(And the strãnge maidën)
By: Faith Lucky
My face heat up and I need nobody to tell me that I’m blushing; my face probably would have been all flushed.
I sniffed in the sweet smell emitting from the coffee and smiled broadly.
Coffee is one of the strange things I’ve come to like in Xavier’s house.
The first day I had tasted, I instantly liked it and wanted more.
But this coffee in my hand is totally different from the ones I’ve had even without me having even a little sip from it– but I could tell by the sweet smell.
I licked my lips tentatively and placed the cup in my lips.
I smiled sheepishly and sipped gently from the coffee.
Oh my! The taste…
It was so different from the one the maids do make.
Wow! Who knew the grumpy Xavier could make a coffee as good as this?
Wow! I’m really impressed!
I took a large sip and breathed out.
Okay, so why exactly did Xavier give me a coffee, especially the one prepared by him?
Perhaps, did my apology letter and chocolate do the trick?
I’ll be more than happy if he’s really not mad at me again.
Throughout the drive to school, I stole glances at the smiling Delaney.
Her face looks brighter and she’s been smiling ever since we stepped into the car.
“What’s with the smiling face Laney?” I asked, not able to keep the question that I badly wanted to ask her since I noticed her smiles that wouldn’t leave her face.
“Let’s say, I’m happy. I woke up from the right side of the bed.” She bit her lowere lip shyly.
“Really? Or is there something you aren’t telling me?” I asked sarcastically.
I really have no idea where my conversation with her is heading at.
If it were before, I’ll just ignore her and type away on my phone or play games.
“Nothing really, Xavier. I’m just happy.” She smiled and bent her head shyly.
“Okay, if you say so.” I smiled– I don’t even know why I smiled.
She looked innocent and cute when she’s shy and acting nervous.
She’s too real and sometimes, I do like her for it and other times like when she does something really annoying, I don’t like her for it.
But she’s different from other girls I’ve met.
“Uhm Xavier…” She coughed slightly– a nervous one actually.
“Yes.” I turned to stare at her.
“Well, your mom bought me a phone like yours. She taught me just few basis of the phone and she told me to tell you to teach me how to operate more on it.” She twitched her lips and stared at me with a pout.
I smiled and nodded my head.
Okay, what’s wrong with me?
I’ve been smiling too much these days.
“Is it me or you’ve been smiling a lot more?” Delaney asked sarcastically.
My frowned a little and ignored her, going back to my phone.
“Okay, that’s a little task for me to handle.” I had smirked over the phone after Brianna had told me what her plans on Delaney were.
“Really? That would be great and make it easier for me.” She had squealed over the phone. I was forced to remove the phone from my ears so her screams wouldn’t make me go deaf.
We both ended the call and throughout the night, I couldn’t stop grinning to myself.
At last, I fell asleep not without a smile on my face.
I got ready for school and since I wasn’t early enough, I decided to go to school directly without having to drop by at Xavier.
It’s just a matter of time before Xavier would finally be mine.
I smirked triumphantly as I stared at Delaney, standing beside Xavier.
We were in the assembly hall and the principal was giving her boring speech as usual.
I just couldn’t wait for the assembly to be over so my plans would be carried out.
After the long boring speech from the principal, we were all dispersed.
I whistled happily as I made my way to the classroom.
After everyone had settled down in the respective seats, I stood up elegantly from my seat and cleared my throat loudly, gaining the students attention– just what I wanted.
“My golden wristwatch was stolen!” I announced angrily, not forgetting to add a smirk to my faux angry face.
“What? Huh?” Different gasps rang out among the students.
“Has anyone seen it or knows who stole it?” I further asked and turned to glares at Delaney, who looked rather less concerned.
“I know who stole it! Delaney did!” Brianna said loudly and stood up as well.
More loud and surprised gasps rang out again.
“Me? I didn’t steal anything!” Delaney defended, looking so shocked and lost.
“Then, can I have your backpack searched?” Brianna asked, walking closer to meet Delaney.
“No, you can’t! I didn’t steal anything! Don’t accuse me of what I know nothing about.” She protested vehemently.
I chuckled mockingly.
If only she knows what’s coming her way, then she wouldn’t have disagreed for her backpack to be searched.
“If truly you’re innocent, then let her search your backpack to clear yourself.” I snorted disdainfully.
“Chelsea, what are you doing?” Xavier whispered.
I rolled my eyes and folded my arms.
“Doing what I think is right!” I said sternly.
“I won’t let you search my backpack when I know I’m clearly innocent!” She cried out.
“She’s definitely a thief! She’s refusing to be searched and that means only one thing– she really stole Chelsea’s golden wristwatch.” A student said loudly and the students concurred with her.
Brianna yanked Delaney’s backpack and then, emptied it, turning everything out.
And then, my golden wristwatch fell out and the whole students gasped and I could see the disappoinment in Xavier’s face as he stared at Delaney.
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