Summer was coming. It was only days until Graduation.
"You know, what that means?" He looked over to Valentina who was still carrying a load of books out of her locker. Finally, he managed to take them from her. After all, he was walking her home. He lugged her backpack as well.
"What?" She was doe-eyed and off in her Plushie world, he guessed.
"A vacation." He told her they really needed a vacation. "You know, like Adventureland."
She didn't look too excited.
"What's your plan?" She told him she wasn't sure her mother would like it.
He winced hard not sure to laugh or cry. The books were heavy. "Come on, it'll be fun." Ollie was pretty sure he could talk Gabby in to taking them.
"But, she's graduating." Valentina was the logical one, evidently.
"And why not celebrate." Ollie gave her a silly grin.
"Oh, you are too much." She took some of the books from him, to lighten the load.
"We could ask Will and Ivy, too." This idea was getting bigger and better. "And of course, Ste will have to go." He smiled at her as if she would even like that.
"We gotta get away. We just have too." He looked at her out of the corner of his eye. If he couldn't get his dad to take them, there was always Betty who liked road trips.