Today is about to be the worst day of my life. It's my first day of school... at a new school. In a new country. To make things worse, it's the start of my junior year! "Crap!" I yell into the crisp morning air. My mom comes running into my room. "Are you okay!?" She looks panicked.
"Yes mom. Totally fine." I lie through my teeth. Fine.. As fine as I could be seeing as I have no foundation here and no friends what so ever.
I drag myself out of bed and begin to mentally prepare myself for what's ahead of me. A million thoughts start suffocating my brain, but I try my best to fight them off. There is no use in making up "first day fantasies" and expectations because I know I'll only end up disappointed.
*15 mins later, arriving at school*
I chose a parking spot next to a car that was near identical to mine, a metallic charcoal black Audi. The only difference between our cars was the license plate. The only reason I have this luxurious car is because my parents are trying to buy my love back after moving me halfway across the world. It isn't working, but the gifts were nice so I played along.
I get out of my car but tumble over when a car door slams my bum. "What the heck!? Watch what you're doing scumbag!!" I growl without thinking. I look up into my victims face... He's.... Beautiful... "holy.... I'm ... You're.... Wow." He giggles at my reaction to him. It's so obvious to me he's the kind of guy who runs the school. King of popularity. I want nothing to do with a guy of his type. He looks down at me and smirks, his dimples show through on his face.
"I'm sorry love, do I know you?" My heart begins to flutter. He's so handsome. Why is he talking to me? I can feel the blood rush to my face.
"I.... I'm new..." I stutter, avoiding eye contact at all costs. I am not about to be sucked into his One-Night-Stand Trophy cabinet. I try to play it cool and remain mysterious to him. I know his game. Well at least I think I do.
"Nice to meet you, "new". That's weird name.." He replies winking at me, his gorgeous green eyes observing my every move. I blush harder and laugh at his cheesy joke.
"Nice to meet you, "new". That's a weird name." I suavely say to her. Did I really just make that cheesy of a joke though? I feel like I should be in a ham sandwich. She's a dime, I can tell just from this encounter. The way she's blushing right now. I can't help but laugh a little to myself. The bell for class rang. "Well, New. I'm Harry Styles and it was lovely meeting you. Nice car by the way." I start walking to class when I hear her chirp from behind me,
"My name is Erica!!!!! Erica Dayton!!"
"Erica... I like that name." I think to myself... In reality, I actually spoke it. I'm at the door of my first class, and she's here too.
"Are you gonna keep following me or go to class now?" I snort in her direction.
"This is my class, jackass!!" She shoots at me. The late bell had already rung, and we are still outside the class. I look her in the eyes. My heart skips a beat... I pull the handle and open the door for her, "Ladies first."
Lunch is mostly first day small talk. Who has who in what class. What parties are happening this weekend. I'm not listening much cause I have enough on my mind. "Erica Dayton..." I mutter under my breath... Liam, Louis, Zayn, and Niall stop to look at me.
"It's about time ya spoke, lad! You've not said a word all lunch!" Niall exclaims giving me a friendly punch on the arm.
"Whose the girl?" They all chime at me smirking. I feel like a preteen girl in a gossipy clique because of the way they're all surrounding me. I decide to brush off the moment and shrug, but they just stare. To avoid their looks I turn my head to the side. There she is!! She's everywhere! Was I just hallucinating.. I can't be.. She's all alone.. And on her phone. Poor girl. "Erica!!" I shout across the cafeteria.
I think I hear my name being shouted, but who would want to talk to me... Am I going crazy?? I look around to see.. Harry!? I blush, but try to play it off. I got up and stroll to his table. Wow, his friends are gods too... Harry grabs my hand and pats a chair for me to sit on. All his friends introduce themselves to me one by one.. Liam.. Louis.. Zayn... Niall.. They're all so friendly too. They told me I can sit with them every day and they invite me to their condo after school today... I shyly grin and accept the offer.