The school bell rings for the last period of the semester. The students get up ready to leave class and head home. I walk down the hallway towards the exit, watching my fellow students say goodbye to each other. As I step outside I hear someone calling my name.

“Michael, can I speak to you for a moment?” As I turn towards the right I see Jessica.

I wonder why the cute popular girl would speak to me or what she wanted.

“Would you like to come to a party tomorrow night?” Jessica asks me. I remain quiet for a while until she says,

“You can bring a few friends if you like.” I agreed to go.

I proceed to walk to my car. I noticed a homeless guy sitting on the stairs and give him some change.

On my way home I turn on the radio. Finally reaching home I see my good old friend Jeff waiting for me in my driveway. I get out and greet Jeff, telling him about Jessica’s party. Jeff is holding a football and suggests we throw the ball around. We usually play video games but I think it would be good to change things a bit instead of doing the same things every time.

Half-an-hour later a moving truck stops at the house across the road.

“It looks like your new neighbours are moving in,” Jeff says.

He throws the ball and it hits my head as I am busy looking at the car that stopped in front of the moving truck. A man and woman go out of the car carrying boxes from the car to the house. The ball rolls up until the wheel of the truck. I run towards the ball and pick it up.

I heard the car door open. I looked towards the car and see the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen with long black hair and green eyes.

“Hi, I’m Michael,” I say.

“I’m Sasha,”

“And I’m Jeff,” Jeff says from behind.

“I have to be going,” I say and start walking.

“I’ll catch you later Michael. I’m going to help Sasha out for a while,” Jeff says.

I walk upstairs to my room and as I am about to close the curtains, I see Jeff placing one of the boxes in a room. I go back outside to pull the car into the garage and see Jeff heading back towards me.

“Had fun?” I ask. Jeff smiles and says, “Man you’ve got one hot shy neighbour. I got her number if you want it.”

“Nah, it’s OK. I don’t want it,” I say knowing that Jeff likes her.

“Look bro I’ll have to be going now. See you tomorrow at the party,” Jeff says getting in his car.

The next morning I wake up and the first thing I do is grab my cell phone and open Jeff’s message. In the message he asks me if I could buy a bottle for the party. After I take a shower and get dressed, I look outside and see

Sasha looking through her closet. I walk outside and pulled my car out of the garage. I look at my side mirror and see Sasha walking towards me.

“Hi, Michael. So your friend, Jeff, invited me to a party you two are going to. I was just wondering if I could get a lift with you. I don’t really know this place well,” she asks.

“Sure. I’ll pick you up at 8,” I say.

She gives me a smile and says, “See you at 8,” and then I drive off.

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