Author's Note: I would like to give a shout out and thank you to LiveYourPassions, krc93, Leoh4ever, Guest(my sister), and Guest for actually reviewing. Thanks for that, I really appreciated it. I also want to thank the people who followed or made this story their favorite, even though some didn't review. I am sorry for the wait because I was clearly upset, and didn't want to update even though I had it ready since Sunday. So now the wait for the 2nd chapter is over. So here it is.
Making The Hardest Choice
Chapter 2: Meeting Old Friends, Small Talk, and Jack's Flashback
Beep. Beep. Beep.
Ugh. I hate Mondays. Today was my first day back at school since my singing career started. I sat up from bed, then all of a sudden I went falling backwards back onto my bed, and before I knew it I was closing my eyes. *knock, knock*
"Kim! Get up this instant! Your gonna be late for your first day back at school!" My mom said.
Suddenly, my door opened, and my mom kept shaking me awake.
"Kim, it's time to wake up and get ready for your day back to school. Come on, you're gonna be late."
She started shaking me again. Finally, I decided to get up. My mom chuckled.
"What?" I said.
"Honey, go get ready. I made your favorite."
"Pizza?" I said hopefully.
"What kind of mother would I be if I gave you pizza for breakfast?"
"A mother who really loves her daughter that she can't say no to anything she says?"
"Nice try. It's actually strawberry flavored pancakes. Now go get ready, and Kim, don't forget to comb your hair. You look like a mess."
"Kay, and don't tease me it's not my fault that I move around a little."
She raised her eyebrows at me and crossed her arms.
"Okay, a lot. Happy?"
She then chuckled to herself and left my room.
Right after she left, I headed towards my closet to pick something to wear for my day back. Soon, I was all ready and walked down the stairs to the kitchen where my mom was.
I grabbed 2 pieces of pancakes, and ate my food silently until my plate was clear. I looked at the clock. 7:28am. I then put my plate in the dishwasher.
"Hey mom, can you drop me off at school?"
"Okay let's go, besides I was going to drop you off anyways."
We headed to the car, and my mom drove off to my school.
My mom stopped in front of my school.
I said bye to her and got out of the car. I now stood in front of the school building. Seaford High. I started to walk in the building when I suddenly bumped into somebody skateboarding. We both fell down. I noticed that the person I bumped into was a boy. He was a brunette with gorgeous brown eyes. He got up first, and held out a hand to me. I took it, and I was back up on my feet.
"I am so sorry. I didn't think anybody would be here at this time since most of the people who go here usually come at last-minute." He said.
"It's alright. You didn't mean to bump into me. No problem." I replied.
"Are you sure?"
Awww, he's such a caring person.
I then looked up at him. He looked familiar. Hmmm..
"Look I am really truly sorry. I don't usually pay attention when I am skateboarding around here."
I started laughing.
"It's just that you keep saying sorry. I know that you are and I forgive you."
"Anyways, I'm Jack, Jack Anderson."
Now he's really starting to ring a bell. Jack Anderson. Jack Anderson. Jack... wait, Jack as in Jack Anderson? We were best friends since kindergarten.
"Oh my gosh! Jack?!"
I hugged him right then and there.
"Yeah, I just said that."
"Jack, don't you remember me? Kim? As in your Kimmy Bear? It's me Kim Crawford, your best friend."
His eyes started to go wide, then he hugged me back.
"Oh my gosh, Kim. It really is you. I missed you so much. How in the world did I not recognize you? I can't believe you're here. I thought I'd never see you again."
"Why didn't I see you when I moved back? I only saw Jerry, Milton, Eddie, and you know the others we know from middle school."
"Well, you know when we were in 8th grade, and I told you I wanted to be noticed, not a nobody?" I asked him.
"Yeah, how could I forget? You basically told everyone every single day for almost the whole year about that. You know you almost got in trouble 5 times?"
"Anyways, when it was my first year in high school around the middle of the year, they had this talent competition. Being the person I am, I participated. After I sung my song, there were a couple other people who went, and guess who won?" I asked, putting a smile on my face.
