The licking sensation all over my face made me change my sleeping position in annoyance. Yet no matter what ′ it doesn’t stop at all, I feel the stickiness which made me open my eyelids. I see the little figure in a blurred vision before I blinked my eyes.
I stared at my little Zoe who is about 3 month’s old. I bought this cute little female golden retriever from the pet shop across the street where I worked my whole summer vacation.
“What are you doing early in the morning Zoe baby?” I ask sleepily turning on my left side pulling the blanket higher. He barked pulling the blanket down. I groan opening my eyes again, I look at him while he puts his paws on me barking with his puppy dog eyes looking straight at me.
The little monster jumped down from my bed and went straight to the door, looked back at me giving that innocent face to unlock the door.
I heard my favourite grandpa’s voice saying “Did my little angel woke up for her first day in school.”
Probably he is asking my grandma who is making pancakes. I can smell the sweet and delicious aroma of pancakes.
I made my way to the door to unlock it because this little monster here who is “Zoe” is so eager to go downstairs to see grandpa. Grandpa loves to take Zoe for a walk, but here our weather is too cool to go outside early in the morning. Me, grandpa and grandma live in a beautiful small town four hours away from New York.
I watch Zoe go downstairs wiggling her tail happily and barking bow-bow for pa and ma to hear. I chuckle closing the door behind and walking towards the bed.
My mom passed away when I was 14 years old. She was a cancer patient, we couldn’t do anything because we came to know about cancer in her last stage. I stayed with my mum in her last days keeping my studies on hold. It was so hard for dad and me. We were in and out of the hospital for months. And dad ...
It was so heartbreaking for him and me. So I decided to live with my grandparents in this beautiful town surrounded by the whole greenery.
I love the smell of freshly rained soil and different flowers and fruits. I love it when it snows and covers the tips of this never-ending big trees which looks like as if they are touching the sky.
I stand up, walk to my window open the window doors to see the beautiful view and inhaled the fresh air of morning weather, I love here. I decided to get ready for another year of boredom and bully.
Yes, I’m a nerd who wears hoodies twice her size, who have huge glasses, who don’t have a single friend, who enjoys her own company, who don’t think about what she is wearing, who is an introvert, who easily get bullied by the school’s queen and jocks.
I don’t hate my school, just that I don’t like the system of students who treat other fellow students like trash. There this rule which goes on in the school. Rich controlling over the school and the welfare community students have to follow the rules made by these rich kids.
A few teachers know about this but they turn blind-eyed. I scoff turning on the shower. When I first joined the school I thought it’s going to be normal and I will be making friends but I didn’t know that it would turn out be horrible and sick.
It’s a prestigious school, you consider yourself lucky if you study there. I was so happy when I shifted here and transferred my school. I use body wash and scrubber as I think about my school life.
I always got bullied by the school’s queen aka Veronica and her friends. I signed when I was done with my shower. I quickly changed into one of my huge hoodie and blue jeans. I like piercings by which I have a nose piercing and three ear piercings which suits my caramel skin. My stomach made so many weird sounds.
Picking up my shoes and school bag I go downstairs after closing the door. “Good morning, darling,” Pad says watching me get down the stairs.
“Good morning pa,” I greet him back.
“Good morning ma,” I say looking at ma who placed pa’s breakfast.
“Good morning honey.”
“I made blueberry pancakes and hot chocolate,” my grandma said keeping a plate of pancakes, hot chocolate, and a bowl of fruits. I sit down on the chair besides pa looking at my plate full of breakfast.
“Thank you ma, this looks delicious,” I say grabbing the fork. I cut the pieces, take a bite of the pancakes. I moan in happiness because of the thick and delicious hot chocolate. Pa chuckled shaking his head.
“They are delicious...”
“My little cupcake is growing up,” pa said keeping his warm hand on my hand drawing circles.
“Pa, you always know that I’m always was, be and will be your little cupcake forever,” I replied giving him my bright smile.
