"Mary wake up." I groaned, feeling Emma jumping on top of me. For someone who as small as she is, she sure is heavy. "Mary, we are going to be late for detention if you don't get up." I feel a slight tug on my arm and all of sudden I'm on the floor. My vision finally clears up and Penelope and Emma were in their uniforms waiting for me to get dressed. I totally forgot that we have detention today.
Emma throws my uniform at me which makes me flinch.
We go downstairs after I finish getting ready and my mom is in the kitchen cooking me some breakfast. I can smell the eggs and bacon from way over here. Did they tell my mom what happened? Does she know that I have detention today? I really hope not because that means goodbye to my phone for a month. My mom gives us all a grin and puts three plates on the island counter.
"I'm so happy that you're getting into some more activities at school, Mary," my mom grinned, handing me a plate of scrambled eggs.
I sit at the counter with my breakfast right in front of me. I turn to look at Emma who winks at me. Emma must've lied to her. Thank god.
I begin to tear the pieces of my bacon and put the slices into my eggs. It tastes a lot better than it sounds. Emma is eating her breakfast very slowly like a bird and Penelope is eating like she's been stuck in a cave but I have no room to talk. I probably do too. As I finish off my last piece of bacon, my ring-tone went off. I pick up the phone and it's a text from Roy.
Me:Morning:). What's up?
I put my phone back on the counter, picking up our plates up to put it in the sink. When I made my way back to the counter, Emma is on my phone. What the hell does she think shes doing? She looks like a jealous girlfriend.
"You and Roy have the most boring conversations," Emma said, scrolling down on my phone.
"Emma, mind your business." Penelope scolded, taking my phone away from her and handing it back to me. I didn't really take Emma for the nosy type, maybe the clingy. "We're going to be late."
Penelope puts her sweater on.
"Let's talk about how we can spicy up y'all's convo," Emma said, intertwining her arm with mine. It's not like I have a boring personality on purpose, it just happens. If Emma can fix that then please be my guest. "The trick is to act interested than to be interesting. So ask some question about him it'll easily show that you're interested in him."
That's makes sense. I don't ask anything about Roy, except like what are you doing? Now he probably thinks that I don't care about him or his interest. I do care about all that stuff, but I guess I'm too scared to ask him.
"I have to agree with Emma on that," Penelope added, pulling out of my driveway. "If I never acted like I was interested in Jordan or Caleb then I would still be single as a pringle." Penelope glared at me through the rear view mirror. It sounds pretty accurate. I guess but I don't know how to act interested. What if I ask the wrong questions and he thinks that I'm weird? I mean I'm kinda weird but I mean the bad weird. I never had to those things with Caleb. He just kissed me and we went out. That was it. He would be the one to come up with the topics and we would have a conversation from there.
"Just found out what he likes and you should know what to do from there. If you don't then you could always ask me," Emma grinned.
We arrive at school, seeing Violet and Jordan are waiting for us at the front of the school. When I got closer to them, I can see that Violet isn't wearing any makeup except for mascara. She didn't look bad at all, she still looks gorgeous unlike most girls at this school without their clown faces. The little makeup she's wearing really brings out her bright blue eyes.
We all enter the school like the cliques from the movie, waiting for Ms. Montgomery to give us instructions on what to do. Speaking of her, she comes out of her office and we meet her halfway in the hallway. She points to the classroom right behind us. I'm the first one to go into the classroom and it's really disgusting. There's five desks in a circle in front of the classroom, the walls are filled with writings and old gum. Then the assistant principal, Mr. Jacobson, comes in and I hear he's very strict.
"Okay guys. Have a seat and don't talk!" he said angrily, pointing to the chairs.
Ms. Montgomery leaves the room. We sit in the chair and something smells weird. I'm not sure what it is but whatever it is, I hope it's not around me. I look around the room and realized that we're the only people here. We're probably the only people who are actually stupid enough to get Saturday detention while everyone else gets it after school.
"Y'all are going to do these worksheets in silence," he demanded, slamming a huge stack of papers on my desk.
Why my desk?
I've been sitting here tracing graphs for the past twenty minutes and I'm sick of looking at them. This is probably my tenth graph that I'm tracing right now and it's pretty ridiculous. While I was tracing the sides of the graph, my phone vibrates and I hope nobody heard that. I pull out my phone to see what it is and it's Roy.
Roy: Nothing much. What about you?
It took him that long to respond? I will never understand guys. I put my phone back in my sweater pocket before Mr. Jacobson gets his balls in a knot. After finishing tracing the graph, I start to draw random stuff on the paper. I attempt to draw Hello Kitty even though I have no skill what so ever. I begin to draw the oval head and it looks like a dysfunctional football. Looks like Hello Kitty is going to have pigskin as a head. Then I start with the eyes that come out surprisingly well. The drawing wasn't that bad until it came to the point where I had to draw the body. Then the Mr. Jacobson distracts me by leaving the classroom without saying anything.
