The rest of the summer went by fast. And the first day of school
was tomorrow. Last year I slept over Terra's house so this year
we're both in my room. The walls are baby blue with white
trimmings and the windows are big and open. It's windy today so
the long white curtains are moving, when i was little I used to
get scared and think there was a lady in a white dress haunting
my room. Sometimes I still think that, but, right now the
billowing curtains make the room look home-y.
Terra was lying on my shaggy white rug, flipping through
hairstyle magazines. I love my rug, it's so soft and comfortable.
But Terra ran into my room and fell over my bed to get to it
"O.k. So what are we doing tomorrow morning?"
"I don't know, I want to shower first so I'll get up at like 5
and then wake you up when I'm done."
"That's o.k., I'll wake up at 5 too, so I can get my clothes and
bag ready..."Terra flipped the page in her magazine and popped
"Oh my god! Come here! Look how bad this girl's hair is! She has
a beehive with curls coming out of the top!"
"Hahaha! It looks like her hair is throwing up!"
We continue to look through the pictures. When I look up at my
t.v.I see that it's already 5 o'clock. My mom should be coming
home anytime now. I'll call her and tell her to bring home some
pizza. I hear the door open and some shuffling from the front
hall into the kitchen.
"Hello Hello Hello!" My mom's overly-cheery voice was heard from
the bottom of the steps. "Is there anyone up stairs? I have
Terra's head popped up and I started to pile up the magazines.
I call to my mom, "Kay, We'll be there in a minute!"
"MMM! this looks so good! If you don't get down here quickly I
might just eat it all..."
It's probably physically impossible for her to do that. She
always buys a lot of food. Well she always buys a lot of
everything. Mostly because she wants to try it all. I have never
known my mom to walk out of a store with only one item. She even
buys new towel sets every month because she wants to see how they
look in our bathrooms.
"There you girls are! Oh, Terra, dear, you have a stain on your
shirt. Take it off after you eat, I'll bleach it for you."
"Sure thing Sam! What'd you get us? Terra calls my mom by her
nickname, but she's like my mom's other daughter so my mom likes
it. She isn't that strict on what people call her, but she likes
it better when people she's not close to call her Samantha Jean.
"Let's see! I have chicken dumplings, shrimp dumplings, beef
dumplings, broccoli and chicken, eggrolls, eggrolls with no meat,
fried rice, Shrimp tempura, vegetable tempura, white rice, steak
hibachi and fried banana's for later." My mom sighed and looked
around the room. She was probably making sure she didn't forget
I don't think Terra even listened to my mom, she's just taking
everything out of the bags and setting them on the table. I'll go
get some plates and stuff. Maybe we have root beer left over from
my mom's open house.
"Hahaha! Your mom is so funny Terra! You must tell her i said hi,
I might stop by for a touch up later in the week. How's your
brother adjusting to College? "
"I'll tell her, Oh he loves college life. He already has pictures
of him and his new friends hanging around campus on face book. "
Going with her and Shean last week to settle him in was fun. He
has a really hot roommate...
"Hey, what was that guy's name? The Life Guard thattook the
single bed?" He was really hot. With dark hair, light blue eyes
and tanned skin.
"Victor? He was so hot! Sam, you have to some up with us and see
this guy. He's like a beach God!"
My mom blushed, " No, i could never do that, you girls have your
fun fanning over the cute guys while i pay the bills." she
laughed and got up with her plate, " Are you girls done?"
"It's almost nine, Terra throw your shirt down and I'll clean it,
you guys should start your nails."
I almost forgot that we didn't do anything in our routine yet.
Each year during our 'First Day of School Sleepover' we put nail
polish on the fingers on one hand. And then do the other hand in
the morning, we don't really remember why we started to do this
but we've done it since fifth grade. the other tradition we have
is looking up new make-up ideas for tomorrow on YouTube and
trying out as many as we can. We didn't start that tradition
until freshman year.
"Cyndy, we should choose our make-up first so our nail polish
won't influence our decision."
Terra sounds like a Politian on television. I giggle to myself.
"What?" Terra sounds hurt and when I look at her, her eyes are
big and her lips are tight.
"Nothing, you just sounded like you were running for president."
her face smoothes out.
"oh, I guess i did. haha.I really want to do make-up though, i
saw a video on this sick green shadowy cat-eye make-up and i
really want to see how it looks on me!" it sounded like she was a
kid begging for candy.
Terra looks better in light blue, though. Oh well.
"Sure. I'll go start up my laptop. Could you go get the other
chair from the office?"
Neither of us have a car so we walk to a bus stop.
"There is a good side to walking to the bus stop, we get our
daily dose of fresh air."
"Wow, Terra the terrible tells us her fact of the day.. and the
crowd goes wild." I really hate being outside in the morning.
"Stop calling me that! .... Headphones." she smirks and sticks my
tongue out at me.
i stared at her, i thought she forgot about that. she hardly
mentioned it! I probably gasped. I haven't said anything but I've
been thinking about Dustin since the mall. It's not because i
like but because I'm worried about what will happen at the party.
What if he doesn't flip his stupid hair in time and he steps on
"Fine, just don't call me that. You know i don't like doing
things in the morning." I grumble and
The bus turned around the corner. It was a small yellow car when
i first saw it, but as it crawled up the block I watched it grow.
The small group of teenagers at the stop all turn and face the
bus. A group of freshman get excited and it's really cute. I
remember my first day at Wishman High. It actually started out a
lot like this one. Just with my mom fussing over us a little more
I pull out my headphones from my backpack and plug them into my
iPod. Terra gets out one of her new notebooks and doodles on the
We're at school before either of us know it and we walk into the
familiar building. Because we're juniors this year, we get to
have lockers on the third floor. Yay. I can't believe Terra and I
are even trying to walk up these steps. At least our first couple
of classes are up there as well.