Today’s What I’m Writing Wednesday comes from my WIP Senior Year Sonata:
Luke Feels Bad:
Luke tried to concentrate on homework while he watched out his bedroom window for Charlotte’s car to pull in. One hour, two hours, still nothing. Somewhere between hours two and three she came home. He wanted to go apologize. He wanted to let her know he didn’t mean to get her fired. If he had known what would happen, he would have left.She didn’t get out. What had he been thinking? She wasn’t going to pop right out of her car like nothing happened. Where had she gone? To Jessica’s? To Sam’s? Probably to Sam’s. Not that he cared. Was her head on the steering wheel? Was she crying? His heart constricted and he had the urge to run down and plead and apologize and make everything okay for her.No! He stood from his desk and threw his pencil against his textbook. He ran his hands through his hair as he started pacing. Charlotte Pearlman thought she was better than everyone else. He didn’t need to feel sorry for her. Imagine what Cody would say tomorrow if he heard Luke had groveled an apology to Charlotte. And he didn’t want to think about what Emily would say. He still hadn’t told her he was working with Charlotte in class. He didn’t know why she would care, but he knew she would. And he didn’t want to ruin what they had going on.Which would be nothing if he never got his phone back.Luke fell onto his bed. When did life become so complicated? Last week, his only care in the world was to play football, win state, sign with Rock Canyon, and live happily in his popularity with his super-hot, cheerleader girlfriend. What more could he ask for?But now, the peace he had felt seemed to be fraying, tearing at the seams, and he didn’t know how to sew.