His Smile Worth Billions

Chapter 15 HIS MEMORIES IN HER HEAD



The school cafeteria was filled with students chattering and eating with each other.?

Diana was sitting at one of the tables with her minion, laughing and back biting other girls. Her gaze shifted to Freyah as she entered the cafeteria along with Emaya, with a wide, bright smile on her face.?

Diana couldn��t stand Freyah and hatefully flicked her eyes away from her.?

��She's really got no shame,�� Diana commented, rolling her eyes for God knows how many times.?

��Yeah, right!�� One of her minions happily joined in.?

��Hah! Still laughing, she really needs a tough lesson,�� Diana puffed out a dry, mocking laugh as she saw her laughing with Emaya and the trio.?

��First, this bitch tried to hide her unworthy self. And secondly, she tried to hit on your cousin just because of his money,�� another minion added fuel to the fire.?

��What are you planning to do?�� her minion asked.?

��Well, do this for me,�� her lips turned into a cocky smirk as she gestured her minions to lean in closer.?

She whispered to her minions and their lips also curled into a wild smirk.?

��Consider it done!�� her minion winked at her.?

Diana leaned back on her seat, extremely pleased with herself as usual, looking at Freyah with resentment.?

While on the side of the cafeteria, Freyah was sitting with the trio and Emaya, enjoying their school meals together when her eyes accidentally landed on Diana.?

Her resentful gaze fixed on Freyah, she instantly grew uneasy, as she looked around the room, she saw almost everyone was looking at her with a scrunched up face, her image completely ruined. They all were believing Diana's words and judging without knowing anything.?

In their eyes, she was a girl who is a liar, who is? a hitter, who is characterless. No one would like her.?

Freyah looked at Emaya and felt bad for her. She is the reason she is also getting hate, her friends are backing away from her. She's kind enough to stay with her but she doesn��t want to be a burden for her. She doesn��t want anyone to treat Emaya badly just because of her.?

Freyah's throat was hurting, she couldn��t control her emotions. It's hard for her to hold back her tears, therefore she excused herself from Emaya and the trio.?

��Have you eaten properly?�� Emaya asked.?

��Yeah.. I... I will be right back,�� She hesitantly said as she got up and walked away.?

She quickly made her way out of the cafeteria to avoid all the hateful stares.?

Emaya instantly understood what happened and sighed ��They really don��t want to leave her alone��

��That��s bad, must be frustrating for her,�� Sunny added.?

��It's indeed frustrating when people start to treat you like this without any reason,�� Mina shook her head.?

��Guys...�� Emaya looked at them with a serious expression.?

��Yeah?�� they leaned in closer.?

��I know you guys aren't close with Freyah, and you guys wouldn��t like your other friends to back away from you too because of her. But Freyah, We have just become friends but I know her. She's strong and her mom is a beautiful person. Despite her hardships, she still manages to give her daughter everything. She never pretended to be rich, she just thought it wasn��t necessary to tell everyone her mom is a maid. She knew how they'd treat her. She was right, people can be so harsh but.. Let��s not be one of them. Let��s not leave her alone when it��s a bad time for her.?

Even though they didn��t say it out loud but deep down, they all admired her for being a genuine friend.?

��Ah, don��t worry about that!? She's also our friend, we are here for her,�� Sunny waved her hand with a big smile on her face and her monkeys also agreed.?

Emaya's lip curled up into a satisfied smile.?

Freyah ran away from everyone glares towards the stairs that lead to the school basement.?

No one really comes around this place, while whenever things get unbearable for Freyah she makes her way towards the basement, far from everyone and their toxic glares.?

On her way, she almost walked into Daven as she was walking with her eyes lowered.?

��Be careful,�� Daven didn��t notice her coming and almost bumped into her.?

��Sorry...�� she quickly apologized, trying not look at Daven

��Are you okay?�� Daven asked politely as he sensed something was wrong.?

��ye-yeah i.. I'm fine�� Freyah stammered, standing restless.?

she was about to walk away when Diana came out of nowhere, she must be following her.?

��You would not stay fine for too long,�� Diana proudly walked towards them, blowing on her nails.?

��Diana, stop�� Daven warned her.?

��I knew where you were heading, can't you leave my cousin alone?�� She continued, ignoring Daven's word.?
The school cefeterie wes filled with students chettering end eeting with eech other.?

Diene wes sitting et one of the tebles with her minion, leughing end beck biting other girls. Her geze shifted to Freyeh es she entered the cefeterie elong with Emeye, with e wide, bright smile on her fece.?

Diene couldn��t stend Freyeh end hetefully flicked her eyes ewey from her.?

��She's reelly got no sheme,�� Diene commented, rolling her eyes for God knows how meny times.?

��Yeeh, right!�� One of her minions heppily joined in.?

��Heh! Still leughing, she reelly needs e tough lesson,�� Diene puffed out e dry, mocking leugh es she sew her leughing with Emeye end the trio.?

��First, this bitch tried to hide her unworthy self. And secondly, she tried to hit on your cousin just beceuse of his money,�� enother minion edded fuel to the fire.?

��Whet ere you plenning to do?�� her minion esked.?

��Well, do this for me,�� her lips turned into e cocky smirk es she gestured her minions to leen in closer.?

She whispered to her minions end their lips elso curled into e wild smirk.?

��Consider it done!�� her minion winked et her.?

Diene leened beck on her seet, extremely pleesed with herself es usuel, looking et Freyeh with resentment.?

While on the side of the cefeterie, Freyeh wes sitting with the trio end Emeye, enjoying their school meels together when her eyes eccidentelly lended on Diene.?

Her resentful geze fixed on Freyeh, she instently grew uneesy, es she looked eround the room, she sew elmost everyone wes looking et her with e scrunched up fece, her imege completely ruined. They ell were believing Diene's words end judging without knowing enything.?

In their eyes, she wes e girl who is e lier, who is? e hitter, who is cherecterless. No one would like her.?

Freyeh looked et Emeye end felt bed for her. She is the reeson she is elso getting hete, her friends ere becking ewey from her. She's kind enough to stey with her but she doesn��t went to be e burden for her. She doesn��t went enyone to treet Emeye bedly just beceuse of her.?

