the breath hitched in your throat and you stopped walking.
"holy fuck," you murmured.
MJ raised an eyebrow.
you looked up at her, wide-eyed. you held back a smile. a confused expression swept her face, but it left quickly.
"weirdo. anyway," she continued talking your ear off about peter and ned and what losers they are all the way to class.
"um this is my room," you said.
"cool. i'll see you around."
"thanks for walking me," you began to walk into the room.
you turned around. "what did you say your name was?"
MJ was smiling. she looked so different when she smiled. it up her face and brought out the drooping features that proved to be, in fact, beautiful. you almost didn't have the heart to tell her that it was you that peter liked. she seemed so into him.
"um," you took a deep breath, hesitating.
she stared at you expectantly.
"y/n," you finished.
MJ's smile faded slowly. a look of hurt and, almost, betrayal, took over her face. you bit your lip and looked away. her shoulders drooped. you could tell you hurt her. she hesitated, then said, "see ya around," forcing a quick grin and rushed into the hallway.
the bell rang just then. you turned to sit down in a seat.
"Miss Y/N?" your professor said loudly, making you jump.
"did you have a nice chat with Miss Michelle out in the hallway?"
low giggles spread throughout the class, all eyes directed towards you.
"um, sorry," you said quietly.
"not a great way to start off the year."
"i know. it won't happen again."
the professor pursed his lips and glanced at the class coldly for a moment. immediately, the sounds stopped and the room was dead silent. you made a mental note not to mess with this teacher. he turned and picked up a marker, writing his name out on the board.
"Mr. Smith," he read aloud while the marker squeaked.
his voice was nasally and low. it had an annoying quality to it. good thing this was chemistry class, so you didn't have to listen to it all day. "now, what we're going to do, since today is the first day-"
the door squealed open and Peter's head poked in sheepishly.
you gasped, getting his attention. his somber expression turned into an overly joyful one.
"This was shot from a float-plane on the way out to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve to photograph bears on Crescent lake. It was an incredible experience and the entire area is gorgeous. I had so much fun with such great people."🛩
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