"Tell me where you were immediately! Every teacher from your school has been worried sick!", miss Bang says angrily. This is the first time i’m seeing her angry and it’s scary. The kids in the classroom and obviously eavesdropping on our conversation just outside. I look to Taeha for translation. "Miss… she was with me last night, she got herself lost", he says covering me. I sigh looking at our shoes. I hear gasps from the classroom, and my heart drops. "With you?! Why is that", she says loudly to Taeha with her hands on her hips. "I found her lost, she must have gotten lost somehow", he says formally looking also at the ground. My voice is stuck in my throat and i just stand still listening to them. She sighs as she replies,"eunhye-ah, you’ve gotten off lucky." I bow and say thank you and sorry. She walks away clapping her heels furiously down the hallway. I breath out and my muscles release their tension. Taeha says nothing but just walks into the class that has gone back to talking again. And the worst thing is that after last night, and him being so nice, Taeha didn’t even tell miss about Haerin and what she did. I want to go home so bad, even being bullied felt more at home than this. I follow into the classroom seconds after Taeha and keep my head down. I navigate my way to my desk and sit down placing my bag in my lap. "You alright? I should have come out but they told me not to", ria says looking at me worried. Who’s them? And just when i ask myself that question, Haerin walks up to my desk with her crew. I turn to see her with an angry expression on her face. "You really don’t understand do you?", she says stifling a sarcastic laugh. I’m tired of her and she deserves to get a punch for what she did, but i gulp all that down and reply,"no, i speak little Korean." She laughs like she’s saying ‘you dare try to defy me?’ I look out of the corner of my eye at Taeha, who’s doing nothing to help me. Steam builds up inside of me and i begin to get angry at him.
“We all heard, you stayed with my Taeha last night!”
I sit up straight when she raises her voice. Yoonhye turns around from reading her book and says angrily,”again! He’s not yours!”
She looks at Yoonhye with fire in her eyes. “You’re just jealous because no one will be your friend, you have no friends!”
The class quietens slightly at her shout. Picking up on what she said i see Yoonhye’s expression fade slightly in sadness. I raise my hand to show Haerin she’s wrong. She jerks her head to me again. “I’m her friend”, i say defensively looking her right in the eyes. “So what? One friend? Two friends?”, she says looking at ria and i like were some sort of trash. “Two loyal friends are better than twenty disloyal friends”, Yoonhye says looking at Haerin angry. Meanwhile Taeha has plugged himself into his headphones and taken no responsibility in the conversation even though it’s about him. My heart aches slightly being angry at him. I really trusted him… Guess i can’t anymore. When i turn back to the convo somehow Yoonhye has chased them away. I turn to her and say,”i’m sorry, thank you!” She laughs cheerfully. “It’s okay, i’m used to her”, she says touching her chest. I nod to show i understand. The fire still burning inside of me and i look to Taeha who’s looking outside. I bunch my hands together in anger, holding back. I’m not one to get angry but he’s really pushed me.
I dump my bag in the cubby hole and walk over to Jihae’s friends and him. He welcomes ria and i with a big smile. “Good morning”, i say shyly bowing my head. “How are you?”, he asks ria and i. “I’m fine”, ria replies eagerly. She looks around at everyone as if they can see right through her. I giggle at her being so ridged which is the opposite Ria’s personality. “Grace can i talk to you?”, the teacher says coming from behind me. I look around at everyone who looks just as confused as i am. “Yes”, i say formally and follow him out the dance room. As i close the door and turn to Mr. Heo, i notice his expression and drop my smile. “Ballet, i know”, he says simply so i understand. “What?”, i manage to say before breathing out heavily thinking that Taeha told him. “I’m sorry”, i say bowing slightly annoyed. “It’s okay! I’m happy!”, Mr. Heo says defesively. I look up at him and smile faintly. “Secret”, he whispers as he looks around. I gesture to my mouth and say,” secret.” I follow him back in the class and walk back over the Ria who starts questioning me. “Yah, what as it? Did he find out?”, she whispers while checking if anyone’s looking. I push her away slightly. “Yes miss ‘make things as obvious as possible’, he did find out”i start explaining and turn to look at Taeha and his friends. “I think i know why”, i say angrily. “Is it because of your hiphop dancing?”, ria replies obliviously. I whip my head and look at her confused. “Your hiphop dancing does scream ‘I DO BALLET’”, she says admitting. I give her a look of ‘not good timing’ and she smiles guilty looking. I notice people gathering around Mr. Heo’s desk ria and i walk towards it as well. Looking over the shoulders of people and see Mr. Heo writing names on the board. At closer inspection i see the names are in pairs. Then excitement hits, then terror hits. I see my name in Korean and his name next to it. I catch sir’s eye and show a pleading expression. And he pretends he doesn’t notice. Then anger hits. I turn around from the crowd and walk away annoyed as hell. I walk crossing my arms looking down until there’s someone in my way. I look up at him annoyed. “Hey partner”, Taeha says with a huge smirk on his face.
I did include a lot of last chapter but the intervals between the uploads were soooooo far apart! So i hope you still enjoyed it overall. LUFF U ALL