When I finally got to my locker the bell rang. I groaned and leaned against my locker.
Blake walked up and leaned against the locker next to mine. He looked me up and down and grinned.
“Nice outfit.” He said with a wink.
“Um… Thanks.” I said. He lifted my chin and walked away.
Really? My outfit? I am just wearing some ripped jeans, a Mario shirt, my high-tops, and my bracelet. My red hair was over one of my blue eyes. Whatever. I grabbed my books from my locker and walked to class. Right when I walked in Janice knocked my books from my hands.
“Whoops.” She said. She and her friends giggled all the way to their seats on the front row. Keep Calm. I huffed and bent down to pick up my books.
“Hey, let us help you.” I heard someone say. I looked up to see the guys from the office.
“Um… Thanks. Hey, aren’t you the guys I saw in the office earlier?” I asked. They nodded and handed me the rest of my books. I shifted the books into one arm and held out my hand to the blonde boy. “I’m Aubrey.” I said with a smile. He shook my hand and said.
“I’m Josh.” I turned to the other boy and held out my hand to him as well.
“I’m Blaze.” He said as he shook my hand. I nodded to three empty chairs.
“You guys can sit with me if you want.” I said, they nodded.
I turned and left them standing there so I could set my books on my desk. With my books set down I grabbed both their hand and pulled them to the seats.
“Come on.” I said. I led them to the seats on the right of my desk. Josh pointed to the seat on my left.
“Who sits there?” He asked with a beaming smile. He looks good. Focus!
“Peter sits there. Where is Peter anyway?” I asked. The boys looked at each other than back at me.
“He was expelled.” Blaze finally said. I plopped down in my chair taking my head in my hands. Josh poked my shoulder and I looked up at him.
“Can I sit in his seat than?” Josh asked with a smile. I couldn’t help but smile back.
“Yeah. No problem. But beware I get in trouble a lot.” I said. Josh plopped down in the chair to my left and Blaze to my right.
“So are you two like brothers or something?” I asked them.
“Sort of. We are just like family. I just live with Blaze and his dad. They met me on the streets a few years ago.” Josh said. My jaw dropped.
“It must have been horrible living on the street.” I said. Josh shrugged.
“It was easy for me to find food and all but I still hated it.” He said.
Blake walked in with Maddy following him just as the bell rang. Mrs. Carol shot them an angry look.
“That is detention for the both of you!” She said.
Blake and Maddy plopped down in the seats in front of me. I raised my hand. Carol looked up and nodded at me. Most of my classmates groaned like they knew what I was going to say.
“Well Carol,” I grinned at her than turned to the boys.
“Her first names Carol same as her last name.” I whispered. I turned back to Carol.
“I thought we had to be in the classroom before the bell rang not in our seats.” I said. Carol walked over to the detention board and added my name to the list. I shrugged and raised my hand again. Carol sighed and nodded.
“I just wanted to inform you that you had two new students.” I said nodding to Josh and Blaze. Carol smiled.
“Thank you for reminding me Aubrey. Boys will you come to the front of the room.” She asked them. The boys looked at me. I nodded. They stood up and walked to the front of the class.
“Now boys introduce yourselves.” Carol said to Josh and Blaze. They kept glancing back at me as if to make sure I was still there.
“I’m Josh Smith.” Josh said.
“I’m Blaze Johnson.” Blaze said. I saw Janice looking at Josh and grinning. I wanted to rip her eyes out.
“Ok boys you may now sit down.” Carol told them.
They quickly walked back and slid into their seats. Janice kept her eyes on Josh.
“Dude Janice has a major crush on you!” I told Josh. He looked over and caught her eye she grinned at him and winked. He frowned and looked away.
“I’m not interested in her though!” He said with a snort.
“Good choice.” I said. I leaned back and put my feet up on my desk. I felt someone tap my foot. I looked down and saw it was Maddy. I pulled my foot down and leaned onto my desk.
“Where’s Peter? Did the plan go wrong?” She asked. I nodded.
“He got expelled and I got sent to class.” I said.
“Where’d you find those guys?” Maddy asked. I glanced at Josh and Blaze; they were just staring at me. Weird!
“They were in the office when we got busted. Oh! You will never guess who busted us!” I said.
“Who?” Blake had turned around obviously interested in the conversation.
“It was you guy’s friend Jacob.” Josh stated. I looked around and saw Jacob. He was hanging out with Janice! He had his arm wrapped around her. He looked back at me and caught my eye. He smiled at me. I frowned and looked away.
“While he was at it he stated his love for our Aubrey here.” Blaze continued and wrapped an arm around me.
Josh followed suit. I could feel two sets of eyes on me. I looked up and saw one was Blake. I looked around and saw the other was Jacob.