TITLE: Ella's Dance
(Best friends at mall.)
It was Ella 's idea. She wanted pictures of the two of them for her scrapbook. So they jumped into the photo booth and made goofy faces while the camera flashed. Trey made Ella laugh so hard that her stomach muscles hurt. No one else could make her laugh the way Trey could. Then it happened. He lifted her face and she stopped laughing and their lips touched. Neither one had ever kissed anyone before, so they didn't know quite what to do. Their front teeth bumped. Trey bit Ella s lip. She turned one way and he turned another way. But eventually they figured it out - they just needed to remember to breathe.
Ella said it first. "I think I love you. I mean, really love you. Like more than a friend."
That's all it took for Trey to open up and share what was in his heart. Their childhood friendship had turned into teenage love. Funny, Ella thought as she looked at the strip of black and white photos. Things aren't always black and white, even when you think they are. Their relationship certainly wasn't black and white. Not anymore. With a turn of life's kaleidoscope, a new pattern had emerged - one filled with vibrant bits of color that made them dizzy and crazy and fearful and drunk with happiness all at the same time.