Paper Hearts

Madeline comes into school everyday to find a little paper heart lying on her desk, signed anonymously. But with two (and possibly three?) boys in her life, will she identify the sender? I'm just having a little go at romance. Not very good at it, but worth a shot!


5. A Second Note

Walking into school the next morning, I dumped my rucksack on my desk. I looked around the classroom, at the earlier people, already in school ten minutes before the bell. I was normally more of the type to be in just before (or occasionally after) registration, but that day I had been desperate to dodge Aunt Clarissa offering to walk me to school, so I had been brief- get dressed, eat breakfast, then chuck my mascara and hairbrush into my school bag to apply on the way there.

Looking around, you could see only the 'outcasts', I suppose, of the class. The kids that cam in early to finish any extra homework, the nerdier kids reading books on the most unimportant and unnecessary topics, even Sam Clarke was in the corner, tuning his guitar.

Then there was me.

I'm not a geek, or the type to leave homework 'till late, or anything like that. I was just Eve's friend, lord knows what she saw in me. 

I soon got bored hanging around the classroom, until I heard a faint crackle on my desk. I looked down, to discover yet another paper heart. This time it was pure white, with a red lace border and ink, reading:


A paper heart for Miss Hunter fair,

With eyes of green and dark brown hair.

That maiden, how much I do desire her,

Madeline, from your secret admirer.


"Right," I mumbled. Who on earth was sending these? Probably some idiot trying to annoy me, or Josh confirming that he did in fact want me, not Eve.

During registration, I saw Will grin at me. Really! He grinned at me! I was thrilled. Maybe he was sending the notes?

During break, however, Josh came up to me. "Meet me at McDonald's tonight, six." he muttered. I was utterly confused now. Was Josh sending them? Or Will? Or...

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