FYI: I do not own the covenant in no way, shape, or form… but God do I wish I did =)
Everyone seemed pretty ok after hearing that one of our fellow classmates died in a fire. Apparently, he and two others were goofing around late at night when they should not have and I guess things got out of control. Either way, I am almost positive everyone doesn't care because we all got two and a half days off for 'grieving' purposes. People barely even knew the kid but I guess it was out of respect to those who did and cared. I didn't but I won't complain. If people want to keep the group nameless then that is how it shall remain in my mind as well. It doesn't matter- still got two days off. Who wouldn't want to be out of school? I wish the provost was cooler though. He kept on dragging off about how the teachers won't slack in their work. Apparently, the real world wouldn't care so it's the staff's responsibility to prepare us. That's why, instead of class, we just have two days' worth of homework that really amount up to about four, along with tons of projects and reports. So much for my break. I hate it when they give you more work to take home if you miss a day, than what you really would have covered if you were there in class. It's so ridiculous. I hate school- it's such a bore.
The bell rang and interrupted Kari's thoughts and she quickly ran out of the classroom. She was headed straight to her dorm so that she could attack the massive mob of work that was given to her.
As she was headed down the hallway, her sister comes running up while screaming her name.
"KARI! KARI! Wait a second will you?" Erica yells while trying at her best attempt to keep her stuff from slipping out her hands.
Sighing and a little embarrassed by her loud sister, Kari reluctantly turns around. "Gosh, can you get any louder? What is it?"
"Ugh, well if you didn't bolt when class was over and waited for me then I wouldn't have had to yell."
"Excuse me for not being able to read your mind and know that you wanted to talk to me" Kari says sarcastically and Erica rolls her eyes in return.
"You're such a loser. You're supposed to socialize anyways. We have almost a five day break and your heading to your dorm. How are you supposed to figure out what's going to happen this weekend if you don't talk to nobody?"
"Thanks for the compliment sis but that's why I have you to fill me in and drag me places that I don't want to go too." I don't understand why this girl can never chill. We just transferred here and she is already into everything. Couldn't she take a month to get adjusted? She is such a drama queen- always getting herself involved into something. I love her but good Jesus does she really have to nag me now? Of all the times in the world...
Kari's thoughts came to a stop when she bumped into an unwanted but familiar figure. She fell to the floor along with her things just as Erica spotted her boyfriend, Aaron Abbott. She was so happy to see him. She is such a hopeless love freak. She has only been here for barely two weeks and is already attaching herself to someone. No matter how many times Kari told her older sister to stay away she never listened. All she wanted was companionship but did she really have to have it come from the biggest prick and jerk of the school? They have only been here a little while but Kari can already see the player in his eyes.
"Watch it loser!" Aaron yelled.
"Hey! Don't be mean baby, she didn't see you coming" Erica stated while placing a kiss on his cheek.
Ugh, this disgusts me. I need to get out of here and fast. Grab your stuff. Ugh, you're so slow...
"Well if she would watch it like I said then we wouldn't be having this discussion"
"Excuse me? If YOU saw me then why did you deliberately keep walking when you knew I wasn't looking you prick." Oh God, you really did it now. Dang it! Dang it! Dang it! You and your trap. Now you're really going hear it...
"Still picking on people smaller than you Abbott? I would think better from you but then again I would choose to pick on a wimp too if I were you I guess." Some blonde head said while overlooking the scene.
Did he just call me a wimp? Can't I deal with one problem at a time? I don't even know these people like that.
"Shut it Garwin! This has nothing to do with you so just back off"
"Come on baby. Let's just go." Erica said
"Whatever fine" Abbott replied.
"I'll catch up with you later KK, ok?" Erica said while trying to send her sister a look of apologies.
"Here you go" a different male said while handing her the last few things that were spread on the floor.
"Thanks" I mumbled. Great, not only have I been completely humiliated by Aaron but when I think I am being helped I turn out to be insulted in the same process. Ugh, I hate high school. Why can't people...
"Um, hey, my name is Tyler and this here is-"
"Reid." the blonde interrupted. "It's a pleasure to meet you. No need to thank me for sending dick face away. KK right?"
