Saturday, July 10, 2010

Part Two

I needed a bit of a distraction from the big steaming pile of shit that is my life so you guys get this. Let me know what you think.

Oliver turned up to school on monday morning fifteen minutes before the bell rang. He was an extremely popular among both staff and students. His ability to move between the different groups and cliques at the school without trouble got him a lot of respect and made him the well liked boy that he was. People rarely had a bad word to say about him. The girls wanted to be with him and the guys wanted to be friends with him, or be him. Oliver walked through the morning rush at school, greeting staff and students alike. He was tall and well built. Not muscular but toned, with what seemed like perfect skin and hair. He was sporty and it had helped shape his body. Oliver put his bag down and greeted his friends. They were discussing his party from the weekend. Recounting stories of who had hooked up with who and what they'd done. They turned to Oliver and asked him if he'd scored any action.
He offered his usual reply, "A gentleman doesnt kiss and tell."
They pressured him unsuccessfully for the next 5 minutes until the bell rang for the start of class. Oliver's friends dispersed into the crowd, heading towards their various classes. Oliver picked up his books and made his way towards his physics room on the other side of the school.

Alex walked into the noisy classroom and sat beside his friend Emily. He was skinny and deceptively tall, often walking with a slight hunch to hide his height. His wild curly hair had been tamed with water today.
"How was Oliver's party?" asked Em
"Its a pity you couldnt come"
"That bad?"
"It wasnt bad," said Alex, "but you know how those guys can be. And those girls as well."
"Yeah. I heard about Sally this morning. Sleeping with Tom then Luke then Tom again."
"I know. Those two guys are so disgusting too. I tried to stay away from them for most of the night."
"That's understandable. I dont know why Oliver is friends with them."
The second bell rang signalling the start of class. Oliver walked into the room and sat down beside Alex in the back row. He flashed a perfect toothy smile over at Alex and Em. The kind of smile that could melt ice and buckle knees. The elderly physics teacher walked into the room and started teaching without much of a change in the noise level. Emily leaned across the desk to talk to Oliver.
"How'd your party go on saturday?"
"It was good, a pity you couldnt come though."
Oliver was able to flirt with anyone. It was part of the reason he was so popular, he made people feel good.
"How'd you pull up on Sunday?" asked Alex.
Oliver looked towards Alex with a slight smile on his face. His bright green eyes seemed to bore right into the back of Alex's brain.
"I had a bit of a hangover," He said, "but i can remember the whole night."
He flashed another big smile at the two of them and turned towards the front of the class. Alex turned towards the front of the class too. He wondered if Oliver really remembered everything from that night. He didnt mention them talking on the trampoline together. And he didnt say anything about them falling asleep next to each other. Alex was pretty sure they hadnt been spooning when he fell asleep. Oliver probably didnt even realise that they were spooning. He didnt mention it but surely he realised that Alex hadnt been there when he woke up. Alex was still completely lost in his thoughts when the bell rang signalling the end of class. It took a few seconds before he realised he'd daydreamed through the whole class. He picked up his books and followed Em out of the room. Alex turned briefly at the door to see Oliver in a conversation with a couple of other boys. He continued to follow Em outside of the building. She was waiting just outside.
"Are you alright?" she asked
"Yeah, i'm fine. Just thinking about some stuff."
"OK. I guess i'll see you in english this arvo"
Emily walked off towards her bag while Alex walked in another direction.
Alex heard footsteps behind him and turned to see Oliver jogging in his direction.
"Are you alright Alex?"
"yeah, why?"
"Well its just you were gone Sunday morning. And i thought i might have said or done something wrong."
Oliver looked towards his feet then back to Alex then back to his feet. Alex put his hand on Oliver's shoulder.
"Don't worry about it Oliver. I woke up and decided to go home and get some sleep in a real bed"
Alex gave Oliver a light tap in the arm.
"You were a perfect gentleman," he said with a cheeky grin.
A smile broke out onto Olivers face.

Just then they heard a call from across the school yard.
"Oliver," someone in the group of boys shouted, "what are you doing with that idiot? Hurry up"
Oliver turned to Alex and offered a half hearted smile before turning around and making his way to his friends. Alex's eyes followed him for a while before he finally turned around and made his way to his next class.

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