Alexxis tapped the tip of her crisply sharpened pencil on the worn-out desktop, watching the clock. Any moment now the bell should ring, announcing the end of the school day. There weren't many school days left for Lexxie, as it was already the end of May. Though she only had few days remaining, the less she had, the longer each seemed. Lexxie noticed herself counting down minutes earlier and earlier each day.
There was less than a minute left and Lexxie stood, picked up her purse and began walking towards the doorway. "Excuse me, Alexxis. Did you hear a bell?" Mr. Richards asked. Lexxie looked at him with risen eyebrows, she just smiled and shook her head. "You're hysterical," she giggled before rolling her eyes. She never listened to Mr. Richards, or any of her teachers for that matter. What made him think she'd start listening today? "Please move back to your se--.." Mr. Richards started before he was cut off by the loud ringing bell. Lexxie waggled her fingers at him before racing out of the classroom, pitter-pattering on heels all the way to the parking lot.
Lexxie didn't even know herself why she was in such a hurry, it wasn't like she had anything to get home to. She raced to her beat up Grand Am, quickly fumbled through her keys, and unlocked the door. "Hey Lexx!" a familiar voice shouted in the distance. Lexxie whipped around, her long dark brown curls whisking off her shoulders to fall down long against her back. She squinted, barely able to see the person yelling her name. It took merely seconds for her to realize who that person was. Her eyes widened in irritation. "I have to run," she shouted back. "Call me later, or something," she finished before hopping her in car.
Lexxie flung her purse on the passenger seat, quickly pushed her key in the ignition and sped out of the parking lot like a bat out of hell. Lexxie drove down the main road with one eye on the road, the other on the rearview mirror, checking her make up. She puckered her lips before rubbing them together, lip gloss shimmering as she puckered her lips again. She made a quick left, sped down the road, and backed into her driveway before her brother or sister beat her to it. She hated having to find a parking spot on the road. "It's irritating," she always whined -- but really, she just couldn't parallel park.
"Was that you speeding down that road like that!?" her mother poked her head out of the screen door, glaring at Lexxie as she sat in the driver's seat. Lexxie remained still and silent. "Well? Was it?" her mother persisted. Lexxie sighed. She hated when her mother criticized her driving. "I'm a great driver," Lexxie said as she opened the door, flinging her purse on her shoulder. "Yeah, uh huh, I'm sure. That doesn't answer my question though," her mother replied. "Yes. It was me. But I'm here aren't I?" Lexxie responded, rolling her eyes for effect.
Lexxie walked up the front walkway, her mother quick at her heels, still yammering on about her driving. Lexxie just opened the door, flopped down on the couch, and exhaled heavily. "I'm not done with you," her mother replied before walking into the kitchen. "Well I'm done with you," Lexxie replied, shaking her head.