Lemme tell you a story about a girl and boy…
“Okay Class, turn to page 138 in your science textbooks. Today we’re gonna learn about the 8 different types of biomes in the world….”
She daydreamed as her teacher talked, most of the stuff she talked about was interesting but she has been speaking of the same thing for 2 days already. She shouldn’t be daydreaming, especially not when a teacher is teaching. But she couldn’t help it, like most kids all she wanted to do was go home and just take it easy. Funny thing is that she often daydream about a friend of hers sitting across the room from her, ‘just everything about him is perfect’ she sighed.
It was clear to her other friends that she had a major crush on him, and her best friend said that he felt the same. And to her luck he was best friends with her cousin Justin who’s sitting next to him. They were part of the popular group along with the popular girls who happen to make fun of her just because she’s different from the rest. It used to bother her but not as much anymore since she was told by her parents and other relatives that those girls are just jealous because she is something more than an ordinary girl. And that was a 100% true fact, for she was the daughter of the Queen, but she maintains to act like a normal girl.
“Alright class, our lesson is done for today. We will be doing a project on biomes and I will assign the partners today. You and your partner will pick any type of biome and create a little scene from it. For example if Riley and I were partners...”
‘Why does she always use me as an example?’ she thought sitting up
“And we picked the marine type of biome; we would create an ocean with some fishes or
whales and so on. So sketch it out first and then begin to construct it. Now before the bell rings I’ll tell you for your partner is, okay so Autumn and James, Justin and Liam, Kaitlyn and Hope, Bethany and Maya, Riley and Austin…” when the teacher said this, all the girls in her class looked at her.
‘Riley and who!?’ she yelled in her mind, she got paired up the boy she had the biggest crush on. She sank in her seat due to the girls looking at her with a jealous look on their face. ‘Oh dear god…’
He made his way towards her and sat next to her. “Hey Riley” He smiled. She sat straight up and responded “Hi.” As he sat next to her, the teacher finished calling out the partner
“Alright class, now meet up with your partner and talk about what Biome you both want to do and tell me before the bell rings. Go you have 10 minutes.”
He turned to her and looked her in the eyes. ‘I feel like dying right now, He’s staring right at me. I mean we’re friends and all but I don’t know if I can handle this.’ She thought but unknown to her, he was thinking as well ‘I can’t believe this, I’m paired up with the girl I fell in love with the day she first came into this school…. Which was a year ago! I hope I don’t screw this up'
He snapped out of his thoughts and spoke “Alright so what biome should we do?”
“Umm… I don’t really know, they all sound fun to do. L-like the tropical rainforest one looks cool, and the d-deciduous forest could be fun ‘cause you got all the- the trees and stuff.” She said, stuttering a bit
“Hm… I think we should do either the rainforest or marine one, you pick.” He said looking at the smart board and back at her.
“Why do I have to pick, just because I’m royal and stuff doesn’t mean I have to pick everything, you pick.” She playfully argued with him.
“Okay fine.” He reached into his pocket and took out a coin. “Heads or tails?”
“Really?” she said with an amused face. “Which is which?”
“Rainforest is heads and Marine is tails, now heads or tails?”
She thought for a minute. “Tails.” She said as he flipped the coin, caught it and revealed it.
“Marine it is then, I’ll go tell Ms. Daniels”
“O-okay” she said while he left, her best friend came up from behind her.
“Sooo…… how’s it going?”
She jumped “Kaitlyn, you scared me”
“Hah don’t I always? Anyways how is it going with lover boy?”
“….yeah say that a little louder why don’t you?” she rolled her eyes turning a little red.
“Aw, come on. You guys are cute plus you’ll never know what will happen while you’re over at each other’s house….. Doing the project…. Alone….”
“Bye Kaitlyn!!” Riley pushed her back to her partner while she laughed. She went back to her seat and sank down. ‘Kill me….’ She thought
“Alright, I told Ms. Daniels so we’re all set umm…. Are you okay?” Austin asked her as he saw that she sank down in her seat.
