"Here we go again." Maggie Zuko sighed as she walked up to the large building, known as Rydell High School.
"Aren't you excited for our senior year? It's going to be the best!" Rhonda LaTierri squealed with enthusiasm from Maggie's side.
She was wearing a long-sleeved black top with grey pedal pushers and a black and white striped neck scarf, along with her signature white sunglasses. Maggie was wearing her black scoop neck shirt and an orange pencil skirt with matching purse, neck scarf and heels, and was holding her Pink Ladies jacket as she stood with her friend.
"Hey, where's Karen and Penny?" Maggie asked, scanning the crowds of people for their other friends.
"I don't know. They're never late!" Rhonda pointed out as she too began searching for them.
And then they spotted a heavy breathing Karen and Penny appear from between a crowd of jocks and cheerleaders.
Karen and Penny's parents weren't from the original gang although they did attend Rydell in the same year.
"Hey guys, sorry." Karen said, out of breath as she staggered up to the pair, Penny a little behind her.
"Woah, what's with you? You're panting more than my dog does." Maggie chuckled as she popped a stick of gum into her mouth.
"I was late out of the house this morning. My stupid hair wouldn't go right!" Karen complained with a look of annoyance.
Maggie and Rhonda giggled at her before turning back towards the school with a sigh.
"Let's go." Maggie said as she walked towards the school entrance, Rhonda, Karen and Penny following at her sides.
History was Maggie's first period, which had pros and cons. It was one of the few classes she had with Rhonda, but her ex-boyfriend Tommy Rodriguez, who was a T-Bird, and who she had broken up with just before summer had started, was also in that class and she had no doubt in her mind that him and the other Birds were gonna cause trouble.
And just as she had expected, as soon as he walked into class he came strolling up to her desk with a devilish smirk on his face.
"Hey Maggie, Ronni."
"Rhonda." She corrected him.
Maggie gave her friend a side grin and then turned to her ex-boyfriend stood before her.
"What do you want, Tommy?" She asked impatiently.
"Nothing really, just wanted to let you know that I've got myself a new girl." He said with a laugh, clearly expecting her to be jealous.
Maggie raised an eyebrow at him.
"That's great." She said, rolling her eyes.
"Wait, what? It's great? Seriously?" He questioned, furious that Maggie hadn't appeared to be more bothered.
"Tommy, I don't give a shit if you've gotten yourself a new toy, if I did I wouldn't have broken up with you in the first place!" Maggie told him.
Half of the class had turned to look at them, and Tommy was just about to let his anger get the best of him when their teacher walked through the door, a boy about their age dressed in a black t-shirt and black skinny jeans close behind her.
"Hello, class." Mrs. Walters said, a wide grin plastered on her face.
She was greeted with a couple of mumbles.
"We have a new student with us this year, may I introduce Mr..." She trailed off, indicating for the boy to say his name.
"Nicky. Nicky Murdoch." The boy said, as he ran his fingers through his greased hair.
"Wow, he's cute." Rhonda whispered to Maggie as Nicky walked over to a desk a row in front of them.
Maggie just gave a slight nod, completely mesmerised in the new boy's deep brown eyes. He was looking back at her too now, with a half grin. Maggie smiled back. Then he sat down and they lost eye contact.
"Maggie." Rhonda said, waving her perfectly manicured hand in front of the girls face.
"What's wrong with you?"
"What do you mean?"
"You went into la la land as soon as you saw the new kid."
A look of realization struck the brunette's face.
"Wait, do you have a crush on him?" Rhonda whispered, a tinge of excitement in her voice.
"What? No!" Maggie told her, and apparently a little too loud.
"Miss Zuko, is there something you'd like to share with the entire class?" Mrs Walters questioned, looking sternly at Maggie.
"Uh... No ma'am..." Maggie answered.
"Have you been paying attention to anything I've just said?" Mrs Walters questioned again.
"Yes ma'am..." Maggie lied, praying to God she wouldn't be asked a question.
"Then perhaps you'd like to answer a question for me on the topic, seen as though you were listening and all."
Her prayers weren't answered.
Maggie just nodded her head.
"Which historic event ended in 1945?"
She searched her brain for any information but couldn't find anything.
"1944?" She answered, hoping that Mrs Walters was one of the easy going teachers and would find her comment witty.
She was wrong.
Although her classmates, including the new boy, had clearly found it funny and were laughing, Mrs Walters had been enraged and sent her out of class.
After first period was over and done with, she was grabbing a few books for Biology next and as she slammed the locker door shut, a familiar face stood there with a smile, causing her to jump a little.
"Oh, hey, the new kid, right?" Maggie said with a smile, pulling her books to her chest.
"My name's Nicky, not 'new kid'" He laughed.
"Right, yeah, sorry." Maggie said, with an apologetic look.
"Don't sweat it." He told her with a grin. "So I know your last name's Zuko, so I'm kinda wonderin' what your first name is."
Maggie furrowed her eyebrows a little at him, confused as to why he wanted to know her name. But she told him nonetheless.
"Wow, that's pretty."
Maggie was taken back, she rarely got compliments on her name especially from boys. Tommy and the other Birds would nickname her 'Moody Margaret' whenever her and Tommy argued, and that annoyed her more than anything.
"So, I was wondering if you maybe want to go out tonight..." He asked, looking at the floor then back at the blonde.
"Sure, where do you wanna go? There's a bowling alley not far or we could go to the Frosty Palace for something to eat." Maggie suggested, remembering that Nicky hadn't been in town long.
"Well, what do you want to do?"
This was a rare question. Maggie never got asked where she wanted to go when she was with Tommy, he would always be the one to decide and they'd always end up doing something with him and his friends.
"Well, I kinda want to see if you have what it takes to beat me in bowling, so..." Maggie said with a smirk.
"Great, I'll pick you at 6. What's your address?"
"457 Cedar Lane."
Nicky nodded and Maggie smiled at him before clutching her books tightly and heading off to Biology, knowing that Nicky's eyes were still on her, and she kind of liked the feeling.