FeMale | Part Four

Yo, someone’s at the door now. Yo, someone’s at the door now.

“Coming!” Chad rushed to the door like a bolt of lightning and swung the door open.

Seeing Juliet, Chad could not help but grin from ear to ear, displaying his set of perfect teeth. “Welcome!” He said with his child-like grin.

“Thanks for inviting me over,” Juliet got past Chad and walked into the house in an attempt to avoid eye contact without making things awkward.

“Is that Juliet?” A deep, husky voice asked.

A bearded man’s head popped out from behind the open fridge door. Like Chad, he had the same captivating sea green eyes. But unlike him, his dishevelled hair was a dark brown, and he had a scruffy beard to go with his ‘hot mess’ concept.

“Hey Uncle Carson!” Juliet ran over and pulled him into a warm and long embrace.

“Seriously, how long has it been? You were a little kiddo the last time I saw you!” Uncle Carson laughed hysterically.

“It’s been awhile…” Juliet glimmering eyes darkened as she trailed off.

“Dad, when is dinner going to be ready?” Chad popped up at the polished, white marble kitchen island.

“Give me another 15 minutes! It’s gotta be perfect since Juliet is here for the first time in 3 years!” Uncle Carson turnt around to check on the roast chicken pizza in the oven, and continued, “Why don’t the two of you head upstairs to catch up or something? I’ll call you down for dinner when it’s ready.”

Chad acknowledged with a nod and led Juliet upstairs, to where his bedroom was. To Juliet’s surprise, his room was a lot neater than she had expected. The pale grey walls and off-white carpeted flooring gave a cool vibe that she liked. A neon sign hung above his dark electric blue beanbag that read “keep it real”.

Compared to the pink and purple room filled with fluff and flowers, she preferred Chad’s room way more.

Unnoticingly, she had already made herself comfortable on his bed whilst looking around.

“Wow, your room is really cool,” she was entranced by the geometric light that hung from the ceiling.

Chad chuckled and pulled his desk chair to where Juliet was. “Just like you were… I’ve been wanting to ask you, what exactly happened 3 years ago. Why did you suddenly vanish?” Chad hesitated but asked anyway.

She cleared her throat before answering him, “My dad suddenly deteriorated and passed away… And I was forced to live with my mother in Oryan. She forced me to quit baseball and brought me to etiquette classes and do all the girly stuff. We moved back here only because my mother’s boss assigned her to this branch with a promotion in mind.”

Somehow, Juliet thought that he would have asked this question when they first met again a month ago. But when they met again, it seemed like Chad did not even recognise her.

“My turn to ask, why did you ignore me for this past month?” she probed.

Chad replied her in a calm manner, “I thought that you hated me. When I confessed to you 3 years ago, you ran away. The day after I confessed to you, you left me a note saying to forget you and you disappeared. And then, when you entered the school, that jock asked you out and you agreed, so…”

“I agreed because of you… I wanted to gain your attention!” Tears started welling up in her eyes as she looked straight into Chad’s bewildered eyes and said so softly, it was almost a whisper, “I’ve liked you all this time…”


FeMale | Part Three

“Saved… You..?” Cassie was baffled.

“Yeah, I was getting tired of him anyway, you should have him instead… You guys look cute together,” Juliet appeared expressionless but managed a weak smile and finished her sentence, “Help me tell him that I wish the best for the both of you.”

“You do?” Appalled, Cassie’s mouth was agape. She expected Juliet to lash out at her, or at least an expression of disdain or disgust. Now that Juliet was unexpectedly cool about the entire thing, she was even more upset because she could not even hate her.

“Yeah,” Juliet waved her hand dismissively as she walked calmly out of the bathroom.

Cassie’s friends quickly turned away, careful to not make eye contact, as Juliet sauntered pass them, their jaws almost touching their chest.

Once Cassie’s friends ran back into the toilet, a tear escaped Juliet’s eye unintentionally. Her eyes felt like they were on fire because she had been fighting back her tears the entire time.

