Characters: Tom Hiddleston/Original Female Character(s)
Fandom: Tom Hiddleston
Summary: Charlotte was bullied in high school and she goes to the school reunion where she meets her bullies. But she’s not going alone.
Author Notes: This story has never happened. It’s in two parts.
It’s spring 1995 in London, England. A 15-year-old brunette called Charlotte is walking down the hall in a high school somewhere. She looked like any student. She had her school uniform like anybody at that school. But yet she was bullied by one of the popular kids. She never understood why. Maybe because she was good at school and she read books a lot. She tried to ignore them but still their words hurt. Every time the teacher looked away, the bullies threw something at her. At team work or at gym, she always got picked last. One of her bullies was the most popular. Her name was Annabel and she was blonde. She was one of those girls who cared more about her looks than her studies. Her two another friends, the red-haired Clara and the black-haired Lena were the same but not as loud as Annabel. She was the leader in that group. She had a power over the other students in the class. Charlotte didn’t know what she had said to the others but none of them never even talked to her. She didn’t really care about them anyway. She was there to study. She wanted to go to university and become something. Sometimes their bullying got under her skin. These three girls called her names and teased her. This day was no different.
It was Friday and the last class of the day. The students got inside their classrooms. Charlotte was approaching with her books in her arms. She looked down and was about to get inside when Annabel push her from her shoulder.
“Bookworm” She said and laughed “All you need is glasses and you’re the geek of the school”
“Leave me alone” Charlotte said and stepped inside the class room
The girls followed her to the back of the class where she usually sat. She put her books on her desk but Annabel pushed them down to the floor. Charlotte never got upset. Maybe if she would have the courage to tell them off, she would probably make them stop. They never got physical but words hurt even more. She had told her parents about her bullies but they only said she should ignore it. That’s what she had tried but it didn’t work. She tried to pick the books up but Clara kicked them further.
“Oops, sorry” She said and giggled
Charlotte was close to start crying. They were always so rude. Luckily the teacher got into the class room and the girls went to their seats in front of the class. She picked up her books and sat down by her desk.
“Are you alright?”
Charlotte wakes up from her thoughts about her school days. She stood with an invitation in her hand by the window in her kitchen looking out. Her best friend for many years, the British actor Tom Hiddleston entered the room. She had told him about her bullying and how much it had affected her life.
“Yeah. Just this invitation I got” She turned around and put it on the kitchen table “I won’t be going”
She took a class of water she had poured to herself and sat down by the table to drink it. Tom was always encouraging her to do things and this time was there was no exception. He sat down across her.
“This would be a great opportunity to show those bullies how far you have come”
In a way he was right but all those years she was bullied, she only wanted to leave school for good. She never wanted to see them again. Even though she had a successful career in the movie industry, she still didn’t want to go.
“I don’t know. It’s just too much” She had her left hand around the glass
“I’ll come with you”
He was good at convincing people and was always supportive.
“I can’t ask you to do that. I rather not go”
“Wouldn’t be a great revenge to go and show them they haven’t diminished your spirit?”
She thought for a while.
“Maybe but that’s a favour I can’t ask you to do. They probably don’t even expect me to come. I don’t why they even sent me an invitation”
“That’s what they least expect. Maybe they want to apologise for what they did”
“I very much doubt it”
“We can tell them we’re together. That will show them”
That was something she never saw coming. Even though he was one of the best looking men in the world, she didn’t want to spoil their friendship. It would only make them jealous and things could get worse.
“As much as I like to show them, I don’t like lying”
“You don’t have to tell them anything. Besides if things get tough, I’ll come to the rescue”
“You really want me to go, do you?” She smiled
“I’m not forcing you but if you really want to move on, you should meet these people. Maybe they’ve changed”
She didn’t believe they had. Annabel was always bitchy and mean. Someone like that would never change. Same was with her two sidekicks. Then again, if they saw her with Tom, they would be green with envy.
“OK then, I’ll go. But I’m gonna warn you about fan girls”
“Don’t worry about that. I’ll handle it” He smiled
“Sure. All that hair flipping the girls make. It sickening” She rolled her eyes and then smiled
“I’ve seen you do that so don’t play innocent”
“At least I have some dignity and don’t drool over the guy like some of your fans do”
Sometimes when they went out and fans noticed him on the street, they were all over him. How he had the strength to face these kinds of fans all year around was beyond her.
“So when is this reunion anyway?”
“At the school next week on Friday”
“Then we should be out shopping. How about tomorrow evening?”
“I already have a dress”
“If you want to make a memorable entry then it should be something sexier than the things you usually wear. So how about it? I pay”
He was right about that. She didn’t own that many dresses and she never took part in public appearances.
“Fine. But I pick it”
“Of course” He said with a smile and sat up from his chair “I have to get home. I’ll pick you up at 7 pm”
She stood up and followed him to the hall. A kiss on her cheek, he left. She couldn’t believe she would actually be going. In a way she looked forward to it. She really wanted to show her bullies but at the same time, it terrified her. It would be a reunion with the bullies.