“Huh? Oh yeah I’m fine. Anyways so when are we gonna work on the project?”
“I was thinking that since tomorrow is Saturday, I could go to your place and we can sketch it out and go get the things we need.” He explained
“Sounds good, here I’ll write down the street address and stuff.” As she began writing, he stopped her and she looked up.
“Riley, you live in a castle I know where that is, no need to write down anything.” He said
“Oh right… I forgot about that.” ‘I’m an idiot’ she thought
“Heh, it’s alright.” He assured her as the bell rang.
“Alright class, have a great weekend and I’ll see you all on Monday!” Ms. Daniels said opening the door for everyone.
“So, I’ll see you tomorrow then Ri.” He said to her, “bye bye.” And with that he left.
Riley burst through the doors of the castle, startling her mom who was in the kitchen.
“Riley! What’s wrong?” She asked
“Kill me why don’t you?”
“Why? Wait... Are those girls still bothering you?”
“No! If they were I would be in tears right now but I’m not, it’s good and bad at the same time.”
“Well what is it?”
“Okay so apparently Ms. Daniels told us about a project we have to do with a partner, her being Ms. Daniels assigned us partners.” She said recalling every detail that happened
“I got paired up with Austin….” She said with her head down.
“Wait, Austin? Lover boy Austin??”
“…..pfft hahahah!!” her mom laughed
“That’s not funny! I already embarrassed myself...” she said turning red
“What did you do?” Sally asked trying not to laugh
“I told him that he can come over tomorrow so we can sketch out what we want to do, and I took out paper to write down our address...”
“I forgot that the whole world knows where we live….” She said putting her head down again
“Nice job Riley” Sally laughed
“What’s all the noise about?” her father asked entering the kitchen
“Nothing, it’s just that Riley over here got paired up with Austin for a school project.”
“Austin the one you have a huge crush on?” he asked
“..Yes…” Riley quietly said
“Ohh boyyyy, it’s gonna be like how me and mom were.”
“What do you mean?” she asked
“When your mom and I were your age, man did we have feelings for each other, and not just little feelings I’m talking big big big feelings, and we were the best of friends since the age of 4”
“Well we deny deny deny but we didn’t want to anymore, and that leads up to where we are now.”
“Oh boy.. .” she sighed ” Next thing you know it’s the same thing for me. Thing is I don’t know if he feels the same for me. Kaitlyn told me that he does by the way he looks at me and when he came up to me today, I saw him look so nervous as if I was gonna bite him or something. And she already teased me about it!”
“Maybe he does, just doesn’t want to admit it like your father” Sally smirked
“I can already see it… you and him… working on a project…. Together….. Alone….” Sonic teased
“…. I’m going to bed...” Riley said not amused, that’s exactly what her best friend said. ‘Oh god I’m not looking forward to tomorrow, I hope I don’t screw this up’ She thought
“Alright sweetie, I’ll call you when it’s time for dinner.” Sally watched as Riley went upstairs, once out of sight she hit Sonic’s arm.
“Ow! What was that for?”
“Nice job, Mr. Hedgehog” She said rolling her eyes
“King Hedgehog if you may, and what do you mean?”
“Teasing went too far right there, and Kaitlyn did the same thing.”
“Oops… oh but she knows I’m joking, I mean come on my face even said that I was joking.”
“Hm... she looked serious about this, what if she really embarrasses herself? What will Austin think of her then?”
“I don’t know Sal, but if anything I will teach him a lesson to not mess with my little girl.” He said pounding his fist
“You are not going to lay a single hand on him.” She warned
“I know I was kidding but I will have a talk with him.”
“And to make sure it’s a ‘talk’ I’ll have someone supervising”
“What? You don’t trust me?”
“Nope” she grinned
“…Thanks Sal” he sarcastically said.