(She likes him,
but he’s cold-hearted)
By: Faith Lucky
I opened my mouth and stared in shock as he walked in gracefully with the boys beside him.
Oh my God!
I don’t think this is real.
As my eyes got glued to his face at that moment, I felt time stand still because actually, He’s the most handsome guy I’d ever seen.
His hair – long and dark and parked in the middle with the front part of it flopping close to his eyes.
His eyes were a little dark, yet dazzling. He had an unexplained aura that could be discern even from his walking steps and in a swift turn, I found myself asking Diane:
She didn’t say a word but only kept her eyes fixed on him and with the way the rest of the students were actually acting, its obvious he was someone special.
They stopped in the middle of the cafeteria and the two boys beside him took it from there.
“Hey, listen up! Everyone!” One of them said audible enough even if they’d already gotten the attention of the students.
“Its time for the orientation and if you know you’re a fresher here, get your a$$ moving in the next 60 seconds to the emergency hall. Late comers will be penalized” he announced and while he spoke, the handsome boy just kept his gaze on the floor and rubbed his lower pink lip with his thumb.
Oh my gawwwwd.
Immediately, they turned around and left the cafeteria with him being in front and immediately, the students started moving out, probably headed for the hall.
“Come on, Cali” Diane said as she parked up her food, but my head was still muzzy.
“Hold on, Diane. Who’s he?” I asked, nonplussed.
“He’s the leader, okay? The president over here and trust me, you wouldn’t wanna get into trouble with him. So, come on, let’s get going”,she replied but I still wasn’t satisfied and tried asking one more question before she cut me off.
“Fine! I’ll tell about it on the way. Come on” she said and that was the only thing that calmed me down as I packed up my food and we walked out of the cafe together.
“So…”, she continued as we walked alongside each other.
“His name is Miquel and he’s the president over the students. He’s the most powerful here – a multi Diãmônd – meaning he possesses different gifts and amusingly, he’s capable of resisting attacks from others. Meaning…most people can’t use their powers on him unless he permits them”.
My eyes beamed at the mention of that. Is she for real???
“As you can see, he barely talks and those boys are the ones who passes any information he wishes to pass. Only a very few people
have been fortunate to hear him speak. But that doesn’t mean you should joke with him.
“I know you he’s dreamy and all. Everyone over here is crushing on him, but he doesn’t give a [email protected] about anyone and its impossible for anybody to win his heart. As a matter of fact, they’re all scared of him despite the fact he’s their biggest crush and that’s because he’s dangerous.
“In a nutshell, he’s a quiet introvert” she concluded, quelling my curiosity.
All these for just one person???
A handsome introvert!
Hmm. Why the f**k would he be an introvert with such cuteness??
And how’s he dangerous?
I kept thinking about the story throughout our walk to the wall and after a while, we arrived.
Wow! It was quite big but the students in it weren’t that much. I guess the freshers were just few in number – less than 50
Well, it was to my own favor because it gave me a sweet opportunity to look at him.
Yes – him. He was standing right there in front of the hall, leaning on a table behind him while the two boys stood beside him.
Gosh! He looked extremely handsome that I felt my heart leap each time he moved a lid.
I crossed my hands and watched him like a movie but unfortunately, he didn’t even look my direction. His eyes were mostly fixed to the floor.
“Care for some?” Diane asked and I turned to see her holding a chewing gum out to me.
“Yeah.. Thanks”, I muttered as I collected it from her, opened it and started chewing it.
Suddenly, she reached for my hair and removed the band from it, making it fall from my shoulders.
“Oh, my God! You have a long hair. Why’re you hiding the length?” She asked and as she touched the tip and I sighed and didn’t say a word.
I’d wanted to scold her, but changed my mind.
I took my eyes back to the cutie and surprisingly, I found him staring at me.
I felt my heart skip immediately and slowly, he took his eyes away, taking them to the floor.
Oh my God!
I looked around to see if anyone noticed that, but of course, they didn’t as the hall was still a little busy with the students coming in and looking for a spot to stand.
Not even Diane noticed it it
But I did!!!
He looked at me!
I felt my cheeks flush, even if it wasn’t supposed to mean any thing.
But having those pretty eyes staring at me for a second was more like heaven to me.
“Okay; it’s time. Lets get started” one of the boys announced and the entire place became [email protected] quiet immediately that a pin drop could possibly be heard.
Hm. Seems they’re really strict.
“Once again” he continued, moving at the front row.
They were quite handsome too – but not as the leader.
