“So your address will be pretty helpful right now” Neil said as he opened the car door for me and I walked in.
He made a turn to the other side of the car and got in the driver’s seat.
“Well my address is still the same.” I tell him as he got inside the car. He knows where I lives, he had followed me home once, we were both leaders of the student council back then in high school, though I was in grade eleven, I was still made president there. Neil had followed me home that day since the matters in our hand got too much, and we had to take it home.
“Really?” He smiled.
“Yep” I replied, what made him think I moved.
“Okay well that’s great!” He said and before I knew it we were on the road.
“So what were you doing out there?” Neil asked.
“Like I said earlier I was waiting for the bus.” I replied.
He laughed “Yeah I know, that is the bus stop anyways, I meant to say, why were you waiting for this, are you coming from somewhere?”
“Oh… Yeah, yes I was coming back from work.” I said clutching my handbag.
“Oh! Really, you work till this late?” he asked.
“It’s a new job and it’s not
“What? It’s late it’s 8:45pm!” he exclaimed.
“That’s because I missed the first bus and the second one took too long today” I explained.
“Oh okay, but I still think it’s pretty late!” Neil said and I sighed, “If you think so, and you should be glad I’m late cause we wouldn’t have met each other if I didn’t miss the bus.”
Neil smiled. “You’re right, we wouldn’t, I mean I was just driving, I was so focused on the road, but I don’t know why, but I decided to look at the people waiting at the bus terminal, and under the lights, there you were, sitting on the waiting bench looking like Elsa, I was shocked at first doubting it wasn’t you, but then you sighed and looked at my car making me see your face even clearly and I couldn’t believe my eyes”.
“Well that’s good to hear” I said.
“So you said you just started the job, so can I ask what kind of job it is?”
Neil and questions.
“I teach!” I said plainly.
“Really? Wow!” he smiled.
“Is it like a private tutor or you teach a whole-
“A private tutor!” I cut him off.
“Wow that is pretty nice!” Neil blurted and I smiled.
“So how about you what do you do?” it’s time for my questions.
“Oh” he smiled. “I help my dad run one of his small firm now!”
Small firm.?? Is he crazy.! His dad own one of the biggest cosmetics industry and other firms too which I can’t even consider as small. And
“Wow!” I smiled.
His life is so great.
“So.? Are you in college?” I asked.
“Oh, college, I’m actually going to be graduating next week! My graduation party is on the line!” he explained.
I’m jealous, I haven’t even smell the C in college nevertheless graduating.
Neil is financially stable and working with his dad now, done with college. Wow.
“Oh that’s good!” I giggled.
“How about you, are you in college?” He asked.
I hesitated “I am… not” I said and he glanced at me.
“Well just… Because of some personal reasons.” I sighed, I can’t tell him I’m not financially stable yet for college.
“Oh okay!” he breathed out and we both remained quiet
He starts to ask me about other things that’s not related to my personal life though.
We both looked around and talked things we saw on our way and then it led to another subject and then another subject related to our high school days.
Finally Neil got in front of my house and I knew he wanted to get the door for me but I beat him to it. He smiled nervously as he got to me seeing I got the door myself.
“Okay Neil, thank you” I said, actually out of words.
“It’s no problem i am so glad I ran into you today, it’s been four years now and I have lost all contact with you, I thick Rick told me you moved, he said he once saw another family coming out from your house one day and since that day I assumed you moved, and forgot about me. But I’m glad you’re still here!” He grinned and I laughed thinking about the part where he said, another family coming out from my house.
“Nope we are here to stay and not ready to leave anytime soon,” I giggled.
“Well that’s great news!” Neil smiled.
“Okay then, I’ll be leaving now” I sighed.
“Before you go, can I get your contact, the first one is no more!” He laughed nervously.
“Oh yeah, my phone got stolen” I replied and took his phone from him, which he gladly handed out, I typed in my number and gave it to me.
“Okay thanks, at least we’ll be keeping in touch.” he smiled and I nodded.
“Okay good night Elsa, have a sweet night!” he said as he opened the car door and got in.
“You too” And with a small wave I gave him, I saw his car driving out of the yard.
I laid on my bed and sighed heavily, oh Neil. Sweet as always.
I remembered when I used to crush on him back then, I think he noticed or I’m not sure, but that was then.
