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This is later in the same lunch period we visited last week. (If you missed it, it’s right here.)

The incident inspiring Psyche’s chocolate-cake lunch last week was a locker-defacing (someone scrawled on hers with a Sharpie). Cam is another of the friends Psyche didn’t share her cake with and she has more than one good reason to want him to stay out of it.

 

Psyche reached out to pull the door open and Cam was right there, at her side, opening it for her. It caught her by surprise and she smiled at him. Cam’s freckled face turned into a mask of longing for one short moment. She watched his game face replace it and felt only relief.

“If anyone’s bothering you, you can tell me.”

Psyche shook her head and went inside, ducking into the nearest washroom. She fought the urge to kick the overflowing trashcan just inside the door. Until she was halfway out, then she took a step backward and kicked it hard creating a neat, satisfying dent.

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14 responses

  1. Wow–I like this, especially Cam’s face changing expression and when Psyche kicked the can in the rest room. We all feel like doing that sometimes. Like tonight,

    January 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    • Thanks for stopping in, Nancy! Yeah, that’s one of my favorite parts about writing–I can kick all the cans i want & make a character clean it up! 😀

      January 5, 2014 at 9:41 am

  2. Hmmm… sounds like Cam would like to be more than friends? I love the description of the way his guard slipped for a moment.

    January 5, 2014 at 12:09 am

  3. Oh, I do like Psyche!

    January 5, 2014 at 3:48 am

  4. Poor Cam . . . But at least Psyche doesn’t want to hurt him.

    I’ve had days I’ve wanted to kick the can, too. 🙂

    January 5, 2014 at 5:02 am

    • LOL–I feel like kicking a few cans today, too. Or cussing, but I think I’ll leave that to one of my heroes.

      January 5, 2014 at 9:43 am

    • Thanks for visiting, Sarah! No, she doesn’t want to hurt him…not emotionally, anyway. 😉

      January 5, 2014 at 9:44 am

  5. Good for her, kicking the darn can anyway LOL. Better than keeping everything bottled up inside! Great snippet!

    January 5, 2014 at 11:08 am

  6. Very vivid and clean description. Like that last bit especially:)

    January 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm

  7. Ha! The can will get over it. 🙂 Cute, Cam kind of likes her but has to put that guy game face on. I like it.
    The Murders of Polly Frisch

    January 5, 2014 at 7:44 pm

  8. I wonder what she is really hiding from Cam and why.

    January 8, 2014 at 8:43 pm

  9. I know how she feels there.

    January 12, 2014 at 1:48 am

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