JUST FOR LOVE
# Chapter 91
Balls of fire rolled out of it coming directly to us.
“Noooooo!” I screamed expecting to feel the pain of the fire on my body but i felt cold instead,i felt wet,i was floating,my nose and ears was being covered by someone.
I couldn’t open my eyes,all i could hear is the sound of bubbles.
I’ll be back I heard Felia’s deep voice faintly.
My body started moving upwards and my legs were flapping in the water.
I’m not a good swimmer…Dan must be the one helping me.
My head was suddenly out of the water but my whole body was still in.
Dan removed his hand from my ear and nose and i finally had the chance to breath properly.
“Open your eyes Anel” He said and i did.
I looked around and saw that we were inside the lake,only our heads were up.
“Dan” I called with ragged breath.
“Huh?” He answered,his eyes were red.
“What just happened?” I asked.
“Let’s go over to the edge” He said and it was then i knew that he was holding me.
I should better learn how to swim.
We both got to the edge of the lake and sat, our legs dipped into the water.
My jumpsuit was damn wet and my my hair was sticking to my cheeks.
I shivered as cool breeze hit my face and body.
“What just happened?” I asked again.
I was expecting us to have died but here we are or;
“Dan! Are we ghosts!” I screamed and he laughed.
“Of course not. We’re not ghosts” He said.
“Then what just happened? I know Felia sent fireballs to us, how did we survive it?” I asked.
“Well,i jumped into the water and dragged you along before the fireballs could get to us” He said and i gasped.
“How did you manage to do that ?” I asked.
“What? It was nothing difficult,that was the only thing i could do at that moment ” He said.
“I mean,you were swimming and also covering my nose and ears with your hands, how?” I asked.
“Well…i applied a rare swimming method” He said.
“That was great” I said amusingly.
“Thanks,but we can’t be discussing that now. Felia said she’ll be back” He said worriedly.
“Yeah,i heard that too. I don’t know what to do anymore cause it seems she’s now monitoring our every move. I’m scared” I said.
“Don’t be scared,solution is the next thing we should look for” He said.
“She’ll keep appearing whenever we try to look for a solution. OMG! Let’s get out of here” I said and quickly stood up.
Dan also stood up and we both ran towards the cabins.
“She might just appear to us there” I said as we approached my cabin.
“And what makes you think she won’t appear to us here?” He asked.
“I believe our necklaces is around here,it will be inside one of the cabins,it should protect us” I said and he nodded.
“So when do we start the necklace search?” He asked.
“Are we going on adventure today?” I asked.
“Of course we are” He said.
“Then we won’t go with them” He said.
“Why?” He asked.
“Dan like seriously? You’re thinking of going on adventure when we’re in this deep shit?” I asked.
“Don’t get me wrong Anel,i didn’t mention that . I only asked for the reason you said so” He said.
“Is Felia not enough reason to skip adventure. Anyway,my main reason is that once everyone leaves, we’re gonna search their boxes one after the other” I said.
“What!” He exclaimed and stopped walking.
“Yeah” I said and stopped walking too.
“The students boxes are up to hundred” He said.
“Ofcourse i know,well be very fast with it,we search and move to the next one. It’ll be faster with the both of us working together” I said and he nodded.
“No problem with that but do you think the people that exchange our necklaces will leave it in their box?” He asked.
“Yeah, stolen items are usually hidden” I said.
“Okay,you have to go take a warm bath,you’re cold” He said and i nodded.
“You should go take one too” I said.
“Okay,see you after everyone is gone” He said.
“You’ll come to my cabin right?” I asked and he nodded.
“Bye” I smiled and started walking towards my cabin.
I turned and saw him still standing.
“Go have your bath,you stink” I said playfully to him, he laughed and turned towards his cabin.
I smiled and watched his back disappear into the direction of his cabin.
I opened the door to my cabin and walked in.
They are all fully dressed and done with their breakfast,mine was placed on the bed.
“Asanel,where have you been?” Ashlyn asked.
“Plus your cloth and hair is wet” Theresa said.
“Yeah,i was in the lake” I said.
“Ohh … With Dan right?” She asked and i nodded.
“Are you guys dating?” Ashlyn asked and i saw Jacq quickly turned to me.
“No we are not, we’re just close friends” I said.
“Really?” They both asked.
