"Levvy! Wake up"
I hear my little sister waking me up, she huffs in annoyance and leaves my room. Minutes later and I hear her voice again.
"Levvy, look at this!" my sister said excitedly.
I open my eyes in fear of what is she holding in her hands. I notice the water gun already filled with water in her hands and a very wide smile on her face.
"Hey saph, I'm awake now so there is no need to use that thing in your hands" I said pointing at the water gun.
"I won't use it under one condition" she said.
"You buy me ice cream after school today" she continued clasping her hands together.
"Okay you've got a deal" I said quickly.
She hurries out of my room with a big smile telling my mom about our deal.
A smile crept on my face, I love hearing her happy voice in the morning. Sapphire is my source of happiness after a gloomy day. She got our father's traits, her wide blue eyes, her blonde curly hair and her cheerful spirit just like him. I wipe my tears and pick up my phone to check the time.
"Shit! I'm going to be late" I jump from my bed hurrying to the bathroom doing my morning routine.
Minutes later, I stand in front of my closet picking up a black hoodie and a pair of blue jeans. I finish dressing up and stare in the mirror at my reflection. I stare at my messy curly hair.
I mentally cry this hair can be hard to handle sometimes I swear; I mean one day it can be perfect the other day your hair will be looking like a bird nest.
I style my hair in two space buns, I wear my glasses and took a glance in the mirror, feeling satisfied with my look I leave my room and head down to the kitchen.
I see my mom checking our monthly bills and Sapphire eating her breakfast.
"Good morning mom" I said, kissing her forehead.
"Good morning dear, I made you breakfast" she said.
"Thank you mother; I'm going to call Ruby until Sapphy finishes her breakfast" I said.
I call Ruby waiting for her to answer her phone I take quick bites of my sandwich. I mentally curse Ruby for not answering her phone. I call her again and she answers this time.
"What do you want" I hear her angry sleepy voice.
"Good morning to you too Ruby" I said sarcastically.
"I'm going to pick up at 7am sharp and please don't be late, I don't want any detentions" I said, begging her to stick to the agreed time.
"No promises because you know me levvy. I'm fashionably late "she said with a bored tone.
I swear I'm going to kick her ass when I see her.
"Then find another ride to school" I said with a smirk.
I hear her huffing in annoyance.
"You evil witch, fine! I'll be on time" she said.
"Okay, see you later" I hang up not hearing her answer.
I finished my breakfast and I'm waiting for Sapphire to finish hers.
"I've got some news" my mother words caught my attention.
"Today is my last chemotherapy and the doctor says there is a good chance that the cancer will be gone "she continued, clasping her hands together with a smile.
Tears fill my eyes from happiness I hug my mother tightly and Saph hugs her copying me with giggles. One year ago, my mother found out that she has brain cancer, she did a surgery to get the tumour out and continued with chemotherapy. Now hearing that cruel disease might be gone is one of the best news I heard from the past two years.
"We're going to celebrate after the results come out" I said with a wide smile, wiping my tears waiting for my mother's answer.
"Okay, we will celebrate once they come out. Now hurry up to catch up school starts in an hour" mom said, looking at the wall clock.
"Let's go Sapphy" I said, picking up my backpack and saph's backpack. I say goodbye to mom and leave to the front yard. I put Saph in her car seat and put our bags beside her, I head to the driver's seat and start the car. My first stop in the morning is the café then picking up Ruby.
Ten minutes later I park the car in front of the café, I exit the car telling Saph to stay in it. I make my way to the entrance and open the door. I'm greeted with coffee smell and people's chattering laughing. I smile making my way to the person behind the cashier.
"Good morning Timothy "I said, teasing him.
"I told you my name is Tim or Timmy, and good morning to you too Lavender" he said, while making orders.
"Today is a packed house" I said with a smile.
"Yeah, it is very busy today" he agreed with me.
"You know the drill Timmy, you're in charge till I come back from school" I told him.
"Sure, boss and here is a list of yesterday's earnings" he said giving me a list, I check it and put in my hoodie's pocket.
