Ch.2 Misleading Encounters
The following Monday I decide I was going to confront the stranger that almost ran me over. Why? You may ask, well because after what happened on Friday I became highly interested in him and I was dying to find out more about him. I made it my mission to find him and to speak to him without being obnoxious.
But right now I had to focus on the little dilemma I was having, and that was, that I was running late. As soon as I enter the school’s main entrance the tardy bell rings! Great! In order to keep away from the deans--who will sent me to the tardy room if they find me and give me an hour detention--I must be extra sneaky and fast. I quickly tipy-toe myself around the school when I finally see my class in the distance. Wooh!, I made it out that problem.
“Hey you!” A manly voice yells. I slowly turn around to find one of the deans standing there. Just my luck. “To the tardy room”
“But my class is just right there” I say as I point to a door not too far from where we’re standing.
“No excuses. Now go to the tardy room now!”
“Now!” he says. There’s no use in arguing with him so I just do what he says. I stubbornly walk downstairs into a big class full with kids that were late. I walk over to the fat and old teacher sitting in his desk and he gives me a pink slip that says one hour detention.
“Now sit down” Is all he says to me eyeing me carefully. I look around the classroom and find that the room is totally packed except one seat at the back. I walk to it thinking how I just missed a very important test on logarithmic functions. I put my bag down slowly and carefully sit down.
“The girl that almost cost me my freedom”
“Huh” I say and turn to look at the person that just said that.
“Interesting to find you here” He says, and to my surprise it’s the stranger.
“You’re the guy that almost ran me over” I blurted without thinking.
“I go by Kyle.”
“Oh, Sorry” I’m pleased that he doesn’t say how much of a dumbass I am for crossing the street the way I did, and that he’s actually being friendly. “I’m Stephanie” I stick out my hand for him to shake which he does.
“So Stephanie, have you learned your lesson. Look both ways before you cross the street”
“Of course, that was the closest encounter with death that I’ve ever had, and I don‘t want that to happen again”
“I’m sure you don’t” he says with a chuckle that made me feel tingly inside. For a few seconds it’s quiet between us and all we do is stare at each others eyes. He has the cutes eyes that I have ever seen, which are bright blue, and look amazing next to his light skin. I notice he’s wearing that leather jacket again which accent the muscles in his body I lower my view down to his lips which are-“Bzzz!” I snap out of my trance and pull out my cell phone out of my jean pocket which was vibrating loudly. It’s Jake, and he send me a text saying: “whr r u?”
“Is that your boyfriend Jake” he asks as he watches me text something back.
“Yeah, wait, how do you know about me and Jake” I ask curiously putting the phone back.
“You hear things. And anyways you guys are the ‘perfect couple’” he says with a look of disgust.
“Yeah well we aren’t perfect. I don’t even think we might work out” Oh my god why did I just say that! I do think we’ll work out.
“Oh really” Kyle says and pauses. “Meet me after school today”
“After school, meet me. I’ll give you a ride somewhere”
“I have practice”
“Tennis, true. I’ll wait for you”
“But, I uhm.
“Be there” he says and the bell rings soon after that. What did I just agree to do! I couldn’t help but think that I might have lead him on by saying Jake and I weren’t going to work out, but a part of me didn’t mind that.