Sera sat in her chair next to her best friend Harper during her lunch period and suspiciously watched the boy coming closer to them. “Here we go again,” she mumbled.
Harper looked up and smiled. “Be nice, he’s cute.”
They watched as he walked up to the table across from the two of them. “Hello, my name is Jack.”
“Hi Jack,” Harper said. “I’m Harper and this is Sera,” indicating the girl next to her.
“I uh, wondered if you’d like to maybe go get some ice cream or something after school?” he asked.
“I have to go straight home today, sorry,” Harper replied.
Jack blinked. “Oh. I, um, actually meant Sera.”
“She’s taking me home today, so no,” Sera said bluntly.
“Oh, okay. Maybe some other time then.”
“Maybe,” Harper said as he walked away.
“Not likely,” Sera said to her.
“Oh, come on. You know as well as I do there’s something up. A bet or challenge to get me out. See what he can do to me.”
“Come on Sera, not everyone is like that. I know a few boys have been cruel, but they are immature. Just forget about it.”