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some pancakes.” Maria said, handing me a plate of food. I smiled and said my thank yous when my father, Des, came into the room. “Maria,” he gave her a tight nod and smiled, “Hey kiddos! How are ya?” “Good,” Cole said, with a mouth full of food. I giggled and said, “C'mon kid, let's go take you to school.” while patting his back. A knock sounded at the door and Maria went to go answer it. “Miss Darcy, there is someone at the door for you. Shall I let them in?” she sounded through the doorway. “Yeah, just hold on a minute. I'll be there right now.” I walked to the door to be greeted by my best friend, Doniya. She squealed and said, “There's going to be a new kid at Parkman High!” she whispered, “And the word on the street is he's totally hot!” I laughed at her sudden outburst and said, “It's going to be okay, Niya. Calm down. But can you come with me to drop Cole off at school?” I pleaded with puppy dog eyes. Knowing Doniya, she would do anything for me. She groaned, “Ugh! Fine!” We went out through the door, me getting my keys on the way out. On my 16th birthday, my parents got me a 1965 Ford Mustang and man, she was a beauty. She still is. Pearl was the best gift I've ever gotten. “Okay kiddo, we're here now. Good luck in 5th grade. Love you, buddy.” I said then kissed Cole on the cheek. “Gross!” he groaned and wiped his cheek with the back of his hand, “See you later, sis! Love you too!” and with that I was left in the parking lot of the elementary school. I backed out of the parking spot and noticed a figure leaning on the pole of the soccer goal. He looked 6' with a head full of curls. Although he wore sunglasses, I can feel his eyes burning through my skull. “Hey Niya, who is that? I asked. I furrowed my eyebrows and continued to look at him. I almost ran into the pavement and got startled, turning the wheel quickly that the car jerked to the left at the sudden movement. He smirked and pushed himself off of the pole, turning to

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