Ravyn was always trying to prove his usefulness just because we all joked about it a few times. Honestly, he needs to take things less seriously. I mean he may not be the most useful person in the world, but he didn’t have to go and prove us otherwise. And besides, even if he did prove it, nothing would really change. I don’t think he seems to understand that though.
Soon enough, I make it to Ravyn’s house. I wait as I knock on the door. Ravyn answers it. He has a big smile on his face, and his brown hair is a mess. I walk through the doorway and follow him up to his room. When I walk in, I see loads of books about wilderness survival piled on his bed. I raise my eyebrow and turn to him.
“So, how exactly is this useful?” He smiles as if he was expecting me to ask him that. Not really shocking though, since anyone could guess I would say that. I’m just that predictable I guess.
“What if we get stuck in the woods and need to know how to survive? I’ll be the one to save the day because I’ll know what to do.” He puts his hands on his hips triumphantly like a superhero or something. I can already imagine the cape. But I doubt that will ever happen. The chances of that happening is like 1 in 8, I think. I don’t know. I’m not very good at math or probability.
“Yes, Ravyn. Because that happens all the time. We are totally gonna get stuck in the forest. I’m so scared,” I say sarcastically. He rolls his eyes at me.
“Just you wait. It’s going to happen. I can feel it.” I sigh and walk towards the door.
“Well this has been a very interesting, although useless, conversation. But I really need to get home before my mom gets all worried and stuff. You know how she is.” I close the door behind me and show myself out, while also waving at Ravyn’s mom on the way out.
Of course. As soon as I get home and into my room, my computer goes off. It’s Luke messaging me. He’s always checking up on me. Which I especially don’t get because he just saw me earlier today. I look through his message to see what the holy heck he wants.
Apparently he wants me to go to the movies with him tomorrow since tomorrow is Saturday. It’ll only be us two again. We always go together since we’re best friends, and I guess that’s what best friends do. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I love my other friends. But I’ve know Luke about my whole life. You know, since we both have parents that have big government jobs and whatnot. Really, all of my friends parents have the same job. That’s how we all met. Our parents know each other pretty well, so we always played together when we were little.
Anyways, I guess it’s like some horror movie or something. I like horror movies, but they still scare me. Luke knows I’ll be jumping and getting scared a lot despite my love for horror movies. I have a feeling he did this on purpose. I just don’t know why. Guess he’s just being a jerk so he can laugh at me. I guess this will be pretty interesting.
I shut my laptop and dive onto my bed, feeling tired from school. School is horrible. Why do they make us go so early when we obviously won’t be awake yet. I mean, most kids just fall asleep in first period, and probably even second period. I know I do. My eyes begin to shut as these thoughts race through my head. Guess that’s it for the night. I can’t stay awake any longer.
So i went with Luke to the movies. Like I predicted, I was totally jumping and holding on to Luke the whole time. How embarrassing. While we were walking back to my house, I keep my arms crossed. I don’t think Luke is taking me seriously though. He’s just smiling and trying not to laugh at me. How dare he? I am so mad at him! Am I really that horrible at being angry? Eventually he couldn’t take it and just burst out laughing. I punched his arm. He just keeps laughing and holds his hands out to block my hits.
“I’m sorry. I just-oh my god-you’re trying so hard to be mad aren’t you? Aw, come on. You know you’re not mad at me.” And he’s right. I’m really not. Maybe a little embarrassed, but not really mad exactly. When I roll my eyes, he laughs a little and turns to look ahead of us again. We still have a bit of a walk to get back home, but it’s nice to just walk and talk for a while.
When we get back, we both go to my house like usual. We rarely hang out at Luke’s house. Not really sure why though. Luke says my house is better, but I beg to differ. I see Ravyn, David, and my siblings sitting in the living room as I walk in. Why my friends are here, I haven't even the slightest idea.
“Uh, what’s all this about?” Janessa turns towards me, puts her finger to her mouth, and points at the TV. All of our parents are on the screen. I was confused. What was going on?