9/11 Short Stories

Words: 387
Pages: 2

Marc, Alex and Jack were sitting in their usual spot at the stone bench in front of the school. Marc hadn’t slept well last night. Even after easing his frustration in the shower (twice), he still couldn’t stop thinking about Toni. His black sheets and the way those track pants left little to the imagination. He was in zombie mode this morning, barely even noticing his friends around him. So when he felt a gentle hand on his shoulder he jumped, landing (un)gracefully on his ass in the grass. Alex and Jack fell over laughing.

Marc looked up to scowl at them, “What the hell guys?”

“Sorry Marc, I didn’t mean to startle you.” Marc turned towards the new voice. His face burning when he saw Toni standing behind the bench trying not to laugh. “I called your name, three times.”
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it’s okay. What’s up?” He tried to sound casual, like he hadn’t just screamed like a girl. Toni handed Marc a piece of paper. Confused, and still shaking off the embarrassment, Marc stared at the paper. It took him a minute to realize what it was.

“She signed it?” Marc looked back up at Toni, a grin stretched across his face.

“Yea, she did. I guess you have a way with parents.” Toni smirked, “You must have a silver tongue Marc Townsend.” Marc blushed, he was sure Toni didn’t realize how dirty that sounded.

Jumping over the bench Marc threw his arms around Toni, “Oh my God! We’re going to have so much fun! It will be awesome, I swear.”

“Uh Marc...” Toni mumbled.

Toni pulled back, his eyes wide. “Oh shit, sorry, umm right. Yea. Sorry.” Stepping away he looked at his feet. “Fun. Yea, good.”

Toni laughed, “Sometimes you remind me of a hyper guinea