After the first day back at school I was relieved to get home. Today had been so weird you can't deny it. I said hello to my dad and asked what time my mum would be back from the hospital where she worked before going to sit and watch t.v with my brothers Clay and Glen both had finished high school and were not starting college for another week. After a light conversation about my first day dad called us in for dinner saying mum wouldn't be back still late so we might as well eat.
After dinner I went up to my room to start on some homework when my phone vibrated.
-you have to help me I cannot do that project with Madison it'll kill me- Shannon
-I'm sure it'll be alright just suck it up and don't rise to her stupidity-Spencer
-But you don't know what it's like she's so irritating- Shannon
-The only reason I don't know what it's like is because you don't want to tell me- Spencer
-I wish I could but right now I can't- Shannon
-It's ok I understand when ever your ready to tell me I'm ready to listen LY- Spencer
Shannon was worrying me I never thought we had any secrets from each other but I guess I was wrong I'm just going to have to wait for her to tell me in her own time I guess.
My phone vibrated again thinking it was Shannon I quickly grabbed it and pressed open on the text not even looking at who it was from
-Yo stalker when do you want to start our project?- Ashley
-I don't want to have to say this but your making me I do believe that you were the only who followed me to the table in history and I do believe you were the one who wanted to walk with me to art so I think that makes you the stalker :) and anytime will work for me what about tomorrow after school?- Spencer
-pfft I'm no stalker. Yeah tomorrow sounds good want to come to my house I can give you a lift if you want?-Ashley
-yeah that would be good thanks my cars being fixed atm anyway it'll save my brother from having to pick me up- Spencer
-in that case want a lift to school as well saves him having to wake up and take you?- Ashley
-only if your sure:)-Spencer
-Sure thing Spence I'll be there about half seven I want to get coffee before school-Ashley
I shut my phone and lay back on my bed I don't know why but I couldn't get the smile off my face.
After I had finished all my homework I heard my mum's car pulling up outside. I made my way downstairs and just as she was walking through the door I hugged her. We exchanged hellos and then I went to tell Glen that I didn't need a lift to school.
I looked at the time it was coming up to eleven I went to bed feeling the sleepiness coming over me.
Buzz buzz I woke up to the sound of my alarm and the bright light shining through the slight parting in my curtains. I looked towards my clock and saw that it was six time for a shower I thought to myself. After my shower I got dressed and ready before my dad shouted up to me that he had made pancakes. By the time I had finished eating the time was twenty five past seven. I heard the doorbell go while I was finishing my drink.
"Hello Mr Carlin I'm Ashley Davies Spencer's ride to school" I heard Ashley talking to my dad.
I grabbed my bag and made my way to the front door as my dad was replying
"Nice to meet you Ashley here Spencer is now"
I said my "love yous" to my dad before walking out the door.
"Hey" I said
"Morning" she smiled
I followed her to her car not saying anything else. We were both in the car just backing out of my driveway before the conversation started.
"Your dad seems nice"
"Yeah he's the best you didn't have to come to the door you know"
She turned towards me smiling "if we're going to be friends I have to make a good impression on your family"
"You want to be my friend" I asked shyly
"Of course I do I don't just take random strangers to school. Why do you not want to be my friend" she started of jokily but mumbled the last bit out.
"Of course I do I just don't understand why?" I said looking her straight in the eye as we stopped at a red light.
"Because I think you're interesting"
I laughed before replying "how am I interesting?"
"I don't know I just feel drawn to you" then she looked at me with a deadly serious face before lowering her eyes to my lips. My breathing slowed down like it was searching for oxygen she started leaning forwards. My palms began to sweat. She was about five centimeters away from me.
All of a sudden I could hear cars beeping their horns. I looked around noticing that the light had turned green and we were causing a jam. Ashley sped off keeping her eyes on the road. The rest of the ride to school was quiet.
That's when I first felt it, when I first felt them, the butterflies.