Em laid on the new couch in a white tank top and jeans, her limbs fully stretched out. She was trying to get used to it the way it was because her father said she couldn't, "Make it her own", within the first few months they had it. She sighed as she stood up and looked around the semi-unpacked living room. Her head whipped towards the front door when the doorbell rang out through the house. Her father had gone to an orientation for work today so it was just her left to open the door for a new stranger. She flung the door open to reveal a very attractive boy that looked to be about her age.
"Can I help you?" She asked, admiring his face with a glare (Something she'd been getting good at lately).
"Yeah," The stranger began, "I'm Josh, your new neighbor. My mom told me to come over to welcome you to the boring town of Middlebury, Vermont." Josh threaded his fingers through his silky, jet black, luxurious hair. Em melted a little inside but kept her hard exterior.
"I'm Em." She replied, making her posture as flirty yet menacing as she could.
"That short for something?" He asked in his rough, husky voice.
"Emerald. Stupid, right?"
"I don't think so. Pretty name for a pretty girl." He retaliated playfully with a wink. Em rolled her eyes but her heart skipped a beat.
"When does school start?" She asked, trying to change the subject. Josh chuckled, seeing right through her attempt but decided to humor her.
"The fifteenth." Em did the math in her head and figured it was about a week away since it was the ninth.
"Thanks. I'll have to remind my dad to take me school shopping."
"No problem. Where'd you move from anyway?"
"Really? That must suck, coming here from New York."
"Tell me about it." Em said irritably before her mood changed to slightly happy. "What about you? You born and raised?"
"Yup." Josh said simply.
"Well, it was nice to meet you. See you around?"
"Uh huh. If you ever need anything, you'll know where to find me." He said with a smile as he waved. Em admired his backside as he walked away.
"Damn, he's cute." She remarked as she went into the kitchen to prepare herself a snack.