The bell rung causing me to jump. The class packed up their books as everyone left the history room. I sit alone in all of my classes, nobody wants to be friends with the new girl. I moved from New York over the summer up to the Toronto area in Canada. My father got a promotion but it meant we had to leave home. It's been 2 months and I still have no friends. Everyday is the same. Wake up, go to school, come home, make dinner, do homework, sleep. My parents both think I love it here, but the truth is I'm lonely. I went from having 10 friends and a job, to having no job and no friends.
I finally find room 260. There were only 2 spots left, one up front next to a girl with long brown hair, and one next to some kid picking his nose at the back. I sit up front beside the girl with brown hair. She was writing out the date on the top of a lined piece of paper. She had really nice handwriting, beautiful long brown hair to match her eyes, and clearly a great sense of style. The teacher walked in and cleared her throat.
"Good morning class. Welcome to intro to psychology, my name is Ms. Macalister and I will be your teacher for the semester."
I zoned out and started doodling on a piece of paper. The period lasted longer than I anticipated but finally the bell rang. I was walking to my next class before lunch when I realized I had no idea where the auditorium was. I turned around to see the girl I sat next to in psych walking the same direction I was going.
"Hey I'm sorry to bother you, I New and I don't know where the auditorium is. Could you help me?" I asked. I'm pretty sure she could hear the anxiety in my voice because she spoke the way a mother would to a lost child.
"Yea I'm actually going there too! Just come with me! My name is Aaliyah."
"Hi I'm Emery." I responded.
We chatted about what we had this semester on our way to the auditorium. When we got there we sat next to each other. She seemed really nice and her and I had some similar interests. By the end of the day she was going to get on the bus when I blurted out
" I have a car! Do you want me to drive you home? Then you won't have to take the bus with all the jocks."
"Um sure if you're offering! That's so sweet, thank you."
We both got in my car, I gave her the aux cord to play her music. For the first time in 2 months I felt like I had a friend. I didn't feel so alone. I dropped her off and went home. Turns out she lives 2 blocks down from me.
When I walked in the door I was greeted by my cat. I unpacked my bag and started homework. My parents had to work late so they left dinner for me on the stove. I ate dinner then had a shower and went to bed. That night I thought about how I may finally be starting to make a friend and that life here may not be too bad after all.
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Emery was new to town. She had no friends and lived a lonely life. Until it all changed. A story of love, heartbreak, and passion as Emery finds love in a big city, with a boy who became so much more.