down to earth
middle school went by in the blink of an eye. literally. it felt like we were one second tiny 6th graders on the bottom to big eighth graders, on our last day of school. chris and i had still been best friends, and it was our send off dance tonight. the last day of school was on monday. we had a big assembly wishing us luck, but tonight was the talk of the grade. throughout middle school, chris and i had changed, but that was a given. i'd gotten girlier. i'd still played sports, but i just wore a lot more of american eagle, and makeup this year. not a lot, just a little. chris lost some weight, and he became more muscular. he'd had a girlfriend for the past month or so. her name was carly, but i don't think she liked me too much. i think she was just jealous of how close i was to chris. chris had his share of girlfriends, 2 last year, and this was his first. i'd texted and talked to a guy named dan last year, but he just jerked me around. chris was soo mad at him about it, but i insisted he'd better not get involved. i'd had a boyfriend earlier this year, joe. he was just too dramatic for me. one friday, chris and i had hung out, instead of me going to his house for like an hour, because he had a hockey tournament early the next morning, but i went to hang out with chris, and he went bizerk, and broke up with me. but i didn't need anyone like him. i was never overly liked, just enough. i'd gotten close with someone in chris's and my class, her name was ryan. we were pretty much inseperable when chris and i weren't together. she was fine with all 3 of us hanging out, even though she had a huge crush on him. i never told anyone, and she was good with not making it awkward. that would be soo hard for me. a guy in my math class had asked me to send off, and his name was matt. he was super cute, and nice. he was good friends with chris, and he'd been bugging chris about me, so chris told him to ask me. so we were going, and chris was going with carly. i had pictures at my house, so i had to get ready earlier. as soon as i got home, i called ryan, and talked to her for a few minutes. we discussed hair choices, ugh. as girly as i was, it still bored me somewhat. after that, i called chris, and talked to him.
"heey-yo." he answered.
"hey-yo." i said. "you ready for tonight?"
"yes. it's gonna be great. just 8th graders."
"i know. did you get carly flowers?" i asked. i tried my best to help him with girl ettiquete, but he was a natural.
"of course. she's wearing a pink dress, so i got her pink carnations."
"aww. how cute." i approved.
"you're wearing yellow, right?"
"yea." i said. "why?"
"that's what color matt is getting you, but i didn't tell you that."
"tell me what?"
"smooth." he said.
"now are you going all out tonight?"
"uhm no. just straightening my hair, and adding some curls. not a lot of makeup."
"you don't need it."
"aw thanks. but anyways, you and me are gonna be the party tonight." i said.
"yea, and then katies after. game of biddle."
"def. you and me, same team."
"team domination." he agreed.
"is carly gonna be there?" i asked hesitantly. i tried my best to avoid him when she was there. i didn't need false accusations that i liked him. i will admit he got better looking to me over the years, but he's my best friend. and i love him as much as a friend would.
"no. cheerleading tomorrow. she's only going to the dance."
"oh okay." i heard a beep from the other end.
"shoot. that's carly. i'll see you later mand."
"okay. see ya." i said, and hung up. i jumped in the shower, and straightened my hair. i added sweeping curls to my hair, and it looked amazing with my hair being angled in the front. my darkbrown hair hung down about 3 inches below my shoulder. i did my makeup next. i was pretty acne free, so i only did some cover up. i did volumizing mascara, with luminescent eyeshadow. just to make them sparkle. i slipped on my yellow dress. it was a strapless, but i had to have straps sewn on, and it was a sweetheart neckline. it had a yellow sash in the middle, and it was a comfortable fit. it wasn't flowy, but it wasn't tight. i slipped on my silver shoes, and i heard a knock on the door, and i ran downstairs to get it. i did it, surprisingly without tripping. it was ryan, of course. she had to get there first. i grabbed my camera, and my mom took a few of us. once the formal ones were out of the way, we did silly ones. ryan was pretty. she had light blond hair, and she was very petite. she liked to do crazy things with her hair, so right now she had chic bangs cut right at her eyes. she blew them out though, so they were sweeping across her forehead, and her hair was big and curly. she had half of it up in a messy-but-still-looks-cute way. she had a bright blue halter dress on, to highlight her eyes. she had silver shoes too. she was my height, just very very petite. not that i was fat, i just had hips and a butt. and bigger boobs. but we joked about that all the time.
"people should be coming soon. i told them 6. my phone said 5:45. as if on cue, my doorbell rang, and a bunch of people came in. i got pictures with all of them, and we took a big group shot, and people kept coming in. i texted chris asking where he was, and as soon as it sent, he tapped me on the back.
"hey chris!" i said, and jumped into his arms to give him a hug.
"you look amazing!" he said.
"so do you!" i said, commenting on his black shirt with pink tie and khaki pants.
"pictures!" i said, and my mom was right behind me, and she snapped one of me and him standing next to each other. i then gave him a fake kiss on the cheek, and she laughed, and took one of that. as soon as i turned to look for ryan to get one of the 3 of us, i saw carly glaring.
"uh oh. lets get one with ryan, and then you can go see carly."
"okay." he said, and she came up after he called her name. we took that, and then matt tapped me on the back.
"hey!" i said, and gave him a hug.
"hey yourself! you look beautiful." he said. i smiled. matt was soo hot. i have no clue how he asked me. he was a good 5 inches taller than me, and very muscular. he was the running back for the football team. he handed me a small bouqet of 3 yellow roses, and baby's breath around them.
"these are beautiful!"i said, after smelling them.
"aw picture!" my mom said, and we turned around, and he held his strong arm around my back. after taking many pictures, we all got in our cars, and got ready to go to the dance.