BY RUTHIE LEE 🌸🌸
[_+_] JUNE [_+_]
It was Friday… I knew that before my alarm could notify me, I mean my eyes feel heavy but I can’t seem to fall asleep I was awake all night, and now my sleeping hours has passed and it’s time for me to get my butt out of my bed and get prepared for the competition.. Which would be happening live for everyone to see and now my heart just can’t stop beating.
Trying to feel confident about myself, I stood up from my bed and as I helped Auggie prepared for school I couldn’t help but wish I had to go to school today instead of going to the competition.
I kissed Auggie goodbye and sighed heavily when I walked under the shower. Many different thoughts crawled into my head as I showered.
Why would they want to make the competition live..
I mean.. Oh its because of me. The mystery girl.
But still Mr Dhousten shouldn’t have made it go live, the whole world is going to be watching and they’re going to be voters..
Great now I have to look for dazzling clothes to wear… I have no good clothes, I sighed and groaned tiredly as I tossed some clothes around the floor, not until my eyes caught the shiny and expensive clothes Erick bought for our second date with August.
I mean, it’s new and shiny and expensive and also better than my old clothes, so why not wear it.
I dropped the jacket deciding to wear only the cropped top, and one of my very own leather skirt with boots.
I got dressed minutes later and after arranging my closet I started to think of something to do with my hair. It was said to be at DH by twelve pm and I’ve got like three hours.
“so what’s the rush June” I tell myself looking at the mirror.. I’m just overreacting, I’m going to do fine…
Taking my time as I promised myself, I made sure I had breakfast properly before practicing..
While warming up my voice I received a call from my Erick.
“hey babe…. Big day today isn’t it?” Erick said his voice cheerful and lively. “please don’t remind me” I tell him.
“why what’s wrong”? Hr asked.
“i have a case of nervousness” I said and he laughed.
“babe.. Its okay to be nervous okay! All you have to do is just to give my father, and the judges what they want” Erick explained.
“you know.. Daniel told me this at vacation we went to at your dad’s hotel, he said DH celebrities are going to be the judges of the final competition”
“yeah is he right or wrong”? I asked inquisitively.
“he is right” Erick said “and are you going to be one of the judge”? I asked.
“i am.. No I was.. But my dad decided to not to make me one cause you know.. We’re dating and he thinks I might – -.
“cheat cause you like me too much” I interrupted and he laughed, “you’re so right, but I know you’re a natural talented singer and you’re going to blow everyone’s mind”.
“thanks Erick-J” I smiled.
“hey that’s weird, it’s kind of formal and you sound like a fan,” he said
“but I am your fan I love your voice, your body your moves, your face, remember I was your first fan” I explained
“I don’t want you to be my fan and Daniel was my first fan,and I want to be your fan, because I don’t only love everything about you, I love your world your possession and obsession” Erick said and got me smiling.
“and if your remember clearly, Auggie and I were your first listener, audience and fan.. But Auggie is just an audience and fan because you’re his sister, which makes me your first and real fan.. I love you June and I so want to get my first autograph my lips are a bit itchy for it ” Erick said making me laugh.
“too bad no autograph until after the competition” I said.
“i don’t think so.. I’ll be around DH today so I’m getting my autograph whether you like it or not” he stated.. “whatever” I said fanning my face with my hand where is this heat coming from all of a sudden.
“wish me luck Erick” I said lowly.
“you don’t need It, you’re better than luck itself” he said and I smiled.
What do you need again in life when you have such a sweet boyfriend like Jim.
“okay what about Daniel?” I had to ask, they’re friends which makes us friends and he passed out in Spain with blood dripping down his nose so why won’t I ask. He passed out due to stress and restlessness and his fans has been crying ever since including my dear poor Annie.”he’s all better now thanks for asking” Erick replied lowly
“no problem” I smiled.. We hanged up and I sighed.
