Ava checked the mirror
one last time. Her makeup, perfect. She
didn’t wear a lot, just powder, the same ivory as her skin, glittery light brown eye shadow, mascara, coral blush and
cherry lip gloss. Her dark brown hair was layered and fell in waves to the middle
of her back. It had just a hint of golden highlights. Ava didn’t see herself as pretty, but to most people she was beautiful.
This was it the first
day. She tried to tell the butterflies she wasn’t nervous, so far the butterflies
were winning. Ava took a deep breath exhaled and said to herself, Crap I’m going to be late my first day! She grabbed her bag and keys, kissed Seth goodbye and ran out the door to her car.
Ellie saw Marco sitting
on the step of Degrassi as she reached the school. “El” he said as
“Hey Marco, well
another year you ready?” Marco looked at Ellie as if she were crazy.
“What do you
think, we are grade 12 this year, of course I’m not ready. It’s school
Ellie, EWW!” Ellie smiled at her best friend.
As they started into
the school they heard someone say “Check it out.” They turned in
time to see a Mercedes SUV pull into the school parking lot.
“Nice car for
a teacher,” Marco said. Then they watched as someone got out.
“Um I don’t think that’s a teacher Marco.”
As Ava stepped out
of her car she could feel the eyes on her. She walked to the only girl she saw. She didn’t want some guy thinking the wrong thing about her so she just didn’t
talk to guys if she could help it. It was just her policy.
“I think she
is coming over here,” Marco said.
“Well we are staring Marco.”
“So is everyone
Ava I’m new here could you tell me where the office is?”
Ellie, we were just going in come on we’ll walk you.”
would be great!”
a nice car you’re driving Eva.”
it’s Ava, and thank you it’s okay.”
mean to be nosey, but I have to ask where are you from?”
“Marco you know
you mean to be nosy.” Ellie teased.
“Shut up El,
no really your accent kinda gives you away. You’re from the States right.”
Ellie, ever blunt,
asked “Well what are you doing here?”
trying to go school at the moment.” Ava snapped.
“Excuse me.” Ellie snapped back.
the office.” Marco broke in.
maybe I’ll see you in a class or two.”
Ellie glared at the
back of Ava’s head. “What am I invisible all of the sudden?” Ellie asked Marco.
know, she didn’t really like being asked questions did she.”
“No, but I doubt
she will be wasting time with us. I’m sure she will find some of her kind
soon enough.” Ellie answered.
“Her kind, what
are you talking about El?” Marco asked.
“Come on Marco
she is rich and snotty. She will find the snottys like her or they will find
her it’s just the way it is.”
think she was snotty a little short tempered maybe.”
“Just wait Marco
As Ava made her way
into the office she thought, what a great first impression. I bit her head off.
I have got to get over people asking about me. I’m not in Alabama anymore!