It was suddenly Friday. You walked to school late, on purpose, so that you and Mattie didn't have time to talk. You had your first class with him, but you were taking a test today, so the chance of talking at all was out. Any other classes you had with him, you guys were sitting too far apart to talk. It was the perfect plan.
Classes went by in a flash, too short in your case, mainly because of today. You guys were gonna walk to the front of the school like usual, and he'd wait for his brother, and you'd leave to walk home.
Your heart was pounding, your palms were sweating, and your movements were more shakey than usual. You approached Mattie.
Start it like a normal conversation. "Hi!"you said aloud, with more effort than usual.
"Oh, hello, ___________, why were you late this morning?" he asked.
"Oh, I just left the house a little late..." you answered, lying. Well, not really. You did leave the house late.
Now. "Mattie, did you kno