💗 To Live Forever💗
📘 Chapter 22📘
Written by: Tamara Blair
😍 Adrian’s P.o.v😍
She looked so surprised and i controlled the urge not to laugh.
“So you are saying she’s your cousin?”She asked still in shock.
“Yeah,what do you think she was? My girlfriend?” I asked and chuckled.
She used her hand to cover her face shyly.
“Ohh,am so sorry,Mabel,am really sorry”
“It’s okay, Adrian put me up to this, he said he enjoyed the way you acted jealous”
Claribel glared at me then she swatted my hand.
“Am sorry,i just found it funny how jealous you were”
“I wasn’t jealous”
“Clary,i noticed it when i took food from Mabel instead of you,your face was priceless”
“That wasn’t nice, Adrian”My mom said and i rolled my eyes.
“Mom,it was a simple prank, nothing else”
“Whatever, let’s go”
We all entered the car,all through the ride i enjoyed teasing Claribel about the whole thing.
FEW HOURS LATER.
💖 Claribel’s P.O.V💖
I spent all day with Adrian and his family,it was so fun,we watched a romantic movie which Adrian found stupid and cliche.
I was at the balcony looking at the sky when Mabel joined me.
“The sky is beautiful today” She said and i smiled.
“Mabel,am really sorry that i was so rude to you” i added and she giggled.
She remembered my name.
“I have always known your name,it was Adrian’s idea of annoying you”
“He’s so childish” i said and we both giggled.
“He has really changed from the last time i saw him”
“Well,ever since his dad died,he was hardly ever happy,coupled with his heart condition,he hated himself and life.
He would scream at anyone who tried to talk to him,he was bullied and insulted by his peers because of his condition.
He vented his anger on everyone,he once punched his teacher just because the teacher scolded him for being late to class.
We all thought there was nothing to be done about him,he was taken for therapy but he hardly talks,he would only stare at the floor.
But now, Adrian is a whole different person, he’s extremely happy and so cheerful.
He would always talk about you to me,his eyes sparkle so bright when he mentions your name”
I was utterly speechless, the fact that Adrian has gone through so much and that now he’s happy makes me happy.
“You bring out the best version of Adrian, honestly,i have never seen him so happy about life,Thanks for everything,Claribel”
“You don’t have to thank me, Adrian is very special to him and am never leaving him”
“You love him, don’t you?”
“You are in love with Adrian, it’s so obvious, you were practically dying of jealousy when you thought i was his girlfriend” She said and i chuckled slightly.
“I know he loves you too, he’s just too cocky and conceited to admit it”
“Oh, Adrian can be conceited, especially when it comes to his looks, he literally thinks he is the most handsome guy on the planet” I said and we both laughed.
We talked about many other things,Mabel was really fun to talk to.
A month later.
“Ohhh, Claribel, your birthday is next week, aren’t you excited?” Shannon squealed.
“C’mon, it’s your 19th birthday, you should be happy”
“My birthday is nothing to me, it’s just like everyday maybe even worse”
“But we celebrated your 18th birthday”
“You and i just bought a small cake and candle light, then my dad came in and threw everything out because he was drunk”
“I know,Clary but..
“But nothing, Shannon, let’s just forget it, let’s pretend that next week isn’t my birthday”
“Okay..i have a class, see you later”
She kissed my cheek and walked away.
“I heard something about birthday” Adrian said as he approached us.
“It’s nothing,just forget it”
“Wait.. it’s your birthday next week..Are we going out?”
“No,we are not,am just going to stay in my pajamas all day”
“Well, that’s boring..i think we should go out and have fun”
“Am not going anywhere, Adrian..Yiu don’t understand what’s going on.
I have never celebrated my birthday since i was little,my last birthday was ruined because of my drunk dad.
He even used a whip on me on my 18th birthday”
“Am ..am sorry”
“It’s okay, It’s not your fault..am going to class” I said and walked away.
😍 Adrian’s P.o.v😍
It’s Claribel’s birthday and i plan on taking her out even if she disagrees.
I hate to see her unhappy and I just want to make her happy all the time.
I got to her front door and knocked,she opened the door.
“Hey” i said and smiled at her.
“Hey,you wanna come in?”
“Nope because we are going out now”
“No way,i already said am not going out”
“It’s your birthday and i intend to make you happy,so let’s go”
I tried to grab her wrist but she resisted.
“Am not letting you stay here all by yourself, let’s go,Claribel,try to be happy”
“But am only wearing a hoodie and sweatpants and my hair is not in place and my face is..
“Looks perfect,you look absolutely gorgeous” I said and she sighed.
“You always get want you want, don’t you?”
