How much easier life would be if parents actually listened to what you had to say? Seriously, does it ever occur to them, that they are being the difficult ones?
"Charlotte I mean it." Mum crossed her arms, standing in my doorframe still. Had she still not gone the message?
"I said no mum."
"And I told you, that this isn't a situation you get a choice in!" Mum stomped her foot "I mean it Charlotte, you are going!"
"I'm not going." I crossed my arms confidently.
"It's the first day of school Charlotte, it isn't a day you can skip." Mum was rubbing her temples, trying to calm herself down. She always did that when I got her really angry.
At least she has a coping method, because I'm not planning on backing down.
"I know, pity you enrolled me in the wrong school."
"Charlotte you aren't going to Privilege High, accept it!"
"Well then accept the fact you aren't getting me to go to that other high school."
"CHARLOTTE!" Mum threw her arms up "I don't have time for this, I'm alright an hour late for work!"
"Then I suggest you get going." I leant against my bedhead, overwhelmed with pride. Seriously I couldn't believe I was actually taking a stand like this.
"Don't make me call your father."
What was dad going to do? No way he was going to come home, not on the first day of school. He would be way to busy. So I called her bluff.
"Go ahead mum."
"We are talking about this tonight." Mum pointed a finger at me before huffing and walking away.
Just like that I could claim victory.
Mum was off my back, well for now at least. I knew when tonight came I was going to be in a world of trouble off dad for not going today, but they had to realise I was serious about this. I'm not going to that school, not when I can go to the same one as Luke.
I slid into the booth, at the cafe overlooking the street. I guess this beats the first day off school.
My eyes quickly snapped at the familiar man standing at my booth. How is it possible for Luke's dad to be so attractive? I swear he didn't look a day over twenty five.
"Oh, um hi." I looked up at him nervously. Didn't he have a job or something? What were my chances of running into him here? Though the real question is why the hell is he talking to me ? We barely ever say hello, and when we do it is cleared forced.
I guess it makes it hard for a nice conversation when you know he wishes you weren't friends with his son.
"Can I sit here or are you waiting for someone?"
I was attempted to lie, but curoisity once again got the best of me. "I'm not waiting for anyone. "
He took that as a yes and slid in the booth across from me. " Nice day isn't it? "
"Yeah it is, first time I've seen the sun out since I got back home." Talking about the weather to Luke's dad, Luke is so not going to believe this.
"So you're enjoying it back here?" He reached for the menu.
"Yeah I guess."
"Not starting school today?" He looked up from the menu, and I could see the curiousity in his eyes.
"There were problems with my enorlment." I wondered what he was actually wanting to ask me, but if he was anything like his son,I knew he would get to the chase soon. But it wouldn't ruin anything if I pushed him abit. "So how was Luke this morning?"
He shifted uncomfortable, "Fine, though I do have a question to ask you."
"Here I was thinking you just wanted to get to know me better." Defensive I crossed my arms, "Let me guess, you want me to stay away from Luke?"
I frowned when I saw the corner of his lips twitch up slightly.
"You're a lot like your mum."
"Please do you even know my mum? She and I are nothing alike." Clearly Alec doesn't know my mum as well as he thought. My mum is always polite and how i just spoke to Alec, was anything but polite.
Alec smirked, as if he knew something I didn't. "Perhaps, but that still doesn't change what I have to ask you."
"Right your question."
"Its about Luke."
"What a surprise." I rolled my eyes, and crossed my arms, having a strong feeling I needed my defensive up.
Alec look amused at my reaction, but he quickly wiped it from his face. "I just want you to give him balance."
"It's clear to see that you and Luke are going to see each other no matter what we have to say."
At least he has got his facts right. "But?" I prompted him, expecting more.
"But, Luke has other friends, and with it being his last year I want to make sure he is focused on school and not.."
"Just being with me." I finished his sentence. "I know since I got back he has been spending a lot of time with me." As much as our parents didn't want us too.