The best friend I have ever had in the whole world is Connor Franta. Yeah, I know, he's a guy...I'm a girl. We're just friends. He's the perfect friend to have, because he isn't dramatic and he always understands me. He's been through a lot though. He was the sixth child in his home. When he was just seven months old, his parents got divorced. His mom was seeing another man and had a baby with him right after the divorce. Then they had eight more. That's a grand total of fifteen children, and they all live in one house. Most of the older ones are girls and the young ones are pretty much all guys. Before school, I go to his house, and it's like a jungle. Toys are thrown everywhere, hairdryers are blowing, and kids are screaming. But in all of that chaos, Connor just stands there smiling at me.
Kinley is a senior, so she takes me, Connor, Ellie, and Tim, my brother, to high school. Because Kinley has a truck, me, Ellie, and Connor all have to squeeze in the back. Tim one of my three siblings. I call him Timothy most of the time, but sometimes Kinley calls him Timmy. It's like they like eachother. Ga-ross. They don't act like it though, they barely talk in the car.
"I want to sit in the middle!" Ellie screamed from behind me. Although she acts much younger, she's a freshman just like me.
"Come on Ellie, stop being a baby." Connor said, getting into the car. He always sits in the middle.
"OMG Connor! Can't you just let me sit by her for once?" She argued back. I love Ellie, but sometimes she can be pretty annoying. She sighed and finally got in the car. Connor has a smile on his face, like always. I'm not sure if it's because of his sister being crazy or because he is just a naturally delightful person, but I don't care, it makes me happy.
The car ride is the best part of the day. It is a great escape after being in the madhouse, and I get a chance to talk to Connor. The only other time I get to see him all day is at luch and sometimes after school. He's a junior, so we don't have any classes together.
Unfortunatley, when we get to school, we enter another realm of craziness. I say goodbye to Connor and navigate through the swarms of people straight to Ms. Atkin's room.
"You're late" said Lauren. She's not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but she's one of my best friends. We are working on a history project together and this is the only quiet room on campus.
"Blame Ellie, she forgot her lip gloss so we had to wait." I said, rolling my eyes. We both know how much of a girly girl she is and how it's always irritating.
"Are you sure you weren't talking to Connor? Hmm?" She replied. She is convinced that we're dating or something. She knows I don't like to think about guys like that. I'm extra shy when it comes to guys, but she isn't at all.
"I always talk to him, just like I talk to you. He's my best friend. Get over it" I said, more snappy than I wished. We stopped talking and started working on our project that was due in less than a week. We have been working on it for over a month and we have barely accomplished anything.
"So who is this boy you were talking about, Veronica?" Ms. Atkin piped in a few minutes later. She is one of my favorite teachers, but she always wants to know everything about who likes who and sometimes it gets annoying.
"Oh" I said, blushing, "You know Connor Franta? I think he may have been in your class a couple years ago. He's just my friend." I tried to sound like I wasn't lying. I wasn't lying, right?
"Boyfriend" Lauren argued.
"No he is not!" I raised my voice slightly.
"She soo likes him"
"No I don't"
"She talks about him all the time" Lauren said, obviously exaggerating. Okay, this was starting to get pretty annoying. I can't believe she would say this stuff about me! And in front of a teacher. I am so embarassed.
"Okay, maybe I do but that doesn't mean-"
"She goes on and on about his-"
"OH MY GOD JUST SHUT UP ABOUT IT!" I yelled right as the bell rang. We don't usually fight like this over something as stupid as guys. She stared at me, shocked, a tear welling up in her eyes. "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to say that. You know I don't like him that way!" I tried to apologize, but she sped out of the room quickly.
All day I kept trying to talk to Lauren, but all I got out of her was that she wasn't mad and she didn't want to talk about it. I wanted to tell her that I was sorry, even though it was her fault in the first place. I finally got to say more than one word to her at lunch.
|Maia Mitchell||as Veronica Gresham|
|Connor Franta||as Connor Franta|
|Nina Dobrev||as Kinley Franta|
|Willow Shields||as Ellie Dillon|
|Daniel Radcliffe||as Timothy Gresham|
|Evanna Lynch||as Lauren Bell|
|Chord Overstreet||as Ross Smith|
|Troian Avery Bellisario||as Jennifer Allen|
|Blake Jenner||as Jacob Gresham|
|Sarah Hyland||as Alexa Hanson|