Monday, December 19, 2011

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 13

Geoffry opened his locker and admired himself in a little mirror inside the door. Then, Chris slammed it in his face. 
Geoffry recoiled, then looked at Chris and smiled. He said with a smirk, "Oh, hey, Chris. How was your day?"
"What the hell are you trying to pull?" Chris snapped, scowling.
Geoffry leaned against the locker, studying Chris and looking very amused. He chuckled, "I don't know what you're talking about."
Chris pointed a finger at him and said sternly, "Don't try to be funny with me, Geoffry-"
"Why, is it working?"
Chris' face turned red and he snapped, "No. What were you thinking?"
Geoffry paused and asked, smiling curiously, "What are you referring to?"
He is such an ass. Chris thought angrily. His blue eyes narrowed and he said bitterly, "In homeroom yesterday. Why did you kiss me?"
Geoffry crossed his arms, looking even more entertained.
Chris' face reddened in frustration and he crossed his arms defiantly.
Geoffry said, smiling, "'Cause, Ms. Nelson decided to crack down on us with the PDA rules."
"Public display of affection?"
"Uh, yeah. How did you know?"
Chris sneered, "I know what PDA stands for. Not everyone's an idiot like you."
"Oh, ouch." Geoffry said playfully. He turned and started walking. Chris went after him, "Geoffry! You didn't answer my question."
Walking fast, Geoffry said calmly, "Chris, I kissed you because I'm protesting against the PDA rules by making out with people and streaking and things like that. Mature things that you wouldn't understand."
"But why me?" Chris wondered out loud, walking quickly at his side.
A smirk krept onto Geoffry's face. "You're the only one who would let me get away with it."
Chris slowed to a stop, gawking, and Geoffry walked away with a grin because he could tell without looking back, exactly what Chris was thinking.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 12

Mouse tore through the hallway, looking frantically for somewhere to go. She retreated to the girl's bathroom and locked herself in a stall. 
Mouse sat down on the toilet and thought for a moment. Hot tears filled her eyes and she wiped them away, sniffing quietly. She listened for a moment and, hearing no one else in the bathroom, put her head in her hands and cried. 
"Stupid fricking Geoffry." Mouse said quietly to herself, "That jackass always gets away with whatever he wants." 
Like kissing Chris? She thought. She slammed her fist angrily against the metal stall wall.
Sh-t, Chris doesn't even want Geoffry. She thought, But he gets him anyway. 
Mouse slowly looked up in realization. 
But I don't want Geoffry either, do I? Of course I don't. That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. 
Tears streamed down Mouse's cheeks and she wiped them away with her sleeve in protest.
"I hate Geoffry." She whispered shakily, "I hate stupid Geoffry."

During recess, Chris sat on a bench by himself. He had his jaw propped up on his hand and a look of deep thought on his face.
Geoffry... He thought, What is wrong with him? Out of all the people, why would he kiss me? 
Chris' stomach lurched slightly. 
Geoffry kissed me... No, it wasn't like that. He was just being a jerk. Uhg, shut up, Chris. You're making it sound like you actually want him. 
Chris shifted uncomfortably, I don't want him, do I? Psh, that's ridiculous. He's just messing with people for his own entertainment...

But why me?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 11

On Monday, I sat in homeroom, talking to Alice.
Then, the door opened and Geoffry came in. He stood in front of the door, smirking proudly, until kids started to look at him. 
Geoffry walked across the room with Alice, me, and some other students watching him. 
Chris was reading a book and didn't look up. Geoffry walked right to him and grabbed his wrist, pulling him out of his seat. 
Chris, who hadn't noticed Geoffry, was completely defenseless. Geoffry grabbed Chris with both hands and kissed him dramatically.
Alice and I gawked at them. Chris' hands waved helplessly in the air. 
Mrs. Green leaned around her computer to look at them.
Geoffry leaned away and grinned. Chris just stared at him, stupefied.
"Mr. Harper, will you please save all of that for outside of school?" She said, sounding annoyed. 
Chris turned his head and gawked blankly at her. "What?"
Mrs. Green gave him a look and said, "That behavior is not appropriate for school, Mr. Harper."
"And you're telling me this?" Chris asked, "But it was- he just- Geoffry-"
"And Geoffry Canning!" Mrs. Green squealed, "Get out of my classroom! And go straight to yours!"
"Oh, sorry." Geoffry said coolly. He smirked and waved flirtily at Chris, walking to the door. 
As he left, he tugged down his pink skinny jeans by his belt loops so we could all see his underwear.
Geoffry left the room and Mrs. Green looked even more angry than she did when Monica chewed her out the week before. 
Chris fell limply into his chair, speechless.
When we went to our first hour classes, I snickered to Chris, "Well, that was one hell of a kiss."
"Shut up!" He hissed. 

Chris got into the lunch line after Mouse. He was still in a bad mood from that morning.
Tina got in line next to him and said, "Good afternoon, Chris."
"Hi, Tina." Chris murmured. 
The lunch lady plopped food onto their trays and Tina said, "So, I heard that Geoffry kissed you."
Staring at his tray, Chris shook his head, "Tsk, he has. Quite a few times, actually."
"I meant today." Tina said, "And he did it without your permission, didn't he?"
Mouse looked at Tina. 
Chris sighed, "Yeah, he... Wait, how did you know that?!" 
"Well, I-" Tina began.
"Do other people know?" Chris cried defensively, leaving the lunch line with his tray.
Mouse stood next to Chris and listened silently.
Tina said quietly, "The kids in your homeroom class do."
Chris and Mouse stared at her and she added, "I'm sorry, it's not any of my business. I wanted to make sure you were okay."
Chris softened up a little bit. Walking with Mouse and Tina, he said quietly, "Well, that's nice of you... Yeah, I guess I'm fine..."
Mouse tensed next to him.
"If he does anything like that when teachers aren't around, you should let me know." Tina said, smiling a little and pulling at the blue sash over her shoulder, "Hall monitor." 
Chris smiled, "Thanks."
Mouse turned and walked the other way.
"Mouse...?" Chris said. 
She stormed through the lunchroom and dropped her tray on the lunch table where her friends always sat. 
Watching her leave, Tina said, "I wonder what's wrong?"
Chris shrugged, "I dunno... Want to sit with us today?"

