"Aurora, I've been wanting to tell you something for quite some time."
"What is it?"
"We've been best friends for a while, but I feel something more towards you. I love you, Aurora."
"You do? I love you too, Evan!"
"Miss Aurora Kellan, can you please answer the question?" I immediately snapped out of my wonderful daydream. It's a shame that's all it was; a dream. I suddenly faced my history teacher, who didn't look too happy.
"No, I cannot," I answered simply, seeming as bored as I felt.
"And why is that?" she asked.
I sighed, "Quite frankly, Mrs. Cline, your voice was making my head hurt, so I tuned you out." She glared at me, as always, so I just gathered my things and got up from my seat. "Yeah, I know, go to the front office." I shot my best friends a smile before leaving the room.
I got sent to the front office at least twice a week, all thanks to Mrs. Cline. She and I didn't really get along, and I don't even know why. I'm not a bad student or a constant rule breaker; I just don't like her enough to care about what she lectures about. I love history though, which is the only reason I pass the class. I'm a slacker, yet a good test taker, and that's all the counts in her class.
"Hey Ms. Stanley," I greeted the principal's secretary.
"Aurora, I'm not surprised to see you here again. What was the problem this time, dear?"
I shrugged, taking a seat since I'd probably have to wait to see the principal. "I told Mrs. Cline her voice was making my head hurt."
Ms. Stanley shook her head. "I thought you were going to refrain from making comments like that?"
I smiled, "I did! This is only once this week, and it's Friday! What do you expect, Ms. Stanley?"
She tried to hide her smile, though she wasn't successful. Lucky for her, that's when the principal opened his door for me to see him. I waved to his secretary and followed him in the familiar office.
"Hey Mr. Cassidy, how's your day so far?" I asked casually, taking a seat in the leather chair in front of his desk.
"Well Miss Kellan, it was going great until you walked into my office, yet again. And I actually thought you could've lasted a week without getting in trouble," he said, a faint smile visible. I've dealt with him since my freshman year, due to other teachers like Mrs. Cline. Yeah, there's always been at least one teacher I didn't get along with.
"How do you know I'm not just in here to visit you before the weekend?"
He narrowed his eyes at me, which made me crack. "Alright, so maybe I'm not just visiting you, but I did last until Friday!"
He chuckled at my slightly dramatic reply. "That's true, but I'd like it if I saw you even less."
I chuckled, "Nice joke, Mr. Cassidy."
He grinned, "You know I'm not joking, Aurora. I can't keep letting you off so easily. Everyone will think I'm a horrible principal."
"No they won't! They'll think you're cool, which you totally are! Please, you can't suspend me or anything, I only told Mrs. Cline her voice was giving me a headache!"
"Aurora, I'm not going to suspend you. However, you will have to help me out on Monday with something."
I let out a breath of relief. "Oh, okay. What do you need help with?"
"On Monday we have a transfer student from Smith's Academy. I want you to show him around when he arrives during second period." My first reaction to his suggestion was, why would someone from the local private school be transferring to our public school?
"During second period? Does that mean I could miss third period if I took a really slow tour?" I asked.
"Well, if the full tour takes that long, then yes."
"Awesome, I get to avoid Mrs. Cline!"
"Aurora," he warned, "I suggest you keep those kinds of comments to yourself. Mrs. Cline is actually a respectable teacher who's been teaching for years."
I snorted, "Yeah, respectable to her fellow colleagues, not her students." When he narrowed his eyes at me, I added, "But I will try to refrain from making such rude comments about her." Mr. Cassidy looked like he was going to roll his eyes at me, knowing I was just bullshitting him. I grinned widely at him and stood as the bell for fourth period rung.
"I'll notify your second and third period teachers of your absence on Monday."
"Alright. Have a fantastic weekend, Mr. Cassidy." He shook his head while I walked out of his office. I waved goodbye to Ms. Stanley and made my way to my next class. I was hoping the rest of my classes would go fast so I could spend the night with my three best friends already. I am so sick of school, and it's only been two months since I've been here.
"I don't know why you can't just pay attention to Mrs. Cline once in a while," Olivia stated. I sighed, not really wanting to talk about this while we were at the mall.
"She's just so boring. I can't help that I daydream often in her class."
"What were you daydreaming about this time?" Caylee asked, pushing back some of her blonde curly hair.
"Oh c'mon Caylee, we all know she was daydreaming about Evan," Tina interjected.
I narrowed my eyes at her. "Shut up, you know nothing."
She grinned, "I know everything. So, tell us, what happened in this daydream?"
I sighed, "Oh, you know, the usual. He told me he loved me, I told him I loved him." It was really disappointing to constantly have these daydreams. I knew it'd probably be nothing more, mainly because Evan has been one of my closest guy friends since I could walk. He lives next door to me, and our parents are really close too. I realized I loved him in sixth grade, but never said a word to him about it. I tried giving him subtle hints that I liked him, though he never seemed to notice because he's had many girlfriends since then.