“Yeah” I said and smiled when i saw Jacq grinned widely.
“He’s still gonna ask you out,that feeling between you two can’t be denied” Theresa said.
“He already did” I said and laughed when i saw Jacq’s face fused together.
“OMG! Really?” Ashlyn smiled and i nodded.
“Did you say yes?” Theresa asked.
“I didn’t” I said and walked to my bed.
I heard them gasp.
“Why?” Theresa asked, looking disappointed.
“I wish i was in your shoes” Ashlyn said dreamily.
“That’s the reason it’s a ‘wish’ ” I said and opened my box.
“You should hurry, we’ll be leaving on another adventure soon” Theresa said and i nodded.
I selected a pink mini gown with black pop-socks, I grabbed my toothbrush and paste before walking into the bathroom.
I hung my clothes on the rail beside my body towel before heading to the sink to brush my teeth.
Why should i still wear this fake thing!
It isn’t even sparkling a bit.
I can’t wait to get my real necklace back..
I walked out of the shower and grabbed my towel.
I started drying my body.
“Asanel we’re about leaving” I heard Theresa said from the room.
“Okay,I’ll join you soon” I said.
“Should i inform Mrs Claude that we need to wait for you” she asked.
“No..no,I’ll come join you guys” I said.
“Okay bye and you are free to make use of my hair dryer” Ashlyn said.
I smiled…i think it’s nice to have friends.
“Thanks,bye” I said.
I heard the door close.
I should go dress up in the room then .
I wrapped the towel round my body and then picked my clothes before walking out of the bathroom.
I dropped my clothes on the bed just beside my breakfast tray and continued drying my body.
I picked my body lotion and applied it smoothly on my skin.
I started dressing up and in five minutes i was done.
I need to dry my hair.
I walked to Ashlyn’s bed and picked the hairdryer she left there for me.
I walked back to my bed and plugged it into the socket.
I switched it on and started drying my hair.
“Seems you need my help” I heard dan said, startling the hell out of me.
I switched off the socket before turning to him.
He stood by Jacq’s bed,dressed in a blue t-shirt and white shorts,seems he just finished bathing and didn’t even dried his body before putting on his clothes and coming here,he gat sexy hairy legs though.
His hair was still wet,looking more curled,some strands fell on his forehead.
I released the breath i didn’t even know i was holding.
Dan is damn handsome.
“You startled me” I finally said to cover my nervousness.
“Ohh.. really? You thought it was Felia” He laughed.
“Com’on,stop calling her name, aren’t you afraid?” I asked.
“I’m not,cause according to what you said,the necklaces will be in one of the cabins so we’re protected already,we don’t need to be afraid” He said.
“True” i said.
“I saw Vie while she was coming to your cabin to call you,i told her we’ll join them soon so she left” He said.
“Have you been here for long?” I asked.
“Yeah,since you plugged that dryer” He said.
“You’re starting to scare me” I said.
“How come i didn’t heard the sound of the door when you came in” I said.
“The sound coming from the dryer didn’t let you to” He said.
“Ohhkay, no one gat hair dryer in your cabin? Why’s your hair still wet?” I asked.
“Well..Travis has one but i didn’t even bothered to ask”
“Of course” I said.
“You’ve not had your breakfast” He said walking closer to me.
“I will, after I’m done with my hair” I said.
“Let me help you with it” He said and bent beside me,he took the hairdryer from me and turned on the socket.
He started drying my hair.
That damn feeling that normally claim my heart whenever I’m close to him returned and I loved it.
I feel like hugging him tight.
“Do you remember the day you helped me dry my hair in your room?” He asked and i nodded.
“Yeah,the day you were wet like a poor chicken” I laughed.
“You were a real psycho then and i was praying hard you won’t hit the dryer on my head” He said and i laughed.
“Seems everyone has gone” I said observing the huge silence.
“I’m done with your hair” He said about to switch off the socket.
“Don’t switch it off yet,i want to help you dry yours too” I said.
“Ohh… I’ll be glad” he smiled and brought his head closer.
“I hope you dont mind if i hit it hard on your head?” I teased, holding my laughter.
“Ahh!” he said,and quickly removed. his head from my grip.
I laughed so hard…
“Com’on i was only teasing” I said still laughing.
“I’m not drying my hair anymore” He said and i laughed harder .
I was eating while he talked to his dad on the phone.
