ONE WEEK LATER
“So..you’ll pick up Mitch from school if I’m kinda late from school right?”I asked Mrs Russ and she nodded
“Don’t worry,I’ll take care of Michelle”I smiled with a nod
Well,its been one week and I’m resuming school today,I’ve told Mrs Russ all that happened since the past one week and she couldn’t hold back her happiness..she was very delightful..I’m happy she’s happy for me
I’m kinda nervous and anxious..because I’m resuming school-not just any school,the biggest catering school in the world..jeez my heart is pounding really hard,I feel like I’m gonna explode
Alexa’s chauffeur is picking me up and its 7 30 already..I wander why he’s not here yet,my house to the school is kinda far..like 2hrs drive and I’m gonna be late if Mr.Maximus isn’t here soon
I heard a car horn from outside and I’m sure its Maximus
“I think the chauffeur is here Madison”Mrs Russ said and I picked up Mitchell
“So..Mrs Russ will take you to school today and bring you back home okay”I said as we stepped out and he gave a little nod
“Good morning sir”I greeted Maximus who was waiting beside his car with his hands clasped together behind his back
“Good morning Madison”
I smiled and proceeded to Mrs Russ’ car..I opened the door to the passenger seat and placed Mitch carefully on the chair..Mrs Russ entered the drivers seat and I helped him fasten his seat belt.
“Be a good boy at school okay”he nodded and tapped his cheek with his hands..I smiled and pecked him making him to smile
“Bye mama”he said as soon as Mrs Russ started the car
“Bye..bye Mrs Russ”
“Bye dear and make sure you show them what you’re made of in that school”
“Trust me”I said and she grinned
“Bye”Mitch waved at me as they drove away
“Charming boy you got there”Maximus said and I smiled
“Come on..you don’t want to be late on your first day”he said and I proceeded to the car,I entered and fastened my seat belt taking a deep breath
“Nervous?”Maximus asked and I faced him
“Don’t worry,you’ll be fine”he said with assurance and I nodded..I hope so
After almost 2hours drive we finally got to our destination,Maximus parked the car in an empty space in the drive way and i stepped out..this driveway is jam packed with car-expensive ones,well what did I expect,only super rich people have the opportunity to attend this school and I’m here without spending a penny,I’m being sponsored by Alexa herself and I’m not gonna let her kindness be in vain,I’ll fulfill my dreams and make her proud..Oh well,I gotta go in
I turned and my mouth hanged in shock in the sight of the gigantic building in front of me that had “ALEXA’S CATERING SCHOOL”in cream coloured bold letters on top of it…this building is as big as an hotel.
“Go in”I heard Maximus say behind me and I nodded.Okay Madi go get it
I took one last check on myself and..I’m not sure my outfit is fit for today..a high waist black ripped jeans with a black and white crop top hoodie and black lace up boots..I don’t know why my dressing is all black today of all days..jeez I hope I fit in perfectly
I walked towards the door and balanced my white backpack well before opening the door and Oh my sweet God..this place is..is..I don’t even know what to call it..Alluring?Its so beautiful
Wow,different people going here and there..they all look so classy,beautiful hairs,sparkling jeweleries,different types of designers..this place looks more like a fashion house than a catering school.Okay enough gawking at people Madi,you need to find where exactly where you’re going..the question is,where exactly I’m I going..I think this school should have like a principal or something..yeah,I’ll just find the principal’s office but..where is the principal’s office? Okay this is troubling
I guess I have to ask people for directions..I spotted a pretty girl pressing her Phone in front of a locker..shes so beautiful..her blonde and long hair is so shiny,her high waist ripped denim jeans hung tightly to her body like a second skin..her fair skin is so glowy..I’m sure she spent a lot of money on her skin..OMG look at that head phone..snap out of it Madi..you’re to ask for directions remember,okay,I’ll just walk to her normally and ask for the principal’s office..easy peazzy,besides she seems nice..okay,here goes nothing.
I walked closer to her and she raised her head up from her phone as soon as she noticed my presence..just say Hi Madi,it won’t kill
“Hi”I said with a slight wave and she removed her headphones from her ears
“Um..hey..you look..kinda new”
“Yeah..I just resumed”I said and she mouthed a oh
“Hmm..well,welcome to our school..I’m Crystal”she stretched her hand for a handshake and I took it with a smile
“Ma..sorry,Abigail”jeez I almost said Madison
“Nice to meet you Abby..so I’m guessing you need my help around?”
“Yeah..I don’t know my class nor the way to my class even if I knew..so I wanna locate the principal’s office”
“Oh..no problem,come with me”she pulled me by my arm and she led the way
I kept admiring everywhere as she led me to the principal’s office with her hands in mine as we walked
“Here we are”she said pointing to a door that has “PRINCIPAL”written on it
“You’re welcome now go,I’ll wait for you”she said and I smiled appreciatively..she’s really nice
I turned to the door and knocked on it..
