Near the end of July, it was the last day of term so I took my chances and I asked a girl in my chemistry class if she wanted to go out with me, and she rejected me. A couple of weeks later, during the holidays, I tried to reach one of her friends to ask her out (I had a crush on her too -- I wasn't on the rebound, I just liked both of them), but she wouldn't pick up on my phonecall so I texted her and I got no response. I'm not sure if she got it or not, but I think it's more likely that she did get it. At the moment I've contacted neither of them since my respective encounters with each of them. The first girl is continuing with chemistry, but the second girl is dropping it, and possibly changing school too, so I won't see her. But it's the first girl I'm worried about -- school starts back in a couple of weeks. Our class follows a seating plan, and myself and this girl are typically always placed next to each other, and since it's the year we start a practical project, we're going to have to be working with each other, talking and seeing each other multiple times a week for a year, swapping data, etc... Of course, this is a problem; we haven't talked since she rejected me, and if she caught wind of me asking her friend out, she might be suspicious and question me about it in person. To avoid this, should I text her a casual message (not mentioning the rejection or her friend) and see how she responds, see what kind of ground we're on? Or do I just take it as it comes in September?