💗 To Live Forever 💗
📘 Chapter 21📘
Written by: Tamara Blair
💖 Claribel’s P.o.v💖
“Clary, would you please stop looking at yourself in the mirror” Shannon asked but i ignored her as i kept looking at myself.
We were in her room and i was looking at myself in her mirror.
“Shannon,do you think am beautiful?”
“Is that even a question? You are extremely beautiful and so sexy, every guy wants you”
“Every guy except Adrian” I muttered under my breath.
“What did you say?”
“Nothing just forget it”
“You said something about Adrian,Claribel, you are seriously jealous of the fact that Mabel is with Adrian”
“Yes, you are and you know what it means..it means that you have feelings for Adrian”
“No,no,i don’t have feelings for him..i just..i just..i don’t even know”
“Claribel, you love him,you love Adrian”
I sighed and ran my hand through my hair.
“I don’t know what love feels like so am not going to dwell on whatever i feel,i really don’t want to ruin my relationship with him”
The next day.
Adrian and I were taking a walk in the evening.
“So..how do you see Mabel?” Adrian asked.
“She’s okay if she tries to remember that my name is Claribel not Clarissa” i said and he chuckled.
“You don’t like her?”
“Am supposed to since you two are so close”
He walked closer to me and held my hands, we starred at each other for a while, his hands went to my face as he removed the strands of hair and tucked it at the back of my ear.
“Can i tell you something?” He asked as he caressed my cheek.
“I just want to tell you that i find you really attractive..i mean i find you really beautiful” He said and i couldn’t help but blush.
This is what i want,for Adrian’s attention to be all mine,I want to be the only woman apart from his mom that has his full attention.
I was about to say something when his phone rings.
“Hold on a sec” He said as he brought out his phone.
I scoffed and started walking faster leaving him behind but he managed to catch up.
“So what did she say?” I asked immediately he ended the call.
“That i should pick her up at 7:30 tomorrow”
“We are going to the movies tomorrow”
“Yeah,we are watching Rise of the Guardians”
“But we already watched it and you said you hated it because you think Jack Frost was stupid”
“I know but i couldn’t say no,she made this cute face that i possibly couldn’t say no,you won’t if you saw her face too”
I wouldn’t say no,i would use my shoe to smack her in the face then say no, ridiculous.
“Why didn’t you even tell me?”
“I wanted to but i remembered that you are having your test tomorrow”
“True but at least i deserved to know”
“Am sorry,baby girl”
I smiled as he called me baby girl,i don’t see myself ever staying angry at him.
“Tell me something, Adrian..What am i to you?”
“You are my friend”
“Just a friend?”
“Sorry,i mean close friend”
“If am your close friend,what is Mabel to you?”
“My special friend” he said and i immediately removed my hand from his grip,then started walking faster.
He ran after me and held my wrist.
“What?” I snapped at him.
“Did i say something wrong?”
Is he seriously asking me that right now?
“No,you said nothing wrong, I just want to go home,am tired”
“Okay, let’s go”
All through our walk home,i avoided physical contact with me so that i won’t feel those sparks.
“Claribel,my darling, you are loosing it,i swear” Shannon said as we headed to class.
“No,am not,am just being safe”
“Playing safe with your feelings isn’t good”
“Okay, Shannon,stop with the feelings stuff,i really don’t want to hear it, please”
We walked into the class and Mabel was sitting on my sit beside Adrian, they were laughing.
They both waved at me but i ignored them and sat somewhere else.
After class,i walked out immediately, I was almost at my locker when strong arms pulls me to turn around.
It was Adrian,i quickly removed my hand from his grip.
“What’s your damn problem?” He asked and i scoffed.
“I don’t have a problem”
“Yes,you do,you have been acting strange since Mabel arrived here”
“No, that’s not true”
He tried to touch me but i moved away.
“Okay,so now you are on a no touching policy”
“Adrian, I have to go,i have three tests to do so bye” i said and walked away.
I shouldn’t be angry that he has another person, another female friend but i can’t help it.
I just want him to have only me as his female friend.
What have you done to me,Adrian Coleman?
THE NEXT DAY.
Today is Saturday, meaning Adrian is going for his daily check up at the hospital.
I was running a little bit late but i was determined to go,even though i didn’t speak to him for a while,i still needed to be there for him.
I took a cab to the hospital,i walked into the waiting room, expecting to see Adrian and his mom.
I was reading the hospital magazine until I heard a familiar giggle, I looked up and it was Adrian,his mom..and Mabel.
You have got to be f*cking kidding me right now.
“Claribel” Adrian’s mom said as she saw me.
Adrian and Mabel looked at me.
“I thought you weren’t coming” Adrian spoke up.
I moved closer to them.
“You are my friend,Adrian and I would be there for you but now I think you have already replaced me”
“Replaced you how?”
“Adrian,You act like everything is okay but it’s not,you don’t give me attention anymore,i no longer ride with you in your car and now you bring her for your check ups, seriously?
I thought i was the only person who followed you here,it took you months to tell me your conditions but for her, it’s only a week, unbelievable.
And i thought i was soevial to you but now i know am not”
“Yes,you are” He said and held my hands.
“No,am not,stop lying to me,Mabel is obviously your special friend”
“Claribel,you have got it all wrong”
“No, i haven’t,You have replaced me with her, that’s what’s up”
“No,Claribel,Mabel is just my cousin” He said and i looked at him with my eyes widen.
“She’s my cousin”.
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