*dances around* Heyaz everyone! I'm back. See what a good updater I am? Less than a week and I've got my second chapter up. Hehe…I feel so proud. ^^ Well, maybe the fact that it's holidays at the moment has something to do with it. =D

I forgot to mention two things last time. In Australia, we have compulsory school uniforms. And also, most schools don't have cafeterias. Everyone eats in the school grounds during lunch, and you can either buy food from the canteen, or bring your own food.

This chapter is for DarknessDancer, who gave me the needed encouragement to continue this.

The capital of Scotland is….the capital of Scotland is…erm….argh!

It's amazing how bad your memory can be when you're distracted. I stared down at the quiz paper I was suppose to do. Stupid Geography…stupid Scotland…stupid brain….stupid school…stupid new-girl-with-blonde-hair-sitting-beside-me-who's-perfume-is-choking-me.

So far, Kristy had managed to sit next to me every period since she entered this school. Wonderful isn't it?

I'm alright…totally…I don't mind that the seating arrangements are permanent! No, of course not.

I am perfectly willing to put up with squealing, giggling, overuse of the word 'like', and suffocating perfume for the rest of the year.

And don't ask me if I'm sure. Because I am.

I'll do anything to make a new student happy. See my wide grin? Yep…that's how happy I am.

If someone payed me for every time I lied in the last few lines, I'd be richer than rich.

At least next period was lunch. Now…if only the bell would ring…

Please, almighty-angelic-school-bell, please ring! Save me from this torture. Almighty-angelic-school-bell…if you ring right now, I'll be your best friend for the rest of my life!

Pause…no ringing. Pause again…still no ringing. Well, it was worth a try.

5 minutes later….

The capital of Scotland is…the capital of Scotland is…erm…I give up.

And then…I heard the loud ring of the bell, finally!

Ha! I'm free….freeeee…ffffrrrrreeeeeee! Yippie! I love you, almighty-angelic-school-bell.

"Class, hand me your quiz papers on your way out. You all better be finished."

I glanced down at my quiz paper…oh no! I wasn't even half way. Since when did I fail quizzes? Argh…

I hurriedly packed up and walked out.

"Venus, did you not hear me? Please hand me your quiz paper." I now officially hate Geography teachers.

I knew I should have thought up a Plan B. Why are teachers always so smart?

Well, after I had given in my stupid quiz paper, and received a cold look from Mr Smith, I walked out of the classroom…finally. And I was the last person out too. Ironic isn't it?

"Since when did you bludge quiz periods?" Jessica asked, as we walked to our hang out area for lunch.

"Since I started having to sit next to the queen of perfume," I replied angrily.

"Looks like you aren't free of her yet."

Aaaarrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh! There she was….blonde hair, make up, perfume and all…sitting on our bench…talking to…to…to…Mathew! She was also talking to everyone else there, but so what? She can't talk to Mathew…no…it's just not allowed…only I'm allowed to. So what if I'm overreacting?

I froze. I rubbed my eyes. I gaped. I fainted.

OK, I didn't faint. But I did do everything else before it.

"I think I need to get my eyes checked," I said.

Kristy…that bitch…had just…had just…just…

"Is it just me, or did the new girl, Kristy, just hug Mathew, and then kiss him on the cheek?" Jessica asked.

I must have stood there for hours just staring and registering what had just happened, before Jessica pulled me towards our bench...after the bitch had left of course.

"How long did I just stand there for?" I asked.

"Erm. A few seconds," Jessica replied.

Oh.

Well, it's a free country! I'm entitled to the right of exaggeration!

I walked the remainder of the way to our bench as calmly as I could. I wouldn't want to seem too aggravated now would I?

Oh damn…everyone's staring at me, waiting for me to say something. Not good.

Breathe in, breathe out. Must think of something to say. Must be calm…

"What the hell was that bitch saying?! I can't believe she dared flirt with you! And you… you let her!" I screamed at Mathew.

…or maybe not so calm.

"Venus, what's wrong?" Calm, collected Mathew. Why can't I be like that?!

"What's wrong? What's wrong?! I saw what that bitch just did. You're my boyfriend, not her's!"

"Who? You mean Kristy?"

"What do you think?"

"She's not a bitch though."

If I had something in my mouth at the moment, I would be choking to death. Unfortunately I didn't. Instead, I had to stand there with my mouth open, like a retarded fish.

For a second, Mathew smiled amusedly at me, and then, using the inside of his left hand, lifted my bottom jaw back to where it belonged.

Despite trying not to, I had to smile. Considering that it was Mathew, it was incredibly sweet.

"But come on Venus, aren't I allowed to have at least some attention from other girls? I mean, I'm an incredibly hot guy, with heaps of hot chicks after me. And you have to admit, Kristy is pretty hot."

I felt my right arm move suddenly, but I didn't realise what I had done until I saw Mathew fall onto the ground.

"Sorry…impulse," I said, barely controlling a satisfied grin.

Yes well…as you can tell…Mathew is your typical arrogant, egoistic, inconsiderate, and unfortunately…hot, guy.

And yes, I know that I sound like I'm talking about someone I hate, instead of my own boyfriend. Truly, I do like him. I just have a weird way of showing it.

And in the time that had passed since I had pushed Mathew, he had already gotten up and sat back on the bench.

Saying 'the bench' so often is getting annoying. I think it deserves a name. From now on, I will refer to it as…Robert.

