Math class, one of my favorite classes. I looked at the girl next to me, smirking. We are doing board races, so she is going down. My competitive nature always getting the best of me.
“Cohen and Amanda, you’re up.” The professor said. I turned to the girl finding her smirking at me. The professor read off the question and we went right to work.
“Done.” I could hear the smile in her voice as I quickly finished after her.
“Correct.” The professor smiled at Amanda while I glared at her.
“Better luck next time.” She turned and went back to her seat. She was for sure no dumb blonde. Her hair is wavy and came right under her shoulder.
“So, Mandy, maybe we should have a study session soon,” I smirked watching the steams come out of her ears.
“Don’t call me that. I think I’ll pass on the study session.” She hissed.
The class was over and she quickly went over to a group of girls.
“Cohen, you coming?” Tony yelled.
“Yeah, man.” I followed him out of the building going over to my jeep.
“See you there.” He nodded, driving off towards the track by the beach. Once I got there he threw a beer at me.
“Nah, maybe a little later.” I smiled setting down the beer at one of the tables.
“Come on Cohen.” A few more of the guys showed up along with the usual group of girls. A certain blonde stuck out, making me walk over to them.
“Mandy!” I yelled watching her face fall.
“Didn’t I tell you not call me that?” She hissed. She was sexy as hell when she is pissed.
“Sorry I don’t listen very well,” I smirked, making her madder.
“Clearly.” She glared at me.
“Ladies time to start.” The girls went off with their guys while I was left with Mandy. I usually ride alone but since she is here, she will be with me.
“No way in hell.” She shooked her head, looking nervous.
“I promise it won’t be that bad, plus I’m the only that hasn’t drunk yet.”
“Then why are you idiots racing?” She hissed, placing her hands on her hips. I matched her, placing my hands on my hips.
“No one is drunk. I promise they will be safe and I will keep you safe. If you want to get run over be my guest.”
“Fine.” She followed me over to my jeep and got in. We all moved over to the starting line and I saw her start to get nervous. I gave her hand a quick squeeze before it was time to start. We raced around for a little bit before going over to the finish line. Parking my jeep, I looked over to her, finding her smiling and laughing.
“See it wasn’t too bad.”
“It was alright.” She tried to hide her smile.
“Right, come on let’s go get some food.” She quickly got out and went over to the other girls. The guys started the barbeque while the girls got sticks for the fire.
“Who is the new girl?” Jensen asked.
“Amanda, she is in my math class.”
“You hitting that?” Gary asked.
“No, we just met today.” I sighed shaking my head no.
A few hours later the party started to pick up.
“What are you doing all by yourself?” I looked over finding Amanda smirking at me. I smiled moving over making room for her on the bench.
“My sister called.” She nodded, sitting down a little way from me. I looked over and saw her shivering.
“Here.” I pulled my hoodie off, handing it over to her.
“Thanks, but won’t you be cold?” I shook my head handing it over to her.
“No, I’m fine. You need it more than I do.” She pulled it over her head, sighing. Not going to lie she looks really good in my hoodie.
“So, you have a sister?”
“Yea, two older sisters. My oldest sister Sophia is married and about to have a little boy. My other sister Ellie well I haven’t seen or talked to her in three years.” I sighed.
“Can I ask why?”
“It’s a messed up thing. Sophia and I are full blood siblings while Ellie is half. Mom was a teen mom and dad was a bad guy. She met her dad and they were great. He died when Ellie was just a baby. My dad helped my mom get through it. They ended up getting back together then had me. Anyways Ellie went to find out more about her dad or whatever.”
“Think she will come home?”
“At this point, I don’t know.”
“Maybe she’s scared.” I sighed shaking my head.
“Maybe, how about we talk about something else.”
“What are you majoring in?”
“Sports editing. I’m working on trying to make baseball my career.”
“Mr. Baseball.” I laughed, moving a little closer to her.
“Something like that, now tell me what you are majoring in?”
“Education. I know that’s so lame, but I honestly love helping people learn new things.”
“Either preschool or kindergarten. I haven’t decided but I would love to work with little kids.”
“You will be great.”
“Thank you.” She smiled moving a little closer to me.
"Amanda." one of the girls yelled making us turn.
"Look Cohen it was nice talking to you. I hope things work out with your sister."
"Thanks. I suppose you're not so bad. Maybe we still do some study sessions." She giggled shaking her head making me smile.
"See you around." She waved before walking over to her friend. I sighed walking back over to the rest of the guys. With Amanda not here anymore, I didn't see a reason to stay.
"I'm out of here."
"The party just started."
"I know. I'll catch you guys tomorrow." I got in my jeep and headed off home. After talking to Amanda, it made me want to try and reach out to Ellie.