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Claire Valone, average student, above average sports player, but above all has an enormous crush on her Socials Teacher! The first year of her new school was when she was assigned to his class… that was the first mistake. Claire was... FULL SUMMARY INSIDERated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,477 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 06-04-06 - Published: 02-25-06 - id: 2120741
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FULL SUMMARY: Claire Valone, average student, above average sports player, but above all has an enormous crush on her Socials Teacher! The first year of her new school was when she was assigned to his class… that was the first mistake. Claire was basically bending over backwards to impress him. But all she has managed to do is make an even bigger idiot of herself then she had ever thought possible! And with him always on her case it seems that Claire will never get what she wants from her teacher (except maybe an insult here and there), and he's not going to oblige to her 'silly schoolgirl crush' anytime soon. So what is the fifth year student going to do about her little problem? Fight fire with fire of course so read on to see how Claire handles the sarcastic and insulting teacher and maybe try and win him over all in the short time she's at Citron Academy.
New Year Same Old Teacher
It was pouring rain outside on the countryside of Orlando as Claire ran to her class, having overslept again. I swear that when I find the person who re-arranged the timing on my alarm clock I'll clock them a new one! Claire thought with a vengeance as she continued to run through the halls of Citron Academy at a fast pace.
Claire ran up the flights of stairs to the third floor that was Professor Jay's classroom to see that he had already started. Hesitantly knocking on the door Professor Jay eventually walked over to the door to let her in. "Ah, what a surprise. Finally bestowed us with your honorable presence eh Miss Valone?" He asked making the entire class giggle.
Payback time, "Of course sir. I just know how much you love having me in your class." Claire said with a small smirk stretching across her lips.
He scowled at her, "Take your seat Miss Valone. And I do not want any more interruptions from you this class."
She faked a salute, "Yes sir." She said with a giant grin that only increased as the class laughed harder at, it took a little while before Professor Jay to get the class back together in a cooperative state before he told Claire that she had a detention with him at seven O'clock. That whipped the smile clear off of her face. He can't say that it wasn't all in good humor! It got a laugh out of everyone and if I'm not mistaken he was trying really hard not to laugh as well. Inner Sigh but the way his voice slightly rises every time he scolds someone and how that little frown line appears…Yup totally obsessed. I thought that this was just a little crush last year but it's carried on to this year and I can't help but feel the same way even though I'm a year older. I have to resolve this soon or tell him or- what was that? "Hmm?" She came back to her senses only to see that the entire class was looking at her making her turn a little red.
"Miss Valone glad that you could join us finally. Now tell me what I was just talking about."
"Uh… well…" There was a strong poking at her back and when Claire turned her eyes to the side by the wall she saw that Misty, who was one of her good friends at the school, handing her a small piece of paper. Secretly taking the note Claire opened it, it was a small note in her handwriting.
"I'm waiting Miss Valone. And as you already know I am not a patient man."
"You were talking about Cromwell and how he rose against his king to defend his land. Is that all sir?" She asked with mock sweetness.
He snorted a little, "Glad to see that you were paying attention Miss Valone." Was all he said before he went back to teaching.
"Thanks Mist. I thought that I was toast." Claire said with a smile.
"Heheh, well after that little salute you did I kinda figured that he would be on your case all class." Misty Chang average looking girl but still got a lot of attention from the boys in her grade. Misty had blond hair with brown highlights that always no matter how hard she tried kept getting into her face and eyes. She also shares the dorm room with Claire, Brittany, and Kari. She was the first real friend that Claire had ever gotten at Citron Academy.
"No problem. You know me always willing to give people a laugh!"
Giving Claire a good-natured smile she whispered back to her, "Well I know that it must be pretty hard for you to insult the guy of your fantasy." Misty is also one of her close knit group of friends that knows about her little love interest.
"Shh! Mist, if someone else knew I would die. So could you please not talk about that… at least in this class!" Claire whispered back with haste.
She just stuck out her tongue playfully, "Heh, you're so easy to bug Claire." She smiled again, "And not to mention fun!"
They didn't notice the ominous shadow of Jay beside them as they were whispering AHEM they looked up to see that he was glaring down at them, "Do you want to share that with the rest of the class or do you want to shut up and pay attention." It was defiantly a statement then a question. They remained silent for a little while, "Well?" He asked his patience growing thin.
They looked at each other for a few minutes before Misty nodded. It was almost like they were planning something. Finally Claire broke the silence; "Well we can't really talk as per your instruction so we couldn't really answer your state- er question sir." She said trying really hard not to break out laughing from the look that he was giving her.
"Are you being smart with me Miss Valone?"
Yes sir. "No sir."
"Are you sure?"
No sir. "Yes sir."
"Are you mocking me Miss Valone?"
Yes sir. "No sir."
"For what?" She asked sweetly.
