
I don’t know.
Maybe I was too harsh? Maybe I really don’t know what I’m talking about?
I just want things to go back to how they use to be.
I want to be able to comfortably hang out with Levi and to go back to being able to think of Silas as a disgusting jerk without feeling guilty about it.
Things were good before this whole mess started.
In Chemistry Silas and I don’t talk.
It’s weird to not be teased or annoyed by him. He doesn’t even glance in my direction at all which sort of hurts for some reason.
I don’t know why it hurts but it just does.
Class goes by painfully slow as we do our lab activities together but separately.
“Crap!” I yell out as I accidentally spill mild chemicals on my left hand.
I’m waving my hand around wildly while trying to get the teacher's attention.
Before the teacher can notice someone grabs me by the my wrist and is pulling my hand under the sink washing it off quickly with lukewarm water. After the stinging stops the same person dries off my hand before applying ointment and a band-aid from the first aid kit.
When I look up to thank the person I meet eyes with Silas. He looks both angry and worried at the same time.
“T-thanks...” I stammer out feeling sort of tongue tied.
Silas nods though he still doesn’t say anything. He then goes to clean up the mess I made while the teacher comes toward me saying that the chemicals weren't strong enough to cause long term damage so I should be fine in a few days and then he utters something about not wanting to fill out an accident report.
I ignore the teacher as my eyes follow Silas.
Why did he help me?
Before I can ponder my thoughts more the bell rings.
I gather up my stuff before leaving.
The atmosphere in fifth period AP English isn’t much better than what it was in Chemistry. If anything I’d say it’s worse.
Levi’s obviously still very angry at me.
No matter how many times I whisper in his ear, poke his back, or send him little notes, he still continues to ignore me.
This hurts as well.
I’m not use to being ignored by Levi.
Time passes slow but thankfully AP English finally ends.
I spend the rest of my day in the nurses’ office because I don’t want to go to any of my other classes.
So I just curl up on the sickbed pulling the white sterile sheets over my head. I let myself naturally drift off to sleep.
I sneaked a peek at the face that’s awfully close to my own. At first I can’t see well enough to tell exactly who is it.
I open my eyes fully as the figure turns away.
I see the back of the person's head. Short brown hair. Levi. My chest doesn’t flutter at the thought of Levi possibly kissing my forehead. Instead it’s painful. Just like it was painful when he and Silas ignored me earlier.
It hurts so much. It shouldn’t hurt like this at all.
Maybe I have a bad case of heartburn or am catching a chest cold? Either that or I’m just now realizing how crappy I was on Friday.
I sit up going to pull my phone out of the pocket of my jeans. Looking at the time I realize it’s five minutes before the last bell of the day.
I slowly walk down the hallway and towards my locker. As I approach my locker I see the familiar sight of two people waiting for me.
“I have to go! I just started my period, again!” I say as I move to try to walk past them both.
Levi and Silas each grab one of my arms.
“You already used that excuse before.” Silas snorts.
“We’re not stupid enough to believe that twice in a row.” Levi adds in.
I look at both of them unsure on how to feel at the moment.
“I thought you guys were mad at me.” I say pouting slightly as I remember them ignoring me before.
“We are.” They say at the same exact time.
“I-I Just came to see how your hand is doing.” Silas mutters. His usually pale face has a tinge of pink coloring to it.
“I wasn’t going to let this guy be the only one to check up on you.” Levi grumbles.
I can’t help but let out a small laugh. “Let’s go home.” I say with a smile.
They both look at me, look at each other, and then look back at me again.
“Okay.” They say at the same time.
Who knew a fake excuse about my period would make things okay again?
I just hope things can stay like this a little longer...
I have the feeling that things are only going to get more complicated from here on out, though.
I better find my umbrella and rain boots because this might only be the calm before the storm...