Sam: The QuestionMature

I had gotten up in front of the class and performed my favorite song, 'Comfortably numb'. Although I was a bit off because something had distracted me, I managed to cover it up quite well.

That something, or more appropriately, someone, was Emma.

During recess, I searched her out sitting alone at at table. I waved at her and she smiled and waved back. I came over.

"Hey! Liked your performance." she said.

"Oh, it was okay." I said honestly.

"You're too modest. You're a musical genius!"

I laughed. Then I remembered that I wanted to ask her an important question.

"Hey, I want to ask you something." I started.

"Okay. What is it?" she said, smiling.

"I know I've only known you for a day or so, but I was thinking..."

"Go on." she prompted.

"I'm getting to it. I always get to the point, you see," I started blabbering. I tend to do that when I'm nervous. "If there was no point to the whole thing, there would be no point in talking. The whole point is to get to the point..."

"Do you think you'll get to the point today, or should I come back tomorrow?" Emma asked with a little laugh.

"I'm getting to it. What I was about to say was, will you, I mean, would you...?"

"Would I what?"

I took a deep breath and said, "How would you like to perform with me in the final show?"

Her face showed disappointment.

"Oh come on! It'll be great!" I encouraged. "I have a feeling my guitar and your piano will go together perfectly. But, of course, if you don't want to..."

"No," she said, recovering from her initial disappointment with a smile. "I'd love to."

"Great." I said with a sigh of relief as the bell for the end of recess rang. "Let's get together for practice today evening, all right?"

"Sure." She said, and I said goodbye and started walking to my next class.

Emma had been disappointed, that I could tell. But I couldn't tell why. She seemed to like the idea of performing with me.

Maybe she had been expecting some other question. What could she have been expecting?

The End

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