“I should’ve known… That I would never find someone who loves me for me,” Juliet thought to herself as she silently sobbed, leaning against the wall.

Cassie and her friends looked at one another, their faces brightening up.

“Does this mean you and Josh are going to live happily ever after?” A girl with a squeaky voice excitedly asks Cassie as she claps her hands together and her mind drifts off into a dreamy state.

“Oh please, of course they are!” Another squealed, and everyone followed suit.

Hearing their cheery voices, Juliet’s head hung low as she dragged her feet back to her dormitory.

“Hey Chad, isn’t that Juliet?” Aaron nudged Chad with his elbow as he hugged one of the mixers tightly.

His sea green eyes fixed their gaze upon the luscious auburn locks of Juliet. He saw the diminished glow from her eyes. He saw that her footsteps that were once as light as a feather, became heavy, as if she were carrying a truckload of books. He saw that her shoulders slumped forward as she hugged her waist.

“Wait for me here…” Chad said under his breath as he jogged over to Juliet’s side, leaving the trolley full of equipment with Aaron.

“Juliet,” he hesitated but asked, “Are you okay?”

Juliet raised her head, revealing her pink, freckled nose and cheeks. She quickly wiped her tear-streaked face, showing a little smile.

“I’m fine,” she replied softly then questioned, “What are you doing here, Chad?” She tried to sound as happy as possible.

“I was just about to return the equipment with Aaron…” A look of concern struck his face as he saw Juliet’s smile disappear.

“You saw..?” Her cheeks flushed red with embarrassment and she quickly covered her face that currently felt incredibly warm.

To her query, Chad nodded his head silently. He bit his lip as he thought of things to say or something he could do to cheer her up.

Both of them stood in awkward silence for what seemed like a long time. Chad ruffled his head for a bit and got an idea.

“Oh yeah, my dad is cooking some pasta tonight, do you want to come by?” Chad suggested.

“Um, yeah, sure. 7 o’clock right?” She appeared more calm now.

Chad gave her a nod and waved good bye as he returned to Aaron’s side.

“So… What did you guys talk about?” Aaron smirked and raised his right brow.

“Nothing much, come on let’s go we’re going to be late,” Chad attempted to hide his delight.


FeMale | Part Two

“Juliet?” Josh frowned at her silence.

Juliet grew paler and paler by the minute, and little drops of sweat started to trickle down from her forehead. Her hazel brown eyes darted back and forth, from Josh to the people surrounding them.

“I… I…” Juliet nervously tugged at her long sleeves, shaking her head apologetically.

Her friend, Cassie, attempted to place a reassuring hand in hers to give her an little squeeze. However, Juliet flinched at Cassie’s touch and instead, bolted towards the exit beneath.

“Juliet!” Josh bellowed in rage. Just when he was about to chase after her, Cassie pulled him into a tight embrace. Spectators gasped in surprise and whispers soon followed.

After what seemed like an eternity, Josh spoke through gritted teeth, “Cassie, let go of me.” Cassie released her grip on his waist almost immediately and tried to search his eyes for an answer. But what met her gaze were hostile blue eyes.

Distraught, Cassie dragged her feet down the stairs and wandered off towards the toilet. It was as if her soul had been sucked out of her. And the girls who had been sitting with her, trailed behind her quietly.

Exasperated, Josh raised his arm up high and slammed the bouquet of 99 roses onto the ground. The crowd hastily dispersed, astonished by his actions.

“Well… That went well,”  Aaron turnt to Chad, who didn’t look as amused. In fact, Chad’s thick, dark brows creased into a straight line and his lips were pressed into a thin line. “Chad?” Aaron questioned worriedly as Chad clenched his fists.

Unable to contain his anger any longer, he stormed out the door and dashed straight towards Josh. Aaron ran after him, afraid that he would do something rash.