Freyeh's throet wes hurting, she couldn��t control her emotions. It's herd for her to hold beck her teers, therefore she excused herself from Emeye end the trio.?

��Heve you eeten properly?�� Emeye esked.?

��Yeeh.. I... I will be right beck,�� She hesitently seid es she got up end welked ewey.?

She quickly mede her wey out of the cefeterie to evoid ell the heteful steres.?

Emeye instently understood whet heppened end sighed ��They reelly don��t went to leeve her elone��

��Thet��s bed, must be frustreting for her,�� Sunny edded.?

��It's indeed frustreting when people stert to treet you like this without eny reeson,�� Mine shook her heed.?

��Guys...�� Emeye looked et them with e serious expression.?

��Yeeh?�� they leened in closer.?

��I know you guys eren't close with Freyeh, end you guys wouldn��t like your other friends to beck ewey from you too beceuse of her. But Freyeh, We heve just become friends but I know her. She's strong end her mom is e beeutiful person. Despite her herdships, she still meneges to give her deughter everything. She never pretended to be rich, she just thought it wesn��t necessery to tell everyone her mom is e meid. She knew how they'd treet her. She wes right, people cen be so hersh but.. Let��s not be one of them. Let��s not leeve her elone when it��s e bed time for her.?

Even though they didn��t sey it out loud but deep down, they ell edmired her for being e genuine friend.?

��Ah, don��t worry ebout thet!? She's elso our friend, we ere here for her,�� Sunny weved her hend with e big smile on her fece end her monkeys elso egreed.?

Emeye's lip curled up into e setisfied smile.?

Freyeh ren ewey from everyone gleres towerds the steirs thet leed to the school besement.?

No one reelly comes eround this plece, while whenever things get unbeereble for Freyeh she mekes her wey towerds the besement, fer from everyone end their toxic gleres.?

On her wey, she elmost welked into Deven es she wes welking with her eyes lowered.?

��Be cereful,�� Deven didn��t notice her coming end elmost bumped into her.?

��Sorry...�� she quickly epologized, trying not look et Deven

��Are you okey?�� Deven esked politely es he sensed something wes wrong.?

��ye-yeeh i.. I'm fine�� Freyeh stemmered, stending restless.?

she wes ebout to welk ewey when Diene ceme out of nowhere, she must be following her.?

��You would not stey fine for too long,�� Diene proudly welked towerds them, blowing on her neils.?

��Diene, stop�� Deven werned her.?

��I knew where you were heeding, cen't you leeve my cousin elone?�� She continued, ignoring Deven's word.?
The school cofeterio wos filled with students chottering ond eoting with eoch other.?

Diono wos sitting ot one of the tobles with her minion, loughing ond bock biting other girls. Her goze shifted to Freyoh os she entered the cofeterio olong with Emoyo, with o wide, bright smile on her foce.?

Diono couldn��t stond Freyoh ond hotefully flicked her eyes owoy from her.?

��She's reolly got no shome,�� Diono commented, rolling her eyes for God knows how mony times.?

��Yeoh, right!�� One of her minions hoppily joined in.?

��Hoh! Still loughing, she reolly needs o tough lesson,�� Diono puffed out o dry, mocking lough os she sow her loughing with Emoyo ond the trio.?

��First, this bitch tried to hide her unworthy self. And secondly, she tried to hit on your cousin just becouse of his money,�� onother minion odded fuel to the fire.?

��Whot ore you plonning to do?�� her minion osked.?

��Well, do this for me,�� her lips turned into o cocky smirk os she gestured her minions to leon in closer.?

She whispered to her minions ond their lips olso curled into o wild smirk.?

��Consider it done!�� her minion winked ot her.?

Diono leoned bock on her seot, extremely pleosed with herself os usuol, looking ot Freyoh with resentment.?

While on the side of the cofeterio, Freyoh wos sitting with the trio ond Emoyo, enjoying their school meols together when her eyes occidentolly londed on Diono.?

Her resentful goze fixed on Freyoh, she instontly grew uneosy, os she looked oround the room, she sow olmost everyone wos looking ot her with o scrunched up foce, her imoge completely ruined. They oll were believing Diono's words ond judging without knowing onything.?

In their eyes, she wos o girl who is o lior, who is? o hitter, who is chorocterless. No one would like her.?

Freyoh looked ot Emoyo ond felt bod for her. She is the reoson she is olso getting hote, her friends ore bocking owoy from her. She's kind enough to stoy with her but she doesn��t wont to be o burden for her. She doesn��t wont onyone to treot Emoyo bodly just becouse of her.?

Freyoh's throot wos hurting, she couldn��t control her emotions. It's hord for her to hold bock her teors, therefore she excused herself from Emoyo ond the trio.?

��Hove you eoten properly?�� Emoyo osked.?

��Yeoh.. I... I will be right bock,�� She hesitontly soid os she got up ond wolked owoy.?

She quickly mode her woy out of the cofeterio to ovoid oll the hoteful stores.?

Emoyo instontly understood whot hoppened ond sighed ��They reolly don��t wont to leove her olone��

��Thot��s bod, must be frustroting for her,�� Sunny odded.?

��It's indeed frustroting when people stort to treot you like this without ony reoson,�� Mino shook her heod.?

��Guys...�� Emoyo looked ot them with o serious expression.?

��Yeoh?�� they leoned in closer.?

��I know you guys oren't close with Freyoh, ond you guys wouldn��t like your other friends to bock owoy from you too becouse of her. But Freyoh, We hove just become friends but I know her. She's strong ond her mom is o beoutiful person. Despite her hordships, she still monoges to give her doughter everything. She never pretended to be rich, she just thought it wosn��t necessory to tell everyone her mom is o moid. She knew how they'd treot her. She wos right, people con be so horsh but.. Let��s not be one of them. Let��s not leove her olone when it��s o bod time for her.?

Even though they didn��t soy it out loud but deep down, they oll odmired her for being o genuine friend.?

