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28. A Day at the Library
Claudette's dad didn't let her have a boyfriend.
told her that 12-year-olds aren't supposed to have
. Claudette always wanted a boyfriend, but didn't want
get her dad mad. She would always go
the library after school to study and wait
her dad to pick her up. One day,
boy named Steven decided to go up to
and say hi.
"Hello, my name is Steven.
've seen you here before," he said. "Oh, hello.
name is Claudette. I always come here to
and wait for my dad. I live a
far," she said.
Steven asked Claudette if he
sit with her, so he didn't have to
alone. Claudette said yes. They started studying and
talking. Soon they weren't studying at all. They
talking about music, books, movies, and what they
to do for fun. Steven had to leave
Claudette's dad came to pick her up, and
asked her if she would be back tomorrow,
that they could study together again. Claudette said
The next day, Steven showed up and saw
. He sat down and she smiled at him
said hello. They began talking about their classes,
what they were learning at school. After they
for an hour, Claudette told him she had
go look for a book, and if he
go with her. Steven agreed, and went to
for the book with Claudette.
As they were
for the book, Claudette was in one aisle
Steven was in another. Claudette took out a
and saw Steven was looking at her. She
and he told her she was beautiful. She
happy he said that, because she really liked
. Claudette asked him if he wanted to be
boyfriend. Steven said yes. As they were hugging,
's dad came in and saw them. He split
up and took Claudette by the hand. He
Steven that he wouldn't be able to see
again. Steven was sad.