💗TO LIVE FOREVER💗
📘 Chapter 1📘
Written by: Tamara Blair
😁 Author’s P.o.v😁
It’s early on a monday sunny morning, the light from the sun seems to penetrate through the window.
With the light rays shining on Claribel,she doesn’t seem to wake up.
Suddenly,her room window open and someone jumps into her room.
Shannon,Claribel’s best friend sighed in frustration as she saw Claribel sleeping like a log of wood.
“I told her not to deprive herself from sleep at night but she never listens”Shannon muttered to herself.
She jumps on the bed,then shakes Claribel vigorously but instead of waking up,Claribel became more comfortable in the bed.
“Are you kidding me right now?”
“Claribel,wake the f*ck up”
“We are going to be late for school”
Everything went on deaf ears.
“OMG,we have a maths test today”Shannon said and Claribel sprang from the bed.
“What test?why didn’t i know about it?”Claribel asked.
“There’s no test,i said that so that you would stand up”
“Oh, Shannon, don’t do that next time,you know how much i..
“Yeah,yeah,how much you love tests,you are such a nerd,now come on, get ready or we will be late for school”
“Wait..how did you get in here without my dad noticing?”
“I snuck in through the window”
“Shannon, don’t do that next time,you could have hurt yourself”
“Oh, please,you sound like my mom,it wasn’t even that high”
“You are unbelievable”
Claribel stood up from the bed and headed to the bathroom with a towel in her hand.
Last night was a train wreck,my dad came home in his normal state.
I opened up the shower, immediately the water hit me,i felr a tingling sensation on my shoulder.
I looked at it and i saw an open wound,it was from last night.
I endured the pain and let the watee hit my skin.
I was in the bathroom for so minutes,my mind going through some thoughts.
“Are you sleeping in there?”Shannon asked from outside.
She has always been a drama queen.
“Coming” I said as i turned off the shower.
I step out with a towel around my body.
“You took forever in there”
“Shannon,i was only there for like a few minutes”
“Yeah,well,you….wait, what’s that on your shoulder?”
She stood up from the bed and moved closer to me,i tried to cover the wound but she quickly held my hand.
“My goodness,Clary, what is this?”
“It’s nothing,i will attend to it”
“What do you mean by “it’s nothing”..this is a fresh wound,did he do this to you?”She asked and i nodded affrimatively.
“Claribel,this can’t go on for long,you have to stand up to him”
“He is my father”
“So you are going to let him keep on beating you up when he feels like it?”
“Remember,he has been the one taking care of me”
“How?in what way?He doesn’t give you money for food or to take care of yourself,if not for your scholarship,i don’t know how you will be coping with school fees”
“I have a job, Shannon and the pay is good”
“Working as a waitress in a fancy restaurant late at night isn’t good for you”
“I work for my own money,i don’t want to be like other girls in school who sleep with guys for money,i won’t succumb to that”
“I know,Clary,you should know that you are one strong girl”
“Thanks,now i need to put on my clothes”
“Aren’t you going to put body lotion on?”
“No,we don’t have time”
“Clary, it’s amazing how your skin still glows,no wonder other girls envy you”
“We are here”Shannon said as she parked her car in front of the school.
I haven’t been able to buy my own car so Shannon takes me wherever i want to go, it’s not like i go out.
“Let’s go or we will miss first period” Shannon said as we both got down from the car.
Forcados high, the only place that people see me differently, they don’t pity me.
Am a totally different person here.
I was pulled out of my thoughts as i felt Shannon’s hand drag me towards the entrance.
As we got in,we received many high-fives from students and so many lustful looks from guys.
It’s always like this everyday, Shannon and I happen to be the most popular girl in school.
I really don’t even know how that happened but i think it was when i helped Dylan win a maths contest.
Speaking of Dylan,he came towards me and gave me a surprise kiss on the cheek.
He and i look like we are dating but he hasn’t asked me out yet and am not even sure of my feelings for him.
“Hey,babe, you look gorgeous this morning” he said and i giggled.
He took my hands in his and intertwined together, People start looking at us,i was getting deadly glares from girls.
We were both going to class when Dylan bumped into a guy witg glasses.
“Are you blind or what?”Dylan yelled at him.
Did I forget to mention that Dylan is a spoilt brat?
His parents own half of our school so he thinks he can do anything.
The boy glasses fell so he was trying to look for it.