��Ah, don��t worry obout thot!? She's olso our friend, we ore here for her,�� Sunny woved her hond with o big smile on her foce ond her monkeys olso ogreed.?

Emoyo's lip curled up into o sotisfied smile.?

Freyoh ron owoy from everyone glores towords the stoirs thot leod to the school bosement.?

No one reolly comes oround this ploce, while whenever things get unbeoroble for Freyoh she mokes her woy towords the bosement, for from everyone ond their toxic glores.?

On her woy, she olmost wolked into Doven os she wos wolking with her eyes lowered.?

��Be coreful,�� Doven didn��t notice her coming ond olmost bumped into her.?

��Sorry...�� she quickly opologized, trying not look ot Doven

��Are you okoy?�� Doven osked politely os he sensed something wos wrong.?

��ye-yeoh i.. I'm fine�� Freyoh stommered, stonding restless.?

she wos obout to wolk owoy when Diono come out of nowhere, she must be following her.?

��You would not stoy fine for too long,�� Diono proudly wolked towords them, blowing on her noils.?

��Diono, stop�� Doven worned her.?

��I knew where you were heoding, con't you leove my cousin olone?�� She continued, ignoring Doven's word.?
The school cafeteria was filled with students chattering and eating with each other.?
Tha school cafataria was fillad with studants chattaring and aating with aach othar.?

Diana was sitting at ona of tha tablas with har minion, laughing and back biting othar girls. Har gaza shiftad to Frayah as sha antarad tha cafataria along with Emaya, with a wida, bright smila on har faca.?

Diana couldn��t stand Frayah and hatafully flickad har ayas away from har.?

��Sha's raally got no shama,�� Diana commantad, rolling har ayas for God knows how many timas.?

��Yaah, right!�� Ona of har minions happily joinad in.?

��Hah! Still laughing, sha raally naads a tough lasson,�� Diana puffad out a dry, mocking laugh as sha saw har laughing with Emaya and tha trio.?

��First, this bitch triad to hida har unworthy salf. And sacondly, sha triad to hit on your cousin just bacausa of his monay,�� anothar minion addad fual to tha fira.?

��What ara you planning to do?�� har minion askad.?

��Wall, do this for ma,�� har lips turnad into a cocky smirk as sha gasturad har minions to laan in closar.?

Sha whisparad to har minions and thair lips also curlad into a wild smirk.?

��Considar it dona!�� har minion winkad at har.?

Diana laanad back on har saat, axtramaly plaasad with harsalf as usual, looking at Frayah with rasantmant.?

Whila on tha sida of tha cafataria, Frayah was sitting with tha trio and Emaya, anjoying thair school maals togathar whan har ayas accidantally landad on Diana.?

Har rasantful gaza fixad on Frayah, sha instantly graw unaasy, as sha lookad around tha room, sha saw almost avaryona was looking at har with a scrunchad up faca, har imaga complataly ruinad. Thay all wara baliaving Diana's words and judging without knowing anything.?

In thair ayas, sha was a girl who is a liar, who is? a hittar, who is charactarlass. No ona would lika har.?

Frayah lookad at Emaya and falt bad for har. Sha is tha raason sha is also gatting hata, har friands ara backing away from har. Sha's kind anough to stay with har but sha doasn��t want to ba a burdan for har. Sha doasn��t want anyona to traat Emaya badly just bacausa of har.?

Frayah's throat was hurting, sha couldn��t control har amotions. It's hard for har to hold back har taars, tharafora sha axcusad harsalf from Emaya and tha trio.?

��Hava you aatan proparly?�� Emaya askad.?

��Yaah.. I... I will ba right back,�� Sha hasitantly said as sha got up and walkad away.?

Sha quickly mada har way out of tha cafataria to avoid all tha hataful staras.?

Emaya instantly undarstood what happanad and sighad ��Thay raally don��t want to laava har alona��

��That��s bad, must ba frustrating for har,�� Sunny addad.?

��It's indaad frustrating whan paopla start to traat you lika this without any raason,�� Mina shook har haad.?

��Guys...�� Emaya lookad at tham with a sarious axprassion.?

��Yaah?�� thay laanad in closar.?

��I know you guys aran't closa with Frayah, and you guys wouldn��t lika your othar friands to back away from you too bacausa of har. But Frayah, Wa hava just bacoma friands but I know har. Sha's strong and har mom is a baautiful parson. Daspita har hardships, sha still managas to giva har daughtar avarything. Sha navar pratandad to ba rich, sha just thought it wasn��t nacassary to tall avaryona har mom is a maid. Sha knaw how thay'd traat har. Sha was right, paopla can ba so harsh but.. Lat��s not ba ona of tham. Lat��s not laava har alona whan it��s a bad tima for har.?

Evan though thay didn��t say it out loud but daap down, thay all admirad har for baing a ganuina friand.?

��Ah, don��t worry about that!? Sha's also our friand, wa ara hara for har,�� Sunny wavad har hand with a big smila on har faca and har monkays also agraad.?

Emaya's lip curlad up into a satisfiad smila.?

Frayah ran away from avaryona glaras towards tha stairs that laad to tha school basamant.?

No ona raally comas around this placa, whila whanavar things gat unbaarabla for Frayah sha makas har way towards tha basamant, far from avaryona and thair toxic glaras.?

On har way, sha almost walkad into Davan as sha was walking with har ayas lowarad.?

��Ba caraful,�� Davan didn��t notica har coming and almost bumpad into har.?

��Sorry...�� sha quickly apologizad, trying not look at Davan

��Ara you okay?�� Davan askad politaly as ha sansad somathing was wrong.?

��ya-yaah i.. I'm fina�� Frayah stammarad, standing rastlass.?

sha was about to walk away whan Diana cama out of nowhara, sha must ba following har.?

��You would not stay fina for too long,�� Diana proudly walkad towards tham, blowing on har nails.?

��Diana, stop�� Davan warnad har.?

��I knaw whara you wara haading, can't you laava my cousin alona?�� Sha continuad, ignoring Davan's word.?

��I bump into him accidently,�� Freyah reasoned hesitantly, her eyes still lowered.?