Now, Evan isn't a man-whore or anything, in fact, he's only had a few steady girlfriends. Except right now he's single, which gives me hope that maybe he'll see me as more than a good friend to him.
"Rory, you just have to let it go," Olivia said.
"Liv, I can't stop loving him just like that. It's not that easy," I replied, getting frustrated with her suggestion. "Besides, he's been single for about a week now, so I still have a chance."
My three best friends looked at something behind me, slightly shaking their heads. I turned around to see what they were staring at, which happened to be someone.
"Hey girls, how are you?" Evan asked, his arm around a somewhat pretty girl. Okay, maybe she was pretty, but I shouldn't have expected anything less to be with a good looking guy like Evan.
"We're good, just enjoying a girls' night out," Tina casually answered. She always knew exactly what to say in any situation.
"Well that's nice. Oh, this is my girlfriend, Gabriella. Gabby, this is Tina, Caylee, Olivia, and Aurora." I grimaced at the mention of my full first name instead of my nickname. Evan always calls me Rory like everyone else, unless he's with his girlfriend. Why is that, you might ask? I have no fricken clue, but it's annoying.
"It's nice to meet you all," she said, smiling.
We all nodded in reply as Evan spoke again. "We have to get going so we don't miss our movie. I'll see you all on Monday." We waved goodbye and watched them leave, waiting until they were well out of hearing range of us.
"Well that sucks," I said, disappointed.
Olivia sighed and patted my hand. "That's it, we're coming up with a plan."
"A plan for what?" Caylee asked before I could.
"A plan to get Rory's mind off of Evan."
"What? Liv, my mind isn't always on Evan, okay?"
"Yes it is, and if you don't do this, you'll only get more depressed about his new girlfriend."
I rested my head on my folded arms over the mall cafeteria table. "First tell me the plan," I mumbled.
"It's a plan that involves dares."
I picked my head up to face her wicked smile, Tina's intrigued face, and Caylee's confused expression, which probably mimicked my own expression.
"Dares? I always do dares, so how is that a plan?"
"Listen! We'll make a list of twenty dares that you'll have to do by the end of this school year. The three of us have to witness you doing it too."
"And how will that help me forget about Evan?"
Olivia smiled wider. "Believe me, it just will. You'll be so into the daring game that you'll forget all about being in live with Evan."
I sighed, turning towards my other two friends. "You think this is a good idea?" Tina shrugged and nodded, which was a 'yes' I guess.
"Yeah, it'll be so much fun!" Caylee's bubbly self exclaimed.
"Alright, I guess I'll do it. But I have a few conditions. One, I will not be totally naked for any dare. Two, I will not make-out with someone. And three, I will do nothing to harm my precious baby," I stated, referring to my car.
"Fine, the first dare I'm adding to the list is going to be done right now though."
"Yeah, now!" Caylee agreed. I rolled my eyes and smiled, watching my three friends converse quietly with each other.
Olivia grinned wickedly. "You ready for your first dare to be put on the list?"
"If you do it, that is," Tina added.
"Oh I'll do it, just you wait. I hate passing up a challenge," I grinned, winking at her.
"You have to kiss—"
"—that guy right there!" Caylee finished. My eyes grew wide.
"No way! That was one of my conditions!"
"No it wasn't, you said you wouldn't make-out with someone. A simple kiss isn't the same thing as making out with someone," Olivia explained.
I narrowed my eyes at her. "I hate you."
"Nope, you love me. So, are you going to do this or not? It's that guy right over at that table," she said, pointing to a table with five guys. She knew I wouldn't pass up the dare. I mumbled a string of cuss words and got up from the table. I started walking for the table, shooting my so called 'best friends' a glare. When I neared the table of five guys, I focused on my dare instead of listening to the comments they started making when I walked up to them.
"Hey baby, you need something? Or someone?" One guy said.
"Yeah, I'll be that someone for ya," another guy answered.
I rolled my eyes at them and faced the guy I had to kiss. He actually was decent looking, and I probably would've paid more attention to him if I was talking to him under different circumstances. "Please don't hurt me for what I'm about to do." Before he could answer, I suddenly kissed him. He seemed very surprised at first (obviously, I would be too if someone kissed me without warning), yet he relaxed after a few seconds. Luckily, the kiss only lasted a few seconds, so I was walking away quickly before he could ask questions and before his friends could get any louder in their hooting.
I wiped my mouth for effect and narrowed my eyes at the three laughing girls I grew up with. I grabbed Caylee by the arm and dragged her with me, knowing Tina and Olivia would follow.
"That was so gross!"
"What?! How could it be gross? He was hot!" Caylee laughed.
"Then let me dare you to kiss a random guy!" Caylee laughed harder, which I pretended to ignore. "And his friends were pigs. It took everything I had to ignore their rude comments to complete my dare. So I hope you're all happy."
"Oh we are," Olivia chuckled.
