I'm taking a break from the rough draft I've been teasing you with, so today's teaser will be from the book I'm currently revising. For clarity, "Mitch" is a nickname for Michelle. This is from the beginning of the book.
“Why should I be interested in talking to you?” Pushing her hair out of her face, she though for a second about asking his name. But she didn’t. She didn’t need or desire to be friends with anyone else in this school. Or even this town.
“Because you don’t know me.” He dropped the history book at his feet and cursed as he shuffled things around in his locker.
Mitch bit back a smile. “If I did know you, would I be interested in talking to you?”
“I suppose it’s possible,” he muttered then crouched down to rifle through the papers in the bottom of the locker.
For some reason, she found him amusing. “But is it likely?”
He grabbed an orange folder and threw it on the floor with the book. Then he stood and used his foot to shove the pile of papers back so he could close the locker. “Sure. Everyone likes me,” he said as he turned toward her.
“I’m sure it’s because you’re so modest. Right?”
“Yeah, it’s either that or I’m so damn good-looking people just want to be near me.” He grinned, and Mitch found herself grinning back.
“Or your organizational skills?”
He smirked at her. “That could be it, but I doubt it.”