It was cloudy at noon with no forecast of rain. Another Monday was nearly half finished though not to everyone’s liking: a suspected long power outage was about to wreck havoc to normal educational activities.
Liza looked out the grounds to find a spot where she could be alone to write the rough draft of her report. She noticed a girl standing up from a nearby bench, leaving another with earphones on her ears.
Erika saw her coming. Though she never intended to have a chat with someone, she needed a sounding board about her dilemma whether to tell Leyla or not that his brother was in love with her. A stranger could give her an unbiased advice.
“Can I sit here?”
Erika nodded, sizing her up, trying to decide whether to tell her what’s on her mind.
“Can I ask you something?”
They laughed at the coincidence of them asking the same question at the same time.
“Go ahead,” Erika said, confident now she found a confidant of sorts.
“I like this guy, who keeps…
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