Five New Boys; Chapter 4 - Hey Emily
First day of school seemed okay, i talked to a cute boy. I didnt
expect to see any cute boys. Usually, the boys at my school arent
really my kind of attractive. Havent seen an acttravtive guy
since eighth grade, his name was Brandon and he was my age. I
dont know what happened to him, maybe went to a different school
or something. Today was pretty much the same. Nothing new
happened all morning, just the usual routine. I sat in my classes
paying attention to the teacher about what we're working on.
After I graduate, Clara, Ashley and I plan on moving to
California, so we tell ourselves to pull our shit together when
it comes to school. We planned this two years ago. So everyday,
we're a step closer to moving. I honestly dont like it here.
There never seems to be anything here for me. I hear the bell
ringing snapping me out of my own thoughts.
I waited by the front breezeway again. Standing by the main
doors. I went on my twitter while i waited for everybody else and
checking my interactions. Not the many, just a few follows and a
couple people asking for a follow back. "Hi Emily" I hear a
voice. I look up from my phone, Ashley. "Oh, hi" I say to her.
"You tired?" She asks. "Yeah" "Me too, was lazy in P.E" "hah,
really?" "Yeah" We stand there in silence waiting for everybody.
I see Abby coming down the stairs. "Hi" I say to her. "Hi" She
responds. I go back on my phone, checking my tumblr, seeing i
have a few notification from people reblogging my pictures. Ive
had my tumblr for a while now. Im pretty sure people got sad as I
did two years ago and made me realize that people feel the exact
same way and dont think that life could get better in the future.
I was sad alot in grade 8. Mainly because i had no friends, i was
mostly alone throughout that year. That was when Clara, Danielle
and Jenn was grade nine, but then they had to go to high school
much closer to home because of whats been happening here. There
was aborginal people getting abducted by caucasian cops, thats
what ive heard anyway. I didnt really get any details about it.
Everybody else arrives, we walk down in a group. "Ill be right
back, im going to heat up my pizza pops" I say to everybody. Some
nod, some say "Okay" I heat my lunch for a minute and thirty
seconds, walk to our usual table waiting for everybody. Look over
accross the room and seeing the girls asking the lady to get them
what they want to eat. Everyday we have a menu, today, theyre
serving rice and popcorn chicken which is covered in something a
little spicy. I take out my phone and continue reblogging a few
more pictures and wait for everyone. "Hey, Emily" I hear a voice.
A male voice. Luke. "Oh, Hi Luke" "Did you already read the first
chapter of How To Kill A Mockingbird?" He asks. "Yeah, you?" He
lets out a small nervous laugh, "No, i forgot. I was busy last
night, can you give me a small summerary of what happened or
something" "Yeah, sure. How about i give you my notes?" "Sure,
um. Can i get them now?" "Yeah sure." I reach over to my bag and
pull out my notes of the book and hand them over to Luke.
"Thanks, ill give them back before class starts." "Okay"
"Alright, see you then. Im just.. going over back to my table
then" I laugh abit because its right next to ours."Alright" I say
"Who's that?" I turn my head to the left and hear voices. I see
the rest of my friends and see that Clara had asked my the
question. "Oh, um. Thats Luke." "Your boyfriends?" She says
smirking at me. "Nooo, hes my partner in English class" "Haha,
okay sure." "Shut up, he is" I say. Everybody else sits and we
all socialize with each other. I dont think theres ever a time
when we dont have anything to talk about. We could talk about
anything and never get tired of each other. "Guys, shut up! Im
trying to read something" I hear a male voice yelling from the
right side. I glance over. His friends being loud and laughing,
guys just being guys.
I look over to my friends, smiling, laughing and talking. "We
should do something Friday." I say loud enough for them to hear.
"Okay, what?" says Danielle. "I dont know. OH, how about Pitch
Perfect?" I say. They all agree to go. Looks like ive got plans
tomorrow. School started yesterday which was a Wednesday. So now
its, Thursday. The bell inturrpts our conversation. Looks like
Abby and I have to get to math class. I say bye to everyone else
who's classes are on the other side of the school. "I dont wanna
go to math class" I whine like a little 10 year old. "Lets go,
its only the second day. I doubt we're going to do that much
work." She says. "But Abbyyy" I say pouting my lips trying to
make a puppy face. "But Emilyy, lets go" She says grabbing me by
my wrist and dragging me with her. Wow, its only the second day
and I already dont want to go to class. Even though i havent
really learned anything. "Lets go to the mall this evening and
find some new clothes?" I ask her. "Okay, when?" "Around 6?"
"Alright." she agrees. I love shopping. Its probably one of my
main things to do. Especially with my friends. I absolutely hated
shopping with my mom, I felt like a kid.
"Welcome to class everybody." Mr. Walker said. "The unit we'll be
learning is Algebra" I hear a few people groan in
dissappointment. I know, I dont like algebra too. So i know what
theyre probably thinking. He hands out math text books. "We will
be using these textbooks for the rest of the semester, so please
do not write on them, other students use them."
Math class wasnt so bad. He showed us what we already knew from
like grade eight or something. How to find the answer to the
letter in the question. Just the basics. Nothing much really new.
