At first glance it was hard to ignore the shaking hand, the piercing blue eyes, the quick twitches but now Katia was just another person in passing. Do not get me wrong there was once a time when her and I were close, almost as if we were one but now, now she was involved-deeply. I would have never pin pointed her to be the one, but apparently the devil takes anyone. The devil takes any shape. Holding my cross upon my neck I silently pray for her lost soul as Katia passes through.
“Hey you! are you coming to our meeting tonight? We are starting the new testament.”
Looking at me you would never guess that I would belong to a bible study group but with a father who is a pastor religion is hard to ignore.
“Of course, Michelle how else would I be able to take note of God’s existence to rid the school of evolution lessons?”
Laughing we link arms as I turn towards the study hall ready to take on the schools idea of education. Good-bye Katia, I do hope God has not forgotten you.
It is hard to ignore her, so much pressure to be someone who is not anything like me. I am modern, not popular, and very much a computer geek. However, she is me…they all are. At first glance no one would suspect anything, head down I am just a blur in the everyday traffic of high school. I am a number among the crowd. Tomorrow, may be different but for today I am a shadow. I walk the halls in silence, I battle my demons in the dark and I most definitely avoid all conflict. That is why at first I do not notice the attention, I do not notice the mistake leaning against a wall.
“Katia, right?” He inquires with a cocked eyebrow and crooked smile.
“Um..yes..t-t-that’s me. Did I do something?” I murmur.
“Haha, of course not I just noticed you were in my English class and I was wondering if you had last weeks homework. Coach says I have to get at least a C to play in the game this weekend. Can you help a guy out?”
” Me?..well I-I-I… I mean no problem, let me just get it from my locker. I will be right back.” I stammered in reply twisting my elastic band around my wrist.
All too quickly I dash towards my locker, head down. No one has ever noticed me…especially for my intelligence. This had to be a joke. Am I falling prey to slick hair and a crooked smile?
Ahh Kitty kat the doubting doubter, can a man not simply want your help. Ha! what a joke you dumb girl he is looking for a quick answer..perhaps a good lay later on.
Brushing her off I fumble with my locker combination. He may just want an easy answer but atleast it is attention, I am not a shadow now. I am a dark shape with the answer.