Author Life / Charlie · February 25, 2018

Charlie | Ep. 6

“What’s so funny?” Evan jogged back over, holding the poop bag an arms distance away.

Charlie giggled. “Worst part of the job?”

He scratched the back of his neck, looking to his outstretched arm. “Yeah, I don’t really like it.” The plastic bag swung in the air as he tossed it over to the garbage can. It went in with a swish.

“Don’t worry,” she flicked her hand in the air and the crossed her arms, “it was cute.”

Evan’s eyes narrowed with a smirk. “Really?”

Charlie’s laughter stopped short and her eyes widened. “Um, yeah.”

The full silence sat in the air for a few minutes. Charlie looked everywhere, but Evan. Evan looked only at Charlie.

“Good,” he finally said, grin wide and alive. “I’m glad someone enjoyed it.” He stepped closer to her. The dogs sniffed and jumped at their ankles. “Hey, would you like to get coffee with me sometime?” His words were rushed.

“Oh,” she gasped,”I, will, I guess I could?” She cringed at her response, but Evan didn’t seem to mind.

“Great!” His shoulders bounced. “How ‘bout Tuesday at ten? Wait, do you have school?”

“No, I graduated last spring.” Evan’s face twisted in confusion. “I was home schooled,” she added in quickly.

“Oh,” Evan drawled, his head rolling in a circle, “that makes sense. I graduated last year, too.” He pointed at her. “I think I would have remembered you.”

Charlie smiled and let her hair fall in front of her face.

He looked back with a silly expression. “Well, Miss Charlotte,” he stepped backwards, “I will see you in a couple of days.”

She waved and watched him walk away. Her name didn’t seem that bad when it wasn’t coming from her mother.

Two episodes left! Any ideas on what will happen between Charlie and Evan?


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