Disclaimer: The characters don't belong to me. They are the property of Lucy Maud Montgomery and her heirs.

I can't say I'm not proud about winning the medal. Neither could I say that my classmate's cheering bothered me; but triumph would feel hollow until I saw her. Seeing those great grey eyes looking at me without contempt had become one of my personal goals, ever since that ridiculous incident in Avonlea's school. I looked around me, searching for her. She wasn't there.

"Hurray for Anne Shirley, the winner of the Avery scholarship!" someone shouted in that precise moment. Then I saw her; her cheeks reddened because of the excitement. And then, the unthinkable happened: Anne smiled at me.

I was reading again the "Anne of Green Gables" series and this idea popped into my mind. I wrote it first in Spanish (my mother tongue) and, some time later, I decided to translate it to English (mainly to practice my translation skills). I apologize deeply for any Grammar mistake you may find.

Hope you liked it!