Mr Lankford drones on about an essay we have to write. I'm taking down notes about it when a small ball of paper lands on my desk. i look up to see Harry looking back at me. he mouths 'open it' to me. i pick up the paper ball and unravel it.
you look hot today
i take my pen and write on the back of the note bite me.
i crumple it back up and throw it on his desk. he opens it up and lets out a small laugh. i go back to taking notes about the essay, wishing for this lesson to be over.
the bell signalling the end of the period finally goes off. i slowly stuff my notes into my folder, waiting for everyone else to leave before i do.
i walk out the class room and find Niall waiting by the door.
"was it bad?" he asks.
i scoff, "if being surrounded by ass holes for an hour is bad, then yeah."
"well at least in music you'll have me." he says with a cocky grin on his face.
"and the rest of them." i add.
we put our stuff away in our lockers then make our way to the music department. they're aren't any desks in these classes so they just have chairs in a semi circle placed in front of a mini stage with different instruments on it. Niall and I sit on the chairs farthest from the door.
i tell him about what happened in English as everyone else piles in the room and takes a seat. i feel someone sit down on the other side of me and don't have to look to know its Harry.
"I meant what i said in that note." he says to me.
" and i meant it when i told you to bite me!" i say, not turning to look at him.
"Okay guys, settle down!" Ms Marshall's voice silenced everyone in the room.
she was the scariest teacher at the school. well, to me anyway.
"As you all know at the end of every school year we have a big talent contest! This year however, a very well known music producer will be coming here and will be signing one entry to a career in music! so if you want to sign up there will be a sheet on my office door." she pointed towards a brown door on the other side of the room.
"you should sign up." Niall whispers to me.
"yeah, because making a fool outta' myself wont make my life worse." i say sarcastically.
"Louis told me about your singing. he said you're really good."
"well im still not signing up."
"suit yourself." he says.
"So today we will be performing duets with a partner of your choice." Ms Marshall says.
me and Niall look at each other as soon as she says that. we both laugh a little.
me and Niall chose to sing 'whataya want from me' by Adam Lambert and P!nk. as we're practising i can feel someone staring at me. i shift uncomfortably in the chair. i look around at everyone else in the class room and find Harry looking at me.
our eyes lock for only an instant before he turns back to Zayn, Liam and Kylie. why was he staring at me? i turn back to Niall whose tapping away at his phone.
"who ya' textin'?" i ask.
"just a girl." he says.
"a girl? who? tell me."
"just a girl i met the other day."
"is there something going on with you and her?"
"not yet, but we're going out tomorrow night."
"oh my gosh, that is so cute!" i squeal.
The bell rings before Niall can say anything else. people are packing up as Ms Marshall reminds everyone to sign up for the talent contest.
since our second class of the day has just ended we get 30 minutes to just do whatever until our third class.
"come on, lets get some food, im starving." i say, pulling Niall towards the cafeteria.
we both get to the Snack Bar and we both get bagels. i also get a small hot chocolate. we pay for our food and then walk outside. its a really sunny day so we go sit by the trees by the big astroturf field.
"why did you buy hot chocolate?" Niall asks me.
"because its nice." i say.
"but its summer." he says confused.
"so? its still nice."
"you're so weird." he laughs.
"so what you got after this?" i ask him.
"English." he says, taking a bite of his bagel.
"lucky, im stuck with Gym." i say, drinking some hot chocolate.
"that must be really shit for you." he says, wrapping an arm around my shoulders.
we talk for another few minutes until we decide we should get back into the school. the bell goes but he waits with me by my locker until everyones gone.
"I'll see you at lunch, yeah?" he says.
he gives me a quick hug before he leaves. i walk slowly to the changing rooms, hoping by the time i get there all the snobby girls will be gone.
when i get there the rooms covered in expensive bags and jimmy choo's lying on the ground. since this is my last year at school i get my own gym locker. i put in the combination and the door unlocks. i get out my gym kit and change into it. its a simple white shirt, and black track suit bottoms. i grab my plain black Jumper and slip it on over my shirt.
before i leave the room i hear something that sounds like a sniffle.
"hello?" i ask.
i hear another sniffle and my feet move me towards the noise. i keep walking until im standing infront of a set of cubicles around the corner from where i was.
"is there someone in there?" i ask.
"go away!" they cry.
"its okay, i just want to see if you're alright." i say.
its quiet for a moment, then theres a click, and the cubicle door opens. a girl steps out of the cubicle stall in only her underwear. her body is covered in bruises and cuts, none of them look as if she's done them herself.
"where are your clothes?" i ask.
"the other girls took them, ran away and left me with nothing." she says.
"that's awful." i say. "i have some clothes in my locker you could have."
"really? are you sure?" her face lightens up a little.
"yeah, i never wear them so i don't really mind."
"oh thank you"
i go back to my locker and take out the clothes that were sitting there. i give them to her then she gets changed into them.
"I'm Georgia by the way." she says.
"Jena." i smile.
we sit in the changing room just talking about stuff until the lesson ends.
SO SORRY ABOUT THE SUPER MEGA LATE UPDATE! I HAD SO MUCH STUFF GOING ON AND IT WAS JUST REALLY HARD TO THINK OF A CHAPTER IDEA! ILL TRY MY ABSOLUTE BEST TO UPDATE AS MUCH AS I CAN, BUT IF I DONT, KNOW THAT I JUST HAVE REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF TO DO!
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