My name is Auristela, a cheerful girl who always has many friends, at school, at home and even I can always bring a quiet atmosphere to be crowded. not because my voice sounds shrill, but because of my attitude and nature that can always make people around me feel happy withMy existence is able to always make people around me happy even though my family life is relatively poor. too many problems that day after day I go through, of course, all not far from the name of money.
I am the son of a scavenger and my father left us alone, because the disease that lodged in his body had eaten away at my father. so that father could not take it anymore and chose to give up because of his illness, so finally had to leave the two of us in this cruel city.I am a final high school student with the best achievement in my class. Because of that, I was able to attend a public high school in the beloved city of Medan.
Although I am the son of a scavenger, but I have never been ashamed of my life, nor have I ever intended to hide the status of my family which is considered very poor.
I also went to school because of the scholarship I got, and vice versa. maybe, I will not feel sitting in high school, enjoying my teenage years which are full of interesting stories for sure, there are ups and downs that will be memories in my life and I will definitely tell youto my generation.Ive never been bothered by a thing called love. although my best friend Amel Pradipta is always busy with his love affairs which always end with tears in my arms.
”Ela .., ” shouted Amel approached me, with her hands that were already wiping her tears. her eyes were puffy and her cheeks wet with tears.
I understand, if this time Amel had to break his heart again, not with the same man. Whereas a week ago, Amel was very happy. when telling her story that she had just received love from a boy in her next grade.
I spread my arms, knowing that Amel would definitely rush to hug me.
”Thank you La .., ” he said who was now crying profusely in my arms.
”Hes not the only man in the world, Mel. ”
”My heart hurts so much La, ”
”Your tears are too precious for a man like him, Mel, a bastard like him doesn deserve your tears, now you better wipe yours okay? ” I rubbed Amels cheek, trying to wipe away the tears that were running down my best friends cheeks.
”Lets go to the cafeteria, Im really hungry, ” I said, showing my white teeth that were lined up neatly, my grin was able to make Amel laugh and forget for a moment her disappointment in her ex-boyfriend who was even a week old as her lover.
”It turns out that crying also takes energy, right La? ”
”Surely, you think shedding tears doesn use any energy? ”
Amel and I have been friends since junior high school, now we both stepped into the cafeteria, Amel accidentally bumped into a man who just made himself waste energy this morning.
”Mel, please .., listen to my explanation, ” said Ryo who immediately confronted the two girls at school.
”Everything is clear, so theres nothing more you need to explain to me, ” Amel refused and asked me to leave her ex-lover.
”You misunderstood, Mel. ” shouted Ryo who was now chasing Amel. Not caring about the several pairs of eyes that kept watching him, Ryo remained in his position to explain what he had to explain. although in the end he would still break up with Amel, there was clearly no misunderstanding betweenboth of them.
”Mel, I need to talk to you, ” Ryo was now approaching the two in the cafeteria. While I was cool with a mouthful of very delicious fried rice made by Mrs. Ayu. the best chef in the school canteen.
I don care, but this drama will always happen when Amel breaks up with all her lovers. not a playgirl, but Amel always accepts every love that comes to her. Either Amel is too stupid or hard to refuse, so Amel accepts every man who expresses his feelings, and thats just Amels way of wanting to get attention from other people that he never gets at home.
”One minute, you only need one minute to explain to me, ” Amel finally let out a voice as he put the spoon and fork on his plate.
”That won be enough, Mel. ”
”One minute or nothing? ”
Ryo sighed, maybe one minute wouldn be enough. however, not at all, Ryo finally accepted this opportunity.
”You misunderstood Mel, that girl is my cousin who just came from Bandung. he plans to transfer schools here and will live with me. because we are the same age and haven seen each other in a long time, so when I saw him he immediately hugged me, I missed him. ”
”Are you done? Your time is up and I want to continue eating ”
”So whats your opinion? ”
”In my dictionary, there is no such thing as self-licking. ” Amel is not arrogant, but he will never pick up the garbage he has thrown away. For Amel, the ex is something she has thrown away and is impossible to come back to.
”But Im not cheating, Mel? ”
”Sorry, Ryo, but Ive broken up with you, ”
”I don want to break up, because I still love you very much, moreover we don have a problem. So, you are still my girlfriend. ” Ryo protested very seriously, his eyes blazing like fire ready to burn. then Ryo left Amel and me.
In solitude I walk, through the streets of the capital. Its not that I don want to take public transportation, its just that my pocket money is not enough to just rent public transportation to take me home.
If usually Amel would take me to the end of the hall of my house. but, not today. Amel was even forced to obey Ryo, who forced their relationship to never fail just because of a misunderstanding.
I don want to defend my best friend, but right now Ryo is right and it makes me unable to defend my own best friend, from the point of view that I see. ryo loves Amel very much, maybe Amel should have a lover who loves him very much. not because of his status as the son of the sultan andused by many boys.however, Ryo is different he looks very sincere and so far, there has been no sign of Ryo taking advantage of my best friend.
”Assalamualaikum, Ela is home mom, ” I said when I arrived at the door, how surprised I was by what I saw. All things that usually never look neat. however, this time it was very chaotic. It even looks like it was intentionally destroyed. What really happened? I really do not know. I immediately looked for my mothers whereabouts. I was very scared, if something bad happened to my parents, because they were the only family I had.