Senior Year Sonata Ch 2 snippet: Meet Sam
He leaned against her locker, one leg crossed over the other. He had trimmed his shaggy, golden hair since she saw him two days ago. It now swept to one side of his forehead, skimming his brows. She liked the way it complemented his soft face, as if anything more structured than a shaggy-do would be too harsh. Heat tinged her ears as she approached.
“Hey, you,” Sam said. “You look amazing.” Charlotte looked down at her black shorts and white blouse.
“It’s not that amazing.”
“Let me compliment the cutest girl here, okay?” Charlotte scowled at him. She and Sam had been in limbo between are they or aren’t they dating for about a year. She was always the one pulling back, because she didn’t want a boyfriend. What’s the point when she planned to move away after high school.
Charlotte threw her bag into the locker and grabbed her first period notebook. When she turned back around Sam stepped closer. His face stopped inches from hers. From experience, she knew she fit snug next to his body when he hugged her, and right now, she wanted him to do just that.
With her arms holding her binder tight to her chest she stepped into Sam. He wrapped his arms around her and she let him ease her first-day jitters. She smelled the strong cologne he wore. Not her favorite—the smell burned her nose—but it was familiar. She closed her eyes and wondered if she wanted this after all. Sam and his cologne and his hugs.