I woke up to the sun shining brightly through my drape covered window, warming my pillows and blanket comfortably.
One would assume that would be an awesome way to start the day, right?
Too bad that's not how mine started.
It was actually raining outside, pretty hard I might say, rain pounding against the side of the building, when I cracked my eyes open it turns out I had totally missed my alarm, and slept in thirty minutes late, which meant that I had exactly fifteen minutes to get ready and an additional fifteen minutes to get to school.
Uggg perfect way to start a new term at school, this with no doubt, was bound to be one surely exciting day. I wish you could hear the sarcasm in my head right now.
Fighting back a groan, I threw myself out of bed, walked like a fucking zombie to the door, sorry excuse my French.
I went to the bathroom, took a shower, brushed my hair and teeth, got dressed, gathered my summer assignments together and shoved it in my bag, and then made a dash to the kitchen.
Coming down the stairs I checked my watch and saw that I have ten minutes left, so much for time management.
I grabbed the milk and cereal and leaned up against the counter while Dad walked into the kitchen, tucking his phone back into his pocket.
"What are you doing home, Dad?" I asked his as I took a spoon of my cereal.
"It's 7:50 Hayley you are supposed to be in school or walking to school" he said grabbing a water bottle from the fridge. He took a sip, looked at me and replied "I'm sick, that's why I'm home".
"You don't look sick to me" I said while rinsing my plate.
"I didn't know you were a doctor" dad said as he kissed my forehead. "Get out of here kiddo, you are late for school".
I laughed, grabbed my bag and walked towards the door, opening the door I heard my dad coming.
"Here's money for lunch kiddo, he said handing my the 100 dollar bill. "Love you"
"Love you too" I said walking out the door.
I stood outside looking at the big building, and sign Coscharis High school. As I walked into the building my stomach did a weird drop and my heart seemed to beat faster.
Thud I hit the ground, looking up I saw my best friend Becca on the ground laughing.
"Becca what did you do that for?" I said with a slight frown on my face .
"I'm sorry. I'm just excited, its the first day of school". She said jumping."You don't seem excited".
I shrugged"I just feel off".
Becca kept rambling on the entire way to homeroom, as I tried my beat to listen to her, I couldn't still shake the sad feeling away.
"By Zoey. See you after English" She hugged me and walked towards her class.
I still didn't feel ok, so I skipped. After missing the first few classes, I decided to go back. I checked my timetable and saw that I had Literature with Mr Decker.
All my classmates were in their seats whispering to each other, I took my seat and sat my bag down next to me. I looked around nd saw an empty seat that's weird, for some strange reason my heart sunk. Just then Mr Decker walked in looking sad, come to think of it the whole class seemed sad,today is just odd. Mr Decker started teaching, I tried really hard to listen but I just kept thinking.
The sound of the bell woke me from my trance. I got up, packed my things and waited for Becca.
"Zoey did you hear?". I turned to see Becca running towards me.
"Hear what?" I asked totally confused.
"Are you living in a rock or what?" She asked waving her hands. "Anyways, Paul Tucker killed himself" she said bringing out a piece of gum from her bag. "You want one".
"Thanks, but who is Paul".
"Oh, he is a or was a complete weirdo, you have Literature with him I guess.
I was going to be sick.
"I cannot believe he would kill himself" Becca kept rambling on
It took a minute to understand what she said. Paul is dead, I finally understood why today was weird.
"Keep quiet Becca" I snapped.
Becca stared at me like I just grew another head.
"What's the big deal?"
The big deal is that someone who had only said "Watch where you are going" on my first day.
I could feel tears stinging in my eyes, and I forced them back. I barely knew him so why did I feel so sad.
"I'll see you later" I muttered, turning away from her walking to my next class. I noticed a small group of people in from of a locker decorated in flowers and sticky notes That must be Paul's I thought. I waited for them to clear and walked towards the locker, I just stood in front staring at his picture.
He was tall, skinny and had really beautiful brown hair. I stared at his defined face, pale complexion. I stooped and looked at his eyes Blue, beautiful ocean blue. It felt confusing as to why I didn't notice him before, anyone would want to be mesmerized by those blue eyes, I stared one last time and walked to class.
I Couldn't listen to what the teacher was saying. When the lunch period bell rang, piercing through the sad atmosphere, I grabbed my things and walked out before any one noticed.
I didn't see Becca in the cafeteria, I was still mad at her God knows why she wasn't here cause I would have given her hell if she said something about him.
As the day went by people began to cheer up, all I wanted to do was go home, lay on my bed and forget today.
I walked home after the last period my head swarming with thoughts. After the last class we were asked to stay back. Our principal Mrs Hayley informed us that Paul's funeral would be held later today and there wouldn't be school on Tuesday and Wednesday.
For reverence I guess. What a great way to start a new school year.
Getting home I wanted to scream, I didn't understand my feelings. I couldn't go to the funeral I didn't know him.
My parents weren't home, I dropped my keys in the bowl, I looked around the house my house was quiet, lonely. I went straight to my room, threw my bag on the floor and layed on the bed.
As I lay on the bed, I felt a tear,I couldn't hold it in so I just let it flow. Closing my eyes I saw him, I saw Paul, here, now I knew in my heart that I was going to go to the funeral.
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