"I want to leave," Emma complained, rubbing her palm.
"Does anybody know how long we have to be here?" Penelope questioned, throwing her pencil down. I'm wondering the same thing because Ms. Montgomery or Mr. Jacobson didn't even tell the time we can get out.
"We could sneak out," Jordan suggested. Doesn't sound like a bad idea but how are we going to sneak out? The windows are like really small and I don't even think I could fit through them.
"How are going to do that, Baker?" Violet asked, painting her nails. She has the weirdest obsession with her nails, I swear.
Jordan smirks and points to the windows that I was talking about. If he thinks that we could fit through there then he obviously has lost his mind.
"Oh no I can fit myself through there,” Violet nodded in disagreement.
"We'll make it work," Jordan said.
"Or we could go through the front door," Penelope said, pointing to the door. That could be a good idea if we wanted to get caught and have more detention time. "But someone is going to have to distract Ms. Montgomery and Mr. Jacobson."
We all look at Violet and her eyes widened.
"Oh no theres no way," Violet argued, waving her hands. She could be the perfect distraction since her mom is the principle of this school. She could go up to her with lady problems or something.
"Please!" Emma begged.
"Fine I'll do it!" Violet agreed, covering her ears in annoyance.
She gets up and fixes her skirt before she heads out the door. I really hope this plan of Penelope's works because I don't to be in here all damn day.
"Give me fifteen seconds."
We all nodded.
We crawl out of our desk to peak out the door window. Ms. Montgomery and Mr. Jacobson are in the hall talking. They look like they're flirting with each other. Gross. Violet takes a deep breath before she opened the door and starting to scream down the hall for her mother. She's only saying their names at the moment. I look out the door window to see that she got both of their attention and she looks like she's fake sobbing. Her mom and the assistant principle comforts her and goes to the office. That's our cue!
Emma grabs my hand and everybody else grab each other's hand. I open the door slightly, then we ran out the classroom and headed to Penelope's car.
Just as we were about to drive off Violet tries to run in her heels.
"Hold on guys, wait for me!" she exclaimed, jumping in between me and Emma and Penelope starts to drive. I can't believe that actually works just like the movies. Well I haven't seen a movie with someone sneaking out of detention but if I did it would've played out just like that.
"How about we go to the cafe? I'll pay," Jordan offered, turning around in the passenger's seat.
"Sure." we all said.
When we arrive to the cafe, I get out the car and my legs are soaring like I was in a clown car. That's what I get for being short. Jordan holds the door for all of us then he grabs Penelope from behind which makes her laugh. Violet and Emma order the pumpkin spice latte, which I find very gross. I'm sorry, but I don't think pumpkin and spice should be in liquid form. I grab my mint-flavored coffee and join Violet and Emma at the booth.
"I saw you were texting someone in detention. Roy?" Emma asked, bitting down on her lip.
Penelope and Jordan make their way over here so I scoot over for them to sit. I start to glare out the window and there's no more hot shirtless guys on the beach. That's a disadvantage since its getting cold. There's actually no one on the beach like at all.
"Did you follow my advice?" Emma snapped me out of my thoughts.
"No, I forgot." I said nervously, pushing my hair behind my ear and taking a sip of my coffee. I don't see how Emma expects me to have confidence around him. She's known me longer than anyone and she's still expects the impossible.
"I doubt that." Emma teased.
"Don't tease her. She just needs to be more comfortable around him then she can start to really get to know him," Penelope grinned. Maybe that's it. Maybe I'm not comfortable around him or something. It could be the fact that I'm nervous wreck like literally. Sometimes I'm afraid that if I do the slightest thing to trigger another anxiety attack. It actually scares me. "She just needs a push."
"I can totally push you!" Emma exclaimed. "But really I'm like a genius when it comes to playing cupid."
"I don't know, Emma. You sometimes take a little overboard."
Emma's jaw drops, leaning back in the booth and crossing her arms. I can't help if it's the truth, but if I want to be with Roy in such a hurry then I would've done ask for Emma's help. I want me and Roy to be something really special and not just another relationship.
"I'll make sure she doesn't," Penelope whispered in my ear.
"Me too," Jordan added.
Violet and Emma start having a conversation about the party following Jordan and Penelope are having their own conversation and now I feel like I'm fifth wheeling. It's so much fun being the fifth wheel.
Note the sarcasm.
I slip into my Hello Kitty costume and the red high heels that Emma picked out for me. Emma was right the heels really do go with the costume. I run my hands down my costume to straighten it out, putting on my headband with the tiny white ears on it. I twirl around in my dress and I fall down on my carpet. This is why I hate wearing heels. My knees are burning like hell and I haven't even left my bedroom yet. Stupid carpet burn.
