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I got up from my chair, holding my books in my hands tightly. Class was always boring, this time especially. For a first day, this wasn’t very exciting. However I had to understand that this was just the beginning of the day. Much more had to come. My pace fastened as I walked out of the classroom into the hallways. Before I could take another step I heard my name being called.
I turned around to greet Kate and Owen. Both of them were hand in hand smiling at me.
“Hey, I haven’t seen you all day.” I welcomed.
“Yeah, I know I’m sorry. What class did you come from?” She asked.
“Chemistry,” I answered.
“Oh, well do you want to join us for lunch?” Kate asked, running her hand through her short blonde hair.
“I’ll try my best to, but first I have to find Haseena.”
“Oh yeah, tell her I said Hi!” Kate exclaimed. I nodded and with that walked away from her looking for Haseena.
My eyes may have been looking for Haseena but my mind was looking for Ashton. I hadn’t even known him that long but he was addicting. Slowly, my eyes scuttled around and past everyone as I walked by them waiting for the face I wanted to see so bad appear. But he didn’t.
“Agustina, what are you looking for?” Haseena asked as we took a seat at our bench. She had her iPod in her ears while I had food in my mouth. It had always been like that. I never had seen Haseena even bring lunch to school. I don’t think anyone ever had.
“Nothing,” I answered, along with a shrug. I tried my best to hide the mendacious in my voice but a part of me always knew she could sense it.
And just like that we sat on the bench, me finishing my lunch and Haseena like always dozing off into thought. We didn’t usually talk when we were eating and when we did it would of things that didn’t matter. Our music was what carried our voices away and opened our ears.
I watched as many students walked by, not paying attention to any of them. Their faces, their looks all seemed too recognizable and unreal. None, of them cached my eye, at least none that I wanted. My eyes stare shifted back toward Haseena. She was looking intently at something behind me. Her eyes right above my shoulders. I altered my body to follow her gaze but only saw Lucas. Both of them were staring at each other.
No emotion, just an empty stare. I felt awkward, seeing as how I was in-between both of them; I got the joy of feeling all of their tension. It all felt so different. Usually Haseena would be up by his side, talking with him but she wasn’t, Jake and his friends were. I didn’t know why but this all just didn’t feel right. As much as I hated him, I knew both of them were suffering for something they both shouldn’t have been.
“Do you want to go outside?” Haseena asked, stealing her eyes away from him and towards me. I unfortunately couldn’t do what she did. My stare was attached to him, he and his friends were leaning against the door right in front of us talking but he was just staring at her. I couldn’t believe I was going to say this but I actually felt bad for him.
“Yes, let’s go.” I answered. And with that we got up from the wooden bench and walked our way to the outside door, escaping the sham of our school. We began following our path to our secret hiding spot. After three minutes we reached their. It was a place that only Haseena and I knew about. There was a large metal box implanted on the ground, it was long and big; big enough to hide about ten people behind.
We both planted our foot on the bar and pushed ourselves up toward the top of the box. Our feet dangled down towards the ground. It was quite funny, I glanced at her shoes and then toward mine. Haseena’s was brown short boots with heels while mine were cute typical flats, another example of how different we were.
“So, can you believe how fast this summer went?” I questioned trying to start conversation.
“Yeah, I know, it just disappeared.” Haseena believed. “It was probably one of the worst summer’s I’ve ever gone through.” She mumbled quiet enough to make sure I didn’t hear but she was wrong.
“Yeah, just too fast,”
I lay down on the warm top of the box, squinting up at the sun in front of me. That was another favorite thing of mine; this place had the best sun. You could get the best tan in just ten minutes.
“I have a weird feeling about this year.” Haseena wondered aloud. I stared at her waiting for her to continue.
“What kind of feeling?”
“I don’t know, I don’t think this is going to be a good year. I think this one is going to have a lot of drama.” She predicted. Everything grew serious at that moment.
“Doesn’t every year have drama?” I asked trying to relax the mood with a chuckle.
“No, I mean, a different kind of drama; Drama that we haven’t gone through-- at least not yet.” There was that feeling once again. I got the idea she wasn’t joking when her face reaction hadn’t changed.
“Well I pray you’re wrong. I am sick of drama!” I cried trying to act frustrated but ended up giggling. She glanced over at me, just staring blankly. I smiled weakly trying to understand what she was thinking but she was too complicated.
“Do you know when the bell rings?” I asked.
“I think in about ten minutes.” She answered staring at the screen on her phone.
“Okay, well I think we should head in now. We can’t be late for class on the first day—well at least we can try not to be anymore.” I suggested. She shook her head in disagreement.
“No, I think I’m just going to stay here for a bit.”
“Haseena, it’s the first day of school. We can’t skip.” I reminded jumping off the box.
“Yeah, I know.” She replied casually. “But I have a spare first period so it doesn’t matter.” Haseena explained.
“Oh, okay. I forgot. Just remember to text me after spare.” I proclaimed. “Wait, isn’t Lucas in spare?”
Whoops. I should not have said that. I wanted to slap myself at that moment but I think I was more curious of Haseena’s reaction.
“Yeah, I think so. I’m not so sure.” She shrugged, letting the subject pass through us.
“Okay, well I’m going to go now. I’ll see you later.” I said as I began walking away.