My New Neighbour

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Chapter 15

I walked in my room and sat on the edge of my bed, glancing around. Oh god! I have yet to unpack these shopping bags. I grabbed my i-phone and put some music while I got to work.

After half an hour, I had everything set for tomorrow. I smiled in content and closed my closet. Just then my favourite song by Taylor Swift started playing and I sang along. I knew the lyrics by heart.

You’re on the phone with your girlfriend

She’s upset and she’s going off about something

That you said

She doesn’t get your humour

Like I doooooo

I’m in the room

It’s a typical Tuesday night

I’m listening to the kind of music…

I hummed along and did some hip hop steps along with the beats. I am glad that I am learning all types of dance after my school hours. Since seventh grade, I joined extra classes of dancing like my mom recommended.

At first, I was a bit self conscious that other students at school would laugh at me when I dance but gradually, my dance partners warmed up to me. Since then, I haven’t stop thanking my mom for persuading to agree for extra dancing classes.

I snatched my hair brush off my dressing table and began singing really loud dancing around in my room. When my favourite part came, I started singing like a pro into my hair brush which was my fake microphone for the time being.

But she wears short skirts

I wear t-shirts

She’s cheer captain and

I’m on the bleachers

Dreaming about the day

When you wake up and find

That what you’re looking for

Has been here the whole time

If you could see that I’m the one

Who understands you

Been here all along….

So why can’t you seee-eeee ?

You belong with meee-eee

You belong with meeee

I threw my hands in the air with the last note and fell flat on my bed. I heave in and out heavily with my heart beating like a drum.

Just then I heard a loud band from outside. I sat up and tiptoed toward the window and cautiously peer around the window frame into the room opposite mine. I fight to restrain the deafening groan as I see who has settled in the room. Of course, it had to be Max freaking Jackson!

Guess my curtains are staying closed from now on. I groaned again when I realised that I am not gonna get the opportunity to look at the sky at night. I love stars gazing at night. I just love the nighttime, the gentle breeze which keep my room fresh at night. I hummed in delight but then almost felt like crying. I am not gonna be able to do that from now on.

Curiously, I tugged my red curtains further back to see that he was carrying boxes around and unpacking his stuffs. Oh! So, that was the loud bang. I was about to draw my curtains back when I saw that he looked hot and sexy!

It’s only this close up that I can see that he doesn’t actually has black hair. He has ebony hair. Well, you can’t blame me here! Even if I went shopping with him, I did not dare check him out.

I watched as some of his curls fell on his forehead when he perched down to lift his things from the boxes. He looks so handsome, his face angular from my sight, his well defined cheekbones and his muscles prominently and flexing whenever he would lift something more heavy.

Oh god! I think I am crushing on my new neighbour and not to forget, he is one of the popular guys and player at St-Xavier! I think I need your help, god!

I don’t even know why I told my dad that Max would never do something bad to me. But, I am sure that he would never do something like that to me. I am definitely sure about that.

The way he protected me from that stranger at the mall. That Aiden guy was really scary and the way he was looking at me send a chill down my spine even now when I pictured his face.

When I remembered the kiss, I felt a flutter in my belly. Even by thinking of that Max Jackson I get all those mixed feelings. I lost my first kiss to Max.

And even after Max left me alone at the mall, instead of being angry at him, I couldn’t stop myself from blushing profusely while thinking about him.

I shook my head slightly from side to side in an attempt to clear my negative thoughts, stepping away from the window and drew my curtains to block him out. I should not be thinking about him. He is bad news. My father is right!

I grabbed my i-phone and turned it off. It was ten o’clock. Perfect! That’s my bed time. Well me, I count half past ten as late. What can I say? It’s also a school night. I need all the beauty sleep that I can get. I stifled a yawn and went to get ready for bed. I checked my curtains, making sure that they were closed before I stripped into my pajamas. I wouldn’t want Max to see me naked, right? Of course no!

I switched off the main light after setting my alarm for tomorrow. I got in my bed and slide under my covers. I propped myself up on one elbow and turned off the lamb on the side table beside my bed.

I wrapped myself well into my soft blankets making a cocoon of myself and snuggled deeper into my pillow. I smiled for my first day at school tomorrow. I would be able to restart my dancing classes and meet my friends but I wouldn’t meet Aubrey.

With these thoughts in my mind, I fell into a deep and nice slumber.

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