Today will be determine who’s going to be a trainee at DH and who’s not. And I’ll be a big liar to say I’m not scared cause I’m so scared and I can’t breathe properly.
Practicing alone in my room for a while I looked at the time and it was almost twelve.
Nothing to do with my hair, I just brushed it and let it fall around my shoulder, as I walked out of my room I met grandma doing laundry.
“grandma I’m off, wish me luck” I tell her.
“you don’t need luck, you’re mighter than luck itself” my grandma smiled.
That’s weird Erick said the same thing to me as well.
“grandma please don’t say that and just wish me luck” I pleaded
“okay.. good luck” she laughed.
“okay… Got it” I said and caught nothing, the air actually, with my hand and carefully placed the nothing in my bag, and that “nothing” is my luck.
“okay my luck is with me safe and sound and if I don’t make it, tell Auggie I love him..” I said dramatically.
“you stupid girl.. What in the world are you talking about why are you sounding like you’re on a journey to die” my grandma yelled.
“if I don’t make it as a trainee in DH then why am I living” I yelled back.
“shut up, and go there because you’re going to make it okay! You’re a gemini a great person, you may not know this but you’re greater than who you think you are” my grandma exclaimed. “okay..” I sighed.
“I’m off” I added. With my luck and everything else I took my heels and head straight to DH.
I started to feel cold immediately I appeared in front of DH entertainment industry, thousands of people queued outside the building, paparazzi everywhere and the entrance was blocked.
What’s going on!!
I heard my name and and I turned swiftly to see Mrs mitch and two unknown guys.
“here, take this..” she said to me giving me some kind of ticket.
“everywhere is blocked and you need to get inside and meet the others, take the back door and you’ll meet everyone at the fifth floor, I know it’s going to be impossible but please don’t take the elevator, take the stairs” Mrs Mitch said and pushed me to the wrong direction.
As I walked to the other side of the building I watched as teenagers, youth and elderly men and women struggled to get In to DH, wait is it because of “the competition”?? I managed to get behind the building and before I could walk in two security men asked for my pass and I had to show them what Mrs mitch gave me.
I got in and followed the stairs as Mrs mitch instructed, as I made to it to the fourth floor I started to breathe like crazy, and when I finally made it to the fifth floor I almost passed out. This should have been easy for me cause the one I climb at home everyday is more than one hundred. Maybe my fear is taking over me that’s its making me feel lazy.
I looked around the hallway and, Mrs Mitch said to take the fifth floor but she didn’t tell me what room.
At the end of the hallway a door opened and Cassie walked out and I knew where I was headed too.
She made her way to where I was and I made my way to the door she just came out.
“hey June..” she smiled when she got to me.
Okay she just said, hi, that’s one thing you don’t see everyday.. “hi..” I replied back.
She was about to walk away but she stopped.. “okay I don’t know why I’m telling you this but I’m so nervous, like really nervous, I’m so glad to make it to the finals but somehow I wish I didn’t, cause this feeling is worse than death, I mean why did Mr Dhousten had to make this live, I used to love audience but now I hate it” Cassie rushed her words.
“you’re right, looks like we’re all in the same shoes, I’m as nervous as ever” I tell her.
“but you don’t look nervous, you look pretty calm” she said
“I do…?” I asked “yeah, I mean look at me everyone noticed I cried before coming” Cassie said and immediately I noticed the small bag under her eyes and pink plumpy nose.
“oh” I said.
“i cry, when I get super nervous” she laughed nervously.
“.i..i just hope we make it” I nod.
“i mean out of the five of us, only three makes it, and the remaining two are leaving and I don’t know but I feel like I’m one of those two” Cassie said and starts to tear up.
“no… Look don’t say that, just feel confident about yourself and just feel like you’ll perfect this, before coming here my grandma said, we may not know but we may be greater than who we are” I expound and she cleaned her tears.
“thanks..” she said before laughing awkwardly. “I didn’t ever think i’ll be thanking you one day,” she added.
