It’s already Sunday and I still can’t stop thinking about what Alex said to me. My head is shaking so much....I can’t even pick something to wear!
“Haley, it’s almost ten o’ clock. You’re going to be late for the “bonding” with your friend.” My mom came inside and helped me with the clothes.
Of course I didn’t tell her that I’ll be hanging out with a boy or she will get the wrong idea about it. I finally stood up and picked a blue blouse with ruffles, white shorts and black flat shoes. Since it’s summer, I have to choose bright colors.
I rushed outside and headed to the fast food restaurant Alex told me to go. I went inside. I don’t see him but..the boy sitting down with green hair wearing a white jacket and black pants looks familiar. He looked at me and waved,
“Oh Haley. You’re here already.”
“Eh?” I blinked. Is it Alex? He isn’t wearing glasses! But he looks so...cute and handsome. I sat down and I tried not to blush and I asked him,
“Alex, why aren’t you wearing glasses? It’s rare for you to do that kind of thing.”
Alex ate his burger and then put wiped his mouth using his hand. “I used contacts so I wouldn’t be noticed by anyone from our class that we are hanging out.”
“Is that so?” I replied. “So, where do you want to go?”
“Huh?” Alex looked at me and thought for a while. “Well, there’s a summer festival just few blocks away so, let’s take a look and maybe we could buy something there.”
He held my right hand and we walked to the sale he mentioned. It was pretty huge and there are so toys from each game stand and this place...is too crowded. We struggled just to go through the other side. When we finally went outside, I saw Alex staring at a game stand.
“Uh Alex, you alright or are you interested in that tiny stuffed toy?” I pointed at the small teddy bear, the one he’s looking at.
Alex jumped away “N-no! It looked cute and all but I don’t really need it anyway.” He stuttered.
But I noticed he’s too shy to admit that he really wants it like a child.
“It looks a little like you, too.”
I widened my eyes. True that the bear was smiling and has dark blue fur compared to me, I smile all the time and now, I’m wearing a blue blouse.
“So you wanted to give it to me?” I asked.
“It’s not like I wanted to do it for you.” He blushed.
But it’s too late for hesitations now because I pushed him to the game stand and let him play. It was about shooting your desired prize using a cork gun and let it fall to receive it. Alex used two guns and he was determined to get it.
“One of my clubs is the Archery Club and I already know how to shoot in a straight way.” He said.
“Wait what?” I interrupted. “One of your clubs?”
“Hm? As the top student of Class A, I am free to join more than five clubs. Of course, almost all of the clubs asked me to join them.” Alex laughed.
So he straightened his position, readied his two guns and his eyes locked on to the stuffed toy. And he shot it. It shook rapidly and then it fell.
“Yay!” I cheered as he gave me the prize.
“Now let’s go. We still have more stands to play.” Alex smiled and stretched his hand.
I ran to grab it and suddenly then I tripped but someone caught me. It wasn’t Alex but it was a handsome dark haired boy.
“Are you okay?” he asked.
I stood up immediately and nodded. “Yeah, I’m fine.”
“Haley! Are you alright--“Alex stopped mid-sentence as he saw the boy beside me.
“Oh? I see you haven’t changed much, Alex?” The boy smirked.
Alex became serious and said, “What are you doing here, Mark?”
AUTHOR'S NOTE: I have posted already the characters. See them at "Featured Writings"
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