As we stepped out of the building and into the open campus of the school, I noticed that most of the students were heading toward the car park, to leave the school premises as fast as possible. Some were still in the academic buildings, others headed to the library - they were probably the studious bunch that couldn't bear the thought of starting break.
"Ahhh!" Damien sighed, stretching his arms up in the air. "It's good to see the sun out again!"
We all nodded, agreeing with him.
"It's still quite chilly though," Nick said, buttoning up his coat. Even Leo wrapped his black scarf tighter around his neck.
Winter was almost upon us, with temperatures now as low as 35°F. I had heard that January and February would be the harshest months in terms of the cold, but that didn't necessarily mean that December would be easy. Glancing up at the sky, I took a moment to relish the feel of the sun's rays on my face, knowing it would set around 4:30 P.M, which left us just a couple hours. And who knew if God would be kind enough to grant another day of sunshine tomorrow?
"I gotta say I'm happy that today's a half-day," I spoke, descending the steps of the building and making my way toward the school gates. I didn't have to look over my shoulder to know that the guys were following me.
"Who isn't?" Damien said. He caught up to my pace, both him and Nick on my left with Leo on my other side.
"I'm glad that Amy's school lets out early too." Nick smiled, practically bouncing in his steps.
"Is that where you're headed now? To see Amy?"
He bobbed his head along at my question in a happy nod. "She's invited me to spend Thanksgiving with her family this year. It'll be our first Thanksgiving together as a couple so I'm pretty excited."
"Will Lillian be there?" Damien asked, and I couldn't help but notice that he had that look on his face. That look of sinful mischief. This 'Lillian' must be one of his victims.