By Anna Li
Copyright 2000 Anna Li
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Another Monday morning in the boring world of
school. Oh the joy.
“Will you go out with me?”
Christina blinked several times.
“Guy…I don’t know what to say.”
Christina said slowly. Actually, how bout,
take a hint, get a life, I don’t like you. That sounds pretty good.
Guy came closer, his hands grasping Christina’s tightly. “You could say yes.” He said hoarsely in her ear.
when was the last time you brushed your teeth?
pushed him away and pried his hands off hers.
“Uh…I’m not really…ready for a relationship right now.” She said, choosing her words
he’s just full of hormones and stupid one-liners, but that didn’t mean I
wanted to hurt his feelings.
Christina told herself.
Disappointment showed on Guy’s face.
Christina took a deep breath and swung her
legs in a fidgety manner. Why do I feel
the sudden need to run from this awkward situation?
“Christina! There you are! I’ve been looking for you like, everywhere.”
lifesaver! “Well, here I am.” Christina said very calmly, only just keeping
down the urge to jump into her best friends arms and thank her for saving her
from a terribly awkward situation that was happening right about now.
“Hey Sarah,” Guy said quietly.
“Hi.” Sarah chirped happily. “Migod! I
have the best news! You will not believe. Okay so I was walking past Charlie
Iverson, and he came up and talked to
me and see this?” She raised her right hand up and shoved it in Guy and
Christina’s faces. “That’s his phone
number! Oh yes, written by Charlie Iverson himself, using my
am I so not happy to see Sarah all of a sudden?
thought, mentally whacking Sarah over the head. Could
she have chosen a worse time to break the great news?
“Uh…Sarah, this is really great but…”
Sarah interrupted, “I haven’t gotten to the best part yet, he wants to catch
a movie tonight. With me! Me!”
Guy took a deep breath. “Sarah…”
“Ahh! I need you to help me chose out what
to wear tonight! So, come over at about 8-ish? Eh?”
Christina got up and grabbed Sarah’s arm and
started leading her away. “See you later, Guy.”
“Bye Guy! Huh! That rhymes!” Sarah
A few people turned and stared.
“Uh…she’s on medication.” Christina
Sarah shot her friend a look.
Sarah and Christina walked into homeroom, and
made their way to the back to grab the empty seats.
Luckily their teacher wasn’t there yet, so
they weren’t late, which also meant they wouldn’t get a detention for being
late 3 times in a row.
At Clarner High there was a system where, if
you were late for homeroom 3 times in a month, you would score yourself a
detention. Detentions can also be scored for swearing, picking fights and the
general bad behaviour.
“What?” Sarah asked as she sat down and
plonked her folder and pencil case on the desk.
“Couldn’t you take a hint? You came in a
bad time! Guy had asked me out, I said no, and you come along with your happy
tale of a date!” Christina just about screamed.
“Oh…well Guy is a bit on the desperate
side anyway, so really, you haven’t lost anything.”
Christina had to control her hands from flying
out and beating Sarah up.
Sarah didn’t seem to notice though. She
leant forward and dreamingly inspected the numbers scribbled on her right hand.
Christina gave up and opened her Geography
folder. Might as well finish last
night’s homework. I hope Guy isn’t too upset…I can’t believe he asked me
out. I didn’t even know he liked me! A sigh escaped her lips.
“This has been the best day of my life.”
Christina heard Sarah mutter to herself.
someone thinks so. Christina couldn’t help but feel guilty over the
whole Guy incident. I shouldn’t be
feeling guilty. Note my guilt free feeling. Than a voice inside her head, a
wisecrack that was known as her conscience said, Than why are you still thinking about him? Unless of course, it does
mean something to you.
Christina frowned. Oh shut up.