Monday rolled around faster than I had wanted it to. It was time for lunch, and I had planned on sitting with my friends as usual, but Cass, Meg and I were called to the theater after we grabbed our food. I walked there with Meg, immediately assuming it had something to do with High School Hell and New York. I was right. The principal wanted to congratulate us and say that he was proud and whatnot. It was really boring. Then he said something that I knew I was going to love!
“I appreciate that you all will be representing our community, and our school. To show mine, as well as the whole faculty’s appreciation, we would like to make it possible for you each to take one person to New York with you.” The principal said.
My heart was beating so fast, and I felt like a million bucks had just been handed to me.
“Now, it would be only for the two weeks that the recall auditions would take up. If any of you happen to receive a part, and decide on staying to film, then your person of choice will still have to come back. I wish they wouldn’t have to, but we don’t have enough funds. Still, I wish the three of you the best. Please come to me when you all have made your decisions.” The principal walks off.
I feel like I am floating now. I’m bringing Ryder to New York. Ryder and I will still be together. I won’t get a part, and then Ryder and I can laugh about it on the flight back home. It will be romantic. We will stay out all night one night and watch the cars zoom by and the lights of the city flash and blind us. We won’t even hear the noise. The only thing that we’ll hear is the sound of each other’s hearts beating, and the words I love you being said.
Then reality struck me like lightning. What about Trish and Jayde? What would they think if I chose Ryder over them?I would be a horrible friend if I did that. I decided I would bring Trish with me. Bows before bros was always our motto as a friend group. It seemed like that motto had been strained lately, and I needed to repair it. I was going to bring Trish to New York and hope that Meg would bring Jayde instead of Zander. It was going to be painful telling Ryder that he couldn’t come, but all the same, I was overjoyed that Trish would be there.
Meg and I parted ways with Cass as we made our way back to ur usual table to finish our lunches. I sat down, followed by Meg. I started the conversation, because I was too nervous to not talk about it.
“They said that we could each bring a person of our choice to New York!” I screamed in joy.
“Ryder will be so happy Bri!” Trish exclaimed, and I felt a burning feeling in my heart.
“No he won't actually.” I said sadly, then perked my voice up, “because I'm bringing you!”
“Are you serious? This is going to awesome! I'm sure my parents will say yes. How long would I be staying with you though?”
“Just two weeks for the recall auditions. I probably won't get a part, so after that, we'll come back home.” I explained in short.
“I'm so excited! I'll wait until I get home to ask, but I'm sure it'll be a yes.” Trish turned to Meg, “who are you taking? Zander?”
I could tell Meg was really thinking about this. I understood her predicament. To be honest, I picked Trish because for one she is one of my two bestest friends in the whole entire world. Secondly though, I don't know if I would've chosen Jayde over Ryder. It's sad, I know, but it's the truth. I definitely understood why Meg was deciding for so long. I could see slight disappointment streaking slowly across Jayde’s face.
“Jayde! Duh!” Meg replied, though I know she was still thinking about taking Zander.
Regardless though, we're all friends, and friends have to stick together no matter what. Through boy drama, and Cass drama, or a trip across the United States, we will always stick together. That's the way it was always meant to be.