So, as I was saying…in the time that had passed since I had pushed Mathew, he had already gotten back up and sat back on Robert.

…maybe I should just stick with 'the bench'.

I felt arms circle my waist, as I was pulled down.

"Mathew, what are you doing?"

"What does it look like?"

"I don't know."

"Can't a guy spend a single lunch period with his girl?"

"You can spend time with me without me sitting on you, in front of everyone."

Now normally, the last one to speak in an argument is the winner. And I know that this theory is immature, but it's true.

Reminder to self…ignore this theory when talking to Mathew.

See…I was the last one to talk, so therefore, he should have relented and shifted me back onto the bench. But no…instead, he tightened his grip and rested his chin on my shoulder. Basically, he ignored what I said. Humph!

Not that I didn't like having his arms around me. I just felt like complaining.

Don't worry…even I admit that I have a twisted sense of logic.

"Venus…"

"Mhm?"

"When Kristy was talking to us before you came…she… invited us to her party tonight."

"We're not going."

"Why?"

"Because it's her party, and she's a bitch."

"She didn't seem like one."

"She is."

"You're just being stubborn."

"I know."

"I want to go."

"You do?"

"Yes. And I'm asking you to be my date. Please?"

Should I? He was asking me out, and nicely too. Hmm…

"Venus? Please? You know you'll be breaking my heart if you say no."

"Why do you want to go so badly?" I asked.

"Because I want to spend the night with you."

"You're such a jerk sometimes, and so sweet when you need to be."

"And right now, I need you to come with me to Kristy's party tonight."

"But I don't want to," I whined.

"Please? For me?"

"Erm…"

"Venus, remember my heart. You don't want to break it do you?"

"OK. Fine, I'll go."

Hey everyone! Fnx for sticking with me. And please keep reviewing!

I've been trying to convey this, but if you haven't realised yet, then…

Mathew is the type of guy, who most girls would be desperate to date. But he's not the best boyfriend. He flirts behind Venus' back (letting Kristy hug and kiss him), and openly checks other girls out (staring at Kristy, and saying that she was hot). He can also be sweet, but only when he feels the need to.

But it's sort of okay, to an extent. Because Venus isn't that nice to him either. But she does care.

And this is sort of like a flashback, so all our characters' personalities will have changed when we skip back to Grade 11.

Thankyou to all my reviewers! A single review makes a lot of difference to a writer. ^^

Mishachan- You're my first reviewer! ^^ When I saw your review, I went crazy. Thank you so much! *hugz* Nah, you don't need to have watched Mean Girls. But basically, Mean Girls is about popular and bitchy girls, who are sort of like the royalty of the grade. And thanks for pointing out the Jessica/Jennifer thing. I accidentally confused the two names. I've changed it back to Jessica now. I love your anime pic on your profile! I'm guessing from your account name that you're either…obsessed with Jap, or you are Jap. (I go in the obsessed category) And thanks again for the long review, I really appreciate people spending time to give me feedback.

Karen- I tried so hard to make my first chapter interesting…and I'm so glad that you think it's funny! I'll try to explain all important scenes well in future. My first 3 chapters are just sort of like a very long introduction.

Nim- Funky and cute? I love those two words! =D You like my 'teenagerish' style? Well, no matter how hard I try to sound older, my style is still going to stay 'teenagerish', and I guess that's what you want! ^^ You're psychic…are you saying that you know my storyline?! =P

Jonathan Miu- Wow! I'm so flattered that a guy would read my story, and like it too! =) Thanks so much for reviewing!

crazee chicken- Yeah, I'm trying to keep things I write about, to situations that I can sort of relate to, but more interesting. Half the time I find that my life isn't exciting enough to provide a good basis for a story though. =( But I'll work that out somehow. ^^. When the story skips back to the present, when Venus is in Grade 11, there'll be a lot less exaggerated thoughts from her, and there'll be more things happening instead of what Venus is going psycho over. Thanks for the reminder, I can get carried away sometimes.

Miss-India- Firstly…I love you account name! Sounds cool! Don't worry, I'm not going to steal it. I'd have to be Indian first…and I'm not. ^^ I'll try to keep updating, and please, please, please…keep reviewing!

Darkness Dancer- Heyz! It's so cool to have a fan who goes to the same school as me =D. You are the one that's good at English! If you wrote a story, it'd be way good! Yeah…I love medieval stories! But the problem with most of them is that they're really inaccurate. Like, most people, they remember the castles and royalty and corsets, but they forget the ruthlessness of those days, and the customs too. If you want, I could co-write a story about medieval days with you later. But I doubt that I'll be able to write a good medieval story. =(

Feiyt- Lolz, give Mathew a chance. There'll be a definite change in all the characters once the story skips back to Grade 11. And yeah, there'll be character development throughout the story too. ^^ As for who Venus ends up with…you'll have to wait and see. =P I still haven't introduced a lot of the characters yet, so don't assure anything yet! Hmm…Linda…*blank look*…I don't think I actually know you, but that's probably just because I have a really bad memory. =( I didn't know what you meant by 'your story' at first, so I checked if there was an account on called feiyt…and yeah…I found your story! But guess what…I've already read it! Keep writing, you have a good style.

4_leaf_clover- Ooohhhhh! Another fan that I can see everyday at school! ^^ Thanks for the compliments, you have no idea how much difference they can make sometimes. Yeah, you should write a story! I promise the R&R them!