I remember it was about nine o’clock or so, and me and Cameron were just getting ready to grab a bite to eat before we headed home for the night.
That’s when I saw her, standing by the ticket booth and sipping on a can of Cherry Coke. I wouldn’t usually have paid much attention, but she was so pretty I couldn’t help giving her a second glance. She had long red hair with blonde streaks that glinted in the carnival lights, and she reminded me of a basketball player or maybe Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. Very athletic.
She must have noticed me looking, because she turned in my direction and smiled at me with a little wave. I smiled back and then walked over to say hi to her, since she caught me looking. Cam was too busy playing a game to notice.
“Hey, I’m Zach. Have we ever met before? You look so familiar for some reason,” I told her when I got close enough. That was sort of a half-truth; she didn’t really look familiar, but then again she kinda did. I couldn’t decide for sure.
“No, I’m new around here, I’m afraid. I don’t know much of anybody,” she said.