This morning, I woke up happy. I had the feeling that something was gonna happen but I couldn’t tell what exactly. I stopped the alarm on my cell phone blasting “Queen of Winter” by Cain’s offering at top volume and got out of bed. Leslie was already in the kitchen by the time I got dressed and grabbed my book bag, already sipping coffee and eating a bowl of cereal.
“Good morning, sunshine” I greeted with a smile on my face as I entered.
“Good morning, dear, you look happy today” She exclaimed.
“Yeah, I don’t know, I have the feeling something’s gonna happen today...and I’m really looking forward to what it might be...” I answered, already with a bowl of cereal in my hand.
“Ok, you better go find out then! Haha!” She said as she finished her breakfast. Have an awesome day today, Alice! You’ll rock this joint, I’m sure of that” She exclaimed as she finished washing the dishes and went to her ready for class.
Leslie was starting first year of Medicine today. She has already done a whole year of Pharmacy so today it’s not her actual first day of college. Me, on the other hand, I was starting my first year of English teacher and was completely psyched about it.
I finished eating and washing everything, went to the bathroom to brush my teeth and everything and found Leslie at the door. We were attending the same college, even though our careers were completely different, and we lived a few blocks away from campus so we were walking there.
“Shall we?” I asked beaming a smile at her.
“Let’s go” She answered with a wink of her eye.
When we reached campus, we said goodbye and went our separate ways as our buildings were pretty far from one another. As I turned to head to the English building I stopped on my tracks. I had never seen someone like that before. It was like a Greek god had come down to earth to delight us mere humans with his beauty. He was near the entrance to my building and had a small group of people around him, mostly girls.
I opened my bag to get my schedule while still looking at him when, all of a sudden, he looks up at me. I turned my gaze immediately down to the paper in my hand. But I still felt the burning sensation of his eyes on me. I just couldn’t stand how those chocolate brown eyes had made my insides feel all tingly. I tried miserably to focus on my timetable.
“Ok, let’s see...Grammar I first and second period in room 209” Stealing a glance at Mr. Hotty over there while reaching for my phone to look at the time.
“Oh, my...I have 5 minutes to get to class or I’ll be late” I thought as I looked at the hour. I put everything away while heading for the front door.
As I looked up, I saw Mr. Hotty again looking at me. I dropped my gaze as I went in. As I passed him on my way in, I couldn’t help but notice that he was wearing a contact on his left eye which puzzled me quite a lot. I got to class still thinking about that as the last bell went off. I was just on time. The teacher gave me mean eyes as I took one of the last two remaining seats at the last row of the class, while the teacher called the row. You’ll never guess who came in not more than two minutes later...
“I’m glad to see you decided to join us, Mr. Gage” The teacher said so I looked up and saw him. Mr. Hotty was in the same class as I was which I couldn’t believe. And I was breathless when I recalled where the last empty seat was. I know it sounds totally clichéd but why did he have to sit next to me?
Class passed in a total blur as I tried to focus on the teacher and failed completely and my mind drifted to a certain someone sitting on my right. When the bell finally rang, I jumped out of my seat and got out of that suffocating room as fast as I could, earning a couple of confused stares from my classmates but I couldn’t help it, I needed to get out of there as fast if I wanted to be able to breath normally ever again.
Did I forget to mention that I caught him staring at me quite a few times during class? I know it sounds kind of stalkerish that I turned to him so much but I couldn’t help it. It was like he had a magnetic pull on me, which I couldn’t resist.
But still, I couldn’t help but wonder why he only wore a single contact lens...