Jil was lost. He had no idea where he was as he walked down the corridor. He glanced around his surroundings, seeing for any signs that would lead him to the office. The school bell rang, signaling that classes has already begun. "Damnit, I'm sure I took the right way to the office", he muttered under his breath as he quickened his pace. He glanced down to the directions drawn on the piece of paper that he was holding when he accidentally slammed someone and fell butt first on the floor as a pile of paper was thrown up into the air and fell on the floor.
"Ow...", he winced and shook his head, looking at the person he slammed into.
"Ow damnit! Watch where you're going!", a female voice said, clearly irritated.
"I'm really sorry! Here, let me help", Jil said he stood up, extending his hand to help the girl up. She took gratefully accepted the help and smoothed her skirt. Jil's breath caught as he stared at the girl. She had golden hair, golden like the sun, that went below her shoulders and stood about 5' 6". Her eyes were like the summer sky, blue and vibrant and warm. She was breathtakingly beautiful. He blinked as she frowned, looking at the scattered papers on the floor.
"I'm really sorry, I wasn't looking ahead while walking. I was trying to find the office and I got lost, so I thought I'd follow this map here..." Jil said sheepishly. The blonde rolled her eyes at that.
"Damn right you weren't. Well, since I'm heading there, how about you help me with this mess? I'll lead you to the office", she said as she bent down to pick the papers up.
"Alright, thanks a lot. My name is Jil. What's yours?" Jil asked as he picked the papers up and arranged them into the stack.
"Fatina. Are you new here? You seem awfully familiar though", Fatina said as she stood up, supporting the stack of paper under one arm.
"Yeah, I am. I just transferred here today. Well, I don't know about that. It's my first time being here, so.." Jil said nervously. Truth to be told, he didn't want to be recognized as Neeba's brother. They came to a mutual understanding about that before he transferred here. Fatina narrowed her eyes at him, studying his face, trying to rack through her brain. He resembled someone a little... She shrugged her shoulder and motioned for Jil to follow her.
Jil followed Fatina quietly, taking in the environment around him. The school was huge and beautiful. The interior design reminded him of the buildings in Italy, with paintings of baby angels on the ceiling.
"So how come you transferred to Meskia High? It's not like them to accept students this late", Fatina asked, breaking the silence.
"Well, you could say I'm an exception", Jil said, as he shifted the stack of papers to another arm.
"Wait, don't tell me you're the scholarship student", she said, turning her head around to look at him. Jil gave her a sheepish grin in response, surprised that anyone would know about it.
"Wow, guess you're in my class then", Fatina said, amused by this. They walked the rest of the in silence until they reached the office.
"Here we are. Thanks for helping me out with the papers. I'll see you in class later, Jil", Fatina said, taking the stack of paper from Jil. Jil nodded and watched her walk away, before reporting in.
"Jil Barhydt?" the desk clerk asked as he approached her. He nodded in confirmation, and took a piece of paper that was handed to him by the clerk.
"Welcome to Meskia High. This is your schedule for the rest of the semester. I hope you'll be comfortable here. Ah, Fatina, since you're here, do you mind guiding your new classmate to your class?" the clerk asked as Fatina was passing by.
"Sure. Come on Jil", she said.
"Oh, and do make sure to show him around the school. Or he'll get lost", the clerk called after her. Fatina waved back without looking as she stepped out of the office.
After walking through corridors and climbing a series of stairs, they finally reached their block.
"Here's our class. Come on, we're late as it is. I'll show you around during lunch break", she said as she quickened her pace and entered the class as quietly as possible, not wanting to disrupt the lesson.
"As you can see from the diagram class, the cellular structure of a plant is complex- Fatina how nice of you to join us", the teacher said, narrowing his eyes at her.
"Sorry Mr. Melt, I had to hand up some paper sheets to the office. Plus this new kid here got lost, so I had to guide him to the office", Fatina said, pointing to a nervous looking Jil.
"Ah, you must be Jil, the new student", Melt said, lowering his glasses to get a better look at the youngster. The eyes of the whole class was on him, studying him, which made him very uncomfortable. He could see the female students looking at him shyly and whispering amongst themselves, giggling softly, which made him even nervous.
"Well Jil, why don't you have a seat beside Fatina?", Melt said, motioning to the empty seat beside her. Jil nodded quietly and took his seat beside her. He took out his text books and tried his best to pay attention at the lesson, though it proved to be quite a difficult task when the eyes of his female classmates are on him.
He sighed. This is going to be a long day, he thought, and started jotting down notes.
[A/N] Sorry for the long wait guys, but here's chapter 2. Tell me whatcha think.