Copyright Mark Christopher Garrett 2022
Lucy was very excited, today was the last day of school before summer break.
The year was rough on her as it was her first year at this school
At first she had problems making friends, but after the first semester she settled in and had become close friends with several other people,
none of them were in any of her classes, so she would meet them between
classes or they would hang out at lunch together.
One of her new friends was a cute guy, he liked math a lot but that didn’t bother her too much, he was still kind of funny in his own little way and she adored that.
She was super excited about today because she had told herself all year that if this guy did not ask her out, she would ask him out on the last day of school, that way if he rejected her she would not be embarrassed among her peers and she would have all summer for it to blow over before school starts again next year
So this morning she was not only super excited but she was also very nervous, you see Lucy is old school and believes it’s the man’s job to court a lady, not the other way around, but these are modern times and she really liked this guy.
As she got ready for school she realized she had one slight problem, since it is the last day of school, and if he does say yes, what exactly is he saying yes too
After all it’s not like shes giving him a ring to wear so everyone can see they are together in school as a status symbol, she could ask him out to dinner, but that kind of sounds stuffy and boring, not to mention she does not want to eat around him on a first date as her nerves might make for a bad ending in the restroom, besides when she is nervous she never has an appetite, she was thinking about a movie, but then they would just be sitting in the dark not really talking or getting to know one another
Lucy was stumped, she knew she was going to ask him out, but she had no clue what she wanted to do, she even thought she would leave that up to him, then quickly remembered how she hates it when guys do that to her
Either way, she will have to figure it out as she goes because if she does not leave now she will be late and she does not want to miss a minute of the last day.
Lucy meets up with a couple of the female friends she has made, they meet near the football field before school starts as there will be a small fair there that day in honor of the last day of school
Lucy and her friends want to check it out before everyone else
shows up and crowds the place
“So, have you figured out how to ask him out” asks one of her friends
“No, and worse than that I haven’t figured out what we should do on our date”
“Well if you don’t do it today you will regret it for the next 3 months”
“I know, I know, I just don’t know what to do”
At that moment her cute guy friend walks up behind her
“Oh, don’t know what to do about what”
Her female friends giggle and magically all of a sudden they have somewhere else they need to be, leaving Lucy alone with her prey
“Oh nothing” she responds “When i figure it all out I’ll tell you”
“Figure what all out, maybe if you fill me in I can help you figure it out”
Oh the irony, if he only knew how true that was, so she decides to tell him, just not the detail part where it involves him and the dating thing, she tells him she has a dilema for over the summer, that with all the time she now had she didn;t know what to do with it all, this obviously opens up the door for him to offer suggestions on things she could do and if coming from him then he probably has an interest in it, so in a way she was trying to pick his brain without him knowing it
Only, she’s too smart for her own good and never expected the answer she got
“Ya, I know, it’s going to be a long summer, not sure what I’m going to be doing either, my parents want me to go to Florida with them and see the magical mouse, but I feel too old for that now”
They wanted to talk more but the First bell rang meaning they had 5 minutes to get to their first class
Lucy sighed and told him she would see him later, probably not until lunch because of all the last day festivities and all, he agreed and told her he was so nervous about the last day of school that he forgot to pack his lunch
Every class was a mini party, everyone was in a festive mood, but some were saddened to see another year go by and had tears, others were sad because they knew they would be moving and not returning to this school next year
To make matters even harder for Lucy, today being the last day of school also means it’s only a half day. And that means she only has half the time to figure out not only how to ask him out, but to also figure out what she will be asking him out to do
“UUUGGGGGHHHH, why does dating have to be so complicated?” she thinks
After she finishes up her last class she heads back over to the football field where all the festivities are being held, she spots her friends already hanging out over by the dunk tank, so she heads over to see what everyone is up too
Little did she know her female friends were setting the stage, as all of them were talking about all the plans they had for over summer and all the cool and fun things they would be doing, which of course leads one of them to ask Lucy what she will be doing, opening the door . . . . but Lucy shys away and states that she really hasn’t made any plans and doesn’t know what she is going to do, to which her female friends scuff at her and give her a mean dirty look as if that would egg her on to ask the key question
Lucy had to think fast as she was almost out of time, one of her friends ride already showed up and she had to leave, if she didnt do something really quick as in right now, she might just go all summer without ever knowing, so she does the only thing she never thought of doing ever
In the midst of everything and right there in front of the crowd of teachers and students she leans over into him and kisses him passionately
At that moment all the surrounding noise and people vanished as the two closed their eyes and embraced the moment
“Wow, I wasn’t expecting that” said her friend
“I need to ask you something, would you like to go out, . . . on a date, . . . with me?”
“Shouldn’t we of done that before we kissed, ah, to hell with that”, and he grabs Lucy by her hips pulls her close to him and passionately kisses her while dipping her”
The Principle sees this and immediately walks over, . . .
“Hey you two, cut it out, you two are chaperones, not only that, the kids look up to you two, as faculty you need to set an example”
“Yes Ma’am” the duo say in unisen
“It just kind of happened” said Lucy while turning lobster red
After school let out the two of them had figured out that they would spend the first part of summer traveling to Florida to visit his parents, and to get to know each other better, and if things worked out, who knows.
3 months went by and school reopened everyone was happy to return for opening day, only there was no Lucy teaching english and neither was their a cute guy teaching math, as over the course of traveling during summer they came across a quant little seaside beach town in Florida, where they purchased a small cottage together, they both took jobs at the local high school and they lived sunely ever after.