The room was covered with plain, white paint. The wall was decorated with portraits and paintings as its simplicity was conserved.
A beautiful, glowing chandelier on the ceiling. On every corner, there was a pot of flowers which made the surroundings friendly.
And the only thing that echoed around was the sound of the billiard balls.
Andy smirked upon watching the last ball rolled into the small hole at the right side of the billiard board. He played with the campus bad boy who looked furious and disappointed.
"Tss, it's your lucky day Andy!" He said, walked back and forth around while the rest of the gang members laughed at him.
"Come on! Why don't you find a way and nail this round once again! I'll be losing half of my allowance for the entire school year!" Robbe exclaimed.
But instead of nailing it, Sebastian took a deep breath when he remembered what had happened earlier.
He tried to get rid of the thought of Halora and Roy but it kept on flashing to his mind, bothering him until noontime.
He tilted his head, looked at the young boy who rubbed his hair in despair. "If I lose, I'll pay you twice as much your allowance but if I win, you will give that check to me."
Robbe widened his eyes on him, "What? Then I'll pull the deal back!"
The rest of them burst into laughter while listening to his scared, nervous tone. They all knew that Robbe was a chicken but always feigned to be a strong, independent young man.
The private billiard room was filled with loud, mischievous laughter. Andy raised his eyebrows and leaned over to the countertop behind.
He put the billiard stick between his legs and said, "You know who will win against me, Robbe."
There was a short, bitter smile on his lips. Since elementary, he knew Sebastian Woo as his name spread throughout the entire City.
His family was rich, well-known and because of his arrogance, bad boy traits, he became the most attractive bad boy in the same school where he studied.
A clumsy statement had brought silence to all of them. Daniel who was drinking a bottle of soda stopped and looked at Andy's way.
He knew what to do, yet his tongue twitched up and betrayed him. Yong, the youngest member of the gang stood up from the right corner.
He frighteningly walked closer to where Sebastian stopped at the moment, "The jail booth is now open! Why don't we stop playing billiards and let's try it? Right guys?"
He invited everyone to play billiards in his father's house built nearby. He chuckled, tapped his shoulders gently, and waited for the leader's decision.
It was a quiet, peaceful place for teenagers like them. They could stay and play all night long without anyone else's opinion.
Yong tried to convince the rest to pack up all of their things. They must go back to the campus before anything else would take place.
"He is right, perhaps we should stop and have some fun too!" Daniel said, looked at every member until he met Sebastian's cold gaze.
"What a serious prank!" spoke Andy suddenly.
He rubbed his lips, put aside the billiard stick, "Shall we? Because I want to try the marriage booth with my ultimate crush...,"
It was an unexpected action Andy had ever done. He put his left hand inside of his pocket, carried his backpack.
Without a single word, Sebastian grabbed his things and followed Andy's steps. He tapped his shoulders, and they bumped their fists like they were best friends.
The rest looked at them walked into the door. Yong smiled sarcastically, "Let's go! It's showtime!"
Robbe kept the check and put it inside of his backpack. He shrugged off his shoulders, glanced at the entire room for the last time.
He whispered, "I know how to make Sebastian smile!"
Loud laughter, annoying cheers, and giggles welcomed the campus bad boy. He rubbed the back of his head, covered his ears.
"What a noisy place!" He mumbled, stopped at the middle of the entrance.
Yong and Robbe went into the freedom wall. They read a few of the messages and most of them were all about their crush and hopelessly waiting for a miracle to happen.
"I wish I can talk to you in person, from Your Emo Girl." Robbe read aloud it. Andy smirked but said nothing.
He caressed his chin, searched for a perfect confession while Sebastian, Andy, and Daniel were seated on the bench like they were heartthrobs.
"I found something familiar!" Robbe exclaimed.
But no one dared to look at him. Yong was watching over his long-time crush who laughed with her friends. His feet were glued to the ground until Robbe hit his head.
"What is it again, Robbe? Your voice is too irritating, don't you know about that?"
A long, deafening stillness made the surroundings awkward and creepy. The blue, warm sky suddenly turned gloomy and dark.
Few of the students noticed it. They stopped from laughing, took pictures of the shady Elysian field with their friends in the middle of the school's entrance.
Sebastian stood up as his eyes gawked around the entire school. He took a deep, heavy breath as his adam's apple flaunted at a young age.
"A heavy, fatal rain must be approaching...," Andy spoke from behind, slid his hands inside of his pocket.
"I need to see someone!" Sebastian exclaimed, he looked worried and frightened.
His face was covered with sweats, worries, and concerns. He then frowned, turned his back, and faced all of the gang members.
"Wait for me in the cafeteria, I will just visit the school's library. Just ten minutes and I'll be right there!"
It was quarter noon. Time for lunch as most of the students presided to the school's cafeteria after they had fun with different booths and activities.
Robbe replied, "Don't try to look for her,"
"What are your talking about?" He raised his eyebrows like he used to with in front of anyone.
Until Robbe pointed someone who was laughing gracefully with a young man next to her.
Sebastian realized that it was Halora holding a cute, brown teddy bear. Her face turned scarlet and she looked too happy with someone else.
Suddenly, he felt something inside of his chest. It seemed like his heart was being stabbed millions of times and made it broken and shattered into tiny pieces.
"Halora...," he uttered her mysterious name until the rain poured into the ground.
The higher, the better Award: Mass Release