Should I stay or should I go now?
Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go, there will be trouble
And if I stay it will be double
So come on and let me know
“Boy, you don’t waste anytime.” I said before finishing up my lunch. In the Cafeteria, I decided to change it up since the food fight and sit with some male soccer players at the athletes table. Not even 30 minutes into lunch and someone was already asking me out. “I can’t give you the time of day. I’m taken.” I said quickly reaching for my bottle of water. “By who?” The young male asks. To his defense, he just transferred to Westchester Grove and still didn’t know the ins and outs on everyone. “By me.” I heard someone say behind me. I turn to look and nod in agreement, “Yeah, by him.” I get up from the table carrying my tray over to the table where Katie, Janet, and Dune’s friend, Patrick are all sitting at. “Thank you for saving me.” I said to Dune sitting down. “No problem babe.” He responded giving me a light kiss that brushed my lips. “What’s the moves for after school?” Katie asked interrupting Dune and I. “I don’t know. Why are you asking me?” I said to the table overall. “Let’s just meet on the fields.” Janet suggested. “We always do that.” Katie said sounding bored. “There’s a new surf shop downtown.” Dune said excitedly. “Oh, yeah!” I said in agreement. “It isn’t far from the Nike Outlet.” I said softly reminding Katie about her need for sneakers. “Sounds like a plan.” Patrick said to the table generally.
“Class is finished, you are dismissed.” My English teacher said to the class. It was my last class of the day. I walked toward my locker, opened it when I got there and put all my books away. I grabbed my lip gloss, touched it up in the mirror that was hanging on the door, and shut the door afterwards. “Kristen!” I heard a male shout behind me. I recognized the voice immediately and realized it was Dune’s. He reached for my hand when he got to me, and we went outside to wait for the others.
“Everyone’s here, let’s go! I’ll drive.” Dune said as soon as we all found each other. “I drove today as well.” Patrick said softly. I looked at Janet and smiled, knowing that she had a thing for him and this is her opportunity to get closer to him if she wanted anything to ever form. She didn’t seem to get the hint, so I took a cue from Katie’s facial expressions, and stared a Janet blankly. “I’ll ride with you.” Janet responded after realizing what I was trying to communicate to her. Sometimes life would be easier if we all as humans could have telepathy. We got into our separate cars, and headed from school in the general direction of downtown Westchester.
“I love this dress!” I heard Janet squeal about a dark blue tie dye dress she had on in the fitting room. “Let me see!” Katie and I said at the exact same time. “Jinx.” I replied to Katie specifically. Janet stepped out and twirled in the dress, “I love it.” I said before I felt a vibration come from my pocket in my jeans. I pulled out my phone and glanced at it. I was not pleased with what I saw. It was something I didn’t really want to see, all I wanted to do was forget about it and pretend it was never there. I didn’t like Massie as the reigning alpha before and her micro-management of my time, and I wasn’t sure if I would be willing to deal with that again. It was the invitation to her infamous Friday night sleepover. I looked up and immediately Katie realized there was something wrong because I still had my blank stare.
“Hi Mom. Dune and Katie are with me for the moment, do you care if they stay for dinner?” I asked walking into my home. “No, we’re having vegan Pot Pies, I’ll cook two more. Dune and Katie, is there anything else you would like with the pie? Kris is having potatoes with it.” Marsha Gregory asked my friends while cooking. “No, Mrs. Gregory. Everything sounds good.” Katie said and Dune seconded it. I started to walk up the stairs after I took off my shoes and my friends followed in suit. “So, what’s wrong?” Dune asked before sitting on my bed. I sat at the desk in my desk chair pulled up close to where I could rest my arm on the ledge of the foot board. Katie was sitting at my feet. “Massie is back, right. So, she invited me to the annual Friday night sleepover.” I said to them both. “And, that’s a bad thing?” Dune asked looking slightly confused. “Yes, because she’ll go back to micro-managing my time again.” I said softly. “Well, the question is do you want to go?” Katie said brushing my free hand. I moved my hand to rest it on my forehead, “No, the question is; should I stay or should I go?”
Kristen Michelle Gregory ♥
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