Wesley sighed. He crumpled up the note in his paw and shoved it into his desk, along with the four others he’d written and rejected that day.
Wesley had desperately wanted to ask
“Oh, come on,” the girl next to Wesley said. Rachel was never afraid to point out anyone’s wrongs; however, she actually was pretty observant and had a good idea of whatever was going on in the classroom at all times.
“What?” Wesley feigned innocence, but Rachel was not easily fooled.
“Just ask her already!” Rachel urged, rolling her eyes.
“Rachel, I have no chance. Besides, I’m sure she already has a date,” Wesley said.
“No way,” Rachel retorted. “She would’ve written a note to her best friend if she’d said yes to someone already.” Rachel had a point, and while she was often a pain, Wesley knew that he could trust her advice.
Wesley grabbed the last note he’d squished and did his best to flatten it out. He carefully wrote
Wesley stood up too fast, though, and tripped over his backpack. The note spilled out of Wesley’s hand, and the teacher scooped it up almost immediately.
“Wesley?” she asked, looking at the shy, studious pup with surprise. “I’m sorry, but you know the policy on passing notes in class.”
Mrs. Buttercream, a sweet older dog who would’ve never expected Wesley, one of her brightest and most obedient students to be caught passing a note. Nevertheless, her long-standing policy was strict, and she reluctantly unfolded the note. “
Wesley, now back in his seat, lowered his head to the desk in shame, but not before he heard the class erupt in laughter,
“I’m sorry,” Rachel whispered.
“This is all your fault!” Wesley mumbled as Mrs. Buttercream fought to get the raucous class back under control.
“Hey!” Rachel protested. “I think you’re partly to blame for liking such a prissy, pretentious pup when you have other, nice girls that like you a lot.”
“Oh yeah?” Wesley challenged, lifting his head from the desk. “Like who?”
And it was then, when Rachel suddenly became silent and avoided eye contact, that Wesley knew.
He and Rachel had a fabulous time at the Valentine’s dance.