Art had just finished.
Stefan and I weren't exactly on 'good terms' but we were good at hiding it. We sat down and waited for the others, not saying a word to each other. It had been around 15 minutes? When we heard someone slip and fall onto the ground, resulting in a loud 'THUMP' sound. My eyes darted up to see who was the unfortunate person to hug the floor, I saw it was Brendan. I got up to help him, reaching my arm out but he just looked at me mischievously and got up by himself.
"Where're the others?" Stefan questioned as we walked over. "Got caught using phones in class, except Prudence, she has music practice." I watched him nod slowly, the remainder of us sat down and began eating. Randomly, I felt my pendants glow, creating a light purple aura behind my shirt collar. I looked at the other two, who also had glows close to their chests, something big was gonna happen, I can feel it! (Not that 😂) Almost as if on cue, Brendan piped up from his lunchbox, "Hey guys." We both looked at him with raised eyebrows, "What..what happened?" He hesitated, "Happened to?" I responded with a question. "What happened..to your parents?" He blurted out with a worriful expression, I shifted a little, neither of them were saying anything so I did, "My parents fell very sick when I was young...They passed away together in the hospital."
I sighed, the other two gave their condolences, I broke out a small grin and re-directed the question to them. "My father..killed my mom..." Stefan admitted with a shaky breath, I felt pity for him. Placing a hand on his back and rubbing small circles in attempt to calm him down as he took deep breaths. I turned my attention to Brendan, who looked a bit guilty. "What's wrong Brendan?" Its not normal that he's sad, even if it was just a little. He glanced at me sheepishly, "My parents just left me.." he mumbled, "What do you mean?" Stefan asked, "My mom brought me out one day and told me to run as far as I could after giving her pendant to me, she said not to look back."
I smiled warmly, pulling both of them into a hug. "So...we're all only childs?" I changed the topic and both boys nodded. Maybe we aren't so different.. I smiled slightly at the thought, feeling warm inside. Then Brendan spoke up again, "Hey guys?" we nodded, "Want to, maybe, uh, you know...live together..?"