I was pulled out of my slumber abruptly by the constant ringing of my alarm. I reached over and turned it off before placing it back against the side table. It was already 7:30am and school was scheduled for 8am.
First week in school and am already going to arrive late and have the whole class stare at me like the freshman I really am.
That's just great!
I jumped out of bed and ran to my wardrobe and picked out the first piece of outfit i could lay my hands on. It was a knee length floral gown my mom got me for my fifteen birthday last summer.
The temperature out there is like minus zero degree and close to freezing as it was the beginning of winter so I pulled out my black leather jacket and proceeded to laying them neatly across the bed before retrieving my black ankle boots from under the bed.
My bag pack containing my school essentials was already waiting across the table. I was actually sensible enough to arrange everything I would be needing the previous night.
So pulling off my orange color pajamas and throwing them into the laundry basket. I rushed into the bathroom to brush then shower and get ready before my mom come knocking down the door herself to get me to wake up.
Twenty five minutes more and I was already dressed and brushing off the tangles in my curls.
My hair is a mass of sunburn mess seating on top of my head and each time I go to sleep, I wake up to a bird nest and sticking to all direction.
I wouldn't have bothered with the mess if I wanted to be the girl who showed up in school with hair like she was caught in a fisherman net so I just took a deep breath and kept doing the needful until I was done.
My skin is really tan with little sprout of freckles here and there across the bridge of my nose and cheeks unlike my mom who was completely flawless at her age with beautiful blond hair that is always maintained at shoulder length.
I wish I was half as beautiful as my mom but a girl can't complain not when my dad thinks am the most beautiful thing he has ever set his eyes on since I was born.
My brown hazel eyes was exactly like my dad's. Something I was grateful to inherit from him at least. Anything other than that, I was just the skinny daughter who doesn't look anything like her parent.
It's totally odd I know but that's just the way I grew up to meet things and their love for me pretty much make up for the lost of other physical attributes I could be lacking.
Most times, when i look at other people family and then remembered that am the only child of my parent, my mom would tell me, am worth more than a thousand children they could have ever given birth to.
I feel she is just saying it to put my mind at ease and as well as herself and my dad too. It breaks my heart to see the sadness in her eyes anytime we talk about me moving to college in California after high school someday.
She would act as though I was going away forever.
Anyways, that's just my mom.
Always thinking deep when it comes to anything that has to do with me.
I didn’t bother applying any much make up as I quickly rolled my hair into a simple ponytail with its tip folded into a bun. Only a touch of lip balm and mascara on my lashes and I was good to go.
My phone vibrated on the bed and I reached for it.
My ride to school was already on her way to come pick me.
I rushed down the staircase and into the kitchen and found my mom fixing breakfast. I took out a glass and hurriedly poured myself a glass of warm milk before grabbing the freshly baked cookies in the tray that was waiting at the kitchen island.
"You are going to be late sweetie" my mom said. Feeling concern for me.
"I know Mom" I bite into the cookie and chew before taking a sip from my glass of milk.
"Your Dad will be down soon, he will drop you off at school"
"No mom, Kara will pick me. She is already on her way here"
"Okay then. Just go ahead and finish your milk while i wrap some of these for you"
She took some of the cookies and had them wrapped up nicely and handed them to me.
I placed them inside my bag and quickly down the rest of my milk before pulling her in for a quick hug.
"Thank you mom. Love you"
"Love you too sweetie"
She pulled away slightly and brushed my hair a little. "Are you sure Kara will make it here on time?"
"She will mom. Don't worry"
Car horn again!!
"Speak of the devil...she is already here"
I grabbed my backpack and kissed her on both cheeks before rushing out the door.
"Have a nice day sweetie" I heard her voice calling after me before I closed the door.
"You too mom" I muttered back, hoping the winds take them straight to her in the kitchen because I doubt she could still heard me.
I rushed out to meet Kara waiting in her pink color Audi. She was dressed in a white knee length coat with a tight baby pink dress underneath. Her every day perfect blonde rolled into wavy curls and floating freely down the bridge of her spine.
Kara looked like something out of a Hollywood movies.
Even her makeup looked perfect!