"Sure, thank you." Tina replied.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 10

Geoffry didn't come to school for the next few days upon being suspended for running around the school naked.
Mouse, Chris, and Alice seemed to all be in a good mood. So did all the 10th grade teachers. I understood, 'cause I was, too.
"I didn't realize that Geoffry being gone would have such a big impact on the school." Leo said to me on the second day of Geoffry's suspension. 
"Why not?" I said, looking up from my math homework, "Everyone hates him. It's about time we get a break."
Leo grimaced, "Not everyone hates him. He's not that bad."
Chris said from his desk behind us, "Look, Leo, we all know how much you love Geoffry, but please. This is our day off."
Leo rolled his eyes, "Okay, really, Chris? You're saying that I love him?"
"Yes..." Chris said quietly, "What's it to you?"
"Guys, do your work." Ms. Potter, the study hall teacher, said.
I looked down at my homework. When Ms. Potter walked away, I said in a low voice, "Chris, everyone knows that you still have a thing for him."
Leo looked at me, then over his shoulder at Chris. Chris' face turned red and he stared at us for a minute.
"I do not." He hissed. 
Leo and I grinned at each other and went back to our work. 
I swear, I could hear the smoke shooting out of Chris' ears.
"I don't love Geoffry." Chris whispered to us.
We ignored him and he recoiled in angry silence.

Chris walked out of Study Hall in a furious fog. He thought to himself, I still love Geoffry? Why the hell would they think that? Uhg, I hate that moron. Streaking? How freaking unoriginal. 
Then, someone tapped on his shoulder.
Chris turned around and said, "Oh, hey, Lester."
"Hi, Chris." Lester said, taking a step toward Chris, "I just, um, I overheard your conversation with Leo and Angela in last hour and... What you had with Geoffry was precious. Savor that."
Chris stared at Lester in a mixture of confusion and fear. 
Lester pulled his plastic sunglasses out of his curly hair with some difficulty. He put them on, nodded at Chris, and walked away. 
Chris rubbed his temples and walked to lunch.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 9

I joined my friends at lunch and, right away, Leo said, "Hey, did you guys hear about that Monica girl?"
"She's not pregnant, Leo." I said, "That's just a stupid rumor."
Mouse said, "Wait, Monica's pregnant?"
I shook my head, "No! She's not pregnant."
Just then, Monica walked by and put her hand on Leo's shoulder, "Oh, hey, guys. Wha'cha talking about?"
Mouse, Alice, Chris, and I fell silent and she said sweetly, "Because if it's me, Angela, then I'm gonna rip your arms off, tape it, and send the video to the rest of you little gossipers. Got it?"
We all gawked at her and didn't answer. Monica ran her finger across the side of Leo's face and said, "Do I make myself clear?"
"Uh-huh." Leo said, nodding. The rest of us nodded with him.
Monica smiled tightly and walked away. Leo watched her leave, then looked back at us.
"She's nice." He said.
Alice and Chris gave Leo a look of disgust.
Suddenly, a choppy shout came from the hallway; "WOOOOOOOO!!!"
I whirled to look at the double doors leading out of the lunchroom. The person outside continued screaming wildly.
A few students got up and opened the doors.
"You're never gonna catch me!" The person outside screamed in a distorted voice, cackling wildly.
"What on earth is that?" Alice said.
Mouse ran to the doors and Alice, Chris, Leo, and I followed her. We elbowed our way through the crowd of kids that was heading outside, where the voice had gone.
Chris and I shoved open the doors going out to the playground and stopped short.
A guy ran across the playground at top speed, screaming and whooping. He was wearing a Darth Vader helmet and he was naked; butt naked.
The clump of students laughed and some cheered on the naked guy. Teachers chased him furiously around the playground.
Mouse crossed her arms and snickered, "What do you think they'll do if they actually catch him?"
Alice gave Mouse a scowl and Chris shook his head, "That guy is insane."
He turned away and chuckled to himself.
I stared at him, confused, and asked, "Why are you laughing?"
Chris looked at me and said, shrugging, "I dunno, I guess it's just kind of... He's a guy running naked with a Darth Vader helmet on, Angie."
"No, no, what were you gonna say?" I asked.
Alice, Mouse, and Leo gave Chris their attention.
Shrugging again, Chris laughed, "Well, it takes a lot of guts to run around your high school butt naked, don't you think?"
Alice snorted, "Uhg, I just think it's stupid."
"Yeah, really." Leo said, "And if he's so brave, then why is he wearing that mask?"
"Well, think about it, Leo." I said, "Would you streak in your school and be able to walk the halls the next day and be cool with everyone knowing that it was you?"
Leo thought, then didn't say anything.
Mouse added, "They're right, Chris. Streakers aren't brave, they're just stupid."
"Say what you want, you guys, but I think whoever that guy is has guts. Maybe he's got an immature way of showing it, but he's got guts." Chris said.
Then, one of the teachers (our social studies teacher, Mr. Jacoby) finally got a hold of the streaker's shoulders. He yelled at him and pulled of his mask, revealing a mess of fluffy blonde hair.
My jaw dropped and kids around me started whispering.
"Geoffry?!" Alice said in disbelief, "It was Geoffry?"
Lester came up to us and put his hand on Chris' shoulder.
"Wow, that was pretty coo' of him, don't you think?" Lester said.
Chris didn't say anything; he was completely speechless.
Mouse gave Lester a 'what?' look and Lester added, "Um, I mean, that's totally nasty, broseph."
She continued her stare of disapproval and Lester fled back into the crowd of students.
"Dude, I can't believe it's Geoffry." Leo said.
I looked back at him, "Yeah, we know."
"Oh my God." Chris said, his face flushing. Embarrassed, he turned and ran back into the school.
Mr. Jacoby shoved the Darth Vader mask at the school coordinator, Ms. Chao. Scowling, he lead Geoffry through the crowd of students. 
Geoffry beamed at everyone who's eye he caught. Most students cringed as he and Mr. Jacoby passed, but some of the girls looked... Down. You get the picture.
The principle, Ms. Nelson, came with a megaphone and said through it, "Alright, kids, go back to the cafeteria. Nothing to see here and your lunch hour isn't over. Back to the cafeteria, please."

