Randi felt a little light headed. She'd eaten dinner at home even if it had been just corn dogs. Of course, she'd thrown up during the football game, but didn't let that hold her back. At the moment, she felt a little weak at the bonfire.
"You know, we always called it the bomb fire when I was in high school." She wished she hadn't said it. She knew that look of Noel. Why not wear a T-shirt I'm with stupid, he was probably thinking or so she imagined. He rolled his eyes as he looked bored at the rest of kids drinking around the fire near one of the main frat houses. People were dancing and being silly. People like Alex and Logan. Randi wished she were with them instead of hanging back with Natalie and Smed who were so lovey-dovey. Her cousin had her boyfriend wrapped around her like a coat. They were two peas in a pod. Now that was love. They weren't disgusting about it. Just keeping each other warm.
"Lets go have pie." Natalie finally said.
Randi thought she might like that, but she felt faint on the way to the car.
"What is wrong with you?" Noel winced, who finally caught her from tripping on her own two feet.
"I dunno." She hated to complain. Why was she like this around him? She wasn't afraid of him, yet she didn't want to be a bother, either.
Soon enough, they were at the all night diner, and the coffee smelled so rich and vibrant, but the taste made Randi ill.
"I should really go home." Yet, she felt shakey. She needed food.
"Come on, try the cherry pie." Natalie begged.
Randi guess she'd try. She asked for milk. It couldn't come soon enough. She gulped the cold milk down with the pie, that Natalie quoted as Best pie in the state. She was right. It was so good. Randi wanted more, but knew that would look weird. Now she was sleepy. She could hardly hold her eyes open. Even she wondered what her problem was.