“Hey,” Aaron says as he walks up to me after school in the cafeteria.
I smile, “What’s up?”
“Well, I was wondering if you wanted to go see a movie this weekend, we haven’t hung out much in the past couple weeks.” He smiled at me and his big golden brown eyes were hoping I would say yes. I always feel really guilty saying no to people, even if it is for the simplest things.
“I would love to, but I have to watch my siblings on Saturday, and the movie theater isn’t open on Sundays.” My stomach aches when I lie to him.
“Yeah, no problem. I guess I’ll catch you later then. Bye.” Then he scoots off to the parking lot to go home. Just as he leaves, Katrina arrives. My best friend, who I can diss my other friends with and I have known since we were in dance together when we were five years old.
“Hey, what cha doin?” She places all her stuff on the chair next to mine.
“Literally nothing. Aaron just asked me if I wanted to go and see a movie this weekend.” She knows that I don’t like him anymore, but he still likes me. She is the only one who knows that.
She gave me the evil eyes. “And what did you say?”
“I said I had to watch my siblings on Saturday, and the movie theater wasn’t open on Sundays.” I said while packing up my stuff to go home.
“That’s a hella good answer. Up top!” I gave her a high five and continued packing my stuff while she told me about why I should break up with Aaron.
“Pause for a minute. Do you need a ride home?” I asked before grabbing my backpack.
“First of all, I was on a roll. Second, yes I do need a ride home, my car is getting fixed.” She said sassily.
“Alrighty let’s go.” I mumbled as Katrina continued to list off reasons why I was better off without Aaron. On the way to my car, I saw the tennis team, and of course Katrina and I both gawked at their butts. We caught the attention of one, but luckily we caught the attention of the one that I knew.
“Hey Taylor!” Matt yelled from the across the court. He ran towards us.
“Do you want to go start up the car, I will be there in a minute.” I said giving the keys to Katrina, who started sifting through all the different keys on my chain.
I turned around and Matt was here already, but I guess that’s what happens when you are 6’7”, you get places faster. “Hey what’s up?”
He ran his hand through his shaggy brown hair, “Can you please tell my mom that I will be there at 6:00 instead of 5:00, pratice is running late tonight, and my phone is dead.”
“Yeah, sure thing.” I smiled
“Thanks so much!” He breathed.
“No problem, have fun at practice.” I stated as I walked to the car where Katrina looked at me like she had to say something. “What?” I said as I got into the car.
“Do you like him? Because I think you two were just flirting with each other. And you better tell the truth!” She blurted out.
I thought about the question for a minute. “No, I have known him for however long ago he moved in next to my house.”
She didn't seem convinced with my answer, giving me, “Okay, whatever you say. Anyways now to my problems. Biology is so easy, yet people get D’s on tests! Ugh, I hate the people in my class!” She continued on but I just tuned her out, thinking of the question she asked. I really didn’t know if I liked him or not. After I dropped her off I told Matt's mom what he said, did my homework, took a shower, and had a sleepless night trying to figure out my answer to that question.