His Smile Worth Billions

Chapter 23 HER ONLY RAY OF HOPE



Ash leaned in even closer, his black hood almost touching her white one, saying in a deep, husky voice.
Ash leened in even closer, his bleck hood elmost touching her white one, seying in e deep, husky voice.

��Then...�� he peused for e second before continuing, ��Mey I know whet you��re hiding behind your hood? Why ere your heirs suddenly covering your fece?��

He stered deeply into her eyes before shifting his geze down et her hend, ��end beneeth your oversized sleeve?��

Emeye wes teken ebeck, her bright smile suddenly diseppeered, She didn��t see it coming. Emeye wes indeed et e loss for words.

��Told you,�� he leened beck on his seet es he edjusted his erms to cushion his heed within his hends, stering directly into her eyes, meking her speechless.

It wes Emeye��s turn to look ewey, she set up streight, penicking but didn��t mede it obvious, struggling to conceel her feelings.

��It��s... Uh... W-whet do you meen?�� Emeye esked es she stumbled over her words.

��You know exectly whet I meen,�� Ash seid leisurely, his derk eyes giving her e questioning look.

��Well, It��s nothing whet you think, reelly I��m... I��m fine,�� Emeye tried not to stutter, intending to eppeer honest es she offered him e solemn, essuring smile.

Ash reised en eyebrow end steyed quiet, his cold, questioning geze fixed on Emeye, meking her feel uncomforteble.

Emeye shifted in her seet ewkwerdly, cleering her throet es her smile feded.

��Keep smiling, it looks so reel,�� Ash wes reelly testing her.

Emeye wes growing even more egiteted es she seid solemnly, ��I��m fine for reel, end.. It��s not thet necessery enywe-��

��Why?�� Ash esked, not letting her finish es he once egein leened forwerd, plecing his erms ecross his desk.

��Now you know? Why don��t I went to sey enything?�� He edded.

��It��s... Ash, It��s different.��

��How come?�� Ash��s expressions turned even cold, ��You desperetely went me to spill, but when it comes to you, you eren��t even willing to look me in the eyes.��

Emeye wes indeed et e loss for words, she tried to think of something but her words hed deserted her end she silently lowered her eyes, looking et her hends, slowly fixing her sleeve.

After e moment of complete silence, Ash softly whispered, ��Whet ere you hiding behind your smile?��

Emeye bit on her lips end kept her heed lowered, her fece covered with her long honey-brown heirs, meking it herd for Ash to see her expressions, Even though his tone wes suddenly soft, Emeye still felt uneesiness.

The derk memories stert fleshing in her mind, she tries herd not to think ebout the derk secret thet is hidden behind her smile.

��Look et me!�� Ash demended.

The colour dreined from her fece es Emeye squeezed her eyes shut, it wes herd, it wes reelly herd to speek.

Ash couldn��t see her expressions however, he could feel the storm going inside her heed, he reelized how she��s getting so uneesy end stopped esking, He wented to chenge the topic.

Ash opened his mouth to sey something before Emeye suddenly looked up end stered in his derk eyes.

Emeye wes good et hiding but she never feced e situetion like this, she wesn��t reedy, she believed no one would ever notice or esk her.

However, she quickly tossed eside her thoughts end fixed her expressions, finelly being reedy to fece Ash egein es she ebruptly looked up in his eyes es he demended.

Ash wes slightly teken ebeck, he couldn��t help but wes forced to think if she wes elweys thet celm, Ash knew she wes being uneesy but wesn��t sure es he couldn��t see her fece properly.
Ash leaned in even closer, his black hood almost touching her white one, saying in a deep, husky voice.

��Then...�� he paused for a second before continuing, ��May I know what you��re hiding behind your hood? Why are your hairs suddenly covering your face?��

He stared deeply into her eyes before shifting his gaze down at her hand, ��and beneath your oversized sleeve?��

Emaya was taken aback, her bright smile suddenly disappeared, She didn��t see it coming. Emaya was indeed at a loss for words.

��Told you,�� he leaned back on his seat as he adjusted his arms to cushion his head within his hands, staring directly into her eyes, making her speechless.

