Trevor almost fell onto the floor, but luckily Maddie and Mary-Margaret caught him before he hit the ground. He couldn't believe it. "Corrie said yes to him. She said yes."
"Trevor, are you okay?" Maddie asked, helping Trevor up to his feet.
"Yeah, I'm fine," he replied, pulling his arms away from the both of them, "I just...need some time to myself. That's all. I'll see you both in class later." He picked up his books and walked down the hallway, taking a turn into one.
After all the excitement had died down from earlier and the news that Corrie had been taken was heard, everyone in the hallway had returned to their locker. Corrie and London headed over to Maddie and Mary-Margaret.
"Wow Corrie," Mary-Margaret exclaimed, her eyes wide, "What happened to you?"
"I fixed her up," London quickly answered, "Don't I do a good job?"
Maddie walked around Corrie, her eyes flicking rapidly from side to side, observing the changes London had done to Corrie. "You remind me so much of that girl who plays Gabriella on High School Musical. That Vanessa Hudgens."
"I know. Don't I do a good job?" London stated again.
"I think you mean 'Didn't I do a good job?' And yes, you did. Corrie this is the best that I've seen you all year," Mary-Margaret answered.
"Thanks. It's something that I wouldn't normally wear, but thanks to London, here I am," Corrie responded. She looked around for Trevor, who was just there minutes ago. "Where did Trevor disappear to?"
"He went to homeroom," Maddie answered, "We should probably get going too."
All four girls walked down the hallway, heading down toward their homeroom. Together they walked into homeroom and took their own individual seats. Corrie looked over at Trevor, who just responded by giving her a small wave.
"Okay," Sister Dominick called from her desk in the front, "Today's announcements..."
At lunch, Corrie again noticed all the stares and looks that she was getting when she walked across the cafeteria to her normal lunch table. Maddie, London, Mary-Margaret, and Trevor were already there, eating there lunch quietly. Her tray fell with a clank as it hit the table. She pulled out the chair, which creaked loudly as it scratched the floor, and took her seat. Everyone just looked up at her for a brief moment and then promptly returned to eating.
"What's wrong with everyone today? Why so quiet?"
"Oh, it's nothing really. It's just that ever since London gave you that makeover, we've haven't really been able to talk to you," Mary-Margaret answered, wiping her mouth with a napkin.
"What do you mean?" Corrie picked up her fork. When she was about to place it in her mouth, she felt someone come over and put his arm around her shoulder.
"Hey Corrie. Enjoying lunch I see." It was Rob. Apparently, saying yes to a ride on his motorcycle meant that Corrie was now his girlfriend or something.
"Yeah. I'm eating with my friends. Rob, this is Maddie, London, and Mary-Margaret. And the rather attractive guy sitting across from me is Trevor," Corrie said, causing Trevor to turn slightly red, "He just moved here. He's one of my good friends along with these other three."
"Hey," Rob said quickly without looking at them. "Listen Corrie, do you wanna come over and sit with me and my friends?"
Trevor was holding his spoon tightly in his hand and bending the tip almost to the point of snapping.
"Actually, I'm sitting with my friends right now," she answered, only to receive a kick from underneath the table.
London got up from her seat and walked over to Corrie. "Can you excuse me and my friend for a minute?"
Rob nodded, leaning back comfortable on his chair, folding his arms behind his neck.
"Thanks," London answered. "Come on," she told Corrie, pulling her along to another table.
"What are you doing London?" Corrie asked as she was plopped down in a chair.
"What are you doing? Why don't you go over and sit with Rob? London yelled, pounding her fist on the lunch table.
"Because I wanna sit with you guys. Plus I don't really like Rob, you know that."
"Yeah I know. But if you sit with Rob and his friends, it would really grab his attention," London said, meaning Trevor, "He'll start to think about why you're not sitting with us and him. He'll keep thinking about you. Wondering..."
Corrie looked over to their table and saw Trevor, who waved at her. She smiled and waved back. "But like Mary-Margaret said, I haven't really been spending time with you guys."
"That's just gonna have to be a sacrifice. Do you want him to like you?" London questioned, pointing her finger at Trevor.
"Yeah, but --"
But what! Just go over there and tell Rob that you'd love to sit with him! Go!" London commanded, pushing Corrie toward the table.
Watching Corrie be dragged away from the table, Trevor put the bent spoon down on the table.
"So, are you like her boyfriend or something?" Rob asked, pulling Trevor out of his thoughts.
