Anne wormed and snaked her way through the crowd of friends and boys and various gangs.Then about to enter Elina ‘s class ,she halted abruptly.
He was there,standing,deep in conversation, with his group. a thing Anne had forgotten when she last did.Realizing this was too much of staring,she resumed being oblivious to his presence and entered the class.The walls. were plastered with school posters and hid the cream color of the room.The concrete floor was littered with duffel bags,bag packs,,satchels of all kinds.
Elina wasn’t there.Dissapointed,Anne thought,”probably overslept that hibernating bear…”.
Just then a cheerful voice called behind her-“Hey!”. Anne turned to see her old friend Elina ,standing there grinning from ear to ear. “Aah…” said Anne.”Howdy Eli??”
“Nothing special.” she replied.
“Anyways,I have just the job for you. Finish of this magnificent apple cause’ I haven’t a cubic cm of space in my stomach to take it in. ”
“Oh..Anne”-said Elina groaning.
Anne shot her an appeasing smile. “Come on! no harm will come of it,it’s just an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, she said.
But Elina was no longer looking at her,she was looking behind.
“Hey El..”said Anne crossly.Elina’s face twisted into a broad maniac Cheshire cat grin.
Look’s who’s there.A flood of nostalgic memories.Anne didn’t have to turn.His voice,deep and cheerful,his butterflies in her stomach.It was him.Steven Smith.
a sharp jab at the ribs brought her back to earth.”Anne Smith ‘s here” whispered Elina in a teasing tone.
Oh,if only that would have been reality.But it wasn’t.The painful truth.I’m Anne Marvin said Anne emphasizing the name.