Torie and I walked into Lincoln High School with dread. Lincoln High School was a school of 1500 students and a crazily insane principal to top it off. The school was split 50/50 for popular and unpopular. With me being in the unpopular side of course. Anyway we headed to the gym where they were handing out schedules. Of course, who should I bump into on the way…Frankie.
“Sorry,” I mumbled.
“Yeah whatever,” he spat back.
I just glared at him and walked away. Torie and I got our schedules and immediately compared them.
“Well at least we have one class together and lunch,” Torie said.
I nodded. I knew today was going to be a long day. Chemistry was boring but not a lot of homework. Although Frankie was in the class and to make it any better, he sits right behind me.
PE was really boring with a teacher who didn’t care what we did. Lunch was peachy. Torie and I skipped and went to Thompson’s burger place down the street. In between munching on fries and sloppy, messy burgers, we talked about school, boys, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Finally, we headed back to the school.
Math went by sooooooo slowly because of the crazy tight haired teacher who talked the whole time about nothing I was interested in.
English was next. I was looking forward to this class because my favorite teacher, Mr. Smithy, taught it. That was until he gave us seating arrangements.
“Ellie Dunham, you shall be seated with…hmm let’s see…Frank Johnsen.”
I stomped over to the seat and sat down. We barely spoke and only glared at one another that is until…
I thought I heard my name coming from his direction. I turned my head slightly his way and I could tell he was looking my direction.
“Did you say my name?” I asked.
“What the hell would I do that for?”
“Look you don’t have to be so frickin mean. I never did anything to you. You were the one who left and then came back a hateful dick. I did nothing, I repeat nothing to you so get that through your thick skull,” I said angrily stomping out of the room.
“Look you don’t have to be so frickin mean. I never did anything to you. You were the one who left and then came back a hateful dick. I did nothing, I repeat nothing to you so get that through your thick skull.”
Wow I can’t believe she just went off on me. Actually I can’t believe that she heard me. She is just so beautiful and I really want to talk to her. I always have ever since I got back. Lord knows she tried, multiple times. I just didn’t want to accept that she was who she was. I really need to think about this.
“Hey how was school?” Torie asked.
“Ehh, I kinda sorta went off on Frankie.”
“You what? How could you do that to someone you love?”
“Excuse me? I don’t love him. Are you coming to my house or not?”
She nodded her head and we walked towards my car. After about twenty minutes of screaming our favorite songs, we reached my house. I pulled into the driveway and saw my mother’s car.
“Wait, isn’t that your mom’s car?”
I nodded. Something must be up because she is never home this early.
“Hi mom,” I said walking into the kitchen.
“Hi sweetie, hi Torie. How were your guys first day of school?”
“Oh it was good, went by kind of slow though.”
“Oh okay, well are you going to work on homework?”
We nodded and headed upstairs to my room. After finding a good CD to listen to while working, we got down to business. After about two hours, Torie headed home. I walked into the kitchen to see both of my parents sitting at the table.
“Honey, we have something to tell you.”
“Oh no did someone died? Is someone hurt?”
“Oh no nothing like that.”
I let out a sigh of relief and sat down.
“Now honey, we have an arrangement with another family, whom you will meet tomorrow.”
“Oh…umm…what kind of arrangement? A business/work arrangement?”
“Oh not that type of arrangement. An arranged marriage.” My father said.