"Well don't you look hot?" Emma teased, helping me off the ground. Emma is wearing the little red riding hood costume and I think she looks adorable. It really brings out her figure. But me I didn't care how my body looked in mine, I just wanted it because it's Hello Kitty. "Let's go see Jorlope."
Emma pulls me downstairs.
Jordan a solid black shirt with red pants with suspenders and he even has the gloves and ears on his head. Plus it looks like Penelope drew the nose in black eyeliner and put some blush on him. See I told him he wouldn't look ridiculous, he looks adorable. I pace a little trying to find a way to walk in these heels without breaking every bone in my body.
"Let's go shall we," Jordan said, interrupting my pacing.
We head to the front door and I'm already stumbling like I'm drunk. When I almost bust my ass, Emma catches me and helps me to the car. Man I would really hate to see how I walk when I'm drunk in these things.
We get to Jordan's house and I get out of the car carefully as Emma was prepared to catch me. The front door has a skeleton hanging on a nail and the inside has orange lights in almost every corner. The only people who are here are Violet, Alex, and Roy, who smiles at me the minute I walk in. It made me blush and smile back at him like an idiot. Roy is wearing his football jersey which is green and the writing on it is yellow just like his jacket did with some tight, white football pants. Football pants makes guys ten times hotter, I swear. Violet has a solid black dress on that has fur at the top of it and she has the little ears on top of her head. While Alex dresses like a biker with his hair greased back with his white shirt and leather jacket with jeans.
"Hey Mary. You look cute," Roy complimented. He just told me I look cute. It made me think of the time where he took me to school and told me I look cute in my school uniform.
"Thanks," I blushed, pushing my hair behind my ear.
"Can y'all bring out the drinks from the kitchen and put it on the table over there?" Jordan asked, pointing to the table.
I nodded and Roy followed me to the kitchen. I look in the fridge and the beer was the first thing I saw. I grab the beer and bring it to the table where Jordan told me to put it.
I go back to the kitchen to see that Roy already fixed himself a drink in a plastic red cup. He takes another sip before he acknowledges me standing here and he smiles at me. His smile is just perfect. I grab some bottles that looked like alcohol. One said Jack Daniels and the other one said vodka. Roy grabs the bottles out of my hand and leaves the kitchen. His drink is right there on the counter and all I can see what looks like coke. I pick up the cup and smell it and it smells like alcohol, I think. Without thinking about it, I take a sip out of it and Roy comes in.
"You want some of that?" he asked in a smooth voice which made jump. He probably thinks I'm weird now drinking out of his cup. You really screwed it up this time, Mary.
"It's just rum and coke. I can fix you some if you'd like?" Roy offered, taking his cup out of my hand.
Roy picks out another red cup and pours a thing of rum and a little bit of coke. I take the cup and take a sip. It doesn't taste as bad it taste like strong coke but I can tell the aftertaste is the rum. Not bad for my first alcoholic drink. Emma comes in a solid black shirt with no sleeves and a black leather with black boots. What happened to her costume? She looks like a girl from Charlie's Angels. Emma looks hot, but I don't think she's actually dressing up as anyone.
"Emma what are you wearing now?" I asked, taking another sip of my drink. That red riding hood looked really good on her so I don't see why she would want to look like a seductive cop.
"I'm really a seductive cop but according to Penelope I'm Lucy Liu from Charlie's Angels," Emma winked.
She grabs a red cup, pouring rum in it until it all the way to the top. She puts the rum bottle down and starts to gulp the rum like it's water. Your not going to put something else to substitute it? I have a strong feeling that this isn't the first time that Emma has drank strong alcohol like that.
"So what are you two love birds up to?" she smirked.
"Drinking." me and Roy said, holding our cups up. The music starts playing so Emma grabs her drink and screams whew then went out to the dance floor.
I go out there to see there's already a room full of people then there's more people coming in.
I go to meet up with Violet and Penelope, who are already taking shots. Teenagers really move fast with their alcohol. Penelope fills her shot glass with some kind of alcohol and pours it down her throat.
"Wanna try it?" Penelope offered a shot glass.
"What is it?" I asked, sounding so new at this party thing. I've been to plenty of parties but I never drank at any of them, not even at my own party. I'm officially lame but not tonight.
"Tequilla." Penelope said, pushing the shot glass towards me.
I take the shot and I feel as the liquid burns down my throat. I just took my first shot! I want more! I grab the bottle of tequila and pour me some more. This time when I took the shot, I admired the tequila burning down my throat. Now I know the thrill of an alcoholic, not really, but I can see why they're alcoholics.
