A/N: One of my reviewers asked if I could do a romance story with Natalie and Peter and I'm going to try my hand at romance won't start until a bit later so bear with me,this is post PC Natalie and Peter are both 16.
Peter supposed his bad day started when he woke up and found it was raining,the day just got worse .While trying to get his socks,he yanked the drawer and it flew out .Susan accidentally knocked his toothbrush in the toilet ,she loaned him hers of course and Peter had to throw his away.
"If you boil it,you could kill the germs."Susan suggested sheepishly as she handed over her toothbrush.
Peter glared at her ,and turned back to the sink,When he headed downstairs,he found Lucy's missing skate,one minute he was walking the next he was flying down the stairs,luckily he wasn't hurt ,he landed on the third step from the bottom,the skate painfully poking his back,wincing he pulled it out from under him and gingerly stood up,limping he made his way into the kitchen.
Edmund looked at him,"What happened to you."
Lucy gave a squeal of delight,"Ooh! you found my skate where was it?"
"On the stairs."Peter dropped the skate on the table.
Mum appeared with a pot of oatmeal,"Lucy,how many times have I told you don't leave your skates lying around?"
"Sorry"Lucy said .
At school everything went from bad to worse,when he got to his locker,he found it was taped and a foul smell emated from it,Peter was not the type of person who left half eaten food in his lokcer,he was actually very neat .So he wondered what smell was.
"Rotten eggs."Natalie said her nose pinched shut."The Mastison twins thought it would be funny if they stuffed rotten eggs in your locker."
"When they'd find time to do that?" Peter asked Mastison twins had been making his life miserable for three years and Peter had to admire them for the dedication,too bad that sort of dedication wasn't put to good use.
"I don't know."Natalie shrugged,"Come on,were going to be late." she grabbed his hand and they headed toward their first class,which happened to be math.
"You did bring your homework,you know how Ms. Hillyard gets if we forget our homework"Natalie said as they were about to go in.
Peter opened his satchel and searched through his books and papers,it had to be here,homework just doesn't took a deep breath and searched again ,still nothing,dumping out the contents of the bag,he looked through every book.
"Did you lose your homework?" Natalie asked.
"No,it's here somewhere,I know it is,I can't have lost it,it's not possible,I put in the satchel last night." Peter said nearly panicking if he didn't have his homework,he'd get a failing grade.
"Are you sure."Natalie asked gently.
Peter tried to think perhaps he forgot to put the homework in his satchel,but he couldn't have forgotten sighed,maybe would forget to go over the homework or even mention it.
Placing her chalk down, brushed her hands off and turned to face the class."I do hope everyone has their homework,so we can go over it together."
Her eyes scanned the class and came to rest on Peter, was the one teacher that seemed to hate all students,but Peter especially,there was no reason for it,she just did.
" Peter Pevensie,for problem one,what answer did you get." she asked.
"I don't know" Peter said .
"Problem two" she asked
He shook his head,wishing the floor would swallow him up. Ms. Hillyard came over and nodded her head,"I thought as much." she made her way back to the front of the class.
"Class,it seems that Peter feels that he does not have to turn in his homework,like the rest of you ."she turned to him,"Isn't that right,."
"No, I just forgot it."Peter said.
"Well,perhaps I'll forget to give you a passing grade ." she said scornfully "Since you supposedly forgot your homework .You will write a thousand times,'I will not be stupid and forgetful' perhaps next time you won't forget your homework."
As soon as class was over,Peter stormed out he didn't even wait for Natalie ,she ran to catch up with him.
"Hey,wait up."Natalie called she caught up to him."Are you all right?" she asked.
"No!I'm not all right,I'm having a horrid day ." Peter snapped.
Natalie placed a hand on his shoulder,"The days not over yet,who knows it could pick up and besides it couldn't have been that bad."
"Oh really", he then proceeded to tell her everything that had happened since he got up.
Natalie rubbed the end of her nose,Peter hadn't realised how cute Natalie's nose was despite them having been friends for eleven years.
"Well,admittedly those are bad,buy it doesn't mean you're having a bad day,just a terribly inconvenient one."Natalie said
"Thanks,Nat."Peter said,Natalie wasn't sure if he was being sarcastic or not. She sighed and headed down the hall . She felt weird every time she was around Peter,her stomach flopped and her hands became sweaty,she hoped she wasn't coming down with a flu.
Peter watched her leave,something about Natalie made him feel all funny inside,he forgot about his bad day . Shaking his head,he headed toward his lit class,luckily they never had homework,they just had to read books and give reports about them.
Natalie was already in her seat in front of him, ,her brown hair cascading down her back like a waterfall ,she had tied a red ribbon in her hair,that was new,Natalie hated ribbons and he was sure it hadn't been there earlier. .
As far as teachers went,Mr. Nester was okay,he was elderly,but not strict in fact he made learning fun ,he fought in the first world war and usually regaled his stories of combat to the class ,they all enjoyed it,even the girls who pretended they didn't.
"Romeo and Juliet,two star crossed lovers one of Shakespeares greatest plays,can anyone tell me why these two are so famous." he asked holding the book in his hands.
Peter raised his hand,"They were willing to risk everything for love and it still ended in tragedy."
"Very good,,how many of you would risk everything for love." asked. No one raised their hands.
"None of you,I'm sure some of you boys have sweethearts and yet you wouldn't risk anything for them." he said. Several boys raised their hands and some girls did too.
Natalie placed her tray on the table and picked up her fork,"You know,the school ball is coming up." she said taking a bite of hash.
Natalie looked at him,"It would be nice to go." she said.
Peter nodded distractedly,Natalie sighed ."Would you want to go,then."
"To what?" Peter asked .
Natalie threw her napkin down,"Oh,honestly,why are boys such gits." she stormed off.
Susan and Edmund came over,"What's wrong with Natalie? she looked upset." Susan asked
Peter shrugged,"I don't know,she mentioned something about the school ball."
Susan rolled her eyes." Honestly,Peter for the smartest student in your year you can be a absolute idiot sometimes,obviously she wanted you to take her."
"Why didn't she just say so." Peter asked wondering why Natalie didn't just come out and ask .
"Girls never tell you what they want,it's annoying."Edmund said .
"You better go ask her and apologise." Susan said.
"Why do I need to apologise."Peter asked.
"Just do it." Susan snapped.
Natalie was sitting on the wall when Peter aproached ,he took a deep breath.
"Natalie ,I'd be glad to take you to the dance." he said
Natalie looked at him a sad smile on her face,"It's all right,someone else asked and I said yes."
Peter felt as if he had been pushed off a ten storey building,"Oh um,all right,that's great really,I hope you have fun." he walked away .Today was turning out to be one the worst days of his life.
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