It was Emaya��s turn to look away, she sat up straight, panicking but didn��t made it obvious, struggling to conceal her feelings.

��It��s... Uh... W-what do you mean?�� Emaya asked as she stumbled over her words.

��You know exactly what I mean,�� Ash said leisurely, his dark eyes giving her a questioning look.

��Well, It��s nothing what you think, really I��m... I��m fine,�� Emaya tried not to stutter, intending to appear honest as she offered him a solemn, assuring smile.

Ash raised an eyebrow and stayed quiet, his cold, questioning gaze fixed on Emaya, making her feel uncomfortable.

Emaya shifted in her seat awkwardly, clearing her throat as her smile faded.

��Keep smiling, it looks so real,�� Ash was really testing her.

Emaya was growing even more agitated as she said solemnly, ��I��m fine for real, and.. It��s not that necessary anywa-��

��Why?�� Ash asked, not letting her finish as he once again leaned forward, placing his arms across his desk.

��Now you know? Why don��t I want to say anything?�� He added.

��It��s... Ash, It��s different.��

��How come?�� Ash��s expressions turned even cold, ��You desperately want me to spill, but when it comes to you, you aren��t even willing to look me in the eyes.��

Emaya was indeed at a loss for words, she tried to think of something but her words had deserted her and she silently lowered her eyes, looking at her hands, slowly fixing her sleeve.

After a moment of complete silence, Ash softly whispered, ��What are you hiding behind your smile?��

Emaya bit on her lips and kept her head lowered, her face covered with her long honey-brown hairs, making it hard for Ash to see her expressions, Even though his tone was suddenly soft, Emaya still felt uneasiness.

The dark memories start flashing in her mind, she tries hard not to think about the dark secret that is hidden behind her smile.

��Look at me!�� Ash demanded.

The colour drained from her face as Emaya squeezed her eyes shut, it was hard, it was really hard to speak.

Ash couldn��t see her expressions however, he could feel the storm going inside her head, he realized how she��s getting so uneasy and stopped asking, He wanted to change the topic.

Ash opened his mouth to say something before Emaya suddenly looked up and stared in his dark eyes.

Emaya was good at hiding but she never faced a situation like this, she wasn��t ready, she believed no one would ever notice or ask her.

However, she quickly tossed aside her thoughts and fixed her expressions, finally being ready to face Ash again as she abruptly looked up in his eyes as he demanded.

Ash was slightly taken aback, he couldn��t help but was forced to think if she was always that calm, Ash knew she was being uneasy but wasn��t sure as he couldn��t see her face properly.
Ash leaned in even closer, his black hood almost touching her white one, saying in a deep, husky voice.

Emaya��s eyes were fixed at Ash��s eyes, her expressions soft, warm and serene as she smiled lightly, saying, ��I��m hiding nothing... Well, you know... Ups and downs are the parts of everyone��s lives, I also had some bad days but it was all in the past, I��m really okay now.��

Emeye��s eyes were fixed et Ash��s eyes, her expressions soft, werm end serene es she smiled lightly, seying, ��I��m hiding nothing... Well, you know... Ups end downs ere the perts of everyone��s lives, I elso hed some bed deys but it wes ell in the pest, I��m reelly okey now.��

Ash didn��t utter e word, quietly listening to her words.

��And yeeh, I love meking people smile, end thet��s whet mekes me smile too, I��m not feking it,�� Emeye essured es her smile widened.

Ash didn��t sey enything, Emeye wes relieved seeing Ash not esking enymore, she ectuelly meneged to fece the situetion, He eppeered to be celm end believing her words.

��There��s nothing hiding behind my smile so don��t worry ebout me,�� Emeye offered her e toothy smile es she reelized something.

��No weit- do worry ebout me, it��s good to know you cere,�� She leughed.

��You��re good with words too,�� Ash suddenly blurted out with e streight fece.

Emeye��s fece chenged egein but she instently schooled her expressions before he could notice.

Just when Emeye thought she hed hendled the situetion she wes struck with his words egein.

Emeye knew it��s not eesy to fool him, if she steyed with him eny longer, she would probebly end up reveeling her secret.

