I must have looked nuts just sitting there and staring at the door, but I didn't care. I tapped my desk impatiently and looked at my watch. Eight Twenty-Nine. I wondered if she was coming to school that day. She has to come, I thought. Today was the day that I was going to embark on the most dangerous and perilous endeavor of my entire life: I was going to ask out Jessica Vasquez.
From the first moment that I saw her, I knew that she was something special. She got good grades, was kind to everyone and had a great sense of humor. Jessica was so gorgeous that she just had to look at a guy and he would melt into a puddle on the floor. After a long internal battle the night before, I had decided that I was finally going to ask her out. I had butterflies in my stomach and my heart was already racing. The classroom door flew open and Jessica walked in. The butterflies flapped their wings like mad and my heart started beating like a snare drum.
She pushed a strand of brown hair out of her eyes and sashayed to her seat. That seat just happened to be right next to mine. My heart was beating so fast that I was afraid I might go into cardiac arrest. Alright, it's show time, I thought to myself. I snuck a quick glance at her. She was copying the notes that the teacher had written on the board. Without meaning to, I found myself staring at her lips. Those plump, red lips. I managed to pry my eyes away before she caught me. A drop of sweat rolled down my face and my hands felt clammy. Get a hold of yourself and just go for it! I yelled internally.
But I couldn't help but think that Jessica wouldn't be interested in someone like me. I wasn't popular or good at sports and I don't think anyone would consider me attractive. There was nothing that made me special. Jessica could have any guy she wanted, so there was no way that she would settle for me. It was unthinkable. It was impossib--
"Hey Kevin, could you get my pen for me? It fell next to your foot," Jessica whispered. She was actually talking to me? I tried to keep the shock off of my face as i leaned down and grabbed it.
"Here you go." I handed it back to her. She grinned and I couldn't help but smile back
"Thanks Kev!" I turned back to my notebook and willed myself to stop blushing.
"No problem." Jessica went back to copying notes. I'd had enough of the suspense.
"Jessica, I have to ask you something," I started. She turned towards me again.
"Sure, what's up?" It was now or never. I mustered all of the courage I had.
"Do you want to go out some time? With me?" I blurted out. I braced myself for the harsh rejection. Jessica looked surprised and then she actually started to blush! She ripped a piece of paper out of her notebook and quickly scribbled something on it before handing it to me. The paper had some numbers written on it.
"I was wondering when you would finally ask me out," she said, still blushing. "Call me tonight, okay?"
I just nodded. Jessica winked at me and went back to work. Mission accomplished.