Okay Dad. You wanna talk to her?” I heard him say into the phone.
He glanced at me.
“D..Dad wants to speak to you” He said.
“I don’t want to speak to him” I said.
Dad,I’ll call you soon” He said and disconnected the call.
I continued eating without glancing his way.
“I’ll be done soon, then we can start searching” I said.
“Okay” He said.
“I’ll start searching from my cabin” I said.
“Okay,I’ll also go start searching from my cabin” He said and walked out of my cabin.
It seems he’s pissed that i didn’t talk to his dad.
Like… he expected me to?
I packed my hair in a high ponytail before drawing Ashlyn’s box closer.
I started searching.
“Ahh!,I’m so exhausted” I said after searching the 50th cabin.
I stretched before walking out of the cabin.
I wonder how many cabins Dan has searched.
There are hundred cabins here,50 goes to the boys and another 50 to the girls. I already finished searching the girls cabins but couldn’t find anything relating to our necklaces.
What if we don’t find it?
Then Felia will kill us.
I stood outside and waited for Dan.
I hope he finds it.
The cool breeze helped cool my nerves a little.
“Anel” I heard and turned to see Dan approaching.
“Did you find anything?” We asked at the same time.
“No” we said together and we both laughed at how funny it sounded.
He got to me.
“You mean you didn’t find anything?” He asked.
“Yeah,i didn’t. I searched the boxes and even the nooks and crannies of the cabins” I said tiredly.
“Same here” He said.
“That means the necklaces are not in any of the cabins,the person who stole it has taken it along for adventure” I said.
“What are we gonna do next?” He asked and checked his wrist watch.
“2:30pm” He said.
“Wow! We spent a whole lot of time searching the cabins and we couldn’t even find what we were searching for” I said unhappily.
“It’s fine,trust me we are gonna get out of this shit soon” Dan said and smoothened my hair.
I looked into his eyes and that alone assured me.
I returned his smile and wrapped my hands round him.
He kissed my hair and placed my head on his broad chest.
He gat an amazing body for a 16 year old.
Awwn…I can stay this way forever.
“Where could our necklaces be?” I said worriedly.
“It’s worn around someone’s neck” He said.
“Our necklaces are not in any of this ca..” I was saying but suddenly stopped when i realised something.
I gasped and removed my head from Dan’s chest.
“What?” He asked.
“Our necklaces are not in any of the cabins,that means we’re not safe from Felia. S..she can appear any minute” I said in fear.
“OMG! That’s true” Dan said.
“Let’s runnnn” I shouted and we both took to our heels running to only where God knows.
I was panting heavily when we’ve gotten half of the way.
“Sorry” he said.
“Thanks” I said.
“Get on my back” He said.
I did so without hesitating.
I’m damn tired and exhausted.
“We found them” He said and i raised my head from his back.
“Thank goodness” I smiled seeing the students and teachers.
We quickly went to join them.
“You mean you saw Jacq with my necklace?” I asked Ashlyn who nodded.
“Why didn’t you tell me immediately?” I asked.
“I thought she was only checking out your necklace and i didn’t bother when i saw it back on your neck the next morning,but today i saw her hiding the exact replica of the necklace in her palm,she was putting it on while we were on adventure but she quickly removed it immediately she saw you and Dan approaching so i thought it’s best to tell you” She said.
“Damn!” I exclaimed,i can’t believe Jacq was the one who exchanged my necklace.
“Thanks Ashlyn” I said and barged back into the cabin,i met Jacq resting on her bed.
“Jacq!” I yelled and she quickly sat up.
“What’s with the yell?” She hissed.
“Where’s my necklace?” I asked and could read the shock in her eyes.
“I’m not with your necklace” she said.
“What’s going on?” Theresa asked, getting up from her bed.
Ashlyn also came in.
I felt more furious when i saw the necklace on her neck.
She even had the gut to put it on!
I drew her up from her bed.
“You’re a bitch!” I fumed trying to unhook my necklace from her neck but she wasn’t letting me.
“Asanel,but that’s your necklace on your neck” Theresa said trying to separate us.
“It’s not my necklace,this is a fake one. Jacq exchanged my necklace” I said.
“Jacq is that true?” Theresa asked but she didn’t say a word.
“Give me back my necklace now!” I yelled not wanting to cut it off her neck and not wanting to hit her.
