That did it! They’d done it again with their laughter and hugs. It had zipped the spring right out of my step … again. I was sick of it!
He smiled at me and looked away as I walked by. She said hi, her eyes filled with playfulness. She’d been teasing him about something. I nodded, thinking I’d be all happy camperfied too if I had a guy like that. I sighed and turned up the walkway to my place. I was glad our units weren’t side-by-side so I didn’t have to share a stoop with them or listen to their happiness through the walls.
Huh. I hadn’t noticed the railing was loose. I’d have to report that to the landlord … which meant a call to my dad.
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