A/N: Wow...When you do author notes multiple times in a row, you feel as if you're repeating the same thing over and over again...(even though I probably am xD) So just skip ahead and read!
Disclaimer: I don't own Princess Debut
Chapter 3: Getting to Know You
"Here. This is for you." He handed me a shimmering necklace.
My eyes widened. "Really?"
He smiled. "Yeah!"
I looked up at him. He had light brown hair, but his bangs seemed to shadow his face. He had a big smile on his face and his small, pudgy hands held something. It was a shining necklace with a gold chain. The sun made the chain shine so I couldn't really see what was hanging from it.
I took the necklace from his hand and gripped it in mine. "I'll keep it forever!"
Then, we both smiled and laughed.
BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!
I groaned and hit a hand to shut my alarm clock up. I rubbed my eyes with the back of my hands and blinked my eyes open. The clock read: 6:00. My translucent pink curtains made the sun come down on my face, so I groggily sat up in my bed.
"What a weird dream.…" I mumbled. I pushed away my pink quilt and headed towards the bathroom to get myself ready for school.
When I got in the shower, all I could think about was my dream. Who was that boy? And why did it seem like I knew him? Where was I anyway? I turned the knob and the water stopped running. I wiped myself dry and put my school uniform on. When I was about to go downstairs for my breakfast, I saw that my cell phone was vibrating. I picked it off my dresser and tapped it. The screen read: Text from Lucas
I chose to look at it now, so when I saw it, I wasn't surprised. Lucas' text was: Eve, I got lost looking for your house.
I giggled a bit. Lucas was always getting lost. He was quite popular in school for having a hard time finding the place where he wanted to go. My reply was: Where are you? I'll go look for you so we can walk to school together. But you owe me some of your lunch!
I quickly turned on the TV, and thankfully, the weather was on. I put the volume louder.
"Today's temp will be in the lower 30's today and there will be a strong wind coming in around the afternoon. Be sure to wear your snow gear, because it's gonna be real cold!"
"Oh, I better change into better clothes then…." I said aloud and raced back up to my bedroom. I decided to wear black tights underneath my skirt and a lavender snow jacket. I wrapped a white cashmere scarf around my neck and pulled down a matching beanie over my head. Better safe than sorry.
My school bag hung at my door knob so I grabbed it and slung it over my shoulder. I hastily pulled my boots on and opened my front door and a cold breeze hit me in the face. I better not be late for school looking for you, Lucas….
The first place I started searching was his house, but he wasn't there. I had to keep texting him back and forth until I finally found Lucas wandering around the park which was two blocks away from my house. I laughed when I realized he went the opposite way from where I lived.
He was sitting on a bench, and when he saw me, he slowly made his way towards me. I was panting, but that didn't stop me from laughing at him.
"What?" he asked with an annoyed expression on his face.
"Why did you think that my house was over here? And for that matter, how'd you find your way to your home?" I asked out of curiosity.
Lucas crossed his arms. "I have my ways."
I burst into a fit of giggles. "You're really weird."
"C'mon. Stop judging me and help me get to school, Eve…." He scowled.
I laughed one last time and ruffled with his silver-grey hair. "Shall we go?"
We had barely made it to school when the bell rang. After a quick goodbye, we both rushed away to our classes. Okay, Eve. Just remember what Catherine said…Don't get too close to Kyle…I just wish it were that easy.
The classroom wasn't as full as I thought it would be, and I was glad to see that Kyle wasn't there yet. I pulled off my thick jacket, scarf, and beanie, and then hung it on the coat rack by the door. I still had time to think to myself before I panicked and couldn't think at all.
I made my way towards my seat. I tried to remember all the things that Catherine told me about Brenda and Lauren.
"Just don't get too close to him. They get jealous over the littlest things."
"But I don't even talk to him!"
What did she mean by "yet"? Was she trying to imply that something else would happen today? Aside from all that, what did the dream mean? It's…like I wasn't exactly…me.
The classroom started to fill in quicker than I thought, so I pulled out the things I needed for English class. Homework, agenda…
My back straightened as I saw Kyle walk in. I tried not to look in his direction, so I busied myself by pretending to mess around with my papers. It's okay, Eve…You can do this…Doubt suddenly filled my mind. Can you?
I could feel my spine tingle as he got closer. I took a few deep breaths, and that surprisingly calmed me down.
Kyle finally took his seat next to me and took out stuff from his bag. I willed myself not to react by steering my thought back to my dream. Of course, that didn't work, and I kept thinking about Kyle, Brenda, and Lauren.
The teacher, Mr. Takahashi, clapped his hands together. "Alright everyone! The bell is about to ring! Get into your seats!"
