Never Be What You Want (acoustic) - We Are The In Crowd
Serena laughed at Autumn’s giddiness. It had been a while since she’d met someone happy. But Serena knew she shouldn’t jump to conclusions so fast. She shook Autumn’s hand and smiled. “I’m Serena, and the pleasure is all mine.” She stood up and brushed off her jeans, then turned back to Autumn. “Have you been at this school long?” She grabbed her iPod, trying to to focus on the skid marks on the back.
Autumn smiled at the girl nodding her head. She looked Serena up and down trying to figure out why exactly she was being nice to this girl. Normally she wasn’t the nicest person, but she’d recently promised herself that she would be nicer to others. Shaking her head, she shrugged noticing the skid marks on her iPod. “Probably a month now I think. Not sure how long I’ve been here really, but oh my are those skid marks on your iPod? I’m awfully sorry about that!”
Serena always looked down at the ground when she walked. Always, always, always. It was her thing. She didn’t like to look at people when walking and she didn’t like for people to look at her. Never had she ever bumped into someone though. Maybe it was just pure luck or maybe she had some kind of weird conscious compass.
But that luck seemed to run out or the compass broke, because she quickly came tumbling down when someone ran into her. Her iPod (which if she hadn’t been listening to, she would’ve noticed the other girl, dammit) skittered across the pavement and the headphones were left in her ears. She looked up at the other girl and smiled even though her ass hurt more than she’d admit. “It’s perfectly fine. A person’s gotta get a little banged up every now and then, yeah?”
Autumn smiled nodding her assent to Serena’s comments. “Sorry for running into you anyway, love. I’m somewhat clumsy you could say.” She blushed ducking her head and looking at her feet. She honestly hadn’t been paying attention while she ran. She never did pay attention; it defeated the purpose of losing her self in the rhythm of her feet on the ground.
Giggling to herself, she ran a hand through her pony tail. “Though I don’t believe I’ve ever really ran into you before. Pardon the pun.” She blushed holding out her hand to the girl. “Hiya! I’m Autumn! And it’s very nice to meet you!”
Autumn sighed rolling her shoulders. The stress was killing her lately. She hated change. She hated stress. Really, she was actually rather bitter about life, but she tried to keep an open mind that change and stress were unavoidable. When life gives you lemons make lemonade and all that, but Autumn was never too great with pushing things out of her mind. That’s what yelling, smoking and running were for, right?
Autumn blew out a deep breath tugging on her running shorts and a sports bra. Today yelling wouldn’t cut it, and if she didn’t get out soon she was going to throttle something. And that just wouldn’t do. She sighed looking in the mirror as she pulled her hair up into a ponytail that swung down her back. Rolling her shoulders as if it would remove all her problems, Autumn stepped outside her door and locking it behind her.
Pushing her bangs out of her eyes she strode purposefully down the hallway and out onto the grounds. As she reached the sidewalk she pushed her feet to a run. “Left, right, left" she thought losing herself in the steady rythmn and leaving all her thoughts on the pavement as she ran. Lost in thought, Autumn looked up when she ran into someone falling on her ass in the process. "Oh my. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to run into you. I just don’t pay the best attention when I run." She blushed ducking her and wiping off her hands as she made to get up.