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 8

I sat in homeroom the next morning, talking to Chris and Alice.
Monica Monroe stormed into the room, looking furious, and a few boys hooted at her.
"Shut up!" She barked at them. She sat in her chair and put her feet up on her desk.
Monica is one of the "popular girls" at our school. People always say that she's totally fearless and "tries everything". She, along with Rosa Martinez, is known for apparently having slept with a third of the boys in our grade, but I was convinced that that was a rumor.
"So, who's is it?" One boy called.
Monica stuck up her middle finger at him and Mrs. Green said, "Now, kids, that is not appropriate school behavior."
"Can it, blondie." Monica spat.
I looked at Alice, "What's wrong with Monica?"
Alice shrugged and Chris said, his eyes shining, "Haven't you heard? All morning people have been saying that Monica's..."
He lowered his voice, "Pregnant."
Alice looked surprised, "Really?"
"That's complete crap." I said.
Chris looked nervous, "What makes you say that?"
I crossed my arms, "Okay, people make stuff up about each other all the time at this school. Why should we believe that Monica's pregnant?"
"Hey!" Monica snapped, getting to her feet, "That's bulls--t! You think that just because someone said it means it's true?"
I raised my hands defensively, "No, I'm saying that it's probably not true."
Monica glowered at me and said, "Watch yourself, Harper."
I rolled my eyes and Monica huffed, falling back into her chair.
"Geez, she's in a bad mood." Alice mumbled.
"I wonder who's it is." Chris said, staring at Monica curiously with his arms crossed.
"Okay, seriously, Chris?" I said, "Did you hear what I just said? It's not true."
I heard a dull tapping sound come from behind me. I turned to look at the door.
Geoffry stood behind the window next to the door, tapping the glass. Chris' eyes narrowed and Geoffry rubbed his hands on his own chest, pretending to lick the window.
"Uch!" Chris scoffed in disgust, "He is so immature."
Alice shook her head, "Wow, he really has no shame, does he?"
Geoffry pointed through the window and did a pelvic thrust in Monica's direction.
I snorted and my friends looked at me. I wiped the grin off my face.
"That's not funny at all." I said.
Alice and Chris looked displeased and Geoffry kept making gestures through the window. Chris' jaw tightened.
I looked at Mrs. Green to see that she was busy talking to Monica, probably scolding her for being loud and flipping off another student.
"Don't let him get a rise out of you, Chris." Alice warned, "It'll just give him what he wants."
Chris shook his head, arms crossed, and sat down silently. He probably would've flipped Geoffry the bird, too, if he wasn't afraid of getting in trouble.
Monica yelled, "Screw off, Mrs. Green!", kicked over a chair, and stormed out of the classroom.
The whole class turned to look at Mrs. Green. Her pinched face was scrunched up even more than usual. She sighed and smiled tightly, looking to the door.
Geoffry stopped making gestures at Chris through the window. Made a kissing face at Mrs. Green and when she gave him a look, he stuck out his tongue, laughing, and walked away.
Mrs. Green's face turned pink and the bell rang.
"Okay, class, time for first period." Mrs. Green said, and everyone left the classroom.

Later that day, Chris and I walked to our next class. We saw Geoffry standing in the hallway, kissing some girl.
Chris looked pissed and he didn't say anything as we walked by.
Then, Tina ran up to Geoffry, grabbed his collar, and jerked him away from the girl he was kissing.
"Geoffry! How dare you cheat on me?!" Tina cried.
Chris and I looked at each other, both equally surprised.
"What?" Geoffry said.
"Oh, don't you give me that look." Tina snapped, "Why didn't you call me last night?"
"I'm sorry, who's she?" The girl Geoffry had been kissing said.
Geoffry looked at her and said, "Uh, she's no one."
"I'm no one?" Tina cried, "I'm your girlfriend!"
The girl held up her hands and said, "I didn't know Geoffry had a girlfriend."
"I don't!" Geoffry exclaimed.
Tina crossed her arms, "You don't? You don't? What the heck does that make me, then?! Is there something you wanna talk about, Geoffry?"
"I think I should go." The girl said.
Geoffry looked at her, "Wait, no!"
"Bye, Geoffry." The girl said. She nodded at Tina and walked away.
After a pause, Tina took out her little notepad and said, "Well, Geoffry, I'm afraid I have to write you up again."
Geoffry let out a slow, long sigh and turned to face her.
"Why do you keep doing this to me?" He snapped.
Tina raised one eyebrow at him, "How many times do I have to tell you that you just need to get to class? I'm just doing my job."
Geoffry scoffed, "Your job? You call prancing around the hallway messing up my fun a job?"
"Well, I wouldn't phrase it that way-" Tina said.
"Whatever." Geoffry snapped, "It's not cool, and I'm pretty sure you're not my girlfriend!"
Tina gave him a look and he added, "... And if you are, I'm sorry."
"No, I'm not your girlfriend, Geoffry." Tina sighed, "I said that I was to get Jessica to go back to class."
Geoffry knit his eyebrows and chuckled, "Who's Jessica?"
Tina looked really disappointed now.
"The girl you were just kissing." Tina said.
Geoffry bit his lip awkwardly, "Oh..."
Tina shook her head and said, "Go to class, Geoffry. Please don't let me catch you out here again."
Geoffry scowled as he watched Tina walk down the hallway. He studied her bright purple hair and her brown sweater with a giraffe on the back. 
Geoffry shook his head and mumbled to himself, "What makes her so special?"

