|What do You Want from Me?
Author: famouswriter PM
Someone important in Emma's life dies. Who is it? How will she deal with it at her new school? Can new flames form? Also has other Degrassi characters in it too. Read and review! You will really like it, trust me!Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,530 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 04-24-05 - Published: 03-28-05 - id: 2326225
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As much as I hate to admit it, the walk home was boring! I may have...a crush on Craig but the walk home was so boring and I just needed a little "me" time. Which is why, when we got back to our houses, I rejected the invitation from Craig to go out to the lake. Don't get me wrong, I love the lake. I just needed time to think. That is it.
I tiredly searched for the house key my mom hid outside so if we forgot it, we would know where the spare one was. With a grunt, I lifted up the potted plant sitting in front of our window. I found the key lying in the dirt underneath it. I placed the potted plant back down to the side and snatched the key up unlocking the front door. I didn't even bother to put the plant back in its correct spot. I hope my mother won't notice when she gets back from work.
I slammed the door while walking in. Well, it wasn't really a "slam" it was more like a light shove. Anyways, I could care less right now what sound the door made when I closed it. I just hurried up the stairs to my bedroom and closed my door softly. I threw my messenger bag to the floor, turned around, and fell backwards on my bed. I sighed heavily. This was the kind of me time I wanted. Nice. Quiet. Tired. Me time. The best time of the day.
I closed my eyes and let my mind wander for a bit. I thought about everything; my dad, mom, Jack, my friends. Everything. Silently, I drifted off to sleep. My eyelids felt heavy when I tried to open them. I also tried to crawl up farther on my bed but my whole body just seemed dead. I lied there for what seemed eternity.
That is, until my mom came into my room.
"Hey, honey." She smiled at me walking in.
"Mmm," I grumbled, "mom, why can't you knock. I was sleeping."
"Sorry. I was just coming up to tell you that I am going out to dinner with someone and I won't be back till late. Could you please pick up Jack from the babysitters in an hour please?"
"Yeah mom, sure thing." I nodded sitting up.
"Thank you honey," she said starting to close the door, "I have to go. See you later."
"Bye," I called to my mother as she walked out the door.
As soon as she left, I lied back down on my bed and sighed heavily. This was beginning to become a habit. I thought about what my mother said. She called me 'honey'! I hated that! I know Paige calls people 'hun' but that is ok. That is Paige. It just sounded weird when my mother does it.
I listened to the phone ring for a little bit. I was still lying on my bed as happy as a bug in a rug. I checked what time it was; 7:00 pm.
I silently got up from my bed and answered the phone.
"Hello," I answered.
"Um...hi. This is Kristina, your brothers' babysitter"
Oh no, I forgot to pick up Jack.
"Oh my gosh! I am so sorry."
"Oh, no, it is fine. I was just calling to make sure you hadn't forgotten or was stuck in traffic or something."
"I will be right over. I can't believe I forgot. I am so sorry."
"Oh, like I said: it is fine."
"Ok, thank you. I will be there in twenty minutes. Bye."
"Bye," Kristina replied as I hung up.
I quickly ran and grabbed my keys to my car. I ran outside only to remember that my car was being smoged so I didn't have it at all. I started to brainstorm to think of a way to go pick-up Jack. I couldn't think of anything. My car is being smoged, there was no car available at my house, and I was running late to pick-up Jack. I could always run or walk. Was Jack supposed to do that then on the way home? To run or walk, I mean.
I then broke into a run. I ran passed Craig's house, the lake, the town mini store. I just ran. Jack was going to kill me. I just knew it. I ran around a corner and ran into someone I wasn't planning on. It was Jay. He was also carrying groceries with himso I obviously knocked them onto the ground and tripped over his feet.
"Dammit," I shouted with anger.
"Watch where you're going," Jay snapped back. He then turned around and realized it was me. "You." He replied.
"Me," I said getting up and starting to run the opposite way like I intended.
"Aren't you going to help me with these?" Jay called picking up his groceries.
"I think not. You can do it yourself," I called over my shoulder.
By the time I reached the babysitters house I was exactly thirty-five minutes late! My gosh my mother was going to kill me! I store up to the door panting. I was a little sweaty but hopefully it wasn't noticeable. I carefully knocked on the door. Kristina answered it like always. She glanced at me up and down. I think the sweat was noticeable. I blushed a bright red.
"You are late," she said snapping her bubble gum in her mouth.
"I ran," I said stepping inside her house and calling for Jack.
"He isn't here."
"What?" I said alarmed.
"I called your mom afterward and she picked him up."
"And you couldn't save me a lot of running and called to tell me?"
"Guess not," she said popping another bubble.
I sighed heavily. Well, it wasn't really a sigh. It was more like a growl on frustrating anger! It had nothing to do with Kristina. Ok, maybe it did but...come on! The nice thing would have been to call and say! I don't like Kristina that much and it may be obvious but she just...arrggghh! What's the phrase? Makes me sick out of my head sometimes! Maybe you know the feeling?