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Chapter 13 (v.1) - Forgiveness

Submitted: April 12, 2013

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 When I entered  the school next day, I saw the sour faces of the people around me, people were laughing at me, pointing towards me. I sighed apparently I was still on the wall of shame.

I do deserve all this, I have been a bad person. To get some peace of mind I went to sit under a tree, I took out my diary in which I write my favorite poems. I started going through the pages. I've been writing this dairy for a long time. When I reached my latest entry I sighed. Through all this emotional turmoil, I never found the time to look up the last two lines.

"Hey!" someone said all of a sudden, I jumped and put the diary back into my bag.

I turned to see who it was, it was Brad.

"Oh. Hi." I said quietly, I looked down and started tugging the ends of my t shirt. I was wearing a black t shirt with blue denim skirt which ended just above my knees.

"Hi, I'm Brad." he said, stretching out his hand.

I gave him a confused look.

"Since you decided to start afresh, I thought I'll introduce myself to the new Peyton." he said.

"Yeah right." I rolled my eyes.

I shook his hand. He sat down beside me. We talked for a long time, he was firing questions at me and I was answering. He wanted to know everything, my hobbies, my favouritecolour, my choice of music. To be precise, he wanted to know everything.

I liked talking to Brad. He was funny, he was friendly, he wasn't the arrogant type. He was natural and he wasn't fake. I liked that about him. I couldn't see the lust in his eyes anymore. It was warm and friendly. I was laughing my head off as we talked. He was telling me how he once pushed his aunt into the swimming pool. I didn't know being with Brad was so much fun. I actually had started to like him.

Suddenly we heard someone cough behind us, I turned to see Jake standing there.

"Oh..hi Jake." I said with a smile.

"Hi." he relied shortly, his eyes were fixed on Brad.

I turned to see Brad, who was staring back at Jake. I was kind of uncomfortable to be standing in between two guys giving each other negative vibes, I remember what happened the last time when I stood between them. My jaw hurts when I think about it.

"Well, I'll see you later Brad." I said cheerfully, I was determined to get them away from each other.

"Yeah. Have fun with your boyfriend." he said spitefully.

"He's not my boyfriend." I replied simply.

"Sure, bye." he said.

"We can hang out sometime again, right? I enjoyed talking to you today." I said.

"Yeah. Anytime." he said, his face lit up.

"See you." I mumbled and walked to Jake.

"What were you doing with him?" Jake asked, as we walked to our class.

"Nothing. Just talking." I shrugged.

"Sure." he said.

I knew he was angry. But this was stupid. There is no need to be so angry about it. After all I can talk to whoever I want.

Rest of the day was nothing different, Jake calmed down after a while. We were laughing and talking all the time. People were staring, but I didn't care. Jake was my friend and I simply do not care what other people think when they see me with him. During the lunch hour, Jake was questioning me about the people I had bullied.

"I think, I have bullied Nora the most." I said thinking hard.

"Maybe you should tell her that you are sorry for your behavior, now that you want to reform. I don't think you want anymore hate from people." he said.

"Mmm..you are right. I guess I will talk to her, by the end of the day." I said.

I normally would have bitten Jake's head off for making me apologize to someone. I still remember what happened with Jenna very clearly. I had seen her around, after that punch she had to keep her nose bandaged for a three to four days. I couldn't stop laughing when I saw her face. But apologizing to Nora was different. I had really troubled her, she was a poor little thing. She deserved an apology from my side.

As everyone was leaving the school, I saw Nora with Josh, she was walking toward the school gate.

"Nora!" I called.

"I'll be right back, got some unfinished business." I said to Jake and winked. He smiled. For a moment there I thought he was proud of me. Was he?

"Nora!" I called out again.

She turned and saw me, her eyes went wide and she started walking faster dragging Josh with her. 

"Hey! Wait up! I want to talk!" I said.

She didn't stop.

"Go away Peyton." Josh said, he had stopped  moving.

"I just want to talk to Nora, Josh." I said calmly.

"Let it be Josh, let her talk to me." Nora said, putting her hand on Josh's chest.

"What do you want to say?" she asked, turning to me.

"I wanted to tell you that I'm sorry, I've been a bitch. I know I have bullied you a lot, but I really am sorry about all that. We all make mistakes right? I've been silly. I am not proud of what I did to you. I understand, if you won't forgive me. But I really hope you do. Everyone should get a chance, right? I have been a total jerk. I know. I won't repeat it. I have understood what I want. I know what I need. I was a mess. I am really sorry for what I did to you. I really really am sorry Nora. I hope you forgive me." I said. I was taking deep breaths now.

I looked at her. She looked shocked at first. Then she slowly smiled.

"It's okay, Peyton. We all make mistakes while growing up, right? I understand." she said.

Wow. I felt ashamed when she said that. Nora is a girl who is genuinely nice. I have made such a fool of myself in the past.

I sighed.

"Thanks Nora. I really am sorry for all that. No hard feelings from now on?" I asked as I extended my arm to her.

"No hard feelings." she said with a smile as she shook my hand.

"By the way, you both look really cute together." I said with a smile.

"Thanks." Josh said, he spoke for the first time and he was smiling while he said all this. I feeling of satisfaction swept through me.

"See you later." I said, smiling at both of them.

I started walking away, I didn't know that I yearned for other people's approval so much.

As I reached half way. I heard Nora's voice again.

"Peyton?" she said.

"Yeah?" I said, as I turned.

"We can hang out sometime, what do you say?" she asked timidly. Nora was always timid and quiet. She was always shy.

"Are you serious?" I asked, I couldn't believe my ears.

"Um..yeah. I understand if you don't want to." she said sadly.

"No! I would totally love that. I'm so glad that you want to hang out with me. You don't know how much I appreciate it." I said.

She looked happy. We quickly swapped our cell phone numbers.

"I'll call you." I said.

"Sure." she said.

We said our goodbyes and walked away.

Someone actually accepted me now. Maybe I can be a good person too. All this was because of Jake.

All this was because of that one guy. Who changed me.

I had started loving Jake.

This was a fact that but I didn't want to admit it. I didn't want to spoil what we had. Jake didn't feel that way for me. But I loved him.

This was something that I would never ever admit to anyone.

Not even myself.

 

 


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