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 7

Mouse walked to the lunchroom, feeling warm. She put her hand on her cheek and stared at the floor. She kept her eyes on the floor while she entered the lunchroom, while she got her lunch, and while she sat down at our lunch table.
"Hey, Mousey." Leo said, "What's up?"
"Nothing." Mouse grumbled.
Chris studied her and asked, "Are you sure, Hon? You seem a little down."
Mouse scowled at him. Chris took a drink of milk and Mouse punched him in the stomach, making him spew milk all over himself.
Alice and I exchanged a glance and tried not to laugh.
"So, um," I said, snickering, "Are you a little mad about something, Mousey?"
"Shut up, Angela." Mouse said, scowling and crossing her arms.
Chris picked up a napkin from his lunch tray and wiped his face. He cried, "Mouse, that was not nice!"
Oh, really?
Mouse sneered at him, "Well, I'm not feeling very nice today."
"She's never nice..." Leo said quietly.
Mouse sighed and said sarcastically, "Congratulations, Leo. You've figured me out."
Leo scowled at her, but then he grinned praisingly to himself. I shook my head. 
"So..." Chris said, putting his elbows on the table, "What happened?"
Mouse ignored him and he repeated, "Mouse, what happened?"
"Huh?" Mouse said.
"Answer me." Chris said.
"I just asked you a question." Chris said again, "Why are you so mad?"
Mouse replied, "Oh, I'm not mad."
Chris frowned. He was not going to get an answer. None of us were and that was that.
Then, Geoffry wormed around the table and brushed his hand across Chris' shoulders.
"Hey, what's up, guys?" He said conversationally.
Chris glared at him and he set his hands on Chris' shoulders.
Mouse shot Geoffry a look and no one said a word.
"'Sup, Geoffry?" Leo broke the silence.
Geoffry smiled at him, "Hi, Leo."
He looked at Alice, "Good afternoon, Alice. You're looking very nice today."
Alice scowled down at the table and Geoffry looked at me, "You, too, Angela."
I smiled tightly and Chris elbowed Geoffry. Geoffry let go of his shoulders and said sarcastically, "Well, geez, I'm glad you guys are in such a good mood."
He looked at Leo and patted his cheek with one hand, "Keep lookin' sexy, my friend."
Leo waved hesitantly as Geoffry walked away.
Chris shook his head, picking at his food, "He is such a d-ckhead."
"He's a moron." Mouse said.
Leo shrugged, "He's not that bad."
We all stopped eating and looked at Leo. He glanced uneasily from person to person and said, "Well, when Julien was here"- uhg -"And Geoffry and I were trying to get Chris and Tae-Hyun back..."
Leo bit his lip like he thought he shouldn't have said that. He hesitantly continued, "Geoffry and I just... Kinda became friends. He's a pretty cool guy."
Chris groaned loudly and Mouse glared at Leo. Alice and I looked at each other.
"Well, come on! Everyone messes up every now and then!" Leo protested.
"Yeah, but not everyone molests their significant other and their best friend within the same school year!" Chris snapped.
I rolled my eyes, "Okay, come on, Chris. He did not molest you."- I looked at Alice -"Okay, so maybe he kind of molested Alice, but what he did to you wasn't that big of a deal."
Chris' blue eyes glared fiercely at me.
Mouse said, "What's your point? Why are you defending Geoffry?"
"I'm not, I just think Chris is wrong." I said. I turned to Alice and added, "Sorry, Alice."
Alice nodded and Mouse said to me, "Well, that's stupid. Geoffry's a jerk and everybody knows it."
Leo piped up, "Then, why do people keep getting together with him? Like you and Chris?"
Chris and Mouse both looked taken aback.
"Leo!" Chris cried, "I do not keep getting together with him!"
Mouse saw her opportunity to focus the attention on Chris. So, she struck, "Yeah, you do. You've broken up with him, like, ten times."
"I have not!" Chris argued.
"Yeah, you have." Leo said, "And all for stupid reasons."
He paused and added, "Well, except for the latest one, I guess. Sorry, Alice."
"It's okay." Alice said flatly.
I said, "It's true. Remember that time that he asked Alana to be his study partner?"
Chris scoffed, "Okay, that was after I had already asked him to pair up with me!"
"You were just jealous because Alana is prettier than you." Mouse said, smirking.
"Be quiet, Mouse." Chris said through clenched teeth.
"Ooh," She said, "Sounds like Barbie's getting mad."
Chris' face turned red and he realized that he wasn't going to win. So, he glared at each of us, then turned to his lunch tray.
Alice stifled laughter and Chris gave her an offended look.
The bell rang out we left the lunchroom to go to recess.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 6

After her 6th period class, Mouse opened her locker, putting her books inside. She closed the door to see Geoffry leaning against the locker next to her, grinning.
Mouse jumped, "What the hell, Canning?"
"Hello, Mouse." Geoffry said, twirling his finger in his hair. He smiled and said, "How are you?"
Mouse wanted to roll her eyes, but she was above such a gesture. Think of something better, Mousey.
So, she grabbed Geoffry's collar and snapped, "What do you want, dumbass? Whatever it is, I won't do it."
Geoffry studied her face for a few seconds. He said, "Kiss me."
Mouse's face turned red and she let go of Geoffry's shirt. She spat on the ground and said, "Forget it. Never."
"Why not?" Geoffry called, but Mouse was already storming away.
Mouse stopped by the stairwell and leaned against the wall. A boy and girl walked past and Mouse moved out of the way, looking disgusted. But her heart was pounding.
"Hi, Mouse." A voice said.
Mouse turned and saw Tina standing nearby. As Mouse tried to come up with a creative insult, Tina said, "Are you doing alright? You look a little bit shaken."
Mouse glared at her and walked away.
Tina let her go and said to herself, "Hmm. Well, I hope she feels better."

