Okay, so here I'm introducing some more characters into this:)
She glances around the classroom. Everybody's glancing at her strangely, almost as though they don't want her here.
'Well, everybody, this is Hayley Farro-'
'Williams,' Hayely interrupts the teacher. 'My name is Hayley Williams.'
He frowns. 'But it says on here that your name is Farro.'
'I know. But I'm Williams,' she shrugs.
Laughter faintly runs around the classroom.
'But you're living with the Farro's.'
'I know I'm living with the Farro's! But that doesn't change the fact that my Dad's name is Williams, therefore I am Hayley Williams.'
'Okay, this is Hayley Wiliams everyone,' the teacher, Mr Speck sighs. 'Can you please sit down there, next to Taylor.'
A pretty girl with brown curly hair down past her shoulders glances at her and smiles welcomingly. 'Hey,' she moves her bag off the chair next to her. 'I'm Tay.'
'Hayley,' she nervously perches on the seat, slipping her gilet off.
'It's good to meet you.'
She smiles at Tay. 'Thanks. It's nice meeting you too.'
'Is it true?'
Hayley turns around to see a boy with brown hair and deep brown eyes looking at her. 'Is what true?'
'That you're living with the Farro's?'
'Yes,' she nods cautiously. 'Why?'
He shrugs. 'I was just wondering... why are you living with them if you're name is Williams? Are you, like, family or something?'
'Well, kind of,' her voice is quiet. 'Not blood family. But they're my new family now. They're my foster family.'
He frowns as it processes. 'Oh.'
She turns back around and Tay shoots her a sympathetic look. 'Alex just... he can be a bit thick and it takes a while for him to work things out. He's a nice person, really.'
Hayley's nod is weak. 'Yeah,' she mutters.
Holding back her sigh, she turns back around.
He looks at her sympathetically. 'I'm sorry, I just.... I guess I didn't think about it. I'm really sorry.'
'Don't apologise,' she shrugs. 'You can't change it.'
A faint smile creeps across his face. 'Okay.'
Hayley turns around and sees Nate standing behind her, a slight smile on his face. 'I see you've made some new friends.'
'Yeah, I have actually,' she can't help the smile coming onto her face.
'Well, that's good. How's your day been?' he asks.
She shrugs. 'Fine so far. How was your lie in?'
He chuckles at the dirty glare she throws at him. 'It was good, actually. It was really nice to be able to relax, you know.'
'Stop rubbing it in,' she whines, punching his stomach.
He laughs and ruffles her hair.
She suddenly becomes concious of how many people are looking at them and glances down.
'I'll see you later,' Nate smiles and walks off, not even noticing the stares he's getting.
Hayley glances down at her food tray, not bothering to look up at Tay, Alex, Josh and some other friends of their's who's names she hasn't learned yet.
'So you and Nate are good friends,' Alex murmurs.
'Well, yeah, he's like a brother. Well, technically he is my brother,' she replies, trying to dodge the real meaning behind his comment.
'Very good friends,' he stresses.
She shrugs. 'I wouldn't say very, cause I haven't known him all that long.'
'Yeah, but you guys seem quite good friends. I mean, Nate doesn't even talk to Josh all that much at school. He's so preoccupied with his own friends.'
'He was just passing the table,' she tries to block out the thoughts Alex is trying to plant into her head, trying to forget the fact that Nate kissed her. That was just for comfort, wasn't it? He's probably got a girlfriend already.
'What?' she cries in exasperation.
He rolls his eyes. 'He likes you.'
'No, he doesn't,' she insists. 'Doesn't he have a girlfriend, anyways?'
Alex shakes his head. 'No, he doesn't, actually.'
'Well, fab, but that doesn't mean that he likes me,' she tells him.
He chuckles. 'We'll see.'
A frown begins to crease on her face. 'Alex, what are you trying to do? Why are you telling me all of this?'
'I was just pointing it out to you,' he shrugs.
Hayley rolls her eyes. 'Well, you're wrong.'
'Okay,' he turns back to his food. 'You believe that then.'
She glares at him. 'I hardly even know you and you're annoying me.'
'You love me really,' he laughs.
'Hayey,' Tay breaks into their conversation. 'I just realised I didn't introduce you to everybody else yet,' she glances around. 'So, there's Jack.'
A boy with brown hair and a nice smile looks at her. 'Hey.'
'Hey,' she smiles.
Tay introduces her to Zack, Rian and Cassadee before turning back to her. 'Well, that's us. Jeremy and Taylor are in town, but yeah, that's us.'
'Great,' Hayley nods. 'I'll try and remember all the names...'
Hayley turns around and a smile breaks over her face as she notices Nate standing, waiting for her. 'Hey, Nate.'
'Hey,' he smiles. 'How was your afternoon?'
'Fine, yeah,' she nods as they fall in step with each other. 'How was your's?'
He chuckles. 'It was fine...'
'Nothing,' he shakes his head. 'It was fine.'
She shrugs. 'Okay.'
'Oh, I need to go to my locker,' he suddenly remembers. 'Do you mind coming with me?' he glances at her.
'Sure,' Hayley follows him and waits as he swaps his books around. She can feel people's eyes boring into the back of her head, and she can't understand why.
Nate shuts his locker and looks at her. 'You okay?'
'Yeah.... I'm just confused.'
He frowns. 'Why?'
'I feel like everyone's looking at me,' she says quietly.
He chuckles. 'Maybe they think you're pretty.'
A blush sweeps across her normally pale cheeks. 'Don't even make that up, Nate.'
'I'm not,' he protests and looks at her.
She glares down at the floor and refuses to make eye contact with him. What is he trying to say? Does he think she's pretty? Or is he just messing around with her?
Dragging her eyes back up again, she notices him standing quite close to her, his cheeks slightly redder than normal. 'Hayley.... I really like you.'
She giggles and looks at him. 'Um. Nate, I like you too.'
Nate leans down and kisses her gently.