"You are so pretty."
He is running his fingers through her hair. Gently.
The next day they have breakfast together. Outside. With friends. She drinks her chocolate milk from a drinking straw, and her big brown eyes are sparkling as she is watching him. He is gesticulating and smiling while telling a story. His dark skin is glancing in the sun. Everyone is laughing. He is the center of attention and she loves to be a part of the audience.