I walked into the school building, as many people started saying hi to me.
Laura, one of my classmates, waved to me.
"Hi, Annabelle! Isn't it a nice day out today?"
I smiled and waved back to her as I said, "It is a wonderful day out, Laura. I wish the teachers would let us go outside and play or something like that. We need a break from tests and quizzes."
Laura nodded in agreement.
"Yeah. Anyway, I better get my books organized before the classes. I'll see you during class. Bye!"
I waved to her as she walked away. Laura was a nice girl. I really liked her.
I walked to my locker, where my best friend, Elise, was waiting for me.
"Hi, Anna-bee!! What's up?"
Elise always calls me Anna-bee. It's sort of annoying and cute at the same time. I laughed as I opened up my locker.
"Not much. I just hope we wouldn't have any homework today."
"Dream on, Anna-bee!"
We both laughed. Elise was so funny.
Suddenly, a boy walked to me. He had dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He looked really embarrassed and shy.
He said, "Um, hi, Annabelle."
I recognized him. He was Carter Tasfoot from Grade 12. He's really popular because everyone thinks he's so cute and cool.
"Hey, Carter. What's up?"
He looked down at his feet.
"Um, Annabelle... I really like you. And I was wondering if you want to hang out with me today?"
So he was basically asking if I can be his girlfriend. I wasn't really surprised because he wasn't the first boy who asked me this week.
I said, "Um, Carter, I like you, too. As a friend. Can you give me some time? Because I sort of need time to think about it."
I had to consider because last year, I had like a HUGE crush on Carter. But I didn't like him that much now. I wondered what I should do.
Carter turned bright red. This was probably the first time he didn't get accepted.
"Oh, okay. It's alright. But I just want you to know that I've liked you for a long time," He told me.
Then, he walked away, slowly, and sadly.
Elise, who was standing right next to me for the whole time, suddenly punched me on the arm.
"Hey! That hurt! What did you do that for?"
Elise answered, "You rejected Carter. Carter Tasfoot. Are you out of your mind?!"
I said, "I don't like him romantically right now. Just deal with it, okay?"
The thing about being popular is that your friends get mad at you for no reason because they're jealous.
And Elise got mad at me a lot. Especially when I reject boys that she like. She's so boy-crazy.
Suddenly, a boy said, "So Anna-bella, little princess, what are you doing after school today? Combing your hair for five hours? Going to a beauty parlor and getting your hair done?"
It was Niall. Niall Horan. And his gang. Niall Horan was the most popular boy in middle school. And when Harry Styles moved into Ireland, he became his best friend. And it went the same for Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson.
And when High School started, Liam Payne, moved in. Niall brought him into his gang. I hate those five. But everyone thinks they're so cool.
I said, "Shut up, Niall. You are such a loser."
Then, without another word, Elise and I walked away from them. Elise understood how much I hated that gang. Especially Niall Horan.