“Yes so let’s go”
I grab her hand and we walked outside,she gasps in shock as she saw my car.
“What the..is this your sport car?”
“No, It’s for Mabel’s brother,i asked bim for it”
“Oh, it’s beautiful”
We entered the car and wore seatbelt.
“So where are we going?”
“Seattle? That’s so far from here,we will never make it back in time”
“Yes,we will, that’s why i brought the sports car,so you ready?”
She smiled at me, she removed the hair from my forehead.
“Let’s go have the time of our life”
📘 Chapter 23📘
💖 Claribel’s P.o.v💖
“Put some shade on,it suites the moment” Adrian said while holding a pair of sunglasses.
“Suit the moment?”
“Yeah,you are in a sports car so you should be wearing shades, that’s the rule”
“Who made the rule?”
“It’s in the .. rule book of sports car” He said in a childish tone.
“You are such a baby”
“Just put it on”
I wore the sunglasses and he put his own on,he turned on the radio and 24k magic by Bruno mars came on.
We started singing along while he started driving.
The whole drive was spent with us singing and screaming at passerbys on the road which was so fun.
FEW HOURS LATER.
“Welcome to Seattle” Adrian said aa we arrived at the state.
“Woah,we got here and it’s not even afternoon yet”
“That’s the magic of a sports car,now the fun begins”
He parked his car in a garage, then we got out.
“You sure your car is safe here?”
“Absolutely safe,now let’s go sight seeing”
We walked through the place with our hands intertwined,it felt so nice, the day hasn’t even started and am already so happy.
We went to different parks and then we went to the movies,i decided we watched the movie called After.
“Well, that was torture” Adrian said as we exited the movie room,i hit his arm playfully.
“It’s was nice,Hardin Scott and Tessa Young’s love was so inspiring, they are like exact opposite but somehow they seem to complete each other” i said with so mucg admiration while Adrian just scoffed.
“That’s boring but Hardin Scott is cool”
“Yeah and he is British just like you”
“But am alot more handsome” he said proudly.
“Sure you are”
We walked over to the popcorn stand, there was a small queue.
“You just sit down while i go get popcorn for you”
I sat down while he went to join the queue,this is the best birthday i have ever had, Adrian is so amazing.
I was looking around the cinema when i felt the presence of someone.
“Hey” A voice said,i looked up and it was a guy with really black hair,he wore a white shirt and had tons of tattoos.
Why does guys like this always get attracted to me?
“Hey” i said managing a smile.
“Am Harry and you are?” He asked as he sat in front of me.
“Nice, you are dressed so simple but yet you look so gorgeous”
He kept staring at me like i was some kind of movie,i started getting uncomfortable,where the hell is Adrian?
“Um..is something wrong?” I asked as he kept staring at me.
“No, it’s nothing, I just got lost in your beautiful eyes”
I was about to say something when Adrian arrived with two cups of popcorn.
“Babe,who is this?” He asked,he just called me babe.
“Um..his name is Harry”
“Okay,Harry,can i ask what you are doing with my girlfriend?”
Girlfriend? Adrian just referred to me as his girlfriend.
“Oh..am so sorry,i..i didn’t know she was your girlfriend,she was alone and i thought..
“You can leave now,i would likr to have an alone time with my girlfriend”
“Sorry,i will leave”
He waved at me and walked away,Adrian handed me my popcorn.
“Your jealousy face is cute,i like it”
“I wasn’t jealous,i was protecting you,that douchebag had so many tattoos on his arms”
“First of,his name is Harry and you also have a tattoo on your arm”
“It’s just one and let’s not talk about him”
“You are acting like Hardin Scott in the movie” i said and he groan in frustration making me giggle
After we were done in the cinema, Adrian drove to a fancy restaurant called “Second Season”
“Let’s go have dinner”
“Oh,no,am not going in there”
“Have you seen the way we are dressed, it’s not fit for a fancy restaurant,look at those people inside, they are dressed nice”
“Forget about that and let’s go”
He succeeded in dragging me into the restaurant,we took a sit and as i predicted we were getting stared from people.
“We shouldn’t have come here,i feel awkward”
“It’s okay, let’s just eat”
The waiter arrived and took our orders after giving us weird stares.
😍 Adrian’s P.O.V😍
I watched as Claribel looked so uneasy because of the fact that she wasn’t dressed properly.
She doesn’t realize how beautiful she is without makeup or all those fancy dresses.
“What?” She asked as she caught me starring at her.
“I know something that can change your mind about how you look right now”
I stood on my chair and started hitting my glass cup.
“Can i have your attention everyone?”
“Adrian,what in hell are you doing? You are creating a scene” Claribel said but i ignored her.