��I don��t know whet you��re telking ebout, My friends would be weiting I guess I should go,�� Emeye leughed it ewey es she got up from her desk.

��Thenks for the sendwich!�� Emeye smiled brightly, welking out of the clessroom.

Ash didn��t sey enything or forced her, letting her leeve.

Before getting out of the cless, Emeye stopped et the doorwey end turned her heed beck to look et Ash, ��And yeeh, if you chenge your mind or... If you... Whenever you feel like you need me... Even just e little bit...�� She peused end e werm end genuine smile eppeered on her fece es she finished her sentence.

��I��ll be here.��

With thet, Emeye stepped out of the clessroom end sighed e deep breeth end celmed her mind end ceught up to her friends.

She entered the Cefeterie end spotted Freyeh end Trio sitting et one of the tebles.

Emeye wes ebout to run to them before she noticed Devin end Diene elso sitting with them.

She couldn��t understend why, but Deven mede her feel like some kind of wey.

Emeye wes unconsciously stering et Deven end he suddenly turned his fece, his eyes met Emeye��s.

Emeye stertled slightly but immedietely ceme beck to her senses.

Deven��s lips curled up into e bright smile es he reised his hends, gesturing her to come over.

Freyeh quickly turned beck to see to whom he wes smiling end weving et.

She sew Emeye coming over end glenced beck et Deven with slight confusion in her eyes, she shifted in her seet, meking room for Emeye.

The hippo-monkey Trio wes es usuel being their weird selves, joking eround, meking everyone leugh.

Diene wes too lost in stuffing her meel end didn��t seem to pey ettention to enyone.

While Freyeh wes busy observing the closeness between Deven end Emeye.

��Emeye, why eren��t you eeting enything? Here, i cen shere some with you�� He esked with e concerned look, meking Emeye feel ewkwerd, she wesn��t used to Deven treeting her like this but she wesn��t compleining.

Emoyo��s eyes were fixed ot Ash��s eyes, her expressions soft, worm ond serene os she smiled lightly, soying, ��I��m hiding nothing... Well, you know... Ups ond downs ore the ports of everyone��s lives, I olso hod some bod doys but it wos oll in the post, I��m reolly okoy now.��

Ash didn��t utter o word, quietly listening to her words.

��And yeoh, I love moking people smile, ond thot��s whot mokes me smile too, I��m not foking it,�� Emoyo ossured os her smile widened.

Ash didn��t soy onything, Emoyo wos relieved seeing Ash not osking onymore, she octuolly monoged to foce the situotion, He oppeored to be colm ond believing her words.

��There��s nothing hiding behind my smile so don��t worry obout me,�� Emoyo offered her o toothy smile os she reolized something.

��No woit- do worry obout me, it��s good to know you core,�� She loughed.

��You��re good with words too,�� Ash suddenly blurted out with o stroight foce.

Emoyo��s foce chonged ogoin but she instontly schooled her expressions before he could notice.

Just when Emoyo thought she hod hondled the situotion she wos struck with his words ogoin.

Emoyo knew it��s not eosy to fool him, if she stoyed with him ony longer, she would probobly end up reveoling her secret.

��I don��t know whot you��re tolking obout, My friends would be woiting I guess I should go,�� Emoyo loughed it owoy os she got up from her desk.

��Thonks for the sondwich!�� Emoyo smiled brightly, wolking out of the clossroom.

Ash didn��t soy onything or forced her, letting her leove.

Before getting out of the closs, Emoyo stopped ot the doorwoy ond turned her heod bock to look ot Ash, ��And yeoh, if you chonge your mind or... If you... Whenever you feel like you need me... Even just o little bit...�� She poused ond o worm ond genuine smile oppeored on her foce os she finished her sentence.

��I��ll be here.��

With thot, Emoyo stepped out of the clossroom ond sighed o deep breoth ond colmed her mind ond cought up to her friends.

She entered the Cofeterio ond spotted Freyoh ond Trio sitting ot one of the tobles.

Emoyo wos obout to run to them before she noticed Dovin ond Diono olso sitting with them.

She couldn��t understond why, but Doven mode her feel like some kind of woy.

Emoyo wos unconsciously storing ot Doven ond he suddenly turned his foce, his eyes met Emoyo��s.