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 5

During passing time between classes, Geoffry stood with a girl by his locker.
"So, you going to the football game next Friday?" Geoffry asked her, grinning.
The girl smirked back at him and stroked his chest with one finger, "I am now. What time should I meet you."
Geoffry shrugged, "Maybe halfway through the game, like four or something. Behind the bleachers?"
"Sure thing." The girl said, "Can I have a preview?"
Geoffry glanced around the hallway and grinned at the girl. He kissed her on the lips just as the bell rang.
"Excuse me." A voice said from behind Geoffry.
Annoyed, he leaned away from the girl he was kissing and turned around. He knit his eyebrows and said, "Who are you?"
A very short girl with bright purple hair stood behind Geoffry. She was wearing a yellow sweater, green corduroys, and a navy blue sash.
"My name is Tina," She said, "I'm the new hall monitor."
The girl with Geoffry laughed hollowly and said, "You? You're the hall monitor?"
Tina nodded, "Yes. Ms. Nelson gave me the job yesterday. Now, I'm going to have to ask you to go to class."
Geoffry snorted, "Or what? You're going to choke us to death with your little hall monitor sash?"
Tina shook her head, "No, sir. I expect you to respect the school board's orders and go to class. And also, you shouldn't be kissing girls in the hallway."
Geoffry bent down to Tina's height and put his face up to hers, "Have you ever kissed a boy, shorty?"
"Pardon?" Tina said calmly.
"He asked you if you've ever kissed a boy, shrimp!" Geoffry's girl said.
Geoffry held up a hand and said, "Now, now. I can handle this, baby."
He smiled at Tina and continued, "You don't need to cause trouble over this, doll face."
"And I don't intend to," Tina said, "If you get to class."
Geoffry stood up straight and looked offended. He said, "Okay, you're really not charmed at all by me?"
Tina shrugged, "Sorry, Geoffry. My duty is to make sure that the students of this school are focusing on their schoolwork and not on relationships."
Geoffry's girl groaned and said, "Oh my God, fiiine. I'll go to class."
Geoffry turned and looked at her, "But..."
"I'll see you later, Geoffry." The girl said, walking away.
"But..." Geoffry protested, reaching for her as she left down the hall.
Geoffry glared at Tina and pointed a finger at her, "What business do you have messing with me, you little sh-t?"
"I have nothing against you personally, Geoffry." Tina said, clasping her hands behind her back, "My job is to protect the school from profane behavior. This is a formal environment and that kind of behavior isn't acceptable here."
Geoffry scoffed, "Geez, you're like a robot. And plus, there is no way a little kid like you can project this school from sex!"
"I'm a sophomore." Tina said.
"Whatever!" Geoffry barked, "This school is totally full of sexually active kids and it doesn't need purifying."
Tina raised an eyebrow at him and said, "Do you realize what you just said."
Geoffry snorted, bending down to Tina's level again, "Hell yeah, I do. And I mean it, too. This school is full of skanks like Monica Monroe and Rosa Martinez, guys like me who can have whoever we want, and plenty of heartbreakers like..."
Geoffry's voice trailed off. Then, he said, "Well, there are a lot."
He put his face up close to Tina's again and said, "And there is nothing you can do about it."
Tina studied him calmly for a moment, then she took a notepad out of her pocket and wrote something down.
Geoffry tried to look at the notebook without her noticing and Tina said, "I can do that. Go to class, Geoffry."
With that, Tina walked away down the hall.
Geoffry crossed his arms and tried not to feel slightly intimidated.

"Stupid little shrimp, trying to get me in trouble. I won't let her stop me."

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 4

I came into Study Hall and sat down. Lester cleared his throat loudly behind me and I turned to look at him.
He was sitting with his arm around a girl with short brown hair.
I gave Lester a 'what?' look and he nodded, adjusting his green plastic sunglasses, "This is my girl, Emma."
Emma waved and said, "Hey, I'm Emma."
I nodded and said, "Uh... Okay."
Lester grinned at me and said, "Yeah, I know you're jealous, Angela."
Emma twirled her finger in one of Lester's curls, "Oh, you're so cute."
"I know, babe." Lester said, kissing her.
I looked at the Study Hall teacher, Ms. Potter. She opened one of the drawers on her desk and took out a bottle of Tums. She grimaced and took three. Poor woman.
Chris came into the room and studied Lester and Emma. He sighed and sat down by me.
"So, uh, what's goin' on?" Chris asked.
"Nothing much..." I said, adding conversationally, "Lester got a girlfriend."
Chris glanced at them and said uncomfortably, "I can see that."

As Chris and I left Study Hall, I said to him, "Hey, does it seem like things have been kind of changing around here lately?"
Chris nodded, "Yeah, sort of. Recently, some people have been acting kind of... Casual for school."
I kept my snarky comments about him and Geoffry to myself and I said, "Totally. See? Me being grossed out by that couple doesn't mean I'm a lesbian."
Chris smirked at me. Damn it, why did I have to bring that up again?
I scowled at him and said, "Think what you want, but it's not true. Come on, let's find Leo and Mouse and Alice and get to lunch."
"Alright." Chris said, but I could still hear his brain forming jokes.
Uhg, I don't know what's up with Chris or Lester or Geoffry or anyone else.

