One early morning I woke up, brushed my teeth, got dressed, and headed down stair for breakfast. My dad passed out on the couch from all that drinking last night. It’s kind of been hard around here without my mom after that accident, so I tried to manage the best I could. I made myself breakfast and headed out the door to meet my best friend, Paul. He came up to me and asked:
“Hey man how was your basketball game, did you win!?”
“No, not this time, the school that we were versing was really tough.” I answered. We started walking down our usual route to school, and talked about sport on the way. We make it to our class (English) on time and we sat on our usual seats. I also saw my acquaintance, Kristy, who sat beside me. The bell rang, Mrs. Lewis gave us an essay,
“Aw man on the first day of school?!” I thought to myself. I started writing something down. I looked over and saw Kristy thinking, but all of a sudden, she started jotting something down and dropped her eraser. I was going to get it for her and we almost bummed heads. I apologized. Mrs. Lewis caught us talking so we had detention after school. Mrs. Lewis went back to her seat and continued her reading. We both sat back to our seats and gave each other a smile. Kristy got back to her work right away. Her ears were red. I smiled.
“How cute” I thought. I don’t know why but I kept catching myself staring at her.