The last time she remembers her heart beating this fast was during sports day. She had ran, breath leaving her in awful gasps as her heart sped up with the pitter-patter of feet on the asphalt. Somehow, his smile entices a similar response, her heart speeds up just the same, and she finds it hard to breathe, it's as if her breath is running away from the brightness.
She tries to be logical about it, as logical as a girl her age can be about this type of thing, but with even a glance, her heart sputters and all conscious thought leaves her head, and frankly it scares her just a tiny bit. So she confides in her friend, but they were much to young at this point to understand that she was falling in love, her friend had never felt the feeling, she can't even imagine it, or so she claims, her friend would meet her first love not even a year later.
Maybe, her friend offers, you're sick.
Maybe so, she replies, and then they're off chasing after grasshoppers, and running away from the boys with frogs in their hands, surely one day, she thinks, I'll get it.
-Yeah, no clue just kinda popped into my head.