17. Chapter 16
I watch as the first snowflakes fall outside the window next to my desk. I look down at my notebook for math. An unfinished problem awaits me. I sigh and Ashton looks up at me. He smiles and writes something down on his notebook. I look to see if the teacher is watching but she's not. Ash shows me his notebook,he gives me the equation to find the answer. I mouth thank you. He smiles and goes back to solving his math. I write down the equation and solve it. I probably did it wrong,but I don't care. We each got practice problems,and they are supposed to help us understand what our test is gonna have,but I don't understand anything. I look over at Allison,who's across the room from me. She's hunched over her notebook. I smile and look back out the window. The bell rings and I stand up and pack my things. I place my homework in my notebook,to keep its place. Pushing in my seat,I look over at Ashton. He holds out his hand,and I take it. We walk to our lockers. "Hey Mikey." I say,to Michael at his locker. "Hi." He replies. I open my locker and put my Math junk on my shelve. I close the door and Michael asks me how math went. He knows I struggle. "I still don't understand anything. Ash gave me the equation,but I think I answered it wrong." I answer. Michael shrugs. "Let's go." Ashton says. Michael has History with us,as well as Calum. Calum meets up with us and we walk inside. "Good Morning,Mr.Scroggins." I say. We are the first students in the classroom. "Good morning to you,as well,Miss Pritchett." He answers. We take our assigned seats. I sit next to Calum,and a girl named Annabelle. Annabelle has hot pink hair,which is almost always in a French braid. She has a lip piercing which is cool. I open up my history notebook and take out my finished homework. "Hey,it's snowing." Calum points out and I nod. "Yeah,I saw that in Maths." I reply. I look at Ashton,who's all the way in the front of the room. I smile at him and he smiles back. More and more kids file in and the bell rings. "Okay,pass your homework up the aisles." Mr.Scroggins says. I'm in the back so I don't have any passing to do,but my own homework. I pass it up. I look out the window with Calum until the teacher starts talking again.
As music class begins,Ashton smiles at me,and Luke pretends to gag. I laugh. Mrs.Megsty begins talking about the different genres of music. "We have some musicians in here," She says,looking at Luke and Ashton. "What genre do you consider your selves to be?" "Uh,pop rock,maybe." Luke says and Ashton nods. "Ah,okay." She talks about that and the different instruments used in the different genres. I smile when she talks about drums. She lets us talk for the last few minutes of class,like always,then the bell rings. "Yay! Lunch! I'm starving!" Luke says and Ash and I giggle. "You're always starving,Luke." I tell him.