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As Luke and I walk up the school sidewalk, hand in hand, we get many stares. Many people whispering in groups, and laughing. I stop, and Luke stops after me.
"Hey what's up?" Luke asks.
I motion him to come to my level.
"I don't think I can do this." I whisper in his ear.
"Ignore them, they're just assholes." Luke says and then gives me a peck on my lips.
While we walk over to the guys, I keep my face hidden in Luke's side as he wraps his arm around me.
"Hey, you don't need to hide! I'm here if anything happens!" Luke says as he gives me a wide smile.
I smile and giggle from his goofiness.
We meet up with Calum, Ashton, and Michael.
"Luke, Andie!" Calum yells as he hugs us both.
"Hey guys, how's it going?" Michael asks.
"Uh, so far terrible." I say, grumbling my words.
"HUH?! Why is my BFFL upset?" Calum asks as he gives me puppy dog eyes.
I laugh, along with the other guys from his comment.
"Everyone keeps staring at me, and whispering about me. I mean, did I do something wrong?" I say a little upset.
Michael looks as if he's full of rage. He walks over to the middle of the schoolyard and yells,
"Everyone, may I have your attention please?! Who ever is spreading rumors about my friend Andie," He says as he points to me. "...you guys are fucking losers. You have no idea what she's been through these past few weeks! I'd like to see you be in her shoes, maybe you'd know how she feels."
I feel my face burn up, and I look away covering my face with my hands. Luke pulls me into a hug, and then Michael comes and does the same.
"Look, im sorry Andie. I didn't mean to embarrass you. All of those assholes had it coming." Michael said, with a look of shame written on his face.
The bell finally rang, and Luke walked me to my locker, while the guys went to their lockers. I grab my book and binder, and head over to my first period class with Luke.
"Remember, if you need anything, I'm right down the hall." Luke says as he grabs my face and kisses my lips.
"Okay, Lukey!" I say as I hug him and he hugs me back.
"I love you!" He says as he scrunches up his nose.
"I love you too!" I say as I do the same.
I walk into my first period class, pre-calculus, and walk over to Mrs. Stevens' desk. As I walked over to her she looked surprised to see me.
"Andie, I wasn't expecting to see you today! How are you?" she asks.
"I'm good, a lot better than I was." I say while nodding my head.
"I saw you handed in your missed assignments while you were gone. I haven't graded them all yet, but I do have some of them graded." Mrs. Stevens said as she handed me some papers.
I was almost too afraid to look, but I finally got the courage to look. As I sigh in relief, I stare at my grades. I did really well, my grades were in the high and low 90's.
"Today we're just doing review, so I'm going to send you to the library to make up some quizzes and tests. If you don't finish them all, you can make them up some other time." Mrs. Stevens says as she hands me a hand full of tests and quizzes.
"Okay, thank you." I say before walking out.
As I walk down the hallway towards the library, I shuffle my papers around. I hear someone clear their throat, and I look up at them. Its Skylar.
"Andie?" She says as I nearly drop my papers.
"Skylar, h-hi!" I say, stuttering my words.
"Uh, hey. How have you been?" She says leaning to the side, awkwardly.
I didn't know how to answer that question. Should I tell my 'best friend' the truth? Or should I fake a smile and lie? Was she even my best friend? She didn't come to visit me while I was in the hospital. She didn't even text or call me!
"Uh, I've been better." I say with a weak smile.
"Oh." Was all she had to say.
"Are we even friends?" I ask.
"I don't know." She says.
"What ever happened, Skylar?" I say trying not to sound like I'm upset.
Skylar just stood there, looking at the floor.
"Did I stutter that time?" I ask.
"Well, everyone was wondering where you were, and people were asking about you." Skylar said.
"Well if everyone was so concerned, why are they laughing and talking about me?" I say sounding hurt.
"Some girls and jocks started rumors about you, saying you were faking it and wanted attention." Skylar said sounding ashamed. "I know I should've stopped it, but I didn't."
"Oh my fucking god. I cant believe this, while I've been in the hospital, in pain, my 'best friend' has been here going along with rumors about me. What kind of a friend are you?" I say as I try to walk away.
Skylar grabs my arm and I stop to hear what she has to say.
"Look, I know what I did was wrong, but I panicked. I didn't know what to do! I didn't have my best friend here, so I joined the wrong crowd. I'm really sorry Andie!" She says while sniffling.
I sigh, not knowing what to say. I hug her, nearly knocking her off her feet from this surprise reaction. She wraps her arms around my back and we hug for a while.
"I'm so sorry Andie." She said into the hug.
We let go after what seemed like minutes of hugging.
"On the bright side, I finally got my car!" She says, making both of us laugh.
"I have to go take some tests right now, but if you want, after school I have a doctors appointment. Maybe if you want you could come with Luke and I?" I ask, a little hesitant.
"Um yeah sure." She replies and smiles.
I return the smile and say, "Luke is going to pick us up at 4ish."
Skylar nods her head and then we say our good-byes.
I walk down to the library, very satisfied with our conversation. I take 3 out of the 5 quizzes I owe and then leave the library when the bell rings. I decided to skip homeroom and meet up with Luke and the guys.
I pull Luke over to the side, so no one hears our conversation.
"So, I talked to Skylar." I say.
"And?" Luke asks.
"We made up!" I say.
"Why was she ignoring you?" Luke asked me.
"She said she was put into the wrong crowd because some rumors started about me by some girls and the jocks." I say.
"Wait? Josh's football buddies, the jocks?" Luke asks.
I shake my head, yes.
"Who the fuck does that? Some people are just so ignorant." Luke says with rage.
This was a side I've never seen of Luke. Its sweet he cares about me so much, but I don't want to get him into any trouble from my problems.
N O T E S:
Hey, I got to my goal! Anyways, I hope you liked this chapter! Andie and Skylar made up! Remember if you like this story, favorite it, like it, comment, and fan me!
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