There was a lot of shuffling while people walked away from their friend's desks and headed towards theirs. When everyone was seated, Mr. Takahashi grabbed a stack of tiny, green papers.
"Today, we're going to do a supply check!" he happily announced. He started passing out the papers to each row. "You will complete this with a partner. The person next to you will suffice. Instructions are on the paper. You and your desk partner will have five minutes to finish."
I froze. What? We're going to have to work with the person…next to us? I peeked at the corner of my eye and saw Kyle looking back at me.
"Hey," he said, smiling invitingly.
I managed to breathe and plaster a fake smile on my face. "Hi!"
His body turned towards me, and he stretched out his hand. "I'm Kyle."
Does he even know how popular he is? Of course I know your name by now…I stared back at his hand, but I eventually took it in mine. "I'm…Evangeline."
He tilted his head to one side. "Aren't you in my dance class?"
I slowly nodded my head, and the teacher finally reached us. He took two papers and slid one for each of us on our desks. We took ours and looked at each other.
"Do you wanna—" we both said at the same time. We stopped ourselves, realizing the other had just said something.
We tried again. "No, you go ahe—"
We both stopped again and gave each other weird looks. Yet again, we had said something at the same time. I blinked a couple of times and looked away, feeling a little awkward.
I heard Kyle laugh a little. "You should go first."
I nodded my head in agreement and turned to my paper.
"Red pens?" he asked.
"Yeah," I simply replied.
He went down the list of materials quickly, and when it was my turn, I did it just as fast. When we each had our papers filled out, we silently scribbled our names and waited for the teacher to come by and collect it.
"So, you're in dance class with me?" Kyle inquired. "Are you in any other classes of mine aside from this one?"
I shook my head. "No." Then something hit me. Why was he even in dance class? He's the basketball star. Do basketball players dance? I don't think so…"Um…."
Kyle's brown eyes flickered towards me.
"Why did you decide to take up dance?" I asked curiously.
"It actually has something to do with my girlfriend.…" he said after a while.
My eyebrows shot up. Kyle has a girlfriend? I wonder if his fan club knows…I shook the thought away. Why do I care? So what if he has a girlfriend…It's not like it's hard for a guy like him to get one….
I must have been spacing out, because Kyle waved a hand in front of my face.
"Oh! Sorry.…" I paused. "Kyle?"
I hesitated. Would it be okay if I ask? "I don't mean to pry, but what does your girlfriend have anything to do with taking up dance?"
I bit my lip while I waited for his response. I glanced up at him and noticed he looked a little sad.
"Y-You don't have to tell me if you don't want to…I was just asking. Sorry if I brought up something you don't want to talk about. How insensitive of me.…" I blurted all at once.
He smiled at me. "No, it's okay. It's just that my girlfriend wanted me and her to take dance because she wants to make sure we both know how to dance before graduation. It's just that…Things between us aren't really working out.…" He sighed and looked away.
"Oh…I'm sorry…." I avoided looking at him, unsure of what else to say. I picked up one of my pencils and started flipping it around in my hand. How stupid of me…I brought up something that he didn't want to talk about…Stupid, stupid, stupid! All of a sudden, I lost control of the pencil in my hand. It flipped over under Kyle's chair with a small clink!
Kyle must have heard it, because he looked down and saw the tiny pencil on the ground.
"I'm so clumsy.…" I muttered under my breath and reached down to grab it.
"No, I'll get it," I heard Kyle say, but I was already bending down towards it.
I was reaching out to get it, when bonk! My head collided into Kyle's, and I jerked my head back up.
"Ow.…" I rubbed my forehead and looked up at Kyle, whose face was leveled with mine. We were a bit close to each other, so I couldn't hide my face from reddening.
"I'm sorry…." he said quickly and pulled his head back.
I did the same. I made a face when I saw something on his head…All of a sudden; I giggled and pointed at a small red spot on his forehead, probably from the collision earlier.
"What?" Kyle asked and he suddenly started laughing and pointing too. "What is that?"
"What are you talking about?" I rubbed the place on my forehead where he was pointing.
"You have this weird red spot on your head…."
I crossed my arms. "Hey, you were the one who gave that mark to me! You bumped my head!"
He looked at me incredulously. "You were the one who dropped it!"
"I was already leaning down to get it!"
"I said that I would get it!" he shot back.
"Oh yeah? I don't recall asking you to get it."
He opened his mouth to say something, but quickly shut it. "Fine, you win." He slouched in his chair, but I could see him grinning.
