Over the next week the excitement among the year tens was growing. Nathan was acting strange though. He didn't even talk to Alice in s+e at all. Even when she asked him something he'd only nod or shake his head. He kept shifting in his seat too. Half turning to her then quickly turing back. One lesson he fully turned to her, "Hey, Alice?"
She turned to look at him, "Yes?"
"Are you going to the river cruise?"
"Yep! Are you?"
"Cool. Yeah I'm going." Nathan turned back to his work and Alice did the same. Out of the corner of her eye she swore she saw a smile spread across Nathan's face.
At recess Alice met up with Bella at her locker. "Who are you dancing with at the river cruise?"
Alice was surprised, "What?"
"Yeah, it says on the note you have to dance with someone. People have been asking others if they'd be the one they dance with."
"Oh... No I don't... Do you?"
Bella smiled, "Timothy asked me."
"That's great!" Alice smiled back.
They walked to the bench where they sat to eat lunch. Carolyn was already sitting there. She jumped up and ran over to then when she saw them. "We have to dance with someone. It sucks! Well maybe not for you guys."
"Why not for me?" Alice tilted her head.
"Cause your gonna marry carrot. Remember?"
Alice was about to reply when Bella spoke, "Who's carrot?"
Alice trusted Bella so she told her the whole story. When she was finished Bella went silent.
"Wow. I bet this story can make even David be quiet." Carolyn broke the silence once more.
Alice laughed, "Maybe."
Bella laughed too, "I don't think it's possible for him to be quiet."
"I'm sure a nice punch in the face would keep him quiet. LOL jokes! Jokes!" Carolyn laughed and the others laughed too. Carolyn hated no one. Except David.