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Just Wants A Distraction; ((OPEN to anyone))
Topic Started: Jul 20 2015, 12:05 AM (2,448 Views)
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((Brendan Harte continue from The Tyranny Of Grocery Bags))

The library was very quiet today and Brendan was the only one there. He knew that he should be studying hard. But he honestly was not in the mood right now. He wished that there was someone he would talk to help distract him from his less favorite subject. Ugh, math. He really didn't enjoy his math classes at all. But he knew that he had to try harder to improve his grades. But he was starting to get a headache from looking down at the numbers on paper for too long and he placed down his pen down on the table, feeling a little stressed out.

Brendan sighed softly and he rubbed his hands over his face, feeling a bit exhausted. He looked up and he glanced towards the library's entrance. Hmm. Maybe he could just leave and work on his math work another day. No, no. He had to at least try to finish it today because then he could get it out of the way. He gazed down at the paper again and he picked his pen up again, tapping it gently against the table in frustration. This was making him start to feel a little moody and he really disliked being in a bad mood at school.

"Man, I wish that someone would just come in here and disturb me from doing this subject I really don't like." Brendan was speaking to himself and he didn't really care as he knew that he was all alone. "I think I should stop talking to myself. I am sounding like a weirdo right now."

Brendan shook his head and he started to laugh slightly. He felt like math was starting to make him feel like he was going crazy and he knew that he that he needed a break from this for about a few minutes. He threw his pen back down beside his math paper and he got up to his feet slowly. He really did need to do something else to help him relax. Maybe he would look for a book to read, that would always help him get back into a happier mood.

Brendan scooted over to where the shelves were and he started to look through the books, hoping to find something good to read. "Alright, let's see what they have." He started to hum quietly to himself and he was focusing more on what he would like to read. "Oh, maybe I should read a romance book this time. Or maybe a horror book. Hmm, what to choose?"
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Brendan couldn't find anything of interest to read and he was now feeling very disappointed. Now this meant that he had to focus back onto something that he didn't enjoy and he stopped humming to himself. He ran a hand through his hair and he turned back to where he had been seated.

He was surprised that a girl was sitting there at first but then he felt a little relieved. He had someone that he could talk to. Hmm. What was her name? He felt like he had seen this girl before but he couldn't remember what her name is. Maybe he should just ask her. He was a little hesitant to talk to her but he knew that he had to try to come out of his shy shell.

He slowly approached the table and he gave the girl a small smile before sitting back down. "Hi, so are you my new study buddy or something?" He said, laughing softly and he was hoping that he wasn't embarrassing himself in front of her. "My name's Brendan. I feel like I've seen you before. What's your name?"
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Brendan give a small nod and he leaned back in his seat, feeling relieved. Okay, so her name was Fiyori. At least now they knew each other's names and he was glad that he had managed to get a chuckle out of her. That meant that she didn't mind talking to him and he was okay with that. He was actually wondering what she was studying for. And he was curious to know who she hung out with. She seemed like she was an okay girl so far. Unlike Caedyn Miller. Ugh. He felt himself frown a little when he was thinking of what Caedyn did to Jane the other day and he knew that he shouldn't be getting upset right now. He was actually thinking about looking around the school for Jane and to ask if she was alright and that maybe they could be friends with each other. He didn't want Fiyori to think that she was bothering him as he was actually liking her company so far and he didn't want to push her away or anything like that. He needed to calm down for a few seconds.

Brendan let out a deep breath and he picked up his pen, starting to tap it against the table. He actually felt himself grin as Fiyori was joking about having a whip in her bag and he was glad that she was in a teasing mood. At least it was harmless teasing and it wasn't a joke that would hurt his feelings. He really didn't want Fiyori to think that he was too sensitive to jokes and to make a fool of himself in front of her.

"Ha, ha. That's a good one, Fiyori." He was laughing quietly and he was starting to feel a bit better now. "I was in a very stressful mood before and now you have managed to cheer me up. So what are you studying for today? Hopefully it is a subject that you enjoy."

