You slouched even further into your chair… Physics was invented, why? you ask yourself as your teacher explained it for the fourth time that day. You already knew how it worked, why it worked, what makes it work but as to WHY you have work is still a bewilderment. Six exercises already… how much homework does that man think we need?
“I think he’ll give you a few more to do” you heard a voice come from behind you.
Wait.. but there weren’t even chairs or… oh.
You looked back only to see a boy, your age, leaning into the window.
Chocolate brown hair… brown puppy-dog eyes… A slight blush crept onto your face but you quickly shook it off. Neither your friends or your teacher noticed that you two were whispering to each other, him outside the class and you inside. The boy smiled sweetly and looked over to the black board, “Gave us the whole of chapter eight to do… heh… see you are as bored as I was” he laughed softly. “And what makes you think that?” you said and folded your arms. He pointed to your leg. Bounce-bounce-bouce-bounce. You both laughed softly. “I’m Kio” he introduced with that serene smile on his lips. “Lynne” you answered softly. He glanced to the black board and then looked back at you, “Catch you during break?” he asked. Before you could even formulate a decent answer he had already vanished. You smiled to yourself. During break you didn’t see him anywhere, even after school… You had to stay late since it was practice trails for athletics but then, just as you were leaving school you spotted him. Looked like he was fighting.. fighting?! You ran over to the secluded part of the school. It was the area, all ruins now, which was part of the school a few years ago but now it was just a part of the ‘No Entry’ section.
As soon as you arrive he spun towards you and grabbed the guy who he was fighting in a headlock. “Oh, hi Lynne” he said smiling brightly. His voice sounded strained, but all he had was a bruise above his left eye. “Kio! Holy Crackers!!” you said but stood rooted on the spot. “Holy Crackers? he repeated confused. The guy who was in a headlock was trying his best to escape. It was actually quite funny to see Kio sit on the guy. The poor guy flailing around.. “This is more addicting than watching a monkey on crack” you said with a smirk on your face. Both of the guys sweatdropped. “Sorry, had to deal with this guy first” Kio apologized and wrestled the guy to the ground, then promptly sat on him. “What did he do?” you said, not sure whether or not to be on his side. “The usual. Bragging about asking a girl out.. dating her.. then dumping her when he’s done with her” he said with the same cheerfulness in his voice… but this time it was also laced with pure disgust.
Your eyes widened a bit. The guy on the ground was the guy in school who you’ve had a crush on!? You blushed a bit, but you had to know.. “Who was.. the girl?” you asked timidly. Kio’s tired eyes shot up to meet yours for a minute. Of course it was you. Your crush was now literally crushed and had passed out. Satisfied, Kio stood up and brushed his hands off on his trousers. It was already quite dark and the moon was casting a slight glow over everything. You were still standing quietly on the spot, you didn’t want Kio to see what you were thinking… feeling. You let out a small giggle and looked up to the moon, a tear falling down your cheek “Oh well, it could’ve been worse” you say and wiped it away. Kio walked over and hugged you tightly, “I’m sorry” he said in that creamy voice of his. “Nah, it’s better this way” you assured and sighed a bit. He suddenly let go of you, turned and -ACHOO!!!
You sweatdropped slightly, “WOW, that was anti-climactic!” you said and laughed.
He sniffed and looked back at you, “Ugh…” he moaned. “You fight like the Blue Knight but you catch a cold in an instant? How does that work?” you said laughing. He sneezed again but smiled, “Oh yea, I can still kick your butt any -ACHOO” his sentence was cut short again. You threw him your jacket and smiled, “I think we’ll postpone our battle for when you can actually finish what you were going to say” you said and giggled. He tried to glare but it came out as a cute puppy-face. You smiled and nodded, “Oh yea, that was scary” you agreed and laughed even louder. He stood still for a moment, “Wha?” was all he could think of to say, but you just smiled, took his hand and led him to the gate of the school. “Thanks for looking out for me” you said when you finally reached the gate. He gave your hand a light squeeze and brought it to his lips, “That’s what I’m here for”.
And so, I’ll stand below your window and yell “I love you” until you answer.