The bell rang and the crowd dispersed. Enough for me to see Riza and enough for her to see me. She turned around and started walking away.
"Hey! Hold up!" I yelled.
Riza skidded to a stop and smiled at me. I knew that smile. It was the smile that all the boys in our grade went crazy for. "Hi Mira.'
I shoved the picture to her and exploded. "Hi? Is that all you can say? Riza I can't believe you did that!" I say gesturing to the photo.
She scans it and hope fluttered inside me. She might just go back to being the old Riza I know and love. "I look good don't I?'
"Riza, look! Have you seen the comments already?" I sigh exasperated.
"Okay look, M. Don't get yCriour pants in a bunch. This is the last." She said solemn.
"Yeah. You can come with me next time!" She beamed.
I couldn't believe it! She thought I was mad because I didn't come.
"Excuse me, shouldn't you be getting to class?" The hall monitor asked us.
Riza ran her hand through her hair "Okay, here's what I think. We'll talk about this later at lunch." She says walking away to her first class.
Fuming and frustrated, the dark emotions I had been feeling earlier grew as I entered class. I didn't listen to Ms. Summers as I drew squiggles on my journal.
Circles, going round and round
The pain seizing and crippling
What's wrong with me?
Those bitter emotions fueled me until I couldn't breath. I did the only thing I could, I thought of Kevin. I calmed down but the anger and bitterness at my fall out with Riza earlier remained.
I ended the class with high spirits as I ran to Kevin's locker. He'd know what to do. He always did.
Well, he was doing something I didn't expect.
He was kissing Jane.