Michael

I am an idiot. A total idiot.

I know I've said this before, but this time i mean it.

Kira has been in my history class all year and i have somehow managed to not notice her. I must be a totally blind, idiotic loser.

We entered the classroom together and suddenly a wave of whispers washed over the room. I looked to my left and saw Kira's cheeks flush as she looked down at our joined hands and quickly pulled her small warm hand out of my huge cold one. I hadn't even noticed that we were holding hands; it had just felt so right and normal that i didn't pay any attention to it.

She muttered a quick "bye", and practically sprinted down the hall to her seat in the back row. I took my seat in the second row and cursed whoever came up with seating arrangements.

History seemed to drag on and on, like it was teasing me, knowing that I now knew that the most gorgeous girl in the world was sitting just three rows behind me. Like it was punishment for not noticing her sooner.

I usually loved history, but at the moment, Ms. Murphy's voice was sounding like nails on a chalkboard and she seemed to be talking slower every minute. I couldn't even pay attention to what she was talking about...the Russian Revolution I think.

Finally the bell went and I jumped up out of my seat and went to turn around when I heard Ms. Murphy call out my name.

"Michael, please stay behind after class."

I quickly turned around to look at her in confusion. Surely I didn't do anything wrong...

I caught a floral scent as someone passed me and knew already who it was. I felt her lean down as she whispered in my ear.

"I'll wait outside."

I instantly felt calmer for some reason and sat back down ready to deal with whatever Ms. Murphy wanted to talk to me about.

She sat down at her desk and waited till the last student filed out the door before starting.

"Michael, I noticed that you seemed a little distant today. Is there a particular reason for that? You're one of my top students and always pay attention, I would hate for you to change that habit now."

"Yes, i'm sorry Miss. It won't happen again."

"Ok then, if you're sure. Just remember that if you need to talk, I'm here, ok? You can go now."

With that, i jump out of my seat and all but run to the door. As i exit the classroom, i look around expectantly and i'm not disappointed. Kira's sitting down on the grass a couple of meters away, with a frustrated look on her face. But then she notices that I've come out and looks up, giving me a heartbreaking smile.

"Hey, that was quick. I thought you'd be a lot longer."

"Yeah, well she just wanted to talk to me about paying more attention in class."

"I know," she answered, before quickly blushing and turning away. "I mean, i just, um, guessed... So... what have you got planned for the rest of the day?"

I think about it for a second. "Nothing at all, maybe a little bit of homework if i can be bothered later, which isn't very likely at all. Perhaps... well, um, i was wondering if maybe you...and i, we could... maybe get something to eat or something?" I stumbled through the last sentence, which i swear i did not plan. It was really a spare of the moment thing, and i didn't know what i was saying until it was too late to take them back. Kira just looked at me with mixed emotions on her face. "I mean, you don't have to or anything. I know we haven't known each other long at all but i was just hoping..." i trailed off, digging myself a bigger hole.

"No, I mean yes, I'd like to do something. But can we perhaps go somewhere else?" Kira asked.

I was speechless for a couple of seconds. This amazing beautiful girl wanted to go out with me? Well, not go out as in be my girlfriend but maybe... "Sure. Wherever."

"Awesome. I think I know a good place. How about we meet up a bit early, say at 6 o'clock, and I'll bring some food, so we can have a sort of picnic." She said all this kinda quickly, but surprisingly, I caught it all.

"Sounds like an excellent plan," I replied, smiling at her, with all the happiness I was feeling coming through. "I'll pick you up at your house?"

"No!" she cried. "I mean," she continued more calmly, "how about we just meet here, at school?"

"At school?"

"Yeah, it's closer to where I want to go anyway.." she trailed off.

"Um, sure. If that's what you want.."I replied, slightly confused, but still super happy.

"Great. Well, I'll see you then," she replied, before giving me one last smile then turning and sprinting off towards the forest.

That's weird, I thought. Wouldn't she be going home after school? And why of all places did we have to meet at school? Doesn't she want me to know where she lives of something?

I decided it didn't matter and started off home, trying to calm down the excitement that seemed to be buzzing from every part of my body. I was going on a date with Kira Beckett! I wonder what will happen...