I hurried over to the passenger seat and got in before giving her a quick kiss across the cheek.
"Hey Kar. You look amazing" I told her quite frankly.
She gave me a smug grin.
"You too Ava, we better hurry before we end up late and loose all the parking space"
I couldn't agree any more than I already had with a single nod and click on the seat belt before she quickly hit the gas paddle and propelled us towards our destination for the day and also every single day of our high school lives.
Kara and I have been friends since first grade and have been inseparable since then, even though we are more like two opposite polar bears. She is everything outgoing and fun while I on the other hand is a second level boring story you don’t want to read so let not uncover that.
We made it to school and just like Kara had suspected. There was no single parking space left.
"Seems like we will have to find somewhere else really fast or we are going to be late" Kara had said. Her face turning into a deep frown at the idea of being late for her first class.
"I'm so sorry Kar. I made you late for class."
Her head snapped at me with a raised brow.
"What? It wasn't your fault Ava. So chill out and stop apologizing"
"Uhm, Okay" I answered with a nervous chuckle.
We were still contemplating on where to park her car when we noticed another car reversing out of the parking lot.
"Bingo!" We practically screamed the word at the same time and burst out laughing.
Kara and I do that most of the time. We sometimes think and say the same thing almost at the same time like we could read each other thoughts.
Kara quickly began to reverse towards that direction when another car just sped past us heading the same way.
Our car screeched to a stop when Kara abruptly hit the break to prevent it from crashing into the next vehicle.
"Shit!_ guy just stole our space" Kara swear angrily.
"Uhm, technically he didn't Kara. This is a free school parking space and anyone can pretty much park whenever they see one" I tried to reason calmly but she snort at me instead.
"But we saw it first didn't we?"
"Yeah we did but he made it there first"
We quickly hurried into the school building after dumbing Kara's car in front of someone's motor bike. I bet the owner will be so pissed when he realizes it.
Kara and I don't have the same lectures that morning so we head in different directions. Fully equipped with the school map in hand and feeling completely confident.
The hallway was a total chaos making it hard to walk by without having to bump shoulders with others.
My first lecture for the day is AP history and according to my scheduled book, it's taking place at room 206 and I just realized am holding the map upside down and have been heading the wrong direction all along.
I quickly made a U-turn still looking at the map just to be sure am actually heading towards the right destination when I smacked into someone so hard and landed on my butt with a thud.
"Watch where you are going bitch!" A female voice had hissed angrily at me while the rest of the passerby just burst out laughing.
Not paying much attention to any of her demeaning word, i quickly tried to reach for my map on the floor because I couldn't afford to loose it or I might never make it to class on time.
Before I could reach it, one of the tall guys in the group of fools laughing at me kicked it towards another direction halting me in my approach.
Someone has got to be kidding me right now.
I stopped and took a deep breath to calm myself before looking up at the stupid face who is having so much fun bullying a girl in the hallway without a single ounce of shame.
My mouth practically hit the floor because he wasn't a stupid face at all when my eyes beheld his face. On the contrary, he has pretty eyes, chiseled cheeks and teeth so white that, he could pass an audition to model for Colgate without breaking a sweat.
And those side dimples are like that of an angel and I can totally die for it right now.
Who the heck is this guy?
