Another chilly, drizzly day today! But there were lots of bright spots!
Charles got on the tram this morning!! It was well grand to see him, and he was bundled up against the chill with a thick jacket and even a sweater over his shirt and tie! But he was all smiles and we hugged each other and I told him it was well nice to have him back! He told me it was WELL NICE to be back, after spending all week sick and then half that week with his sick brother, Bradley!
It was nice to see Teddy and Charles have a hug in Base Class, and it was well grand when I got a hug from Ben and Scotty as well!
Maths Prof was back in class, and it seemed he was back to his old tricks of “harping” on me to “straighten your tie!” and he even made me wash the boards!!! Grrrrr! Ben said he thinks he’s taking it out on me for reporting the problem with Marcus to the Dean Master.
At lunch, I made sure Marcus sat next to me. I gave him a hug, and he returned a well tight one. I asked how things were going, and he said they were well different, but “kind of interesting.” It was well weird cuz he seemed so . . . “mellow” and I figured that was maybe from the medication he was taking or something. I told him I saw him on Saturday, but he was asleep. He said I should have woke him up, but I told him he looked well cute laying there in his bed. He blushed but smirked well nice, saying I should have woke him with a kiss. I winked at him and squeezed his leg.
AURGH!! Gyms was awful, and everyone figured it was going to be well awful for the next two weeks until holiday. Coach showed us some videos of Gymnastics! He told us we’d be doing lots of different things like tumbling, trampoline, a horse thing, bars and the beam, and even some of the better lads would try the rings!
He told us we wouldn’t be having a tournament, but would just be competing on our own against each other. He said we could have a partner to switch as a “spotter”, and that partnered couples could group together and help compete and spot. Some of us whispered that we’d rather take the chance of having our eggs smashed playing Dodger Balls!
Kyle was like a WELL different lad when he walked into Study Chamber 2. OMG!! He sat up proper and was calling me “Sir”, and he even kept his hands folded on the table in front of him after he handed me his paper of Maths problems from today. Since this was the first time I’d seen his work, I was mostly impressed. He only had 4 out of 10 problems wrong.
I let out a sigh, and then chatted with him about our “rules”, and how we would spend the period. He kept saying, “Yes, Sir,” and “No, Sir”, that I finally had to stop and turn him to look at me, asking why he was being so well formal.
He gulped and his eyes began to water, and I well melted as he said, “I don’t want to fail you, and I don’t want to fail Maths. I want to do everything right from the beginning. Just like you made Erik get well better in Maths, I want to do the same.” Even though he didn’t blink his wide brown eyes, a tear brimmed and ran down his cheek. He quickly brushed it away and I smiled at him, giving him a well tight hug. He loosened up and hugged back.
I said, “Kyle? You’ll do well fine. I like you as a chum and I’ll tutor you the best I can. I won’t let you fail Maths or anything else, because if you fail, then I fail. In fact, I bet once I get to know where you are struggling the most, we’ll work on that and see your Maths points well rise before holiday.” He beamed at me and I wiped the tears from his cheeks with my thumbs and kissed his cute little pug nose, adding, “And stop calling me “Sir.” We both had a well grand laugh at that!
As we worked through the four problems Kyle missed, he was well attentive – unlike Marcus. I told Kyle that his problem might be that he tried to rush through the numbers without trying to figure out what order they should go in. By ending chimes, he had three of the four problems solved! I was well proud of him and told him so as he gave me a hug and said, “See you tomorrow, Sir . . . I mean, Amar!” He giggled and I even got another hug.
Then, as Kyle left, I was gathering my things when Marcus appeared, well surprising me! I said, “Hey, how did things go today?” He closed the door and just shrugged and calmly said, “OK.” Then out of the blue, he walked up to me and gave me a well big kiss right on the lips, then hugged me real tight! When we parted, he looked at me and smiled and all he said was, “Thanks for helping me, Amar.” I was well speechless as he turned and walked away, leaving me standing there in a daze. O! M! G!
Final chimes snapped me out of it and I panicked, running to Base Class to gather my things, fumbling everything I touched and getting more and more pissered! Everyone was gone and as I ran out into the rain, the trams had already left! Grrrrrrrr! 20 minutes to the next one! So I went back inside the school and sat in the vacant lobby. I mulled over the day again in my head. The Maths Prof “picking”on me again. Marcus. Kyle. Gymnastics – UGH! The rain . . .
“Are you OK, Amar?” A soft voice asked. I looked up and saw Steven, the Liaison Officer for the 9th Form. “Oh, Steven,” I stammered. “Uh, yeah, I’m well fine. Just missed the tram is all.”
Then I asked, “What are you doing down here? You’re a boarder and a Liaison.” He kind of stammered a bit and said, “I was just checking about for you, that’s all.” I was starting to feel a bit uncomfortable and asked why. Steven blinked well quickly and blurted, “Just know that the other Liaisons – You know? Matt, Robert and me have your back, OK?”
I looked Steven right in the eye. “What’s this all about? Is it Brent?” Steven sat next to me on the bench and nodded his head. “He’s a total arse, Amar. He shouldn’t be a Liason.” I said, “STEVEN! What’s this all about?” Steven looked at me and bit his lower lip. “He wants to bring you down, Amar,” He whispered. My mouth dropped open. “Bring me down?” I asked, “How?” Steven let out a long sigh. “Matt, Robert, and I think he wants to somehow ‘discredit’ you – make you look bad like you made him look bad in front of us.” I was stunned, but almost expected something like that from Brent. “It’s not going to happen, Steven. I well won’t let it.” Steven said the other Liaisons were on my side and were there for me. I told Steven thanks and clapped him on the back. He put his hand on my shoulder and kept it there, looking me in the eyes. “Just be careful.” He said. I told him, “Thanks. You’re a swell chum. I won’t let it happen. I won’t let Brent get the best of me.”
I heard the tram horn as I looked at Steven while standing up and heading to the door. “No way in bloody hell, Steven. No way in bloody hell!” I shouted before I got on the tram, looking back to see Steven watching me from the school doorway.
I talked to Ben about the encounter with Steven. Ben said I didn’t have anything to worry about. He said it was probably Brent’s way of breaking me down so I would come crawling back to him and kiss his arse! I had to laugh at the way Ben said that! But I started to maybe think that was well true! Brent might be using “scare tactics” to make me fear him so he could prove he had more “power” over me. I well don’t know. I guess I need to keep an eye out, and if Brent does try something, I have to make sure it well backfires in his face. Now I need to think and sleep on this new problem in my life. GRRRR!
It’s well nice to know I have chums like Matt and Robert in the upper forms who support me, and I will also have to make sure I get to the 9th Dorm to pay a visit to Steven.