March 11th, 2020
“Ok, tell me once again that we are doing this for real.”
“A-VEEEEVA, this is the last and final time I’m telling you that we are DOING THIS FOR FRICKING REAL!” low-screamed Raina who was sitting right next to her staring at the short, but very loud teacher with big, beetle-like eyes.
“Fine fine fine…and what if he finds out ‘twas us?” asked Aviva again.
“Honestly is this the first time you’re pranking someone or what!” Raina was utterly furious. Her friend was bombarding her with heck too many questions.
“No, it’s not the first time I’ve pranked anyone but it’s the first time I’m pranking him.” Aviva eyed Raina fiercely.
April leaned closer to the pair and whispered, “Guys guys guys, stop fighting.” She was always the peacemaker.
“Do we really have to do this?” asked Hannah skeptically.
“C’mon it’s gonna go alright, um, hopefully.” April murmured.
“Yeah. It’s gonna go awesome!” smirked Aviva. She just couldn’t help herself imagining Michael’s obvious reaction. That’s why she laughed in the middle of the Physics class and when the teacher asked her for an explanation, she had to make a very lame excuse to come off it. “Sorry ma’am, I’ve been having a bad cold lately…probably because of the windy weather.” and she looked out of the window to support her disbelieving statement.
The bell rang and the girls made up their mind to do the crime as soon as possible. “Gosh! It’s been two minutes and forty eight seconds and they still haven’t left the classroom.” said Aviva impatiently.
“I know, right? A-may-zing slowpokes!” followed Hannah.
April and Aviva tried signaling the group when Adrian saw them. They gestured him and Isaak to come over and they did excusing themselves from the other three.
“Wassup?” asked Adrian smiling slyly (he was particularly non-sulky today).
“So, listen to me carefully.” Aviva began explaining. Marks of vivid curiosity were etched on both their faces. “We've decided to prank Michael and—”
“Prank who?” asked Isaak.
“Prank Mike.” replied Aviva.
“Why him?” Adrian narrowed his eyes with suspicion.
“Be-cuzzz…duh, he’s the best victim from the class.” replied Aviva amused.
“Now, I’m going to explain the whole idea only if you two don’t keep interrupting me.” Squinted Aviva.
“Ok, go on.” and they nodded in unison. After a huge explanation, the guys got it. They couldn’t help smirking either.
“Keeping him distracted for two minutes is your job. I mean we want him outta the class for a minute or so. Got it?” Raina kept telling this to them.
“Yup, we got it and thank you, you don’t need to repeat that again. We got that right in our heads.” said Isaak annoyed. Raina smiled the just-so-you-know smile.
“Don’t ruin this for him by telling him or making it look strange. Please.” reminded Hannah before they were about to join the others.
“Of course. We aren’t that stupid.”, they murmured and joined the others.
“What took you so long?” asked Allen.
“Some assignment they had doubts on.”said Isaak. Only did he realize after a few moments what a stupid excuse he had made and how his friends were even stupid to believe him. After all, which school gives assignments on the last day of the school year…
After a few minutes, they left the classroom. “Now’s the time to do it.” said April.
“Listen to me. Riley and Hannah, you guys stay here ‘cause we wanna be sure that Mike’s not anywhere around. Aviva, come with me.” Raina started acting all bossy again. The three had no choice but to agree.
Raina and Aviva cautiously walked over to Mike’s desk on which swear words were clearly carved with presumably, a compass. Raina lowered herself and tied Mike’s schoolbag to one of the legs of the intricate wood table.
“Make it really really really tight, ok? It shouldn’t come off anytime soon.” Aviva smirked evilly.
“There we have it. Without a pair of scissors, this’ll never come off in a century, or two.” Raina said satisfied. “Now here's my contribution,” saying this, Aviva gave the note to her.
“Oh, I almost forgot about it.”
“Guys they’re heading here, come back!” shrieked April. The two got up startled and joined her and Hannah at their usual table. They began chattering about something clueless when the boys were about to start eating.
All the eight of them expected a nuclear explosion to take place and indeed they were right. “Whaaaaat the HELL!” came the familiar boyish voice. “Who’s done this?” Mike looked at his boy friends and could make out nothing until Samuel cracked up. “I NEED an explanation!
“Wuss wrong mate?” asked Isaak still chuckling.
“Aargh, as if YOU DON’T KNOW!”
And what the fricking helluva paper is this?” and he read the words on the note saying:
‘Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
We pranked you,
Without a clue.’
“Maybe, you can find those horrible people by um recognizing their handwritings...” suggested Allen, still laughing.
“But those idiotic imbeciles decided to write each word with DIFFERENT HANDWRITINGS!”
“All thanks to me.” voiced Aviva in her head.
The others couldn’t suppress their laughter and Mike was furious.
I don’t know if it was Isaak’s sudden glancing at them or his fake-sounding “C’mon its not that bad, is it?” that made Mike stride towards the four all-too-innocent girls.
“Hello.” he was surprisingly calm. A calm before the storm. “BOTHER EXPLAINING YOUR CRIME?!” It seemed that Hannah just couldn’t stand up to his awful screeching or else she wouldn’t have given it all away in just a giggle.
And you know the thing about laughing? It’s contagious, by this I mean, there’s not much problem in making a whole group laugh at an instant, somebody just gotta have the guts to initiate the first move though.
“Ok, since nobody cares to explain, I better tell the teacher.” and he marched off. “Wait! MIKE, WAIT!” Raina called out to him. She showed him her scissors and he came back at once. She didn’t do that because she feared he’d complain…duh, all of them knew he’s more of a “bark” than a “bite”.
Raina was on her knees cutting the Ty-Rap which she had so securely tied. “You have it there, all perfectly right!” Mike was glaring at everyone with fierce-looking eyeballs.
And, guess what? Even after almost a year, he’s still mad about it…
October 28th, 2020
Aviva: soo um are you mad at me for anything??
Mike: what? no no, why do you ask?
Aviva: nah, nothing much…
Mike: wait if youre talking ‘bout what happened in 7th grade that stupid terrilbe prank then, yes i am, verrryy
Aviva: oh cmon that was fun
Aviva: was ofc
Mike: well in that case im still mad at you and all the others involved
Aviva: you must have a hard time with adrian isaak sam and allen then
Aviva: they were “involved” too so arent ya supposed to be mad at them toooo?
Mike: no wayyyy
Aviva: yes way
Aviva: ask them if you dont believe me
Mike: i will but now they doin some stupid editting
Aviva: oh the vid for chem assignment?
Aviva: anyway I gotta go now
my bro is hitting me for no particular reason