The next morning I woke up to the sound of my mom coughing. I run to her room to see her sitting up hands covering her mouth as she coughs. I feel tears fill my eyes and fear fill my stomach as blood slips through her fingers landing on the bage carpet.
"Mom" I say moving over to her but she stops motioning to the tissues on her night stand.
I grab some of them and hold them out for her. She takes them quickly and wipes at her mouth.
"You need to go to the hospital" I tell her but she just shakes her head.
"Mom please" I say fighting back my tears.
"I have to go to work honey and you need to go to school" She says placing a shaking arm around me.
"Mom no you need help" I say but she just shakes her head again.
"I will go tommorow now go get ready for school" She asks her voice shaking as she starts to cough again causing a little more blood to fall onto the tissues.
I open my mouth to argue but I know it won't help anything so I just nod heading to my room. I sob as quietly as possible so that my mom won't hear. It will only make her feel worse than she already does.
I wipe my eyes and put some eyeliner on around my blue eyes and curl my light brown hair at the end. I slip on a pair of my black skinny jeans and a crop top that says life's your own and then pull on my black converse and grab my bag.
I walk past my moms room seeing her struggle to pull on her top so I stop to help her and smile as she pulls me to her in a hug.
"I love you mom" I say handing her purse to her and move her hair back from her eyes.
"I love you too Hazel" She says heading toward the door with me behind her.
She smiles at me as she climbs into her car and I smile back as I start to walk down the sidewalk.
I hurry to my locker not wanting to deal with anyone's shit today.
When I get to English I take my usual seat towards the back. I take my sketchbook drawing trying to pass the time until class started. When the bell rings I put it away and look to the front where Ms. Edwards is starting to teach and hand out the new assignment. Halfway through the class there was a knock at the door.
"Come in" Ms. Edwards says motioning whoever it is in.
"Hey I'm Luke I just started today" He says handing her his schedule.
She studies it before motioning for him to find a place to sit and hands him back his schedule.
He starts to glance around for a place to sit giving everyone a chance to look him over.
He truly is gorgeous. His hair is died a medium blue and spiked in the front. He's tall and lanky but has a little muscle build. He's wearing a band shirt and skinny jeans with converse. His lip ring shines a little as the light from the classroom windows hits it. He has tattoos covering his arms and a few going up along his neck.
I grimace as I notice that he's heading my way. I feel his eyes travel over me but I don't meet his gaze. When he is about to take the open seat next to me the snotty bitch in front of me turns toward him.
"I would sit next to her. She's a freak" She whispers out loud enough so that she knows I can hear and few others around her to causing them to laugh.
"A freak huh?" He asks looking to me. I expect him to move to a different seat but he just chuckles.
"Then I guess I'm sitting in the right place" He says smirk at the mean glare she gives him. I look at him meeting his eyes for the first time.
He winks at me and I feel a smile spread across my face as I let out a small chuckle him doing the same before facing the board.