It was saturday I was ready to play basketball at the park across the street from my house.I saw a moving truck I thought it was just passing by but I was wrong, it stopped at the house next to mine,there was a black Mercedes following the truck and there was a child in the backseat, he looked emo and the mother looked exhausted.I didn’t mind them I just kept practicing basketball so I can be ready for the game next saturday.
The next Saturday match is going against the jets; I heard they had a good point guard so I was just practicing so I can make my shots and be able to lock him down. It was 6 P.M, the time I was suppose to be inside so I walked back home, ate dinner and went to sleep.
The next morning my mom asked me if I met the new neighbors I told her no.
So after the conversation I had with my mom I ate breakfast and went to welcome the new neighbors.
I knocked on the door, and a kid opened, he was 14, around my age, I greeted him he said his name was Kevin.
”like the famous writer Kevin Hughes?” I said
“Well... he is actually my uncle” he proudly replied.
I told him I was a big fan of his uncle’s work and he told me to come inside and showed me some of his uncle’s stories like “The Challenge” and some of his stories; I loved all of them.I met Kevin’s mom her name was Machel so after I met them I had to go home and go to the mall to buy some shoes.
At the mall, I saw a beautiful girl I felt like I already knew her for a long time I was very nervous my hands were starting to sweat and my heart was beating very fast. I walked up to her we started talking and we became good friends, she looked like she liked me too but I wasn’t sure.So I went home with the shoes I bought and went to sleep.
It was a cold Monday I went to school.I was talking to my friends in the cafeteria where all the kids ate breakfast and had to wait till the staff or security call for everyone to go to class.
I went to class, after they called us, my friend and I sat next to each other and the teacher called attendance.
My teacher said” we are announcing two new students in our class” the students walked into the classroom one of them was my neighbor Kevin the other one was the girl from the mall.
I felt the same strange feeling I haven’t felt before I met her for the first time.
They both took a seat; Kevin sat next to me and the girl sat next to the teacher, she told them to stand up and talk about themselves and what school they went to before this one.
The girl went first “my name is Monica” she was a hispanic blonde girl,her voice sound like music to my ears.The prettiest in the class,now I realized I liked her a lot. “I went to Freedom Middle School before coming to Shenandoah Middle”she added. Next was Kevin but I already knew a lot about Kevin.
At lunch time,I met Kevin, Monica joined us since she and kevin were best friend so Monica and I became close friends too.
I tried to be most of the time close to her,I consider she was sending off signals to me when we were together,like playing with her hair ,putting lipsticks,asking “Do I look ok?”but I was scared to ask her out.
That afternoon in class I asked Kevin if he wanted to join the basketball team because the game was in 5 days and I was playing basketball with him he is a good player so I begged him to join and he did so now I was sure we was going to beat the jets.
Kevin said that the coach told the principal to let the basketball team get the rest of the week off from school so they can practice and beat the jets because it was playoff season.So that afternoon Kevin’s Mom took me and him back home so we can get ready for practice.That’s all we did was to practice all week;then, it was Saturday game day.