Brynna had followed Andrea's advice and worn jeans and boots with one of her favorite sweaters. She'd also left her hair down which she hadn't done often since arriving in Lawrence. She wanted to look nice for Claudio but she was afraid that if she tried too hard she would end up looking desperate since she was the one who asked him out.
Kendra had been sneaking her warning glances since classes had started that morning and she knew that her friend was probably worried for her sake. Brynna worried herself about how Kendra's absolute fear of boys affected her but she knew better than to say something out loud because it would just make Kendra's problems worse. Maybe, if things worked out well with Claudio, she could get used to having a boy around more often.
She still wasn't entirely sure why she'd asked Claudio out, it wasn't exactly like her to be that forward. But she knew that in this place with what was looming that it was silly to ignore things because you might not get a chance to do something about them. And Claudio made her happy when she talked to him. She felt like a girl, which hadn't really happened since she'd gotten here.
After class she was the first one to leave (which she was sure she would hear about later from Kendra)and when she saw Claudio leaning against the opposite wall she couldn't help the smile that broke out. He looked good leaning against the wall, his dark hair almost hiding his eyes.