Troiann was acting funny. It was fifth period Monday morning and she sat with so much posture and attitude as Mr. Ventura droned on about the true love in classic novels and plays.
She hadn't said anything all morning and by the way DeAndre and Tremaine kept looking at her I just knew something was amiss.
Mr. Ventura could talk all he wanted to, but I simply did not care. There were only three more weeks left of school anyway.
I gathered my phone in my lap and texted Troy.
Troiann played nonchalant as she reached into her purse while she raised her hand to comment on whatever it was that Mr. Ventura had asked.
"I say we're young, seventeen, goal oriented and career focused young adults on our way to the top. Screw love, that can wait," she said.
Her remark garnished a nod of approval from DeAndre and a shake of disagreement from Tremaine.
Something was up.
"That's a very interesting point, Miss Nguyen, but what if you end up alone after putting love off?" Mr. Ventura countered.
Troiann shrugged. "At least I'll have my money."
Others spoke up and a debate went into play. Troiann took the opportunity to read over my text and reply.
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Playin' HardTeen Fiction
Hard Novel #1 When star athlete, DeAndre Parker clashes with a tough no-nonsense female classmate, he quickly learns that unlike basketball, there's no playin' hard in the game of love.