Thanks so much for all your support guys! While I was writing this, I was listening to TDWT songs >W< Also, again this may not be my best chapter. Enjoy anyway...
‘Well, we got to go to class now,’ Zoey told me.
‘What do we have?’ I asked.
‘Food tech, let’s go!’ she replied. We raced each other to our Food Tech room and walked into class. I hoped that those group of guys weren’t in this class. We reached over to available desks next to each other and sat down. At that very moment our food tech teacher walked in.
‘As you may know, today we’ll be cooking!’ our Food Tech teacher Ms. Williams told the class. Many people cheered from hearing that we would be cooking today.
‘We’ll be cooking custard tarts with fruit toppings, so let’s go over the recipe,’ Ms. Williams said as she handed out the sheets for our recipe. When she came across to my desk, she noticed that she hadn’t seen me before.
‘Ah yes, I forgot to mention. We have a new student,’ Ms. Williams told the class. ‘This is Mike,’ I nervously gave a wave to the class and a few others waved back.
‘You may share your cooking bench with Zoey as she doesn’t have a partner,’ Ms. Williams said. I nodded calmly back to her, but on the inside I was extremely happy. I wouldn’t of liked to been paired up with someone I didn’t know. Zoey gave me a large smile and did I back.
‘Alright, everyone got their recipe? Good,’ Ms. Williams said clearing her throat. ‘Step 1: to make the pastry, rub the butter...’
I followed what our teacher was reading out from the recipe until... I started to gasp.
‘Ms! Do we have to use our hands?’ a golden haired girl yelled out. ‘I don’t really want to mix the pastry with my hands,’
‘You darn kids! You’re all weak! Back in my day, we always used our hands for everything!’ I yelled out to the girl in my grumpy old voice. I looked over at Zoey who was shaking her head, with her hand sliding down her face.
‘Hey! Don’t call me weak! What’s up with the old man act loser?’ the girl yelled out slamming her fist down on the table.
‘Don’t call him a loser Sofie!’ Zoey called out.
‘Hey look! The loner’s sticking up for her weird friend. Finally she’s got one,’ Sofie laughed with a bunch of others. Zoey’s face turned dark red and I knew she was about to let everything out when-
‘Girls! Settle down or you’ll both get a detention!’ Ms. Williams yelled out. ‘Now let’s get back to reading the recipe,’
Zoey’s face toned down back to normal very slowly while Sofie kept glaring at her as well as a bunch of her friends. I started to gasp and turned back to normal.
‘Zoey, thanks again for sticking up for me,’ I whispered to her.
‘No problem,’ Zoey replied with a smile that went from ear to ear. Afterwards, we went to the back of the room to start cooking. Zoey and I got our ingredients and walked to the bench.
‘I’m glad I’m paired with you for cooking,’ I told Zoey.
‘Same. Before you came, no-one would partner with me. I was the odd one out,’ Zoey replied and ended with a loud sigh.
‘Ok everyone! Choose a partner to cook with,’ Ms. Williams said to the class. ‘Remember, this will be your partner for the rest of the term!’ Zoey looked around to see everyone run towards their best friend. As usual, Zoey was sitting alone. The girls squealed as they ran to their friends to become partners while the boys would yell loudly. Zoey looked around to see everyone in pairs.
‘Zoey, I’m afraid you’ll have to cook alone,’ Ms. Williams told me.
'*sigh* That’s alright,’ Zoey replied. Sofie walked past and muttered to her partner ‘Zoey is alone, yet again. No wonder. She get’s ticked off so easily!’ Sofie and her friend cracked up laughing.
‘Dumbass,’ Zoey muttered.
‘Uh, excuse me? What did you say?’ Sofie asked while twirling her hair.
‘I said DUMBASS! Try to listen once in a while,’ Zoey yelled in Sofie’s face.
‘See? I told you she gets angered so easily!’ Sofie laughed. Zoey felt a pained feeling in her heart. Why couldn’t she at least have one friend?