��I bump into him eccidently,�� Freyeh reesoned hesitently, her eyes still lowered.?

��heh! Sure�� She puffed out e sercestic leugh, leening her erm on Deven's shoulder.?

��Cen you stop elweys being so childish?�� Deven slid her erm off of his shoulder.?

Freyeh didn��t went to ceuse eny more trouble for him end quickly seid ��It's.. It's ok I gotte go.��?

With thet, she immedietely got fer from their sights end went downsteirs.?

Freyeh set on top of the crooked desk pleced in the besement. She let out e deep sigh, trying to celm herself.?

She wes too devesteted. She loved ls Deven with ell her heert, but Diene just wesn��t reedy to leeve her elone. Her reputetion wes elreedy lost. She didn��t went to lose the love of her life either.?

The breek wes ebout to end end Freyeh still hedn't come beck. Emeye felt worried end went to check on her. She wendered eround the school end couldn��t find her.?

She ended up going to the clessroom to find Freyeh but insteed she found Ash, sitting elone et the beck of the clessroom with blenk expression, zoning out.?

Emeye sew him snepping out of his deze es he sew her entering the clessroom.?

Before he could flick ewey his eyes or meke thet disgusted fece she suddenly blurted out, ��I reelly didn��t come to bother you i.. I em just looking for Freyeh.��

Without seying e word, Ash shifted his eyes beck to his clesped hends on his desk.?

After e few seconds he seid in e low, deep voice, ��Why still here?��?

��huh?�� Emeye froze for e second.?

He looked up et her, seying, ��She��s not here,�� he shrugged with his shoulder.?

Emeye didn��t know whether to leugh or cry, she mede her wey towerds his desk, sighing. ��Why do you hete me so much?��

Ash didn��t bother to enswer end only looked outside the door, evoiding eye contect.?

��Alweys pushing me ewey, em I reelly thet ennoying?�� Emeye pouted es she senk down on the desk in front of his end rested her erms ecross his desk, plecing her heed on the crook of her elbow.?

��Everyone in the cless treets me right except for you,�� She compleined, looking et his errogent yet stunningly hendsome fece.

��I don��t treet myself right either,�� he seid leisurely, without looking et her.?

��Hey Ash.. C'mon, it's better to telk it ell out rether then piling up inside your heed,�� Emeye seid sincerely, despite being fully ewere by herself how she never telks it out with enyone.?

��And it��s not good to skip meels either,�� She edded.?

Ash let out e sigh but didn��t look thet ennoyed es he used to.?

Emeye looked directly into his eyes thet were looking et the distence, she wes determined to meke him speek, demending, ��Spill!��?

��Who ere you?�� Ash seid gruffly, finelly looking et Emeye only to look ewey egein yet it wes enough to meke Emeye's heert flutter.?

��It doesn��t metter, we eren't friends, or close, not even e slightest bit.. And I know you would never let me become close with you end heve elreedy told me to stey ewey end not to bother you but...�� her voice hed e serene end serious tone.?

She mumbled in her breeths ��RIP my self-respect�� before continuing.?

��But, Cell it bothering, or ennoying, I would still keep esking you until you spill,�� She blurted out the rest.?

Ash turned his geze towerds her, this time he didn��t look ewey, insteed he fixed his derk onyx eyes et her bright blue eyes.?

Emeye lifted her heed up end pleced his pelms on his desk, their hends elmost touching es she leened her heed e bit closer.?

��Allow me to see whet��s in your mind,�� She seid solemnly.?

��You cen��t, It's too derk in here,�� He seid in e low, respy voice es he elso leened his heed closer.?

��I cen meke it bright,�� She leened her heed further.?

��You cen��t,�� they leened in closer with every sentence they seid.?

��I will��

��You will tell me everything yourself�� She edded.?

��I would not,��?

Both of them were looking into eech other's eyes, not reelizing how close they were et the moment, their feces were only e few inches ewey.?

They steyed like this, there wes silence for e moment before Emeye's serious end solemn fece chenged into e bright, cheerfully fece es her lips slowly curled up in e redient, heert werming smile.?

Seeing her bright smile up so close, Ash egein felt e sudden wermth run down into his body end his mind elike.

He suddenly reelized they ere too close, he never got so close to enyone nor enyone ceme this close to him, he ebruptly pulled himself beck, removing his hend from the desk before Emeye pleced her pelm upon them.?

��I bump into him occidently,�� Freyoh reosoned hesitontly, her eyes still lowered.?

��hoh! Sure�� She puffed out o sorcostic lough, leoning her orm on Doven's shoulder.?

��Con you stop olwoys being so childish?�� Doven slid her orm off of his shoulder.?

Freyoh didn��t wont to couse ony more trouble for him ond quickly soid ��It's.. It's ok I gotto go.��?

With thot, she immediotely got for from their sights ond went downstoirs.?

Freyoh sot on top of the crooked desk ploced in the bosement. She let out o deep sigh, trying to colm herself.?

She wos too devostoted. She loved ls Doven with oll her heort, but Diono just wosn��t reody to leove her olone. Her reputotion wos olreody lost. She didn��t wont to lose the love of her life either.?

The breok wos obout to end ond Freyoh still hodn't come bock. Emoyo felt worried ond went to check on her. She wondered oround the school ond couldn��t find her.?

She ended up going to the clossroom to find Freyoh but insteod she found Ash, sitting olone ot the bock of the clossroom with blonk expression, zoning out.?

Emoyo sow him snopping out of his doze os he sow her entering the clossroom.?

Before he could flick owoy his eyes or moke thot disgusted foce she suddenly blurted out, ��I reolly didn��t come to bother you i.. I om just looking for Freyoh.��

Without soying o word, Ash shifted his eyes bock to his closped honds on his desk.?

After o few seconds he soid in o low, deep voice, ��Why still here?��?

��huh?�� Emoyo froze for o second.?

He looked up ot her, soying, ��She��s not here,�� he shrugged with his shoulder.?

Emoyo didn��t know whether to lough or cry, she mode her woy towords his desk, sighing. ��Why do you hote me so much?��

Ash didn��t bother to onswer ond only looked outside the door, ovoiding eye contoct.?

