4. Chapter 4
During lunch Calum and Michael copied Luke and Ashton by writing their names next to the periods I have with them. I have gym and lunch with them and the rest of my day, I'm with Ashton. After lunch, Ashton showed me to the rest of my classes and after gym, Michael and Calum helped me with my locker. So far, this school isn't the worst thing in the world.
"How was school today?" My mom asked from the kitchen as I walked through the front door.
"It's was fine." I called, throwing my bag down and running upstairs to change.
When I came downstairs, my mom was sitting on the couch watching some show on netflix. She looked up at me as I walked into the room.
"Did you make any friends today?"
I shrugged. "I found Michael from next door. He's in my lunch and gym."
"Oh that's great!" She grinned as I sat on the recliner opposite of her. "He seems like such a nice boy."
"He's pretty cool. I have every single class with either him, or one of his friends. So at least I have partners for projects and things."
She grinned. "I'm so happy you're making friends here. Who knows, maybe this is where we're meant to be!"
Fat chance of that. "Yeah, maybe."
As I walked down the halls, heading to my first period, I heard my name being called. I turned to see a smiling Luke running towards me.
"Hi Luke." I smiled as he approached me.
"Hey! You going to English this early?"
"It's only quarter of, we have 20 minutes until class starts! What were you gonna do, just sit and wait?"
I shrugged. "I guess."
He shook his head and put his arm around my shoulders, walking me in the opposite direction of the classroom. "You can sit with me and the guys, then we'll go to class."
We walked over to the boys and they all grinned when we sat down. I was between Luke and Calum, while Michael and Ashton were directly across from me.
"Hey Rhiannon." Michael smiled widely.
"Hi Michael." I gave him a little wave and greeted the other two. "How are you guys?"
"Great! How are you?" Calum asked, biting his apple.
"Can't complain." I said before quieting down and listening to the boys bicker about stupid nonsense until the bell rang.
"Bye guys! See you in lunch." I waved to the boys as Luke and I made our way to our class.
"Okay, so then you just take x and divide it by y, then you have your answer." I stared at my teacher dumbfounded as he went over a few problems. I turned to Ashton to see him chuckling at my face.
"What is he talking about?" I whispered.
"We've been working on this for about a week now. I can help you if you want, we could go to the library or something during lunch?"
I nodded. "Yeah, thanks!"
"No problem." He smiled, turning back to the lesson.
I walked with Ashton into the lunch room so he can grab a drink from the line and as we were walking out, Michael called our names.
"Where are you two going?" He asked, as Luke and Calum stared, waiting for a response.
"She's having a bit of trouble following along in math, we're going to the library so I can help her out."
Michael smirked and gave us a wink as he shooed us off.
I groaned, slamming my head down on the table as I failed to get yet another question correct. "This fucking sucks."
Ashton chuckled. "Come on, you'll get it. Look, here's what you did wrong here, so just replace y for x then factor it out."
I watched as Ashton erased everything up until what he was instructing and I did as he said. "There, is this right?" I slid the paper over so he could see and he nodded, giving me a smile.
"Yeah, see? It's not too bad, try this last one then we can be done." He handed the paper back and I began to scribble down numbers and letters for the equation. When I gave him the paper back he only smiled. "You're getting the hang of this now."
I chuckled. "I've always worked better one on one than in a class full of students."
"Well just let me know whenever you need help in any of the classes we have together, I'll be sure to help you out." He gave me one last smile as the bell rang. "Come on, let's get to food tech before we get our heads chopped off."