I walked back to my locker to grab my gym bag for PE. I got my lock open on the first try, woo. Aidan came up to me, well not technically, he was going to his locker. But still.
"What class ya goin too?" He asked me.
"PE" I replied, short and sweet.
"Hey me to, let's walk together."
We both closed out lockers and started walking towards the gym.
"So," he said, "what'd you do over the summer?"
"Nothing. Literally just layed in bed and slept." he laughed at my comment. It was the truth.
"Ready for gym? I know that you LOVE sports." The little jerk was teasing me.
"You know I hate sports," I shoved him a little with my arm and he looked at me with those eyes. He drew my attention from where I was going, and I ran into Talia Calihan. Oh jeez here we go.
"Watch it," she screeched as she jumped back. Talia was the head cheerleader at the school, and of course was dating the schools quarter back on the football team. She was wearing a short skirt, crop top, and heels. I wish she had fallen in those heals.
"Sorry," I mumbled, "didn't see you."
"Obviously." She turned her head, flipping her hair, and strutted off.
"God she's lucky I didn't strangle her." I started babbling to Aidan about how much I hate her.
"Woah there," he stopped me just as we got to the gym doors, "keep your cool." he laughed at me and I laughed with him. He opened the gym door for me and I headed towards the girls locker room, and he headed to the boys. Time to see who's in this hell of a gym class.
I walked into the locker room and I could already smell the millions of perfume being sprayed everywhere. I set my stuff in a locker, trying to isolate myself from everybody else. I didn't talk to any of the girls in this gym class. I looked around, and everybody was chatting and hugging friends that they hadn't seen all summer.
I feel like such an outsider. I guess I've always felt like an outsider, because I am one. My life is no walk through candy land.
I got changed as quickly as I could, avoiding people at all costs.
"Casey!" I heard my name. Ugh. I turned around and saw Heather, the nicest, prettiest girl in the school, walking up to me.
"Heather!" I pretended to be excited to see her. I mean, don't get me wrong, she was a sweetheart. But I honestly didn't like socializing with people.
"How have you been?" She asked me as she engulfed me in a hug.
"I'm alright. How are you?" I plastered a smile onto my face. I was not enjoying this.
"I'm great! So stoked we have the same gym class! It's gonna be such a big year, don't you think?" I smiled and shook my head.
Heather was very upbeat and happy. She was nice to everybody, even people that hated her guts. She was beautiful too, and was dating a total douche bag. she deserved a lot better, but she was scared to leave him.
"Talk to ya later?" She asked me.
I just smiled and nodded, like I always do.
I finished getting changed and went to look in the mirror. Ew. God I look so nasty. I kept walking out into the gym and Aidan called me over to him.
"Hey," I said
...I'm really bad at conversations. I didn't know what to say. What do I say?!
"So," he started to talk, thank god, "is there anything going on between you and Brandon?"
"Well, no. We're just really close friends." I said. "Why do you ask?"
"I don't know, I was just wondering." I looked over at him and he looked nervous. I didn't really understand. "Cause you guys are really close, ya know?" He looked up at me shyly.
I smiled at him. "Ya." He was adorable. He looked at me for a minute, and I just looked at the ground, until the gym coach blew the whistle.
"Team captains for dodgeball!" He screamed, "Ryan and Hunter!"
Ryan and Hunter, pretty nice guys, ran over to coach Mcbride. They chose their teammates and I was one of the last ones picked, by Hunter. Aidan was on my team.
"Don't get hit." he teased me. I stepped on his foot, and he pretended it hurt.
I smiled at his goofiness.