Wordy Wednesday at BAR
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“What is it that I really want to say?” Brendan held his pen poised above the heavily scrawled paper.
“Who’s the mystery girl?” his best friend, Maddy asked. “It better not be that awful Janessa you went out with last term. She’s so not worth it.”
“No, it’s not. She only wanted me to drive her around and pay for stuff,” Brendan said making a face.
The librarian glared and put her finger to her lips.
“Forget the letter. Tell her how you feel in person,” whispered Maddy.
“I’m confused,” he said, his voice breaking. He ripped the paper up and threw the pieces into the library’s recycling bin. Running off, he disappeared into the crowd before Maddy could catch up.
A few hours later, Maddy found him sitting on a swing at the playground next to the high school.
“I’ve been looking for you. When you weren’t in English class, I got worried.” Maddy sat down on the swing next to him. “Remember how we used to spend hours here?”
“I remember,” Brendan replied. He stopped swinging and looked down at his feet.
“What’s wrong? Can’t you tell your best friend about it?” Maddy said.
Brendan swallowed and hesitated. He looked Maddy right in the eyes.
“I want us to be more than just friends. Do you think you could ever see me that way?”
Maddy broke into a big smile that lit up her face. She leaned towards Brendan and touched her forehead against his. “I’ve known we were destined to be more than just friends since I was ten and now we’re almost eighteen.”
“Guess I’m a bit slow.” Brendan reached for Maddy’s hand and squeezed it.
“I’ll say,” Maddy said with a mischievous giggle. “Now shut up and kiss me. I’ve been waiting eight years already!”