Hazel had fiery orange wavy hair and high cheekbones that were well defined. She had pale green/hazelish eyes and always wore the perfect amount of eyeliner and mascara. Her skin was pale and she was skinny, but she never looked sick. I started walking towards my dresser across my messy bedroom floor filled with clothes from yesterday when I was rummaging through my closet to find the right clothes to wear back to school today.
My phone vibrated on my nightstand and I asked Hazel to look at it. “Aw it’s Austin!!” she exclaimed. I rolled my eyes and grabbed the phone from her hands. Austin and I had only been dating for a couple weeks and he was so perfect. I picked it up. “Hey!” I smiled. We talked for a couple minutes trying to figure out plans to ride together to school before I said I had to get ready for school. I hung up.
“So is he riding with us? Hazel questioned. I told her I thought so. Hazel and Austin got along well so it all worked out good. I shooed Hazel out of my room and got dressed in my ripped jeans and gray cropped sweatshirt that says Myrtle Beach over it. I live in North Carolina, only 30 minutes away from Myrtle Beach and I went there all the time.
Hazel came back in and I started brushing my straight blonde so that I could curl it. “We’ve got 15 minutes till we gotta get going if we wanna stop at Starbucks,” Hazel reminded me. I rolled my eyes and asked her to grab my makeup bag out of my drawer while I was curling my hair. I finished my hair and quickly got on highlighter, mascara and lip gloss before running out of my bedroom with Hazel behind me.
I grabbed my adidas sneakers with two black stripes that every girl had and tied them quickly. Going with the adidas theme I grabbed my pale pink backpack with the same stripes in the middle. “Oh shoot breakfast,” I exclaimed, “we can just get donuts at Dunkin’ right?” Hazel nodded. I yelled to my mom that I was leaving and my little sister Penelope came running up to me. We adopted Nellie as a newborn after my mom miscarried my little brother four years ago.
Nellie’s silk dress rubbed against my hands softly when I hugged her and her straight thin blonde hair fell almost all the way down to her butt. Her eyes were blue and bright and she was a good size but skinny. Hazel and I always said she’d be Claire Littleton’s look alike when she was older. “Byeee!!” she smiled and went back to her toys. I giggled and Hazel and I went out the door.
As we stepped in the car I went to the middle seat in the back to sit with Austin when we picked him up and Hazel sat in the passenger's seat, like always. “Oh my god,” Hazel laughed. I finished her sentence saying, “Noah went to his early admissions college thing over the break!” Hazel and I broke out laughing, remembering Noah couldn’t drive all of us to school because he wasn’t even there.
Noah was 18 and my older brother who I had a normal decent relationship with, even though we fought all the time. Hazel and I made him drive us to school everyday ever since he got his license on his birthday Junior year. He got admitted to a spring course at the college he wanted to go to and he’s there now.
We couldn’t stop laughing for so long until we realized we were late and all our plans would be changed. I called Austin and explained we had to take the bus but we’d meet him at school. Luckily the bus came later than we would go if we wanted to go to Dunkin’ but we had to go there now or never. Hazel and I bolted out of the car and down the street to the bus stop.
Once we got on the bus I finally realized I wouldn’t have breakfast or any coffee that day. Hazel and I squeezed in a two seater across from a girl I’d never seen before reading a book so intently it looked like she wasn’t even taking time to breathe. She had the same color eyes and her hair, and her hair had the same curl mine had, except hers was obviously natural. Her lips were covered with what could be ten layers of lip gloss but it looked good on her.
She had a black simple bow in her hair like a child except it looked really stylish to me, along with a white cardigan and straight skinny but modest olive green plaid skirt. I never took this much time to notice someone but something struck me about this girl. I knew we were destined to be friends or maybe enemies. Both are a decent option too though.