Brendan stopped tapping his pen as he was sure that it was annoying Fiyori from concentrating on her own stuff and he placed it back down gently. He straightened up in his seat and he was now just waiting patiently for her answer. He was actually curious on what she was working on. And he felt like he had to ask her if she had any other friends that she liked to spend time with in school and outside of the school. But first, he wanted to know what his new study buddy was studying for.
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Brendan glanced at Fiyori with a thoughtful expression on his face and he leaned back farther in his seat. So she was studying for a history test, huh? It sure didn't sound like it was fun to her and he wasn't going to ask her anymore about it. Ah, she would get some cake if she did get some good results for it and he was actually thinking that was a great deal. When he did great at tests, all his father and his grandparents did was give him a pat on the back and tell him how proud they were of them. He honestly didn't mind when they did. He just wished that he would get a reward out of his own hard work sometimes. He was feeling a bit jealous that Fiyori might get some delicious cake but he wasn't going to tell her that and he didn't want her to think that he would be a jerk to her or anything like that.

"Ah, I see. Well, I hope that you will be able to pass your history test and you can get a rewarding cake out of it. I think that would be a great reward. Yeah, studying isn't really fun especially if you are doing it on your less favorite subject. I'm doing some studying for math right now and I honestly need to take a break from it. It is seriously giving me a headache right now." He sighed softly and he picked at his math paper, staring at it for a few moments. "Still I wish you good luck for your upcoming test and I hope you get a wonderful treat afterwards."

Brendan placed the paper back down on the table and he really wanted to change the subject to something more exciting to talk about. He thought that talking about studying was really dull at the moment and he wanted to have a better conversation with Fiyori. He didn't want her to think that he was too awkward and made her want to leave. He was just feeling a little lonely and he just wanted to have a friend to talk to.

Brendan gazed back at Fiyori and he shifted a little in his seat, trying to make himself more comfortable to be around her. "How about we change the subject to something more interesting to talk about, Fiyori?" He asked her very quietly and he felt a bit upset with himself for not being able to speak up more loudly for her. "I'm kind of curious to know. Do you have any friends that you hang out with around the school?"
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Brendan couldn't help but chuckle a little himself. So she was well known around the school and he suddenly felt a bit awkward for not even knowing Fiyori at all. Oh, god. He didn't even know what to say to her now. He barely even knew her at all and he was sure that he should at least try to get to know her more. But what could he talk about with her right now? Hmm....

"I see. It's kind of cool to meet someone who is either liked or disliked by other people. I don't have that many friends. I mostly hang out with Bernadette and Ty. Oh, I don't know if you even know them. Do you, Fiyori?"

He scratched at his cheek and he shifted more in his seat. He was hoping that Fiyori was having fun talking to him and he was wondering if she would like to be friends with him. He was actually liking this girl a lot. Maybe they could hang out more with each other. Well, if Fiyori didn't mind being around him.

"Hey, Fiyori. Can I ask you something? I hope you don't mind me asking, but.... would you like to.... uh...." He bit down on his lip and he glanced at her with some nervousness in his eyes. "Would you like to be my friend? I really do like you a lot. You seem like a great girl. I just hope you don't think that I am annoying or anything...."

Brendan winced a little as he could feel a headache coming on as he was feeling a little stressed on the inside and he rubbed a hand over his forehead. He was feeling a bit thirsty. He should have really drank more water earlier. Maybe he should excuse himself politely and leave Fiyori to her studying. But he kind of didn't want to leave her on her own. He coughed slightly and he was now trying to clear his throat.
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Brendan blinked in surprise and he couldn't believe that it was that easy to make a new friend. Why had he been expecting it to be more harder to make friends with other people? Wow. He realized that he must be very insecure after what happened to him when he was younger. He stopped coughing finally and he averted his gaze away from Fiyori's own eyes. He jumped a little when Fiyori's laugh was a little louder and he glanced back at her.

"Well, I'm glad to hear that you want to hang out with a strange guy like me. I think we should at least try to get to know each other more. So....."

He felt himself hesitating and he picked up his paper to put it away. He was going to make sure that he would complete his schoolwork at home tonight. He just wanted to relax right now and he was really enjoying Fiyori's company. He could always ask either his father or his grandparents for help with his schoolwork later anyway.