Is there something I'm missing?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 3

I walked down the hall to my locker and unlocked it.
A boy and a girl stood two lockers away and started talking.
I opened my locker and got my books for fourth hour. When I closed my locker, the boy and girl were making out.
I grimaced and walked away.
Within a few seconds, Chris joined me. He was grinning.
"So, not to into that couple, huh?" He said.
"No..." I said suspiciously, "They were just sucking face right in front of me."
Chris sighed, "Oh, well. Too bad one of them was a boy, huh?"
I studied my brother, then responded, "You can't have every sexually active boy in this school, Chris."
Chris is probably the weirdest virgin I will ever meet. He always goes for the boys who... Well, who have had sex at least once. The weird part is that if the subject comes up, even in conversation, Chris freaks out.
Chris' face turned red and he stuttered, "T-that's not what I was saying, Angie!"
Then he bit his lip and grinned again, trying to keep his cool. He was gonna insult me about something.
"What I was saying was that you probably wouldn't have been so irritated if they had both been girls." Chris snickered.
I sighed, "Chris, that was the worst lesbian joke I have ever heard."
Chris protested, "Well, you're just saying that because it's true!"
"Shut up, Chris." I said flatly.
Chris pouted and I said, "Why do you always call me a lesbian? You're gay. Don't you think that's the tiniest bit hypocritical?"
Chris studied me, lips pursed, and said, "I'm doing a project for science about genetics. I want to know if homosexuality runs in the family."
I snorted, "That is the biggest crap I have ever heard."
"Well, it's true."
"I'm in your science class, Chris." I said, "We weren't assigned any genetics project."
Chris gritted his teeth and said, "You have a crush on Tina."
I stared at him, then I laughed, "Wait, that's why you've been calling me a lesbian? You think I like Tina? I mean, I like her as a friend, but not like that."
That statement was just awkward enough that Chris smirked.
"Oh, of course." He said sarcastically.
I scowled, realizing that I had been defeated. We got to the French room and I said, "Pshh, whatever."
Chris opened the door and we went in, finding seats by Leo, Alice, and Mouse.
"'Morning, guys." Alice said.
"Morning, Alice." Chris said, addressing her, Mouse, and Leo, "Angie totally seems like a lesbian, doesn't she?"
"Chris!" I said, "Enough about that, man."
Leo said slowly, "Enough about what?"
I groaned, "Chris has been teasing me all morning. He says that I like Tina."
There was a silence. Then, Mouse snickered, "Well, do you?"
I gave her a look and said sharply, "No! Well, not like that. I like her, but I don't like like her!"
Mouse said, "Right."
I groaned and Mrs. Green said, "Okay, class! Today, we are going to watch a French music video!"
The class clapped; we like it when she shows videos because then we don't have to work.
"It's a cover of a song called Ella, Elle L'a." Mrs. Green said, turning on the projector, "Can anyone tell me what that means?"
The class was silent, so she said, "It means 'Ella, she's got it.' This song is about Ella Fitzgerald and her marvelous talent. It's by a singer named Kate Ryan."
Mrs. Green turned her scrunched up rat-smile to the class and said, "Right, class?"
She got a few bored mumbles.
Mrs. Green gave a speech about Ella Fitzgerald and how great she was. Then, she showed the music video. It was of a blonde woman in an airplane who was singing and dressed as a flight attendant.
"Woah..." Leo said.
Mrs. Green said, "Look at this. Look at how this Kate Ryan woman just flaunts her little self all over the place."
"Little?" One boy said. The class laughed.
"This song is about Ella Fitzgerald," Mrs. Green explained, "Not about sexuality."

Yeah, the class didn't care about that.

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 2

"Do you know why you're here, Geoffry?" Ms. Nelson said.
Geoffry shifted in his seat and said, "Um, actually no, I don't."
Ms. Nelson folded her hands on her desk and said, "Are you aware of the student handbook?"
Geoffry raised his eyebrows and said, "I'm sorry?"
"The student handbook, Geoffry." Ms. Nelson said flatly.
Geoffry hesitated and quietly shook his head.
Ms. Nelson sighed, "Okay. You got one at the beginning of the year. It was made of blue paper with Withrow's official school logo on the cover."
"It lists the school rules." Ms. Nelson said flatly, "The school rules are also listed in your planners."
Geoffry studied her for a long time, then he nodded slightly, like he was starting to understand.
"School rules." Geoffry said.
Ms. Nelson nodded, sighing, "Yes, the school rules. Could you name some of them for me?"
Geoffry bit his lip and said, "Um... You're not supposed to bring guns to school?"
Then he chuckled and added, "Well, of course you're not, Ms. Nelson, but neither are the students."
Ms. Nelson smiled tightly, "Clever. Anything else?"
Geoffry pursed his lips and thought. He shrugged and shook his head, "Don't dress like a hooker?"
"Getting a little closer, there." Ms. Nelson sighed, "There's also one about PDA. Do you know what I'm talking about?"
"Public display of affection." Ms. Nelson said, "Geoffry, there are rules at this school that you have not been following."
Geoffry snorted, "Public display of affection? Like, kissing?"
"Yes, just like kissing."
Geoffry shook his head and chuckled, "Pardon me, Ms. Nelson, but kids do that all the time."
Ms. Nelson raised her eyebrows and said, "Oh, is that so?"
Geoffry couldn't tell if she was being sarcastic or not.
"Well, Geoffry, even if kids 'do that all the time', you have done it an unacceptable amount of times in the past month." Ms. Nelson said.
"Month?" Geoffry laughed.
Ms. Nelson gave him a sharp look and he fell silent. Ms. Nelson said sternly, "Geoffry, hugging, kissing, or anything else in that category is prohibited at this school. Heck, in every school in the district."
"What? Why?" Geoffry asked.
"It is not suitable behavior for school." Ms. Nelson said, turning up her palms in a shrug, "School is a place where you should be focused on schoolwork, not on girls."
Then she added, "Or boys."
Geoffry scowled and Ms. Nelson continued, "And the staff's job is to educate you and prepare you for college, not to walk around and break up every couple kissing in the hallway."
Geoffry sighed and Ms. Nelson said, "Are you listening, Mr. Canning?"
"Yeah, yeah, I'm listening." Geoffry said quietly, leaning back in his chair.
Ms. Nelson gave him a look and said, "Okay. You can go up to first hour now, but if Ms. Chao catches you or I or anyone else catches you showing public display of affection in this building or on this property again, then you will be punished."
Geoffry nodded and Ms. Nelson said, "You may go to class."
Geoffry stood up and headed for the door.
"And one more thing, Geoffry." Ms. Nelson said.
Sighing softly, Geoffry turned and said, "Yes?"
Ms. Nelson looked serious and said, "From now on, there will be a hall monitor for the second floor hallways."
Geoffry's eyes widened; the second floor was where all of the sophomore classrooms were. Geoffry was a sophomore.
He swallowed audibly and nodded, opening the door out of the office.
"Good day, Geoffry." The principle said half-heartedly, picking up some papers on her desk.
"Good day, Ms. Nelson." Geoffry mumbled.

