This is the second teaser to Our Love. The third and final teaser will be uploaded next week before the official release, which will be next week!!!!

2. Charlie

 

After Today’s Events, all I wanted to do was crawl into my bed and never come out. I could not believe my parents would do something so foul to me. I’m not being spoiled, or throwing a temper tantrum; I understand they were looking out for me, but this is my senior year! This is supposed to be the happiest time in my high school life and now I have to spend it with strangers. After thirty minutes of discussing the transfer and informing the Sherman’s of the new plan, they agreed to drop the charges. While Theresa gets the good end of the stick, I get stuck with the crap end. As I was on my way home, I called Eva to tell her that her best friend is no longer a student at Parker.

 

“What! I do not believe this! You know you could sue the school for this.”

 

“Why? My parents were the ones who suggested the transfer.”

 

“That is messed up. What school are you going to?”

 

“Belmont. I’m a Spartan now.”

 

“Ah girl. I’m sorry for all this. Believe me Theresa is going to get hers.”

 

“I know.”

 

“You’re starting tomorrow?”

 

“Yeah, can’t wait.” I said in a dull tone.

 

“Don’t stress over it. You never know, you might like it there.”

 

I laughed. “I sincerely doubt it.”

 

“Well, all I can say is keep your head up. Besides, it not like you’re moving away. We can hang out on the weekends.”

 

I smiled. Give it to Eva to make things seem like they’re not so bad. That’s what I love about her. She always sees the positive in every situation.

 

As I pulled my black Ford Mustang convertible into the driveway of my parents’ two-story home, I looked at my cell phone and smiled.

 

“Thanks girl for the advice. I’m at home now, so I’ll give you a call later.”

“Talk to you later.”

 

“Bye.”

 

As I hung up the phone, I got out of my car slowly, took out my black Coach tote bag and matching mini clutch, and dragged my feet to the door. As I put my key into the keyhole, I carefully unlocked the door and walked into the house. As I walked into the living room, I saw my parents sitting on our beige loveseat near the TV. I gave them an icy stare as I walked up the stairs.

 

“Charlie Marie Perry, bring your ass back here now!” my mother yelled.

 

I rolled my eyes toward the ceiling and turned around. I walked back into the living room and folded my arms across my chest.

 

“I do not know why you’re so upset over what happened. We should be upset with you over what you’ve done today!” my mom yelled.

 

“We were looking out for you by transferring you to Belmont,” my dad added.

 

“I appreciate that, but you don’t understand. This is my senior year! Everything that I was looking forward to is gone now because I’m not going to be there. I’m not going to go to prom with my friends or even graduate with them.”

 

“We understand that and we feel bad about it, but if your dad did not suggest you go to Belmont, then you would be facing criminal charges.”

 

I looked at my mom and sighed. I knew my parents had my best interests at heart, so it’s not like I could have been upset with them.

 

I gave my mom a tiny smile and she gave me a hug.

 

My dad came up to us and smiled.

 

“We know you’re upset baby girl, but this is for the best. Besides, you can still see your friends on the weekends.”

 

I smiled at my parents and took both their hands.

 

“I’m sorry about earlier. I know tomorrow will be difficult, but I’ll make it work.”

 

“That is all we want to hear,” my mom said as she kissed my cheek.

 

“Besides, you’re a Perry. Perrys never give up on anything,” my dad said. He kissed me on the forehead and smiled.

 

I gave my parents another smile and headed upstairs. As I went into my room, I closed the door and looked around. Everything in my room reminded me of Parker. From the cheer banner, to my red and white pom-poms I had to return, everything in here made me think of what I was going to miss. As I flopped down on my bed, I looked at the ceiling and sighed. I wanted to cry but my heart would not let me. I said I would do this and I will. Because my dad is right, Perrys are never quitters. Never was and never will be.

 

 

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The morning arrived and I was getting ready for my debut at Belmont High. I wish this morning did not come so soon, that way I could stay in my nice cozy bed and think that the last two days were a bad dream. As I went downstairs, I noticed my mom was in the kitchen drinking a cup of coffee.

 

“Hey. I thought you left already?”

“I will. I just wanted to see you before I did.”

 

“Mom, it’s not like I’m five and going off to kindergarten. I do not need you to hold my hand.”

 

“I know baby, but I just want you to know that your dad and I love you so much.”

 

I smiled at my mom. It is good to hear when your parents tell you how much they love you. Just like I know when I tell my parents I love them, it makes their day.

 

“I love you too, Mom.” I said.

 

My mom looked at her watch and got up from the stool seated near the breakfast bar. She drank the last of her coffee and smiled at me again.

 

“I’ll see you tonight, okay?”

 

“Okay Mom. Have a good day at work.”

“I’ll try,” she said as she grabbed her purse and briefcase and headed out the door. I know being a lawyer is stressful, so I did not need to give my mom any added stress. As I grabbed my tote bag and purse, I took a deep breath and went out the door. A new day, and a new beginning was approaching, whether I liked it or not.

 

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As I drove to the New Oaks section of Sugar Land, I never realized how snobbish this area looked. Just the look of the area gave me the impression that Belmont High wasn’t going to be any different. The only thing I knew about Belmont, was that the students were pretty arrogant, but had a very good football team. Even though Parker is considered an uppity area as well, Belmont kids look down on us like we are dog doo on the ground; mainly because of the rivalry of our football teams.  So I guess word of advice for me, don’t tell anyone I’m from Parker. As I made a left turn toward the school, I remembered the phone call I had with Eva and Ashley earlier that morning.

 

“No matter where you are, you’re always going to be our girl,” Eva said.

 

“We got your back no matter what,” said Ashley.

 

I smiled at the nice things my girls said. I wished I was hanging out with them now, but there was no point dwelling on the past. As I pulled into a parking space, I looked around the parking lot and realized it looked like a scene out of a rap video. Every high priced car you could think of was in the lot. Convertibles, SUVs, and expensive two- seaters were all occupying spaces on the elaborate school grounds.  Even though my metallic black Mustang is considered high-quality, it doesn’t hold a candle to my dream car: a BMW 528i. As I saw a black one pull up into a parking space a row near my car, I wonder how a teenager could get that type of car.

 

“Rich parents,” I said to myself as I got out of the car.

 

Really, I could consider myself a spoiled kid. Even though we‘re not rich, we’re living comfortably. My mom’s a lawyer while my dad’s an advertising executive at a prestige advertising firm; so my friends always thought we were rich. If they thought I was, they needed to take a look at the scene I was witnessing at Belmont.

 

The school could be a duplicate for the rich kids you see on teen soaps. There were kids sitting on the lawn, and kids walking around talking on their cell phones. As I started to walk down the long sidewalk to the actual building, I had several eyes focusing on me. I wanted to ask people what they were staring at, but I did not want to be ignorant; so I kept walking.

 

As I approached the building, I looked over and noticed someone staring at me. This person I did not mind staring. He was too fine. He had one of those faces that would make any girl swoon. He had short blond hair that was spiked up a little. He had a nice body and the most beautiful eyes you’d ever seen. I couldn’t tell what color they were, but I could tell they were nice.  As he looked at me, I gave him one of my sexy smiles and walked toward the building. As I was walking, I did not realize how close I was to the door. Good thing I noticed before I busted my face though it. I opened the door and went inside.

 

 This could work out after all.

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