The (possibly) Wonderful World of Disney*Rewritten Oct 8, 2008 20:45:27 GMT -5
Post by Anna on Oct 8, 2008 20:45:27 GMT -5
(possibly) Wonderful World of Disney
Caleb dropped his pencil on the table and leaned forward on his elbows, his head hovering over Adina’s paper and his medium length shaggy brown hair dangling in her face. She stopped writing and peered up at him. He grinned.
“What?” His friend giggled.
“Tired of this?” Adina rolled her eyes and nodded, as Caleb knew she would.
“Definitely.” She said. Caleb sat properly in his chair again and the two slid their notebooks to the center of the table, every other line on both papers completely blank, one missing the even problems, one missing the odd. They hurriedly filled in their skipped answers and slammed the books shut simultaneously when they finished.
“Mom, we’re going out!” Caleb called through the quiet house as he stood, grasping the edge of the table as he slid his shoes on. A petite woman showed up almost instantly in the doorway.
“You both finished all of your assignments?” She asked. Caleb and Adina nodded. “May I see?” The woman added suspiciously. Caleb rolled his eyes.
“Oh come on, mom!” He complained, winking at Adina when his mother wasn’t looking. She skimmed through the pencil marked pages and nodded at the impatiently waiting teenagers behind her.
“Alright, be back in time for dinner Caleb.” She said grimly, deciding not to waste time questioning the kids on how they completed so much work in so little time.
“Yea, because we’re going to be out so late hanging out with our other friends at the huge mall we’re so fortunate to have.” Adina said, her words drenched in sarcasm. Caleb shook his head, grinning.
“Who needs a mall when we have miles of cornfields?” He contradicted, mocking her cynicism. Adina chuckled and waved to Caleb’s mother as she followed her friend out the screen door in the back of his house. She jumped off the steps and took a deep breath of the fresh air, spreading her arms out and twirling in a circle.
“That was way too much.” She noted when she stopped. Caleb sauntered down the porch steps and joined her on ground level, putting an arm around her shoulders to bring her along as he walked away from the house.
“Seriously, at least at regular schools there are other kids, it’s not so boring.” He agreed. Adina stopped walking and faced him, smacking him playfully on the chest with the back of her hand.
“I’m boring?” She teased. Caleb chuckled, throwing his head back and shaking it.
“I can’t say anything around you, can I?” He asked. Adina snickered. “You know I didn’t mean it like that.” Caleb added, smiling at her.
“Aww, you’re so sweet.” Adina smiled. “That doesn’t make sense. What kind of guy are you?” She laughed. Caleb grinned.
“The kind you call your best friend.” He answered. Adina smiled at him, and then shifted her gaze towards the seemingly endless field of tall corn, much taller than herself and Caleb, separating his house from hers. She looked back to Caleb and grinned.
“Dina, not-” He started, but Adina had already turned away from him and started running. He tried to grab her before she left his side, but his fingers only briefly skimmed her waist, she was too quick. Caleb groaned. He saw the figure of a girl in the midst of the field stop and face him.
“Come on, slowpoke!” The familiar voice hollered. Caleb chuckled and shook his head.
“Just giving you a head start!” He yelled back as he took off after her. He followed her for a while before figuring out exactly where she was going, and how she was planning on getting there. The two of them had lived next-door to each other their entire lives, the only people for miles that were their age. They had always been best friends, and their families always joked about it someday turning into something more. Their families both owned farms in southern Illinois, isolated from any other forms of civilization. They had both been raised to make use of what they had rather than relying on driving into town all the time for something fun to do, purposefully so that when they reached the age that they were, their parents wouldn’t have to deal with them begging for rides every weekend. Instead, they spent their childhood under the beating sun, weaving in and out of rows and rows of corn, the only place besides their house they knew how to get to. Over the years they had learned to maneuver through the mazes of the field.
As Adina took a sharp right, Caleb swerved to the left, taking constant turns until he reached a small clearing in the corn. He dropped to the ground and leaned back on his elbows, crossing his legs at the ankles. He didn’t know why Adina chose not to take the shortcut, but he took it to his advantage. He did his best to look bored and relaxed, knowing his friend would show up momentarily.
“There you are!” He mused when she did. “What took so long?” Adina shook her head, her breath slightly heavier than usual from running so quickly.
“That isn’t fair!” She complained. Caleb laughed.
“I was smarter than you and remembered something you never thought of. Of course it isn’t fair.” He agreed mockingly. He sat up and held his hands out, grabbing Adina around the waist and pulling her carefully down beside him. He reclined again, now laying flat on his back with his hands clasped behind his head. Adina mimicked his action, leaning back perpendicular to him and resting her head on his chest. She bent one leg at the knee and crossed the other over it. Caleb sighed as Adina plucked a weed out of the dirt next to her and picked at it.
“You know what’d be great?” He murmured, closing his eyes. “If we could always stay like this, just like this. Just us, relaxed and carefree, not having to deal with school or parents.”
“Or little sisters.” Adina added.
“Or little sisters.” Caleb agreed. “Think about it, right here, right now, the weather is great, we don’t have to be anywhere, or with anyone, and we have nothing we need to do except just lay here.” He unfolded his hands and took one away from pillowing his head. He casually reached towards Adina and took the remains of her ripped up weed from her hand and flicked it away. He laced his fingers with hers and rested their intertwined hands on her stomach before finishing his statement. “It’s perfect.”