He tried to stop wasting time on these stupid daydreams. Maybe his mind wouldn’t wander if he had someone to study with. But nobody wanted to study with him. Nobody wanted to spend time with a nerd.
Next day, the girl got off the bus again with Andy, and this time, instead of going into the convenience store, she began to walk with him. When they reached the yard with the German shepherd, they both automatically backed away from the fence. Andy and the girl looked at each other and grinned. He was encouraged. “I’m Andy Liang. Are you new in the neighborhood?”
“We moved here last week,” she replied. “My name is Leona Hu. But Leona is a silly name, and my friends call me Lee.”
She was inviting him to call her Lee and including him among her friends! Andy could hardly believe his luck. An attractive girl was actually ready to be friends. He was grateful to the German shepherd.
The girl had big almond-shaped eyes. Andy had overheard Americans saying that Chinese had slanty eyes, although his own eyes did not slant. Lee’s eyes, on the other hand, definitely slanted upward at the corners.
Her hair had a slightly reddish tint, instead of being blue-black like his own. She wasn’t exactly beautiful, but with her hair and her slanting eyes, she looked exotic and fascinating.
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