Emily got to school early. She looked around and saw that none of her friends had arrived yet. She decided to wait in her car till she saw someone or at least the school bus. She made herself comfortable by reclining her car seat and decided to listen to music. A week has since passed since her first day. She was still getting used to the drastic change in systems from her different schools yet this was turning out to be her best. Last week had passed in a blur. She had spent it trying to get to know her classmates, teachers and practicing her routines for the dance audition. She was really grateful for JJ. She had been of immense help. Without her she knew she would have been a nervous wreck. She had however performed her routines very well and she had even received applause from the 4 judges. When she had told JJ the blonde had given her the most amazing genuine smile.
Talking about JJ, there was something about her. There was no one like her and in just this one week JJ already knew stuff about her some of her past friends never found out until after months. She really enjoyed her time with her. JJ was simply fun. The way she smiles, laughs, looks at her with those big expressive eyes she just couldn't help but like her. The times they had alone after school she had learned a lot about the blonde. She told her about her family, her passions, her future plans. Hell there was one time she had only practiced for just 30 minutes. She realised JJ was also a very good dancer. It was simple. They just clicked. Of course she was not giving her all like telling her about her family and where she lived but still she was already considering her as one of the few friends she had ever had which was odd and frightening. She had never taken to someone so quickly. She didn't pressure her at all. The reason why she didn't open up to her was she was scared and well it was just not in her to open up so quickly. JJ seemed satisfied with what she gave though.
As she read her book she heard a tap on her door and broke into a smile when she saw Derek flashing his usual million dollar smile. She rolled down her window. "Hey you." She greeted
"Hey princess. Want some company?" he said using a pet name Penelope had found for her. Well she didn't object to it.
"Sure. Hop in." she said surprised to see him already there. When Derek was settled on the seat beside her he asked "why you so early? Got an appointment?" batting his eyes teasingly. She laughed and said "I could ask you the same." "We missed you on Sat." said Derek looking at her. He was really beginning to like this girl. She had seemed so mysterious and all but she was nice. She was reserved and he could see she was trying to please and get accepted. She really didn't have to try hard. They all liked her especially because of the effect she had on JJ. Really JJ was different with her. She smiled more when she was with Emily and she had been disappointed when Emily had not come. He could bet JJ had a crush on Em. Well no one could blame her. Emily was hot.
"I'm sorry. I couldn't make it. I had a visitor." JJ had told her the group often met on Sat on a nearby park just to hang out. They would decide then what to do for the afternoon. Em had not gone. She had wanted to nut her best friend Ashley Seaver had decided to visit for the weekend. Ashley is a tall, blonde haired, blue eyed girl. She was beautiful. They had first met when they were 8 at one of the many diplomatic functions and had been best friends since. Even when she was globe-trotting, Ashley was the only person she would contact. She was the only person who really knew her except her parents of course. She was learning at a private boarding school and she was leaving soon. She had so much fun with Ash catching up. To Emily Ashley was like a sister she never had. They promised to call each other.
They sat in silence as they listened to music before they made their way to their friends. Morgan just greeted the others before he made his way to look for Jordan. She saw Penelope roll her eyes and she had to supress a laugh. If she didn't know, she would say Garcia had a crush on Morgan…or did she?
JJ was excited to go to school today mainly because she wanted to see Emily again. She had really missed her over the weekend and was mainly thinking and guessing what she could be doing, where she stayed and what she did on her spare time. Emily did not speak much about herself and whenever she asked something personal the brunette would just divert it back to her. She didn't mind sharing with her about herself not that she did it with everyone. She was protective of herself but with Emily that changed. There was something about her that made her want to know her and that made her want Emily to know her.
She was so surprised. It was only a week and she was already feeling like this. It was strange and frightening she knew she had to get hold of herself. She had to put it in perspective. Emily was just a friend. Someone she met just a few days ago. That's it. Maybe it is love at first sight piped in her brains. That thought frightened her. No way. It couldn't be. Could it? She was confused. She wondered why she would fall that fast for this mysterious girl she barely knew about.
When she saw Emily approach them in a beautiful white top and blue fitted jeans, her hair shining in the sun, laughing at something Morgan had said she knew why. Emily was beautiful. an unguarded Emily was breath taking and she made a silent promise to herself. She would find out all she could about her. She would find a way to break through to her.
The first lesson was physics and since she was sitting next to Emily she was paired off with her and given a 4 page essay on radiation. She hated assignments but she was glad she was paired off with Emily. That way she could try and get to know her.
Emily was walking down the hallway on her way to her locker. She was alone coz she was on her way to Art class. She felt someone looking at her and when she looked up, she looked right into the eyes of Ian. Damn! She thought. The way that he looked at her creeped her out. It made her vulnerable. Like she was a piece of meat and he was a lion. She ignored it and headed straight for her locker. She was fishing out her books when she felt someone behind her. She turned and saw Ian. Her heart started beating fast. She did not like this at all. Get a grip Prentiss. A Prentiss does not get intimidated. She told herself the exact words her mum would tell her.
"Can I help you? "She said in a cool voice clearly sending the message 'I don't want to talk to you.'
"What? No hello? Come on. Be nice 'Emily' I'm Ian." He said accentuating her name. of course he would know her name though it caught her off guard. She closed her locker turned to him and said "whatever. I need to go to class so please excuse me. " and walked off leaving him staring after her. She sighed. She could get used to that. She was glad when lunch time came. She stuck to her new friends so that Ian would not get a chance to approach her
"So congratulations Emily." Said Penelope as she sat down on the table with her food. Emily looked at her confused. "Oh don't tell me you didn't look at the notice board!" said Penelope amazed looking at both her and JJ. She looked at JJ who also had a puzzled expression on her. Yes they both had not looked at the notice board yet. "You made it to the dance team!" said Penelope downright screaming that many heads turned to face their table. Emily was dumbstruck at first then as the words sank in she mumbled "I made it! I made it!" then turned to JJ and said "I MADE IT!"
"Yes you did!" said JJ and they hugged! "I can't believe it." she said more to herself. She barely heard the congratulations from her friends. This had been her dream. To be in a hip hop dance team. she was so happy. She had to tell Ashley this. "Well you are good!" said JJ.
"well I got the best dance coach." She said flashing a smile and JJ blushed and looked down on her plate. Derek and Elle both snickered and Penelope had to stuff food in her mouth so as not to tease. JJ has so got it bad she thought to herself. "So that means we go practice together. Starts today preparing for the basketball games." said JJ recovering from her embarrassment. She was glad. That meant spending more time with Emily and that made her happy.
"I look forward to that." said Emily. She really did. She had seen JJ bush. She thought it was so cute. She smiled looking forward to being with JJ.
So this is chapter 3. I promise I will introduce a ot more characters in the next chapter. Review and tell me what you think!