Everyone looked at our direction,Claribel tried to hide her face.
“Now that i have your attention,i would like to say something, this girl over here thinks she’s so under dressed for this restaurant and i have been trying to tell her that she looks perfect with whatever She wears but she doesn’t agree.
So I would like everyone of you to take a look at her and tell her how beautiful she is”
“Adrian,come down right now,right now”
“Clary,let them see your face”
“You look beautiful,Claribel” A random guy said.
So many people started telling her how nice she looked.
“Are you convinced now?” I asked her and she giggled.
“Yeah, thanks” She said and i sat down.
She placed her hand over mine and gave it a gentle squeeze.
“You are such an amazing person” She said and we smiled at each other.
Few Hours Later.
💖 Claribel’s P.o.v💖
We finally got back to my house,we were at my front porch.
“That.. Adrian,this is the best birthday i have ever had, thanks’
“Would you stop saying thanks,am you friend and you don’t need to say thanks”
“I got you a little something for your birthday”
He brought out a sliver bracelet with a heart engraved on it.
“It’s amazing, I love it”
I took it from him and hugged him.
We stayed like that for a while, hugging even tighter.
We finally started pulling away,we stared at each other as out faces were inches apart.
Suddenly,we both started leaning in to kiss,our lips were almost so close.
My phone started ringing and we quickly disengaged from each other,i was a little disappointed.
“Oh,you should answer that while i leave,i hope you had a nice time”
“I did,Adrian, thanks”
I watched as he zoomed off,i walked into my house luckily my dad wasn’t around.
“Hello” i said as i picked up Shannon’s call.
“Hey,how are you doing?”
“Good, great actually, Adrian made me so happy today”
“Am glad,i called just to find out”
“If you didn’t call,we would have been kissing by now” i said and she screamed so loud making me remove my phone from my ear.
“Geez, Shannon,you almost destroyed my ear drums”
“You two almost kissed?”
“Yeah but we couldn’t because you called”
“Damnit,i shouldn’t have called”
“Today made me realize something”
“That am in love with Adrian,i love him” I said smiling to myself while Shannon screamed again.
📘 Chapter 24📘
💖 Claribel’s P.o.v💖
“So when are you going to tell him?” Shannon asked as we sat on the school bench.
“Tell who what?”
“Don’t play dumb with me,Claribel,you know the person am talking about”
“You know i can’t,i have become a nervous wreck when am with him, remember last time that he just put his arms around my shoulder and called me baby girl..i poured a whole cup of orange Juice on myself” i said and Shannon started laughing.
“Yeah,that was so funny”
“So, that’s why I can’t tell him anything”
“Tell me what?” Adrian’s voice sounded at our back making me jump up.
“Adrian,what..what are you doing here?”
“Um..This is school,where i should always be”
“I know but i mean..how did you find me here?”
“I asked Isaac..so what are you not going to tell me?”
Shannon and i look at each other before looking back at Adrian.
“Um..i have to go,bye” Shannon walks away quickly before i could hold her down.
“So? Are you telling me or not?”
“Adrian, there’s nothing to talk about,I and Shannon were just saying gibberish” i said and let out a nervous laugh.
He looked at me suspiciously and raised an eyebrow at me, making him look so extremely handsome.
“Okay,i won’t ask again” he said with a smile.
He brought out his hand for me to hold,oh,how i love to hold his hands all day.
He laced our hands together and we walked to class.
😍 Adrian’s P.o.v😍
It was lunch time so Claribel, Shannon, Isaac and I walked into the cafeteria.
We took our regular food and sat down on a different table,we stopped sitting with the popular kids,Claribel said she got tired of them and i totally agree.
“Guys,have you seen that video of Nicole stripping herself naked in the pool at Aaron’s party?” Isaac asked.
“Nope, haven’t seen it”
“Well,i have, it’s hilarious” i said making Claribel glare at me.
“So wait.. watching a girl strip naked is fun to watch for you boys?” Shannon asked.
“Yeah, I even heard Dylan was caught wanking on it”
“Ewww,gross” Claribel and Shannon said simultaneously while scrunching their face in disgust.
“I find it really stupid for a girl to strip naked for some group of horny boys, pathetic”
I was about to say something when Audrey walked in holding a microphone and a speaker.
What does she want now?
She stood in the middle of cafeteria,she climbed the top of a table
“What does the whore want?” Claribel said.
“Students of Forcados high,i have a very special announcement to make.
It’s so special that you all will be talking about it for months.
It’s about a girl who has decieved everyone proving tobe a saint.
It’s about Claribel Johnson” She said earning murmurs from everyone.
“What the hell is she up to?” Shannon asked, I looked over at Claribel and she had a straight face.
