Adventures Of South Hills

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Amy is Popular

The weather had become warmer these days and the time seemed to pass very quickly even though the days were the longest. The summer session schedule in South Hills has always been pretty tough for students. They had their morning classes from 9:00 till 12:00, afternoon classes from 2:00 till 4:00, and then to end the day, they had their optional extra classes from 6:00 till 7:00.

Only a few girls who the teachers thought needed extra help had to attend extra classes but even when only a few girls weren’t there, the charm of their gossips and activities used to feel incomplete.

It was their 1-Hour break after their morning classes. Lydia was lying on her bed with Sophia sitting next to her reading a book, “I. Absolutely. Hate. Summer. Session!” Lydia said through gritted teeth. She got up and pointed at Sophia. “And you, Sophie, stop reading or I’m gonna kill you right this second!”

“Calm down, Dia!” Sophia mischievously smiled;

“Don’t call me Dia!” The humidity made Lydia’s cheeks turn red.

Sophia threw her hands in the air, “Okay, okay. I won’t call you Dia but you need to calm down, first.”

“Calm down? How could I calm down? It’s 40 degrees outside and we have classes the whole day.” Lydia widened her eyes, “Do you understand? The whole freaking day!”

“But Lydia, look at it this way, you attend morning classes, then afternoon classes, you repeat everything you’ve learned, in your extra classes. It’s not doing any harm but it’s only making it easier for you to prepare for final exams. You may not realize it right now but you will once you’ll officially start studying for finals. You’ll already-” Lydia interrupted Sophia.

“Okay, yeah, I get it.” Lydia came forward, “Just please, stop it!” she said in an appealing manner to which Sophia light-heartedly laughed.

“What’s the matter with you two?” Mia came in with a slice of pizza in one hand and her broken glasses in the other.

Lydia pointed at Mia’s hand with her glasses in it, “What’s the matter with that thing?”

“Oh, it broke.” She looked down at it.

“How?” Sophia asked going towards Mia.

Mia looked different now that she wasn’t wearing her glasses, “I and Elle went to get food from the counter when I realized I had put my glasses on the table and forgot to pick them up. But when we got back to our table, they were on the floor, broken like this. I guess they just fell and broke.” She shrugged as she saw Sophia take the slice from her hand, take a bite then go back to where she was sitting with the slice of pizza still in her hand.

“What you gonna do now?” Lydia asked and took a bite of it as well.

“Even though I hate it, I’ll have to wear contacts.” She grunted and went to her side table, “What about you two? Aren’t you guys coming to the cafeteria? Even though, Sophie doesn’t need to anymore.” Mia cheerfully grinned looking at the slice of pizza in Sophia’s hand.

Sophia lifted the slice, “A slice of pizza doesn’t make my tummy full!” she pouted.

“Just like sucking our blood doesn’t make our school’s tummy full!” Lydia opened her arms and lay on the bed again.

“What the hell did you just say?” Sophia and Mia both burst out laughing.

“Shut up, guys!” Lydia sat up and smiled, “C’mon, let’s go to the cafeteria. I’m starving!” she said as she got up to exit the room.

The cafeteria was very crowded when she entered. She started to look for a familiar face when she spotted Amy and Elle sitting at a table. She took a sigh of relief as she started walking towards them, “Oh my god? That’s so amazing, Amy!” Elle was saying.

“I know, right? I didn’t believe it at first too.” Lydia could easily tell from so far that Amy was very happy, “What did you not believe at first, huh?” she asked when she sat behind them.

“Amy reached 10K subscribers on YouTube! Can you believe it?” Elle looked happier than Amy though.

“On your singing channel?” Lydia asked in disbelief as Amy nodded with a beaming smile.

“Wow, that’s a piece of exciting news, Amy! But how did you make your videos? You don’t have a phone or a laptop, do you?”

“Nope, I borrow it from Luna once a week.”

“That makes sense.” Lydia’s mood seemed to get a lot better after hearing this news. “Did you tell everyone else?” she asked after a pause.

“Yep, Everyone congratulated me. Honestly, I still can’t believe I’m famous now!” Amy said and took a sip of her mint margarita.

“I need food!” Lydia said in a throaty voice.

“Do you want me to get it for ya?” Amy and Elle both asked at the same time.

“Nah, it’s fine. I’ll get it.” Lydia said and went off to the food counter, “Can I have a Burrito bowl, please?” she asked the man behind the counter.

“Sorry, Burrito bowl isn’t served today.” The man politely told just when the bell for the afternoon classes rang.

“Are you freaking kidding me?” she mumbled angrily to herself, “Is pasta served today?” she asked annoyingly after continuously having thoughts about running away from the school.

“Yes, it is.” He answered.

“I want one plate of pasta then, please,” she said at last.

“There’s not even a 1 percent chance of you running away alone, believe me.” Someone whispered in her ear.

Lydia turned around in panic, “Oh my god, Mia. I’ve told you a million times not to do that. I get scared!” she said as Mia started laughing, “And how the hell do you read my mind? I honestly hate you for it sometimes.” Lydia picked up the pasta plate from the counter and started walking towards the exit of the cafeteria.

“Are you sure, you hate me sometimes?” Mia chuckled.

“Not funny, Mia!” Lydia stuck out her tongue at Mia which Mia returned her.

“Okay, see ya later. I need to get to my class. Bye!” Mia waved as she hurried towards the Learning hall and to her class.

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