This morning, I got up and went through my regular routine. But this evening I decided to break my normal Saturday afternoon routine and go to my local cafe. I went in and was seated right away at a green metal table next to the window - yes - I got my favorite seat! Hey, I thought today might not be so bad after all.
My waitress was Joanie, a good friend of mine who lives in dorm 7, near mine. She works at the cafe as a hostess and waitress - sometimes both. Eli was normally the hostess, but she went back to Massachusetts for Christmas.
I decided I wasn't that hungry, so I ordered a slice of cake. She happily took my order saying it was a slow day.
"Yum!" I exclaimed when I saw it on the silver platter Joanie was carrying.
"Table for one, please" the girl said. I had a rush of shock run inside me - it can't be. I thought.
"LACEY!" I yelled, maybe a bit too loud. She looked up startled that someone knew her name. She saw me and walked straight towards me.
"tu me manques, Violet" Lacey said. "Tu me manques trop" I said.
"How did I get here? Well, I was missing you so much, I had to leave. I just had to. My parents enrolled me part time in your school, and I knew I would be coming after Christmas. I'm sorry I didn't tell you I was coming." Lacey explained