Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight who know who does ;-)
As I walked across the school yard I kept my head down and my iPod head phones firmly plugged into my ears. The volume was down low so that I could hear any approaches coming my way, but they didn't know that. One thing I had learnt in my years that was the hell of high school was make no eye contact, stay invisible and if you were lucky enough to fade into the background you might, just might make it to the end of the day in one piece.
I had gone unnoticed for a few days now, so my luck had to be due to run out, it just had to. I could not be so lucky as to make it to the end of the week intact.
If only my tormentors know the secret that I was hiding, I wondered if they would be so quick to make me the butt of their endless jokes and pranks. However I could tell no-one, it had to remain a secret. Not that I personally had much to lose from it, well apart from the obvious, I would probably be the winner here, or so I thought.
"Hey freak!" was shouted at me by the large group of the cool kids that were gathered together I had nicknamed them in my own head the Scooby Gang or Scooby's this was after Scooby Doo's little gang of followers, he was the real star and they were just hangers on, a bit like this lot. When they were like this they reminded me of a pack of hyena's looking to pick off weaker prey, I needed to get away from them, quickly. I continued to walk head down ignoring them. Then I then felt a thud on my back and I lurched forward, struggling not to fall flat on my face. I never was the most coordinated person; there was a running joke that I could trip walking over a flat surface I was clumsy and nervous at the best of times.
They seemed to find my stumble, although well recovered hilarious. I was grimacing that I was providing them with amusement. Their mockery was confronted by my only true friend in this hell-hole, none other than Jacob Black. They were scared of him, mainly due to his size, oh and the countless rumors that went around after he joined school here after leaving the local Indian Res school where he previously studied. The rumors were fanciful, ranging from him punching a teacher to him burning down the place. neither of these or the many others circulating were true. I knew the real reason which was as simple as Jacob was not being academically challenged. He was the only person in his age group at the school so he was being taught with younger children and this wasn't working. I knew this as we had been friends for years.
Jake was soon by my side, "Hey losers, back off or you will have me to answer to. Do you understand assholes?" He was not actually asking them, more telling them. They mumbled amongst themselves obviously trying to weigh up their chances before they decided to move onto their next victim.
"You okay there? Looked like you took another nasty fall. I just cannot face another trip to the ER with you." He slapped me on the back trying not to make this any bigger deal that it already was.
"Yeah I'm good thanks, you know how it is with that lot," I rolled my eyes "anyway gotta dash need to get to class, can't be late again. See ya later." With that I dashed into the Science block towards my Biology class, just glad to be out of sight of the Scooby's. I made it to class with no further contact with anyone, and was early which was good. I wanted to get myself settled at a desk and make myself invisible. I loved the subject but I hated this class for one reason, and one reason only. This is where I endured most of the torture of being so close to the object of my affection and lust, but not able to do anything about it. I wanted nothing more than to reach out and touch their skin, but they pretended like I didn't exist when we were in public. It felt like it was slowly killing me, I was their shoulder to cry on, confidante and most importantly their lover.
Not that anyone knew that, it was the biggest secret in the history of Forks High School, and the best damn kept one too. We had been seeing each other for the last six months, secrets in a small town rarely lasted a week but then again there was no reason for anyone to put us together other than study buddies. I was an A grade student, top in all my classes and destined for a great college, they were not good at their studies so I was assigned as their mentor by the head of year which gave us perfect excuse to be together after school in classrooms and the library. Then again who would think that the hottest and most popular person in the school would touch a freak like me? If only walls and the desks in this school could talk, what a tale they would have to tell.
I smiled to myself at that thought as not a couple of hours ago we had gotten down and dirty in the reference section of the library – AGAIN! That section of the library was off limits to most students, but seeing as I was an academic ace I was given special privileges by the library staff, and there was an old fire exit hidden back there for sneaking my partner in crime in and out unseen.
The rest of the class came in along with my obsession, right at the head of the Scooby's. I refused to make eye contact and the seat next to me was slowly scraped back across the floor as they announced their arrival at our workbench. I daren't look up but I knew who it was as my skin started to tingle as it always did when they were around me.
Taking a deep breath, I glanced up from the book that I was so engrossed in, to take in their devastating beauty as they sat gracefully next to me, perfect features on their face and heavenly body before our eyes eventually met.
For a split second I thought that I saw a glimmer of warmth in them before the shutters came crashing down and they regained their polar ice cap demeanour so that no-one outside our intimate circle of two would stumble across any clues.
"Don't think I'm sitting here by choice, Mr Molina wants us to work together to improve my Biology practical marks." Was the muttered explanation, oh I had to keep my witty retort to myself, I was thinking 'You need no help with a Biology practical' but I kept my mouth firmly closed, I liked my limbs unbroken.
I was daydreaming about our earlier 'Biology practical' when Mr Molina caught me off in my own little world and barked at me, "Mr Cullen! When you decide to re-join us I will begin the class."
Laughter erupted all around me, and I felt my trademark blush race up my cheeks, she joined in with them and it hurt. I knew that Bella had a façade to maintain, oh well normal service had been resumed and I was the butt of the joke…. Again… Gah! Would this day never end?
First of all thanks for reading if you have made it this far thank you! Did you expect it to be Edward who was the social outcast here?
Well this is my 2nd fic so , and I am loving writing, the idea for this one came along and would not go away so I had to get in down and share it with you all.
Massive thanks as always to Mamasutra who has pre-read my ramblings for me. Please do pop across and check out her work she is FABulous!
Please do check out my debut fic Taken this is on-going and I will be updating both these regularly I promise! Don't forget to leave me a review – they make my day – seriously it means a lot to know what you guys think of what I have written ;-X
The name for the fic has come from a Robbie Williams song that popped into my head whilst I was typing – I do not own that either, but please do check it out if you don't know him (he is now back with Take That) massive in the UK but am not so sure if they are in the States. Link to the song is here you know the drill regarding the gaps… the words might not make much sense yet but they will – mwaahhhha!
watch? v=sn7bJ7oyAK8 this is a live version from Slane Castle in Ireland
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