Wednesday, July 16, 2008

presents

The packages arrived.

There was a slim boy all of maybe sixteen who brought them out on the porch. He'd driven out in a black pickup. He kept his heavy curly black locks under a feed cap.

"Ben sent me out," he said with a quick grin. "Lonnie, Lonnie Love." He offered a handshake. It was a clumsy handshake, Ellie supposed on her part, but she was beaming that her birthday had arrived in two boxes. She hoped he didn't think she was that happy just to see him.

"Thank you, " she said, but then had to know."Your last name is really Love?"

"Yeah, afraid so." He shrugged.

Of course, he was still on the porch when Aunt Maggie came to the screen door and snapped at Ellie, "You haven't gotten Lonnie any iced tea yet." So Ellie went to fetch it. Ellie sighed thinking she'd have to wait after lunch before she could open any of the boxes.

But he didn't stay long after the iced tea. "Ben says he'll be over after five. He's got something planned. I guess I'll see you then."

Ellie stared back at him as he was leaving. See him then, she thought. Had Ben set her up on a blind date?

She went to the boxes in her room and opened the one up from Eric first. First thing she found in the box was a picture of the two of them before the concert. He'd framed it. She smiled. As usual he's sent her copies of Cd's and even a CD player. There were all sorts of treats. Even the chili flavored Frito's. He'd remembered. Then there were skeins of yarn in all sorts of fresh colors.

"You know, you never have crocheted anything for me," he said in a note. She sat down then on her bed and read his note again and again. He'd sent her a locket and it was picture of them together like the one he'd framed.

She didn't hesitate to put it on. She held on it to the longest time. Ellie couldn't wait to call Eric.

20 comments:

Cate said...

wow, how nice! ellie got packages! i wonder what is in the other one... funny name, lonnie love. but aunt maggie seems to like him... he could be her brother, too.... and maybe ben has organized a surprise birthday party for ellie? in that case i think HE is her brother, and maybe ellie's dad has told him that it was ellie's birthday... OMG so many speculations.. sorry ^^ i LOVE your story!!

simon & josh said...

How sweet a locket. Lovely.

Dapper Kid said...

Love would be such a cool surname! And thank you so much for tagging me for the award, I've already been tagged, but I'll definately shout you out with a link in my next post :)

Rose Valentine said...

That's kinda cute! Very good...as usual lol!

Blaire said...

Aww... Eric is so sweet. But what's the other package??? Keep writing!
XOXO Buh-Laire :)

Sharon Rose said...

This is good...young love, a lovely thing.

Rose Valentine said...

Thanks girl. :) Please come again.

simon & josh said...

Thanks for reading.

Cait said...

So sweet..now this Lonnie guy, hmmm...

DE$-E said...

i love the name lonnie love lol=]

said...

thanks for the comment:] i love your story!! it;s pretty interesting..come again<3

Reggie said...

awwww that is just so sweet!!!!

i want a boy to send me presents on my birthday!!!!!

lol!!!!

xxoo,
reggie

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julius said...

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Liz said...

Awww, that's so sweet. Is Eric seriously going to drive down there though?

em gurl! said...

true love (sigh) well zane just feels like hes being caged up at the moment and likes to be free at all times. Sam is coming but don't expect him to stay that long before something else pops up in jocelyn's life.

Jay said...

i love Eric and Ellie they are amazing together{

Jay said...

i love Eric and Ellie they are amazing together{

Roxy Motion said...

eric seems sweet.

crocheting is cool. i did it a lot when i was 12 and i didn't do it for a while and i tried it recently but i couldn't do it. whew.

autumn said...

how good it feels to receive something from the one you love. but still, wish they were together. =[

Sugar Pop said...

Aww, so cute and sweet! So much more sentimental than money. Eric really is a thoughtful guy, isn't he?