Chapter Three

*Sound of Showers*

Hope got dressed after they were done with PE and actually looked in the mirror and fixed her hair and put on some make up. She stopped as soon as some girls walked by and say.

"Watch, she is probably doing that for Brad." The group of girls said and started to laugh. Hope took a deep breathe and walked out of the locker room with her hair down for the first time at school.

"Hey Hope." Hope's friend Alicia said.

"Hey Alicia." Hope said as she smiled.

"You look pretty." Alicia said.

"Thank You." Hope said and smiled.

"So you wanna stay on campus or eat at that little joint down the street?" Alicia asked.

"I just wanna eat at our spot." Hope answered.

"Okie Dokie!" Alicia said. They got their lunch and walked to the little picnic bench out in the quad.

"What's up with you and Brad hanging out now?" Alicia asked.

"That's what I'm trying to figure out! Out of no where Brad calls and asked me to help him with English and everyone thinks we're going out or something!" Hope answered as she took a bite out of her sandwich.

"Well, I've heard talk." Alicia said.

"Don't start with the talk! I've heard so much talk from little Miss Brenda Cline's group I think I'm gonna cry when I get home!" Hope said.

"Don't let them do that to you Hope." Alicia said.

"Oh my gosh here comes Brad." Alicia said.

"That boy has some nerve!" Hope said tensing up.

"Hello Hope! I've been looking for you." Brad said. Hope turned around and smiled.

"Oh, Hello Brad how are you?" Hope asked.

"I was going to invite you and Alicia to eat lunch with my friends and I." Brad said.

"Oh, Thank You. But, I don't think that's such a good idea. Besides, lunch is almost over already." Hope said.

"Look, don't listen to those girls. They just like to talk." Brad said.

"Yes, I know. I've heard so much in one day it's driving me crazy!" Hope said. Brad starred at Hope for a few moments and it made Hope nervous. "What?" Hope asked.

"You look nice." Brad said.

"Oh, you know I just forgot that Todd wants me to meet him in the Library right now." Alicia said and left.

"Thanks Alicia!" Hope said with a sarcastic look on her face.

Hope turned around to see Brad starring at her again.

"What?" Hope asked again even more nervous.

"I'm taking you out." Brad said.

"You are what?" Hope asked confused.

"I am taking you out!" Brad answered.

"Are you sure little miss Brenda Cline will like that?" Hope asked as she rolled her eyes.

"This is a thank you so she shouldn't get all butt hurt about it." Brad said. "You're crazy!" Hope said.

"No, you are! You don't even enjoy yourself!" Brad said looking at her.

*Bell ringing*

"Saved by the bell." Brad said with an eye brow up.

"It depends one who needs the saving Bradley." Hope said as she got up and walked away.

"Hey Hope!" Brad yelled. Hope turned around and the wind blew her hair around her face.

"Yeah?" Hope asked.

"You need a ride home?" He answered.

"Yeah." Hope answered.

"Okay, I'll meet you at your locker after class." Brad said and walked away.

Chapter Four
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