Ok, so I know that I told all of you guys that I'll be posting only once or twice a week…well, I just got home and I saw that some people viewed me and rated this story 5 out of 5 stars. THIS MADE ME SOOO HAPPY! I was like, YAY! When I saw it…Anyway, this is the second chapter, hope you guys enjoy and keep rating!
I drove home, exhausted and pissed. Pissed at that stupid school and the stupid, snobby little bitches that attended it. It sucked and it wasn't fair! At lunch today Alex had a photography thing that she needed to finish, therefore I had to sit by myself at lunch. The cafeteria was like a restaurant. I was like oh my God, when I first saw it. This girl called Carrie, who was the head of the cheerleading squad came up to my table and told me to stay away from that Eric dude. Oh! Yeah, he was that guy from Human Biology that I was FORCED to sit next to. The handsome, cute, obnoxious, snobby dick! Anyway, I got his name from Alex. She said his name was Eric Van Allen. Cool name and it sounded rich too. Apparently, he was like one of the rich kids in the school as well. But anyway, so this girl called Carrie Sullivan came up to me and told me to get away from him. I was like WTF? She was blonde, tall, in the honour's list and American; I found out that most of the kids were American in the school. And then she walked off after that. I hadn't even touched or even went near him, except when I sat next to him. And why the hell would I be interested in a stupid, rich, arrogant asshole anyway? For all I care, she can totally have him. My hand shook on the wheel; I looked at the speed limit on the road which said 40. I stepped on it making it go past 50 and turned the music up. God, I was so annoyed.
My parents and I lived in an average modern Australian house. It wasn't big and fancy, with a big lawn and a massive garage, no nothing like that, just normal. The garden wasn't as big; it was a two-storey house with four bedrooms and a study room, a garage, two living rooms, a laundry room and four bathrooms and a kitchen. I parked my car at the front of our house, since there was no more space in the garage where both of my parents parked their cars. I got in the house knowing that both of my parents weren't going to be there, because they were both in New York for a week on a business trip. My father, Jonathon Hendricks, was half Australian and half Japanese and he was a lawyer. My mother, Katrina Hendricks, was Spanish and she was a doctor. I sighed, and shut the door behind me. I was alone. And then grinned to myself. I was sort of happy that they were gone. They were the type of parents who didn't really care about their child. When I was nine, I fell off my bike and had a deep scratch on my arm; my mom saw the whole thing and all she said was you should be careful next time. She didn't even help me up or comfort me. They were strict and always nagging. To be honest, they sucked. But in a way, I was thankful to them, they didn't ban me from doing what I want and force me to do things.
I went up to my room, dumping my school bag on my bed. It was a normal size room, with a single bed and a small wooden bedside table, a study table with my computer, a bookcase full of books and a wardrobe. I decided that I wanted to go out tonight. I got out my phone and dialled Alex's number. "Hello?"
"Hey Alex, I was wondering if you wanted to hang out tonight?"
"Yeah sure. Hey, why don't we go to this party that I got invited to?"
I grinned; a party was just what I needed after a long and tiring day at that crappy school. "Yeah okay."
"Great. So I'll pick you up at seven. Bye, Selene." She hung up.
It was only four thirty. So I started doing my homework. I had like twenty pages to do! By the time I was finished it was already six o'clock. I took a quick shower and decided on what I wanted to wear. I settled on black, ripped skinny jeans, this dark blue lacy blouse, a leather black jacket and dark blue pumps. I put it on and did my hair; it was down with this little puff in the centre. After that I applied make up. I didn't really like make up but since it was a party I thought I should wear some. I applied foundation and made my eyes dark and smoky looking, then rubbed some lip gloss on. I looked at the time. Crap, it was 6:50 and Alex was going to be here soon. I looked at myself in the mirror one last time and grabbed my wallet, house keys and phone, then stuffed them in my pocket. I didn't bother bringing a bag because I'd have to carry it around with me. I heard the doorbell and ran down the stairs. I opened the door and there stood Alex. She looked so pretty. She was wearing this black skirt with a floral blouse tucked into it, black stockings and pink heels. Her short layered hair was arranged in its normal style. "Hey Selene, you look so pretty."
I smiled. "Thanks. You too."
"So, shall we get going then?" she asked.
I nodded locking the door behind me. We walked over to her car, an Audi. I got in the passenger side and shut the door. "So who's party are we going to? And are you sure that they won't mind you taking me?" I asked her after we were on the road.
"No, they won't mind. I'm friends with this person and they said that I could bring some people."
"Okay. But who's party is it?"
"You'll see." She smiled.
It took us almost thirty minutes to get there and I was losing my patience. When we finally got to the house, I gasped. It was the most beautiful and biggest mansion I've ever seen. Before entering the huge iron gates, we were greeted by security guards. Alex opened her window. "Name?" One of the guards holding an I-pad asked. "Alexandra de Rosa." He nodded and let her pass. Alex drove around the huge fountain set in the middle to the parking lot where all the other cars were parked. We got out of the car and walked to the entrance. "Whoa, this is like a really nice house. Who's is it?" I asked.
"Eric Van Allen."
I was spacing out until I heard the name she said. What? This house belonged to that jerk?
"Eric Van Allen? You're friends with him?"
She nodded. "Yep. Ever since grade 2, he went to a different school. It's his birthday today."
"It's his birthday? I don't even have a gift!"
"Don't worry. I'll just say that this is from you and me." She held up a small parcel wrapped in elegant blue wrapping paper.
