I gazed at the clouds through the window, as each second passed I could feel myself getting more drawn in
"john, um excuse me, John?" Said the teacher
"Sir?" I replied
"Lessons are over for today, you can go home now." He said
"Ah, I see. Thank you" I said as I got up
As I made my way towards the door, I was stopped once again by the teacher
"John, you've recently came into this school, and I'm sure it's difficult to fit into the class, But you should put more effort into talking to them"
I try my best sir, I'm just not cut out for socialising and stuff
"Understood, sir" I replied as I left the classroom
I was greeted by a giant hallway, as I looked through the window, I could see clouds form up
"It's going to rain today huh..." I muttered to myself
As I began walking forward again, I ended up encountering a group of girls walking in my direction. As I was about to ignore them, I remembered what sir told me.
In the middle, there was a girl I recognised from my class, if I remember correctly, her name was...
"H-Hey Elena, H-How are you?" I asked
"E-Eh? I-I'm Good thank you" She replied
She and her friend past without saying anything else, Elena seemed like she wanted to say something but hesitated
After they walked past I could hear her friends speaking
"Isn't he the quiet transfer student? Do you know him?" One of her friends asked
"N-Not really" Elena replied
"He might have a thing for you," Said Another one of her friends
"Really? That's hilarious, he obviously stands no chance" Said another
The other girls around her, Started laughing. Elena, on the other hand, stayed quiet
"Tch" I intentionally let out as I walked away
Like? My ass, If a guy talks to you, you expect him to have a thing for you? Stupid girls
I thought to myself as I stood at the school entrance. I couldn't leave school because it was pouring and I didn't bring an umbrella
"Lame..." I muttered to myself as I stared at the puddle, showing me my reflection
I wasn't handsome, Short black hair and brown eyes, but I wasn't bad looking either. So why don't i have any friends...
The rain didn't show any signs of calming down, and it was so cold that I could see the fog of my own breath
"I could run to the station, but by the time I make it there..."
As I was thinking that, an unexpected voice called out to me
"John, You're John right?" Said the voice
As I turned my face to find the source of the voice I was surprised to find Elena
"I-It's raining pretty heavily isn't it?"
"It doesn't look like it'll calm down any time soon"
"Where's your umbrella?" She asked
"I forgot it at home, I-I forgot to check the forecast," I said as I let out a sigh
"T-Then, would you like to borrow mine?" She asked
"And how will you get home?"
"I didn't think that far ahead... Oh!"
"How about we share?" She suggested as she opened it up and stretched out her hand
"Huh? People will get the wrong idea"
"But who cares what other people think?"
This girl... A second ago she hesitated to say something in front of her friends and now
"If you don't come with me, I'll leave the umbrella here and go without one"
She dropped the umbrella and was about to walk outside on to the rain, but stopped when I grabbed her hand
"Fine..." I said as I picked up the umbrella
She showed me a bright smile as she said "see"
We passed the school gate without saying anything and continued walking. We weren't holding each others hands like couples but there was an awkward atmosphere around us. I was too nervous and embarrassed to say anything so the one that broke the silence was her
"You know, i was really surprised when you called out to me," She said
"Why is that?" I asked
"Because you're usually quiet and you don't talk to anyone"
"I try to... I'm just not that good at doing it"
"But you're doing just fine now"
"I don't know, you seem easy to talk to"
"I am? Thanks"
Was that a compliment?
"Hey John, remember the first day you transferred here? 3 Weeks ago?"
"Yeah, what about it?"
"You were very popular, you know"
"Yeah, you were one of the few people to actually get transferred to our school through grades, most people just enter through their families, so everyone was curious about you."
"So they just suddenly stopped being curious?"
"Don't you remember what happened on the first day?" She asked
"The first day... There were many students around me asking me questions right?"
"Yeah, I was watching when it happened, do you remember what you said to each question they asked?"
"Yes? I said Yes, right?"
"Yes! Yes was the only thing you said! When they asked where you were from, you replied yes, What do you like doing? Yes, Couldn't you think of a decent conversation?"
Ah, I remember now, I was receiving so much attention that my brain bugged out
"I was nervous... It happens" I said as I looked away to hide my face in embarrassment
"You know, today was the first time, you called out to me"
"Yeah, You didn't seem very happy about it"
"T-That was because I was surprised! When I tried talking to you last time, you ignored me!"
"You don't remember?"
"No, sorry... What was I doing and when?"
"2 weeks ago when it was lunchtime, you were seemed lonely as you stared through the window, and no one was approaching you after the events of the first day so I thought I should try..."
"And what did I do when that happened?"
"You ignored me"
"Sorry, I have a tendency to stare at the sky, whenever I do I feel like it's pulling me in. Any sounds around me just disappear and I can't hear anything..." I said as I placed my palm on my face
We had been walking for quite a while and had reached one of the crosswalks
"So that was why... I'm glad..." she said as she walked out of the umbrella and began crossing the road
"What?" I asked
"Hey, I live around here, make sure you bring the umbrella back to school tomorrow," She said as she turned around and waved at me as she continued to walk backwards
She had a really cute smile on her face as she said that as if it was something she'd planned straight from the beginning. her long brown hair seemed to shine as it was coated in rain.
I was forced back into reality, once I noticed a truck corner of my eyes, It was beeping and didn't show any signs of slowing down
Before i even realised it, I was running towards Elena, With all of my strength, I ran as fast as i could
Elena who looked over at the direction of the beep was frozen in fear as the truck got closer and closer
"RUN!!" I shouted as I jumped to push her out of the way
Luckily, I made it in time, I was able to successfully push her away from the truck, however as for me... Shortly after I pushed her I felt something hit me and everything turned blank
I couldn't hear anything, I couldn't feel anything, The only thing I could see was the sky
"John... John... John!"
After a while, I could hear Elena shouting out my name. I could barely make out what she was saying
Looks like I won't be able to see you tomorrow... Sorry...
I wanted to say it... I wanted to apologise... I wanted to see what sort of expression she was making...
With the remaining strength left within my body, I turned my eyes and managed to get a look at her, She was crying, before I could see anything else, I fell asleep and that was the last time I saw her
I had to write this twice from scratch, Twice, The first time i wrote it, took me 2 hours, I wanted to remake the prologue, Then When i clicked on update, an error occurred and everything was deleted
So i had to write everything, again from my memory, only this time i made it much better :)
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