I walked into class with quietly alone. The class I just walked into was math, it was my favorite because, 1 it's the same in every country 2 I'm good at it and 3 Michael is in it. I walked in and all eyes were on me, I heard whispers go around the room, and then I spotted Michael he saw me look at him "Hey Vanessa" he called me out to me
"Look everyone Michael is talking to Orphan Annie!" Montana screamed for all of the class to hear, they all laughed and I just stood there on the verge of tears, I ran out of the class before anyone could see me cry. I ran out of the school and into the woods nearby the school and to the pond I ate lunch at when Luke wasn't at school "Vanessa?" I heard someone say, I looked behind me and saw Michael I turned back around and just stared at the water, Michael sat next to me and just sat there saying nothing. "Why do people hate me?" I asked tearing up
"No Vanessa don't say that" he said rubbing my back
"Well why not it's true" I grumbled
"I don't hate you" he said looking at me, I didn't look back just cause i didn't want him to see me cry. I was such an ugly crier, (I was an ugly everything but I was a really ugly crier
"Well cause... Whatever besides you and Luke everyone hates me" I said crying harder.
"Hey look at me" he said, I turned my head and looked at him. He whipped the tears that had escaped my eyes off my cheeks
"Look nobody hates you, they just don't know what to say because there jealous you look better than them, and they think that if putting others down is just going to bring them up but the truth is it won't cause your perfect and nothing's gonna change that" he said looking straight into my eyes
"Thanks Mikey" I said sniffling and blushing at the same time."You know I like it when your romantic" I said gazing into his eyes
"I'm not being romantic I'm telling the truth" he said looking back at me
"Ok, whatever helps you sleep at night" I said shrugging while looking back at the pond. We sat in silence for a while but it wasn't an awkward silence it was like a peaceful silence.
"You wanna get out of here?" Michael asked after a while, getting up, "Gladly" I said as he reached out for my hand to help me up. We walked out of the school and downtown like a couple blocks away from the school. "so where do you wanna go?" Michael asked as we just walked around amilessly without anything to do.
"Starbucks!" I nearly screamed.
"You're such a white girl" he said rolling his eyes and laughing slightly
"I know" I said still smiling.
"Hi what would you like to order?" the lady at the counter said "Hi could I get a grande half hazelnut, half vanilla bean frappuccino, blended in whipped cream instead of whole milk and 3 pumps of hazelnut syrup please? Thanks" I said and turned to Michael "I don't know what to order" he whispered "Just get a vanilla bean frappaccino with 2 pumps of raspberry syrup" I said, he nodded and ordered. As I waited for my drink I felt a pair of arms wrap around my waist, I knew right away it was Michael, he nuzzled his head into the crook of my neck. "Vanessa?" I heard my name get called about 5 minutes later, as I tried to get away Michael grip tightened "Michael I have to get my drink" I whispered in his ear "Okay" he whispered back, he let go and I walked up to the counter to get my drink, I walked back over to Michael and started to drink my drink. Once Michael got his drink we started to walk around the town just talking.
"So tell me about yourself" Michael said taking a sip of his drink.
"Well what do you want to know?"
"Like what's your full name, what's your favorite color stuff like that"
"Okay then let's play 20 questions"
"Ok that's a little easier"
"Okay so you go first"
"Alright, so what's your whole name?"
"Vanessa Alejandra Banks" I replied "I hate it though"
"Why? it's so pretty"
"It's just to girly" I said frowning
"Whatever I think it's pretty" he said
"Okay next question"
"Um what's your favorite color?" he asked
"Red, black and blue"
"Okay um-" Michael started but got cut off by a car horn
"To what do my wondering eyes appear? is Michael Clifford hanging out with Orphan Annie?" I heard Montana say in the high pitch voice I hate.
"What do you want Montana?" Michael asked angrily
"For you to say cheese" she said and as I turned around I saw a flash "Aw that's so cute!" she squealed. I was on the verge of tears, I did the only thing that I could do. I ran.