I got up from my bed and lazily went to take a hot bath.
My dad and I had dinner again that night and my mom already fell asleep early again. So which made my dad and I ate dinner together again.
That night as I dressed my bed I revieved a call. And it was Neil, he said he just called to tell me one more good night.
And honestly that was nice of him, I enjoyed his voice through the phone.
That night I slept soundly like a baby and I know it sounds weird but I kept hearing Neil’s voice saying good night
The next day, I did my morning routine and found myself watching TV and I think the movie I was watch was so boring, I fell asleep.
Thankfully I woke up in time to get ready for my job and by three, I found myself at the Huggins residence.
Getting used to this house already.
I walked in the living room and I heard Mrs Huggins sweet voice called out to my name and I turned to her to pour out my greetings.
She told me Jason was in his room and asked me about the lesson, I told her it was going great and how Jason has been listening and doing better, even far more than better.
I got to Jason’s room and I found him seated behind the desk and playing with his phone.
“Hey Jason.” I called for his attention when I closed his door.
“You’re here!” he said disappointed.
I rolled my eyes and walked up to him.
“A little good afternoon would have been nice.” I said as I dropped my bag on his desk.
“Good morning” he said to irk me.
“Well as long as there is a ‘good’ at the beginning, it’s a good start”. I smiled and pulled out my books and dropped it in front of him.
I brought out everything but he didn’t make a phone to learn which made me grab his phone from his hand.
He wanted to protest about his phone but with one horrifying glare for me, he sighed and grabbed his pen.
I started on a topic as always explained it to him and I can’t believe this, like what am I doing here!? Well I’m here for the money but Jason is seriously smart. His smart ass made it easier for the both of us as we made it to the next question in no time.
We made it to the most difficult questions which made Jason stop to think for some time before writing it down and all in conclusion, he got the answers correctly.
Jason was attempting to a question which I just explained when my phone starts to ring and I suddenly had second thoughts about changing my ringtone.
I picked up my phone and said a little hello and was glad when Jason paid no attention to me.
“HI Elsa.” I heard Neil’s voice.
“Oh, Neil, hi how are you?” I replied, wow!
He called again.
“I’m great, how are you doing this fun evening!” he asked.
“Not fun for me but it’s okay!” I giggled.
“Oh well as for me I just took a break off to call you, just wanted to know how you’re doing.”
“I’m working now and I’m fine.” I smiled.
“Good to hear, so how about your student is he or she complying with you?” Neil asked.
“Well…” I looked at Jason. “He is complying lately, thankfully” I said
“Oh okay” Neil was quiet for a brief moment before saying.
“So Elsa I’ve been wondering if you would like to have dinner with me sometime.” Neil said.
“Dinner? I don’t really have time to make show up at dinners cause I leave here at seven pm.” I said.
“Like not just a regular dinner, A date dinner. Or is that too soon?” he laughed, I could feel the nervousness in his voice.
“No it’s okay, The idea of date night isn’t that bad!” I tell him.
“Oh thank God!” he breathed a sigh of relief.
“So when should be the date, when do you think it’s best to go on this date!” He asked.
“Uhm… Tomorrow?” I said.
“Wow! Okay tomorrow isn’t that bad.!” He said.
Jason turned to me, and I guess he was done.
“Okay then tomorrow it is!” I said.
“Okay have a great day!”.
I ended the call.
“Your boyfriend?” Jason smirked.
“Mind your business and pass me your book!” I said and he rolled his eyes and handed me his book for me to check his work.
“I was just asking a simple question” Jason scoffed.
“Okay fine he’s not my boyfriend. Satisfied?” I huffed.
“So you guys are going on a date tomorrow?” Jason asked inquisitively.
“Seriously, are you going to question me now?” I sighed.
“It’s just a simple question.”
“you heard the whole phone call, now just shut up and let me focus.” I huffed and turned to his book, to see all his answers wrong.
“You failed it all! I’m disappointed in you!” I said slamming the book on the desk.
“Being disappointed in me doesn’t change anything, now explain the question again” Jason said and I felt like slapping the back of his head and I actually did.
“Ouch!” he said
“Don’t order me around.” I yelled.
“I just said explain the question I didn’t order you!” he yelled back.
“Then how come your question sound like a command?” I blurted.
“Probably because you imagined it that way, my parents haven’t hit me like this before who are you to–.
