"Done," A girl said after finishing her problem. A group of kids groaned as the teacher examined their work.
"Well done, Ms. DuBois. One point for team C."
The small team cheered and smiled. Since they had Veda DuBois, they were golden to win. The class was playing a math game to help them for their upcoming test. Veda, being the smartest in the class, knew every answer that was given and it only took her a second to answer.
"That's now fair!" A girl whined. "We have a disadvantage!"
"How is that?" Veda asked.
"You're smarter than we are!"
"We're all in an advanced class. We learn the same thing at the same time. I don't understand where the struggle is? Wait! Maybe if you spent more time studying than on your phone worrying about the latest fashion trend then you'd know how to do this easily."
The girl glared at Veda. Piper Anderson had been Veda's enemy since preschool. She hated how Veda acted like a total smart aleck even though that's just how Veda was.
"Girls, enough!" Their teacher, Mrs. Henning, ordered. "Veda is right Ms. Anderson. You both have equal advantages."
Veda gave a satisfied smile while Piper growled.
After class, Veda was greeted by her best friend Zuri.
"Hey V," Zuri says with a bright smile.
"Hey Z. Any news on the spelling bee?"
"Teachers are getting the list together as we speak. Did you hear about the new boy?"
"Zuri, you know I don't associate with gossip," Veda tells her.
"I know. But have you at least seen him?"
"No, I haven't."
The girls walked down to the cafeteria to get lunch.
"Well I heard he was super cute and he started this morning."
Veda rolled her eyes. She wasn't really interested in boys. She thought boys were a distraction and all they wanted was to get goodies from girls.
"Is he smart?" She asked. Zuri froze and thought about it.
"I'm not sure."
"Then that's a no. Unless he has brains, I don't want to hear about him. Why can't we have men like Albert Einstein? All the guys around here only care about appearance. I'd rather marry a man that was ugly yet smart instead of dumb and gorgeous."
Now Zuri was the one to roll her eyes. She never got Veda's reasons for not liking cute guys. The only thing that mattered to her was brains and knowledge.
"Look! There he is!" Zuri pointed to a boy eating lunch at a table surrounded by girls. He had a short cut hair and a Letterman jacket on. It looked like he wanted to eat lunch alone but was bombarded by fans.
"Poor guy," Veda said with no sympathy. Zuri looked at her and sighed.
"I don't know what you don't see in him. That guys hot."
"Whatever helps you sleep at night, Z."
After lunch, Veda saw the same boy in her next class.
"Class, this is Adonis Lewis. I want you to make him feel welcomed at our school. Mr. Lewis you can sit in the corner next to Ms. DuBois."
Veda looked up and gave an irritated look. She did not want a boy being placed near here.
"Ms. DuBois, if you don't mind, can you catch Mr. Lewis up?"
"Yes sir," Veda replied with a fake smile. Adonis sat in the chair next to the connected desk and sat his things down.
As Veda grabbed her things to help him, Adonis seemed to stare at her.
"Is there a problem?" Veda questioned.
"No, I was just waiting for a greeting. But I guess you're to rude to do so."
Veda raised a brow.
"Hi, I'm Veda," She greeted rudely.
"That's a little better but you could've at least faked the enthusiasm," Adonis tells her. Veda glared at the boy and rolled her eyes. "So what do I need to be caught up on?"
Veda pulled out a stack of papers.
"All of this. Make sure it's memorized from top to bottom. Or do you have something better to do than study?"
"Cute and snappy. You're the total package, huh?" Adonis chuckled, earning another sharp look from Veda.
"Now does anyone know who Homer was?" The teacher asked. Adonis' hand shot up. "Mr. Lewis?"
"Homer was an ancient Greek story teller that was blind and told myths about the gods."
"Good job, Mr. Lewis!"
Veda looked at the boy. Did he just get that, right?
A giggle from the behind Veda made her look back.
"Not so smart, now are you DuBois?" Piper snapped.
"Ms. Anderson, Ms. DuBois is there something you'd like to share with the class?"
"No sir," the girls say and Veda turns back around.
"So you're the brainiac in this class?" Adonis asks.
"You could say that," Veda says as she finishes her worksheet.
"Hm, well prepare to meet your competition."
Veda looked the boy head to toe.
"Doesn't look like much," The bell rang and Veda rushed out of class to meet up with Zuri. However, Adonis was running right behind her.
"I'm not one to ask on the first day, but could I get your number?" Adonis asked. Veda cackled and shook her head.
"You really think because you've answered one question right that means I'll hook up with you? Wake up, Adonis. Until you prove to me that your pretty little head can carry knowledge than you might get my number."
"Interesting. I'm willing to do it."
Veda rolled her eyes and walked to Zuri who was standing a few feet away.
"I see you met the new kid," She said with a toothy grin.
"His name is Adonis, and yes I have. He's really not someone to be hype about."
"Whatever you say, V. I saw you flirting with him."
Veda rolled her eyes.