Okay, this was getting downright ridiculous. Of all the annoying
arguments she had with Kathie this was surely the worst.
,,Ugh, Kathie I told you already that I don’t need your help!” The
red-haired,18-year-old girl groaned as she massaged the bridge of
her nose. She gave her blonde best friend a death glare before
turning her attention back to the principal, who was giving a
speech. It was their first day of senior year and Jessica Smith was
already having a bad day. How could she not? Her alarm clock broke
and she had to finish her daily routine for less than five minutes.
Yeah, that had to be a new record. Then her car just had to break,
and she had to wait for the bus, and it had to rain today, and her
best friend Kathie Elbert just HAD to start her pestering on “the
case”. Yup. Worst. DAY. EVER!
,,Come ON, Jess! You’re a senior now! You’re missing half of your
life! So stop being such a bookworm and let me help you find a
boyfriend!” Kathie said in a whisper. It wasn’t really that much of a
surprise that they took a seat at the very back. That way they
wouldn’t attract attention to themselves.
,,Hey! I’m not a bookworm!” Jess hissed back.”We’re seniors. We
should be more focused on our studies!,,
,,At this rate you’ll grow up into a single old cat-lady. Come on, even
Tom was able to get into a relationship before you did! And this is
Tom we’re talking about! Tom! That guy wouldn’t recognize love
even if it smacked him in the face!” Kathie reasoned, resisting the
urge to throw her hands up in frustration.
Jess sighed as she massaged her temples. “You’re wrong, Kat. How
many times do I have to tell you that I don’t need any of the guys
you plan to set-up for me because I already have a boyfriend?!,,
The blonde blue-eyed girl snorted at this. “You’ve been saying
that for two years, Jess. You should really change that excuse of
yours because, this time, I’m not letting you off the hook.”
“It’s not an excuse!,, Jess almost yelled due to irritation. Luckily, she
had enough control to keep her voice down despite her short
“Yeah, sure….you’ve been saying that since freshman year but we
still haven’t met this ‘imaginary boyfriend’ of yours.” Jess at that
moment didn’t know which one to do: pull her own hair our pull
Kat’s. The latter was very tempting. However, at that time, the
meeting ended and everyone stood up to go to their classrooms.
Jess jumped to her feet and left her friend.
Since the start of high school Kathie had been annoying her to get a
guy already. She didn’t get why it was so important to be in a
relationship so she always told Kathie that she didn’t want to be in
one. But her lack of romantic relationships didn’t have to do
anything with her appearance. In fact, with her smooth skin,
sparkling emerald eyes and straight, waist-length red hair she was
one of the prettiest girls in school. Despite this she still refused to
be involved with anyone.
However, sometime during freshman year, Kathie became
persistent. Very persistent. So one day Jess just had enough and she
blurted out that she had a boyfriend that’s studying in another
school. She fooled Kathie for some time, but as time passed the
blonde became convinced that she was just making up her
Jess sighed in relief when lunch time came. She was starving and
she needed to eat. Now. When she came and sat down by a lunch
table she found her group of friends sitting there and already
eating. Well let the introduction begin! First is Tom. He had brown
hair and light brown eyes that shone with happiness. He was the
loudest and most stupid of their group and absolutely adored sweet
things. Next is Rika, Tom’s girlfriend. How did they get together was
a wonder to everyone. Rika had waist-length midnight-blue hair
and pale gray eyes, almost white. She was the most shy of the
group. After that is Kathie’s boyfriend Eliot. Another wonder.
He’s…well…there are only two things that describe him perfectly:
LAZY and SMART. A strange combination don’t you think? If that
guy did not have to eat and study he would ALWAYS sleep.
ALWAYS. Well until Kathie wakes him with a smack behind the
head. They sat at the table and Kathie started to talk about a new
transfer student. “Oh my god guys! He was so cool! Well not as cool
as my Eliot, but still cool. He got half of the female population on
his first day! Isn’t that amazing?” Kathie started again. The
occupants of their table groaned.”Please make her stop!” Whined
Tom as Rika agreed with him.”You know as much as I do that she
won’t stop when she’s gushing about a supposed-cool guy. This is
Kathie we’re talking about.” Jess pointed out.
“What’s that supposed to mean, Jess?” Asked Kat.
“It means what you want it to mean, Kat”
“At least I show interest in guys. If I did not know any better, I’d say
you swing that way.” Kat said. At this some of the people coughed
“Holy crap..it’s not like that, is it Jess?” Asked Tom.
“What?! Of course it’s not like that! I told you guys that I have a
boyfriend!” Jess yelled. “And he’s not imaginary!” Confirmed Jess.
The group calmed down after that, and of course Kat continued
with her story about the new student. “Well also his name is-“ But
before Kathie could finish her statement, several deafening screams
All of the people looked at the café doors. There stood a
handsome boy with black hair and very mesmerizing obsidian eyes.
“Well that’s him alright. His name’s Alex Moon. So, what do you
think, Jess?” Kat turned only to find an empty seat. “What the
hell?” Kat asked.
“ALEX!!!” Jess shouted as she hugged the surprised, but happy boy.
“Hey Jess! Long time, no see. So, how’s my beautiful girlfriend been
doing?” Asked Alex.
“GIRLFRIEND!!!!” Shouted the whole group.
“Yeah, Alex’s my boyfriend! See! I told you he’s not imaginary!”
Said a grinning Alex.
Kathie was never going to doubt her best friend again. NEVER.