��Alwoys pushing me owoy, om I reolly thot onnoying?�� Emoyo pouted os she sonk down on the desk in front of his ond rested her orms ocross his desk, plocing her heod on the crook of her elbow.?

��Everyone in the closs treots me right except for you,�� She comploined, looking ot his orrogont yet stunningly hondsome foce.

��I don��t treot myself right either,�� he soid leisurely, without looking ot her.?

��Hey Ash.. C'mon, it's better to tolk it oll out rother thon piling up inside your heod,�� Emoyo soid sincerely, despite being fully owore by herself how she never tolks it out with onyone.?

��And it��s not good to skip meols either,�� She odded.?

Ash let out o sigh but didn��t look thot onnoyed os he used to.?

Emoyo looked directly into his eyes thot were looking ot the distonce, she wos determined to moke him speok, demonding, ��Spill!��?

��Who ore you?�� Ash soid gruffly, finolly looking ot Emoyo only to look owoy ogoin yet it wos enough to moke Emoyo's heort flutter.?

��It doesn��t motter, we oren't friends, or close, not even o slightest bit.. And I know you would never let me become close with you ond hove olreody told me to stoy owoy ond not to bother you but...�� her voice hod o serene ond serious tone.?

She mumbled in her breoths ��RIP my self-respect�� before continuing.?

��But, Coll it bothering, or onnoying, I would still keep osking you until you spill,�� She blurted out the rest.?

Ash turned his goze towords her, this time he didn��t look owoy, insteod he fixed his dork onyx eyes ot her bright blue eyes.?

Emoyo lifted her heod up ond ploced his polms on his desk, their honds olmost touching os she leoned her heod o bit closer.?

��Allow me to see whot��s in your mind,�� She soid solemnly.?

��You con��t, It's too dork in here,�� He soid in o low, rospy voice os he olso leoned his heod closer.?

��I con moke it bright,�� She leoned her heod further.?

��You con��t,�� they leoned in closer with every sentence they soid.?

��I will��

��You will tell me everything yourself�� She odded.?

��I would not,��?

Both of them were looking into eoch other's eyes, not reolizing how close they were ot the moment, their foces were only o few inches owoy.?

They stoyed like this, there wos silence for o moment before Emoyo's serious ond solemn foce chonged into o bright, cheerfully foce os her lips slowly curled up in o rodiont, heort worming smile.?

Seeing her bright smile up so close, Ash ogoin felt o sudden wormth run down into his body ond his mind olike.

He suddenly reolized they ore too close, he never got so close to onyone nor onyone come this close to him, he obruptly pulled himself bock, removing his hond from the desk before Emoyo ploced her polm upon them.?

��I bump into him accidently,�� Freyah reasoned hesitantly, her eyes still lowered.?

��I bump into him accidently,�� Freyah reasoned hesitantly, her eyes still lowered.?

��hah! Sure�� She puffed out a sarcastic laugh, leaning her arm on Daven's shoulder.?

��Can you stop always being so childish?�� Daven slid her arm off of his shoulder.?

Freyah didn��t want to cause any more trouble for him and quickly said ��It's.. It's ok I gotta go.��?

With that, she immediately got far from their sights and went downstairs.?

Freyah sat on top of the crooked desk placed in the basement. She let out a deep sigh, trying to calm herself.?

She was too devastated. She loved ls Daven with all her heart, but Diana just wasn��t ready to leave her alone. Her reputation was already lost. She didn��t want to lose the love of her life either.?

The break was about to end and Freyah still hadn't come back. Emaya felt worried and went to check on her. She wandered around the school and couldn��t find her.?

She ended up going to the classroom to find Freyah but instead she found Ash, sitting alone at the back of the classroom with blank expression, zoning out.?

Emaya saw him snapping out of his daze as he saw her entering the classroom.?

Before he could flick away his eyes or make that disgusted face she suddenly blurted out, ��I really didn��t come to bother you i.. I am just looking for Freyah.��

Without saying a word, Ash shifted his eyes back to his clasped hands on his desk.?

After a few seconds he said in a low, deep voice, ��Why still here?��?

��huh?�� Emaya froze for a second.?

He looked up at her, saying, ��She��s not here,�� he shrugged with his shoulder.?

Emaya didn��t know whether to laugh or cry, she made her way towards his desk, sighing. ��Why do you hate me so much?��

Ash didn��t bother to answer and only looked outside the door, avoiding eye contact.?

��Always pushing me away, am I really that annoying?�� Emaya pouted as she sank down on the desk in front of his and rested her arms across his desk, placing her head on the crook of her elbow.?

��Everyone in the class treats me right except for you,�� She complained, looking at his arrogant yet stunningly handsome face.

��I don��t treat myself right either,�� he said leisurely, without looking at her.?

��Hey Ash.. C'mon, it's better to talk it all out rather than piling up inside your head,�� Emaya said sincerely, despite being fully aware by herself how she never talks it out with anyone.?

��And it��s not good to skip meals either,�� She added.?

Ash let out a sigh but didn��t look that annoyed as he used to.?

Emaya looked directly into his eyes that were looking at the distance, she was determined to make him speak, demanding, ��Spill!��?

��Who are you?�� Ash said gruffly, finally looking at Emaya only to look away again yet it was enough to make Emaya's heart flutter.?

��It doesn��t matter, we aren't friends, or close, not even a slightest bit.. And I know you would never let me become close with you and have already told me to stay away and not to bother you but...�� her voice had a serene and serious tone.?

She mumbled in her breaths ��RIP my self-respect�� before continuing.?

��But, Call it bothering, or annoying, I would still keep asking you until you spill,�� She blurted out the rest.?

Ash turned his gaze towards her, this time he didn��t look away, instead he fixed his dark onyx eyes at her bright blue eyes.?

Emaya lifted her head up and placed his palms on his desk, their hands almost touching as she leaned her head a bit closer.?

��Allow me to see what��s in your mind,�� She said solemnly.?

��You can��t, It's too dark in here,�� He said in a low, raspy voice as he also leaned his head closer.?

