Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (08) Isabella and the Geek (Part 01)
If you looked closely at Isabella Cross you couldn’t help but see why she was one of the most popular girls at school.
Her Elphin face had a shape and symmetry that was very easy on the eye and both genders thought she had a figure to die for.
Although there were girls in Christian Myers circle who were more classically beautiful than she was, they didn’t have any of the character of Isabella’s.
Her silky red hair shone and shimmered as she moved her head and her brown eyes bore into your soul when you met their gaze and as if her unique beauty was not enough to set her on a pedestal she was also athletic, artistic, intelligent and downright sexy.
Everyone, but everyone, boy or girl that ever met Isabella Cross fell instantly in love with her, but Christian had been in love with her since the time before she blossomed.
However despite all the attention she received from the moment of her blossoming Isabella managed to keep everyone of the persistent suitors at bay which inevitably led to the rumour that she played for the other side.
These rumour’s led to reports originating from the “other side” that she didn’t play for them so therefore the conclusion was that she must be frigid.
Not that Christian ever believed such rumours for a moment and he had known her longer than anyone, because Isabella Cross was literally the girl next door.
And she had lived there since she was three and they had been best friends since the very beginning.
So when she was approaching her seventeenth birthday, even though Christian was everything that she was not, he would have been extremely surprised not to get an invitation to her birthday party as Isabella, Christian and the other guests had after all been friends since nursery school.
So having well and truly established that Isabella was one of the popular group, Christian on the other hand was in no uncertain terms not.
He was not athletic, artistic, or sexy but without being immodest he did have intelligence in common with her even though his intelligence was considered nerdy because his forte was science, and in particular Physics.
So under normal circumstances, friendship and intelligence aside, it would be inconceivable if one of the popular girls was to invite a Science geek to her 17th birthday party.
Anyone not close to her could be forgiven for thinking she had a rush of blood to the head such would have been their surprised but he was not at all surprised.
There may well have been peer pressure to only invite the “in crowd” but she was not of that ilk and was not easily led or cajoled.
The popular crowd would probably have been further surprised when it turned out he was one of only six guests at the party, one of those being Isabella herself.
Though for him it certainly wasn’t a surprise knowing her as he did she was never a flashy person.
She didn’t want a big flashy party with glitz and glamour and lots of superficial friends.