A week has gone by, and now were out of school for summer! I was really excited because this means more hanging out with Luke, going to the lake, and riding on horses. Luke took my hand and said, "I am so glad it is summer. I am your neighbor so we get to hang out all of the time. After this weekend on Monday were going on our date! Can't wait for that either."
I looked at him and said, "Oh I know but I don't know which summer dress I should wear. Do you have any ideas?"
"No, I am a country man not a city man I have no clue. Oh and whatever you wear I am sure that you will look cute. You always do."
I smiled, and we started walking home. I took his hand in mine and we went on the sidewalk. Home was about five miles away, and I asked mom if we could just walk the last day of school. She told me that we could and that is great exercise. My mother is always up for great exercise.
Luke had to get home and pack, but his mom agreed to let us walk home. Luke was going to a family reunion about thirty minutes away. I can't believe I won't be able to talk to him till Monday.
"Hey Izzy I am sure gonna miss you while I am away for two days. I asked mom if you could come along and she said that she would love too but they made some new rules that it is just family. We have had some crazy's come and get drunk and be stupid."
"That is fine Luke Andrew. I will just stay here and deal with Luke. Well were home. I will miss you, and I love you."
"Babe I love you too, and trust me I will miss you a thousand times more than you will miss me."
We hugged and then kissed, and I ran up to the house. When I walked in speak of the devil was there, Luke. I wish I could think of somehow to get through his brain of his that I am with someone else.
Mama said, "Hey sweetie. How was your last day of school?"
"It was good, it was a long walk to the house but me and Luke got to talk about things."
"Well that is good honey. I know that you will miss him very much. At least you get to go on a..."
I hurried up and put my hand over her mouth because I didn't want Luke the ex boyfriend to know.
I whispered in her ear, "I don't want Luke to know that we are going on a date."
Mom nodded her head at me and she said, "I understand."
Luke looked at me and said, "Hey their Izzy. At least your on summer break."
"Yeah I'm pretty excited about it."
"Well that is good. This doesn't have to be awkward you know."
I wheeled around in his direction and said, "Oh yes it does! You didn't have to come back here, and try to win me back. I told you that I didn't like you in New York. I don't know why you just don't go home. I like Luke now, and I will always like him. We can be friends but you don't need to try to get me back. We live to far, and your just going to be going off to New York, and I will be here in Alabama. I will miss you, but not love you again. I am happy here. Nothing you say can change that."
Luke took a hold of my hand and he said, "You never did really deny saying that you don't miss us. Besides mom and dad are looking for a house down here. That is why I came over, which is to give you the good news."
I jerked my hand away and said, "If you are just moving here for me, you won't get anywhere. Luke is my boyfriend, and we will never happen again. We can be friends but just friends nothing else. Do you understand that?"
"When did you get to become bull headed. Fine we can be friends I guess."
"You can stay for supper if you want, and I want to talk about New York."
So we went over to the kitchen table, and he told me all about how their was a shooting at the school, and that is why they got off for summer so easily. Then he said, that around where I used to live they are putting in a indoor ice skating rink. He told me about all of the drama at school, and how Carey had started smoking, and everybody thought it was just awful. Then a new girl came and she is now the most popular but is very nice to everybody and isn't mean. I was all fasinated with it. I am glad that we are friends, I have a boyfriend that likes me for me, and it's summer!