Nathan was quiet today, even more than usual. The rumours had died down a bit and almost everybody had forgotten about Olivia's ankle. I knew she was never going to speak to me again, I knew she hated me. But to be honest, after seeing her true colours I didn't really mind. Most of my friends were her friends too and all took her side leaving me with nothing. I hated that.
"What's wrong?" I asked Nathan, "did your mum or dad go sick at you or summit yesterday when sir called?" He shook his head. "Then what's up?"
"Nothing," he mumbled, covering his face with his sleeve.
Zoe kept nagging me, asking if I was okay. I didn't tell her because I didn't want her making a big deal of my personal problems at home. I knew tell the teachers had an idea things were going on because they would always stare at me during their conversations or be sympathetic and give me the benefit of the doubt.
"Do you wanna hang out after school?" Zoe eventually asked me but I didn't want Zoe over tonight. I didn't want her seeing my crashed records that I hadn't yet had the guys to clean.
"My flats messy," I told her.
"We could go to the park or summit?" I looked up. That seemed like a better idea. I shrugged because I didn't want to seem like I was excited.
"Stop shrugging! All you ever do is shrug? It's impolite, you know me enough now to speak for yourself instead of letting your body do it! Plus it never establishes whether you're saying yes or no?" Zoe exclaimed with an audience watching her. She smiled guiltily and looked at me. I shrugged and she punched my shoulder, in a playful way but hitting a bruise. I yelped.
"I'm sorry I didn't think I did it that hard!" She quickly said. I shook my head.
"It's fine," I managed to say, I felt a pain shoot in my arm but it only lasted a couple of seconds. I was fine after.
"You sure?" She wondered.
"Yeah I just... Over reacted," I told her.