I lined up at the start line as Cate took her shoes off - she said it was easier to run bare-foot on grass. 'Wow' I thought 'shes gorgeous. The blue in her hair makes her blue eyes look really stunning'
"Ready..." her friend Ellie said "set... Go!"
We sprinted off and I have to admit, Cate was faster than I thought, we got nearly a third of the way and it was neck and neck. Suddenly she tripped and fell. She screamed "LUKE!"
Her scream stopped me and I turned, seeing her on the ground sobbing and holding her ankle, I ran back to her.
"What is it?" I asked bending down to her
"I think I twisted my ankle" she said quietly "Do you think you can help me up?"
I took her in my arms and lifted her up. She wrapped her arms around my neck and whispered "Thanks" as she kissed my cheek, devilishly close to my lips. I watched as she then sprinted off down the track towards the finish line. It took me a moment to realize that she'd tricked me. I ran after her but by the time I caught up she had already won.
My friends were laughing their heads off and Ellie hi-fived Cate. She came over to me laughing and said
"Sorry, you're just so easy to mess with"
"Really? Is that so?" I chuckled
She handed me a piece of paper with a line of numbers on it.
"Here," she said "because you came back and helped," she giggled. She was so cute.
"If I hadn't helped, and I had kept going and won the race, would I still have gotten your number?" I asked
"Well, yeah, you would have won fair and square and I promised you my number if you won." she replied
"So either way i would've gotten it?"
"I guess, but this way I might actually reply." She said with a small smile and I watch her walk off with Ellie.