He was screwed.

Cool With A "K" PART 30 - CHAPTER 1

The hallway buzzed as kids got ready to go to their homeroom classes. Withrow High School was filled with the morning sounds friendly conversation, lockers slamming, and the lesser students' screams as their heads were shoved into toilets. Shriek! Shriek! Gurgle! Flush!
One boy's blue eyes darted to the clock on the wall near the bathrooms. In a minute or two, the chaos would die down.
The bell rang and everyone headed for their homerooms.
Geoffry Canning peered out from a row of lockers, scanning the hallway. Silence.
He slipped over to the girls' bathroom door and knocked a few times. Then, the door opened and a hand appeared, pulling him inside.
Geoffry stood face-to-face with Monica Monroe, who had a fistful of his shirt clenched in her fist.
"Hey," Geoffry said, grinning.
"Hey," Monica said, grinning back, "I see you got my message."
Geoffry chuckled and slid his arms around Monica's waist.
Monica kissed Geoffry, pulling him up to her chest by his shirt.
Just then, the bathroom door opened and someone came in; it was the school coordinator, Ms. Chao.
She stared at Monica and Geoffry. They stopped kissing and looked at the teacher in surprise. Ms. Chao clenched her teeth and said, "Geoffry... Please go see Ms. Nelson in her office."
Geoffry and Monica looked at each other. Geoffry protested, "But, I was just-"
"Now, Mr. Canning." Ms. Chao said sternly.
Geoffry let out a long breath and gave Monica a shrug. She waved subtly and watched Geoffry leave.
After he squeezed past Ms. Chao's irritated glare, Ms. Chao turned her attention to Monica.
"Go to class, honey." She said.
Monica sneered slightly and left the bathroom.
Ms. Chao shook her head and followed Monica down the hallway to her classroom.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"One in 3.3 Million"

Hey, guys!

I just wanted to say that my most recent CWAK section, "One in 3.3 Million", is being cancelled. I couldn't focus on writing anymore and basically lost interest in the whole idea.
Of course, I will keep writing CWAK (Geez, almost two frickin' years! How long can I keep this up?) for all of you ADORING fans!.... Right? ;D
So, there will be more CWAK, but I'm not sure when. I have a few ideas, but they're mostly fillers. I'll work on it A.S.A.P.

If you're still interested in "One in 3.3 Million", you can email me at and request the four and a half chapters that I wrote. If you want to know what was going to happen beyond that, then too bad. Sorry.

I hope you enjoy my next section!
With love,


Friday, May 13, 2011

Cool With A "K" PART 29 - CHAPTER 24

A little later, I got on the bus and joined my friends,  sitting next to Alice and beaming.

