Novia and I sat around a table in the cafeteria eating lunch and discussing our plans.
I got up to throw out my trash. Next thing I know I’m sprawled on the floor and I hear laughter in the background.
I collected myself and tried to pick up my dignity. “It’s no big deal, right?” I thought.
I made it back to our table and heard someone say to Novia, “Do you want to come sit with us?”
“Sure,” she said.
I walked over to join them. But then the head of the mean girls said, “What are you doing? Your not invited to join us.”
“Uh, I was joining my friend Novia. Sorry.” I replied.
The rest of the day went by slowly. All I could think about was those girls. Yes, Novia had then refused them and come back to sit with me but why didn’t the girls like me in the first place? I was jerked out of my stupor by a message over the PA system, “Aisha Mceely, please make your way to the principles office.”
I blushed bright red and stood up to make my way to the office.
“Aisha come sit down,” said Principal Fletcher.
“Hi Principal Fletcher. Um, why did you want to see me?”
“I was just wondering what you thought of the school and wanted to see how you were doing,” he replied.
I wondered whether or not to tell him about what happened at lunch but decided not to. I didn’t want any drama. “Everything is going great,” I fibbed.
“I’m so glad you’re enjoying our school. Your grades are improving from last year as well. Congratulations! I love to see my students succeeding.”
After that I got up and left, but there was still a sinking feeling in my stomach.
“Ok, after we tell them about our crushes, we will move on to school issues,” Aisha said.
We were planing out our first test. “I think its pretty solid, but, what if they don’t pass the test?” I asked.
“I’m almost positive they will,” Aisha said confidently.
“And if they don’t?” I asked still not sure.
“We’ll cross that bridge when we get there. I have to go now! Bye.”
Tomorrow we would begin our top-secret plans! I was in the middle of changing into my PJs when my phone started bleeping.
Up popped a message from one of my old friends. It said:
Hi. You stink and nobody likes you. Especially if you keep hanging around that foster girl. If you still want to be apart of our group you’ll do exactly what I say.
Why were my old friends being so mean all of a sudden? What was wrong with my BFF, Aisha? I began to sob, just then I heard feet on the stairs. I wiped away the tears right before Jake knocked.
“Novie, dad said to come down stairs he needs to talk to us!” Jake announced.
I opened the door and followed him down the stairs and into the kitchen.
Dad cleared his throat, “Novia, Jacob, there is something I want to talk to you about. I know that I’ve been gone a lot recently and I didn’t want to tell you until I was almost certain, but I think I may be getting a promotion soon!”
“I’m not sure what all that would entail, but it would have a lot of good benefits for college. It will mean more hours that I’m away, but it will be worth it for the two of you. It may require a bit of sacrifice and most likely means we will be moving.”
Yay! Cliffhanger! What do you think will happen next? I love to see what you guys think will happen next and every once in a while I use them in my posts:D I meant to post this over the weekend, sorry about that. It’s up now, though. I hope you are all having an amazing Tuesday! Talk to you soon.