Touched by an Angel (Chap. 4)
The Black Lake. Its very peaceful here. But why do they call it the Black Lake? Hm…I’ll ask soren when he gets here. And I must have zoned out again because Soren was waving his hand in front of me, grinning. I blinked.
“Huh? Oh! Hey Soren! How has your day been?” I smiled.
“It was good. And yours? I heard you got Detention. How did that go?” Soren laughed. Of course, I’m not surprised. News Travel fast here, thats the first thing I learned. You have no idea how many people came up to me, asking if I could play them a song.
“It was good. Left early. Oh! And I made a new friend. She should be here soon.” I started looking around for Faith. Smiled when she started running towards me. “Here she is! Soren, this is Faith Malfoy. Faith, this is Soren Bones.”
“Nice to meet you Soren! Angel, sorry I was late. Draco was chasing me around the common room again.” Faith grinned. Can’t help but laugh. That is something Draco would do.
“Nah, its alright. Gave me time to think.”
“In other words, she zoned out AGAIN.” Soren grinned. You know, I can already tell these two are going to get a long great. They started a conversation while I zoned out. Again. I really need to stop doing that. Its getting annoying.
“ANGEL!” Faith screamed in my ear. Making me jump and scream. Causing Soren and Faith to laugh. Gee, thanks guys, laugh at your friend.
“What the hell Faith!?”
“Sorry! You zoned out again! What were you thinking about? Brandon?” Faith smirked. Ugh, she just HAD to bring him up.
“No. I was thinking about Chocolate Rainbows.” I looked at them with my serious face. Do you know how hard that is? They were looking at me like I had two heads. “What? It could happen!”
“Sure it can, Angel!” I turned around to see Mags and Cooper walking over.
“Sorry, they wanted to come.” Faith said. I just smiled at her.
“Its okay, I don’t mind. And yes it can Cooper! Don’t ruin my dreams!” I pouted. Hey, when I was little, I always wanted to see a Chocolate Rainbow.
“Sorry Sis!” Cooper laughed. Wait…Did he just call me sis? He must have saw my face because Cooper grinned even more. “Yup, you are now a Rosier!”
“And don’t you forget it!” Mags jumped in and sat next to me with the bigged smile on her face. I couldn’t help but smile back and look at the lake.
“Angel, come on. We have Transfigurations soon.” Soren said while standing up. I just nodded and stood up.
“See y’all later.” I said while walking away with Soren. I forgot why I even signed up for Transfigurations. Well, I forgot why I even signed up for all of my classes. Yeah, I’m a straight O student. America likes to rush us. Kinda annoying. Wait no, scratch that, its very annoying.
“Today, students, we are going to turn these Dragon Statues into a real, fire breathing Dragon.” Professor McGonagal explained. She had me at Dragons. I love Dragons. I heard Soren laugh quietly next to me, probably at the excitement look on my face. But when I looked around, I saw almost all the girls looked frighted.
“Oh my god, girls here are such pussy’s!” I whispered to Soren. That just made him laugh even louder.
“Miss Burke! Since you are so found of words today. Why don’t you demonstrate for us?”
“Gladly.” I grinned and stood up. Wow, girls here are cry babies. They looked at me with scared eyes. And almost every boy where hugging them. I blame hormones. But what ever, I get to form a Statue into a Dragon! Fun! I took out my wand and pointed it at the statue. “Draconifors.” I smiled even brighter when the Statue turned into a Dragon.
“Perfectly done, Miss Burke! Tell me, how did you do it so perfectly on the first try?”
“Its not my first try, Professor. I’ve done this many times.” I smiled and scratched the Dragon behind the ear. He’s really kind. Well, all dragons are like that around me. I guess I have Dragon It.
“Wow, Amazing. Miss Burke. Meet me after class. And don’t worry, you are not in trouble.” McGonagal smiled at me while I help my new Dragon in my palm and sat back down. I think I’m gonna call him, Scales. I must have zoned off again because Soren was shaking me.
“ANGEL, WHATEVER YOUR MIDDLE NAME IS, BURKE.” I looked up at him.
“Professor McGonagal needs you now.” Soren chuckled and left. Oh yeah, forgot about that. You see what zoning does to me?
“Miss Burke, so glad to see you’re awake now.” McGonagal smiled. You know, I’m just gonna call her Kitty. And suffer the punishment. It’ll grow on her.
“Oh, thank you Kitty. I needed that nap. But, what did you really need?” I can tell she was about to yell, but she just smiled. Ha! I knew she would like her new name!
“I would like if you could Tutor one of my Students. He is failing with a T.”
“A T? Ouch. Okay, I’ll do it. When should I tutor him?” Ew, a T. T stands for Troll.
“Right after Class. Lucky for you, he’s in this class.”
“Okay, I can do that. Who is he?” Please be some on I know.
“Brandon Davies.” Well, I did say some one I know. Damn it. I should have been more specific.
“Okay. I’ll do it.” Kitty smiled even more and waved me off. So, I have to tutor him? Oh boy, this is going to be a long year. Well, for me.
“ANGEL! OVER HERE!” I guess I’m sitting with Mags today. I looked over at Soren and have him the ‘I’m sorry’ look. He just smiled and waved it off. Now I know why he’s my friend. He’s very sweet.
“Hey guys.” I said while sitting next to Faith. All three of them were just grinning at me. “What?”
“You have to tutor Brandon! Yay!” Mags explained. I looked at her like she had grown two heads. Cooper laughed.
“The whole school knows, Ang. News travels fast, remember?” I looked at him weirdly. Ang?
“Wait, did you just call me Ang?”
