"Vicky, aren't you so excited? Its the first day of senior year," my best friend Melissa squealed while fixing her hair in the side mirror of her red convertible since we were at a red light. I didn't have to look at her to know what she was doing.
"I'm just so ready to be out of that craphole high school," I replied, looking down at my phone.
"Yeah me too. I'm so tired of all the same boring guys and girls," Melissa said.
"Oh come on, Mel. It's still going to be all the same people" I reminded her. No new students had joined our grade for two years. Everyone knew everyone. Unless you lived under a rock or unless you thought you were too cool to learn other people's names.
"Hm. Well its a new year, anything can happen," she shrugged, turning the music up.
"Yeah right," I muttered.
"Hey, did you ever find out who moved into that house across the street from you?"
"It seemed like three college guys, but I didn't really get a good look, they were carrying boxes," I explained. The house across the street had been for sale all summer and last week the 'for sale' sign was finally taken down. The people who used to live there left and the house had been bought and Melissa was dying to know who moved in.
"Ohh... College guys... Are they cute?" I saw her face light up which made me smile.
"Girl, I told you, their faces were covered by boxes," I repeated, laughing.
"Oh, come on! Who cares? Three college guys, living across the street with no parents? They're perfect relationship material," Melissa squealed.
"You're crazy. You know nothing about them! Mel, don't be that desperate. If you really want a boyfriend, find someone at school," I told her.
"I've known everyone at school for too long," she complained. I looked over at her pouting face and laughed.
"Mel, you're too gorgeous to beg," I told my best friend.
"I guess you're right," she laughed with a wink.
"I'm always right," I reminded her.
"You know it! And here we are! Skyline High. First day of senior year, get out of the car, Vicky," Melissa rushed, excitedly.
"I'm coming," I said, as I opened the door and Melissa put the roof up on her convertible.
"Vicky, those guys you were talking about... They're high schoolers," she said.
"What are you talking about?" I asked.
"Look," Melissa pointed to three motorcycles all parked in the same spot and nearby a group of three guys surrounded by girls.
"No way," I muttered.
"I knew it, they're totally hot. Bad boys, I like it," Melissa said as she casually leaned on her car.
"How do you know they're bad?" I asked.
"Oh honey, don't act dumb. They drive motorcycles and one has bleached hair. And they're wearing sunglasses," Melissa explained.
''I wear sunglasses all the time," I reminded her.
"Do you drive a motorcycle?" Melissa asked.
"Exactly. See, you're not a bad boy."
"Yeah well maybe, I'm not a bad boy because I'm a girl. Ever think of that?" I laughed as she glared at me.
"Shh. They're coming over here," Melissa whisper-shouted, excitedly.
"Hello ladies," the guy in the middle said. I rolled my eyes and crossed my arms.
"We're new here. I'm Axel," the guy on the left said.
"Hi, I'm Melissa and this is my best friend, Vicky," Melissa introduced us.
"Vicky? You live across the street from us, right?" Axel asked.
"Yeah, I guess so," I said.
"Anyway, I'm Axel, these are my brothers, Jason and Zach," the guy on the left said.
"Nice to meet you," said Jason.
"Hm. I wish I could say the same," I muttered.
"Oh feisty. So we were wondering if one of you lovely ladies could show us around for the day?" Zach asked.
"Yeah not me, sorry. I'm busy. Maybe one of those girls over by your bikes can show you around," I said, pointing to their motorcycles.
"You see, that's the thing. They all offered to show us around," Axel explained.
"Okay," I said, confused.
"Hey, um I can show you guys around," Melissa cut in.
"Sounds like fun, but I think I'm gonna hang with Feisty today. Have fun guys," Axel said.
"Oh no. I will not be followed around by you today," I said.
"I'll come too," said Jason, slinging his arm across my shoulders.
"Yeah me too," Zach joined in.
"Sorry, but I just met you guys and I never agreed to this," I said, backing up.
"Come on, Vicky," pleaded Melissa.
"I also have a very busy day," I said through my teeth trying to tell Melissa that we had other things that were more important than hot guys.
"Well, we're just going to follow you anyway," Jason said.
"Ugh fine! Lets go, then," I said, exasperated.