TITLE: RUBY RED AND THE DARK FAIRY
WHACK! The wooden ruler slapped down hard on the edge of Ruby's desk, and split in half. The broken piece flipped up smacking her chin. "No sleeping in my class," her teacher said sternly.
"I wasn't sleeping. I was just resting my eyes for a moment." Ruby rubbed the stinging red mark on her chin.
"Don't argue with me, or you'll have detention."
It's the last five minutes of class. What difference does it make? Ruby wrinkled her nose when suddenly she got a a whiff of a strong disgusting smell. Jeremy turned his head around and chuckled at Ruby's expression. He had delivered one of his famous gas bombs again. She sat in the seat behind him so there was no escaping.
"Ewe. That is so gross?" Someone in the back of the class remarked when the smell finally drifted.
"It was Ruby. It's her natural fragrance," Lauren replied. The bell rang. Everyone raced for the door. On her way out Lauren purposely knocked the books off Ruby's desk and giggled. The classroom was empty except for Chad Kindle.
Ruby gathered her books, and kept her head down so he couldn't see her embarrassment. He's looking right at me. What's he doing?
"You missed one." He picked up the Literature book hiding behind her desk and handed it to her.
"Thanks." Ok now what? He's not going away. He's still standing there. Why doesn't he just leave?
"The ruler hit ya pretty hard, didn't it?" He touched the red welt on her chin.