Timothy is my aunt's fiancé; he has been helping me for two years now in the café. My mom used to manage the café with the help of Timmy and me two years ago but her sickness disabled her. I manage the café at evening and night shifts while Timmy takes care of morning shift.
I say my goodbyes to Timothy and the staff and leave. I make my way to the car and drive to Ruby's house.
I look at the watch and it read 7:10, I'm going to kill her when she comes.
"She is here!" I hear Saph screaming.
"finally, the queen decided to leave her palace" I said sarcastically.
Ruby enters the car with a wide smile. I decide that I will punch her after I drop Saph off at her school.
"Good morning sapphy" Ruby said with a cheerful tone.
"You are late ten minutes Ruby" I said through my gritted teeth.
"Your girl needed ten more minutes to fix her hair. I love your space buns and you look cute today" she said trying to change the subject.
"Shut up till we reach school" I screeched at her.
"I won't shut up levvy, now drive before we get late" she said fixing her hair in the mirror.
"Could you two shut up, levvy she told you that she needed time so accept it and move on" my sister said, yelling at us.
Ruby high fived Saph and they both laugh, I ignored both of them and drive.
I dropped Saph at her school and I'm on my way to the high school. I look at Ruby and saw her texting someone.
"Who are you texting?" I asked, keeping my eyes on the road.
"I'm texting Luna, she is asking why are we late" Ruby said, staring at her phone.
"We are late because of someone right here" I said, narrowing my eyes at her.
"I'm sorry okay, I promise I will be on time next time" she said.
"Apology accepted now tell Luna five minutes and we will arrive, and tell her to wait for us at the parking lot" I said.
"Done!" she said, turning off her phone.
Minutes later, I park the car in the school's parking lot. Ruby and I exist the car and make our way to Luna.
"Hello girls" she said with a smile.
"Hey Luna" I said hugging her.
"Are they here yet?" Ruby asked Luna
"Who are you talking about?" I asked both of them.
"Well Luna here told me that there are new students, and they are really good looking" Ruby said with dreamy eyes. "You both are being stupid" I told them, rolling my eyes.
Roaring sound of a motorcycle engine breaking the silence, Alex River parks his motorcycle and takes off his helmet winking at group of girls. His friends group around him and they leave their spot.
"His hair is everything" Ruby said.
"Ruby you're drooling right now" I said with disgust.
"Well he is like a Greek god, Ruby" Luna agreed with her.
"What is your first period?" I asked changing their subject.
"Maths" Ruby sighed.
"English, what about you levvy?" Luna said.
"English too, let's go to our lockers I need to get my English books "I said with a smile. We leave the parking area and head to our lockers.
"I'm left alone in this hell" Ruby wiped her fake tears.
"You deserve it, are you coming to the café after school?" I asked them, opening my locker, get my English books and shut the locker with a thud.
"I have a date tonight in an unknown place" Luna said shyly, narrowing her eyes at Ruby
Something is going on between them, I thought but Ruby's next move is expected somehow.
Suddenly Ruby stops in front of Luna, making both of us stare at her weirdly. She started shaking Luna violently seeking information about her date. I laugh at her while Luna calls for my help. I decided to help Luna as Ruby started to draw attention to us.
"Ruby you are scaring her" I said trying to pull her away from Luna.
"I want to know her secret date, how dare you Lulu not telling me about your date" she screeched at her.
"You are insane; I didn't tell you because of some reasons and your craziness is one of them" Luna mumbled.
"Yeah and stalking is one of them, remember Ruby you stalked her ex and scared the crap out of him for months" I said looking at her. She started to chuckle.
Anyone passing by us now will think she lost her mind and went insane.
"He deserved it, no one makes my dear Lulu sad" she said, patting Luna's shoulder.
"I know your secret date Lulu" Ruby continued with an evil smirk.
The bell rings cutting Ruby off and students make their ways to their classes, Luna and I leave Ruby cursing and head to our class. We enter the class before the teacher and sit in the fourth row in the left corner of the class. Students start to fill the class and then the teacher enters, silence is the master of the room, this is going to be fun.
"Welcome dear students, I'm Ms. Watson and I'm your English teacher for this year" she said with a smile.
