“(Y/N)! We’re so late run!”, Jungkook shouted he was ahead of me. We both caught our bus late, obviously causing us to arrive late to school. “Kookie wait”, i grabbed on to his backpack and let him drag me to our first lesson: Art.
I loved art, it was a way i got to express myself. It helped me relax, i needed it especially with the life i was living. My mother was practically a prostitute, but only slept with rich men and a junkie, and me i took over my mother’s job and that was to look after my baby brother and sister. They were 4 years old and twins, Dina and Aidan.
We arrived outside the classroom, we took a second to make ourselves presentable before walking inside, “sorry we’re late miss”, me and Jungkook said in unison and began making our way to our places, only to be stopped by an unfamiliar voice, “well the last time i checked i’m sure i was a Mr”, both me and Jungkook turned and came face to face with a orange haired beautiful stranger.
“Oh, erm…sorry Mr…”, “Jung”, he smiled as he finished my sentence, “could you sit so we could begin?”. Both me and Jungkook quickly sat down, i sat at a table at the back of the class, in the right corner, near the windows, there were 4 people on each table. Jungkook sat near the front in the middle, i hated sitting away from him, but that was our seating plan.
“Right, let me start again, i’m Mr Jung your new art teacher”, “what happened to Miss Scott?”, someone asked, “unfortunately Miss Scott is currently going a lot right now, so i’m here to replace her until she feels as if she is ready”. I frowned, i loved Miss Scott, she was the kindest teacher in this school and the only one i liked. As well as that she was also like a mother to me, she was someone i could go to for advice, knowing she won’t judge me.
“So class our main focus for this year is the body, we will be looking at works by artist such as Francesca Woodman and Robert Mapplethorpe and as this course is 70% coursework, you will be doing an assessment about the art of the body”, most of the class groaned about the course work, why did we have to write, if it is an art course we should be painting, drawing. “As well as the written assessment, you will also have to create a piece of art, again to do with the body. Right let’s get started…”.
After Mr Jung taught us, he gave us a research task to do. I got out a laptop from the trolley and began to do the work. Half way through it i felt a hand on my lower back, i knew exactly who it was, “hey (y/n), miss me”, “no i didn’t Jai so get off”, i grabbed his hand and shoved it away. “Aww come on babe don’t be like that”, this time he wrapped his arms around me pulling me to him, i started squirming trying to get away, “get off”, he didn’t listen and just tightened his grip.
“Is there a problem here?”, thank god Mr Jung came, “ye-”, i was cut off by Jai, “no sir”, “really? By the looks of it this young lady looks quite uncomfortable”, again before i could let out a single letter Jai spoke, “no sir, not uncomfortable, i was actually trying to comfort her”, “why did she need comforting?”, “because she doesn’t think she’s as good as her mum”.
I didn’t even hear the other students laughing as the only thing i heard was my hand connecting to Jai’s face, the loud slap made everyone shut up and stare in our direction. My tears were falling and before anyone could speak i grabbed all my things and began making my way out of class. As i opened the door i heard mister Jung, “excuse me where are you-”, he was shut off by me slamming the door close.
I skipped my second and third period as they were art, but attended my english language classes. As the bell rang at the end of the 5th period telling us it was time to go home, the receptionist spoke into the tannoy, “could (y/f/n) (y/l/n), please go to see Mr Jung in art 3”. I wasn’t the only one who groaned, “ughh, why the fuck do they have to call you after school, if they have all day to do it”, Jungkook complained. I just sighed loudly, “and it means you have to get home alone, why do the teachers take the pi-”, “kookie, just go i’ll be fine, besides if you miss another orthodontist appointment they will cancel your treatment”, “okay, but if he hold you back text me and i’ll pick up the two monsters for you”, i giggled at the nickname he gave for my younger siblings before hugging him goodbye and making my way to the art classroom.
I knocked on the classroom door, “come in”, Mr Jung said from inside. I slowly walked in, closing the door behind me, he was sat at his desk looking through what i’m guessing was the research task and was marking it. “Sir you wanted to see me”, “yes, (y/n) right?”, he looked up and i nodded in agreement, “well if you’re wondering why you are here, its because of your actions from this morning, which were not acceptable”. Was he talking about me slapping Jai? He deserved it, did he not hear what he said?!
“Well sir me slapping him was my response to what he said about my mother”, i responded, “i heard what he said, but i don’t think slapping him was the right way to go about it, i think you should apologise to him for slapping him and then we can talk things out”. I scoffed at what he said, i will never apologise to Jai the dick deserved it, especially for what hes done to me for the past few years, constantly bullying me, telling me i’m going to end up just like my mum.
