“Don’t worry about the video. It’s been taken care of, along with that wtch,” Agnes said as Onda nodded.

“Thank you, Agnes. Really,” Onda muttered.

“But will you be okay?” she asked.

“It’s okay. I’ll probably get a detention, that’s all. Rest assured, I have to go,” she patted Onda’s shoulder before leaving.

“But have you seen Kim? I haven’t seen her since earlier,” Jayden asked.

“She must be with Diego. Those two have been inseparable these days,” Jade replied.

“Really? I’ll also get going. I’ll check up on you later, Onda,” Jayden said, leaving as well.

“Are you okay?” Jade asked as Onda nodded.

“I’m sorry for not showing up the other day.”

“It’s okay. It was Verna, right?” he asked, and she nodded.

“No wonder I saw her instead. I never really knew she could be this cruel. I’m sorry.”

“No, you did nothing wrong.”

“Don’t worry. She has been dealt with now, so I’m sure she won’t bother you again. And even if she does, Onda…” he placed his palm on hers, and Onda looked at him.

“Do not hesitate to let me know, alright?” he said, looking directly at her.

Onda shyly nodded and looked away.

Jade chuckled.

“Why are you laughing?” Onda asked.

“Nothing. You should rest. I’m going to stay here for a while.”

“But shouldn’t you be in class?”

“Class can wait. Don’t mind me. Lie down. At least for today, I’m going to watch over you all day. Think of it as my way of protecting you in my own way,” he said, making her chuckle.



Kimberly sat on the ledge, watching the students on the ground engaged in various activities.

Her eyes were on them, but her mind was elsewhere.

She had been there since she deleted Onda’s video from Verna’s phone, and her mood had darkened since then. Why? She probably saw something else that she shouldn’t have seen, and it broke her heart every time she remembered and thought about it.

“Hey! What are you doing there? It’s dangerous!” she heard a familiar voice, but she ignored it.

“Kim, get away from there!” She heard the warning again, but she continued to pretend not to.

Jayden approached her and pulled her down from the ledge.

“I don’t know what’s going on, but you’re being careless right now, you know!” Jayden said, clearly infuriated.

“What does it matter to you?” Kim glared, snapping her hand away from him.

“Just leave me alone and mind your own business!” She snapped, facing away from him.

Jayden scoffed.

“Oh, really? Sorry to say, but you look so pathetic right now that I’m scared if I leave you alone, you’re going to do something stupid to yourself.”

“Just get lost! I don’t need you pretending to care now, Jayden! Just go on doing what you’ve been doing for days now! Don’t talk to me, and I won’t either! Stay away from me because I don’t want to see you!” She lashed out at his face before angrily marching away.

Tears kept streaming down her face as she hurriedly descended the stairs. She bumped into Jade as she rushed down, crying, and he quickly caught her.

“Hey, what happened? Are you okay?” Jade asked, worried, while she cried in his arms. Jayden, who was coming down as well, saw them and stopped, watching them.



?”Hey, let’s hang out after school. I’ve got something to show you.” ? Kim’s phone buzzed as she took her seat in class. She looked back and saw Diego smiling at her. Without returning the smile, she turned to face the front, not bothering to reply to his message.

Just then, Verna barged into the class, marching angrily to her seat. Her face looked ho..rrible due to the beatings she had received from Agnes. She stopped at Kim’s seat, glowering at her before marching to her own seat and taking her bag.

“Verna, what’s wrong with your face?” Diego, who knew nothing about what had happened, asked, but Verna ignored him and left.

“Verna, wait!” Diego ran after her, while Kim watched them, clenching her fists.

Verna was still marching angrily through the hall when she ran into Onda, who was also on her way to class. She stopped and smirked, going up to Onda and giving her a sound slap.

Onda gasped and held her cheek.

“Don’t think I’m done with you…you and your dog friends…I’m going to crush you all,” Verna glowered before marching away from her.

“Verna!” Onda called, and she stopped.

Onda went to her and smiled.

Before Verna could say anything, Onda slapped her twice.

“Bring it on…I’m not scared of you anymore,” Onda smirked before leaving her, while Verna fumed where she stood.

“Just wait…I’m going to get back at all of you,” she seethed.


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