Part 1
by Becky McCulley

A broad smile lit Tommy's face as he all but floated into the Youth Center one Saturday morning.

"Good morning all," he greeted his friends cheerfully. "Isn't it a beautiful day?"

Justin gave Tommy a funny look. "It's raining," he replied. "We haven't had a decent beautiful day all week."

"I don't think that's what he means, Justin," Adam informed the boy with a grin.


"I think Cupid's up to some heavy duty overtime..."

"But it's May."

"Cupid works all year 'round, my young friend," Tommy interjected, the smile never leaving his face.

"So," Tanya said, "I guess you and Kat had a pretty good time last night, huh?"

"Sure did..."

Justin rolled his eyes. "Oh puh-lease," he whispered under his breath. Then aloud he went on, "I'll never understand all this love stuff. I hope no girl ever makes me act like that." He gestured toward Tommy.

To be continued . . .