She looks really young for the position of a high school teacher.
"Ms. Watson, how old are you?" One of the jerks decided to ask her making the class laugh. They are idiots.
"I'm 27 years old and yeah I may look young for this position but I'm capable to deal with students like you, mister?" she said confidently asking for his name.
The class falls silent watching their teacher reacting to the jock who disrespected her. He stands up, smiling at Ms. Watson.
"Galvin Kingstone" he answered her with a smirk.
"Mr. Kingstone you have detention after school for disrespecting me, I hope you have fun, you may sit down" she said with a wide smile. He sits down with a shocked face, his friends started chuckling at him followed by the class.
"Now, partner up with your classmate beside you and read page 30" she said, taking a seat in front of her desk.
I stand in the parking lot, waiting for Ruby and Luna. Terrible first day may I say, after the first period everything went downhill. I don't have any periods common with Ruby or Luna, and I have a project with one of the stupid jocks. Perfect start at my first day, I mentally scream.
"From earth to Levvy, copy" Ruby said, waving her hands in front of my eyes.
"Bad day I see, let's go pick up little Saph and head to the café" she said, I unlock my car letting us in.
I start driving to Saph's school, Ruby's voice breaks the silence.
"Lulu, is Charles McCarty your secret date?" she said with a smile.
Luna's face is in a shocked state. I look at Ruby who is laughing like an evil witch.
"How did you know Ruby?" I asked her.
"So it is true" she screamed excitedly. I mentally facepalmed myself.
"How did you find out, you're a genius" Luna said, mocking her friend's excitement.
"I found him mouthing you something during lunch period, wasn't hard to realize that you two have something" she said, looking at Luna who is sitting at the back seat with a mockingly smile.
"Don't you dare and stalk him Ruby" I said, warning her at her stupid acts.
"Are you texting him now?" Ruby asked Luna, ignoring my warning.
"No, I'm ignoring your greatest discoveries" she said with a fake smile.
I stopped the car hard in front of Saph's school, which made Ruby bump her head. I exist the car, leaving her cursing me. I search for my sister and see her talking with a little girl. I make my way to her.
"Hey Saph, let's go" I called her, Saph hugs her friend and waves goodbye to her. I return to the car and put Saph in her car seat. I start driving to Luna's house.
"I had fun today, levvy. I made new friends and got a star in maths period" Saph said with her usual cheerful spirit.
"That's great, so is that girl back there is one of your friends?" I ask her.
"Yeah, her name is Rory, she shared a cookie with me during lunch time" she said excitedly.
"See Luna sharing food with people brings you a friend" Ruby said with a chuckle.
"Can you please stop your stupid fights" I beg them as I pull off at Luna's house
"I ask one thing from you Levvy, Don't tell Ruby anything" she said, narrowing her eyes at Ruby.
"Yeah, whatever" I roll my eyes at their childish act. Luna exit the car, and I start driving to the café.
"You know why I'm interested in Charles" Ruby breaks the silence.
"Yeah because he is from the popular kids and he is friends with the jocks, you are afraid that he is going to break Luna's heart" I said, questioning her. She nods in agreement.
"Charles is a good guy, he won't break her heart and if he did, you can stalk him down" I told her with a chuckle.
Minutes later, I pull off in front of the café. I go to help Saph out of her car seat and get her backpack. Ruby enters the café as I lock the car.
"Let's get you ice cream as promised, sapphy" I said with a wide smile.
"Yay, finally I thought you forgot" she said, skipping beside me. We make our way to the ice cream van and get her favourite ice cream then we make our way back to the café.
"Your mother called me, she ordered me to drive Saph home" Timothy said.
"She texted me, thanks anyways Tim" I said as I make my way to the kitchen and get my apron.
"You can leave now, Timmy" I said, walking to the cashier.
"Alright, let's go munchkin. Bye levvy" he walks out with Saph.
"It's work time, baby" Ruby cheered, starting to do the customer's orders.
She is excited more than me. Ruby and Luna help me with the café after school when they're free, today I'm left with Ruby. Well, as she said it's work time now and customers are going to flood in her soon.
Merci pour la lecture!
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