Riches to Rags (Chapter Nine)

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Chapter Nine

Jeremy's POV

Olivia and had been dating for nearly a week, and even though it was only for that short amount of time...I hadn't felt this alive since before my dad died. She makes everything better for me. I was almost positive nothing would come in between us.

Conner's POV

I managed to follow Jeremy home and take pictures of both the front and back of his house. The place looked like it had tried to been burnt down years before. The back porch was falling in, and at least three windows were broken. This was absolutely fantastic. I decided to "present" Olivia with my information on her boyfriend at lunch today, where I knew the two would be together. I watched them walk down the hallway into the cafeteria, and I smile broke out on my face.

"Battle station." I whispered to myself.

Olivia's POV

"I hate this food," I said, nearly gagging.

"I'll eat it..." Gavin, who was sitting next to me, said.

I rolled my eyes before handing my spaghetti over to him. I looked over and saw Conner staring at with me with no expression...weird.

"What are you looking at?" Jeremy asked me, turning around.

"Nothing." I lied.

Before Jeremy could even respond, Conner jumped out of his seat, and made his way up to the stage in front of the cafeteria.

Jeremy looked at me. "Wonder what his doing?"

I shrugged, dumbfounded. What could he being doing that involved staring at hole in me? Conner cleared his throat, and all the noise in the cafeteria came to a halt. A smile broke out on his face.

"Excuse me students!" Conner began. "I'm sure a lot of you know who Olivia Seawood is dating?"

A lot of the football players yelled no, when I knew for a fact that they knew. I dreaded what Conner was about to say next.

"Well, for those of you who don't know who Olivia's dating...it's the new kid! Jeremy Causley!"

The entire room let out their "shocked" sounds and comments. Jeremy's face was bright red. Conner grinned at him before beginning again.

"I like to consider Olivia a good friend of mine, even though she doesn't return those friendly feelings." Conner's face suddenly turned serious, and his tone was more quiet. "But Olivia...you deserve to know the truth. This is what he lives in."

A picture appeared on the overhead screen in front of the cafeteria. The house was small and old looking. Definitely a low-class house. The entire cafeteria erupted into pure laughter. Jeremy's face was bright red with embarrassment as he looked down at his shoes.

Conner still held a straight face before beginning. "But the house is not what matters. Why do you think he's dating you, Olivia? I'll tell you why. For your money."

I refused to believe this, but it wouldn't surprise me. I'm so used to people only liking me for my money. I remained silent, refusing to fight back like I normally do.

Conner cleared his throat. "I'm sorry Olivia. I wouldn't lie to you about this." Conner jumped off the stage and out of the cafeteria. Jeremy's eyes met mine.

"That's not true."

I couldn't believe this...but I actually believed Conner. "I'm sorry Jeremy...but I can't...I can't date you anymore."

Jeremy's face turned into a scary/mad look. "You actually believe that bastard!?" He said knocking over his chair and tray. Jeremy never got violent. I tried to hold back my tears.

"I'm just too used to this. And I don't want to date you anymore."

Pure confusion covered Jeremy's face. "Fine." And he stormed out of cafeteria, knocking over about 10 chairs, and 2 tables. I felt a hand on my shoulder suddenly.

"You ok?" the girl said. It was Julia.

I shook my head. "No. I'm the dumbest girl on the face of this earth.

Julia's face turned into a mad one. "No you aren't."

I shook my head. I couldn't hold back my tears, and I never cried. I needed to be alone. I ran down the hallway so fast, I could feel the air hitting my face. I ran right pass Jeremy, who looked at me as if he had never seen me before. This made my tears come out faster, if possible. I got in my car, and drove off. The car ride was much better once I realized my mom left me a text message. She was home.

~~Ok...so this was short, I know! But I just wanted to get something posted for you guys! Sorry if you're mad at me, but don't get discouraged just yet ;) Thanks for reading, and please, please VOTE and COMMENT (:

-Maddi

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