Walking through the door of her school, Tracey sighed. Another long year was ahead of her. Currently, it was her first day of school so Tracey walked to locker to test the combination. This young woman has long, straight black hair and hazel eyes. Because she's Hawaiian, her skin is very well tan and she stands at five foot three. Finishing up at the locker, she began walking to her first class when her eyes landed on a girl. She had about shoulder length, wavy blonde hair with bright green eyes and looked about five foot seven. For some reason, Tracey couldn't look away. 'She's just really pretty' she told herself. No one in her family has ever been gay. The rest of the day commenced normally until sixth period science. Tracey's assigned seat was next to the girl she saw earlier. She was wearing a smile when she said "Hi. I'm Trisha. What's your name?"
Returning the smile, Tracey replied "Tracey. Nice to meet you."
cool name. I don't think I've seen you around before. Are you new?"
"Yeah. This is my first day at this school. I just moved here from Hawaii."
"Whoa that's so cool! I've always wanted to go to Hawaii."
For the rest of class the girls talked and became fast friends. When Tracey arrived home, she told her parents about the day then retired to her room. However, Trisha had yet to leave her mind. 'What's wrong with me?' she thought. Guys are ones who are supposed to drive her crazy. The ones to turn her on. But when Tracey looked at Trisha, her face flushed, her heart pounded, and her stomach filled with butterflies. As she groaned and flopped on the bed, she realized school was going to become very interesting.
The next morning, Tracey woke up feeling refreshed. Once she fallen asleep, Trisha never entered her dreams so maybe it was just a fluke. So she prepared for the day and caught the bus. Upon arrival at school, she went about her day until lunch. A guy approached her. "Hey. The name's Demetri. Can I sit here?"
"Sure. I'm Tracey."
Once Demetri sat down, they began talking. He was nice, but she felt no attraction. He spoke again. "So are you from Hawaii?"
"Wow. Word travels fast around here."
"Well actually I could identify with the way you look. I've been to Hawaii once and you look like the girls there."
"Is that a bad thing?"
"Oh no. You're really pretty."
Smiling, Tracey thanked him. He seemed like a guy she get along with. But, the more she talked to him, the more she wished it was Trisha. However, before she could wish anymore, the bell for science rung.
"Oh well I guess I'll see around. I'll definitely be hoping."
As soon as he left, Tracey quickly made her way to her seat next to Trisha. It scared her how excited she was for science, but she couldn't deny it. "Hey Trisha. What's up?"
"Nothing much just trying to study. My mind's still in summer mode."
Tracey laughed until an image of Trisha in a bikini came to her mind. Immediately she blushed and tried to erase it. Girls weren't supposed to look that good to her. To change the subject, Tracey said "So, what's there to do around here for fun? I haven't had a chance to explore since I've been here."
Trisha spent a few minutes describing Texas until the teacher silenced them for the day's lesson. He was telling them about the first partner project. "For this project, I want you to study sound waves. Your homework is to somehow create sound waves and record them by either singing, talking, yelling, or anything else that uses vocal cords. And yes, you may choose your partner."
The minute those words left his mouth the shuffling of feet filled the room as duos were formed. Even though Tracey tried not to be, she felt nervous. "T-Trisha, would you like to be my partner?"
"Sure! I like you."
Tracey's heart kicked into overdrive at those kind words. She tried to tell herself it was just as friends but a glimmer of hope wouldn't go away. "Ok. What should we do?"
"Well, since singing is stronger than talking, I propose we do just that."
"A-are you sure? I've always been really nervous about singing in front of people."
"Don't worry, so am I. But the only person that'll hear you is me. When we show the class the sound waves, we can mute the voices."
Grinning, Tracey agreed. She was ecstatic about working with Trisha. Next, she asked "where shall we do it?"
"How about my house? My parents are working today so they'll be gone for a while."
"Alright. I can't wait."
So for the rest of the class period they planned how to use the equipment.
And all the while Tracey couldn't believe she was going to be in Trisha's house with her-alone.
When Tracey arrived at Trisha's house, she breathed a huge sigh of relief. Earlier, she had to let her parents talk to Trisha but they liked her. After setting up the voice recorder, the girls stared at each other. Trisha smirked. "Whose gonna go first?"
Tracey blushed but realized if she went first it would be over and done with. "I-I'll go first."
Five minutes of discussing later they chose Alejandro by Lady Gaga. "Don't call my name, don't call my name, Alejandro. I'm not your babe, I'm not your babe, Fernando. Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch, just smoke my cigarette and hush. Don't call my name, Roberto. Alejandro, Alejandro
At the end of the song, Trisha stopped the recording with wide eyes. At first, Tracey was concerned. "That bad?"
"What!? No! Oh my gosh your voice is beautiful! I don't know why you're so nervous-I mean, you could become famous!"
"O-oh well I-I don't know about that. But I do like to sing. Thank you so much Trisha."
And I suppose it's my turn now."
Tracey grinned until the song came on. It was I Kissed a Girl by Katy Perry. As Trisha sang, Tracey realized how beautiful her voice is. Then Tracey's mind filled with images of her kissing Trisha. To her dismay, her body reacted a little. 'Oh who am I fooling?
as much as I don't want to admit it, I'm lesbian
for Trisha. Oh God I just hope she doesn't find out.' Trisha's voice broke her train of thought. "So, how'd I do?"
"G-great! Wow, your voice is amazing!"
"Why thank you Tracey
Is everything alright? You seem nervous."
"Yeah I'm fine. Just worried about our grade."
Since they finished early, they spent the rest of the day just hanging out. When six o'clock rolled around, Tracey had to return home for dinner. Although she put a happy face on for her parents, her mind couldn't stop swimming. While one part of her wanted to be with Trisha, she knew it was impossible. The town she lived in was very against gays. For the first time since the move, Tracey wished she were back in Hawaii.