Chapter 8: Girls day

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🖊perhaps it's just easier to smile and pretend everything is fine, rather than admit my heart's a little swollen from losing something that wasn't even mine.🖊 -Courtney Peppernell

Niara's POV

I felt a small flick on my forehead, making me look up at Jackie "Why do you keep zoning out" she complained.

"Oh.. sorry" I mumbled as I put a french fry into my mouth.

"Seriously, you've been quiet this whole time" Vivian pitched in.

I straightened in my seat "I know I know, I'm sorry" I say more clearly this time.

"So.. Any drama? rich people always have something going on in their life" Vivian says leaning onto the table as she looks between me and Jackie.

"hm" I looked between the two in front of me before continuing "I have a new teacher".

Jackie scoffs "That's nothing new".

I pouted before taking a sip of my milkshake.

"You should try getting in a relationship" Vivian suggested.

I raised my eyebrows before shaking my head no "There's nobody interested in me so there's no point".

"Ugh, seriously what's the point of being pretty if you have that mentality" Jackie groaned.

I blushed from the small compliment and looked away.

As I looked away I made eye contact with familiar dark brown eyes.

He stopped in his tracks and smiled brightly "Niara, what's up?" he asked.

"Oh.. Hey Alaster" I mumbled awkwardly.

he bent down to my eye level, examining closely. My body jumped in suprise by the closeness.

"Are you okay? your face looks red"

I brung my hand up to my face, touching it slightly "O-oh uhm.. I'm fine. it's just a little bit hot in here." I rambled.

"Ah, I see. Are you coming to my house again this friday?" he asks. I heard Vivian and Jackie choke on their milkshakes from beside me.

"Again? Who is this Niara?" Jackie asked with a raised eyebrow.

"Oh this is-"

"The names Alaster, Alaster Donovan" he says and reaches his hand out for Jackie to shake it. She takes his hand hesitantly.

"Wait.. Donovan? as in like.." Jackie thought to herself.

"Ah yes, as in the company Donovan Goods, my eldest brother is the CEO currently. I manage the sales department" he explained while pulling a business card out of his wallet and sliding it across the table to Jackie and Vivian.

I stared at the small exchange as I shoved a fry into my mouth. This was the second time meeting Alaster. He's unusually friendly..

"So.. what did she do at your house?" Vivian interrupted eagerly.

I heard a soft chuckle escape his lips, and my god was it the most beautiful thing I've ever heard.

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