“Have you heard about Dante?” Someone whispered to me.
“I don’t even know who that is?”
“The senior? He got arrested for assaulting a women.”
“I don’t really care about the gossip Syd. Talk about it later.”
“I wish this school had a breaking news channel. Then school would be interesting.” Syndey mumbles.
“Ladies is there something you would like to share with the rest of the class?” Mr Erikson said with his eyebrows raised.
“No sir, sorry” I said
“Yes actually there is.” God Sydney why can’t you just be quiet!
“This school should have a breaking news channel. Did you guys hear that Dante Torrez got arrested for harassing and assaulting a women? I bet you didn’t hear that!” The class started to talk among each other when the news broke out. I was quite annoyed at the moment. And so was Mr, Erikson.
“Well you can discuss that interest in the principles office and at dentition on Saturday.”
Sydney left the class pretty angry and since the students were all riled up Mr. Erikson gave a lecture on talking while teachers are talking.
I was staring at Asher the top of the top of the jocks. All I can do is stare. I know I’m the lowest of lows. A Nerdy Volleyball player but he is so handsome and all ready taken by the devil herself. Chasity Krystal King. The top of the Cheer leading pyramid. And the rudest Bitch you’ll ever meet.
“Earth to Tessa!” Sydney says waving her hand in my face.
“Sorry. I was distracted.”
“I know, I think the whole school was watching you stare down Asher like he's at eye candy. ”
“Ew I wasn't doing that.” I say. Feeling my cheeks heat up with embarrassment.
“okay maybe not Eye candy but you were staring at him. One day Chasity might catch you.”
“Oh by the way T. There is a party tonight and I bought you a dress so you’re coming.”
“I can’t Syd. I have Volleyball practice in like 20 minutes and a game tonight. If I go I’ll be so exhausted.”
“I can’t go if I don’t have a sober driver and I need to go.”
“Can I wait in the car with a sweater and leggings?”
Sydney laughs at my question. “Whatever you feel is comfortable I guess I'll be okay with it as long as you can get me home.”
“What time is it?”
Sydney grabs her phone and looks at the time “11:20am”
I hurry up and change into my volleyball clothes and rush into the Gym.
“Captain.” the coach says looking at me.
“I’m so sorry coach I got held up it won’t happen again.”
With that we play ball.
I go to my mom’s classroom to talk to her about going to a school party. This probably isn’t going to go the way I want it to but I’m crossing my fingers
“I know I’m not supposed to ask but I wanted to ask anyways.”
“What is it?”
“I was wondering if I could go to Shawn’s party tonight. I am supposed to be Sydney’s sober ride. But I also wanted to have fun obviously no drinking just so I could get my mind off of this horrible day.” I looked at her with my eyes and serious looks. She will more than likely say no because of what happened to my brother because of drunk teenagers.
My brother was killed in a car accident 5 years ago because of a drunk driver who was my best friends brother who was also killed. But my mother has been very protective of me and my brother whose 5 years older than me. Jace was my brothers twin, He’s currently in therapy after going to rehab. He became a alcoholic when he lost his twin. Also known as his best friend.
“Yes. You can go.” I choked on my own spit when she said yes.
“You can go. But I’ll be waiting by the phone. I expect a phone call letting me know what you’re doing. Let me know if you’re to drunk to come home and you’re staying there. I need to be aware at all times okay?”
“Thank you mom. I’ll see you either tonight or tomorrow?”
“Go ahead. But don’t tell anyone that I know you’re underaged drinking. I could lose my job.”
“Will do mom! Thank you!”