“I won’t!” She said breathing heavily.
“Give me back my necklace now!” I repeated.
“What’s wrong with you both?” Theresa asked.
“This is my necklace, Jacq you’re a real bitch” I said angrily.
“Asanel,i think you should look at your neck,there’s this same necklace on your neck. I guess you’re mistaken” Theresa said.
“No,I’m not! She exchanged my necklace” I said and walked into the bathroom.
I scooped some water into a bowl and returned back to the room but i found her gone.
I walked out of my cabin and hurried to Dan’s.
“Dan” I called knocking the door.
The door opened and he appeared.
“Dan,I’ve found my necklace” I said.
“Really? Where?” He asked.
“You wanna know who exchanged my necklace right” I asked.
“Jacq did! Your bitchy friend did!” I fumed.
“Jacq?” He said in disbelief.
“Yeah and she doesn’t wanna give it back” I said.
“Yeah and i can’t find her in the cabin anymore do you know where karissa’s cabin is?” I asked.
“No” He shook his head.
I ran my hand through my hair and sighed.
“Take it easy Anel” He said.
“Dan,i just can’t take this. Jacq is so evil,she’s capable of murder. How could she?” I fumed.
“I’m also surprised,i didn’t know she could do that. Let’s go report this to the teachers” He took my hand and started leading me to the teachers cabin.
We got there and walked in.
I was surprised to find Jacq,Karissa and Travis sitting opposite Mr Jones,our necklaces were laid on the table.
“That’s my necklace!” Dan said.
“Why are you both here? You followed them here to collect their necklaces?” Mr Jones asked.
“Mr Jones,those are our necklaces not theirs” Dan said.
“This is their necklaces,they said you both want to collect it from them cause you found out it shines” He said.
I hate this teacher but now i think i need to talk.
“Sir! Excuse me,they lied to you. Those are our necklaces” I said and felt like hitting the hell out of someone here.
“These are your necklaces? and yet this same necklaces are on your neck,i think you both are lieing instead” He said.
“It was exchanged! we’re not telling lies. This is just so frustrating. Our lives is at stake here!” I yelled.
“That’s a lie Mr Jones,this necklace belongs to me while this one belongs to Travis” Jacq said pointing them out.
“How could you give me a fake one!” Karissa scoffed at Jacq.
“Sir,just sprinkle water on the necklaces,it’s gonna sparkle. Dan and anel saw that and that’s the reason they want to collect it from us” jacq said and i couldn’t hold my anger anymore.
I pulled her hair and she screamed in pain but i didn’t let go.
“Anel please let her go” Dan pleaded and tried to remove her hair from my grip but i didn’t let him.
I held on tightly.
“What’s happening! Com’on let go of her hair” Mr Jones yelled and at that moment,i knew he’ll be biased with his judgement.
He hates me so he won’t judge in my favour but I’m ready to fight this out.
I let go of jacq’s hair.
“You both are wearing this same necklaces on your necks and you’re claiming the ones on the table,you expect me to believe you?” He asked.
“What we’re saying is that our necklaces got exchanged,the ones on our necks are fake! We are the real owners of the ones on the table. Please believe us” Dan said.
“Well…what’s your proof?” He asked.
“Someone can testify to this! Ashlyn can testify to this. I’ll go call her now” I said and turned to leave.
“Come back here! You think I’ll allow you go call that girl so you can tell her what to say on the way right?” Mr Jones said.
“Another person should go call her then” Dan said.
“This necklaces are not yours! I’m not giving it to you” Mr Jones said, pissing me off.
“You don’t behave like a good teacher should” I snarled.
“Ofcourse i know you to be a very rude girl” He said crossly.
He picked a bottle of water on his table and poured it on the necklaces.
It sparkled brightly and my heart beat faster.
I’ve missed my necklace.
“Wow!” Mr Jones exclaimed and quickly picked the necklaces.
He stared at them lovingly and then smiled.
“You all should leave,I’m not giving any of you this necklaces back” he said and stood up, dipping the shiny necklaces in his pocket.
“But sir..”Jacq was saying but i didn’t allow her finish talking before landing a slap across her face.
She caused this!
I was about hitting more slap before Dan held me back.
Mr Jones already turned to leave a..and i ..i saw;
The perpetrator tattoo…
JUST FOR LOVE