“Nnnng… Five more minutes…”
“Hold on a bit…”
“ANDREW, WAKE UP THIS INSTANT!”
“Alright, alright… I’m up.”
I sit up on my bed. I can’t think right now. I guess I’ll talk to you guys once I wake up a little bit.
“Mom, I’m heading out, the bus is here!”
“Alright, be safe! Have a great day!”
September 7th. The first day of school. Wow. Has time really gone this fast? It feels like yesterday I was at the beach with my friends playing beach volleyball, having the time of our lives. Where did the summer go? Seniors told me I had to spend my last free summer living my life before the hellish junior year. And I wasted it. I completely wasted it. And here I am again, back at this hellhole that we call school. I hope my teachers are okay…
The bus arrives in front of the main doors, and I look up to see the building that I’ve been coming to for the past two years of my life. The bricks, the benches, the trees - they’re all so familiar to me. I know this school inside and out, and I’m only a junior! Whatever.
“Andrew! Yo, Andrew!”
“Oh hey man, long time to see.”
Oh him? That’s Justin, my best friend. We’ve only known each other for like five years, but we’ve done pretty much everything together. From sleepovers when we were five to egging houses a couple years back during Halloween, we’re pretty much brothers.
Anyways, the day goes by pretty quickly. One of my favorite days of the year? Definitely the first day of school. It’s all just syllabus after syllabus, getting this and that signed, and pretty much running around school. No penalizations for being late, and it’s just great. Living the life and I’m only a junior. Hah.
“So if you flip the syllabus over, you can see that homework constitutes roughly 10% of your overa…”
“Dude, wake up.”
“What? What happened?”
“You fell asleep, haha. Did you get like an hour of sleep or something? Get up, school’s over.”
I wake up from my little nap, feeling the glare that my science teacher is now giving me, and I get the hell outta there. I go to my locker, and as I close it, I turn to see the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen in my life.
“Yo, who is that?”
“Oh, her? That’s Jenna. People don’t really know her, but she’s one of the most underrated girls in the school. Why?”
“Oh, no particular reason.”
Why go on with the bullshit? It was love at first sight, and the next thing I know, I’m behind her trying to smell her perfume. Damn.
“How was school today?”
“Great, thanks. Thanks for the dinner, it was great.”
“Where are you going?”
I was already in my room, and I couldn’t hear her. I sat down, opened up a new page, and typed in Facebook.com.
J… J… J… Here she is. Jenna. Add friend? Would I come up as creepy? Eh, fuck it.
It’s 11:00 PM.
First day of school? Check.
Meeting old friends? Check.
Meeting the girl of my dreams? Double check.
It’s gonna be a good year.
Happy Holidays! -Dan