"If my name is coming from you then I would prefer to be called Kari and don't mention it. It's not like you insulted me in the process. What was it again? Hmm,' I would choose to pick on a wimp too'? Yeah, I would say thanks for your help but you're no bigger of pain than Aaron is with the name calling if you ask me."
"What?" Reid scoffed and was shocked but Kari could tell that Tyler was amused. He was trying so hard to stop himself from laughing that he turned red.
"Excuse me boys." She said to both boys but then turned to Tyler, "Thanks for helping me get my books. My sarcasm is usually saved for the ones committing the crime-" With this she nodded her head in Reid's direction and continued "not the victims that happen to be the stand-byers."
"It's BYSTANDERS Miss Ungrateful" Reid pointed out.
"I do believe I was talking to Tyler, Mr. Rudeness." she said directly to Reid once again giving him her attention. Atention that she felt was being waisted on him. After sighing, she looked at Tyler, "You on the other hand can call me KK."
Tyler couldn't help himself. Laughing hysterically he managed to chuckle out "If I didn't know any better, I would assume you two could be like- long lost brothers or sister. Minus the total difference in looks of course."
Reid was fairly tall but on the skinnier side of muscular with bleach blonde hair but gorgeous blue eyes. Not bad but definitely not her type and with the unwanted comments plus attitude he completely dropped himself off her 'good looking men' radar. Tyler though seemed a lot more promising. Darker hair with an innocent like persona but from what she could tell he looked like he could be packing a little something, something if you got the drift.
After calming down and seeing the intense glare between the two, Tyler spoke again. "Ok, Ok. Let's just chill. You're welcome. It was OUR pleasure. Please excuse Reid- he can't help himself. His rudeness is..." He leaned in closer as if to share a secret but said "…unstoppable. Trust me- I've tried" with the same level tone of voice.
Laughing slightly, Kari blushed at his comment because of how close he had gotten to her.
"Mann, whatever Baby Boy. Whose side are you own?" Reid glared
Now into a full laugh at the two Kari couldn't contain herself. The boys started laughing as well- she was sure it was because of her. Her laugh was so contagious but embarrassing at the same time. Try thinking of a kid who couldn't breathe and was gasping for air. That's what her laugh sounded like in between her giggles.
"What's going on here? I want in on the joke."
The voice startled Kari so she squeaked and jumped in between Reid and Tyler.
"Sorry, we didn't mean to frighten you." The older looking one said while swinging his arm over a slim blondes shoulder.
"Hi I'm Sarah, Caleb's girlfriend" she said while motioning her hands towards the older boy that just spoke. He was a very muscular boy with short dark hair and brown eyes.
"And I'm Kate. This is Pogue- my boyfriend" the mocha skinned girl said as she was wrapped around the waist by her 'boyfriend' who was yet another hottie but with longer hair, his being more dirty blonde, and hazel eyes.
Darn it! The cutest ones are always taken. Kari thought to herself with a slight downward tug at her lips
"Um…" nervously speaking "Hi, I'm Kari. I have been moving here for about a week now. I just started here at Spencer this past Monday. I guess I'm just in time for the break huh."
She attempted at a joke but no one spoke at this comment just sullen looks ran a cross everyone's face.
"Oh, I'm sorry." Now feeling a little awkward, she was realizing that maybe this wasn't the crowd for that kind of joke. "Too much action for one day, I guess. I didn't even think if you guys knew who that kid was that died. I didn't mean to seem rude… or… mean… or um... you know… its just that death really isn't one of my things. Plus, I still don't even know who the boy was so that kind of explains my comments… hopefully? Sometimes I forget how to have manners and act... out of character?... no wrong words... um, Sorry again?... I'm just going to go before I ramble something else out stupid."
With her head down, she slowly excused herself from the circle that enclosed her and started walking away.
"No, it's ok. We all have had time to deal. No problem about death not being your thing. I sure hope it's not mines either if you get what I'm saying. At least not for about 70 years." Caleb said turning around to face her drifting body with a small smile.
Looking back and slightly smiling, "Hehe… yeah… I get you" and with that she turned back in the direction of her dorm room and kept walking.
So I hoped you all liked the first chapter!
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