"...Death the Kid versus ______!" I heard Stein shout. I snapped my attention to _____, who had the same shocked expression I had smeared on her face. I couldn't battle her, I like her! I mean, since day one, I felt a spark. It's a cliché thing to say, but it's true. She was perfect, but she was too good for me. Having one OCD man in her life must be bad enough, but to have a boyfriend-
"Hey Kiddo! Are you in there!?" I saw my father's giant white hand wave in front of my face. When did he get here?, I thought.
"I'm sorry, but why are you here?" I said calmly. Liz chuckled and Patty giggled like a maniac.
"Kid, he's been here for like fifteen minutes! How could you not notice that everyone else is gone?" Liz raised an eyebrow. I looked around the gym. Sure enough, everyone was gone; with the exception of _____, Marcus, Riley, Damion, and Stein. Father had left as soon as he came, saying that he came to snap me out of my daydream. I said good bye and turned my attention to _____, her (h/c) hair swinging so gracefully as she shook her head. Ah, what a fantastic woman. I heard Patty giggle. Oh crap, she must've saw me staring.
"You love _____! You love _____!" Patty hopped off the bench and bounced around in a circle, repeating her sentence til I pulled her back down.
"Shut up! I do not have feelings for _____!" I whispered as ______ and her partners gave me an odd look.
"Yes you do-"
"Patty, if you don't shut up, I will burn Jimmy in the fireplace, got it!?" I growled through my gritted teeth.
Patty clamped her mouth shut," Not Jimmy!"
Liz raised an eyebrow," Are you seriously threatening to burn her giraffe? You are cold, Kid..."
I saw Damion walking over to me, fists clenched at his sides. Oh, great, him... He's been on my case since I met him. Hopefully, he's simply over-protective, but that seems like her brother's job. Marcus seemed to have a protective side towards ______ as well, but it doesn't seem as strong as Damion's.
I looked down at the ground as a pair of red and black sneakers came into view," Listen up, Reaper Boy..." I slowly looked up to see an angered look on Damion's face," If you even so much as scratch her, I will skin you alive. Can you remember that?"
I shot him a look," I don't want to fight her, nimrod. I don't even need the souls, I already have ninety for both of them, and if I win, I will have two souls too many-"
"So all you care about is the prize!?" Damion snapped at me, but a look came across his face, a sad one at that," Listen, I just wanna protect her, okay? And we're already having problems... So, do me- no, her- a favor, and forfeit. You already said you don't wanna fight her, so just drop out."
"Problems? What problems?" I asked. _____ never mentioned any problems, but maybe that's why she using Justin's weapons instead of her own.
"Problems that I'm about to fix...." And with that, Damion walked away, heading towards _____.
"I don't wanna die, thank you!" Riley huffed, pouting and crossing her arms, sending me a glare.
"You won't die, but please just fight! I can't fight with Damion!" I pleaded.
"Why not!? He's your best friend! You've been by his side since you were five! You even said that your kindergarten teacher had never seen two friends more perfect for each other! Why are you being so mean to him? I know you don't hate him, so just kiss and make up already!" I had never heard Riley talk so emotional. Then I remembered the chocolate I found in her purse this morning. Must be her time of the month, I thought.
Marcus nodded his head in agreement," Riley's right! You guys are besties, and now you let something so stupid get in between you two? I am utterly shocked, _____!"
I rolled my eyes," Utterly? That's a new one. Have you been reading the dictionary or something?"
Marcus snorted," Ha! Who reads anymore? That's stupid!"
"You read comic books, don't you?"
Marcus's eyes went wide, obviously stunned," U-uh, that's totally different! Comic books have pictures in them!"
"It's still reading-"
"Hey, we need to talk.." I heard Damion's voice whip through the air. Oh, great, him...
I turned around to see him looking straight at me, too close for comfort," No-"
Riley slowly began to back away," Uh, I think I'll just..." She ran as fast as she could to the girls washroom. Gee, thanks, I thought, sending glares her way.
Damion took his phone out of his pocket and handed it to Marcus," Go nuts."
"Awesome!" Marcus bolted for the bench and sat down, turning the phone sideways to play Angry Birds.
I growled and turned to walk away, but I felt hands grab my wrists and pull me back," No, we're talking and that's that!"
I attempted to remove his hands from my wrists, but just wrapped them around my waist and pulled me closer. I blushed at the contact, but I still glared at the bluenette," What do you want, douchebag?"
"I want you to stop and tell me what's wrong. I don't know what I did, but-"
"Don't even start with me! You've been telling guys to back off! Why!? I have no interest in dating right now, you know that! So why did you do it!?" I honestly wasn't mad anymore, but he always won the arguments we had, whether it was over the remote or if it was who had the best video game score, he always won, and I am sick of it! But, I could see the sadness and regret wavering in his crimson eyes, and he opened his mouth to speak.
"I was just worried. I don't want you at anyone else's side but mine or Justin's. You can't trust these people, and you give your trust to everyone too easily. I don't wanna see the one girl I care about be hurt by someone she trusted. Can we just stop fighting now?" Damion was on the verge of tears, I could see it in his eyes. I never knew he felt this way before. He never showed any concern back in our old school, and now he's acting like a warden!
I felt a tear roll down my cheek," You should've told me, idiot, maybe then I wouldn't have been so mad!" I giggled and gave him a hug.
Damion blushed and pulled me closer," I'll never let you get hurt, I love you too much to-" He looked over at what he just said and began to stutter," I-I mean, as a f-friend!"
I giggled and gave him a kiss on the cheek," I love you too, man!"
Damion released our hug and looked down at the ground, face beet red," Ready to fight?" His voice was quiet, but I heard it loud and clear.
I fist pumped the air," Hell yeah! Twenty Kishin souls, here we come!" Damion transformed into a machete and I grabbed the handle in a swift move. I. Am. Badass!
I got in a fighting position and waited for the bell to ring, but it didn't come. I looked around for Kid and saw him talking to Professor Stein, a sad look on his face and a disappointed one on Stein's. I slowly walked over to them, standing behind Kid so he wouldn't notice my presence.
"Damn, Kid. I really wanted to see you two fight," Stein sighed," Are you sure you want to forfeit?"
"Positive, you can take away as many souls as you wish, but I will not be fighting _____. I just... don't want to see her lose..."
That caught my attention," Excuse me!?" I yelled. Kid screamed and fell face first to the ground. He slowly got up and brushed off his suit.
"You don't wanna see me lose? Ha! I wouldn't be the one who's losing, pal!" I laughed as Kid glared at Damion. Then Kid turned to me, a hurt look in his eyes.
"You know what I mean! I just don't-" Kid was cut off by my ringtone for unknown calls starting to blare. It was Mystery of you by Red. The name of the band reminded me of Red the Pokémon champion, so I always kinda laughed at it, but this time. I simply took out my phone and looked at it. The number wasn't like any number I've seen before, I can tell you that. But I still answered it.
"Hello?" I said.
"Meet me at the park in fifteen minutes, I have a deal for you. I'm sure be pleased..." And it hung up. The voice, it was a woman's. Not just any woman, though. It was the witch...
"I need to go..." And I spun on my heel and ran out of the school, leaving two worried boys and an idiot very confused.