"H-how do you know it was me?" I asked.
"It's because of that silver bracelet. I gave it to her before I
I don't know if he's the one or not, I have to be sure of it.
"How did you know that this bracelet was the one you gave to the
girl?" Somehow, I felt guilty because it was already pretty
obvious that it was me. All these questions must be answered too.
"You haven't figured it out, Haley?" Alex smirked and held my
hand and pointed at the bracelet.
"What?" I asked.
"See those seven hearts? Those represent as years. And as for the
two butterflies...well..." His voice cracked off and he stopped
talking. What he did now is blush. It is him. The boy
from seven years ago. "A..Alex..?"
He stopped blushing and looked at me. "What is it?"
"I..I am t-the g-girl from seven y-years..ago." I keep on
stuttering because I'm too shy to tell him about it. For so long,
I have already seen the boy who saved me.
"What? I can't understand what you're saying." Alex said.
"I was the girl from seven years ago, Alex!" I said, almost
Alex widened his eyes in surprise and said, "But why did you ask
all those questions if it was you?"
"Because I have to make sure if you're the boy or not!"
Then my mom suddenly appeared from the kitchen to bring some tea
and cookies. We calmed ourselves down to hide that we were
fighting. "Practicing well?" she asked.
"Well..." I blushed a little, can't think what was I supposed to
"We were about to be taking a break, Mrs. Willows. I got a little
tired because of the playing that's all. I see you brought black
tea and butter cookies." Alex added.
"Oh, my. How did you know?" My mom asked, a little impressed and
surprised at the same time.
"I usually eat them in lunch break at school when I wasn't really
hungry." Alex smiled and began to drink his tea. "I almost forgot
to ask, about seven years ago, did Haley liked or mentioned about
I blushed and widened my eyes in shock. Why does he have to ask
her immediately about it?!! I quickly put down my cup and said,
"M-mom, he meant what happened seven years ago. Since I told him
about it, he seems to be a little interested about it."
Alex gave me the "What gives?!" look. I knew I would have to
change the topic if he asks that question after knowing about me
as the girl from before.
"What? You told him didn't you? It was at the mall and you were
saved by someone you didn't know. Was that it?" My mom replied.
"Y-yes. That would clearly understand everything." Alex stuttered
and began to glare at me seriously as if he's annoyed. But he
stood up and placed his violin back to its case and said, "Well
then, it's getting a little dark. I suppose I'll be taking my
leave now. The tea and cookies are great, Mrs. Willows."
"Thank you, Alex. You may call me 'Aunt Lucia'. I don't really
like it when my daughter's friend calls me too politely. So,
u-um, Haley." She called me and I looked at her. "Why don't you
lead Alex outside because I'll be going back to the kitchen to
wash the dishes."
I sighed as I stood up and nodded. Then my mom left to hurry up
with the dishes while I'm stuck with Alex. He suddenly let out an
extremely loud cough that made me look at him.
"What's with that cough? I don't expect you to do it that loud to
get my attention." I scoffed.
"Yeah. I was just asking your mom about the boy, not me." Alex
"The boy was you, Alex. What's the difference? Seven
years ago, you were kind and a little forgetful but now, how come
you got so cold and straightforward?" I asked. I already knew his
secret personality but I want to know the reason why he hid it.
"That's none of your business. Since you know about my kind and
mean personality, that's all you need to know." Alex said coldly.
I shivered because his eyes staring at me started to give me the
creeps. What is he hiding anyway?
"I'm sorry for asking." The words just came out of my mouth.
Alex sighed. After all his seriousness going all out a while ago,
he just made a simple grin and said, "It's okay. Just forget
Then I led him outside the door and he left...
Then Monday arrived in a flash!!
I was walking fast on my way to school to make sure I don't
arrive late. But then someone held my shoulder that made me let
out a scream. Not too loud, to be precise.
"Whoa, it's just me, Haley."
I looked to see Rhea, Clare and Ed behind me. "You should've
called my name instead of suddenly holding my shoulder. You know
I'm afraid of surprise attacks."
"That wasn't a surprise attack, Haley." Ed laughed. "Rhea just
held your shoulder because you're walking too fast she couldn't
"Besides, we want to tell you something." Clare added.
"What?" I asked.
"Maybe we'll tell you after you're presentation. Edward, Rhea and
I decided to watch you after all."
"But first things first," Rhea interrupted, "Did Alex do anything
to you during you're practice? I just can't stop worrying that
Clare had to pester me to go back to my senses."
"Oh,uhh..." I frowned, thinking about what happened. I still
don't want to forget about him knowing that the girl was me.
"It's fine. He didn't to anything to me. Just practice and
breaks, that's all."
"That's good news." Rhea sighed in relief. And then we heard the
"Class starts in five minutes, let's go!"
We ran to the school, said a quick goodbye to Ed, who is going to
a different way and we finally entered Class A with exhausted
expressions.Then Alex and I went to the music room along with our
teacher. But Alex didn't seem to talk much. Then the presentation
finished after a few minutes. The music teacher seem to like our
piece so she gave me another chance. Rhea hugged me so tight I
can't almost breath. She loosens her grip and looked at Alex.
"Hmph!" she scoffed and looked at the other way. "I still don't
think I can't trust you after that."
"That's okay, Class Prez." Alex said as he puts down the violin
"I'm kinda used to your irritating expression anyway."
"What did you say?!" Rhea yelled but I held her shoulders to keep
her away from Alex and she calmed down right after.
"Well, Alex and I are going now." Ed declared. "Both of us are
trying to get to the library after the presentation." Then they
left the music room.
"Studying after taking a little break?" Clare raised an eyebrow.
"How natural. As expected of Class B's president and the Straight
"You should study too, Clare." Rhea interrupted. "If you want to
stay in Class A, you have to remain high grades. Especially with
the homework during the weekend..." The atmosphere suddenly
became dark and scary. "I accepted your request to help you, not
answer them for you."
"What?" Clare said in a calm way. "I'm sometimes lazy when it's
homework you're talking about. It really annoyed me to death, you
"Fine." Rhea scoffed.
"Oh, what was the thing both of you were trying to tell me after
the presentation?" I asked them, trying to change the topic.
"Oh, that." Clare smiled. "Since it's Valentines tomorrow, I
decided that you should come to Rhea's house for today."
"Clare was soo energetic I wonder who is she giving it to. Maybe
Mark?" Rhea smirked and Clare blushed.
"What?!" she yelled. "How would I know I will give it to him?"
"You were staring at him like forever in class. There's a
possibility you will give it to him."
"N-no! It's not like I will only give it to him." Clare
said. She looks embarrassed and her entire face is red. This is
the first time I've seen her like this.
"Very well." I said. "I will accept your invitation."
"But won't you ask your mom about it first?" Rhea asked.
"Almost all of the times I've went outside I never really got the
chance to ask her. She's at work right now so she will
"Okay, Haley. We'll meet outside after school." Clare said. "And
make sure you're alone, okay? No boy, even Alex, must find out."
Author's note: Forgive me for the lateness. I've been
preparing since my school will start next week. So, tomorrow, I
will be fast from now on XDD. P.S I do this with my friends the
day before Valentines as well. It's fun!