Locker Number 271
I looked at myself in the bathroom mirror.
I'm ready to start over. I thought as I fixed my wavy light brown hair.
What was the problem with me starting over in Chicago? I've moved plenty of times.
Denver to Nashville to NYC to Atlanta to LA to Detroit to Seattle...
and now here.
I have no problem with Chicago, I mean its the cleanest city I've been to.
And clean is nice...
But for the first time, I actually felt like things were changing.
And I've never been a big fan of change.
I finished fixing myself up, and I headed to my first class, World Literature.
After walking around the entire school, I finally found Room 123.
I walked to class looking at my schedule.
"Hi, is this Mr. Elliot's classroom?" I said, hoping it was so I wouldn't have to search the entire school again.
"Yes, Yes it is. And you must be Anna Scott?" He said with a welcoming look.
"Yeah, that's me." I said looking around the classroom.
Their desks were in the formation of a circle, and they all had Romeo and Juliet on their desks. They must have been having a class discussion.
Everyone was staring at me, which I have gotten used to, being the new girl all these years. I only recognized one person, that obnoxious boy with the locker above mine. He smirked, and continued doodling in his notebook.
"Why don't you sit next to Katie over there?"
A girl with blonde bouncy curls sitting in the back left corner of the classroom raised her hand.
"I'm Katie, by the way." She said, and looked at Mr. Elliot like he should've remembered that I don't know anyones names yet.
I went to go sit down next to her.
"Oh, and Anna have you read Romeo + Juliet?" Mr. Elliot remembered.
"Actually, I have." I said. I've read it hundreds of times.
"Splendid. Now, Chris, we left off with you. Why don't you continue?" He said.
Chris stopped doodling and closed his notebook.
"Well, the story's romantic, but its unrealistic. They only knew each other for three days. I know Romeo + Juliet is a classic, but the idea that this book has made society believe this is what "true love" is, is absolutely ridiculous. That type of love is unattainable, and this book's moral has sent people searching for it."
Wow. I didn't expect him to be so intellectual.
I raised my hand.
"Yes, Anna." Mr. Elliot called.
"I have a comment on what Chris said. I don't believe that they were really in "love" more than infatuation. Romeo was a complete crush lady of the night. He was "in love" with Rosaline, and then he sees Juliet, and all the sudden he's "in love" with her. As for Juliet, she was most likely sheltered her entire life, so Romeo was probably one of the first cute boys to actually talk to her. Also, I really don't think true love was the moral of the story. Romeo and Juliet weren't even in the beginning or the end of the story. The beginning and the end were focused on the feud with the Montagues and the Capulets. I honestly believe that the only purpose of Romeo and Juliet was to open up the eyes of the families, so they could stop fighting. Because only the deaths of their children could do that."
In that moment, I could tell that Chris had always been the smart one when it came to literature. He stared at me in awe, like he didn't expect that to come out of my mouth.
Mr. Elliot looked at me in amazement.
"Wow, well done Ms. Scott! I think I'm going to enjoy having you in this class."
I forced a laugh.
After class, Katie walked up to me.
"Hey, what school did you used to go to?" She asked friendly.
"Oh, I used to live in Seattle." I said, expecting that she wouldn't know my old school if I told her.
"Sweet, I've always wanted to go to Seattle. Hey since you're new to the city, why don't my friend and I show you around?"
"Sure, I'd love that! I've been completely lost since I got here."
"Great. Meet me at the bus stop after school." Katie smiled and walked away.
As I walked to the bus stop, I saw Katie and Chris talking and listening to music.
Surely, he couldn't be the friend Katie was talking about.
"Oh, hey! Anna! Over here" Katie waved me over.
I walked over toward them.
"Hey Chris, this is Anna. She's in our World Lit class." Katie introduced.
"Hah. Yeah we've met." Chris smirked.
Well. This'll be interesting.
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Heres what I imagine the characters looking like:
Anna: Lily Collins
Katie: Hilarie Burton
Chris: Johnny Pacar