GENRE: YA Fanstasy
Aura was so preoccupied with her crush, Nigel sitting behind her that class ended without her copying the assignment. By the time she realizes it, everyone but Nigel has left, so she's forced to speak with him.
“Did you get the assignment?” I whispered.
“Uh, yes.” Nigel appeared surprised. Then he smirked. “Weren’t you paying attention?”
“I think you both need to move on. You’re making this dallying a habit,” Mr. Worosz admonished from his desk chair.
We hurried out and I began to go towards my next class, when Nigel spoke. “Hey, don’t you want the assignment?”
I blushed and mumbled, “Oh yeah.”
Nigel opened his agenda and I hastily copied the pages to read and what our response was to be, trying not to be unnerved by how close he was to me.
I again went to leave when Nigel asked, “How did you know I was looking at you?”
I smiled evasively. “Why were you looking at me?”
“I think I fancy you.”
My jaw dropped, but I quickly recovered, though not enough to say something intelligible. “Oh.”
Nigel leaned in, like he had the day before. He was just as beautiful, but his eyes seemed troubled. “Do you fancy me” he whispered.
The rest of the students seemed to disappear and it was just the two of us. I was sure he could hear my heart beating. How do you answer a question like that? Americans never use the word fancy that way. And no American response is nearly as appealing. “I do,” was the best I could muster.
“Good,” he replied and headed to his own class, leaving me standing.