Sophie had to admit to herself, she almost bought Adam's joke. It sounded legit at first, then he began to spin out of control with the rocket launchers and African warlords. It was his way of admitting to not knowing what to do. Jessica said that it didn't matter as long as he was attempting to do something with his life.
"I get what you're saying," Sophie said to Jessica. "It's a lot better to do something
rather than nothing. That kind of exploration can allow you to find new and interesting people and things to do with your life. Perhaps the CIA is the right route, maybe not. It might be fun to try."
Sophie continued to work on the sketch on her drawing pad. It was nearing completion. She had most of the image sketched out. All that would be left would be to add some color, something she knew she could do at home. She forgot to bring some pastels to school, so she'd probably have to work on the illustration later. When she had a better version, she could then make a copy and give it to Adam.
Sophie checked out the time on her cell phone. Free period was almost over. She figured she should start getting ready for class. She began to pack her supplies into her bag.
"Well, this was nice," she said to Adam and Jessica, "but I'm going to head over to class now. We should hang out some time soon, dish about our lives, all that stuff."
Sophie made her way down the bleachers and out into the field. Class would start soon, and she wanted to get to class on time.
Ah, this was a nice day. I hope I can have more like it.
((Sophie McDowell continued in The Labyrinth