We had to write and anecdote.
Anecdote- a short personal true story.
The plane landed and rolled to a stop at gate three. Her hand moved over her knees nervously as she woke up. Looking out the window, she sighed and then bit her bottom lip and her heart pounded against her chest. She reached up and pushed her long blonde hair behind her ears and then grabbed her bag, shouldering it and entering the isle of the plane.
“I can’t believe it…I actually made it…” She smiled as her teeth ground into her lip again and she managed to leave the cabin of the vehicle that had kept her hostage for over eight hours. She inhaled deeply and grabbed the strap of her bag so tightly her knuckles turned white. The black Vans that encased her feet padded softly down the hallway that led to the waiting area for arriving passengers and their waiting loved ones.
“What if he doesn’t like me the way he says he does? Will I actually be able to make him as happy in person as I think? What if he wants nothing to do with me?” She frowned and looked down at her feet, shaking her head slightly and regaining her confidence. She entered the waiting area and gripped onto her bag tighter, if possible, and looked around. Suddenly she felt very alone, everyone that had just arrived was in someone’s arms. Either children embracing their parents, or couples reuniting and finally exchanging that long awaited kiss. She sighed and searched the room quietly, standing against a far wall.
Finally, after what seemed like an eternity she spotted the boy who held her heart and smiled nervously, she walked up behind him and tapped him on the shoulder once. “Nathanial...” She whispered quietly. His body went slightly stiff as he pivoted on his heels and looked her up and down. She drew back her hand slowly and looked down at herself, suddenly self conscious and slightly nauseated. He smiled and seemed to relax just as her body went slightly rigid. She bit her lip again and smiled back up at him, her heart skipping beats at the sight of his smile.
She cleared her throat and let go of her lip. “Hi Nate…” She smiled again, loving the way his name, even his nickname, tasted sweet in her mouth. “Hi Heather” His voice filled her with a warm feeling and sent a tingling sensation to her fingertips that forced a smile to her lips. “C’mon let’s go...I only have so much time with you…” He stated and then a frown covered his face, suddenly realizing that she had to go back across the country in just three days.
“Nate…” She began and took his hand in hers, squeezing it quickly and then smiling up at him. “You have me forever…” She paused and mulled the words over in her mind. “Perhaps not in person yet, but in every other sense, I’m already yours.” She smiled gently and placed her head on his shoulder, giving his hand another squeeze.
She was no longer alone.