I believed my glare stopped him from completing his sentence.
“Now let’s continue with our work!” I said and he sighed with his normal annoying eye roll.
“Now focus!” I said as I dragged my chair closer to his and grabbed his pen.
“Can you ever stop yelling!” He scoffed.
I explained the questions Jason failed, carefully to him and he listened attentively and when he attempted the question again he got it all.
“So? This seem pretty easy to you, why did you fail it at first?” I asked as I marked his correct answers.
“I have no idea.” he replied.
“Look mathematics doesn’t need anything but focus, so I have no idea what distracted you at first but please try to focus next time! Cause honestly you’re actually doing great, well if you continue like this, I’ll be gone before you know it, just like you wanted me to!” I tell him
“I know, that’s my plan!” he smirked.
“But don’t make it too soon so my money can get a little extended” I added and he burst into a laugh saying. “what?”.
First time I heard him laugh though.
“It’s not funny, the only reason any one in the entire world is working is because of money, honestly I don’t like this job and I am sure one heck of a liar if I say I like you.!” I said to him.
“And we don’t like you either so the feeling’s mutual!” Jason smirked.
“We?” I repeated.
“Yeah. Me and my entire classmates, they already know so much about you, not that they know any good side about you, you have all bad qualities!” Jason scoffed,
And I gasped. “Bad qualities? And you think you have good qualities, you’re rotten both on your inside and outside Jason, I’m trying my best to cope with a brat like you but your dumb phony little brain won’t allow you to see what I’m trying to make out of you, I wonder how your parents breathe around you, maybe it’s because of you’re their only child, or maybe your friends are tired of you, you’re nothing but a bubble head, gormless weak-minded ass hole, you get that?” Yep I was pretty mad.
“Wow!” Jason yelled. “You just insulted the daylight out of me!”
“And I plan to do more if you talk bad about me next time.” I said as a matter of factly
“Your boyfriend or date buddy shouldn’t try and get on your bad side if he doesn’t want to see what’s really hidden in you!” Jason rolled his eyes.
“Shut up and let’s move to the next topic, I’ll be leaving soon!” I said and he breathed out a sigh of relief saying “Finally!”
I talked about another topic with him showed him how to solve it and this time we get to draw diagrams, he said he found it pretty easy and told me to leave and of course I did. I gave him an assignment with twenty questions. Wow I was pretty mad.
He complained about ten being too much and worse of all twenty, but I told him it was nothing and left with a blink of an eye.
That kid is such a pain, I’ve never insulted anyone like that before, I never insult, I’m a nice girl, he’s bringing out all the badness in me. And no way, I don’t have bad qualities. He does.
“Hey mom!” I smiled seeing my mom in the living room immediately I got home.
“Finally, i get to see you back from work! It’s your third day how do you feel?” my mom asked.
“It’s nice!” I said, well it is nice ever since Jason has been complying but I just hope he stops bad mouthing me.
“Okay I’m just about to prepare dinner.” my mom said.
“This late?” I asked
“Yeah I want your dad to eat with us too.” My mom said and I nodded, that’s really thoughtful.
“Okay then I’ll be in my room” I said and my mom nodded.
I sighed as I carefully dropped my bag on my bed and stripped my clothes off my body.
I made it to my shower and couldn’t feel more calm when the warm water beat my back. Nothing is more relaxing than this, I have had a bad day.
I walked back to my room and dressed in the most comfortable baggy clothes ever.
I suddenly remembered my date with Neil tomorrow and realised I have nothing to wear.
I opened my closet wide enough for me to see I really have nothing good to wear.
Suddenly I saw the dress I wanted to wear to prom, but didn’t go, somehow that night of prom I just didn’t want to go to prom and I didn’t go, which I didn’t regret one bit. My mom had bought the dress for me all psyched about me going to prom but I killed her excitement when I lied I was coming down with a cold, which I wasn’t.
I brought out the wheat coloured dress and place it on the bed. I looked at it and somehow it looked smaller in my eyes. But it’s elastic so it can pull down and cover my thighs, I place the dress back in it’s place and closed my closet, I’m wearing the dress, I really have nothing to wear and it’s my only pretty cloth.
I laid on my bed and played with my phone, suddenly wishing Neil could call again so I could hear his voice. Wait! Do I still have feelings for him??
