"It-it is?" Peggy turned around and looked at the clock. "You're right," she sighed. "It is."
Angelica yawned and drank her mug of coffee. "You can't leave without us, you know."
"Yeah," Eliza added. "The school is too far for us to walk, and I'm not old enough to drive yet, and neither are you."
Half an hour later, the three of them went outside and got into the car. After what Peggy thought was a really short time, they arrived in front of the school Peggy went to; since Eliza and Angelica were both in high school, they dropped her off here on their way.
"Bye!" Eliza said as she opened and closed her car window.
"We'll see you later!" Angelica waved her goodbye and drove away.
Peggy walked into the classroom with a bright smile on her face. Summer was just a few hours away, and those few hours would go by fast. As soon as she took her seat, the teacher got up and began taking attendance.
She read the names on the list in a very monotonous voice, as if she wanted desperately to not have to read it anymore.
Peggy wasn't at all asleep, just doodling and listening for her name.
She started to think about all the things she could do over summer break.
"MARGARET SCHUYLER, ARE YOU HERE TODAY??"
She sat up and nodded her head politely.
"Okay. Now, Moritz Stiefel..."
Peggy sighed and turned her thoughts back to her notebook, stuffed with notes and drawings. None of her close friends, no, almost nobody who knew her, called her Margaret anymore. Everyone figured it was easier and more fun to give her a nickname. So everyone called her Peggy from then on. The teachers and other adults at school never really seemed to catch on, though. But that was okay, because she wouldn't have to deal with them for three entire months.