winds blew through my hair when Trevor opened the door to the
school for me. I looked at his smiling face and drew in a
deep breath, squaring my shoulders.
"Hey, Nora, you look like you're getting ready to
murder someone," Trevor said, placing his hand on my
I smiled at the irony of that and lifted one eyebrow up at
him. Turning my sights on the school, I strutted in, Trevor
I'd like to say that everything happened in slow motion
like it does in the movies, but truthfully it all happened
very fast, so fast that I almost didn't get to enjoy
Bunches of people were standing around the main hallwall,
mostly separated into circles. It seemed as though all the
different types of people grouped together, like cliques. I
had thought high school didn't really have cliques. It
turns out this school would be better than I'd
As I walked in, each face turned towards me, an exceptional
amount of mouths dropping. I smiled, pleased, and kept my
head high, walking past the groups of useless douchebags.
Trevor stopped somewhere along the way, but I kept walking
until I heard my name called.
"Nora? Holy hell, that is Nora!"
I turned slowly, my brow furrowed. I couldn't tell
exactly where it'd come from until a girl with light
brown, dreaded hair stepped in front of me. I pursed my
Crossing my arms, I stood there staring at her.
"Damn Nora, you've really changed. What the hell did
they do to you in California?" she asked, looking me up
and down. I scoffed at her, turning to walk the other
direction. There was someone standing in front of me and I
walked straight into them, our heads colliding.
"Ugh! Can you move?" I said angrily,
rubbing my forehead. The girl had bouncy, red hair and she
"God, watch where you're going, bitc--Nora? Nora
Clarke?" the girl said, her eyes widening. My
angry stare turned into a smirk.
"Corey Westbrook," I replied. "It's so
nice to see you again!" I said sincerely.
She looked at me incredulously. "It's like
you're a totally different person!"
Three girls came up behind her, one I didn't know, the
other two I remembered as Amber and Taelyn. The third girl
looked slightly younger and had long, dark hair. "Nora,
I'm sure you remember Amber," Corey said, pointing
to a blonde. "And Taelyn, as well," and pointed to
the darkskinned girl.
I nodded, smiling pleasantly at them. These b//tches
won't know what hit them. "And this here is little
Ellie, sort of my prodige," she said, smiling fondly at
the dark haired girl. I rolled my eyes.
Trevor came up behind Corey and put his arm around her. My
eyes turned glassy. I'd spent tons of time practicing
facial expressions so I could hide my emotions. But I could
have sworn Trevor was going to be mine.
As I mulled it over, I thought it was a good thing. Something
else to add to the long list of revenge--stealing her
boyfriend. I smiled inwardly.
"Trev, hey," I said, placing a hand on his collar.
"Glad to see we all know each other," I said
mischeviously. Corey's blue eyes shot out daggers.
"Hey Nora!" Trevor said cheerfully.
"There's a party tonight, kicking off the start of
school. You can come if you'd like."
I grinned up at him, grabbing a pen from my bag. Taking his
hand, I wrote my number there. "Text me the details
later," I said with a wink.
Wild House Parties:
Careful girls, you might not want to raise the roof too high
tonight, I hear there's a storm brewing and you're
bound to catch some rain.