".....Would you like to tell me anything about yourself, Fiyori?" He asked with an awkward smile on his face and he managed to stop shifting in his seat, feeling more comfortable around Fiyori. ".... Like any hobbies or anything like that?"
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Brendan was surprised to know that Fiyori liked to do cooking and he chuckled slightly about what she said she did with her friends. He was kind of curious to see what she had made. Brendan was not a very good cook himself as he was known for either burning the food or making the food uncooked. Maybe he could ask Fiyori if she could help teach him how to make food better. He was interested to learn more new things.

"Oh, that's a great hobby to have, Fiyori. I'm terrible at cooking myself. But I was wondering if you would like to help teach me how to make food better. All I ever do is manage to burn the food I make. Which kind of sucks, you know. Ah, so you brought something with you. What is it?"

Oh, Fiyori wanted to know what his hobbies were. Of course, she would want to know what he liked to do. Although, he was still keeping one of his hobbies a secret that he had only shared with Bernadette. Maybe he should stop being afraid of what people would think of his hobby and he should try to be more open with people about it. Maybe he should tell Fiyori about it right now. He knew that he had to have more confidence when he was talking to people anyway. He couldn't be afraid forever. However, he was going to tell her about his other hobbies first. He hoped that she wouldn't find his hobbies boring.

"Oh, you want to know about my own hobbies...? Uh, okay. Well..... I really love swimming. I have always loved to do it since I was a kid and I think I will always love it forever. Ha, ha. I hope that doesn't sound too--"

Brendan stopped talking as he saw a guy approaching their table and it seemed like this guy knew Fiyori. This guy seemed like he was friendly and kind of.... cute. Not that Brendan had the guts to try to make a move on him. Brendan wasn't that type of guy anyway. He didn't even know this guy. But he was sure that he had seen this guy at the swimming pool. It looked like he wanted to join in their conversation. Well, since this guy seemed to be friends with Fiyori, Brendan didn't really mind if he wanted to spend time with them and he gave the guy a wave back with a nervous smile on his face.

"Hi there. Would you like to join us? The more the merrier."
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Brendan felt himself nod a little as he heard the guy's name and he realized that the kid must be feeling as awkward as he felt. Rick Brea..... Hm. Brendan was surprised that he didn't even know who Rick was and he felt like he should know more people at this school. But Brendan didn't. Oh. Rick had asked him a question. So he didn't know who Brendan was either. Well, this kind of made Brendan feel a little less awkward now.

"O-Oh, I'm.... Brendan. Brendan Harte.... I'm friends with Bernadette and Ty. Maybe you know them?" He was trying hard not to mumble too quietly and he leaned forward in his seat slightly, trying to keep eye contact with Rick. "It's very nice to meet you, Rick."

Brendan suddenly has a huge grin on his face when he heard that Rick was in water polo and he stopped himself from blurting out something about swimming in excitement. He didn't want to sound too passionate over something that he had enjoyed for almost all his life. So he was going to make sure that the topic was focused on Rick for the moment. He was hoping that Fiyori didn't mind him paying more attention to Rick right now.

"Oh, really? You do water polo? That is amazing to hear. Do you enjoy doing it?"
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Brendan still kept a smile on his face as Rick told him about how he felt about water polo and Brendan was trying to not feel disappointed. Well, that was a shame that Rick wouldn't possibly continue to carry on with something that he obviously liked to do. Well, Brendan knew that it happens so he shouldn't feel too bad for the guy. Right? He blinked a little as Rick leaned closer towards him and Brendan was trying to not show how nervous he was feeling around this guy. Ugh, what was wrong with him? Rick wasn't going to do anything bad to him anyway.

Brendan raised an eyebrow at what Rick said to him next and he couldn't help but glance over at Fiyori with a puzzled expression on his face, feeling curious about what kind of special skill that Rick could have. Although, there was a possibly of getting kicked out. Hm. Well, he could always do his school work at home anyway. But he was sure that Fiyori had wanted to study.