“We are thinking to go out for dinner tonight. Is it okay with you?” Ma added handing pa’s coffee.
“I’m okay with it, only one spoon,” I said looking at pa’s face who added two spoons of sugar. Zoe barked looking at ma asking for another bowl of breakfast. When she shook her head she started pulling the bottom of her pants.
“Zoe, stop pulling my pants... Where did you learn that?” Ma said looking at Zoe.
“I will remember that next time,” pa spoke giving me a sheepish smile.
“I will make your favourite cookies when you return back home,” Ma said patting my shoulder. She sat down and pa stood up to serve her. I love the bond between pa and ma. I wish to have a bond like theirs.
“Then I will try to come as soon as possible,” I replied which made them laugh. I finish my plate and fill my glass with the grape juice. Pa goes into the kitchen to make ma’s favourite tea.
I don’t have any siblings or cousins, so I’m always their sweetheart and favourite granddaughter.
“You will be back by two?” Ma asks eating her breakfast.
“I guess so,” I tell her standing up with my empty plate. I search for Zoe, I don’t see her in the dining room which is actually attached to our kitchen.
I see her standing with pa while he is making the tea. I wash my used plate and glass then put it to dry. “Come here babe,” I say getting down on my knees looking at Zoe. She runs into my arms wiggling her small tail. I don’t wanna leave the home and go to school. It feels so good staying at home with pa and ma and Zoe.
It is going to be the first time that I’m leaving Zoe at home, when she came home I never left Zoe at home. I carried her everywhere I went. Even when we went for grocery shopping with ma, I took her to the store.
“Here, your lunch box,” pa said pointing the packed lunch box on the counter.
“Baby, don’t be sad I will be back soon. Play with ma and pa. Don’t give them a hard time.” I said to her before taking my lunchbox and backpack.
I usually go by the local train to my school. But today is my first day so, pa insisted on dropping me in his car.
“Your tea, darling,” pa said placing the teacup on the table.
“You two leaving?” ma asked. I nod my head putting on my shoes.
“Where is your jacket?” pa asked when he didn’t see me wearing my jacket.
“I forgot in my room, give me a minute. I will go grab it,” I say standing up on my feet. I run upstairs to get my jacket.
“See you in the afternoon, darling. Enjoy your day and try to make friends this year. You don’t have to stay alone... This is your senior year.” Ma says caressing my face.
“I will try,” I tell her hugging.
Pa opens the door for me, “Thank you,” I tell him getting into the car. Pa goes over to his side while I buckle my seatbelt with my bag in my lap.
“Bye...” I wave my head when pa started the engine. Ma waved back with Zoe in her hands. Zoe barked trying to reach me. I chuckled sending a fly kiss to them.
I looked out of the window watching the trees, streetlights, bicycles, cars, garbage bins and children standing with their friends and parents waiting for their school bus. there were others who are waiting in their car for their friends to come out.
I wish I had a friend who would pick me up for school, I truly left the need to make at least one friend but knowing Veronica’s hate towards me no-one wanted to be friends with me. They only speak to me when they are in need of assignments and notes.
“What’s with that face?” Pa asks.
“Nothing, I’m just gonna miss you guys,” I tell him turning my head. They don’t know about my school life, they don’t know that their kid is bullied in the school for being fat and for wearing the clothes she is comfortable in.
I never told them about my school life as I don’t want them to get worried. They would be heartbroken if they found out about the bullying. That’s one of the main reasons why I wasn’t able to transfer school. they tell me to socialize or to make friends so that I can hang out with them.
Grandpa started singing along with the radio, which I joined him by singing the lyrics and laughing. It was and is always like this with ma and pa, whenever we three go out.
Singing laughing and sharing old times. We reached my school in 20 minutes. Pa gave a kiss on my forehead saying good day and enjoy it. I inhaled and exhaled the air big time, before stepping out.
Grandpa gave a bright smile and waved his hand before going back home. And here goes my beginning of another year of my woe.
“Greenwood high school”