After yesterday's events I was very relieved for a boring rainy day. After collecting the mountain produce I headed toward the Poultry Farm. "Hi Jack. What can I do for you today?" Lilia, the Poultry Farm owner, asked. "I want 1 chicken and 25 bags of feed." I answered. "Okay...let's see… the total cost is 1,750 g." she said. I paid and then left. I headed for the supermarket. Chapter 4 Chapter 6
I walked in. Jeff had a huge smile on his face. "Hey Jeff, did you win the lottery or something?" I asked jokingly. He chuckled. "I want to thank you." he said. "For what?" I asked. "For treating Karen right. I'm not sure what you did, but I thank you." That surprised me. "I just comforted her in a time of sorrow. Any caring person would do that." Jeff shook his head. "This morning, I saw a side of Karen that I had not seen since more than ten years ago. She was happy and helpful, she was even singing again! She hasn't sang like that for 10 years." 10 years, singing? Could she be… no. she couldn't be. I thought. The person I actually came to see came out of the back room. "Jack! What are you doing here?" Karen asked. Jeff calmly inched his way into the back room. "I came to see you, Karen." she smiled. I looked at my watch, it said 12:19 p.m. "So… do you, by any chance, want to go out and have lunch at the inn?" I asked. "Yeah! Let me just go tell my parents." a few minutes she came out of the back room in a yellow rain coat identical to mine. "Let's go. I'm hungry." she said.
At the inn I ordered a set meal for us to split. I poured myself a Dr. Pepper and her a Diet Coke to drink. We talked for a little while. Finally our food was brought to us. "Hey Ann, this is Jack. Jack, this is Ann." we shook hands. Ann whispered something to Karen and left. "What did she say?" I asked. "She said I was lucky to have such a cute boyfriend." I blushed. Then I realized she had said boyfriend. "Yeah well, I'm lucky I have such a beautiful girlfriend." Karen turn a bright shade of red. After
finishing lunch I walked her home. She started singing on the way home. She sang a very familiar, wordless tune. I realized where I heard the song before. It was the song the little girl taught me ten years ago! I stared at her. "What? Don't you like my singing?" Karen asked. "Yeah, it's beautiful. I was just... thinking." I answered. We were at her door. I kissed her and walked home myself. Could she be the girl? Could she be the girl I fell in love with 10 years ago? I think she is! Were the thoughts that went through my mind at home. I spent the rest of my day at home. I fell asleep thinking about Karen.