"I'll start the race!" Said Jennifer. "On your mark...get
set...GO!" And so they ran, giving it their all. Knowing Jennifer
would be slower then him, he slowed down a little. Let her believe
she had a chance! Though, he wasn't going to let her win, he was
never a good cook. "Also..." Daniel blushed as he thought. "It
would be nice...to eat her cooking,". Once in a while, Jennifer
thought she had caught up to him, but every time, he would sprint
away from her. It upset her, he was taller than her, so she could
only see his back. Something about him...she couldn't help but
chase after that boy's back. Daniel looked behind him, only to see
Jennifer breathless behind him. Seeing a different side of her made
his heart flutter. Jennifer was trying so hard to catch up to him,
which made Daniel feel guilty for being so fast. But sooner or
later, the race had to race. Of course, Daniel won the race.
Jennifer caught up to Daniel, but it took a while. Jennifer looked
like she was about to collapse of exhaustion. "Oh, are you okay?!"
Asked Daniel, worried. Jennifer stood there, hands on her knees,
breathing heavily. Daniel looked down at her, while Jennifer
couldn't look up at him. Was she...mad? They both stood there,
Daniel didn't know what to do. Suddenly, Jennifer looked up. "Nice
race!" Said Jennifer. Seeing her positive attitude and smile, even
after a loss, made Daniel feel something in his heart. "As
promised, I'll make you a lunch tomorrow!" Jennifer smiled. "It'll
taste great!" Daniel looked away, he felt a blush coming. Jennifer
noticed, but thought he was embarrassed because he won. Feeling
awkward, Jennifer asked, "Hey, how come you don't join the track
and field team?" Day was almost ending, the wind of spring blew
their hair over their faces. They stood there while the wind blew
their exhausted bodies. Daniel thought it was a strange question,
but after careful thinking, Daniel replied, "I don't need a team...
to judge my way of running..." Jennifer looked at him, confused.
Daniel smiled and carried on, "I don't want to run to be judged, I
run because I want to. I run... for a special reason." Jennifer
felt...weird. "Well...I'll see you tomorrow!" Jennifer walked into
her house and shut the door. She couldn't help but think... Did
Daniel's reply...make him seem...cool?Daniel stood there and
watched as Jennifer walked in. When she closed the door, Daniel
smiled and slowly walked home. Little did she know...the reason
that he loves to run...it reminds him of the first day they met.
Daniel felt a cloth brush his arm, only to see the handkerchief
hanging from his bag. Daniel unwrapped it from his backpack and
held it in his hands. "What would she make for me at lunch..?"
Thought Daniel, grinning a little.
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