“What was that all about?” Chad grabbed Josh by the collar until he lifted him slightly off the ground.

“What do you think you’re doing, dork? You’d better let go of me right now,” Josh struggled to keep his footing while he hung onto Chad’s forearms.

“Are you and Cassie a thing too?” Chad hissed as his jaw tightened.

“So what if we are?” Josh convulsed with laughter.

Chad freed Josh from his clutch. Then, within milliseconds, he balled his left hand into a fist and aimed to strike Josh’s cheek.

“Ow!” Aaron shrieked as he cradled his face in his hands.

“Haha, what’s the matter? Can’t touch me? I’m right here,” Josh mocked.

“Yeah? You asked for it!” Chad reached out to grab Josh but Aaron managed to hold him back. “He’s not worth it Chad,” Aaron said in a serious tone.

“Get out of my way Aaron, I don’t want to hurt you again,” Chad tried to push Aaron to the side, but Aaron remains rooted to the ground. “Then don’t do this. This isn’t like you,” Aaron pleaded.

Chad glared at him in protest, however, with Aaron’s persistence, Chad finally backed down.

“Coward,” Josh taunted.

“Hey, lay off would you? Besides, I think you’ve got your hands full now that you need to please two girls. Better hurry before both of them says goodbye to your sorry ass.” Aaron said in a sarcastic tone.

The corners of Chad’s mouth turnt upwards and he could barely hide a chuckle. Aaron spun Chad around and the both of them climbed their way back to the press box, leaving Josh alone once again.

Back in the press box, the two guys pack up the equipment unspeaking.

First to break the awkward silence was Chad, much to Aaron’s surprise. “Aaron, thanks… And I’m sorry I hit you…” Chad trailed off. “What did you say? I can’t hear you bro,” Aaron teased, and the both of them broke into a fit of giggles.

“Just promise me you won’t do that again,” Aaron requested earnestly. After careful consideration, Chad nodded his head, “Promise.”

In the toilet, Cassie was wailing loudly as her clique surrounded her with tissues.

“He doesn’t even love her… He just wants her to be his girlfriend because she is the most popular girl in school! He told me he loves me!” Cassie bawled.

At that very moment, Juliet walked out of the cubicle located at the furthest end. Flabbergasted.

Cassie’s group of friends made themselves scarce at the speed of light.

Looking at Cassie’s face streaked with eyeliner from all the crying, Juliet handed her some tissue.

“Aren’t you… Mad at me?” Cassie blew her nose. Juliet chortled, ” Why would I be? You saved me.”

FeMale | Part One

Hey friends!

I started writing a new story today! It’s been way too long HAHA 😛

Hopefully you will enjoy this read! Let me know in the comments!

Warmest hugs,

e.clair ♥

“Remember to play it the moment we win the game, dork,” a blonde jock scoffed.

“Uh… okay,” the sound guy’s chestnut locks fell forward as he dived under the long work table to connect some wires.

Just as the jock was about to push him, the door flew open and a dark skinned boy exclaimed, “Come on Josh, we’ve got a game to win,” grinning widely. His teeth looked especially white against his dark skin tone.

“Right,” Josh winked at Roy and turning to the sound guy, he said in an almost threatening tone, “Remember, it’s gotta be perfect.” He flashed his pretty boy smile, and with that, he was gone, slamming the door behind him.

Sighing, the sound guy climbed out from under the grey table. He pulled his shoulder-length hair back into a bun and tied it off with the little brown hair tie that sat on his wrist before.

His sea green eyes gazed upon his laptop screen that displayed the music video Josh wanted him to play.

“Ooh ooh ooh ohh, this is gonna be the best day of my life…” The song resonated in the room.

Staring out the one-way mirror, he saw people, mainly girls, squealing with delight as they strolled in with huge red banners with either ‘Go Aardvarks!’ or ‘We Love You Josh!’ written neatly in white ink.  “Funny how people manage to write so neatly on banners when they have illegible handwriting for homework,” he thought to himself.

