“Uh… Mr. Campbell? I was wondering if I could talk to you about something?”
Becca’s dad slowly turned his head to the door where Isaac stood standing awkwardly (and wishing he was anywhere else but there). Marshall knew that this conversation was going to happen eventually. With all the time Isaac and Becca had been spending together, the direction their relationship was headed was pretty evident. And so on this quiet October night, it looked like the time was finally here.
“Sure Isaac, come on in.”
Isaac quickly stepped up to the table and took a seat across from Mr. Campbell. He cleared his throat and tried to find the words he was wanting to say.
“Well… I was wondering if I could, you know… If I could ask Becca to be my… girlfriend?”
Yep, this was exactly the question he knew Isaac was going to ask.
The rest of the conversation was a blur for Isaac. To this day he still doesn’t remember what they talked about. Either way he walked out of the kitchen in a daze and went to sit back down on the couch with Becca. She looked at him, a smile playing at her lips. She knew why Isaac had gone into the kitchen to talk to her dad. Now all she had to do was wait for the question… And she knew exactly what she’d say when Isaac asked her.
As she walked Isaac to his car, Becca’s heart began beating faster and faster. She knew the time was coming.
It was a perfect night… The cicadas were singing their end of summer song, a cool breeze was blowing and the beautiful Texas stars were bright and twinkling. The smell of fall hung in the air, and she heard Isaac breathe in deep.
He didn’t know why this made him so nervous. But still… what if she said no? What if she laughed? What if this was a mistake?
Shaking his head to clear it, he decided it was time to stop worrying and just ask. He liked her so much, and knew she liked him. So he took Becca’s hands in his and turned her to face him. Her palms were clammy and he noticed her hands were shaking a little in his. Looks like he wasn’t the only one nervous tonight!
Becca looked up at Isaac and smiled shakily.
“Is there something you wanted to ask?” Gosh he sure was taking his sweet time!
“Uh yeah there is. Becca… I was wondering if you wanted to be my girlfriend?”
Her heart was racing, but the answer was ready on her lips, “YES!”
She grinned from ear to hear and he let out a shaky breath. The hard part was over! As he looked into her eyes and saw the twinkle of excitement in them he knew he’d made the right choice.
And he pulled her close and kissed her. His girlfriend.
Is it happily ever after for Becca and Isaac? Check out Part 5 (High School Love) to find out!