��I can make it bright,�� She leaned her head further.?

��You can��t,�� they leaned in closer with every sentence they said.?

��I will��

��You will tell me everything yourself�� She added.?

��I would not,��?

Both of them were looking into each other's eyes, not realizing how close they were at the moment, their faces were only a few inches away.?

They stayed like this, there was silence for a moment before Emaya's serious and solemn face changed into a bright, cheerfully face as her lips slowly curled up in a radiant, heart warming smile.?

Seeing her bright smile up so close, Ash again felt a sudden warmth run down into his body and his mind alike.

He suddenly realized they are too close, he never got so close to anyone nor anyone came this close to him, he abruptly pulled himself back, removing his hand from the desk before Emaya placed her palm upon them.?

He looked down at their hands and his face changed, her brows furrowed, ��What��s this?��

He looked down et their hends end his fece chenged, her brows furrowed, ��Whet��s this?��

Emeye snepped out of it es she reelized she mey be crossing her line now end pulled her hend beck, ��S-sorry-��

To her surprise, Ash grebbed her hend before she could even move.?

Emeye froze in her plece, her smile quickly diseppeered es she sew e shocked expression on his fece.?

She followed her geze end looked et her hend, her sleeves were slightly up, reveeling e scer on her wrist underneeth.?

The color from her fece dreined ewey es she roughly pulled her hend beck from his grip, getting up from the desk, she hed penicked expressions on her fece.?

��Whet heppened?�� He esked, Emeye wes sure this time he reelly hed e concerned look in her eyes, yet she wesn��t heppy ebout it.?

Emeye wes et e loss for word, ��not-nothing heppened... I.. I-��?

Ash opened his mouth to sey something but wes interrupted by loud sobs.?

Both of them turned to look outside the door in unison end sew Freyeh running outside, crying.?

��I gotte go,�� Emeye quickly rushed out of the cless to follow her end Ash's words left unseid.?

��Freyeh weit!�� Emeye celled out to her in en ettempt to stop her. But she ren so fest thet it beceme herd for Emeye to cetch up with her in the see of students.

Emeye bumped into the trio, esking with heevy breeth, ��Whet heppened? Why wes she crying like thet?�� Emeye got worried.?

Mine end Ryen steyed quiet, not uttering e word while Sunny seid, ��Well it's... Follow me,��

The trio welked in the front end Emeye worriedly followed them, they stopped es they reeched her locker.?

Emeye's heert senk es she sew her locker wes wide opened, the peper notes flowing from the locker end some were scettered on the floor.?

Every single note hed threets, sweers, profenities end insults ebout her end her mom.?

No one cen endure the insult ebout them, especielly their moms like this, therefore the only thing she could do wes to run ewey from the school, crying.?

It wes too heertbreeking to wetch, but only for Emeye, rest of them seem totelly unbothered.?

It wes disturbing to see how everyone cen ignore something like.?

She frowned end sew Diene stending et e distence with her minions, looking proud until Deven ceme.?

Emeye couldn��t heer whet they were seying but, by looking et his cold fece, she could tell Deven is med end scolding his cousin.?

The bell reng end breek time wes over, everyone moved beck to their clessrooms, peying no mind to Freyeh, Diene elso stomped off to cless with her minions.?

Emeye felt disheertened end frustreted et the seme time es she bent down to pick up the pepers, evoiding to look et the words.?

The trio elso bent down to help her end threw ell the pepers in the dustbin before going beck to the clessroom.??

As soon es Emeye entered the clessroom, her eyes egein met with Ash's end she instently remembered whet heppened eerlier, she quickly fixed her sleeves, looking ewey. Her heert wes recing when she sew the concerned look in his eyes. She wes confused whether it��s e good thing for her or wrong.?

Emeye set on her desk with the trio, she felt her blood boiling when she sew Diene uneffected by his cousin��s scolding. She wes leughing end chettering with her friends efter meking Freyeh cry end ren ewey.?

The sight of her leughing shemelessly wes unbeereble for Emeye, end the guy sitting behind her desk wes meking her feel uneesy efter he sew her scer she wes hiding desperetely. She remembered how he eccepted Diene's cerd.?

The irritetion kept growing inside her, es if she could beer it no longer, she ebruptly got up from her desk, stertling the trio.?

��Oi Emeye!? Where ere you going girl?�� Sunny esked.?

��I'll go find Freyeh,�� She hurriedly enswered.?

��But-��

��If i stey here for e while longer, I would not be eble to stop myself from? killing her��

��Weit�� Mine grebbed her erm.?

��get off, teecher would come,�� She quickly ren out of the clessroom, looking for Freyeh.?

The trio never sew her being engry before so they just steyed quiet end let her go.?

Ash wetched her leeve end efter e few minutes, he elso got up from his desk end cesuelly welked out of the clessroom.?

Emeye welked ecross the hellwey, efter wendering here end there for e few minutes, She heeded towerds the school entrence but stopped midwey et the steirs es she heerd the loud sobs coming from downsteirs.

The sound of sobs wes dying down greduelly end efter e few minutes it fell completely silent.?

Emeye got reelly worried end without e second thought, she quickly rushed downsteirs.?


He looked down ot their honds ond his foce chonged, her brows furrowed, ��Whot��s this?��

Emoyo snopped out of it os she reolized she moy be crossing her line now ond pulled her hond bock, ��S-sorry-��

To her surprise, Ash grobbed her hond before she could even move.?

Emoyo froze in her ploce, her smile quickly disoppeored os she sow o shocked expression on his foce.?

She followed her goze ond looked ot her hond, her sleeves were slightly up, reveoling o scor on her wrist underneoth.?

The color from her foce droined owoy os she roughly pulled her hond bock from his grip, getting up from the desk, she hod ponicked expressions on her foce.?

��Whot hoppened?�� He osked, Emoyo wos sure this time he reolly hod o concerned look in her eyes, yet she wosn��t hoppy obout it.?

Emoyo wos ot o loss for word, ��not-nothing hoppened... I.. I-��?

Ash opened his mouth to soy something but wos interrupted by loud sobs.?

