It’s a regular, boring Monday. I got to school and sat down at our normal table. Juniors have a whole new eating area and Commons area. The Commons is where we sit when we first arrive in the morning. Our table is secluded, just the way we like it, and in the far right corner of the Commons. Trish is already there. I sit down to the right of Trish and hang my backpack on the back of my chair.
“Where’s Jayde?” I asked.
“I think Meg is going to pick her up on the way.” Trish replies,ready to change the subject. Clearly there is something on her mind.
The only reason I asked about Jayde is because Trish was supposed to pick her up I thought. Jayde hasn’t exactly ‘earned’ the title of one of my best friends yet. Trish and Meg both sit at the top and I’m 101% sure they always will. Jayde is just a really good friend.
“Hey, did you hear?” Trish asks, lowering her voice.
“Hear what? Oh, that today’s lunch is going to be fishsticks instead of pizza? Real bummer huh?” I was sure this was what she was talking about.
“No. Did you hear about the auditions today?” Trish said like it was obvious.
“What auditions?” I was truly curious.
Trish explained, “There’s some movie they’re filming in New York. So these film director people are traveling to different high schools unexpectedly to see if students want to audition”
“Why are they going to different schools?” I asked.
“Something about making it more natural or whatever. They didn’t want to give people time to study the rolls I think so it will be ‘fresher.’ I’m not sure though.” Trish had joy in her voice.
“Are you gonna audition?” I knew I wouldn’t have the guts to do it if I was alone.
“Yeah. I mean, I probably won’t even get in as an extra, but it’ll be fun.”
“Okay. I guess I’ll try too.”
My mind immediately turned to where they were filming. New York. Ryder is in New York. If I got a roll, I could go to New York and see Ryder! Then my mind went back to reality. What are the chances of me getting a roll in an actual movie? Sure I’ve been in the Drama club since sixth grade, but still. School Drama club is completely different than a New York movie.
With my luck, the teachers have already tipped off the producers or whoever, and told them about Cass. Our town ‘sweetheart’ going to New York. The more I think about Cass, the more I realize that she actually isn’t a good actress. I mean, in Drama, Cass always got the lead, but that’s just because she gave Mr. Bettle a lap dance. When I first heard it, I thought it was a stupid rumor. It just didn’t seem like something Cass Kholeson-good girl- would do. But then the video got published, and everyone knew that it wasn’t just a rumor. Andrea Taylor, a Senior, caught the last five minutes of the lap dance on video.
I figured Cass would have a melodramatic freak-out, but instead, she bathed in the attention and was actually proud of it. It made me mad that something like that could happen to the most popular girl in school, and everyone laughs about it and thinks it’s cool. Then if that happened to someone less popular that her, everyone would judge that person.
It’s just strange isn’t it? How one minute you’re the popular good girl, and the next you’re the even more popular rebel girl. It’s so strange how perspectives can just change like that. One day, one hour, one minute; just like that, perspectives can change.