Must obey the policy, I am rebellious.

I am Rebellious.

I AM Rebellious.

I told myself I was a rebel as I stepped closer to him, trying not to fall over as I stumbled. I wasn't particularly good on my feet on a good day, but with the knots in my stomach, I didn't trust myself.

"You alright?" He held out his hand to me as we got within three feet of each other. I smiled and touched his palm to mine, I swallowed and looked up at him.

"Yeah, not too bad." I bit my lip and closed my eyes for a second as we stood awkwardly together. "Erh, did you have a good night?"

"Yeah, not too bad, Mum was out, so... it was kinda lonely at home..." He wrapped his arms around himself, as though he was hugging himself tight, and I looked down at my feet.

"I stabbed myself in the eye about eight times with my eyeliner-" I started, then inwardly cringed, because I sounded like a moron.

"Impressive. I've never tried it myself, but it must have been worth it if you look like that..." He smiled a crooked smile and I felt my stomach unknot. "You look lovely," He clarified, and I felt my heart soar.

"Thanks, you don't look so bad yourself, rebel." I winked and felt myself start to relax. "Oh," I thought I should add it, because I wanted to impress him, honestly, I thought he'd find it funny too, "And I'm missing a clarinet lesson to be here."

"Ooh, Rebel indeed." There was a short moment where he poked his tongue out at me, "Come on, I've got a surprise for today-"

He tugged at my hand and I smiled, following his lead, genuinely surprised as he turned us toward the park.

"This took me ages last night, I hope you like it-" He tugged me towards the playing fields and I swear, I almost fainted.

"I've never been on a picnic."

The End

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