Asia Tao and the Essence of the Dragon
CHAPTER 5: Giovanni
5.1 Giovanni : Giovanni Yu
Just as Asia began to cross the street a yellow Lamborghini came barreling into the parking lot almost hitting her. The driver slammed on brakes as her quick reflexes sent her leaping onto the hood of his car. The driver quickly came to her rescue.
“Are you okay?” he asked. “How did you do that?” he added.
When Asia recovered from her disbelief she began to get angry. “Are you insane? You almost killed me!” she yelled.
“I am so sorry let me make it up to you.” He said. “I’m Giovanni Yu.” He said as he held out his hand.
“I don’t care who you are, learn how to drive!” she yelled as she stormed off towards the school.
“Hey, I didn’t get your name!” he yelled after her with a huge grin on his face.
“Screw you!” Asia yelled back.
Giovanni let out a chuckle as he got back in his car. As he parked his car he started to wonder why he was drawn to her. Giovanni felt insane he barely knew her, he had almost killed her and she was now all he could think about.
Asia entered the lunchroom still angry. As she looked around for Soo Yun she couldn’t stop thinking about the guy that almost ran her over. She couldn’t get him off her mind. She just stood in the doorway of the lunchroom in a complete daze until Soo Yun startled her by grabbing her arm.
“What’s wrong?’ Soo Yun asked. “You look lost.” She added.
“Oh, nothing I was just looking for you.” Asia replied. “Hey, do you know this cocky kid with black hair that drives a yellow Lamborghini?” Asia asked as she and Soo Yun got in line for breakfast.
“Yes, everyone does that’s Giovanni his father is some kind of billionaire.” She answered.
“The bastard almost ran me over this morning.” Asia said.
“Well don’t look now but he is staring at you.” Soo Yun said with a giggle.
“What? Where?” Asia asked startled and confused as she franticly looked around the room.
“By the window.” She answered as she bowed her head.
“Oh my goodness, he is staring.” Asia said through clenched teeth as she quickly looked away.
“Now he is coming over.” Soo Yun said.
“Oh wow, can this line move any slower.” Asia said nervously.
“Hi, I didn’t get your name earlier.” Giovanni said as he blocked Asia from moving forward.
“I know, I didn’t give it to you.” Asia replied sarcastically.
“Look, I just want to apologize over dinner or something.” He added.
“That’s not necessary just learn to drive.” Asia said as she walked around him.
Giovanni turned around and grabbed her wrist. “Please.” He started but quickly stopped and released his grip when he saw the dirty look she gave him. “Okay, I’m sorry but I promise I am a nice guy if you get to know me.” He told her.
“I know all I need to know.” She said.
“Cool, I’ll leave you alone then as soon as you tell me your name.” Giovanni said with a grin.
“Asia.” She answered.
Asia was now at the front of the line. She began to reach in her pocket for money to pay for breakfast.
“No, let me.” Giovanni said. “I got these two.” He told the cafeteria lady.
“Thanks.” Soo Yun said.
“Yeah, Thanks.” Asia chimed in.
Giovanni smiled and said, “Bye Asia.” Then he returned to his table.
“What an ass.” Asia said as she turned to look at Soo Yun who was grinning from ear to ear.
“Yeah but he’s cute though.” She replied.