Even though they shared some classes, and saw one another in the hallways, she didn’t even know he existed. She always had her arm wrapped around some jock.
It wasn’t that he was unattractive. In truth, he was quite handsome. Maybe he was a little skinny, and not so much the athletic type, but he was blessed with lovely light brown skin, black wavy hair, and eyes of blue.
Day after day, he pinned for this girl, and day after day, his heart was broken, as he was yet to be acknowledged by her.
One day, he overheard her talking with some friends.
“Karen, where are you going to college?”
“State.” she’d replied.
Later when posed with the same question, he answered, “State,” as well.
Now as he stood by the fence, he brought his camera to his eyes and focused, waiting for the right time. It came when she leapt into the air, pom poms held high, hair flowing. The camera snapped, freezing the moment. It captured this, along with her beautiful smile.
He took the film and had the picture developed, then enlarged. He hung it in his bedroom, beside a weight machine, and began working on his plan.
When they entered college in the fall, she would be his………………..