I walked to the soccer field with Jason. He was talking about the party he'd be throwing the end of the week after we won the game and all the girls that would be coming.
"Dude, i'm telling you, Cynthia Johnson, Diana Williams, Jenna Davids and Bianca Alexander are coming no doubt. Everyone knows Jenna is into you, you should totally ask her out..."
I didn't quite hear what he said after that ,cause all i could focus on was Lila Smith laying down in the grass with her earbuds in. Lila is beautiful with her raven black butt length straight hair and sparkly honey eyes. She's pale and she's average length of 5"4 even though i'm 5"10. She's always dressed in black, red or navy blue ,i realized. Even though she's as beautiful to be a model, she's called a freak. I know why, everyone knows why. Lilas father abused her all her life up until 2 years ago when he died of a heart attack. He'd raped Lila and her mom since Lila was 8 years old and beaten them every day. One day, he got a knife and scarred her cheek and carved the words worthless bitch into her left arm. Lila never talked to anybody, she hardly said a word in class. I shared most of my classes with her. Everyone acted mean to her but i just couldn't. She was treated so badly and then at school. It wasn't right. Jason punched my arm and smirked.
"Dude, what was that for?" I asked.
"Why are you checking the freak out?" I punched him on the nose.
"She's not a freak, so don't call her one."He held his nose as blood poured out.
"Dude! I'm bleeding cos you don't like me calling Lila Smith a fucking freak? Are you kidding me?!" I nodded once.
"How would you feel huh?! If you've gone through what she's gone through and then be called a freak every day of your life in high school? Schools hard enough for people that aren't popular but its harder if they've gone through what she has gone through. So shut the fuck up okay!"
Jason didn't say a word. i sighed and handed him a tissue. I turned to look at Lila who was watching me and Jason and then quickly looked away. I looked back to Jason then walked to Lila.
Omygod! I watched as Daniel punched Jason on the nose. Of course i heard every word even though they were a few feet away. They were nearly shouting. Daniel actually cared how i felt? He was right of course. It was difficult for me with my past and then to be called freak every second that passed at school, but I ignored it and usually it worked. When Daniel caught me looking at them, i quickly looked away and turned the music back up and all i could hear was The Wanted playing Warzone in my ears. I closed my eyes listening as someone tapped on my shoulder. I opened my eyes to see Daniel bent over me smiling. I quickly sat up and took the earbuds out of my ears.
"Hey, Lila right?'I nodded but didn't reply
"I'm Daniel." He said and i nodded again. I knew who he was. Everyone knew. He was the richest guy in the state and the most popular, don't even get me started about his looks. He has dirty blonde hair Cody Simpson style just way hotter. Baby blue eyes that sparkle like crazy and he's tanned. I swear he's just a dream. I looked away from him trying to hide the scar on my cheek.
"So..umm...Jason is throwing a party this Friday and...I don't have anyone to go with. So would you want to go....with me?' He asked me still looking at me. My eyes shot up to him in shock. He just asked me out...No one had ever asked me out. I'd never been to a party, i didn't have any friends either. I gulped and looked away."I...umm..I can't come, i have to study and...I don't really know anybody..."
"Aww, come on...no one has to study on a Friday night and i'll introduce you to everyone you haven't met." He said and smiled.
"i'm not taking no for an answer Lila, please come with me to this party."I nodded sighing.
"Umm... Okey, i'll be at his house if you just give me his address...?' He shook his head.
"I'm picking you up, give me your adress." I arched my eyebrow at him
"I can drive ,you know, i have my own car." He shrugged.
"I just want to get you there and back home safely, is that bad?" I blushed when he said that he wanted to have me home safe. He really did care, didn't he? I nodded and took a piece of paper out of my notebook and scribbled down my adress and number, and handed it to him.
"I'll call you at what time to be ready, and i'll see you around." He smiled at me. "See you around Lila." He said and walked away from me leaving me stunned and blushing on the soccer field.