Snowdrop Knows what Gerard does for a living but can she keep it a secret for much longer?
Mikey’s phone buzzed and Snowdrop looked up from her pad again. She saw the colour drain from his face. “What’s up?” she asked. “It’s my brother”. Snowdrop didn’t know much about Mikey, he wasn’t the most talkative person but what she did know was that he didn’t like talking about his family life. Snowdrop watched Isabelle rub Mikey’s leg and looked at him with wide eyes. “He’s joining Belleville” he sighed. “When?” asked Snowdrop wanting to know what the older way looked like. “Now”.
Mikey stood up and reached for Isabelle’s hand. Snowdrop knew that if he was in a foul mood he would sometimes lead Isa to a spare, abandoned classroom to let off steam, and it looked like he wanted to do it now. Until the lunch room doors swung open with a bang. A guy was standing there with shoulder length hair and he was captivating to look at. Even the popular people sitting at their tables with people cramming themselves around them to bask in their golden limelight were staring at them. Guessing by the look on Mikey’s face this was his brother.
Mikey’s brother walked quickly across the lunch hall, still with everyone’s attention, and stood opposite the standing Mikey. He grabbed his brother shoulders and pushed him back on the chair. Mikey blushed as everyone around him laughed at him. His brother whipped his head around and stared at them till they looked away. No-one could keep eye contact with his brown eyes.
Sighing Mikey said. “Guys this is my brother Gerard”. Mikey’s brother just nodded to them like they weren’t worth his time. Snowdrop looked across the table and saw Mikey boiling with fury, Isabelle had placed her hand on his knee again to try and calm him down, but turned round quickly and stared at her for second then looked back at his brother. Isabelle sighed and withdrew her hand, Snowdrop knew that Isabelle was slightly over-emotional so she knew that she would be hurting inside, Mikey must be pretty cross.
Gerard walked round the table and sat on the spare space next to snowdrop. She felt his hand brush her knee as he sat down. Even though it was mid autumn, snowdrop was wearing short-short with knee high black converses, and was wearing an over-sized misfits hoody.Gerard turned to look at her and his big brown eyes startled her. “Who are you?” he asked, but before Snowdrop had time to open her mouth Mikey answered for her “her names snowdrop”. This frustrated snowdrop, she didn’t like anyone answering for her even if it was a friend. Snowdrop shoved her sketch pad into her bag and stormed out of the lunch hall.
As she was walking down the science corridor she heard footsteps behind, thinking it was Isabelle chasing after to her to resolve the situation, she turned round and said “Fuck off”. Gerard was standing there with slightly startled eyes. “I’m sorry do you want me leave you alone?” Snowdrop was furious, she thought he was patronising her, and anyway it’s not like she needed his help. “Fuck off, I don’t even know you”. Gerard stared back at her, his brown eyes staring into her icy blue ones. She was drowning in them. “I just came to see if you were all right” he practically whispered back. Snowdrop shook her head to get the mental image of his eyes of her head, groaned and stormed off down the hall, leaving Gerard standing their awkwardly.