I frown as the Akuma is in a ziplock bag. That doesn't look secure. I walk over to Lila, who seems still angry.
"Are ya okay? Ya were almost akumatised." I frown.
She nods, "Yeah. I'm fine."
Belinda grabs her and asks, "Can I talk with you, Lila?"
Lila nods in confusion and Belinda smiles, "I'll be right back. And hopefully, Ladybug will show up and get rid of the akuma."
They walk off and I frown. I walk back to class. No one is in here. After a while, Lila comes in by herself. No one else comes in.
"Lila, can we talk?" I ask.
She sweetly asks, "What about?"
I sigh, "Remember earlier? Ya didnae make sense. Ya said yer uncle is from Scotland, then you said she."
Lila hesitates, "It was a slip of the tongue."
I nod, "Ok."
I walk back to my desk, and I know something's wrong. After everyone walks in, I look around. Belinda's not here yet. I wonder why. Miss Bustier isn't here yet either. I look down at my desk and start drawing Belinda. I feel eyes behind me and casually look behind myself. I notice Lila looking at me and I cover my picture. I continue drawing for a while.
"Destiny is a gift." I hear.
I look up to see Belinda standing at the door. I notice everyone else looking as well. She walks around, waving her hands while talking.
"Destiny is a gift. Some go their entire lives, living existence as a quiet desperation. Never learning the truth that what feels as though a burden pushing down upon our shoulders, is actually, a sense of purpose that lifts us to greater heights. Never forget that fear is but the precursor to valour, that to strive and triumph in the face of fear, is what is means to be a hero. Don't think, Become."
I clap. She's amazing.
After taking Lila to the bathroom, I make sure no one is around. I turn to Lila.
"Alright. Spill. What did I do to make you almost get akumatised? You don't like me that much. Why? We barely know each other. Was it because I was a show off? Were you jealous? No need to be. Why can't we both share the spotlight. But how come you weren't really scared when the akuma came close? Even I was a tiny bit scared. You seemed to show Satisfaction when I saw you see the akuma. Is something going on?" I ask.
She stares, then sighs, "Well, it doesn't matter. Besides, I know Ladybug and her partners. In fact, Marron Monkey gave me a bracelet once because we are such good friends."
I giggle, then laugh out loud. I don't know her and she doesn't know me!
"What's so funny?" Lila asks.
I giggle, "You don't know them personally! A superhero never gets attachments while they are in their hero forms. Sure, they'd do something nice for the community, but why would they become personal friends with someone? These are lies. Why would you tell me a lie? Come on! Tell the truth."
She scoffs, "I'm not lying!"
I giggle, "Girl, I just want to hear the truth. And yes, it is lying. Please, if you want better friends, you're gonna need to tell the truth. It's gonna come out at some point or another."
She frowns, "Are you trying to be some superhero, lecturing me like Ladybug did? Well, thanks but no thanks."
She walks out and I giggle. Monnay comes out of my pocket.
"Why are you laughing? She just insulted you!" Monnay asks.
I smirk, "Chill. I get worse insults on a daily basis. If she knew who I am, she probably would lie about some other hero. An Aussie is never detered by an insult. They are empty words. Nothing to back them up."
I walk into the toilet because I do need to go. I walk out of the bathroom, smiling. I walk into class and suddenly quote something.
"Destiny is a gift." I smile.
Everyone looks at me. Now that I have their attention, I can fully quote it.
I smile, "Destiny is a gift. Some go their entire lives, living existence as a quiet desperation. Never learning the truth that what feels as though a burden pushing down upon our shoulders, is actually, a sense of purpose that lifts us to greater heights. Never forget that fear is but the precursor to valour, that to strive and triumph in the face of fear, is what is means to be a hero. Don't think, Become."
Suddenly, everyone claps. I bow in return. Then I go to my seat as if nothing happened.