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Things That Tie Together
Courtney turned to Jocelyn. "Oh, you're invited to the shopping trip? If you want to come. You don't have to answer right now, just let me know if you want to go tomorrow."
Melissa had come back in by now and Dawn pretty much asked her the same thing. Melissa responded that it sounded like fun and she'd like to go.
Justin: So you want to support them and help them fit in a bit huh? Sure I am always up for a make over challenge.
Heath nodded. "Yeah, that's pretty much the idea."
Heath then waved over Dawn who got up from her seat and moved closer to Heath, sitting back down near him and Justin. Heath said to her. "Could you text Zander and ask him to let you know when they have a break? We are planning our own guys' shopping trip and wanted to invite the nerds."
"Sure." Then as requested Dawn texted her twin. She felt her phone vibrate and looked back down. "He said that they should be taking a break in another 5 minutes or so but will let me know."
Ashley and Blossom put their hands gently on their chins as they tried to remember Melissa. They were new to the school as freshmen and were still learning everyone's name. Then Blossom spoke up.
Blossom: I think she is the pretty blonde girl.
Ashley: Oh yeah you are right. Sorry Sam we are still learning everyone's name, but its kind of hard when we don't talk to each other much. Not all of the cheer squads hang out as one group as you saw at lunch.
Blossom: Why is that?
Ashley: I heard it used to be a thing but after a while many of the squad members got tired of pretending to be friends with everyone. So now they hang out with people they like instead.
Blossom: Oh well that makes sense I guess. Our school is a lot smaller in Map Dot, Montana so we still hang out as a group.
Ashley: Well big city schools are much more different these days.
Ashley looked back at Sam and smiled.
Ashley: Sorry Sam I got side tracked again. As for you inviting others, I say the more the merrier. If this continues our little circle of friends may need two lunch tables.
Sam smiled at Ashley's comment about the two tables. "We just might at that." She paused. "The gymnastics team doesn't all hang out with each other either, I think that's pretty common."
Sam spotted someone eyeing, she sighed a little fed up at the moment of the rich kids suddenly thinking the ice cream social should be let's knock down the scholarship kids because of Lance. She spotted Heath and wanted to make her way back over to him. "Well, I need to talk to a few more people. The shopping trip should be fun. I'll see you both later."
With that she got up from the table and started walking over to the table with Heath when she was stopped by JD.
(To be continued...)