10. Last May
"I cant do this anymore" I said, plopping down on my bed.
"Whoa. Slow Down. What do you mean?" said Tainne nervously. Oh she thinks I was talking about... That I was going to....
"What? No. Not like that. I'm... NO! I cant be a nerd anymore! I cant stand everyone always picking on us. Like were not little kids anymore, but it still is painful, were humans not just a walking comedy show. I have feelings too you know??? Next year will be different. No more nerd stuff, more focusing on clothing. No more Brea, or Lilia or Jordan. More Marna, Jay, and Emma. I'm becoming popular. I got an offer today to be one of them and I took it." I said without breathing.
"Why would you do that? Why would you give up our friendship? Dont we mean anything to you?" Tainne said.
"Here's the thing," I begin " You can come with me. Leave this stuff behind and come with me. You, Marlo, and I, we could rule this school."
Marlo started talking for the first time we sat down. "Wait, what? No. Why would we just drop everything and go with you? I want to get good grades and go to Oxford. If I let my grades drop, I wont get in."
" I was'nt asking you. I was telling you, either you come with me and do what I say like nothing is wrong, Ill make your life a living hell oh but i wont stop there either. Ill destroy your chances of ever going to Oxford, you to Tainne. So, come with me or face your consequences."
I figure they wont give up that for a few friends and a couple good grades.
"Fine!" they both say at the same time. And I know. Our lives have just begun.