I'd fill the vacancy ,
Taylor was sitting under a huge tree, or rather, laying under a huge tree. She was looking up at the clouds slowly sweeping across the darkening blue sky. Anyone else in ehr position would be wondering. Wondering what else it out there and how the clouds can make such familiar shapes and how the sky can be such a rich blue. But not her. Because for Taylor, wonder has died.
It all started the day her mom got a new boyfriend. It ended that same night. And a few days later, here she is, laying under a tree at a new school, staring up at clouds and thinking about whether she should go in for supper or just stay out here and enjoy the feeling of fresh air and the freedom to do as she wanted without having to worry about whether her mother would remember her the next morning or if bruises on the outside healed faster than those on the inside. It was better here, even if she did keep missing back home, for some inexplicable reason. That part of her life was over, she should be looking forward, not back. now was her time to expand and start her life free from all the baggage of her past. Except her past seemed to be the only thing anyone was interested in around here. It was all they ever asked her, what her life had been like before coming here. Apparently there weren't many transfers at this school ,so she had become somewhat of a rarity without intending to. But the questions were always the same. What was your house like? Do you have any siblings? Homeschooled, isn't that weird? She just wished for once someone would ask her about her. Her interests and such. But no one seemed to care about that.
It had been almost a week already, and she still hadn't made a single friend at this school. Not that she was actively trying to, she didn't want to appear desprate, but it was kind of disheartening to be the only one without a partner or someone to sit next to at lunch. She ripped a few strands of grass out of the ground and began to slowly pull them apart. her stomache growled faintly. Dinner would be nice, but in that huge crowd of people, all chatting among themselves...it only served to make her feel more alone.