“Where is my glasses? I can’t see without them”
Dylan and i saw the glasses on the floor,Dylan smirked and tried to step on his glasses.
“Dylan,No” I said stopping him from crushing the glasses.
“It’s not nice, seriously,he can’t see with it, let’s just give it to him”
“Okay, whatever,you do that while i go to class”
He walked away,i bend down and picked up the glasses then gave it to the boy to wear.
“It’s not a problem”
“You are not like them,you are nicer”
“Thanks but i have to go”
Classes went by smoothly,now it waa time for lunch.
I went to the cafeteria with Dylan since Shannon had something to do.
We sat at the popular table,where basketball team mates seat,the cheerleaders.
They were either eating or kissing each other.
“Sorry,am late”Shannon said as she sat doenu beside me.
“No problem, let’s just eat,am hungry”
Shannon was about to say something when he walked in.
Every girl started giggling,well except for i and Shannon.
He sat down in front of i and Shannon along side his friend,Isaac.
Adrian Coleman,he just moved to our school last two weeks and the girls were already crazy about him.
He was in the basketball team with Dylan and already part of the popular kids.
He had a hair color like the sand at the beach, almost white and deep blue eyes, with a really pink lip.
He also had a thick British accent,i guessed he is from London.
He bonded well with Isaac,they seem to be so close.
Audbrey,one of the cheerleaders quickly ran to sit beside Adrian,she wrapped her arms around him but he removed it.
I wanted to laugh but I don’t want any drama from Audbrey.
“So how are you doing,babe?” Isaac asked Shannon,who only rolled her eyes.
“Your playboy lines won’t work on me,Isaac”
“It will, very soon”
“Adrian,how are you doing?”Shannon asked.
He hardly talks but when he does you would wish he never stopped.
“Two weeks in the school and you are already toping the class,Claribel might have a competition”
“I don’t see her as a competition”He said and i scoffed.
“So you think you can beat me in class?”
“I don’t think,i know”
How rude of him.
“Okay,enough of studying,who is going to Alex’s birthday party tonight?”Dylan asked.
Everyone started say yes to the party,if you are a popular kid,you have to go to parties.
“What about you, babe?”Dylan asked me.
“I don’t think I can come”
“I have other things to do”
“Clary, just come,it will be fun” Shannon said and i sighed in defeat.
“And Adrian, are you coming?”
“Sure”He replied while looking at me
📘 Chapter 2📘
💖 Claribel 💖
If it wasn’t for the fact that Shannon begged me to come to the party, I would have never agreed.
After school, Shannon drove me home reminding me to come over to her house for our make up.
I walked towards my front door,i sighed in frustration.
Am literally so scared of entering my own house, the same house that I would love to enter when i was little.
Now i would prefer to stay in school than come home.
I finally gathered the courage to open the door,the first thing i saw were bottles of beer everywhere,with cigarettes.
My dad was faced down on the floor,he probably passed out because of the excess drinking and smoking.
I dropped my school bag on the floor,then started cleaning up the mess.
I did it so quietly,i didn’t want to wake him up,if he wakes up it just means more pain for me and i don’t want that.
I succeeded in cleaning up without waking him up,i took my bag and went to my room.
When i follow Shannon to her house, her mom welcomes her home with a kiss,i am welcomed with the sight of my dad’s bad habits.
I have learnt to accept the fact that not everyone in this life deserves love and am one of them.
After taking a nice shower,i went straight to my reading desk,i took out my headphones and a novel.
Reading and Music,my two favorite things to do, it’s makes me forget, it’s like my drugs.
Few hours later.
“Okay, okay, Shannon,i will be there” I said over the phone.
She won’t stop calling me,i took my purse then walked out of my room.
I met face to face with my dad,oh,no.
He looked at me from head to toe,i was so nervous.
“And where are you going?”
“Shannon invited me over,we have a test tomorrow”I replied hoping he won’t notice my nervousness.
“Okay,i need a favor”
“What is it?”
“I need money,my beers are out”
I didn’t dare argue with him or it will be hell.
I brought out some money from my purse and gave it to him.
“Nice,at least you are better than your useless mother who abandoned you”
He walked away,i tried not to think about what he said.
“Clary!!”Shannon’s mom said happily as she opened the door.
She hugged me and gave me a kiss on the forehead, something am not used to.
“Good evening, Aunt”
I walked in and Micheal, Shannon’s elder brother saw me.