“Come in”I heard a voice-a man’s voice to be precise
I unlocked the door and went in closing the door behind me
“Good morning sir”I greeted and a man..probably in his 60’s raised his head up from his laptop
“Good morning..how may I help you”he said pointing to a chair adjacent his table motioning me to sit down
“I’m a new student”I said as is sat down
“Oh..and what’s your name?”he asked
“Abigail Maxwell”I said and he gasped
“Whoa I didn’t know it was you..I’m so sorry,Ma’am Alexa told me about you” Hmm,I’m getting this kind of respect because of Alexa?
“Its okay sir”
“Thank you..I didn’t recognize you as you came in sorry for that..Ma’am Alexa as told me about you and your potentials”he said and I smiled
“So,your class would be…class 6″he said stretching a map to me which I collected
“These are the things you’ll need”he said as he pushed a white box towards me..I took it with a slight bow and I opened it.It contained a phone,a laptop,some books and stationeries,a school brochure and is that lip gloss?
“The phone has a app on it called “Yummy”you’ll open it and all you have to know is there..you’re locker number,timetable and other essential information”he said and I nodded in understanding
“The laptop is for anything you wanna do and of course you have books and other things you might need”he said
“Yes..thank you sir”
“No need to thank me,I’m just doing my job”
“So..any other thing?”
“Nope..that’s all you need to know”
“Okay..I’ll be going now”I said and he nodded..I exited the office and I met Crystal waiting patiently
“Hey..you took a long time in there”she whined
Her gaze went to the box in my hand and she gasped
“OMG”she screamed and I gave her a quizzical look
“You can afford that?”she asked pointing to the box and I kept staring at her in confusion
“No one..as in,no one except Romeo Grande can afford that box”she said and I gulped
“Is it that expensive?”I asked and who is Romeo Grande?..non of my business I guess
“Very..very very expensive..that box is 800 000 dollars”she said and I opened my mouth in shock
“What?”I screamed and she nodded
“Wait..you didn’t know?”
“You must be stinking rich..wait what does your dad do..is he a very big politician?..or he is a big business man?..or a owner of a big oil company?come on tell me!”she squealed and I just stared at her analyzing the type of lie I’m gonna lie right now
“Come on..or he works with the president?
“Um..I don’t like speaking of my family status”I lied hoping it will keep her shut
“Well,okay”she said lowly and I mentally breathed out
“So..where’s your class”she asked as we started walking
“Um..he said class six”
“OMGeee…we are in the same class”she squealed and honestly,I’m glad we are in the same class..I’ll have someone to talk to
“Great..I have to find my locker first”I said as I removed the phone from the
box..wow its really pretty..I switched it on and I clicked on the app..and as the man said,it has all information I needed..and it says my locker is locker 20
“Hmm..locker twenty”I said
“Its close to mine..mine is 24″she said and I nodded
“Come on let’s go”
We got to my locker and I guess Alexa helped me design it because its all sparkly and pinky-stuff I don’t like..I would have preferred black to pink and I don’t really like sparkly sparkly
“Wow your locker Is so beautiful”Crystal cooed and I gave a small smile..I arranged the stuff in the box carefully in the locker,I put the laptop in my bag and I held the phone
“Okay..let’s go to class”she said and I hummed
We finally got to the place I assume is my class and we went in..
The students sat in a straight U shape(|__|),if my calculations are right,this class contains 18students,excluding Crystal and I
All eyes turned to our direction as soon as we entered-i felt kinda awkward
“Don’t pay attention to them”Crystal whispered and I nodded.She pulled me to a seat and motioned me to seat,she sat beside me and she sneered at a guy looking at us
“Hey Crystal,who’s the girl”a blonde cute guy asked from the left side of the class
“She’s new”Crystal said with simplicity
“Oh..Hi I’m Ken”the blonde..sorry,Ken said with a smile and I just gave a nod with a small smile
“Order”I heard a feminine voice say and I turned to the direction of the voice..a petit young lady came into the class with two books in her hands..I’m guessing that’s our teacher
“All you people know is to chat and chat and chat”the teacher said and most of the students grumbled
“Anyways,I assume there’s a new student among us today”she said and all eyes turned to me..like,what the hell?
“He or she should come out please”
I cleared my throat softly and rose up from my seat to the front of the class
“I’m Mrs Collins your class teacher”the teacher introduced herself and I nodded
“Introduce yourself to the class”
“Um..Hi everyone,I’m Abigail Maxwell,nice to meet you,I hope we get along”I said with my best smile
Some smiled back,some perverts winked while some rude brats scoffed or hissed
“Well,Abigail welcome to our school and I hope you get along well with us”Mrs Collins said and I smiled
“You can go back to your seat now”
I went back to my seat and Crystal gave a grin as I sat down
“You’re gonna love it here”she said and I nodded
“Okay..let’s start today’s work shall we?..I guess we are gonna start without him”Mrs Collins said
“I wonder why he’s not here yet…well,he’s always late to class”Crystal said and I gave her a quizzical look
“Who are you guys talking about”I asked
She didn’t complete her statement before she gave a loud gasp..not only her,all other people..especially the girls,some even have their phones up..what’s happening?Why is everyone looking at the door? I turned my direction to the door and..and..
