Leo didn't say anything. He shrugged, going back to looking bored.
"Speaking of which - where have those two been all day?" I hadn't spotted them anywhere on campus since the start of break. "You know, you guys keeping apart like this only seems to make the rumors seem more legit, right?" I pointed out. Everyone would think that Nick and Damien were making a 'I hate Leo and Makayla' club with how they hadn't approached me at all today. Although - that again, was my fault for saying I didn't want them to.
Deciding not to over-think it and take Leo's advice, I took a deep breath to calm myself then let it out. Glancing down at my phone, I noticed we still had another ten minutes left of our twenty minute break. This would be followed by my first period of P.E. and double AP-Lit (oh joy) before lunch break would come around. Leo lay still beside me, completely unfazed by everything I'd just said. With his blonde hair falling in front of his closed eyes, and cheeks flushed under the heat of the day, Leo looked truly at peace. It made me almost jealous how worry-free he always is.
I set my bag next to his and decided to lay down for a short nap myself when a sudden announcement from the PA system made me pause, ears perking up. A deep cough echoed through the speakers, followed by the clearing of someone's throat.
"1, 2, 3, mic test."
"Hey," I grinned, turning and nudging Leo's leg with my foot. "Our principal sounds like an Elvis impersonator." And like an idiot. Mic test 1, 2, 3? Really?
There was another round of exaggerated coughs before the voice finally spoke up, gruff yet smooth with a hint of strange familiarity. "All students, prepare yourselves for a miracle the world is yet to witness."
What? Was the principal just a wacky guy? Or was he simply drunk or, possibly even high?
"Leo," I jabbed him harder this time and he cracked an eye open.
"What?" he grunted, seeming annoyed that I was disturbing him.
I could see that I wasn't the only one puzzled by the announcement. Athletes on the field had stopped playing, people coming out of the cafeteria and main buildings stood still - waiting for something to happen. "Do you know what's going on-"
My voice caught mid-breath as my eyes landed on a sight that had my heart race speed up all too quickly inside of my chest. It was painful almost. This could not be happening. Damien - with a mic in his hand, leaning back against the brick wall of the high school science building - looking straight at me.
This could mean nothing but trouble.