Amanda stared at her
messenger bag that held her transcript. She had used it when she went to high
school up to the time when she decided to homeschool. Then it was
"lost" until she unpacked the last box when she moved into her
Todd told her to
print out her first draft because the publishing company that he was going to
send it to would rather have a hard copy. She didn't have much furniture to put
things on so she decided to put it into the messenger bag.
She picked up the
bag and set it on the counter. She gripped either side of the bag and took a
deep breath. Todd didn't seem to think of her as crazy when she told him about
the blue lady. Perhaps she didn't give him enough credit. Maybe he'll actually
like her book.
She opened her bag
and took out the manila envelope. Then she walked out the door to find Todd.
She knocked at his apartment. No answer. She decided, on a hunch, to check the
mailboxes. It was about time to check the mail, anyway.
She got into the
elevator thinking, I'll have to text him if he
Part of her didn't
want him to be there. She was still apprehensive about giving him the first
draft of a book inspired by her dreams.
Todd was there. He
had some mail in each hand and some in his mouth.
"Is it time for
lunch already?" Amanda teased. "You know, a craving for paper is a
sign that you may be low on some minerals."
Todd said as he quickly put the two sets of mail together and takes the third
out of his mouth.
"Amanda!"Todd said, "What a pleasant
"Well, I got
another surprise for you," Amanda said and she held the manila envelope.
"Got room for one more?"
Todd chuckled and
took it. "Well, it's about time," he said. "I'll get right on it
and I will talk to you about it later."
He smiled and winked
at her. For a moment, it reminded her of Mr. Carter winking at Trisha.
What's with all the winking? she thought when
she got back to her apartment. We don't have a
dust problem, I think.
She could hear Todd
laugh at some joke on his way to his apartment.