TITLE: A Special Someone
GENRE: YA Mystery
That morning at school, Kim Waverly was waiting for me by our locker. She was ready to gossip, I could tell because her energy level shot up and her volume went down. “So who are you going to homecoming with?”
“No one.” I shook my head.
“But you said…” She stood in the way, blocking me from getting my books.
“I know what I said, but I lied, okay. Now, move.” I pulled her away from the narrow opening.
“Hey, watch it,” Kim said, as she regained her footing. “Don’t worry, I’ll find you a date. It won’t be Kyle Baldwin, but I promise you he’ll be hot.”
I closed our locker, pretending I didn’t hear her, hoping she would stop. When I turned back around, she took off. More than anything I wanted Kyle to ask me to homecoming.
At least I was going to the football game. I would be the first freshman to sing the National Anthem, and I didn’t need a date for that.
The sun was at its zenith, but the cold air felt like winter was right around the corner. The trees lined up on my block were gorgeous shades of red, brown, yellow and orange. I loaded up our van with blankets. Dad was traveling again, so Mom brought the boys to the football game to hear me sing.
By the time we reached the bleachers, Kim was in her cheerleading uniform, chanting back cheers.