I awoke to someone vigorously shaking my shoulder and chanting 'Wake up. Wake up. WAKE UP!!."
"What the heck Ellie!?" I asked my annoying 12 year old sister.
"We're going to be late!" she said in a rush.
My eyes flew open. I tried to adjust them to the light as fast as I could.
"What time is it?" I shouted.
"7:48! Get ready!" she said sunning out of my room.
I dashed out of bed and ran into the bathroom connected to my room.
I quickly brushed my teeth and put my hair in a messy bun. I threw on some black leggings, a t-shirt and hoodie, and some brown uggs.
I hurriedly rushed downstairs to meet my sister.
"Really?" she asked when I reached the bottom step.
I looked up and she was dressed the exact same I was but with a different hoodie.
"It doesn't matter! Lets go!" I said jogging towards the door.
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Once we got to school, there was literally NO ONE there.
"I thought you said we were late!?" I exclaimed.
"We were!" she shot back. "See? My watch says.......6:55...." she trailed off.
I sighed an exasperated sigh. I couldn't blame my sister, she had dyslexia.
"So you thought the six was a seven?" I asked.
"Yeah, I'm sorry Tori." she said apologetically.
"Its ok, but I thought you were working on this Ellie?" I said, a little disappointed that she hadn't worked on this any.
"I have been! It just hasn't been working!" she said sounding ashamed of herself.
"Hey its ok. People learn at different paces. You just have to keep on trying." I reassured her.
She just nodded her head. She kept silent the rest of the drive back home.
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"WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!?" our mom yelled as soon as we walked in the door.
"Mom its ok. Ellie accidently looked at the time wrong and we thought we were late so we drove to school in a hurry. Its not her fault." I explained reassuringly.
Luckily our mom was very understanding when it came to Ellie's dyslexia.
"Well ok. Just tell me from now on when you are leaving." she said.
We both nodded out heads and headed back up to our rooms to make ourselves a little bit more decent.
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We arrived at school for a second time and walked into the school yard together.
"I cant believe I was going to wear leggings on my first day of school." Ellie said with a shiver.
"Well you look really good now." I complimented her.
She was wearing a pink skirt with many different colored flowers on it and a white shirt tucked into it. She had her blond hair straightened with a pink headband in it. And to top it all off, she had pair of brown combat boots on.
"Thanks." she said.
I saw a cute little boy staring at Ellie a few yards away. Then he up and started walking towards us.
"Cutie alert 3:00." I whispered to Ellie.
She looked around.
"Omg Ellie act normal!" She said nervously.
I just laughed.
"What's up." The boy said to Ellie.
"Hey." Ellie said shyly back.
"So are you new here?" was all I heard before walking away to my own class.
"Hey, beautiful." said a voice behind me.
I turned around to see if they were talking to me.
And they were.
It was a guy. He had blonde hair with the perfect amount of wave to it. He had striking green eyes. He had perfect red lips and a few freckles spread across his face.
"Are you new here?" he asked.
"Actually I've been going to this school since kindergarten." I said, still halfway in a daze.
"Oh well then can you tell me where Mr.Dubley's room is?" he asked looking relieved.
I knew it was to good to be true.
"Three doors down on your right." I said pointing down the hallway.
After he walked away, I couldn't shake a strange sensation running through my body. It wasn't the good kind of butterflies you get when you have a crush either. It was a bad feeling. Like he was up to no good.
"Ooohh la la." Ellie said, bouncing in front of me, shaking me from my thoughts.
"He was cute." she said.
"Don't get your hopes up, he only wanted directions." I said matter-of-factly.
"Oh." she said, furrowing her eyebrows in her signature thinking face.
"So where's your Prince Charming?" I smirked.
"He just wanted directions too." she said, disappointed.
"Don't look so down. Asking for directions was probably just an excuse to talk to you." I said, trying to cheer her up.
"Nah, maybe I should just forget about it." she shrugged.
I was about to open my mouth to say something when the bell rang for class.
"See ya." Said Ellie, sauntering off.
"Bye." I called after her before heading to my own class.