I go into the kitchen. Glance groggily to the clock on the stove: 10:30 or 10:50 I cant tell from the glareing sun making my eyes blure.
I walk slowly up the stairs and as soon as I get to the top floor I take a left. In the bathroom I stand in front of the mirror and try to open my eyes all the way. Its way too bright.
But I look anyway. And I look as I almost always do: light brown hair; some light and dark freckles. Its me, bryce.
But of course half of my face is red and has some creases on the side which I slept.
I slept hard. I always do. Its sunday. Im glad tomorrow I have school. School means English which means....kate. kate is a girl which I might have a itty-bitty tiny sort of non-existent crush.
I mean if thats what you want to call it. The next day I wake up take a shower in the dark and brush my hair.
I run into the kitchen grab my lunch 'cause Im not a morning person so I dont eat breakfast. Im on the bus. Im off the bus.
Im in the school looking back and forth in the hallway. I dont know who im looking for. But I have a feeling im looking for...
"Bryce!" A girl called I whip my head around to see not just any girl but kate. "Oh, hey." I say trying not to show my excitement.
"Guess what? Im moving next week!" This is a surprise "uhh what your uh moving what do you mean your moving?"
She gives me a face that means I should know what she means by moving "You know... moving." "Oh! I know what you talking about now, sorry."
Her smile reappears as she puts her hand in mine, squeezes then skips off. I look down to my hand and then think 'Im never washing you again.'
In English my eyes keep landing on those pale, blue eyes.
And thoughts keep interrupting my concentration (not like I had much of that anyway) where is she moving? Will she change schools? Finally lunch comes.
I couldn't leave that classroom fast enough! But as soon as I walk into the cafeteria I saw her and my stomach knotted and my throat tightened but not in the usual way. Kate was sitting at a table... with another guy. He kept scooting closer to kate and I could see kate was getting uncomfortable.
I balled and unballed my fists. My breath getting shaky. And that guy? Miles. Hes a cool guy okay? But right then I wanted to go throw him across the room. I was about to walk back into the hall when I heard "Let go! No! I can do it myself! Leave me alone!!" My cheeks went warm but with anger this time. I turned around and seen kate in tears and there were a few boys around her.
I couldn’t control my body. I stomped over there, looked at the boy who started it and with one shove he was on the ground. When I gained control over my body I glanced up at kate; pure surprise appeared on her face. I looked around me and everyone was slowly backing up. Once again I looked at those deep blue eyes "kate." I said so softly I wonder if she hear.
But right then in tears she ran past me and miles that was now dusting of his jeans. I turned to see her rush off. After school I searched all over. But it seemed she just disappeared.