I entered late, Miss. McMinn turned around to look at me. “Glad you have joined us. Take a seat.” She said with a stern glare. I took my jacket off and sat in the back. The two girls in front of me spun around to gawk at me. Evangeline looked at me strangely, like I was some prize that had just been won. "Welcome to the group" She said with a smirk before spinning around and giving her hair a nice flick. I smiled at my acceptance. “Finally” I whispered. “Alright, when we come back from lunch, we will pick up right here” Miss. McMinn said. I grabbed my lunch pail from under my desk and walked out the door. I sat down under a tree and pulled out my sandwich. “Hello, Mind if we sit here?” Evangeline asked, not giving me much of a choice and sitting down. “Ok then” I said snapping my book shut. “What made you change your mind about becoming one of us?” she asked. “My aunt’s opinion of me” I rolled my eyes as the scoffed at my answer. “What ever” I snarled under my breath.
“Well we’re glad you did.” Evangeline said. She seemed to be the leader of the group. She wore the most elegant gowns; her hair was always in flawless curls. The other girls were just sidekicks. She looked threatened by me. “Let’s go for a walk” She suggested. “How did you guys end up here” I asked once we were up and walking. “I was born into this town. My entire family was raised her” Evangeline said. “Same here” the other two girls said in unison. “What do you do here? It is so boring” I said exaggerating the ‘so’ part. “ There’s lots to do!” Evangeline muttered “Like, well, um, ok so there is nothing to really do but we always find things to do!”
“School goes until five!”
“Ya, well, oh watch out” Evangeline said quickly pulling me to the side. “You almost ran into that gentleman” She scolded as if she was my caretaker. “Sorry, sir” I said keeping my head down. “Oh miss!” He called after us. “Maybe you can help me? I am looking for a Sora Barton. If you see her tell her a friend is looking for her.” He said. My head shot up. “May I inquire to this friend’s name?” I yelled without turning around. I already knew who it was.
“Delsin. Delsin McMan” He said calmly. I spun around. “SORA!” He shouted with his arms our stretched. I ran and jumped into his arms and wrapped my legs around him. “Delsin! Oh my gosh! I have missed you so much” Before I could go much farther, his lips hit mine hard in a protective kiss. “I am never going to let you out of my sight again!” He said spinning me around. I laughed uncontrollably. “SORA!” Miss. McMinn shouted lifting her skirts to come save me.
He set me down, but held onto me tight. “Its ok, I know and love him!” I shouted, letting everyone know, I knew him. My new friends were glaring at me. “We thought you had changed.” Evangeline said smugly. “You can take the girl out of Seattle, you can’t take the Seattle out of the girl” He said leaning down to kiss me again. “Sora Barton! What is the meaning of this! You are shaming our family name!” Aunt Winona said rushing off the porch. I blushed and buried my face into Delsin’s chest. The strong scent of, well man scent. I had missed him to much. “Aunt Winona, Its ok-”
“No its not! Mr. Hammier, please pry my niece off of this, this, hooligan” She said sternly talking to one of the bystanders. Delsin’s grip on my waist got stronger. He started to back us up away from everyone. “Sora, dear, come here” Mr. Hammier said softly beckoning to me. I felt like a three-year old again. I shook my head and clung to Delsin’s hands. “Why do you want to stay with this hooligan? I thought you were a new girl, not one of them” Aunt Winona said in shock. “No! Everyone thinks I have changed! Just the outside! I have only been here for about a week! No one can expect anyone to change that fast!” I yelled from his grasp. He held my back like the rabid dog I was so I wouldn’t lunge at them all. They all stood in pure horror at my behavior. He covered me from everyone who tried to get me and ushered me inside. “You’re safe now” He said locking my bedroom door. I threw all my regular belongings into my bag. It was time for me to get out of here.