Sunday, February 14, 2010
He didn't want to admit it, but he was afraid he might bump into Kelsey if they'd gone to his school dance. He really wasn't sure he could handle that so he was happy to escort her to the big ball room aka, the gym at her school. But there was a strobe light tonight and it was made up to with glitz with lots of shiny things around to distract you. There was even a band.
Possibly, not a very good one, but still, live music. Something Kyle hadn't been around in a very long time.
And Amber so wanted to dance. He was a little scared. He was sure he'd lost his cool factor, completely. But he'd worn a suit just like his Mom told him, and he felt so tied down. But this was her night, and he wanted to do whatever she wanted.
They'd eaten at Dairy Queen. Steak fingers, gravy and fries and even dipped chocolate vanilla cones in the freezing cold. There was still plenty of snow around.
"But I could take you anywhere you wanted to go." He would have driven her to Omaha if she'd wanted.
"This is my favorite place." She just smiled about it as if she truly was a home town girl and no way was he going to get her to try any fancy foods. Yet she looked far too fancy to be at the Dairy Queen.
"OK." He noticed she had his Senior ring around her neck. She kept holding it from time to time as if she might lose it.
Kyle gritted a smile. He didn't know if he could live up to her expectations, completely. But she was happy and he knew he should be happy too. Even so, he felt he might be keeping her from something or someone. And it was there on the dance floor that he saw who was watching them.
Kyle couldn't keep from laughing, a bit. He was elated and awkward at the same moment.