“Who could ever like you?”
“Get away from here!”
You heard these words as you ran away from the asylum called school. Tears threatened to stream down your face, and you tried to force them away.
It wasn’t always like this.
But ever since your Dad left, things just kept getting worse.
Your friends completely ignored you now, not to mention your Mom kept going out at night and coming back pretty much drunk…
Your life wasn’t peachy.
You ran towards your house, opening the door and quickly shutting it behind you.
“Mom?” You call out hesitantly.
You let out a sigh of relief; you really just wanted to be alone right now.
The day hadn’t gone too well, not like it ever did. You were bullied and harassed like normal, and your friends didn’t even notice you. But that wasn’t the worst part. The worst part was that tomorrow, a new student, ‘Matthew Williams’ was coming to your school. And whoop-dee-doo, you had the exact same schedule as him, not to mention they ‘ironically’ placed his locker right next to yours, so you had to be his chaperone for the whole day.
You weren’t looking forward to it.
Nonetheless, it’s not like you had a say in the matter.
You go on with the rest of your day, dreading tomorrow.
~~Timeskip- Next Day~~
Your alarm blares, indicating that it was morning, and time for you to get up. With a groan, you flip yourself over and put on a plain (Favorite Color) t-shirt and a pair of old jeans. You go into the bathroom, doing the quickest teeth brushing, face washing, and hair brushing in history. You walk out your door, heading towards school yet again.
~~Tiny Little Timeskip~~
You take a deep breath, before heading into the front office to meet ‘Matthew’. You push open the door, seeing only two other people in there. One was your principal, (Principal’s Name), and the other was a boy. He had short blonde hair, with a curl that seemed to defy gravity that stuck out of his head. He had blue-violet eyes that were partially hidden behind plain glasses. He wore plain jeans, and a red hoodie. He looked a little nervous as well.
“Oh, ___!” (Principal’s Name) said, acknowledging your presence. “This is Matthew. Matthew, this is ___.”
Matthew looked over towards you.
“H-Hello,” He said timidly. He was definitely nervous.
“Hi…Matthew, right?” You reply back.
“Y-Yes..” He replied.
Hopefully the day wouldn’t be too bad…
The day, however, was actually nice.
Matthew started out quiet and timid, but soon opened up to you, revealing a kind personality. You and Matthew were almost the best of friends, seeing as everything was done with both of you in school. It had been about a month since you met him, and you honestly…Liked him a little more than a friend. Not that you would ever tell him, of course…There was no way he liked you back.
But even though you had a friend now, that didn’t stop all of the other bad things in your life from happening. In fact, it slightly made it worse.
You turned around to see three girls walking toward you. It was after school, and you were behind the building, just thinking to yourself.
“So I heard you’ve been spending time with Matthew, huh?” One of them asked. You backed up towards the wall a bit.
“I, uh,” You stammer out, trying to think of something to say.
“Don’t get your hopes up,” Another said. “There’s no way he’d go for someone like you!” They gave you a shove, and you slammed against the wall, sinking to the ground as they left with a laugh. You were in pain by then.
Not because of hitting the wall though.
Because they had just said the words you didn’t want to come to terms with. They’re right though, who would want to be with someone like me? You think to yourself. You pull your knees up to your chest as tears prick at the corners of your eyes. You didn’t even try to stop them, you just sobbed to yourself.
“Why?” You say to yourself. “Why do they have to make it worse? Don’t they see? My Dad left, I’m made fun of all the time, and my friends just ignore me! Why do they have to just add on?!”
You sobbed to yourself, but you failed to notice that you weren’t the only one there…
The leaves crunch under my feet as I walk through the woods that surround my school. I’m just thinking right now.
Ever since I met her, I wanted to be more than her friend. I wanted to tell her that I loved her and that I always will. But I honestly don’t know how to say it…
I tense as I hear a voice. Curious, I walk to the source, finding none other than ___. She was sitting in front of the wall, with her knees pulled up to her chest. Before I could go over to her, she started talking again.
“Why do they have to make it worse? Don’t they see? My Dad left, I’m made fun of all the time, and my friends just ignore me! Why do they have to just add on?!”
These words make my heart stop.
She…She went through all of this?
No, she’s going through all of this?
I just can’t stand to see her hurt like this.
I have to do something.
“___?” You hear voice say.
You snap your head up to see…Matthew.
“M-Matt?” You say shakily. “H-How much did you hear?”
“All of it,” He said, walking over to you. He knelt down so your eyes met. “Why…Why didn’t you tell me?”
“B-Because no one…No one cares!” You say, tears flowing down your face once again.
“N-No?” You say.
“I mean, no, I care. I can’t stand to see you like this, I can’t stand to see you cry…___, I…I…”
Before you could ask what he wanted to say, you feel a soft pressure against your lips. You slightly tasted maple as Matthew gently kissed you. Your eyes widening, you melt into the kiss.
When you two break apart, he said the words you always wanted to say.
“I love you, ___...”
Tears prick at your eyes once again, and you bury your face into his chest, crying out of happiness instead of loneliness.
Matthew, however, didn’t realize this.
“_-___! What’s wrong?!” He exclaimed. You laugh slightly.
“N-Nothing,” You say, happy tears still streaming down your face. “I-I love you too…You saved me…”
Matthew smiled, and wrapped his arms around you.
“Always smile for me, ___....I can’t stand to see you sad.”