The shade of the tree slowly retreated as the day went on, but even with the hot sun beating down on me couldn't break my consentration as I wrote a short story for my english class. Suddenly I felt a lack of words, "Damn writers block" I hissed under my breath and slowly got up, leaving my notebook forgotten in the lushus, green grass. "Amber?" My mother's voice rang out from inside the house.
"Ya, Ma?" I said walking to the door.
"The new neighbors are gonna come over for dinner tonight, I want you on your best behavior"
"Of course" With that I walked up to my room to get ready for dinner
I sat across from our neighbors son, Anakin, at the dinner table. As our parents chatted loudly about the city, Anakin and I blankly stared at each other and picked at our meals. Anakin was pretty cute, with shaggy blonde hair and dark black eyes your could just barely see. He was wearing a blue & black plaid, button up shirt and black pants. As we finished dinner our parents still hadn't finished their idle chit-chat. "Wanna go out back?" I asked Anakin. He smiled a shy smile at me and nodded. Together we got up and walked out the back door and over to the tree I had left my notebook under. After we had sat there for a minute talking about random stuff, he picked up my notebook. He started reading it over. After looking over it a few times, he picked up my pen and started to revise it. "Is it done yet?" he asked after he had fixed a few mistakes. I shook my head no, "I got writers block and then you and your parents got here and I sorta forgot about it" I shrugged. He suddenly scooched closer to me, moving the notebook so it rested on his right leg and my left. I could feel the heat from his shirt on my bare arm. "Well what about turning it into a cliff hanger, leaving the reader wanting more?" He asked me. I nodded and let it sink in, "That's acutally.....a really good idea!" I said nearly shouting. He chuckled and shook his head. "How'd you come up with that?" I asked.
"Oh well acutally I really enjoy reading and writing so I write stuff like this all the time" he said rubbing the back of his neck like it was a deep, dark secret. Now it was my turn to giggle at him, "I love reading and writing" He grinned at me, "Guess we're two of a kind then?" I nodded and laughed as I finished the essay with his help.
******School, 2 weeks later, Last day********
I was sitting in my last period english class on the last day of school. Anakin was sitting next to me as our teacher passed back our assiments that we we did forever ago. Of course Anakin didn't get one back because he hadn't been here when she assigned the essay, but of course that made it highly predictable that he would slid his desk over to mine. "So how'd you do?" He asked excitedly, since he did help me finish it and revise it. "I got 100, duhhhh" I said like it was the dumbest quiestion ever asked. "What's the letter attached?" he asked looking at the white envolpe stapled to the 3 page long essay. I shrugged and went to open it, but of course, as I did the final bell of the year rang and all students rushed out to the hall. The two of us walked out of the class together and began to walk home. When we reached my house we ran into the back yard and threw ourselfs onto my trampoline. "Open it. Open it. Open it!!!!" He shouted, bouncing up and down like an excited little kid. Laughing as I opened the letter he looked on over my shoulder. "Dear Amber Lane, We are pleased to tell you your writing piece has been nominated to be in a book of collected short stories, please send in the completed form attached this letter to accept the nomination and have your piece used in this book" I read aloud. I nearly screamed and Anakin wrapped me in hug. After the shock wore off I realized Anakin and I were still in a tight embrance. We both moved away from each other, I could feel a blush rushing into my freckled cheeks. Looking up from my torn shorts, I noticed a light blush covering his face as well. After a few awkward minutes he suddenly moved closer to me and pressed his lips against mine. Startled by the sudden gesture I froze and he pulled away, his blush a lot redder. "Oh gosh, i'm so so so so so sorry, that was stupid" he said getting flustered and started moving to get off the tramoline. Before he could move I pulled him over to me and kissed him, "Not stupid at all"