"Are you getting mutinous on me Miss Valone?"
Yes sir! I most defiantly am! "No sir. I was not being mutinous and I have never been mutinous in front of you ever." Man this is fun! I can probably get him to go into a huge fit of rage soon enough!
"Yes sir?" Claire asked innocently.
"Because you find it so much fun to mock me you will be serving double detentions!"
Yup he's losing it. Ah the joys of annoyance. So sweet, so fun. But he doesn't have to be a killjoy like that! I was having fun! "And I care why?" Oops. That came out wrong. He looks positively pissed now! The class gasped in awe at Claire's boldness.
"Why should you care?" He repeated.
Inner sigh well better go along with this now. He's gonna skin me alive, kill me, revive me then repeat the process until he's happy. Which is most likely going to be never. I have as much of a chance of him liking me as I do passing this year alive! Which isn't that high mind you. "Yes why should I care."
A few people started whispering, saying things like, "Twenty bucks says she's going to 'disappear' by the end of the term." And things like, "What a brave soul. Too bad that she won't live to see her graduation." Even a few had put their hands into prayer formation and mumbling prayers under their breath.
Thanks for the vote of confidence guys. A real confidence booster.
"SILENCE!" He bellowed and the whole class shut up right there. He turned back to Claire, "Miss Valone I will have you know that I do not tolerate silliness or any type of rebuttal if it is not part of the class work. Do you understand me so far or is your brain to slow to comprehend my words." He told her his voice chilling the warm room.
"I understand so far sir."
"Good then do you understand two week detentions." Still not making any type of question.
Evil inner smile MUAHAHAHAHA! This IS fun! I should do this more often. He looks cuter when he's mad. "I'm afraid I don't Professor." She said in a mock innocent voice.
"Why you little-" RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!
"Bye Professor!" Claire said waving to him.
"Detention! Here! Seven O'clock! Be here! Or else." He added making him look grim.
"Sure thing sir!" Claire added with a toothy grin still waving as she walked out of the classroom. "Mist?"
"Can you do me a favor?"
"Uh… sure. What is it?"
"Huh, what? EEK!" Misty had only seconds to react before her friend collapsed. Grumbling all the while she dragged her friend to their next class.
Halfway there Claire woke up, "Oh Mist. You won't believe the worst nightmare I just had. I was in Professor Jay's classroom and I told him off."
"Uh… Claire. That wasn't a dream… that actually happened. And he's out to get you. You have a detention with him tonight after dinner at seven O'clock."
"Oh my." Claire said finally remembering it all. "I- Oh my. Oh no, oh no, oh no! You don't suppose that he heard us talking about how I was… you know…" Claire started.
"No. I kinda saw him after we were talking about that. I think that he started to come over after your overly loud 'SHH!'" Misty reasoned.
"Oh… Hey wait. You saw him coming… AND YOU DIDN'T TELL ME?!" Claire yelled drawing a little bit of attention from the people in the halls as well as some teachers who told them to promptly shut it and get to class before they were late.
Walking into class Misty was still trying to explain to her friend that it wasn't her fault. "I mean I said that I 'thought' that I saw him! Not DID! So it's not my fault and…" Misty voice was drowned out by the sound of clapping, cheering, and singing.
"OOoooh she's a jolly good fellow, she's a jolly good fellow, she's a jolly good felloooooooooow, for which we can't deny!" Whistles and more cheering and clapping followed the song.
"Uhm…" Claire and Misty were utterly amazed at this. All they did was walk into class and there stood the entire class singing, cheering and clapping!
"Oh brave Claire have my chocolate orange!" A girl known as Brady said holding up the orange looking ball.
"Uh… thanks… uhm why is everyone like this?"
The sweet act was gone in an instant and replaced with a snotty voice, "Well DUH! You told Professor Jay off with a smile on your face and totally dissed his detentions! You're a celebrity now! Duh! I mean how thick can you be? Oh and it's really only half of a chocolate orange. I ate the other half and didn't want it anymore."
"Thanks." Claire said dryly. She then turned to Misty, "How did this spread so soon? I mean it just happened!"
"Well that's the power of twenty-eight other students that are all gossip mongers." Misty told her with a large smirk on her face before collapsing on the floor in front of her, "All hail the great Claire! Defeater of Professors everywhere!" Misty bowed and surprisingly enough so did everyone else as they all chanted the same stupid verse over and over again.
"I'm going to kill you Mist. I'll make sure of it. I know where you sleep."
"And I know who's been fiddling with your alarm clock." She said getting up to look at all of the students bowing around her friend.
"Who?!" Claire asked alarmed.
Misty's grin widened considerably, "Me."
"What?! It's been YOU that's made me late for the past few days?!"