“me neither” I said with a slight shrug.
“thanks for trying to make me feel confident though, it didn’t work but I appreciate it, I have to go to the bathroom now” she said, smiled and walked away.
This competition is making everyone feel like their worst self, I shouldn’t say everyone though I haven’t seen how the others are doing.
I opened the door Cassie came out from and there I met shylock, klay and Travis all talking to each other.. And at the other side of the room was two men and a woman who looked familiar.
As i walked up to the them, shylock noticed me and quickly turned.
“June..” she Called happily and gave me a hug.
“hi” I smiled,
“June…” klay smiled at me and I smiled back.
“finally… Miss pulchritude is here,” Travis said and placed his hand around my shoulder. “hey Travis” I greeted with a small smile.
I don’t know but I kind of wished Grace and zayn were here.
“so who else is as nervous as me?” klay asked.
“don’t remind me, I’ve been feeling pregnant ever since I saw the crowd outside” shylock said which made me turn to her awkwardly.
“pregnant?.. Klay what have you done?” Travis asked teasingly, while klay hit him on his head making shylock laugh.
“you can all see I’m holding June for support, I’m so nervous I can’t even stand or breathe on my own” Travis expound.
“June you seem cool… I wish I was you” shylock said.
Why does everyone sees me as ‘cool” and not nervous.
“what? I almost had an heartache at home and almost passed out when I came to DH” I explained.
“we are all nervous, we should be we are not cyborg or robots, we have feelings” Travis explained.
“yeah, we need to pull ourselves together and get pass this” shylock added and we all nodded.
“but I don’t think it’s going well for your friend Trav… She seemed so frightened” klay said.
“yeah…i mean she was in heavy tears when I walked in” shylock said
“you mean Cassie?” I asked.
“yep” klay nodded.
“it’s so strange, Cassie isn’t like this, Cassie is the type of person who doesn’t like to show weakness even if embarrassment or nervousness is killing her, she doesn’t show it, she’s always confident about everything in her life and you won’t belive me if I say she has a clique in school, I mean she rules the school” Travis explained.
“sometimes we just let people see another personality we duplicated, a personality that doesn’t belong to us, all in the name of respect, maybe the confident Cassie isn’t as confident as you think, maybe this nervous crying self is her true self you don’t know” shylock explained.
The door opened and Mrs mitch and Erick walked inside, making shylock gasp. Travis suddenly let’s go of my shoulder and Erick dropped the glare he was about to display.
I didn’t know if it was just me or Erick looked taller.. His blue hair now having purple streaks at the bottom shone with the room bright light, and coincidentally he was wearing the same shirt as mine from our date and he was wearing it without the jacket, and no surprise there actually as his black Jean pants matched with my black leather skirt.
“today Is the day final day of the competition, not you and Erick couple matching outfit date” Travis whispered to me making me shake my head at him.
“okay everyone gather around” Mrs mitch announced, while Erick’s hand suddenly slipped around my waist, and I was right he is taller.. I feel so small beside him..
“looks like our instincts planned a secret date for us,” Erick said as he glanced at our matching outfit.
“no kidding” I smiled.
“so… And you were talking about my autograph that I won’t be able to receive it? Today? See I told you you were wrong” Erick smiled at me.
“look everyone is going to meet Mrs Mitch she’s about to give them some information I need to listen to” I rushed my words trying to get out of his grip.
“trust me the information is none other than the competition is starting less than an hour and you all need to get prepared, blah blah this and blah blah that” Erick smiled.
“still I have to go listen by myself and if you look closely, Mrs Mitch is giving me scary glances” I said and manged to walk out of his grip.
“okay I’ll be waiting…” he sighed.
I nod before walking up to Mrs mitch and the others.
“okay so.. Now people are outside rushing to buy tickets to see the show you all are starring in, and Mr Dhousten had no idea he’d make tons of money from this competition and since he is, he has decided to make the show a little unique,” Mrs Mitch explained.