“Oh My God!”I didn’t know when that escaped from my mouth..who is this dude?..He’s so..so..ethereal,this is the most gorgeous guy I’ve seen my whole life..did God create him with special sand?..is he a Greek god?
His physique is more than sexy..his biceps are almost na.ked due to the body hug T-shirt he wore..how can someone be beautiful,handsome,cute,hot and sexy at the same time
Who is that dude?
“The one and only Romeo Grande”Crystal said..wait,did I say that out loud?And why does he have the same surname as Alexa
“The most handsome and the best student in this school,every girls dreams..but too bad he’s taken”she said and I frowned..why did I frown?
“Yeah..by Tiana”she said pointing stylishly..I turned my head to the direction of her finger and..did that guy just kiss a girl..in class?
“Who’s she”I asked..I hope I’m not being too nosy
“His girlfriend”she answered
“Tiana Gold,the hottest girl in school..the luckiest girl in the world,she flaunts her boyfriend more than anything..rumors are around that she came to this school because of him,that she isn’t really interested in catering and stuff but she doesn’t what to take chances because..you know her boyfriend can be snatched”
“More than anything”
“Mr.Grande you’re kinda late today”Mrs Collins said and the hot dude smiled..OMG look at those dimples
“I’m sorry Mrs.Collins”wow look at that accent..its so beautiful..Jeez Madi stop it!!
“Its not like you to be this late so..no problem”
Romeo nodded and took a seat beside the Tania girl…they are both seating 3seats away from mine
“So..let’s get started..today we’re focusing more on Russian delicacies”Mrs Brown said as she did somethings on her laptop and a picture of Russian dishes appeared on the board..
Okay..first lesson here we go
“Okay..so your assignments is to search for Russian dishes and combine two or more of the dishes to make masterpiece”Mrs Collins said in conclusion and we all hummed
“Its lunch time Abby..let’s go eat”Crystal said and I nodded
We left the class for the cafeteria and I’m pretty famished.We got to the cafeteria and wow..this place looks like an expensive restaurant in Paris.
“Let’s go get lunch”she said and we made for the counter
“What can I get for you?”the woman by the counter asked
“I’ll just get a burrito and strawberry smoothie”I said
“Same but I want orange juice”Crystal said and we were given our orders We got to a vacant table and we both sat down
I took a bite out of my burrito and I moaned as soon as I tasted it.Its very delicious I looked around and I saw something strange
“Why are those people tables far from where other people tables are”I asked Crystal and she gulped down her juice before answering
“Well,that place is reserved for the popular people”she said and I found it ridiculous
“So they are isolating themselves from others because they are popular than them?”I asked with a air quote on the “popular”
Yup”she answered and I turned my gaze to the “popular people”
Romeo and his girlfriend are there too…jeez does he want to swallow her face in the name of kissing?
I made a disgusted face and I returned my gaze back to my food
“You find it stupid too right?she asked and I shuddered
“Get used to it..”
We finished our food and we proceeded to drop our trays..I was almost getting to the counter when I bumped into..no,someone bumped into..I don’t even know what happened,all I know is that I and something collided and I fell on my butt
“Ow”I winced in pain
“Oh my gosh baby are you okay”I heard a voice ask and I opened my eyes..oh its Tania and Romeo and with the looks of things,I think I bumped into Romeo,or Romeo bumped into me..I don’t even know..strings of pasta rolled down my face..eww,they must have poured on me when we bumped into each other
“Hey you..can’t you watch where you’re going?”Tania snapped at me and I just stared at her..is she crazy?
“Tania its okay..”Her Romeo said as he stood up..I was still on the floor He walked towards me and bent to my height
“Are you okay?”he asked and I nodded briskly..his face is close to mine and if he doesn’t take his head away,I might explode
“Here,let me help you up”he said with his hands stretched and I politely took it..wow his hand is so soft
He pulled me up and I dusted the remaining strands of pasta from my body
“Thanks”I said lowly
“Well,you should check where you’re going next time,you almost hurt my baby”Tania said with a scoff as she wrapped her hands round Romeo’s arm possessively
“Tania it isn’t her fault..we bumped into each other”Romeo said and she scoffed
“Let’s go Rommy”she said pulling Romeo along with her
One by one the “audience”dismissed,leaving the cafeteria..its not like we’re acting some kind of drama so why did they gather around us watching us like a movie..humph!
“Are you okay?”Crystal asked and I nodded
“Let’s go wash your hair”she said pulling me to the bathroom I guess. That Tania girl has some kind of attitude…”You almost hurt me baby”
Diamond In The Rough