OK so I had started out really well, better than I could have hoped for at a new school. Been invited to an amazing party, made a friend who I really liked and felt settled in at the place I wanted to be. It was only a matter of time before things went downhill.
I shouldn't have expected so much from Greg. He's a guy, that's enough of a warning. I just didn't think a girlfriend would appear so soon. I kept telling myself she wasn't very pretty just to make myself feel better. Why hadn't he told me he had a girlfriend?
I decided I was going to enjoy the party anyway. It annoyed me that a lot of people had already paired off but there was one couple I liked. The connection between Shane and Carmen was intense, I had never felt anything like it. They were really nice people and fun to be around but I couldn't stop thinking about Greg.
I drank as much as I could to try and forget him and it worked, for a while. I woke up the next morning with a killer hangover and still feeling sorry for myself. I had an early morning dance class to help me catch up with the others so I grabbed a piece of toast from the dining hall and ran to the lesson.
There were a few other people there already warming up. Andthen I saw him. He was gorgeous, tall with scruffy blonde hair, exactly like an Abercrombie model. That's when the idea hit me, if Greg could have a girlfriend then why shouldn't I have a boyfriend.
I quickly looked at myself in the mirror. Hair, good, make-up, perfect, smile, bright and breezy.
'Hi, I'm new so I thought I should introduce myself. I'm Skye.' I smiled at him and looked up from under my eyelashes. It worked a treat, his eyes nearly popped out of his head.
'James. I've been here two years but I've only just taken up dance, are you a beginner too?'
'Not really, I took some classes but I had to stop a couple of years back so I could do extra singing.'
'Wow beautiful and talented.' That made me genuinely blush. I would have continued talking to him but the teacher interuppted us.
When the class began I lost myself in the music, forgetting about Greg and the party. It felt good. The lesson didn't seem to last long and before I knew it we had finished.
'Miss Garrett? Could you come over here please?' James motioned that he would wait for me.
'Is anything wrong miss?'
'Nothing is wrong Skye, I just don't understand why you are taking this class.'
'Well I haven't been pratising for a while and the school thought-'
'The school is obviously wrong this time. You have a talent Miss Garrett, I look forward to teaching you in the advanced class this afternoon.' She indicated that I could leave and I almost skipped out of the classroom.
'You were amazing in there.' James was standing by the door waiting for me a grin all over his face.
'Thanks.' Even if I was just using James to get to Greg I liked spending time with him. 'What have you got next?'
'A free then drama.' I looked at mine.
'Music then drama. Looks like I'll see you there.' We waved at each other as I danced off to my next lesson feeling a lot better.