“Well,to everyone Claribel is a straight A student who everyone adores but not everyone knows that her mother is a whore”
Everyone was shocked, people started staring at Claribel.
No one except I and Shannon knows about Claribel’s parents.
“And her dad physically abuses her,her mom left her so that she could whore around.
Claribel has most definitely being sleeping around with all the male teachers so that she could get good grades”
“Audrey,Stop it” Dylan said as he tried to grab her from the table but she resists.
Everywhere was so noisy,all through that,Claribel kept a straight face.
“It’s okay” She said cutting Shannon off.
“Claribel, don’t listen to her” I said and she looked at me.
She stood up and started walking away.
“She’s walking away because she feels embrassed, she’s a whore just like her…
Audrey couldn’t finish the sentence,Claribel dragged her leg making her fall off the table and rolling to the ground.
Everyone quickly gathered around them,Claribel started punching Audrey repeatedly with so much anger,blood was dripping from Audrey’s face.
“Claribel, that’s enough,you will kill her” i said and grabbed her waist separating her from Audrey whose whole face is covered with blood.
“LET ME GO” She screamed so loud trying to get away from my grip.
“Claribel,you need to calm down”
“No,i don’t want to,let me go”
She escaped from my grip and ran away,i went after her but she ran so fast,i still ran after her.
Suddenly i felt a sharp pain in my chest making me to stop running.
💖 Claribel’s P.o.V💖
After beating the hell out of Audrey,i started running away from the cafeteria,i just wanted to be alone.
I kept running until i heard Adrian’s voice,he was in pain.
Did he run after me?
I stopped and turned back only to see him seated on the floor holding his chest.
“Oh my goodness,what happened?” I asked and i ran towards him.
“I..i ran after you”
“Why would you do that? Don’t you know that you can’t do that because of your condition”
“I didn’t want to leave you alone”
“Look at you, you are in pain..where are your pills?”
“In my left pocket”
I got them out and gave it to him, thankfully,we were near a water dispenser so i gave him water from there.
“You look okay now” i said after a few minutes of sitting with him on the floor.
“I feel better too”
“Then,i should get going”
“Where are you going? School hasn’t closed”
“I know but i probably get suspension for beating that b*tch up,so i rather leave now”
“Where are you going to?”
“To our secret garden”
“Can i come along?”
“No,i just want to be alone”
“Okay but be careful”
We hugged for a few minutes before i walked out of school.
It was a long walk from the school to the garden but i needed something to clear my head.
I only wonder how that whore knew everything about me,my knuckles are all bruised up from punching her so hard.
It felt good to punch her, every anger i ever felt was in that punch,i must have broken her face,serves her right.
I got to the garden,i looked around before heading to sit on the bench but i noticed something on the wall beside me.
Someone carved something on it, it wrote ‘To Live Forever’.
It was definitely Adrian,he wrote it,i touched the writing and smiled.
“I love you so much, Adrian,so much”
THE NEXT DAY.
I was at home watching a movie when my phone rang, it was Shannon.
“Hey” i said dryly.
“Hey,i didn’t call yesterday because i knew you needed space”
“I know you are not coming to school today but there is something you need to see”
“What is it?”
“Just come to school and have a look”
After ending the call,i didn’t bother to change,i was to lazy to change the hoodie and jeans,i only brushed my hair.
I got to school and there was crowd at the entrance,i forced my way through and i was in the hallway, Shannon was waiting for me.
“What’s happening? Why is there so many people outside?”
“Let’s go to the school field”
She dragged me along,there was an even bigger crowd,in the middle of the crowd was a badly injured Audrey and the principal.
Suddenly, the video of Audrey seducing the Maths teacher came up on the screen,and how be agreed to give her a good grade.
Everyone was shocked, Audrey was already in tears, Principal Terian looked so angry.
“Audrey Myer,how dare you? You whore”
“Am sorry, Principal…
“Don’t say anything,you are hereby expelled from Forcados high”
Audrey’s parents came and took her away,the crowd died down leaving just i, Shannon and Adrian in the field
“Thank goodness, the witch is gone” Shannon said making me giggle.
“Thank you,guys” I said and hugged them both.
“I’ll leave you two to talk”
Shannon walked away and i immediately jumped on Adrian making us fall on the grass.
Our faces were inches apart,he removed the hair from my face and held my cheek.
I tried to get up from his body but instead he rolled us over making him ontop of me.
“Adrian,i think we should..
His lips crashed on mine,i was so shocked that i couldn’t kiss him back,he deepen the kiss by hugging me even tighter.
I started kissing him,our lips were moving in sync.
If this is a dream, I never want to wake up.
They kissed!!! 😘😘