Friday, 20 January 2012
Thirty Eighth Friday Flash: The Classroom
Melvin gripped the steering wheel hard, he felt like a fool. Maybe it was all in his head? Maybe she didn't like him at all?
He looked out the window, it was threatening to rain. He grabbed the gifts from the passenger seat and dashed from the car, holding them tightly to his chest. If he remembered correctly she normally stayed after school to clean up. Trembling at the door he knocked.
There were a few kids at their desks. She looked up.
She sighed. “Oh Melvin! Again?”
“I brought this for you.” He placed a gift box and an envelope in front of her.
One of the kids sniggered.
“Thanks lovely, but it was 30 years ago, we were young, things have changed.”
“But we can recapture it, I know we can.”
She got up and gently placed the items into his hands. “So, how did you escape this time?”
“I locked the nurse in the bathroom,” he said scuffing his slippers on the floor.
“Yay!” shouted the kids, they snatched up their things and I ran out.
She took his hand, “Come, I'll take you home.”