2.5 The Other Guy: The Girl is Mine
First period was over and it was weird without Chris. Asia hadn’t known Chris that long but she could definitely feel his absence. The entire school could. It was still a big mystery on who killed him, for Asia anyways. Everyone else was certain it was Mrs. Calvin. Asia had her doubts about the theory that was going around Mrs. Calvin was knocked out cold when she found her and Mr. Santos definitely knew more than he was letting on.
Asia was on her way to her second period class when she saw Giovanni and some girl in a cheerleading uniform having a heated discussion. “Wow what are they arguing about?” Soo Yun said as she walked up behind her. “I don’t know, I’m trying to make it out with being obvious.” Asia said. “Who is that girl?” Asia asked. “That’s Jessica his girlfriend.” Soo Yun replied. Asia began trying to focus on the conversation. Suddenly their voices became very loud she could hear everything Giovanni and Jessica were saying as if she were right in between them. “I demand to know why you broke up with me?” Jessica asked. “Does it matter, I don’t want to be with you anymore!” he yelled. “Why!” she screamed as she stomped her feet like a toddler throwing a tantrum. Giovanni began to get frustrated. He grabbed Jessica by her arm and pulled her close. “Look, I know about you and Chris.” He whispered. Jessica’s eyes began to fill up with tears. “I’m sorry Giovanni, it didn’t mean anything it only happened once.” Jessica said crying now. “Well I guess to have take your word for it since he’s dead and can’t tell his side of the story.” Giovanni said with anger in his eyes. “Jessica its over, get it through your head.” He said calmly then walked away.
“Wow I wonder what he said she’s hysterically.” Soo Yun said as they watched Jessica run away crying. “This changes everything, Giovanni could have killed Chris.” Asia thought. “Yeah that was crazy.” Asia replied as she walked into the classroom. Asia was distracted for the whole class she couldn’t get what Giovanni said out of her mind. Then there was the fact that she had just got a new power. All of this was too much to handle, she wanted to tell Soo Yun but she would think she was insane.
The day seemed to go by so fast. Asia was already in third period. She hated math so she found a seat in the back of class out of direct view of the teacher. She didn’t even have anyone to talk to in this class. Asia was face down in her phone was someone tapped her on the shoulder. “Hey.” A familiar voice said. Asia looked up to see Giovanni. “Are you in this class?” she asked confused. “I am now.” He said as he took the seat next to her. “Hey that’s an interesting necklace you have on.” He said as he leaned in to get a closer look. “It looks like that medallion we read about in my English class.” He added. “Where did you get it?” he asked. “My dad gave it to me.” Asia answered. Giovanni was just about to ask more questions when the teacher began to speak. “What if that’s the medallion we read about?” Giovanni thought. “What if that’s the reason I’m getting all of these abilities? What if that’s why I feel so connected to her?” he wondered.
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