I pulled the shapeless sweater vest over my body, pushing my glasses higher up my nose as I sniffled. First day of school. I can't believe I was going into junior year, the time has passed so fast. I pulled half my hair up into a pony tail, leaving the rest to fall aimlessly around my head. I quickly pulled my book bag onto my shoulder, afraid to be late as I rushed downstairs.
I took an apple from the fruit bowl, wiping it off with my sleeve before chunking out a bite. As I ate, I hurried out the door, making sure to lock it before hurrying the the entrance of my drive way. Just like last year, I leaned against the bus pole, eating and studying before the large yellow bus pulled up, kids giving me disgusting looks. I ignored the stares, quickly standing and dusting my loose jeans off. I climbed onto the bus, a ball of paper immediately hitting my shoulder. I flinched, watching as it dropped to the metallic ground.
"Hey, nerd! Forgot to take notes, mind doing it for me?" A guy yelled as everybody laughed. It's a wonder the bus driver never did anything about this. Even if it wasn't her job, some support would be nice. I brushed his remark off, finding the only seat left in the back. Maybe I could stand in the front, anything but having to lounge in the back. That's where all the populars were and the last time I came near them, I came home in tears.
"Ma'am, you must take a seat before I can close the doors and drive." The bus driver spoke rudely as I sighed, awkwardly shuffling pass the seats and towards the back. Everybody stared at me, so I kept my gaze on my feet, my arms tightly clutching my books, my glasses sliding down my nose.
I finally reached the seat, and just as I was about to sit down, the bus lurched forward causing me to fly forward, smacking my forehead against the back wall. Ow. A chorus of laughter erupted as my cheeks reddened, along with the bump on my forehead. Unnoticeable but still there. I took my seat with shaking legs, sitting on edge as eyes turned to observe me.
"What the hell kind of outfit is that?" I heard a whisper as I took a breath, trying to keep the tears from rolling down my already tinted cheeks.
"Look at her hair, ew."
"Oh my goodness, I've seen those shoes! On my grandma's feet!"
I forwarded my eyebrows, looking down at my tennis shoes. They weren't the most attractive thing but they were the only things I could afford to invest in.
The bus ride was long and torturous but eventually we arrived at school, everybody pushing past me until I was the last person exiting. I jumped down from the last step, walking towards the entrance as my untamed hair fell in my face.
"Another torturous day in hell..." I muttered before pushing the doors open.
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