Here it is. The long awaited sequel to Learning to Dance in the Rain. Sorry I kept you all waiting, but I am back and ready to write. I hope you all enjoy the story.
It had been a long and stressful year, but it was finally over. She didn't think she would be able to do it, but she did. Hailey Jones was graduating high school. Many people were shocked that she passed her classes especially since she goofed off most of high school.
At the moment Hailey was at the high school getting ready for graduation. She was nervous and excited at the same time. She still couldn't believe this day was here.
"I can't believe we are finally graduating." Alexis said as she jumped up and down.
"Me either." Hailey said with sadness.
Alexis stopped jumping and looked at her friend. "What's wrong? I thought you would be happy to get out of this place."
"Then why do you sound sad?"
"You will be leaving soon. I'm excited for graduation, but I don't want it to come."
"I know what you mean. It's always sad when friends have to leave, but we can still call each other and we'll see each other on breaks."
Hailey nodded. "You're right, but I'll miss hanging out with you."
"Evan will be leaving too. Speaking of him," Hailey looked around. "where is he?"
Alexis shrugged. "I'm not his babysitter."
As Hailey was putting on her graduation gown the principle walked up to her and told her not to pull any pranks. This was an important day and he didn't want her to mess it up. Hailey rolled her eyes as he left. She had stopped pulling pranks, but no one would let her forget that she did. Besides, it was her big day too and she wouldn't ruin it for herself.
The two friends made their way to where everyone was gathered. Hailey glanced around the crowd, wondering where Evan was. She hadn't seen him since they arrived at the high school. Just then someone wrapped their arms around Hailey from behind.
"You look good in your gown."
"Evan, where have you been?"
"Just taking care of some last minute details."
Hailey turned to face him as she eyed him. "Details for what?"
Evan smiled. "That's my secret."
"Please tell me it won't get me in trouble. This is graduation day and I don't want anything wrong to happen."
"Whenever you say don't worry something usually goes wrong." Alexis said.
"Just trust me on this."
Hailey and Alexis looked at each other then back at Evan. They didn't know what he was planning and they couldn't help but feel a little worried, Hailey especially. If anything went wrong the principle was going to blame her.
The time finally came and all the students took their places in line. Hailey took a deep breath as the music started and the students started walking to their seats. She looked up at everyone who showed up. She saw Rebecca, Larry, Nick and Jessica, but not her parents. She wasn't expecting them to show up, but a little part of her was hoping.
When all the students were at their seats the music stopped and they took their seats. The principle stood up and said a speech. Then it was time to receive the diplomas. As Hailey stood in line by the stage she was a little nervous. She had a fear that she would get up there then they'll tell her she can't graduate. Alexis assured her that won't happen.
After what seemed like hours, Hailey's name was finally called. When she walked up on stage the principle gave her her diploma and shook hands.
"It was a stressful four years. "He said. "I'm actually surprised you made it this far. Try not to blow it in the real world."
"I won't. My immature pranks are behind me."
Hailey then walked off and went back to her seat. When all the students received their diplomas the principle said one last thing then music played and all the graduates threw their caps up.
As Hailey went to pick up her cap she saw Evan take out a remote. She was curious about what he was doing, but she was afraid to ask. Hearing a noise Hailey looked up and saw a toy helicopter. It made its way to a big balloon and that's when Hailey noticed taped to the helicopter was a needle. It made contact with the balloon, popping it as confetti rained down.
The principle looked irritated, but didn't say anything. The students were surprised, though none of them minded.
"So that's what you were planning?"
"Yep. Cody and I thought this up."
"You just had to go out with a bang." Alexis said.
Hailey turned around and saw her sister and the others walking up to her; she smiled.
"I can't believe my baby sister graduated high school." Jessica said as she hugged Hailey.
The two of them had grown closer over the last year. Now it was hard to believe they ever fought or that Jessica had treated her poorly before. Jessica stated acting like a real sister to Hailey.
"Congratulations, Hailey." Larry said.
"Thanks. It's still sinking in that I'm out of high school."
"What are your plans now?" Rebecca asked.
"Alexis, Evan and I are going to go to dinner then after that I'll spend it with you guys."
After awhile everyone went their separate ways. Hailey went out to dinner with her friends which would be the last time for who knows how long so they were going to make the best out of it.
The three friends had a great night out. They went to see a movie, had dinner and went to the arcade. For a few hours Hailey had forgotten that her friends were soon be gone. Of course she was quickly reminded when they were heading home. Alexis and Evan said they would call every day and they would be back for Christmas break.
When Hailey got back home she was only there for a few seconds before she and Rebecca left for the museum. The exhibits couldn't be at the graduation since it was during the day so they were going to celebrate tonight. Soon the two of them arrived at the museum and Hailey was surprised at what she saw. Balloons were tied around the room and there was a sign that said congratulations.
"You earned it." Rebecca said.
Hailey saw Ahkmenrah. She ran up to him and wrapped her arms around him. He greeted her with a kiss.
"Well doe on completing your schooling. Now you are going to a high education?"
"Yep, but don't worry. I made sure my classes were during the day so we could still spend time together. Of course I hear that college has more work then high school."
"As long as you don't ignore me completely then I will be happy."
"I'll always make time for you."
The couple looked over and saw Jessica.
"Excuse me Pharaoh, but can I borrow my sister for a moment?"
Hailey followed Jessica to the desk where there were a few presents. She looked at her sister with confusion.
"What's all this?"
"It's for you, silly. Open them."
"You didn't have to."
The first three things were decorations for Hailey to decorate her new dorm at college. The next present was a photo album from Nick. It was filled with pictures from the past year. The last one was from Rebecca and Larry. It was another decoration for her dorm.
"You're going to need something to spruce up that dorm." Jessica said.
"I can't believe I'm starting college. I think it will sink in when I'm finally there."
"Don't forget to visit us." Teddy said.
Hailey smiled. "Of course not."
It was a busy and exciting day. She had a few months before she started college and she couldn't wait. She was excited and happy about the future.
I know this one was boring, but i promise the next one will be better. I have great plans for this story and hope you continue reading. ^_^