I never knew Alex would keep a big secret such as hiding his true
self. That's gotta hurt, even for a top student in Class A. As I
was about to enter the classroom, a group of students were
surrounding Class B. I wonder why.
"I wonder as well."
I jumped to see Rhea beside me, frowning. Gosh, I was so
startled. Then I saw Alex talking to a tall boy with brown hair.
He seems to be serious about it.
"See. That's Edward, my brother. I had no time to let you see him
yesterday because I was busy." Rhea pointed at the boy Alex was
"Oh. So that's him. No wonder he looks familiar." I replied.
A student came to Rhea and whispered to her. Rhea nodded and said
thank you to the student.
"I was just told that a transfer student came from Class B. And
Alex seems to be close to her."
I looked again at Class B. Alex was talking to another person and
it was a girl with long pink hair. She looked happy and excited
but Alex was complaining.
"What?" I heard Alex told her. "Clare, you can't be serious."
Clare? So that's the girl's name?
"Why not? I wanted to spend more time with you, that's all. So I
wanted to go to Class A, not B." Clare replied.
"Fine, but you have to talk to the principal about this and not
just go making decisions on your own." Alex sighed.
"Alright. Geez, you're so bossy. You've really changed a lot."
Then the crowd disappeared and we went back to class. After
several minutes, our teacher arrived with Clare. When I looked at
Alex, he seems totally annoyed.
"Another transfer student has arrived. Please, introduce
yourself." the teacher said.
"I'm Clarisse Meyers. Age 16 and please, you can call me Clare."
Her sapphire eyes sparkled as she smiled.
"I hope you don't push Clare too much. She has a weak health and
she's not too athletic. Okay, Clare you sit in front of Haley
Willows." the teacher pointed at a chair in front of me and Clare
headed to my way and sat down on a chair in front of me.
"Hi Haley!" She suddenly said to me.
"Um, hi. Pleased to meet you." I replied.
"Let's play later~!" She grinned.
"Okay. At lunch, we'll hang out."
"By the way, are you close to Alex?" Clare lowered her voice and
asked seriously. I suddenly felt scared.
"Oh, never mind. We'll talk later." She smiled.
What's with Clare? At first, she seems very cute and nice but
suddenly she gets all serious and gave me the chills.
At lunch, Rhea invited me to eat with her but Clare wants to join
as well. She was so energetic that I couldn't keep up but I
thought she has a weak health.
"So, I heard you're very close to Alex. Are you his childhood
friend?" Rhea asked politely.
"Yes. We're friends since we were so young. Why you ask?" Clare
"Nothing. I'm just asking. Haley, I'm going to the bathroom for a
while, okay? You don't have to wait for me." Rhea stood up and
left the cafeteria.
"Oh, it's almost class. I better talk to Alex before it starts."
Clare stood up as well and left. I stood up also and thought,
I wonder if Clare is special to Alex...
I shook my head. Why did I talk about that?! It's not my
business. I better go as well. And I left the cafeteria.
After school, I was about to leave the hallway until I saw Clare
talking again to Alex. They look serious and suddenly Clare
started crying and hugged Alex. My eyes widened in suprise but
then I felt...pain. I ran to exit the hallway and sat down on a
bench. Wew, I can't believe Clare do something like that and why
did I feel hurt when I see them?
"Oh, Haley. Strange seeing you alone again." I looked and saw
Alex right in front of me. I blushed a simple shade of pink but
he didn't seem to notice.
"I thought you were with Clare. Where is she?"
"Oh, she left home ahead of me because I told her I wanted to go
to the library. You look sad, what's wrong?"
Good question. He seems curious and he sat down beside me. I
sighed but then I told him,
"I was curious what is your relationship with her."
"With Clare?" His eyes widened, "Don't get the wrong idea because
we were only childhood friends. It was just like, 8 years ago.
She told me that her mother hates her because of her cute and
childish attitude and then I saw her alone at the park. I talked
to her and she seemed to cheer up a little. We became friends and
she was the first one I've ever had."
"Don't tell me you don't have a friend since childhood." I said.
"Well, I made friends with Edward when I first came here. But I
saved someone who was lost on her way seven years ago. I don't
know her name because I left immediately."
That's me! He still remembers after all. But is he really the
"Oh, I'm so sorry for wasting your time. I'll be going now." Alex
stood up and left.
"Yeah...thanks for cheering me up." I said and left to go home.
In the hallway, Clare was standing near a window, staring at a
"Hm. Naughty children must be punished. Haley
Willows---interesting fellow... I wonder what are you to Alex?"