Arriving at her locker, Esme carefully placed some of her heavier books inside. Taking out a picture of her "baby cousin"
, she taped it inside the locker door, giving it a personal touch. Looking at the photo, Esme couldn't help the subtle smile that appeared on her face. Her cousin just reminded her of, well, herself
. The same expression of a deer caught in the headlights. It was cute. Shaking the nostalgic thoughts away, she closed the locker door and made her way to her homeroom.
"I wonder who is our teacher this semester."
Esme whispered to herself, not caring if others gave her a weird look. She was accustomed to it, and frankly she liked it that way. It stopped people from approaching and asking questions about her life, questions that she would refuse to answer anyways. 'And this is how you want to change? That's how you want to create fond memories..?'
The sudden thoughts, made her halt just in front of her homeroom door.
Esme couldn't believe herself, she was just confronted by her own conscience. She was surely going crazy, yet her inner thoughts were right. She wanted to replace painful memories with happy ones; and she did, by helping others around. However, she felt unsatisfied, something was missing. And just as quick as lighting, she knew what is was that she was missing. She was missing a friend. Someone she could share those memories with. Someone that could help her dream again.
However, after so long of being alone, Esme didn't know how to get a friend. The only ones she was comfortable around, where toddlers. Kids she would babysit in the neighborhood. 'How do you make a friend? How do you know when someone is truly your friend?'
Dismissing the solemn questions and doubts in her mind for now, she opted to focused on the day ahead. First day of school, first day of junior year. 'Surely, I would be able to make just one friend before the school ends.'
With that slight positive thought in mind, Esme entered in the room that would be called her homeroom for the rest of the year.
Once inside, she kept to herself and claimed a sit next to the window. She could see there was already someone resting in one of the back seats. She was about to introduced herself, but at the last second she chickened out, she didn't want to disturb his rest. Instead, she decided to settle her head on her arms and rest a bit herself. And with one last thought, she closed her eyes to wait the start of classes. 'Now, to wait for the bell that signals the official start of the new school year...'