by Luke F, Age 11 , Grade 5, Beachland, Vero Beach, FL USA
Teacher: Terri Beckham
“MOM! I do not want to start another school!” Lucas stated indignantly. “I am going to turn the heat on full blast until you get out of the car young man. It’s already a really warm North Carolina day, ”said mom in a stern voice. Lucas ragingly gets out of the car. A safety patrol asks, “Are you lost?” Lucas grunted, ” Yes,” and the patrol took him to class. Lucas sits in the back of the room by himself. Lucas slouches in the chair and ignores the teacher. With a scowl on his face Lucas placed his eyes on the floor until an energetic girl named Madde strolled in the classroom. Maddie entered the room giggling with a smile ear to ear. The teacher demands Lucas to come sit in front with everybody else. Angrily, Lucas comes to sit in the front and falls like a ragdoll onto the ground.
The day goes by as slowly as watching grass grow, and at 3:00pm he hops in his mom’s 2013 Buick, and they sped off towards home. When Lucas arrives home he slams the door of the car. Lucas storms inside and starts playing Xbox One. This procedure happened for a few more days. Four days later he heard a knock on the door, and he answered it baseball bat in hand.
It was Maddie! Maddie asked if he wanted to ride bikes. Lucas said, “Yes.”
They go outside to grab his bike. Lucas and Maddie race around the block a few times. After the races up and down the road, their shirts were drenched in sweat. Lucas invites Maddie to play Xbox One. The kids played for an hour, and they had a great time! After a couple of school days, mom and Mrs. Ramsbottom observed that that Lucas was participating in class, and his mood lightened up. Lucas is a happier boy. Lucas shows interest at school, and he is making new friends. He is happier and kinder at home too.
February is right around the corner, and Maddie needs somebody to go to the Valentine’s Day dance with. For once in Maddie’s life she was nervous about the dance because she dose not have anybody to go with. Lucas did not want Maddie to feel sad or uncomfortable. Maddie became Lucas’s best bud, and he wanted to make her happy. Lucas says, “Will you come to the dance with me?” She excitedly said yes!
Within a week, the event of the year, the dance, was here. The dance was to be held in the gym. The gym was all prettied up with apple red and sky blue banners that swooped from the gym walls. The gym smelled like delicious popcorn! The gym had a spinning sparkling disco ball hung from the celling. Hip hop music was playing for now. Maddie finally came around the corner. Her dress had blood red and hot pink flowers. Lucas stumbles over his own words M-M-Maddie you look amazing! Maddie blushes. The romantic music starts to play. “Young Love” By Meghan Trainer fills the room. Maddie and Lucas start to dance. Maddie gives Lucas a quick peck on the cheek. At that moment he was so glad that he relocated to Ashville, North Carolina.
music starts to play. “Young Love” By Meghan Trainer fills the room. Maddie and Lucas start to dance. Maddie gives Lucas a quick peck on the cheek. At that moment he was so glad that he relocated to Ashville, North Carolina.