There are always two sides to a story. Here is mine, the right side.
I was always liked, even at my old school, but now I don't even know what happened. My name is Amanda, my friends call me Mandy, well more like friend. Actually I wouldn't even consider him that, but he's always been there, that counts for something. It started because of a rumour, that I started I guess. I'll start from the beginning.
"Come on. We are going to be late. Hurry up!" Liz was practically pulling me out of the door.
"Maybe if you stop trying to dislocate my arm I will," I said, still getting tugged, "Bye mom, love you!"
"Bye Mrs. S!" Liz yelled out of the door.
"Bye girls have fun." Mom replied. But by then we were in the car.
"This is the biggest party of the year, Amanda, maybe Dylan will finally ask you out." Lizzy brother was driving us.
"You know we are just friends." I said.
"Then why do you always stare at each other?" Lizzy interrogated. I couldn't think of anything. "That's what I thought".
We arrived at the party just a couple minutes late, but everyone already seemed drunk, which is technically illegal, because we are in grade nine. The music was already booming. Anyway Lizzy and I made it over to our other friends, Clara, Maddy, Alyssa, and Jade.
"You guys are late." Alyssa said as soon as we walk over.
"Yeah you can blame that on Mandy." She said looking over at me.
"What I didn't want to look like a slut, even though Liz, told me to." I defended.
"I didn't say to look like a slut, I just told you to wear less clothing, you know to attract Dylan of course." Lizzy then defended herself.
"I don't like him!" I said.
"Then why are you in his house?" Clara jumped in.
"For the party, nothing but the party!" I said frustrated.
"We're just teasing, we love ya!" Jade said. Jades boyfriend then walked over. "You don't mind if I—"
"Go." Maddy said.
"Thanks guys I'll be back soon!" She said. They then left to around the corner. That's when I saw Dylan walking down the stairs. Heading right towards us. He approached us and said with a soft voice:
"You guys don't mind if I steal Amanda for a bit, do you?"
"No of course not. Take all the time you need." Lizzy said.
I started to walk with him and when I looked back my friends were practically dying. We went downstairs into the basement and what seemed to be a guest room. It was much quieter.
"So I've been thinking, I like you and you like me..." He started wandering off. " I skip to the good part actually, I'll take off my shirt if you take off yours."
I was confused, "What?"
"Take your shirt off." He said still very calm. So for whatever reason I did. Now it was just me in my bra, and skirt. He swiftly took out his phone and took a picture of my boobs.
"What the heck? Delete it!" I said.
"Then put a show on for me." He said. I know what that meant. "Or I'll send it to the whole school, your choice."
"Thanks, but I'm not just some slut that you can threaten." I said, trying to grab his phone, but he hit me. I instantly left. Storming out the door, but Lizzy caught me.
"Amanda where are you going?" She said confused.
"I'm leaving." I replied.
"What? Why? Did something happen between you and Dylan?" She started to worry but I stayed silent. "I'm your best friend, you can talk to me! At least stay for the rest of the party, to let my brother drive you home."
"I can walk. But can you do me a favour?" I asked. She nodded. "Don't believe anything that jerk says, ok?" With that I left her worried and confused on the sidewalk, as I walked home in darkness.