The phone rang from the other room. Her heart skipped a beat. She started hurdling over books and last night’s pizza box, across three rooms and desperately yelling in her head “don’t hang up!”. She reached the phone just as the tune was reaching it’s end and the screen declared what she had hoped for in her heart – it was Brennan! This boy who she had known for years, who had been a part of the same circle of friends and who she had always secretly admired – he was calling her. Again! How funny that she had to move several states away to get his attention. His phone calls had quickly become the highlight of her day. She wasn’t sure if they were officially “dating” or not, but what they had developed – this deep friendship that was clearly flirty at the very least – was sure fun. She had so much to tell him about today and she loved that living out here in Arizona by herself seemed all the more fun because she had this person now to share it with. Even if it was only on the phone. She breathed a sigh of relief, pushed the button and held the phone up to her ear. “hello?” “Jessica, it’s Brennan!” A smile spread wide across her face as she padded back to the couch to settle in for their nightly date.
Jessica and Brennan are planning a quaint and personality-filled wedding in their hometown deep in Iowa. I can’t wait to see how they transform her parent’s homestead into party-central!