It was Monday afternoon and I just got home from school. My parents were yelling at each other in the living room, so I quickly went to my room, turned on the computer and logged on to Facebook. I had received a new friend request from the new boy Michael in my class. I accepted it without hesitation and I did not even blink before he texted me.
Michael: Hi Clare. jst got home?
Me: yyssw. I’m redE 2 do my h/w. whr do U live?
Michael: On d othR side of d skul. It’s jst my mom & me. my dad L us. I h8 him!
Me: @ lEst yor parNts aren’r :0 @ Ech othR aL d tym. I h8 bn downstairs. I jst stA n my r%m aL nyt.
Michael: SBTA 2 hEr dat
… f U wnt to, U cn slp @ my plAc som dA – we’ve got plenty of r%m 4 U!
Me: Wow – thanks! I wud luv 2.
Michael: gr8! We cn do it NXT wk f that’s k w u?
Me: dat sounds perfect.
…I’ll c U 2moro @ skul then…
Michael: U wiL See ya!
I shut down the computer and went downstairs. My parents were still angry with each other, but I couldn’t care less cause I’d just met my potential new boyfriend!