*A Few Days Later*
"Everyone, this is Sam," Mrs. Payne smiles. "He'll be joining our class today so is there an open seat somewhere?"
I raise my hand as a smile forms on my face.
"Go sit by Rose, Sam," she points at me.
Seconds later Sam is sitting by me and Mrs. Payne is starting today's lesson.
"Like my glasses?" Sam asks me. He's wearing some pretty sick, black, thick rimmed glasses.
"I like them. Hey, doing anything after school?"
"Just a bit. Did you get an apartment?"
"I did. Not far from your house."
"So we'll walk?"
"Kristy, this is Sam. Sam, this is my best friend Kristy," I smile as I introduce the two.
"Nice to meet you Kristy," Same smiles and sticks out his hand.
"Same to you," Kristy takes his hand and they shake for a few seconds.
"I'm going to go get a soda. You girls want anything?"
"No thank you," Kristy and I answer.
Sam nods and then walks off.
"Oh my goodness, he's so cute." Kristy leans back in the grass. Lunch is eaten outside where there are so many places to eat. You can eat at the table area, bleachers of the football field, parking lot by your car, or on the big hill to the left of all the other eating areas. The big hill is where Kristy, Tommy, and I would always eat out lunch. Now, Tommy eats lunch on the bleachers with his girlfriends, Brittney.
"He's not your type," I take a bite of my sub. Side note, unlike Toby, I can have dairy foods and love to make sure he knows that.
"What's that mean?" Kristy rolls onto her stomach and digs into her sack lunch. Just a brown paper sack while I have a cool Hello Kitty lunchbox. Don't judge me! I'm getting her a Minnie Mouse one for her birthday so we can be geeks together.
"I have all my classes with him and we've talked. You'd have nothing in common."
"You like him, I get it," she opens up her bag of chips. "I'll let you two get together. Besides, I've got a real crush on someone else."
"And who would that be?"
"James from my English class. I think he's in your math class."
"I know him. Superstar of the soccer team and a hotie. Go for him girl, I'm surprised he doesn't already have a girlfriend."
"I talk to him every day, so I'm working on it."
"I'm never doing that again," Sam says as he sits down next to me. "I think I'll bring my lunch tomorrow."
"Sorry, should have warned you," I grimace.
"It's alright. Looks like I'll need to go shopping this weekend."
"Do you live alone or something?" Kristy asks as she pulls a donut out of her bag.
"I live with my older brother now. He's a speaker for something so he travels a lot. So I guess I practically live by myself." That's the perfect. I wish I could lie like that.
"Oh, that's cool. I'd love that kind of life."
"It's not the greatest. I had to leave my old school and friends behind. Plus, with my brother gone more than he's home, I'll get lonely and bored."
"I'll visit as often as I can," I smile.
"I was going to say you'd love to visit," Kristy smirks.
"Don't tease me."
"Do you like me?" Sam looks at me with a small smile on his lips.
I look down at my lap, "Just a little."
"Since we have a weird number in here," Mr. McDowell has been talking about the big project for a good 30 minutes now. "One group will have three people. You get one chance to pick your own groups before I choose them. Go!"
Kristy is over to Sam and mines deck in seconds. "Mr. M, we've got the group of three."
"Thanks Kristy," he smiles at our group. "All groups must be pairs now!"
"So, Egypt for the subject?" I look at Sam then Kristy.
"Sounds good to me," Sam says.
"It didn't matter to me," Kristy shrugs.
"We get to plan for the next few days, so don't think about it until we really have to."