I was giggling over our weird little argument over my pencil. I looked over at Kyle, and saw that he was smiling at me, so I smiled back.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
The moment the bell rang, I started cleaning up all the things that were scattered across my desk. There was nothing much we did in English. The teacher just told us that we could talk to each other, so I spent the rest of the period chatting with Kyle.
There was a huge crowd surrounding the coat rack, so I had to wait my turn to get my articles of clothing. People quickly got their things and rushed out of the classroom. I finally grabbed my snow jacket and put it on. I grabbed my scarf and beanie and walked out of the room. When I was outside, I wrapped my scarf around my neck and pulled the beanie down on my head. It was beginning to get colder, so I hurried to my next class. I was stopped by a tall figure that got in front of me.
"Evangeline!" it called. I realized that it was Kyle.
"Kyle! Hey, what are you doing? Shouldn't you be going to your next class?"
"I am. We're heading the same way, so I thought we could walk together."
"Oh. Okay," I said and continued walking.
"I heard that it's gonna snow later," Kyle said.
I rose up both eyebrows. "Really?" Oh great. I don't have a ride home. I'm gonna have to walk home in the cold….
"Oh, Kyle. I gotta go now. My class is right here." I waved.
"See you in dance class?" Kyle asked.
I blinked and said, "Sure!" Then I rushed into the classroom.
The day passed by faster than I expected. I was so excited for dance since we were going to start actually dancing. During the walk there, I couldn't stop thinking about which dance we would start out with first.
The only thing that kept me from being completely happy was the freezing cold weather. The gusty wind kept blowing at my face, and I could feel a small prickliness on my nose and cheeks. I really hated the cold weather because it gave me bad memories. When I was little, I overheard my "parents" say that I was actually adopted. They were long gone, so it didn't matter much to me anymore. Another time was when I was getting bullied in elementary school. It was a horrible time for me, but that was how I met my best friend, Catherine. So I guess it was a good thing…Kind of….
Thinking back to those memories made me despise the cold weather even more than I already did. Lucky for me, I could see the dance studio not too far from where I was.
When I got to the classroom, I saw a small paper taped to the door. It read: 4th period Dance Class. Please head over to the gym.
"Oh. I guess I'll go there then.…" I sighed. I had to walk through the cold weather just a little longer.
I started going the other way when I noticed Kyle, also walking towards the gym. Should I call out to him? Might as well since he's right there….
"Hey, Kyle!" I waved my right hand over my head.
Kyle turned his head around, and smiled when he saw me. "Hey, Evangeline. You heading to the gym?" He stopped walking and waited for me to catch up to him.
"Yeah," I replied.
I jumped when I felt an unexpected drop on my cheek. It wiped at it with my thumb and felt it again, this time on my nose. I looked up and saw that small, white specks started to flutter down on me.
Snow…I thought. I patted the top of my beanie and could feel the snow that was melted there.
"Hey, it's snowing." Kyle said and pulled his hand out of his pockets.
I laughed and stuck a hand out towards a falling snowflake. It instantly melted on contact.
"Do you like snow?" Kyle asked and glanced over in my direction.
I looked up at him. "Um…No…Not really." Why was he asking that? I hate cold weather.…
He shrugged. "Oh. You seemed like you were enjoying yourself earlier."
Was I? "Well…What about you? Do you like snow?"
"Yeah. I actually asked my girlfriend to go out with me when it was snowing. And today…."
"Today?" I asked.
"Yeah. Today, it's snowing, and I met you." He smiled at me.
Did he mean what I think he did? "Right.…" The bell rang several times. "We should run," I said.
We nodded our heads and started to run towards the gym.
There was a lot of noise when we came inside. All the students were hanging out with each other. The teacher didn't look like she was here yet, so everyone was just sitting on the bleachers and walking around the basketball courts.
"Oh look! There's Kyle!" a girl shrieked. Suddenly, a whole group of girls ran up to him.
"Oh great.…" he sighed and put a hand to his forehead.
My eyes grew wide when I saw Brenda and Lauren running over in front of the crowd. "I should go!" I yelled at Kyle over all the girl's screams. It was too late though because they had already seen me. Though they were running towards Kyle, I could see their green eyes glaring at me.
"Wait! Evangeline!" Kyle called, but I just ran away to sit down on the bleachers.
If looks could kill, I'd be dead by now. Now they must really hate me…They saw me walk in with Kyle! Now what am I going to do…?
I heard a few claps and the gym grew quiet. The teacher had walked in, and was pushing a cart with a projector on it. She plugged it into the wall and turned it on. A silhouette of two people dancing together showed up on the wall.
"Sit down on the ground please! We'll start today's class with a short PowerPoint," the teacher announced.