"I didn't make you late… I do wake you up so that you can go and get breakfast but you keep on saying that your alarm clock will wake you up. Brittany and Kari are in it too. We just leave you after you get back to sleep." She said with a more prominent grin then ever on her face.
Claire gave her, her best death glare that she could muster; "Now I WILL kill you!"
"What is going on in here?!" The shrill voice of Professor White asked.
"I haven't the faintest Professor. But I think that Claire did something." Misty explained.
Oh yes I will kill you Misty. If not physically then mentally! MUAHAHA!
"Well?" Professor White asked dedicating her question to Claire.
"Uhm… I have no idea?" She offered with a shrug of her shoulders. Thankfully for her Professor White bought the story.
"Alright get up everyone! Miss Valone is not a god. I said GET UP!" She yelled at the few who were straggling behind her orders and gave all of the people who were bowing extra homework and started her English lesson.
As it seemed everyone had heard of Claire's big dispute against Professor Jay by dinnertime and when she walked into the Dining Hall everyone clapped, cheered and whistled. Sitting in all of his glory Jay was doing his best to keep up the glare he was sending her but it was obviously failing as surprise rang though his face when even a few teachers joined in. His entire face just spelt 'Traitors' She even thought that she saw him murmur it to himself. She just gave him a smile and a friendly wave as she sat down beside Misty and Kari at one of the long tables in the Dining Hall.
"Still planning to kill us?" Misty asked.
"I-I r-r-really d-d-d-didn't want to participate in changing y-your clock b-but they m-made me." Kari stuttered out. To any normal person it would seem that Kari feared Claire but in reality it was the opposite she nearly admired Claire's confidence that was one of the reasons that they were such good friends complete opposite's but always balancing each other out. But her dark red hair always hung around her face and went only as short as her neck and her blue eyes always reflected her little insecurities.
"Heh, don't worry 'bout it Kai. Just as long as y'all don't do it again I'm fine with it. I mean I wouldn't be considered a god if it weren't for you guys switching my clock. But seriously don't EVER do that again." Claire let out a little chuckle then turned to Brittany who was staring off into space. "Hey. Anybody home?" She waved her hand in font of Brittany's face.
"What?" She said a little irate at the well-known prying voice. Subconsciously flicking her black hair away from her face, it was basically a new color every two weeks maybe longer if she liked it. Her style is dark and she's normally not very friendly to people that she doesn't know that well or doesn't like. She was in a lot of fights in her other school but now she has her friends and she only punches someone if they either annoy her or they insult her friends.
"Why weren't you in class today? Sick again?" She nodded, "I highly doubt it. So spill."
"I was with Mike. Happy?"
"Yup. Got a problem with it?" She noticed that Kari and Misty were looking as well and they all shook their heads vigorously. "Good," She looked up, "now what do you want?"
There was a small looking girl with at least six others all probably in second year; "Me and my friends wanted to thank you for giving Professor Jay a gut punch for us."
All four girls just stared at the little kids, "Uh… but I didn-"
"Y-y-you punched a t-t-t-teacher! Claire… y-you c-could get expelled!"
"But I didn-"
"Hn. And you're patronizing me about skipping class and hanging out with Mike when your up there slugging teachers left and right."
"I DID NOT PUNCH HIM!" Everyone in the hall turned their heads to see what all the fuss was about.
Then it just got worse, Amy walked over, "Oh hello all! I heard that you completely beat-up poor Professor Jay. My, my, my I guess violent girls just get more and more violent. How sad." Amy Smith, enemy number one to Claire, Brittany, Kari, and Misty. Since first year she had been on their case just because they had gotten a bigger room and better view when in reality all the rooms were the exact same. Though the view part was kind of understandable they all reasoned. Navy hair down to her waist and the personality of a cactus sharp and annoying.
Brittany stood up, "Look, just piss off Amy. Can't you see that your not wanted here? Or is your brain to small to comprehend the words that are coming out of my mouth? Take your pick." Brittany told her slowly getting up.
"Humph. Just another one of the violent girls. I guess I'll be seeing you around." And with one last 'humph' Amy disappeared in the small crowd of people that had gathered around the table.
All four of them stuck their tongues out at her, noticed each other and started to laugh uncontrollably, "I guess that great minds think alike eh guys?" They all nodded.
"Hey uh… Claire… didn't you get a detention from Jay?"
"Oh screw. Now I have to get an earful not that I-" All three of her friends were staring wide-eyed at her… or more accurately, behind her. "He's right behind me isn't he?" They nodded in unison.
"Not that you what? Miss Valone." He asked her curious.
Oh screw…now what am I going to do? Inner sigh I guess I should live up to my new found reputation… "Not that I care what you say to me. I won't change and you can't make me." Yup I sounded like a spoiled brat there.
His anger flared once again but he decided against doing anything about her for the time being, "One hour Miss Valone." He whispered to her.
I am so screwed.