|I'm actually on the left...got confused last time;)|
I don't know if your school did it, but our school used to pick certain occasions where you could send flowers to people (Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day - only Midwesterners celebrate that). They decided to let us send roses to our favorite seniors before they left. Now over the years, I had sent Joe several flowers anonymously that he most likely gave to whatever girl he was dating at the time. But not this time. No, this time I was going to be ballsy. I figured what the hell? So I wrote this on the card:
I just wanted to say thank you for giving me something to look forward to everyday. You made my high school years and I will always remember you as my crush. Congratulations on your graduation. I wish you all the luck and happiness in the future. - Love, Shay
I paid for the flower, handed in the card and there was no getting it back. That whole week my stomach was in knots. Every time I saw him I would think about him getting the rose. Would he laugh? Scoff? Care?
The bell between third and fourth period had just rung. We had 5 minutes to get to our classes. My 3rd and 4th period was a 2 hour block so I just stood outside the door with my friends talking. Although today I wasn't saying much. The flowers were delivered 3rd period. The butterflies in my stomach had morphed into bats. He knew. Before he probably suspected it, but now he knew.
"Here he comes!" my best friend informed, clearly excited to see what, if anything would happen. I saw him walking down the hall. Books in one hand, rose in the other. As he approached, our eyes met and my heart relocated to my throat. Would he stop? Keep walking? Give me an appreciative smile and head nod as he walked by? I felt dizzy as the scenarios ran through my mind at warp speed.
"Hey..." Joe said with a smile. A smile I knew was meant for me.
** Next post: The dramatic (and embarrassingly funny) conclusion. I would have done it here but the post would have been really long.To my loyal readers, sorry I know THIS post wasn't funny. I'm setting the stage. The conclusion to it will have my usual humor and sarcasm;)**
OH! One more thing. My official Author Page is now on Facebook. If you are on FB, go to Shay Stone and "Like" me. You know...if you really do like me;)