It was a beautiful Sunday evening. The sun was setting, and two girls, Tessa and Laura, were talking happily on the telephone.
After a long while of talking, Laura randomly pointed out, "___________ is online."
Tessa's grin grew then shrank when she realized she had not the ability to log onto her computer at 9:00 at night. "Wait..." she asked, "why is he on at 5:00 in the morning?" Seeing as the young boy was on vacation in Israel, he happened to be eight hours ahead of the two girls.
Laura typed in a chat box to the boy, "Tessa wants to know why you are up at 5:00 in the morning."
The response was fast, "Honestly, I'm asking myself that same thing."
Tessa giggled at the situation. She was talking to _____, who was in Isreal, through her best friend, through the phone, on chat, on Facebook.
Tessa, Laura, and ____ all talked together. They talked about being licked by large animals, stray cats, the fact that water isn't wet, and a lot of other random subjects that branched off.
After about 20 minutes the poor Laura had to leave to pick up her cousins from the airport and the three said their goodbyes.
Tessa lay in bed for 30 minutes, not even closing her eyes. Too much was going on in her silly lovesick brain. She thought to herself, I HAVE to tell Mom about this tomorrow, she stared up at the ceiling, Nah, I'll tell her right now. Tessa quietly picked her way up the stairs to where her mother sat on the couch talking to Tessa's grandmother. She pulled up a seat close to her mother and butted into the conversation, "MOM I have a story for you!!!" Her mother glanced at her eager daughter and sighed, "Go on."
Tessa told the story in the most dramatic way possible. She raised and lowered her voice and waved around her hands. When her tale was over, she went back downstairs to attempt to sleep.
She lay until midnight, when her eyelids finally closed and she drifted softly off into a good night's sleep.
The next day she arose in the morning. She was expecting a book in the mail that she had ordered online, so she wasn't too surprised when her mother called to her and said she had mail. "Oh look," her mom said casually, "something from Nazareth."
Tessa immediately perked up. "NAZARETH??!?!?!" She sped up the staircase, skipping stairs. She reached her fingers toward the postcard. She held it as if it was the most precious and delicate thing in the world. Her eyes went over the words several times and she ran her hand over the card. This is the coolest thing I've ever seen, she thought. And this has been the coolest 12 hours of my life.
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