Angela Clark turned sixteen today. Her parents had bought her a new car. She only had her learner’s license, which meant that she couldn’t legally drive it without a licensed driver sitting next to her in the passenger seat, but it still made her extremely happy. She jumped for joy.
This only happened after her parents had thrown a big party for her. Half-way through the party they called up the limousine rental service, that was open 24/7, to drive her to the beautiful fountain at the botanical gardens. In front of it stood her new car – a Honda Civic hatchback. It was the one that had the gears up on the dashboard, rather than down below next to the seat.
Her friends, who had accompanied her in the limousine were jumping for joy with her. Her Mum and Dad had followed the limo hire driver with their own car. Her mother, Andrea, handed her the keys and said: “Do you want to take it for a spin?”
Angela pressed the button to unlock the doors and hopped in. Andrea jumped in on the passenger side. Angela started the car and drove off. All of her friends jumped back into the limousine and the driver followed her as she drove her new car. The feeling she felt was hard for her put into words, but words like “elated” and “exhilarating” came to mind.
She eventually decided that she wanted to go back home. “She drives like a charm, Mom,” she said as she jumped out the car and gave each of her parents a huge hug.
The people who didn’t see her classic auto yet admired it in awe, and with a bit of envy. “Nice ride, Ange,” said her best friend Cath.
This whole day had been surreal for her. The car was the last thing that she’d expected. It made her feel like she was on the show Sweet Sixteen.
That’s probably where they retrieved the idea for this big bash, she thought. She’d decided that that wasn’t important. She was still in high school and had a brand new car.
Everyone went back inside and continued to dance until 2pm. People began to leave in groups because the invitations had said that the party ends at this time. Her parents had been strict about this. The guests were not like the kind of students who’d wanted to offend her parents.
She thanked everyone for coming and told them all to text her when the reached their homes. She received about fifty text messages for the next half an hour.