"Telling by your face, I say you won." He said.
"Yeah, I did, but there's more. After I was announced the winner, a record producer came up to me. She asked me if I would like to record my music in LA, and of course I said yes. We then had to move there. After about a month, I started writing more songs, and became famous. Well not that famous, but still famous."
"Then why are you back here in Seaford? Don't you have like some private tutor to teach you... whatever you need to learn?" He asked.
I then started to tear up a little trying to fight back from crying.
"Kim, what's wrong? You can tell me. I'm your best friend, remember?"
So, I told him all about what happened on Friday, with what me and my mom talked about that night. While I was explaining, we headed inside where the stairwell was, and continued to make small talk until the bell rung. I handed him my schedule, so I would have no trouble with finding my classes. We figured out that we have every single class together. Huh, that was easier than I thought, and turns out my locker is next to his. What a coincidence. So my first class is... English. He took my hand and led me to our class.
When we were in class I tapped Jack's shoulder, and said, "For your information, it wasn't my fault that I said it in the cafeteria." He laughed a little, and winked at me. I turned away from him, and I think I blushed.
I can't believe Kim's here in Seaford. I haven't seen her since the 8th grade Promotion Ceremony. Apparently, my mom got a great job offering in Chicago, and she couldn't say no to that, so I had moved during that summer. I made some new friends there too, and I guess I forgot all about Kim, and she forgot all about me. I remembered how 2 years later, my mom told me we were moving back to Seaford like it was yesterday...
I heard the front door close. Guess my mom was home. I looked at the time, 7:48 PM. She was home early. I got out of bed, and raced down the stairs. I heard humming in the kitchen, so I went in there and found my mom humming away... making dinner?
"Umm, mom?" I said.
"Yeah, Jack?" She said.
"Why are you home early? I thought you finished work at 9." I said
"Well, that's what I thought too, before my boss gave me great news, and told me to finish up work early to pack." She said.
"Excuse me? Did I hear you right? Did you just say pack?" I said.
"Yes, honey." She said.
"Why are you so calmed? And where are you going?" I said.
"Oh, I think you got it all wrong. It is we who is going. We're going back to Seaford! Aren't you happy you get to see your old friends, and your little blonde girlfriend? I think her name was... Kim, right?" She said, smiling.
"Mom! She is not my girlfriend! I told you she was just a friend, a best friend." I said, clearly upset that my mother said she was my girlfriend.
"I see how the way you two look at each other when you were in middle school. Now, get packing. We're leaving on Friday." She said, as she continued cooking our dinner.
Me and Kim walked over to the cafeteria, and I said to her, "Ladies first." as I gestured my hand forwards. I saw her blush a bit before she started walking in front of me.
"What a gentlemen. Who knew you could mature over the years you've been gone." She said.
Yeah, she's actually right. I was such an immature person back then. Oh good times.
After we got our lunch, she followed me to a table where our weird, but funny friends were. She spotted them right away and hurried over. At first, they had weird looks on their faces, then Jerry being Jerry stood up, and said, "Why hello, I'm Jerry, and you are?"
"Annoyed that you don't even remember me Jerry Martinez." She said, when I finally got closer to them.
"How do you know my last name, chica? Oh, wait that's because I'm the-" He didn't get to finish because he got flipped then and there.
"Woah, there, chica. I was just saying." He said.
He is so clueless. Everybody else at the table look at Kim in disbelief and wide eyes.
"Holy Christmas Nuts! Kim?! Is that really you?" Milton said touching her face.
Okay, time to stop this.
"Milton, would you stop touching her face? And, yes that is Kim." I said, as I moved Milton's hand away from her face.
Kim then wiped her face.
"Yeah, thanks for greeting me back at Seaford with your hands all over my face." She said with a hint of sarcasm.
"I'm really sorry Kim. I just wanted to know if you were really here and that you weren't just my imagination." He said.
"Fine, I accept your apology Milton." She said.
After she said that, we all talked and laughed together like old times until the bell finally rings.