The Story of Us
✮ Chapter Seven: The Sidekick ✮
Word Count: 6141
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Monday morning approaches and Riley decides to skip the bus and walk to school, even though it would take her close to an hour. Once she arrives, Riley doesn’t find her friends immediately. It’s not until the morning assembly that she gets a chance to say hello.
Everyone is gathering in the gym for a few announcements followed by the date bidding for the dance. An excitement buzzing through the bleachers as students pile in. Riley spots her three guy friends sulking by the stage and approaches them after Lucas waves her over.
“Do we have a last minute sign up?” Mrs. Dunn asks Riley as she approaches.
“No way!” Riley shakes her head. “I’m just saying hello.”
“Alright, don’t be too long.” Abbey smiles. “We’ll be starting soon.”