So, not much happens in this chapter. You've been warned!!! ;P
Aaannnd another thing... Is anybody out there?? Nobody's updating. Seriously ya'll need to update more often. It's getting real boring here. If you have chapters already typed up or stories in your mind you should probably write and post them! Because i really need them right now. :D
"No, Josh. I'm not going anywhere with you." I crossed my arms over my chest.
"C'mon Hayles. I can ride around this town with my eyes closed. It'll be fun."
"No." Then he started saying the details for the lab report, the formulas and everything while he slowly drives away. I, trying not to give in to his silly little act just stood there hoping that he'd get the message that I wasn't riding with him. But he didn't stop. He kept on muttering the scientific details for the lab report while slowly driving his car expecting me to go after him and ride with him.
"Josh wait!" I chased him. He stopped his car and I went to the passenger's seat. "I can't believe you're making me do this." I mutter.
He rubbed his chin with a satisfied smile.
“Alright.” He drove the car out of the parking lot and into the street.
“You know we’re supposed to do this report in the library.”
“Um, everybody else does it there.”
“Yes. Of course. Everybody else. But at the same time there’s nothing wrong with doing it here. The thing is I’m not like everybody else.”
“Fine. Have it your way then. We’ll do it here.” I sigh. “Let’s just get this over with.”
“So let’s start.” I took out a notebook from my backpack. He dictated the details for the lab report and I scribbled them down. Many of them were confusing math problems I didn’t understand. I hope he knows what he’s saying and not making things up.
He seems to be smarter than I am. He definitely knows what he’s talking about. Well, he seems to.
“…Then you have to compute the mole ratio.” He stops talking and glanced at me real quick before looking back ahead. I waited for him to talk again.
“And the mole ratio is?” I asked.
“Well you’ll have to look for that.”
“But you already know.” I say. He just looks at me with a smirk then looked back to the road.
“Come on Josh. Stop being such a douche. We have to finish this today.” I dropped my hands on my lap.
“Rushing, rushing. I hate rushing. It drives me crazy.”
“Well we have to.”
“I can’t concentrate when I’m rushing. And to add up to that I’m driving in a straight line.”
“Then just stop the car.” I say.
“Anywhere.” I say, annoyed. He suddenly pulled the brakes causing me to lean forward then back. I was thrown back on the seat real hard.
“Ow! Not funny.” I fixed my hair and crossed my arms. He stopped at McDonald’s. God, it’s been a long time since I last ate in a place like this.
“McDonald’s? Seriously? I knew we should have just done this thing in the library.”
Josh doesn’t respond and just got out of the car.
“Ugh!” Frustrated, I stepped out of the car.
“C’mon. It’s time for a picnic scene.” He went inside the restaurant. I ran my hand through my hair and followed.
“Yeah, um, picnics? They usually take place outside.”
“Says who? Oh, that’s right. Everybody else.” I rolled my eyes at him. He lines up to the counter. I look up at the meals they serve in that place. Meat. Meat. So much meat. It was disgusting.
“You know, as a vegetarian I have never been in a place like this in a really long time.”
“Then you must be missing out on a lot.”
“Uh, I wouldn’t want to be the queen of diabetes.” I joked. He ordered two cheeseburgers.
“So you’re gonna eat all that?” I ask as we sat down.
“The other one was supposed to be yours.”
“Ew. No thanks.”
“Fine then. I’ll have that too.” he took a bite of his burger and chewed on it like a pig.
“Do you have any idea what all those carbs are doing to your body right now?”
“I do, actually. And I don’t care.” He smirked. “And you seem to care too much about all these things that don’t really matter at all.”
“And what do you know about what I care about?”
“Hmm. You care about what your friends think is cool and what Chris thinks is cool. You care about other people think about you and you let them rule your life. You care care care. That is why you’re vegetarian. Because you care too much.” He took another bite of his burger. And I actually let the things he said get to me. I grabbed the other burger, ripped off the wrapper and before I took a bite I took a deep breath. C’mon Hayley. It’s just a burger. It’s not like it’s drugs or something like that. Take a bite. And for the first time in a long time I took a bite of meat. Oh how I missed eating this but I programmed in my mind that meat was disgusting and I should never eat it because it will make me fat and ugly. But what the hell. It tasted good.
“It’s actually not that bad.” I swallowed. Josh smirked and nodded. “So. The lab report. Mole ratio. What is it?”
We actually finished the lab report. Who knew a douchebag like Josh could actually be a smartass? I was happy in a way that he was my lab partner. But I still hate him. I don’t think that’ll change.
We were there at McDonald’s for about twenty minutes. I glanced at my watch and noticed that we were gonna be late for afternoon classes.
“Oh my gosh! Josh let’s go. We’re gonna be late. We have like five minutes left before classes start.” I got up and took my notebook.
“Rush rush rush.”
“Josh, let’s go!”
“Okay. I’m up.” He stood up.
When we got to school we were three and a half minutes late because Josh wasn’t really rushing. He kept saying, “You need to relax. You don’t have to rush.” Luckily I only got a warning and if I get late again I’ll probably end up in detention.
I took a seat next to Carrie and Dakotah.
“Hayley. Where have you been? We were looking for you in the cafeteria.” Carrie whispered.
“I had to finish the lab report.”
“You could’ve just done it in the library.”
“I know. It’s just Josh.”
“Your lab partner is Josh? Josh Farro?”
“Well that’s heavy.”
“You have no idea. Like, for real. You don’t know a thing.” We were talking real quietly so the teacher doesn’t hear us. “Really. Don’t ask.” Well I wouldn’t say it was all that bad. Josh gave me what I wanted. To finish the lab report. But he also got me late.
“I won’t.” Carrie muttered.
In chemistry Josh invited me to come over to his friend’s house and hang out.
“After all, Martin did say we should bond. Tuesday. Four pm.” He says. Wait. Tuesday. That’s when I’ll come over to Chris’s and hang out with him.
“Tuesday? Couldn’t you pick another day?”
But why am I even thinking about that? It’s not like I wanted to hang out with Josh and his friends who will probably be just like him.
“Uh let me think. No.” I say to his face.
"Then Martin will be very disappointed in us."
"Why? You got a date with Chrisy?"
"It's none of your business."
"Come on, Hayley. They're just my friends. What's the worst that could happen?"
"What are you so afraid of?"
"Um, that your friends are gonna be just like you."
Josh kept bugging me in chemistry to hang out with his friends. He said, "Martin said we should." I kept saying no.
In my next period, when I opened my notebook I found a folded piece of paper in it. I opened it and it revealed Josh's messy handwriting. It said:
Don't be a chicken.
And below that he drew a cartoon chicken. He definitely cannot draw. My little sister can draw better than him. Josh somehow managed to slip this piece of paper into my notebook.
"What the hell?" I muttered after reading it. Dakotah who was right beside me, heard me.
"What's that?" she asked me. I quickly folded the piece of paper again and shoved it into my pocket.