“Hey Nessa 🙂 I was wondering if you would like to go on a date sometime this week?”
Janessa read off the little piece of paper that Dylan had just handed her. Her face heated up
and she smiled to herself. “Sure :)),” she wrote back and quickly gave it back to him as their biology teacher began speaking.
Dylan blushed as he read her response and mouthed, ” I’ll text you for the details.” Janessa nodded in agreement.
The bell rang
and students hurried to their next classes. Just as Janessa got up to leave, Dylan grabbed her arm.
“Do you mind if I hold your hand while we walk?”
Janessa laughed. “No! I was actually wondering when you’d ask.” He took her hand in his and grinned.
Together they walked out the classroom,
laughing and talking.
* * *
Dimitri stared at the headlines, shocked. He couldn’t believe that his favorite actor had died the day before. A lump formed in his throat as he searched up how the man had died,
and was confused to see that he cause was COVID-19.
He frowned and searched up, “What is COVID-19?” And thousands of sites popped up. The first one had a definition that explained a fatal sickness that attacks your lungs and is ten times worse than the flu.
Another name for this illness was the Corona Virus.
Dimitri broke into a cold sweat. He noticed that the US was the number 3 on list of nations with the most cases. He quickly texted Jalyssa to ask if she knew what the virus was.
Jalyssa said she’d heard of
it months ago, but didn’t think that it would get this bad. She assured him that they would be fine though, and he soon forgot about it.