The alarm clock kept ringing... Mark couldn't bother less if he was late to school or not. Time 7:00 am.
After few minutes of making up his mind, he got up and sat on the bed.. Turning off the clock, he got up and went to the bathroom to brush his teeth and freshen up.
Fumbling with the toothbrush and toothpaste, he managed to squeeze the paste on the brush and started brushing. Looking at the mirror, he saw himself, his left cheek swollen and his right eye black.
"Yesterday too they tried to overtake me.. Those bastards will never leave me in peace!" he muttered angrily under his breath. He washed his mouth and started to undress, then he went to take bath.
After having his bath, he wrapped himself in a towel and started to rummage through his cupboard for his school uniform. He found his white shirt, (thankfully it's clean, he thought) and his pant was lying on the table next to the bed. He glanced at the clock. Time 7:30 am. He quickly wore his pants and was about to button up his shirt, his cell started to ring.
"Oi! You are gonna be late again!! I'm waiting for you in our regular shop. Do you want a carton of milk as usual?" the voice on the other end asked. "Stop bothering me.. I will be there." Mark answered. He cut the call, started to button up his shirt and took his bag and house keys. "I am going to school." he shouted and closed the door. But no one answered back to him.. his house lay empty.
"Come on, honey.. Get ready soon," Mrs. Summers said ,"Or you are gonna be late!" "Yes Mama. I am almost ready!" Annette replied.
She had just got ready, already in her school uniform, was about to make her hair. She did a messy side pony, her hair still wet, came to the kitchen running.
"Mama, I'll be going now.." She grabbed her bag a piece of bread and drank her milk hurriedly. "I told you to sleep early last night.. Why didn't you listen to me?!" her mother exclaimed. "I am sorry Ma! I will be going now!" She waved goodbye to her mother and father.
She was out of her house gate and turned right. "Big sister! Good bye! I love you!" Jake shouted leaning from the railing of the balcony. "Bye bye. Be a good boy Jake. Look after Tea." Annette smiled and gave a flying kiss to Jake. She waved goodbye and ran towards her school.
She glances at her watch. Its 7:45 am. "Oh no. I better hurry now.. I don't want to miss my first period!" She starts to run real fast..
to be continued! copyright of ~baka-rika. don't rip it!!