Noon Break, Adolescent Sabotage
Candy's noon break...
"Oh God, there he is, waiting for me! Oh God, I will faint. My heart beats so fast, I can't breath, I need to breath, to breath... Slow breaths, I can do it... Oh my stomach, I feel so bad, I can't stop shivering...
He is so handsome! Maybe he will kiss me today. When is he going to kiss me? Oh Terry, Terry please, please kiss me. Make the fairytale come true. Take me in your arms, caress my pig tales, tell me you love me and kiss me! Make the rest of the world disappear... just your blue eyes, your arms, your hands caressing my back, your deep voice whispering love words to my ear and then your lips caressing mine and your tongue... I have never really gotten what the tongue has to do with it but, oh Terry, kiss me... I won't be shy today! No defenses today, I will be immune to your jokes! Make me feel your warmth... oh stop it, Candy, you're so nervous that you will not even be able to say a word to him"
Terry's noon break...
"Where is she? Candy, don't be late, today, I want you! I want to take you in my arms and kiss you. I don't even want to talk... No teasing today, no aloof Terry, just the real romantic Terry. Oh, Candy... I just want to remove the ribbons of your pig tails, run my hands in your hair while you look adoringly into my eyes, lick your ear, hear your moans, circle your waist, press you against me and kiss you. I want to push my tongue in your mouth and feel your body against mine. I want to touch your body. I want to feel your little breasts in my hands... and feel them grow bigger (because it happens, it happens!), rip off your clothes, make you lie down in the grass and... oh no, stop it Terry, she will be here any moment and you won't even be able to stand up".
Real noon break...
"Hey Freckles! Glad you won your competition with that snail over there, it was about to reach you!"
"Oh, Terry, you are really insufferable! I don't know why I come here!"
"Because I am irresistible, of course. And I come here because I still cannot believe I met a monkey with freckles!"
"Oh, Terry, stop it! I should have accepted Stair and Archie's invitation to join them for the break!"
"Hahaha! We both know why you didn't: you wanted me to take you in my arms and kiss you!"
"I'd rather die, Terry!"
"Uhh, so I'm safe! I'm so relieved!"
"Me too! Noon break is almost over, I have to go..."
"Yes, hurry, they are strict at the zoo, Freckles. Hahaha! See you tomorrow."
"My name is Candice! Candy! Until tomorrow then."
Candy and Terry post-noon break...
"Tomorrow... tomorrow will be the day."
Candy's noon break
"What if I told him? I could tell him. Yes, I can! I will seat close to him, look at him in the eyes and tell him how I feel. I will tell him that I always think of him, every moment of the day, at night before I fall asleep and again when I weak up in the morning. I will tell him how I see his face everywhere, whatever I do. I will tell him how everything I see, feel or hear reminds me of him. Everything that comes to my mind is about him, because he is all I have in my mind. And that means that I am in love with him. Yes i am, so much! I am so in love with him! And I can let him know, I am not ashamed to tell him. I can tell him that I love him so much that I cannot imagine my life without him, that I would die without him... no, I went too far, this would freak him out.
Oh, my heart beats so fast! But I am ready, this is what I want to do! I am tired to pretend that I am interested in our talks about this and that, I want to tell him the truth, so everything is going to change! Noon break in in less than one hour. I can't wait! But, how is going to react? What if he teases me or laughs at me? No, no, Candy, stop that or you will act shy again".
Terry's noon break
"What if I touched her? I could take her hand in mine. Yes, it is so easy! It would be a simple way to tell her how I feel. No words are needed, just a simple gesture that starts everything. She would hold my hand firmly, turn her eyes to look at me and smile at me. I would smile back and... that would be it! If we can stay silent for a moment, holding hands and looking at each other... there is nothing that needs to be added and from that moment everything would change! And then I would kiss her hand, caress her hair with my other hand. She would close her eyes, I would caress her cheek, her mouth with my thumb and then I would kiss her soft lips, hold her in my arms, caress her tiny breasts, make her lay on the grass and... no, I went too far. I will hold her tight in my arms and smell her perfume, kiss her face, her freckles... And she won't be ashamed to let me touch her.
Oh, my heart beats so fast! Noon break in less than 20 minutes. I can't wait! But... what if she does not react this way? What if she slaps me instead, like she already did once? No, no, Terry, stop it or you will act aloof again".
Real noon break
“Hello Candy, how are you?”
“Oh no it's nothing, just that I heard about something a few minutes ago and...”
“Heard about what?
"Well, I heard that... promise you won't tell anyone... All right. So, Louise is in love with David and she wants to tell him tonight”
"Uh, Poor David!"
“Because that is going to be embarrassing for him"
"Yes...David is not interested at all in Louise. He likes Annie, and a lot!”
“Really?? David is in love with Annie?”
“I think so, I heard him say that to Rick, the other day. He was telling him how he wanted to touch her, caress her and...”
“What? That's what he was saying!”
“Yes but... well, that's embarrassing... But... what are you doing?!”
“Nothing, you just had a bug on your hand and I made it fly away”
“Oh... well, thanks. But, why are you looking at me this way now?”
“Nothing, it's just that... it seems like you have something blue in your hair too... here, let me see... it is a wool. Look...”
“Thank you. I was knitting this morning and... So David is in love with Annie, you were saying. This is huge!”
“Yeah it is... And you were saying Louise is in love with David... Interesting indeed... Oh look, it's late, noon break is almost over. Let me know how it goes between Louise and David, all right?”
“I will Terry. Even though it is not a nice thing to gossip, you know?”
“Oh well, it's just to talk about something... I'm going now. See you tomorrow, Candy”
“Until tomorrow, Terry”
Candy's post-noon break
“What was that?! I cannot believe I ruined everything again!! I just had to tell him how I felt, it was not so hard! What do I care about Louise and David? I am so sad...
Oh no, another long afternoon to wait, and another long night, and another morning... But that's it: it won't happen again! Tomorrow. Tomorrow will be the day!!
Terry's post noon break
“What the hell was that?! I cannot believe I scr@@ed everything up again!! I just had to hold her hand and caress her hair. It was not so hard! What the hell do I care about bugs on her hand and wool in her hair?! I am so mad!
Oh no, another bl@@dy afternoon to wait, and another long damn night, and another whole damn morning... But, hell!, that's it: it won't happen again! Tomorrow, for God's sake! Tomorrow will be the day!!