"Frank!" screamed my mother.
"What?" I yelled back.
"Get out of bed or you're going to be late for school".
I turned over on my bed to look at my alarm clock which read 7:30am.
"School doesn't start until 8:30, Mum!"
"But it will take you an hour to get up dressed, fed and cleaned", she hollered.
"Ughhh", I groaned. I knew she was right but I couldn't be bothered getting out of bed. It was just too early.
In the end I eventually got out of bed and got dressed into some skinny jeans, misfits tee and a hoodie. I brushed headed down to breakfast where I met mum. "What do you want for breakfast?" she asked hovering over the toaster awaiting the toast to pop.
"Um, I'm not really hungry", I replied.
"You have to eat something before you go to school", she said still staring at the toaster and sipping at her coffee.
"Yeah sure, I'll just have toast", I answered deciding that it would be better to just go with it then argue.
The toast popped with a frightening bang. "I think it's about time we got a new toaster", I said half laughing.
"Yeah", she said staring off into the distance.
I grabbed her piece of toast. "Well, I'll just be off to school then", I said grabbing mum gently and with a kiss I was out the door.
I walked across the lawn half hoping that today would be a good day seeing as it was our first day back for the year. At least today I would be able to see my friend, well no, my crush today. His name was Oliver Jacks and he was the cutest boy I had ever seen. The way his long blonde hair draped in front of his blue eyes just made me shiver. I remembered last year when we were playing baseball in the park how he was running to third base and he slammed into me. That was the absolute best moment of my life.
Suddenly the big yellow school bus pulled up in front of me. The door opened and I made my way up the stairs. Of course, all the jocks were at the back hanging out with their cheerleading girlfriends.
"What are you looking at fucktard?" one of them asked me.
"Nothing", I said sitting down at the front of the bus.
So this is what it's going to be like for the rest of the year, I thought to myself. Great.
We arrived at school just before the bell went and I caught up with my friends waiting at the front. "Hey guys", I said casually. "Hey Frank!" said Alexandra and Jess in unison. "Hey man", said Sam. "Hi!" I said again. "Let me introduce you to our new friend. He's new this year, be nice to him", Alexandra said pushing a boy forward.
And that was the first time I saw him. "Hi, I'm Gerard", he said shyly.