**Pretty eyes was hovering over me on the floor at this point and I don't mind the close proximity at all. In fact I was living in ecstasy, just having him so close.He smell like morning coffee and I can totally breathe him in like my life depended on it.Mmmmm.My euphoria didn't last very long because he snapped his fingers right at me and pulled me back to reality. My jaw that was practically hitting the floor quickly snapped shut in embarrassment.I'm most grateful for my really tan skin at this point because the last thing I needed was having a plume cheek that was screaming 'hey, I think am falling for you right now'I shot him a weak glare after I was sure I won't embarrass myself the moment I open my mouth to speak to him. "You don't have to do that you know?""Awn, don't tell me you are going to cry now princess" He had a cute pout on his face before he began to chuckle like a maniac while the rest of his friends just joine
**"Yes? Miss Michael. What is so funny? Care to share with the rest of us?" Mr. Jack had said. His left brow raised at me."Uh, am sorry" I muttered."Sorry about what exactly? That am busy teaching and you were laughing about God knows what?""I'm sorry Mr. Jack. It won't happen again""Of course it won't and that's why you will have to turn in a five page essay on why you won't do it again before the end of the week" He said with a puff of breath and I just screamed mentally.What?He has seriously got to be kidding me right now.Five page essay on why I won't do it again? Can’t he just take my word for it?"Is either that or detention"Well- I can see that he is dead serious right now and am not about to argue with him on the matter either.He had a stern look on his face that says, don't dare me so pick wisely.I guess detention it is because there is no way am going to write a five page e
**The fact that I had to go against my parent one rule by sneaking out of the house just so I could attend this party only prove how reckless am determined to be tonight and it doesn't even come close to the part where I had to walk a few blocks under this freezing weather either.I had to go meet up with Kara at a safe distance away from my parent house. And to think that this whole walking of a thing was my freaking idea was an understatement.I kept rubbing at my exposed arms in a bid to create some warmth around my body. My hands feels numb and I was starting to go pale on the face as I continued to drag myself along.The weather was pretty harsh tonight as it kept blowi
**Kara was nowhere in sight when I went looking for her. I lost track of her for just a moment and she has disappeared into thin air.Can this night get any worst?I pulled out my phone and dialed her number but it just kept ringing away. I doubt she could hear her phone ringing, given how loud and noisy the place was.I decided to head upstair in search of Kara, hoping to find her there. The first room I found was empty. I proceeded to the next and found two drunk teenagers sucking at each other faces with sloppy kisses and trying to get it on. I retreated back the same way I got in and quickly hurry out the door unnotic
**"Oh my God Ava. Where were you? I was looking all over for you" Kara had rumbled all at once.I was gone for only a minute or two and she was already looking all over for me?Was she drunk already? No because she seem fine."I only went up the balcony for some air because I couldn't breathe over here""I was on my way to get you before I met you here"I raised a single brow at her. "How did you know I was up there?""Some guy named uhm, I can't even remember saw me asking aro
As if last night sermon wasn't enough. My mom made sure I had an earful at breakfast this morning while my dad kept chipping in every now and then in support.And part of the punishment for being grounded is having to survive a whole week without my phone and television plus 7pm curfew with zero access to the internet for a week is really the height of it.Depression doesn't even come close to how I feel. My heart is broken with every bit of its scattered fragment buried deep into the mud.I left home for school feeling like a fun part of my life have been stripped off me and am being thrown into the medieval world to face it with clubs and bows.Only difference is, this is the twenty first century and phone is a basic necessity. Maybe not for my parent who totally believe one can actually do without it in a matter of just one week.Pessssh!I wouldn't be this pissed off if I had other alternatives but my life is as borin
Kara and I turned around to stare back at Carlos. He looked different with bruised cheeks and busted lips. The purple marking around his eyes was starting to fade out but one could clearly see how terrible it was before that moment. Was he involved in a fight also? Because when I met him in school yesterday, he looked like the perfect teenage boy and now, I barely recognized him if not for his usual friendly demeanor and blue eyes. I couldn't help but glance back at the direction of Logan whose bruises were looking almost the same as Carlos but i find that he was no longer there. What the heck was going on? Why is everyone looking like they are just returning home from world war Z. Don't get me wrong okay?_because When I said everyone? In my head, it's pretty much just Logan and Carlos all the way. I'm well aware those two hate each other even before I met neithe
*Maybe I did care for Logan but not enough to spare him from my next word."Look Logan, i'd be lying if I said I have thought about us being friends because I haven't and probably won't either so how about we do it this way"His brow furrowed at my words but that didn't stop me from explaining further. "You and me can try as much as possible to be nice to each other every other day we run into ourselves without putting a label on it""What does that mean?""It means we can still be friends without actually being friends"He covered the remaining distance between us and held me across the shoulders. With his eyes holding mine hostage yet again. "So you are saying we can be strangers and friends at the same time?"I answered with a shrug. "Well if you put it that way then I guess yes"His hands fell back to his s