My Fateful Encounter

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Chapter 9 (v.1) - Shocking Decision

Submitted: May 23, 2013

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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 him.
 
 
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 fell asleep.
 
 
...
 
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,
 
 
"Haley!"
 
 
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 down. 
 
 
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."


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