"A Girl In A Boy's School"
(WAS A FOOL, ALWAYS A FOOL)
I quietly walked into the room, looking down at the wooden floor. I can't believe I was nervous. I'm never nervous. I'm always fine. But right now, I rather fall in a deep hole than look at these judgmental eyes. I was in a boy's school, for goodness sake. Selma squeezed my hand for reassurance. She gave a quick smile. I looked up. They were still staring at me. Their face was.... faceless. I couldn't see what they were thinking..
What the hell? I thought this was a boy's school? What's going on here? Did I come into the wrong school? Thats what I thought might have been in thier minds. And you never know, it just might be.
My dad was up on the stage. Well, it looked like a stage anyway. He was talking about having a good attendance and normal school things when I walked in. He gave me a quick smile before introducing them to me.
'Boys, this is Celia-' My dad said.
'It's CeCe.' I blurted. Wow, they looked at me the same way. I looked at all the boys. Some were cute, some were nerdy and some were just plain... guys.
'Okay, CeCe.' He looked back at the students. 'And she's going to be studying in this school for a few months. And I hope you all be nice to her.' He said strictly. He seemed like a regular teacher when hes with the school. But when hes with me, he just seems like an apologic father. 'Celia- I mean, CeCe, why don't you come up here and say something about yourself.'
I groaned quietly. Why should I talk about myself? They will find out about me soon enough anyway. But there wasn't time to say no. Everyone waited for me to get on stage and say something about myself.
I walked up the 3 stairs, hoping I wouldn't slip and stood behind the desk where my dad was standing. I looked at everyone. They all looked puzzled. You know what, it would be normal if there was some murmering or giggles. But there was not of it. None of it at all.
I cleared my throat before starting. 'Hi, I'm CeCe, as you've already heard. And I came here from the UK to study. And yeah. Thats it really..' I said akwardly. And they face didn't change. But a few of them, gave a little smile. I smiled back. Well, atleast that was something. 'Oh, and I love icecream. Specially chocolate icecream. I mean, I love all the icecreams but its just that chocolate stands out. I'm not trying to say that I hate the others because the others are nice too. The least I like is banana. I mean, its a fruit. It shouldn't be mixed with icecream. I mean, you don't see me mixing rice with smarties. It just isn't right. But still it isn't a crime to have it. So I guess I'm okay-'
'CeCe.' My dad said. Oops, I was rambling again. I looked at the boys to see them looking bored. Yeah, this is bad.
I walked off the stage and sat with Selma. She gave me a thumbs up. I gave a quick smile before biting my lip. I don't think being here was a good idea. I will end up getting mad and hurting people. Or lots of pens.. I know its weird that I like snapping pens in half when i'm mad. But I just can't help it. Pens are better than snapping people. I giggled to myself. Just when I thought not one was going to look at me, all of them do.
I mouthed 'sorry.' And looked at my hands that were on my lap. Embarrasing...
My dad went on about how cleaning your rooms important and arriving in class early. He was a really boring person to be honest. I mean, I should be amazed that I'm with my dad, but how come at least one boy hasn't fallen asleep. Or look sleepy.
'Right. Now you know all the rules and regulations, I'm hoping you don't break any of them. Now any questions?' Dad said at the end. A few people put their hand up but all they were talking about was the after school clubs that are going to be held. Nothing special. Nothing about why a girl is in this school.
'Right, you can all go to your class. Thank you.' Everyone moved to the door which I was near. Boys gave me looks. All kind of looks. A bit of them were checking me out, others were disgusted, and others had no idea what was going on. Dad came near me and gave me a paper.
'Its your schedule. Ive got you favourite lessons mixed up through the week. The blanks are just free time with Selma. To help you with your work.' He said happily. I gave a fake smile before checking what my first lesson there is. Ah, Maths. Awesome.
'Don't worry, you have Maths with me.' Selma said. I smiled. Okay, atleast it won't be that awkward. 'And good look. You want to come with me to Maths?'
'I'm fine.' I said. It wasn't that I didn't want to go with her, I just wanted to see the place, by myself. Dad said that theres 25minutes before the first lesson starts so I thought I'll just wonder around. I looked at the boys who were staring at me. I gave a little smile. They gave a smile back before laughing about something with their friends.
I sighed. Here I am and here I will stay.
(THAT ONE THING)
I went to the playground where there was grass and benches. I sighed. Here I am. In a boy's school. I sat on one of the benches and got my mobile out. This should be good time to phone my mum.
'Hello?' A voice said.
'Is this Mum?' I said, making sure its not one of her friends like before.
'CeCe! You finally called. I couldn't get hold of your number. How are you, sweetheart?' She said, sounding happy. Well, I guess she wasn't worried.
'I'm doing fine. Just hangin about. In a boy's school.' I said. She sighed.
'I'm sorry CeCe, I didn't mean to-'
'It's fine. I'm doing okay.' I said. I didn't want to hear it before I get more mad. 'So hows it going over there?'
'Nothing much. I just got my nails done because I'm going out for a drink with my friends.' She said normally. I smiled. That was what I said a few weeks ago. It seems weird when my mum says it.
'Okay. Thats great. My dad is nice and hes-'
'Sorry CeCe, I have to go.' My mum said out of no where. For some reason, I felt that she just said that to avoid the conversation.Why?
'Sorry, I'll talk to you later. Phone me okay? Friends are here. Take care in school and don't get in trouble or I will come there. Byeee.' She said before hanging up. How could she? I was talking to her. Oh Man! She hasn't changed at all. The same old annoying mum.
'Hey!!' I looked up to see Finn in his uniform. Wow, he looked great. I thought the uniform made everyone look like a robot, but nope. Not everyone. I gave a big smile.
'Finn, I was wondering where you were.' I said.
'Yeah, I was kind of late. My cousin was still asleep. You know how long it takes to wake him up?' He said, his scottish accent making him sound awesome. His hands were behing his back. It took me a while to notice that he was hiding something behind his back.
'Whats that?' I pointed to his back. He gave a big smile.
'Well, I heard you at the opening day. You were rambling about how much you love chocolate Icecream so...' He showed me a delicious Icecream on a cone. I smiled with delight and hunger.
'Finn, your the best.' I took the icecream from him and gave him a big hug.
'I know. You looked really sad when you found out about this school so I just got you this from the school kitchen. But I better be going. What lesson do you have next?'
I grinned happily. 'Firstly, you have icecream in the school kitchen?' I said, gobsmacked. He laughed and nodded. 'And I've got Maths.' I said.
'With Miss Rain?' He said. I nodded. 'Thats great! I mean, Ive got Maths with her too. I'll see you then.' He said. I waved before he went into one of the doors.
I sighed. It wasn't going to be that bad.
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