34. The Girl Next Door



James Baker was only 12 years old when parents decided to move the family to a town. At first James was heartbroken, because he to leave his friends behind. His mother told that it would be okay, and that he make new friends.

When James and his family arrived at their new home, they decided to out to meet the neighbors. It was a American suburban neighborhood. Every house had a big in the front with a walkway leading up the door. James felt uncomfortable, and he didn't to meet the neighbors. The first house they to belonged to an elderly couple. They seemed , but they didn't have any kids that were 's age. The next house they visited had bicycles by the garage door, so James thought kids his age might live there. James knocked on door, and a young girl named Linda answered. became nervous, and he let his mother do talking. Linda's parents weren't home, but she told 's mother that they would go visit when they home. Linda smiled at James, said goodbye, and the door.

As they were walking back to house next door, James looked back and noticed was looking at him through the window. James at her, and Linda smiled. When they got , James went to his new room. He took look outside his window, and noticed that he see Linda in her room. He couldn't help at her. He thought she was the prettiest he had ever seen. As James was looking her, he heard his mother calling. "I'll go in a moment, mom," James said as he away from the window. When James looked back Linda, she was staring right at him. James down to the floor, and said in a "Oh, no. I hope she didn't see me. , please. Please." Linda saw him, and laughed. She James was cute.




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