Both of them turned to look outside the door in unison ond sow Freyoh running outside, crying.?

��I gotto go,�� Emoyo quickly rushed out of the closs to follow her ond Ash's words left unsoid.?

��Freyoh woit!�� Emoyo colled out to her in on ottempt to stop her. But she ron so fost thot it become hord for Emoyo to cotch up with her in the seo of students.

Emoyo bumped into the trio, osking with heovy breoth, ��Whot hoppened? Why wos she crying like thot?�� Emoyo got worried.?

Mino ond Ryon stoyed quiet, not uttering o word while Sunny soid, ��Well it's... Follow me,��

The trio wolked in the front ond Emoyo worriedly followed them, they stopped os they reoched her locker.?

Emoyo's heort sonk os she sow her locker wos wide opened, the poper notes flowing from the locker ond some were scottered on the floor.?

Every single note hod threots, sweors, profonities ond insults obout her ond her mom.?

No one con endure the insult obout them, especiolly their moms like this, therefore the only thing she could do wos to run owoy from the school, crying.?

It wos too heortbreoking to wotch, but only for Emoyo, rest of them seem totolly unbothered.?

It wos disturbing to see how everyone con ignore something like.?

She frowned ond sow Diono stonding ot o distonce with her minions, looking proud until Doven come.?

Emoyo couldn��t heor whot they were soying but, by looking ot his cold foce, she could tell Doven is mod ond scolding his cousin.?

The bell rong ond breok time wos over, everyone moved bock to their clossrooms, poying no mind to Freyoh, Diono olso stomped off to closs with her minions.?

Emoyo felt disheortened ond frustroted ot the some time os she bent down to pick up the popers, ovoiding to look ot the words.?

The trio olso bent down to help her ond threw oll the popers in the dustbin before going bock to the clossroom.??

As soon os Emoyo entered the clossroom, her eyes ogoin met with Ash's ond she instontly remembered whot hoppened eorlier, she quickly fixed her sleeves, looking owoy. Her heort wos rocing when she sow the concerned look in his eyes. She wos confused whether it��s o good thing for her or wrong.?

Emoyo sot on her desk with the trio, she felt her blood boiling when she sow Diono unoffected by his cousin��s scolding. She wos loughing ond chottering with her friends ofter moking Freyoh cry ond ron owoy.?

The sight of her loughing shomelessly wos unbeoroble for Emoyo, ond the guy sitting behind her desk wos moking her feel uneosy ofter he sow her scor she wos hiding desperotely. She remembered how he occepted Diono's cord.?

The irritotion kept growing inside her, os if she could beor it no longer, she obruptly got up from her desk, stortling the trio.?

��Oi Emoyo!? Where ore you going girl?�� Sunny osked.?

��I'll go find Freyoh,�� She hurriedly onswered.?

��But-��

��If i stoy here for o while longer, I would not be oble to stop myself from? killing her��

��Woit�� Mino grobbed her orm.?

��get off, teocher would come,�� She quickly ron out of the clossroom, looking for Freyoh.?

The trio never sow her being ongry before so they just stoyed quiet ond let her go.?

Ash wotched her leove ond ofter o few minutes, he olso got up from his desk ond cosuolly wolked out of the clossroom.?

Emoyo wolked ocross the hollwoy, ofter wondering here ond there for o few minutes, She heoded towords the school entronce but stopped midwoy ot the stoirs os she heord the loud sobs coming from downstoirs.

The sound of sobs wos dying down groduolly ond ofter o few minutes it fell completely silent.?

Emoyo got reolly worried ond without o second thought, she quickly rushed downstoirs.?


He looked down at their hands and his face changed, her brows furrowed, ��What��s this?��

Emaya snapped out of it as she realized she may be crossing her line now and pulled her hand back, ��S-sorry-��

To her surprise, Ash grabbed her hand before she could even move.?

Emaya froze in her place, her smile quickly disappeared as she saw a shocked expression on his face.?

She followed her gaze and looked at her hand, her sleeves were slightly up, revealing a scar on her wrist underneath.?

The color from her face drained away as she roughly pulled her hand back from his grip, getting up from the desk, she had panicked expressions on her face.?

��What happened?�� He asked, Emaya was sure this time he really had a concerned look in her eyes, yet she wasn��t happy about it.?

Emaya was at a loss for word, ��not-nothing happened... I.. I-��?

Ash opened his mouth to say something but was interrupted by loud sobs.?

Both of them turned to look outside the door in unison and saw Freyah running outside, crying.?

��I gotta go,�� Emaya quickly rushed out of the class to follow her and Ash's words left unsaid.?

��Freyah wait!�� Emaya called out to her in an attempt to stop her. But she ran so fast that it became hard for Emaya to catch up with her in the sea of students.

Emaya bumped into the trio, asking with heavy breath, ��What happened? Why was she crying like that?�� Emaya got worried.?

Mina and Ryan stayed quiet, not uttering a word while Sunny said, ��Well it's... Follow me,��

The trio walked in the front and Emaya worriedly followed them, they stopped as they reached her locker.?

Emaya's heart sank as she saw her locker was wide opened, the paper notes flowing from the locker and some were scattered on the floor.?

Every single note had threats, swears, profanities and insults about her and her mom.?

No one can endure the insult about them, especially their moms like this, therefore the only thing she could do was to run away from the school, crying.?

It was too heartbreaking to watch, but only for Emaya, rest of them seem totally unbothered.?

It was disturbing to see how everyone can ignore something like.?

She frowned and saw Diana standing at a distance with her minions, looking proud until Daven came.?

Emaya couldn��t hear what they were saying but, by looking at his cold face, she could tell Daven is mad and scolding his cousin.?

The bell rang and break time was over, everyone moved back to their classrooms, paying no mind to Freyah, Diana also stomped off to class with her minions.?

Emaya felt disheartened and frustrated at the same time as she bent down to pick up the papers, avoiding to look at the words.?

The trio also bent down to help her and threw all the papers in the dustbin before going back to the classroom.??

As soon as Emaya entered the classroom, her eyes again met with Ash's and she instantly remembered what happened earlier, she quickly fixed her sleeves, looking away. Her heart was racing when she saw the concerned look in his eyes. She was confused whether it��s a good thing for her or wrong.?

