Prom was two weeks away, and Ashley still didn’t have a date. The rumor had been going around that Brad, Ashley’s best friend and crush, was going to ask her. Ashley had liked Brad since they were kids. He made her heart beat out of her chest. He made her face bright red every time he complimented her. Ashley kept dropping little hints to get his attention, but Brad always seemed oblivious to her advances.
She was standing at her locker before school when she saw him walking down the hallway with a poster board and flowers. Her breath caught in her throat as she realized what the poster board and flowers meant. Time seemed to slow down in that very moment as she thought of all the scenarios that could possibly happen. After a couple of seconds of daydreaming Ashley came back to her senses. She smiled at Brad and said good morning when he finally reached her. “Hey”, he replied, looking around as if he was looking for someone, “Where’s your sister?”
I will call them my people, who were not my people; and her beloved, who was not beloved. -Romans 9:25
by Noelle Janae