TITLE: Love: Free of Conditions
GENRE: Adult Literary Fiction
My first summer at Penn State went by entirely too fast. In a few short weeks, I began to realize that my southern accent was a secret weapon. Strange, because I was the same plain girl that left Mississippi, and her crazy mother, without a second thought.
But up here, I was a novelty, something to be admired.
Must be a northern thing!
It was the weekend before my freshmen semester was to start and I didn’t have to work at the Deli. Perfect weekend for boy hunting! They were replaying an old gushy movie, Jerry Maguire. I talked the girls into going, but only if I promised to go to the Deli afterwards.
I spent my summer working there and knew there would be a slew of boys to pick from. There were always football players in the restaurant!
A date or two, before school started was all we wanted.
We walked up the steps to see the movie and my roommate, Casey, started waving to a group of people sitting on the stairs. There were three guys, one playing the guitar and at least seven girls hovering around, listening to the music.
I half smiled and looked at Stacey. We had seen this group earlier in the summer. They were hovering, just like before, over this guy playing the guitar. He never lifted his face before, not until Casey yelled out his name.
He looked up from his guitar and his blue eyes locked onto mine.