“Hey, little one”He said happily while i just rolled my eyes.
“Am starting to think you don’t know my name since you call me little one all the time” I said and he chuckled.
He held out my hand and was staring at something.
It was a scar from the past beating my dad gave me.
“You can’t continue like this,Clary”Micheal said and i sighed
“I have to, until i can stand on my own”
“Clary,he is going to kill you one day,let me help you”
“No,we both know what happened when you would help me”
Micheal always used tl defend me but got beaten up badly by my dad so i told him not to help me.
“I’ll be fine”
I walked over to Shannon’s room to get ready for the party.
“You excited about the party?”Shannon asked as we stopped right in front of Alex’s house.
“Oh, come on, don’t be a party pooper”.
We got in and it was like every high school party.
Alcohol, kissing, smoking,some even pop pills.
Shannon was dragged away by Isaac,while i felt a hand on my waist.
“Dylan”i called out while he just smirked,his eyes were going over my body,he smelt of alcohol.
“You look so sexy”
He pulled me closer from the waist amd tried to kiss me but i declined.
“What’s wrong?’He asked grousely.
“I need to use the bathroom,you go amd dance,i will come meet you”
He nodded and walked away,i gave a huge sigh of relief.
Suddenly, someone pushed me away slightly with an elbow.
“A simple ‘hey’ would be nice instead of pushing me away”
“I wasn’t trying to talk to you,i pushed you because you were blocking the table for soda”He said in his British accent.
“Yeah, right, such lame excuse”
“Look here, little Americana, don’t flatter yourself by thinking i want to talk to you”
“Then why are you talking to me right now?”
“That’s a good question, that’s why am walking away now,nerd”
He just called me a nerd, only Shannon calls me that.
I took a soda bottle and drank from it, Shannon appeared out of nowhere.
“Clary, let’s go, they are playing truth and dare upstairs”
Before i could reply,she dragged me along with her.
We finally got to the room,only popular kids were allowed in.
Dylan was already seated,i sat next to him, Shannon sat beside Isaac.
“Okay, welcome to the most amazing truth or dare in history”Alex,the celebrant said and everyone cheered.
“No one can back out,no one”
“Let’s start already”
The game started quite funny as Dylan was asked to dance in his boxers.
Audbrey was asked to remove her bra and put it on her head.
Alex had to tell the girl he was trying to get that be was gay.
“Claribel, it’s your turn”
“Yeah, Shannon gets to ask you a question”
“Okay” i said staring at Shannon.
“Truth or Dare”
“Dare” i blurted out,oh why did i just say dare?
Shannon will tell me to do the impossible, she already had that stupid smirk on.
“I dare you to kiss.. Adrian”She said and Everyone in the room gasps in shock.
“What?”Adrian asked clearly not liking the idea,same with me.
“Yes,she has to kiss you”
“Kiss him”People started chanting,we looked at each other.
He had this arrogant face on.
“Do it already, I know you want to”He said with pride.
I moved closer to him,he started leaning forward.
I pushed him away slightly, that surprised him.
“Am done playing this game” i said staring at him, everyone gasps in shock.
Adrian’s face was that of confusion and surprise,i guess he has never been rejected.
I walked out of the room and went downstairs.
I can’t let him take my first kiss..yes,i said it,i have never kissed a guy,i don’t have the time to.
It’s always been school and work for me,no relationships.
It’s been a while since i left the truth nad dare game,i talked to some few people before i decided it was time to go home.
I searched everywhere for Shannon,i finally saw her.. kissing Isaac,i didn’t know if i should go separate them but it seems she’s really enjoying the kiss.
I went over to the back of the house where practically no one stayed.
I sat down on the pavement and looked at the stars.
I remember when my mom would take me out at night to show me the stars and she would tell me that am as beautiful as the stars.
Something disturbed my thoughts,it was the sound of someone coughing seriously.
I followed the sound and i saw a figure in the darkness,it was a guy,he coughing so hard.
I ran towards him, that’s when i noticed it was Adrian,he was coughing out blood.
“Oh my goodness,are you okay?” I asked but he was trying to walk away from me.
“Let me help you,tell me what to do”
He only pushed me away despite the fact that he was coughing out from the blood.
He walked away witg a little strength and entered his car that wasn’t too far, then zoomed off.
Why was he coughing out blood?
And why was he resisting my help?