Violet is drinking something else straight from the bottle which makes her way to the dance floor. Penelope takes another shot of tequila and pulls me to the dance floor and starts to dance. The song "Get Low" by Lil Jon is pumping through speakers very loudly and I believe we're right next to me. Violet came up behind me and starts to dance on me. This is weird having my friend dance on me, but she's intoxicated and I can tell by the way she's dancing. While I'm trying to follow the beat of the music, Emma pulls me away from them and we start to dance together. Emma is drinking out of a bottle like Violet is and she hands it to me to take a sip out of it. The bottle reads Pumpkin Vodka, I shrugged and took a sip of it and hand it back to Emma. The song is over and I notice that I'm out of alcohol from my cup, maybe that's why I haven't been drinking it.
I make my way to the kitchen and I see Natasha and her clique drunk off their asses. Right now I'm confused. This is Jordan's party and he doesn't really like her so why is she here? She doesn't bother me it's just that I'm a little confused.
"Hey cuz," Natasha slurred.
She tries to put her arm on my shoulder, but I gently put it down so I don't spill her drink. She's wearing a short black dress and some mouse ears on her head. Her outfit reminds me of the one Karen wore in Mean Girls. What a good movie.
"Guys I'll meet y'all out there. I want to talk to my cousin," her finger bounces off my nose.
Her clique stumbles out to the dance floor and I try to find the strongest alcohol that I can think of even though I don't know anything about alcohol. I dig through the cabinets until I find a bottle that reads Vodka. Natasha makes her way towards me and tries to hold herself up with the counter. I put some vodka in my cup and now I just need something else to put in it. I do know that if you want to drink strong alcohol like vodka then you must put something else in there or it can mess you pretty badly.
"Here it's called a screwdriver," Natasha slurred, handing me a jug of orange juice. If this is what got Natasha wasted then I must drink this very carefully.
I pour some orange juice in my cup and begin to take little sips.
"You looks so hot in your costume, Mary."
That made me have chills down my spine. I know she's fucked up, but that still freaked me out when she told me that. I'm sorta flattered, but I don't think my cousin is supposed to tell me stuff like that. Natasha is almost falling off the counter so I quickly run and help her gain her balance.
"Mary I need to tell you something," Natasha whispered.
"What is it?" I asked, setting her down on a chair and wait for her to tell me.
"I'm lesbian and I might have feelings for you."
I spit out my drink when she said that. That made my heart pound, but I kept taking deep breaths and try to slow down my heart beat. It probably would've been a good idea if I took my medicine before I came here, but I think I'll be fine. For now. Honestly how can Natasha have feelings for me? First of all, I'm her cousin so that's just incest, Second of all, I'm always rude to her so if she's into people who are totally bitches to her then she should date Violet. Just kidding! If she's lesbian then why did she date Caleb for so long and why did she hit on Jordan? All of this confusion is making my head hurt. I take another sip of my drink and Natasha is playing with my hair.
"You're so pretty," Natasha hiccuped, continuing to play with my hair. "And I know I shouldn't have a crush on my cousin but I can't help it. You're so pretty and you could be sweet. It's so incest!."
Natasha starts to chuckle before she lays her head on the table.
"Mary. Zack Fletcher is doing body shots! You have to try it!" Emma barged in. Who the hell is Zack Fletcher? If he's doing body shot, does that mean he has abs? I sure hope so.
Emma pulls my arm to the table right by the dance floor where he was laying down on. It's official, he has abs!
I lean toward Zack's stomach to lick the salt off of it, laughing from all of the excitement. I'm licking a guy's abs! I move away from his six pack to take a shot and I grin while the liquid burns down my throat. I can hear Penelope and Emma cheering me on right behind me. I move on to grab the lemon from Zack's mouth. My lips slightly meet his to grab the juicy fruit and the lemon is pushed into my mouth. I just did a body shot! On a guy with a six pack!
I stumble to the kitchen to check on Natasha since I basically abandoned her, seeing Roy kissing a blonde. She's has bleach blonde hair and I look over at the table and Natasha is passed out. Roy takes a gander at me so I try to walk fast so he wouldn't notice me and I feel very emotionally right now. I start to gulp down my screwdriver and I honestly think I'm getting a little tipsy. Roy never told me he had a girlfriend. At least I never asked him if he did which is probably my fault for not trying to act interested. That's it! It's all my fault. My heart starts to race, so I stumble my way to the door so I can get some fresh air. I think it's happening again. I can feel my body getting weaker and I finally lose it and almost fall over but someone catches me. My vision is a little blurry so I couldn't tell who it was.
Whoever it was, they lifted me up by my legs and carried me out and I felt fresh air hit my face. They put me into a car. Are they trying to kidnap me? If they were trying to then why didn't they didn't try to knock me out yet? My heart is still pounding and I can feel my chest moves up and down from the panic attack that I'm having. My face starts to get hot and I grab my chest to feel my rapid heartbeat. I black out.