The perfect Blog to meditate and think about everything. Prepare your coffee and music and read this cute story <3
Tying up my long brown hair, I added a hair band.
Today will be a good day.
I reassured myself with one last glance in the mirror.
Time to go to school.
Picking my bag up from the counter, I said good-bye to my dad and left the house to wait for my bus.
Digging my feet into the gravel on my driveway, I tried cleaning off my muddy Converse shoes.
I should have washed them.
Hearing the bus approaching, I forgot the thought and re-adjusted my bag.
Hopping up the stairs, I went to take my usual spot on the bus. By usual, I mean the seat I've sat in for 5 years now.1
With no one else.
Now, that probably makes me sound antisocial and angry. That's not the case. I just don't have any friends on my bus. Nobody has ever offered to sit with me and that's how it's always been.
I don't like talking in the morning, anyways. I just woke up and I'm still waking up. I'm not in the mood for conversations.2
My bus rides to and from school consist of headphones and good music. It's all I've ever needed.
Taking my seat, I dug out my earbuds. Plugging them into my phone, I shut myself out from the world.
Staring out my window, I almost didn't notice the bus making a new stop. I wouldn't have if the new kid didn't sit beside me, that is.
"Can I sit here?" The boy was getting looks from everybody as I took out my earbuds.
I couldn't say no, could I?
"Go for it." I shrugged, turning my music down. He didn't need to hear it.
"Thanks." His worried expression was replaced by a smile. "I'm Nate."
"Jodi." I left on earbud out, just to be nice.
As the bus carried on, students continued to laugh and whisper with their friends.
"So, what grade are you in?" Nate asked, trying to ease the tension.
"11." I thought a moment before asking, "You?"
"12." He grinned, ignoring the chaos around us.
Nodding, I turned my attention back to my music. Watching the cars pass by outside, I could feel Nate digging around in his bag.
Glancing over at him, I caught him putting on a pair of glasses.
"Surprised?" Nate looked at me, pushing the glasses further up his nose.
Shaking my head, I pushed up my own glasses.
"Not much of a talker, are you?" He laughed, giving me a weird look.
"Only when I have nothing to say." I sent him a smirk.
"Well, what's your favourite colour?"
"Purple." I picked at my nail polish. "What's yours?"
"Green." Nate zipped up his backpack, "Favourite... sport?"
"I don't play sports."
"We'll have to fix that." Nate laughed, "I play basketball and volleyball."
Smiling, I kept my head down.
"Okay," Nate thought a moment, "Favourite band?"3
"Just one?" I gave him my best serious face.
"You have more than one?"
"Yup. Hedley, Fall Out Boy, and Marianas Trench."
"Very cool. I don't listen to much music."
I gave Nate a concerned look.
"We'll have to fix that." I grinned at him.
"Fine by me." Nate shrugged, rubbing the back of his neck. "What's your favourite ice cream?"
"I love pretty much all ice cream."
The half an hour bus ride to school flew by thanks to Nate and his endless questions.
He made me laugh and I actually had a good start to my morning.
Pulling into the school, I realized quickly that I wouldn't see Nate again. By the end of the day, he'll most likely have made friends with other people on the bus and I'll be alone with my music again.
"One more question," The bus slowed to a stop, "Are you dating anyone?"
"Excuse me?" I almost choked on my spit.
"Are you dating anyone? As your new friend, I need to know." Nate smirked, standing up to get off.
"So now you're my friend?" I hopped up too.
"So now you're ignoring my question?" He mimicked me.
"See ya around, Nate." I laughed, shuffling off the bus, leaving him behind me.
"Jodi!" He called, but I kept walking.
What a good morning.
Throughout the day, I caught glimpses of Nate in the hallways coming and going to class.
At lunch time I saw him heading to the cafeteria with a few other guys; one of which rides our bus.
I knew he'd make friends.
By time school finished for the day, my good mood from the morning had vanished and I was back to being a little bit grumpy.
Taking my seat on the bus, I fixed my ponytail. Re-tying it, I put my headband back on to keep the stray hair back.
"Hey, Jodi." Nate plopped down onto the seat next to me. "How was your day?"
"Good." I took a few moments to collect myself, "How was your first day?"
Why is he sitting with me again?
"Really good." He smiled, digging out the case for his glasses from his backpack.
Smiling, I searched my bag for my knotted-up headphones.
Finding them, I plugged them into my phone, only putting one earbud in again.
"We're back to silence?" Nate looked over at me. I shrugged. "Fine, I've got some more questions."
Laughing, I turned my music down.
"Do you have any siblings?"
"An older brother. You?" I asked right away.
"Three older sisters."
"Yikes." I laughed.
"They're triplets." Nate laughed with me. "Have any pets?"
"A kitty?" He repeated me.
"Uh, yeah. I have a cat." I blushed.
"I've got a fish. I'd much rather have a kitty." Nate teased, making me blush more. "What's it's name?"
"Is Gingy an orange cat?"
"Black, actually." I gave Nate a smirk.
Shaking his head, he asked me another question.
"If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?"
"Hmm.." I pushed up my glasses, "Probably somewhere in Europe. What about you?"
Nate continued shooting questions at me the whole ride home. We got to know each other really well, and I felt like I'd known him forever by the time we were just about at his house.
"What do you think of me?" Nate asked, letting out a breath of air.
"I dunno." I shrugged, "You're pretty cool."
"You sat with me when there was other open seats." I gave him a semi-smile. "That's an alright person in my book."
"I think you're great for answering my endless questions." Nate grinned, making me smile.
"Endless questions is an understatement." I joked.
"I've got three more." Nate bit his thumb nail.
"Alright." I told him to go for it.
"What do you think of people who date someone they just met?"
"It depends on the people, I guess."
"What about couples who are a year or so apart?"
"Like one's older than the other?" I frowned.
"Yeah, by a year or so."
"Uh, well, I guess a year is cool. I don't know." I looked over to Nate, "Why these questions?"
"I'm just trying to get to know you." He shrugged as the bus turned down his street.
"You've got one more question." I pointed out.
Nate looked around for a few seconds. He breathed out a sigh before asking;
"Will you go out with me, Jodi?"
"What?" I stared wide-eyed.
"Will you go out with me? Like on a date?" Nate looked more anxious than he did this morning.
"I think that's two questions." I teased after getting over my shock.
"Jodi." He gave me a flat look.
"I've got a question for you first." The bus began slowing down, "What do you think my answer is?"
"I'm praying for a yes." Nate laughed nervously.
Grinning like an idiot, I looked up at Nate; "Only if the date involves ice cream and less questions."
"Deal." Nate laughed, promising to set up a date with me tomorrow as the bus stopped at his house.
Today really was a good day.
So basically whenever I start writing these, I don't have a single clue how they're going to end. Half the time, I don't even know what they'll be about until I write a little bit.1
Anyways, hope you liked it.
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