TITLE: Rockabilly Romance
GENRE: YA Romance
EMOTION: Indifference, rudeness form the main character.
Main Character, Jenna, is snubbing the new boy, but her best friend, Mercy, is trying to get her interested in him.
“I see you met Mister Cutie Pants,” Mercy said with a grin when I slid into the seat next to her. She was looking toward the lunch line. I followed her gaze to Tom.
“The new guy?”
“Yes, the new guy! Don’t tell me you didn’t notice his hotness.”
“Jenna, you need help.”
Don’t I know it. “He’s alright. I guess I didn’t really pay much attention. We met in the library.”
“Ahh, so you were engrossed in a book. Of course! Book or cute guy.” Mercy lifted her hands like a pair of scales, one tipping lower than the other. “Jenna chooses…book.”
Tom set his tray down across from me and took his seat.
“Hey, Tomas,” Mercy said, nudging my side.
“Hello, ladies,” he said picking up a slice of pizza and taking a bite. The cheese clung to his lip and made a tight rope back to the slice. He wound it around his finger and stuck it in his mouth. Surprisingly the gesture wasn’t unattractive. He was pretty nice to look at, I supposed. “Easy on the formalities, Merc. I don’t want to—wait, doughnuts? That’s all you’re eating?” he asked, turning to me.
“Uh, yeah.” Nobody had ever commented on my lunch before. Except Kate. And mom, when Kate told mom.
“Noted,” Tom said. He grabbed an apple from his tray and set it down in front of me and smiled.
“I’m not eating that.”
“What she means,” Mercy said, looking from me to Tom, “is that she’s not hungry, but thanks anyway.”