Hi everyone! Hope you’re all having a lovely day! And I really hope you’re healthy and safe!
Today I am going to be writing a story…with a certain ‘twist’ at the end. Hope you like it!
“Good Morning, class! Today we have a new student with us, this is Mia. Mia is the child of one of my very close friends,” he added, somewhat proudly.
“Hi everyone,” Mia said in a soft voice. There was a chorus of welcome.
“Okay, Mia. You can sit there beside Luke.” He said gesturing to the only empty seat in the class.
“Hey,” Luke said as Mia reached the desk.
“Hi,” Mia replied in the same soft voice.
“Ok, class, settle down. Today we are going to study the laws of…”
The class droned on and by the end of it, almost everyone was almost flat on their desk. Almost everyone. Lucy, Wellington was sitting perked up in her seat. Not because she liked the class, God no! She was staring at Luke, her best friend, as he stared at Mia. Mia was trying to be the polite new student and just slumped on the desk. Meanwhile, Luke was practically laying down on his desk, staring at Mia.
As the bell rang, Mia shuffled off without saying a word. Luke meanwhile was staring transfixed into the unknown and had a goofy smile on his face. Lucy made her way to his desk and slapped him hard on the head.
“Hey! What did you do that for?” Luke half-yelled, rubbing the back of his head where she’d hit him.
“Don’t hey me! Hey Mia!” Lucy said, barely able to control her smile, as it escaped from the side of his lips.
“What do you mean?” Luke asked, turning a deep shade of red.
“Oh come on, Luke!” Lucy said, exasperated. “You like Mia! Go and make a move you stupid human!” “Also, we can finally go on double dates!” she added.
Luke sighed. Lucy had always wanted him to go on a double date with him but he never really had anyone to go with him.
“Lucy, I’m not going to ask Mia out so you can fulfill your dream! It’s only the first day! I need to know someone to take them out on a date!” Luke said.
“Well, go and make friends then! You have got to invite Mia to sit with us at lunch today!” Lucy said.
Luke sighed. “Ok, fine! But first, let’s go to English, the bell’s just about to ring!”
In the next three classes, Luke did not pay any attention. He was usually the one who always took notes and listened to the professors. But today, his mind was preoccupied with how he could ask Mia to sit at lunch with them. How would he start the conversation?
“Hey Mia, nice to meet you, wanna sit with us at lunch”
Yes, that seemed pretty good, but would ‘wanna’ be a good choice. Mia seemed to be a little posh, maybe he should refine the sentence a bit.
“Hello, Mia. Want to sit with us at lunch? We’d be delighted….NO NO NO…
He decided to go with the first one. It was him and it would feel less weird. He hoped the latter was true. The lunch bell rang. Lucy gave him a significant look from across the room and rushed out. Her locker was on the other side of the building and he knew she didn’t want to miss his awkward talk with Mia.
“Better get on with it!” he said to himself and went out of the class.
As he made his way towards the mess hall, he felt sweat on his brow and his breath started quickening. Was he nervous? It couldn’t be! He hadn’t been nervous playing football in front of 300 people but here he was, getting nervous over asking Mia.
“You need to calm down, Luke!” he said to himself.
As he took his tray from the lunch lady, he looked around the hall. Mia was standing next to an empty table, looking rather hesitant about sitting alone. Luke walked over and said, “Hey Mia! Nice to see you again! Would you like to sit with us?” (That wasn’t so bad Luke thought)
“Yeah, sure. Thanks, Luke” Mia said.
They walked over to the table where Luke, Lucy, Brenda and Samuel (twins)sat. Just as they reached the table, Lucy came running and said, “Oh! I missed it!”
“Missed what? “ Brenda and Samuel chorused.
“Noth..nothing,” she said breathlessly, as she sat down.
Luke cleared his throat, diverting attention away from here. “Everyone this is Mia, the new kid. Mia this is Lucy, Brenda, and Samuel.”
“Hi!” Mia said, in a slightly louder voice than before.
“Where are you from, Mia?” Brenda asked.
“I’m from Washington. My parents got divorced and my mum and I moved here.”
“Oh, I’m sorry about that,” Lucy said.
“It’s okay. We’re quite happy and they divorced with mutual understanding, so there were no fights or anything.”
They talked more for a while and the bell rang. Brenda, Samuel, and Lucy rushed off to P.E. Lucy shot him another significant look before leaving. Luke rolled his eyes and smiled.
“What class do you have now?” he asked Mia.
“History,” Mia replied
“You and me got a lot of History,” Luke sang, laughing.
“You like One Direction? I absolutely love them” Mia asked, surprised.
“Yeah! They’re like the best band in the whole world!” Luke said. “I was trying to say we have history class together, by the way.” He added.
“Understood” Mia replied, laughing too.
They made their way towards History. It was on the other side of the building and was quite a walk.
“Hey, Luke?” Mia said, rather hesitantly stopping him.
“Yeah?” Luke said.
“I know I’ve known you for a few hours but would you mind coming over to my house for dinner this weekend. My mum would really like it if she thought I am making friends.”
“Yeah sure,” Luke replied. “Would you like to hang out sometime, maybe, you know…just the two of us?” he added, blushing slightly.
“Yeah, sure,” Mia replied, turning a delicate shade of pink.
“But I have a question,” Luke said.
“What?’ Mia asked, curious.
“What’s your full name? Like what is Mia short for?”
“Oh, it’s short for Michael. My aunt nicknamed me and it sort of stuck.”
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