Think & Write #24

The Chance

William stood there, frozen in fear.  He was very nervous.

Right next to him sat the girl of his dreams.  Valerie Greenwood.  He wanted to ask her out, but he was too afraid to.

“Do it.” A voice said.

“Come on, Will!  Ask her out!” Another voice said.

William took his seat, shaking his head.  “I can’t, you guys….”

One of the guys smirked.  “Why not?  Are you chicken?”

“Come on.” The other one said.  “You know you want to.”

William sighed.  He knew that if he refused, he would never be able to live it down.  So he got up and approached Valerie.  “Hi Valerie….You look nice today….”

Valerie looked at William and smiled.  “Well thanks.”

William  sighed.   Not like that, you idiot!  He thought.  You need to say it with more confidence!  He looked at Valerie again, and focused, his heart beating extremely fast.  “So Valerie….Are you doing anything tonight?”

Valerie shook her head.  “Well, I do have homework tonight. But other than that, I’m not doing anything.  Why?”

William stared at Valerie in complete terror.  This was the moment he was waiting for.  Was he really going to ask her out, or will he blow it in front of his friends?  William gulped, gathered all the composure he could, and began speaking….


©2012  K. L. Walker