That was my first encounters with Ashley I found out later that day after comparing time tables that we had every single lesson together and were seated with each other in all of them. At lunch Shannon questioned me about our little conversation in history which I replied to her that she was just being nice.
"Ashley Davies nice that's new" she laughed
"She seems alright to me" I defended. I don't know why but even after our morning of small talk she seemed to me so interesting I just felt the need to defend her.
Shannon and I walked towards the canteen to join Chelsea and Carmen. We were both greeted with hugs and hellos.
"Can you believe that we only have one lesson together and that's gym how stupid is that" Carmen said to me and Shannon.
"At least you're not on your own Chelsea's in all your classes it's just unlucky I guess" I replied a small frown forming on my face.
"But were going to miss you" Chelsea stated. I smiled at her.
Five minutes after we were seated at a table Shannon pointed behind me "Oh look Spencer there's your new best friend"
I spun around in my seat to see what she was talking about. Ashley was coming into the canteen her group of followers behind her Madison, Aiden (her boyfriend), Kelly, Leon and Amy.
"Oh Shannon your hilarious" I snapped.
"Just kidding Spence" she laughed.
We all went back to our lunch for a while and talked about our new classes and our weekends. When Shannon spoke again "Spencer why is Ashley coming over here"
I looked around thinking she was joking when I saw her slowly walking over a look of uncertainty on her face.
"Hey Spence you want to walk with me to Art after lunch?" she whispered, I barley heard her.
"Yeah sure why not I'll meet you by the canteen doors at the end of lunch"
"Ok I'll see you then" she grinned turning as she did so.
I turned back to my table with a shy smile on my face to find Shannon, Carmen and Chelsea all looking at me.
"What!? Have I got something on my face or something?"
"No it's just that Ashley never speaks to anyone why is she speaking to you?" Carmen questioned
"I don't know I guess it's just because we have all the same classes she's just being nice"
"Well it looks like she might change her mind after the talking she getting from Madison, I hate that girl with a passion" Shannon stated.
I turned around and saw Madison and Ashley in a heated argument a short distance away from their other friends. Shannon and Madison had some kind of history that was unspoken about between anyone. It had something to do with them being friends when they were little until one day they weren't. Better left untold if you ask me.
I couldn't help but stare at the two girls trying to argue as quietly as possible until they both turned my way. I gulped and turned back around. What the hell is that about?
After lunch I went to the canteen doors wondering if Ashley would be waiting and to my surprise she was with a very unhappy Madison by her side "hi" I said Ashley replied warmly where as Madison just stared at me.
"Madison stop" Ashley mumbled without moving her lips.
Madison stared at Ashley for a few seconds then turned to me all smiley "Hey Spencer ready for art" and with that she turned and headed to art not waiting for either me or Ashley
My mouth must have been wide open as I stared at Madison in shock as Ashley giggled.
"I don't mean to be rude but has your friend got bi-polar or something" Ashley just shook her head holding in another fit of giggles
"Come on were going to be late"
We made it to art on time and found our seats pretty quickly we were at the back with Madison and Shannon sitting in front of us. I could feel the tension between them they were both looking at anything or anyone except each other. I was starting to wonder if I actually did want to know the story behind it but I was too scared to ask Shannon not knowing how she would react. I wonder if Ashley knew anything. I passed her a note and watched her read it I had put
-Do you know anything about Shannon and Madison?-
She slyly passed it back into my hand our fingers grazed and she gasped.
-Only that they used to be pretty close I guess Maddy doesn't talk about it why?-
-I just wondered it's nothing I guess-
Our little note conversation ended there. At the end of class Miss informed us that we would be doing a special project in pairs of two on abstract art. Just as the class was turning around trying to find someone to pair up with she spoke "you'll be working with the person you are sitting next to no matter what" with that she walked out the classroom.
"Shit" I heard Shannon mumble at the same time Madison was saying
"You have got to be kidding me"
I turned to Ashley and smiled "looks like we've got a project to be starting on soon"
"Looks like it here lets swap numbers and we can arrange to meet up sometime and do it"
We exchanged numbers and headed out the door towards our next class.