I loved it. It was like my own
little apartment. It reminded me of my attic room in New York but
"We thought it would be a good
idea to give you some space. You are sixteen years old" my mom
"But don't think you can do
whatever you want" Eric said with a laugh.
"Thanks guys" I said and gave them
both a hug.
They left my room and I decided to
start unpacking the boxes in my room.
It was 5:46pm by the time I
unpacked everything. I was able to put most of my pictures on the
walls and fit all of my clothes in the dresser. The closet was a
walk in so my shoes
fit without a
"Nyah" my mom said walking into my
room. She looked around. "I like what you did with the place" she
"Thanks" I said.
"Do you want to go to the mall?"
she asked, "I have to run some errands and I figured you could
get some things for school. You start on Wednesday" she
"Sure" I said.
"Alright, I'll just drop you off.
Come to the car when you're ready" she said.
"Okay" I said. She left my
I put on my boots and went to the
The mall was only about fifteen
minutes away from where we lived.
"Here" my mom said handing me a
debit card. It had my name on it.
"Eric put 500 dollars on there"
she said, "I don't know why but he did. I don't want you spending
it all at once. That's for clothes, shoes, and anything else you
need for school.
I nodded and got out the
My mom yelled out the window.
"Call me when you are finished" she said and drove
I walked into the mall. It was
pretty big. There were probably about 100 stores in
I went to H&M, Hollister,
Footlocker, Aldo accessories, Forever 21, urban outfitters,
Nordstrom, Journeys and Macys.
I bought bags and bags of clothes
and tons of shoes. My feet hurt so badly from walking around the
mall. I called my mom and she told me she would be here in ten
I was putting my phone away when I
bumped into somebody.
I dropped all of my bags on the
"Ouch!" they said.
"I'm so sorry" I said and looked
up at the person I bumped into to.
This boy was so cute. He had
beautiful light brown eyes and a cute smile.
"It's fine" he said. He had a
Spanish accent. He's probably Dominican, I thought. I'm Puerto
Rican so I'm always trying to figure out what kind of Spanish
He started picking up his bags and
handing mine to me. While he was looking down I noticed his
Different is the first thing that
popped into my mind. The way he dressed reminded me of my self.
He had on ripped knee high jean shorts, black knee high socks,
black andwhite converses,
and a black hoodie with a hand holding up the peace sign on it.
He put an army scarf around his neck underneath his sweater. On
his head was a blacksnapback that hid
his long hair that went an inch or two pass his shoulders.
I snapped out of my daze and
started picking up my bags.
"Wow. Is this all for you?" he
"Yeah" I said with a smile. I know
I must look crazy carrying all these bags. "I just moved here so
I need to replace a lot of stuff" I explained.
"Oh, Well welcome to Costa Vera"
he said with a smile. My phone rang and I saw that it was my mom.
The boy waved goodbye and walked away.
I walked outside and saw my mom
waiting in the car. I put my bags in the trunk and we drove
When I got to my room I started
putting all my stuff away. Once I was completely moved in I took
a shower and plopped onto my bed. It was so
My mom knocked on my door to say
good night and went back to the house.
I opened my laptop and checked my
Facebook. I had a few messages from people from my old school.
They all said the same thing, "I miss you" and "Did you really
move?"and "what about
the school performance".
I didn't feel like replying to any
of them so I logged off and went to bed.
My first night in a new house in a
new state but it wasn't that bad. Besides if people dressed like
the boy I saw today then I should fit right in.
Two more days until I start
school, I thought and fell asleep.