The end of a long day:
“Umm, so, we have English?” I asked, puffed and tired.
“I think so” Gemma replied
“Ok let’s go” I said, walking. Gemma followed.
We arrived at English about two minutes after the second bell rang.
“Girls, you’re late” Mr Williams said, stern and loud.
“We’re really sorry Mr Williams, we had some issues at lunch, and we didn’t realise the time” Gemma apologised.
“Haha, Gemma and Bella with issues, who da guessed?” Dean, stupid Ford, being an idiot, again. Every one started laughing, Mia Kelly was the loudest.
“Quiet, quiet, girls please sit down” Mr Williams was trying to control the class.
We both sat down. Dean kicked the back of Gemma’s chair, Mia laughed again.
Gemma ignored them. “what the hell is their problem?” Gemma asked me.
“They’re assholes!” I replied smiling. Gemma laughed, quietly.
“Yeah, true” She was still giggling.
English dragged on until the bell finally rang.
“Oh thank, god for that” Gemma exhaled.
We grabbed our books off the table, and left, quickly.
“I wonder how Erin is” I asked.
“Yeah, I hope she gets better.” Gemma replied, deep in thought.
“Well she couldn’t really get any worse” I said, getting my bag out of my locker.
“Hmm” Gemma’s face looked concerned, I was pretty lucky to have a friend like Gemma.
“So what are you doing on the weekend?” I asked, changing the subject.
“Umm I was going to go shopping with Erin” Gemma replied, disappointed.
“Oh” I didn’t know what to say.
“Bella, do you want to come instead?” Gemma asked, hopeful.
“Yeah, sure” I smiled, glad to make Gemma look a bit happier.
“Cool” Gemma grinned.
“I’m just buying some clothes for my sister’s best friend’s 21st, I have nothing to wear” Gemma explained.
“Ok, cool” I vaguely remembered Gemma’s older sister, although I never saw her much when she was at school, Gemma talked about her a fair bit.
“We’d just be going down the mall” she informed me.
“Do you want me to pick you up? Around ten AM?” she asked.
“Yep, sounds great” I wasn’t doing anything, anyway and mum wouldn’t mind.
“Sweet, see ya tomorrow” Gemma said, getting into her car.
“Sure thing, Bye” I replied, waving.
I got into my very cute little 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier.
I love my car, it isn’t fancy, it isn’t old, it isn’t new, it’s just perfect.
The drive went fairy fast, I was lost in thoughts about tomorrow, about Erin, and then there’s that tiny, little thought in the back of my mind, wondering when Edward was getting my letter and what he would reply to it. My plan was to slowly ask him questions until I could know if I’d met him before or not. Hopefully if all went well, he wouldn’t notice until I tell him about Charlie. And I’m planning not to say anything even remotely about Charlie for a long time.
I got out of my black Chevy. I put my bag on my back and locked my car. I walked to the door, but before I could even knock, Phil opened the door.
“Oh, hey Bella, Bye Bella” He ran out of the doorway and straight into the garage.
“Hey Bells, do you want pizza tonight?” It was Renee.
“Hi, why’s Phil in such a hurry?” I asked, puzzled.
“Oh, he has some urgent football thing, said he’d be gone til tomorrow” Mum looked slightly disappointed in Phil.
“But I was thinking we could have a sort of girl’s night, you know pizza and a movie?” she was very hopeful.
“Um yeah sounds great!” I grinned.
“Oh, you have plans, that’s fine I’ll watch a movie by myself” she smiled, my smile, just with more laugh lines around her face.
“No, little homework, but that sounds great! Really” I wasn’t lying, I had plans tomorrow, but tonight was fine.
“Okay, Hawaiian?” she asked, sweetly.
“Sounds great!” I walked up to my room.
If I ever needed a shower, now was the time. I got out some old sweats and walked to the bathroom. I started the water, and waited until it warmed up. I looked at myself in the mirror, I looked totally exhausted. Bags under my eyes and chapped lips. I took out my brown hair, and brushed it quickly before I got into the water. I wet my hair, the hot water made my feet tingle. Before I got out I decided to turn down the hot tap, while I was still under the shower head, I needed an energy boost. Ah, the freezing water almost burnt. I quickly got out and wrapped myself in a towel. I dried my body, got dressed swiftly, and blow-dried my hair. I took a long, deep breath and took my dirty clothes to the hamper. I walked down the stairs, while combing my fingers though my hair. Ah that felt a lot better.
“So you’re definately staying home, I’ll go rent a movie?” Mum questioned.
“Oh, yeah I’ll watch whatever, get something you feel like” I rubbed my eyes.
“Okay, romantic comedy and Hawaiian pizza it is!” she looked excited.
“Okay” I tried to look as happy as her, but I couldn’t be bothered, I actually felt like falling into bed, and sleeping for a week.
“Back soon!” Renee yelled walking out of the room.
Oh, I couldn’t stay up though a romantic comedy!
I dawdled into the lounge room and lay down on the couch. I closed my eyes and before I could even think a thought, I was asleep, dead asleep.