freshman freak or comeback of the year
I pulled on Pete’s borrowed shirt and we started to walk back to the locker rooms when we heard someone say “Oh, there you are, Pete!” I looked up and a particular brunette stood behind us, approaching our group. She kept looking Pete up and down.
Damn! I thought. Didn’t that girl ever give up?
“Where were you? I was looking all over for you!” she smiled sweetly at Pete.
“I—We were hanging out behind the bleachers,” Pete answered. Christi looked angrily at my erm, Pete’s shirt.
“Doing what?!” she snapped.
“Uh…” Pete stuttered nervously.
“Well, we can’t really tell you, just…stuff,” I answered, smiling at Pete.
“Ya…stuff,” Pete played along. “Physical stuff.”
“Christi looked disgusted. “Um, see ya later, Pete.”
We all laughed.
“That was nasty, Vee!” Summer told me. I just grinned and lightly slapped Pete’s ass.
“Hey!” Pete laughed. “What was that for?”
I shrugged. “In case she was looking?”
“Right.” His smile widened and he shook his head as Summer and I walked into the girls’ locker room.
We were getting our stuff in the lockers when I walked over to Vee.
“Are we going shopping afterschool?”
“What? For what? We just went a while ago,” she pointed out as she slung her backpack over her shoulder.
“For dresses of course!”
I rolled my eyes. “Ya, for the dance! I’m gonna get a pretty dark purple one!”
“Fine. But I’m not getting a dress.” I rolled my eyes. Ever since I’d known Vee, I’d only seen her wear a dress few enough times to count on my fingers.
“We collected our things and left. Then we walked back into the main school building, holding our little egg babies’ boxes. I sighed and glanced down at Zimmy. “She’s so cute my baby Zimmy, isn’t she?”
“Yep. John Boyd’s real handsome, too,” Vee said. “Andy’s a fright stepdad.”
I halted. Vee saw me and stopped, too.
“Oh, no!” I gasped. “I can’t believe it!”
“What is it, Summer?” Vee asked.
“I forgot! I totes forgot!”
“To give him the shirt! Where’s Bob?” I asked Vee. She scanned the hallway.
“Umm, right…there!” She pointed to the drinking fountain and sure enough my hubby Bobert was over there, taking a sip. We rushed over to Bob.
“Bob!” I squealed. “Zimmy and I’ve got a present for you!”
“Really?” Bob’s eyes got shiny and real big as he looked up at me. I took out the shirt and gave it to him.
“Ooh, this is totes cool!” Bob yelled and put it on. He smiled real big at us, then turned. He stared at a guy a few lockers down, talking to a bottle-blonde chick. Bob ran over. He grabbed the guy by the collar of his polo shirt and the guy’s eyes went wide with fear. Vee, the chick, and I gasped.
“Hey!” Bob yelled at Wide Eyes. Wide Eyes gulped loudly. “You wanna know something’?”
“I—I guess s-so s-sir,” he responded in a shaky voice. Bob pulled him nearer and looked him in the eye.
“I’m the fuckin’ best daddy in the world, and you’re not, you toad! HAHA!” He yelled and let the guy go, cracking up. Wide Eyes and the bottle-blonde exchanged confused looks and then quickly disappeared into the crowd of passing people. Vee and I stared at Bobby, really confoosed. He took Zimmy from my eyes and kissed her head gently, then he got up and started dancing with her, humming a Cobra Starship song.
“Uh…Bob? Are you feeling okay?” Vee asked.
Bob smiled. “Ya, really good like the best daddy in the world, which I am!” he grinned. He put Zimmy back in the safety of her box and grabbed it. “Well, bye!” He waved and headed out the door.
“Bye, Zimmy! See you tomorrow!” I waved. Vee sighed.
“I wish little John Boydie had a biological daddy like Bob!” Vee told me. “He’s so nice!”
“At least ya have Andy, right?” I told her.
“Ya, he rocks!” She grinned.
“You guys, wait up!” Pete told us as he ran to catch up. Andy did the same.
I HAD JUST GOTTEN OUT OF MY LOCKER ROOM AND INTO THE SCHOOL HALLWAY WHEN I SAW Vee and Summer talking up ahead of me. Andy was walking with me.
“You guys, wait up!” I yelled to them as I ran to where they were. Andy ran, too.
They both turned around.
“Hey, Andy!” Andy and Vee hugged. I felt envious. Why couldn’t I be John Boyd’s stepdad?
“How’s John Boydie been today, Vee?” he cradled the egg box in his arms.
“Great, Andy.” Vee grinned. “Oh, hi Pete!”
Andy and Summer waved at each other.
“Hi, Vee. How come I don’t get a hug?” I pouted.
“Aww, come here!” She and Summer hugged me. I grinned, man candy once again.
“So…Where were you girls going?” I asked them.
“Um…to the mall,” Summer answered.
“ya, to BUY SUMMER’S dress for the dance,” Vee added.
“Yuck!” Andy stuck out his tongue at us, his tongue piercing showing. “That sounds really boring.”
“Hmph!” Summer frowned. “It isn’t boring!”
“Whatever,” I said.
“bye then, you guys!” vee and summer waved as they walked away.
they left and i sighed, shaking my head. “women and their dresses.”
Andy laughed. “good one, pete, good one.”
we kept walking down the hallway and i couldn’t help but feel like we were being followed. i turned around, but didn’t see anything.
“Everything okay, pete?” Andy asked, glancing back, too.
“um, ya. i think. let’s get out of here,” I said. “i’ve got the munchies. where should we eat?”
“so do i,” andy answered. “i think maybe we should go to lev—“
Andy’s ringtone, maroon 5 song “this love”, blasted through the hallway from andy’s pocket. “Sorry, dude. I gotta get this,” Andy apoligized. He took out his phone and flipped it open.
“Yeah? What aout him? he what?! oh crap! No he didn’t! okay, i’ll be there in a sec!” he hung up and looked upset.
“What’s wrong, andy?” I asked.
It-it’s frodo. he’s in the vet ‘cause he ate a marker!”
“aww, man! is he gonna be alright?” frodo was andy’s cat that was the most amazing cat ever.
“I dunno, but i’m gonna go over there and check it out.” he started walking way. “Sorry that i can’t go, Pete.”
I sighed. “it’s alright, man.” he left. “now i’m bored and alone,” i muttered.
Now what am i gonna do? i thought. all my friends had other things to do. i felt bummed.
i saw frankie talking to his egg partner, nicole, down the hallway.
Maybe i’ll ask them if they wanna hang out, i thought. i startted walking towards them when I saw something move from the corner of my eye. i looked in that direction and came to a dead stop. crap!
“Pete!” i heard christi tell me. she took me by the arm. i tried to pull away, but she only held on tighter.
“i overheard what you said,” she said as i kept walking.
“what did i say?”
“that you were bored and alone, silly!”
“I was only spe—“
“well,” She cut me off. “since you’re so cute, i won’t let you be alone. i’ll take you somewhere where you won’t be alone. you’ll be with me. and lauren,” she quickly added and smiled. “i don’t wanna spend the afternoon alone, you know. You’d be a great companion.”
“Parent’s are s’posed to spend time together, too.”
I really just wanted to see christi leave, but i couldn’t think of any way to brush her off without sounding mean. i didn’t wanna hurt her and say ‘back off! leave me alone, bitch!’ and i really wanted to say it, but i didn’t besides, she was right. parents were s’possed to spend the time together. i sighed. it was gonna be a long day….
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