But this wouldn't leave my head.
I had started it awhile ago... and I finally finished it.
Hope you like it, but if you don't... well, that happens*
Her name was bellowed from the rafters of the church and she squealed as two arms wrapped around her waist and hauled her around in circles as a raspberry was blown against her cheek.
“Johnny, you put me down right now!”
Maddie found herself placed back on the ground and spun around before she was back in those arms. He smelled like fresh cut grass and gasoline.
“Someone’s been working’ on the farm today!” He laughed as he finally released her.
“Ha, yeah. Crap. I still smell like gas?”
“Just a little. No worries. So how have you been?”
The two started catching up on the past few months since they’d seen one another, relaxing in one of the pews as others came in and out with things for the talent show this weekend. They had just gotten into the details of a plan for dinner together when Emma burst into the sanctuary, duct tape in one hand and plastic in the other.
“Awesome! John, Mads, I need you two! Some of the windows need re-plasticized before the opening tonight.”
“Is that even a word,” Maddie asked her, grinning from ear-to-ear.
“Funny. And yes, I believe it is. So… hop to it peeps!” Emma threw the duct tape at her, John caught the plastic, and before they knew it, the two of them were outside the church, blacking out some of the basement windows for a more dramatic look. Walking along the inner wall, Maddie pulled the ruined piece of plastic off one of the windows and held up a newly cut length.
“Ok, I’ll hold it in place, you tape it up. Deal?”