Once Jason dropped me off back at my house, I walked inside and closed the door behind me. I begin running up the stairs until I hear my mom’s voice. “Where do you think you’re going young lady?” Once I heard her I stopped running and slowly walked back down the stairs. She walked right in front of the staircase. I was completely surprised my mom was here so I ask “Mom, you got off work…early?” I ask with a confused look on my face. She puts her hands on her hips. “Well I wasn’t planning on it, but that was until I got a call from your school that you had an unexcused absence.” She gives me that “You’re so dead” look. I hesitate and say “Well I I slept in.” She raises her eyebrows and says “Jasmine that’s no excuse; you could’ve just driven yourself to school.” I look down wiggling my fingers together out of nervousness. She crosses her arms and says “So, Jasmine. Why don’t you tell me what you were really doing this whole entire day. I got home 30 minutes ago and you weren’t here.” And her eyebrows stay raised as she is waiting for a response. Then she adds “Oh and I want the truth.” I slowly roll my words “I wasssss out. I drove to a nearby diner. To get breakfast.” She gets skeptical “Oh so you were the one who drove? How can you drive when your car was here this entire time? Nice try, like I said I want the truth.” I throw my head back realizing I should’ve come up with a better excuse. Her voice gets more stern. She continues “You weren’t with that boy were you?” I don’t say anything, I just look down.
She sighs “Jasmine. What have I told you? I told you to stay away from him. What do you do instead? You go behind my back and see him!” “I didn’t mean it! He’s not that bad; you act like he’s a monster.” My mother puts her hand on her forehead. “Jasmine he is a monster. He’s gonna turn you bad. I don’t wanna have to tell you ‘told you so’ when it happens.” I sigh “Mom,” She interrupts “Speak no more, that’s enough. You’re grounded.” I gasp “What?!” “You heard me, you’re grounded. You will not leave this house for anything. Only for school, now I don’t wanna hear it Jasmine.” I groan out of being upset and frustrated. I stomp up the stairs into my room and slam the door. I plop on my bed and stare up at the ceiling. I thought to myself, this is all Jason’s fault. If I wouldn’t have listened to him, this would have never happened. Then again, the only person I can blame is myself. But it makes me feel better to blame him so I’m just going to blame him instead for my frustration. I guess sometimes I should take people’s advice like staying away from him.
I sit at my regular lunch table with Caitlin, Erin and other people. Caitlin asks me “So why weren’t you here yesterday?” I shrug. Erin jumps in and says “Jason McCann wasn’t here either.” I look at her and say “Why are you bringing him up?” She replies “Well you know, you’ve been hanging around with him lately.” I say “I guess a little.” Then Caitlin says “Don’t tell me you were with him… Were you?”
I sigh “It’s a long story.” She widens her eyes “You did not.” Erin says “What did you guys do?” I reply “Probably not what you’re thinking.” She says “What do you think I’m thinking?” I say “I know exactly what you’re thinking, and no. I didn’t do anything with him so chill.” “Whatever you do, don’t become his ‘friend.’ Trust me he’s become ‘friends’ with so many girls here. He only wants them for one thing and one thing only.” Caitlin chimes “Yeah, he’s gonna play you like he’s played with everyone else. It’s what he does. He’s gonna try to lead you on, it’s all just a game to him.” I say “Guys relax, I don’t even like him like that.” Erin says “Just be careful, we’re just trying to save you from getting hurt.” I chuckle “I can’t get hurt if I don’t even like him right?” Erin shrugs “I’m just saying, he’s the biggest player.” I start eating my food, thinking, taking in every word that they’re saying, deciding if I should believe them or not or if I should even be worried. They were acting as if I was all up on Jason wanting him. The thing was I wasn’t even into Jason. Or at least I don’t think I am.
Once lunch ends I go into the hallway and I see Jason talking to some guy. I’m sure it’s one of his friends that’s also like part of his gang or something. I have to walk past him to get to my next class, and I really didn’t feel like stopping by him and talking like he seems to always want to do. It’s clear he’s caused me enough trouble. He seems very engaged in the conversation, so I guess he won’t even know I’m there. I walk a little fast trying to avoid him and just as I walk by him he grabs my arm and says “Where do you think you’re going?” I pull out of his grasp roughly and say “Why would it matter to you?” The guy that Jason was talking to was still there, and he says “Damn girl.” And he licks his lips. I avoid eye contact with the both of them while Jason says to him “Talk to my girl like that again and you’ll be in your grave before you know it.” The guy mumbles “Jeez” and he puts his hands up. Jason gives him the dirtiest look as he walks away. I ask “What the hell was that all about Jason? And since when have I been your ‘girl’?” He replies “Don’t worry about him, it’s all just business.” I say “What kind of ‘business’?” He says “The kind you don’t want to be involved in.”
