Well, after hiding in the library for an hour, the bell for lunch finally rang. It was a good thing I’m good at mimicking a teacher’s handwriting. It comes in handy sometimes. I reluctantly grabbed my bag and the journal that I was doodling in to go. As much as I wanted to stay there in the library, I couldn’t hide out in there forever. I looked at the librarian silently who smiled and nodded at me. Such a sweet old lady…
I strode down the loud and busy hall, my head and spirit downcast. How can a person…be so cruel? They like to see others down, that brings them up. Not even bring them up; it just entertains them to see someone in such misery. But then there was that girl…Arizona was her name? Such an odd pronunciation...yet it’s somewhat unique. She didn’t even know me, yet she acted as though she has known me for the longest.
A smile started to slowly emerge on my face. She was nice even though she may or may not have seems a little ghetto like. Now I was wondering whether or not I’d run into her during this lunch period. Does she even have the same lunch period as me? I’d have yet to find out.
“Arizona! You really did that?!” Aria said in shock, her long, ringed fluffy tail flicking her tail from side to side. A barely audible growl came from the tail, confusing the other two sitting at the table. “Did you guys…like…hear that?” Carmen spoke in her usual slow voice, looking drowsy yet alert. Aria quickly shook her head in denial and turned towards Arizona. “Shut up.” She muttered to Carmen and resumed speaking to the girl in front of her. “So do you know anything else about her other than that she tried to…y’know…” Arizona shook her head. “No, I don’t know what grade she in or what, all I know is that she must have some kind of anxiety. The reason I know that,” she kept speaking, looking over to Aria when the hybrid opened her mouth to ask something, “is because my Momma used to have anxiety and took medication like hers. Why, I don’t know…she don’t be lookin’ nervous and stuff when we at home or nothin’.” Aria chuckled softly and leaned back, resting her cheek on her hand. “Your mom has to deal with all seven of you guys, no offense.” Arizona shrugged and smiled lopsidedly. “Understandable. Barqueantre can be a handful and Sunkistiana get annoying as-” “Arizona?” The girl in question turned around to smile at the one who called her. “So you’ve found me~.”
I blushed and stared at my feet, twiddling my thumbs and scratching at the pastel purple nail polish that adorned my nails. Bad habit of mine, I can’t really help it. “Y-Yeah, I guess…” I mumbled softly, refusing to make eye contact with her. Look up. Look her in the eyes. Quit being so shy. My brain harassed me, which only caused a tight feeling to grow in my chest. A deep breath calmed me some. “Come on, sit down with us.” I heard her say, a warm hand placed on my forearm, gripping it slightly to encourage me to sit with them. My blush spread to my ears, a light pink color as I nodded with a nervous smile, taking the empty seat next to her.