4. first friend
I walk outside bringing my chair out so I can tan. I sit in the chair closing my eyes. I sigh hearing a car door. I open my eyes turning my head to see that its some boy. It looks like the boy from my class.. Is that Mrs. Hemmings? I stand up walking inside. There's a knock on the door. I open it. "Hell- Oh. I'm sorry I didn't know you were-" I cut her off. "Its okay." I smile. "Do you need something?" She smiles back. "Yes I was bringing Julie some cake. I didn't know you lived here." I look down. "Um... Yeah.. You'll have to talk to Julie about that one.." She frowns. "Okay.." I step aside. "You can come in." She smiles walking in. "Julie should be home in a little." I shut the door walking over to the counter leaning against it. "You know my sun right? Luke." I look over to him. "Yeah he's in my first class." She smiles. "Um I'm going to go put a shirt on." She nods. "Okay." I walk up the stairs quickly I grab a muscle shirt slipping it on quickly with a pair of short shorts. I walk back down the stairs. "Luke just talk to her!" I come around the corner and Mrs. Hemmings looks at me. I smile. "Um.. So.. Mrs. Hemmings..." She shakes her head. "Call me Liz." I nod. "So Liz.. Is there anything fun to do around here?" She smiles. "Luke can show you around!" I look over to Luke he looks reluctant. "No.. He don't have to.." She rolls her eyes. "Nonsense! Luke take her out!"
Holy shit she's totally fucking hot. Plus she's fucking American it makes it 50 times better. I feel so awkward. As we get into the car I try to make conversation. "So.. Um.. I.. You.." I facepalm. "You don't have to take me.. I know how everybody will treat you.. You can just drop me off and I'll go walk around. I shake my head. "No. I'm not going to leave you. Don't worry." She half smiles at me. "So is Julie like an aunt or something." She sighs looking out the window. "Not even close.." I look over to her. "It's okay.. You don't have to-" She shakes her head. "You'll find out soon enough.. Julie is my foster mom.. My mom died when I was 8. My grandpa died. Now I'm moved over here.. Nobody likes me for no fucking reason and now I'm going to bring you down with me.. I used to be the most popular girl in school." I frown. "You're not going to bring me down. Stop worrying about me. I like you." She smiles at me. "Thank you Luke. I can't let you do that." I look at her weirdly. "What do you mean?" She closes her eyes. "I can't let you like me.. I promised myself.. No friends.. No relationships.. I can't let anybody get brought down.." I shake my head. "Annabelle. Stop doing that. I can choose my friends. You're my friend now. I've already made up my mind." She looks at me tears brimming in her eyes. "Thank you Luke.." I smile at her.
*Annabelles POV (Next Day)*
I walk up to the school a little early. I sit my bag down and sit on top of the picnic table they have. I pull out my book writing some lyrics down. I hear cars start to pull in so I put my book up. Jumping off the table I start to walk towards the school. I get halfway there when somebody jumps on my back. I scream falling. "WHAT THE HELL!" I hear laughing and when I stand I notice its Luke. I roll my eyes. "You're a dick." He pouts. "Fine. You're kind of a dick!" He smiles at me. "Whatever. Why are you here so early? Did you drive." I shake my head. "No I walk." He stares at me for a second. "I can drive you." I half smile. "Thanks Luke bu-" I'm cut off by one of the jocks shoving Luke to the ground. "Hanging out with the slut." I go to help up Luke but he jumps up. He turns around and grabs the jock by his shirt. "WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!?!" The jock looks shocked. "Woah dude it was a joke calm down." Luke slams the boy against the wall. "That is not a fucking joke. She does not deserve that. I swear to fucking god if you ever fucking say one more bad word about her I will fucking beat the shit out of you. AND DON'T FUCKING TOUCH ME!" Luke lets go of the jock turning around and walking towards me. When he gets to me he has a huge smile on his face. "So anyways." I stare at him in shock. "Holy shit you're like fucking-" He rolls his eyes cutting me off. "Sorry. I got carried away."