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   He took his seat across the room. Facing me, he sat quietly. His eyes glued to the teacher, his large, masculine hands fiddled with a brand new pencil and a faint look of nervousness in his face. A face that could put a Greek god to shame. Unfortunately, he was an upperclassman and my chances with him were probably one in a million. I could feel it already: high school was going to be great. All through the summer I had thought, "Oh, I don't want to go to high school; I don't want to be a freshman; I don't want to be beaten up by the seniors, I don't want. . ." Apart from that, I was afraid everything would be too hard for me and I would do so badly I would get kicked out.

Then came guys. All my friends and I thought the guys in our grade would see the upperclass "women" and forget about us. I ended up with the impression that high school was going to be pretty bad. As I walked into school on the first day, everything went fine: nobody laughed, stepped on, or used me; nothing exciting, but nothing extremely boring happened either. After I scheduled all my classes, school started.

I went to my first period class, and it was totally boring: class rules and regulations. Second period was a repeat of first, but then came third period which I was expecting to be another dull 50 minutes, but this is where I was now staring at this "Adonis". I fell in love immediately, but he just sat there, eyes glued to his desk, and his hands playing with his pencil. I had to find out all I could about him, but that would have to be after class. Meanwhile, I would get a close look at him and guess what he was like. I was sure he was very kind, sweet and friendly. Then the teacher called on him to say his name and to answer a question. His name was Keith. Very shortly after he said his name, he glanced up and saw me staring at him; he stared back and smiled. Right then, I could already feel it, high school was going to be great. "The Power of Love," see what it can do?n


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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