Lavender(the people that show no emotion)

Lavender(the people that show no emotion)

August 16, 2021, after school at 8:30 am. It was my second year as student council president. I was outside, supporting the school; to look even lovelier and more apparent by planting blooms in front of the school.
My friend and I were school helpers helping with the garden. Since no one wanted their nails to get dirty, others (boys or tomboys) thought it was not cool!

Chapter One: Having fun in the scorching sun!

“Thun, thud!” My hammer says to nail secure the two wooden boards.

“Hey, Alexi, can you get more boards in the school!” I ask, exhausted(in many ways, then one.)

“Ya, I will! I am almost done with this planter. But Avery, which flowers go here?” Alexi asked me; she was working on the second row.

“The–Roses, and–Dahlia, and–Marigold, go there!” I say, exhausted.

“Yes, Ma’am!” she says, sticking her tongue and saluting me.

(Her mom is a soldier in the army. So she knows a bit about the military. She says she might become a soldier too. Which I am ok with.)

“Good, cadet!” I say, giggling and smiling.

We all laughed, smiling.

Alexi stood up, dusting off the dirt on her overalls.

She dashed to the school, trying to open the doors.

I stoop up, rolling my eyes. “Do you need the key?”

She dashed back, taking the keys out of my hand.

“Thanks,” She says, smiling.

I smiled.

“She is good at running, but sometimes, she has to look at her surroundings,” I say, muttering, checking off my list of things.

“Hello,”

I turned around to see a with red eyes and brown hair staring at me.

I blush(for some reason), standing up and dusting off my skirt’s dirt.

“What do you want?” I ask, putting my hands on my hip and examining him.

“I am here to help plant the garden.” He says, not looking but smiling.

(Is he making fun of me? I internally growled.)

“Wait, what?” I say, confused.

Chapter 2: My slayer

“Wait, what?” I say, confused.

“Alexa and I were the ones that volunteered to grow the garden,” I say, muttering, flipping the pages of my clipboard.

“Aha, see, there are no-whats your name again?” I say, showing him the paper.

“It’s Rio, and my name is right there!” He says, pointing at the paper.

(Oh, this kid. I heard a lot about him, rumors mainly about him, like in 6 grade. He didn’t go to school until they learned he was stealing from the bank and had traded drugs for money. Or when he flooded the school with water during spring break, that made the school have no school and told the student that they would have summer break early. Even if those rumors are true, they don’t have any proof to back them up.)

“Hello, you there?” he says.

“Ya, we are working on the-what are you doing?”

I turned to see a group of boys walking up to us.

(What do they want?)

“Umm, Do you want to help with the flowers for the school?” I said, using my sweet voice.

Chapter 3: Boys and Girls!

“Umm, Do you want to help with the flowers for the school?” I said, using my sweet voice.
One of them grabbed my shirt.

“Hey!” Rio says, aggravated.

“Let me go!” I say, enraged.

“No can do!” One of them says, snickering.

“Settle down, Rio. I won’t bite the puppy!” The teen grabbed the collar of my shirt, smirking.

“I am not a puppy!” I say, biting his hand.

I ran like there was no tomorrow, but he grabbed me.

“You think you could have left that fast,” he says.

I look down in misery.

“What do you want for her?” Rio says, concerned.

“Well, she and her friend have been making the school pretty with the flowers, right?”

I didn’t say anything.

“RIGHT!” He said, blaring.

“It is none of your business, isn’t it?” I say, staring at him.

“Answer the question, or I will break these planters.” He says, posting a threat.

“Ooooooo,” the other says, crossing their arms.
I can’t let that happen. Alexa and I work hard on them.
“Yes, we WERE making the school PRETTY and CLEAN by putting flowers in the front of the school.”
“But I don’t get why you need to know this. Since I am the student council president, I know everyone in the school. But I have never seen you people, and there are no new students if I say so!” I say sternly.
“Oh, shut up! This is our turf, and no one messes with it!” He says.
He was going to hit, but I was ready (well, sort of).
I held my hand around my face; closed my eye.
“That is enough,” Rio says, hitting the boy.
The teen drops me, and I feel the ground. I slowly sat up, but it hurt even more.
I glimpse back to see Rio in a red jacket.
I smile.
Instantly, my vision faded; part of my body fell to the floor. Then Alexa came out of nowhere and ran up to me.

****

I felt warm hands carrying me up.

****

Chapter 4: the cold shoulder

I wake up cold and dizzy, trying to see clearly.

An object was sleeping on my legs. Curiously, I checked to see what it was: a boy.

I was shocked, “A boy is sleeping on my legs!”

I want to wake him up; yell or scream. But I felt so much too.

So, I struck him, forced him to get off me, and threw him to the floor.

So, I just stared, trying not to make a sound.

