My eyes roamed the hallway of the new school. Every year has brought a new school into my life, but this senior year was different. I slowly walked to get my schedule from the enormous administration building when I was hit. "Watch where you're going newbe!" the girl seemed to scream, but I was more enthralled with the boy she had her arms wrapped around. Zayn Malik; captain of the basketball team, football team, and baseball team, and currently dating every girl in the entire school, well not everyone but you catch what's going on. He was beyond sexy and was one of those guys who just could cheat and no one would think of him differently. No girl he was dating knew the truth, but somehow it was my first day and I already knew all about him. He owned the school and everyone knew it.
With a slight stroll into my first period I sat at the large lab table and pressed my bag onto the bench. As the rest of the class crowded in I spotted a sweet looking guy coming my way. “Hi,” he gently said as he took the seat next to me, “You must be new because that’s usually my lab partner’s seat.”
“Oh, I’m sorry! I can move!”
“No, it’s fine! He had a little… accident during the last lab… I didn’t do anything I swear!” His hands flew up as if I were arresting him. “Anyway, I’m Liam. It’s nice to meet you!”
“I’m Danyelle.” I stated before the late bell rang. Within seconds of the bell finishing up Zayn came in as cool as ever.
“What are you doing here Mr. Malik?” The teacher asked with a slight attitude.
As he fixed his hair he looked toward the only person who has acknowledged my existence today. “I need Liam Payne for two seconds please. And may I say you look absolutely beautiful today love.”
Liam rolled his eyes as he got up from his seat. “I’ll be back in two seconds Miss Jameson. Don’t worry…” Before the two left the room Zayn looked back toward my lab bench and with a simple wink he was out the door. This boy was just looking for trouble.
After the tiring first day of school I trudged home in my beat up red truck. I had only been here for about one week, but I already had a job at a local restaurant, so every day I had to get myself from school, home, and then to work. My house smelt like a mix of cheap perfume and pizza as I walked in. With a small sigh my mom popped out of the kitchen in a cute little dress. “I’m off on another date sweetie! But remember you have work tonight! I made you a snack!” She quickly said while trying to put on her heels. She fixed her dress, smiled, and was out the door before I could even say how my day was.
The whole drive to work was a blur. All I could hear was the song blasting out of my speakers. I’ll keep you my dirty little secret…
My way into work started with a rush of people flooding in and out of the restaurant. I was only a hostess, but I could feel the tension throughout the kitchen and out into the halls. With a few menus in my hand I made my way to the next couple. My eyes met the guy’s and I couldn’t believe it. There was Zayn sitting with the girl who had previously bumped into me. What shocked me wasn’t that he was out with her, but it was the fact that an hour later came the next girl and then the third an hour later.
“Can I help you?” I politely asked each time a new girl appeared and there was a different answer for each time.
“She’ll have a salad and I’ll have the chicken. I know how you’re watching you’re figure baby.”
“Is this REALLY all meat? Where are your vegetarian options!? Seriously, who does that?!”
“How about we both share a good pasta.”
Each order was specific to each girl and ever one made her happy.
“Who does he think he is anyway?!” I asked my co-worker.
She looked at me, “He’s such a great person until you realize that he’s dating your best friend, your neighbor, and even your enemy… and he’ll tell you how he loves you… and…,” tears started to form into her eyes, “at least… that’s what I’ve heard…” Those were her last words until she ran out into the kitchen. This guy needed to be stopped, but how?