Authors note: Semester final story

"Matt!" I scream, running towards him, wrapping my arms around him. We've always been bestfriends. We hang out almost everyday. When I first met Matt, I have to admit, I liked him more than a friend. We dated for a little bit, but we just weren't meant to be boyfriend and girlfriend. They is a two year age gap between us, but age doesn't matter. I still have some feelings for him, but I know he doesn't feel the same.

"Ken!" He says, hugging me back. "How's my almost 16 year old best friend?" He asks. Tomorrow is my birthday, but I don't like when people make it a big deal. It's just an ordinary day.

"You know I don't want to make a big deal. I'm not doing anything special. You better not be planning a party!" I say, pushing him jokingly.

He threw his hands up in the air innocently, saying, "I would never do anything like that!" We both laugh.

"I know you too well, to know that's a lie." I tell him.

"Well, it's getting late, I should probably be getting home. Night Kennedy." He says. Soon after he leaves, I drift into a soft sleep.

I'm woken up by my mother and sister, Josie, talking about something for tonight. I don't even care. I'm too tired for this. I get up and go to the kitchen and get breakfast. They immediately stop talking about what ever it is at once.

"Come on Josie, we need to leave for school or we are gonna be late." I say. Clearly I'm not a morning person.

Josie and I walk to school with Matt and his brother Rory. Josie and Rory are both in 7th grade. They walk with us because the middle school and high school are connected and it's just safer that way. Rory and Josie walk in front of us. They both are talking. Josie's face turns red at something he must've said to her. I'm not to only one who notices because Matt nudges me and points it out too. Awwww, my sister is going to have a boyfriend soon. Just then, Rory turns around and wishes me a happy birthday. I thank him and we finish our walk to the school.

Throughout the day, people stop me and wish me a happy birthday. I am polite and thank them, but I seriously hate all of this attention. I keep my head down in lunch, with my tray in my hands, so I attract as little attention as possible, but someone stuck their foot out and tripped me. I look down and see food all over my clothes and tears start to swell up in my eyes.

"Watch where you are going loser." This bully, Jenny says. Why, of all days does she pick on me?

"Are you kidding me?" I say, still on the ground. I felt a strong pair of hands lift me up and take me out of the cafeteria. I turn around and see some random guy. I have no idea who he is. He has blonde haie, and the most beautiful, striking, blue eyes. He has got to be the cutest guy I've ever seen in this school. And then there's me, standing in the middle of the hallway, covered in food and my eyes red and puffy from crying.

"You should probably go get cleaned up." he says.

"True. Sorry, not to be rude or anything, but who are you?" I ask.

"I'm Adam. And you're Kennedy. And it's you're birthday. Happy birthday!" He says. Woah, how does he know so much about me and I know so little about him.

"how do you know who I am and that it's my birthday?" I ask.

"Your mom used to bring medicine and stuff to my mom when she had her bad headaches. And plus, everyone was saying it, so i figure i would be nice. So how did this happen to you?" He asks. I'm not sure if i am blushing at this point. I mean how could you not? He is just so cute!

"Well, Jenny tripped me and lets just say, we aren't friends. None of her friends like me and thanks for the birthday wish." I say.

He smiles and says, "How can anyone not like a gorgeous girl like you?" Oh my god! did he really just call me gorgeous? I'm gonna die!

"Are you kidding? I am the exact opposite of gorgeous. And you should probably go, wouldn't want a loser like me ruining your reputation." I say and start to leave.

"I honestly don't care what others think of me. And don't say you aren't beautiful. You are! Your smile is radiant." he says. He is literally the sweetest thing ever!

"I am going to get cleaned up now. So bye. It was really nice meeting. I hope to see you soon!" I say. He reaches over and hugs me. Since I am covered in food, he gets covered in food. "Nice going! Now you have food on you!"

"Oh well. It was worth it." He says and smiles, while walking back to the cafeteria. Oh goodness, his smile is to die for! And wait, did he just say it was worth him getting food on him to hug me? Wow. He is forever boyfriend goals.