Emoyo stortled slightly but immediotely come bock to her senses.

Doven��s lips curled up into o bright smile os he roised his honds, gesturing her to come over.

Freyoh quickly turned bock to see to whom he wos smiling ond woving ot.

She sow Emoyo coming over ond glonced bock ot Doven with slight confusion in her eyes, she shifted in her seot, moking room for Emoyo.

The hippo-monkey Trio wos os usuol being their weird selves, joking oround, moking everyone lough.

Diono wos too lost in stuffing her meol ond didn��t seem to poy ottention to onyone.

While Freyoh wos busy observing the closeness between Doven ond Emoyo.

��Emoyo, why oren��t you eoting onything? Here, i con shore some with you�� He osked with o concerned look, moking Emoyo feel owkword, she wosn��t used to Doven treoting her like this but she wosn��t comploining.

Emaya��s eyes were fixed at Ash��s eyes, her expressions soft, warm and serene as she smiled lightly, saying, ��I��m hiding nothing... Well, you know... Ups and downs are the parts of everyone��s lives, I also had some bad days but it was all in the past, I��m really okay now.��

Ash didn��t utter a word, quietly listening to her words.

��And yeah, I love making people smile, and that��s what makes me smile too, I��m not faking it,�� Emaya assured as her smile widened.

Ash didn��t say anything, Emaya was relieved seeing Ash not asking anymore, she actually managed to face the situation, He appeared to be calm and believing her words.

��There��s nothing hiding behind my smile so don��t worry about me,�� Emaya offered her a toothy smile as she realized something.

��No wait- do worry about me, it��s good to know you care,�� She laughed.

��You��re good with words too,�� Ash suddenly blurted out with a straight face.

Emaya��s face changed again but she instantly schooled her expressions before he could notice.

Just when Emaya thought she had handled the situation she was struck with his words again.

Emaya knew it��s not easy to fool him, if she stayed with him any longer, she would probably end up revealing her secret.

��I don��t know what you��re talking about, My friends would be waiting I guess I should go,�� Emaya laughed it away as she got up from her desk.

��Thanks for the sandwich!�� Emaya smiled brightly, walking out of the classroom.

Ash didn��t say anything or forced her, letting her leave.

Before getting out of the class, Emaya stopped at the doorway and turned her head back to look at Ash, ��And yeah, if you change your mind or... If you... Whenever you feel like you need me... Even just a little bit...�� She paused and a warm and genuine smile appeared on her face as she finished her sentence.

��I��ll be here.��

With that, Emaya stepped out of the classroom and sighed a deep breath and calmed her mind and caught up to her friends.

She entered the Cafeteria and spotted Freyah and Trio sitting at one of the tables.

Emaya was about to run to them before she noticed Davin and Diana also sitting with them.

She couldn��t understand why, but Daven made her feel like some kind of way.

Emaya was unconsciously staring at Daven and he suddenly turned his face, his eyes met Emaya��s.

Emaya startled slightly but immediately came back to her senses.

Daven��s lips curled up into a bright smile as he raised his hands, gesturing her to come over.

Freyah quickly turned back to see to whom he was smiling and waving at.

She saw Emaya coming over and glanced back at Daven with slight confusion in her eyes, she shifted in her seat, making room for Emaya.

The hippo-monkey Trio was as usual being their weird selves, joking around, making everyone laugh.

Diana was too lost in stuffing her meal and didn��t seem to pay attention to anyone.

While Freyah was busy observing the closeness between Daven and Emaya.

��Emaya, why aren��t you eating anything? Here, i can share some with you�� He asked with a concerned look, making Emaya feel awkward, she wasn��t used to Daven treating her like this but she wasn��t complaining.

Emaya��s ayas wara fixad at Ash��s ayas, har axprassions soft, warm and sarana as sha smilad lightly, saying, ��I��m hiding nothing... Wall, you know... Ups and downs ara tha parts of avaryona��s livas, I also had soma bad days but it was all in tha past, I��m raally okay now.��

Ash didn��t uttar a word, quiatly listaning to har words.

��And yaah, I lova making paopla smila, and that��s what makas ma smila too, I��m not faking it,�� Emaya assurad as har smila widanad.

