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⊁⊁⊁ Delbrook Academy | Lacrosse Field
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Sawyer slowly cracked the locker room door open, peaking around the corner and off down the corridor to make sure the coast was clear. A boyish grin crossed his features as he reached back behind him, searching for Eretria's hand, lacing their fingers together once he found it. If they were quick, they'd be able to slip right in with the crowd and blend in with the masses that were heading off towards the lacrosse field.
"Come on," the boy muttered, flashing his smile at the girl he was sneaking about with. Catching her eyes out of the corner of his brought a bit of color to his face before he turned back as they fell in with the other students, following the smell of funnel cake, kettle corn, turkey legs, barbeque, and many more amazing foods. It was enough to make Sawyer's stomach growl quite loud, though the sound was lost among the ruckus around them. Soy carefully switched hands with his best friend, pulling his phone out of his back pocket to check texts as they walked out onto the lacrosse field.
Sawyer chuckled softly, shaking his head as he stuffed his phone back where he'd pulled it from.
"Seems as though the boys are on the hunt for some food, so... uhm," Soy slowly pushed his way through the crowd till the two teenagers made it to the side of the foot traffic, turning to her as he spoke up again. "Have you eaten this morning..? Or-.. Do you need to meet up with the girls. I-I remember you saying something about needing to meet up with them sometime today."
Out of every lesson she'd learnt throughout her life thus far, there were three in particular that she found were invaluable. First was to always wear a pair of shorts underneath your dress or cheer uniform- she'd learnt that one the hard way. Second was to always have a comfortable pair of shoes on standby whenever you wore heels for long periods of time. Because it didn't matter who you were; breaking in heels was a nightmare, and blisters were, and always would be, a bitch. The third..?
A small smirk dancing across her glossed lips, Eretria's soft laugh was lost practically to all but the boy she was closely pressed against. The gentle sound warm, and as he switched hands, she couldn't help but lace their fingers together. Giving his hand a comforting squeeze while he took the time to read through messages that he'd missed while the two of them had been together. Barely a few hours into their first day of school, and already, the two of them were having trouble keeping their hands to themselves- sneaking around... having a bit of fun. Whether it set a precedent for how the remainder of the year was going to be, she wasn't sure. But she also wasn't complaining.
Lesson three, after all, was if you had the opportunity to have fun with the one you loved... take it.
Shaking her head lightly, the bottom of her pony tail brushed over her back, and as Sawyer turned to face her, Tria responded in kind by drawing herself even closer to the boy, ".. The girls have waited all summer; it's not gonna kill them to wait a few more hours. Besides... I'm starving and that cotton candy over there looks really good."
The boy's face scrunched up in playful disgust. Cotton candy. ...not as bad as candy corn or black licorice. but it was still up there.
"Well.. okay then. Let's go waste some money on some sticky, sugary air!" Sawyer laughed, walking over to the vendor nearest them that was selling cotton candy, looking around at everything surrounding them as they waited in line. The boy's head whipped around as he got shoved slightly by someone passing by, glaring at the back of their head before turning his attention back to Eretria with a shake of his head. "And yet, people wonder why I hate people.."
A slight part working itself between the seam of her lips, Eretria's soft gaze followed after the figure that had rudely pushed their way past. Watching, for a moment, as they took off, once more disappearing into the thrum of the crowd. Okay, so yeah... the lacrosse field was busy. Really busy. But what did people expect..? It was always like this when it came to the welcome back carnival. That wasn't exactly an excuse to simply act like an asshole.
Shaking her head lightly, even after having heard his words, Tria turned back around to Sawyer. Her touch was light and comforting as she brought her hand to his shoulder. Softly rubbing at the place he'd been his, ".. Forget about them. It's probably just some Freshman who has yet to have the reality of high school set in. It's our first day of Senior year, let's try and enjoy it. Please..?"
Her head drew to a light tilt, and the small, playful pout worked its way over her lips, she reached up to lightly poke at the corner of his with the tip of her pointer.
Sawyer smirked a bit, looking down at her finger poking at the corner of his lip before drawing his eyes up to hers. A soft chuckle escaped him before he spoke.
"Tria, I'm good." The boy gently urged her to step back as the line moved up, seeing that they were next he decided to fish his wallet from his pocket. Looking at the menu on the side of the trailer, there were quite a few tasty items on the menu that had Soy's mouth-watering, though what he really wanted wasn't listed. They'd have to go to a different vendor to get the barbeque he was after.
"Meant to ask... what classes did you get this year?"
".. Uhh... on top of cheer and tutoring, I'm taking mythology and photography - yes again. Don't roll your eyes, I love photography."
Eretria couldn't help the way her own eyes rolled at the boy. Her delicate features scrunched up playfully, and as her hand fell away from his face, she instead used it to give his chest a light backhanded tap. So she'd taken photography almost every year since freshman year; so what..? It just meant that she really enjoyed the class, "I'm also taking school yearbook, early childhood education, and works of Shakespeare. What about you..? What classes are you taking this year..?"
Even though he was told not to, the boy couldn't help the eye roll that followed the mention of photography class. A soft smile tugged at the corner of his lips as he looked down at her. It wasn't like he would ever make fun of her for taking the class - even if it was for the fourth year in a row - he knew she loved the hobby more than anything, and I mean, if you can take a class you enjoy that isn't gonna torture you for the entire year... go for it, right?
"Talk about an overachiever." Sawyer smiled wider, poking at her side playfully. "Well, I'm taking..." the boy made a face as he fished out the folded-up piece of paper with his schedule typed out on it, his smile shifting to a rather shy one as he'd already forgotten his schedule.
"So, besides Lacrosse and Dance... obviously. I have Algebra 3-4, Chemistry, Latin, English 4.. and lastly Sociology. Dav and Danny got in, as well."
".. Obviously." Her soft chuckle filling the air as she made to tease, Eretria's interest was piqued, however, even before he'd managed to get through the remainder of his sentence. And holding his gaze with her own, curiosity burning behind them, she gave a light tilt of her head, "You're taking Latin this year..? I thought you said something about wanting to take Japanese..?"
A small smile pulled at the corner of his lips. She'd remembered he'd wanted to take Japanese even though he probably only talked about it once, maybe twice. Strictly for cosplay purposes, and the fact that watching animes would be a helluva lot cooler if he could watch the original versions and not the English-dubbed versions. The boy shrugged lightly and rubbed at the back of his neck, staring off at nothing in particular as the words fell from his mouth softly.
"Eh, I tried. The spots got filled quick, and I didn't get in. So my I got my backup class. I mean, it's all good though. You can help me when my stupid brain can't figure shit out," the boy chuckled, giving the girl a wink and a playful grin.