Mouse leaned out of the seat across the aisle and said, "Well, someone's happy."
I grinned over the back of my seat at Chris and said, "Guess what, Chris? I just talked to Julien..."
Chris glanced up from the window and said softly, "Oh, what did he say?"
I snickered, "He likes me best, beotch!"
Chris knit his eyebrows and said, "What?"
"Julien loooves me!" I said, "He said so! What now? I won! I FINALLY WON!"
Chris shook his head, leaning against the window, "Tssk, whatever. He was playing you, you know."
I stopped celebrating and said, "Uh... What?"
Chris looked up at me and said flatly, "He was playing all of us, Angie. You, me, and Tae-Hyun. Julien didn't love any of us, he's just a stupid flirt."
Leo leaned over the front of my seat and said, "I told you he was an asshole."
"Look, Julien is not an asshole." I said, "He just told me he liked me all along, but he was too shy to ask me out so he asked Chris out instead."
Chris scoffed, "That's bulls--t."
"Geez, Chris." Mouse said, "Why are you all so bent out of shape over that kid?"
"Why are you so chipper?" Alice asked her.
Mouse grinned, "Because, Geoffry wants Chris back and he hasn't bugged me all week."
Chris' eyes softened slightly, then he caught me looking at him and shifted his gaze to the window.
Alice smirked and said, "Congratulations, Mouse."
Lester popped up from under my seat and sat next to Chris.
"Well," Lester said, "I guess that Julien guy's just a dust in the wind now."
Leo, Mouse, Alice, Chris and I all stared at him.
"What?" Alice said.
"You know, like the song." Lester said, "Dust in the Wind."
"Where did you just come from?" Leo asked him, confused.
Lester sighed a long, heavy sigh, "Leo, you should know this by now... Well, a mommy and daddy-"
"Wait wait wait! His mom hasn't told him yet!" Mouse cried.
Leo sneered at her, "Shut up, Mouse."
Chris said to Lester, "One would hope that Leo knows that. He meant why are you here? Do you even ride this bus?"
Lester looked around the bus and said, "I don't think so. I usually just get on a bus and get off somewhere. Then I go wherever my instincts take me. I can normally find my way home before it gets too dark."
Chris gave him the most hilarious, confused look I have ever seen.
"I... See." Alice said.
Lester looked around at us, then he slid back under the seat.
"Well," I said, "That was weird."
Mouse was leaning over toward Chris and telling him to kick Lester.
Leo shook his head, "So, as I was saying earlier, I told you guys to stay away from that Julien guy. All he did was wreck everything."
Mouse looked up, "Why do you still hate him? Your Asian girlfriend hates him now, so what's it to you?"
Leo wrinkled his nose, "I just hate him."
"It's because he's gay, isn't it?" Mouse said, joking, "What, did he kiss you?"
Alice and Leo glanced at each other and Leo said, "No."
"He totally did." Lester's voice came from under Chris' seat.
Chris gazed at Lester in terror as he emerged from his hiding place and sat by Chris.
"You can totally tell." Lester said, pointing accusingly at Leo, "He sounded all defensive when you said something that was clearly a joke."
"Oh, I wasn't joking." Mouse said flatly.
Lester said, "Don't joke about being gay, that's just nasty."
Mouse raised an eyebrow at Lester and he said defensively, "I'm not gay or anything."
With that, he was gone again.
We all turned our attention to Leo.
"So," I said, "Did he kiss you?"
"No!" Leo said, "Are you guys gonna believe Lester over me?"
Mouse shrugged, "He sorta has a point. You were pretty defensive."
"I'M NOT DEFENSIVE!" Leo cried.
Chris rolled his eyes and grumbled, "Oh my God..."
"Dude, that's so gross." Mouse said, "Even for you."
Leo said, cracking a grin, "I thought girls were supposed to think it was hot when two guys kiss."
"Not when one of them is you." I said, smirking.
"Thanks, Angela." Leo said sarcastically.
Chris, Mouse and I stared at him for a long, long time.
"So," Chris said, "Did he kiss you?"
Leo gritted his teeth and looked at Chris. Chris, Mouse, and I all leaned in toward him.
"Uh..." Leo said, lowering his voice, "Yeah, he did."
I gasped, "What?!"
Mouse started laughing out loud and Chris shrieked, "HE DID? HE ACTUALLY KISSED YOU???"
"Chris, shut up!" Leo hissed, glancing around at other kids on the bus. He explained to us that he was yelling at Julien about leaving Tae-Hyun alone, then Julien kissed Leo and said that he wasn't after her.
While I was still trying to absorb this story, I looked at Alice and said, "Hey, you've been really quiet."
"And you seem shockingly unsurprised." Chris said, "Were you there?"
"Well, I'm not surprised either and I just found out." Mouse said, shrugging.
Alice shook her head, "No, I wasn't there... Leo told me."
"Alice!" Leo said, covering his hands over his face with embarrassment.
"I'm sorry! But you did!" Alice said.
"Why did you tell Alice but not us?" I snapped.
Leo gave me a look and said, "Because, Angela, you and Chris would have gotten mad at me even though it wasn't my fault and Mouse would have told everybody."
He stopped talking. Slowly, the four of us looked at Mouse, who was beaming.
"Dude, no." I said, "You can't tell."
"Why not? I deserve to have fun, too." Mouse said, grinning away.
Chris snorted, "No you don't. You in no way deserve to have fun."
Mouse thought about that and said, "I guess you're right, but I can intimidate enough people to have fun anyway."
Alice and I cracked a grin.
Leo pointed at Mouse, "Don't. Tell."
Mouse leaned back against her window seat and said, "No promises."
"You better not tell!" Leo said.
The bus got to the stop where Alice, Chris, and I had to get off. We said goodbye and left Mouse tormenting Leo about Julien.
We stood on our bus stop and watched the bus pull away. Lester's face appeared in a window near the back of the bus and he stared at us until the bus turned a corner.
Alice, Chris, and I turned and walked down the street.
"I learn something new every day." Chris said, putting his hands in his pockets.
"Yeah, no kidding." Alice said.
I nodded, "It kind of sucks that everything Julien told us could've been a lie."
"Oh, it was all a lie." Chris said, "I'm positive."
Alice and I looked at him and I said, "Why so sure?"
Chris sighed patiently, "Because, I dated Geoffry for long enough to know when guys lie."
I said bitterly, "You didn't seem to know that when you were sucking Julien's face."
Chris looked at me tiredly and said, "Okay, fine, I didn't know then... I think I need a break."
"I think you do, too." Alice said, "Just give it a rest, be single like the rest of us."
I shot Alice a quick narrowed-eyed look, but she didn't notice.
"Well," I said, "I guess maybe we should forget about Julien now."
"Yeah." Chris said.
"I agree." Alice said, nodding.

So, having Julien at our school was fun while it lasted, but it was nice to have life back to how it usually was. Chris and Tae-Hyun went back to their usual dress and non-badass activities, Leo and Geoffry parted ways, and I tried to forget about Julien. Tae-Hyun was a little bummed out for a few days after he was gone, but she got over it pretty fast. Eventually I was able to let go of the memory of the day Julien Laurent told me that he liked me.

I wonder how long Chris will last before he finds another jackass boyfriend.