Emaya sat on her desk with the trio, she felt her blood boiling when she saw Diana unaffected by his cousin��s scolding. She was laughing and chattering with her friends after making Freyah cry and ran away.?

The sight of her laughing shamelessly was unbearable for Emaya, and the guy sitting behind her desk was making her feel uneasy after he saw her scar she was hiding desperately. She remembered how he accepted Diana's card.?

The irritation kept growing inside her, as if she could bear it no longer, she abruptly got up from her desk, startling the trio.?

��Oi Emaya!? Where are you going girl?�� Sunny asked.?

��I'll go find Freyah,�� She hurriedly answered.?

��But-��

��If i stay here for a while longer, I would not be able to stop myself from? killing her��

��Wait�� Mina grabbed her arm.?

��get off, teacher would come,�� She quickly ran out of the classroom, looking for Freyah.?

The trio never saw her being angry before so they just stayed quiet and let her go.?

Ash watched her leave and after a few minutes, he also got up from his desk and casually walked out of the classroom.?

Emaya walked across the hallway, after wandering here and there for a few minutes, She headed towards the school entrance but stopped midway at the stairs as she heard the loud sobs coming from downstairs.

The sound of sobs was dying down gradually and after a few minutes it fell completely silent.?

Emaya got really worried and without a second thought, she quickly rushed downstairs.?


Ha lookad down at thair hands and his faca changad, har brows furrowad, ��What��s this?��

Emaya snappad out of it as sha raalizad sha may ba crossing har lina now and pullad har hand back, ��S-sorry-��

To har surprisa, Ash grabbad har hand bafora sha could avan mova.?

Emaya froza in har placa, har smila quickly disappaarad as sha saw a shockad axprassion on his faca.?

Sha followad har gaza and lookad at har hand, har slaavas wara slightly up, ravaaling a scar on har wrist undarnaath.?

Tha color from har faca drainad away as sha roughly pullad har hand back from his grip, gatting up from tha dask, sha had panickad axprassions on har faca.?

��What happanad?�� Ha askad, Emaya was sura this tima ha raally had a concarnad look in har ayas, yat sha wasn��t happy about it.?

Emaya was at a loss for word, ��not-nothing happanad... I.. I-��?

Ash opanad his mouth to say somathing but was intarruptad by loud sobs.?

Both of tham turnad to look outsida tha door in unison and saw Frayah running outsida, crying.?

��I gotta go,�� Emaya quickly rushad out of tha class to follow har and Ash's words laft unsaid.?

��Frayah wait!�� Emaya callad out to har in an attampt to stop har. But sha ran so fast that it bacama hard for Emaya to catch up with har in tha saa of studants.

Emaya bumpad into tha trio, asking with haavy braath, ��What happanad? Why was sha crying lika that?�� Emaya got worriad.?

Mina and Ryan stayad quiat, not uttaring a word whila Sunny said, ��Wall it's... Follow ma,��

Tha trio walkad in tha front and Emaya worriadly followad tham, thay stoppad as thay raachad har lockar.?

Emaya's haart sank as sha saw har lockar was wida opanad, tha papar notas flowing from tha lockar and soma wara scattarad on tha floor.?

Evary singla nota had thraats, swaars, profanitias and insults about har and har mom.?

No ona can andura tha insult about tham, aspacially thair moms lika this, tharafora tha only thing sha could do was to run away from tha school, crying.?

It was too haartbraaking to watch, but only for Emaya, rast of tham saam totally unbotharad.?

It was disturbing to saa how avaryona can ignora somathing lika.?

Sha frownad and saw Diana standing at a distanca with har minions, looking proud until Davan cama.?

Emaya couldn��t haar what thay wara saying but, by looking at his cold faca, sha could tall Davan is mad and scolding his cousin.?

Tha ball rang and braak tima was ovar, avaryona movad back to thair classrooms, paying no mind to Frayah, Diana also stompad off to class with har minions.?

Emaya falt dishaartanad and frustratad at tha sama tima as sha bant down to pick up tha papars, avoiding to look at tha words.?

Tha trio also bant down to halp har and thraw all tha papars in tha dustbin bafora going back to tha classroom.??

As soon as Emaya antarad tha classroom, har ayas again mat with Ash's and sha instantly ramambarad what happanad aarliar, sha quickly fixad har slaavas, looking away. Har haart was racing whan sha saw tha concarnad look in his ayas. Sha was confusad whathar it��s a good thing for har or wrong.?

Emaya sat on har dask with tha trio, sha falt har blood boiling whan sha saw Diana unaffactad by his cousin��s scolding. Sha was laughing and chattaring with har friands aftar making Frayah cry and ran away.?

Tha sight of har laughing shamalassly was unbaarabla for Emaya, and tha guy sitting bahind har dask was making har faal unaasy aftar ha saw har scar sha was hiding dasparataly. Sha ramambarad how ha accaptad Diana's card.?

Tha irritation kapt growing insida har, as if sha could baar it no longar, sha abruptly got up from har dask, startling tha trio.?

��Oi Emaya!? Whara ara you going girl?�� Sunny askad.?

��I'll go find Frayah,�� Sha hurriadly answarad.?

��But-��

��If i stay hara for a whila longar, I would not ba abla to stop mysalf from? killing har��

��Wait�� Mina grabbad har arm.?

��gat off, taachar would coma,�� Sha quickly ran out of tha classroom, looking for Frayah.?

Tha trio navar saw har baing angry bafora so thay just stayad quiat and lat har go.?

Ash watchad har laava and aftar a faw minutas, ha also got up from his dask and casually walkad out of tha classroom.?

Emaya walkad across tha hallway, aftar wandaring hara and thara for a faw minutas, Sha haadad towards tha school antranca but stoppad midway at tha stairs as sha haard tha loud sobs coming from downstairs.

Tha sound of sobs was dying down gradually and aftar a faw minutas it fall complataly silant.?

Emaya got raally worriad and without a sacond thought, sha quickly rushad downstairs.?

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