Her eyes. They were the most beautiful shade of blue I have
ever seen. I couldn't stop staring, even after she looked off to
the side. Her friends gave her an odd stare and then look up to
see me staring. They gave me looks of disgust and distain. Now,
it is my turn to look away.
I felt like I had seen her before, but where?
The bell rang signaling my first day of school at Columbus
High School for the gifted. I don't know how my uncle got me in
here without an audition, but whatever he did worked.
They were all staring as I walked down the hallway. I don't
know if they could smell my fear or they could just tell I was
new. Almost every person slammed their locker and turned to look
at me as I walked past.
School has never been easy for me. From being shoved into
lockers, constantly having my homework stolen and the names. The
names were always the worst. I know, I know, sticks and stones
may break my bones, but words can never hurt me. Well, have you
ever spent all day being called "emo boy, asswipe, gay, faggot."
The worst is even my teachers couldn't remember my name. When
they need my attention it was "Hey, ummm, pretty boy." or "Hey,
kid over there." My gym teacher even called me "faggot." Now do
you understand how words can hurt?
I made it through all my morning classes just fine. They
were just the basic classes, so nothing hard. Now lunch, thats a
different story. I didn't really make any friends in my first
classes, looks like its a eat alone at a table in the back sort
of day. I get my lunch and begin towards the back. I am on my way
to the back when she and her friends step in front of me. "Get
out of the way loser." One of her friends say, then they burst
into giggles. She doesn't laugh, but just keeps her eyes locked
on mine. Her friends grab her arm and they go around me, with
whispers of faggot and emo as they walk by.
The rest of the day flew by fast, mostly because I couldn't
forget how sad her eyes looked. The looked as if all the color
had drained out of them, they went from a bright blue to a dull
gray. I didn't even know that was possible, but my biggest
question was: Why is she so sad?