Chapter 11: flower
Teacher told us to plant flowers in our school garden because there was a contest for most beautiful garden. Teacher didn't tell us what flower specifically, she only said to plant flowers. I approached the teacher.
"Miss Riley, what kind of flower?" I asked her. "Any flower will do."
"Now start planting everyone!" She yelled with enthusiasm. Everyone grabbed their gardening tools and headed to the garden.
At our school garden...
All of us started to plant flowers. Poppies, daffodils, tulips and other kinds of flowers. Ced approached me. "Have you tried planting before?" He asked. I nodded. "Oh. Do you want to help me then?"
"Sure." I said.
All of us continued to plant flowers. Me, Ced, and his friends were planting red tulips. "I need more tulips on this side!" Ced shouted. I took some from a bucket full of tulips. I handed the tulips to G. "G, please give this to Ced." G half smiled.
"A gift for him, I see?" I hate this stupid fucking pig. "Just give to him." I said in annoyance. He gave the tulips to Ced and Ced thanked him. We continued to plant the tulips.
"Nikki, can you help me?" Ced asked. I nodded and approached him. "What can I help you with?"
"Pull out the weeds" He said. Pulling weeds out can be pretty tricky. I pulled out all the weeds and he placed the tulips on the soil. "Thanks!"
I smiled at him. I didn't realize gardening can be this fun. I do this when I was younger but, all I did back then was water the plants when dad was done.
"Nikki, can we talk later?" He asked. I nodded.
I wonder what he's going to talk to me about.
Later at lunchbreak...
I was sitting alone at a table in the canteen. Odd. Whenever I sit on a table, no one seems to sit with me except my classmates and friends. It's like I'm being socially bullied.
Ced and JB approached me. "Mind if we join you?" I smiled. Finally I'm not alone.
"Not at all." I said. That both sat down. "Ced, what was it you were going to talk to me about?"
"Do you want to come with me after school? I want to show you something."
"Like what?" I said to him. "It's a suprise."
I hate it when people don't tell me everything. Is it just me, or are most people so secretive around me? I should probably just shrug it off. JB suddenly spoke
"You guys aren't dating, right?" Seriously JB?! Do you really have to ask that?! "No. Please stop asking that." Ced said. "Also, why are you hanging with us more?"
"I just find Nikki interesting. It seems like she gets along with boys very well." JB explained. "Plus, Joey's always busy with her studies. We don't get to hang out very often."
Find me interesting? I have to admit, boys are a better company for me than girls. Most girls I know are sassy and judgemental. Except for Zy and Alisa of course.
"I'm done eating. See you two later." I said and left. I'm not annoyed or anything, I just eat very fast.
Later that day...
"Nikki, let's go." I said to her. "Where are we going, anyway?" She asked. "You'll know when we get there." Her eyes narrowed as a sign of annoyance.
Nikki must probably be a little mad or upset at me because I won't tell her where we're going. She's the only girl I know who doesn't like secrets at all. She really isn't like any other girl. No wonder JB finds her interesting.
A few minutes later...
We arrived at the garden park of St. Flowacelia, the most beautiful garden in Reinhold. Her eyes were filled with wonder.
"This place is beautiful." Nikki said. "I haven't been here since I was six."
"Yeah. This place looked very different before." She said. "I guess a lot of things change over time." I said. She smiled. "C'mon, let's look around." She began dragging me around the park.
After a while, we both sat down on a bench. It was very tiring. "Thank you for taking me here again, Ced."
"You're welcome." I smiled at her. It was almost night time. "C'mon Ced, let's go." She said.
"Hold on a minute." I picked a black-and-red tulip and gave it to her. Her face looked concerned. "Yes, we're allowed to pick."
"Oh." She smiled. "Shall we go?" She asked. I nodded.
At the red fam house...
"Guys,we're ba-" Ida was staring at me. I think she's mad. "Where have you two been?!" Nikki widened her eyes and looked at me.
"Wait, you didn't tell her?!" I knew I was forgetting something earlier. "At the garden park of St. Flowacelia." I said to Ida. "Sorry for not telling you. I forgot."
"Please tell me next time. I don't want any of your parents complaining." Ida said as she went to her room. The two of us did the same thing and went to our room. "This was a really great day." Nikki said. "Yeah, it was."
Someone knocked on the door. "Can I come in?"
JB entered the room. "Since the two of you practice magic, can I at least join you guys on Friday?" Nikki nodded. "Sure. It would be nice to have another person to hang with us."
"Thanks! See you guys on Friday then." JB smiled and left the room.
This day was great. The tulip Ced gave me, that was a pretty rare flower. Black and red. I wonder how that happened. Mixed colored flowers are only common in the Azalea forest. I put the flower on a vase and went to bed.
My happiness is starting to come back, thanks to them. I don't want this to end. But, even the good things in life have to end. I don't want to think about that yet. This is only the beginning.