I check the time on my phone hoping class would end soon,
2:04P.M. My god yes! Each class is about an hour and fifteen
minutes long. So, depends on the class. My favorite classes just
fly by. The ones i dont like so much, are long as it could get.
The last ten minutes went by pretty fast, Im pretty sure time
flies by when you're paying attention.
'Going to be in the breezeway, the one by the library. Lets sit
there for five minutes between classes.' i sent to everybody. I
get replies instantly. 'Sure' 'Okay' 'K' is what i get. Abby and
I make our way down the stairs, crowded by a bunch of people
going up or down. We go and sit at the window already seeing
Clara and Jenn there. "Hi" i say to them. They look at me, "Hi"
they say back. "What class did you guys have?" "Science" they
both say. "Oh, you got science together?" "Yeah." "Ohhh, Me and
Abby just had math" "Oh really?" "Yeah." Everybody else comes, i
say hello to them, they say it back. Everybody else is joining us
to the mall tonight. Now that Jenn, Danielle and Clara got their
license, we can go for rides whenever or wherever we want. They
have their own cars. "Clara, pick me up after 6." I ask her.
"Okay" she says. I really cant wait to get my license during the
summer too. So i can stop asking people to drive me around. A
lady i usually see around comes and tell everybody sitting on the
window ledge comes and says loudly, "Get to class everybody!" She
says kicking everybody off the ledge. Most of us go, I say bye to
everyone else as Ashley, Abby and I go around the corner where
the grade seven and eights area lockers are and go into room 118.
"You assholes yesterday." I say. "What?" Ashley says. "You guys
left me hanging!" "Hanging?" said Abby. "Yeah, i had to find a
random person to be my partner." They laugh. "Ohhh, who's your
partner?" "Luke, one of the twins." They gasp. "Are you serious?"
"Yeah." "You wanna switch partners?" asks Abby. "No" I say
immediatly. We laugh.
We go to our seats. Luke smiles at me and I return one as well. I
sit in my seat. "Heres your notes" He says handing them over. I
take out my binder and slide them in. "And thanks" he says. I
look at him. "For what?" I say. He smiles, "For letting my borrow
them." "Oh, yeah. No problem" I say stupidly. "Good afternoon
everybody." Mr. Banks said catching everyones attention. A few
people reply. "Good afternoon" "Did everybody read the first
chapter?" He asks. Everybody nods. "Great." he continues, "Now,
instead of the 'activity', we will be doing an essay on the book
with your partner. You will answer the questions together, so you
will need to review them on your own time. We will get time to
work on them during class." So i guess that means me and Luke
will be spending some time together. "Now, how many of you want
to get out of the pop quiz?" Everybody raises their hands.
"Alright, if you tell me which author wrote Great Expectaions."
He walks around the class "Anyone? He was british, he also wrote
the Paperwick Picks" and a girl raises her hand. He points at her
meaning telling her to answer. "Shakespear?" she says. "Good
guess, but he didnt write novels." Nobody knew the answer. But i
did. I didnt want to draw any attention to myself. I wrote down
the answer. Charles Dickens. He walks by me and sits back down on
his stool. "The author is, Charles Dickens." He walks back around
to his desk. He looks at me. Im really awkward when it comes to
making eye contact with people, so i look down to my paper
quickly. The bell rings. "Make sure you read the second chapter
tonight!" He yells before everybody exits the class. I was the
last one out. "Why didnt you raise your hand?" He asks and
continues, "Do they call you the 'teachers pet', 'freak'" i lift
my shoulders. "I used to be called 'spaz' I mean come on.. spaz?"
I nod, just wanting him to finish, so i can go home already. "I
heard you had a tough time last year" I dont exactly know how he
knew that. Even last year was pretty bad because Clara, Danielle
and Jen had to stay at the high school closer to home so they can
help Ashley and Abby get through their freshman year. Now they're
here, so im fine now. "They say, 'If you make a friend on the
first or second day, you're okay'" "Thank you sir, but my friends
are here now, so dont worry Mr. Banks, im okay. Thanks" He nods.
I guess he's finished speaking, so i exit the class and see
Ashley and Abby waiting outside the door for me. "What'd he say?"
asked Ashley. "He knew i had a tough time last year." I tell
them. "How?" "Not sure." "Oh, okay." "Yeah, i just wanna go home
now." "Me too." I see the rest of my friends waiting by the door
where I come in from in the mornings. We all walk out off to the
parking lot, Danielle gives Abby, Jessica, and Georgina a ride
home, all three of them life in the West Fort area. I dont really
know how they get to school in the mornings. Maybe bus. Not
really sure. "What classes do you have?" She says as we enter her
silver lamborghini. Her parents make pretty good money off their
jobs, they got her the car as a birthday gift last year after she
got her license. Ashley climbs in the back. "Um, first period i
have History with Ashley, second i have Art, fourth is Math with
Abby and last is with Abby and Ashley which is English." She
listens and nods. "How about you Ashley?" "History, P.E, Art and
English." "How about you?" i ask. "English, Math, Geography and
Art." We arrive to my house. We all stay in a same room which is
the biggest for all three of us. We go on our laptops and we wait
for 6 pm.
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Sorry, i didnt post last night. I wasnt really feeling like
myself. But im fine now. Made it extra long for you readers.
Thanks for reading and Enjoy my future chapters. :)