This is ridiculous, Andi spat, tapping her foot forcibly on the ground.
Cassandra was like a gnat, buzzing insistently in her ear. I hate rich kids, boohoo, But I also want to be rich, boohoo, But then again Im rich right now but not because I want to be, boohoo. She might as well be arguing with Helen Keller, because Cassandra wasnt hearing a word Steven or her were saying above her hypocrisy. It stopped being fun a long while ago, it was just embarrassing now. It was as simple as that; she was embarrassed for Cassandra, although Andi, who was only signed up for Beauty School after graduation, couldnt fight a twinge of jealousy after hearing Cassandras master-plan for college.
She looked over at Steven, as if to say this was useless. Out of everyone in the group, Steven was the one she had the most respect for, the age old an enemy of my enemy is my friend coming in full force. Even Stevens acid wasnt going to melt Cassandra though, and while hed proven himself winner long ago, Cassandra was going to keep shitting out lackluster arguments until she was blue in the face.
Im out, this is beyond embarrassing and I have better things to be doing, She said, giving Cassandra a pitying look before Cassandra, You should really take your own advice and stop wasting what little precious free time you have, because its literally embarrassing to watch.
Turning on her heel, Andi caught sight of Gray, whom shed all but forgotten in the storm. In some strange way, Andi could relate to him, considering the way her parents had pushed her before Noni stepped in. She didnt know how to stand up for herself back then and took whatever people gave her, so she knew how frustrating it was to constantly take peoples shit. It was something she didnt want for other people.
And you need to seriously man up, Gray. People arent gonna be around to fight your battles forever, youre gonna have to learn how to take shit into your own hands and watch your own ass. She said, the words coming out harsher than shed intended.
Andi wasnt a huggy-lovey-Dr.Phil type and she knew it. Sugarcoating things didnt help anyone in the long run, not that Andi had ever been able to sugarcoat anything. Words just didnt come to her that way. You dont learn anything sitting around singing Kumbayah and making friendship bracelets, you learn things when someone looks you in the face and tells you to fix it. Tough love.
Turning on her heel, Andi popped her earbuds back into her ears and quickly made for the Student Parking Lot.