I Just Can’t
In McKinley High school there are three breeds of students. There are the popular kids, otherwise known as the cheerios, with their glamour and cars, the average school goers, and the lower echelon Freaks and Geeks, who are counting down the days until graduation. McKinley has a rigid cast system that went silently acknowledged by all that attended. The cheerios were hardly ever seen with others outside their own party and the rest followed this example. In fact the entire student body practically scrutinized or glorified every action by the cheerios, giving them an enormous amount of appeal and influence in the school. Caitlyn Carpenter is a straight A student, captain of the cheerleading squad, and a cheerio nonetheless. Her father has high hopes she will get accepted into Harvard and her friends love having her around. David Reynolds is quite the opposite. He gets into fights; he challenges teachers, and has a record with the police. With all the amounting pressure and expectations Caitlyn is facing she takes on an interest in David. This all began when they were partnered for a woodshop project. David was mysterious, he had a reputation, but no one really knew him. Caitlyn was intrigued but she knew how bad it would look if she tried talking to David. Lucky for her he was on the same wavelength. As classes went by, the two of them gradually became comfortable with each other, but not in the way friends are at ease but the way lovers find hearth in one another. They share a connection so strong that she can’t seem to stop thinking about him. Likewise David is infatuated by Caitlyn, she is the only person that truly understands him and likes him more for it. Despite their love for each other Caitlyn is afraid of what their relationship will do to her cheerio status. Imagine the uproar that would ensue if Caitlyn Carpenter was rumored to be dating the social outcast David Reynolds. So, after 3 weeks of blissful woodshop, the project was...
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