Today’s What I’m Writing Wednesday is part two of last weeks WIP Wednesday. The snippet comes from my WIP Senior Year Sonata
She heard Sam’s gasp and Luke’s laugh. Anger boiled her blood because she had given Luke another reason to mock her.
Sam dropped to the ground and started picking up her papers, so she knelt down to help. Pebbles pierced her skin as she reached under the truck for the one paper that fell out of reach. She was half way under the truck when Luke’s feet came into view and stopped right next to her. She contemplated crawling the rest of the way under and lying on the ground until he left, but that would ruin her clothes for sure.
All she could do was stand up and act like she still had a shred of dignity left inside her. She braced herself. Luke stood closer than she expected. Close enough for her to smell the cologne that lingered after the long day. Her chest tightened and her heart jumped into her throat. Heat spread up her neck. She didn’t want to see his mocking face, because she knew it would crush her heart. Reluctantly, she let her eyes rise to his. He smirked at her, but when their eyes met her heart stopped. Luke’s eyes twinkled, as if she and Luke were sharing a secret joke.
“Sometimes my truck jumps out at me too.” Luke chuckled.
What did he say? No! She did not run into Luke’s truck. She glanced to the side and noticed for the first time the beautiful black truck. Of course this was his truck. She hadn’t spoken in what felt like years and words still escaped her. She stared at the truck with a resigned acceptance that this had just happened.
Luke stepped around her and opened the back door to throw his backpack inside and grab his duffel bag. “Next time, try not to stare at me and maybe you’ll see the cars around you.” He smiled his dimple smile and winked. Her heart turned to mush. He walked back the same direction he came from, towards the football locker room.
“I wasn’t…” She trailed off. It didn’t matter. She had walked into Luke Taylor’s truck and fell, in front of him, and he laughed and winked at her. She could not fall lower than that.