Precious Memories

This isn’t just any old story by any old author on any old bit of paper. This is a story of true friendship, between two true friends. Elizabeth and Alexis have been friends for as long as they could remember. They’ve been through thick and thin, fights and break-ups, and made endless precious memories. From meeting at a wedding at age 5, to having children of their own, this is their story.


4. Interesting Science Lesson

Elizabeth's P.O.V

It was first period on Wednesday - the best day, in my opinion. I had double Science, History, P.E and French; all my favourite subjects except P.E, in which it was only fun if we weren't doing football or rugby. Those sports were awful when we came to play matches. As I filed into my science classroom, I felt a tap on my shoulder. Turning around, I saw a grinning Alexis stood beside me.

"Have fun with Sam, Eliz!" she chuckled, before walking ahead of me to her seat. Gritting my teeth at her retreating back, I took mine, which was barely thirty centimetres away. We sat on the same table in most subjects, which was lucky as last year we only sat near each other for a few. Science tables were a 'U' shape, and I sat in the bend bit, whereas Alexis sat on the right.

"Thanks," I whispered, sarcasm clear in my voice, as I passed her to sit in my seat.

"You are most welcome, dear one," she grinned at me.

After taking my book and pencil case out, I sat down and waited for the lesson to start.

"Alright class, settle down settle down," our teacher - Mrs Beagley - called out to us. Immediately everyone hushed down and found their seats. "Today we will be revising what goes on in a cell. You should all hopefully know this from last year, however as I am reminded you all have brains that cause things to go in one ear and out the other, we are going to be going over it."

Mrs Beagley turned the slide on the PowerPoint she was projecting onto the smart screen, and was about to begin talking again when the previously closed classroom door swung open, and a flustered boy ran in.

"Sorry I'm late, Miss," he breathed, a couple of boys following him, "the whistle didn't go off to warn us to go to class."

"Okay. I'll let you off today, as I'm feeling generous, just hurry and get your equipment out, Sam," Mrs Beagley said.

Sam was a rather handsome, popular boy that was in most of my classes. He had short, dark chocolate brown hair with bright blue eyes that stood out a mile away. His body was tall and muscular, which was caused by him being in the school football team and playing out with his mates every other day. He may be smart, cheeky, good-looking and gentlemanly when he wanted to be, but at times he got into a spot of trouble. Just the other week he got called up by our head of year for getting involved in a fight, however he didn't through any punches. He tried to break it up, but when the teacher came it looked like a whole different story. When he did get in trouble, it was either misunderstood or not serious. Sam also played the Electric Guitar, which was amazing.

"Yes, Miss," Sam said, going over to his seat next to me. My cheeks became light shade of pink when Alexis sent me a wink along with a cheeky grin.

'I'm usually the one to do the teasing!' I scribbled onto loose piece of paper in my book and shoved it at her while Mrs Beagley started talking about Animal Cells and Plant Cells.

'Time for a change <3' Alexis has written back in her neat, curvy writing.

"Draw an animal cell and a plant cell in your books, labelling the name and meaning of each feature. You have five minutes," Mrs Beagley said. Within a moment the class had arisen into chatter.

During the labelling of the plant cell, I felt a note being slipped under my book. Curious, I read it under the table.

'Sam is glancing at you every 10 seconds x'

My cheeks grew hotter, as I wrote back and got on with my work - keeping my head down. 'Stop teasing me and get on with your work! x'

'I'm not teasing, but if you insist x'

I refused to believe her, as I had played a prank on her last week that a spider was in her hair, and she had embarrassed herself in front of a group of people. Alexis just wanted me to look up at him and embarrass myself.

"What does a cell membrane do?" A deep, husky voice said from beside me.

My heart started racing as my hands clammed up, my eyes drifting upwards to look at Sam. Gosh, he was so beautiful. Suddenly, I got a rather violent kick in the shin to remind me to answer Sam's question.

"It - er - controls what goes in and, er, out of the cell itself," I stammered.

"Thanks," Sam flashed me a charming smile and wrote down what I said.

My cheeks got redder as I looked away, kicking myself for being so stupid in front of him. Alexis only teased me again. I stuck my tongue out.

"All done?" Mrs Beagley asked a few minutes later. "Good."

It was halfway through the lesson, and I had only embarrassed myself twice, when Mrs Beagley started telling off a attractive boy named Theo. He had dark brown hair with matching brown eyes that could cause your heart to flutter in an instant and a smile that had two dimples. His body was well-built like Sam, and was relatively tall. Theo was a popular boy as well, meaning girls swooned over him much like Sam. This wasn't all because of looks. Theo was also kind, funny and friendly. He loves sports and music but messed around sometimes. Much like now.

"That's three times you've talked instead of doing your work. Maybe a change in seats will put you straight. Go and sit next to Alexis."

At these works a mischievous grin filled my face. It was my turn now. Theo was Alexis' crush, and had been for as long as I can remember. They had spoke a few times, but not as much as me and Sam - who seemed to pop up wherever I went.

Alexis' shoulder-length wavy brown hair contrasted with the brightness of her blush, and was fairly funny to watch. Her light brown eyes were glued to the table and you could even see her dimple in a smile she was trying to hide. Alexis was slim like myself, which was helpful as she was brilliant at gymnastics - competing in competitions. She enjoyed music a lot and played the guitar and piano. She was unreasonably kind and friendly, meaning she was quite popular with everyone but at the same time getting really shy whenever Theo's name cropped up somewhere. 

As Theo sat down next to her, I started scribbling on a piece of paper and threw it to her - careful for the teacher not to see. I would have a lot of fun with this.

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