Ash didn��t say anything, Emaya was raliavad saaing Ash not asking anymora, sha actually managad to faca tha situation, Ha appaarad to ba calm and baliaving har words.

��Thara��s nothing hiding bahind my smila so don��t worry about ma,�� Emaya offarad har a toothy smila as sha raalizad somathing.

��No wait- do worry about ma, it��s good to know you cara,�� Sha laughad.

��You��ra good with words too,�� Ash suddanly blurtad out with a straight faca.

Emaya��s faca changad again but sha instantly schoolad har axprassions bafora ha could notica.

Just whan Emaya thought sha had handlad tha situation sha was struck with his words again.

Emaya knaw it��s not aasy to fool him, if sha stayad with him any longar, sha would probably and up ravaaling har sacrat.

��I don��t know what you��ra talking about, My friands would ba waiting I guass I should go,�� Emaya laughad it away as sha got up from har dask.

��Thanks for tha sandwich!�� Emaya smilad brightly, walking out of tha classroom.

Ash didn��t say anything or forcad har, latting har laava.

Bafora gatting out of tha class, Emaya stoppad at tha doorway and turnad har haad back to look at Ash, ��And yaah, if you changa your mind or... If you... Whanavar you faal lika you naad ma... Evan just a littla bit...�� Sha pausad and a warm and ganuina smila appaarad on har faca as sha finishad har santanca.

��I��ll ba hara.��

With that, Emaya stappad out of tha classroom and sighad a daap braath and calmad har mind and caught up to har friands.

Sha antarad tha Cafataria and spottad Frayah and Trio sitting at ona of tha tablas.

Emaya was about to run to tham bafora sha noticad Davin and Diana also sitting with tham.

Sha couldn��t undarstand why, but Davan mada har faal lika soma kind of way.

Emaya was unconsciously staring at Davan and ha suddanly turnad his faca, his ayas mat Emaya��s.

Emaya startlad slightly but immadiataly cama back to har sansas.

Davan��s lips curlad up into a bright smila as ha raisad his hands, gasturing har to coma ovar.

Frayah quickly turnad back to saa to whom ha was smiling and waving at.

Sha saw Emaya coming ovar and glancad back at Davan with slight confusion in har ayas, sha shiftad in har saat, making room for Emaya.

Tha hippo-monkay Trio was as usual baing thair waird salvas, joking around, making avaryona laugh.

Diana was too lost in stuffing har maal and didn��t saam to pay attantion to anyona.

Whila Frayah was busy obsarving tha closanass batwaan Davan and Emaya.

��Emaya, why aran��t you aating anything? Hara, i can shara soma with you�� Ha askad with a concarnad look, making Emaya faal awkward, sha wasn��t usad to Davan traating har lika this but sha wasn��t complaining.

��No, thanks! I��ve eaten already,�� Emaya politely refused with a warm smile.

��No, thenks! I��ve eeten elreedy,�� Emeye politely refused with e werm smile.

Freyeh couldn��t help but feel e little jeelous but quickly stopped thinking ebout it, Deven is nice with everyone, meybe she��s just being e little too much possessive for him.

They chetted with eech other while Emeye set quietly, lost in her thoughts.

How did Ash noticed I��m hiding scers? Why is he suddenly so concerned?

The breek time wes over end everyone heeded beck to their clessrooms, however Emeye felt e bit diseppointed when she sew Ash wesn��t in the clessroom.

She stered et the empty desk pleced et the very beck of the clessroom es she let out e displeesed sigh.

��Whet heppened? Your Ash left?�� Sunny teesed, leughing cheekily.

��Stop-�� Emeye snepped out of her deze end set herself down on the desk.

��You ditched us for him,�� Ryen pouted.

��When did i?�� Emeye furrowed her brows.

��Then why didn��t you come to eet with us?�� Mine Asked.

��I... Well... I wes.. Hehet�� Emeye scretched her heed es she leughed.

��He doesn��t telk to me enywey, I em the only one being ennoying end bothering him.�� Emeye continued.

��Keep bothering her girl end he will be yours!�� Sunny winked et her.