Just then, a stout boy came through the grey door and plopped down on the black chair situated infront of the microphone on the desk. Rubbing his eyes, he whined, “Ugh, I had way too many burgers for lunch!”

Upon seeing his friend, the sound operator snapped out of his trance and did a final check on the sound system.

“Chad I’m so tired!” his friend sighed dramatically.

“You should probably just stick to eating one burger next time…” Chad trailed off while he took his seat and asked, “You ready Aaron?” Aaron heaved one last sigh and perked himself up by slapping himself lightly on both cheeks.

“Welcome to the Annual Interschool Games! Today we have our very own Aardvarks against Eudnas’ Eagles!” Aaron enthusiastically announces as the crowd cheered while holding their banners up high. Both football teams emerged and the audience went wild, screaming at the top of their lungs.

As Aaron commentated, Chad was lost in thought, mulling over Josh’s plan.

“She won’t be able to resist this ‘grand romantic gesture’ of mine. She’s going to say yes,” Josh exuded so much confidence that Chad was convinced.

Seemingly out of nowhere, a girl with long and wavy bright auburn hair dashed past. Chad froze at the sight of her fiery red hair. Prancing down the steps, she was as graceful as a gazelle. Her hair resembled flames in the wind. At the bottom of the stairs, she was greeted warmly with a hug by a blonde girl.

“Score!” Aaron screamed with a fist punching in the air. Chad jumped up from his seat. Aaron stood up warily and whispered with a hand covering the microphone, “Hey, you okay? Your cheeks look like tomatoes.” Chad quickly dismissed his worries, “I’m fine, it’s kind of hot in here. I’m going to go out for some air.”

Chad then walked briskly to the toilet. “What were you thinking? She is someone else’s…” Chad repeatedly told himself as he splashed his face with icy cold water.

“Touchdown! With just a minute left, will the Eagles be able to turn the tables around?” Aaron’s voice echoed from the field.

“What?!” Chad began to sprint towards the press box as he remembered Josh’s words.

Just as the referee blew the final whistle, Chad swung the door open, panting. This time, Aaron inhaled sharply with widened eyes, and exclaimed in a hushed tone, “Chad! Don’t … Do that! I thought that Chucky was here to kill me!” Chad chuckled and took three strides to the laptop.

Aaron shook his head and announced that the Aardvarks won the game. Chad played ‘Best Day Of My Life’ by American Authors as requested, and the entire stadium erupted into applause as party poppers went off and confetti rained down on the spectators.

Josh made his way up to the stadium seats with a huge bouquet of red roses in hand. His eyes were determined, without a doubt, he was a man on a mission. Josh halted once he caught sight of the auburn haired girl, and in a split second, he was on one knee and the crowd grew silent just as the music faded.

“Juliet,” he started, “Will you go to prom with me?”

Juliet stood as still as a statue. “I…I…” She stammered as everyone else looked on expectantly.

Promise (The End)

Hello friends!

So sorry I published this late at night! Promise is finally over :’) My next post would probably be a ‘2017 | thoughts’ post 🙂 Thank you for all the love you have given to Tyler and Ryan! Hopefully you’ll enjoy this one too!

Warmest hugs,

e.clair ♥
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Promise (¼)

Hello friends!

How are you all doing today? Once the last part of Chinatown went live yesterday, I have been racking my brains on which lucid dream to work on. Eventually, I settled for this one!

Disclaimer: It is a tweaked version of my lucid dream. Not the actual version 🙂

Hope you guys love this as much as Chinatown!

Warmest hugs,

e.clair ♥

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Chinatown (The End)

Hello friends!

Thank you for reading the entire series and I’m glad to say that it has come to an end. I never expected all the wonderful comments. You guys shower me with so much love xx. Hope that you liked part three as much as the first two 🙂

Thank you so much for everything!

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