"Don't go," he whispered into my ear. My eyes started burning with tears that had been building up for months, ever since I'd found out about my parent's divorce. I tried to swallow back the mass forming in my throat; I tried to be strong for both of us. I took my head up from Declan's shoulder and looked into his warm and welcoming brown eyes. "I love you," he whispered for the third time that morning. I couldn't help but giggle a little.
"I love you too." I said, reaching up and kissing him lightly. He rested his forehead against mine and closed his eyes. I stared at his face, memorizing it. I heard my Mum honk once from the car and Declan stiffened. I had never seen my boyfriend so hurt. I lifted my hand to his chin and made him open his eyes and look at me. "I'll always love you." I bit my lip and hugged him one last time before running to the car and jumping in the back seat. I couldn't hold it in any longer, and the last thing he saw was me crying; great final impression.
We had to drive for five hours before we reached my new school, and by then it was dark and the moon was shining. I'd always loved the moon, it reminded me of Declan for some reason. My Mum let me out of the car and I grabbed my backpack and duffle bag; I didn't have much stuff. Mum leaned out of the window and I gave her a hug.
"Stay safe dear," she said, smiling at me, her eyes watering.
"I promise, Mum."
The car sped away and I looked up at my new school. A sign read "Institution for Cliques". I found that an odd name for a school. My parents hadn't told me anything about where I was going, just that I was going. No questions asked.
I entered the front of the school and smiled. The faded white tile floors and brick walls gave the institution a homey feel, even if it did sound like an insane assylum. I saw the office sign down the front hallway and headed quickly for it; my bags were starting to hurt my arms and I wanted nothing more than to fall onto a bed and pass out in my new home, at least for now.