Sweet Little Nothings
Betty couldn’t find anyone to go to her senior prom with. She just couldn’t get the guts up to ask anyone, and no one knew her well enough to ask her. She was always too busy studying. Her mother had actually suggested her cousin - a thought so dramatically horrifying that Betty immediately felt like she was in some 80’s movie with Molly Ringwald. She decided to bravely go alone.
She arrived at the prom and was shocked at how beautiful everything looked. The school had really gone all out this year, with an "everything blue" theme that matched the school’s colors. But what really caught Betty’s eye was how they decorated it- with candy! There were sweets everywhere. There were cool shaped vases all across the room filled with blue M&Ms and blue jelly beans. Blue milk chocolate stars hung like ornaments from the ceiling. Betty’s favorite was the blue basket filled with tiffany blue milk chocolate covered malt balls, because it matched the shade of her prom dress.
As she was indulging in a few malt balls, Jordan Catalano came up behind her. Jordan Catalano, the coolest guy in her math class.
"Hey, that malt ball, like, matches your dress." Betty nearly swooned.
"Yeah. Totally." She said in between chews.
"That’s, like, awesome."
"Do you want to, I dunno, dance or whatever?"
As he reached for the last maltball, Betty snatched it herself and disappeared into the crowd, enjoying every last bite. Sometimes love just ain’t enough.