"Okay Naj, make sure you text me when you get to your dad's house. Do you have the twenty dollars I gave you?"
"Yea I do." I pat my right jean pocket and smiled as she kissed my forehead. I ran on the train.
"Be safe!" She called after me.
I boarded the Metro North train to Grand Central Station in Manhattan. I looked around for a seat but no one wanted to move their baggage for me. I frowned and adjusted the medium sized tote bag on my shoulder when someone called for my attention.
"Hey, um, you can sit next to me if thats okay."
I turn in the direction of the voice and see a boy about my age sitting in a five person section and resting his feet on the seat in front of him. He had on a gray hoodie and a purple fitted cap with black skinnies and black converses. He looked like a criminal if I've ever seen one. I thought for a minute. Well there's no where else to sit...so I might as well.
"Um yea, thanks." I sat my bag on the overhead rack and sat in the seat next to him. He kinda adjusted himself so his head was back a bit, and he started bobbing his head. I guessed he was listening to music. I decided to do the same. I pulled my knees to my chest and started drumming on my knees to "Kings and Queens" by 30 Seconds to Mars. I didnt really consider myself PRETTY PRETTY PRINCESS material. If anything I was considered the tomboy. I mean guys wouldnt think that if they saw me. I have mid-length reddish-brown hair that I always wear pulled back and bangs that I constantly pinned to the side when it was hot. I waited for them to grow out but they didnt seem to grow out fast enough. I'm pretty much above averagee hight at 5'6 and people always assumed I was older than I was because of my higher level of maturity and...well....mature body. Although my body is something some girls would kill for, it made my self esteem super low. I constantly crossed my arms over my chest to hide my boobs and I always slouched to hide my butt. Everything was just...there. I hated it. My mom always told me to be proud of how I looked but I didnt like it when random old men would come up to me and start telling me horrible disgusting things like it was something I wanted to hear. To make matters worse, I've dated two guys and both of them attempted to use me for sex. So trust was not a given.
My family always says I look like my daddy. I had a really small nose, and full lips. People often said my best feature was my eyes. They werent any special color, but they were a bright brown color and almond shaped. Everyone saw all these things in me, but I couldnt see it when I looked in the mirror.
BACK TO THE TRAIN SITUATION, right? So I sat there listening to my music and the train suddenly stopped. The lights went out and I raised my eyebrow. Whats the freakin hold up? I have somewhere to be! I took out my headphones as an announcement passed through the train.
"I APOLOGIZE FOR THE DELAY, BUT THERE HAS BEEN A BLACKOUT AND ALL POWER IS UNAVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVIENIENCE AND WE WILL TRY TO GET THINGS BACK TO NORMAL IN A COUPLE OF HOURS. AGAIN I APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVINIENCE."
"Are you freaking kidding me?!" The boy and I both yelled at the same time. I stomped my foot down on the floor and rested my head up against the window.