The cafeteria is now mixed unlike yesterday where you can notice at first glance that students are divided to two groups. They might be mixed but you can barely notice two people from both sides sitting together, the hierarchy still exist I just broke one of the hierarchy rules not the actual line that divides the two groups.
Hindi nila naramdaman ang pagpasok namin pero nakakailang hakbang palang kami naramdaman ko na ang mga titig nila. Dumiretso ako sa isang bakanteng lamesaan at doon umupo. Dinumog naman ng mga babae si Ivan.
"Young Master, ('the fuck?' ) merong bakanteng upuan dito at upuan"
"Single po ako!"
"Marry me, please!"
Ako na ang nahihiya sa mga pinagsasabi nila, ganon ba sila kadesperado? Naramdaman kong merong pumasok sa cafeteria and I swear, merong pang ilalakas ang boses nila. How is that even impossible? Is that even humanly possible in the first place?
"Caden, kyaahh. Prince Caden!!"
"Oh my god! Cavin ,my one and only!"
"Oh giliw ko!! Miss na miss kita!" This was an elite school. The Izeiah High's name is slowly getting ruined.
"King Ivan!!!!!!!" I'm getting goosebumps.
I put on my headphones and put it on the loudest volume it can get but its still not enough to cover the loud screams. I'm so annoyed.
One of the lights shut off then a weak 'clang' was heard in the middle of the silent crowd. Someone had silence the room, that was me. What do you expect, I'll just sit here until the bottle pops? No, I make the bottle popped before its even full.
Tinitigan ako ng tatlong tao, they know who did that, they know it's me. Pero ang mga tao sa paligid nagkagulo at nagsimulang nagrambulan lalong umingay ang cafeteria. Tumahimik lang sila isang minuto, I just wasted my time. Tumayo na ako at napagpasyahan na kakain nalang ako ng pangumagahan paglunch na.
Pumunta na ako sa next class, which is English. And surprisingly, mark the sarcasm, I got lost so in the end I went to the office.
"I need directions for life-- I mean for where the Elite class is" I demanded.
The same girl who helped me yesterday looked up.
"Elite class?Si Ma'am Sadora ba ang teacher mo?"
Tumango tango ako.
"Ah. 4th Floor, makikita mo nalang ang pangalan ni Ma'am Sadora sa labas ng pintuan niya. " Sagot niya.
Well, this is even easier to track but not easier to go to. Kailangan kong akyatin ang anim na hagdanan papunta sa 4th floor. If they are Elite Class, shouldn't they be at the first floor? Kayaman ng nagpagawa nito, kakuripot naman ang magpagawa ng kahit isa lang elevator.
"I'm afraid I have to talk things with Ate Hina about donating an elevator for this school" I said out loud and continued climbing the countless number of stairs.
Kumatok na ako sa pintuan. Nabuksan ang pintuan at nakatingin ang isang babae saakin.
"State your desire and leave if it's nonsense." Mataray na sabi niya.
"I want to enter the classroom." I answered.
"Leave." She simply said and was about to close the door when I finally told her why I'm here.
"I've been assigned to study under you care." I simply said. Ngumisi naman siya.
"Zeah. Zeah Eizi Robinson" Mas lalong siyang ngumisi at mas lalong hindi bumabagay sakanya.
"A Robinson finally showed up after a decade, huh?... Well, it's nice meeting you, Ms. Robinson. I'm Mrs. Sadora Guiang, your Teacher." She said and got out of the way. I entered the room and you can understand why this is the Elite Class.
"You're too early that's why none of your classmates are here. Anyways, take the table beside the window, you'll be sitting there for the rest of the year, unless there's a new seat arrangement or you'll start misbehaving resulting for your new assigned table." She said and get back to her table and continued typing on her computer.
Hindi ako sumagot at kinalikot ko nalang ang phone ko.
Umingay ang classroom ng nagsidatingan ang mga iba't ibang studiyante.
"Did you see him?"
"Pre, pumunta kaba sa NBA game nung Saturday?"
"Meron akong bagong kotse. Ang cool, bro at ang bilis pa"
"Shet, Bes, ang ganda ng Eiffel Tower at ang sarap pa ng mga makakain doon. Baka babalik ako dun next month"
"Look at this new realease, isn't it pretty."
Payabangan lang ang naririnig mo sa loob ng classroom. What do you expect from kids who eat with gold spoon in their mouth.
"Nandito na siya, Bes, ang gwapo niya. Nakakalaglag ng panty."
"Class, quiet. We have some new companies starting today."
Silence took over the room.
"Zeah Eizi Robinson and Ivan Shikaiken." She said. I felt something coming towards me as I raised my head from the table. I waved at them and simply caught the thing between my fingers without them noticing. It's a knife, a kunai to be exact.
They looked at me as if they are expecting something to happen. I stared back at them and held the kunai up to see what's their reaction. They gave me dissapointed looks and turned their heads to Ivan who is infront talking to the Teacher about something I don't have the slightest what's about.
"Nice to meet you." I said and sat properly.
"Guys, meron tayong seating arrangement remember, balik na kayo sa iyong mga upuan tapos pupunta tayo sa Small Gym. Make sure na magpalit kayo ng gym clothes niyo o bawas marks. Ivan, sit beside Zeah. That's all. At exactly 8:30, all of you should be in the Small Gym, dressed in your gym clothes." Mabilis na sabi niya at lumabas na ng classroom.
Tumayo na ako at kinuha ang bag kong mabigat at hindi ko man lang alam kung ano ang nasa loob. Pumunta ako sa C.R at doon nagpalit.
We don't have the same Gym Clothes instead we bring our own. There is an adidas joggers and a plain white shirt inside my bag. I put them on and got out of the cubicle I was in. I looked myself in the mirror and was satisfied with what I'm wearing and how I look.
"Class, warm up with a partner. Use knives if you desire to but don't hurt someone." Sabi ni Ma'am Sadora. At bumalik sa pagsusulat sa clipboard na hawak hawak niya.
Knives? But I want chocolates.🍫 Wala pa akong partner, this is so sad 😭. Bigla biglang merong kumalbit saakin. Lumingon ako sakanya at ngumite naman siya.
She looks oddly familiar, why is that?
"Gusto mo bang maging partner ko?" Nakangiting tanong niya. Pamilyar talaga siya saakin pero ang natatandaan ko lang eh yung aswang na kumalbit saakin sa gubat, which by the way not close to what this girl looks like.
"Riley, anong pangalan mo?" She offered her hand for a handshake. I hesitatingly stretched out my arms.
"Z-zeah." I stuttered.
"Zeah? Oh, Zeah Robinson, right?" Tumango ako.
"Ahhh....... you really look familiar to me in some way. Have we.... by any chance, met already?" I asked pausing a lot to fund the right words.
"Hala! Sorry nga pala, natakot kita sa gubat. Akala ko nakalimutan mo na kaya hindi ko sinabi sayo. Nakakahiya pa naman." She bubbly said and smiled even wider.
I knew it, my thoughts are right all this time... not that I didn't believe.
"So, ano na?" Sabi nanaman niya.
"I can play with you for the time being." I said and stretched my arms and cracked my knuckles.
"Where are the knives?"