>> Sunday, January 11, 2009
Amberle Silverring felt nervous the entire day. She had class to teach, but it was not the reason why she felt nervous. It was something else. The problem was that she didn't know what was making her so nervous.
For the millionth time that day, as she stood in the school kitchen listening to her three students chatting over lunch, she glanced out the window. It was a stupid gesture that she knew would only give her the view of the back of the house beside the school. Still, she couldn't help peeking as if she would be able to catch a glance ahead of time of whatever she felt she was waiting for.
The kids munched on their lunchmeat sandwiches as they unwisely discussed the bugs they had caught earlier in the morning. Sweet little Amália Centowsky made a point to be as disgusting as she could, and poor dark haired Jason looked a little queasy.
The rest of the day, Amberle did her best to continue teaching the class without glancing out the window. She still snuck glances though when her students weren't looking. As the time got nearer to 3, Amberle found herself more nervous.
"Ok, class!" She smiled brightly at her three students. "Let's say we end class early today."
Amália's mouth dropped open. It was no secret that school was not her thing. Amberle was certain that Amália simply enjoyed the enforced company that had to put up with her. "But, It's only 2:30! The bus won't be here."
"Don't worry. I called the school bus driver at lunch, so she should be there in a few minutes. Let's start cleaning up, shall we?"
She gathered her students and ushered them out the door to the waiting school bus despite Amália's weak protests. Amberle stood in front of the school house, pretending to watch the kids loading on the bus as she sheilded her eyes from the sun with one hand. But her racing heart made it hard to concentrate.
She was sure she wasn't alone.
Since Amberle is a character with a bit of a history, I have posted a quick profile on Amberle here. Not really needed for this story, but nice to have I figure.