The Note (Chapter 3)
Lori Petersen tries her best to refrain from looking
over at Rick and Michonne as they laugh and talk during lunch. Her game plan is to pretend like what he does
is not bothering her in the least but inside she is slowly dying from a broken
heart. She has always gotten her way
with him but things are different this time so she has to handle it differently.
She’s a senior and she has to save face somehow. Mike is quite a catch but he’s still a lower classman and he is not the captain of the football team. Her senior year was supposed to be the best ever with Rick proposing or at least giving her a promise ring before graduation. She drops her head and glances at him again. She’s never seen him so animated and he’s wearing the biggest smile. Did he ever smile like that for me?
The anger hits her hard and fast but she refuses to make a fool of herself in front of all of their friends. She’d have to devise other plans to get his attention. He couldn’t have fallen out of love with her just like that. She steals another peek….unless he was never in love with me in the first place. That thought has her grabbing her purse and exiting the cafeteria hurriedly.
Andrea watches her friend leave the cafeteria and the urge to go after her is strong but the stigma of losing your boyfriend during senior year….and to a sophomore…. is something she knows she could not endure so she remains rooted by Shane’s side.