“Who is this guy?” I whispered, wondering.

“Oww,” he says, rubbing his eyes.

I shrieked, trying to hide in the blanket.

He laughed, sighing.

“I thought you were a goner of a minute,” he said, slowly standing up.

I smiled, taking off the blanket above me.

“Sorry, I slept on you,” he said as he moved his hand to mine.

“Yeah, you should be”

He chuckles while looking at me ominously.

I moved the blanket away and pushed it on him(on the floor still).

“I am not going to hurt you, Avery.” He said, taking off the blanket, concerned.

Suddenly, Alexy came hugging me tightly.

“I thought you were badly hard!” she said, hugging me still.

“Well, she is here,” he says, smiling.

I looked at him annoyingly. “So, who is that dude?” I say out loud.

“I’m sorry, I just don’t remember who you are?” I say quietly.

“I am Rio, Rio Reinfeld.”

“You’re the guy who flooded the school, right?” I say, yelling it out loud.

“Ya, that is me, but that is just a rumor.” He says, disappointed.

“Sorry. I didn’t mean to yell that out.” I say, putting my hands together.

“It is ok!” he said, playing with his hair.

Silents came into the room; as they heard specks of sound towering over the school. This sound made me angry and cursors, realizing it was rain!

I quickly (as my body could go) stood up, and suddenly (my feet were weak or something). Instead of making me slip, Rio grabbed me, pulling me up.

“What are you doing?” He asked.

“We have to go take the planter and tools from outside! Omg, I forgot my clipboard; we have to go fast!” I say, trying to run to the nearest door.

Alexy started laughing.

“What’s so funny?” I say.

“We already got everything.” A voice said.

I turn around to see Bruno(Alexa’s boyfriend). He was outside, carrying a green umbrella with him.

I turn around, “Are you sure?” I say, douting them.

“Do you mean this clipboard?” Rio says, handing it to me.

“Yes, thank you, thank you, thank you!” I say, hugging my clipboard tight.

“Well, Bruno and I have a date. So can you, Rio watch her?” She asks him strictly.

“Ya-wait, who is Bruno?” I say, interrupting him.

“Don’t you remember Bruno? He is-But we don’t talk about Bruno, no-no-no. But we don’t talk about Bruno!” I say as Rio joins me.

“Nice try, hilarious!” He says, rolling his eyes.

We all chuckled in delight.

She takes her coat and walks under Bruno’s umbrella.

“Remeber don´t talk to bruno!” I say behind them.

“Will do, jk.” She says, waving goodbye.

My stomach growled.

Rio says, “You hungry? I’ll make your peanut butter-”

“I can feed myself; thank you very much!” I get up and trip on the blanket. I push down. He laughs.

Chapter 5: Love, Life, and Food

He laughs, walks over to me, and holds his hand.

I look at his hand, roll over to the door, and get up.

I look back at him. “Ya coming.”

He smiles and walks over; I roll my eyes and continue walking.

***lockers**

“Vlr, vlr,” my locker says as I open it. “Cha cLUNK,”

I took the two snacks out and opened them to see that they were empty.

My stomach growled wildly.

I put back the snacks, got my launch money out; closed the locker, “CLUNK,”

I see Rio walking up to me in the hallway with a tray full of food in his hands.

I drooled.

“WHERE DID YOU GET All THAT FOOD!” I say, starving.

“Uh, I got it from the cafeteria.” He says, shrugging.

“Did you pay for it?” I say, looking at him like he committed a theft.

“No,” he says.

“WELL, then PAY FOR IT,” I said.

“You didn’t say whe-”

“Right NOW, mister!” I say, pushing him to the launch casher.

I open my wallet, “How much?” I say.

“About 3 dollars and 25 cents.” He says, estimating.

“Wow, I didn’t know rebel schoolboys would know how to count!” I say, taking out the sheets of money.
“Well, I guess some can!” He says, blushing.

“Here,” I say, giving him the money. “And three dollars extra for helping me out back there,” I say, winking.

“Any time,”

He sat down as I looked for some food.

Chapter: Fight for love

I took the two pizzas, celery and kiwi, slush(cotton candy flavored), and a bag of sea salt chips. #My favorite food!

I graded the utensils and put my money with kiwi, I mean Rio, writing a note for both of us.

“Hello, Avery and Rio here; we are here to plant flowers, so if you want to help, tell me please, and thank you. I got it growing up, so Rio and I are here for a few minutes. We both got a launch from the cafeteria, and here is our pay.

– I hope you understand,
Avery and Rio.”

I put the note in an envelope with the money, leaving it on the checker.

“Hey, are you coming or not?” He says, yelling.

“Ya, I am coming,” I say, taking my tray.

It sat down, “So, how is life on your end?”

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