Imagine waking up knowing that when you leave your house, your whole life will change. This was my first thought when waking up, today was my day. It was the day I will finally be noticed at school. By everyone. The nerves I was feeling was eating away at me inside out.
I laid in my bed for another few minutes before I rolled out and set my feet onto my fluffy white rug before pushing myself off the bed and out of the comfort that I felt. If I was going to be noticed I need to try to look my best, to make sure that Hunter didn’t have another reason to give me the silent treatment.
Walking into the bathroom I take a quick shower and wash my hair with my mango and peach shampoo and matching conditioner. The nerves that came washing over me could have knocked me off my feet if I carried on thinking about what will happen when I get to school. Stumbling over my own nerves I take calming breathes to get my nerves under check leaning against the wall for support. Finally, being able to calm myself down I head to my room and slam the door shut, trying to shut out all the nerves and the pain that I am feeling. I grab my phone and punch in the password with shaky fingers, I mentally curse myself as I put on some music to distract myself.
Half an hour later I was done. I had my hair slightly curled at the ends something a little extra to give it more flare, after brushing it out it was now in beach waves, the same way Kathryn had done which I liked. I had little make-up applied because I was still trying to figure it all out, some lip gloss, mascara and a nude eyeshadow. Lastly, I had picked out a pink skater skirt that fell to my mid thighs and tight white crop top. I say I picked it, I didn’t, Hunter had picked it out, he had texted me earlier knowing I would wear jeans to help feel more comfortable. To finish the look off, I slid on some white ankle heeled boots. Giving myself a shaky nod, I grabbed my bag with all my school stuff in, which again was new and matched my outfit as it was a tote white bag, my phone and headed downstairs.
Upon reaching the kitchen you can imagine my surprise when I saw my mother sitting at the makeshift table, with a coffee in hand. She glanced at me before doing a double take. She stared at me, analysing me. It made me feel uncomfortable, squirming under her own gaze if this was how I felt around my own mother then what am I going to do when I’m in front of the whole school!
“Ava?” My mum questioned if she was questioning me it was not a good sign. I looked at her nervously wondering if she hated the way I looked and dressed, the way they I had changed my hair. So many questions were running through my head as I looked at her expression on his face.
“Yeah, mum?” It came out just above a whisper, but I knew she heard me. The nerves were eating away at me as I waited for her to answer me.
“You look so different, more confident in your skin.”
“Is that a good thing?” I could hear my own tremor in my voice.
“In this case yes, it is, oh Ava you look gorgeous, stunning even.” My mother practically gushed while I blushed and muttered a quick thanks before grabbing breakfast. Five minutes passed before my phone went off signalling that Hunter was waiting for me outside. I grabbed my bag and hugged my mum goodbye; it’s been ages since I’ve been able to do that and headed out the door to meet Hunter.
Hunter had come in one of his really fancy cars today to show off, I guess too make sure that we get noticed by other people, but Hunter always gets noticed. It was a matte black Lamborghini and man it was gorgeous. I might marry this guy just for his cars. Wait, what? I did not just say that.
I was brought from my thoughts by Hunter pressing the car horn and startling me. I hopped into the car before turning to him, I wasn’t sure how he was going to react to me, so I had to be careful and try not to let the jerk out of his hiding place. He didn’t look like he was on Saturday, so I guess he has cooled off. His jaw isn’t clenched, and his eyes don’t seem cold, but they are guarded. His face has hard lines across it showing how his face is always pulled down in a frown or set with his jaw clenched and his mouth in a thin line with no emotion on his face.
“You know that was really rude.” He just smirks at me before looking back at me, his smirk doesn’t seem to reach his eyes and I can see they are well guarded.
“Wow princess, you clean up good.” He said this with a wink sent my way which makes me gag. How was I supposed to act as his girlfriend, he was such a jerk not to mention the number of girls he has had. Letting a shiver run down my spine as well as rolling my eyes, I turned to look out the window as Hunter pulled out my driveway. I was having mixed feelings about the guy, yesterday I was fine but today, I felt more hostile towards him, especially after what happened at the mall. Maybe I was just taking my nerves out on him or maybe it was because after he showed me a different side to him on Saturday, and that side is not something that I ever want to see again.
The ride was slow and awkward as mister grumpy arse didn’t want to talk to me, he seemed uninterested with talking to me which was fine by me as I wasn’t in the mood to be talking to him either. I reached over to put on some music as I could feel the nerves beginning to kick in again before my hand was rudely slapped away, the slap didn’t hurt but it was enough to get a small yelp out of me and I snatched my hand back. I gave Hunter my best death glare I could muster before I went to do it again. Knowing what to expect I was quicker and managed to get the music on.
Hunter shot me a glare but, left the music on anyway. Yeah, that’s what I thought sucker! I did a happy dance in my head before mentally slapping myself for being so stupid because we had just turned into the school and my mood changed with the snap of a finger. I could feel eyes turn to the car and I was panicking big time, I knew he always drove a flashy car, but he never brought anyone with him in his cars. I couldn’t do this, what was I thinking when I agreed to this? Yeah, that’s what, nothing I wasn’t thinking like usual, for a ‘nerd’ that’s not smart. Hunter noticed me panicking but did nothing to stop the feelings I had, he rolled his eyes before stepping out the car. That rude mother… I was cut off from my thoughts when my passenger door suddenly opened. Hunter stood there, his hand outstretched waiting for me to take it. I had to do this, there was no backing out.
Grabbing his hand and praying he didn’t notice how sweaty my hands were becoming, I let him guide me out of the car, I saw people’s faces looking confused or shocked. They, however, didn’t seem to know who I was after my makeover I wasn’t surprised my own mother didn’t seem to even recognise me let alone people who had ignored me all their life. With Hunter’s arm around my waist I felt my body stiffen at his touch, but I tried to ignore it and make everything seem a bit more normal as if we were an actual couple. In his other hand he was carrying my bag as we made our way to the front of the school. Guess this was it, it was show time.