Hearing the guy speak gave Hope mixed feelings. Small and weak? She covered her lips, chuckling silently. He sounded so delusional to her, stuck in his own beliefs which were far from the truth. “Are you feeling okay?” she asked, curling her lips into a smile so she seemed more friendly. She straightened her back and lifted her chin up, attempting to appear taller. “Small? I really don’t see it.”
But as fun as it was playing around with him, the way he spoke to her made her blood boil. She wasn’t some princess, nor a “little lady”. Letting out an unamused chuckle, she continued. “I wasn’t trying to threaten you, sweetie, I was—”
Hope gasped, her speech cut off as he dumped food all over her clothing and hair. She stood frozen, her body curling up as it started to fall all over her. Her heart was pounding in her chest, her jaw hanging open in shock. She grit her teeth and dug her nails into her palms as it slowly sunk in. It was only the beginning, yet that was the final straw. No arguments? She wasn’t Adrian, and frankly not afraid to get into a mess.
Without hesitation, she screamed out at the top of her lungs, demanding the attention of everyone around them.
@Kate ✿.*･~ Koda Gambino
If it weren’t for classes starting that day, Adrian’s thoughts would’ve only spiralled further. Finally, he had something to take his mind off things, at least until exams rolled around.
And yet, five minutes into his first class, he found himself bored to death and scrolling on his phone.
By the time the bell rang for lunch, he was already questioning his choices. Maybe it wasn’t too late to run away from home and marry a rich, older person who would mysteriously disappear and leave the inheritance to him. But that was a last resort. Ever since the party happened, his thoughts kept going back to the offer Chloe made him. She was actually willing to help him study and fix his grades. But there was no way it could be that easy. How could he possibly accept help? He’d lose the small bit of dignity he still had after the argument.
Adrian was lost in his thoughts as he made it to cafeteria, head turned down. He thought how he hadn’t even spoken to Lorenzo since that day. He couldn’t keep postponing it, it would only cause more problems. They were friends, roommates — Lorenzo would understand regardless of what he heard.
With his attention elsewhere, Adrian ended up colliding into someone. His eyes widened, snapping back into reality. In his panic, he held an arm out to hold onto the person. But as he realized who was in front, his blood went cold and his face turned pale.
Speak of the devil, it was Lorenzo.