THE WISHING WELL SODA SHOPPE
you lost your mind?" Maggie asked as she sat in the booth with her best
friend Eliza. "Why on earth would you think
Randy Lamont was
"Oh, come now,
Maggie. Surely you can see what an absolute dream he is!" Eliza
looked across the room at Randy and watched him walk away from the counter and
sit down alone at a corner table. "And I kinda feel sorry for him,
too. It must be really hard to pick up and move to a different town and
change schools like he's had to do."
"It's really none of my
concern." Maggie sipped on her soda and began to thumb through a
movie magazine. "Ahh," she sighed softly as she pointed to a
picture in the magazine. "Clark Gable! Now that's
"Oh, be serious,
Maggie!" Eliza looked at her with a scowl. "We've lived
here our entire lives. We don't know what it's like to have to try and fit
in in a new town and a new school."
"And I don't intend to
find out. Why are you getting all mushy on me, anyway?"
"Well, I've got an
idea." Eliza grabbed onto Maggie's arm to hold her attention.
"You know the fall dance is coming up and I just know that Randy hasn't
asked anyone yet."
"Probably because he
knows that no one will say 'yes'."
"Just listen to
me!" Eliza bit her lower lip and grew wide-eyed as she began to
formulate a plan. "You can help me get Randy to ask me to the
"You want to go with him?"
Maggie threw up her hands and pushed Eliza away. "Uh-uh! No
way! I am not getting involved in another one of your screwball
schemes. Remember the last time? The salt in old Mrs. Primrose's tea
"Oh, you know that was
funny! My god, the look on her face was priceless!"
"And we got detention for
a week!" Maggie began to vigorously shake her head. "No
way! I am not getting involved in this! Especially not for the likes
of Randy Lamont. How about Stanley Fitzpatrick? Now he's
something to swoon over!"
"No, Maggie, I want to go
with Randy." Eliza stuck her bottom lip out in a pout and looked at
her with pleading eyes.
"I must have 'sucker'
written across my forehead," Maggie sighed in defeat as she sunk down into
her seat. "Okay. What do I have to do?"
"I knew you'd come
around." Eliza slid closer to Maggie and began to whisper into her
ear. "Now this is what we're gonna do..."