Beeeeeeep! That's the late bell. Late again. Hey, it's not my fault I have to walk from home, across about a mile of traffic, and take the metro, just to get to school.
The principal never seems to understand. She never gives me a chance to explain it to her, anyway.
When I get up all the steps that lead to our school, and get my late pass for first period, my teacher told me the principal wanted to see me after school. Joy. I don't really want to go. What harm will it do if I don't go anyway?
I ponder this through my classes. When the bell rang to go home, I had decided on not ditching the meeting. I figured out later that I wish I had ditched. She told me that if I was late or absent one more time, there would be consequences. I'm not really afraid of her or her 'consequences', but I really can not stand another detention session with Mr. Oberly, the detention monitor. He bores me SOO much with his rambling. I try, yet again, to explain why I was late, but she still won't listen.
On the car ride home, I took out my anger by listening to my iPod and turning up the volume all the way. Going to bed that night, I was still frustrated.
When I woke up in the morning, I realized I missed my alarm. I only had twenty minutes to get to school, instead of the usual forty-five. How in the world would I be able to get all the way there in less than twenty minutes?!
Quickly, I get dressed. No time for breakfast! Fifteen minutes...I dash out of the house at top speed, run to the end of the black and wait for the walk symbol. My, it takes long! I am running as fast as I ever had to the metro station. Eight minutes to go...I take the metro to my stop and run to the surface. Two minutes…As I skid to the block right before I get to the school, a bus comes careening down the street. There's panic on the bus and blood on the inside windshield. The bus zooms right towards me and there is no escape. It slams me full-blast into the wall and as I slide into my deep unconsciousness, I hear the bell ring. Oh well. I don't think there are any worse punishments that the principal can put me in now...