Sam looked at his surroundings as the disorientation from leaping passed. There were quite a bit of cars parked and a somewhat large building across the street. Around the side of the buildings, small groups of teenagers huddled together talking and laughing.
That's when Sam decided to look in the mirror on the side of the car he stood next to. His reflection revealed a teenage boy's face. The kid looked pretty average among what people might consider so. Black hair, short sideburns, tan enough, the like.
He was in high school.
"Oh boy," Sam muttered as Al stepped into the Imaging Chamber.
"Hey Sam," Al said. "Nice sideburns you got there."
"Thanks," Sam said. "Facial hair discussions aside though, got anything on this leap?"
Al nodded and looked to the handheld link.
"Your name is Brian Davidson," Al replied. "You're in Yazoo, Mississippi and it's April 11, 1988. This is your high school here."
"Does Ziggy know why I'm here?"
"As a matter of fact, yes," Al said. He pressed another button on the link. "Brian here was planning on asking out a girl he's really liked since junior high before heading home. Unfortunately, in the original history, he lost his nerve and never did. Ziggy says there's a 97 chance that you're here to change that."
"Great," Sam said. "Who is she?"
Al scanned the area with all the students congregating. Finally, he stopped and pointed.
"See that girl in the slightly torn blue jeans at the knees?" Al asked and pointed. "That's the girl, Anna."
"And all I'm here to do is ask her out?" Sam asked.
"If Ziggy is right," Al said, "that's it."
"I don't have to win her over from an abusive boyfriend?" Sam asked.
"Nope," Al replied. "Just ask her out."
"Okay," Sam said. "Here I go."
Al watched as Sam walked across the street to the girl he pointed out. Sam slowly approached the girl from behind and tapped her on her shoulder. The girl turned around.
"Anna?" Sam asked.
"Hey Brian," Anna said.
"Can I talk to you for minute?" Sam said. "Over here?"
"Sure," Anna replied and followed Sam to a bit more private area. "What's wrong?"
"Nothing's wrong," Sam said. "I just wanted to ask you something." Sam paused for a moment. "Do you want to go out Friday night?"
Anna smiled. "You mean like on a date?"
"Brian, I'd love to!" Anna replied. "I've been wanting you to ask me out for so long. I was beginning to think you weren't ever going to!"
"I couldn't have that, now could I?" Sam asked smiling.
"So pick me up around seven?" Anna asked.
"Will do," Sam replied.
From across the street, Al watched as Sam accomplished his mission. From the looks of things, asking her out was going well. To be sure, Al decided to see if history had changed any and brought it up on the handheld link.
He smiled. Apparently the date went well. In 1994, the two married and today have three kids.
"Good work Sam," Al said. "Yet again."
With that in mind, Al returned to the waiting area for Sam's next leap.