Everyone quickly made their way towards the projector and took a seat on the polished gym floor. When we were all seated, the teacher, Ms. Nakamura, started talking about the lessons we were going to take for the term. Most of the dances mentioned I've heard of before, but a few new ones were introduced to me. I was all too excited to begin dancing that I had forgotten the mistake I made just earlier.
"But there is a slight change in this year's dance class," the teacher said.
The class muttered to themselves, worried about the change that the teacher was talking about.
"What's the change?"
"Is it a good thing?"
"Maybe they'll make the boys sit and relax while the girls do all the dancing!" Victor joked. All the boys around him laughed and high-fived each other.
"Settle down! I'll explain everything. It's just a small change anyway," Ms. Nakamura shouted. "Instead of this class being a general dance class, all the teachers have come to a decision that we are going to change the curriculum. I will now be teaching everyone how to ballroom dance!"
Everyone's eyes widened and looked around the room in shock. Ballroom dancing? No…Does that mean—
"Which means," Ms. Nakamura continued. "That for the entire time we practice that, you will each have assigned partners."
All the girls frowned. They probably wanted to get to choose their partner, meaning, they wanted to ask Kyle. I rolled my eyes. Too bad…I took a quick look around the room. There aren't that many boys in here. They don't look too bad to be partners with…Then I noticed Victor and Michael stuffing two pencils up their nose and wiggling them around.
I turned my head away, disgusted with what I just saw. Maybe not all of them….
"Class, please! I need everyone to be quiet!" the teacher yelled.
The room suddenly became quiet and the teacher stood up on the bleachers. "The reason for this sudden change is because we all thought that it would be a great idea for everyone to create their own dance number and perform it on prom night."
I hung my head down. No…This entire dance class is turning into a disaster! Could this get any worse?
"So, we shouldn't wait now, should we? Let's start assigning partners!" Ms. Nakamura clapped her hands together and pulled out her clipboard.
"Leon and Lilybell!"
I glanced at the two in front of me. Leon turned his head full of green hair towards the small girl beside him. Though I could only see his eyes, I knew he was smiling because his green orbs crinkled upwards. The girl known as Lilybell had short, black hair pulled up in low pigtails with white ribbons. She had light brown eyes and round, black glasses that fit her face perfectly. She smiled back up at him.
"Keith and Kathy!"
Keith had white hair with his bangs always swept to one side. His purple eyes moved to look behind him at the girl who was now his partner. He pushed his narrow glasses up the bridge of his nose to get a better look. Kathy had long brown hair that reached her waist and she had lavender colored eyes from her contacts. She nervously waved at him, lifting the corner of her mouth. Keith just looked away.
"Michael and Abbey!"
I saw Abbey's shoulder drop as she heard who her partner was. Michael, Victor's best friend and one of the class clowns, didn't seem to have heard because he was laughing at something his other friends had said. Abbey flipped her black ponytail and crossed her arms over her chest. Her dark brown eyes did not look happy.
"Carlos and Cassandra!"
At least someone was happy with their partner. Carlos had been flirting with Cassandra ever since he saw her. She didn't seem to have a problem with it; I think she actually liked him. Carlos flipped his pink hair at her and she giggled. They both had pink hair and magenta eyes. It was somewhat creepy to find them so alike….
"Victor and Rebecca!"
Now that one was an interesting match. Victor was always out there and tried to make everyone laugh at his jokes. Rebecca on the other hand was a shy girl. She was one of those people who never dared herself to do anything outrageous. Complete opposites, yet a perfect match. Victor had blond hair and sky blue eyes and was always smiling. Rebecca had shoulder-length blonde hair and she had navy colored eyes. Despite their differences, I knew they liked each other very much. The moment they knew they were paired together, they gave each other wide smiles.
"Lucas and Elizabeth!"
I noticed Elizabeth's eyes widen as she heard who her partner was. She whipped her head to look behind her, and Lucas looked back at her. Elizabeth smiled at him, and eventually, Lucas returned the favor. Elizabeth had short, dark brown hair, and brown eyes. She always wore a small ribbon clip in her hair.
After a while, I started to lose interest in who were partners with whom since I didn't know half of them. I was only half listening. Skylar and Andy, Ayden and Vanessa…It's like everyone got who they wanted to be with….
The teacher scribbled something into her clipboard and I could tell she was about to announce who my partner was. "Now let's see…The last pair is…Kyle…."
The remainder of the girls who didn't have partners yet leaned forward; excited to hear who would be his partner.
A/N: This is the last chapter that I have revamped so far so if you're reading this right now, the following chapters have not been revamped. So you either wait until my A/N says that I have it revamped or if you can't wait, you can just read xD Either way, I hope you keep reading!
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