Here is a link to Part 1 from yesterday, wasn’t thinking of adding another part to it, but thanks to Jason’s comment on my last post, he got my imagination going. The Animal Challenge
Asher was sitting on the couch at home , with his golden Labrador, Kobe at his feet. He was still trying to get over the shocking news that his boss had given him today. His boss had told him about the new employee coming tomorrow and how he wanted Asher to train her.
He was used to training others ever since he had taken his promotion to supervisor, but this was different. He would be training and working with someone from his past! Tomorrow he was going to come face to face with his High school crush! She had come back to Connecticut, he never thought that day would come. Asher closed his eyes as he let his mind drift back in time.
He had been friends with Tiffany since grade school. They were always in friendly competitions with each other, but it wasn’t until his Freshman year that his feelings for her started growing deeper. It was after she had beat him once more with having the most rare animal to talk about in Science class. He thought for sure he had the winning report. He had chosen to do it on Okapi’s. A “forest giraffe”! His smug smile disappeared though when she stood up and talked about the “Glaucus Atlanticus”. She showed the picture and he heard all the boys say how cool it was.
That was when he felt the pangs of jealousy, and it wasn’t jealousy over her having the most rare animal, it was jealousy of her seeing guys smile at her! That’s when he realized he had fallen for her.
It took him awhile, but he finally had worked up the nerve to ask her out and much to his joy she had accepted. He was flying high. They had so much fun and dreamed together about the future and what it might hold for them. They were in love and nothing could change it.
Then in their Junior year, everything changed. Tiffany’s family had to move to New York. Her Dad’s job had transferred him. it was awful! They had promised to keep in touch, and at first they had, but then it just got too hard. They lost touch with each other, but Asher had never forgotten her. He wondered if she had still thought of him over the years.
Kobe got up from the floor, and came over laying his head in Asher’s lap.
“What do you think buddy? Think she still remembers me? Does she still remember our first kiss, our night under the stars, and our hiking adventure.”
He laughed as he recalled the day she had covered his bed and floor with confetti and glitter. He was finding glitter for weeks after that!
Asher sighed, he had dated other girls over the years, but nothing had really clicked. Would it be possible that he could find magic with Tiffany again?
Kobe whined as he nudged Asher’s hand.
“You are ready for your walk, aren’t you, time for me to stop daydreaming!” Asher grabbed his leash and within a few minutes they were out the door to walk around the neighborhood.
The next morning Asher was at work bright and early, trying to calm the nerves in his stomach. In one hour Tiffany would be at his job! He tried to distract himself by working on some paperwork, but it was impossible, he watched the clock. Then he heard the knock on his office door.
In walked his boss with Tiffany beside him. Asher’s eyes met hers, and he saw her eyes spark with recognition. Her long, flaming red hair shined, and her cheeks were almost as bright. He smiled at the freckles that dotted her nose. She hated those freckles, but he thought they were cute on her button nose.
His boss spoke. “Let me introduce you to our new employee, Miss.Tiffany Blair. Tiffany, this is Asher Sparks. He will show you the ropes and I can assure you that you will be in good hands with him.” and with that, he excused himself and closed the door.
Time was flying, Asher couldn’t believe it had been 3 months already since Tiffany had walked back into his life. At first it was a little awkward, but it didn’t take long at all for the magic to come back and Asher couldn’t stop smiling. Tonight they had gone to Crystal Moon Lake and walked and talked. Asher had brought along some wine glasses and Pink Moscato for the special night. Now she was wrapped in his arms, as they were relaxing on a blanket underneath the starry sky. Reuniting had never felt so good he thought, as he silently made a wish upon a star.