The next morning I woke up and
figured that since there was nothing else to do I should go for a
I changed into my sweat shorts and
got a water bottle from the fridge.
"Where are you going?" my mom
asked me as I walked towards the door.
"Going for a run" I
"Don't wear yourself out" she
I agreed and walked out the
It was only 8:43am and it was
already eighty degrees outside.
At least I don't have any hair to
get in my way, I thought and started running.
When I started dancing my dance
teacher, Mrs. Sonia would always have me run for an hour every
day before we started each session. At first I hated it but after
a while I noticed that running kept me in shape and I started to
run in the morning on weekends.
I eventually got to a park and
thought I should just run on the path.
I ran for about two hours before
deciding to go home. It was 11:16am.
I walk up my street and was about
to go in my house when I heard someone yell hey.
I turned to see the boy from the
mall. He was walking over to me from the house next
"So you're my new neighbor" he
"Looks like it, I'm Nyah" I
"I'm Aiden" he said.
"Nice to meet you" I said. He said
it back and I started to go into my house.
"Do you know what school you're
going to?" he asked.
"Um, I think it's called Orca
High" I said.
"That's the school I go to" he
said with a smile.
Just then another boy came out his
"Come on!" yelled the
"I'm coming!" he yelled
"See you at school" he
"See ya" I said and went in my
When I got inside my mom was
"Who was that boy?" she asked with
"Our neighbor" I said. She thinks
every boy I talk to is my boyfriend or that I like
"Oh" she said.
"He goes to my school" I
"That's good. At least you'll know
one person" she said.
"I guess so" I said and went to my
My phone rang and it was Lena. I
"Hey" I said.
"Hey! How's Cali?" she
"So far so good" I said, "You
should see this house. It's so big".
"I'm jealous" she said, "But I
have some not-so- good news to tell you".
Oh boy, I thought.
"What is it?" I
"Well today at lunch Victoria sat
at our table. She was ALL over Ian" she explained, "Ian didn't
"What?" I said. Victoria Crawford
has hated me since the 5th grade when our dance teacher chose me
to be the lead in the dance recital. I always beat her for lead
and she didn't like that. Now that
I'm gone she is the best dancer in the school. She had the
biggest crush on Ian but he liked me. So now that there's nothing
in her way she's
going to have him.
"Yeah, and when I confronted him
about it he was like I don't have a girlfriend so what's the big
"Wow" I said. That's all I could
say. Countless times Ian has told me that Victoria is so rude,
and that he would never give her a chance.
"I swear if he goes out with her
I'm not going to be his friend" she said.
"Don't be like that Lena. You guys
have been friends for too long." I said.
"I couldn't do it. She would be at
the lunch table, hanging out with us all the time and- Oh My God!
Movie night would be RUINED!" she exclaimed.
"You're such a drama queen. Maybe
she won't want to do all that stuff. She's too stuck up anyways."
"We'll see" she said, "I'll talk
to you later. It's time for some vegetarian
"Okay. Bye" I said and hung up the
phone. My first thought was to call Ian but I decided not to.
It's not any of my business.
The thought of Ian moving on hurts
so much. But if he can do it, I guess I can too.
I took a shower and put some
pajamas on. I walked downstairs and went to the theatre. I chose
to watch Pretty Woman.
While I was watching the movie
Eric came into the theatre.
"Are you ready for school
tomorrow?" he asked.
"Yeah I guess so" I said still
watching the screen.
"Nyah I'm sorry about moving you
across the country especially because you had an important
recital" he said.
"It's fine." I said. Honestly
nothing he said was going to change the fact that we
"Alright. I just wanted to say
that to you myself" he said and walked out the
"That guy" I said to myself and