Ah, what a wonderful day today was. Not only did I get the biggest idiot in the entire school to be my boyfriend, but I also got him do carry my books, do my homework, AND feed me his lunch at the cafeteria. I have to say that today, I felt like a goddess among my classmates; being pampered and spoiled to my heart's content. Although, I can't help but feel like I should be guilty about what I've done. There's a nagging little sense in my brain that's telling me to not keep doing this; that it would eventually wind up with severe consequences. But I decided to just shrug it off and continue on my way home.
Gumball had detention today so I decided to walk home by myself. I didn't really live that far away from the school, so it wasn't hard to get where I needed to go. They way I figured it, it gave Gumball more time to do my homework for me, and it gave me more time to think about this score of a lifetime. I wondered if I could find a way to keep this up through high school; maybe even college. I guess I'll just have to see what the future holds in store for little-old Masami.
I walked in through the front door with a confident smile on my face, only to have that smile wiped clean off when I saw my dad sitting in the middle of the living room; unmoving, focusing all of his attention on me.
I began to feel nervous, but tried to keep my calm and said, "Uh, hi daddy!"
"Good day, Masami." He said in a low casual voice. Good lord, I could just FEEL the awkward tension rising in the air. I didn't know what to say next; I didn't know what HE would say next. All I could do was just stand there in the awkward silence, before I finally worked up the nerve to try and break it.
"So, um, how was your day?" I asked, trying to start up a new subject; one that hopefully didn't involve anything relating to me.
He suddenly crushed those hopes when he said in an accusing tone, "I just got a call from the principal today, saying that someone heard that you were BLACKMAILING another student to have him go out with you. Is this true?"
I stood there frozen in fear, trying to think of something to say to him. But it seemed like nothing was coming to me at the time. I kept trying and trying to find some sort of a white lie to use; but in the end, the only viable option seemed to be that I had to tell him the truth. Reluctantly, hesitantly, and fearfully, I sighed to myself, hung my head down, and said in a low voice, "Yes. Yes it's true."
My father suddenly rose up out of his seat and began walking over towards me. At that moment, e seemed to look like a giant; towering over me, the helpless victim of his brutal, verbal wrath. "Young lady!" He said in an angered tone. "I am disappointed in you! How could you possibly do this to a poor student? How could you possibly justify putting young Mr. Watterson through all of that? And what makes you think that I would just fire one of my employees just because he refused to date you?
"Nicole happens to be one of my best employees, one of a kind. And the fact that you would actually consider wanting me to fire her is just deplorable. This is a household that follows moral standards; and one of those standards is respect. So, for breaking that time-honored moral value of ours, not only am I going to ground you for two weeks, but I also want you to go apologize to the Watterson boy first thing tomorrow morning!"
I stood there in silence, tears almost beginning to form in the corners of my eyes. I never thought I'd see the day where my daddy would actually yell at me. But as I stood there in silence, I couldn't help but feel like this is what I deserved for my actions. I sighed once again to myself and said to him, "Yes daddy."
-The Next Day-
I began walking down the hallways, searching for any sign of Gumball. As I started walking past the upstairs lockers, I found him leaning right by his; shoveling in mountains of paper and school supplies into his backpack. I nervously walked up towards him and began to think to myself, 'I can't believe I'm doing this.'
When I finally approached Gumball, I said to him in a soft and depressed voice, "Hi, Gumball." Gumball turned his head slightly from his locker to see who was talking to him. And sure enough, when he saw me standing on the other side, he turned back towards his locker and grumbled in a low voice, "You're homework isn't done yet, 'your highness'."
"Look, Gumball," I started nervously. "I just wanted to say…that I'm sorry for all of the things I've put you through."
Gumball suddenly looked up from his locker with a surprised look on his face. "Really?" He asked me.
"Yeah." I replied. "I…I'm sorry."
Gumball just sat there in silence for a while, thinking to himself about God knows what, when he finally looked back at me and said, "Apology accepted." He stood up from his locker, grabbed his backpack, and began to leave. As he started to walk down the hall, I was suddenly struck with a realization that I just had to tell him.
"Wait!" I called to him, trying to get his attention. He turned his head back to me and said, "Yes?"
I took a deep breath and began to say, "I just wanted to let you know that I really, REALLY, am sorry for what I've done."
"Relax, Masami. I already said it's alright, and I understand…."
"No you don't understand." I replied, cutting him off. "All of those things I said to you, and all of the things I made you do, I now realize how terrible I feel for making you go through all of that. I know what I did was wrong, but I guess I just don't have any other way of expressing my feelings. You see Gumball, I…."
Suddenly, the bell rang at that very instant, cutting me off from my sentence and leaving me there in silence. Gumball ten said to me, "I'll…see you in class Masami." And started walking down the hallway. As I watched him leave, something inside of me stirred up and ate away at me. I couldn't believe what I was feeling. Was it actually possible…that I'm starting to fall for Gumball?