Bethany was a girl who loved a very
› She loved him so much that she would
dream of things they could do together……
Bethany walked to her local grocery store. She had to buy
some flowers for her mother.
She was excited for a party that was going to take place
Saturday night at her house. It was going to be a masked
Bethany was looking at the fresh flowers when she saw Lance
Johnson (her crush) walk through the door…..
Quickly Bethany decided to walk towards the
back of the store. Thinking she had escaped a
most embarrassing moment. As she was walking
back towards the meat department she went
around a corner and…………
She had bumped right into what she had been
“ Ummmmm…hi….I…..Ahhhh…Sorry……” She said quickly.
Lance smiled. “ That’s ok it happens.”
Bethany thought quickly…. I should invite him to the party. Or
should I? What if he thought my house was to small, or to
cramped or what if my family embarrassed me.
She was going to ask him.
“ Umm… My name is Bethany…” She said. Before she
could finish Lance interrupted her.
“I know who you are. You are in my Math 101 class.” He
“Yeah, that’s right I sit right beside Susie. Did you know
that she had….” Bethany began to ramble as though her
mouth was spuing out words she did not even recognize.
Was she actually talking to Lance Johnson. The Lance
Johnson who she had had a crush on since the beginning
of the year.
She was… And she was going to ask him to her party.
“Well…. Sorry I am rambling.” Bethany said.
“That’s ok I live with four sisters, I know all about that.” Lance
“Well I should get going…” Lance said. Come on… you can ask
him, Bethany thought to herself trying to build up the courage
she knew she had.
“Ok. Well nice bumping into you. If I have problems with Math
maybe I will catch up with you sometime.” Lance said as he
started to walk away.
“Ummmm…before you ….. Like…. Go …….ummm” Bethany
couldn’t spit it out.
“yeah….?” Lance said.
“Well, I was going to ask if you wanted to come to this
Masked ball that my mom is throwing on Saturday. It’s a little
get together that we have every year. It is kind of fun and
maybe if you need some help with your math we could go
over it.” She did, she finally asked him. She never thought she
could ask Lance Johnson such a thing.
“Ummmm….well I would have to check to see if my family
had plans but if not, I would be happy to come. It would give
me something to do and plus I have never been to a masked
ball before.” He said.
“Really? Great. Well it starts at 8 p.m. and goes until midnight.
Here is my number call me when you find out if you can come
and I can give you directions.” Bethany handed Lance a
piece of paper that she wrote her number on.
“Thanks. I will give you a call sometime tomorrow.” Lance smiled, took
The paper and walked away.
Bethany than realized she was sweating profusely and needed to go to
The restroom to blot away the drops of sweat on her forhead.
What a fool I am for sweating over a boy , she thought.
As Bethany walked back up to the front of the store she had a sense of
Herself. She felt confident and more alive than ever before.
She never thought she would have it in her. But today she did. She
Asked Lance Johnson to her party and she knew even if he didn’t come
She was still proud of herself for having such courage.