“Ashtyn Marshall, will you just tell me what I just asked?” Miss Grover said leaning her heavy weight over my desk, I groaned and slipped my phone underneath my thigh.
“I wasn’t listening Miss,”
“Well then, will you please inform the class of the meaning off prejudice,” the class turned to stare I looked down at my text book and answered the old bat.
“An unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason, unreasonable feelings, opinions or attitudes.”
“Good, Ashtyn no detention,”
“Old bat,” I murmured under my breath, she turned on her heal and glared.
“What was that?”
“Oh nothing Miss,” I said plastering a fake smile over my mouth, she turned back to the class and continued to ramble on about the significance behind Jane Austin’s Novell Pride and Prejudice. The bell went and I dashed out the English classroom before the old bat could stop me. I wandered down the worn down halls of Green Court High School, I found my locker and shoved my English books inside I slammed it shut finding Andrew Finn with a smug smile on his face.
“Ashtyn heard you nearly got detention from Grover’ today,”
“What do you want Finn?” he ruffled his blonde hair and smiled.
“You wanna go to the summer dance with me?” I groaned, this would be the sixth time he’s asked me.
“I told you Drew, I’m not going. Would you drill that into your brain please?” Drew was the head jock, hottest guy in school, blah, blah, blah- you know the drill. Apparently he had split up with Tia Prince a month ago and was out trying to find someone new to screw over, me, Ashtyn has been his recent victim- this month.
“Oh Ash, you know you wanna,” he said putting his hand on my shoulder, I shrugged it off instantly.
“No I don’t wanna, I’m not giving in good bye Andrew,” I shoved past him towards the labs, chemistry next, my worst subject so far. I think Andrew got the message this time, since he didn’t stop me from leaving like the last couple of times. I had no idea what his obsession was really, there were prettier girls available and dying for him to speak to them, why he was choosing to pester me was beyond anything I could think of. I walked into the lab smiling and waving at a few friends before finding my seat at the back of the class. I’m not unpopular and I’m certainly not as popular as Tia Prince, I was above average popular which really didn’t answer my question on why Andrew was bothering with me. I sighed he’ll probably back off now I’ve rejected him like seven times but I really wasn’t looking forward to this lesson. The nerdy kid who sat next to me usually did the work, but he moved to Iowa last week so I was probably stuck with either some new kid or I was on my own, which meant failing this class. I miserably placed my head on the desk and waited for the class to fill this was going to be a long lesson.
The lunch bell finally went I grabbed my books of my table, no new nerd had turned up I had to fend for myself and I had failed. Every time Sir asked me a question I couldn’t answer or I answered wrongly. I walked swiftly past Sir’s desk hoping he wouldn’t notice me, but it didn’t work.
“Marshall come here,” I groaned and turned around.
“There’s a student transferring from another school in a couple of days or even tomorrow, he has high grades for this class. If everything goes to plan, I can get him to tutor you. You have potential you just need a little boost, will this be alright?” he said moving his glasses down from the bridge of his nose.
|Michael Trevino||as Chance Lawson|