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MELANIE

MELANIE CHAPTER 5

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MELANIE
Episode 5
“…Is It Jealousy…?”🖤
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Rendell seeing that things were not good anymore ran inside and pressed the fire alarm.

Hearing it, some students who were still around ran outside to see what was going on.

Using the elevator, Rendell went down, his heart pounding in his chest.
*What if something happens to Melanie? Why would she do that kind of crazy thing?* He thought as he ran out of the elevator to the general locker room.

As he ran outside, he saw people taking pictures which intrigued him the more to know what is going on actually.

To his greatest surprise, he saw Melanie helping Kiki to stand up.

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Rendell stood there, looking at Melanie with a mixed feeling of shock and relief and she looked at him with an “I’m totally fine” look.

“Are you girls okay?” Mrs Graham asked rushing towards the girls with Steve Welling the Dean.
Then the crowd began to disperse.

“Yeah.” Melanie said. “But I don’t think Kiki is… she needs to go to the infirmary.”

Kiki just looked at Melanie, surprised. She was totally spaced out, thinking how someone can have that kind of power.

“You need to go too.” Mrs Graham said.

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“No, I’m okay.” Melanie said.

Mrs Graham took Kiki by the hand. “Come with me.” She said as they left.

Rendell walked towards Melanie. “Hey what was that? Are you sure you’re okay?” He asked.

Melanie nodded but as she just took a step, she collapsed into Rendell’s arms.

“Hey. Hey, what’s wrong with you?” Rendell asked but there was no response.

That was when Rendell realized that she has lost consciousness.

“No, no hey wake up!” He said, looking worried. Then he carried her in his arms, using a few seconds to look at her face.
Right now, he realized how beautiful she is as he looked at her long eyelashes and thick cute lips, the freckles on her face made her look more beautiful.

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“Hey Mr Lee, what are you doing? Take her to the infirmary already!” The Dean said.

“Yeah.” Rendell said, out of the blue and hurried inside.
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The next day>>>>
Everybody stared at Melanie as she walked through the general locker room because of what happened the previous day.
She began to walk fast so as to avoid questions and also because she got tired of the murmurs and whispers she heard from here and there.

Just as she entered the right hallway, she bumped into Kiki who was also hiding from people’s eyes and questions.

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“Good thing I bumped into you right now.” Melanie said with a short smile.

“Hi, I was even looking for you to thank you for yesterday—”

“—You’re welcome but we really have to talk.” Melanie said with a more serious face now.

“Why did you do that?”

“Actually I don’t know.” Kiki said sharply.

“What do you mean you don’t know… how could that be possible? Why did you want to fall from the rooftop?” Melanie said, her voice filled with concern.

“I don’t know…” Kiki said.

“Who is Doom?” Melanie asked with a feeling that Kiki won’t be able to escape the question.

Kiki looked at her, surprised—she didn’t expect anyone to know about what’s going on her head.
But she tried to act like she doesn’t know what Melanie is talking about.

“What the hell is Doom?” She asked, feigning ignorance.

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“Please, help yourself, Kiki. Stop acting like you don’t know what Doom is.” Melanie said.

“Okay fine, I will tell you what Doom is.” She said and began to look around in fear.

“Doom is really evil…it might be here, watching us. It rules my mind and it’s in my head. But it also makes me happy sometimes—it told me to be taking my anxiety disorder pills and it knew that those made me feel better—” Kiki said matter of factly.

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“—Snap out of it, Kiki! Doom doesn’t rule your mind… you think it does because you don’t want to let go of the past.” Melanie said and held her hands.
“Forget about your parents death, you keep remembering it that’s why you feel depressed and let Doom take over you.”

“But how do I do that? It’s really hard.” Kiki said, looking worried.

“Flush the pills, listen to music, look good,hang out… just live like there is no past. You’ll be fine.” Melanie said.

Kiki nodded with a tearful smile and pulled Melanie into a tight hug. “Thank you so much, Melanie.” She said.

“You’re welcome.” Melanie said, returning the smile.
Kiki broke the hug, wiping her face.

“Let’s talk about something else.” Melanie said.

“Where are you headed?” Kiki asked.

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“Econs class.” Melanie said.

“Yeah me too… d@mn people will start staring again.” Kiki said then they laughed as they began to head to class.
“Please I wanna ask you something.” Kiki said.

“Okay shoot.”

“How are you so powerful? The way you jumped down from the rooftop and carried me before I could reach the ground, was so amazing.”

“I was born with it.” Melanie said.

“Ooh, that’s cool.” Kiki said.
They chatted along as they went to class.

Madison, Benee, Joey and Rendell walked to class, an awkward silence between them until Madison broke the silence.

“I heard that that girl did something heroic yesterday.” Madison said holding Rendell’s hand.

“Yeah… I heard too that she saved that her co-weirdo.” Benee added with her bandaged left hand.

“Who is that?” Joey who has been absent for two days asked.

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“The new girl, I heard that she saved Kiki from falling off the rooftop.” Benee said.

“That’s quite heroic.” Joey said. “I think I missed a lot… and I’m happy nothing happened to Kiki.” He said, mumbling the last words.

Benee then got a notification in her phone.

“Yeah, I admit.” Madison said then she looked at Rendell who hasn’t been saying anything but just looking forward.
“Ren, if I was falling, you’ll do the same for me right?” She asked.

“Why would you want to fall from a rooftop in the first place?” Rendell said.

