Kari misses out on some news
The first thought in Kari's mind as she dragged herself out of bed to switch her alarm clock off. It was her last term, she had about 6 weeks left until she graduated, then she would have to start planning what she was going to do within the short time she had left to live. Kari was suprisingly happy for a girl who was terminally ill, she had a close group of friends who supported her through everything and loving mom and older brother. Her dad had died when she was just young so she didnt know him too well, but she didnt let it get her down.
"Kari, come on breakfast is ready" shouted her mom from downstairs in the kitchen.
"Be down in a minute" she shouted back, shoving on some jeans and a t-shirt. She grabbed a hat on the way out to cover her head. Kari used to have long dark brown hair, until she was diagnosed with her disease then it started to fall out. Instead of waiting she just decided to cut it all off herself and wear hats or bandanas.
Downstairs her brother was already at the breakfast table, stuffing his face as usual.
"Hey save some for the rest of us you pig" she said to him as she managed to grab a few pancakes from his watchful eye.
Kari loved her brother to pieces but he disgusted her sometimes. They had always been kind of close, but when Kari was put into hospital her brother sort of took the role of the absent father. He was very protective over her and whoever messed with her, had to deal with him. But that was just the way Ross did things. She and him would drive to school together every morning, he would walk her to all her classes and sit by her at dinner time incase anything went wrong.
"Come on then greedy guts lets go" she said to Ross as she grabbed her backpack from the chair. He shoved down the rest of his breakfast and grabbed his bag too.
"Bye mom, love you" Kari said as she kissed her mom on the way out. Ross just waved and did a sort of man grunt, he was too old for kisses from his mom. They got into the car and Kari started reading over the list she had made upstairs the night before. She was serious about doing all those things, she wanted to do something worth while with her time left.
"Whatcha reading?" Ross asked, glancing over at the paper she was holding in her hands.
"Ah nothing too important, just this list I have been working on" she told him.
"What kind of list?"
"Stuff I wanna do before, you know..."
Ross just nodded. They didn't really like talking about it, he couldn't bare to think about losing his little sister, so they just avoided the subject.
They got to school and Ross parked up front near the doors. Kari hugged him goodbye and said she was fine walking to classes today, her friends said they would look out for her.
"Kay see ya after school Kari" he said going off in the other direction to meet his friends.
Kari walked to the door were her two best friends were. Dana and Ella, they had all been best friends since 3rd grade and were always there for eachother.
"Hey guys, ready for oh so joyful gym" Kari droned as she hugged them both.
"Well I would be if we didn't have it with Rachael" said Dana, spitting out the name like a bad taste in her mouth. Rachael was the popular one, the queen bitch, the preppy whore, mutant robot with hair extentions, the girl every school has and hates. She had made there lives a misery since day one of highschool. Always singling them out because they were different, even when Kari was going through chemotherapy Rachael was still so nasty to her, but they had all come to expect it from her and the 'posse' of followers.
Home room was boring as ever, and by the time they got to gym they were ready for the day to be over. They all got changed and lined up in the gym to start the class. 'Aerobics' was the task they had to do today and as usual Rachael was being her bossy self, putting everyone where she wanted them to stand. Once she had finished telling everyone what to do the teacher came back in and give out some aerobics for them to do. They were allowed the radio on while they did them and as usual it was all the songs Rachael and her group wanted on.
Kari, Dana and Ella were at the back making fake gagging noises towards the music, trying not to burst out laughing.
"Right girls, you can have a 5 minute break but then everyone back here to carry on" announced Mrs.Greenwell the P.E teacher. Dana, Kair and Ella went and sat against the wall, next to the radio. Rachael and her clones went into the gym corridor so Kari took control of the radio. They were listening to Kerrang Radio when there ears perked up;
Yes, its the interview you have all been waiting for, Bob Bryar and Mikey Way from the one, the only, My Chemical Romance
"So guys tell us, what are you planning for the upcoming show thats going to be right here in San Fransisco"
(Mikey) "Well we are giving away two free tickets to the show and a backstage pass"
"Sounds exciting stuff, so tell us, what do the listeners have to do to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize?"
/(Bob) "All they have to do is...."
Kari, Dana and Ella looked up as the radio was cut off. They were greeted by Rachael standing in front of them, arms folded and foot tapping.
My one chance of going to and MCR show, ruined by that bitch she thought as she looked up at Rachael.