We reached the double doors and I could hear the blasting music loudly. In the centre of the room was a massive glass table overflowing with gifts. I looked around the room, there was a huge double staircase and like twenty doors leading to different rooms. On the second story was a big painting of what looked like Eric's family. A lady with long elegant dark brown curls and creamy white skin sat down on a chair, she was probably Eric's mother, a grown man who looked like he was in his late thirties was standing on her side, he looked a lot like Eric, except he was older which I guessed was his father, sitting on the lady's lap was a little girl she had the same bronze coloured hair as the man and Eric's, the green eyes and similar features, and next to his father stood Eric. They were all smiling.
"Selene. Come on this way." Alex led me to a door where the music was playing loudly.
It was like we were in a club, that's how big the room was. The lights were down low and there was a dance floor and tables. People were shouting and dancing. Alex grabbed my hand pulling me towards a table. At the table sat Carrie, the ugly slut, Eric, Jay and three other people that I didn't know. "Hey Eric. Happy birthday. Hope you don't mind, but I brought a friend with me." She gestured to me.
I stood there awkwardly. "Hi. Uhm…happy birthday."
He stood up looked me up and down, making me feel even more uncomfortable. "Well, well, well. Hi there, scholarship. Welcome to the party, you look different by the way. In a good way." He winked at me.
Alex smiled and pulled me to sit on a chair, between him and her. I looked at him. Well, not look at him look at him. Just, what he was wearing. He was wearing this crisp oxford shirt with dark low cut jeans. And jewellery, he wore this round silver pendant that had a black picture of something which I cannot see, a silver bracelet and a piercing in one ear. Carrie that ugly freak was leaning in close to him saying things that I can't hear. I rolled my eyes. She must be obsessed with him. I caught Jay's eye and he smiled. He was wearing something similar to Eric except he was all in black. "Selene. Let's dance." Alex said loudly in my ear. I looked at her, she looked hyper and bouncy. She held a cup in one hand; it had pink liquid that looked like it had been spiked. Oh no. She set her drink down on the table and grabbed my hands pulling me up. "Come on." She shouted. By now everyone sitting at the table was staring up at us. I shook my head, pulling away from her. "I don't feel like dancing at the moment. You go." I told her sitting back down. She shrugged and skipped over to Jay, she asked him to dance with her and he got up, smiling.
I sat at the table for about thirty minutes doing nothing and bored out of my mind. Four times I'd been asked to dance once by Alex again, and three times by different guys, all of which I'd declined. "You look like you're bored." I heard a voice next to me say. I turned my head, Eric sat there smirking.
"You think? I hardly know the people who're here."
I smiled at her. "Yeah well, you decided to come."
"I didn't. Alex invited me to come. And if I'd known it was your party, trust me I wouldn't have come." She snapped.
I laughed and checked her out. She was wearing black ripped skinny jeans, a lacy dark blue blouse, a black leather jacket and dark blue pumps. She looked hot. She caught me staring at her and scowled. I grinned. She looked away from me and fiddled with her hands. After a moment I grabbed her hand and pulled her up, away from the table. I figured I should take her somewhere quieter. This girl was interesting. She struggled against my grip. "Let go. What the hell are you doing?"
"Let's go somewhere more quiet." I looked at her, she looked pissed.
I dragged her into the second living room across the hall and shut the door behind us. "What the hell?" She shouted. I sat down on one of the many leather couches that were there and gestured for her to sit next to me. She stood there looking even more pissed. "Sit. I'm not going to bite." I said, smiling. She sighed and sat down.
"What do you want, Eric?"
"Nothing really. Do you want to do something?" I winked at her and she gasped. She stood up suddenly and I pulled her back down and leaned in close. Close enough that I could smell her sweet perfume; it was Dolce & Gabbana light blue. She had good taste. I've always liked that perfume. I stared into her eyes for a moment and then laughed. She looked scared and weak. I leaned back in my seat. "I was joking."
She whacked me hard on my arm making a disgusted noise. She looked at me her eyes travelling from my face to my neck. "What's that?" She pointed at my E.D. pendant. E.D. stood for 'Eye of the Dragon' it was a special organisation where they train people how to fight and track down criminals. I've belonged there since I was five years old. But it was also a secret and nobody knew except family and close friends. I couldn't just tell this girl, I hardly knew her. "It's a pendant." I told her. She frowned still looking at it.
"It's interesting. May I take a look at it?" She asked. I hesitated before reaching behind my neck and unclasping the chain. I handed it to her. She took it and smiled brightly. I studied her while she weighed the necklace in her hand. "It's really heavy."
"That's because it's made of real silver." She was touching the picture of the black dragon now.
"Where did you get it from?"
"My parents gave it to me for my tenth birthday." I lied. She looked really interested in the necklace. Why? It was just a plain old necklace. She handed it back to me, still looking at it in that interested way. My hand brushed against hers for a moment, her hand was soft and smooth. It made me want to hold it for longer, but I knew she'd get angry. I looked up and she was staring at me, smiling. Then she stood up. "I should go back and find Alex. Make sure she's okay." She said. I stood up as well and nodded, we went back to the party with me leading the way. We found Alex still dancing with Jay. Selene walked over to her and said that they should go; Alex followed her away from the crowd along with Jay. Alex looked so drunk that she was going to collapse any minute. "Okay, Alex give me your keys. I'm driving." Selene held her hand out to Alex, and Alex took out her keys from her purse and handed it to her. Me and Jay walked them to where the people had parked their cars on the gravel part at the front of the house. "Thanks for inviting us, Eric. I had a great time." Alex said in a sing-song voice. I smiled. "No problem." Selene muttered a quick thanks to me and a goodbye to Jay and got in the car. Jay and I stood there until they drove off. "You like her don't you?" I turned around to find Jay smirking at me.
"Don't pretend you don't know. Selene, I saw the way you looked at her."
"You're wrong, man." I told him shaking my head and going back to the party. He was wrong. I didn't just like her…I was beginning to fall for her…