"Can I sit there?" Josh Michaels. The coolest guy in the entire school says to me. I awkwardly point to the seat next to me at my lonely lunch table. I had no words. I couldn't speak. "No. Where you're sitting." I got up and sit down on the chair next it. Wow. Josh Michaels wants to sit next to me! "Can you find somewhere else to sit?" "What?" I asked still floating with the clouds. "Can you move." He said. He said it like he was asking a question. But I knew he wasn't.
That's when I figured it out. He very clearly didn't want to sit with me. He wanted my seat. My whole table for that matter. I guess I'll be finding somewhere else to eat lunch today. I got up and walked out of the way so he could sit down. All of his friends sit around him snickering at my idiocy.
If only I hadn't been so out of it I would have been able to think of a comeback. I could've stood up for myself. Of course I didn't. I leave the cafeteria knowing no one would want me to sit at their table.
I make my way down to the library to see an unfamiliar face. "Hi!" I greet them with a smile. I probably should do something social today. It's an older lady who is standing behind the counter where our librarian stands. "Hello!" She said warmly. "I'm Ahmilie." I introduced myself. "What a pretty name! I'm subbing for Mrs. Williams. I'm from the middle school." I look at her puzzled. "Are you new at the middle school? As a librarian? I visit in the library often, and I've been in the district for my whole life." "I've been in the middle school for over thirty years! I'm not sure if I remember you though." I'm sure I would have remembered her. "I'm going to sit down and eat my lunch now if that's okay." "Of course! Enjoy. Let me know if you need anything okay?" I nod and sit down at the table puzzled.
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A Place Of HopeShort Story
Ahmilie is just an average girl blending in. No one notices her. But something doesn't seem right with her parents. Could this have been the crazy adventure she's been looking for?