Road to Evergreen | #Wattys2016
Lesley Parker, 21 years old, has a rough time with her life, working 2 shifts at Jackie's to Go and keeping up with her English Literature degree. She has to handle her brother, because even if her mother is there, she isn't there. Until one day, a mysterious green-eyed boy enters the store and turns her life upside down. Two hearts collide, secrets reveal, and hope is what keeps them going.
As I arrive, I find Adam walking toward me. Before I open my mouth to argue, he holds up a finger, gesturing to me to be quiet.
"You're stubborn, naive, and a pain in the ass. But I'm not letting you go on the subway with strangers who smell awfully bad," he says.
"You're a stranger, too!" I state out and cross my arms. "What's the difference?" I ask.
"Well, first of all, I'm not a stranger. We both know that. And second of all... I smell good," he smirks.
"Don't flatter yourself," I mock.
"Please Lesley! Just get in the car," he says. And I see defeat filling up his piercing green eyes. I look down as he sighs and runs a hand through his thick black hair.
"I'll give you your keys back," he says as he raises his eyebrow, waiting for me to reply.
"Fine." I storm by him and slam the car door shut.