End Up Here


1. New Kid

"I can't wait to get out of this shit hole," I whispered to my best friend, Michael, as our maths teacher went on, and on, and on about improbable numbers or something like that.

"It's too early for all of this," Michael replied as his head dropped onto his desk with a loud thud causing the teacher to stop in her tracks.

"Mr Clifford," she growled. Michael's head shot up at the sound of his name. "Please repeat what I just said to the class."

"I would if I actually knew what you said, but I'm too tired to listen," Michael said sarcastically.

"Out!" Ms Hocksman snapped.

"I'll be out soon if you'd just let me sleep," Michael retorted.

"Miss Irwin," I looked up at Ms Hocksman. "Please escort your friend here to the HOD."

Michael winked at me. I knew what that meant.

"Actually, Ms, I'd that would inconvenience me as I would have to get up and really, I'm just to tired for that." I answered.

"Look, you two, stop holding up the class from learning," Ms Hocksman snapped.

"Actually, that's you, Ms," my friend, Calum, said from the other side of class. "You are the one that started all of this."

That shut the old dragon lady up. She went back to teaching while ignoring Michael, Calum and I and not even daring to make eye contact for the rest of the lesson.

"So glad to get out of there," I sighed when I got out into the fresh air.

"Who even thought of first period maths," Michael groaned. "It's torture!"

"Save me from this endless suffering, Lia," Calum teased as he pulled on my arm and got down on his knees.

"Well, we have drama next, if that doesn't cheer you up I don't know what will," I laughed.

Michael and Calum just stared at me with disappointment lacing their features.

"You do know we hate drama right," Calum reminded me.

I rolled my eyes as I dragged the two idiots towards our next classroom.

I loved drama, it was the only class I took seriously when I was actually in it. This got me all the lead roles and really good grades.

"Okay, you lot," Ms Wynne-Jones announced. "We're starting our group devising standard today so you all need to get into groups of three to five and get going!"

Michael, Calum and I were quick to get into a little group huddle and discuss our ideas.

"So the theme is behind closed doors right," I began. "So I was thinking that maybe-" I stopped in the middle of my idea as someone tapped my shoulder. I turned around to see Ms standing there with a guy I had never seen in my life.

"Amelia, this is Lucas, he just moved here from Australia and he's going to be in your group for this task," Ms told me.

"Sorry, Ms," I replied. "But we're always just a group of three. No more, no less."

New kid looked down at his shoes sadly.

"C'mon, Lia," Calum said. "Just let him join this once."

I spun around and looked at Calum in disbelief. "Cal, you're the one that suggested that idea."

He shrugged. "He seems like a cool kid and I know how it feels to be the new guy,"

I sighed. "Fine."

New kid looked up at me and smiled. "Thanks."

"Don't get used to it, New Kid," I mumbled.

"Don't worry about her," I heard Michael whisper. "She's not good with new people."

"Let's get back to work," I snapped before telling them my idea.

We had just got up and started acting out our piece when the bell rung indicating it was tutor time.

"Meet you guys by the gate for morning tea," I told Michael and Calum as we began walking separate ways to our next class.

"Um, Lia," New Kid said nervously from behind me.

"It's Amelia," I snapped making New Kid jump back a bit.

"Um, Amelia, can you show me where V4 is please?"

I glared at him. That was my tutor. Now I was going to be stuck with him for longer. "Just follow me," I grumbled.

When we got to my tutor, I sat in my seat at the table furthest away from everyone else while New Kid went up to the teacher. Ms Garrett smiled at him before introducing him to the class like he was some shiny new trophy in her collection. I looked around the class and noticed the only spare seats were at my table. New Kid noticed too because he came over but made a smart decision in sitting as far away from me as he could. Now to just wait for the bell to ring.

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