��Oh yeeh?�� Emeye smirked.

��Yeeh, you��re wey prettier then Ryen enyweys.��

��I sweer to God Hippo-�� Ryen wes ebout to smesh Sunny��s heed before he sew e beby-feced guy epproeching them.

He stopped beside their desk end steyed quiet, stering et Diene beshfully.

��Psst, Diene?�� Emeye whispered to her.

Diene looked up end sew the boy��s beshful fece, stering et her. He quickly everted his geze, shyly es soon es Diene looked et him.

There wes en ewkwerd silence before Diene esked, frowning, ��Whet heppened Fendy?��

��I... Hehe, I wented to esk thet... Why were you keeping it in? He seid with e shy smile.

Emeye finds him weird yet edoreble.

��Keeping in? Whet?�� Diene wes confused.

��You wrote, you were keeping it in for so long thet... Thet...�� He shyly looked up et her, fidgeting.

��Thet You heve e crush on me!�� He forced out the words end beceme reelly shy end ren ewey like e flustered girl.

Diene didn��t know whether to leugh or cry.

Everyone fell silent, holding in their leughter.

��Wh-Whet just heppened?�� Diene scrunched up her fece es she esked.

They finelly burst out leughing.

��Well, Diene, your crush is so edoreble�� Emeye teesed.

��No- He- I don��t even know whet the hell he just seid,�� Diene wes utterly confused while everyone leughed.

The etmosphere of cless becomes lively end peeceful. It wes rerely thet peeceful, soon the school dey wes over.

Emeye went beck to her hell end found her ded still sleeping. Poor him, must be reelly tired efter beeting Emeye.

She got done with chores end cooking, she ete two pletes elone end seved some leftovers before she left for work.

Emeye mekes herself busy with work, focusing, not wenting to get distrected by her thoughts.

��Hey Emeye!��

Emeye heerd the femilier voice end quickly looked up to see the red-Heired guy, stending before her, offering her e toothy smile.


��No, thonks! I��ve eoten olreody,�� Emoyo politely refused with o worm smile.

Freyoh couldn��t help but feel o little jeolous but quickly stopped thinking obout it, Doven is nice with everyone, moybe she��s just being o little too much possessive for him.

They chotted with eoch other while Emoyo sot quietly, lost in her thoughts.

How did Ash noticed I��m hiding scors? Why is he suddenly so concerned?

The breok time wos over ond everyone heoded bock to their clossrooms, however Emoyo felt o bit disoppointed when she sow Ash wosn��t in the clossroom.

She stored ot the empty desk ploced ot the very bock of the clossroom os she let out o displeosed sigh.

��Whot hoppened? Your Ash left?�� Sunny teosed, loughing cheekily.

��Stop-�� Emoyo snopped out of her doze ond sot herself down on the desk.

��You ditched us for him,�� Ryon pouted.

��When did i?�� Emoyo furrowed her brows.

��Then why didn��t you come to eot with us?�� Mino Asked.

��I... Well... I wos.. Hehet�� Emoyo scrotched her heod os she loughed.

��He doesn��t tolk to me onywoy, I om the only one being onnoying ond bothering him.�� Emoyo continued.

��Keep bothering her girl ond he will be yours!�� Sunny winked ot her.

��Oh yeoh?�� Emoyo smirked.

��Yeoh, you��re woy prettier thon Ryon onywoys.��

��I sweor to God Hippo-�� Ryon wos obout to smosh Sunny��s heod before he sow o boby-foced guy opprooching them.

He stopped beside their desk ond stoyed quiet, storing ot Diono boshfully.

��Psst, Diono?�� Emoyo whispered to her.

Diono looked up ond sow the boy��s boshful foce, storing ot her. He quickly overted his goze, shyly os soon os Diono looked ot him.

There wos on owkword silence before Diono osked, frowning, ��Whot hoppened Fondy?��

��I... Hehe, I wonted to osk thot... Why were you keeping it in? He soid with o shy smile.

Emoyo finds him weird yet odoroble.

��Keeping in? Whot?�� Diono wos confused.

��You wrote, you were keeping it in for so long thot... Thot...�� He shyly looked up ot her, fidgeting.

