“So, has anyone seen Marissa?” Anna asked as she glanced at the clock that now read 10:40.
“Nope, can’t say I have, but knowing Marissa and how she was acting at The Bait Shop last night, she’s probably suffering from a major hangover and trying to make it go away with downing a couple more, at that Volchek guy’s house.” Summer fumed at the mention of Marissa Cooper.
“Hey, cool it. She’s going through a rough time, with Hailey coming back and all, she’s most likely having mixed emotions right about now.” came the unexpected reply of Seth.
“Well Hailey was my best friend, not Marissa’s. How do you think I feel?” Summer said angrily
“The truth is, Summer, no one cares how you feel.” Ryan sneered as he came up behind her.
Summer turned around, her hands curled into tightly wound fists.
“What did you just say to me Atwood?”
Anna quickly saw what was happening and intervened, pulling Summer away from Ryan.
“Ryan man, now’s not the time.” Seth said as he got Ryan to go in the other direction.
Ryan walked away, rather pleased with himself.
“I didn’t see you at The Bait Shop last night Summer.” Anna said as she tried to change the subject and calm Summer down.
“I was only there for about an hour, but long enough to see Marissa and how she was acting. First she hooks up with Hailey and then when Hailey dumps her sorry ass, Marissa turns into this horrible monster. It took her more than half a year to get over Hailey and to stop pitying herself, and now her next victim is that sleazy Volchek and I think they deserve each other because there is something seriously wrong with the both of them. Then just last night, I see her hanging around with the manager of The Bait Shop and the two of them seemed a little too close if you know what I mean.” Summer ranted
“Summer, before you go any further, let me ask you something. Have you gotten over Luke?” Seth asked, trying to somewhat defend Marissa, his long time friend.
Summer just stared at Seth for the longest time, until Seth pulled a cocky grin and Summer went into another rant.
“Ugh, Cohen...this has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with Luke. Seth, don’t you ever shut up?” then Summer pushed past Seth and headed towards her locker, down the hall and around the corner.
“How come you let Summer talk about Marissa that way?” Seth asked curiously once Summer was out of earshot.
Anna shrugged, “I was going to say something, but then you came over before I had a chance.”
“There’s twenty minutes of break time left, want to go outside?” Seth asked
“Sure.” Anna replied as they headed outside.
Seth and Anna were sitting on a bench outside when a jeep came squealing to a halt, leaving blackened tire marks on the pavement. The two of them looked up to see Marissa getting out of the jeep and waving good-bye to the blond that was driving. (Hey did you know that the way you spell blond has to do with the person’s sex. If they’re a boy you spell it blonde and if they’re a girl then you spell it without an e.) The blond girl waved back and then took off as quick as she had arrived, leaving even more tire marks. Marissa had a big grin on her face as she walked over to Seth and Anna.
“Hey Marissa,” Anna greeted as she stood up to give her friend a hug.
“Hey Cooper, what’s got you so happy?” Seth asked questioningly
“Nothing.” Marissa sighed with content.
“Marissa, was that girl that just dropped you off, the manager from The Bait Shop?” Anna asked
“Because Summer was just over here and she said that you and that girl seemed a little-
this time it was Seth who had to interrupt Anna.
“As Ryan would say, no one cares about Summer, right Marissa?” Seth shouted, trying to drown out Anna’s muffled voice. (Seth has his hand over Anna’s mouth.)
“She thought we seemed a little what ?” Marissa asked
“Seth..gerofff...get..off me!” Anna yelled as she bit down of Seth’s hand and shoved him to the ground.
“Summer thought you two seemed a little close at The Bait Shop last night.” Anna yelled
“Define close.” Marissa said, her eyes flashing anger.
“Well you know, the you like her, she likes you kinda thing.” Anna whispered
Marissa just stared at her, her cheeks turning slightly pink.
“Yea well, Summer is full of shit.” Marissa said angrily as she stormed away.