And by unique she means what??
“and by that I mean, Mr Dhousten agreed for you guys to get free wardrobe, makeup and all that” Mrs mitch said cheerfully.
“honestly… Mrs Mitch that’s would have sounded really nice and exciting to hear but it just makes me real nervous now” shylock stated and we all couldn’t agree with her more.
“well that’s that. And I don’t mean to scare you guys, but.. You all really have to give in your best shot, cause millions of people will be watching and all you have to do now is to make the world your stage.” Mrs Mitch just keeps saying and smiling not knowing how nervous we all are.
“where’s Cassie?” she asked.
“she’s in the bathroom” we all replied in unison.
“okay.. Tell her everything I said and you guys can’t go outside, and I mean outside this room unless I say so please.. And I’ll be back with more information” Mrs Mitch said and started to walk away but Erick called her.
“what Erick?” Mrs Mitch sighed, and Erick gave me a small smile before walking up to her. They both had a silent conversation while “we” had a normal conversation.
“you know what June.. I think you shouldn’t get a bit nervous cause your boyfriend is the son of this industry owner and if you loose you might still have a shot at b–
“you know that is stupid to say” shylock cut klay.
“I’m just saying” klay shrugged.
“don’t just say anything you want, it’s hurtful look at June she’s feeling all bad now” Travis barked.
They all looked at me and I wasn’t feeling bad at all cause his words didn’t get into me and I’m just busy thinking we about the competition.
The door opened and Mrs Mitch walked out, Erick walked up to me and slid his hand around my shoulder and slowly moving me away from my friends.
“come with me, I have to show you something” Erick said walking me towards the door.
“i can’t.! Mrs mitch said we can’t go outside” I sighed
“trust me nothing is going to happen” Erick smiled leaning his head on mine.
“look Erick i–
“who are you supposed to trust? Me or Mitchel”?
I sighed after Erick’s ridiculous question and he shrugged.
Erick took me to some sort of office which seemed Empty and after looking around I asked.
“so what’s this thing you wanted to show me”? I asked.
“no-thing” he laughed “sorry that was supposed to be a joke” he apologized when he found out I wasn’t laughing
“I just wanted us to be alone, it feels like it’s been ages since we’ve both seen each other and I just – –
I kissed him before he could finish his sentence and immediately he reciprocated like a wild tiger who had just been freed from a cage for a decade.
We almost sucked in each other’s face before the door opened and Daniel walked in. We broke the kiss and I didn’t recognise him at first when he stood at the door cause he changed his hair colour now to ebony black and it really brought out his skin tone.
“sorry… Did I interrupt something”? His voice was calm and shy.
“no… Its okay..” Erick shrugged.
“how are you feeling”? Erick added
“dude you’ve asked me that like five times today please.. I’m okay” Daniel smiled.
“and ill be asking more than five, you scared the shits out of me when you passed out in Spain, did you know how scared I was”? Erick asked.
“well I’m sorry to scare you but I feel like I’ll feel even better if you stop asking me that like your father is doing” Daniel sighed.
“so does that mean that I can’t ask you, how you’re doing?” I chipped in
“no… But I’m fine thank you” Daniel smiled. But Erick kept staring at him.
We heard heavy foostsep coming towards us and being the one standing at the door Daniel had to turn to see who was coming and he smiled and gave a small bow to the person before turning to us.
“okay I’ll be leaving now” he announced before walking away.
Shylock suddenly appeared at the door breathing heavily and she moved her hair back with both hands and after catching her breath. She started.
“we’ve been looking for you June.. Mrs mitch is, after you suddenly left we’ve recieved an information about you being cut out from the competition” Shylock said.
“what?” I almost yelled.
“are you sure of what you’re saying”? Erick asked.
“hundred percent sure, June that’s why you need to come with me” Shylock said and I bit my lips hard.
What is going on.
BY RUTHIE LEE