I didn’t quite know what he meant but I shrugged it off. I say “Well thanks to you, I’m grounded.” He laughs “What, your mom found about me taking you out?” I reply “Yeah, cause that’s just so funny.” I say sarcastically. He raises his eyebrows “Actually it’s pretty funny to me. So. How did she find out?” I sigh “She’s just good at figuring things out, plus I suck at making up excuses. This is all your fault.”
“Now I don’t think it’s my fault that you can’t even make up a decent excuse where your mom wouldn’t find out now is it?” This boy was being a sarcastic bitch with me, but I wasn’t gonna say that to him. I wasn’t gonna be a bitch back just cause I’m not like that. And knowing him, he would get butt hurt and flip out. “You practically forced me to skip; I knew I shouldn’t have done it, boy am I stupid.” He says “Hey hey, now I didn’t force you. Just look at yourself, you’re becoming into a rebel. You did something you shouldn’t have done and you got caught. You’re just not used to getting in trouble now are you?” He has a smirk on his face. I suddenly feel insecure and I grab my elbows. What was he trying to do make me into a troublemaker just like him? “I’m not a rebel.” He grins “Oh I can tell.” He says sarcastically. It’s not hard to realize how much of a jerk Jason was, and how annoying he is. But for some reason it was hard for me to stay away from him. It was like I would just always find myself talking to him, whether he was annoying me or not. Before I can say anything else, not even like I wanted to because I was 1000% done with him, the bell rings and I quickly walk away already having enough of him.
It’s been 30 minutes since this long, boring math class has been going on. The entire time I’ve been drifting off, about to pass out pretty much. I hated this class and I knew I just needed some fresh air. I ask my teacher to go to the bathroom and once she says yes, I storm out of that classroom. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who always ends up wandering the hallways instead of actually going to the bathroom. I walk into the bathroom and look at myself in the mirror. I fix my hair, play on my phone, and do whatever out of boredom. I start humming the tune of one of my favorite songs and I walk out of the bathroom. I wander the hallways, dragging my fingertips against all the lockers as I’m going down, completely bored out of my mind. I just couldn’t stay in that class. I walk up to the water fountain, and I bend down to get a drink of water. As I get up and turn around, Jason is standing right in front of me.
I don’t even flinch or get startled. I wipe my mouth from the water and sigh. I say “This is getting old.” He grins “Did you miss me?” I reply “How could I miss you, I just saw you.” Jason shrugs “Still, you spent allll the time in between not with me.” As he says that he moves my hair that was in front of my shoulder, behind my back. I roll my eyes “Okay, whatever.” I start to walk away and of course, Jason follows.
I ask “How did you know I was down here?” He grins “I ditched class, so I was out and saw you from across the hallway. Or should I say your ass?” I scoff “You’re a pig.” He shrugs “Hey, I’m not the one who was bending down with my ass sticking out.” I roll my eyes. “I was getting a drink of water!” He shrugs and says “You know I can recognize you easily.” He looks me up and down. I sarcastically say “Ha ha, okay Jason.”
There’s a small pause and I say “So why do you always still want to talk to me? You don’t think I’m boring yet?” He says “Actually, no. I like spending my time with you.” Surprised, I say “Really?” Then he replies “Yeah, I like talking to you.” I was kind of surprised to be hearing this from him. Usually he’s a jerk and all cocky, and not to mention very perverted but there is some times when he is really sweet. If people got to know him, they would know he wasn’t just a ‘bad kid’ who does ‘bad things’. When he doesn’t try to keep his bad boy act up all the time, he can be a nice guy occasionally I guess. “Huh. You really mean that?” I ask. He replies “Well yeah. You’re different, you’re one of the only ones who isn’t scared of me.“ I say “Why do you think people are scared of you?”He sighs “Because of the things I do. You know what I’m talking about. I’ve told you so much.” As we are walking through the halls I say “I think it’s just you come off scary to people. I mean, you do some really weird stuff.” He asks “What do you mean as in weird?” I shrug “Well I don’t know. You kill people, Jason that’s psychotic.” He replies “Not psychotic enough to keep you away from me.” And he gives me his devious smile. I try to hold in my smile, knowing that was kind of true. I say “No Jason. It’s still just as psychotic. I guess I am just able to handle it.” He replies “I know, and I like that.”
We come to the end of the hallway and I look at him and say “You know, I don’t really know if you can even get me scared anymore.” And I smile. He grins and says “Don’t ever doubt it.” I reply “Hmm I’ll see about that.”
I walk up to my classroom door while I grab the knob from behind me while I’m still facing Jason and say “Well, I gotta get back to my class.” Jason says “Don’t miss me too much.” I sarcastically smile and squint my eyes. “I’ll try not to.” I knew he could go only so long without being just a little conceded.
As I walk back into my classroom Jason walks away and then I have to continue, this long boring period.
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