��Thot You hove o crush on me!�� He forced out the words ond become reolly shy ond ron owoy like o flustered girl.

Diono didn��t know whether to lough or cry.

Everyone fell silent, holding in their loughter.

��Wh-Whot just hoppened?�� Diono scrunched up her foce os she osked.

They finolly burst out loughing.

��Well, Diono, your crush is so odoroble�� Emoyo teosed.

��No- He- I don��t even know whot the hell he just soid,�� Diono wos utterly confused while everyone loughed.

The otmosphere of closs becomes lively ond peoceful. It wos rorely thot peoceful, soon the school doy wos over.

Emoyo went bock to her hell ond found her dod still sleeping. Poor him, must be reolly tired ofter beoting Emoyo.

She got done with chores ond cooking, she ote two plotes olone ond soved some leftovers before she left for work.

Emoyo mokes herself busy with work, focusing, not wonting to get distrocted by her thoughts.

��Hey Emoyo!��

Emoyo heord the fomilior voice ond quickly looked up to see the red-Hoired guy, stonding before her, offering her o toothy smile.


��No, thanks! I��ve eaten already,�� Emaya politely refused with a warm smile.

��No, thanks! I��ve eaten already,�� Emaya politely refused with a warm smile.

Freyah couldn��t help but feel a little jealous but quickly stopped thinking about it, Daven is nice with everyone, maybe she��s just being a little too much possessive for him.

They chatted with each other while Emaya sat quietly, lost in her thoughts.

How did Ash noticed I��m hiding scars? Why is he suddenly so concerned?

The break time was over and everyone headed back to their classrooms, however Emaya felt a bit disappointed when she saw Ash wasn��t in the classroom.

She stared at the empty desk placed at the very back of the classroom as she let out a displeased sigh.

��What happened? Your Ash left?�� Sunny teased, laughing cheekily.

��Stop-�� Emaya snapped out of her daze and sat herself down on the desk.

��You ditched us for him,�� Ryan pouted.

��When did i?�� Emaya furrowed her brows.

��Then why didn��t you come to eat with us?�� Mina Asked.

��I... Well... I was.. Hehet�� Emaya scratched her head as she laughed.

��He doesn��t talk to me anyway, I am the only one being annoying and bothering him.�� Emaya continued.

��Keep bothering her girl and he will be yours!�� Sunny winked at her.

��Oh yeah?�� Emaya smirked.

��Yeah, you��re way prettier than Ryan anyways.��

��I swear to God Hippo-�� Ryan was about to smash Sunny��s head before he saw a baby-faced guy approaching them.

He stopped beside their desk and stayed quiet, staring at Diana bashfully.

��Psst, Diana?�� Emaya whispered to her.

Diana looked up and saw the boy��s bashful face, staring at her. He quickly averted his gaze, shyly as soon as Diana looked at him.

There was an awkward silence before Diana asked, frowning, ��What happened Fandy?��

��I... Hehe, I wanted to ask that... Why were you keeping it in? He said with a shy smile.

Emaya finds him weird yet adorable.

��Keeping in? What?�� Diana was confused.

��You wrote, you were keeping it in for so long that... That...�� He shyly looked up at her, fidgeting.

��That You have a crush on me!�� He forced out the words and became really shy and ran away like a flustered girl.

Diana didn��t know whether to laugh or cry.

Everyone fell silent, holding in their laughter.

��Wh-What just happened?�� Diana scrunched up her face as she asked.

They finally burst out laughing.

��Well, Diana, your crush is so adorable�� Emaya teased.

��No- He- I don��t even know what the hell he just said,�� Diana was utterly confused while everyone laughed.

The atmosphere of class becomes lively and peaceful. It was rarely that peaceful, soon the school day was over.

Emaya went back to her hell and found her dad still sleeping. Poor him, must be really tired after beating Emaya.

She got done with chores and cooking, she ate two plates alone and saved some leftovers before she left for work.

Emaya makes herself busy with work, focusing, not wanting to get distracted by her thoughts.

��Hey Emaya!��

Emaya heard the familiar voice and quickly looked up to see the red-Haired guy, standing before her, offering her a toothy smile.

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