I woke up, seeing few faces staring at me. I was lying down on a
hospital bed. Then I suddenly remembered me collapsing because I
was sick. I don't remember someone bringing me here in the
hospital at all.
"H-how long I've been out?" I ask, my voice still soft and weak.
Rhea was the closest person staring at me so she replied "A few
hours. The doctor said you had a high fever because of lack of
sleep and concentration. But you'll get out soon."
I sat up immediatley, looking around and then I saw Alex standing
beside the door, disappointed and unhappy. "A-alex?" I called
He looked at me suprisingly and came to talk. "I'm sorry. I
didn't mean to not notice your fever immediately. How could I've
been so stupid?"
I tried to tell him again about it's not his fault but Mark steps
forward to speak.
"It's not really your fault, Alex. You should've noticed it
sooner but it's okay."
I blinked what Mark just said to him. He doesn't look like he's
lying or he's sad. I only see the look of worry and calmness in
his eyes and I really hope those two apologize soon.
"Haley," Clare called me, which made me look at her. She was
placing her hands to her chest and wore a worried face. "it's my
fault all along. I never should've left you alone."
I widened my eyes in shock. The others too. I don't understand.
Clare felt so guilty that me feel lost on the whole conversation.
She's not bad. I mean, the game about me not talking to Alex was
one thing that I have suspected but why blaming herself now?
"Um, guys?" I called them. "Do you think maybe you could leave me
alone for a while?"
Rhea stood up and hesitated, "But Haley--"
"Will be needing her rest for today." Alex finished.
I looked at Alex with a smile. He smiled back and then he led the
others outside. I guess he cheered up a little after all what
Mark have said. He can be a little mean and stupid at times, but
I will be starting to get used to it.
Rough day for me, huh? I thought as I lie down on the bed and
When I returned back to the school, I managed to get back to my
missed classes, did my homework fast and I finally caught up with
my friends. I walked to the cafeteria until,
I saw Rhea with a very exhausted and worried expression. She was
with Ed this time too, also the same expression. They seem to be
concerned about something.
"What's wrong?" I managed to ask.
"It can't be...The principal wants to see you. I don't accept
this decision at all!" Rhea said, holding my shoulders and she
was about to cry.
"W-what decision? I have to talk to the principal now, right? So
I can know what's going on." I said and I hugged Rhea to calm her
Then I left the cafeteria, passed the hallway and then headed
towards the office. I gulped nervously and knocked. And then I
opened the door, revealing the principal sitting down.
"Ah! Ms. Willows. Sit down, please." he said.
I sat down a chair facing him and then I asked, "My friend Rhea,
told me about you seeing me today. May I ask what's going on?"
"Ah. That. You missed your music class' pair presentation because
of an illness, am I right?"
"Yes?" I nodded.
"It gives high points to your grades, too you know. Since you
weren't there for that part, there is a possibility you might get
transferred to Class B."