5A Chapter by ♥ Courtney ♥
I crossed my arms over my chest and stuck my tongue out at Matt. He laughed. Kyle stretched out his arm and put it around my shoulders again and rubbed my shoulders with his hands.
"Are you warm enough?" he asked
"Yeah but your hands are freezing. What are you, dead? Geez!" I said laughing.
He pulled his hand away. I saw Tyson look in his rear view mirror at Kyle. He gave him a look I didn’t quite understand. Kyle lowered his head a bit and put his hands in his pockets.
"What?" I looked to Matt and then to Kyle " I was joking... Did I say something wrong?" I said afraid I offended Kyle.
"No" Matt said and he didn’t pick up the subject
This cryptic crap was starting to get old. I let it go because it wasn’t my business. But my heart was starting to get involved so I wanted it to be my business.
'great now their mad at me' I said in my head
We arrived at my house and I slid over Matt and got out.
"Thank you Tyson.. You really baby me too much." I said smiling
He smiled back
"No problem." he said
I waved bye to the other boys and walked into my house. I flopped on my couch and fell asleep. I woke up in my bed at 4 am still fully dressed. My dad must have carried me to bed. I kicked off my shoes and pulled off my necklace and fell back asleep. My alarm went off at six and I got out of bed. I showered and felt refreshed. I needed those extra hours of sleep. I went to my room and put on some jeans and a tee shirt that was black and walked down stairs. I put on my converse and grabbed my bag and a granola bar. My cell phone rang
"Hello?" I said
"Hey Hun its me" Ashley said
"Oh hey where are you " I said
"I’m sick sorry about the ride" she said sneezing
"Don’t worry its no problem...I hope you feel better. I’ll bring you chunky monkey ice cream later ok?" I said
"Thanks you rock" she said
"k bye" I said
"Bye" I clicked my phone shut and walked outside. There was a car in my driveway. It was the Black Tahoe that Tyson drove. He rolled down the window.
"Need a ride?" he asked
"How’d you know?" I asked
"I didn’t?" he smiled
I got in and sat behind Matt and Kyle. I could see they were confused by this action but for some reason I was angry with them. I was angry that whatever secret they were keeping from me, and they were, that they couldn’t trust me with it. I knew it was stupid but it was how I felt.
"Morning" Kyle turned and smiled
I didn’t make eye contact
"Morning" I said automatically replying
We got to the school and I walked in.
"Thanks Tyson'' I called over my shoulder and walked to my locker.
I grabbed my world history book out and shut it.
I looked back to see Kyle flirting with a
sophomore I knew named Nancy. She was a tall brunette soccer player. She was
smiling and he was teasing her. I was furious and I didn’t know why. I felt a
lump rise in my throat and I walked into class not bothering to say hi to
"Lex, are you okay?" he asked worried
'NO I AM NOT OKAY!' I screamed in my head
I shook my head yes and dropped my head to the table.
'I feel like I’ve just been hit with a Semi-Truck' I thought
"Stop lying. what happened?" he said kneeling next to me
"nothing" I choked out trying desperately not to cry, a few tears escaped “Obviously it’s not nothing. I’m not an expert on girls but nobody usually cries for nothing. " he said lifting my chin and catching one of my tears.
"I’m fine I just have a stomach ache" I said wiping the few tears off my face and starting to read
"Well if you ever want to talk I’m here you know" he said turning to his book
"Thanks" I said.
The bell rang at the end of the period and all traces of my sadness had disappeared. I got up and Tyson spun me around into a hug.
"Thanks" I said smiling
"Glad to see your feeling better" he said
I walked into Bio and sat as far away from Kyle as I could at our table. I opened my binder and started the worksheet that was already on our table.
"Hey" he said i didnt reply. "You ok?" he asked
'nope' I said in my head
"Peachy" I looked at him and gave him a fake smile
"Okay?" he said turning to his worksheet
I saw Nancy walk in and I was confused.
"Schedule change" she said to the teacher she instructed her to a table. My table.
She sat down on the edge next to Kyle so he was in the middle.
"Hi I’m Nancy" she said waving
"Lexie" I said smiling
'fine ill play nice' I said in my head
Kyle completely ignored me and talked to her the whole time. When the bell rang I walked as fast as I could to math. Another sub today. I sat in my desk and furiously finished my work. When I looked at the clock I noticed I had finished a half hour early so I decided to do my world history homework. As the bell rang the kids rushed off to lunch but I wasn’t going to the cafeteria today …I had lost my appetite. I went to my locker and got my art book out. I turned around and sat down right in front of my locker. I started do draw. I drew a strange city at night with Saturn as the moon. I took time shading its rings and drawing each window on the skyscrapers. The lunch bell rang and I put my book and drawing away. I got my Spanish book and walked into class. I sat down in my desk and I noticed I was one of the first few people there. I started on the activity anyways. Matt walked in and sat down next to me. I didn’t look up.
"Whats wrong?" he asked
"What makes you think something’s wrong?" I countered
"Well I don’t know you seem upset." he said
I shook my head
"forget it" I said
"Tell me" he said putting his hand on my shoulder
"You wanna know why Im upset? Talk to your brother" I said angrily and went back to work
"Lexie I have two brothers" he said his voice still soft
"Kyle" thats all I said and I started working
He took a deep breath and closed his eyes. I looked at him, he looked upset. The bell rang for Spanish and we walked to art. Today I sat next to Matt and across from Tyson putting Kyle as far from me as possible. This must have alerted Tyson. He looked at me then looked at Kyle then back to me and gave me a look like 'is he the reason your upset' I dropped my eyes. He looked taken aback. I looked at him
"Leave it alone....he didn’t do anything...it’s me" I said
Of course Matt and Kyle didn’t know what I was talking about but Tyson shook his head in acknowledgement.
"I met this great girl today" Kyle said
I lowered my head
'why cant I be deaf' I thought
"Her names Nancy...She’s so hot" he told Matt
'I think I’m going to barf' I thought
" She’s on the school soccer team" he kept going
'why don’t you just marry the dang girl' I thought bitterly
"Lexie met her...tell them Lexie isn’t she great" he said smiling
'this is ridiculous' I thought
"yeah shes one …cool gal" I said swallowing hard. I forced a smile.
I felt someone’s hand on mine. It was unbelievably cold so I pulled away. Then I saw it was Matt and I reached for his hand again. He smiled at me and folded my hands in his lap, interlocking our fingers and rubbing his thumb soothingly on the back of my hand.
"I think I might ask her out" Kyle said
My head snapped up. I bit my lip. Matt squeezed my hand reassuringly.
"You might?" This was the first time I spoke with out being asked a question and it caught Kyle off guard
"Yeah" he said
"Oh" disappointment and hurt colored my tone and I didn’t bother hiding it. 'ouch' I thought to myself . I dropped my head
The bell rang and I sprinted out of the class. I didnt stop to wait for Tyson or Matt. I ran off school grounds and when I was a good 7 or 8 blocks from the school I stopped running. Tears flowed freely down my cheeks and I didn’t bother wiping them away. I sobbed and when I got to my house I threw my door open and flopped on the couch and bawled my eyes out into a sofa pillow
© 2010 ♥ Courtney ♥
Added on June 10, 2010
Last Updated on July 26, 2010
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