“I’m not going to apologise if i did nothing wrong”, i looked at the clock, shit i had to pick up Aidan and Dina. I turned on my heels and began to leave only to be stopped by Mr Jung, “where do you think you’re going, i’m not done with you!”, he raised his voice, but i completely ignored him and continued, “(Y/N)!, if you step one foot out that door you are going to be in detention for a whole week!”, he was shouting now, probably red in the face, but i honestly did not care about anything right now, i needed to get my baby brother and sister.
“(Y/N)!”, Aidan screamed as both him and Dina came and wrapped their arms around my legs, “hey, did you two have fun at school today?”, they both nodded in unison, “good, let’s go”. We walked home, it was pretty far, but it was worth the walk knowing that the two little ones were getting an education. When i arrived home i got Aidan and Dina changed into their white matching onesies and sat them down on the sofa and put on Looney Tunes. As they were giggling away at the tv i went to make food.
I had looked around the whole kitchen and we had nothing, i thought my mum would have gone shopping like she said she would , but obviously she lied, again. I sighed loudly before going back out into the living room, “guys, do you want pizza?”.
After calling Jungkook to see if he could get pizza, i hung up and waited. As i was browsing through my phone, the front door opened revealing, my mom. She was dressed it what i think was a dress, it showed everything, on top she wore a jacket and was in a pair of black heels. Her face was caked with make-up. If i’m being honest i hated seeing my mom like this, but no matter how hard i tried, she wouldn’t change her ways, so i decided to give up.
She stared at the tree of us on the sofa before she made her way upstairs to shower, change and go out again. But before she left this time she gave me some money, “here’s £150 for the week, go shopping for food as well, whatever’s left is yours-”, she was cut off by the sound of a car horn, i looked behind her, through the window to see a Bentley, i think. “Well, you know what to do, goodnight”, she kissed my cheek and the twins before she left, slamming the door behind her.
10 minutes after she left Jungkook had arrived with two boxes of pizza and also a few bags full of shopping, i’m guessing that’s what took him so long. “Where are my favourite monsters?”, his attention instantly went to the twins as soon as i took everything off him and into the kitchen, i giggled as he began chasing the two around the living room, causing them to scream.
I eventually got them all settled down to eat and after watching the twins favourite movie, i put them to bed. I rubbed Dina’s stomach as it helped her sleep, when i thought she was asleep i slowly got up, “(y/n), where’s mommy?”. I turned to face her, her eyelids were closing on her, “mommy’s…she’s working so she can buy you the puppy you want”, “that nice of mommy”, “yeah, it is. Go sleep now baby, it’s late”, i went a tucked her in again, placing a kiss on her forehead, “i love you”, “i love you too Dina”.
“Thanks again Jungkook, i honestly don’t know what i would do without you”, i was outside walking with Jungkook to his car, “nah, don’t thank me, i enjoy spending time with Aidan and Dina, they’re probably the only reason i make it throught the day”. I slapped his arm causing him to whine and laugh, “as well as you”, i rolled my eyes, but smiled before giving him one last hug before he was on his way.
I made sure that all the doors and windows were locked before going to bed. I changed and washed up and finally collapsed in bed. Only then i began thinking about what happened today. New year, new teacher and already in detention and i’m sure that Mr Jung now hates me. This year is going to be great!
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Hi Meg, I was looking for Dinah’s note to Camila on the 7/27 booklet, I came across the notes from LAND to Dina LaPolt and find it interesting…
Dinah’s note to Dina LaPolt on the 7/27 booklet
“A big thank you to our attorney Dina LaPolt!!! Thank you for teaching me to have some COJONES!! You are life saving and I could never have enough word to thank you from the bottom of my heart thank you to your amazing team John Meller, Jessie Winkler, Sabrina Ment you guys are heaven sent! Thank you for believing in us and making sure that we have a voice”
Lauren’s note to Dina LaPolt on the 7/27 booklet
“Dina LaPolt for genuinely changing our lives and making us feel save and taken care of”
Normani’s note to Dina LaPolt on the 7/27 booklet
“Dina LaPolt, you have been such a blessing to this entire team. You are a woman of power and carry yourself with such grace and professionalism which demand respect. I thank you for taking the time to nurture us in learning the different aspects of the business. As you know, this industry can be treacherous and we come across many people that don’t have our best interest at heart. You have shown us through your actions that you genuinely care about of future and livelihoods. You taught us to be strong knowledgeable woman within this male dominated industry. I will continue to absorb all wisdom that you are gracious enough to give. You’re a gift and thanks for always telling us to keep faith. We can’t thank you enough. I must say that we have the baddest lawyer in the game and she’s no one to mess with. Love you!”
Ally’s note to Dina LaPolt on the 7/27 booklet
“Thank you for (literally) EVERYTHING. DREAM TEAM, BABY! I LOVE Y'ALL SO SO MUCH!!! Dina you are included in that!! As someone once described you to my dad, you are a true bada**! You really do kick butt in a way I’ve never seen before. You know how grateful I am to you for eeeeeeverything. What would we done without you?! Stories and memories for live Love you, DL!!”