Mike came to sit me in English, and walked me to my next
class, with Chess Club Eric glaring at him all the while; that
Chess Club Eric
But I knew myself too well to think I would really have the
guts to do it. I made the Cowardly Lion look like the
I hoped that he would simply ignore me when he came, and
prove my suspicions false.
I hurried from the girls' locker room, pleased to find that I
had successfully evaded my retriever friend for the moment.
I changed quickly back into my jeans and navy blue sweater.
I walked swiftly out to the parking lot. It was crowded now
with fleeing students.
Now that I looked, it was obvious that they were all dressed
exceptionally well; simply, but in clothes that subtly hinted
at designer origins.
I'd lost track of the time, and I hurried downstairs to take
the potatoes out and put the steak in to broil.
track of the time
I haven't had one speck of trouble from any of them.
speck of trouble
And they stick together the way a family should — camping
trips every other weekend…
I wondered idly what kind of gas mileage the truck got… and
shuddered at the thought.
Mush balls were flying everywhere.
I tried to explain, feeling like an utter moron.
But that wasn't why I jerked my hand away so quickly. When he
touched me, it stung my hand as if an electric current had passed
I would have written it while he looked, but his clear, elegant script
intimidated me. I didn't want to spoil the page with my clumsy
I vividly remembered the flat black color of his eyes the last time
he'd glared at me.
flat black color
Mike skipped quickly to my side and picked up my books for me. I
imagined him with a wagging tail.
I stared straight ahead as I passed the Volvo, but from a peripheral
peek, I would swear I saw him laughing.