2.9 The Other Guy: Jessica
Asia and the rest of her classmates gathered on the track to run the dreaded daily mile. The track was stretched round the perimeter of the football field. Everyone was gathered in a corner of the track stretching and talking. Their teacher came to the track carrying a cooler filled with water. In the distance Asia spotted what looked like a person passed out on the football field. “What is that?” she asked as she squinted staring across the field. “Is that a person? She asked. “What are they doing?” asked Soo yun. “They don’t seem to be moving.” Asia replied. Asia began to run toward the figure. As she got closer she began to recognize whom it was. “Oh my goodness, Jessica.” She gasped. There was blood everywhere and her throat was ripped out like an animal had gotten hold of her. Asia began to scream as she stumbled backwards away from the gruesome sight. The teacher heard her and rushed over with the entire class following.
“Oh my goodness, class get back!” the teacher yelled. “Someone run to the office and call 911.” She said. Asia sat on the ground in front of the body in tears. “Come on Asia.” The teacher said as she helped her up. “Okay everyone get back inside.” She said. Asia was trembling in fear as they walked back into the locker room. She had never seen something so grizzly. Jessica’s throat had been ripped open and her body was covered in deep cuts that looked like they had been made by claws. There was so much blood; her clothes were drenched in it. Everyone seemed to be convinced an animal had done it by their hushed conversations back in the locker room. But Asia had a different theory. “Are you okay Asia?” Soo Yun asked as she took a seat beside her. Asia turned to face Soo Yun with terror in her eyes. “Soo Yun I think Giovanni did this.” Asia said. “What how?” Soo Yun asked confused. “She looked as if she was attacked by an animal of some sort.” She added. “I don’t know how he did it but I just know he did.” Asia refuted. “Don’t you think this is one hell of a coincidence, Jessica cheats on Giovanni with Chris and now their both dead?” She asked. “Well yes but how could he possibly have done that?” Soo Yun questioned. “He would have to b a werewolf.” She joked. Or a dragon, Asia thought. “This isn’t a joke I have a date with this psycho tonight.” Asia whispered through clenched teeth. “Oh you have to cancel.” Soo Yun said. “What if that makes him angry, I happen to like my throat right where it is.” Asia replied.
It was next period and by now the whole school heard about Jessica. Asia and Soo Yun were talking outside their Spanish class waiting for the bell to ring. Asia paused mid sentence when she spotted Giovanni walking towards her with a huge grin on his face. “Hey I’m in this class now.” He said as he approached. “Wow two in a row this is the second class of mine you have appeared in today.” Asia said as she glanced over at Soo Yun uneasy. “Have you heard about Jessica?” She asked. “Yes.” He replied nonchalantly. “Asia looked confused, “Didn’t you use to date her?” she asked. “Yeah.” He said. “Well you don’t seem to broken up about it.” She stated. “We weren’t together anymore.” he said then he went into the classroom as the bell rang. “Can you believe him he’s not even pretending to be sad?” Asia whispered to Soo yun as they followed Giovanni into the classroom. “I know that was scary, his eyes were so empty like he didn’t have a soul.” Soo yun replied and Asia could tell that she was finally starting to believe her.
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