Chapter 3- Driving


"Took you long enough." Lindsay told me as I climed into her truck.

"Yeah, well, it's not my problem." I frowned, shutting the door and leaning my head against the window dejectedly.

"What's wrong with you? Planning on being a bitch all day?" She asked, joking.

I couldn't be made happy. I had just died. Done everything I could do to make things finally right, woken up, and then had it just slammed in my face. Reality seemed to mean nothing anymore, and trying to figure out which was real seemed pointless.

I shrugged, only half listening as she made a comment about my crabby attitude and pulled out of the driveway.

We drove in silence until we reached Elody's house, only one room with lights on. A shadow appeared behind the window and a few seconds later the light flicked off.

"Hey!" Elody called as she closed her front door.

I nodded. "Hi."

Lindsay glanced over at me, and then at Elody. "Sorry if that's not the response you were hoping for El, but Sammy's not very happy today."

Leaning back against the seat, I closed my eyes. "Sorry." I mumbled.

"Come on! Be happy. Rob's not going to be happy if his girlfriend's not in the mood later."

I rolled my eyes. Rob was the last thing I wanted to think about. "Yeah, well, that's his problem."

As we made our way to Ally's house, Lindsay looked over at me. "Did you guys get into a fight or something?"

"No."

She nudged me in the ribs. "Then lighten up, Sam. It's Cupid Day."

"If I act happy will you shut up?"

"Maybe," Lindsay answered.

"Fine"

Ally was already outside when we pulled into her driveway. She threw her bag into the back seat, and then jumping in after it. "Hey guys!" She said cheerfully.

I attempted to smile, but I'm sure it came out all wrong. "Hi."

"Why are you like... frowning?" Ally asked me.

I shook my head. "I'm not."

"Yes you are!" Elody leaned over and kissed me on the cheek. "Cheer up, girl! Just think about tonight." She grinned at her friend.

I shrugged, still incredibly annoyed with how my day was beginning, but also knowing that if I didn't perk up and get over the fact that I was living this day- again, I wouldn't hear the end of it from my friends.

Ally frowned a little. "Seriously, Sam. Rob will be worried about you."

"Doubt it." My gaze went out the window, watching the scenery go by as we grew closer to the school.

The others were silent as we pulled into the parking lot, nearly crashing into another girl as Lindsay quickly hit the gas in order to get the last spot towards the front of the lot.

"Jesus, Lindz!" I winced as I shot forward in my seat.

Elody and Ally just laughed from the backseat.

"Calm down. Don't go crazy on me." Lindsay grinned. "I wonder what Rob will think of this crazy psycho side of you."

"I'm not." Without warning, I opened the car door, picking up my backpack as I jumped out. "I'll see you guys later," I told them, and made my way through the lot. Of course I could skip school entirely if I wanted, but what would be the sense in that? I was past being in denial, or full of anger at what my life had become. I tried simply not caring and that went pretty well. Now, I was just dejected, ready for anything new to happen. Anything besides waking up just to find myself back in the same stupid loop again.

I just made it into the school when the first morning bell rang, signaling for the students to make their way to classes. Me? I was going somewhere, but it sure wasn't going to be my class.