The bright sunlight hurt as I stepped onto my porch. I hoisted my bag up onto my shoulder and started down the street.
I bet I must have looked a bit odd. It was sweltering hot outside already and I was wearing a long sleeved shirt. I already looked strange with my different colored eyes, though. One blue, one green. "Yeah, thanks, Dad." I muttered. I reached the bus stop and sat down on the warm concrete, pulling out my notebook as I did so.
I stared at the tattered cover for a moment. I stared at the fading white-out bird, all the song lyrics, and quotes I'd written in Sharpie. I frowned at one in particular.
"Nothing is worth hurting yourself over! And nothing is worth taking your life over!!!- Gerard Way <3"
I quickly crossed that out with my ink pen, feeling my cheeks flush with humiliation and shame. I was the girl who had lost her best friend to cutting, and now look. I was going to end up just like him.
I felt a gentle kick to my leg and looked up to see Jason, my biology partner and the most sadistic human being I'd ever met. I swear, I'd never seen him happier than the day when we dicsected frogs.
"Did you get the report done?" he asked.
I looked down the street. No bus. "No."
"What the heck!? I told you to get it done! It's due today!"
"Yeah, I know. I'm not your freaking slave okay? Write your own report." I said, looking back down at my notebook. I opened my notebook to a blank page and began to write down exactly what I thought of Jason and his report.
He bent down so he was at my level. He looked at me for a long moment before dumping all of my stuff out onto the ground and ripping the hair clip out of my long hair.
"Agghh! What the hack, man!" I yelled.
"That's for not writing the report." He slapped me hard across the face. "And that's for talking like that to me. No one talks like that to me, got it?" I looked at him with murder in my strange eyes. He pulled his arm back to slap me again, but my ugly yellow savior pulled to a stop next to us. I quickly packed my things up and hopped on, throwing a smirk over my shoulder at Jason as I did so.