Minutes later I heard my mom voice calling out my name and I knew it was time for dinner.
The three of us has dinner that night and I could see the happiness in my dad eyes. Family matters so much.
I tired back to my room and before I knew it I was fast asleep
I groaned angrily when I couldn’t find my maroon coloured boots that went with my necklace, I need to have everything together, so this date would go perfectly. Neil already called saying he wanted to check on me and I know he wanted to know if I’m still ready about the date and I made sure I sounded very psyched about it and we fixed a time which is 8:00pm, that will give me time to teach Jason and then go on my date.
I got my stuff ready in my bag, my necklace and earrings, I’ve never been on a date before. Wow, okay so I’m a bit flushed and nervous about this one.
I wore the dress I’ve planned for today and my jaw dropped when I stared at my reflection on my mirror, I’ve never wore the dress before I only wore it before prom night and didn’t even go to prom.
Did I grow taller?
I’m sure I did, cause the dress didn’t just hug every inch of my body, but was also short and the elasticity didn’t help at all. It was armless, leaving my shoulder and neck exposed.
I sighed, well on the other end, it looks kind of sexy, so it’s staying.
I’ve never looked like this before.
I grabbed a very big jacket from my closet, the jacket was long and big, so when I put it on, it covered my thighs and stopped at my knees, it was like a robe but in a khaki version.
The jacket covered the dress completely and also my body, I packed my hair up, dropped my phone in my bag and left the house.
The bus drive was hectic but I got there in Time.
As always Mrs Huggins greeted me with a smile before I left for Jason’s room.
I got to Jason’s room and the door was open already and getting in I found him on the bed, with his phone, making a call.
He ended the call immediately and turned to me.
“Elsa?” he called, like he was irritated about something.
“What?” I snapped, annoyed by the way he called me and slammed the door.
“I thought you weren’t coming today, thought you had a date?” Jason blurted.
“My date is none of your business and yes I do have a date, and also I won’t ever miss our lesson now get your butt ready!” I said and walked to his study table to place my bag.
Jason got down from his bed. “You’re going on a date and you’re dressed like that?” Jason said eyeing my khaki jacket.
“Just get your butt over here.” I said and he came to sit down without saying a word.
Wow he is listening to me.
“Okay can we get this lesson over with, I’m getting sleepy!” Jason said.
“I know you’re indirectly saying my class is boring but I don’t care!” I said as I pulled out my textbooks.
I started on a new topic, explaining about it and I had to draw a diagram, the diagram I drew didn’t look very good and I got mocked by Jason, which I very well expected. I ignored him.
After treating about three more subject. I asked about his assignment and was shocked when I saw he got all twenty of them. He just held on a proud smirk when he noticed how shocked I was.
“Well I have nothing to say rather than, good job” I tell him.
“And I think I deserved it!” Jason smirked.
“Okay, so I’ll be dropping another assignment–
“What? no way!” Jason exclaimed.
“What?” I was confused.
“Can you not give me an assignment. Please?” Jason said shocking me with his please.
“I cracked my head up for this, it took me hours and tomorrow my mom said you won’t be coming cause you won’t be coming on weekends and I have this Saturday and Sunday to prepare for my birthday, so an assignment will just be left untouched.” he explained.
“Oh okay, I understand, no assignment for you then,” I said and stood up.
“What’s the time” I asked.
He glanced at my phone. “7;30pm” he said and I gasped.
Well I can still get in time for my date.
I quickly shoved my books inside my bag, and brought out my necklace and earrings.
“That’s it for today lesson Jason, now please get me a mirror!” I ordered.
“What?” he laughed. “Are you late for you date.”
“Just get me a mirror” I almost yelled and he gave me a look before getting me one.
“Well thank you.” I tell him as I placed the square shaped mirror in front of me.
Jason stood behind me and watched me wear my necklace.
“No matter what accessory you wear, your clothes already killed it all, you look like a lost passenger.” Jason said and I rolled my eyes.
“Just shut up.” I yanked.
I grabbed my earrings and quickly placed it on both my ears and I look good. I guess.
I stood up and carried my bag, I dropped it again when I realised my ugly jacket is still on my body.
I loosened the ropes around my body and took off the jacket.
“No fucking way” Jason scoffed.
“What?” I looked up at him.
“You look hot!” he smirked.