Where are these guys? I am getting restless.
“Prianca,” someone said and I turned my head to see Gabriel coming towards me.
“What took you so long?” I asked. “I have been waiting for you for ages.”
“I’m sorry I had an issue that I needed to sort out,” he said sitting down on the chair close to me. “What happened? Aren’t you supposed to be in class?” he asked.
“Yeah, I was caught sleeping in class so, I was sent out.”
“I see,” he said nodding his head. “Where is Eva?” he asked looking around.
“She is on her way, I called her already.”
I remembered something then.
“Gabriel what’s orientation?” I asked sitting up.
“I don’t get it. You should know the meaning, so why ask me?” he asked
“Well something happened this morning,” I said looking at him.
“What happened?” he asked raising a questioning eyebrow.
“Some girls approached us today and introduced themselves to me then one of them went close to Eva and told us to prepare for orientation. They introduced themselves to me as the school’s beauties. I noticed that after they left, Eva was shaking.”
“That must be Love and her group,” he said rolling his eyes.
“Yeah, it seems you know them.”
“Huh! Who doesn’t know the most notorious bullies?” he asked. “Orientation in this school are of two types. The first one is the orientation for the freshman which includes dancing, quiz and getting to know each other. The second one is about students to students violence. You must have heard of school bullies.”
“Yeah we had bullies in my former school,” I replied.” They are really scaring and intimidating.”
“I’m sure the ones in your former school are nothing compared to the ones here. Those girls you saw are the leaders of bullies in this school. Each time we have new students, they will pick out one of the girls. It might be a new or student. It all depend on their choice. Once, they choose you, the other bullies and students will turn against you.
They will try in every way possible to make you miserable. At the end, three things are involved. It is either you drop out or commit suicide or you sail through. Those who sailed through never forgets the experience they went through.”
I don’t get scared easily but his words me feel afraid. What kind of people are they?
“Have you ever been picked?”
“What? No it doesn’t happen to the boys. They only bully the girls.”
“Okay what has that got to do with Eva? Don’t tell me she was…”
“Yes she was one of those that sailed through.”
“What?” I said with my eyes widening.
“And that was because her father intervened. If not, I don’t think she would have survived it.”
No wonder she was shaking.
“Don’t you think it’s high time someone stand up to them? I mean you are also rich,” I said upset.
He slowly shook his head. “There is something you need to know, which is, all fingers are not equal. Yeah I am rich but there are still people who are richer than I am. After the Last Borns, those girls are the richest in this school, so standing up to them is the same as entering a lion’s den. It is just too risky. The last group who tried to stop them disappeared without a trace. Some students believe that one of the girls used magic in them after a confrontation with them. Even the last borns stay out of their way, although I think they do that because they don’t care and not because they are afraid.”
I felt really bad. This is man’s inhumanity to man. What do they derive from doing this and why are the school authorities silent about it?