"So I heard there's a new cutie in town. I think he's a freshman." Danie said while stalking the poor kid on social media. I, on the other hand, was busy getting ready for my sophomore year.
My name is Catherine Ross (AKA Rini), I'm a sophomore. I was bullied most of my grade school years since, I was not... Lady like? I was told to be chubby. Fat. I had nice ash brown hair but was never really interested in making it look good. I sweat a lot. I play a lot of games with the boys. Not that kind of game. Like game GAME. Football, basketball, dodge ball? I was kind of a tomboy? I'm not really sure. I think it was just normal at that age. You know? I felt more at ease with boys probably because I had more male friends as well as brothers. And that didn't go well with the ladies. Anyway, flashback to my Freshman year... I've gotten thinner, my hips and behind was more defined now. And my breasts. Wow. Let's just say I didn't know how to hide them. That was kind of a struggle since my guy friends started to act weird around me? I swear that one of the parents called me out and wanted to know if they were real. Anyway, I had gotten ahead of my school work. I was a straight A student (surprised me a lot since I didn't really care about grades). I was cheer captain, editor-in-chief of the school papaer, and head of drama club. Some would say I was the if-you-can't-beat-them-join-them kind of girl. But I really wasn't. I knew how and who to trust. I just don't really know how to keep grudges.... I bloomed in high school.
I like riding the bus going to school. I really liked it. Better than having the driver and the nanny bring me to school. Not only was it weird but it was also suffocating. So I guess this is my way of fooling myself that my parents let be independent. NOT.
I was trying to catch up on sleep on the way to school since I stayed up all night planning for the welcome program for the Freshmen. Gosh. Wait. Didn't Danie say there was a new boy in town? Oh I hope he's good in basketball. I miss dancing for the winning team. Right. I have no time for this. Rini, you're going to your dream school and you're going to be a doctor. Stop. It.
We finally reached school. Like any typical private school, the building was a mixture of granite, orange bricks, and white walls. It had tall pine trees everywhere. It was very tidy and calming.
I was on my way to the headmaster's office when a rude annoying person bumped me hard enough to land me on the ground. He was around 5'11" with dark brown eyes, kind of Asian looking but had a great kind smile. He had a hard chest and a perfect bum. Oh. Right. I'm supposed to be mad.
"Watch where you're going, dude." I was trying so hard not to blush. I've never even seen boys in this light. They we're just any human beings to me. Why the hell am I blushing?!
"I'm sorry, I'm kind of..." I cut him off. "Just be careful next time." I said while rolling my eyes. Thank God my best friend Paul was right around the corner. He's 5'8" muscular. A mixture of Latino and Filipino. Had a deep dimple on his left cheek. He was the captain of the basketball team but has trouble on keeping his grades up. So, yeah. I think he's a typical jock if you want to call him that.
"Thank God, you're back from Greece!!! I missed you!!" He quickly wrapped his arms around my tiny body. Lifting me up on the beechers.
"Don't move a muscle. Let me talk to this new kid." He said with an evil grin. I didn't mind. He's always been this protective. Well to all of our friends. Of course I didn't listen, I never do. I went straight to the headmaster's office to discuss the program I had made for today.
"You new here? My name is Paul. What's yours?"
"yeah. I'm Yago. Freshman."
"Nice to meet you, man. Hey you better watch where you're going. That girl you bumped there is what this school is about. I don't want to be the one to beat you up if you get her... Damaged? I don't know, bud. Just keep your eyes open next time." He said jokingly and confused. Yago just nodded and went straight to the headmaster's office.
Great. He's here. I said to my head while rolling my eyes.
"Did Paul send you? 'cause if he did, you don't have to. He thinks he's my big brother because we knew each other since forever but he's not. So, if you have anything to say or if he made you say whatever it is that you're going to say, I'm. Not. Having. It." I said without giving eye contact.
"I'm actually just here for the headmaster. But thanks for the overview. I'll keep that in mind."
I narrowed my eyebrows at him. Then gave him a weird confused look. I didn't know if he was rude (well probably on purpose since I cut him off earlier. Duh). Whatever. No one is going to ruin my first day of school.
"Miss Ross! That is not how you welcome a new student." she said to me while motioning for me to come closer. "He's an asset. He plays very well and is very smart SO put yourself together and be nice." I tried my best to give him my famous smile but I know for sure he saw the struggle. Why do you have to be so transparent and animated, Rini?! What's wrong with you?!
"Good morning, headmaster. Actually, we met earlier. Paul too. I think they'll make high school fun for me." he said smiling from ear to ear. I swore I saw him wink at me! That jerk!