The next day my hostmom Mary woke me up.
“It’s your first day at the school here today, you’ll have to be there a bit early.”
George was still sleeping and when I looked over at the clock it was only 6:40am. I sighed. Will I have to get up this early every day?! I hope not. I hopped into the shower, then quickly got dressed and went into the kitchen where Mary was already waiting for me. Breakfast was ready and on the table. “wow, thank you! You didn’t have to do that, you know...” I said shyly.
“I know.” When I finished eating I grabbed my bag and Mary and me got in the car. Until then I didn’t even waste a second thinking about Bruno. But as soon as I sat in the car last night popped into my head and I was a bit disappointed. Oh boy, what would I do if he was in the same school? “Is it far from here to the school?” I asked Mary. “Well, it takes about 30 minutes by car.”
I guess he was at that school too, then. Hopefully he wouldn’t be in the same class as me.. do they even have something like ‘classes’ here? I don’t know. But I’ll see. Mary dropped me at school and I went to the office to get all the paper stuff, books, my schedule and everything.
While the woman behind the table searched for all that stuff I looked around and when I looked out of the window I saw Bruno with a few guys walking towards the school, laughing. Oh god. Suddenly there was a theory in my head why he said sorry yesterday.. Maybe he just saw how much I liked him (toooo much) and didn’t want to disappoint me, so he kissed me on my forehead.. but then he probably didn’t want me to have hope in him and me being together, so he said sorry afterwards. How embarrassing for me. I hope he didn’t tell anybody, specially his girlfriend. But why wasn’t she in his car as well yesterday? AHHHHH so many questions, my head’s going to explode.
But then the woman gave me all the paper stuff, showed me where I have to go to first and wished me a good day. I smiled at her and then searched for the classroom. Maths was the first subject I was going to have here in Hawaii. Wow, I hate math. When I entered the classroom everybody in there went quiet and looked at me. Oooh, I hate this. The teacher smiled at me and said “Ah, you must be Lucy, right? Well, back there is a free chair where you can sit. You have all your books already?” “Yeah..” I said quietly. I didn’t like how everybody watched every step I made.
The chair (or better the desk with the two chairs.. one of them was only free) was in the last row so I had to walk past all the eyes following me. My heart stopped as I saw a familiar face in the second row, next to a guy who looked kind of dangerous to me. Bruno saw, that I looked at him and smiled.
I just turned my head away and sat down on my chair, next to a girl with short brown hair and blue eyes. “Hi, I’m Amanda. But you can call me Am.” She said. “Hi. I’m Lucy.” We smiled at each other and it was a relief for me to at least have one person not just staring at me like I’m an alien.
The whole day at school I spent with Am, who just showed me around and everything. It was fun and she was really nice. She even lived in the same town as me in Hawaii. I’ve never become friends with someone so quick , it was crazy.
“So, this was it. You’re cool, ya know? I like you. Then, I’ll see you tomorrow, I guess?” she said as she went to the bus stop. “I guess.” I said, winking at her.
Then I just stood there and didn’t know what to do because Mary didn’t tell me anything. I didn’t know if she would pick me up or if I had to go by bus and if so, what bus. I was confused and just wanted to call her when a car stopped next to me and I saw Bruno sitting in it. “You need a ride?” he said, smirking.
Ughhhh, I guess I’ll just have to go along – how else was I supposed to get home? “Yeah..” I sighed. He opened the door and I got in.
“So, how was your first day at school?” He sounded amused. “It was good, actually.” I tried to sound way happier than I was. When he started laughing I got really mad at him.
Maybe it was because I was exhausted, maybe because I was still confused because of yesterday.. I don’t really know but I then started yelling at him “What the fuck are you laughing at?!”
He immediately stopped laughing and looked at me, a little hurt. “I’m sorry, but why the hell are you yelling at me like that?!” he said really calm. I sighed and my anger was blown away by his voice.
“sorry. I don’t know. I’m just exhausted, I guess.. and..” I stopped talking. He looked at me curiously and asked “ and what?” Why did he have to look at me like that? It was killing me. “No…No-..nothing…” I stuttered, looking right into his eyes. And again he laughed and then looked at the street. “You don’t have to turn red, you know?” he said, still giggling. But I just felt my face getting even more hot and turned my head to look out of the window. It was so obvious for him that I liked him. But I couldn’t really be in love with him yet, could I? I mean, I just knew him for a day now. I should just accept that we’re going to be nothing more than friends.
“Now don’t think that you’re so awesome, just because I turn red easily, you know. It’s not just because of you.” I said, just to say something. “Oh, don’t worry, I don’t think I’m so awesome… I know it!” he said jokingly. I started laughing. “Yeah right, you jerk.”
He looks at me, pretending to be in shock and I didn’t even notice that the car had stopped until he started tickling me. “Jerk, huh? You sure you won’t take that back?” he says, laughing.
“I won’t take it back ‘cause it’s the tru-hu-huth!” The last word sounded really weird because I was laughing so hard.
After a few minutes he stopped and we both sat there laughing our asses off. Why? I don’t really know. We then exchanged our phone numbers and I got out and waved him goodbye as I walked to the house. Will everyday be like this – him driving me home? I laughed to myself quietly.. That would be fine with me, I thought.