“Welcome to the White Diãmônds Institute.
“The orientation will be very brief but important because if you’re ever caught breaking any of the rules, you’d wish you were dead”. He said and paused, probably giving a little time for the shivers to run through our systems.
‘The first and most important rule is the fact that you must never leave this premises. No matter what, you must never be caught outside these premises and the only time you’re permitted to go out is when you’re on a mission. Aside that, you must stay indoors.
“The Diãmônds was created a very long time ago by the government to assist people like us in nurturing our gifts. Just so you know, we’re unique and that’s the reason we’re called Diãmônds. We’re rare.
The people out there might laugh at you, but the truth is – they all want to be like us.
“They can’t do the special things we do and that’s the reason we’re unique.
“Over here, y’all be taught to control your powers and make proper use of them. Your time table will be out by tomorrow morning. So, you’ll begin your classes as soon as it’s out.
“The system of education over here Is quite different from the one you know out there. Over here, you’ll be classified according to your gifts and as a result, you tend to share same class with some old students.
“It’s gonna be fun if you play your cards well and stick to the rules.
“The first rule, you must never leave the premises except you’re out on a mission. Secondly, I’m sure your phones were taken from you before you came in here. So, they should be no means of communication between yourselves and your family. We normally have a fixed date when we permit visiting and when such time comes, you can get to see them as much as you want.
Suddenly, we heard footsteps and turned to see a lady scuttling in.
She had sweats all over her forehead and panted heavily.
Seems she’s late.
She lowered her gaze as she got in and tried fixing herself in the crowd.
“Hey! Come over here” the boy called out to her, his hands crossed behind his back.
All eyes danced around her as she walked out slowly and went to him.
Why the h*ell is she just coning?
“You’re late” he said calmly to her.
“I’m…I’m sorry. I…had to…I mean, I didn’t know the orientation was taking place now. I’m sorry” she gibbered and I found myself feeling scared for her.
Everyone watched in silence.
“Let me have your hand” he said and stretched out his hand to her and she slowly placed hers on it.
The handsome introvert was just watched in silence as well.
The lady quivered as the boy held her hand and suddenly, she started bleeding from the nostrils.
“No! I’m sorry, please” she whimpered and shook her head and next, she fell on her knees and that was when he let her go.
‘Next time, you won’t even have the tongue to apologize” he said coldly to her and she nodded tearfully and stood up, cleaning off the bloodstains with the back of her palm.
Oh my God! What the hell is that?
He signalled her to leave and she returned to the crowd and took a stand.
“So”, he continued, like nothing had happened.
“Like I’ve earlier said, you’ll be going on missions once in a while in order to perfect your skills and during those times, you should be ready to face The Black Diamonds. Yes – the Black Diãmônds – our enemies.
“Another important fact you should know is – we actually do graduate. But that depends on your level of learning and perfection. So, put in your best and you wouldn’t have to spend the rest of your life here. At least, by the time you’d be graduating, you’d be going out with respect and honor and most people would adore you.
“We have a lot of graduated Diãmônds all over the world that’re doing pretty well. Some are working as special securities to the high government, some are working with Crime Investigators, some are working with the supreme court and all that – putting their gifts into practice. You can live the life you deserve.
“So, follow the rules, put in your best and you’ll have nothing to worry about.
“And lastly, I’d love to introduce to you your honorable leader” he said the part that got me interested and I heard the students whispering as he pointed towards Miquel.
“He was elected president and anyone who breaks a rule is likely to be punished by him. He’d also be taking you on some training sessions and if you have any reasonable message for him, you come through us.
“Now, I guess that’ll be all for now. Any questions?” He asked but nobody raised a finger.
Well, even if they had millions of questions to ask, I’m pretty sure they were all scared to say a word.
“And if there are no questions, I guess that’ll be all for now. You can proceed and enjoy the rest of your day”.he concluded and the students started dispersing.
I hesitated a little and my eyes caught the Miquel guy whispering into the ears of one of the boys.
“Come on, Cali” Diane hushed and tapped me and I turned around with her and we started walking away with the others.
“Hey! You!” We suddenly heard one of the buys call and everyone turned to look at them.
“You with the long hair”,he added, looking at my direction and I remember he was the one Miguel had been whispering to.
Hold on; who’s he referring to?
Everybody turned to look at me, probably because I was the one having the longest hair there.
No, no, no. Don’t tell me.
“M…Me?” I touched my chest and asked.
“Yes – you. Come over” he said coldly and I felt my head spin.
Oh my God!