He gazes at her porcelain face savoring the opportunity to look unnoticed. He didn’t care what people thought. To him she was one of the most beautiful girls in school.
He leans toward her and whispers, “I am so sorry.” Quickly he walks away hiding his tears. This was his fault. He was thoughtless. He had joked with the gang about a girl at the counter in the lunch room. The words he said no longer mattered. He said them and he thought the gang had laughed. He knew now that Amanda didn’t laugh.
Amanda took his cruel words about the weight of the girl to heart. Now instead of going to the movies with her he was attending her visitation.
In the blink of an eye he had uttered the words that destroyed his dreams of Amanda becoming his wife. He vowed to make it up to her. He would learn from what he had done. He would remember this anytime he felt the need for a cruel or unkind comment.