A/N: Hey, everyone! We're ba-ack! As you may know, this is a sequel to "For The Hopeless Freshman," BUT, you don't need to read that story to understand this one! (Though, I highly recommend you do!) Well enough notes, I hope you enjoy Scarlett's sophomore year, and (please) review it! =)
1. Cosmic Magnet
On the last day of the summer before my sophomore year, I was excited to go back to school. I am probably the only person on the face of the Earth who could say that about their sophomore year, but it's completely true. I had already picked out my outfit for the next day, and packed my bag. I was ready to go.
When I say I really wanted to go back to school, I don't mean that I was excited to take new classes. When I read that this year brought chemistry, algebra 2, US history 2, and honors English, I almost threw up in my mouth. I've already established myself as a slacker from the first day of freshman year.
The reason I was so hyped up about going back to school tomorrow was because of a certain person. All those rumors you hear about how when you're 'passionate' about someone, you can't forget about them are true. Believe me, I had tried long and hard over the summer to forget about Evan Lancaster, but I have only found it an impossible feat. Evan was just one of those people in life that I will never be able to forget, and I will never know why.
See, I met Evan last year when we had Jazz band together second period. He seemed really cool, and we were friends for a long time. For a while, I even believed that someday we might have even ended up being more than friends…
That was, until I was betrayed by a girl on my basketball team named Jocinda, who I had confided in. She told him that I liked him, and he confronted me about it publicly, on the internet. Since then, things have never been the same.
Evan and I went on a rampage, you could say. It seemed as though Jocinda had been some kind of catalyst, and she totally threw whatever "relationship" Evan and I ever had out the window. After she ratted me out, Evan and I became enemies. He was seemingly addicted to belittling me, and I seemed like I was obsessed with puncturing his large ego, though I still secretly had strong feelings for him. I never told anyone until the last day of school when Mona and I got out of gym class and I told her the exact, honest truth.
She suggested that I write him a letter. So, I wrote him one that said how I don't really hate him, and how I'd love it if we could just be friends. Mona told me to rip it up and throw it away immediately, but I did something that surprised even myself. I hid it in his saxophone case, and left it there for the summer.
That was the main reason why I wanted to return to school the next day. That, and how Evan and his girlfriend broke up a few weeks ago.
After the sun went down, I sat on my back porch looking up at the stars. While normal sophomores from my school might have been inside their air-conditioned houses complaining about waking up early the next day, I sat outside brainstorming scenarios about what tomorrow might hold.
I pictured Evan walking into the storage room before school, and finding me sitting there, with a new haircut, and a new blue plaid dress. I pictured him pulling out the note out of his pocket, with an apologetic, genuine smile on his face. I pictured him sauntering toward me, his beautiful brown eyes sparkling, and his arms out wide. I could picture myself being pulled toward him like we were the north and south poles of some cosmic magnet…
"Scarlett!" My twelve year old brother called from the open porch door. Suddenly my dream had disappeared. My annoying little brother had broken it. It was as if someone had just poured a bucket of cold water over my head.
"What?" I snapped at him.
"Mom said that it's time to go to bed," He said, backing away. I realized how severe my tone had just been.
"Oh, all right, sorry." I said, in a softer tone of voice. I took one last look up at the stars before I followed my brother inside.
Who was I kidding anyway? There was no way Evan Lancaster would ever love someone like me.
A/N: Please review, whether you loved it, or hated it! I need to know what to do/keep doing to make this an enjoyable story for you! Also, I'm going to leave little facts about "For The Hopeless Freshman" after every chapter, so I hope you enjoy those!