"No, we're just really good friends. Like she said, I just moved here."
"So, Corrie's not taken or anything?"
"No, but --"
"She's free then? She's not seeing anyone?"
"I wouldn't say that exactly, but to answer your question, yeah she's free."
"Good, 'cause I've been wanting to ask her out for a while now."
"For how long?" Trevor asked, putting a fake smile on his face.
Rob leaned forward, motioning Trevor closer to him. "Between you and me," he whispered, "since I saw her walk past me this morning. I mean, who knew that Corrie cleaned up so well?"
"I've always thought that she looked beautiful," Trevor thought, forcing another smile and clamping his hands to his sides in order to resist the urge to punch the guy. "Yeah, who knew?"
"Hey Corrie, London, you guys are back," Mary-Margaret stated.
Trevor and Rob looked up. Corrie had returned to her seat beside Rob and in front of Trevor. She picked up her tray and got up. "Rob, I've changed my mind. Sure, I'd love to sit with you guys." She looked over to Trevor, who looked indifferent to the whole situation.
"Cool. Come on," Rob got up and guided Corrie over to his table.
"What changed her mind?" Maddie asked.
"Oh...just a little talk to aid her along," London answered, which caused Maddie and Mary-Margaret to look at her in suspicion.
The girl's conversation had moved on to something else, but what remained on Trevor's mind was the fact that Corrie could've really been into this guy who just came out of nowhere. Sure he wanted to object to Corrie leaving and sitting with this guy, but it was her life and if she liked this guy, he was just gonna have to let things be.
Shuffling through the books in his locker, Trevor let out a sigh and placed some books in his backpack.
"Hey Trevor!" Corrie said happily, appearing beside him. Her now short hair bobbed on her shoulder as she hugged him around his shoulders.
"Hey Corrie," he answered, feeling a bit happier now that he was in her presence. It was great now that it was just them.
"I'm sorry that I had to leave you with them at lunch, but Rob really wanted me to sit with him," Corrie said, letting up on her grip on him.
"That's okay. But the table did kinda feel empty without you."
"Like I said, I'm sorry." They both started walking down the hall toward the doors. "Listen, are you any good at math?"
"Am I any good at math? I would say that I am. Why?"
"I need some help on this stuff that I can't seem to get. Can you help?" Corrie asked. London didn't know anything about this - or approve of it - but she was taking her farther away from Trevor and she didn't want him to think that she didn't care about him at all. So, she went ahead and made up some excuse to head over to the Tipton and spend some time with him.
"Yeah, sure. But don't you have a date with Rob after school today?"
The thought of that caused Corrie to cringe slightly and wished that she never said yes to him. "I'll just ask him to drop me off at the Tipton. I mean, who hasn't heard of the Tipton?"
"Yeah, you're right," Trevor answered with a chuckle.
London came up behind them and put her arms around both their shoulders. "Hey you two! How are you doing?" She turned to Corrie. "Don't you have a date with a certain Rob, like right now?"
"Why does everyone bring this up? Do they think that I'm an idiot or something?" Corrie peeled London's arm off from around her shoulder. "Yeah, I know that. I'm on my way there."
"That's probably a good thing. It wouldn't be nice to make the wrong impression." London looked back and forth between Corrie and Trevor. "Hey, I've got an idea. Why don't you two go on a double date?"
"What do you mean?" Trevor questioned, a confused look on his face.
Corrie remembered from this morning. Trevor and Maddie. Trevor said that he didn't like her and Maddie said that she didn't want anything to do with him. But why would they be talking this morning if they didn't really want any contact with each other? She walked at a faster pace toward the doors, wanting to get away from everyone, especially the two people who were chasing her right now.
"Corrie, what's wrong?" Trevor shouted, running up beside her and stopping her by putting his hand on her shoulder.
"Nothing. I've just gotta get to Rob," Corrie shook him off and continued walking.
"So, I'll see you later then? To help you with your math stuff?"
"Nah, I'll figure it out on my own. I'll see you tomorrow. Right now, I've got a date with Rob." Corrie quickened her pace even further and walked out the doors, quickly greeted by Rob.
"What happened?" Trevor said aloud, speaking to no one in particular. He turned to London. "Why did she change so suddenly?"
"I dunno, but I'll call you when I've gotten the details all figured out about the double date," London answered, causing Trevor to be even more confused.
"What's going on in this school?!"
This is just a side project for me, so I'm not expecting it to go very long. Only about 10 chapters in my opinion, so expect 5 more after this one!