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Romance High School

     There once were two bakeries. They had been rivals since they were built back in the 1700s. Now it is 2020 and they are still adversaries. The two bakeries are called Blueberry Bakery and Strawberry Bakery. They both were known for their fruit flavored pastries. The two bakeries both had a 17 year old child in the family that currently governed the bakery. The Blueberry Bakery had a boy named Scott. And the Strawberry Bakery had a girl named Sarah. 

     One day the two kids were assigned partners, as they went to the same school. Their task was to create a pastry of their choice. Both teenagers wanted to use both of their family’s recipes. They agreed to make a blueberry and strawberry muffin. It was a regular blueberry muffin with strawberry frosting and fresh berries on top. Now was the hard part, they had to decide what bakery to use. They knew no matter what bakery they chose they wouldn't be welcomed by the others. They decided to meet up at a café on the edge of town. They asked the owner if they could make the muffin there and he said (and I quote) ”anything for a fellow neighbor”

     It was now the next day, May 2nd 2020. They met up in the café and began to bake. They made many different muffins until they decided that with the strawberries and strawberry frosting it took over the blueberry flavor. It was fine with Sarah but Scott argued it wasn’t fair. So they decided to only have the strawberries. After baking together they built a friendly relationship and didn’t understand why they had to hate each other. Sarah then asked her mom later that night why they hated the other bakery. She said “I simply don’t know why, but for generations the Blueberry Bakery didn’t like us. We would have been friends but they seemed to hate us.” 

“Why don’t we ever ask them?” Sarah asked.

“It’s just not how we do things. I need you at the bakery tomorrow we have a big catering order to bake.” 

“Ok mom. Good night.” 

They both went to bed. Sarah didn’t understand why they never became friends. But one thing for certain she did know she loved Scott. Later the next day Sarah and Scott met up. They both loved each other but knew their families would never accept them. They would have to run away or die to be together. That is where their plan began. 

     They were so in-love that they knew what they had to do. Bring their families together. It was not an easy task but one they had to do. They began by talking to their families on why they hated each other. The common answer was they just hate us, we would be friends but they never said anything. Next, they started to tell their parents that they were hanging out which seemed to be alright with them. The next step was no easy task; they had to introduce the other person to their families. They were not prepared for what they did. 

     The first step: introduced Sarah to Scott’s family. Sarah said “It’s very nice to meet you.”

“Likewise.” Scott’s parents said in a gentle voice.

“I hope that we can get along” 

“We do as well, but your family always had a grudge.”

“Really? My mom said you did.”

“Well that’s wrong they never came to talk to us.”

“Neither did you.”

“We shouldn’t have to. They started it.”

“What even started this?” 

“They never told you? Of course they didn’t. The reason for this whole thing was because your family generations ago built their bakery across from us, after we started building.”

“So what, they built a bakery across from you?”

“No, they built a bakery across from us a day after we started building.” 

“Ok… why does it matter.”

“They copied us and didn’t give us credit.”

“They shouldn’t have to. They planned on building for a long time.” 

“Ugh you ignorant girl. You will never understand.” 

“I don’t think you understand. We didn’t do anything wrong.”

“Of course you think that!”

“What’s that supposed to mean?!”

“GET OUT NOW!”

“I don’t want to be here anymore then I have to.” 

     Sarah storms out of the house. Scott chases her outside. “What were you thinking?” Scott exclaims. 

“What do you think.” 

“You didn’t have to say it like that.”

“They were dissing my family.”

“I get that but what are we supposed to do now.”

“I’m sorry. I got really angry.”

     As a final attempt, the lovebirds went to Sarah’s bakery and she introduced Scott. Scott was very polite and proper. In the end Sarah’s family thought that he was a nice guy. They didn’t know what to do about Scott’s family. Sarah and her parents had Scott over almost every week to have dinner with them. Scott’s mom felt bad that she yelled at Sarah, but didn’t know how to fix it. She told Scott that she regretted yelling at Sarah. Scott was very pleased that she wanted to apologize. His only worry was that Sarah wouldn’t forgive her.

     Sarah loved Scott so she decided to give it another shot. Scotts family had her over and had a very nice civilized conversation. Scott’s mom apologized. After a couple weeks of having each other over at the different houses they decided to tell their parents about their secret relationship. Both parents were accepting and happy that their relationship brought the two families together. They continued dating till they graduated high school and took over the bakeries. They got married and decided to combine the bakeries.

     Years later they are happy and have 3 children running around. They are a wonderful little family. Both parents are retired. They have a happy life. The parents felt very foolish after realizing that their children are the ones who had to settle this conflict. Now though both parents are great friends and great fun for their three grandchildren. 

December 09, 2020 18:18

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Aw, I love this one! Short and sweet. Great character-building! And I must say, the desert descriptions made me hungry 😂 Awesome job!

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Lilah Blackburn
22:19 Dec 10, 2020

Thank you so much

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20:39 Dec 09, 2020

I liked the story it had a great storyline. The part that you forgot to put in your story was the holiday festival. The characters were supposed to fall in love at a holiday festival. Other than that I enjoyed every bit of it.😁❤

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Lilah Blackburn
03:51 Dec 10, 2020

Thank you so much and I realized that after I submitted!

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12:44 Dec 10, 2020

You're welcome❤

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F. A.
22:32 Dec 11, 2020

Hi Lilah! Great job! I just read your bio and noticed you put in your age. Since you don't meet the Reedsy Policy age, I suggest you remove your age. Have a great day!

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Lilah Blackburn
23:31 Dec 11, 2020

Oh ok thank you.

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F. A.
23:43 Dec 11, 2020

Your welcome!

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✨Abby ✨
19:32 Dec 09, 2020

This is really good. Suer cute storyline. I only have a few suggestions: 1. It's a bit clunky, although not too bad. Maybe work on adding some more describing words. I challenge you to use all of the five senses (taste, touch, feel, sight, and hearing) AT LEAST once each in your next story. Let me know how it works for you. 2. Maybe end it differently since 2 out of three of your stories end almost exactly the same way. if you need help with any of the things I mentioned let me know. I would be happy to help! P.S. Sorry, I don't mean to...

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Lilah Blackburn
04:16 Dec 10, 2020

Thank you for your feedback!

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✨Abby ✨
04:18 Dec 10, 2020

Of course. I hope I wasn’t to “controlling”. Lol

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Lilah Blackburn
04:28 Dec 10, 2020

Of course not I appreciate people that tell me what to change.

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✨Abby ✨
04:51 Dec 10, 2020

Oh okay good to know 😉

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