Then Joey snorted. “This is the funniest thing I’ve heard today.” He said, earning a glare from Madison.

“Oh my God.” Benee said.

“What?” Joey and Madison asked at the same time.

“Rendell what is this?” Benee said running to show Rendell the picture in her phone.

“What?” Rendell said unfazed.

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“What is what?” Madison said taking the phone from Benee. “Lemme see.” She said.

Then she something that ignited flames inside of her. The picture of him carrying Melanie in his arms.

“Ren what is the meaning of this?” She asked, showing him the picture.

Rendell didn’t say anything, he just stood there looking at the picture, showing no worries at all but just wondered who took the picture of them and why.

“You aren’t going to say anything?” Madison said.
Then she looked at Benee and Joey. “Excuse us.”

Without saying anything, Benee dragged Joey out of there.

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Then Madison stretched her hand and touched his cheek. “Please say something… just lie to me that you’re not the one in that picture…” She said.

Rendell slowly removed her hand from his face.
“I’m the one in the picture.” He said nonchalantly.

“Why did you have to carry her like that? Wait don’t tell me… do you like that girl?” She said.

“What does it matter to you if I do?” He said and left.

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“Rendell!” Madison called. “That b!tch must pay.” She said clenching her fist.

During break, Kiki walked to the cafeteria, humming the music that she was listening to with her earphone.
She felt so good for the first time since her parents died. Melanie’s words were really helpful to her.

“Someone seems to be so happy today.” Joey said walking behind Kiki.

Kiki turned to look at Joey, removing the earphones from her ears.
“Hi joey.” She said.

“Hey. Headed to the cafeteria?” Joey asked.

“Yeah.”

“Let’s go together then.” Joey said.

“Yeah but what if your friends sees us?” Kiki said.

“You mean Rendell and—”

“—I mean Benee and Madison… I don’t want them to us going to have lunch together.” Kiki said and forced a smile.

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Then Joey held her hand. “Do they bully you?” He asked, looking like he was going to attack Benee and Madison right now.

Kiki gestured for him to let go of her hand.

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“Oh sorry I…” Joey said and let go of her hand.

Kiki chuckled. “Why are you acting like you don’t know? Well it’s nothing new, I’m used to it anyway.” She said. “Let’s go, I’m starving.” She said and began to walk.

Joey smiled. “Yeah” he said trailing behind her.

Melanie sat alone in the library, solving a puzzling maths.

She kept on making mistakes and cancelling them, rolled her eyes oftentimes at the librarian who disturbed her with his noisy chewing.

Just then Richard walked in, going straight to Melanie.
Then he held her hand and took her outside, looking around her, checking for any injury.

“Richard, what…” She said taken aback by his actions.

He heaved a sigh of relief, touching his chest. “Thank God you’re fine… I thought something happened to you. You know I heard about what you did yesterday.” He said. “You really are a strong girl, Melanie.”

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Melanie found herself smiling, her cheeks red like tomatoes. “Thanks for being concerned.” She said, looking down trying to hide her red face.

“That’s nothing, I’m your friend after all, I should be concerned about you.” He said and noticed her red face.
Then he raised her face up with his hand. “Why are your cheeks red?” He asked.

Then she looked away immediately. “It’s always red in presence of the person I have feelings for.” She blurted.
Then she covered her mouth with her palm realizing that she said it out loud—she thought she said it in her mind.

“Do you have feelings for me?” Richard asked.

Then Melanie looked at him. “Yeah since the day I saw you… but you have a girlfriend and then I realized that we were going to be just friends and I also realized that I was so greedy to think of having you when there are many other girls in this school.” She said.

Richard just stared at her and without saying anything again, he pulled her into a tight hug. “I’m sorry, it must have hurt you so badly.”

“How can you be so shameless?” Rendell who have been watching them said, coming out of his hiding place because he couldn’t take it anymore.

The two pulled apart immediately, Melanie was hiding her face while Richard rolled his eyes in annoyance.

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“What does that mean?” Richard asked.

“What will your girlfriend think of you when she sees the both of you?” Rendell asked, looking at Melanie.
“Why are you hiding your face? You know it’s wrong don’t you? Have you even thought about yourself—” Rendell said.

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“—Rendell! It’s enough…” Melanie said and looked at Richard who was boiling in anger.
“Don’t say anything, just go.” She said dragging Richard by the hand out of that place.

Then she came back and still found Rendell standing there.
“Hey what was that about?” She asked looking annoyed. “You just showed up from nowhere and—”

“—Ruined your good time, sorry. God I can’t believe that I came to know if you’re okay just to witness this.” Rendell said.

“But it was just a hug…”

“So?” Rendell snapped.

“Why are you suddenly taking it personal? We’re not friends, you bullied me on my first day in school remember? You’re actually my enemy, so I just don’t get it why you’re being so informal with me and why you get concerned each time you see me with Richard.” Melanie ranted all in one go.

“Are you done talking?” Rendell asked, after hearing all she has been saying. “I think I’ll leave now, you have questions to answer later about how you’re so strong.” He said and made to leave but something made him stop.

“Hey I’m not done talking.” She said and moved closer to him. “Why are always concerned when you see me with Richard? Is it jealousy? I know it’s kinda crazy but… do you like me?”

Rendell’s eyes widened at that question he just heard Melanie ask.
*Why did she ask me that?* He thought.


TBC

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