Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Hong Kong China
Eden West jumped of her white, chipped school bus waving good bye to the bus mother who sat at the very front of the bus right next to the driver and yelled "Xie xie!" over her shoulder before racing inside of the lobby of her old pink, apartment building. She punched in the number code for the door that lead to the small room that housed the two elevators, and pushing the door open and the pressing gently on the lift button. Eden combed her long tanned fingers threw her short cropped blond hair and suppressed a sigh as the lift slowly neared G. Finally the door opened and she stepped in pressing the number six button. As the doors slowly started to close a well muscled hand grabbed the lift door and pushed it open. Eden looked up from her shoes and glared at the boy standing infront of her, Troy Daniels. Troy grinned at her in a way that only someones arch enemy since grade five could do before walking in the lift to stand next to her.
"I see you've pressed my floor," he said nodding towards the lift buttons.
Eden glared at the numbers at the top of the lift, showing which floor the lift had just passed, while she fumed silently. He knew they lived on the same floor, he knew she hated him, and yet he still loved to tease her.
Eden felt a flood of relief as the lift opened and she raced out turning the door nob and pushing inside. She stopped for a second, turned around so that she was facing Troy and said in a soft voice,
"See ya" before slamming the door.
"Nana! Im h-o-ome!" she called yanking of her shoes as she walked in through the hallway and towards her bedroom door before she proceded to dump her bag onto the over stuffed mini-couch which sta in the corner of her room. As she turned around she gave a little scream, noticing the middle aged, Filipino women leaning against the door, a cooking apron tied around her waist.
"You scared me Nana" Eden laughed walking back down the hallway and towards the kitchen just as the door bell rang.
"Ill get it!" she called opening the door with a broad smile on her face. But that smile soon fell away when she saw who was standing there. His damp, brown curls hung around his face while his green eyes twinkled.
"Troy," she said flatly "What are you doing?"
"Im here to tutor you" he said pushing past her, "You mom asked me to, for exams" he explained turning around to face her he pushed the door closed, his face inches form her as his hand rested just above her head.
"You and I'll be seeing a lot more of each other" he said quietly.
Eden's eyes rounded, her life had just taken a step towards Living Hell.