*End of Flashback*
‘I’m glad you’re here. I now have a friend,’ Zoey told me. I gave her a goofy grin and replied ‘Same here!’ Sofie walked by us and bumped into Zoey, making the butter she was holding fall onto the floor.
‘Sorry!’ Sofie said in a fake voice.
‘Sofie, is it? Can’t you just learn to back away and leave her alone?’ I told Sofie.
‘Look like he’s standing up for his girlfriend!’ Sofie teased. I looked over at Zoey who’s face turned bright red.
‘He’s not my boyfriend! Just, a-a friend!’ Zoey stammered.
‘Yeah! Heh-heh,’ I replied nervously.
‘It’s obvious. Plus both of your faces are as red as that strawberry over there,’ Sofie said pointing to a strawberry on the bench.
‘Leave us alone!’ Zoey yelled.
‘Alright, alright!’ Sofie said backing away.
‘Thanks again. Was Sofie always mean to you?’ I asked.
‘Yeah. Just because I didn’t have any friends,’ Zoey replied. We started making the pastry, when we heard the door slam open. Everyone turned their head around to see the two of the five guys from earlier with a look that said ‘Don’t you mess with me!’
‘Oh, I thought you guys would never show up! Why were you so late?’ Ms. Williams asked the group.
‘We had a little incident,’ the blonde said, glaring directly at me.
‘Alright. I first want you to read through today’s recipe then you may start cooking,’ Ms. Williams told the two, but they weren’t listening. The two marched up towards me as I tried to look around for a spot to hide. The muscular brunette haired threw a punch towards me but I dodged just in time.
‘Hey. Looks like you got cleaned up, heh-heh!’ I nervously told the two.
‘Yeah, but we still smell. Now it’s time to pay!’ the blonde yelled. Everyone turned to stare at what was going on. The blonde reached out to grab my arms but I ran to the other-side of the room just in time.
‘Come back weakling! Come and fight!’ the brunette yelled cracking his knuckles. He ran across with his hand ready to punch my face in. I was a goner. I decided to just stand and accept fate but Zoey had a different idea.
‘You’re in a gymnastics competition and you’re almost winning Svetlana!’ Zoey yelled. This made me gasp and then...
‘Svetlana must win!’ I yelled. The brunette ran across but just as he was about to punch me, I jumped up making everyone stop and stare at the commotion. He looked up in shock but I planted him to the ground as I jumped on top of his back. Everyone heard a large, cracking sound as I crushed his back to the floor and flew in the air.
‘Svetlana to the bars!’ I yelled in mid-air.
‘Mike!! Detention!’ Ms. Williams shouted getting up from her desk. I ignored her message and grabbed onto the pots and pans hanging from the ceiling.
‘Now, Svetlana shall attempt a front somersault!’ I yelled. In mid-air, I let go of the pots and pans, somersaulting through the kitchen and landed on the benches.
‘Svetlana! Use the food!’ Zoey shouted. Standing on the bench, I leaned over to pick up a bowl of fruit.
‘Hey! Find your own bowl!’ Sofie yelled from beside me. The blonde haired looked quite shocked but knew he wouldn’t give up. He ran over to kick me in-between the thighs until I cartwheeled by, throwing the bowl of fruit into his face. I jumped in the air, landing perfectly in my ending position.
‘Mwah! Thrank you all!’ I yelled waving to the class. The class just stared at me in shock, their faces too scared to say or do anything. The two bullies lay on the ground and groaned in pain.
‘MIKE! AFTERNOON DETENTION! You also must stay behind to clean this mess UP!’ Ms. Williams screamed. I then, turned back to normal. My mouth hung wide open as I looked around at the mess I had made. Food on the floor, a shocked class, the pots and pans everywhere and the two bullies moaning on the floor.
‘Svetlana. I. Hate. You,’ I told myself.