Noemi took a tray and so did her friends before they lined up to get their lunch.
"Hey Noemi. You good?" Xavier, a cute guy from her class asked as he passed by.
She'd not noticed him and was even surprised he'd stopped to talk to her.
He'd always acted all shy and she was quite flattered he'd finally gathered the courage to talk to her. But other boys didn't have that courage.
"Uh yeah. Hello Xavier..." She replied casually and he smiled shyly at her.
"Um okay...uh...see you in class..." He stammered and immediately rushed away.
Her friends giggled.
"That was so cute yet so pathetic." Diana laughed and the others joined her.
"It's clear he has a crush on you. Like most guys here by the way." Lolita added.
"No that's not true." Noemi giggled, tucking a strand of her curls behind her ear "And even if he does have a crush on me, there are no chances."
"There are never chances with you Lèaina. You're complicated with the boys."
"Uh huh. I want the perfect boyfriend. Chocolate and fiiiinnne. I want a macho like my dad. One that knows how to respect me and at the same time gains all my respect." She ended and her friends cooed, making her giggle.
Just then, the Enrique twins entered the huge cafeteria followed by their friends. Of course most heads turned, including Noemi's friends.
"Boy they're so calientè." Diana cooed, biting her lower lip.
"Mmmhmmm..." The others agreed.
"Eeew." Noemi laughed and rolled her eyes, facing her front.
At school the twins had come up with some decisions Noemi had to follow. They pretended not to be related at all though people from their classes knew they were. Noemi was a class lower and the seniors called them skunks. So it was all about reputation and the twins sure knew how to maintain a top reputation.
The seniors didn't hang with the skunks unless it was for flirtatious reasons.
Noemi was a skunk and the twins didn't hang with her at school. But people knew better than to look for her trouble. Though they didn't speak at school, the boys loved their younger cousin a lot and were always ready to protect her and break the jawbones of any guy that bothered or irritated her. If she reported you to them, you were dead meat for sure.
At first this ignoring hurt her but with time she got used to it. Most seniors looked up to the twins as the most popular guys in school and they sure had a reputation to maintain.
And though it really annoyed her at times, she had no choice but to put up with it.
The twins got their trays followed by many other Seniors of their 'level' like the jocks, pom pom girls and other cool kids. Of course they were part of the school basketball team too.
Most of the highschool juniors on the line gave way for them because they were sure to be pushed out of the line.
"Let's get out of the way real fast." Diana rolled her eyes and they began to shift.
Problem was, Noemi's bag fell and as she struggled to pick it up and get her stuff straight, too late.
If they seniors met you in line, it was trouble.
She stood up to face her cousins and the rest. No one spoke to her as they expected her cousins to take care of the situation. Whenever it had to do with Noemi Enrique, the other seniors preferred to leave it to the twins.
"Why are you still on the damned line skunk!?" Alejandro asked, pretending to be annoyed. The whole cafeteria watched the scene.
"Um my...my backpack..."
"Blah blah blah..." Lorenzo rolled his eyes "...this is the fourth time you mess with the seniors Enrique!"
"I'm...sorry. But my bag..."
Alejandro shut her up with a hand in the air.
"Now you go to the end of the line as punishment. Way way back. Last." Alejandro stated firmly.
Noemi had to withhold herself from rolling her eyes, the lump in her throat growing. It annoyed her but she was getting used to it.
"Move it!!!" Lorenzo growled slapping her tray to the floor. Luckily there was nothing on it. She shook, startled.
As fast as possible, she picked her tray and had the time to give the twins a short ugly stare before going to the back of the Line.
After lunch, Noemi was in the girls' washroom washing her hand when a senior entered.
"Everybody out! Now!" She ordered and the girls present rushed to the exit, including Noemi.
"You stay Noemi." She said to Noemi's surprise.
And when every other girl was gone, she opened the door and the twins stepped in. She then left them alone.
Noemi rolled her eyes at them.
"What do you want?" She folded her arms.
"Aaaw look how cute you are." They chuckled and opened their arms to hug her.
"Nope don't touch me. I was last to get my lunch because of you!" She grumbled trying to dodge them but they caught her and hugged her.
"We're sorry Lèa." Lorenzo chuckled.
"It's highschool life. And you know how things happen here. Thought you'd gotten used to it."
"Not really." She frowned with a little pout.
"Aaaw we're sorry okay. You forgive us??? Por favor princessa..." They flattered and she tried not to smile.
"Smile for us. We're sorry..."
Noemi found herself smiling after all.
"Fine. Now free the girls room." She giggled.
"Voila! Beautiful!" They chuckled and each kissed her forehead before heading to the exit.
"And stay away from trouble Enrique." Lorenzo added.
"Yes mighty senior." She rolled her eyes and they laughed before eventually leaving.
It was the same scenario every single time.
After school that day, Noemi decided to walk back home with her friends and so on leaving the school building, she told her cousins that she would not be following them back home in their car.
The twins had received a car for their sixteenth birthday.
"Well Meema says we should return together. Apparently there's something very important we have to discuss with the parents." Alejandro told her.
Meema was the pet name they'd given their grandmother, Lodovica.
"Ooh. I'd told the girls we'd be going home together."
The twins smirked at each other.
"Who were you supposed to go home with?" Lorenzo asked.
"Diana and Ariana."
"Oh then tell them to come along. We'll drop them off." Lorenzo said.
"Really??? Okay lemme go get them" Noemi rushed to her friends while the twins entered the car, Lorenzo in the driver's seat.
"That Diana friend of hers, have you ever noticed her boobs?" Lorenzo chuckled.
"Of course I have. Big and round. At seventeen she's full. I want to touch them so bad." His brother replied and they laughed.
"Yeah...the dream. We should propose a massage to her. She sure looks like a carefree bambina."
"She is. Apparently Paulo succeeded in hitting it."
"Mmmm. Someone's a bad girl. We should tell Dino to invite her for that party he's organising this weekend."
"Sure. Good idea. Ariana too sure is fine."
"Like hell. Gotta get both of them to that party."
They stopped talking when Noemi showed up and entered the car with her friends.
"Thanks for proposing to drop us off." Diana said happily.