"A special skill? I am a bit curious to see, but...." His eyes were still focused on Fiyori and he was waiting patiently for her to say something as he didn't want to finish his sentence. He wanted her to join into their conversation too.
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Brendan wasn't really the type of person who really listened to music that much. He would just normally listen to any genre of music when he was doing his short stories in private and that was it. He only listened to music as it would help keep him relaxed and it would help him concentrate on getting his ideas down on paper. But right now.... Listening to Rick singing.... He was actually really stunned by Rick's voice. He wasn't that bad....

Brendan felt himself smile at Rick and he gave a small clap. "W-Wow. That was really breath-taking, Rick. I don't really listen to music that much but I got to say.... just w-wow...." He laughed quietly and he shook his head a little as he wasn't very good at giving other people good feedback. "U-Um..... Yeah, you were truly great at singing that song. What was it called?"

Brendan averted his eyes away from Rick and he caught Fiyori's eye. He didn't want to tell her that he was falling for Rick's voice. Oh man. He didn't want to get a crush on this guy because of his voice. He barely even knew the guy! And Rick could even be going out with someone. Brendan wasn't good at relationships anyway. He remembered when he used to have a crush on Bernadette and he had to move on as she was in a relationship with Ty. Why was he even thinking about this...? Maybe he was should back off before he would say something stupid. He glanced away from Fiyori as he was feeling embarrassed and he was waiting for Fiyori or Rick to say anything. The silence was making him feel uncomfortable now.
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Brendan raised an eyebrow in curiosity. "You play the piano, Fiyori?" He asked as he continued to look at Fiyori and he was interested to know more about her. "That's pretty cool."

He had to say that if Rick and Fiyori did collaborate together. It would be a good combination. Piano and singing mixed together has always been his favorite type of music the most when he listened to it while he worked on his horror and romance stories. It would be great if he could hear Fiyori and Rick do something together.

Oh. Rick had just asked him if he could play an instrument and Brendan glanced back at Rick with a small smile. No, he had never played an instrument before. He just never thought that he would be good at it. Well, he has to tell the others that.

"O-Oh. No, I have never played an instrument before, Rick. I'm more into...." Brendan stopped himself talking and he suddenly got a great idea. He hoped that they wouldn't mind him saying this. "Hey, if you two do a collaboration together, maybe I could write a song for you. I mean if that is alright with you guys."
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Brendan realized that Fiyori didn't seem like she liked the idea of her and Rick doing a collaboration together and he felt a bit saddened by that. But he wasn't going to beg her to do anything with him and Rick. He wasn't that type of guy who liked to beg for things desperately anything. But he was still glad that Rick wanted him to make a song for him. Brendan was going to try his best to make the song perfect for him. He just hoped that Rick would like it. He was going to work all night on getting the song done for this guy. Hah. It seems like he has really fallen for Rick a little. He wasn't sure how to feel about that right now.

"Sure, sure. That's okay, Rick. I will make sure to work on writing a great song when I get back home. What would you like the song to be about, Rick?" Brendan nodded his head a little excitedly and he gazed down at his phone on the table. "I got to get going soon. I have to go and visit my grandparents today. I need to help them out with some things."

Brendan started to scratch his bent nose and he wished that he would stop that habit. It was something that he would do if he was getting more nervous or feeling more awkward in a conversation with other people. Why wouldn't he stop being so shy and weird around people? He let out a small sigh and he picked up his phone to put it into his bag.
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Brendan got up to his feet and he held his bag close to himself, looking down at both Fiyori and Rick with a bright smile on his face. "A-Alright! I'll do a love song just for you, Rick! I'll make sure that it will be a great one for you to sing. I-I promise! I'll see you again later. Bye!" He was getting overconfident about what he would write and he patted Rick's shoulder gently before leaving the library.

He was in a great mood right now and he wasn't going to let anyone spoil it for him. He grinned to himself as he was trying to think of lyrics in his head as he left the other two behind in the library.

((Brendan Harte continued at Black Kingdom, Red Kingdom))
Edited by Primrosette, Aug 19 2015, 03:01 PM.
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