I rolled my eyes. "Yeah, sure. I'll see you two on Monday," I said to Tina and Caylee since they drove to the mall together. After they left for Tina's car, Olivia and I walked to mine. I drove her home, listening to her tell me what happened the rest of Mrs. Cline's class. I acted like I cared at least a little bit, but there was no way I actually did. Once we were at her house, I said goodbye to her and drove straight home.
"I'm home, not that anyone cares!" I shouted to whoever was home. I had a big family, so the chance of someone being home was high. Especially since my youngest siblings, Ava and Max, are only six years old. Then again, they have more of a life than I do at the age of seventeen, so they could be at a friend's house while I'm home.
"Good, now you can take care of them!" Robby said, pointing to the twins. Robby's only in eighth grade at the age of fourteen, yet he always acts like he's already in high school with the rest of his older siblings. But Tyler and he are close, even though Tyler is a sophomore this year.
"Why can't you take care of them?"
"Tyler and me are going to see the football game, remember?"
"Oh, that's right. Where are mom and dad? And Liam?"
Robby snorted, "Mom went to her book club meeting and Dad won't be home for a few hours. And Liam? Why do you even bother to ask anymore? You know he's probably going to a party later with his senior friends." Yeah, our oldest sibling was known for partying and having a new 'girlfriend' every week, so I don't even know why I still hope he'll watch Ava and Max just once. It's a nice thought, I guess.
"Okay, well how are you getting to the game?" I asked, keeping an eye on the twins as they ran throughout the house.
"Hello my beautiful sister. How was your day?" Tyler asked, smiling. He never complimented me unless he wanted something, and I knew exactly what that something was this time.
"Forget it Tyler, you're not driving my car," I said, walking towards the living room. Thankfully, Max was playing a video game and Ava was busy with her dolls.
"Oh c'mon Rory, why not?" he whined.
"Because it's my car and I'm not letting you drive it."
"It's just this once!"
"I don't care, Tyler. You only got your license a couple of months ago, so I'm not putting my baby in harm's way."
"You have a baby?!" Ava asked excitedly.
"I'm a good driver!"
"Yeah, he is!" Robby added.
"I'm not letting you drive my car. End of story." Tyler let out an angry sigh and stormed out of the room. A couple minutes later, he came back in to announce his friend was picking him and Robby up. I waved goodbye to them since they were going to wait outside.
After a couple of hours later, it was about 8:00PM, which was around the time for Ava and Max to go to bed. I let out a sigh of relief when it was that time. I almost forgot how two six year olds could easily ware me out. I was just telling them to put their toys away and get ready for bed when Liam walked in the living room, searching for something.
"What are you looking for?" I asked him.
"My phone. I forgot it here, and I want to have it in case I'm too drunk to drive home. If that's the case, you'll be expecting a call from me."
"Hah, like I'd do that again. Remember the last time Dad caught me leaving the house at two in the morning? Let me remind you, it wasn't a fun time."
He rolled his eyes, "You know I'd do the same for you, Rory. Oh, there it is. Can you get it for me?" He asked, pointing to his phone underneath the table. I bent down to pick it up for him, just as someone decided to make a rude remark.
"Nice ass," someone said. I stood up quickly and whipped around. I never thought I'd see the person I was dared to kiss at the mall, but of course, I had shitty luck. He stood there, smirking, in the doorway of my living room.
"You! What are you doing here?!"
"What are you talking about, Rory? Hayden always goes to parties with our group," my brother said, holding his hand out for his phone.
"No! I never saw him with you!"
"Well that could be because you're always home. You need a life sis," he laughed.
"Rory has a baby!" Ava shouted, jumping up and down in front of Liam.
"What?" Liam asked, looking at me.
"I guess she does have a life," the other guy, apparently named Hayden, said with a smirk.
I rolled my eyes, "The 'baby' she's referring to is my car, okay? Anyway, I might be able to leave the house more often if SOMEONE ELSE watched Ava and Max," I said, narrowing my eyes at Liam.
"Maybe you should hire a babysitter then," he grinned, walking out of the room.
"Maybe you should watch them once in a while you anal dwelling butt monkey!" I heard his booming laughter fade as he walked out the door, accompanied with Hayden's laughter as well.
"What's an anal dwelling butt monkey?" Max asked me.
I sighed. "Nothing you need to know, but if anyone asks, you heard it from Liam, okay?" He nodded and skipped to his room, followed by Ava skipping to hers.
Great, in a few hours, I managed to kiss a stranger, who happened to be friends with my brother, and I taught my youngest brother horrible language for his age. This was certainly an interesting Friday, and I could only imagine how the rest of my weekend would turn out.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Hey! I hope you enjoyed the first chapter of my new story! I just wanted to say that I used to have a website with character pictures, but it's no longer active. Therefore, here's the "cast" that would play these characters:
Blake Lively as Aurora
Dean Geyer as Hayden
Mila Kunis as Olivia
Jeremy Sumpter as Evan
Emma Stone as Tina
AnnaLynne McCord as Caylee
Lucas Till as Liam
Selena Gomez as Gabriella
David Henrie as Joel
Thanks, and ignore any mention of a website from here on! Enjoy!