Car Seat [Part 6]
By Daring Diane
Chapter 58Melissa was comfortable in math class because she had been going to that class pretty much daily. As math was ending, Principal Adams was waiting to talk to her. “Melissa, Miss Woods has some obligations and I wanted to make sure you had your full class schedule.”
Brittany had not discussed classes or her exit with Melissa. Melissa was still distracted thinking about the agreement she had signed that morning. She reviewed the class schedule and nodded to Principal Adams. The principal told her Teresa had the same schedule.
After math, Melissa followed Teresa to communication arts which appeared to be the new style English class. The teacher noted her arrival and checked her name on the class roll.
After English class, Teresa led her to a technology class where the students were learning about web sites and how to design and build web pages. Melissa was overwhelmed with the new classes and trying to get comfortable. At lunch after technology, Melissa went through the cafeteria line and had no idea where to sit. She found an empty table and sat down staring at her lunch. Teresa and Jennifer saw Melissa and decided to join her to figure out why she was now attending more classes.
The girls could tell that Melissa was upset. But, they simply sat down and made themselves at home. They talked about a couple of things that happened at school the day before.
Noticing that Melissa seemed genuinely upset, Jennifer asked, “Melissa, are you okay?”
Melissa looked up. “I guess.”
Teresa pushed on, “Will you be coming to regular classes all the time?”
Melissa thought for a moment, “I’m not sure. I usually have to go somewhere during the day. But, today I will be here for all my classes. I am not sure what will happen tomorrow or in the future.”