“Yup! Its your new Nickname! You don’t like it?”
“No, I love it. Its just, I never had a Nickname before. I’m gonna have to get used to it.” Lie. I do have a nickname. But it was given to me by some one I truly hate. Who’s name I will never speak of again.
“Really? Well, you do now!” Mags giggled. Oh joy, more giggling.
“Do what now?” We heard a voice from behind. I didn’t turn around, already knowing who it was. Plus, he sat next to me. Very close, might I add.
“Brandon! Just in time! Guess what?” Cooper smirked. Facetable. Thats all I have to say.
“Angel! You know its not good to Facetable. What is it Coop?” Haha Coop. sounds like Poop. Uh…yeah, I have probables. Just, ignore that.
“Angel is your new Tutor for Transfigurations!”
“Oh really?” I felt his gaze on me as he wrapped his arm around my shoulder. “Well, this is going to be a fun year. Wont it Doll?” Brandon smirked. Wait, Doll? Isn’t that what British boys call girls when they are flirting? Ew. I think. Dear god. Some one help me, I’m so confused.
“Yeah, I guess. Sorry guys, but I got to go. I need to finish my homework.” I smiled and stood up, walked over to Soren and gave him a hug. And walked out. I just want to know why does he need a Tutor when he can successfully turn into a Dog? And why did he call me Doll? I blame the Professors.
Waking up to the sun shining in your eyes is not my Idea of a good wake up call. But of course, I had to roll out of bed and land on my back. Lucky for me, I have the dorm to myself. And out of no where, my owl Nightstream flew in with a Letter. Aw, I love my owl. I gave him a piece of bread and took the letter.
“Dear Miss Burke,
We are pleased to inform you that you will be Tutoring Mr. Davies this morning due to no Classes today. Please take notes, so he gets full credit.” Damn it, I have to tutor him now. I looked at the clock and got dressed in my normal scratched up jeans and black T-shirt. Yeah, these Jeans are old. But I love them. saying goodbye to Nightstream, I ran out of the Common Room and walked over to Soren.
“Hey Soren! How was your night?”
“It was good. Had the best dream ever. And you?” Soren smiled.
“Eh, it was alright. I’ve been having Nightmares for as long as I can remember, no biggy!” I grinned. Yeah I know, why am I still grinning? Honestly, I don’t know.
“Nightmares? What about?”
“Eh, stuff from my past. Don’t worry about it.” I smiled and took some of his Bacon. I’m a light eater, and Soren doesn’t mind. I was happily munching on my Bacon when some one sat next to me.
“Hey tutor. Whenever your ready.” I heard Brandon smirk. I looked at Soren for help but he just smirked and walked over to Faith. Yeah, thanks for the help Soren!
“Alright. I’m ready. Lets go.” I stood up. Brandon looked at me weirdly. “What?”
“You barely ate. Come on, Doll. Finish eating. I can wait.” He smiled at me.
“Nah, I’m not hungry anymore. I usually don’t eat Breakfast. Come on, We’re going to the Black Lake.” I didn’t give him time to respond, I just walked off. I can hear him run after me. But out of no where, he picked me up and threw me over his shoulder.
“Ha! Now you’re mine!” You can hear the grin in his voice.
“You know. I would fight back, but I’m to tired.” I decided to kick him. But he caught my leg and sat down against the Tree, with me on his lap. Why does this feel right? Why do I wish I can stay in his arms forever? Whenever I’m in his arms, I feel safe. Like nothing can hurt me. This is weird. Maybe I can ask Soren later. He’ll know what is going on with me.
“So, lets get started.” I heard Brandon whisper in my ear. But I didn’t even see him get ready. he just layed his head on my shoulder and held me close. I ended up laying my head on top of his.
“Something tells me you don’t really need a Tutor.”
“You’re right. I don’t.” Brandon chuckled softly. Damn. Even his chuckle makes me want to smile.
“Then why did you Lie?”
“Because I wanted to spend time with you alone. Is that wrong?”
“Well, you did lie. Lying is wrong. So yeah, it kinda is. You could have just asked me.”
“Well, you always seem so distracted. And you keep zoning off, its hard to get your attention.”
“I’m sorry I have things on my mind.” I chuckled. Brandon just laughed and smiled.
“Don’t be. I’m just happy I got to spend some time with you. Alone.” The way he said alone sent shivers up my spine. And I’m not taking about the bad kind. It felt good. Weird. Brandon just smiled and kissed my cheek. Damn it, I think I just blushed slightly. ONLY SLIGHTLY. So, odds are, he didn’t see it.
“Angel?” Brandon whispered.
“How come you don’t let anyone in?”
“Uh…I have my reasons.” I didn’t want to say my real reason. I just, don’t trust people easily.
“What reason is that?” I can feel him looking at me. Again with his eyes, they just draw me to him. So, I looked up. And met his eyes again. They were so inviting. And I kept getting lost in them. But I didn’t want to leave. The way he held me close, I never wanted to leave. My head was telling me to get away, but something else was telling me to stay in his arms forever.
“I have trust issues. Its hard to let people in.” Truth. 100% truth.
“Would you like me to help you?” No. I’m good on my own. I don’t need help. Never have, never will.
“Please do.” Damn it! It was his eyes. They distracted me again. They just sparkled while Brandon smiled. I couldn’t help but smile back. Brandon kisses my cheek again and layed his head on my shoulder, pulling my closer. Something was different about that kiss. Instead of on the cheek. He kissed me on the corner of my lips. I felt a blush rush up to my cheeks. Good thing is, he didn’t see. Brandon had his eyes closed. Thank goodness for that.